A Morning with the Marauders"POTTER, GET OUT OF BED OR I'LL DRAG YOU OUT BY YOUR STUPID HAIR!"
Sirius was not a morning person.
"TOUCH MY HAIR AND I'LL SEND YOU TO THE GREAT HALL WITH YOUR TAIL BETWEEN YOUR LEGS!"
James loved mornings. As long as they were spent in bed, of course.
"COME ON THEN, YOU SPECCY GIT, HAVE A GO!"
"GLADLY, IF I WEREN'T AT RISK OF FLEAS!"
"I'LL SHOVE YOUR BLOODY ANTLERS UP YOUR ARSE!"
Remus and Peter were once impartial, but had acquired particular disdain for mornings after not experiencing a quiet one in six years.
"Sirius, put your wand down, you've already got a week of detentions from Saturday." Remus warned as he adjusted his tie.
Sirius begrudgingly replaced his wand in his pocket, grinning nostalgically at memories of his most recent drunken escapade.
"James, he's right," Remus continued with his self assigned mediating position, "We're already late for breakfast."
"It's Monday," James's voice was muffled from the blanket he'd pulled over his head, "The teachers expect me to be la
Damned PromisesHe could be at home listening to what would probably pan out to be the most important game of the Quidditch season. He could be working on his new motorcycle. Hell, it was 1:00, he could probably be at the bar already. Surely there'd be some flock of lonely housewives around that time...Damned Promises3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Instead, Sirius was stuck in the monochrome hospital waiting room, sitting on a hard chair and drinking bitter coffee from a styrofoam cup, listening to the wails of pregnant women, the woes of expectant fathers and whines of newborn children. He made no attempt to hide his distaste, punctuating every second breath with an impatient huff or mumble.
"Padfoot!" Remus hissed sharply in reprimand as Sirius' moans grew too loud and drew attention.
Sirius sighed and straightened up in the horrid, cold chair, as he found that he'd been slowly sinking lower with every second. He rubbed his eyes and slumped forward, resting his elbow on his knee and his chin on his hand. Remus chuckled quietly to
Rainy Day GamesIt was the fourth rainy weekend in a row at Hogwarts, leaving the residents of the seventh year Gryffindor common room quite on edge.Rainy Day Games4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Go hunt." Sirius mumbled, his words distorted by the hand that held his chin up.
"Fish, Sirius," Remus reminded him.
Sirius rolled his eyes, "Fine, please yourself. Fish, hunt, I don't care."
Remus sighed and picked a card from the pile.
"It makes more sense for you to 'go hunt', though. I mean, you're hunting for a matching card, right?" Sirius snapped suddenly.
"Let it go, Padfoot." Remus seethed, closing his eyes and taking a deep breath.
There was a long pause.
"It's your turn, Prongs." Sirius reminded him.
James looked down at the pair on the floor from his bed and frowned, "I didn't know I was playing."
Remus opened his mouth to voice his confusion but he was interrupted by a long, loud moan.
"I'm bored!" Sirius groaned, throwing down his cards and rolling over onto his back.
"You did have a six!" Remus huffed.
Sirius cocked an eyebrow, "I know."
Final GoodbyeThe mood at Grimmauld Place was never what one would describe as pleasant, but Harry noticed that there was something off about this morning in particular. Maybe it was his nerves, but he couldn't help the feeling that he was walking in a ghost town when he descended the stairs to the kitchen. He'd been mulling over the idea ever since he'd first come to stay for the summer, but he'd only finally worked up the courage last night to say something.Final Goodbye4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Great, he thought bitterly, The day's already miserable and I haven't even asked yet.
Harry's confidence took another hit when he took his seat at the table. The kitchen was full; the Weasleys were bustling about a recent Quidditch game, Kingsley Shacklebolt was pouring coffee for himself and Mad Eye Moody, and Tonks, Lupin and Hermione were deep in conversation about... something. Harry noticed, with a stab of annoyance, that the one person he'd really wanted to see wasn't there.
Mrs Weasley served Harry a generous
A Marauder's Adventure Pt.3A/N: A 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type of story with the Marauders! And, yes, there will be slash in future chapters.A Marauder's Adventure Pt.33 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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Sirius walked towards the left entrance and looked inside. "Oh, this one!" he exclaimed happily and turned back to the others. "It's so deep you can't even see the bloody bottom!"
James looked just as excited as his best friend and hurried over to see. While they peered inside, Remus walked to the right. "What about this one?" he called, taking a few steps inside. Almost as soon as he was in the cave he was surrounded by darkness.
