can i throw out ideas for your hogwarts au b/c madhardy and i have been expounding together: ex auror/unmentionables furiosa and max. they literally are not able to talk about what their job used to detail, because if they do, they will breach their twin unbreakable vows. they are covered in scars and so dangerous looking but really good and kind to the kids and there are a million wild rumours invented over the pair of them every single day
& for every curious, brave first year to ask furiosa about what happened to her arm, she invents a new reason and starts a whole new round of rumours every time. also imagine, for your misery, max having to deal with a boggart xx
right. so. first off. in regards to your last point. get out and never come back here again. ahem.
NOW LET’S GET TO IT. ex auror/unmentionable is essential. and. for some reason i forgot there were professions outside of quidditch and professors which. nah. (although. chaser!valkyrie on a crow feathered broom just fuck me up). max as a cruciatus survivor, caught attempting to infiltrate the Citadel, a base for the dark wizard immortan joe. furiosa as an imperio survivor, forced into death-eater-hood, the unwilling imperator for joe.
the kids ask, of course. angharad asks every day, relishing in every new story. capable records them. they have an index. they cross-reference. cheedo thinks it’s stupid because she is sure she knows exactly what they were (max trained dragons obviously, look how good he is with animals. furiosa was a curse breaker, which is closer to the truth than furiosa is comfortable with). furiosa comes closest to telling toast, who follows her around all through first year (and second, and third), who asks about every curse she remembers the name of, who is definitely going to be an auror (i mean. if quidditch falls through obviously). the only person max ever wants to tell is cheedo, who looks at him, and smiles, and steals the key to his office when he isn’t looking. (dag is no good at care of magical creatures, cheedo is going to help her out with the answers). and of course Max has everything in his office locked and alarmed. and of course he catches her. and of course he absolutely charmed by the attempt (though he would never admit it).
angharad and capable work it out eventually. capable is good at spotting patterns, and reading newspapers, and asking the right questions. angharad is good at spotting lies, and reading faces, and demanding the right answers. they don’t say anything, not to max, or furiosa, or cheedo, or toast, or dag, or anyone. everyone has things they want to forget.
when max had nothing, and no one his boggart was the sun. death. now that he has a family, his boggart is an empty road,