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ancient history of magic by gerre ancient history of magic by gerre
after reading the seventh book, there were two things about Victoire and Fleur that I never felt entirely comfortable with:

- first: Fleur was the best witch in her year, the champion of Beauxbatons, and went to work part-time for Gringotts after her education. But in book 7 she didn't seem to have a carreer of her own, she only did the housework. Of course there is nothing at all wrong with being a housewife (so please don't yell at me), but to me Fleur didn't seem like the kind of person who would be content sitting at home.
- second: Victoire and Teddy aren't blood-related, but seeing as how Harry is Teddy's godfather and Ginny is Victoire's aunt, they do belong to the same family. When they got together in the epilogue of book 7, to me it didn't seem very romantic or sexy.

Of course there is nothing exactly wrong with these two things, but for the sake of Fleur's passionate character and Teddy and Victoire's romance, I tried to imagine a more interesting situation (which in no way contradicts what was written in the books, because I am a canon-freak =D)

So here goes: what if Fleur and Bill were just temporarily hiding in that cottage in book 7, but after the war decide to return to Egypt? Victoire would grow up in Egypt (and go to a local magical school), while Bill continues his work for Gringotts as a curse-breaker. Fleur could become a scientist, descovering ground-breaking facts about the ancient magic of the Egyptians. After sixteen years they return to England and send Victoire to Hogwarts where she meets (and falls in love with) Teddy!

So what do you think? Do you like my little attempt at fan-fiction or should I stay clear of it from now on?
This illustration is a scene where Fleur is working on location, deciphering old Egyptian frescoes, and Bill and Victoire surprise her with dinner from a local fastfood restaurant.

the characters belong to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter-books of course.
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peanutbutterangel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES!
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gerre Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
INDEED!
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ThaleiaFantasy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I like it. Though I, of course, believe in my own version a whole lot more, haha! xD
I agree Fleur would not be a complete stay-at-home mom. I believe she was simply in hiding during the war, but would continue at Gringotts after the war (and part-time after the birth of Victoire), probably as an inter-european consultant. Bill would still be apparating around the world once in a while, but be home a lot more often than he used to. And Vic would grow up to be very close with her siblings and Teddy, and after Hogwarts would work at the Department of International Magical Cooperation at the Ministry.
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gerre Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
that is possible too of course. Let's just each believe or own version until Ms Rowling clarifies it some more :-)
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Twinkie101 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student
I like your version better than the grew up with each other idea, definitely more realistic. The art's wonderful, I love wind and the feel of sand in the air.
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gerre Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
thanks so much :-)
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wishicouldwrite Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Love this! An imaginative solution to something that bothered me, too. :)
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gerre Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
:-) thanks
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littlefraise Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Rare but good idea !
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gerre Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
thanks!
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