PETUNIA: You didn’t just lose a mother that night in Godric’s Hollow, you know. I lost a sister. [x]
#Fuck everything I refuse to believe that Petunia Dursley was a bad person. She was bitter, yes, but she loves her sister okay? She LOVED Lily and it must have seemed like a betrayal to her that her sister left her for this school, this fantastic school that she wanted to go to so badly. And so she grew bitter. As she carried on with her mundane life, Lily’s life was magical. She was intelligent. She was so very talented. She fell in love and got married and everything was lovely but Petunia could never have her Lily back and she could never quite forgive the magic world for doing that. And the day she found Harry on her doorstep can you imagine how fucking painful that must have been I mean she’s been going on for years trying to ignore her sister and then all of a sudden she finds out that she’s DEAD. She’s dead and she’s been killed by the epitome is evil and all she has left is this little baby boy whose eyes are exactly the same startling shade of her sister’s and she both clings to him and also hates him for the reminder of her destroyed relationship with her sister every day and you know what haters to the left Petunia I am so fucking sorry for everything you’ve been through.
I don’t feel one fucking bit sorry for Petunia Dursely. Petunia was once a child who was hurt by the things that happened in her life. She longed to be different than she was, longed to reclaim the relationship she once had with her sister. Okay. Then her sister DIED and left behind her VULNERABLE ORPHANED SON. And what did Petunia do? She participated in the neglect and emotional, physical and mental abuse of that boy. She mocked him and lied to him, refused him meals, wouldn’t acknowledge his parents at all, much less any of their good qualities, denied him love, affection, a good education, a sense of self worth, A BEDROOM WHEN THEY HAD ONE TO SPARE and pointedly and deliberately and repeatedly showed him how unworthy he was. Fuck Petunia Dursely. Your issues with your sister and your childhood are no excuse to become an abuser when you grow up.