the circus; remus lupin
The thing is, it is never about being a clown, a magician or an acrobat
Circus always has its own way to trap you in it
And there is only one way to leave.
Saying magic didn't exist would be a big lie, especially if one was working in a circus. Lyra, the youngest acrobat of Aevum Circus, had been in the tent throughout her life. From young age, she was taught what to do, saying it was her only way to survive, and she just followed each step they showed her. She bravely walked on a rope, tumbled down over hula hoop and flashed a bright smile, earning herself a loud applause.
"You are a witch." That was not really what she expected to hear when circus' clown informed her that one of the visitors wanted to meet the acrobat. She fixed her brown eyes on the tiny man and awkwardly smiled, wondering if she was supposed to run away from him.
"Flitwick." The man smiled at eleven year old girl.
"Sir Flitwick, but they only taught me how to be an acrobat, not magician."
Lyra later learnt that she was gifted with a magic and had to attend a school that could teach her everything. And it just meant, she finally found a way to escape from the circus and see the world behind the curtain.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters are belong to J.K. Rowling. All OC characters are belong to RSB. There might be changes in original plot or ages to keep story going.