“can I request a Gryffindor!reader x Edward Remus (Teddy) Lupin? Reader is a family friend of the Potter’s and ends up at their house over the summer holiday. Reader is really anxious and keeps to themself a lot and calls Teddy ‘Edward’ usually. He’s one of the only ones who can get through to the reader emotionally. You pick where it goes from there.” ~Anon
Oh. My. Goodness. Let me just say that this imagine request is so cute! I’m sorry that it took me forever to write this. I’ve just started back to school, and I already have a ton of assignments to do. I finally found some extra time, and I have enjoyed it so much (just because writing requests is one of my favorite things to do). I hope you like it!😊😘
Y/n took a deep breath. There she was, standing at the front door of the Potters’ residence. She felt a bit nervous, though she’d been here many times before. She didn’t really like being surrounded by a lot of people. All she wanted to do was hang out with her best friend, Teddy. Finally, she knocked.
Y/n opened her eyes to see a little redheaded girl standing in front of her. Before the both of them could speak, a voice interrupted the silence from inside.
“Lily, what have I told you about answering the door?”
“But, Mummy!” She smiled sweetly. “It’s y/n!”
The woman turned to her. “Oh! Y/n! It’s so nice to see you!” she said, giving her a hug. “Come in, come in!”
Y/n walked inside and looked around the living room with interest. The room hadn’t changed, but it always felt different each time she visited. Sh couldn’t understand why, though. It was a mystery.
“Just set your bags down by the sofa.” Ginny directed. “I’ll take them up after dinner.”
Footstep were heard running around upstairs.
“Did mum say dinner?” James asked Albus, who seemed just as ecstatic.
The two boys ran down the stairs and straight into the kitchen.
Teddy wasn’t too far behind. He chuckled at their excitement and rolled his eyes as he walked over to y/n.
“Y/n!” he exclaimed. “It’s so great to see you!”
“It’s great to see you as well, Edward.”
At dinner, Harry and Ginny told everyone about Fred and George’s pranks on Umbridge and how McGonagall didn’t seem to care.
“So, y/n.” Harry began, “What’s one thing your going to miss after this year at Hogwarts?”
She froze in her place. She hadn’t really thought about this being her last year. “Ummm…” fidgeting with her fingers, Teddy answered in her place. “Definitely not the moving staircases.”
Harry and Ginny laughed at his response. However, James looked horrified.
“The stairs move?”
Teddy smirked. “You get used to them after a while.”
Dinner seemed to go on forever. Y/n kept to herself mostly, besides the few times when she would get asked to pass the salt or the usual questions about her past school years. She let out a silent sigh of relief when dinner had finally ended. Ginny took her bags up to the guest room, and at last, she was alone, until someone knocked on her door.
She got up from her spot and opened the door to see Teddy with a huge grin on his face. “May I come in?”
She nodded with a small smile, shutting the door behind them. Sitting back down, she waited for him to talk.
“You seemed really quiet at dinner.” he stated, sitting down beside her. “Is everything alright.”
Y/n nodded. “I’m fine.”
Again, she nodded.
The room was silent. The both of them sat there, staring at the floor. James, Albus, and Lily were heard in the hallway, running back and forth with echoing laughter.
Teddy chuckled. “They’re so loud.”
Y/n remained silent.
“Are sure you’re okay?”
Y/n sighed. “I’m just nervous is all.” “Why are you nervous, y/n?”
Shrugging, she spoke again. “I just hadn’t thought about this being my last year at Hogwarts.” She paused, taking a deep breath. “And, I just… you know…
Teddy took over their conversation. “It is unnerving, yeah. I don’t know the least about living on my own, providing an income, or even finding a job for that matter. Now you’ve got me thinking about it!”
She giggled lightly.
“So…” He brushed his fingers through his hair. “What will you miss most about Hogwarts?”
Y/n knew exactly what she’d miss most. She just didn’t want to say it. Her stomach tightened more and more as each millisecond passed, causing her to fidget with her fingers like she had done at dinner.
Placing his hand on top of hers, he gave her a warm, reassuring smile. “You can tell me.”
She took a deep breath. “You.”
Biting her bottom lip nervously, she continued. “Yeah. Like, hanging out with you by the lake and in the library, partnering up in classes for projects, and just… you.”
To y/n’s surprise, his smile only got bigger.
“Don’t you think, for one second, that we’re never going to see each other again after this year, because you know that I’ll be over all the time to eat chocolate and talk about why Hufflepuff is better than Gryffindor.”
Knowing that last part was a joke, she giggled slightly.
“Besides…” he continued. “We still have a whole school year full of adventure waiting for us.”
The door burst open and the three Potter kids ran in.
“Teddy!” Lily exclaimed, grabbing his hand and trying to drag him from his spot. “Come play with us!”
James rolled his eyes annoyance. “Please…”
Albus walked over to y/n. “I want y/n on my team.”
Teddy laughed at the chaos going on in front of him. “What if I want y/n on my team?”
James eyed the two of them carefully, knowing that something was going on.
Y/n smiled sweetly at Teddy. “Albus already called me, Edward. I’m sorry.”
Lily raised her arms from her sides. “Who’s Edward?”
“I am.” Teddy stated. “‘Teddy’ is just a nickname.”
James slowly left the room, trying to hide his laughter, but failing.
“WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING?” Lily shouted. “IT’S HIS NAME!”
James came back in. “Not telling.”
Lily’s shouting continued. “YOU HAVE TO TELL, JAMES!”
While the three children argued about James’ secret, Teddy placed his hand back on top of y/n’s. She bit her lip with a small grin as she turned her face toward the wall next to her.
James took notice, and soon enough, told his secret in a sing-song tone.
“Teddy has a girlfriend.”
Lily looked offended. “HIS NAME IS EDWARD!”
He laughed. “OKAY!” He took a deep breath and went back to his chanting. “Edward has a girlfriend. Edward has a girlfriend!”It didn’t take long for the other two to chime in.
Teddy’s face turned red with embarrassment. “Guys…”
Albus looked at y/n with a cheesy smile. “He talks about you all the time.”
Y/n giggled. “Is that true?”
Lily nodded over dramatically. “All. The. Time.”
Y/n continued to giggle as she stared at the floor nervously.
“This isn’t how I intended to ask you out, but…” He paused. “Would you like to be my girlfriend?”
She looked up from the floor and into his currently blue eyes. “I would like that very much.”
Without hesitation, he kissed her cheek.
Lily gasped from the cuteness. “Aww!”
James simply giggled and started chanting again. “Edward has a girlfriend! Edward has a girlfriend!”
Albus and Lily soon chimed in, and the three of them quickly made their way into the hall so the whole house could hear the news.
“EDWARD HAS A GIRLFRIEND! EDWARD HAS A GIRLFRIEND!”
Teddy and y/n laughed with embarrassment and happiness.
Maybe y/n’s last year at Hogwarts wouldn’t be as sad as she thought it would be.