james-sirius-potter

My Writing

Even though everything I write is tagged, I decided to make a masterlist to make it easier to find stuff. Also, I don’t have actual titles for like any of these, so the “titles” are basically just what each one is about. Some of them might have the same names, but they’re different I promise! Also, my requests are always open, so if you want something written, feel free to send it in!

Drarry

Scorbus

Wolfstar

Deamus

Jeddy

Linny

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sweatersarepunkrock  asked:

headcanon that James is actually the most supportive brother like he's a hufflepuff ok I'll fight (even tho he's sorted into Gryffindor bc Pride he's a hufflepuff through and through) and so when Albus gets sorted into Slytherin James is the firsT to stand up and start cheering for him, and James just supporting Albus w/ everything and not holding a grudge against scorpius bc Harry's taught his kids that Draco is not a bad man and neither is his son (I hate seeing James always being the bad guy)

YES!!! I agree with this on so many levels. I love supportive James so, so much and he gets “villainized” so often especially when it comes to Albus, and although my James is a Gryffindor, I still think this fits so much!

“Do you know what it’s like to be named for the dead?” James asks his father in the middle of one of many arguments. “Do I remind you of a man we’ve never met? Am I in honor of someone you watched die? Because I don’t want it.” When James Sirius Potter looks at himself in the mirror, he sees a mess of reddish brown curls and slightly askew glasses and freckles everywhere. He sees hands that climb trees and grip tightly to broomsticks. He sees his mother’s smile and hears his father’s voice. Because James seems like the thick goofball of the family, but he reads history book after history book, wishing to never repeat the sins of their fathers. If he saw any of James Potter he wouldn’t recognize him at all, and maybe, he fears, that’s where he falls short.

“Do you know what it’s like to be named for the dead,” Albus says one day to Rose as they sit by the Great Lake. “Names of men who I think aren’t the heroes I’ve been told about. Men I’m told are brave but seem just as bad as the rest.” Albus Severus Potter loves being called Al and having his hair ruffled by his friends. He loves sitting on high ledges and looking out at the vast sky and thinking about what is on the other side of the earth. Albus Potter sticks his nose in old books and keeps to himself and has no desire for greatness in any form. He doesn’t want to lead a war or be a spy. He wants to be Al and bake with his grandmother on Sundays and give his sister piggyback rides. And, most days, that feels like admitting failure. 

“Do you know what it’s like to be named for the dead,” Lily shouts one day with tears in her eyes. “I’m not her, I’m not her, I’m not her,” she repeats over and over again. Because Lily Luna Potter is a Slytherin and brutal and fierce and full of fire and made of stone. She is not soft and kind - she is not the woman who saved her child from death. Because she can be selfish and harsh and unforgiving. She spends her mornings running through the icy, frozen woods and her nights leaning over windowsills because the rush is just right.  Lily Potter will fight to the death, but for no one but herself. And does that make her somehow distorted, she wonders as she flips through photo after photo of a young woman with pretty eyes she doesn’t have and gentle hands that she will never understand. 

“Do you know what it’s like to be named for the dead?” Fred chokes through sobs as he rushes past his mother. “Do you have any idea what it’s like to be named for someone who haunts us every day and every night? Can you imagine being named for someone you can never look like because of your skin?” Because Fred Weasley ties up his wild dark hair into a thick ponytail when it’s time to play Quidditch and sees deep brown eyes when he looks at his reflection. Because Fred is dark skinned like his mother and will never look like his namesake, and is he resented for that? Is it worse to look like the brother that his father lost or to not resemble someone he loved at all? Because, most days, Fred is already different than the rest of his cousins and friends. Fred loves to laugh and play the highest caliber of pranks, because Fred is a Weasley…but that is something that no one can physically see, and that’s what’s the most terrifying. 

“I know what it’s like to be named for the dead,” Teddy tells them all at some point, his hands on their shoulders or pulling them into a tight hug. “I know what it’s like to remind the person you love of all who they’ve lost. How much it hurts.” Because Teddy Lupin is named for a man who was killed alone and frightened in the woods over twenty years ago. He is his mother when he decides he likes the color pink and his father when his eyes morph into an almond amber. Because he is an orphan and no different from Harry…and he can understand how their father feels, because he wishes to honor those who died for him, too. Because he knows he is nothing like Ted Tonks, and yet his name carries a piece of his grandfather with him and that’s why Grandmother can only call him “Teddy,” otherwise she’d burst into tears. Because Teddy Lupin lives in between Harry and George and their children - born into war and only knowing peace. And so Teddy understands exactly what it is to be named for the dead, and knows exactly why it is so important to do so. 

And even as he tries to tell them all this, he feels hot tears running down his cheeks and wonders to his parents, who have never been there, “Do you know what it is to be named for the dead?” 

  • Harry:Hey Neville, how are my kids doing at Hogwarts?
  • Neville:*flashbacks of James in detention for wandering the corridors after curfew, Albus in detention for being caught with his hand down Scorpius Malfoy's pants, Lily in detention for punching a boy who said girls are weak*
  • Neville:Haha, just peachy! No worries, Harry!

