It was at Ilvermorny that Duncan met his future wife. She was a British girl, not used to American ways. One boy decided he was going to make fun of her for it. Well, Duncan was about to have any of that. He socked the boy in the jaw. The bully left the girl alone, and Duncan decided he would show her around. The pair hit it off really well, and that's when Duncan learned her name. Jeannie Clark.
It didn't take long for the pair to start dating. They were in fifth year at the time, and they stayed together for the next two and a half years at Ilvermorny. On their graduation day, Duncan proposed. Jeannie accepted and just like Duncan's parents the two were married within three months.
Once Duncan turned 18, he decided to join the US Army like his father and grandfather before him. Duncan applied to join the US Rangers and was accepted into Ranger School. Upon his graduation from Ranger School, Duncan was sent out on his first deployment, leaving Jeannie behind, along with their first and only son named Harley, after the motorcycle. Little did Duncan know however, Jeannie was pregnant with their second child. A girl this time, she was named Emiline over a video conference while Duncan was in a war zone.
While off fighting, his son Harley grew up without his dad, but heavily influenced by him. Harley played war games more often than not, and dreamed of being a soldier. He wanted to be noble and just, Duncan's son. In a way, he romanticized being a soldier, to the point that, in his imaginings, the gig was more of a charming knight ordeal. As his siblings started coming in by the droves, he played the part of good brother, always helping around the house and with the chores.
His parents were slightly worried about Harley as he was a late bloomer in the magic department. They would've have loved him as a squib, regardless, and maybe it would have been better for him as a squib. The day Harley received his sign of magic was also the day he learned his father was coming home without a leg, when he was 9. Harley locked himself in the bathroom, refusing to get out. After a while, he finally left the bathroom, leaving behind a toilet split in two from magic. Jeannie was, presumably, shocked, but at least he was able to get it out of his system.
As the years went he became more and more disillusioned about the military, mainly due to his volunteering at the VA. He switched his ideals, instead finding favor in science and technology, all things that could prevent war in the future. You could call him a bit of a nerd, as many students did. Harley didn't mind the name calling, he just wanted to help guys like his dad.
Upon arriving at Ilvermorny at age 11, Harley was given the option of Pukwudgie and Horned Serpent. After some contemplation, Harley chose Pukwudgie. It was at Ilvermorny that Harley once again changed, perhaps not for the better. He suffered through a lot of bullying because of his intellect, and was always too embarrassed to tell his dad. As a young kid in an unfamiliar place,backed up into a corner, he only had a few options to change his situation. Harley reinvented himself, dumbing himself down in class, playing the kid who didn't care. His bullies became his friends and soon the asshole he tried to project truly became him.
In his fourth year he failed his exams so bad, they had to hold him back a year. Up until then he'd kept up a facade for his mom and dad, but at that point they truly started to grasp the difference in their son. His friends made fun of him and abandoned him. Harley was so upset he went out drinking (underage) with some of his muggle friends. They got so drunk they got in a car accident, but Harley fled the scene injured. He isn't as dumb as he pretended- after all it turned into a game of approval. He swiped their memories before fleeing. Harley absolutely sucks at healing spells, however, so he just had a neighborhood girl who had a crush on him patch him up. None of his family ever found out about his near death experience, but they could if they looked hard enough.
The family ended up moving to the UK, for whatever reasons his father gave. He didn't care. In a sense, it was nice to havea fresh start, even if he hadn't changed. Having grown wary of cars, upon arrival Harley gathered some of his birthday money and bought a a cheap, used yamaha motorcycle, which he rides around in secret. Harley is still an ass, but more considerate with his family. He is a 6th year.