Quidditch Captains Through The Ages by MadamePuddifoot
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As the shrill whistle sounded, the fourteen players rose into the air to the deafening cheers of the rest of the school. Speeding forwards on her faithful Silver Arrow broom, Minerva caught up the Quaffle at once...
James Potter I
Today was the last time James would ever don his scarlet robes and play Quidditch as the Gryffindor Captain. Gryffindor had to win, they had to. James came from a family renowned for their excellent Quidditch players, and many of his relatives had been Quidditch Captains in their time...
“The Chudley Cannons wrote to Charlie saying they want him on the team!” Percy burst out, showing much more excitement at the prospect of Quidditch than he ever had before, and barely pausing for breath.
He couldn’t believe it, yet there was no denying that sight that lay before him. His Seeker had been unconscious for two days now and there was no way he’d be able to play in the Quidditch final which incidentally, was to take place that morning.
“How’re you feeling?” she asked him quietly as they walked out onto the pitch together.
But today, Gryffindor would be playing without their Captain. Harry still couldn’t believe he wouldn’t be able to play, all because of a seemingly harmless spell written in the margins of an old textbook.
“You all remember what it was like last year,” she stated simply. “I know I do. Sometimes, I have still have nightmares. When you’re fighting every day, when you’re constantly worried about your family and your friends, wondering if it’ll ever end and hoping beyond hope that nothing will happen to those you love, then Quidditch isn’t top of your priorities. But now, well, we can enjoy life again. We can enjoy school, and friends, and Quidditch. But that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten the past. Let’s be realistic, I don’t think anyone here is going to forget what happened anytime soon.”
James Potter II
The final between Gryffindor and Slytherin looms and a sudden change to the Slytherin team does nothing to calm James' nerves...
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