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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.’

2

He missed Hogwarts so much it was like having a constant stomach ache. He missed the castle, with it’s secret passageways and ghosts, his classes, the mail arriving by owl, eating banquets in the Great Hall, sleeping in his four-poster bed in the tower dormitory, visiting the gamekeeper, Hagrid, in his cabin next to the Forbidden Forest in the grounds, and, especially, Quidditch.

lbr tho james sirius potter is probably such a little shit

he knows how much mcgonagall is dreading him coming to hogwarts

he knows

so he acts angelic for the first couple of months, and everyone is so confused and mcgonagall is tearing her hair out (in the most dignified way ofc) 

and she’s writing letters to harry and ginny like why HASNT YOUR SON ATTEMPTED TO BURN DOWN THE CASTLE YET

((and ginny is horrified when she reads these letters bc shes honestly v disappointed she had expected so much more from her child like what))

but then mcgonagall gives herself a good talking to and calms herself down like goddamn minerva you are a teacher you fought in the war you aint afraid of no freakin 11 year old

and she spends the rest of the week v satisfied with herself and is beginning to believe that maybe, just maybe he’s not that much of a troublemaker

until one day she runs into him in a hallway

and he winks at her 

and then STRUTS away

and that was the day minerva mcgonagall turned in her resignation 

There’s all these posts today about seeing how they can imagine mcgonagall’s face when she sees james sirius potter’s name on the first year list but I’d like to think that she’s been with the potters every step of the way. She knew when ginny was pregnant and was one of the first to be told of the birth and the name. She would have had 11 years to dread the day. In fact I feel that she would have scheduled her retirement for 10 years after the birth of james sirius just so she would not have to deal with him as a teacher.