Maria Smith Potter and her husband Daniel Potter were visiting with James and Lily Potter. Four babies, two a month older than the younger ones, were playing and crying together: three girls and a boy. Maria and Daniel's children were fraternal girl twins Charlene and Mary, who were a month older than James and Lily's twins, Harry and Lilly. James and Daniel were twins as well. Twin ran in the Potter family!
Everything was fine, and everyone was happy, regardless of the prophecy. However, not was all well. As they were laughing and talking, Voldemort slipped into their garden and unlocked the door. Shrieking, Maria and Lily, who were like sisters, took their four children into Harry and Lily's bedroom. James and Daniel fought Voldemort, but they were no match for him and went down with two quick killing curses. Next came Lily, who placed a spell of love on her baby boy. Then came Maria. Voldemort turned to Harry first, and the spell rebounded on him, and would have killed him, if not for the Horcruxes he had.
Dumbledore arrived at the Potter's house minutes after Voldemort left, and surveyed the carnage before Remus Lupin arrived. Sirius and Peter were nowhere to be seen. Harry was given to the Dursleys to be raised, but Remus Lupin was going to raise Mary, Charlene, and Lilly. Snape, it was agreed, would help sometimes, as Charlene, the elder twin, was his god-daughter. Lilly's godfather was Dumbledore. Lilly was the elder twin of her and Harry. Mary's godfather was Remus Lupin, and Harry's was Sirius Black. Maria Potter had been good friends with Snape, and Severus took her and Lily's loss gravely.
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Remus Lupin looked proudly on the Potter girls which he had had the privilege to raise. It was July 31st, 1991, and it was Lilly's eleventh birthday. Charlene and Mary had turned eleven a month and five days earlier, on June 26. He glanced at them talking on the sofa and smiled.
Charlene, the eldest of the three of them, had her father and uncle's dark brown hair and her mother's blue eyes. Her curly brown hair reached halfway to her waist. She was smart as they all were, but maybe not quite as smart. She was really good at the History of Magic and Herbology that Lupin had taught her, and was in charge of the garden in the house where they lived. She, like all three of them, was very very good at Potions, courtesy of Severus Snape, who taught them. All three could brew the Draught of Living Death, Felix Felicis, and Wolfsbane Potion, although it was the younger twin, Mary, who had first figured out that Lupin was a werewolf.
Mary had her mother's golden blonde hair and blue eyes. Like all of them, she wore black glasses, inherited from her father's side. She was very good at Charms and Spells and Hexes and Jinxes- all the stuff in Defense against the Dark Arts. She, however, was quieter and perhaps sullen and didn't really tend to mind hurting other people's feelings. She was an avid bookworm, and was also very good at potions.
Lilly, the youngest, had her mother's red hair and her father's green eyes with black glasses. She was very good at Transfiguration and had a vivacious, bouncy personality. All three of them had Nimbus 2000s and flew and played games of mini-Quidditch. Right now, Charlene and Lilly were talking animatedly about Lilly's new birthday present from Snape, a potions set, and Mary was curled up in a chair reading a Muggle Novel, Sherlock Holmes.
Suddenly, three owls flew in through the window. Lilly bounced up, yelling, "Uncle Remus, our Hogwarts owls are here." All three of their letters read the same thing, except their names:
Dear Ms. Potter (Mary, Charlene, Lilly)
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term begins on 1 September. We await your owl by no later than 31 July.
Yours sincerely, Minerva McGonagall
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
UNIFORM First-year students will require:
1. Three sets of plain work robes (black)
2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
3. One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
4. One winter cloak (black, with silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupil's clothes should carry name tags.
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot M
agical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore M
agical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set glass or crystal phials
1 set brass scales
Students may also bring, if they desire, an owl OR a cat OR a toad.
Parents are reminded that first years are not allowed their own broomsticks.
Remus Lupin immediately sent back a reply with one of the owls, an acceptance. Charlene and Lilly bounced up and down happily, until Mary sullenly pointed out: "Girls, we can't bring our broomsticks" Charlene and Lilly sobered up, but Lilly said, "At least we're going! That has to count for something. When can we go to Diagon Alley, Uncle Remus?" "Tomorrow." promised Remus. The girls went to bed that night happy and content.
A/N: Remus (and even Severus) may be a little OOC. To summarize/give a little background:
Lilly- red hair, green eyes, glasses, vivacious, good at Transfiguration and Potions
Charlene- brown hair, blue eyes, glasses, smart and vivacious, good at History of Magic, Herbology, Potions
Mary- blonde hair, blue eyes, glasses, smart but quiet, good at Charms and Defense against the Dark Arts, Potions
Snape has taught them Potions, but Lupin is their main caregiver...
they have met McGonagall, Dumbledore, and Professor Flitwick before, and they have been to the Weasley's, Abbott's and Malfoy's houses many times. They are good friends with Fred, George, Ron, Ginny, Hannah and her little sister Rachel, and Draco.
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