Summary: Draco and Astranova are now 11 years old and about to head off to their first year at Hogwarts. Meeting new friends, professors, and foiling Dumbledore, the two siblings know that this year sure will be interesting.
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape > Severitus Challenge, Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape Main Characters: James, Lily, Lucius, McGonagall, Narcissa, Percy, Pomfrey, Remus, Ron, Wormtail
Snape Flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Out of Character Snape
Genres: Drama, Family
Tags: Animagus!Snape, Girl!Harry, Good!Voldemort, Slytherin!Harry, Vampire!Snape
Takes Place: 1st summer before Hogwarts, 1st Year
Warnings: Character Bashing, Out of Character, Romance/Slash
Series: The Heirs of Ravenclaw, Prince, and Slytherin
Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Word count: 3546 Read: 3667
Published: 01 Nov 2020 Updated: 06 Nov 2020
The Sorting by Song of the Sea
This is the chapter where Draco and Astranova finally arrive at Hogwarts and get Sorted into their Houses. But, the Sorting Hat has a special gift for the Ravenclaw-Prince family.
In all their years as the proud parents of two children, Severus and Remus never thought that they could be anymore proud of their kids because today is the day that they arrive at Hogwarts.
The hustle and bustle inside Ravenclaw Castle signified that the young heir and heiress were about to depart for the train station to board the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 3/4.
"Your father and I are so proud of you two. Know that we'll still love you no matter what House you get sorted into," Severus explained to his children as they entered the platform.
"Even if we're sorted into Gryffindor?" Draco asked nervously, sneaking a glance at his little sister. The two of them were practically twins since they were born during the same year.
"Even if you're sorted into Gryffindor." Remus nodded and ushered them onto the train.
Severus looked up at his children and smiled at them softly from the platform as they looked at him through the window. "We'll see you at Hogwarts, Starshine. Have a safe train ride."
At the next whistle, the train departed from the station. Draco and Astranova were sitting in their compartment afew minutes into the ride when a woman came by asking if they wanted anything off the trolley. Both of them bought plenty of sandwiches for lunch, pumpkin pasties and cauldron cakes for later and they were enjoying their treats when the obnoxious redhead boy from the robe shop burst in without knocking, startling Astranova into tears.
Ron sneered at her and glared while turning up his nose. "Why is a crybaby like you coming to Hogwarts?"
"Leave us alone, Weasley. My sister and I have done nothing to you. You are the one who burst into our compartment without permission and started antagonizing us. Now leave before I hex you." Draco ordered holding his little sister while glaring darkly at the intruder.
It was enough to scare off the intruder but not without a parting glare. During the next few hours, some of the siblings' friends joined them in the compartment. Among them were Daphne Greengrass, Theodore Nott, Pansy Parkinson, Blaise Zabini, and Hermione Granger. When they arrived at Hogwarts, Hagrid was there directing the first years to the boats.
Sailing across the Black Lake, Astranova couldn't help but play in the water as they glided by. Briefly, the reflection of her mother smiling at her and Draco with their father in the background flashed on the water's surface. She smiled softly. Both of their parents were teaching at Hogwarts, and both of her and Draco were the heirs of Ravenclaw and Prince. But she was also the heiress of Slytherin due to her ability to speak to snakes.
Before long, the troupe of boats made it to Hogwarts where a stern looking witch was waiting for them.
"The first years, Pruf. McGonagall," Hagrid said.
"Thank you, Hagrid." was the curt reply. She turned to the students and told them to follow her. Behind Astranova's back, all of the boys were gawking at her. They have never seen a girl as beautiful as her and wanted her attention.
McGonagall stopped at two big doors and explained how the Houses worked. "Here at Hogwarts, there are four Houses; Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw. Your House is like your family. Positive behavior will earn your house points and negative behavior will lose your house points. I will be back momentarily."
With that, she disappeared into the doors. Until she got back, the students were free to talk among themselves.
Astranova looked at her brother with worried eyes. "Draco, what if I'm not sorted into Ravenclaw or Slytherin? Will you love me any less than you do?" she couldn't help but ask the question that's been on her mind for awhile.
Draco was shocked. How could his sister think that he won't love her if she's not sorted into Ravenclaw or Slytherin? "Nova, listen to me. It doesn't matter if you're sorted into Gryffindor or Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. You're my sister, and I'll love you either way. And that goes for Mother and Father. We love you for you, not for what house you're in," Draco explained to the young redhead, pulling her into a hug.
Prof. McGonagall came back out and told them to follow her into the doors. At the front of the aisle, there sat a three-legged stool with a well worn hat on it. Everyone was confused. All they had to do was put on a hat? This sorting will be easy.
Then, the hat opened the stitches where it's eyes and mouth would've been and began to sing. When it finished, the hat was awarded with applause.
"When I call your name, put on the hat." McGonagall instructed before calling out the names.
The table in yellow started clapping politely as the girl joined her new table.
Hermione ran forward and jammed the hat on her head excitedly.
Everyone gasped. Who ever heard of the name 'Ravenclaw-Prince'? The blonde boy walked up to the hat, his pale blonde hair glowing in the lights. Severus grabbed Remus' hand as they watched their son place the hat on his head.
"HOGWARTS PRINCE!!! SLYTHERCLAW!!!"
Both the blue and bronze table and the green and silver table burst into uproaring applause and cheers as Draco joined one of his new houses, basking in the warm welcome.
Another Ravenclaw-Prince? was what everyone thought.
The redhead girl slowly walked up to the hat and placed it on her head. It didn't take long for the hat to shout out...
"HOGWARTS PRINCESS!!! SLYTHERCLAW!!!"
Again, the Ravenclaw and Slytherin tables cheered loudly as she joined the Slytherin table with her brother.
Severus and Remus clapped for their children as they wore proud, matching smiles.
But, the hat wasn't finished yet.
"Will Severus, Remus, Draco, and Astranova Ravenclaw-Prince please step forward?"
The family stepped in front of the hat and began talking.
"By decree of the four founders of Hogwarts, I hereby declare Severus and Remus the King and Queen of Hogwarts and their children the Prince and Princess!"
Ravenclaw's diadem was placed on Severus' head and it glowed briefly, signifying his place as Queen of Hogwarts.
Draco and Astranova looked at eacher with a look that said that this year will be full of surprises as they looked forward with a smile.
Before long, the hat was finished. "I now give you, Queen Severus, King Remus, Prince Draco, and Princess Astranova of Hogwarts!!!" the hat bellowed, earning cheers and roars from the students.
Astranova hugged her mother's waist shyly and waved at the students.
"It's okay, Starshine. They won't treat you any differently, I promise." Severus whispered, holding his daughter tightly.
To be continued...
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