A/N: Yay! This is my 50th fic! So, in honor of that, I think another multi-chapter (though I have yet to finish my other one) is in order! This is for Fiori Omega's Secrets Challenge on HPFC.
Note: This is going to be AU. It starts about a year after the last chapter of Deathly Hallows. Disregard the epilogue of DH, although some of the characters from it will be mentioned much later
in this story.
1. His Name
His name is Oliver Edgar Wood, and he was twenty-one years of age when Harry Potter defeated Lord Voldemort once and for all. He actually fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, alongside his former classmates. He is one of the little-recognized veterans of that world-changing battle, and for that we thank him.
Oliver is also the Keeper for the Puddlemere United Quidditch team. He was the reserve Keeper for three years – since his graduation from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – and the year that Voldemort was defeated is also the first year he had played as the main Keeper. He was the Keeper for the Gryffindor Quidditch team for his entire Hogwarts career, and was recruited for Puddlemere United shortly after graduating.
Even though he's famous, he still manages to stay in touch with his friends from his school days. Some of them – namely the members of the Quidditch team he captained in his fifth, sixth and seventh years – have even become famous in their own rights. His ex-Beaters, Fred [deceased] and George Weasley, have opened up a very successful joke shop just a few years ago and now are probably rolling in Galleons (a metaphor, obviously, for actually rolling in Galleons would be very painful). Two of his ex-Chasers – Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet – are both Chasers for the main squad of the Holyhead Harpies; his third ex-Chaser – Katie Bell – is in her second year as a reserve Chaser for the Harpies. His ex-Seeker even happens to be the famous Harry Potter himself!
Mr. Wood also happens to be Number One on the Most Eligible Bachelors of the Wizarding World – Quidditch Edition list. That's right ladies, this gorgeous hunk is available! We sat down with him just last week, and managed to ask him a few very important questions.
Witch Weekly Interviewer (WWI): So, Oliver – may I call you Oliver *interviewer receives an affirmative* - let's get down to the good stuff right away. What are you looking for in a potential girlfriend?
Oliver: Well, she has to be intelligent, pretty…compassionate, fiery, a fan of Quidditch, brave, adventurous, not superficial, able to keep up with my busy schedule, faithful…
WWI: Quite a list you have! It must be hard to find a girl to fit those requirements! *interviewer giggles*
Oliver: *curtly* Yes, it is. I've only managed to meet a few women like this in my life, and they're all taken.
WWI: *interviewer leans forward in chair* Oh really? Who would they happen to be?
Oliver: *curtly once more* None of your business. Do you have any more questions?
WWI: *interviewer is quite startled* Umm…when is your next match?
Oliver: Two weeks from Saturday at noon. We'll be playing the Appleby Arrows at their home pitch.
WWI: I'll be there, and I'm sure all of your adoring, Witch Weekly-reading fans will too!
Oliver: Thank you. Is there anything else?
WWI: …No, I suppose there's not. Thank you for giving us an interviewer, Mr. Wood!
Oliver: You're welcome. Have a nice day.
There you have it, readers! Oliver Wood seems to be a shy, yet sure-of-himself, man who obviously loves his sport very much! Make sure you check out Puddlemere United's match in just two weeks! Who knows, maybe you'll get lucky, and have the chance to become Mrs. Oliver Wood!
- Article by Eisleen Torwan
Pictures by Ruia Llyori
A/N: So, there you have it! This is just a little background info on Oliver's life since his graduation. Not much excitement, but it should pick up in the next few chapters. Next chapter is about Hermione, so R&R and I'll get it up quick as I can!