Happy Birthday Teddy Lupin!

This month, Teddy Lupin celebrates his 12th birthday!

Teddy Lupin had had a great day. All of his family had come over, and they had had so much fun. He had gotten lots of presents.

The most exciting thing, though, was that now he was eleven! He could got to Hogwarts now!

Just then, Teddy heard a knock on the door.

"Come in!" Teddy called. His godfather, Harry Potter, opened the door.

"Hey, Teddy." Harry greeted him as he entered the room.

"Hey, Uncle Harry." Teddy replied.

"Did you have a good birthday?" Harry asked him as he came and sat next to Teddy on the bed.

"Yeah. Thanks again for the owl."

"I got an owl when I turned 11, and she was one of my only friends." Harry told Teddy.

"Yeah, you were still with the Dursley's, huh?" Teddy asked and Harry nodded.

"I have something for you." Harry told Teddy after a minute.

"You already gave me something." Teddy pointed out.

"This is different." Harry pulled out a piece of paper that had been in his pocket.

"What is it?" Teddy asked curiously.

"Read it." Harry told Teddy as he handed him the paper. Curiously, Teddy opened up the paper, and began reading it.

Dear Teddy,

I have just been notified that Harry, your godfather, and Ron and Hermione are back at Hogwarts. I know that this is it; the final battle we've been waiting for. I am confident that we'll come out victorious. But, I know that it would be wishful thinking that everyone will live. I only hope that we keep as many people as possible safe. I know I must go, but your mum and I were talking, and I thought that if the worst were to happen, you could have this letter. I'm trying to convince mum to stay behind, but I know she won't. She's a fighter at heart; an Auror.

I just want you to understand why I must go to fight. This war has taken so much from me. At just age five I was bitten by Fenrir Greyback. I have had to be a werewolf since then. My parents died when I was quite young. At Hogwarts, I became great friends with James Potter, Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew. Just after Hogwarts, one of my best friends and his wife were killed, my other friend betrayed us, and my other one was sent to Azkaban, and later killed by his own cousin. I also want you to live in a world where you can be happy and safe. Please at least try to understand this.

If you're reading this, then I'm sorry, son. I'm sorry that I cannot be there for you. I'm sorry that I'll never get to know you. You're already so much like your mother. You have her ability, her heart shaped face, and her bubbly personality. But, I can't help but see myself in your eyes. You definitely have my eyes.

As my son, I expect you to try your best in school. Hogwarts is a wonderful place, with many things to learn and many opportunities. I hope that you find good friends who will help you enjoy your stay at Hogwarts so much more.

But, I want you to always remember how much I love you. I want to share one of my biggest regrets with you, if you'll let me. When your mum was pregnant with you, I ran away. I went to Harry to see if he needed any help, but he just yelled at me, and told me what an awful thing I had done. I had been really upset with him, before I realized that he was right. This is different, though. I have to go, and I do love you very much.

I would like to thank you for already being such a wonderful son. You are the perfect baby and I love you.

Take care of Mum, I love you,

Your Father; Remus John Lupin

As Teddy finished the letter, so many thoughts were running through his head. One thought was, 'I hope you're taking care of Mum, since I can't'. Teddy thought of everything his dad had written to him, and he felt a wave of melancholy wash over him. Sure it was amazing that he had this piece from hi dad, but it just made him long to see him so much more.

Teddy thought about how his dad had told him that he loved him. Everyone always told him that his parents had loved him, but this was much different.

"What do you think?" Harry shocked Teddy out of his thoughts.

"I think… I think… I think that it's way cool!" Harry laughed.

"I always wanted a letter from my mum or dad." Harry admitted.

"Did you… read it?" Teddy asked.

"No," Harry smiled. "I just know it's from your dad."

"Oh," Teddy didn't know why, but he was glad that Harry hadn't heard it. It was special to him it was his.

"I also have this for you." Harry pulled out another parchment from inside of his pocket. "I always wanted to give it to you, but your dad had written that he wanted you to have this." Harry handed Teddy the parchment, and Teddy found that it was blank.

"It's blank." Teddy said simply.

"Here." Harry took out his wand. "I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good." Harry said softly, but firmly. Slowly, ink started to appear onto the page. "It's a map of Hogwarts." Harry told Teddy.

"Whoa… that is so cool!" Teddy exclaimed. "Who were Padfoot, Moony, Prongs and Wormtail?" Teddy asked.

"Padfoot was Uncle Sirius Black, Prongs was my dad, James, Wormtail was Peter Pettigrew, and Moony was your dad." Harry told him.

"Really? They made this map?" Harry laughed at Teddy's astonishment.

"Yep. Cool, isn't it?"

"Yeah," Teddy looked up at his godfather. "Thanks, Harry."

"You're welcome Teddy. I love you."

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