This morning we met Lily, James and Harry at the park. Teddy wanted to spend time with Harry. Teddy could walk pretty well now! He was still a bit shaky but he was able to take a few steps! I was pushing the stroller and Sirius’ arm was linked to mine. It was really sunny and warm outside so I put a bit of sunscreen on Teddy’s cheeks and nose. When we arrived to the park, James was pushing Harry on a baby’s swing while Lily sat on a bench with a book in her hands. When James and Sirius got an eye contact, they both ran to eachother for a big hug.
“Two weeks without you is awful Prongs!” Sirius said.
“I missed you Pads!” James said dramaticaly as Lily laughed.
I helped Teddy get out of his stroller and he Slowly walked to Lily to hug her.
“Oh look at you Teddy! You can walk like a big boy now!” She smiled.
“Like Dadda!” He said.
“Yes just like Dadda!” I laughed at his cuteness.
Teddy then walked to Sirius who helped him get in the swing next to Harry. While James and Sirius talked about the latest Quidditch games, Lily and I chatted about wedding stuff.
“Oh Remus it’s going to be beautiful! In Paris!? How amazing!” She said, her eyes shining.
“Lily I meant to ask you.. Since James is going to be Sirius’ best man, will you be my maid of honor? If that makes sence?” I asked her.
She gasped and put her hands on her open mouth.
“What?” I asked.
“OF COURSE I WANT TO!! OH REMUS!!” She said hugging me a bit too tight.
And we talked about the flowers, our tuxes, the gests.. It was nice to spend time with her. After a few minutes Sirius and James sat next to us. Teddy and Harry were playing on a blanket with their toys. James took Lily’s hand in both of his and kissed her cheek. As for Sirius, he had his arm around me and placed on of my loose curls back to it’s place. We all looked at the two little boys babbling about their stuffed animals.
“Merlin they’re adorable..” Sirius said.
“They are.” Lily smiled.
“We did a good job did we? The Potter genes!” James laughed.
“Oh shut up you! Imagine if Remus and I could have kids! They would be the hotest!” Sirius joked, making us all laugh.
We stayed a silent for a few seconds and Lily spoke up.
“I miss Hogwarts.” She smiled sadly.
“I do too.” I said.
“Well.. I don’t miss detention but yeah.. they were good times..” James chuckled.
“If only we could go back in time.. So much could change.. but I don’t want to change anything about it.” Sirius said.
And we stayed on the bench, remembering oursleves old memories.
- apartment stays clean
- no fur everywhere
- no smelly cat toilet
- no crunchy cat litter underfoot at all times
- peace and quiet
- no cat pestering me during gaming or while working on the computer
- uninterrupted sleep!!1!!11
- my staff is safe from weird latex-addicted cats!
Cons of being catless:
- the apartment is too clean
- nothing ever changes
- it’s too quiet
- no cat cuddling up to me on the couch or in the bed
- no kitty kisses
- no weird arguments and dicussions in two languages while neither speaks the other one
- it’s too quiet
- SERIOUSLY IT’S SO QUIET
- IT’S JUST TOO FUCKING QUIET
Friday14th|SentencePrompt|”Move away from the door and let me at him.”
It had been five years since she had come to find Klaus in New Orleans and life hadn’t been the same since. They have had their ups and downs but that was mainly due to their both extremely stubborn personalities.
And due to that stubborn personality, it took a year before Caroline finally accepted a date off the ever patient, well with her at least, hybrid.
That’s how she come to find herself screaming in their living room on Valentine’s Day.
She woke up, hand searching the bed for Klaus and shot right up when she found nothing, sheets cold.
Every Valentine’s the couple would be fighting each other to get to the kitchen in order to make the other breakfast in bed.
Before one of them became breakfast.
Caroline tuned in her hearing and found the house surprisingly still and quiet. Creeping downstairs her senses told her that nothing was amiss, so she carried on walking normal to the living room, wanting to put her feet up and catch up with reality TV Elijah and Klaus banned from the house when they were home. Something to due was low tolerance to inane nonsense the elder original muttered. But it was her guilty pleasure.
Strolling into the room ready to dive on the large, vintage sofa and snuggle under a comforter, Caroline stopped in her path at the massive teddy and large box of chocolates that sat in between the huge legs of the bear. Looking closely at the box she deduced they were chocolate covered strawberries, her all time favourite.
Moving the box on to the coffee table, she was suddenly overcome with the urge to jump on it like she would as a child, she loved her young at heart personality.
Immortalised at seventeen.
So she let go and giggled as she jumped at the stuffed bear, cuddling into it. That was until it cuddled her right back!
“Hug me Caroline. Love me…” the teddy spoke, muffled.
She screamed and pushed the bear away and punching it quickly with her fast reflexes. But she knew that voice anywhere. Had dreamed of that accent since he came into her life.
“Klaus, get out of my teddy you stupid hybrid prick!” Caroline screeched as she still pushed and beat up the stuffed toy. She couldn’t believe he had scared her like at.
It seemed that the fates was out to get her, now that she had been scared for her life for a split second, heart racing a mile inside her chest, there was movement in the house.
“Really Niklaus? I expect this behaviour from Kol.” He spoke unamused, leaning against the lounge door, while Klaus took that opportunity to climb out of his teddy suit, laughing like he never had before.
Caroline spun towards him, eyes glaring before she was distracted by a newcomer in matching hysterics as Klaus.
“I can’t believe…” he tried to speak “…you actually listened to me…” clutching his stomach as he doubled over in the floor in the hallway.
