INT. 12 GRIMMAUD PLACE – NIGHT
REMUS LUPIN bursts in on HARRY POTTER, HERMIONE GRANGER, and RON WEASLEY in the flat’s shabby living room.
Hey, guys! I’m here to join your team!
He means the HORCRUXES, Ronald.
Remus rolls his eyes.
I don’t know. Probably at her parent’s house.
You DID discuss this with your wife, right?
Remus waves a hand.
She’s busy being pregnant! This is more important.
Hermione makes a noise in the back of her throat.
Ron shifts uncomfortably.
Hang on…you LEFT your PREGNANT wife WITHOUT TELLING HER
to join us on our quest to destroy the Horcruxes of the
most DANGEROUS Dark wizard alive?
Tonks is FINE. She has it EASY.
You think PREGNANCY is EASY?
She needs you, mate!
You don’t understand how much HARDER
I have it. I’m a WEREWOLF.
You don’t get to thrown down “fantasy AIDS”
as justification for your bad decisions!
YOU LEFT YOUR WIFE AND CHILD!
Like I’m the FIRST wizard
to abandon something important
Blushing, Ron tugs at his own shirtsleeve.
You can’t come with us, dude.
Go back to your wife.
I’m a teacher! You can’t tell me what to do!
I’m the Chosen One!
I can do whatever I want!
Huffing, Remus approaches the door. Before leaving, he turns.
I thought you were cool like your dad, Harry.
But I guess you’re not.
(calling after him)
He turns to his friends.
I AM cool…right?
Hermione looks away. Ron coughs.
EXT. FORBIDDEN FOREST – NIGHT
REMUS LUPIN approaches HARRY POTTER with a magical photograph, a big grin on his face.
LILY POTTER, JAMES POTTER, and SIRIUS BLACK, in ghostly form, watch from several feet away.
A ghostly ALBUS DUMBLEDORE waits behind a tree, giggling.
You were right about everything, Harry.
I went back to Tonks.
She gave birth to our son.
Remus presses the photograph into Harry’s hand.
Harry looks down at a sleeping baby with blue hair. He smiles faintly.
That’s Teddy. He’s blue.
Lupin…I’m so happy for you.
Yeah…once I saw him, I knew
I wanted to stick around and
raise him right.
I’m sorry I yelled before…
but I’m glad I got to you.
Yeah…too bad none of it matters now.
Because I’m dead.
Harry drops the photograph. He looks at the other ghosts.
We couldn’t tell you.
It was Lupin’s decision.
Yeah, and the way he died
was AWESOME, man! He-
Lily puts a hand on James’ arm and shakes her head.
Harry turns back to Remus.
Come ON, Lupin.
HEY – don’t BLAME me.
I died a HERO.
LILY AND JAMES
(from behind the tree)
(pointing at Dumbledore)
Don’t START with me.
Harry looks around at the ghosts, frowning.
By the way…where’s Tonks?
Her parents’ house? I wouldn’t
know, I came straight here.
EXT. KING’S CROSS STATION – DAY
HARRY kneels in front of his son ALBUS SEVERUS.
DEAD REMUS LUPIN stands by a pillar watching the pair. DEAD ALBUS DUMBLEDORE hides behind him in the shadows.
Hang on…his name is WHAT?
You were named after the two bravest
men I ever met.
One of them loved my mom.
Yeah…and it was super gross!
The other lied to me for
seven years, relying on
me to complete an impossible
quest, even though I was only
ever an average student.
But you STILL named your kid after him!?
Dead Dumbledore giggles in the shadows.
Confused, Dead Remus cocks his head at the sound.
Both were headmasters.
Must I reiterate that I had
FANTASY AIDS and the Hogwarts
parents were BIGOTS?
Neither one of them ever
abandoned their own son.
Neither one left me to coparent
an orphaned child with his
last remaining grandparent.
I died a HERO.
DEAD REMUS looks around the station but doesn’t see where the voice came from.
Dad…can I get on the train now?
Of course, son.
Albus Severus runs toward the train.
Harry calls after him.
Just remember I would never
leave you to try and look cool!
It was ONE TIME.
Technically, two times.
Dead Remus finally locates the voice and whirls on Dead Dumbledore.
Seriously, though…ALBUS Severus?
Dead Dumbledore flips him off with both hands.
Harry waves to his other two children.
James Sirius Potter and Lily Luna
Nymphadora Rubeus Kingsley Gilderoy
Rufus Molly Neville Arthur Peter Potter!
Time to get on the train!
Dead Remus turns at the sound of these names. His ghostly jaw falls open.