They meet for the first time when Harry's ten. Tom tells him he's special - he's a parselmouth and he can do wandless magic.
So Harry tells the hat to sort him into Slytherin, and learns to navigate the confusingly political climate of the House of Ambition™. However, the more years that slide through his fingers, the more difficult it becomes to hold his best friend back from the path of dark magic he seems frustratingly intent on treading down.
What Harry doesn't account for though, is that maybe it calls to him too.
Bookmarked by MadameFrenchFry
02 Feb 2019