Interesting that you make Scorpius an arrogant git.
Author's Response: Thanks, I'll take that as a big compliment because I like my stories to be different. I really don't like the way that he's turned out in some of the other next-gen stories, but didn't want him to make him completely his father, so I made him a bit of both. My headcanon is that his father has turned for the better and is trying to make Scorpius not make the same mistakes he had in school, and trying to be a better father than his own had been. But, seeing as Scorpius is his father's son and has that 'proud' trait, he doesn't want to be ashamed of anything and still feels the need to be superior. He also wants to prove that his family is great because (and this is the small AU headcanon part) his father spent some time in Azkaban. I really do like to ramble, don't I? XD
Congratulations on starting a new story, and I'll bet that Laird Gastrell will figure in the story somehow later on, since he is a completely new element. I am curious to see what this story will be about, and I will follow your chapters eagerly. Has the Hogwarts Express become updated to be a Bullet Train since the days when Harry rode back and forth? It seems to have arrived at Hogwarts rather quickly. :)
Author's Response: Hi, Vicki!! Thanks so much for being my first reviewer! Laird Gastrell is someone I made up who will play a small part in the story later, but I'll say no more here. I'm glad to hear that you'll be keeping up with the story. About the Hogwarts Express... well, I've always thought that since we're in a magical world, shouldn't the train be magical? If wizards can apparate from one place to each other instantly, then a train could at least go a little faster than a normal muggle train. Just my head canon... Thanks!