NARU-NO-SLYTHERIN: A Sailormoon-Harry Potter crossover.

Disclaimer: Very few of the characters in this story are mine. The rights to characters in Sailormoon belong to their creator, Naoko Takeuchi.
The world of Harry Potter belongs to J K Rawling. The only ones that are mine are "Andrea MacRandall" and "Gruoch and Girric MacFergus".

Oosaka Naru, of Juuban District, Toyko, Japan, finds herself in a magical-school somewhere in Scotland! Her responce: "Why?"

Chapter 14: Eye of the Storm.

As Naru, Usagi and the Innersenshi made their way out of Diagon Alley and to the train-station,
Naru guided them to Platform 9 3/4.

"Why will you not be riding with us, Naru?" Usagi asked in a pleading voice.

"I will be in next car, Usagi-Ane!" Naru reassured her best friend since age five. "Be on watch.
Hai."

"'On watch'?" Usagi asked, fearfully. "What for?"

"Uninvited pests!" Ami groused.

"'Univited pests'?" Usagi asked. "What are these 'pests', Ami-chan? Where are they?"

"Hopefully? They will not appear, today, Usagi!" Ami replied without naming names. "Tousan has
written about them demo."

As soon as the Hogwarts' Express left the station, the sweets' tray came into the Senshi's car.

A note, addressed to "Snape-Muzuno Ami", came with the tray:

"Do not worry, Ami-akita!

I am watching.

Naru."

A short time after the tray rolled out, it rolled back, with another messege:

"Ami-akita:

Be on gaurd!

I feel Harry Potter, Weasley-clan, Hermoine Granger, and Neville Leadbottom are coming!

Harry, Neville, and Hermoine are good people.

Weasles are problem demo!

Naru."

"Arigatounisai, Watcher!" Ami whispered, and kept her eyes on te door.

"What are you watching the door for, Ami-chan?" Rei asked the blunette.

"Pest-problems." Ami growled.

In the foreward-car, Naru, Andrea, Gruoch, and Girric kept watch as the four Gryffendors
proceded to visit the Senshi:

"The.. were.. were.. werewolves?" Ron stuttered fearfully.

"Do not worry, Weasel-kun!" Naru giggled before chewing a scone. "Ookami are with me!"

"Moonstones?" Neville noted the pendants.

"As I said, Longbottom-Sama?", Naru repeated confidently, "Ookami are with me!"

After the boys passed Naru, and bowed in respect, Hermoine Granger came down the aisle

"Hello, Lady Granger!" Naru gave Hermoine a sideways glance and a small smile.

And the Gryffendor jumped!

"You visit friends of mine, Lady Granger! Hai." Naru whispered as she sipped a cup of tea.
"Be kind, be courteous, and keep Weasel on - tight - leash! Or? Other friends will be let
off their leashes! Hai."

Hermoine, seeing the look Naru gave her, nodded slowly as the color returned to her face.

"You?" Naru continued lecturing Hermoine. "I trust. Harry-kun? I trust. Neville-kun?
I trust. Weasel-baka? I can trust - to cause trouble!"

And Gruoch softly giggled.

"I do not know what was worse," Rei said, later, as she exited the train at Hogsmead-station,
"Weasel's idiocy, or Ga-rangah's apologies for baka-Weasel? Baka baka baka!"

"At least, Potter-kun no Longbottom-kun stay silent?" Makoto said.

"Probably knew speaking up would not help?" Minako asked.

"'Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court-of-law'." Ami grinned like a
hungry-wolf. "Mahautsukai or Muggle! Hai! Only thing more a bakayarou that Dumbadoro-ningyoutsukai
is Ningyoutsukai's cheering-section!"

"Doko Naru?" Usagi quietly asked, panic almost registering in each syllable. "Feel alone!
Gomennisai, minna. Demo.."

"Gomen ne, Usagi!" Makoto tried to reassure her leader and friend that she was not alone.
"I feel the same. Hai. Guide is gone."

"Naru is already student, here," Ami tried to explain, "reception-line is just for first-year,
first-semester students. Like us."

"Speech is not reassuring, Ami-chan." Usagi almost whispered as she held on to Ami's shoulders.

