James and Lily Potter; died October 31st, 1981
She was dramatic. He was dynamic. She was precise. He was impulsive. He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart require time.
“Not Harry, not Harry, please not Harry!”
“Stand aside, you silly girl … stand aside now.”
“Not Harry, please no, take me, kill me instead-“
“This is my last warning-“
“Not Harry! Please … have mercy … have mercy … Not Harry! Not Harry! Please- I’ll do anything-“
“Stand aside. Stand aside, girl!”
He could have forced her away from the crib, but it seemed more prudent to finish them all…
The green light flashed around the room and she dropped like her husband.
- 31st October 1981
Lily Potter ; 30th January 1960 -31 October 1981
James Potter ; 27th March 1960 - 31 October 1981
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
On this spot, on the night of 31 October 1981, Lily and James Potter lost their lives. Their son, Harry, remains the only wizard ever to have survived the Killing Curse. This house, invisible to Muggles, has been left in its ruined state as a monument to the Potters and as a reminder of the violence that tore apart their family.
OCTOBER 31, 1981 - James and Lily Potter are murdered by Lord Voldemort, but their son Harry survives.
“I heard my dad,” Harry mumbled. “That’s the first time I’ve ever heard him — he tried to take on Voldemort himself, to give my mum time to run for it…” Harry suddenly realized that there were tears on his face mingling with sweat.
Terrible though it was to hear his parents’ last moments replayed inside his head, these were the only times Harry had heard their voices since he was a very small child. But he’d never be able to produce a Patronus if he half wanted to hear his parents again.
“They’re dead, he told himself sternly. “They’re dead and listening to echoes of them won’t bring them back.”
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