hogwarts will always be there to welcome us home

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Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

seeeshoe  asked:

Hello! Do you have any recs for Harry and Draco getting together after they already have kids and are separated from their respective wives? I'd love to find more fics on them being fathers too. Thanks in advance!

Hi there! So I tried to only include stories that have a Harry/Draco raising/looking after children to fit in with your request for some fatherly action as well :D Hope you enjoy the list!

  • Leaves of Memory - by oldenuf2nb (19k)
    One generation removed from the second great war against darkness, the wizarding world seems in danger of forgetting the lessons learned through loss and pain. Headmistress McGonagall has a plan to both teach the young exactly what the war meant, and to ensure that Hogwarts will always be there to welcome them home.
    (McGonagall believes that the new generation of Hogwarts students don’t understand, don’t know about the devastation of the war. And so, with the help of Draco, Harry, Hermione and co, they use their memories to help show the students what it was like during those times. It was such a moving and beautiful read, and very different from what I’ve ever read before!)

  • Eye of the Beholder - by pir8fancier (22k)
    Draco Malfoy has written an explosive autobiography. Not only does lay bare his role as a Death Eater, he also makes a number of other shocking revelations. Harry Potter owls him, asking that they meet for drinks to discuss his novel.
    (Draco writes an autobiography! The use of 1st person was so lovely and refreshing! You’ll actually adore Astoria so much (she plays a pretty big part in the story tbh) and I just loved how this Draco has grown so much from the boy he used to be)

  • His Lucky Day - by Alisanne (9k)
    Sometimes, communication can be too good.
    (Albus and Scorpius are dating. Harry pops a visit to Malfoy Manor with his son, and Scorpius takes it upon himself to lock their fathers into a room together until they get along. Sexy times ensue ;))

  • The Trials of a Malfoy Manchild - by nattish (18k)
    Draco’s bachelor lifestyle is interrupted when Scorpius is sent to live with him in his London flat. He’s no good at being a dad, but starts to cope with advice from his son’s new schoolteacher – Harry Potter – who is, frankly, not just good with his books.
    (Fricken hilarious, I think the whole neighbourhood could hear me laughing! Draco’s peaceful life is soon disrupted when he has to look after Scorpius. But the thing is, Draco’s a tragic father and just doesn’t know how to be a parent. Luckily, he has Potter to help guide him through the wonderful joys of parenting!)

  • Turn - by Saras_Girl (306k)
    One good turn always deserves another. Apparently.
    (I feel like this classic fandom story needs no introduction, but imma give it one anyway. Essentially, a strange man transports Harry to this alternate reality where Harry has been happily in love with Draco for many years, and Harry begins to realise that this is the life that he wants. But then he’s transported back to the reality where he came from, and now everything is different…and I’ll let you find out what happens next because it’s definitely worth reading!)

  • Surviving Summer - by dracogotgame (15k)
    It wasn’t going to be easy managing four teenagers over the summer hols. But it was definitely going to be worth it.
    (I DROWNED IN FLUFF!! LITERALLY DROWNED IN IT!! Newlyweds Draco and Harry have all of their kids over for the holidays, and let’s just say things are pretty chaotic in the household. From Lily wanting to poison her brothers with acromantula venom to dying James’ hair electric blue, Draco and Harry will never get a moment of peace this summer)

  • Chasing an Epoch - by kiraohara (80k)
    When Scorpius goes missing just shy of his tenth birthday, circumstances leave Draco relying on none other than his childhood enemy to find him. With the assistance of Harry’s children, they race against the clock to unravel the mysterious disappearance before it’s too late. But is everything as it seems? Or will they end up not only end up needing to save Scorpius, but needing to find it in themselves to believe that they can save the whole world?
    (This was so intriguing and entertaining! It had an amaaazing plot line and as the story unfolded, there were all these twists and turns that just made the fic even more enticing! I loved how the author was able to weave all this ~mythology~ related stuff and Egyptian Gods into the story, and I thoroughly enjoyed every single word of it! Note: Some Astoria and Ginny bashing)

  • Sleepless in Selsey - by Cheryl Dyson (19k)
    Harry has shut himself and his children away from the wizarding world and although he claims to be perfectly happy, his son Albus thinks otherwise and begins a plot to help his father find love again.
    (This is based off the movie ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, but you don’t have to watch it to understand what’s going on :) Basically, Harry is miserable and lonely after Ginny’s death, and Draco is in a loveless relationship. Albus and Scorpius have a grand scheme to get their father’s together, and it all ends in a happy Drarry relationship <3)

