Full Name: Arthur Tor Crabbe
Birthdate:3rd March 1857
Current Age: 25
Occupation: Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes, Employee
Hogwarts House:Slytherin Alumni
Wand: black limba, 13", sturdy, single phoenix tail feather
Blood Status: Pureblood
Father | Merlin Mordred Crabbe; 58; Ministry Employee
Mother | Nimue Tegau Crabbe (née Selwyn); 43; Socialite & Wife
Younger Brother | Lionel Uther Crabbe; 21
Younger Sister | Isolde Guinevere Malfoy (née Crabbe); 18; Wife
Brother-in-law | Tristan Idris Malfoy; 32; Isolde’s husband
Youngest Sister | Elaine Lyonesse Crabbe; 16; Student – Slytherin
Youngest Brother | Huon Percival Crabbe; 13; Student
Beloved | Deirdre Reid; 22; Mother
Son | ------ ------ Reid; 3; Twin
Daughter | ------ ------ Reid; 3; Twin
Various known cousins or ancestors, as well.
Appearance: Arthur’s appearance is quite pleasing to the eye; if just slightly intimidating. His build is not exactly what one would define as “brawny and muscles”, but that is not to say that he lacks any such aforementioned muscles; he just has a slim figure which is usually clad in a fashionable suit of some kind, usually dark colors with the only given light color the brightness of his blouse. Much like his siblings, Arthur has blonde hair which isn’t as pale as his sisters, but the color is quite decipherable for one to consider. His hair takes on the appearance of being arranged in a type of tousled, neat style which is usually held together by hair products. His eyes are originally a bluish hue, but it is not astonishing to see him with gray or green-hued orbs as the colors shift constantly. His lips are full, and often of a coral color; though during the winter his lips are quite chapped and often pale.
History: Arthur was born the first-born child and son of Merlin and Nimue Crabbe, a fact that he is quite proud of and is widely known. Arthur was quite a fussy child during his childhood and most definitely spoiled. When he was denied anything his heart desires, he is quite the little demon and a nuisance to his nannies and caretakers. Given this fact, Arthur is eventually given what he wants and is quite content for the time being; though that is to say: not for long.
Arthur’s temper and bad attitude only worsened once his brother, Lionel, had been born. At only the tender age of three, he was well aware that he may be pushed aside by his parents because of the new baby, but was quite appeased when he learned that this was not the case. Arthur, though his emotions were befuddling at the time, was quite jealous of Lionel. The nannies always complimented of how well-behaved and quiet the new Crabbe babe was, and it infuriated Arthur. He was the one whom his nannies and caretakers should be complimenting instead of scolding! He was their employer’s heir and first-born son! To say the least, Arthur decided to ignore his younger brother and continue with his life as if Lionel was not born at all.
In 1863, a month before Arthur would turn six, his first younger sister, Isolde Guinevere is born. As is the usual custom of children being born to the Upper Class, Isolde is handed off into the care of nannies and wet-nurse soon after her birth. To say the least, Arthur was quite curious of this ‘younger sister’ he had been told he had. He had gotten used Lionel, ignoring the young boy and acting as if he did not exist, but a younger sister? The first time Arthur laid eyes on Isolde, he was captivated. Of course, she possessed the same genetics as Arthur himself had, but that was not why he was captivated. Isolde appeared so fragile, so dainty that he was afraid to touch her for fear that she should break to pieces like the crystalline vase he had broken when he had been four. Why, he rather thought he felt as if he had to protect this young baby girl from crumbling himself. For the first time in his young life, Arthur actually felt an emotion entirely different and foreign to him: fondness for a human being.
Arthur’s sixth birthday was a memorable occurrence, to be sure. It was the day he acquired his magical abilities. Arthur had been severely disappointed to realize that his father would not be attending his birthday celebration due to business within the Ministry of Magic. His mother, much to the astonishment of his young conscience, knew that her son was disappointed and bestowed upon him an affection that she rarely exposed to her children. Arthur basked in his mother’s attentions and praises the whole of his birthday, and even managed to surprise her by growing a single red rose from a layer of vibrant white snow. To say the least, Nimue Crabbe, since her eldest son’s sixth birthday, held a fondness for her eldest son that she harbors very little for her other children; excluding Isolde, of course. The young babe was her first daughter, after all.
