after the war, percy and oliver take completely different paths. oliver is a quidditch star, an honored veteran of the battle of hogwarts, idolized by many. percy, on the other hand, has been married and divorced already, has become disillusioned with his job at the ministry of magic, and is struggling to reconnect with his family. one afternoon, though, their worlds collide. they had been schoolmates, once, and casual friends, but now they feel alone in the world and it is good to see a familiar face. they talk about oliver’s success, and how it has begun to tire him. they talk about percy’s daughters, and how they are his only solace from his dead-end ministry job. oliver brings books for percy to read, and percy reads them. percy brings his daughters for oliver to meet, and oliver loves them.
it isn’t perfect— there are things they cannot talk about just yet, issues they need to work out on their own. it takes time, but eventually percy reconnects with his family and joins george in the shop from time to time. oliver retires early from puddlemere united after a perfect season and takes a job at hogwarts as the flying instructor and quidditch coach.
and they continue to have coffee, to share stories about the new prank lee came up with or the silly gossip the children insist on telling the handsome new quidditch coach.
and life after the war gets a little bit easier.