hogwartspets

Marauders Graduation AU
  • sirius black gets up there and sweeps a low bow, tips his hat to mcgonagall, who rolls her eyes and is happy they’re leaving after 7 years of torment but she’s also sad, because she’ll definitely miss them
  • lily stepping up to the podium and the marauders cheering loudest of all and she’s blushing but she can’t help but smile 
  • remus lupin shakes dumbledore’s hand and waves to everyone, modest about his exemplary student award, lily is standing off to the side smiling because he made it through his 7 years coping with lycanthropy as well as schoolwork and she’s so proud 
  • peter pettigrew, the least popular of all but still recognized as a marauder, despite his average marks and looks, and is cheered on with the rest of them 
  • james potter steps up to the most cheers of all, blows lily a kiss, flashes everyone that brilliant smile and runs a hand through his hair 
  • when everyone’s names have been called the marauders and the rest of the graduating class throw their caps up in the air, glad to be finally done
  • james finds lily and kisses her right there on the stage, then sirius and james thump each other on the back while lily hugs remus
  • in the end they all get together for a group picture, lily in the middle with james and sirius on either side of her and remus and peter on the ends
  • lily is laughing because james keeps tickling her and everyone else’s smiles are so big they might burst
  • needless to say, it’s the happiest day of their lives 
  • until of course, harry comes along
  • when harry is born, james cries a little bit because his baby boy is so beautiful and he promises himself that he’ll do his best to be the best dad ever 
  • lily teases him for crying even though he claims he’s not but she’s crying too 
  • sirius comes in and whoops so loud all the nurses tell him to shhh and lily tells him to “not wake up the baby”
  • sirius ruffles james’s hair and lily’s because he’s so proud of his two best mates
  • james asks sirius to be harry’s godfather and sirius shouts HELL YES which earn him looks from the nurses again but he doesn’t care because not only will he be the best godfather ever, he’ll be the best friend harry ever had
  • remus runs in two minutes later, saying sorry i ran all the way here i didn’t want to wait for a bus
  • he offers congratulations to all three and kisses harry on the forehead 
  • peter rushes in, late as always but better late than never, as they always used to say back at hogwarts
  • peter looks down at baby harry and wonders how someone could hurt something so innocent and pure
  • and a year later he does just that