You hear someone say “I don’t like slytherins,” and you wonder if that’s supposed to bother you. You think it’s natural that people wouldn’t like your house, people have a tendency to confuse ambition with arrogance. Others see cunning and they don’t envision intelligence instead they envision the clever curve of a knife. Cunning and cutting do sound remarkably alike after all.
You wish to submerge yourself in the sublime, to live in decadence, your outside world finally fitting your aesthetic. However, extravagance doesn’t come easy. Even for those born to luxury its a lot of hard work to remain at the top. So you work and you cheat (although really you prefer the word charm) your way over your obstacles. You aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty if thats what it takes to get what you want- and you will get what you want, because you always do. Some people think your charming exterior is just a cover up for your machiavellian nature “look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under’t.”
In reality it’s not that people don’t like slytherins. It’s that they don’t understand- nobody likes the unknown. They don’t know what its like to live your life oriented around your goals, to plan your steps in advance like life is a chess game and you’re the queen ready to conquer. You view your life as a list of cause and effect, mapping your actions while already knowing the outcome.
Ambition and cunning are admirable traits, and the only reasons you can think of to resent them are envy or a lack of understanding.
“I don’t like slytherins.” They say, you smirk and stay quiet. Whether they misunderstand you or want to be like you, they are still talking about you and in the end that’s all that matters. ♚