Archetype Versus Prototype

A HariPo ficlet

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not me. This pairing (Scor/Sander) was discovered by me, so please gimme a little mention if you write them! Thanks! It is one of many of Mew and Mor's Weird Pairings, which you may find in Mor's and my forum, "Mew and Mor's Weird Pairings Fan Stories," found here (Just take out the spaces!): http : / forum. fanfiction. net/ forum /Mew_and_Mors_Weird_Pairings_Fan_Stories /76194 / Read, review, and enjoy! And check out and join the forum FUN!

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Scorpius Malfoy and Lysander Scamander were unlike anything their generation had ever seen. There was the calm and cool, the balanced and fresh, the lively and bright, the unbalanced and out-there. They were so much rolled into one and those around them couldn't help but not only accept it, but like it.

As a couple, they were interesting to watch, and more so to tease. Lorcan, Lysander's brother, got a kick out of saying things that could often be misinterpreted, whilst Scorpius usually looked on with a bemused smirk on his face. This wasn't to say that Scorpius got away without any teasing; their friends, twins Freddie and Roxanne, did their best to poke fun at Scorpius having a soft spot for the younger, softer personality of Lysander.

It was all fun and games until their older friend, Teddy, brought up something of interest.

"You two work well together," Teddy told his cousin one summer afternoon. Scorpius raised an eyebrow, to which Teddy laughed and added, "No, I'm not teasing you like the others. I mean it."

"How would you know?" Scorpius asked, watching his boyfriend try to take back a book from his twin in the yard. "You've got a girlfriend in Lily."

"Hey, just because I prefer witches to wizards doesn't mean I can't see love when it's right there in front of me."

"…do shut up. You're being awfully mawkish."

"You sound like such a Malfoy."

"It's because I am one, Lupin."

Teddy paused. "I…almost didn't exist because of love, Scor."

Scorpius looked at him now. "What the hell does that mean?"

Teddy sighed, his turquoise hair darkening to muddy purple. "I mean…there was a Scorpius and a Lysander before there was a Scorpius and Lysander." He beckoned his cousin closer. "My dad had a love before my mum."

"Well, yeah, that can happen…"

"My dad loved Harry's dad before Mum even entered into his thoughts."

Scorpius froze. Did he really want to hear this? Well, there was the obvious point of it being a juicy little back story…but something told Scorpius he didn't want Teddy to continue. Against his conscience's wishes, Scorpius said, "Go on."

Teddy started a tale that had Scorpius a bit on edge. Apparently, Remus John Lupin had kept little journals and letters about his like, affection, and eventual love for James Potter. Sure, James and Lily Evans had happened—how else would Harry Potter have come about?—but it had been an accident, a mistake made when James and Remus had been arguing. That argument was the one they wouldn't ever be allowed to repair, as not long after Harry's first birthday…the Dark Lord arrived, and everything had changed from there.

Yet, as Scorpius listened to Teddy described what he'd read in his father's things, Scorpius wondered. Was Lysander the current Remus? Was he, Scorpius, the current James? Lysander was smart, thoughtful, easily hurt, emotional, sweet, and the one who could regain control of situations among their friends. Scorpius… Scorpius was clever, brash, observant, mindful of his loved ones, vibrant, and the one who helped to keep their group of friends together.

But… Those were the things that Remus and James were. Scorpius was sure of it. Judging by what Teddy had said…

Dear Salazar, were they just the James and Remus of this generation?

Teddy stopped and frowned. "Whoa, hey, Scor, where'd your mind go? I'm just saying you're similar. You're not Dad and James Potter. You and Sander won't have any bad endings. Neither of you would let it happen. We, around you, wouldn't let it happen."

Scorpius nodded his thanks and got up from the patio. He marched into the yard and gestured for Lysander to follow him. Lysander motioned rudely to Lorcan for withholding his tome, and then walked after his boyfriend. Around the corner of the Scamander house, Lysander stopped him. "Scor, what's up?" he asked, a sweet, irresistible smile on his face, his cheeks red from the overexertion.

Scorpius stared into Lysander's cloud blue eyes and then grabbed the other blonde's arms, kissing him passionately, fiercely. When he broke their lips, he leaned his head on Lysander's shoulder and his shoulder's shook with quiet laughter.

"Scorpius?" the Ravenclaw asked.

The Malfoy heir closed his eyes and relaxed in the Scamander's embrace. No, they weren't Remus and James. They were original in their own way… Lysander wasn't the Remus to Scorpius' James.

Lysander was just Scorpius'.

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X3 A little angsty, a little foreboding… Thanks to Morghen for saying something to put this idea in my head! ;D I didn't even realize until right before I wrote this that yeah, Scorander is similar to Jamus. But I loved Scorander before Jamus, so hmmm. ;)

Thanks for reading and please review!

-mew-tsubaki :3