Harry Potter in his 3rd year finding the initials “JP” carved into his bedpost. Harry Potter wondering whose initials they could be but not investigating because he’s too tired. Harry Potter going about his day every day and not thinking about the carved initials again until Lupin offhandedly mentions, while packing up his stuff, he remembers one year, James brought up a knife from the kitchens and had all the Marauders carve their initials into their bedposts. Harry Potter just smiling and not letting on he was sleeping in one of those beds. Harry Potter later that night tracing his fingers into the carved wood before going to sleep and feeling slightly warmer than usual because here was a physical reminder that his dad had lived and breathed, that he wasn’t just a faint memory when Harry closed his eyes and thought really hard.
Harry Potter sleeping more soundly in his dorm that night than he ever had before.
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Sirius totally knowing Remus’ middle name is John but whenever he breaks out the full name he’ll throw in ridiculous middle names like
"Of COURSE he got a perfect score on the Charms exam, HE’S REMUS THADDEUS LUPIN"
"REMUS MICHELANGELO LUPIN, I AM SURPRISED AT YOU"
“Fuck, Remus Elizabeth Lupin—”
Do you ever stop and think about the fact that Remus had to arrange for Lily and James to be buried and any funeral arrangements because Peter betrayed them, Sirius was locked up, and Alice and Frank were insane.
headcanon that both james and lily were super competitive
they’d invent all sorts of ridiculous bets that made everyone else groan but they loved it
they’d be writing out potions essays and james would watch lily scribbling away with a smile on his face bc she’s so cute when she’s concentrating and then he’d say ‘bet i can finish it faster than you’ and lily would immediately look up and go ‘bring it on potter’ and they’d both write furiously for 20 mins, shooting each other exaggerated glares every once in a while and trying very hard not to smile
or lily would smugly say that she makes the best brownies in the world and james would immediately slam his fist down on the table and go ‘no fucking way’ and they’d sneak off into the kitchens in the middle of the night and have a baking competition
or they would be snogging/shagging and both of them would constantly wrestle to be on top and it was a regular occurrence for them to fall off the bed because of this
basically they were both idiots who loved a challenge and they had so much fun together lskfhlkhf
imagine a video game where you create a hero whose destiny is to save everyone, but throughout the game you start making harder and more questionable decisions, and the game gets darker and darker. and in the end you’re just standing there, clutching the controller and finally realizing you were playing the villain all along
let’s be honest when james and lily finally started going out sirius would have run into the great hall all out of breath and yelled it to everyone and everyone would have started clapping and some would be whispering, ‘well, finally’ and lily would have blushed and james would have been all flustered and sirius would have made eye contact with dumbledore and they would have nodded to each other in a knowing fashion because the mission was complete
u ever just get pissed off that all the marauders were in gryffindor?? or is that like? just me?
like a lot of times i wish i really wish sirius was in slytherin like the rest of his family and overcame the family name. but lets be real he’s more loyal than ambitious, “I WOULD HAVE DIED”. so like stick him in hufflepuff [can you imagine his mother’s face upon hearing that news?]. put peter and is love of those in power and wanting to rise along side them in slytherin. put remus in ravenclaw for the most obvious reasons okay. and leave james, who tried to hold off the dark lord sans wand to give his wife and child a chance to live, in gryffindor.
suddenly you’ve got someone in each house, a view of each house. like whatever this is probably asking a lot since we’re obviously supposed to demonize slytherin or whatever. bUT i always wanted more house diversity in the group u kno. can u imagine them all sneaking in and out of different house common areas. waking up in the wrong ones like ‘oh shit not again’. ravenclaw and puff house members thinking remus and sirius were the cutest couple yet to realize they were a couple.
#the teachers getting annoyed because they don’t know which house to take points from#sneaking into quidditch tryouts to cheer on James and getting kicked out#Other students coming up to them and giving them whatever they left in the common room the previous evening#eventually they give up and just leave it there#communicating via flue powder and falling asleep by the fire#Sirius leading Hufflepuff Pride groups at quidditch matches#and agressively wearing black and yellow#mostly to annoy his mother#but also because black looks good on him#and he doesn’t really fit into the whole bit in classes#but boy oh boy does he get something done if he puts his mind to it#except he’s terrible at riddles#and can never get into the Ravenclaw common room#but the knocker takes pity on him and gives him really easy ones#because it knows that he’ll just mope outside until it lets him in#and if he falls asleep in the hallway he’ll complain for DAYS#but sometimes when Remus is fighting with any of the maurauders it will give them SUPER HARD riddles just to lock them out