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    umbrellaxey:

    Been relistening to balance and Lucretia’s reaction to hearing that the “red robe” showed up just solidifies my headcanon that… She had absolutely no idea what had happened to Barry.

    He just fucking disappeared, like Lup before him disappeared, without a trace. She erased her crewmates’ memories and suddenly when she went to look Barry wasn’t on the ship anymore. He was gone.

    So when a “spectral guy in a red robe” shows up to talk to the THB, asks them if they’re afraid, tells them they’ll learn fear, makes captain bane drink his own poison… She seemed not only genuinely shocked, but genuinely afraid for them.

    And yeah, some of that fear is the realization that Barry may not let her finish her plan.

    But part of that is a very real fear that Barry isn’t in there anymore. Liches are feared for a reason. They’re forbidden for a reason! They’re not stable, and with Lup gone, his family forgotten, I think Lucretia is absolutely terrified that they’ve lost Barry for good, and that in his confusion, with the boys having no idea who he is or how powerful he can be, that something seriously bad could happen if they ran into them again.

    Every time Barry speaks to them in his lich form it’s not the charming Barry Bluejeans we know and love. He’s mysterious and spooky at best, and menacing and downright terrifying at worse.

    They learn to trust him, of course, but that’s kind of beside the point.

    I think what I love most about Lucretia (and I think what people misunderstand about her most) is that she’s not some calculating mastermind sitting behind a curtain going “Aha! My secret plan is working!” She’s a person who is, in an effort to save the whole universe and, impulsively, protect her family from the suffering they’re feeling is constantly, desperately fucking up.

    Nothing ever goes the way she wants it too, even with the best intentions because she’s trying to accomplish it alone and we see a stark reminder of that after their first real interaction with “the red robe”: she realizes that whatever happened with Barry is just another one in the long line of mistakes that she doesn’t know how to fix

    mxlfoydraco:

    Okay so you know that trope in fics where after Harry comes out, Ron asks him if he ever looked at him that way? Usually his response is relief but like, what if it wasn’t? What if it went like…

    Ron: What do you mean you’ve never?
    Harry: Well, you’re like my brother. It would be too weird.
    Ron: Not even once?
    Harry: Nope.
    Ron: But you’ve thought about Malfoy?
    Harry: Um, recently, yeah.
    Ron: I’m gonna need a 20 inch essay on what Malfoy has that i don’t.
    Harry: It’s not like that! Hermione, help me out here.
    Ron: Is it the hair?
    Hermione: I doubt that’s it, he used to like Ginny. Maybe it’s more about posture.
    Harry: *hitting his head to the desk and groaning*
    Ron: I’m taller than he is Harry and he’s a bit skinny to be honest. I have more bulk, you know? Wait, where are you going? I’m a bloody catch, come back!
    Hermione, snickering: There there, Ronald. I know you are.

    lullabyknell:

    Fleur Delacour had the most impressive performance in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament, imo, and it is a Crime that she came in last place. Like, sure, maybe what she did took awhile and it wasn’t flashy, but imo she did by far the most impressive, difficult, and most humane piece of magic. 

    Like, there’s this pissed off dragon mother, right? It’s been boxed up, taken to this strange place, then stuck in a noisy arena where its eggs are being threatened. This dragon is probably Unbelievably scared and angry. 

    It can take 4-8 grown wizard working in tandem to Stun a dragon, especially a pissed off one, but Fleur “fairy princess” Delacour walks into that arena, stares down an angry apex predator, and somehow manages to single-handedly enchant it to sleep. This Common Welsh Green is surrounded by hundreds of people, needs to protect its eggs, but Fleur Delacour’s magic manages to override all of its fear and anger? That is an incredible feat of powerful and probably very complex magic. 

    Like, no wonder Fleur Delacour can come off as condescending, that is mind-blowingly impressive. That is the work of 4-8 adult wizards. You cannot tell me that the watching dragon-handlers were not LOSING THEIR MINDS. 

    Between sexism and Fleur being part-Veela, it is unfortunately very realistic that she faces a lot of prejudice, but come on, Professors Sprout and Hagrid and etc. must have been going wild. It’s only some very bad luck that her skirt was accidentally set on fire. She got the golden egg. There was zero damage to the dragon or to the real eggs. Even if Madame Maxime and Fleur worked together to prepare it, Fleur still had to do it, and Madame Maxime would have been so rightly furious that Fleur’s bravery and magical skill wasn’t recognized. 

    Anyway, part of where I’m going with this, is that this injustice also creates some choice eldest Weasley brother reactions. Like Bill Weasley is writing his regular letters to Charlie, right? And he happens to mention, “Hey, I met this woman at work, with that guardian beast problem with that tomb I was telling you about. Do you remember the Beauxbatons Champion, Fleur Delacour?” 

    And Charlie Weasley writes back like, “DO I REMEMBER FLEUR DELACOUR? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! WE HAVE A POSTER OF HER ON OUR WALL! I HAVE HER GRADUATING CHARMS THESIS ON CALMING MAGICAL CREATURES AND I WANT IT SIGNED. SHE REVOLUTIONIZED OUR DEALINGS WITH DRAGONS HERE. INJURIES ON THE RESERVE FOR DRAGONS AND HANDLERS ARE DOWN BY LIKE 75% SINCE WE BEGAN IMPLEMENTING HER SPELLWORK.” 

    “Uh, alright then. Well, you can send that to me and I will ask her to sign it for you,” Bill Weasley, an extremely successful Curse-Breaker, writes back. (It isn’t that he doesn’t find Fleur Delacour accomplishments very impressive, it is just that the poster on the wall thing is a Bit Weird.) “That’s not going to be weird when I ask her out or anything. Wish me luck.” 

    And Charlie writes back, “LUCK? LUCK?! WILLIAM WEASLEY, IF YOU DON’T MARRY THAT WOMAN, I’LL DISOWN YOU. TELL HER THAT IF GRINGOTTS DOESN’T APPRECIATE HER, SHE CAN COME TO ROMANIA. WE’RE BROKE, BUT I HAVE A DOZEN MUSCLED WIZARDS, WITCHES, AND OTHERS READY TO PROPOSE TO HER ON THE SPOT.” 

    “I was thinking dinner first,” Bill writes back. “But I’ll let her know?” 

    So, Fleur initially has to deal with a lot of crap from the Weasley Family, but at least she’s always got Charlie “Number One Fleur Delacour Fan” Weasley in her corner. You’ll catch Uncle Charlie excitedly telling the story of Fleur Delacour in the First Task to Bill’s children forever. 

    (Charlie: “IF YOU DON’T MARRY HER THEN I WILL!” 

    Bill: “Charlie, you’re not even into women.” 

    Charlie: “WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE MOST IMPRESSIVE DRAGON HANDLING I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE?!!”)