"Hai." Ami whimpered. "I know. I feel alone. Worse than Nehelenia's Fun-house?"

Soon, Minerva McGonigall stood in front of the first-years, welcoming them to Hogwarts, and
explaining the Houses they were to be sorted into:

"Welcome to Hogwarts, The start-of-term-banquet will begin shortly, but before you take your seats
in the Great Hall, you will be sorted into your houses. The Sorting is a very important ceremony because,
while you are here, your house will be something like your family within Hogwarts."

"The four houses are called Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Each house has its own
noble history and each has produced outstanding witches and wizards. While you are at Hogwarts, your
triumphs will earn your house points, while any rule breaking will lose house points. At the end of the
year, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup, a great honor. I hope each of you will be
a credit to whichever house becomes yours.

As the grey-haired witch had rambled on about the importance of the houses, and the houses being their
'new-families' all the time they were here, Usagi and the Inner-Senshi were feeling their secure-worlds
start to crack ans crumble! Was Hogwarts dividing the Senshi? What of THEIR family? Were they not, already,
sisters?

To the Sailorsenshi, in general, and Tsukino Usagi and Mizuno Ami, in particular, the old crone's speech
sounded like unto a Life-Sentence!

Or - a Death-Sentence?

'I am walking my 'Last-mile'', Usagi thought as she sobbed.

"You will do well, here, your highness!" A ghost whispered to her as it floated past. "The
Moon could not be better represented! Especially, with such a solicitor as your herald!"

"Bokomono?" Usagi whispered fearfully. "What 'solicitor' dano? What herald?"

Later, after the introductory-speaches by McGonigall and Dumbledore were made,
Professor McGonagall silently placed a four-legged stool in front of the first-years.
On top of the stool she put a pointed wizard's hat, patched and frayed and extremely dirty.
Everyone in the Hall was now staring at the hat, which seemed to radiate - something!
Then the hat twitched. A rip near the brim opened wide like a mouth -
and the hat began to sing:

"Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,

But don't judge on what you see,

I'll eat myself if you can find

A smarter hat than me.

You can keep your bowlers black,

Your top hats sleek and tall,

For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat

And I can cap them all.

There's nothing hidden in your head

The Sorting hat can't see,

So try me on and I will tell you

Where you ought to be.

You might belong in Gryffindor,

Where dwell the brave at heart,

Their daring, nerve and chivalry

Set Gryffindors apart;

You might belong in Hufflepuff,

Where they are just and loyal,

Those patient Hufflepuffs are true

And unafraid of toil;

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,

If you've a ready mind,

Where those of wit and learning,

Will always find there kind;

Or perhaps in Slytherin

You'll make your real friends,

Those cunning folk use any means

To achieve their ends.

So put me on! Don't be afraid!

And don't get in a flap!

You're in safe hands (though I have none)

For I'm a Thinking Cap!

The whole hall burst into applause as the hat finished its song. It bowed to each of the four tables
and then became quite still again.

After the applause died-away, the shuffling began:

Aino Minako was sorted into Hufflepuff;

Hino Rei was shuffled into Ravenclaw;

and Kino Makoto went into Gryffendor.

'Headmaster planned this!' Minako fought to control herself. 'He. Will. Die. Quickly. Hai!"

'Heada Mugawumpa smiles like he plans on big meal!' Rei was on edge. "Look like liom, waiting on kill
to be brought in! Go on lion-hunt!'

'Keep away from Dumbadoro, Keep away from Dumbadoro, Keep away from Dumbadoro.' Makoto chanted in her
mind like a mantra. 'Will kill bakayarou! Usagi will be hurt! Will kill bakayarou! Usagi will be hurt!'

"'Thinking cap'?" Naru whispered, and snorted, as the Sorting Hat was placed on another first-year. "More
like 'Dunce Dap'! Plan to seperate Sailor Senshi? Not good idea. Never good idea! At least? Reasons are
not Dumbadoro's! Still? 'Dunce-Cap'-ideas!"

"What are you doing, Naru-Aneue?" Andrea asked.

"Critiquing ways of 'Dunce-Cap', Andi-chan!" Naru whispered. "Hai."

Andrea MacRandall suddenly fought to silence a giggle-fit!

