I always love sorting chapters and I'm particularly looking forward to this one, both because I want to know if the twins are in the same house and because of the title, which is intriguing.
I'm half expecting the fact that one twin is called Severus to be a hint he'll end up in Sytherin and Albus maybe in Gryffindor. Oh well, I'll find out soon enough.
Love the way you characterise Hagrid. His reference to something being one of his dad's sayings sounds just like him.
I'm also looking forward to meeting your teachers. I'm guessing a fair number of them are new if a man in his thirties is already Deputy Headmaster. Of course, he might just be exceptionally good. I have met even principals not much older, let alone deputies, but it still makes me suspect you might have cleared out a lot of the canon teachers. For some reason, I also like reading about new teachers.
And I like the fact that Neville points out that just because Voldemort was evil doesn't mean all Slytherins are. It sounds like something Neville would do.
Hmm, with the mention of Rose fitting Ravenclaw, I'm now wondering if the characters will be spread out among a number of houses. If there were four, I'd suspect you were going to put one in each and show a show of house unity, but with five, that obviously can't happen. Well, you could have one in each, but one would have to have two. I'm kind of suspecting Rose might be in Ravenclaw, Albus in Gryffindor and Severus in Slytherin though. I haven't seen enough of the OCs to guess where they might be and I'm probably going to be completely wrong anyway.
Hmm, this is really weird. How did Albus hear what the hat was saying to Severus. I know they are twins, but I still suspect there is more to it.
Something about Professor Keane reminds me of Alpha. If he were planning to come to Hogwarts as a teacher though, he wouldn't have needed his son to spy, unless he just said that to Draco to explain why he didn't need Scorpius to spy. He doesn't appear to completely trust Draco, so he might not want to tell him his plans.
I'm getting suspicious of everything now. *laughs* But I have a feeling there's a reason you had that teacher start this year.
LOVE the idea of a student teacher and Hogwarts REALLY needs a better History of Magic teacher. I won't go on a rant about Binns, although I could. He doesn't even realise myths are important historical sources!
I think Rose is being a little foolish here. Albus should DEFINITELY tell and he wouldn't get in trouble, because worst case scenario, it could make it a lot easier to identify the guy, unless the tattoo was a fake or something. I think it is realistic she'd think he was overreacting and not think it's worth telling anybody though, as it doesn't seem important and after all, she IS only 11.
Love the way Albus can't think of the word "telepathy" at first.
Author's Response: I just remembered Hagrid talking about how much his dad meant to him when I was writing this chapter... and a poster on my classroom wall last year... and boom!
Yes there IS more to that than at first. I kinda took the twin-thing where people say they can tell what they other is thinking, and, eh, well.
The reason he starts is so he can teach, right? :P
I always thought Binns should be replaced, and Ernie was the first canon character I thought would fit.
Yes, she is only 11. Remember, she's Ron's daughter as well as Hermione's.
And as it's a Muggle concept, he wouldn't know it very well.