the fact that people still associate peter with gryffindor or him to be the founder of the gryffindor house baffles me.
don't get me wrong, i absolutely love the theory or idea that the pevensie's were the original founders of hogwarts, they simply got the houses they founded wrong.
and it's not that they even based it on the colors during their coronation scene, peter literally had a yellow cape, which are hufflepuff colors, whilst lucy had a red one, gryffindor colors.
(also susan's clothes were more leaning towards green which are slytherin colors and edmund's are blue, ravenclaw colors, but my reasonings for them is a topic for another day.)
most people must've thought that because peter is the oldest of the four and he was seen fighting the most out of all of them during the battle of beruna that this totally makes him a gryffindor, and they did the exact same with lucy when associating her with hufflepuff (she's the youngest, wasn't present when the main fighting was happening etc.)
the name that is given to lucy during their coronation is literally Queen Lucy the Valiant as in brave, as in a characteristic that is associated with the gryffindor house.
lucy was the one that went in headfirst into an unknown land without thinking about the consequences, let her curiosity pull her in to explore this new terrain that promised the possibility of an adventure.
lucy was the one that faced an entire army with nothing but a small dagger and a wild lion beside her, ready to take them all down if she had to.
not to mention out of all the four siblings, i think she was the one that wholeheartedly trusted aslan the most. he's a gentle lion yes, but nevertheless he was still untamed.
lucy said she thought she could be brave enough if she had to fight in the battle of beruna with nothing but that dagger of hers and her cordial. 8 year old lucy was ready to do everything in her power to help defend the land she barely knew but already had formed such a deep connection with.
peter never really wanted to fight in the battle of beruna, in fact he said he didn't feel brave at all in that moment. the only reason he was there fighting in the first place was because of his family.
he fought for his family, the loyalty towards them was so strong he made himself go through with the fight if it ensured their safety.
peter is brave yes, but his bravery is derived from a different source, loyalty, and loyalty is a characteristic that defines the hufflepuff house.
peter forced himself to face the fighting and the wars and his behavior and initial responses to it were completely different compared to those of lucy.
not to mention the only reason he attacked the white witch head on was because he had just seen her stab edmund. after witnessing that of course he went in to try and defeat her, doesn't matter if he was scared or not. he fought the witch to try and protect edmund.
peter made a promise to their mother, to take care of of all of them whilst they were away. during that battle, the memories of england were probably still very much clear so he was obviously thinking of that promise as he fought the witches army.
peter and lucy both care for their family fiercely and are passionate and extremely brave but in their own ways. the source from which their bravery stems from are different from one another and it's influenced by distinct factors.
this is why i firmly believe that the pevensies are the founders of the houses as follows;
edmund pevensie - ravenclaw
peter pevensie - hufflepuff
susan pevensie - slytherin
lucy pevensie - gryffindor
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The Knight of Narnia
Chapter 1 Masterlist
I was training with new recruits when I got word that Aslan wanted to see me in his tent. As I walked to his tent on the end of the camp I nodded to the many different creatures that were busy preparing for the inevitable battle against the White Witch.
“You wanted to see me?” When I walked into the tent Aslan’s back was towards me and he seemed to be in deep thought.
“Yes dear child,” he turned to face me. “The sons of Adam and the daughters of Eve are in Narnia. Find them and aid them in the final parts of their journey to the camp.” I listened to his instructions carefully and turned to prepare to leave when he was done speaking.
I gathered my weapons and armor in preparation to leave the camp. As I readied my horse I thought of the long war we have fought and how now it very much may come to an end. The cold will finally cease and Narnia will be restored to its former glory. I think of all we’ve been through just to get to here. How many we’ve lost, and how many we may still lose. I think of all the battles I’ve fought in the past, and how many more I still have yet to fight.
I think of all the kings and queens that I have served in the past, and wonder how these new ones will fair ruling over this kingdom. I wonder how not only will they command an army but how they will command a room. I wonder how they will all tend to the needs of their people and to the needs of each other. I wonder if this will be the time that I find more than just another king or queen to protect. Maybe I’ll find true friendship with these new rulers. But most importantly I wonder if they will fulfill the prophecy and save us all from this seemingly never ending winter.
After I’m done readying my horse I dawn my cloak and mount up. I have to make my way to the frozen river with haste if I am to reach the future kings and queens before Jadis or her secret police do. I know what she’s capable of and we need them to defeat her and restore our kingdom.
As I get closer to the lake it gets colder and colder. I can feel the bitterly cold wind hitting my face as I ride, I can feel how it stings the tip of my nose and ears and eyes. As I make my way through the field and the forest I start to hear a commotion.
My ears pick up the familiar growls of wolves and the voice of Maugrim. Beyond them I can hear the voice of Mr. Beaver and something else strange. As I leap off my horse and send him back to the camp I come to the edge of the frozen river and finally see who is involved in the commotion. I see the wolves and the beavers and strangely enough I see a group of three children.
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