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14 November 2010 @ 08:17 pm
Fanfic : HP : Sixteen Random Facts Involving and/or Pertaining to the Life of Teddy Remus Lupin  
Title: Sixteen Random Facts Involving and/or Pertaining to the Life of Teddy Remus Lupin
Fandom: Harry Potter series
Subject: Teddy(/Victoire), teeny tiny itty bitty hints of Remus/Tonks and Remus/Sirius if you squint and turn it sideways
Genre: mostly gen, hints of romance & angst
Rating: PG
so Teddy acquired an imaginary friend named Stephen Starankles, and together they used magic to protect the poor and defend the weak. . .
Word Count: 728

Notes: 1) One-shot 2) Wrote this a long time ago. Like right after I finished DH, and thought I might as well post it now that I finally have an account. 3) Why sixteen, you ask? Because it's my favorite number, that's why~
Sixteen Random Facts Involving and/or Pertaining to the Life of Teddy Remus Lupin
  1. Andromeda had been reluctant to hand her grandchild to the strange boy who her daughter and son-in-law had declared godfather. She barely knew him – she knew he was not dangerous – but she had lost too many family members in the past months, and letting go of Teddy, even for a moment, seemed like a bad idea.

  2. Teddy was a metamorphmagus like Tonks, but he had his father's gentle face, and Harry could hardly help it if tears welled up in his eyes the upon first seeing the boy.

  3. It got very lonely at his grandma's since she rarely felt energetic enough to run around with him, and there were no other children his age, so Teddy acquired an imaginary friend named Stephen Starankles, and together they used magic to protect the poor and defend the weak.

  4. When his ten-year-old godson asked him what Hogwarts was like, Harry pondered for a moment before saying, “I think I'll let Mssr. Moony answer that question,” and retrieving the Marauder's Map from his desk drawer.

  5. Harry told him that he had been in Gryffindor, but he wouldn't tell Teddy which house Remus or Tonks had been in until after he'd been sorted.

  6. Teddy tried out for Quidditch, more to impress his godfather than anything else, but he didn't make the team until his fourth year, and he gave up his position a few months later to a girl he sort of fancied, and who could play a hell of a lot better than him. Unfortunately, she still wouldn't go to Hogsmeade with him.

  7. The first time Victoire invited him over when he was fourteen, Teddy spent the better part of the visit staring at her mother. He was not invited back that summer.

  8. He got into rows a lot at school, not because he was particularly violent or temperamental, but because what else is a boy to do when he hears someone whisper, “. . . father was a werewolf, I heard, and all those dark creatures were on Voldemort's side, you know. . .”

  9. There were good whisperings, too, like the fact that his godfather was Harry Potter, yes, the Harry Potter, which he never stopped being insanely proud of.

  10. He often wore his hair vibrant orange when he was little so he would match his Weasley cousins, all of whom were redheads, and none of whom were his actual cousins, but he liked to think of them as such. Or, he had, until he started suspecting that his feelings for Victoire were something beyond familial affection.

  11. Teddy hated herbology at the best of times, but he quite liked Professor Longbottom, who could be a bit of a pushover, but sympathized with him and gave him a chocolate frog the first time he got into a fight.

  12. That's Remus, your father, Teddy. . . No, that's not me, it's my father, yes, Prongs. And that's Sirius – he was my godfather.”

    There was a fourth boy in the picture, but Harry never said much about him.

  13. Bill liked Harry's godson a lot ( reminded Bill of himself when he was younger ) and was always happy to have him over. That is, until Dominique told him what the boy was doing with Victoire in her bedroom.

  14. Teddy was horribly upset that Victoire's last year at Hogwarts would be her first year there without him because he was sure that her last year would be her most memorable, and he wouldn't be in any of those memories.

    So you can't really blame him if he cried a just a little bit the night before she left.

  15. When he went over to Harry's that year, Teddy would sometimes pull out the Marauder's Map, just to watch Victoire's dot and make sure it didn't linger too long around any other boys' dots.

  16. Tonks died first, and by the time Remus heard her scream, it was too late to do anything. He ignored Bellatrix's cackling as he rushed to her ( it was not the first time she'd killed someone he'd loved ) and as he clutched the crumpled form to his chest, he thought of Teddy, and of Harry, a baby in the arms of his parents, of Quidditch, of running down these very hallways, reading under the shade of trees, howling at the moon with Sirius, of his wedding day. And Remus died fighting, so his son could someday have these things, unburdened by war.

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Clare FrancisClare Francis on December 16th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
That last point: Oh my God. I cried. Love it.
itstaysgold: nevilleitstaysgold on December 16th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love Remus too much not to include him.
heliopath_armyheliopath_army on December 16th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
i love this :D
so adorable...
I was going to pick out my favourite points but there are just too many :)
itstaysgold: nevilleitstaysgold on December 16th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
Merci beaucoup :D
Annastronautannastronaut on December 27th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
I love this!
itstaysgolditstaysgold on December 28th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
luna_plath: luna lovegoodluna_plath on March 11th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
This was so sad and beautiful. I loved it.
itstaysgolditstaysgold on March 12th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Glad to hear you enjoyed it, thanks for the comment :)