He didn’t die to protect us, James. The threat had backed off. He- He should still be there to help my mum…
Marlene McKinnon, you’re the girl that marched up to Thorfinn Rowle and threatened to kill him if he called Remus ‘dirt blooded’. You stood up to Severus Snape and Merlin knows what else you’ve done under the notice of both Remus and I. Are you going to sit here and tell me that you’ve never felt the way that your father must have felt when he saw the love of his life mangled and hanging for life in a hospital bed before him? You’re right, he should still be here. A-And Moony should be here to tell you not to listen to me, but he’s not and that’s because nobody tried to do anything for him.
And who exactly was he a hero to? Whose life benefited from his death?
Yours. If you look at it correctly. He died for people he loved; he died fighting! He was an example and I hope to all the wizard gods that I have a death as important as his.
We- I don’t know… We c-can try? Um… -does a random spell- … Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs would like to tell Mr. Wormtail that… the map will set itself on fire if I try to do that again…
Give me that. -le examining the map- … B-But there has to be something… Moony’s too smart to just- just disappear.
More like she’s taking care of everyone. My mum’s home, but she’s still weak. -sighs- I know. No, James. You’re going to sit here with me and wait for the aurors to bring him back ‘cause that’s what you’re supposed to do.
S-Supposed to do? I don’t- What I was supposed to do was take care of those students! And- And Lily… I haven’t seen L-Lily… I can’t- Everything is just going to shit and I’m just supposed to sit here? You’re just going to sit here?
P-Prongs, we can’t- -being dragged- … We shouldn’t be here… We shouldn’t- I- O-Okay… Um… Accio map.
-le grabbing of the map- … Is there a way to reset this? See if we can figure out where people were at a specific time? Did we put that feature on it?!
They are. -sighs- My dad’s dead, my mum’s a werewolf, my aunt’s giving her crap about something, Layla’s losing it more than usual, Nate’s being weird as fuck, Danielle Lupin is here, I think someone’s been stealing hair from my hairbrush, and now my boyfriend has been kidnapped. You tell me how I am, James.
… I’m s-sorry, Marls… My mum- Is she not taking care of Layla anymore? I haven’t written her lately… -le scowl- Yeah, I saw the Wicked Witch of the West herself. They don’t even care about him. I- I’m going to get him back, Marls. I swear I will, I’m not resting until I do.
Listen, James… I’m sorry about Remus going missing… I’ve let Sirius rant and everything at me. And, well, what I mean to say is… You don’t have to be a “big strong Head Boy” all the time… You’re still a kid.
No you’re not! You don’t care, nobody cares! They’re sitting around and just- just- Being a kid is what got him missing. These fucking Quidditch games, the stupid homework, everything! I am not a child, I’m going to get my brother back. And I’m not going to sit around and wait for someone to get in my way.