If you haven’t heard by now, J.K. Rowling has posted a short story on pottermore.com and front and center are the beloved and deeply missed characters of the Harry Potter Series. The story comes following a series of stories written about the Quidditch World Cup Finals, a fun echo of the real life World Cup. We at the Daily Quirk are totally flipping out. Check out the 5 reasons why we’re so pumped!
1) The Element of Surprise
With this sneaky little story written in the voice of Rita Skeeter, Rowling just became the Beyonce of the writing world. Just as the world rejoiced with the shocking drop of B’s latest album, we’re doing it now with this juicy and unexpected tidbit. Nothing beats getting a gift when you’re least expecting it and Potter fans everywhere can’t stop reading this one.
2) No One Died!
After a whopping seven deaths in The Deathly Hallows, the hearts of Potter fans everywhere couldn’t suffer another loss, and luckily we haven’t. The whole gang appears to be in good health (with Neville potentially being a bit of a lush) and doing fairly well in their post Hogwarts lives. Our favorite couples are still together and going strong. We can rest easy knowing that the Hermione and Harry rumors that arose earlier this year have been buried.
3) The Wondrous World Goes On
Whenever a series as beloved as Harry Potter comes to an end, it’s almost as if the characters you’ve become so familiar with have died all of a sudden. Or been frozen in time. Everything feels final. This story serves as proof to loyal fans everywhere that just because the storytelling stopped when the next generation of Hogwarts students boarded the Hogwarts Express, the existence of their world hasn’t. Life is carrying on and while we may not be following every part of it anymore, that doesn’t mean it has ceased to exist. It’s comforting to know that just as we’re growing up, so are Harry, Ron and Hermione. This little glimpse into their adult lives comes as reassurance that a story does not end where the book does. As Rowling herself put it, “the stories we love best do live in us forever, so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” This obviously now applies to the virtual Pottermore.
4) New Character Introductions
Can we just talk about Teddy Lupin for a moment? There was quite a bit of attention paid to the child of Lupin and Tonks and it appears that he’s growing up to have a rebellious streak similar to that of his father and his friends. He sounds like a future bad boy in the making, and let’s be real, who doesn’t love a bad boy? Fleur and Bill’s daughter seems to have developed a bit of a crush on him and it’s details like this that lead us to the fifth and final reason why we’re so pumped…
We know, we know! It’s been stated multiple times now that Rowling does not plan on writing anymore books based on Harry. However, what this story makes more clear than anything else is that Rowling has not stopped thinking about the characters she created all those years ago. So many times in this short piece bits of information were provided that you just know have far longer background stories to them- Harry’s new scar, Hermione’s power career, Teddy Lupin, Luna’s family, etc. Rowling is not someone who just comes up with random details, every one serves a purpose. So can we dare hope that maybe one day she’ll be ready to share this new collection of stories? We’re saying yes.
Check out the story via Pottermore