The fire crackled calmly in the fireplace. He sat in his chair reading an old book. The others went to bed some time ago and the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix was, for once, almost completely quiet. No voices sounding from upstairs, no footsteps, no nothing.
He ran his fingers through his hair. The strands of grey had become more dominant lately.
He heard soft footsteps from the kitchen and looked up. Tonks came in with a cup of tea in her hands. Her pink hair looked like something had exploded in it. She was wearing an oversize T-shirt and nothing else. Her long, beautiful legs were bare.
She smiled at him and sat down on the armrest of his chair. He laid the book on the table and put an arm around her. Kissed her gently.
"Remus, you should get some sleep, you know? It's not good for you to stay up so late every night. Especially not in these times."
"I know. I just I have a hard time sleeping."
She planted a kiss on his forehead.