AU: James and Lily live.
#thEY COULD HAVE HAD A NICE LIFE#James letting two year old Harry ride in front of him on his broomstick#LILY SHOWING HARRY HOW TO BAKE THE MUGGLE WAY BECAUSE SHE THINKS IT TASTES BETTER AND NOT TO LISTEN TO HIS FATHER BECAUSE HE’S AN IDIOT#And Harry will ask if he’s an idiot why did you marry him#and she’ll just shrug and say that he got under her skin enough that she couldn’t let him go#And James told himself he wouldn’t write to Harry at school because he wasn’t going to be that kind of annoying dad#bUT HE DOES AND SOMETIMES HE AND SIRIUS GO TO HOGSMEADE AND JUST SO HAPPEN TO RUN INTO HARRY#GODFUCKINGDAMMIT I HATE IT ALL
If Lily and James lived then Neville would have had to become the chosen one, and then we might have all been fucked because Neville wouldn’t have had the invisibilty cloak, and probably would have had no way of getting access to it because let’s face it it’s fucking Neville it took him 7 years to get his shit together, and Voldemort would’ve returned 3 times by that point. THREE.
Not to mention that if Neville’s parents died, there was every chance the Potter’s would’ve ended up tortured to insanity.