It occurred to Nikolas that he had come up here in part to find out about what Lucy's studying had taught her, and to perhaps learn a bit of interest himself. Yet, after barely a few minutes of staying on the topic, they'd both managed to go off on a completely different vein. Not that he particularly minded, as Lucy was an interesting person to talk with. He found it amusing that he always seemed to gravitate towards Ravenclaws when given the option - perhaps that's where the hat had considered placing him?
"It must be a good feeling to know that that is exactly where you were meant to be," he observed. "But it's a bit of a shame, because I would say that some of my better friends I've had here haven't been in Slytherin. And I think that if you're too much around the same 'types' of people it only takes those traits to an extreme. House loyalty is all well and good but it gets to a ridiculous level."