“I know what this is. Every day, for as long as I can remember, my father has left every morning and he’s put a badge on his chest and strapped a gun to his hip. And every day, for as long as I can remember I haven’t known if he was gonna make it home.”
I’m a pipin’ hot mess. It’s been goin’ on for a while, I haven’t said anything. Nothing’s been the same since New York.
Oh really? I didn’t notice that. At all.
You experience things. Then they’re over and you still can’t explain ‘em? Gods, aliens, other dimensions? I’m just a man in a can. The only reason I haven’t cracked up is probably because you moved in. Which is great. I love you, I’m lucky. But honey, I can’t sleep. You go to bed, I come down here, I do what I know. I tinker. The threat is imminent and I have to protect the one thing that I can’t live without. That’s you. And my suits? They’re, ah..
They’re part of me.
They’re a distraction.
Hogwarts always pissed me off because Potions didn’t have a fumehood
but I guess the steam from potions was somehow not the potion itself?!?!?!?!
Considering cauldrons melting or exploding was a common risk, you’d think there’d be some kind of containment system.
Seriously, that potions classroom wouldn’t pass lab safety inspection at all!
Ok, I’m gonna keep playing with this hypothetical chemistry witch because she’s fun.
She raises some of her concerns with the current potions master (assuming this is post-Snape) and gets gently pat on the shoulder and dismissed because muggles. If it’s still Snape, he just glares at her.
So she learns to ignore it but is as careful and precise as possible, because she’s young but her parents gave her her first chemistry set when she was 5, so she knows what she’s doing even if some of the magic bits still weird her out.
Summer between 6th and 7th year, though, when she turns 17, she does a chem internship at the uni where her mom works, because her parents think it’s important she has some skills in the muggle world, and she doesn’t disagree. But one night she stays late, when no one else is around (and she’s much to young to be in the lab unsupervised, but she’s a witch, she’s not going to get caught), she brings her potions kit into the lab.
She’s got more accurate titration set-ups and hot plates that can control the temperature perfectly, and she mixes one of her favorite potions in an anaerobic glove box just to see what would happen. And wouldn’t you know it, she comes up with at least 5 or 6 easier and more accurate ways to mix up easy potions, and she’s not sure but she may have found a new poison antidote as well.
Seriously, magic + science would be totally unstoppable. This girl grows up to be the next Dumbledore, and retrofits all of the potions classrooms with modern lab equipment, or magical facsimiles thereof, and a new age of potion-making dawns.
AU where Tilia gets into Hogwarts and redesigns their Potions program
AU where Lydia gets into Hogwarts and redesigns their Arithmancy program.
Damn their warnings, damn their lies,
They will see the people rise!
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“Not all those who wander are lost.”