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.