Two Potters and a Weasley
title: Deja Potter Vu
summary: Harry's and Ginny's and Ron's and Hermione's kids meet up with Malfoy's son at Hogwart's... along with some other familiar names and faces.
rating: 13 (swears)
disclaimer: Not mine. The Harry Potter characters belong to JK Rowling.
note2: The name Perdita comes from The Winter's Tale like Hemione (she was Hermione's daughter, get it?) And Fearghus is pronounced.... FER ra ghuss. It it's celtic/gaelic -in case you wanted to know.
James Potter yawned loudly. The girl next to him kicked his leg. Quite hard. He kicked her back. She kicked him again. He kicked back. She grabbed a handful of his black hair and yanked hard. She was the only person he would ever allow to do such a thing to him. Anyone else would have been pummeled into the dirt.
"Ouch! Lily!" He grabbed a handful of her hair in retaliation.
She screamed as her head was yanked sideways. "JAMIE!"
"Lily and James Potter! Stop that this instant!" Their mother snapped.
"Yes, mum." The eleven year old twins said in unison.
That's when Lily spotted them. Or more specifically her cousin and closest friend. "Perdi!" She jumped off her steamer truck and rushed at the other girl.
They were about to embrace when James darted in front of Lily. She got a mouthful of shirt instead of an armful of Perdita.
He laughed loudly, hugging his redheaded cousin tightly. "Missed you, Perdita."
"Missed you, James. Now let me at Lils!"
The three of them were laughing hysterically and hugging like they hadn't just seen each other at their grandparents home in the burrow two weeks ago. Perdita's father sighed loudly as he finally caught up.
"Hello, Uncle Ron." Lily said with a wide smile.
He had to grin at his best friend's daughter. She was too cute. She looked just like Harry but for the scar and being a girl. That and her hair was not wild at all. It hung straight and black around her pale face with its large green eyes that were behind round wire rims.
"Hello, Lils. Jamie."
"Uncle Ron." James whined. "I'm going by James now."
Ron grinned. James Potter was the spitting image of Harry. All he needed was a pair of glasses and that scar. His hair did the same wild thing Harry's always did. He felt someone walk up beside him and noticed his pregnant wife smiling brightly at the children.
"Where's your mum and dad?"
Hermione giggled as Lily's tiny arms went around her wide waist. Lily put her ear to Hermione's belly and snickered.
"Why wouldn't you come before school starts, Sebastian?" Lily was drawing circles over Hermione's protruding stomach.
Hermione giggled again. Lily was so funny about her pregnant belly. She talked to it all the time. It was really cute. Hermione glanced at Ron who was looking in the distance. She followed his line of sight to their best friend and his wife, who also happened to be Ron's only sister.
Ron waved. "Harry! Ginny!"
"Uncle Harry!" Perdita screeched. "Aunt Ginny!"
She went tearing across the platform at the train station after him. Her little blue dress flying out behind her. Harry Potter caught the little redhead and lifted her high in the air. Perdita Weasley was tall for her age, but she was rail thin. She weighed no more that a feather. She had a ton of bright red curls on top of her head. She giggled wildly, her bright blue eyes sparkling as he lifted her high in the air. Harry kissed her pink cheek before setting her atop James and Lily's trunk. So she was almost eye to eye with him. He took her hands and started to dance with her.
"You act as if you haven't seen me in ages, Perdi."
"It FEELS like ages." She looked at the redhead standing next to Harry as he twirled her around. "Isn't that so, Aunt Ginny?"
"Mmm. I suppose." She leaned over and hugged Perdita.
Ginny looked up as Ron, Hermione, Lily, and James managed to catch up. Ron had hefted Lily onto his broad shoulders. She was such a little thing. Several inches shorter than James and Perdita. She looked much smaller than her eleven years. Even their younger daughter was taller than Lily.
Ron was looking at said younger daughter at the present. "What's the matter, Siri? No hello for your Uncle Ron?"
The little redhead looked up at him. Her straight red hair hung just below her chin. She looked an awful lot like Ginny had at her age, save the eyes. Her trademark Potter green eyes looked stormy. "I wanna go too!"
