06-05-2011, 08:50 PM
Once Michelle was settled down on the bench, and certain that there was no-one else around, she haltingly told Wendy the story about her father.
Ty Harvey had been a Chaser on the Willington Wolves Quidditch team, and had played for England. He had met Daphne Jones at Hogwarts; she had been in Gryffindor and he in Slytherin, but that had made no difference to their budding romance. They had eventually gotten married and had had Michelle a year later.
The Ministry were having problems with various incidents; Muggle deaths, disappearances and also mysterious thefts. These were due to a dark witch named Caprica, who wished for total dominion over both the wizarding and Muggle world. She didn't commit all the crimes herself; some were down to her followers, who were known as Hounds.
Ty had been arrested and accused of being one of these Hounds, based on flimsy evidence from a witness who had claimed that she'd seen him at the scene of one of the murders. The Ministry, desperate to look as tho they were making progress on the murders front, pushed a trumped up case on to Ty and had him sent to Azkaban.