In the late summer months of 1865, Elaine Lyonesse Crabbe is born as the second daughter and fourth child of Merlin and Nimue Crabbe. Arthur had been exploring his childhood home’s grounds, under the unwavering (and vexing) supervision of one of his and Lionel’s nannies. While Lionel trailed behind, attempting to catch a butterfly in his small, pudgy palm, Arthur had been prancing ahead, his pent up energy evident. He yearned to explore elsewhere besides his childhood home, but with such restrictions his family upheld about children wandering out of bounds of the Crabbe mansion, this was not to be until he became a bit older; Hogwarts age most assuredly. Unaware of his younger brother running towards him at quite a brisk rate, he was suddenly sprawled onto the ground with Lionel chanting excitedly, “New sister! New sister!” Excellent!, Arthur thought sarcastically, throwing Lionel off of him. Arthur was never really close or protective of Elaine as he was of Isolde, however, there were moments of when Elaine would remind Arthur of Isolde and he would display that brotherly affection or protection he usually reserves for Isolde, and Isolde only.
In 1868, Arthur receives word that he has been invited to attend Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Arthur is ecstatic. Not only would he be exploring out of range of his childhood home, but he would also be able to associate with children his own age. His parents only set him in playgroups when he was younger with those whose children they thought worthy of their eldest son’s acquaintance, but they soon realized that Arthur was bored with all of the children and released him from playgroups or play dates. Of course, Arthur was never lonely due the fact that he thought himself incapable of becoming as such, but that did not mean that he did not yearn for company every now and then.
Arthur’s first and second years at Hogwarts were ones filled with curiosity and awe. Of course, as was expected of him from his parents, he managed to get into the Slytherin house, and was quite smug about it, too. He would often write to Lionel, boasting of his achievements of appeasing their mother and father, and relentlessly tease him that he may never achieve the level of perfection that Arthur had reached in their parents’ eyes. The forlorn thing about his coldness towards his brother was that he was unaware that his jabs and jeers were not affecting his younger brother as he thought they were; Lionel had gotten used to the position as the second son. Arthur’s youngest sibling and brother was born during the time he was away at Hogwarts. Arthur was not very close to Huon, and he found Huon as irksome as Lionel.
To say the least, Arthur was quite mortified when Lionel began Hogwarts and managed to get himself into the Slytherin House, as well. Though his pride had been wounded by his incorrect assumptions that Lionel would be placed elsewhere, Arthur did not display his mortification and simply accused the Hat of false placing or accusing Lionel of arguing with the Hat to get his way and that it unimpressed him.
Lionel’s attending Hogwarts and being in the same house as him was becoming increasingly vexing for Arthur as he was more aware of his younger brother’s presence. It unnerved him how Lionel seemed able to read his character and his faults so easily without even interacting with him. It was as if Lionel realized his true personality when Arthur himself had no clue as to what he was meant to become other than the future head of the Crabbe estate and finances. Lionel was quite glad and proud when Isolde began her Hogwarts education. Glad because it was a relief to know that there was someone he could actually tolerate in the school full of unintelligent, imbecile dimwits, and proud because Isolde joined him in Slytherin House, as well. He had been confident that she would appease both him and parents by doing so; Arthur was confident that she would make Mr. Tristan Malfoy a fine wife.
It was during his third-sixth years of when he received word from his mother and father that he was betrothed to a girl fourteen years his junior. Arthur was very weary but accepting of this information as he knew that each of his siblings was or would be betrothed to someone of their parents’ choosing. It would have been a matter of time of when he would have been betrothed; though he was not very pleased with the fact that his betrothed was much younger than him. It was also during his fifth year when he realizes that he could not have all of what his heart may desire. He had been quite confident that he would be appointed Slytherin Prefect for his fifth year, but was sorely disappointed and infuriated to learn that Javert de Montfault, a fellow year and housemate of Arthur’s, had gained the title instead. To be frank, Arthur returned for his fifth year in a foul mood and temperament, ignoring and shunning Javert until the springtime when he calmed down some.
In the early summer of 1875, Arthur graduated from Hogwarts with ‘Os’ on his N.E.W.T’s. Arthur, however, did not immediately begin his work within the Ministry of Magic. He took a two tour around the world. One of the places he was most interested in was Egypt. He was fascinated by all the eerie tombs and the history of how the Egyptians survived in their days, but he found that Egypt was not a destination he would settle down until 1877, and he removed himself to Ireland, where he did keep residence and work within the Irish Ministry of Magic. It was there in Ireland when he came into an acquaintance with a young woman with vibrant red hair, emerald green eyes, unblemished, creamy skin, and a thick Irish accent indicating her heritage. This young woman’s name was Deirdre Reid, and this red-headed young woman captivated his heart.
