sirius playing ‘chase harry’ as padfoot
sirius playing peekaboo with baby harry with the invisibility cloak
sirius looking after harry when lily and james are tired from a mission
sirius taking harry everywhere he can before the potters go into hiding because he loves his godson so much
sirius complaining when anyone touches his hair apart from harry who can tug it all he likes and propably even chew it i mean one year olds?
sirius wanting to take harry on his motorbike until even james has to stop him because ‘ffs padfoot it’s dangerous’ while marleen cackles with laughter
sirius chasing his own tail for harry’s amusement
sirius finding harry alive when he thought he’d lost everything
sirius saying ‘let me take him hagrid, i’m his godfather’ when everyone knew he could never have managed by himself
sirius losing harry again
sirius saying ‘when all this is over we’ll be a proper family’
sirius’ last sight being harry
sirius being harry’s godfather and always being harry’s godfather
You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.
That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.
The archetype of the witch is long overdue for celebration. Daughters, mothers, queens, virgins, wives, et al. derive meaning from their relation to another person. Witches, on the other hand, have power on their own terms. They have agency. They create. They praise. They commune with nature/ Spirit/God/dess/Choose-your-own-semantics, freely, and free of any mediator. But most importantly: they make things happen. The best definition of magic I’ve been able to come up with is “symbolic action with intent" — “action" being the operative word. Witches are midwives to metamorphosis. They are magical women, and they, quite literally, change the world.