i am supremely pleased with this, it’s not even that these are my perfect fancasts for james and lily, but they’re a fuckload better than the movies, THEY DIED YOUNG, THAT WAS PART OF THE WHOLE TRAGEDY OF IT, THEY DIDN’T DIE IN THEIR EARLY FORTIES AFTER HAVING LIVED MOST OF THEIR WHOLE LIFE AND THEN FINALLY SETTLING DOWN TO HAVE A KID, oh no i made myself sad, but sigh, i have a lot of feelings about the marauders and lily (via laurellas)
That’s one of the things that makes the scene with the Resurrection Stone in book 7 so sad: the fact that Harry James Potter, who is about to walk into the Forbidden Forest and allow the most terrifying dark wizard of all time to kill him, is only four years younger than the parents he’s talking to for the first time in his life.
Just let that sink in. When Harry finally gets to talk to his parents, he is only four years younger than them. Harry never knew the comfort of a mother hugging him during a storm, telling him it’s going to be okay. He never knew what it was like to have his dad take him out to an empty field and teach him how to fly. His mother didn’t cry when he boarded the Hogwarts Express. His father didn’t write him a letter full of obvious pride when he was Sorted into Gryffindor. His mother never wrote to him to tell him to be careful playing Quidditch. His father never boasted to his friends that his boy was the youngest House player in a century. His parents didn’t take him out to celebrate when he got seven OWLs. His mother didn’t make him a special dinner for his seventeenth birthday. His father didn’t pull him aside and have that oh so embarrassing talk about life and girls and everything in between.
Harry never had a childhood with his parents. He didn’t know what loving parents were even like until he was twelve years old and his best friend kidnapped him. And when he finally gets a chance to talk to his parents, and his parents get a chance to talk to him, the closeness that exists between parents and their children just isn’t there. They love him, and they’re proud of him, but they missed him growing up. The Harry Potter that walks into the forest with the Resurrection Stone is not the little boy they were supposed to raise. He is a man who is making a tough decision to save the lives of the people he cares about and bring an end to the threat once and for all. They are proud of the man he has become, but they miss the little boy they never even knew.
And it breaks my heart.