Fanfic: A Different Dursley Family
A Different Dursley Family by Lucillia is a Harry Potter For Want of a Nail fanfiction with the nail being a prank Vernon did as a schoolboy in Smeltings, more specifically the consequences. In canon Vernon successfully framed another student for beheading a rival school's statue. In this fic Vernon was caught and expelled, and was humbled by the result. This means a different Vernon Dursley meets Petunia Evans.
- Adaptation Name Change: Vernon and Petunia name their son "Ryan" instead of "Dudley" in this fic.
- Abusive Parents
- Blessed with Suck: The Blood Wards protect them from Dark wizards but they are unable to leave Privet Drive for a place more affordable and tolerant
- Break the Haughty
- But Now I Must Go
- Can't Argue with Elves
- Career-Ending Injury: Petunia worked as a nurse until somebody ran over her. She eventually started a new career as a lawyer.
- Drunk Driver: The reason Petunia suffered a Career-Ending Injury.
- Freak Out
- I Am Not My Father: Vernon makes a point of being a better father to Ryan and Harry than his father was to him.
- Inadequate Inheritor: Humbled Vernon was this to his father's eyes.
- In Spite of a Nail: Vernon and Petunia still became a couple and had a son.
- Medieval Stasis
- Never Speak Ill of the Dead
- Oh, Crap
- One True Love
- So What Do We Do Now?
- Stepford Suburbia
- There Are No Therapists: Averted. Petunia met one when she realized she was letting her jealously towards Lily affect the way she treated Harry.
- Unfortunate Names: Believing "Dudley" to be one, Vernon opposed the idea of his son having that name so, in this fic, Harry has a cousin named Ryan.
- Walking Techbane