  • The Mirror Crack’d - by femmequixotic & noeon (13k)
    A Cumbrian manor house full of paying guests, a dead Ministry official, and an active murder investigation interrupt the quiet of Draco and Harry’s life together. Rather fatally.
    (A really fun detective story! Long story short, a ministry official dies, everyone believes Draco to be the culprit, Harry comes to the resuce, and Mrs Figgs is secretly Miss Marple (yes, the Marple from Agatha Christie) in disguise)

  • S.W.A.G. (Or How Harry and Draco Discover That Their Children Are Okay With the Idea of Their Co-population) - by emi_chirescue (12k)
    Lily Luna Potter has a plan; one that involves Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy and his father, Draco. And she just knows that with this plan, she’ll be the ultimate Slytherin. And maybe, just maybe, her father will be happy again.
    (Scheming kids play matchmaker and help get Harry and Draco together!)

  • An Unstraight Path to Happiness - by florahart (21k)
    Many in the Wizarding World were still a bit backward about issues of sexuality, but Harry knew this was the right thing.
    (I just loved how realistic this story was! The children were all so wonderfully portrayed and acted like little kids, and the dialogue was humorous and witty. Loved it!)
From Eden - A Sirius Black Imagine

A/N: I’ve had this in my head for a really long time and finally got around to writing a little something on it! I suggest watching Hozier’s ‘From Eden’ first (found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI0wUoCLnLk). Or perhaps listen to it as you read! The song itself and the video were my inspiration (plus the video has my queen, Katie McGrath, in it)! I’m not sure it came out as well as I would have liked but, I still hope you enjoy! <3

Originally posted by nellaey

“No,” Sirius muttered to himself, tears threatening to spill. The Potter’s home stood before him in ruins. Nothing but the foundation and it’s charred remains left. 

Your mouth hung open in shock. There was so little left of what you once considered a second home. Gently, you took Sirius’ hand in yours, and led him to what had been the doorway to a loving home.

“James,” Sirius let out a choked sob as his eyes found the body of his best friend, lifeless on the floor. 

Sirius fell to his knees besides James, almost unable to process what exactly he was seeing. James had been his rock and seeing how easily he had been defeated certainly scared Sirius. 

“Love, we have to move,” you encouraged, knowing that once the news got out, Aurors and Ministry officials would be on the way. And you had a hunch that Sirius would be suspected of turning over the Potter’s whereabouts. 

He nodded grimly, slowly rising to his feet.

When you reached Harry’s room at the top of the stairs, you were met with another unwelcome sight: Lily, devoid of life. Her fire-red hair sprawled around her, and her brilliant green eyes staring emotionlessly at the ceiling. 

You forced yourself to the crib, shocked out of your grief, by the sounds of Harry’s whimpers. 

“He’s alive,” you marveled. “How?”

“Don’t know, but we can’t stay to figure it out,” Sirius decided. 

Swiftly making your way back downstairs, you hurried through the door. Sirius giving one last look over his shoulder at his best friend.

“Ready?” Sirius asked as you hopped onto the back of his motorbike, Harry in tow. 

“Yes,” you responded, doing your very best to look confident. 

Right as you lifted off the ground, a stern voice called out, “Stop right there!”

Looking over your shoulder, you saw Ministry members running down the street toward you.

“Hold tight!” Sirius instructed over the roar of the engine. 

Gripping onto Sirius with one arm, the other held Harry tightly to your chest. Rising higher and higher, the three of you soon sped off into the night and away from those who would take your godson away from you. 

Sirius drove for hours, hoping to put as much distance between you and them as he could. Harry fell asleep almost instantly, the vibrations of the bike and your body heat lulling him into a deep slumber. 

When Sirius landed, you were in a little village far from Godric’s Hollow. Sirius canvased the town and finally stumbled upon what appeared to be an abandoned cabin.

Shutting off the engine, Sirius helped you off of his trusty steed. 

“It’s not much,” Sirius apologized, his eyes tired and still filled with unprocessed emotions. 

“It’s enough,” you reassured, kissing his cheek and following him through the door. 

Inside, you found a humble two bedroom home. The first of the bedrooms had a large bed covered in an old quilt while the other appeared to have been made for children as it housed two twin sized beds. The kitchen was stocked with expired food and looked like it hadn’t been touched in over a year. 

