"You'll decide I've tamed a dragon or something, then my actual news will be huge letdown." James let his head fall back, turning to look across at Sirius. He couldn't help the wide grin that slowly bloomed, lazy and dazzling.
"Lily's pregnant again."
It wasn't like the last time he'd shared this news with Sirius, not long after the wedding. Harry had been such a surprise - not an unwanted one, but a surprise nonetheless. And they had been living in the middle of a war, right in the middle of everything.... James had been simultaneously ecstatic and terrified.
This time, he beamed boyishly at Sirius. Trolls, time warps, mad castles... it was all still lurking, but at the moment he felt like he could cope with it. And anyway, no news ever really felt real to James until he'd told Padfoot about it.
"She was feeling off all last week so went to see Marlene. She's due early next year."