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Oh, my! Reading this made me so sad... So many memories, so much nostalgia...
The way you start your recount, with Lily observing little Harry as he sleeps... Someone would tell that it was sweet, and it was. But mostly it makes me feel melanchonic. They were such a lovely family. Harry deserved to grow up with his parents, to receive all their love. Oh, James... Lily... How much have I missed them...
(I must confess, though, thinking about little Harry's mischievous side made me chuckle. He was definitely his father's son!)
Umph... Of course I was worn and haggard! Dealing with a furry little problem is not exactly fun. Nor it is mixing in with Greyback's gang to gather information for the Order. But obviously Lils couldn't know that... Maybe, if I didn't have to be so secretive, if they kept trusting me... But history isn't made with ifs and buts, right?
You could always tell when something was wrong with James. He was always so exhuberant and full of entusiasm that seeing him quiet was an immediate alarm bell. No wonder Lily was so worried.
Those two loved each other so much. The way Prongs always looked at Lils, even back in school days... Padfoot used to joke that if James felt the need to stare at her like that, maybe he needed a new pair of glasses. (Padfoot was a git.)
Marlene... I remember when I learned about her death! It was so shocking! She was just the sort of person you imagined to be immortal, you know? And Sirius... I've seen him through a lot of dark moments, but never so depressed, you know? He didn't talk to anyone for days... The git! (Yes, I know. I already said it.)
"We don’t even know if we’re going to see him grow up!”
Oh, my! This killed me more than anything else you said! If only I could turn back time, warn them, tell them not to trust Peter... Reading James and Lily's conversation, knowing where their lives are heading... It's so much more than my heart can get...
Yet, I can't help but smile at Prongs' reassurances. Because, even if I know they won't see the end of the war, I know he's right in saying that things can get better and that we need to keep fighting and never lose hope.
And I can't help but admire Lils' strenght. She'd always been such a brave and strong woman. A real Gryffindor, through and through. I'm so proud of having been their friend.
This break my heart, but it was also so beautiful. Thank you for writing this!
Author's Response: Oh my, I don't know if this review made me tearful with sadness (because of the feels) or happiness (getting a review from my favourite werewolf!)
This story was so emotional to write- the hope Lily and James had for Harry, their feelings of grief over Marlene (and worry for Sirius) and the knowledge that rat boy was a dirty traitor!! But they kept on fighting for their son!! What an amazing pair- I'm sure it was an honour to know them!
Thank you for taking the time (on your birthday no less) to read and review, and I hope it wasn't to traumatic!