Not Slytherin, eh?How about Slytherin?” said the small voice. “ Are you sure?You could be great, you know, it’s all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness…”
Harry knew that Draco was already in Slytherin. And while Ron had seemed rather certain he would end up in Gryffindor, Harry felt it might be more prudent to be in a house where he already knew someone. And the Sorting Hat had said he could do well there -
Harry was cut off mid thought as the Sorting Hat shouted in it’s booming voice, “Slytherin!” The Great Hall was almost completely silent, other than the polite applause of some of the professors, as Harry made his way over to the Slytherin table.
Draco shoved Goyle out of the way so that Harry could sit next to him. Harry smiled at him gratefully.