Ron whisked Lily off his shoulders and deposited her on the platform next to her twin brother before lifting Sirius Potter off the ground. He always had to giggle when he thought about Sirius's name. Harry had been so sure she was going to be a boy. He had wanted badly to give the name Sirius to a child of his. His godfather had been thrilled with the idea. The sinister old dog had almost watered up about it. Then she'd been a girl. Harry was almost indignant about it. Sirius had just laughed... loudly... and said to call the adorable little thing Sirius anyway. That someone sweet should have his name. So they had. And for some strange reason, it seemed that the little redhead was all Padfoot at heart because of it. Sirius Black had been very wrong about the sweetness. The little girl became more and more like her namesake every day. Ron really feared for Hogwarts when Sirius Potter set foot inside. He had a feeling there would be a marauders revival. Siri was worse than Moody, Padfoot, Prongs, and Wormtail rolled into one.
The ten year old girl looked so sad. He knew she would be lonely with James, Lily, and Perdita going off to Hogwarts this year.
"Now, Siri, you'll still have Remy."
"Remy always wants to READ, Uncle Ron. He's no fun at all."
"Sirius Merlina Potter!" Ginny snapped. "What a horrible thing to say about your little brother!"
James grinned and shot a look at Lily. She grinned back. They both knew. Siri complained about Remy's bookish-ness, but she was the first to stand up for him. That was the way with all of them. Even with the cousins. James and Perdita had even been known to get into a knockdown drag-out or two. They may pick on each other like gangbusters, but they also defended each other to the death.
"Where is Remy, by the way?" Hermione asked.
Ginny rolled her eyes. "With mum. At the burrow."
"Reading." Siri added, saying the word as if it were something disgusting.
"Reading?" Ron asked with a raised brow.
Harry sighed. "He started Lord of the Rings. He wants to finish it."
Ron raised his other brow. "Remy's reading Lord of the Rings? Isn't he.... nine?"
Harry shrugged. What could he say? His youngest son was smart. Very smart. James and Lily were sharing their twin grin again. Their little brother was becoming a legendary reader in the family. Remus Potter was smart. He might even surpass their Aunt Hermione in his bookish-ness.
"Well, Siri, I suppose you will just have to come and visit with Aunt 'Mione and I after she has your new cousin."
Her face lit up. "Really?!"
"Mmm. If it's all right with your mum and dad. And perhaps we can tear Remy away from his book long enough to get him to have some fun. If that's all right with your mum and dad also."
"An offer to take our other two children leaving Harry and I all alone?" Ginny said slyly. "I don't know. What do YOU think Harry?" She wriggled her eyebrows at him. Harry actually blushed. Ginny leaned over and kissed his glowing cheek. "Look at the world famous auror, everyone. All embarrassed by his little medi-witch wife." She leaned over and kissed him on the mouth this time.
"You two are so very gross, you know that right? We're in public. People can see you." James snapped.
Hermione just laughed.
"Well, we had better get a certain trio on their way. What say you, Sirius?"
"Do we have to?"
Ron just hugged her tightly.
They had managed to get into their own compartment on the Hogwarts express.
"Excited, Perdi?" James asked.
"Wickedly so. You?"
"I miss Siri." Lily whispered.
Perdita hopped from her side of the compartment to the Potter twin side. She draped an arm around Lily. "Don't fret, Lils. You've got me and Jamie-"
"Stop calling me Jamie."
"... to keep you in trouble. 'Sides... Siri will be here with us next year."
"IF she gets accepted."
"What do you mean if? She's a Potter. And she's got the Weasley bloodline going for her."
Just then the door swung open.
" 'Allo. Mind if I sit in 'ere? No room anywheres else."
"Have at it." James said, gesturing to the seat across from him and the girls.
The boy had brown hair and a sprinkle of freckles across his nose and eyes that were a deep chocolate brown. He was very tall and thin. He plopped in the seat across from the three of them. James instantly switched and sat next to him. He loved his sisters and his cousin, but he was dying for male companionship that wasn't two years his junior and kept its nose in a book.
"I'm Fearghus. Fearghus Finnigan."
" 'Oly cripes!"
Lily gave a squeak and jumped at his loud outburst.
"Sorry. Didn't mean anything by it. I mean, your da's Harry Potter!" He said looking from Lily to James and back to Lily. "And your mum's Ginny Weasley!"
"Yeah." James said. "Ginny Potter for over thirteen years now though."
"And you..." Fearghus pointed at Perdita. "Your da's Ron Weasley!"
"Chaser for Puddlemere United!"
"That's the one."
"And yer mum's Hermione Granger-Weasley!"
"So? So! So she only wrote half the textbooks we're using for Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts now! She's so smart!"
Perdita just shrugged. Her mum was smart. Her dad was cool as hell and could handle a quaffle like nobody's business. It was nothing new to her.
