• Sirius Black who shakes when the sorting hat is placed on his head, and asks for anything but Slytherin, and he doesn’t know, but it was never even a consideration.
  • Eleven year old Sirius who gets bad dreams about his parents, and the sorting, and his family, and his little brother, and dark magic, and crawls into the dorm bed next to his own, because James doesn’t mind and rolls to the edge of the bed to make room.
  • Twelve year old Sirius Black who finds Remus Lupin crying in the library and sneaks him into the kitchens instead of going to class, because he knows talking to James makes him feel better than crying alone, and he wants to be somebody’s James. 
  • Sirius Black who takes care of Remus Lupin, because he knows what it’s like not to have anybody to take care of you.
  • Thirteen year old Sirius who’s boggart is his own parents, with words like Mugglelover and Bloodtraitor heavy on their tongues, their wands at the ready. 
  • Thirteen year old Sirius who’s Head of House gets a visit from his defense teacher because of his disturbing boggart. 
  • Sirius Black  who starts having weekly teas with McGonagall and has a positive, loving, close, authority figure for the first time in his life. McGonnagal understanding Sirius and listening to him, and teaching him, because a boy who grew up in the toxicity of the Black house had a lot to unlearn about the world.
  • Fourteen year old Sirius who starts spending more and more time with the Potters’ until he comes to spend a week and the guest room has become his room and it has posters on the wall and it’s newly painted with matching sheets and  he thanks Ms. Potter over and over, because he doesn’t have to keep his door shut here to keep anyone away here and he feels safe for the first time in a longtime.
  • Fifteen year old Sirius who still  flinches the tiniest bit when people shout and has hands that shake when someone lectures him too harshly.
  • Sirius Black who still gets the nightmares every now and then, and wakes James up and sits at the end of his bed and talks to him until they both fall asleep again.
  • Sixteen year old Sirius who gets a common bug and has to spend his break in bed, teasing Ms. Potter that all this pampering is why James turned out so spoiled. Ms. Potter’s heart breaking because she had only made him soup and brought him extra blankets, and this kind of love was something foreign to him.
  • Sirius Black who wears James clothes as much as James wears his, because they’ve been living together in and out of school for a majority of their lives, and they’re not really sure who the original owner of the Weird Sisters shirt was, but now it’s whoever’s hiding it in their closet at the moment.
  • Seventeen year old Sirius who graduates, and his parents aren’t in the crowd, of course, but the Potters are and McGonnagall is, and James is next to him, and Lily has gotten him a leather jacket like the Muggles wear, and Remus is crying, and Pete is talking about the future like it’s covered in gold.

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.

Sirius knew.

When James stuck eye of newt in Lily’s hair in second year, and charmed her books to sing whenever she opened them, Sirius knew he fancied her.

When Evans responded to this by hexing James Potter, Sirius knew she needed some convincing.

When she burst through the portrait hole in sixth year laughing, with snow melting in her hair and James Potter at her heels, Sirius knew. He isn’t sure what he knew, but he’s sure he knew.

When Lily blushes a bright red after James talks himself in nervous circles about how pretty her eyes are, Sirius knew she was coming around.

When Lily gives James a hard time at dinner some nights, Sirius knows it’s because he’s sitting next to Susan Spinnet and not, as she tells him, “Because he’s being an arrogant prick today.” 

When Sirius found the two of them asleep on the couch, the notes they had stayed up reviewing still open, James’ glasses crooked, Lily with her head on his shoulder, Sirius doesn’t wake them up. He knows. Even if Lily and James don’t know it yet.

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.

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!!
  • 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"

fun facts about james sirius potter:

  • he is a tiny baby
  • he has absolutely no shame
  • he is entirely incapable of sitting still ever
  • he is a pain in the ass and he needs to weasel his way into everything ever
  • he has been openly gay since he was 15
  • he’s a complete open book he has no secrets and nothing to hide
  • except the first couple of years of his relationship with teddy which started when he was 16 and teddy was 21 oops
  • also that was mostly his fault he realized sometime between age 13-15 that wow his thirst for teddy was intense and teddy conveniently broke up with victoire the summer he turned 15 so….
  • (teddy tried to be a good person for as long as possible he swears he doesn’t like to talk about years 2019-2020 james is just persistent and obnoxious)
  • he wanders around partially dressed way more often than his younger siblings care for
  • he also sits on counters and tables too often this is literally james sirius potter: 

  • he’s chaser and eventual captain of the gryff quidditch team he takes after his mum and namesake
  • he is obnoxiously good at quidditch like really really good he goes pro after school
  • he wears the same sweater just about every day he honestly just doesn’t care and it drives victoire crazy
  • for a long time at the start of his relationship with teddy the gossip columns were still obsessed with teddy and victoire and printed shit about them all the time and james made sure to cut every single one of them out and hung them all on teddy’s fridge with little devil horns drawn over victoire. she was not as amused as james was (they love each other don’t worry)
  • his best friend is fred2 and they are complete terrors
  • harry introduced him to muggle films at a young age and he’s in love with american 80s movies
  • bill and ted is his favorite he quotes it a lot but no one else gets it and they just think he’s being weird he’s made teddy watch it like 50 times
  • i love him the very most he is my child