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Ask Teddy-verse or James-verse characters anything - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Ask Teddy-verse or James-verse characters anything
Except about the plot of "Ville-Sauvage," since I really do hope to get back to it. I just feel like some quick, no-commitment writing. ;)

ETA: Anons, just so you know, I'm not deliberately screening. I didn't change any settings, but suddenly, people are getting screened. Trying to figure out the problem.
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sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: May 16th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Asking James...

What's the prank he pulled on Albus that got him in the most trouble?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 16th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Asking James...

I don't really prank Al all that much. A little bit, you know. Mostly I get him in trouble by making him come along when the rest of us do things.

But yeah, he's my brother, if I don't get him with something every now and then, who will? (That's a serious question, when Dad's, you know, Dad. Other people don't risk making any of us look silly until they know us pretty well.) Anyway, I did get into a spot of trouble when he was in fourth year, and I told him how to sneak into Trelawney's classroom on a night I knew she had N.E.W.T. students doing controlled dreaming. Moth hexed me across the Great Hall at breakfast, Mum sent a Howler, and all three of us got detention for having the security charms to a classroom.
starnightmuse From: starnightmuse Date: May 16th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)

umm... difficult... someone asked James but... I dont know who i CAN ask... so i'm dropping several.

I'm not sure I can ask the potter kids, if I can here's two for Al:

1. Did you ever did anything, just between you two, with you dad? I mean you confide him about you being afraid of being put in slytherin (even if you ended up a Gryffindor- Go lions!)
did you ever shared or did anything like that with him again?

2. How are thing going with Moth? ;p

if not here is one for Alderman:

were you the one in charge of the christening of harry potter's kids? or who married teddy and victoire?

or which place in the world you would like to visit that you haven't?

or to Maurice and Wendell.... how is life for you two?

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 16th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: umm... difficult... someone asked James but... I dont know who i CAN ask... so i'm dropping seve

[I'm not exactly swamped; I can do all of them.]
1. Yeah, Dad and I do a lot together. It's a bit weird out in public, because we look alike and everyone talks about it, but the truth is we really do have a lot in common. He taught me to fly out at Grannydromeda's the year that James was at school and I wasn't. And we both follow the Irish national team. I ask more questions than James does, so Dad tells me more. He even took me to visit his Muggle primary school once when I asked about it, even though he thought I was crazy to be interested.

2. Fine.

Harry's kids aren't Catholic, so no, I didn't christen them, but I did officiate for Teddy and Victoire. As to where I'd like to visit? I've been to quite a lot of places doing mission work--a great way to see the odd corners of the world, by the way--but I've never made it to the South Seas. I should love to have a holiday in Tahiti.

We're all right. I've been running the shop since I finished at Hogwarts--Maurice insisted I stay for N.E.W.T.s in Arithmancy and History of Magic (the latter was pretty important, actually, given my business)--and I enjoy it. I don't deal in Dark artifacts anymore. Maurice took a big loss when he turned over everything questionable to the Aurors. Now, I deal with antiques and powerful rare objects. A lot of them could cause damage if used wrong, but they aren't designed for it. The other shopkeepers in Knockturn Alley said I'd lose business, but it evened out when I gained some new customers. Maurice still talks like the shop is a burden and a terrible thing and he hated running it, and I don't doubt he likes his actual job better, but I've noticed that everywhere he travels, he goes looking for trinkets to see if I want to add them to the inventory.

Oh, but you're not asking about the shop, are you? Maurice and I had a hard time after what happened to our parents, but his friends took care of him, and Andromeda took care of me, and we're all right now.
xtineebee From: xtineebee Date: May 16th, 2011 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been reading a lot of the 'back catalogue' of challenges etc. - so the timing is perfect.

I'd really like to see something with Sirius Lupin: maybe interacting with Orry or talking to his dad. He's inherited something hard to handle - maybe either (or both) of them trying to give him comfort or solace about 'the big picture'?

Thanks :)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 16th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
This is an "ask them," so it'll be his answer more than a story, but...

