She didn’t mean James Potter.
She meant Severus Snape.
(first quote: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter Two: A Peck of Owls; second quote: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter Thirty-Three: The Prince’s Tale)
Holy crap. I didn’t even realize this. Brava for J.K. Rowling’s perfect continuity.
And all this time I was assuming ‘that awful boy’ was James. I owe him an apology.
OMFG! Brava! Bra-va!
Oh God she meant SNAPE. wow.
WHAAAAA?!?! Oh, JK, how you slay me.
holy shit i read those books a million times and i never realized this
Oh dear sweet Maker I never noticed this.
ALL THE AWARDS FOR JO FOREVER
Wow!! Great catch. And nicely done, Ms. Rowling.
An author who has her shit together.