frame the halves and call them brothers
[redo of an old piece - Sirius arrives at Godric’s Hollow 31 Oct 1981]
the last time Peter Pettigrew visits his mother is nothing extraordinary
25 July, 1981
It was mild for the end of July but Peter was still uncomfortably warm after the two block walk to his mother’s front door. The long sleeves of his shirt – unavoidable for so long now – were out of place for the season and he pulled self-consciously at the cuffs rubbing against his clammy wrists. His cheeks were pink and a thin layer of sweat shone on his forehead, half from the oppressive warmth of his shirt and half from his still-rattling nerves. There was nothing particularly daunting about afternoon tea with his mother, but Peter was always nervous these days, always on edge, and after the morning he’d had the thought of doing anything other than trembling under his bed sheets made him nauseated.
lazy james potter sketch for a lazy afternoon
By the Time He Was Thirty-Eight
Remus Lupin - a drabble in six parts
By the time he was eleven Remus Lupin was well-acquainted with loneliness. With a cynicism beyond his years he assumed without question that he would know that loneliness his entire life. His parents (graying before their time – tired faces, always tired) made no illusions for him. He was cursed.
Even at eleven, somewhere deep in the back of his mind Remus was already internalizing the mantra that he was a burden, an outcast, a thoroughly wearisome boy. He worried his parents, bothered his healers, and spent no time around children his own age. His mother’s smile and his father’s laughter couldn’t mask the muffled tears and arguments in the middle of the night when they thought he was sleeping. And so when a man with kind eyes and the longest beard Remus had ever seen showed up at the door and told him – him, Remus – that he had a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry it was the brightest moment of his young life.
His father was ecstatic, his mother concerned, and as the Hogwarts Express pulled out of King’s Cross Station Remus could feel only two things – his heart beating ferociously in his chest and a happiness unmatched by anything he had previously experienced.
moony wormtail padfoot and prongs
after the shrieking shack incident the rest of the marauders come around to forgiving sirius
james potter - prongs
moony, wormtail, padfoot, and prongs
christmas eve, 1981