Arthur became acquainted with Deirdre through a fellow co-worker of his that became one of his closest friends while in Ireland. When Arthur first set eyes on this young woman, he could not tear his eyes away for fear that such beauty in front of him would vanish. Arthur was not a romantic young man, no indeed he was not, but Deirdre sparked something in Arthur that only Isolde seemed capable of doing. Knowing that he was betrothed, Arthur attempted to rid his mind of Deirdre and continue about his career as if she did not exist, but his mind was relentlessly filled with images of those emerald green eyes and that silky red hair he so yearned to touch to find out if it was as soft as it appeared.
Thus, Arthur soon gave in to his emotions, and began courting Deirdre with the consent of her father. Arthur was aware he could never ask for Deirdre’s hand in marriage, but it was the time of which he spent with her that he cherished the most. None of his family knew of his courtship with Deirdre, and he wanted it to stay that way. If his mother received word that he was courting someone not of his own class and status, he would be most likely shunned by his parents and siblings. Not to mention that it would give Lionel a chance to take the position of the ‘perfect son’, and Arthur refused to have that occur.
Of course, his time spent with Deirdre was becoming quite passionate and it was becoming difficult not to kiss those soft lips furiously with need. Arthur became more aware of Deirdre’s lithe, little body and her womanly curves, and driven mad with desire to unlace her corset to admire the view underneath her petticoats and gown. Unbeknownst to him, Deirdre felt the similar desire and thought Arthur quite handsome. Given this fact, in the middle of the night, Arthur was awoken abruptly by a soft tap at his townhouse door, and was astonished to uncover that it was Deirdre, only clad in a nightgown and a thick cloak upon her form. “What are you doing here?,” he asked, wrapping his arms around her form, glad that the hardness of the corset was not present. “To spend the night with you, lover,” Deirdre whispered seductively into his ear,sending shivers of pleasure and excitement running down his spine. Arthur and Deirdre made love for the first time that night.
In hot, blistering weather of July, in the year of 1877, he began to hear rumors of a Wizarding village being established close to Hogwarts. When he wrote to Isolde to inquire of whether this rumor was true, her reply was positive and Arthur suddenly felt the need to remove himself to Hogsmeade. When he attempted to visit Deirdre, to inquire of whether she wished to accompany him, he was slighted by her father, in a rage of disappointment and anger, accusing him of impregnating his only daughter. Eyes wide with fear and uncertainness, Arthur attempted to deny this accusation thrown at him, but he could not help but come to terms with the fact that he was going to have a child out of wedlock. Frightened and being a coward by the thought of the responsibilities that may become of a child, his child, when it was conceived out of wedlock, Arthur fled Ireland with no farewell to Deirdre of his closest friend there.
With the Irish Ministry’s good reports and opinions on his work, Arthur was able to become Assistant Head for the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes without much of an interview and given good luck wishes. Arthur worked diligently and dedicatedly while in Hogsmeade. He never gave anyone too much trouble and took his current position as Assistant Head quite seriously. As is expected, he has not confided in anyone of Deirdre or the unborn child. He received many heartbreaking letters from Deirdre containing her love for him and her guilt that she had driven him away. Arthur yearned to reply that she had not pushed him away, but he did rue the day they made love and created the baby, however, he was aware that Deirdre’s feelings were sensitive and he did not want to break her any more than he has already done.
The babies were born the 23rd of March, 1878. Deirdre gave birth to twins: a boy and a girl. When Arthur learned of his children, there was this befuddling guilt tearing at his insides. He had missed the birth of his own children with the woman he loved, and that was enough to send him into depression. Since gaining the information of his children, Arthur retreated from society and claimed that, despite the relative calmness of his current position in life, that he wanted solitude. Of course, he went over matters with his father concerning the entailment of the Crabbe estate and finances once Merlin Crabbe passed (which wouldn’t be for a long while) and spent a bit of time (very little) in the company of his mother and sisters. Other than that, Arthur spent little time in society, most likely piquing the curiosities of nosy journalists belonging to the Daily Prophet.
Arthur spent the years of 1878-1881 in a solitary position. He attended any parties or functions he had no choice of refusing to appease his parents, attended the wedding of Isolde and Tristan, worked diligently at his current occupation to keep the Crabbe finances stable, and began writing to Deirdre, inquiring the health of his children and her. Despite the fact that Arthur usually ignored whatever displeases him, there was this side of him longing to set eyes on his young children and his beloved, but he could not bring himself to do so for fear that he should not return to Hogsmeade, and elope with Deirdre and the babies. With his children now at the age of three, it was becoming increasingly difficult for Arthur to stay away from them (and Deirdre) for much longer. Now that the new year of 1882 came around with much promise for the future, Arthur is now contemplating returning to Ireland, but he restrains himself by convincing himself that he would be going against everything his aloof father had taught him.
Not Physically Affectionate
Hard To Impress
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