I'm looking forward to seeing where you place Albus. As a character, any of the four houses seems to work for him, so it's interesting to see where people put him.
Really like the way you have him being homesick. I can't imagine being away from home for months on end at the age of 11 and particularly in a world that doesn't even have phones. I'm from a country where colleges (or universities in case you are English or Australian or anything) often close early on a Friday, to allow everybody get home for the weekend, so the idea is quite foreign to me.
*pokes James* He loves torturing Albus, doesn't he?
Aw, I love the way Albus is convinced his dad would never have been scared starting Hogwarts, when we know he was. Plus, his whole situation was different from Albus's. Hogwarts could hardly be worse than living with the Dursleys, whereas it's probably not going to be as loving as Albus's home.
I know how Albus feels about tasting new foods. *laughs*
When Rose is telling Albus how to perform the spell, you have a full stop at the end of what she says and a capital S on "says". It should be a comma at the end of what she says and a small s.
I'm actually starting to see your Albus as a Hufflepuff. *waits to see where you put him* Actually, a Hufflepuff facing Dark Wizards would be pretty interesting. Hmm, Rose's comment about how he's too nice for Slytherin seems to fit with Hufflepuff.
I'm thinking Hufflepuff or Gryffindor for him and Ravenclaw or Gryffindor for Rose. The main reason I'm thinking it might be Gryffindor for both of them is you might want/need them together and Rose really doesn't seem like a Hufflepuff and he doesn't seem particularly Ravenclawish, although I could be wrong. But neither of them seem a bad fit for Gryffindor.
I tend to skip sorting songs because they are so hard to write, so I'm always impressed when somebody writes one. *grins*
You're going to make us wait until the next chapter to find out where Albus is sorted, aren't you?
I like the fact that you have Flitwick as Headmaster. And I wonder what Professor Fuchs teaches and what he's like.
Hmm, as in my story, the hat pauses before placing Scorpius in Slytherin. I wonder if that means he has some more pleasant characteristics than Albus thinks. Albus does think of him as looking unpleasant here, but that might be bias. I'm looking forward to finding out more about him.
*grins* It's weird how coincidences like that happen. I also found a few things in Gyffin_Duck's stories that are weirdly similar to stuff I have planned for later in mine. I don't think anybody is going to think that a similarity between the owls' names is anything but a coincidence though.
Author's Response: When writing this, I tried to put myself in Albus's shoes. I think if I was in his position, I would be very homesick. A few years ago, I went on vacation for 2 weeks and got homesick by the end, even though I was with my family. So its hard to imagine going off to boarding school.
James LOVES to tease Albus. Unfortunately, I also have an annoying older brother.
Albus has heard stories his entire life of all the achievements his dad has done. So Albus doesn't realize that his dad used to be a little boy who got kicked around by Dudley.
I absolutely hate trying new foods, so Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans would be my worst enemy. But I do love chocolate, so that's why Albus likes Chocolate Frogs.
Thanks for pointing out the mistake, I'll try to fix it. Yay, I only made one mistake this time! :)
I guess I made Albus too much like me, because I am 100% Hufflepuff, and I'm very proud of it. In my opinion, Hufflepuff is the best house in Hogwarts. Albus could still be in Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin though.
I think I did okay with my sorting hat song, even though on the second line I say, "where you should be at" which is improper grammar. Rhyming is so hard!!
Cliffhangers are horrible and awesome at the same time. They are horrible because you nearly die of curiousness. But they are wonderful since they keep the attention of the reader.
One of my favorite authors ( In the actual world, not Fan Fiction land) ends every book in the series on a cliffhanger. The worst part: she hasn't finished the series yet. It usually takes several months for the next book to come out!
McGonagall would probably have already retired by the time Albus came to Hogwarts, so I decided to have Flitwick be headmaster, since he is very close to her.
I think Scorpious probably would not be as much of a bully as Draco is, so I had the sorting hat consider for a few minutes before placing Scorpious in Slytherin. I don't think he'll be so good enough to be in Ravenclaw or someplace other than Slytherin, or become friends with Albus. I know other Fan Fictions have done that.
I didn't think anybody would be concerned that Gryffin Duck's owl and mine are the same, but I am new to Fan Fiction, so I added the warning just in case.
I think this is the longest response on here I've ever written! And thanks for reviewing!