Thinking about Slayers Hogwarts AU oh god why. HP AUs are so important though.
The best part is that the main four tv cast members easily go one in each house! So you get house unity, but it’s Slayers style house unity, which means a dysfunctional-family-wreaking-havoc-together-and-making-fun-of-each-other-a-lot.
Amelia is a noble who comes to the school, and everyone is like lol this tiny, rich, overenthusiastic Gryffindor girl, but then she turns out to be Hogwarts quidditch’s BEST BEATER by far. She and her older sister are both muggle born. Although she gets along with Zel and Gourry pretty quickly, at first she’s wary of befriending Lina because of the black and white views she starts out with (Slytherin= bad in her mind).
Zelgadis was cursed as a child, and despite doing everything they could, St. Mungo’s couldn’t reverse it so he comes to Hogwarts and tries not to draw attention to himself by hiding in the library/the Ravenclaw tower all the time. Once he befriends the rest of the group though, it’s near impossible not to be noticed.
Gourry doesn’t pay much attention in school at all, so consequently he’s not very good at most magic. But he is a pretty damn awesome dueler, and also the quintessential Hufflepuff. Basically a giant golden retriever in a Hogwarts robe.
Slytherin!Lina’s parents are a witch and a muggle, and although she is extremely skilled, she often feels like she’s in her (graduated) older sister’s shadow. Most of the students are scared of her, and she doesn’t understand why. She didn’t mean to cause that explosion in the entrance hall during her first year.
Oh god, Hogwarts AUs, my secret weakness
Lina would be the terror of the school ofc. The teachers aren’t sure how she keeps getting into the library’s Restricted Section, but she definitely knows hexes that aren’t taught in class, aside from the ones she’s made up herself. She frequently gets detention because her arguments of “Those guys were bullying first years, so why shouldn’t I beat them up (and take their spending money)?” don’t really convince most of the staff. She doesn’t see anything wrong with dark magic, but she’ll also beat up anyone who uses it to be an asshole.
In her first year, Lina (mostly against her will) becomes friends with her fellow Slytherin, Naga. But Naga abruptly drops out of school and runs off to do some mysterious thing that she never explains. When Lina befriends Amelia two years later, she never manages to figure out that Amelia’s related to that other weirdo who has a tendency to climb high things and fall off.
Gourry of course steps in to try and defend Lina when she’s bullying bullies and then just follows her around forever. Every time they have a Hogsmeade weekend, the proprietor of The Three Broomsticks considers banning them for good because of all the noise and mess they make, but never actually does so because they spend so much money there.
Zelgadis meanwhile is just trying to study. He has no idea how any of his idiot friends manage to pass all of their classes. That said, he’s happy to learn how Lina sneaks into the Restricted Section
Finally finished this! Pairing is Hermione/Ginny from the Harry Potter series, set during the summer before Hermione’s fourth year.
Hermione really should have known better than to try a dive and twist. She should have stuck to what she’d known- slow and steady wins the race. But Ron’s mocking had caught up with her after her fifth missed catch. “I think my Aunt Muriel flies better than you, Hermione!”
When he’d dared her to try a sharp dive “anything above a mile an hour” – she knew he had expected her to refuse. In fact, his and Harry’s pleading for her not to really try it when she’d said “Well maybe I will!” had just fueled the fire.
She had wanted to show them what it felt like to have to put up with friends doing ridiculous and reckless things out of the blue- maybe now they’d know how she felt having to watch them fly around and beat themselves black and blue, and for what? A stupid game?
Now, with the ground coming at her at over ninety miles an hour, hearing Ron’s shocked gasp no longer seemed quite worth it. She tried desperately to slow down, pull up, but it was far too late. The end of her broom collided hard with the ground, and she was bucked off it like a rider thrown off a wild horse and sent tumbling head over heels.
She managed to land feet first thanks to doing an entire rotation in the air, but her leg folded under her awkwardly when she finally hit the dirt. She felt a sharp pain shoot up her ankle and hissed. Lovely. Just…lovely.