170. Lily brings James over for dinner one day just after 7th year, and Petunia is there with Vernon. James tries his hardest not to say anything insulting or stupid, (while being very nervous) and at first his attempts are sucessful. Mr and Mrs Evans leave the room and Petunia says something about his nerves. James fires back by casually mentioning how her taste in men is just as awful as she is (goddammit Sirius for teaching me what a decent man is by a 3am conversation). Petunia shouts at Lily about how awful James is, Lily defends James….sorta. Mr and Mrs Evans run back in because the girls are fighting and the boys are uncomfortable. They stop the fight and James thanks them for dinner and mentions he should probably get going. He murmurs a spell that transfigures Petunia’s pearl necklace into bees and Vernon’s jacket into a sheep. James had left by the time it finished transfiguring. Lily walked out and scolded him but thought that was great. Vernon did get told about magic and avoided obliviation.
so I stumbled upon beanstalk yesterday and promptly read the entire thing, and am now looking around your tumblr and am just now realising that you are the same person who wrote "what if keladry didn't get pardoned" AND "what if petunia dursely was actually nice" AND the fabulous women of hp series AND amazing susan pevensie drabbles and basically all these things I have loved but never connected back to a person and WOW