2 Works in Millicent Bulstrode & Harry Potter
Harriet Tonks wasn’t completely ignorant of her past. She knew that she used to be a Potter, that her Lily-mum and her James-dad loved her very much, that her mums had been good friends, and that her ‘Dromeda-mum and Ted-dad had taken her after her parents had died.
She knew how they had died, and why, and what people were calling her, even though she didn’t like to think about it very much.
And she also knew that she was supposed to be living with her aunt and uncle, but they hadn’t wanted her. And that technically (“The technical sense being the most important, when you’re trying to get out of trouble, pet,” Ted-dad always told her) her mum had stolen her.
- Part 1 of number seven, old ashe road
Fandoms: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
13 Jul 2015
When kids in the Slytherin Common Room tossed jeers at the pudgy feet of Millicent Bulstrode, Harry rose up to do something about it. This Harry, now one of Snape’s own, got fewer House points lost but many more detentions– it had never been the colors on his hem that Severus hated.
This was not wishing Harry an easy path. This was not wishing the boy a warm House. This was Harry, three weeks in, sleep deprived and considering running away and going back to Privet Drive. This was Harry in the back of Potions class, blank-faced under Snape’s disdain the way he’d perfected under the Dursleys’s torments.
When Quirrell shouted “troll in the dungeons, thought you ought to know,” and Harry overheard that there was a girl in the bathroom crying, he still ran off to make sure she got out okay. He hesitated first, at the back of the little pack of Slytherin first years (at the back so that no one could get behind him)– he hesitated.
And Millicent Bulstrode, who could never quite keep her tummy tucked in enough, could never brush all the cat hair off her robes, never quite keep her temper in check, hesitated, too.
- Part 5 of boy with a scar