- Chapter 6 includes a reading of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- Chapter 12:Where am I sleeping? Down in the Slytherin dorms?
No, you and Cecy have a guest suite. Youll be in the dorms when you come to school, but not tonight. Its near there, though, and shell be looking out for you. I assume you can get to the dorms on your own?
Then its the second corner to your left and straight on till the end of the hall.
Draco got a sense of missed joke about this but let it pass. Thank you, sir. Good night.
- Chapter 19 has the other world's Harry proposing a performance of The Pirates of Penzance to give the kids something to do since they'll be stuck at Hogwarts for the rest of the summer. The idea is received rather well, with parts being picked out on the spot.
- Chapter 26: Draco sings a snippet from Wicked (a bit anachronistic, though it might have come out earlier in the other world) before singing "With Catlike Tread".
- Chapter 27 features a couple of allusions to Rudyard Kipling:Draco: (thinking) I am the whatever-that-was-the-Manor-showed-me that walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.Draco: (thinking) Forget not the night is for hunting, and remember the day is for sleep.
Draco froze, transfixed. Blue-gray was all there was, all there would ever behe was being weighed, measured, and somehow he sensed that he had not been found entirely wanting
- A scriptural allusion:
- Chapter 28 has kind of a meta-example—the "Marriage Law" Fandom-Specific Plot is referenced: in the other world, there is talk of making it illegal for a witch or wizard to marry anyone but a Muggle.
- Chapter 29 has the performance, and the inevitable Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference during Neville's Modern Major General song:Neville: For our audience is patient, but their patience now is gone with it,
And they are likely thinking that its time that we GET ON WITH IT!
- Chapter 30 has Comparative Cultures (the other world's version of Muggle Studies) and an Actor Allusion via Identical Grandson:Gertrude "Danger" Beauvoi: Now, were going to watch a film that was made before any of you were born, by a comedy team of four Muggles and two wizards, one of whom was a direct descendant of our own Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington--good afternoon, Sir Nicholas!
- Chapter 37 has the other-world kids finding a great deal of humor in Draco being a member of the Inquisitorial Squad during his fifth year.
- Draco apparently gets the idea into Peeves' head: "Everybody expects the Hogwarts Inquisition! Beware the soft cushions! Beware the comfy chair!"
- Chapter 39, immediately after Draco has recruited the Hogwarts house-elves to his cause: "Short help is better than no help at all."
- Terry Boot, who has recent Muggle ancestry, gives Draco an odd look upon overhearing this.
- Chapter 53 has the obligatory pun:Of course I'm Sirius—so stop calling me Shirley!
- Chapter 54 reveals that the other world's Dobby has a grandson named Elrond. (His granddaughter is Virginia. It makes more sense if one assumes that, as in DV-main, Winky has become both the Weasleys' house-elf and Dobby's wife.)
- Subtle but there in Chapter 56:He turned me into you.
Hermione blinked at him a few times. Into me?
I got better, Ron added sheepishly.
- In Chapter 59, when Hermione supposes (correctly) that Luna's new friend is Draco, Ron scoffs Yeah, and Pansy Parkinson dates Muggles! One Dangerverse fan has written Recursive Fanfiction where DV!Pansy and an alternate version of DV!Dudley (who never went full-on Death Eater) not only date, but eventually marry, sneaking off to Gretna Green not unlike BC!Ron and BC!Hermione.
- Considering that in Beauvoi-verse, they are dating (and Dudley is a Muggle)...
- Chapter 59 has one of the funnier ones:I didnt get a chance to read it yet. Ron flattened one of the sheets and peered at it. Looks like a list. Let me see if I can find the first piece. Two sheets later, he made a noise of satisfaction. Here it is. Pressing the paper flat, he began to read aloud. Being an Evil Overlord seems to be a good career choice
What? said Hermione shrilly.
Harry snorted with laughter. Sounds like something Fred and George wouldve written after their career advice session, he said. Go on, Ron, this should be good.
Ron found his place and continued. It pays well, there are all sorts of perks, and you can set your own hours. However, every Evil Overlord Ive read about in books invariably gets overthrown and destroyed in the end.
Wish this was a book, said Harry a bit bleakly.
