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The Language of the Flowers was a popular method to express feelings where words might be improper, but did you know other means of doing so? Some ladies used their parasols, as well as their fans, gloves, and hankies to flirt with a gentleman (or alternatively, tell them to shove it!). — Bree

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This boy, then. He wasn't new. Wasn't one of the worst people in the common room, those rotten rich boys - like Mr. Jailkeeper - who could not fathom a world beyond their own farts. Was a good working class lad, so he'd heard. Had a bit of a weird looking face, and a bit of a weird thing for preaching. Still.

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Desdemona Pettigrew

Full Name: Desdemona Florence Pettigrew née Collins

Nickname(s): Dezzie

Birthdate: February 5th, 1862

Age: 26

Occupation: First String Chaser for the Hogsmeade Howlers

Blood Status: Halfblood

Residence: South Bartonburg, Hogsmeade

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor Alumna

Wand: Rowan; 14 inches; unicorn tail hair; rigid.

Arthur Pettigrew, Husband [1859]

Huxley Collins, Father [1826-1884]
Perpetua Collins née Percy, formerly Creighton, Mother [1824]
Isabella Jones née Collins, Sister [1858], and family
Cordelia Porter née Collins, Sister [1860], and family
Cressida Collins, Sister [1866]
Florizel Collins, Brother [1869]
Desdemona the Disappointing. Hers is hardly the body a parent would have hoped for, and her physical appearance does not live up to the wit of her written correspondence. Dezzie is altogether too tall, standing at five feet, eight inches with her shoes off. Her weight is hardly well distributed along her frame—with no curves to speak of, in the right clothing, she could easily be mistaken for a teenaged boy (and a scrawny one at that!). She dresses prettily enough, she supposes, but one can only work with what’s been given. Her hair is dark, as is the norm for her family, and rather unruly—wavy or curly and difficult to manage unless firmly secured. Her eyes are a dull gray, and her jaw wider than the delicate features of her elder sisters. Desdemona is right-handed.


❧ Flying and quidditch are the only things Dezzie has ever been properly good at, but she's not amazing at either.


❧ In spite of two years of marriage, Desdemona has managed to never see her husband's manhood.

❧ In terms of transportation, she favours muggle means but will use a broomstick or the floo network on an as-needed basis. She does not have an apparition license, having feared that her bad luck would see such a thing lead to disaster.

❧ Her favourite colour is red.

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Perpetua & Huxley
It was a marriage for love. Mr. Creighton was an upper-class gentlemen, though his New Money status certainly raised her father’s eyebrow. Nonetheless, the two were quite happy, though struggled with fertility. Then the business went down the drain. First the house in the country went—Perpetua resigned herself to life in the city. Then they were forced to downsize to a smaller home. By the time her husband succumbed to a disease of the liver, Perpetua was all but left in the gutter. Finally overcoming her pride to ask her father for assistance, he would neither give her money nor invite her to live with him, but instead found her someone stable enough to support her and the boys but stupid enough to marry a woman two years his senior with only the promise of an inheritance as a dowry.

Huxley's mother’s natal name was not an exciting one at the time of her marriage, though her brother Garfield had done well for himself. Still, Josephine was attached to it, and so passed it on to her son. Huxley was always one who envisioned more for himself, but lacked the skill, money, or (according to some) even sense to get it. It was a fluke that he found Benjamin Percy, who was willing to make a deal:  a grand inheritance upon his death if Huxley would wed his widowed daughter and care for her and her in the meantime. Emboldened by these promises, Huxley consented.

Little Dezzie
1862 | Desdemona presents as the third child to Huxley and Perpetua. She is a sickly babe at first, but by the time she turns three (and isn’t dead), she is as healthy and hale as her older siblings.

1866 | Another daughter is born, Cressida. With Perpetua so advanced in years, Huxley doubts he will ever get a son, and is quite discouraged by the number of dowries he will have to provide. It is a week after her birth that Huxley makes his decree: all daughters shall be permitted two seasons to find a husband. Anyone attached after this shall work so as not to be a burden.

1869 | At forty-five, Perpetua delivers what will be her last child, a boy called Florizel. This year, Dezzie finally has her first showing of magic, straddling and levitating the broom used for cleaning the kitchen. In September, Isabella departs for school.

1871 | Cordelia joins her elder sister at Hogwarts.

Miss Collins
1873 | At last, it is Desdemona’s turn to go to school! She finds herself entirely shocked to be sorted into Gryffindor, and very displeased as neither of her sisters are there. Now frightfully tall for her age, she finds herself quite shy, and it is not until December that she actually manages to make a friend.

