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“But life has a habit of knocking you sideways so you have to be prepared to stand firm.”
Cressida Fernsby always had a rather normal life secretly surrounded by magic. Her parents Ulysses Fernsby and Zahra Shafiq-Fernsby run the Muggle Liaison Office in the Ministry of Magic. They performed reconnaissance locating Muggle-born witches and wizards acclimatize to their new lives, if needed to erase memories of Muggles who are exposed to magic, as well as help reassign and keep tabs on Squibs. To keep the appearance of normalcy, Cressida and her family lived in a quaint townhouse in the London Borough of Lambeth with as little magic as possible.
In September of 1991 Cressida began attending Hogwarts wherein she was sorted into Hufflepuff, sharing a dormitory with Susan Bones, Megan Jones and Hannah Abbot. The four of them became fast friends, and learned quickly under seventh year Hufflepuff student Nymphadora Tonks’ guidance. The best advice Tonks gave to Cressida and her fellow housemates before graduating was, “Some people at Hogwarts, students and professors alike think that Hufflepuff is the misfit house. But that never mattered to me. Misfits can help change the world, because we understand what’s wrong with it.”
Cressida’s parents helped Dean Thomas, an East London boy who was raised by Muggle parents. Dean and Cressida became fast friends, and as time went on she realized those feelings were romantic. She always seemed to be getting involved in things to get Dean to notice her romantically, which rarely worked. Professor Sprout marveled at Cressida’s proficiency at Herbology. She, along with classmate Neville Longbottom helped her develop the the Mandrake Restorative Draught to cure those who were petrified by Salazar Slytherin’s Basilisk.
Cressida rooted for Cedric Diggory and wore her “Support Cedric Diggory” badge during the Triwizard Tournament in Goblet of Fire because she and several other Hufflepuffs initially believed Harry had stolen their housemate’s glory, although she remains on good terms with Harry, Ron and Hermione; discouraged ridiculing Harry and Hermione. She was deeply saddened by Cedric’s death and even more terrified that Lord Voldemort had returned.
Hufflepuff prefect Hannah Abbott recruited her for Dumbledore’s Army; she jumped at the chance to D.A., especially if it meant undermining Umbridge tyranny. With great diligence and practice she was able to create a patronus, which was a butterfly.
As times got darker in the Wizarding World, things became treacherous for the Fernsbys. Cressida helped her father relocate muggle born Hogwarts students to ensure they were not killed or tortured by Death Eaters. Before Dean left to go into hiding, she told him how great and kind he was. Cressida made her father promise he would erase her memory so she could not be tortured for the information. But she couldn’t let Dean go out into the unknown without being told he was loved.
Cressida returned to Hogwarts and helped relocate students into the Room of Requirement, helping Neville bring in clothing and supplies to them. Cressida’s parents refused to divulge any information about Muggle born students, they were captured and tired as Blood Traitors. They were placed in Azkaban for the remainder of the Second Wizarding War. She is able to assist the D.A. Members in the Battle of Hogwarts.