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Same mirror - same place - different orphan by button-bird Same mirror - same place - different orphan by button-bird
I'm sorry for uploading something sad today, but I had this idea a few days ago and just had to draw it. I don't even know if my bubbly drawing style is suitable for a drawing like this, and I had to change the style for Ted's body a bit to get it right, but I still like it a lot and hope you enjoy it too.

I thought that maybe Teddy Tonks found the Mirror of Erised one night and found himself - unknowingly - just in the same place as Harry had been so many years before. I can imagine that the sadness of his loss simply overwhelms him and makes his hair go the same mousy brown his mother's showed while she was heartbroken.

But I'm also sure that Teddy can not be let down for long, and eventually the pride of what his parents did for the wizarding world and the love and care of his friends get him all turquoise again. :heart:


Edit: to the person who posted this to tumblr [link] - THANKS! I can't believe it got such an incredible amount of notes (and they are still counting up like crazy!). This really means a lot to me.

Edit 2: I fixed Remus' face a bit - put up his eyes a little higher so he looks more mature, and not like he's happily smiling down at his devastated son. My intention was for both of them to look happy, just like Teddy would like them to be. After all, it's his heart's wish that the mirror shows.
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XxIrishLionxX Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so powerful. Wonderful job. <3
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Mad-But-Happy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I bet he would be sad... But he had so many adult role models growing up, and friends, I'm sure he would be happy. Great pic!
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Rei-hina Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
buuu T-T
nice drawing though
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Fox-Rachel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I think one of the major differences I would see between these two was that Harry had literally NEVER seen his parents before he came across this (he got the photo book at the end of that book.) He had never known anyone who had known his parents when he found the mirror except a handful of people and even then, it's not like they gave him a huge account of what they had been like. Plus it was, of course, his entire family he saw and not just his parents in the mirror. ^-^

Teddy would have grown up knowing his parents faces, knowing their personality and their heroic deeds.


This is still a positively heart breaking but also heartwarming picture because he could see himself actually being with his parents. Getting his hair ruffled by his dad as his mom makes her hair match his or something when they're bored.
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button-bird Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing your thoughts! :heart: You're absolutely right.
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Fox-Rachel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Lol. Sorry. In hindsight, that actually seemed kind of rude. x.x
Still a super good picture.
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button-bird Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Rude? Why? I didn't perceive it as that, no worries :)
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Fox-Rachel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Awesome. It was just, it's one of those kind of comments that doesn't NEED to be said, which is why I said I felt it was kind of rude. ^-^
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button-bird Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
haha no, I love hearing other people's opinions on Harry Potter stuffs :D
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:iconfox-rachel:
Fox-Rachel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Well awesome. I'm always happy to talk about Harry Potter!!
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gloriagloria Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So SAD!!! :(
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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heartbreaking, and your lovely and cheerful style makes it more so. ___ But really well drawn. Thanks for sharing!!
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SerenaVampire734 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really good. Sad, but good. The watercolors look great too! :D
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button-bird Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :aww:
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anniedrawer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why must you hurt me like this
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SongMina Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:  nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! Teddyyyy! I loved Remus.... so why did he (and tonks) need to DIEEE! nuuuuuuu!
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HaoTheCat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
;___; oh~
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silverunicorn24 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Nope. Lupin and Tonks didn't die. i'm still in denial. They're both alive and Teddy still has parents. they're a happy family.
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staypee Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teddy.....
My heart broke when Lupin and Tonks died.....
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. :+fav::tribute:
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button-bird Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you! :thanks:
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DarkHeart9595 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap I hope you have read this:

"NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.

But also YES.

Because for me this is a pretty important part of the final battle. A lot of folks accused JKR of just wanting to kill people off, and Lupin and Tonks were one of the major “sins” in that category. But for me, one of the major themes of her books is vicious cycle of violence, and another is the ways ordinary people can break that cycle. It’s important that we know that Harry doesn’t stop all the pain, that he’s not the last war orphan. Just like the first War, parents and adults have to make choices, choices with consequences.

