Alex was best friends with Martin Dursley since kinder garden, he acted a little weird every now and then when his dad's cousin and his family came around, he said they were rather weird. They did almost everything together and were planning to go to secondary school together to Smeltings the private school their parents went to and Martins older brother Vernie also attended. After Martin's eleventh birthday everything changed. Martin was a normal kid, well kind of a nerd but he had loving parents, a small group of friends including his BFF Alex and Vernie an overachieving brother (specially in sports). The only not so normal thing in his life happened once or twice a year when the Potters came to visit them, through the chimney. They were wizards with wands and magical powers and all of that. The visits were short and cordial as none of them really enjoyed them. Then he turned eleven and news flash he wasn't so normal after all.