Professor of Herbology, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.Marital Status:
Divorced recently to Hannah Abbot. Single.Children:
Herbology. Reading. Defense Against the Dark Arts. Travelling.Post War Bio:
After the Second Wizarding War, Neville, like a number of those who fought, entered the Auror Service in order to help track down and capture the remaining supporters of You-Know-Who. For a time, he did his part, helping to clean up the remnants of the Dark Lord's supporters. Eventually, however, he left the Auror Department, and took up a teaching position at Hogwarts, after the retirement of Professor Sprout, to become the school's new Herbology Professor. After a courtship that had quietly taken place during the final months of You-Know-Who's reign, and afterwards, he married Hannah Abbot. Their relationship lasted a short time before divorce struck. Rumors have been abound about the couple's marriage, and the talk of both becoming increasingly dependent upon firewhiskey, as reported by Rita Skeeter. See Personality Section for Further DetailsPersonality:
Though there have been rumor and talk of a possible alcohol dependency, Neville shows nothing of the sort. He can be a friendly presence, even lively at times, but shows no loss of his facilities.
While at school, he may have been a quiet young boy, nervous and forgetful, but the changing of times and difficulties of life have changed and molded him into the opposite. He is more confident than he ever had been before, strong and quick of mind. Earlier struggles with his self-confidence have been obliterated, due largely in part by past professors (i.e. Lupin, McGonagall, Fake Moody, Sprout, etc.) as well as his experiences and friendship with Harry Potter, and others of Dumbledore's Army.
He possesses a strong sense of loyalty to friends and loved ones. There is very little he will do for those he considers close to him, often going above and beyond. And with his friends and family, he is not afraid to speak his mind and stand up for what is, in his opinion, right and wrong.
And yet, though as strong and friendly as he may appear, changed over the years, fear and the past still have a firm hold upon him and his decisions. It was largely why he chose to leave the Auror service. True, he had said that it was his desire to leave in order to pursue the vacant Herbology post, but deep down, it was the fear of what had happened to his parents, the famed Aurors, and the dangers they faced and succumbed to, that helped to fuel his decision. Fear of the past has also helped to reinforce his apprehension of having children, which is the true reason why he and his former wife, Hannah, are no longer together.
While what brought them together, forged over the years in the beginning through letters and that kinship formed over the suffering of parents and loved ones by Death Eaters, for a time both of them hesitant to bring children into a world even after the demise of the Dark Lord, over time, it only strained their relationship. Hannah wanted children, wanted to be a mother, and Neville's hesitation, his apprehension, of becoming a parent, not wanting his children to endure what he, and so many others left parent-less by War. It drove Hannah to drink, straining the relationship between them until it was irreparable.
He masks his emotions and feelings well enough. Putting his thoughts and true feelings behind a wall of positivity and confidence. While he may appear to be changed, turned into the confident young man, deep down, he is still the frightened young boy who still struggles with his fear and the past.