Laying Low at Lupin’s: Wolfstar and Betrayal

Wolfstar is my OTP. I am a puppyshipper, and I am proud. I love Remus Lupin and Sirius Black. I love their drama and their angst. I love how they found their way back to each other after Sirius escaped Azkaban. I love that they redeveloped their friendship after the betrayal.

Remus Lupin spent 12 years believing that Sirius Black betrayed Lily and James to Lord Voldemort and that he killed 12 muggles and Peter Pettigrew. Twelve years thinking that his best friend caused the death of his three other best friends. Then, he finds out in one night that not only is Sirius innocent but also that Peter was still alive and was the spy all along. Sirius was going to be the Secret Keeper, but they switched to Peter at the last minute. Remus wasn’t told because he was suspected of being the spy, due to him being a werewolf.

Forgive me, Remus,” said Black.

“Not at all, Padfoot, old friend,” said Lupin. “And will you, in turn, forgive me for believing you were the spy?”

“Of course,” said Black…”

The Prisoner of Azkaban

Just like that, they forgave each other. The betrayal was forgiven and forgotten. The casual way that the apologies were worded leads the reader to believe that they had already forgiven each other. They love each other so much that they were willing to become friends again, just like that. This is powerful no matter how you look at it, whether you support the pairing or you believe that they should just be friends.

Their love for each other is so powerful that they instantaneously forgave the other for their betrayal. This is one of the many reasons why I ship Remus and Sirius. I am proud to sail on the H. M. S. Wolfstar and celebrate the One True Way.

What are your thoughts about Wolfstar? Do you have any pairings that you feel passionate about? Let us know in the comments.

Rachael D.

Rachael is a Slytherin who currently resides in Orlando, FL. She works as a cook and specializes in food puns and sarcasm. In her free time, she enjoys bullet journaling, binge watching Netflix, and spending as much time as she can at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.