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    Harriet Lily Potter was left on the doorstep of 4 Privet Drive. They called her ugly and gave her Dudley's hand-me-downs. They would tell people that she went to a boarding school for troubled young women. Dudley still offered to stick her head in toilets, and she still learned to snap back, "Really, Duds? The poor toilet's never had anything as nasty as your head down it, it might hurt it," and run.

    Harry was the kind of girl who came home with scabby knees, who snuck the kitchen shears in the dead of night to snip her dark messy hair short.

    She wondered, as she curled up in her cupboard, if Vernon and Petunia would have loved a niece who was pretty instead of scrappy, who had soft hands and never burned the bacon at breakfast.

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    17 Apr 2018

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    When Petunia Dursley refused to take Harry in she forfeited his birthright protection, so Dumbledore took the baby to the safest place he knew: Hogwarts.

    The applicable staff (mostly just… not Snape) took Harry in on a rotating schedule as he grew from baby to toddler to child. They traded extra credit for babysitting among the older students, and Harry grew up knowing a few dozen different laps that were safe and warm to nap in.

    This was a Harry who grew up among books, among old transient walls and learned professors. They gave Binns night duty sometimes, and let him talk young Harry to sleep. This was a Harry whose world changed, on principle, daily. The stairs moved. The walls became doors. You had to keep your eyes open–you had to pay attention. So he did.

    He grew up in a school. Knowledge was power, but knowledge was also joy. This was his sanctuary. There was magic in his world from birth.

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    16 Apr 2018

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    Working for rising-star executive chefs Lagertha and Ragnar Lothbrok is Athelstan's dream job. But Ragnar and Lagertha are anything but conventional, and if the food they keep plying him with is any indication, they're interested in more than just their new sous-chef's skills in the kitchen.

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    31 Mar 2018

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    Every evening after work, Athelstan takes the train home. Usually he sits alone in a quiet unoccupied carriage, but now there's always a family sitting nearby and they're all very interested in him, particularly the gorgeous tattooed parents. Athelstan should look away or find another carriage to sit in, but he doesn't.

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    31 Mar 2018

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    A young man, dressed in glittery clothes that are really inappropriate for the cool weather they're having, stops and looks between Athelstan and the shopfront briefly.

    "You judging or just shy, sugar?" he asks.

    Athelstan blinks and says, "I just realized that I'm dating a married couple today."

    Or, in which Athelstan doesn't really understand what's going on, but he's surprisingly okay with that.

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    31 Mar 2018