JK Rowling Posted a Short Story About Harry Potter on Pottermore and the Fandom Exploded

It’s been rough for the Harry Potter fandom since Deathy Hallows Part II came out. With no new content, we became a bit angry…

The silence from the wonderful world of Hogwarts was too much. Unsure of how to fill that Harry Potter-shaped void in our lives, we did what we could to make due, creating new content in whatever way we could. Still it was obvious that the silence was driving us mad…

Still, we tried our best to hold on. We re-read the books, we re-watched the movies. We visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, regardless of our age. After all…

And we refused to leave Harry Potter behind. Suddenly, there was an announcement. They would be making a movie of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the fandom erupted.

What’s more, we even learned that one of the attractions in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion featured some creatures that we’ll see in Fantastic Beasts. It looked pretty exciting, and the beasts looked like they had some real potential. No pincers, sadly.

Despite the excitement, I wasn’t sold. I missed the gang of Dumbledore’s Army. Though I was sure Fantastic Beasts would be, well…

(I was gonna say “fantastic”, but whatever…)

Anyway, I just missed Ron, Hermione, and Harry. How could you not?

But then today, we were graced with new content on Pottermore. Our eyes glistening with the ghosts from our past…

…and we crashed Pottermore as we all clambered to read the short story by J.K. Rowling herself (told in the voice of Rita Skeeter). A brief report of Dumbledore’s Army’s presence at the Quidditch World Cup Final:

[Spoilers Ahead]

The story was quite brief. We learned that Harry obtained a scar on his cheek, either from his work as an Auror or from life with his tiny pack of children (including is 16 year-old godson Teddy Lupin). Skeeter, of course, suggested the salacious, saying that Ginny may have cursed Harry. Highly unlikely, though Ginny can sport the crazy eyes…

Ginny is still reporting on Quidditch matches after having her own career as a Quidditch player, and her brother Ron has left the world of Aurors to help George run Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. You know, because we can’t have anything Potter-related without at least a twinge of tragedy–or the reminder of tragedy, in this case.

Unsurprisingly, Hermione is still rocking the show in the Ministry of Magic as the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. Skeeter even mentioned that she’s tipped to move higher in the Ministry. Not that anyone doubted Hermione could do whatever the heck she set her mind to.

We also got to hear that Neville, Hogwart’s favorite Herbology professor, and his wife Hannah are still living happily, Luna and her husband Rolf are happy (and Luna’s fashion sense is apparently still on point–

–she was reported to be wearing robes made from the flags of each country at the Quidditch final), Bill and Fleur are happy (though Bill has a new scar…interesting), and Teddy Lupin and Victoire Weasley are happily in the midst of a teenage romance.

Though I still hope Rowling someday will tell us more about Dumbledore’s Army as adults–and she seemed to leave the door open for this by mentioning Harry’s exploits as an Auror and Bill’s continued run-ins with werewolves–ultimately it seems the beautiful last line of The Deathly Hallows still rings true.

…and most importantly…

…but seriously, dearest Jo, please write more stuff about Harry and the gang…


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