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They always accused her of having inherited the worst bits of her mother. It was always her mother’s fault; nobody seemed able to imagine George Weasley being as driven as Angelina Johnson, never mind the fact that George had opened his own shop in Diagon Alley without even finishing school. No, Roxanne’s personality, they decided was a hand-me-down of Angelina’s. Fred (the second, named after their dead uncle) was the peacekeeper, the quiet one, the unassuming one. Roxanne was the spark in the tinderbox. The Slytherin foil to her Hufflepuff brother. She grew up accepting the comparisons to her mother and father until it occured to her, sitting her O.W.Ls: why were their lives always measured by their parents’ and not by their own merits?

They always accused her of having inherited the worst bits of her mother. It was always her mother’s fault; nobody seemed able to imagine George Weasley being as driven as Angelina Johnson, never mind the fact that George had opened his own shop in Diagon Alley without even finishing school. No, Roxanne’s personality, they decided was a hand-me-down of Angelina’s. Fred (the second, named after their dead uncle) was the peacekeeper, the quiet one, the unassuming one. Roxanne was the spark in the tinderbox. The Slytherin foil to her Hufflepuff brother. She grew up accepting the comparisons to her mother and father until it occured to her, sitting her O.W.Ls: why were their lives always measured by their parents’ and not by their own merits?