Lily’s not shy about being affectionate with Sev—liberally, genuinely,
and spontaneously—and she’s perhaps the one person who’s allowed to be.
Snape can hotwire a car.
A mouse once escaped Lily’s bag and ran into Petunia’s room—the
screams could be heard all the way to Spinner’s.
Snape never told Lily how he was treated at home; it was bad
enough she saw what happened at school.
Lily was so delighted when she first opened a chocolate
frog, Sev couldn’t help watching her with a smile.
Snape taught Lily how to play Gobstones, and even gave her
tips—such as how to get the least bit of goo after a loss.
In contrast, Lily taught Sev how to play most Muggle games,
such as “Hide and Seek” (which for some reason frightened him almost humorously
at first—seems he thought she was making it up to get away from him).
While Snape visited Lily quite frequently, he never let her
come to his house—not once.
One of Lily’s favorite places was the Astronomy Tower, and
she’d stargaze whenever possible; Sev was invited more than once.
Snape knew things most—Wizard or Muggle—did not at age 9: where
to get bootleg booze and cigarettes, what places held underground cock fights,
and how much Amaranth was necessary to distract angry fathers.
Lily knew how to bake cookies by 9 and would often invite
Sev over to try some, or bring them to share.
15-year-old Snape once overheard Regulus Black voice his
impressed opinion with his skills to one Barty Crouch Jr. Apparently, “He can
do incredible things, and he’s only a
Lily’s backyard had a huge flower garden, where she and Sev would
share Butterbeer, biscuits, and tales of Merlin (a Slytherin) on lazy afternoons.
ABLUS: So we need to choose now who to be friends with for life?
ALBUS”: Al. I’m — my name is Albus …
SCORPIUS: Hi Scorpius. I mean, I’m Scorpius. You’re Albus. I’m Scorpius.
So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.
SNAPE: Scorpius, listen to me. Think about Albus. you’re giving up your kingdom for Albus, right? One person, all it takes is one person.
SCORPIUS smiles at Snape. He steps decisively away from the dementor.
ALBUS: And it’s something I should have said a long time ago. In fact, you’re probably the best person I know. And you don’t — you couldn’t — hold me back. You make me stronger.
You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
ALBUS: And if I won’t? Stay away from him?
HARRY looks at his son, thinking quickly.
HARRY: There’s a map. It used to be used for those wanting to get up to no good. Now we’re going to use it to keep an eye — a permanent eye — on you. Professor McGonagall will watch your every movement. Any time you are seen together — she’ll come flying — any time you attempt to leave Hogwarts — she’ll fly. I expect you to go to your lessons — none of which you will now share with Scorpius, and between times, you will stay in the Gryffindor common room!
ALBUS: You can’t make me go into Gryffindor! I’m Slytherin!
HARRY: Don’t play games, Albus, you know what House you are. If she finds you with Scorpius, I will fix you with a spell which will allow me eyes and ears into your every movement, your every conversation. In the meantime, investigations will begin in my department as to his true heritage.
ALBUS (starting to cry): But, Dad — you can’t — that’s just not .
ALBUS : When dad forced us apart, without you I.
SCORPIUS: I didn’t much like my life without you in it either.
Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do you want?
SCORPIUS reaches in and hugs ALBUS.
ALBUS: What’s this? I thought we decided we don’t hug.
SCORPIUS: I wasn’t sure. Whether we should. In this new version of us — I had in my head.
I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.
SCORPIUS: When the dementors were — inside my head — Severus Snape told me to think of you. You may not have been there, Albus, but you were fighting — fighting alongside me.
SCORPIUS: If I had to choose a companion to be at the return of eternal darkness with, I’d choose you.
ALBUS: Scorpius, look at me. If she finds us, we will be forced apart forever.
ALBUS: And you’re kind Scorpius. To the depths of your belly, to the tips of your fingers.