Once Remus cast Lumos, the walls around him glittered from the light. "Merlin's pants " Peter whispered from behind and lit his own wand, making the walls shine a little brighter. Forgetting the others, the two boys continued to walk inside, marveling at the gleaming walls. "Is this why "
Remus shook his head as Peter trailed off. "My mum always said it was named after the man who found the cave
A Marauder's Adventure Pt.2A/N: A 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type of story with the Marauders! And, yes, there will be slash in future chapters.A Marauder's Adventure Pt.23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Word Count: 1,057
Remus rolled his eyes and unfolded the paper to show them the number 42.
"Ah, the answer to life, the universe, and everything," Sirius said in a very serious tone and nodded a few times as if he understood something very complicated. The other three boys looked at him like he'd just grown a third head. "What?"
"What the bloody hell are you talking about?" James asked, turning so he was facing his best friend fully.
Sirius shrugged then grinned like an idiot. "Guess we're going to the caves," he said happily then jumped up to pull Remus in a side hug.
"'Course we're going where he wants," Peter said under his breath as he finished packing the chess set.
Remus looked at him oddly, not sure what he meant by that and decided to ignore it. "I think we should get supplies before we go," he stated, pushing Sirius away from him. "We should get t
A Marauder's Adventure Pt.4A/N: A 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type of story with the Marauders! And, yes, there will be slash in future chapters.A Marauder's Adventure Pt.43 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Word Count: 966
The hole that Sirius had just run through closed right behind him, enclosing him in a room that seemed even darker than the tunnel. With an irritated huff, he pulled out his wand and the tip lit up. He ignored the fairly large box that he'd sniffed out in favor of trying to get back to his friends.
"Oi!" he called through the spot where he had come from. When there was only silence tried again. But, still he got no answer.
Sirius thought he could hear something moving on the other side of the wall. Assuming the others were trying to get him out, he started to dig at the wall with one hand.
The next thing he knew, he was lying flat on his back a few meters away with the wind knocked out of him. Thankfully his bag had cushioned his fall somewhat. It took a moment for him to realize his ears were ringing and there was rubble covering his body.
Lilacs and Old ParchmentMudblood. The word tasted like bile in his throat. But, he'd said it and now the word was out there for all to hear, and he desperately wanted to take it back. Why? Why should he care if one muggle-born's feelings were hurt? Why should he care if he caused pain and tears to someone whom his family had taught him was no good? But he did care. He cared very much.Lilacs and Old Parchment3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hermoine Granger was so angry, he was afraid she would hit him again. But instead, she just spun on her heels and stomped off towards Ron Weasley. As soon as he was alone, Draco Malfoy slid down the wall of the corridor and put his head in his hands. Six years he'd tormented her. Why? Because he loved her. And there was no way he could say it. Or show it. Or admit it. Draco mentally slapped himself for being such a git.
"Just tell her, you moron!" He said to himself. But he knew he couldn't for if he did, she'd laugh at him. Or think he was trying to prank her, "I ruined my chance. I ruined my chance because I was immat
A Marauder's Adventure Pt.6A/N: A 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type of story with the Marauders! And, yes, there will be slash in future chapters.A Marauder's Adventure Pt.63 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Word Count: 1,696
James and Peter were both shaking their heads and all Remus could do was squeeze his wrist again. "No," Sirius said pushing the potion into the doctor's chest. He tried to jump from the table but the bottle was shoved back at him. Sirius was about to protest, really wanting to get out of there right now, but he saw the terrifying look in the man's eyes.
When Sirius' eyes went wide James knew something was wrong. Quickly and without really thinking his plan through, he swung his backpack around and pulled a handful of small balls out. "Oi!" he called, effectively getting the doctor's attention.
"What are-" Doctor Gier started to say but James dropped the balls. Once they hit the ground, green smoke filled the room as a quick pace. Remus pulled Sirius off of the table and hurried toward the door.
Once they were on the cobblestone street the
The Last StrawA/N: Mention of Remus/Sirius and a deathThe Last Straw4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
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Unimaginable pain shot through Sirius' body as he fell to his hands and knees. It felt like hours until his mother lifted the curse, but Sirius knew that it had only been a few seconds; she would never risk hurting the Black heir severely.
"Answer me, Sirius," she commanded coldly. When he looked up, he saw that she had lowered her wand to her side but noticed it twitch a few times. "I said: Answer. Me."
Sirius shook his head before resting his forehead on the ground to catch his breath. Even though the curse had been lifted his body still ached. "No," he mumbled, unable to bring his head up just yet.
