You will see more of Blaise Zabini. Ze's not a main character, but ze will be important.
In the books, Zabini's gender wasn't revealed until the sixth book, so fan-fiction versions of zem have a variety of genders. In this story, I'm going to ignore zir belated canon gender and simply choose not to reveal zir gender at all. (Technically speaking, I haven't revealed the genders of any of my characters, but with Zabini, I'm not even going to reveal what gender other characters think ze is.) I'm constructing a fairly gender-egalitarian world here, so it won't cause any trouble for understanding the plot – and I really dislike picking genders for characters in the role Zabini will play. I invite you to imagine Zabini as male, and imagine Zabini as female, and examine whether you feel differently about the story based on that.
Actually, I invite you to do that with every character. And in every story you read, not just Voldemort's Children.
On another note, I'd originally been planning to make the Slytherins' lettering (Zabini is in Slytherin) use a small-caps style with lots of serifs like the one McGonagall uses, but I decided against it. That style is both tiring to write and hard to read, and I needed to put a bunch of text in a small area on this page. I'm pretty happy with the style I settled on. To me, at least, it's very readable, and it still has a certain amount of formality and elegance to it, without taking lots of extra effort to draw.Approximate readability: 9.29 (1153 characters, 264 words, 13 sentences, 4.37 characters per word, 20.31 words per sentence)