Lily hurries to keep up with Professor McGonagall's long strides. Before long, the two of them had reached two stone gargoyles.
"Jelly mints," Professor McGonagall says and the gargoyles leap apart to reveal a spiral staircase leading to the Headmistress's office. They climb the staircase in complete silence, and when they reach the office, Professor McGonagall motions for Lily to sit in the chair across from her desk.
"Miss Potter, you realize the magic you just did was, as Professor Flitwick mentioned, magic as advanced at sixth year at least," Professor McGonagall says, and Lily looks up with teary eyes.
"Please don't expel me!" She blurts.
"Now, listen-" Professor McGonagall begins, but Lily quickly cuts her off.
"I know I've been practicing magic outside of school, but I never did in front of Muggles! Mum and dad said it was okay, and my dad's Harry Potter!"
"Miss Potter, let me talk! Five points from Gryffindor for interrupting a professor while she is talking!" Professor McGonagall thundered. However, when she continued, her voice was notably softer. "I am not going to expel you. No, actually, it's quite the opposite. I will be writing to your parents, and asking them if you would like to skip ahead to second year. How would you like that?"
Lily sits back and stares Professor McGonagall, speechless. "Um… I'd definitely have to think about it. I mean, I just made new friends in first year, and I don't know anyone in second year, and I really don't think I'm smart enough to be in second year."
"That is certainly not true, young lady, but if that is how you feel, I will not force it upon you. However, I must insist on writing your parents to inform them of this… spectacle."
"Okay," Lily says. After a few more minutes of discussion, Lily is free to go. Over the next few days, almost every first year comes up to Lily and tells her how amazing they think she is. And every time, Lily tells them that it was an accident, and she is definitely not amazing. The only person who doesn't is Rose, and Lily is grateful.
Five days after the "spectacle", right when Lily has almost forgotten about it, two owls arrive at the Gryffindor breakfast table, one addressed to Rose from Ron, and the other addressed to Lily from her parents. The girls hurry into a forgotten classroom to read the letters in private.
Darling, we are so proud of you! We always knew you were going to be special, but you never believed us! You don't even know how proud of you we were when we received the letter from Professor McGonagall. She has told us she would like you to move up a year, but this is entirely up to you. But we do want you to take the OWLs this year.
Everything is good here at home, but Albus misses you very much and can't wait to see you at Christmas.
Love you lots, and please write back soon,
Mum and Dad
Rose's letter is a bit more interesting.
Congratulations on getting sorted into Gryffindor! I am so proud of you!
I believe you are old enough now that I can be completely honest with you. You have an aunt; her name is Ginny. When I was in Hogwarts, I was best friends with Harry Potter. I assume you learned about Lord Voldemort? Well, Harry, your mum, and I were the ones who defeated him. It took eight long years, but we wanted a safe world for future generations, like you. Anyway, about a year later, Ginny married Harry, and I married your mum. All was well, it was a happy, peaceful world, and Ginny even became pregnant! That was when something terrible happened. A dark wizard with the potential to become the "Next Voldemort" rose up. His name was Draco Malfoy, and yes, he was Scorpius's father. So about the Malfoy boy; NEVER talk to him. I cannot stress this enough! Harry defeated Draco, but Scorpius could have inherited every single dark gene from his father.
Now onto Lily. So Harry defeated Draco, the world was once again safe, and Ginny delivered a baby girl. The thing is, Lily was born about two months premature. This turned out to be a good thing, because Ginny was experiencing kidney failure, and delivering a baby any bigger most likely would have resulted in both Ginny's and Lily's deaths. Lily was then referred to as "the Miracle Baby". Ginny named her Lillian Hermione after mum because Ginny and mum were best friends. And to tell you the truth, mum really wanted a baby, but for some reason could not conceive. So Ginny and Harry, bless them, named gave Lily Hermione's name, and we were chosen as Godparents. A few weeks later, your mum and I received the best news we have ever received- she was pregnant. Now the story gets a little complicated. See, you were originally a twin—you had a brother. However, we did not know this, we thought it was just the boy. Our world came crashing down when I discovered mum in a puddle of blood; she had miscarried. Now Rose, please do not think any less of me, you must understand that I was in a terrible state of depression when I did this; I almost drowned myself. Obviously, I didn't, because Harry came and saved me right in the nick of time. The next few weeks were some of the worst of my life. And then one day, noticing mum extremely pale and light-headed, I rushed her to the hospital. That is when out healer gives us the news that turns our life around. Hermione was still pregnant, with you, Rosie. Mum wanted your middle name to be Lily, because she thinks that the "Miracle Baby" had something to do with this. The next nine months were the happiest of my life, and I couldn't wait to finally hold you in our arms. So when mum finally went into labor- you were two days late- we were ecstatic. And then our healer crushed our happiest moment and twisted it into the worst day of my life. You see, mum had extremely high blood pressure, and delivering you naturally was fatal to her. However, doing a C-section was fatal to you, Rosie, and so your mum gave up her life so you could live yours.
The reason I never told you this before is because it was extremely hard to talk about it. I loved your mother very much, Rosie, as much as I love you. It was truly difficult to write this, but you needed to know. I'm so sorry, Rosie.
By the end of the letter, both Rose and Lily are openly crying.
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