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  1. Ha! I'm flattered that you're so into it. <3 Here's a little bit more:

    -Yeah, the Crockers were an ancient family, absolutely of the 'very pureblood, way too good for any of Them' variety. The benefit Duke has over Sirius is that his father was dead, his mother AWOL, and the family mostly defunct by the time he got Sorted. After the Sorting, he did track down Wade- the only living relative he cared about- to tentatively ask if he was mad about it. Wade responded with an eye roll and, "What, that my baby brother's been declared bold and courageous? Yeah, I'll try to live with the shame." Wade is actually pretty supportive of Duke. It pretty much ends up making things worse.

    -Garland Wuornos is a very heavy-duty Gryffindor, and always raised Nathan with those values- be brave, take risks, be proud, fight for yourself. You're right, he absolutely looked down on Hufflepuffs as a weaker, Kumbaya-type house. When Nathan proves himself, finally, he gets a "You'd've made a fine Gryffindor."

    -Yes, Charlotte and Croatoan are still Audrey's parents. Charlotte had the baby in secret, afraid of what Croatoan might do with access to an impressionable kid, and left the baby on a Muggle orphanage doorstep, where Audrey remained until she got her Hogwarts letter. She assumes that she's probably Muggle-born, and is treated as such by her classmates. Eventually, though, she pieces together the truth, with Charlotte's willingness to practice dark magic to save her being one of the early clues. Her investigation leads her to Croatoan, who is furious at being denied his daughter, and eventually leads to him storming the castle.

    -Nobody can find a way to remove the dark magic, although they're operating with extremely incomplete information. For a while, they just live with it, even as William's obsession with Audrey gets more intense and dangerous. Croatoan convinces him that he can protect Audrey better than anyone else, and William sells the trio out so that he can find them. As a result, he ends up getting killed. Due to the bond, this is a pretty traumatizing experience for Audrey, but it also frees her from his creepy devotion.

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    1. Owwww, poor Duke :( (I do not need any excuse to get Duke feels)

      *nods* I like the idea that Garland ends up being proud of Nathan, Hufflepuff or not.

      The Charlotte/Croatoan/Audrey/William stuff is fascinating.

      I genuinely love the way you've headcanoned the two worlds and the two stories together. It's genius! <3

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    2. The Most Noble and Ancient House of Crocker! Heeeee! How fun!

      "You'd've made a fine Gryffindor." Ugh he's such a jerk! What a perfect Garland line!

      William selling them out ala Peter Pettigrew! How perfect! And then he bites it and their connection is broken! Thanks for one thing, Dad! I love it!

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