Sirius' Potion Mistake

Late Night Discussions

Chapter 18: Late Night Discussions

That night when everyone went to bed,

"So what do you think?" James asked his wife.

"I'm not sure. A part of me doesn't want my son to do anything illegal, but,"

"It could give him an advantage against Voldemort." James finished.

"Exactly. What do you think?"

"I agree. It would be advantageous for him. Especially if it's small."

"Would Dumbledore agree?"

"I hope so. Harry shouldn't have any problems. Between us, Padfoot, Mel, and Spica, he will have it down in at most a year's time."

"And then there's McGonagall." Lily added.

"Oh yeah. Our inspiration." James reminisced.

"Oh you." Lily sighed gently slapping his shoulder.

"Anyways. Back to the subject at hand."

"Right. I suppose if it's for the best." Lily said. "But let's not tell anyone. It'll keep the suspicion off."

"Maybe we should let Harry decide."

"Good idea. We'll ask him tomorrow."

"Great. Goodnight Lils."

"Goodnight James."

The next morning at breakfast,

"Can you believe three of the Marauders are actually HERE?" Fred Weasley asked.

"Can you believe there are actually FEMALE Marauders?" George added.

"Yes and Yes." Ron answered.

"How?" the twins asked.

"Oh Come ON!" Hermione said to the twins. "It's so obvious."

"Yeah. Once you know the truth." Harry told her.

"What are you guys talking about?" Remus said coming up behind the group.

"Oh. Hi Professor. These two are just excited about the return of a bunch of pranksters." Ron said.

"Yeah. Filch wasn't too happy." Remus said.

"I wonder if we'll get to meet them." Fred daydreamed.

"Then they could help with our pranks." George added.

"Well Professor Moony? Think the Marauders could help them?" Harry asked.

"I'm sure. I'll talk to Padfoot and Prongs." Remus answered while the twins paid no attention.

"Well, I have to get to class. I'll talk to you guys later." Remus said after a while.

As he left, what Harry and Remus said finally registered to the twins.

"WHAT!" they yelled together and then turned to Harry.

"Moony is…" George started.

"…Professor Lupin?" Fred finished.

The "Golden Trio" nodded.

"And you knew?"

"Since our third year." Harry told them.

"Who are Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs?" they asked.

"You'll never guess." Ron teased

"Ron." The twins warned.

"Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, and James Potter."Ron answered quickly.

The twins' eyes grew.

"Pettigrew betrayed my parents and blamed it on Sirius." Harry explained.

"Do you know who those Maraudettes are?" Fred asked.

"Melissa Oxford, Spica Jenkins, Lily Evans, and Sara Montgomery." Hermione answered

"Who was who?" George asked.

"Melissa was Adolpha; Spica was Bushtail, Lily was Vixy; Sara was Easter." Harry answered.

"Harry. Could I speak to you for a few minutes?" Rose came up from behind the group.

"Sure. But I have Potions coming up."

"I'll give you a hall pass." She explained.


In the office of the defense room,

Rose had transformed back into Lily and sat down at the desk. James was standing next to her with a huge grin that had mischief written all over it.

"What did you do Dad?" Harry asked.

"Nothing yet." James said. "It's what YOU'RE going to do."

"What am I going to do?"

"Harry. Your father and I talked about it. And we thought that this would give you a great advantage against Voldemort. But we will only teach you if you want to and you agree to a condition." Lily said.


"How would you like to follow in your parents' footsteps and become an unregistered animagus?" James asked.


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