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Third Year Auror-in-Training & Sponsor of the Chudley Cannons
Third Year Auror-in-Training & Sponsor of the Chudley Cannons

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Theodore Gallivan

Full Name: Theodore James Gallivan

Nickname(s): Theo, Teddy

Birthdate: April 28th, 1868

Age: 20

Occupation: Second Year Auror-in-Training

Blood Status: Halfblood; muggleborn father, muggle mother.

Residence: North Bartonburg, Hogsmeade

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

Wand: Walnut, 10 1/4 inches, unicorn hair, swishy.

Family: Nathaniel Gallivan | Father | 1840
Victoria Gallivan nèe Hamilton | Mother | 1850 - 1876
Cecily Gallivan | Sister | 1870
Veronica Gallivan née Harkiss | Stepmother | 1859
Nathaniel Gallivan II | Half-brother | 1882
Selene Gallivan | Half-sister | 1883
Graced with his father's genes in the way of height (although 5'10" is still significantly shorter than him!), Theodore's colouring, however, is a continuous reminder of his dead mother. With his dark-brown hair, he used to worry that people - having seen the family - would assume dark-haired Veronica was his actual mother, despite the fact she is hardly old enough to have been. He has a grand smile when it appears, but the other half of the time is mouth is set in a stubborn pout. He is a bit of a beanpole, though not frail or gangly enough to be knocked off a broomstick with any ease! He is right-handed, though playing quidditch for many years has helped his dexterity, and he can also manage to cast a fair enough spell with his wrong hand.
Intelligent. Curious. Hardworking. Quick-thinking, but prone to overthinking. Stubborn to a fault. Holds a grudge. Active. Confident. Team player. Wants to please people. Can get frustrated when things don't go as planned.
— His patronus is a bloodhound.

1868 | Theodore is born to Nathaniel and Victoria Gallivan, and named after his late grandfather, who passed away just before his birth.

1870 | He becomes an older brother, when his mother gives birth to a girl, Cecily.

1876 | His first childhood memory that isn't a hazy recollection of a happy life is of a night this year, when his parents have gone out to dinner and don't return. Theo has never been more terrified. Their father returns home from hospital. But their mother has been killed.

Changes abound in the following months, sees Theodore slightly shell-shocked. They move out to the country, and at last find out about their magical heritage, something their father has kept from them until now. It's a lot to take in, and suddenly Theodore can explain odd instances in his own life when he is feeling particularly frustrated as signs of magic. (He still can't explain why, if his father was a wizard, his mother could have died.)

1877 | They move to Hogsmeade, which means more change - but also more time to get accustomed to this new world. Theo - perhaps unsurprisingly, given his father's passions - finds that quidditch is one of the best things about this new life.

1879 | As is Hogwarts, when at last it is time to attend. Theodore - a clever, capable, cheerful boy again, for the most part - is sorted into Ravenclaw.

1880 | In his second year, he becomes a Chaser for his house team. His father gives him a top-of-the-line broom, although Theodore is generally rather bitter at this point, since Nathaniel has started courting again, and Theo has no interest in having another mother or in being brought around by bribery.

1881 | Theodore remains fairly stubborn and sulky about this, even as his father marries Veronica Harkiss, still very strongly attached to the memory of his late mother. He is also a fairly protective older brother, genuinely quite close to Cecily, and pleased to have her join him in Ravenclaw. This year he also picks up Muggle Studies, Ghoul Studies, and Ancient Studies.

1882 | A half-brother is born, taking his father's name. Theodore is still begrudging about this, though he is slowly growing more civil to Veronica.

1883 | A half-sister joins the family, and when he begins fifth year he is made a prefect. But this is also the year he finds out the truth about his father, a revelation that makes most else pale beside it. They're out at an international market around the time of the Quidditch World Cup; it is sunset; Theodore is dawdling; and his father... transforms. The werewolf before him is his father. Theodore is stunned, but keeps the secret. What can he do? He's his father.

1884 | At the quidditch finals of fifth year, in May, Theodore gets impaled by his own broomstick. Which is... not fun. He continues to play quidditch - he feels obliged when he gets made House Captain in sixth year, and he does still love it - but the incident throws him off the dream of playing professionally (for the Cannons, as his father would love for him to do), a little.

1885 |  Cee joins the quidditch team as a Chaser alongside him, which is great! Cee also finds out that their father is a werewolf, and she, quite evidently, thinks this is less great.

1886 | Theodore, having been appointed Head Boy, graduates from Hogwarts in May. It is at this point, perhaps for the first time in his life, he feels utterly lost about his future. Quidditch is too much of a hobby, and not a lasting career, and perhaps too lighthearted for him... In the end, he starts up in the Auror Training programme, because it seems like a challenging path to take, and he has usually found himself capable.

1887 | He continues on to the second year of training.

❧ He was Head Boy and Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain at school.
❧ He was once impaled by his broomstick in a Hogwarts quidditch match.
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In some strange home, don't know who I'm working for

22nd October, 1888 — Auror Offices
He hadn't said anything.

He had surprised himself, in keeping it quiet. Not because he had been bad at keeping secrets before, but this betrayal of his father's - the second time he had lied to them all - was somehow worse than the first. How easily could he have marched in to work one day, and brought all the proof of his father's plan, and enlisted all the Ministry's help in hunting Nathaniel Gallivan down.

Of course, if anyone knew he was not dead or missing in the way it seemed then it would be inevitable, the world would also find out what he was. A fine twist of irony for his father's wishes, maybe, but not one Theodore would be responsible for.

Not that it had been any easier, coming into work pretending everything was usual. He didn't think he had been particularly good at feigning this, but if anyone had asked he would have said he was ill. Tired. Third year auror-in-training, though. Who would ask?

His mind had been as far from his work as it was possible to be, of course, wracking his brain and furtively checking records in the Auror office for some evidence of where his father had disappeared to -

What use as an Auror would he be, if he couldn't track down his own father?

It had been published today, anyway, the reason for how ghostlike he looked, how distracted he had become. He couldn't remember much of the field work he'd done the day before, nor the days before that - wouldn't have remembered even if he had blown the whole operation - couldn't even say what the box of files in his arms were for. There had been whispers today behind his back, now that the Prophet was out. Louder than whispers, too, even if they became an incongruous buzzing by the time they reached his ears. Someone was talking to him now, he thought, but this realisation only thudded into reality a long second late, and Theodore, with a start, accidentally let the box of files slip out of his grasp and thud dully right onto their feet.