"'Dunce-cap' has ywo more chances to redeem itself." Naru softly sang to her pack.

"What are the chances it will actually do that?" Girric MacFergus asked the ladies of the pack.

"Slim..", Gruoch grinned hungrily, "and none!"

Mizuno Ami (under much protest and a threat to bury the hat deep inside a glacier) then joined
Hino Rei in Ravenclaw:

'Now, Mizuno-chan...' The Sorting-Hat began to speak in Ami's head.

'Snape!' Ami countered the hat, drawing a quick-line in the sand. 'My name is 'Snape'. Kaasan
married tousan before I was conceived. Parents - never - divorced! Only seperated by idiot-scarecrow!
Name, here, is SNAPE! 'Snape-Mizuno' if you must use 'Mizuno'!'

'Hm.' The Hat pondered. 'You are hostile to the Mizunos?'

'No!' Ami Answered the inquisitor-hat. 'My mother just wishes to have stayed 'Snape'! I was born a
'Snape'! I wish, at least in Britian, to stay 'Snape'!'

'Anyway, Ms. - Snape?' The Hat was suddenly circumspect. 'Let us see whare you belong.'

'Slytherin.' Ami thought.

'A possibility.' The Hat countered. 'You are fiercely brave. A true lioness.'

'Snake.' Ami countered.

'A perfect-fit for Gryffendor.' The Hat reasoned.

"As glacier would make 'perfect fit' for Hat! Hai." Ami growled.

'I have been threatened with being burned, Ms. Mizuno..' the Sorting-Hat stated.

'Snape!' Ami snapped out.

'Miss Smape.' The Hat corrected itself with a soft chuckle. "But, I have never been threatened with
entombment-in-ice, before?'

'Get - used - to - cold,' Ami hissed, 'beanie!'

'Yes.' The Hat chuckled. 'You are very loyal..'

'Only too a few!' Ami corrected the hat. 'Very careful to who I give loyalty to! Learn from Tousan's
example! Never give his word loosely. Never too loose with my loyalties! Word given is collar amd leash.'

'A quality that lends itself greatly to Hufflepuff.' The hat continued,

'Lunatic-assylem?' Ami commented. 'Even MINAKO will be challanged to keep sanity in THAT playpen -
beanie!'

'But, it is your thirst for knowledge, Ms. Mizuno.." The Hat started.

'Snape. Third strike, Beanie!' Ami snapped.

'This is NOT American baseball, Ami-chan.' The Hat smirked.

'Batter, up!', Ami retorted, 'Cubbie!'

'Yes, yes.' The Sorting Hat chuckled. 'I can see where you are truly needed!'

'Slytherin,' Ami said. 'Studying under my dad.'

'Slytherin would INDEED benefit from you, !" The Hat grinned. 'But? Another House
needs you more. A pure quest-for-knowledge will only take you so far. So? for the sake and
sanity of many, you belong to...'

'Iiede.' Ami started to sob.

"RAVENCLAW!" The Hat thundered into the Great Hall.

'Remember your promise, Naru!' Ami prayed the young witchling would hear her. 'Guard Usagi!'

'One.. more.. chamce.. Dunce-Cap.' Naru thought as she stared at the hat. 'At least, Usagi
have one guardian in each house.'

After the cheers had died from the various houses, The last name of the new students was
called:

"Tsukino Usagi!"

And the Great Hall grew quiet as the Hat pondered Usagi's fate:

'Hmmm.. you are brave, child, and caring beyond all measure! But, that should be no surprise,
considering you are of the lineage of Queen Serenity. *Heheh!* Yes.. that line-of-chivalry would
make you VERY MUCH the candidate for Gryffendor! Yessss. But, there is much MORE to you than that!
MUCH you keep hidden. I wonder why..? You are very smart.. and of a quick wit! You would fit in
well with Ravenclaw.. and you've a PLAYFUL nature about you.. and you CARE about those in your
keep.. perfect for Hufflepuff! But.. there are all those mysteries in you.. and those of others
you hold... Yessss.. you truly belong to...'

"SLYTHERIN!"

Usagi was stunned! She walked slowly to the cheering Slytherins, remembering the Headmistress'
speech about her house being her new friends and family. And she wept. Usagi was not ready to
give up on her old friends!

