In my estimation, what Hogwarts house you’re in is more about what you value than what you’re actually good at. Hermione is smarter than most of the Ravenclaws, but she’s still a Gryffindor because she values bravery and strength of heart. Neville is similar. Crabbe and Goyle value power, affluence and ambition, which is why, despite being nothing more than cronies, they are Slytherins. Additionally, Harry himself chose his own house based on what he valued.
Before I really thought about the way sorting actually works according to the books, I would have thought that Nick would be a good choice for Gryffindor because he’s brave and that Slytherin was the right fit for ambitious and powerful Miles (even though I would have sorted Nick into Hufflepuff because he is also loyal).
But those are not the traits either of them value.
Nick values others. For him, the brave things he does are due to loyalty. Loyalty and standing together are his highest values and the things he aspires to.
This places him firmly in Hufflepuff.
Miles is a bit more difficult. He wants to “point out the contradictions in the law” and reform the system through that method. But why? When asked what changed him and why he fights by Ray Shields, Miles cites the people he cares about and the simple desire to do right by them. For Miles, his ambition is fueled by his desire to serve the greater good, and to assist his friends.
And that also makes Miles …
I know, it’s a bit shocking that I’d do this much of a complete 180. I just think that Miles does not value ambition for ambition’s sake and his opinion and motivations have not changed much since he was a child. Miles actually hates trophies and accolades and prefers to remain anonymous, a public servant in the truest sense (Miles is what all politicians SHOULD be).
And so, both of them are badgers.
the worst fuckin thing is
“oh you sing? are you a good singer? SING SOMETHING FOR ME RIGHT NOW”
“do you draw? you do? DRAW ME”
“you write? MAKE ME A CHARACTER IN YOUR STORY”
“you act? CRY FOR ME RIGHT NOW”
“You speak that language?! Say something in it!”
“you murder? KILL ME RIGHT NOW”
The last one seems more doable