Sunday, 31 January 2016

Chronicles at Hogwarts // Epilogue - Percy Lestrange

Image taken from Freepik

Hello hello! Welcome to the final post of the Story Mash-Up Project and Percy's epilogue for the Chronicles at Hogwarts! *bursts into tears*

This epilogue is specially dedicated to all the wonderful bloggers I worked with in the past few weeks, namely Joan (who hosted this! THREE CHEERS FOR HER GUYS!!) Michelle, Trisha, Eve, Vineeth, and Kaycee K

Let me just say that every single one of them are such amazing bloggers, writers, and people in general. They're practically rays of sunshine to say in the least and just like Percy is grateful for meeting her newfound friends, I'm grateful for meeting these bloggers *massively hugs every one of you*

Despite the obvious fact that I don't want any of this to end, here is Percy's epilogue. 

Disclaimer: Harry Potter is a trademark and a property of JK Rowling. The words and the non-canon characters were created and therefore owned by the bloggers involved in this project.


Chronicles at Hogwarts // Epilogue - Percy Lestrange

Persephone Rae Lestrange twirled her silver ring around her finger and listened to the crunch of her boots as she trudged through the gravelly streets of Hogsmeade. 

It was one of those blissful afternoons where the Sun was right over her head and yet was just pleasantly warm. “It’s amazing how the world goes on even after mine has been turned upside down.” Percy mused to herself. 

Just a few minutes ago Percy and Aislin were playfully jabbing at Min Hye over the results of this morning’s Quidditch match. Ravenclaw had prevailed and Percy couldn’t be happier, especially since this time around, she had Aislin to cheer for.

 Admittedly, she wasn’t much of a sports person but Quidditch was an exception all wizards and witches acknowledged.  You’re a witch or wizard? You love Quidditch. End of story.

Percy sighed at her still-hopelessly shy self. Sure, she had made great friends over the past few weeks with no trouble at all but she still felt the familiar bubble of panic and doom when Aislin and Min Hye’s friends bounded over to discuss the match with them.

Percy didn’t mind. She needed a little while to be alone after the chaos of last night.

She pulled out a little package from of her coat pocket and started unwrapping it. She had got quite the shelling from Professor Longbottom for sneaking out fat slices of cake from the breakfast table this morning. 

“Honestly, sir, if you wanted some for yourself you should have just said so!” she said as she thrust one of her ten slices of cake into her Professor’s hands before sprinting off to Potions.

“So worth it.” she mumbled as she shoved the entire piece into her mouth.  

“Ah, there it is.” she said as she skipped up the front steps of The Three Broomsticks. Min Hye and Aislin had wanted to grab a couple Butterbeers to celebrate the end of the Quidditch match, and Percy had promised to save seats for them.

The tinkle of bells greeted her as she pushed open the door to the wizards’ pub. The place was packed as usual with Hogwarts students. Percy forced her way through the crowd, silently praying the empty table at the back would not be occupied by the time she got there.

“Thank the stars.” Percy muttered as she plonked herself down and ordered a tankard of Butterbeer.

The past few weeks have probably been the most terrifying of all her time here at Hogwarts.

Percy didn’t expect to meet Aislin at The Whomping Willow that day. Nor could she have imagined sneaking off with her to overhear the Muggleborns interrogate poor Emily at the Astronomy Tower.

 The days preceding that were also somewhat a dream. She met Min Hye who was bubbly but fierce, Indira who was strong and held a secret so big yet trusted complete strangers to help her bear the weight of it, and of course, Dalton Chase, who simultaneously scared Percy to death and scared her further to death.

 Then there was Yokitori.

Percy was just as mortified as everyone else had been when Dalton had revealed him for everything he truly was. But despite that, Percy couldn’t help thinking that the kid wasn’t a genuinely bad person, and she hoped he would find his way back from whatever he got lost in.

The past few weeks terrified her and shook her insides until her mind rattled.

“But God, they were the best.” she sighed.

She looked down at the silver branches that entwined around her index finger. “I haven’t thought of her in days.” Percy muttered. 

Her mother’s screams used to haunt her every night. Her father’s form was practically etched on the back of her eyelids. But sometime during the past few days, somehow, they’d faded away.

“The pain will never go away. Never in a million years. Never in a million more,” Percy whispered. But in knowing them, in spending time with them, it has faded ever so slightly. So slightly it has hardly made a difference.

But, it has faded nonetheless, and with any luck, in their presence, it will fade a little more.

She smiled.

“Thank you.” she said to no one at all.

“I knew you were strange, but do you usually thank your Butterbeer?”  Indira Marshall laughed. Next to her was a slightly pale but smiling Emily.

Percy grinned.

“All the time.”

Now go read everyone elses! Shoo :D


  1. Aww what a thoughtful moment for Percy. I like how she reflects back on the people she met and how much they helped her. I also like how she's willing to give Yokito another chance! She's so sweet! I wish we can explore her story so much mooooore :)
    Great post Ash! I'm so glad you joined Story Mash Up. I hope we can do this again SOONISH. In the meantime, do you have Twitter? haha!

  2. I totally loved the whole story. It was amazing and it just put a smile on my face. What a great epilogue, too! You did a fantastic job at wrapping it all up.

  3. YES TO QUIDDITCH. *nods* Haha, I love Indira's comment at the end. It was so great to read Percy's thoughts on everything -- I also think Yokito isn't completely cut out for a villain. :P Your epilogue is so great; this entire project has been wonderful! <3


Shower me with your opinions people!