"What did you say?" His mother's steps clicked as she walked across the hardwood floor over to him. The tip of her boot dug into his side until he was pushed it away and looked at her.
"I said," he managed to say through clenched teeth, "No."
His mother let out a loud scream, almost like she was in pain, the
Your Surrender"So how about here?"Your Surrender4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Merlin, no!" Lily said exasperatedly as he felt the frustration build in his shoulders.
Their first date was not going as he planned. He had wanted to sweep her off her feet and make her melt at how romantic he was. Though, after she said she didn't want to go to the Three Broomsticks, he had to come up with something new. Snow was beginning to fall around them as he waved at a few mates that were heading over to the Hog's Head.
Turning to look across at Lily, she was staring up at the snow as if she'd been waiting for it. Her deep emerald eyes seemed to sparkle as the snowflakes collected on her eyelashes and throughout her red hair. She looked gorgeous, slightly dusted with shimmering powder as she stuck out her tongue slowly to catch a stray flake. It gave him an idea.
"Stay here, will you? Don't leave, I promise I'll be right back," he put up his hands and grabbed her shoulders as if planting her into the ground. She ki
A Marauder's Adventure Pt.1A/N: A 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type of story with the Marauders! And, yes, there will be slash in future chapters.A Marauder's Adventure Pt.13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Word Count: 825
"I'm bored," Sirius complained, elongating the second word to annoy his friends into motivation. The black haired boy had been repeating those two words for the last half hour but had gotten no response.
Peter and Remus had effectively ignored him by simply focusing on the chess board before them. Ever since first year, it had become Remus' goal in life to win a game against his friend. And in the seven years they'd known each other only one game had ended in a tie with Peter winning all the others.
While Sirius whined and the other two played, James had been busy trying to write a letter to Lily Evans, she had finally given in and said yes to a date. The two had been together since Christmas.
When no one moved to alleviate his boredom, Sirius huffed and jumped up from his seat by the window. "This is our last summer before the rest of our lives!"
A Marauder's Adventure Pt.5A/N: A 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type of story with the Marauders! And, yes, there will be slash in future chapters.A Marauder's Adventure Pt.53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Word Count: 1,418
"That way," James instructed and started to pull Sirius down the cobblestone pathway. But he met resistance.
"Are you mad?" Remus asked as he gripped Sirius' waist and stayed in his spot. Although only two of his friends could hear, all of them looked at him curiously. "You want us to follow a path that suddenly appeared? Do you really think that's wise? I say we should go the way we came." He nodded toward the dirt path, hoping the other boy would see reason.
James just shook his head. "Sirius isn't in any condition to make it all the way back to the entrance," he reasoned and gripped his best mate just as much. "He can barely stand on his own never mind walking all the way back."
"That path might lead to someone who can help Padfoot," Peter chimed in and flushed from embarrassment when Remus frowned but held his ground. "You want him to
Communal Existence Ch. 1It all started at the wedding of James Potter and Lily Evans. The guests watched in hushed awe as James was prompted to speak his vows.Communal Existence Ch. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Lily Evans," he began, pride dripping from his voice, "I can't tell you how-"
"ON YA, PRONGS!"
"Yeah, thanks for coming out, Sirius..."
The newlyweds made it through the rest of the ceremony with ease. After they'd shoved cake in each other's mouths, they took to the floor for their first dance leaving Remus and Sirius to take a table.
"Just couldn't help yourself, could you?" Remus muttered, amused.
Sirius leaned back in his chair and grinned, "Whatever, I'm not apologizing. The happy couple knew what they were getting into when they invited me."
"Poor Lily..." Remus commented.
"What's wrong with her?" Sirius frowned, sitting up, "James is a great guy! Any girl would be lucky to-"
"Padfoooooooot..." Remus sighed, gripping the bridge of his nose between his thumb and forefinger, "I meant that you ruined her wedding."
"They got married, didn't they? I
Rose- ScorpiusRose flipped the pages of her book absentmindedly as she sat at a table in the far corner of the library. She was tucked between various shelves, hidden from the view of the hawk-eyed librarian, Madame Pince. Her stomach growled and she closed her book, sighing. She had attempted to smuggle a blueberry muffin from breakfast in to the library but Madame Pince had sniffed it out before she'd barely crossed the threshold.Rose- Scorpius4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Now, leaning back in her chair she let her hair fall out behind her. The bushy curls of her mother combined with the flaming red locks of her father always left quite an impression. But now, with no one around to see them, they merely hung there like hair often does. Rose sat forward on her chair and rest her head on her arms. She closed her eyes and waited a few more minutes before she felt arms snake around her from behind. She jumped slightly and turned around in her seat.
