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28 January 2006 @ 06:09 pm
Fic: Is A Smart Girl (Mandy Brocklehurst, gen, G)  
Title: Is A Smart Girl
Author: quietliban
Rating: G
Disclaimer: The Harry Potter universe and characters contained therein are property of JK Rowling and her associated publishers etc. No copyright infringement is intended.
Summary: "...Your cousin is a smart girl: she knows a lot of things about a lot of things."
Author’s Note: A companion piece to my WIP Considering Recent Events might be considered slightly spoiler-ish of CRE, might not. In no way do you have to read CRE to read this. I’m also aware that I have no such thing as patience. x-posted to my own journal and genfic_hogwarts.

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Is A Smart Girl

17th of August, 1996

Mandy Brocklehurst knows about a lot of things. She knows that the Malfoys used to be Hufflepuffs until Balthazar Corvan Malfoy, the son of Jade Antoinette Winter and Gaius Domiano Malfoy was suddenly Sorted into Slytherin in 1346. Mandy knows that Jade Antoinette Winter had attended Beauxbatons, and had resisted the marriage that produced her son. Mandy knows that in 1349 Gaius Domiano Malfoy was officially reported to have died in his sleep. She also knows that there were rumours surrounding that death, and they had whispered poison.

2nd of September, 1996

Mandy Brocklehurst knows about a lot of things. She knows that Su Li didn’t come back this year because his script tutor was murdered in the Death Eater attacks in the West Country and that his parents have taken him back to China to live with his grandparents.

16th of September, 1996

Mandy Brocklehurst knows about a lot of things. She knows that the reason she cannot take back Anthony Goldstein is because he doesn’t actually like girls, at least not like that. Mandy also knows that Anthony is struggling with that knowledge and that is why he wants her back so desperately. But Mandy has seen the way her ex-boyfriend looks at Roger Davies, Blaise Zabini and Zacharias Smith, and she has seen the way Anthony doesn’t look at Cho Chang, Ginny Weasley, the Patil twins and most of all at her.

20th of September, 1996

Mandy Brocklehurst knows about a lot of things. She knows that Morag McDougal’s parents are Death Eaters. Or they were Death Eaters, before her mother suicided and her father wasted away in grief. She knows that Maire Grismond is the only soul that cares about Morag’s existence outside of Hogwarts. Mandy also knows what the flickering glances and shy smiles Morag shares with Terry Boot are about too.

1st of October, 1996

Mandy Brocklehurst knows about a lot of things. She knows that Padma’s parents want to take her out of school. That they don’t think Hogwarts is as safe as the propaganda has told them. Mandy knows that Padma’s parents are probably right, but that doesn’t mean she wants to see her dorm-mate go.

3rd of October, 1996

Mandy Brocklehurst knows about a lot of things. She knows that Lisa Turpin is dating Theodore Nott and that it will only end it tears. Mandy knows that Lisa thinks her relationship with the Slytherin boy is secret, and that things will be alright for them, because Theodore is different.

8th of October, 1996

Mandy Brocklehurst knows about a lot of things. She knows that her cousin doesn’t understand how girls work and that is why his last two relationships have failed miserably. Mandy knows that Michael’s father has unfairly pressured him all his life and that her cousin wouldn’t be in Ravenclaw if his father hadn’t. She knows that Michael has a vicious jealous streak, and that he doesn’t like not having his way. Mandy knows that Michael likes it even less when he is forced to do something he would have done in his own time.

12th of October, 1996

Mandy Brocklehurst knows about a lot of things. She knows that the reason Professor Binns won’t let them study anything other than goblin rebellions is because he cannot forget those who died in them, even though he himself is dead.

Future, date unknown

Mandy Brocklehurst knows about a lot of things, and most of all she knows that sometimes her knowledge can hurt.
 
 
 
Vicky♥coffeedrops on August 12th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
Excelent fic! Adding this to memories ^^ I loved the way you write it, I've never seen anything like this. Not many people write about Mandy, and she is my favourite Rav character, so I'm glad you've written this


Mandy knows that Michael’s father has unfairly pressured him all his life and that her cousin wouldn’t be in Ravenclaw
Are you talking about Michael Corner? Or which Michael?

consistently inconsistent: shinyquietliban on August 14th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, I am talking about Michael Corner. This fic ties into my WIP where Michael and Mandy are cousins.

Thanks again!