In the Remus and Sirius raising Harry au thing, I really love it when they are BOTH father figures and not hahahaha Moony is the mother (not mad at that last post, that pun was on point) and has to make sure that Sirius isn’t spoiling Harry rotten, like have you met Remus? Remus would be all omg I’m gonna be in the background not sure if I’m allowed to be closer or not and if James and Lily were still alive would be like wow you loveable idiot, yes, please love my child, thanks. And Sirius is King of conflicting emotions and abuse and not just Irresponsible Child with No Concept of Anything but Fun like they would totes be a team and balance each other out because that is how they interact in the canon and it is so fucking beautiful because they need each other and they need that balance and also fuck established gender roles okay no one needs to be the mother figure and the father figure.
Okay let’s be real: Remus’s books would be filthy. And well-loved. The spine would be broken. The covers falling off. Tattered. Used. Sirius would buy him replacements before he was disowned and Remus would hold onto them, but he would read the loved ones. Then when Sirius was in Azkaban, Remus took them off the shelves and finally read the “new” copies. When Sirius was laying low with him, he would joke that it was too bad that he couldn’t replace them. Remus smiles and tells him he loves broken things.
Hello! I was looking at your edits (which are beautiful!) and I was wondering about the significance of your Wolfstar tag, which is "otp: 40 lines later". Could you please explain what it means?
I received a few questions about this, so I hope you don’t mind me publishing this instead of replying privately :) The “40 lines later” OTP tag for Sirius/Remus is actually quite popular for that ship, and it comes from the book Order of the Phoenix.
Ron, Hermione, Fred and George’s heads swiveled from Sirius to Mrs Weasley as though they were following a tennis rally. Ginny was kneeling amid a pile of abandoned Butterbeer corks, watching the conversation with her mouth slightly open. Lupin’s eyes were fixed on Sirius.
[ …literally forty lines later… ]
“Personally,” said Lupin quietly, looking away from Sirius at last…
Seriously, count the gap. It’s forty lines. (Well, at least in the UK edition. But I’m pretty sure it’s similar/same for the US/other versions as well.) This LJ user even counted the times when Remus and Sirius were staring at each other, and she’s calling it I-Can’t-Take-My-Eyes-Off-You syndrome ;D
I need a fic where Sirius is in Hufflepuff and Remus is in Ravenclaw and they wear each other’s scarves and fall asleep in each other’s beds and constantly sneak into each other’s dorms and I need this now.