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  • On the holidays leading up to 5th year Lily’s Hogwarts letter arrived, inside was her booklist and another slip of paper with a prefect badge attached
  • Lily ranted and raved for days, looking for a way to get out of being a prefect; because how the hell could Lily Luna Potter be a role model to these impressionable Slytherins?
  • That’s what she wrote to Professor Slughorn, who quickly dismissed her worries and told her not to forget about the prefect carriage on the train
  • Sitting through the sorting ceremony was torture because every new Slytherin was a new responsibility for the girl who hated responsibility
  • But when a little boy named after Godric Gryffindor himself, got sorted into Slytherin, Lily was interested
  • It wasn’t to the next day that Godric received a howler from his parents, abusing him for landing himself in Slytherin when the rest of the family have only ever been Gryffindors and that he was a mistake 
  • When the little boy ran out of the Great Hall in tears Lily followed close behind, assuring him that his parents were arse holes and that after she was finished he wouldn’t be receiving any more howlers
  • Lily had always had a way with words, but the letter that she wrote to Godric’s parents was something else
  • Lily was right, the next morning Godric was not the person who go the howler from his parents, it was her
  • Lily couldn’t have been prouder when she was called into Professor Slughorns office later that day, after Godric’s parents complained that a student signing a letter, as Professor Slughorns put it, “Go make love to yourself”
  • “I told you I’d be a shitty prefect”
  • “I shitty prefect would sit by and watch the people in her house get sent abusive letters because they got sorted into Slytherin. You, Lily, are what a Slytherin should be”
  • “And what’s that?”
  • “Cunning, ambitious, willing to do what they need to do, but protective of their own. I still believe that your Grandmother could have been a Slytherin you know. I see her in all of you; James with his potions skills, Albus’ kindness, and that letter Lily, I could have sworn she had written it herself”