[GINNY grabs LILY’S hand and turns away, her other arm on HARRY’S back, as RON and HERMIONE follow behind them. They reach the end of the platform, unaware of the procession following behind them: the ghosts of Hogwarts past.
SNAPE is smiling for the first time, his face younger, gaunt, his black hair flowing over his forehead.
Next to him are LILY and JAMES POTTER, smiling as well, and LILY turns to SNAPE and her eyes are filled with nothing but affection.
Behind them, the heroes lost all drift silently towards our disappearing friends: SIRIUS and LUPIN have arms around each other’s shoulders, while LUPIN and TONKS hold hands with a fierce conviction.
They turn to the now departing Hogwarts Express and stare as they watch their son, TEDDY, his head stuck out of the train window, his hair whipping back and forth behind his head, and TONKS holds LUPIN a bit closer.
COLIN CREEVEY, FRED WEASLEY, and MAD-EYE MOODY also stare at the train with longing, until HEDWIG swoops down to land on FRED WEASLEY’S shoulder, pecking at him affectionately, and DOBBY bounds along the platform, his face alight with joy.