I just thought of a Bridge prompt and IDK why I didn't think of it sooner! Only answer this if you have the time, obviously, but HOGWARTS AU???
- Roger as a Prefect. There was no other path for him, let’s be real. And while he is strictly against running in the hallways and using outside voices inside, he also uses his powers for good and advocates for students, especially his juniors. And as a Hufflepuff he does frequently avail himself of the kitchens (and grab a few things for friends from other houses.)
- I was briefly considering rival Quidditch Seekers Kate and Etta, but then I realized that Etta is obviously the ANNOUNCER for the Quidditch games, who is doing this for extra credit and keeps digressing to talk about assorted Hogwarts lore, but whose (ahem) admiration for the Slytherin Seeker can be seen from space.
Etta can’t in good conscience support Slytherin because their Beaters, Percy and Nora, are shady as heck, but that doesn’t mean she can’t cheer Kate on in the meantime.
- Bertie comes from a line of Hufflepuffs as long as the history of Hogwarts itself, so he could not be more startled at his placement in Gryffindor. He has anxiety. He cried for half the train ride there. He’s not the least bit brave. It’s his new friend from the train, Etta, who points out to him that courage is being terrified, but doing the thing anyway. And he’s here, isn’t he?
(She gives him a similar version of that speech when he’s selected as the Hogwarts Champion in the Triwizard Tournament.)