1875 | For third year electives, Dezzie selects Care of Magical Creatures and Earth Magic, liking the idea of spending time out of doors. Also in her third year, she joins club quidditch, not having the guts to try out for her house team.

1876 | Isabella finishes at Hogwarts. Ever the beauty, her first season is a smashing success, and she is married by the end of the year, though seems rather less thrilled by this than Desdemona would have expected.

1877 | Desdemona becomes an aunt when Isabella has her first child. In September, she is joined at Hogwarts by Cressida.

1878 | Cordelia finishes her education. After a brief flirtation with the season—during which she managed to turn down two offers! —she decides to follow her passion of becoming a healer. After a less spectacular showing in the OWLs than she had hoped for, Dezzie returns to school for her sixth year. At the NEWT level, her classes are Charms, Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, and Astronomy.

1880 | Desdemona finishes her education and has what she is certain will go on record as the least successful Season ever. In September, Florizel finally begins his studies at Hogwarts.

1881 | Unwilling to embarrass herself for another summer, Dezzie takes up quidditch as her mandated job, joining the Holyhead Harpies as a chaser—a position her mother once held on the same team—on the second string.

1883 | Cordelia announces her engagement in May, though her father is not overjoyed by the match. In August, Desdemona accepts an opportunity to play for the newly established Hogsmeade Howlers, knowing that her current limited experience—two years—would never see her on the first string of a more established team.

1884 | Cordelia marries Mr. Porter in April. Many of their relations—including their father—perish in the Laughing Plague during the summer, and Dezzie also finds herself quite concerned when Arthur Pettigrew takes ill as well.

1885 | Arthur and Desdemona begin courting, and Art proposes incredibly publicly later in the year. Florizel gets a grand total of one OWL and so cannot return to Hogwarts in the fall.

Mrs. Pettigrew
1886 | Dezzie becomes Mrs. Desdemona Pettigrew in February. Though delighted to be married to Arthur, she finds herself terrified at the prospect of becoming pregnant. A joke gift of a condom from one of Art's less savoury friends (does he have any other kind?) turns into a child-free agreement between the newlyweds.

1887 | Arthur goes off to Canada to visit another unsavory friend, and Dezzie does her best not to be too put out.

1888 | The discovery that she is pregnant ruins her life is a source of conflict between Desdemona and Arthur, and the former leaves quidditch for the sake of her unborn child. There is not a single part of this ordeal that Dezzie is not apprehensive about.

❧ She's married to Arthur Pettigrew, captain of her quidditch team


❧ Arthur proposed very publicly after winning a quidditch match.

❧ Her mother was two years her late father's senior.


❧ She and Arthur use birth control.

Played By: Kayte

Contact: PM Aldous Crouch

Plot Preferences:


❧ I am almost always down for throwing characters together if you have some sort of 'hook' for me because...

❧ I don't care for "meet & greet" threads and if I find myself in one, am prone to causing explosions.

❧ For planned (non-open) threads, I prefer to have a vague idea of setting and potential goals, but the the understanding that those goals may not come to pass—characters can be dicks that way ;)

I do not pre-plan romance. Even if my character is happily married, there should always be the understanding that this can change!

I prefer fade-to-black for sexual situations. I don't have anything against smut per se, but I would rather write no smut than bad smut!

❧ I am a teacher who also volunteers with young children. Student-professor relationships are firm no-go areas for me.

❧ My posts typically range in length from 100 to 300 words. They will sometimes be longer and sometimes shorter, depending on what the thread demands.

❧ Please give me a heads up if you intend on anything that can damage my character's reputation or send them into mourning!


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<link href="https://dl.dropbox.com/s/64jiqehr4rchbgm/postlogscolorized.css?dl=0" rel="stylesheet"><div class="hogsmeadelog"><b> “You don’t understand!”</b> she shot back shrilly, now teetering on the edge of hysteria. Why couldn’t he see that it was no longer her condition but his <i>reaction</i> to it that was causing her such distress? How could he understand so little about her?

<b> “I. Did. Not. Want. This,”</b> Desdemona hissed by way of explanation, <b> “and yet here <i>you</i> stand acting as though it’s the best thing to ever happen to you when it’s the worst thing to ever happen to <i>me</i>!”</b>

She thought for a moment and then amended coolly, cruelly, <b> “No, <i>you</i> are the worst thing to ever happen to me.”</b>