poa*

  • Sirius Black: So now that we know Remus Lupin is actually Werewolf McWerewolf we gotta do something totally awesome to help him out once a month while he's ReMSing
  • James Potter: I completely agree.
  • Sirius Black: We should be animals
  • James Potter: I wanna be a dragon
  • Sirius Black: I wanna be an Acromantula
  • James: I wanna be a boggart and take the form of my enemies greatest fear
  • Sirius: I wanna be a freaking hippogriff and fly around majestic as fuck
  • *research*
  • James: This looks really hard
  • Sirius: Yeah this is gonna take forever
  • James: Or, hear me out, you could probably be a dog. Sirius Black. Black Dog. Get it?
  • Sirius: Yeah, you can be a deer or something
  • James: Why a deer?
  • Sirius: Why NOT a deer?
  • James: Fuck yeah.
  • *Marauder high-five*
  • Peter: What about me guys
  • James: I dunno
  • Sirius: Be something that will somehow overwhelmingly represent the person you become in ten years due to some divine form of foreshadowing
  • Peter: Rat it is?
  • James: Rat it is.
Who was the Potter cat?

So we all know the Potters had a cat, right?

All we have per descriptions of this cat is that 1. It was enough of a Potter to make the list when they went into hiding and 2. Harry scared it with his new broom he got from Sirius.

There is further no mention of said cat.

On the other hand, don’t we know another, really old, beaten down, ugly, sad, sad cat?

A cat that befriended Sirius Black and seemed to KNOW Peter Pettigrew’s smell, hold a grudge against him, even?

Part-kneazle, so it has a remarkable ability for finding home or things that it has a connection to, like, say, a family member.

A cat that knows it’s way around Hogwarts, around the Whomping Willow, almost like it had been there before with another owner.

A cat that absolutely REFUSED to let Hermione leave that shop without him after seeing a certain rat, was CRAZED, almost.

We have no mention of this cat/kneazle’s age, except that it had been in the shop for a while and no one had wanted it. Magical creatures live a long time. Cats live a long time. It’s within reason that this cat could be 30, even 40 years old.

It makes too much sense.

The Potter cat is Crookshanks.

imagine: remus lupin, after the events of prisoner of azkaban, silently going up to dumbledore’s office, and throwing a frickin tantrum. “you told me not to pursue it! you told me he was guilty!”

“i did not know,” answers dumbledore, “no more than you did, remus.”

“I - DID - KNOW! I TOLD YOU! I TOLD YOU HE WAS INNOCENT AND YOU TOLD ME TO LET IT GO! you - i - TWELVE YEARS HE ROTTED IN THAT CELL! TWELVE YEARS, AND YOU DID NOTHING! you - you………”

he draws himself up, stops shaking, and takes a deep breath.

“i quit,” he says bluntly, then turns and walks away.

8

No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

  • Sirius: Alright, alright, so hear me out.
  • Sirius: I'm out of prison now and I want to see Harry, right?
  • Remus: Yes.
  • Sirius: Just want to see how the lad has grown up into a man and all of that.
  • Remus: Completely understandable, yes.
  • Sirius: So how about I visit him-
  • Remus: Wait, what about-
  • Sirius: In secret, of course.
  • Remus: Oh, of course then, yes.
  • Sirius: And instead of sending him a letter first to explain to him who I am and what happened and why I'm not a mass murderer,
  • Remus: ...okay....?
  • Sirius: I show up in a dark alleyway as a large black dog and stare at him before mysteriously disappearing into the night.
  • Remus: ...What- no-
  • Sirius: Flawless plan.
  • Remus: Sirius, maybe you should just write the letter-
  • Sirius: And then I'll send him a gift at Hogwarts. An absurdly expensive gift that will probably raise a few red flags.
  • Remus: Sirius no, I really think-
  • Sirius: Nothing about this can possibly go wrong.
  • Remus: Sirius, I dON'T THINK-
  • Sirius: OFF TO PRIVET DRIVE