Viktor nodded, his eyes distant for a moment as he thought back to the last time he had seen Harry, the year of the Triwizard Tournament. It had been so many years since then that Viktor felt no bitterness over those memories of the Tournament, although there was still a lingering sadness over many of the events in his mind. "Yes, although your father beat me there," he replied with a small smile. Well, maybe Cedric had won too, that had always been a bit unclear to Viktor. But either way, Harry had ended up the Triwizard champion even being four years younger than Viktor. "Ah, so you do follow Quidditch?" He raised his eyebrows as he looked down at the boy as Albus told him how he knew all about Viktor's career, and how he had been there for a match against the English. Clearly this kid had an interest in the sport, no matter how he denied it.
"I do have a son. He is maybe two years older than you. You are, vhat, thirteen? My son Tase is fivteen." Like most fathers, Viktor was extremely proud of his son, and the teenager was one subject Viktor could talk freely about with almost anyone. He had a daughter as well, a bit younger than his son and maybe closer to Albus' age, who he was also very proud of, although Albus had specifically asked about a son so he could not elaborate on his beautiful little Petra. He listened intently to what Albus was saying, his eyebrows furrowing the more the child spoke.
He took a moment to form a response before speaking. "Mayve your father is important, but I do not think you should live believing you have to be like him. You should just do vhat you vant, and if you do that, who could be disappointed? Your father is important in his vay, and you can important it yours." He had never thought about his son having to live in his shadow, probably because his son had never seemed to have a problem with it. "My son plays Quidditch as a Chaser, because he enjoys it, and he is good. But I vould hope people do not think he has to be like me, because who vould vant that? You do not have to be your father, or your grandfather, or whoever else."