zacharias-smith

Maid For You

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by KittenLevi

Levi has been a housekeeper at the posh and luxurious Royal Paradise Hotel for months. He’s been doing pretty well at this new job until one day he meets one of the richest guests of the hotel, who’s about change his world.

Words: 2109, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English



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sweet hufflepuff, from valley broad; a fanmix for hufflepuff students

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Other Houses: Gryffindor | Slytherin | Ravenclaw

And this is why I love Ginny

“Ginny, where’re you going?” yelled Harry, who had found himself trapped in the midst of a mass midair hug with the rest of the team, but Ginny sped right on past them until, with an almighty crash, she collided with the commentator’s podium. As the crowd shrieked and laughed, the Gryffindor team landed beside the wreckage of wood under which Zacharias was feebly stirring. Harry heard Ginny saying blithely to an irate Professor McGonagall, “Forgot to brake, Professor, sorry.”

“Are you trying to weasel out of showing us any of this stuff?” said Zacharias Smith.
“Here’s an idea,” said Ron loudly, “why don’t you shut your mouth?”
“Well, we’ve all turned up to learn from him and now he’s telling us he can’t really do any of it,” he said.
“That’s not what he said,” said Fred Weasley.
“Would you like us to clean out your ears for you?” inquired George, pulling a long and lethal-looking metal instrument from inside one of the Zonko’s bags.
“Or any part of your body, really, we’re not fussy where we stick this,” said Fred.
— 

The first Dumbledore’s Army meeting in the Room of Requirement was on this day in 1995.

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There were rules to be followed.  There were rules and laws and things that were right and wrong. 

 

Zacharias Smith’s father was a barrister.  So was his father, and his, and his, going so far back that no one really even bothered to keep track.  The Smiths had upheld the law for time immemorial, and Zacharias was to keep the line unbroken.

 

And then he got the letter.

 

He went to Hogwarts because he thought maybe there he would not be out of place.  Maybe there the world would make sense and logic would reign.  He had seen enough to know that the rules and laws that his father held so dear only rarely held sway outside the Smith household.  Maybe the wizarding world, this special place Zacharias found himself invited to join, would be different.

 

It wasn’t.

 

He never said the right thing.  Huffelpuff was supposed to be the House where justice was prized.  But no one smiled when he helpfully recited the list of rules he had found posted in the common room.  He thought they would appreciate his attempts to keep them from losing points.  Instead he was just more alone.

 

He managed to hold out hope until the Triwizard Tournament. Cedric Diggory, the best and brightest wizard in school, was rightfully chosen as champion.  And then Potter somehow managed to cheat the system.  Not only that, he began to outshine Cedric.  And then, just they were so close to victory, Cedric was gone and Potter had some outlandish story to tell.

 

If anything, the wizarding world was more unfair.

 

So when the Battle began to rage, Zacharias knew that it wasn’t the Death Eaters who would fall.  It would be the innocent students who stayed to try and fight, the ones who least deserved that fate.  And so he ran.  And he survived.

 

Justice was not blind.

(Source: www.thewhitecollarblog.com)

anonymous asked:

Hufflepuffs are amazing but why do u think zacherius smith was in Hufflepuff??? He didn't show any obvious traits of one...

Hello nonny,

Let’s use my latest post on Hufflepuffs to demonstrate this?

Okay, so according to canon, Hufflepuff is the house of the loyal, kind and good. But it’s also the only house which accepts students who do not demonstrate any of the traits of the other houses - we’ll take them all.

Zacharias Smith is not a Hufflepuff. But he’s not anyone else either. He is not particularly brave - he runs away before the final battle at Hogwarts. He is not particularly smart, or at least, not shockingly smart enough/intellectually curious enough to warrant being sorted into Ravenclaw. Neither is he particularly cunning or ambitious, in fact all he seems to do in the books is tear people down without doing much.

The point of Hufflepuff as a house, is that it’s the house which embraces all the children and not just the “special” children. It’s the one house that really gets kids and their need to belong and it offers them a safe space of belongingness. My headcanon is that anyone can go to Hufflepuff, but becoming a Hufflepuff is a matter of learning. You learn to be goodhearted because human nature is inherently selfish. You learn to be fair. You learn how to be loyal.

And the point of learning is that it’s a choice. You choose to become a Hufflepuff or not (and I’m almost certain this is true of other houses, though they’re already sorted for predispositions and they’re just that much more likely to become what their houses stand for), because learning is something which requires effort and it requires a willingness and a desire to be this person.

Zacharias Smith may not have had this willingness and desire, but the point of Hufflepuff is to give everyone that one shot at being able to prove themselves and that was offered to Zacharias Smith and he failed to take it - which is why he doesn’t show any of the obvious traits of a Hufflepuff.

zacharias smith and why the fuck did gryffindor win

zacharias smith and fucking harry potter is murdering people 

zacharias smith and fucking sirius black was a fucking gryffindor fuck him

zacharias smith and cedric is dead ill fucking kill u harry

zacharias smith and why the fuck did i join this club also cedric is dead

zacharias smith and harry is keeping quiet this year what is up

Im zacharias smith get me out of here

This guy. Oh man. Isn’t there always a guy like this at school, hovering somewhere near your circle of friends, being a complete douche?

I loved this character. He wasn’t evil (I mean, come on, he was a Hufflepuff). He was even in the D.A. during Order of the Phoenix, though he chose not to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts. He was just an arrogant nuisance. It is so inspiring that J.K. Rowling gave some face time to this type of character. I think she really understood that it takes all kinds of people to fill out the spectrum of good and evil in the world. Somewhere on that spectrum is this particular breed of ass-hat.

He’s just one tiny part of why J.K. Rowling is brilliant. He makes us chuckle, he makes our teeth hurt. He’s a great reminder that even while Harry, Ron, and Hermione are battling the seemingly unbeatable forces of evil for the shining hope of better tomorrow, they still have to deal with douchebags like the rest of us.

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