Disclaimer: Just because I own copies of Harry Potter and The Swan Princess doesn't mean I own them.

Information: If you haven't gathered yet, this is a Marauder-era Harry Potter spoof of The Swan Princess.


Odette: Lily

Derek: James

Bromley: Peter

Jean-Bob: Sirius

Speed: Remus

Lieutenant Puffin: Moody

Rothbart: Snape

Okay, enough procrastinating. I think I've done enough of that already.


Once upon a time, there was a king named William who ruled a large and mighty kingdom and yet, he was sad, for he was growing old and had no child to inherit the throne.

Then, happily, a daughter was born, a princess, and she was given the name Lily.

Kings and queens came from all around to offer their gifts to the child. Among them was the widowed Uberta and her young son Prince James. It was then that William and Uberta happened upon the same idea.

Lily and James would be brought together each summer in hopes that they would fall in love and join their kingdoms forever.

But unknown to all was another plan, that of the evil enchanter Severus Snape.

Lily's birth was of little concern to him, for he was preparing to take William's kingdom by means of the forbidden arts.

On the eve of his assault, William attacked and Snape's powers were plunged into darkness.

Despite calls for his death, the enchanter was only banished.

"I've not finished with you yet, William," the enchanter murmured threateningly, "Some day, I'll get my power back, and when I do, everything you own, everything you love… will be mine."

Many feared King William to be too kind. But in time, the threat was forgotten, and all hopes turned to that not-so-distant summer when Lily and James would meet.


A/N: First things first. Don't kill me! I'll update Marauder's Complex eventually... I'll actually start working on it now instead of doing that Child Development research packet that's due tomorrow.

Also, I am very aware of the fact that I copied this word for word from the script. Don't worry; it's just for this prologue.