517. McGonagall wasn't dreading the next generation Potter and Weasley kids. She did however, keep track of how many of of them would be attending Hogwarts all at once so that she could start to plan out Gryffindor's genetic all star quidditch team.
Hey Neville, how are my kids doing at Hogwarts?
*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*
OKAY but what if Teddy tells Harry he doesn’t want kids
And Harry’s like “what Teddy no please no” and everyone is like ???what
And then Harry just goes “i didn’t call my second son Remus only bc i thought you’ll want to call your son like that you ruined everything i could have named him Remus instead of Albus Severus jesus christ hermione where’s the time turner”
It’d be so easy for Albus and Scorpius to manipulate their fathers into buying them stuff like all they need to say is “Scorpius’/Albus’ dad bought him the new broom, you know the one I’ve been talking to you about for weeks.” and sit back and watch as their dads’ competitive streak flares up and they buy their sons those new super expensive brooms. And Harry and Draco only realize they’ve been manipulated for years because they run into each other in the broom shop or something like that.
Harry, Ginny, Hermione, Ron and basically everyone being super busy one day so there’s no one to take care of 2 year old Teddy. ”All right Potter,” Mcgonagall says, popping up in the middle of his living room. “I will watch over him. Go and do whatever you have to do.” Teddy Lupin sitting in the Headmistress’ office, crying because he misses Harry and Ginny. Mcgonagall transforming into a cat to comfort the boy. By the time Harry comes to pick him up, he’s curled up next to Mcgonagall, fast asleep. After that, whenever the Potters are busy, Harry sends Teddy to “Aunt Micky” to play Mcgonagall practically beaming as an eleven year old Teddy Lupin is called up to be sorted by the Sorting Hat. An eleven year old Teddy Lupin watching his Aunty Micky in awe as she addresses the entire student body. Teddy Lupin popping into the headmistress’ office because he feels like he’s failing potions. Mcgonagall calling up Professor Longbottom to her office and the three of them having tea together. Neville comforting Teddy and explaining that he himself was never good at Potions and it would take some practice, but he would get it eventually. A fourteen year old Teddy Lupin being sent into the headmistress’ office for hexing a Ravenclaw boy who was insulting Bill Weasley. “But professor, he had it coming of course. He was saying all those horrible things directly to Victoire’s face. Of course I had to do something.” Mcgonagall taking 20 points from Hufflepuff, but letting him off with a warning. “And please, fix Mr. Flint’s face as well. It would do no good for him to walk the grounds looking like that.” Mcgonagall warning all students with a special announcement at dinner that no one was to leave the castle because of some unknown dangers lurking in the Forbidden Forest. Sixteen year old Teddy Lupin sneaking into the Forbidden Forest past curfew with a couple of Slytherin and Gryffindor friends. Teddy Lupin being hauled by Filch to the headmistress’ office at 2 in the morning. Teddy Lupin standing in front of the headmistress’ desk, his head hung slightly as his friends tried to come up with excuses. Teddy standing with his arms folded over his chest, his eyes focused on the floor, refusing to meet her gaze. Mcgonagall ushering the other students out of her office, then taking a seat at her desk. Mcgonagall waiting for Teddy to sit down by himself. Teddy Lupin feeling like the worst person ever for betraying his Aunt Micky like that. Teddy Lupin opening his mouth to form some sort of apology but is interrupted. “What you have done tonight reminds me of a group of students that attended Hogwarts years ago.” Teddy looking up at her for the first time all night. He did not expect her to say anything like that. “Yes, these four students seemed to get into trouble every single day. It is quite possible that they hold the record for the most detentions in a single year.” Teddy Lupin not understanding why she’s telling him this. Minerva Mcgonagall looking at him with a piercing gaze before continuing. “Despite all of this trouble, these four boys were absolutely amazing. They were amazing wizards, far more talented than most of the students in their year. And I loved them as if they were my own sons.” “Professor I still don’t–” “Would you like to see what kinds of trouble they would get into?” “I don’t understand Professor.” Mcgonagall taking a deep breath before answering. “I trust Potter has shown you his memories of your father.” Teddy Lupin nodding slowly, still unsure as to what was happening. Minerva Mcgonagall bringing Teddy Lupin to the Pensieve and showing him, for the first time, who Remus Lupin truly was. Harry Potter knew the Remus who had been hurt and affected by the First War. He knew all of the pain and suffering that was felt during this time. Minerva McGonagall knew the Remus Lupin before the war. She watched the social outcast find a family. She watched him grow. She saw him let his walls down and become more carefree. She stood by as he broke the rules and learned from his mistakes. She knew the real Remus Lupin. Teddy Lupin not being able to handle all of the memories at once. Teddy Lupin coming back three times a week to learn new things about his father, and even a few about his mother. Teddy Lupin, for the first time ever, truly understanding the sacrifice his father made so that he could live in a better world.