- Later in the same chapter:A moment later, Harrys voice echoed out of the lighter. Potters Broomspear Café. You kill it, we grill it.
- Later in the same chapter:
- Chapter 60 begins with a Call-Back to Draco being injured by Buckbeak—Luna fawns over his injured arm in a similar fashion to Pansy in the earlier instance, and Draco even lampshades it.
- In Chapter 63 (doubles as Actor Allusion):Draco (in response to attempted Occlumency by Snape): "I fobbed him off with the abbreviated presentation of What I Did on My Holidays, and now hes sure at least one of us is mad."Snape (after viewing said memories, in which a girl sings "All I Want for Christmas is You"): "Perhaps I should have checked the expiration date on that bottle. Any drink which makes me hallucinate about attending concerts with Sibyll Trelawney cannot be good for me."
- Later in that same chapter:Snape: At the risk of betraying my origins—curiouser and curiouser.
- Snape also witnesses, via Draco's memories, a pantomime of Peter Pan with Draco as Captain Hook. (Which might be a reference to the 2003 film version of Peter Pan, which has the man who played Lucius Malfoy as Captain Hook.)
- Later in that same chapter:
- Chapter 65 has Ron and Hermione (Polyjuiced as Nott and Greengrass) alluding to the events of the first book to make sure Neville knows who they really are.
- Draco's efforts to get Astoria Greengrass, his eventual wife in canon to tell him her name includes a Rumpelstiltskin reference:Am I allowed to know your name now, or do I have to keep guessing until you get my first-born child?
The other eyebrow joined its friend. Was that a proposition, Malfoy?
No, it was a botched story reference. Never mind.
- Chapter 73, trying to get Hermione out of her bad mood:STOP IT! Hermione shrieked, slamming her book shut. Draco yanked his arm back into his lap just in time to avoid it being seen. What is wrong with you?
It wasnt me! Ray protested as his sisters glare fell on him. It was the one-armed man!
- In Chapter 85, Luna references Chronicles of Narnia"But no one is ever told what would have happened."
- In Chapter 86, Draco reveals that he wants to be called Luke, the same as his Animagus form, and not just because of Luke Skywalker.
- Chapter 90—Draco awakes to find he's not alone:Thats odd, he said aloud. I dont remember ordering a mini-me.
- Chapter 91: Draco meets with his world's Hermione:Draco undid the clasp on his robes, sliding them off to reveal a very Muggle pair of jeans and a T-shirt emblazoned with the words There wolf. There castle and small pictures of these two things, arrows pointing them out. Christmas present, he explained at Hermiones incredulous look.
- Chapter 92:Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam
Shut up! screeched Alecto Carrow, swatting at Peeves with a broomstick without even dis-lodging his Viking helmet. Shut up!
Cackling through his song, Peeves swooped from side to side of the entrance hall, over the heads of the students who were filing in from the carriages. Lovely Spam! he caroled, off-key as usual. Wonderful Spam!
- Chapter 94:Have I told you about the latest misadventures of my problem child? Snape asked.
No, do enlighten me. Mischief sparked in her smile. Has he set all the suits of armor to dancing about on tables?
- Later in the chapter: "By Oak and Ash and Thorn, I do swear it."
- Chapter 96 has the Slytherin House password as "Bald Mountain". This is also a time reference, as "Night on Bald Mountain" is about Walpurgisnacht, April 30, which in Be Careful is the date of the final battle.
- Chapter 97 has Abby's response to Draco waking up after nearly being beaten to death by his world's seventh-year Slytherins:Abby: He phoned home!
- In chapter 106, Snape quotes The Chronicles of Narnia.Snape: "'Further up and further in'?"
Lily (approvingly): "Exactly."
- Later in the same chapter:Lily smirked. Good. Now, can you say, I dont want to go on the cart?
- Later in the same chapter:
- Chapter 109 has Draco, having arrived in the other world, noticing black overwhelming the orange of the early dawn:Draco: (thinking) Dawn of the dementors.
- Chapter 110:
- And, finally, chapter 111:
- Draco's will leaves Neville the Lestranges' estates:I understand Hufflepuff girls like blokes with huge tracts of land.
- Draco's will leaves Neville the Lestranges' estates:
Shout Out / Be Careful