"Wow." Fearghus said looking at the three of them in awe.
Perdita giggled. She caught James's eye. They were thinking the same thing. He was really animated and loud. They liked Fearghus Finnigan already.
The four of them got off the train talking animatedly. Fearghus was really infectious in his enthusiasm for everything. He turned out to be really funny and a bit of a prankster. Perdita really feared getting him and Siri near each other.
"Hagrid!" Lily screamed.
She took off running and James sighed. Sometimes his sister was too friendly for her own good. She'd coddle up to a snake if the mood took her. Hagrid didn't seem to mind. He lifted the little girl into his big arms. She grabbed two handfuls of salt and pepper beard and kissed the tip of the giant's nose.
James, Perdita, and Fearghus walked up slowly.
"Well. Hello there, James. Hello, Perdi."
"Hello, Hagrid." Perdita and James chimed in unison.
"Hagrid..." James said. "This is Fearghus Finnigan. Fearghus, this is Rubeus Hagrid, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Also, he's about the best damn Care of Magical Creatures Professor there ever was."
"Jamie!" Lily hissed.
"Don't call me Jamie!"
"Well, don't swear! You're as bad as Uncle Fred and Uncle George."
Hagrid set the tiny girl on her own feet. "She's right... JAMES. A young fella the likes of yourself ought not to be swearing... yet."
James cracked a grin at Hagrid before he and Perdita threw themselves into a hug with the man. He patted each of them on the back with a deep chuckle.
"Best grab a boat, you lot." He smiled at them. It was good to see the kids again.
The boys had started talking quidditch the second the boat took off. Perdita was rolling her eyes. She liked quidditch as much as the next witch, but when her dad and her uncles got together, it was all they spoke of. That and wizard's chess, which she stunk at much to her father's horror. James was the one who was excellent at wizard's chess. Her cousin was terribly clever but had a horrible temper when roused. Lily was terribly nice and friendly. She was sweet and lovely and everyone wanted to protect her. Sirius was terribly mischievous and sneaky and very hard to catch in the act. Remus was the bookworm. Just as clever as James, just book-wise. James had a great knack for common sense and strategy. Remus had a great knack for recalling the facts. Perdita had yet to figure out what she was. Her mother was always assuring her she would find it.
Lily was listening intently. Fearghus and James were talking about quidditch. She loved quidditch. Problem was no one would ever let her play. She was in a world of brothers, fathers, godfathers, uncles, and boy cousins that protected her like she was some china doll. James being the worst offender. He may have been five minutes older than her, but he acted like it was five years. Yeah, she was tiny, but she was also fast. Like her dad. If they'd just give her a chance. Only Perdita knew how hard she had been working on being a seeker. It was the only secret she had from James. Simply because he'd try to talk he out of it if he knew - and Lily was determined. She'd heard from her cousins that there was a seeker spot open on the Gryffindor team this term, and she wanted it. Badly.
Lily just hoped she was sorted into Gryffindor.
They were walking up the stairs in the main hall of Hogwarts. Perdita had her arm linked through Lily's. James and Fearghus were still gabbing away a few paces behind the girls. Those two had hit it off like crazy. They apparently had all the same things in common.
That's when Lily noticed eyes on them. She went stiff. He gave her the creeps.
"Lils?" Perdita whispered.
"Are you ok?"
"That boy's staring at us."
Perdita, never one for subtlety, whipped around and sent a hard glare in the direction of Lily's eyes. It was met with an equally harsh look. The boy's eyes were like liquid silver and his hair was so blonde it was almost white. It was slicked down to his head making him look kinda shifty. Perdita felt a shiver go down her spine. She kept her features set though. No need to show fear. She calmly raised one eyebrow at him. He raised one back. Who in the heck was this boy?
Her attention was diverted by someone who had to be Minerva McGonagall. Her mother had raved about McGonagall. Her father had said 'she's not TOO bad' which meant he really liked her. Her mother had told her McGonagall was a professor she could trust.
"Welcome to Hogwarts." Minerva paused for a second. She almost grinned when her eyes caught them. There was no mistaking them. She'd forgotten that this was the year the Potter twins and the Weasley girl started their education. The twins looked just like Harry. Especially the girl. Glasses and all. She was so tiny though. Minerva cleared her throat. "In a few minutes you will pass through these doors and join your classmates, but before you can do that, you must be sorted into your houses. They are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. While you are here, you house will be like your family. Triumphs earn you points. Rule breaking loses them. At the year's end, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup. Wait here. The sorting ceremony will begin momentarily." She turned and stalked off.
