Lily: So. I’ve been thinking. Sirius’s birthday. Now I know you always buy him cool presents and you’ve known him for so long and he’s your best friend and everything, but I had this idea I wanted to share with you and feel free to tell me it sucks, but hear me out first, I mean, I just think he’d like it, but I do understand if you want to buy him something completely different and ten times more awesome -
James: [smiling] Tell me.
Lily: [takes a deep breath] Okay. You know how he always says he doesn’t need a helmet when driving his motorcycle because he’s too cool for it and he’s not afraid of falling down and dying like a hero? And how I then tell him I’d much rather he wore a helmet and fell down and not died at all? Yeah well, I actually realized it’s not that he has anything against helmets per se, it’s just that if he wore a helmet nobody could see his - to quote Sirius - foxy face while riding his bike. So. Guess what I stumbled upon in Diagon Alley yesterday? An invisible helmet. 100% concussion-proof and 100% transparent. That way he gets to keep his life and nobody’s deprived of his foxiness, which is kinda weird to say ‘cause I always associate him with dogs rather than foxes. Anyways. I thought maybe we could, I mean if you think it’s a good id-
James: [genuinely enthusiastic] It’s perfect, Lily. He’ll love it.