I'll keep it simple and give everything to JKR (that she doesn't already own)
“Magic does exist in the world today,” Mrs Potter began once everyone was settled “But only witches or wizards can use it. If someone has one or more magical parent, magical abilities are usually guaranteed to him or her. ‘Muggle’ is a term used to describe someone who isn’t magical, and a ‘muggleborn’ is a witch or wizard born to a family of muggles, like Lily dear.”
Petunia raised her hand timidly to ask a question but Mrs Potter ignored it and continued, “Hogwarts is a boarding school which teaches young witches and wizards how to use their powers. It is the school that my husband and I went to, and it is the school that James and lily have been offered a place. Yes Petunia, do you have a question?”
Petunia asked hopefully, “Am I a muggleborn too?”
“Well, I don’t know dear.” Mrs Potter answered honestly. “I had no idea that Lily dear was a witch until this morning, when I got a letter from Professor Dippit asking me to explain to Lily and her family about Hogwarts and show her the magical world while I show James. You might be a witch Petunia, but you will have to wait until your old enough to go to Hogwarts to find out for sure.”
“I bet I am a witch.” Petunia said to herself.
Mr Evans then asked, “I would assume, this is a close guarded secret, so who are we allowed to share it with?”
“Well,” Mrs Potter began, “this will be a bit of a family secret, so only Lily’s immediate family are allowed to know, according to the Ministry of Magic. If the truth does accidentally slip out just pop around here quickly and get my husband or me to sort it out. Any other questions?” No one replied. “Then if you would like to stay we could have some chocolate cake for morning tea.”
After the chocolate cake, Lily and James dashed of to their ‘secret’ tree house.
“I can’t believe that I’m a witch and you’re a wizard and that we’re going to Hogwarts together to learn magic!” Lily exclaimed.
“Yeah,” James agreed, “We’re gonna rule the school!”
“Let’s make a club!” Lily said excitedly.
“And only cool people can enter.” James added. “What will we be called?”
“I dunno. The Club?” Lily suggested.
“We don’t want to be mistaken for the chess club! We want something cool.” James said. “What about, The Troublemakers?”
“The Troublemakers” Lily questioned sceptically, “Sounds like a bunch of idiotic four-year-olds. We want our name to be cool! What about The Marauders? It’s like the troublemakers but classy.”
“The Marauders,” James pondered. “I like it!”
“Now we just need a secret handshake and a Marauder Code.” Lily said in a businesslike tone.
“Secret handshake?” asked James “Now who sounds like a four-year-old?”
“But we will have a Marauder Code.” Lily said firmly.
“Okay” James sighed, “but I’m not making it up and it can’t be childish.”
“Suits me!” Lily said. “What about:
As a Marauder, I promise that I will always put the other Marauders before myself, and be there for them and expect nothing in return. I will not keep secrets or lie to other Marauders. This is what I will do, and I cannot claim to be a Marauder if I do not do every one of these things to the best of my abilities.”
“That’s not a code, it’s a novel! How will I remember all of that?” James complained.
“I will remind you, silly!” Lily said.
“Fine, as a Marauder, I promise that I will always put the other Marauders before myself, and be there for them and expect nothing in return. I will not keep secrets or lie to other Marauders. This is what I will do, and I cannot claim to be a Marauder if I do not do every one of these things to the best of my abilities.” James recited perfectly.
“That’s scary”. Lily said. “You can remember it yourself, what do you need me for?”
“To be my friend.” James said bashfully.
“Of course! Best friends for ever!” Lily agreed.
How wrong she was.
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