"Is it true? The rumors? Are they true?"
James, Lily, Perdita, and Fearghus all turned to the sound of the haughty voice. It was the blonde boy. It was very apparent that he was addressing the Potters.
Perdita stepped out a bit. "Is what true, albino boy? What rumors? Be specific."
That got a few snickers. It also got the boy within inches of Perdita's face.
"Hey." James inserted himself between them. "Take it down a notch."
"Very Potter. It has to be true."
"The famous Harry Potter's twins have come to Hogwarts."
James just glared at him. He was right good at glaring. "That's right. I'm James and this is Lily. Harry Potter is our dad. Big deal."
There was a ripple of murmurs. The Potter name. The defeat of Voldemort. The boy who lived. Famous auror father. Famous medi-witch mother. A birth amidst the last battle with the death eaters. When they had to hide in a cave for several hours. Voldemort came. He and Harry dueled. Harry won. Blah blah blah. It was all the stuff James and Lily had grown up hearing.
Fearghus had placed himself in front of Lily and Perdita and was glaring just as meanly as James was. "Ya must be a Malfoy."
"That's right, mudblood. That accent and those freckles let's me know you're a Finnigan."
"What'd you call him?" Perdita snapped.
"Whoa, look at that. Red bushy hair and a body like a scarecrow. All arms and legs. You must be the Weasley girl. I'm surprised that you aren't wearing hand-me-down robes, but I suppose with a famous quidditch player like your father and a horrendous published mudblood bookworm for a mother they can afford a bit more than your muggle-loving grandfather could."
Perdita's eyes went wide. She was going to kill him. Right here. She was going to crack his skull open on the stairs. How DARE he say those things about her parents, about her grandpa, about her. But before she could even move, her cousin's temper flared to its epic proportions.
James grabbed two handfuls of the boy's robes and yanked him off the ground. "Say that about my cousin again, Malfoy." He spat the name Malfoy as if it was a swear. He knew who the Malfoys were. He knew what they had done. Everyone knew. It could just never be proved.
"James." Lily whispered as she placed a hand on his arm.
James let go of Malfoy's robes and shoved him back a bit. His sister was usually the only person who could calm him when his temper got good and riled. He was reasonable about everything but someone hurting his family. When he got angry, Lily was his voice of reason.
Lily gave a little shiver. Her brother had some fearful emotional outbursts when it came to his friends and family. Just then McGonagall came back out into the hall. Lily breathed a sigh of relief. She'd seen James get into a fist fight before... with Perdita. It wasn't pretty. She just knew if anything had happened with James and the Malfoy boy that Perdi would have joined in. The two of them were such dirty fighters. Hair pullers and leg biters to the heels. She also had very little doubt that Fearghus would have lent a fist as well. A brawl on their first day here would not have been a very good omen.
"We're ready for you now. Follow me."
Perdita could not keep her gasp to herself as she and Lily walked side by side into the great hall of Hogwarts. The ceiling was enchanted to look like the night sky, just as Perdita's mother had told her it would be. Several hundred burning candles hung in midair casting a soft glow on the hall.
They passed their cousins at the Gryffindor table. Nick and Mike winked, while Cinn and Jasper waved. Nicholas and Michael being 7th year twins that belonged to Uncle Fred. Cinnthia and Jasperina being the 6th year girls that belonged to Uncle George. The Weasley clan was becoming quite legendary for their twins. Nick and Mike were the beaters for the Gryffindor team. Cinn was a prefect well on her way to being head girl while Jasper was well on her way to being the student who had gotten the most detentions ever. Strangely Uncle George was almost as proud of that as he was of Cinn's prefect status. He seemed to like to tease Cinn on it. Calling her the Percy clone.
But Uncle Percy was another story all together.
And Perdita was quite distracted by the fact that Sean Wood was waving at her. She hadn't seen him in about two years. He was so cute now. His dad played for Puddlemere with hers. Sean's dad Oliver was their keeper, and for a dad Oliver Wood was pretty darn cute. It just so happened that Sean was starting to look like him. She waved back dreamily. Sean was a third year, and he was, shocker, the keeper for the Gryffindor team. Perdita stumbled a bit. Lily steadied her with a glare. Ok, best to stop staring at Sean.