“Seriously?!” Caroline hissed, her anger falling on the mastermind of this pathetic idea. She should have known. “Move away from the door and let me at him.”
So I paused it on the instructions because I was curious and like at first I was laughing but then I got to number 5
And like, I’m pretty sure I’m not the first person to notice this but WTF?!
Like, what is that supposed to mean? MUFFLE the mummy? What did you do to my precious Ahkmenrah?
Because we already know they thought he was evil and kept him locked up and stuff and when Larry originally released him he was still all wrapped up in bandages so they wouldn’t see the gorgeous face of Rami Malek, they’d see… well… a mummy.
So what did they do to him? WTF does it mean, “muffle”?!
And “he scares the others” what about that?
What about him scares them? He’s never been let out so he couldn’t have DONE anything
Is it because of the tablet and its power? Are they like afraid he’ll take it back or something? Or did he try to get free? Hell knows I would, but there isn’t much to but call for help, try to get the heavy, locked lid off, or just scream until someone lets you out
Which we know he did considering the scene with Teddy and Larry in which he was literally screaming and pounding at the lid to get out and to WHICH TEDDY RESPONDED “Yell all you want Pharoah, you’ve been in there 54 years and you’re not getting out tonight!”
Did they ALWAYS respond like that? With taunts?!
Did they think he would curse them or something?? Why were they so conviced he was evil??? How do they feel about this now that he’s out and obviously not about to hurt anyone? And painfully young, and obviously not a dead corpse shambling around, and… you know… Ahkmenrah
Are they guilty? Did they fucking apologise?
I’m so mad right now
Prompt #20 “things you said that i wasn’t meant to hear” which was requested by two anons. I’m not sure I followed the prompt idea entirely but I couldn’t get gender fluid Teddy out of my head.
When Draco wakes up its to an empty bedroom. He looks at the clock and frowns. It’s too early to be awake, but he can hear soft voices down the hallway and knows Harry and Teddy musts already be awake.
Realizing he doesn’t have a chance of falling back asleep now he gets out of bed, reaching for his silk robe before making his way down the dark hallway and towards the kitchen.
He is just about to announce his presence to Harry and Teddy when he notices the slight tension in Harry’s shoulders and the way Teddy seems to be trying to disappear into his chair. Something about the atmosphere makes him hold back, choosing instead to lean into the doorway to observe them unnoticed rather than interrupt whatever it is they’re talking about.
“But I’m scared.“
“Scared of going to Hogwarts?”
Teddy nods. “What if they make mistake.”
“The sorting hat doesn’t make mistakes, Teddy.”
“It’s not that. I heard Uncle Ron talking to Hugo and Rose yesterday about what it’ll be like when they finally go to Hogwarts. He was telling them all about being sorted and the common rooms and the dorms.”
“You don’t need to be scared, Teddy. You’re not going for another year, and whenever you do get there I guarantee you’ll love your house. Your mom was a Hufflepuff and your dad was a Gryffindor and even if you end up in a completely different house than either of them no one will be disappointed. Your parents would be so proud of you, and so will we. I already am you know.”
“It’s not that,” he whispers, and Draco wonders if Teddy even realizes the way his hair keeps shifting every few seconds. Its been ages since Teddy was unable to control his morphing and he is sure the gravity of that isn’t lost on Harry.
Though he can’t see Harry’s face, he can see Teddy’s, and the lost look on his face breaks his heart.
“What exactly are you afraid of, Teddy?” Harry asks him gently, reaching out to rest his hand on the boy’s knee.
Teddy doesn’t look up, just plays with his hands in his lap. “Uncle Ron said he tried to go into the girl’s dormitory once and the stairs turned into a slide and wouldn’t let him in,”
“You’re afraid you won’t be able to go into the girl’s dormitory?” Harry asks him.
It takes Draco a few seconds to work it out when he does - oh. Oh. He only hopes Harry picks up on it as quickly.
“They’re gonna put me in the boys dorm,” Teddy says again, as if that is all he can bare to say.
“And you don’t want to be in the boys dorm?”
“I don’t know.” Teddy whispers, and to Draco’s surprise he begins to cry.
“Because sometimes you don’t want to be a boy?” Harry asks, and Draco feels his heart ache for Teddy. Yet he can’t help but marvel at Harrys gentle calmness and he wonders when he became so emotionally capable. Probably about the time he became Teddy’s godfather he thinks.
Harry reaches out and slowly pulls Teddy into a hug that he only just barely resists before throwing his arms around Harry’s neck and holding onto him so tightly he looks like he might never let go. Three stay like that for several minutes before Teddy finally speaks.
“Sometimes….sometimes I want to be a boy. But sometimes….sometimes I don’t. And sometimes I don’t want to be either one,” he mumbles into Harry’s neck, his small body shaking.
“Oh, Teddy, Harry whispers, trying to hold him even closer. “You know your mom was special like you. She could look like anyone, be anyone, and do you know who she liked to be the most?”
“Who?” Teddy asks quietly.
“Herself. She had the ability to be anyone and she liked herself best and I think you should too. Sometimes it’s easy to be who people expect you to be, who they want you to be, but it won’t make you happy.”
“You’re not disappointed in me?” Teddy asks, finally pulling out of the hug to stare at Harry.
“No, Teddy. I couldn’t ever be. Whoever you are, whoever you want to be, it’s not a mistake. It’s exactly how you were meant to be and nothing will ever change how much we all love you.”
“And when I get to Hogwarts?”
“We’ll figure it out. I promise.”
Draco smiles to himself, retreating back to the bedroom and leaving Harry and Teddy alone. He knows they will tell him soon, but for now this moment belongs to them.