I have this headcanon that Albus and Scorpius were born almost at the same time or at least only a couple of hours apart so Draco and Harry were stuck together in the waiting room while Ginny and Astoria were giving births. And Harry noticing what a nervous wreck Draco was, took pity on him and awkwardly tried to reassure him because he knew what it was like to wait for the birth of a child for the first time. And when Scorpius and Albus were born, Draco and Harry introduced them to each other.
And surprisingly, both dads kept in touch, Harry offering some dad!tips and Draco absorbing all the information like a sponge. And then they organised playdates for their kids and that’s how Scorpius and Albus became bffs literally from the cradle (and James began feeling very protective of both of them).
“When you walk through a storm
Keep your chin up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet, silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho’ your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone.”
–Oscar Hammerstein II (Nettie Fowler: Carousel: You’ll Never Walk Alone)
After the wedding, Augustus became possessed by the desire to cure himself. He had no way of knowing if it was even possible, or if there was even a chance, and given the circumstances there certainly wasn’t anyone he could ask. It didn’t matter to him - if Salem was going to grow old he wanted to grow old beside her. So he sat in his tiny attic study and read and read and studied what he had taken from the hollow, over and over, until weeks turned to months turned to years. Before he knew it, the twins were teens and Felix wasn’t far behind, and he still hadn’t found an answer. After so much time, it was like Vladislaus didn’t even exist anymore. He never came for them, after all. The real problem became finding the cure.
So many birthdays! Riley aged up and I gave her the Public Enemy aspiration because of her existing evil trait, as well as the vegetarian trait. She’s basically Jo with Andy’s eyes and nose and I’m kinda in love with her???