|A Tale to Goodbye
Author: fredandgeorge97 PM
This is a story of James II's firt year at Hogwarts. Put he has an illness that ruins it.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - James S. P. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,204 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 05-31-12 - Published: 05-19-12 - id: 8131697
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We decided to burry James in Godric's Hallow, to be with my parents. He'd be happy there, being with people he knows, or at least people he knew of.
We only had family and close friends like Neville Longbottom, Hagrid and Luna Lovegood. All of Ginny's brothers came with their wife and kids.
It was snowing so, Ginny and I buried him a head of time. His tombstone read:
James Sirius Potter
Son, Brother, died a
Strong and Brave
Aug. 15, 2005 –December 24, 2016
Before we buried him, Ginny and I cleaned his skin from all of the blood he was sick with and put him in the Weasley sweater that Ginny's mum made for him. It was his favorite color, dark blue with a green 'J' on it.
Everyone gathered in Godric's Hallow at noon on December 28th. It wasn't going to be a big ceremony but really just a few moments of silence and some of us will say a few words to James.
I gathered everyone together. All the children were in the front and Hagrid stood tall in the back. I didn't know where to begin as I've never spoke at, let alone run a funeral before.
"Er, So….does anyone want to start?" I asked as I saw my son, Albus come near.
"He was my brother…I want him back more than anything else in the world! I ignored him for months before he died because I didn't want to believe that he was going to leave! I wish I didn't! I'm going to miss him!" he said as he started to tear up and walk to my best friend and brother-in-law, Ron Weasley.
Lily went next, followed by my wife, Ginny. Ron and George went after her and then Mr. and Mrs. Weasley came next. I said my goodbyes to James before he was buried. I didn't want to give my long speech again, in front of everybody. It was way to personal, only for James to hear.
"Goodbye, James," I simply said as I looked at his grace and then at my parent's graves that stood right next to his. "Take care of him, Mum and Dad."
All of the guests started to talk among themselves. The kids were playing with a bright green ball that I bought from a small muggle shop. I picked up Lily and she lied her head on my shoulder. Albus went straight to Ginny as she put her arms around him.
Everyone started to leave about an hour later, Ginny, Albus, Lily and I didn't leave until it was almost six at night.
Things will never be the same again, without James. But I knew that my parents are looking after him and that he is happy. I also know that James wouldn't want anyone to live in sorrow over his death. I will miss him.
So, now. I move on from here.