7 Years As A Hufflepuff is a Franchise/HarryPotter fanfiction based on life within the HufflepuffHouse, in a slightly [[{{Alternate Universe}} altered universe]]. It follows the story of two Hufflepuffs named Willow and Octavio through their seven years at Hogwarts... [[{{Exactly What it Says on the Tin}} hence the title]]. In addition, they are supported by a cast of three other members: Giovanni, the Slytherin; Melodi, the Gryffindor; and Jefferson, the Ravenclaw. They are the same age as Harry Potter, and thus follow the books' storylines. The major difference is the point of view.

The fanfiction can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7031797/1/b7_b_bYears_b_as_ba_b_bHufflepuff_b here]].

!! This work contains examples of...
* AccidentalMisnaming: During their first meeting, Giovanni intentionally calls Jefferson "Thomas". Giovanni himself didn't get the StealthPun.
* BadassBookworm: Octavio appears to be this, as he, like Hermione, started learning spells before school even started. He has yet to show any badassery, though.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: This is how Melodi and Giovanni, the pure-bloods, describe the Ministry of Magic. It freaks out everyone except Giovanni.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Melodi has shades of this, but nowhere near the point of a certain other Harry Potter character...
* DarkIsNotEvil: Giovanni proves that Slytherins are, in fact, not necessarily evil, prejudiced, or even all that pragmatic. He still fits the cunning and ambitious aspects of Slytherin, as well as being pure-blooded.
* DumbBlonde: Melodi has shades of this.
* FiveManBand: It's hard to sort any particular Smart Guy or Big Guy, but the best list we can compile is this.
** TheHero: Willow
** TheLancer: Octavio
** TheSmartGuy: Jefferson
** TheBigGuy: Giovanni
** TheChick: Melodi
* GeniusDitz: Melodi, despite being the most dim-witted on in the group, provides the answer to the riddle to enter the Ravenclaw common room.
* GenkiGirl: Willow is this, minus the MotorMouth aspect.
* GRatedDrug: Butterbeer, at least for Willow. Technically, it throws her into a sugar craze, because once she starts drinking it, she feels the need to drink even more. It leads to her outdrinking seventh-year students.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Willow is a definite G-rated one, at least in the first year.
* HufflepuffHouse: It's an entire fanfiction centered around what happens in this obscure Hogwarts House.
* MartyrWithoutACause: Terrin seems to have shades of this, but he doesn't actually want to ''die''... he's just very self-sacrificial. To Gryffindoric levels.
* {{Muggles}}: We have two Muggle-borns and one half-blood in the gang alone.
* RedOniBlueOni: Willow and Octavio are designed for this purpose.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The group seems convinced that Ron's name is Ronald Weasel.
* TagAlongKid: Despite technically being in the same year, Terrin fulfills this role.
* TechnicalPacifist: Melodi. Friends are about to fight each other? Stop them! Friends are dealing with bullies/Death Eaters/whatever? Heal them up; stay out of the fight.
* TheInsomniac: Octavio goes many, many nights without sleep, instead using the time to read books. In tropey terms, he's a Type A example.
* TheMagocracy: Like in the books themselves, the Ministry of Magic plays the role. Other Magocracies for different countries are alluded to.
* TheMedic: Melodi hopes to become this, and is studying for the role, specifically. It runs in her family.
* TimeTravel: Apparently, Giovanni's parents have discovered the secret. And we're not talking like a Time-Turner. They went back to the time of Leonardo Da Vinci.
* WideEyedIdealist: Melodi.