Just want to say something.

People always complain about how Harry never named one of his children after Remus, while Remus was an extremely important person in Harry’s life and so on and so forth.

Well, there’s actually an extremely simple explanation to that problem.

Harry already had a son named after Remus Lupin.

Teddy Remus Lupin was Harry’s first son.

You’ll never be able to convince me Harry didn’t think this.

Thank Merlin that hippogriff sliced his cheek in the last raid or else Harry wouldn’t have a scapegoat for Skeeter. The scar was nasty, but at least Skeeter didn’t notice him scratching the back of his neck every two minutes. That darned unicorn joke tattoo James had slapped on him when he dozed off post-dinner had the itchiest sparkle charm.

ASP: “Dad, what if I’m put in Slytherin?”
HP: “Albus Severus Potter. You were named after two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was the bravest man I’ve ever Known”
JSP: “Who was I named after dad?”

I can just imagine Sirius looking down and watching Harry as he named is children
  • Sirius:James, your son is going to name his son after me.
  • James:If you say so padfoot. I think it's going to be James, of course.
  • Harry:Lets call him James Sirius Potter.
  • James:Yes!!!
  • Sirius:What? Why is Sirius his middle name, it would be a bit odd when he names his second son Sirius.
  • When it is time for Harry to name is second son...
  • Sirius:It has to be me this time. Sirius Potter, I like it! Remus would have to be the middle name, Sirius Remus Potter, yep sounds good to me!
  • James:Yeah I like it.
  • Harry:We should call him Albus Severus Potter.
  • Sirius:What?!? Not me? What the hell? Severus is his middle name? You mean to say I'm equal with Snivellus? James, your son has problems!!

Sometimes I sort of cry about the Next Gen characters because they can never truly know what their families went through.

Young James Sirius not knowing why Harry and Ginny crack down on him so hard when he asks to get a tattoo, because Harry remembers the less than voluntary tattoos another Sirius once had.

Teenage and early-twenties Teddy Lupin irritated that Harry scolds him for irresponsible spending, being careless of his health and not aiming for a decent job, not quite realizing how heavily his father’s life was dominated by unemployment, poverty and ill health.

Rose and Hugo Weasley learning that not all grownups have scars on their arms just because Mummy and Daddy both do.

Tiny Lily Luna sobbing because when she asked her mother if she could have a diary, her mother went very pale and sharply refused.

The very fact that their parents made a better world for them to live in will mean that there will always be that gap of understanding. Because their families wouldn’t want them to have to understand.

  • James:"My life's goal is to piss off my brother as much as possible"
  • Albus:*judging you*
  • Lily:"Let's fuck shit up"
  • Teddy:"I don't think that's a good idea yo"
  • Victoire:*eye rolls for eternity*
  • Dominique:*laughs at you*
  • Louis:*tries and fails*
  • Lucy:"DO THE THING"
  • Fred:"That would never work, try my idea instead"
  • Roxanne:*stands awkwardly*
  • Hugo:"I'm not comfortable in this situation"
  • Rose:"Experimentation is the only way to get results"
  • Lorcan:"Don't touch me"
  • Lysander:"People are weird man"
  • Scorpius:"I like kittens because they're cute and fluffy and aren't afraid to cut a bitch. Like me"

If Harry Potter is about to turn 34, the Rita Skeeter article is set 16 years later, and Teddy’s snogging Victoire… three years before the epilogue… so…  

James…was evidently bursting with news. “Teddy’s back there,” he said breathlessly, pointing back over his shoulder at the billowing clouds of steam. “Just seen him! And guess what he’s doing? Snogging Victoire!”

He gazed up at the adults, evidently disappointed by the lack of reaction.

Our Teddy! Teddy Lupin! Snogging our Victoire! Our cousin! And I asked Teddy what he was doing—”… “And he said he’d come to see her off! And then he told me to go away! He’s snogging her!” James added as though worried he had not made himself clear. 

No shit, lack of reaction. This made national news three years ago, James, get your head in the game. 

James Potter II

He has black untidy hair, like his father, and his grandfather before him. He is a Gryffindor, like his father, and his grandfather before him. He is a Quidditch captain, like his father, and his grandfather before him. They say it’s in his blood. They say he is destined for great things, like his father, and his grandfather before him. When someone tells him his brother has a heavy name, he can barely hold a laugh. What do they know about heavy names? James Sirius Potter. Now, that’s a heavy name. Such weight, almost impossible to live under. No one ever bothered to ask him why he likes to fly. Everyone just assumes it’s because of his father. He doesn’t mind that, after all, he never bothered to ask why Harry liked it so much. Maybe because of the same reason he does. Makes you feel so light, almost weightless. Small and quick, like a Snitch. Hardly noticeable, unless you bother to watch really, really closely. And then you’ll see it, flying against the wind, its golden wings cutting clouds in two. Searching for its own path to follow.