The first years were gathered at the front of the great hall before the teacher's table. Lily's eyes scanned them all trying to remember what her father and her aunt and uncle had told them about their professors - because for the most part, they were the same professors. Her eyes landed on a man in all black with stringy black hair and the meanest look on his face she had ever seen on anyone. He was all 'I ate a lemon'. She elbowed Perdita.
"That's Snape. It has to be."
Both girls looked at him only to discover he was looking right at them. Lily jumped. All the things her Uncle Ron had ever said about Snape, and he'd said A LOT, started running through her head. Lily gave a little giggle. Perdita looked at her like she was crazy.
"Your dad's right, Perdi. He is an ugly git."
Perdita started snickering. James elbowed the both of them because McGonagall was glaring their way. Then Perdita's eyes landed on two very familiar people. She elbowed Lily hard this time.
McGonagall glared at them again. Lily turned her glare at Perdita. Her cousin nodded at the other end of the teacher's table. Where Remus Lupin and Sirius Black sat. Lily's jaw dropped. She leaned back and nudged James. He turned. The two men they had always thought of as grandfathers waved at them. The three waved back in shock. What were Uncle Moony and Uncle Padfoot doing here?
McGonagall turned and glared at the two wizards. She was getting irritated about the distractions. Sirius actually blushed and ducked his head. Remus suddenly found the ceiling very interesting. McGonagall 'hrmp'ed before announcing that Dumbledore had a few announcements to make before the sorting - as per usual. James grinned. Except for the surprise sighting of Padfoot and Moony, things at Hogwarts were shaping up to be exactly like his father and uncle had told him they would be.
"I have a few start of term notices I wish to announce. The first being that the dark forest is still very much strictly forbidden to all students. The second being there will be a Yule Dance this year before the holiday break for third years and up. First and second years will be allowed to attend a teacher supervised lock-in sleep over in the dungeons. Also, Madam Hooch would like it announced that quidditch tryouts are set for late next week and that there are positions open on each of the house teams this year. Thank you."
McGonagall once again took the floor. "Now when your name is called, come forth. I will place the sorting hat on your head, and you will be sorted into your houses." She looked at her parchment "Fearghus Finnigan."
Fearghus gulped and stepped up to the stool. McGonagall placed the hat on his head.
"Mmmm. Right. Well. Mmmm." The hat said. "GRYFFINDOR!"
The Gryffindor table cheered.
The blonde stepped up. McGonagall didn't even have to place the hat completely on his head before it shouted out.. "SLYTHERIN!"
The Slytherin table cheered.
James leaned over to Lily and Perdita. "Typical. A Malfoy in Slytherin."
The girls giggled until...
He walked slowly and sat. McGonagall placed the hat on his head and it immediately began talking. James knew only he could hear the important stuff and all anyone else heard were the 'Mmm's and 'Ahh's.
"Mmm, difficult yet not. A wealth of courage I see. Fierce loyalty to your family. Not a bad mind, like another Potter I knew, but where to put you? Got a bit of a temper in you, I see. Hmmm. Better be... GRYFFINDOR!"
The Gryffindor table cheered, and James rushed over and took a seat next to Fearghus. His cousin Nick ruffled his already messy hair.
Lily had a bit of trouble getting onto the stool. There was a bit of laughter at her efforts, but McGonagall's harsh glare killed all that real quick. Lily finally managed to settle herself, and the hat was placed on her head.
"Ahhh, the other half of the Potter twins. Plenty of courage like that brother of yours, I see. But also kindness. And a great capacity for compassion. Difficult. There's talent here. A wealth of it, and a vast desire to prove yourself. Best keep you with that brother of yours so you can find what you 'seek' in... GRYFFINDOR!"
The Gryffindor table cheered, James perhaps the loudest. He'd been a bit afraid he and Lily wouldn't get sorted into the same house. She annoyed the heck out of him, but James didn't know what he'd do without Lily. She joined him at the table. Mike gave her a quick kiss on the top of her head.
Perdi sat on the stool nervously. She just HAD to get into Gryffindor with Lils and Jamie. And Mike and Nick. And Cinn and Jasper. And Sean Wood. She'd just DIE if she was sorted into Slytherin with that prat Malfoy.
"Ahh! Another Weasley. I know just where to put you. GRYFFINDOR!"
Perdita sighed in relief. She hurried to the Gryffindor table amidst their cheers. She took a seat next to Fearghus and across from Lily. She looked up and Sean Wood winked at her. Perdita thought she might melt. He was so dreamy. When had he gotten so darn dreamy?
This was going to be an interesting year.