The Marauders' Notes

The Sound of Music

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~esin

Chapter Twenty-Three: The Sound of Music

In Charms…

Mr. Wormtail wonders how Mr. Padfoot and Mr. Prongs can possibly intend to pass this term.

Mr. Padfoot finds the answer to that simple: exactly like we do every other term.

Mr. Prongs doesn't see why Mr. Wormtail is worried about that now.

Mr. Moony presumes it must have something to do with the fact that Mr. Padfoot and Mr. Prongs are once again off task.

Mr. Prongs denies that he and Mr. Padfoot are off task.

Mr. Moony cannot possibly imagine how making your tea set perform as a jazz ensemble is on task.

Mr. Padfoot admits that there is no actual singing…

Mr. Prongs wonders if we can make our tea set sing the Beatles.

Mr. Moony wishes that his friends would simply follow the instructions. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and that's it, please.

Mr. Padfoot declares that too boring for our imaginations. At least our teacups are singing something interesting!

Mr. Prongs thinks he and Mr. Padfoot should actually get extra credit for having the best-sounding teacups in the room.

Mr. Wormtail would like to point out that Mr. Padfoot and Mr. Prongs do not in fact have the best-sounding teacups in the room.

Mr. Moony agrees with that statement, actually.

What?! Who dares usurp our singing teacup superiority?

No! It cannot be! We must find this rogue and smash pumpkins upon his head!

Mr. Moony does not think Mr. Prongs will actually want to carry through with that threat.

Why not?

Because it is Miss Evans' talented teacups that are besting yours.

So?

Padfoot!

What?

We're not going to smash pumpkins on Lily's head!

Why not? I was looking forward to it…

Mr. Moony thinks this might have something to do with the fact that this is Miss Evans' head. Mr. Prongs is rather attached to it.

Mr. Padfoot doesn't see why he can't smash pumpkins against it. Really, if it hurts her maybe she'll let Prongs here nurse her back to health!

Mr. Wormtail doubts it would work out that way.

No, she'd probably think it was my idea—which it was—and then refuse to speak to me for a week again.

Mr. Padfoot still wants to throw pumpkins at her head.

I said NO.

Mr. Moony must admit that he is very impressed with Miss Evans. Her teacup is perfectly in tune and everything.

What is it singing?!

My ears…

It's beautiful…

Shut up, Prongs. You're only saying that because it's Evans' teacup.

Am not!

Admit it: it sounds like a dying cat.

Actually, it doesn't. It's beautiful. What is it, Moony?

Mr. Moony has to agree with Mr. Prongs. It's quite beautiful. Miss Evans' teacup is doing a fabulous job.

The song, Moony! Tell us the song!

Fine. It's the "Aria of the Queen of the Night" from Die Zauberflöte.

Huh?

Dee whatsa?

Mr. Moony despairs at the cultural ignorance of his companions.

If you tell us what it is, then we won't be ignorant anymore.

Mr. Moony supposes so. Fine. It's an opera by Mozart. It's in German, and the title translates "The Magic Flute".

It still doesn't ring any bells.

Mr. Prongs is not surprised.

What? Do you know it?

Mr. Prongs can actually admit that yes, he does know this piece. His mother has a liking for muggle classical music.

Mr. Moony is not at all surprised by Mrs. Potter's taste. She certainly seems the sort who would enjoy such a thing.

Mr. Prongs is actually rather impressed that Miss Evans has managed to get her teacup to sing this. According to his mother, it's not an easy one.

Mr. Moony thinks that maybe Mr. Padfoot and Mr. Prongs should just admit that Miss Evans is better at Charms then the two of them.

Mr. Padfoot will admit no such thing.

Mr. Wormtail really didn't know it was possible to sing this high… his ears…

Mr. Padfoot agrees. Will someone shut that teacup up already?

Mr. Moony was enjoying it.

You would, Moony.

A/N: Hope you guys liked it. You can find the song Lily's teacup is singing just be searching for "Aria of the Queen of the Night" on youtube or something. :D

Love you all!

~esin

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