Author: Stalker of Stories PM
Slash Sirius/Remus written for the 50 Phrases Challenge on HPFC. Follows from their first meeting to the Shrieking Shack. 45 short chaptersRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - Remus L. & Sirius B. - Chapters: 17 - Words: 12,662 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 03-18-09 - Published: 01-30-09 - id: 4828588
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Warnings: Slash (might add more warnings later)
Disclaimers: Harry Potter belongs to JKR and affiliates, of which I am not one. Written for L'amoureuse "50 Phrases Challenge" on HPFC. Quote used is #17 "Do we know each other?"
Remus Lupin was many things, but among them normal could not be counted. He was an eleven year old wizard, a very rare thing given that magical humans made up only two percent of the Earth's population. What was often considered more important was the fact that he was not human by Ministry definition; he was a werewolf. As such, Remus had expected his wizard status to be completely overlooked in favor of his dark creature status in every aspect of his life.
Needless to say, he was still in a state of shock as he went shopping in Flourish & Blotts for school texts that he would be using at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry three days after opening his acceptance letter.
It was with mechanical precision that Remus plucked A Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk from the Charms section shelves. I'll be learning magic with this book, he thought as he cradled the tome in his hand as if it were a sacred thing. To Remus, there was no question that it was.
"Budge up, would you?"
Remus jumped, clutching the book to his chest. When he turned to look at the speaker, Remus found a boy, likely his age or perhaps older. Other than the excited light in their eyes, these two boys could be seen as different as night and day. Remus' hair was just a shade darker than a standard light brown while the boy had hair as black as night. Gold eyes stared from a sickly pale face to meet a strange pair of blue-gray set in a healthy tan complexion. Remus was the everyday, run-of-the-mill eleven year old werewolf in second-hand clothes; this boy looked like a little lord.
"Come on, I need to get one of those Charms books too, y'know!" The boy had a very light voice, full of laughter.
Remus moved hastily out of the other first year's way, allowing him to snatch a text from the shelf with little care. It was dumped in a plastic basket containing other first year books. As if he was bored by the mere thought of the sacred books, something Remus could not understand in the least.
"What books have you picked up so far?" The boy asked, though he didn't wait for an answer. "I'm just going straight down the list. My mother is with Father at the front, and my younger brother Regulus," the tone with which he said that name didn't sound friendly, "is either with them or slinking about in the History section. He's a right bore, y'know? Let's go to the Potions section next. I've heard that muggles have their own kind of potions called Kemi's Tree. What trees have to do with anything, I don't know. Potions should be alright though, making cauldrons explode and all that, but I'm looking forward to Care of Magical Creatures in third year. I'll probably get straight Os in Astronomy and – am I boring you?"
Remus was horrified that the other boy might think so; he was just having trouble keeping up and couldn't believe anyone was talking to him! "N-no! It's just, I mean... do we know each other?" At the blank look on the other boy's face, Remus elaborated. "It's just that you're being terribly familiar, and I don't even know your name."
"Oh," the boy broke out into a grin and thrust out a hand. "Sirius, Sirius Black."
"Remus Lupin," he took Sirius' hand gingerly and shook, pounding his brain. He'd heard the name Black somewhere before, but where? It wasn't a common name – nor an uncommon one really – but it had to be a wizarding name. Remus didn't know very many people to begin with.
"Then we know each other! Now come on!" Sirius continued grinning with a look in his eye that was completely unfamiliar to the gold-eyed boy. Suddenly, his arm was grabbed up and Sirius dragged Remus to the Potions section without further ado.
When Remus met his parents at the register, he told them in a slightly disbelieving voice that he had made a friend.
Sirius told his parents that he made an ally, but he secretly thought of Remus as his friend.
Author's Note: Been a while since I've written any challenges, and I've never done Sirius/Remus before, so we'll see how this goes :D Haven't posted anything Harry Potter related in over a month either. There will be 45 chapters as some chapters will use two quotes instead of just one.
Hopefully, this will get rid of my writer's block.