Honestly my #1 hope for Cursed Child is that JKR actually splits up the Weasley/Potter kids and doesn’t just throw everyone in Gryffindor.

I love Gryffindor and appreciate all the good qualities it is known for and when the golden trio were in school, yes, being daring really was the best thing to be. But now the war is over, and I think it would be amazing if the other houses were given a chance to shine. 

I can see James Sirius being in Gryffindor and wanting to live up to the Potter legacy but I also can see:

Rose Weasley being sorted into Ravenclaw, because she’s just as smart as her mother and wants to learn everything she can about both the muggle and wizarding world

Albus Severus being sorted into Slytherin and totally owning it and working tirelessly to promote inter-house relationships and get rid of the stereotypes surrounding each house

Hugo Weasley being sorted into Hufflepuff because he is just as loyal as Ron was, and since he’s not quite as smart as his older sister he works twice as hard at everything and is always willing to help others

Lily Luna being sorted into Gryffindor because she’s a little spitfire and an exact replica of Ginny 

Scorpius Malfoy being sorted into Ravenclaw, not Slytherin. He decides going into Hogwarts that he does not want to keep the family tradition going, he wants to be around people who appreciate him for his abilities, his wit, his cleverness, and not simply his surname. He wants to learn about people and he wants to chase knowledge, especially after his father has warned him about the dangers of chasing power

  • Harry:Oh Ginny, can we name him James Sirius Potter?
  • Ginny:*smiles kindly with a tear in her eye* Of course, love.
  • *one year or so later*
  • Harry:Ginny *puppy dog eyes* I want to honour two good men by naming him Albus Severus Potter.
  • Ginny:Um, well........ Okay?
  • *couple more years*
  • Ginny:I was thinking—
  • Harry:Lily Luna Potter, after my mum, Merlin bless her soul.
  • Ginny:
  • Ginny:You win this time, Potter.
  • *after an appropriate time period*
  • Harry:Oh, Ginny, I was thinking—
  • Ginny:Nymphadora Molly Potter.
  • Harry:Are you sure—
  • Ginny:Nymphadora. Molly. Potter.
  • *next time*
  • Ginny:
  • Harry:
  • Ginny:
  • Ginny:*opens mouth*
  • Harry:REMUS FRED POTTER!!!!!
  • *twenty years later, the Potter's are sitting around their dinner table and the youngest weaves through his various sibling to come before his father*
  • Harry:What is it, child?
  • Fawkes Sorting-Hat Potter:Why, Dad? Why?
  • Harry:That was a brave hat, Fawkes, you should be proud.
  • Ginny:*in the background* Hufflepuff! You leave Horcrux and Aberforth alone!
THINGS THAT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED IN CURSED CHILD

- Albus could have still been in Slytherin and bffs with Scorpious but Harry is super proud anyway
- Albus and Scorpious are together all the time so Harry and Draco have to learn to be civil
- Draco is super uptight while Harry is like “HEY CHECK THIS OUT KIDS LIKES GO FIGHT A DRAGON, I DID THAT WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE”
- and Draco freaks out whenever he picks up Scorpious and hears what they did that day
- “YOU DID WHAT WITH OUR CHILDREN, POTTER?”
- OUR CHILDREN
- Ginny and Astoria are just sipping tea like mhmm
- GINNY AND ASTORIA BECOMING REALLY CLOSE
- GINNY INTRODUCING ASTORIA TO HERMOINE
- THEM ALL BECOMING GAL PALS AND GETTING TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT WHAT IDIOTS THEIR HUSBANDS ARE
- TEDDY, HUGO, AND JAMES LIKE ACTUALLY HAVING PARTS
- James teasing his brother about being in Slytherin because siblings are assholes but cursing the shit out of anyone who would dare disrespect his baby brother
- Teddy babysitting the kids and entertaining them with his Metamorphmagus abilities
- Hargrid still being the grounds keeper and being all old and jolly despite evertrhing and having all the children down for tea
-Mcgonagal still helping out Albus even though he isnt in her house
-Mcgonagal being everyones sassy grandmother
- aLBUS AND SCORPIOUS FALLING IN LOVE SLOWLY
-BUT THEY ARE EMBARASSED AND WORRY THE OTHER DOESNT FEEL THE SAME
- SO THEY HIDE IT UNTIL THEY WIN THE HOUSE CUP IN THEIR LIKE 5TH YEAR AND JUMP UP WITH EVERYONE AND CELEBRATE AND KISS EACH OTHER
- AND THEY ARE SUPER EMBARASSED BUT LIKE SMILE AT EACH OTHER ALL SHY AND KNOW THAT THE OTHER FEELS THE SAME WAY
- JAMES SHOUTING ACROSS THE HALL THAT ITS ABOUT BLOODY TIME
- none of the bloody mess that was the actual play