james-sirius-potter

yeah but tbh mcgonagall loved the marauders. she loved harry. i can’t think of a woman in the entire series (excluding molly ofc) who was more of a mother than mcgongagall to harry. we talk about father figures all the time but she loved harry, he performed an unforgiveable curse for her. like i’m p sure she winked at james sirius potter when she dropped the hat onto his head, sent a letter back to his parents to tell them she was delighted to be welcoming another potter into gryffindor.

basically mcgonagall was damn pleased to see james sirius potter on her list of letters.

  • Sirius Black who shakes when the sorting hat is placed on his head, and asks for anything but Slytherin, and he doesn’t know, but it was never even a consideration.
  • Eleven year old Sirius who gets bad dreams about his parents, and the sorting, and his family, and his little brother, and dark magic, and crawls into the dorm bed next to his own, because James doesn’t mind and rolls to the edge of the bed to make room.
  • Twelve year old Sirius Black who finds Remus Lupin crying in the library and sneaks him into the kitchens instead of going to class, because he knows talking to James makes him feel better than crying alone, and he wants to be somebody’s James. 
  • Sirius Black who takes care of Remus Lupin, because he knows what it’s like not to have anybody to take care of you.
  • Thirteen year old Sirius who’s boggart is his own parents, with words like Mugglelover and Bloodtraitor heavy on their tongues, their wands at the ready. 
  • Thirteen year old Sirius who’s Head of House gets a visit from his defense teacher because of his disturbing boggart. 
  • Sirius Black  who starts having weekly teas with McGonagall and has a positive, loving, close, authority figure for the first time in his life. McGonnagal understanding Sirius and listening to him, and teaching him, because a boy who grew up in the toxicity of the Black house had a lot to unlearn about the world.
  • Fourteen year old Sirius who starts spending more and more time with the Potters’ until he comes to spend a week and the guest room has become his room and it has posters on the wall and it’s newly painted with matching sheets and  he thanks Ms. Potter over and over, because he doesn’t have to keep his door shut here to keep anyone away here and he feels safe for the first time in a longtime.
  • Fifteen year old Sirius who still  flinches the tiniest bit when people shout and has hands that shake when someone lectures him too harshly.
  • Sirius Black who still gets the nightmares every now and then, and wakes James up and sits at the end of his bed and talks to him until they both fall asleep again.
  • Sixteen year old Sirius who gets a common bug and has to spend his break in bed, teasing Ms. Potter that all this pampering is why James turned out so spoiled. Ms. Potter’s heart breaking because she had only made him soup and brought him extra blankets, and this kind of love was something foreign to him.
  • Sirius Black who wears James clothes as much as James wears his, because they’ve been living together in and out of school for a majority of their lives, and they’re not really sure who the original owner of the Weird Sisters shirt was, but now it’s whoever’s hiding it in their closet at the moment.
  • Seventeen year old Sirius who graduates, and his parents aren’t in the crowd, of course, but the Potters are and McGonnagall is, and James is next to him, and Lily has gotten him a leather jacket like the Muggles wear, and Remus is crying, and Pete is talking about the future like it’s covered in gold.

LITERALLY JUST IMAGINE FUCKING TEDDY LUPIN DECKED OUT IN HIS HUFFLEPUFF ROBES WITH THE HEAD BOY BADGE ON IT WITH HIS HOT BLUE HAIR AND THIS BIG BOY SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD SMIRK AND SMILE AS HE CROSSES HIS ARMS AND WATCHES LITTLE ELEVEN YEAR OLD JAMES SIRIUS POTTER BRAVELY WALK TO THE HAT AND SIT DOWN AND HEARING THE VOICE RING OUT GRYFFINDOR. AND TEDDY POUTS AND GOES ‘DAMN’ BUT HE WATCHES PROUDLY AS HIS YOUNGER FREAKIN BROTHER RELATED OR NOT WALKS TO THE GRYFFINDOR TABLE AND SITS DOWN WITH AN AWE FILLED FACE. AND HE WHIRLS AROUND TO WAVE FRANTICALLY AT TEDDY AND TEDDY GRINS AND WAVES BACK AND STICKS HIM A THUMBS UP BECAUSE ‘GOOD JOB, JAMES. MUM AND DAD’LL BE PROUD.’

I mean the jokes of Professor McGonagall screaming and//or retiring ‘today’ September 1st, 2015) because she sees that a boy is named James Sirius Potter are funny and all but…

Are you telling me that Professor Minerva BAMF McGonagall wouldn’t already know what the name of Harry Potter’s first child?

Are you telling me that Professor McGonagall wouldn’t essentially be the godmother of Harry’s first child?

Are you telling me that Professor McGonagall wouldn’t be in St. Mungo’s on the day that he’s born and is one of the first ones to hold him?

Are you telling me that Professor McGonagall wouldn’t transform into a cat and wrap herself around this baby, not even flinching when the baby grabs tufts of fur or drools all over her head?

Are you telling me that Professor McGonagall wouldn’t stop over every Sunday for brunch with Harry, Ginny, and James II?

Are you telling me that Professor McGonagall wouldn’t bring a ton of sweets and small toys for a delighted James II?

Are you telling me that Professor McGonagall wouldn’t buy James II his first broomstick, just as she had done with his father?

Are you telling me that Professor McGonagall wouldn’t babysit James II and tell him all sorts of stories about how much trouble his father and grandfather got into?

Are you telling me that Professor McGonagall wouldn’t be in this child’s life as if she was his godmother/grandmother because she never did have a chance to raise Harry (it was one of her greatest regrets) but she’ll be damned if she’s going to miss out on raising this child (As well as Albus and Lily)?

Because if you’re telling me all of this then I’m not listening!

Because these mental images are just too great!

minerva mcgonagall deciding not to go into retirement after seeing james sirius isn’t quite as bad as either of his namesakes or his father and is silently relieved because sure, he does some pranks but he also really loves transfiguration and adores learning and tends not to disrupt class. and she figures albus and lily luna can’t possible be worse. and she’s right about albus for the most part, the kid is quiet, if with a tendency to wander the castle after hours

but lily luna

oh god

minerva thought she was safe. but lily luna potter is the biggest menace she has ever seen in the smallest body. lily aces her classes and still manages to have at least three running pranks per school day. lily, backed by her pseudo maurauders molly and lucy weasley as well as the combined genius of the scamander twins. lily who wins the maurauders map from her brother within the first week of first year using a very cleverly planned game of exploding snap and some innovative taunting to get james to bet the map in the first place.

lily luna who is somehow her grandfather and her mother and her uncles fred and george all combined into one, with the evil genius and ambition worthy of a slytherin

minerva survives a few months before she decides to call it a day and leave asap. the scamander twins are amazed that lily calculated that retirement almost to the day