Getting along with Orry's not always easy. Nothing for reminding you that you're a screw-up like having a big brother who gets everything right. He's not even obnoxious about it, which would make it easier to hate him.

Dad, though--Dad's always looking after me. Bit annoying sometimes, and I reckon I'm the big disappointment in the family. When he caught me drinking the summer I was twelve, I thought he'd throw me off the sea cliffs or whatnot, but he just took it away and sent me to my room. I went to his work room later, when my head stopped spinning, and I think he'd been crying about it. His eyes were red, anyway. Made me wish he'd chucked me off the cliff, if you want the truth. That would've been easier. But the thing about Dad is, he takes me seriously (no pun intended). He knows what I can do. And when I Saw what was going to happen to Sue's plane, he did everything he could to stop it taking off. Stupid Muggle security people wouldn't listen. And he kept trying to tell me that it wasn't my fault, but then, he just sort of let me get through it. I went to his office at work, and he's got all sorts of things written on those walls--they're black, and covered with chalk marks. I wrote the names of everyone who was on the plane. They go all the way around the room, twice. And he helped me learn what I could about them. No one else thought that was a good idea, but it was. It helped. Didn't bring them back, though.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: May 16th, 2011 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Carina Lupin

Are you ever a Map Master? If so, what do your friends in Slytherin think of it? Do you have many friends outside of your house?

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 16th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Carina Lupin

No. My sister passed it to our cousin Finny Potter. Mira let me in on the other secret, about our little armory, but I didn't get the Map.

Most of my friends are Slytherins--it makes a difference where you are after curfew--but my siblings and cousins are everywhere, so I'm not exactly isolated.
malinbe From: malinbe Date: May 16th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope I'm not too late!

Ruth, how are you getting on at work, after the ordeal with Sam?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 16th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Work is a good thing. Everyone there got betrayed by Sam in one way or another, so no one talks about it much. At first, Ron was really protective of me; he practically interrogated everyone I so much as talked to. Eventually, though, everything got to something like normal. When Teddy started working downstairs and we could go to lunch whenever we felt like it and head off together after hours, I guess everyone decided I was all right. Of course, they also all decided I was secretly dating Teddy again, at least until he started going with Victoire, but what can you do? Anyone who tells you women are worse office gossips has never worked in the Auror division.
sidealong From: sidealong Date: May 16th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's your take on Al Potter & Rose Weasley?
Did your parents prepare you for attending Hogwarts and running into some people with prejudice against your family?
What's your little sister like?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 16th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't have a lot of take on Al--he's a good bloke, but I don't see much of him. Rosie's my best friend, bar none. We read a lot of the same books, and know a lot of the same things. We make a lot of jokes about how much our parents hate each other, which we both think is stupid, as, aside from the war, they're actually not all that different. I mean, they have the same books on the shelves, don't they?

Mum and Dad did sit me down--a lot before school, because we did go out in public sometimes--and tell me about the war, and what happened, and that people often didn't like us much. Dad tried to tell me more then, but Mum said I wasn't old enough. He finally did tell me, about a week before school--everything he did, and why. He showed me the mark on his arm. You can hardly see it now, but it is still there. I didn't talk to him for a couple of days, but of course, who wants to go off to school still fighting with his father? So, I told him I was all right with it. I'm not. But I do, well, you know. He's my dad, and he's not that way with me, so I can't really hate him. Just everything that made him do what he did.

Coco's a tricky little thing. She likes to get me going on some wild story, see how far she can make me believe it before I stop and say, "Wait, that's not entirely making sense."
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From: (Anonymous) Date: May 17th, 2011 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a question for Regulus;
Can we hear some more about your motives for stealing the horcrux and the aftermath of your rescue by Teddy and James? Being displaced by decades and rescued by the son and grandson of your older brother's best friends must have been VERY difficult. Not to mention falling in love with another one of James's grandchildren!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 17th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
As to the decision itself, it's hard to explain. What Voldemort did to Kreacher opened my eyes in a way that nothing else had. I understood that all of the things I thought I was following him for--to save my family and protect the world I valued--didn't matter to him at all. All of the other business involved started falling apart in my mind after that. I started to look at what I really believed, at what mattered to me, and I realized the person most responsible for the unraveling of the world around me was Voldemort. In comparison to what he'd done to my family--driving a wedge between my brother and me, stirring up hatred that left Andromeda separated from us, and (though I don't know this for sure) instigating the death of Uncle Alphard--I could hardly look at cheerful, kind-hearted Ted Tonks and think he was the enemy.

