A student better schooled in Hogwarts’ History would know that the
last Hufflepuff to occupy The Position was Galatea Merrythought, a
fifty-year tenure that had lasted until 1945.
There’d been a great deal of upheaval in the world then,
too, and the need of a bulwark of defense against the eponymous Dark
Arts had seemed just as essential as it does now. The world is an
everchanging place, and the wizarding world has finally begun to stir
itself into attempting to keep pace.
Aliens in New York, after
all. And Dark Elves in London. And Muggles with powers to rival
wizardry’s own, from sources too fantastical for even wizards to