A Harry Potterfanfiction currently published on Fanfiction Dot Net, written by a Troper, Vifetoile, The Ollivander Children tells the story of the Ollivander family, centering around Mr. Ollivander, the slightly creepy wandmaker first met in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone. In Half-Blood Prince, Mr. Ollivander is captured, and that's the last that we know of him until Deathly Hallows.As an Elsewhere Fic, The Ollivander Children focuses on Mr. Ollivander's grand-niece, Calliope, who has been continuing her post-Hogwarts education in Boston, and along the way befriended a Muggle named Mark Printzen. When Calliope hears about her uncle's kidnapping (from her somewhat estranged best friend, Nymphadora Tonks), she returns to England, becoming reluctantly involved with the Order of the Phoenix. However, through an accident she leaves her wand behind, where Mark finds it — and he decides to look for her in England, having little idea what he's getting into.The story also dwells on Mr. Ollivander in captivity, and his captor's "experiments"; Calliope's older brother Linus, who works as an Obliviator with the Ministry of Magic and who ends up crossing paths with Mark; and the memory of Benedicte Ollivander, who died in the first war against Voldemort, but whose memory is in considerable danger...Read the complete The Ollivander Childrenhere and the sequel, The Ollivanders At War, is also complete.Has a Character Sheet under construction.
This fanfic provides examples of:
Accidental Marriage: Invoked by Mr. Ollivander playing The Matchmaker between Calliope and Mark, when their escaping from Bindweed Hall he performs an ancient marriage rite on the two of them as they escape down the well with Januarius.
A Day in the Limelight: It gives Mr. Ollivander, the mysterious and little-seen wandmaker, more screen time — although really most of the action is taken up by OC's.
Aerith and Bob: Mark and Andrew are starting to really stand out opposite the odd Calliope, Linus, the rare Turpin and Thorfinn, the very weird (for Muggles) Januarius... Even "Tess" is short for the ancient Greek Tisiphone. (On a linguistic note, Mr. Ollivander's first name, Servaas, is the one Dutch name among a slew of English and Greek names. Mysterious.)
Anguished Declaration of Love: By Mark — declaring his love for Calliope to her brother, in an attempt to convince Linus to take him along on her rescue mission. And in chapter 22 of "War," Guadalupe to Mark.
Big Bad Ensemble: Between the Ministry of Magic and, eventually, the Death Eaters, our protagonists have their hands full.
Big Fancy House: The Ollivander's family estate, Hollywyck which resides in Scotland, is a magnificent manor in mock Tudor architecture with a wide, rambling garden and a fountain,is surrounded by magical enchanted holly to keep out uninvited guests, and has a graveyard where long deceased members of the Ollivander family rest. Although it doesn't have a ballroom to match the manors grandest, it has an equally grand library.
Deuteragonist: Between them, Mark and Linus are the deuteragonist and tritagonist, but it's uncertain which is which.
Disappeared Dad: Calliope and Linus' father is alive, but living in France, but makes a return in chapter 32 of "War" when the body of their sister is finally recovered. Meanwhile, Hector and Tess' father is barely mentioned or even seen.
Eleventh Hour Superpower: It turns out that the wand that Gregorovitch sent to the Ollivander family is the Rod of Asclepius, whose healing powers Linus picks up just in time to save Mark's life.
Elsewhere Fic: Type 2 — canon characters appear, but the story revolves around original characters.
Evil Plan: Someone is scheming to erase Benedicte Ollivander from the memory of everyone who ever knew or heard of her.
Meaningful Name: Everyone, in some way or another. Except, probably, Turpentine.
On the other hand, Turpentine would be the perfect name for someone who strips away layers of memories like you would layers of paint.
In-universe, the names of the Ollivander Children: Calliope's middle name, Blithe, was chosen by her father to show how happy they were at her birth. Linus’ middle name, Fortitude, is because his mother almost died giving birth to him (also picked out by their father). Benedicte Clemence, a blessing of mercy, from their father (he had a sentimental bent).
"Lyman" Heckinger, the journalist.
Tisiphone means "the avenger."
St. Januarius is the patron saint of blood banks. Strangely, his feast day is not in January.
Special Canon Guest: Apart from Nymphadora "Dora" Tonks (Calliope's childhood friend) and Mr. Ollivander (Calliope's grand-uncle) who are more supporting characters, a number of Harry Potter canon characters make guest appearances, or even regular guest appearances, which are announced at the beginning of a chapter or the end of the previous. The following characters are;
Mad-Eye Moody is the first canon character to make an appearance, when Dora takes Calliope on a detour to his house.
Then in the following chapter there's Albus Dumbledore, who convinces Calliope to help the Order of Phoenix with a few assignments. Also in "At War", Mark meets him and is given a pep talk by Dumbledore before his final trial. Telling him that he possess a far great gift, the ability to inspire courage in his students (the werewolves) to give the world a second chance.
Dolores Umbridge, who arrested Mark at the Leaky Cauldron for supposedly stealing a wand and later as a juror at both Mark's trials.
Calliope meets Luna Lovegood at the Hog's Head, while Dora is attending an Auoro's meeting and Luna's father is conducting an interview for The Quibbler. The two end up striking up a conversation and end up becoming pen pals, Luna even gives her advice via letter in a later chapter.
Remus Lupin makes a short appearance, But then in War makes a more memorable appearance when he takes Mark to the Agnes Stidolph Werewolf Sanctuary, where Mark is to teach the werewolves.
Fleur Delacour rescues Calliope in chapter 6 of War and becomes sort of friends with Calliope, she makes a few more appearances in later chapters and even ends up going on a rescue mission with Linus and Dora to help Calliope after she helps Mark and Januarius escape from Bindweed Hall.
Bill Weasley makes a few appearances along side Fleur after her first few guest roles, he also goes with Linus, Dora and Fleur to find Calliope, Mark and Januarius after the three escape from Bindweed Hall.