“We’ll make do,” you promised Sirius when you noticed the concerned look in his eye. 

He nodded, giving you a small smile as he set to work transfiguring certain furnishings in order to make the home more livable.

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Four years had passed rather quickly. The three of you had made quite the home for yourselves in your little cabin, isolated from most of the world. Luckily the village you found was full of Muggles, which made it easy for you or Sirius to head into town for groceries or supplies. 

When it felt a little too risky, Sirius would head into the city-center as Padfoot, in order to avoid suspicion. When money was tight, Sirius would pick up odd jobs around the town while you watched and taught Harry. 

Life was good. Life was simple and not at all what you had pictured when you imagined your life after Hogwarts. But life was good. 

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Sirius whistled cheerily as he walked through the door one evening. 

“Honey, I’m home!” he joked as he shrugged off his jacket. 

“Welcome back, darling,” you gave him a quick peck. “Dinner’s almost ready.”

“And what might I ask, have you prepared for us on this lovely evening?”

“Beef stew. Not very exciting, I’m afraid.”

“Nonsense. Don’t forget, I moonlight as a dog, so food is always exciting to me,” he laughed his signature bark-like laugh.

“Sirius!” Harry shrieked as he ran into the kitchen. “Look what I did today!”

Harry shoved a piece of paper at Sirius, who gladly accepted it. 

“What’ve we got here, hm?” he asked, examining the four year old’s messy crayon writing. “You wrote your name!”

“All by myself!”

“He did,” you confirmed. “He spent all day practicing, didn’t you buddy?”

Harry nodded proudly. 

“Soon, you’ll be writing your own book!” Sirius suggested, patting Harry gently on his head, a mop of dark curly locks already sprouting from his roots. 

Harry grinned to himself as he took a seat at the dinner table, realizing that Sirius’ arrival meant that everyone could eat. 

As you shoveled the stew into three bowls, a knock sounded at the door. 

You and Sirius exchanged a confused look. You had never before had visitors.

“Stay here,” Sirius murmured, kissing your temple to calm your sudden burst of nerves. 

Pulling his wand, Sirius inched toward the front door of your now cozy and familiar home.

Slowly, he turned the knob. Before he realized what was happening, wizards pushed through the opening. 

“Sirius Black. (Y/N) (Y/L/N). You are under arrest for your betrayal of the Potters and the abduction of Harry James Potter.” 

You and Sirius stared in complete astonishment. How had they found you? 

“Need to be a little more discrete, Mr. Black. A stray wizard noticed you picking up carrots last week,” a portly man chuckled.

“How dare you?” you scoffed. These wizards and witches had no idea what they were doing. The family they were tearing apart. You and Sirius had protected Harry from those who would have put him on a pedestal. Those who would have turned his childhood into a living hell. And they have the audacity to come into your home and make jokes?

“They’re taking you away?” Harry asked, his small voice wavering, as Sirius was pushed to the floor roughly.

“It’s alright, Harry,” you cooed as you stepped out towards the growing number of wizards in your entranceway. “We’ll be alright.”

“Harry! Whatever they tell you is a lie!” Sirius added. “We only wanted to keep you safe.”

Tears were starting to form in the young boy’s eyes as he realized that you and Sirius were in some sort of trouble and that life as he knew it was about to change forever. 

“Please,” Sirius shouted over the chaos, “we didn’t betray our friends!”

“Tell it to the court, traitor,” one snarled back. 

Kneeling down as one of the aurors put you in special handcuffs, you kissed Harry’s cheek.

“Whatever happens, Harry, remember that we love you very much and we loved your parents very much.”

As the two of you were being forced from your home, Sirius turned briefly to Harry and added, “We’ll meet again one day. I know it.”

“(Y/N)! Sirius! Don’t leave me!” Harry whined as he tried to attach himself to your leg. 

“Don’t worry kid, we’ll keep you safe,” one of the aurors patted his shoulder in a weak attempt to calm him down. Unbeknownst to those ministry members, they were taking Harry from the safest place he could have been. From two people who loved him with all their hearts. From two people who treated him as if he were their own flesh and blood.  

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Can we talk about this piece of music for a second?

(play the video for intense emotion)

Every piece of music composed for the Harry Potter movies is quite honestly perfect, but this one in particular resonates so deeply with me.

That first string of notes feels like letting out a big sigh; it’s a rush of nostalgia and memories that sends what I can only describe as a warm chill down my spine.  It’s almost overwhelming, and I think all of us who grew up with this series can relate to the bittersweet beauty of this piece.  

