pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
I finished chapters for all the Marauders' parents last year, but now I've gone back and added Lily and Snape's families as well, and recorded a podfic. This series of shorts is compliant with A Conspiracy of Cartographers, and acts as a sort of prequel.

Title: A History of Cartographers
Words: 7127
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death (Original Character)
Relationships: Remus Lupin’s Parents, Orion Black/Walburga Black, James Potter’s Parents - Relationship, Lily Evans’ Parents, Peter Pettigrew’s Parents, Eileen Prince/Tobias Snape
Characters: Walburga Black, Orion Black, Eileen Prince, Tobias Snape, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s), Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter, Lily Evans Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Severus Snape, Regulus Black, Petunia Evans Dursley, Alphard Black
Additional Tags: Canon Compliant, Foreshadowing, Family, Marriage, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Babies, Children, Parenthood, Werewolves, Black Character(s), POC James Potter, Trans Male Character, Pureblood Culture, Arranged Marriage, Poverty, Prostitution, Teen Pregnancy, Domestic Violence, Abusive Relationships, Abusive Parents, Implied/Referenced Suicide, Strangulation, Parent Death, Terminal Illnesses, Internalized Misogyny, Homophobia, Transphobia, Podfic, Podfic Available, Podfic Length: 30-45 Minutes
Summary: 1958-66: Remus, Sirius, James, Lily, Peter, Severus. Six children from six very different families. Twelve parents who only exist between the lines of canon, but who were instrumental in shaping the characters we love, and the story as we know it.

Excerpt from "Rose Evans":

Rose was not her real name. She had left that behind with everything else when she ran away from the base and her father's cruelty, her mother's indifference. She learned to copy the accents of the other children, bought a train ticket to London, and disappeared. For a while, she lived on the streets, trading her body for the money men gave her, because it meant surviving for another day.

When the truant officers took her, she refused to tell them who she was or where she came from. They sent her to Wool's Home for Children. That was where she met Harry Evans. His parents were dead. She told him hers were, too. He told her that her green eyes were pretty. She said she liked his red hair.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
It's done!

Marcellus Lupin - April 1966


Excerpt:
"I never asked for any of it to be real." Her voice was quiet. Toneless. "Wizards. Magic. Werewolves. I just wanted a normal life. To marry someone I loved. To have healthy children. To watch them grow. That was magic enough for me."
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Orion Black had a lot to say, as it turns out. I had to work hard to reign this one in, cutting as many words as I could. I think I spent more time cutting it down than I did writing it. It still hit 660.

Excerpt:
"Stand up straight," muttered Orion Black. "Say 'good day, sir' or 'ma'am' to anyone who greets you, but no more. Understand? This is a wake, not a soirée."

"Yes, Father." The two small boys walked a little taller, self-conscious in their black dress robes.

Orion noted with a frown that Regulus held Sirius's hand.

"A man of the House of Black needs no one to hold his hand."


Orion Black - February 1965
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Hey, I did another one! 586 words from Joseph Potter this time.


Excerpt:
Neither the early start of the day, nor the light morning mist could put a damper on the Potter family's spirits. By the time they found their seats, the sun was beginning to peek through the clouds, promising excellent weather for the match.

"It's not the top box," said Joe Potter, "but they're decent seats."

"They're very good," his wife agreed. "Here, Jamie, you've got a smudge on your nose."
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Pedanius Pettigrew loves his wife and son, and never wants them to have to be afraid.

Warning for character death. I'm losing my grip on the whole "500 words per chapter" thing. This one is over 650.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
I changed the title (again), and I think I'm happy with it now. I wanted a way to indicate that it's part of the same arc as ACOC. Tonight, I bring you Walburga Black's perspective on motherhood, on the day of Regulus's birth.

Excerpt:
Walburga had done her duty, providing "an heir and a spare", as the expression went, for the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black. Her husband had kept to her bed for the agonisingly long time it had taken for her to conceive seven times, and birth two healthy male infants, though Orion Black had taken no joy in the task. Walburga hadn't minded the act of making heirs -- the husband her parents had selected for her was a handsome man who treated her gently -- but she knew Orion found little pleasure in the beds of women. Still, so long as he was discreet about his perversions, she could ignore them.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
A few years back, some of you may remember, I wrote a ~500 word fic called A Brush With Destiny, about baby Remus and baby Sirius meeting for the first time at a Ministry Christmas party. The story was from the POV of Remus's mother, Sylvia Lupin, a Muggle. Well, today I got bunnied to do similar mini-fics from the POV of each of the Marauders' parents. So I've changed the name of the story, and today I added James's mother, Eleanor Potter, to the mix. I'll try not to get too sidetracked by this one.

Excerpt:
The early years of their marriage had been filled with a monthly round of hope followed by disappointment, but now, almost eighteen years later, she had resigned herself to childlessness. She was past forty now, and her husband nearly fifty. They never even talked about it anymore.

ETA: I wrote another one. Meet Almira Pettigrew. TW for mentioned domestic violence, transphobia, and internalised misogyny.

Excerpt:
It didn't matter how hard Almira Perkins tried; she had not been able to save any of them. After their parents' early deaths, she had done her best to raise her younger siblings. She had married, too young, to a man with a good job, in order to provide them with a stable home life. Instead, he had beaten her and taken away her wand. He had sneered at her brother Constantine, calling him by his birth name, Constance, and telling him he could never be a "real" boy. He had led their baby sister, Delilah, over to the side of Grindelwald, and ultimately, to her death. He had been tried, found guilty of crimes against Muggles and Muggleborn wizards, and had died in Azkaban prison.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
I was bit by a late-night bunny....

Title: Brush With Destiny
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit
Word Count: 487
Genre: Drama, Fluff
Rating: G
Timeline: Dec 1960
Characters: Sylvia Lupin (OC), Marcellus Lupin (OC), Remus Lupin, Pentronella (OC), Sirius Black, Walburga Black
Pairing(s): Sort of Remus/Sirius
Synopsis: A forgotten encounter at a Ministry of Magic Christmas party.
Disclaimer: I am not J. K. Rowling. I own nothing. Please don't sue me.
Author's Note: The only way this could be more pre-slash would be if Sylvia Lupin and Walburga Black bumped pregnant bellies.


Brush With Destiny )

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