Better Than Canon: Quite a few fans found this fic to a preferable sequel to "The Cursed Child". Ironically finding The Cursed Child to be less original and more Fan Fic-like than the ACTUAL Fan Fic. Pointing out the fact that Hogwarts Houses Divided decided to tell it's own story with it's own conflict rather than relying on plot points that had already been done before.
Harsher in Hindsight: When trying to convince Stephen White not to commit suicide, Mercy says, "I...I don't want to see Thestrals, not yet." During the goblin attack on Hogwarts, Mercy is one of the Hufflepuffs to witness Alduin's murder.
Jerkass Woobie: Strangely enough, Pansy Parkinson comes across as this.
Never Live It Down: Pansy Parkinson's attempt to give Harry up to Voldemort has naturally haunted her every since. But it turns out she was already pregnant with Violet, and not quite thinking straight in her attempts to keep her unborn child safe. Harry knows why she did it, and he doesn't hold it against her.
Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Chloe is pretty much set up as an intentional Scrappy, but she is redeemed in the later parts of the fic by turning her into The Atoner, and at the end having her make a Heroic Sacrifice. Which almost kills her, but though she survives she's drained of all her magic and essentially becomes a Squib. It's hard to hate her at all after that, especially when she takes it philosophically instead of growing bitter.
The Woobie: After the war, Hogwarts pretty much turned into a world of woobie.