I think a lot of fans would say, and not incorrectly, that of all the music, Hedwig’s Theme defines their childhood the most.  I don’t deny that that tune makes me emotional, but to me Leaving Hogwarts sounds like what growing up with Harry Potter felt like.  For me personally, just hearing that main melody is like leaving and coming home all at once, and I can actually feel my heart swelling with the rise and fall of the notes.  

It represents so much–the plight of each character, the beautifully crafted plot, the whole world J.K. Rowling created for us.  It’s the truths I realized about myself and about life in the pages of the books, the lessons I learned, every laugh and tear and gasp of surprise.  It’s the Hogwarts Express, it’s a walk through the castle grounds, it’s the innocence of children and the wisdom they gain as they grow up, it’s the mischief and the magic and the pain and the joy all rolled into one beautiful composition that never fails to make me cry.

I remember my mom reading the first book to me when I was 6 or 7, getting lost in the Wizarding world any time I opened to a new chapter, and then being a teenager bawling in the theater when this theme started playing in the epilogue, never wanting to move from my seat because that would mean it really was over.  The series literally bookended my childhood, and this piece is a gorgeous tribute to the end of and era, but also a promise that no matter how long it’s been, Hogwarts really will always be there to welcome us all home.  

As an adult now, I’ve realized that the quote, “of course it’s happening inside your head…but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”  applies not only to Harry, but to the whole series itself, and to all of us who are so lucky to be a part of the magic.

Caity :) x

True Magic

The reason that I know Harry Potter will live on for generations is because years later, similar to how literature is analyzed in classrooms, people are still going through the books and finding new tidbits to screw with us. Everytime I read through the series, I make connections that I’ve never made before. I find a character that skipped past me. A joke that I missed. I think the true magic of the series is that, as it was for Harry, Hogwarts will ALWAYS be there to welcome us home. And I am so thankful that I am a part of the Harry Potter generation.

Originally posted by hogwartsfansite

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“The stories we love the best do live in us forever, so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
― J.K. Rowling

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“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
- J.K. Rowling
It’s September 1st, so you all know what that means: Time to go back to Hogwarts!
Just a reminder to everyone that the Hogwarts Express leaves promptly at 11, with or without you. King’s Cross has a pretty strong WiFi signal this year. Can’t wait to see the first years get sorted tonight at the Start-of-Term Feast. It’ll be lovely to be back home at Hogwarts!

anonymous asked:

Hey Bitch, JKR the CREATOR of HP said Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” so you can shut your trap about 'movie fans are losers the books are the only thing that counts' Bullshit. if JKR doesn't have a problem with the hp movies, leave us movie fans alone and get off your fucking high horse because you're not better than anyone bitch

I have to be honest I didn’t even know how to response to this at first other than to giggle in shock and delight (seriously I was speechless! That doesn’t happen to me very often!) because I couldn’t even think what I’d said recently that could have possibly inspired this level of vitriol. And I certainly never said what you quoted up there. But I think I figured it out. It was my tags on this post, wasn’t it?

For direct reference: #(also the thing about the basilisk venom in stone – that’s frustrating too) #(seriously folks did you even READ the books?)

Well, if it was, then I’m actually just going to continue to be snarky, sorry! Because you know what? I am sick of people who haven’t read the books whinging and carping and carrying-on when they don’t understand things that were explicitly covered in the books. It’s like when you do a book report in school and get a failing grade because you only watched the movie adaptation instead of reading the actual book, and so you couldn’t answer half the questions right. Because it gets really tiring having to explain things like “a Horcrux isn’t destroyed by instant contact with basilisk venom, it’s just that basilisk venom is one of the few things that can damage something beyond the point where it could be magically repaired which is how you destroy a Horcrux, but because Fawkes saved Harry before he actually died, the Horcrux inside him wasn’t hurt” over and over and over again to whingy little brats who think they’re pointing out a massive plot hole and are just sooooo proud of themselves when really they…just don’t understand how a Horcrux works?

And J.K. Rowling seems to be tired of it too. Hence her weary #pleaseneveraskmethatoneagain hashtag on that twitter post. Because guess what? If you’re only going to watch an adaptation of something? Well, then you’re not going to understand everything that is going on, because obviously lots of parts have been excised and altered. That’s kind of how the “adaptation” process works. So if you aren’t familiar with the original, you probably shouldn’t swan around acting like some great fancy big shot who’s found an INCREDIBLE MASSIVE PLOTHOLE OMG that NOBODY ELSE NOTICED EVER!!!! aren’t you special!!! when…you didn’t. You just don’t know what you’re talking about.