I suppose I could have gone to Dumbledore's people, passed them information, worked with Sirius... but you have to understand that all of this happened to me in a matter of a week or two. It was very much focused on what had happened to Kreacher, no matter how much else came down after it. I was furious, more than anything else, and I wanted to get him back, and show him that his little pet Black wasn't as tame as he thought. So I stole the Horcrux.

I assumed I would die after I drank the poison, at least unless Kreacher could get me out, and he couldn't. Instead, while the Inferi were trying to pull me down, someone jumped in from above and pulled me up. I thought at first that it was Remus Lupin along with someone I didn't know from their side. I thought Sirius had sent them. But of course, that wasn't it.

It wasn't as hard to adjust as you'd think. Times change; people don't. I missed everyone I'd lost--I wish to hell I'd gone to Sirius before going to that cave--but the people I found myself among were decent and kind. And, in Lily's case, quite easy on the eyes.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 17th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I enjoyed that peek into the mind of YOUR Regulus ... Love the last sentence too, perfect when read in conjunction with your ficlet about the secret Regulus shares with Lily to see her through a boring Ministry function ;)
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 17th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because every time I look at "Ville Sauvage" it takes my mind a moment to adjust (and hoping I'm not too late) -

Martin, I'm hearing rumors about you and Ville-Sausage. Care to talk about it?

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 18th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure what you mean.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: May 17th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honoria--working on any good stories?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 18th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
It's been rather dull lately, unless you're fascinated by Snowleaf gossip. Corky's sister Tessa has been at me to write a book on the secret history of Squibs in the Muggle world, and she's brought me enough intriguing bits that I may actually do it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 18th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)

For any Potter/Lupin kid (Teddy's kids, James, Lily, Al, or their kids)

Would you ever consider converting to Catholicism? (inspired by Alderman, presumably. I'm interested to see if any of the Potter/Lupin clan is affected by him)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 18th, 2011 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: For any Potter/Lupin kid (Teddy's kids, James, Lily, Al, or their kids)

Well, Teddy actually went through with it, and as Victoire was already Catholic, their whole brood is. On the island, Ruth and I are the tiny Protestant minority. My son Finny was very taken with Confession when Teddy's kids told him about it, and he spent a month or so confessing to everyone about everything, but that's about as close as any of us got. We like Alderman--he's a good sort--but it's not who we are.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 19th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)


What was it like raising two metamorphmagi? Any interesting/embarrassing stories to tell?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 19th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Grannydromeda

well, one thing I told Harry early on when he started looking after Teddy is to never take a Metamorphmagus out into the Muggle world without a hat and sunglasses, no matter what time of year it is. I learned that the hard way--the Ministry had to Obliviate a dozen Muggles at a bus stop because I had Dora in her Moses basket and I was reading a book and just keeping a hand on her lightly. I noticed that it had got awfully quiet. I looked up, and everyone was staring at her--she was cheerfully mimicking everyone who came by. Not exact mimics--babies don't have the necessary concentration to do that--but a sort of mirroring of the hair and eye colors. I don't know why they didn't scream--I guess they were all trying to figure out if everyone was seeing what they were, or if they were crazy.

So I told Harry, with Teddy, to keep the sunhat and sunglasses on, no matter how many odd looks they got.

As they get a little older, teaching them to control their morphs is like teaching them to control other things their bodies do. I taught both Dora and Teddy to ask permission to copy other people's features (Lily Potter was very chuffed the day Dora decided that she wanted to copy her hair). Teddy, of course, kept trying to imitate Harry, which was to be expected, but since Harry always stressed that Teddy was Remus and Dora's son, Teddy got used to the idea that he was meant to look more like Remus than like Harry, and after a while, he did stop that.
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