Nor, were they ready to give her up!

"Usagi-chan!"

"Usagi!"

"Usagi-chan!"

"Hime!"

Four girls leaped from their tables..

"IIEDE!"

"Tousan?" Ami sent out a whispered plea, "Watch over Usagi-chan, for me? I may wind up in
Azkaban May KILL bakayarou Headmaster! Hai!"

The faculty instantly stood up as one, as frightened-students treatened to revolt!

"Ladies? Ehh.. young ladies?" Dumbledore tried diplomacy. Tried. "We need not result to
hostile emotions? The Hat has placed.. Miss Tsukino in the best place for her? As it did with
you! I am sure.. everything will work out in..."

"'Everything will work out'? Hai. But for WHO? Who will watch over Usagi?" Ami cried out in
a procecuting-tone. "We.. are her chosen-protectors! How can we protect her when we are..?"

"That Hat has split us UP!" Makoto thundered. "ON PURPOSE! What if something should happen
to Usagi-chan?! Who will...?"

"Mercury STAR-POWER!"

"Venus STAR-POWER!"

"Mars STAR-POWER!"

"Jupiter STAR-POWER!"

As four young woman finished their transformations, the students and teachers of Hogwarts'
went into a panic!

And almost the entirity pf the Slytherin-table drew out their wands in ready-defence.. as
Naru giggled and calmly took a sip of tea.

'Dumbledor, you glorious-idiot', Severus Snape smirked and fought not to laugh, 'I should
let my dear daughter turn you into an ice-cube! Along with The Beanie! Perfect moniker for
that old hat.'

"We're under ATTACK!" Trelawney cried out. "It is just as I was FORWARNED! Luna demands
her VENGEANCE!"

"We MUST GATHER around USAGI!" Venus called out as wands were raised to battle. "The witches
here will..!"

"NOTHING shall happen to Usagi!", Oosaka Naru calmly stood up after finishing her tea,
flanked by three protective part-werewolves. "Not while - I - am here! I made a promise I will
keep! Hai. Promise to Serenity-kaasan."

The uproar in the Great Hall quieted to excited whispers as soon as it was realized - who -
had just stood up and had ackowledged and challanged the the might of the legendary Senshi.

"Oosaka!"

"Naru-Sama!"

"The Senshiate.."

"..Lunar Kingdom.."

"Oosaka!"

"Naru-Sama!"

"..Queen Serenity!"

"Oosaka-Sama."

"We are doomed! We are doomed! We are DOOOOOOOOMED!" The Devinations-Professor whimpered
and wailed.. coming close to hyperventillating!

"Trelawney?" Snape growled. "QUIET! Before you SCARE yourself into a coma, you silly-woman!
Antidotes for STUPIDITY can be worse than a curse."

"And -why- would her going into a coma be a bad thing, Professor Snape?" Poppy Pomfrey whispered
to Severus. "It would cut-down on the number of students that have to visit me. Of s truth,
Divinations is as dangerous as DADA!"

"You don't know how MUCH I agree with you, Poppy!" Snape growled. "Unfortunately? The Ding-a-ling
IS staff!"

And, Hagrid gave a hardy laugh!

"It is an honor to watch over her", the young woman dropped to a whisper, "as she has watched
over me. After all.. friends watch out for one another!"

Usagi caught her breath, and turned around to face the one who stood up for her:

"Naru-chan! Is.. it you?"

Naru giggled, a sound Usagi was sure she had not heard the young woman make in years. "Who
else would it be, Usagi? You silly witchling!"

"Demo..", Usagi slowly breathed out. "Why are you here? And.. why.. are you HERE?"

Naru giggled again. "I am studying to be mahoutsukai, Usagi-baka! Remember? Dano.. Hat sorted
me into Slytherin last semseter! Now? I am protecting aneue.. as she has protected me. Hai."

Time seemed to stand still, as two childhood-friends reunited in hugs and tears. Then, lead
by Sailormercury, Sailormars, Sailorjupiter, Sailorvenus, and three young werewolves, the four
Houses of Hogwarts united in cheers and applause!

And a tenth star, the blueish-white of a moonstone, twinkled from Naru's opal pendant.