It’s kind of like how I don’t go around ranting about errors in mathematical equations, or making statements about the thematic elements of tv shows I never watched, or why I don’t correct other people when they quote sections of the bible or…basically, if I don’t know what I’m talking about and I know I don’t know what I’m talking about, then I don’t act like I’ve got an informed opinion on the subject. I mean, you don’t see MCU fans running around acting like they know the comic book continuity just because they’ve seen the movies, do you? No! Nor the other way around! They’re separate fandoms, and being familiar with one of them doesn’t mean you automatically know all the facts of the other. And if you aren’t familiar with the source material, then you aren’t informed on the subject. Whatever the subject in question may be. In this case, it’s the canon of the Harry Potter story, because if you haven’t read the books then all you’ve done is watched some really high-budget fanfiction.

So while you can go ahead and enjoy the movies, and even consider yourself a fan of Harry Potter without reading the books (although why wouldn’t you???), you don’t count as being informed on the subject, because you’re unfamiliar with the source material. Because those movies? Filled with errors and omissions. Filled with them. And it’s pretty frustrating when folk who’ve only watched the movies but not read the books go around talking about the “plot holes in the story” or complaining about character actions that “don’t make sense” and so-forth. Because nine times out of ten, they’re things that are thoroughly addressed in the books and only lack sense in the movies. And those of us who have read the books tend to get tired of the story and the writing and the character development and the world building being maligned when actually that isn’t the problem the movies just got it wrong okay???

There are a lot of genuine criticisms that can be made about these books. But those tend to get overshadowed by things that aren’t legitimate criticisms because they’re problems that only exist in the movie adaptations, not in the source. And a lot of time and energy gets wasted explaining the same things over and over again to people who can’t seem to wrap their heads around the fact that if you’ve only watched the movies, you don’t know all the material. Which is fine, there’s nothing wrong with being a casual fan of something – but if you’re only a casual fan, don’t act like you know canonical minutia okay? (You don’t see me writing a lot of meta about Green Lantern, do you?) And at the least, maybe stop to think, “hey I wonder if this is a thing that is addressed in the books, maybe I can google it?” or even pop over to the Lexicon for some fact-checking and exposition before you go shooting your mouth off like you’re Fandom Moses coming down the mountain with the Big Tablets of Fictional Revelation to share with everybody. And definitely don’t keep pestering the poor author about it when she didn’t have a damn bit of control over how the movies turned out so why is she being held responsible for explaining away “plot holes” that don’t actually exist? As frustrating as this is for us, it’s got to be a hundred times worse for her. Imagine how you’d feel if you were an author and people kept whinging about “the big plot-hole in your series climax” and maligning your ability to write, especially when you’d obviously been so careful to plan and arrange everything so that it did all work, and you had devoted all sorts of exposition to it so everybody could understand it and…instead you’re constantly bombarded by people whinging about what you did wrong because they’re only familiar with the adaptation that didn’t explain it properly. I expect I’d be considerably frustrated, personally, and I would have a very hard time resisting the urge to just say, “It makes sense if you read the fucking books, so go read the actual fucking books before you bitch to me okay?!”

Because the books are the only things that count. If by “count” you mean “count as canon.” The movies aren’t canon. They’re adaptations. They’re big, fancy, high-budget fanfiction filmed with great actors and excellent effects. But they’re also full of errors and omissions because that’s how adaptation works. And I can’t imagine why you’re being this defensive over a mild complaint that someone on tumblr put in the tags of a post unless in your heart of hearts, you already know all of this. You’re not angry at me; you’re angry at you. For not knowing things like how Horcruxes work, and why the basilisk venom-infused sword could destroy them in Deathly Hallows even though Harry remained a Horcrux after being stabbed by a basilisk’s fang. For not reading the books.

But you know what? There’s an easy cure to that. It’s called a library.

And if you just don’t want to read the books? Fine! Then don’t! But learn to be content with your ignorance on the subject. Those are really the only two choices you’ve got. Either educate yourself or don’t, but don’t bitch at me when you don’t know something just because you can’t be arsed to learn it.

‘The stories we love best do live in us forever, so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.’ ~ J.K. Rowling

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