5. THE MAGIC BEGINS → your houseYou could be great, you know. It’s all here, in your head. And Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness
Her graduation gift had been a grand tour of those places specifically associated with Grindelwaldian heroics, from the small cafes where he’d first hatched his plans to the ruined husks of the Baltic Ministries he’d destroyed, to the great and glorious city — Chernobog — which he had intended to make the seat of his new magical era.
She’d packed her finest, boasted of it to every girl in the dungeons, and made clandestine plans to meet her fiance in Minsk. Her sisters, she thought, were surprisingly quiet about the whole affair. The youngest was wrapped up in a certain grey-eyed prefect, and clearly the middle one was content to fly in the rear, aware that this was not her moment.
But then perhaps not.
In Paris, only the first stop of the journey, came the Owl urging her to return home.
Eloped with mudblood filth. Do come back at once, you must make her see sense!
And for Bella that was that.
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Quotes from the Harry Potter Books [6/50]
Bodil Blair did not lose her head when her lover, half-goblin Shanley Snipscar, was taken to Azkaban for trading time turners to low-level Gringotts employees determined to reverse the outcome of the last goblin war. But she did use some of his merchandise to rewrite history and set him free, and when this was accomplished Snipscar was a grimmer man entirely and the two had a new purpose: to punish a Ministry that would subject magical persons to Dementors.
Given strength by their love for each other, Snipscar and Blair gathered a band of remorseless outlaws: terrible Tomkin, ill-fated Fortunata Fortescue, tricky Charon Carrow, and old Donn Derwent. And the group went on a stupendous spree, a saga worthy of song, bending time to suit their whims and enacting vengeance on the MLE, killing more than fifteen Aurors total.
Fortunately, Blair and Snipscar are not remembered as they should be, as the wizarding world’s premier gangster and his moll. By time-turners they rose to prominence, and by time-turners they were defeated. Aurors Tonks and Shacklebolt, cleverer than their fellows and not unsympathetic to the anti-Azkaban stance, went back in time and prevented their first meeting by offering Blair a prominent Ministry post in Iceland fresh out of Hogwarts, and pushing Snipscar into the arms of a thoroughly uncriminal Hufflepuff.
They still feel a bit bad about it. The course of love and all that. But it’s not like anyone can prove it happened, as all the evidence has been rewritten by the current timeline.