Like James and Lily, Lupin and Tonks didn’t risk their lives to defeat Voldemort. They gave their lives for each other, because no one person should bear the weight of the sacrifice. They gave their lives for their son, who deserved a better world. They gave their lives for love, not for victory.

I think it’s important to see the ways Voldemort’s evil creates these cycles, children taken from their parents and parents taken from their children, again and again. I think it’s an important sobering note in the victory—yes, this time Voldemort is really dead, but there’s another baby this time, another infant who will never know his beautiful, wonderful parents because of Voldemort and his message of hate and violence. Another child who will grow up wondering where he came from, what his parents were like, what would be different if they were alive.

But it’s also beautiful that Teddy will have such a different experience. And his experience will not be different because Voldemort is “really gone.” His experience will be different because his grandmother will tell him about his brilliant mom. Because Harry will tell him about his wonderful dad. Because Harry will help him deal with his pain and loss, be a sympathetic ear who understands what it’s like to grow up without your parents. Because the Weasleys will welcome him as another grandchild, and he’ll grow up with Victoire to throw dirt at, and James as a little brother. His experience won’t be different because Harry won a war, it will be different because of love.

That’s the whole story of Harry Potter. Sometimes we have to fight for what’s right, but what really makes life worth living and what really changes the world isn’t magic or power or moral superiority. It’s love." -padfootstolemycrumpet
(^for the lazies)

tumblr link: [link]
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SongMina Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
OMG! Thats so beatiful!Im Crying Rainbows So Much Plz 
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DarkHeart9595 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ISN'T IT? I had to share!
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Ravenhull Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Was about to post this too. Great bit of thought on it.
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DarkHeart9595 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is!
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This just... guh. So beautiful.
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Foreststone Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I teared up at this :tears:
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villavillekulla Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
this is an instant favourite! well executed! :heart: found you through tumblr (hogwardskidsproblems), glad I did
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow haha, interesting to see where my stuff pops up! :giggle: Thank you!
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whaup Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh teddy ;__;
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AnnikaClarisse Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Writer
Teddy, I hope you know that they died fighting to save the world for you so you could have the chance to grow up. /ugly sobbing
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ZaraWhoa Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Why did you do this to me?!?!?!??!
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Better question: why did my brain do this to ME? I had to draw it! D:
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ZaraWhoa Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
You made me cry!
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:ohnoes: aw no that's no good. sorry for that.
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ZaraWhoa Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
New Deviant ID by the way ;)
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Tolstrup94 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
This actually made me cry - it is so simple and beautiful and full of emotions - amazing
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
aww don't cry! :hug: Teddy's gonna be okay.
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Defy-the-fates Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Amazing but also ow
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just1viewer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
oh, my heart!
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victoreia Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
This made me cry the first time I saw it on Pinterest. I'm so glad I found it here, so I could pin it and give you proper credit!
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's on pinterest now too? O.o Would you mind linking me to it please? I only know that it was posted to tumblr.
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victoreia Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Here's the pin I first saw: [link]

And I pinned it to my Fan Art: Harry Potter board: [link]
(Sorry, I'm posting from my iPad, and can't remember the HTML for a proper link.)
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! ^-^ it is a proper link, DA does that automatically when you paste a link into a comment.
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Iliveinmybooks Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I've seen this in so many places and I never knew who was the artist. Suddenly I found it and WOA OMG, I LOVE IT REALLY, YOU'RE AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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button-bird Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^-^ I only know of it being posted to tumblr though, so if you have seen it anywhere else too, would you please be so kind to link me to it? On tumblr it had a source link to me, so I'd be a bit sad to hear that people are reposting it without giving credit at all.
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Iliveinmybooks Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, a page in Facebook, but said it was taken from tumblr. Sorry, but I don't remember wich page, If I found it again, I'll tell you ;)
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button-bird Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
that's okay, thanks anyways! ^-^
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whysohigh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I'm gonna go cry in a corner now, kay?

*runs back to you* OH WAIT! Almost forgot to tell you how fabulous it was :D

*goes back to corner*
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