"What?" The boy who stood behind her now raised an eyebrow, "Were you expecting someone else?" H
The MaraudersTogether we are unitedThe Marauders3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Just by a simple flaw
We like causing trouble
That is our main cause.
We roam the grounds at night
And transform at full moon
We rarely ever fight
Our friendship can't be ruined.
We are the Marauders
We will be friends for life
And when we get older
Dark forces will turn light.
Unlocked DoorsA/N: Remus and Sirius slash, written for RedRibbonsGirl on fanfiction. A couple of swear words.Unlocked Doors3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Word Count: 1,835
"Harry," Hermione whispered to get the black haired boy's attention from their friend Ron. He stopped in midsentence when he heard the urgency in her tone. Before he could answer her, she grabbed his arm and pulled him into the library, knowing that Ron would follow after them.
Once the door was shut behind them Harry and Ron turned to the bushy haired girl. "What's wrong, 'Mione?" Harry asked in a nervous tone, thinking that maybe she'd managed to hear something during one of the Order's meetings.
The girl looked around them, probably searching for a pair of the twin's Extendable Ears. When she found nothing she finally told them what she'd feared since they returned for Christmas break. "I think Lupin and Sirius are hiding something from us."
"What are you talking about, Hermione?" Ron asked a little too loudly for her liking. "Sirius tells Harry everything.
10 Drabbles: Remus and SiriusA/N: Mostly Remus/Sirius slash10 Drabbles: Remus and Sirius4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Word Count: 10 small drabbles
Song Title: Don't Unplug Me- All Caps
Time Limit: 3:14
Word Count: 161
Warnings: Set in modern times.
Remus sat down at his computer after getting his cup of coffee. He was almost done with his English paper, he only had to finish the last paragraph then spell and grammar check.
When he lifted the screen of the laptop, he saw that instead of his screen saver - pictures of him and Sirius from their last vacation- it was black. Trying to not freak out, he pushed the power button and watched, holding his breath as it slowly turned back on.
He could only hope that Word had saved his paper, because he hadn't for the past four hours. Luckily, when he checked on it, only the last hour of work was gone. While he calmed his breathing, he saw something that made him angry. Lying on the floor was Sirius' cell phone. It must have fallen out of his pocket when he turned off Remus' com
If I only ...""But . . . why did you . . . ?"If I only ...3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Leave?" Sirius smiled bitterly and ran a hand through his long, unkempt
hair. "Because I hated the whole lot of them: my parents, with
their pure-blood mania, convinced that to be a Black made you practically
royal . . . my idiot brother, soft enough to believe them . . .
Sirius jabbed a finger at the very bottom of the tree, at the name Regulus black. A date of death (some fifteen years previously) followed
the date of birth.
"He was younger than me," said Sirius, "and a much better son, as
I was constantly reminded."
"But he died," said Harry.
"Yeah," said Sirius. "Stupid idiot . . . he joined the Death Eaters.""
... an idiot ... stupid kid ...
Sirius was sitting alone in his brother's old room, staring at all the things he left here. He shouldn't talk about Regulus like that to Harry. But, that was the truth. Reg was an idiot. So was he. Padfood clenched his fists on dusty coverlet on Regulus's bed. It s
The MaraudersMoony;The Marauders9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Worn and grey,
Withered before his time.
Wolf he becomes,
But not of his choosing.
Silent and dark,
Stolen from the path.
Rat to his nature,
Rotten to the bone.
Loyal and Pure,
Placed with the lion.
The grim in apperance,
Vanished beyond the vail.
Free and winded,
Seeking from year one.
The stag his mark,
Betrayed by a thoughtless friend.
Their friendship is legend,
Unseen in the passages of hogwarts.
Passed have two,
All soon to the lost,
In the passages of eternal time.
RainA/N: Remus/Sirius slash, words that are italicized and bolded are not mine.Rain4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Word Count: 1,200
Rain! Please keep falling and wash away everything! All my sins and my tears! Just leave us with the illusion that we only need to listen to our hearts.
Remus Lupin stared out at the Black Lake, watching the rain create ripples in the water. A shiver went through his body as the wind made him colder. He wiped the wetness from his cheeks, no longer caring if it was the rain or his tears he was getting rid of.
Remus pulled his legs up to his chin and hid his face in his hands, trying to forget what had happened. He couldn't believe he had done it, and in front of the entire common room. He had ruined something very important to him. He clenched his fists, remembering why he had done it.
He looked back up at the lake, wondering if he could find a way of leaving this place. Somewhere where no one knew who he was, or what he had done; he jus