Actually, while he just suffered a shock, James would've been extremely happy because "OMFG LILY AND I ARE SOULMATES" and his patronus would run around everyone with it head held high and dancing around a blushing Lily Evans.
Hits the nail on the head. I get being sad, but there was absolutely no call for what Snape did in the books. Abusing Harry for years--Neville too--and allowing the Cruciatus to be used on first years. "Protecting the students";
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