|Learning to Live
Author: k-marieee PM
I was lucky to have mates like mine, they were always there when I needed them and they were even there when I didn't want them to be, but I guess that's what it's like when you're the only girl marauder.You always feel protected. SB/OC JP/LE RL/OC FL/ARated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Sirius B. & James P. - Chapters: 57 - Words: 224,785 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 06-06-11 - Published: 03-25-09 - id: 4948083
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Two weeks! Two bloody weeks until I get to leave this hell whole and finally go home!(or atleast what I call home anyway). I'm locked up in my room(which is the attic by the way) and reading what I promised the boys I'd write this summer. As if I'd let them write it! This may be the the hundredth time I went over it but I want it to be perfect! I look down and reread it.
The marauders, you've all heard of them. Infamous prankesters, respected by young and old. Here is for example what you know: That were good looking, which we are. That we pull of some damn good pranks, which we do. That we're always in detention, which we love. And that we can charm are way out of anything, which we can. But there is way more to it than that. And you ask how do I know this? Simple. I myself am a honorary Marauder member. And I can tell you anything you want to know about us, unless of course it a maraduers secret. But seeing as I was told to write this for our album so people can know the truth about us, looks like you get some secrets too! Here is what the marauders are like from the inside.
James Harry Potter. My bestfriend since birth. He was already there, a built in mate if you will. He is tall around 6'2, hazel eyes, quidditch build and the messiest black hair you will ever see. I tried to tame it once with all the hair spells and potions I could find. I think its magically stuck that way. I believe it to be the potter curse. His father and grandfather both have it (in his grandfathers case had it). I shudder to think what if would be like if they had a girl. But I'm not afraid to say it, I don't care if hes my friend or not, James is good looking. He knows, I know it, the students know it, hell even the teachers probably know it! He shows it off too. Arrogant prat that he is. He's a bit on the cruel side (well if your slytherin or if you talk bad about someone he cares about) Hes my partner in crime, we've been knicking our parents wands since we could walk. Always the troublemakers we were, espeically when we got to Hogwarts. Which added Sirius another serious (no pun intened) prankster. James cares deeply about his friends. He is very brave and is one of the best people I know. You just have to look deep to see it (VERY DEEP)!
Sirius Orion Black. Boy am I glad we met on the Hogwarts express. He is one hell of a funny bloke. He is the only known member in his family to ever be in gryffindor. The black sheep of his family. His family (bloody prats) are pure bloods all the way. I mean look the family motto is Toujours pur ( always pure). It makes him sick. He was punished and beaten and disinheirted since he was 11 years old. And thankfully he finally got away. Mate, I would invited you here but well I seem to hate my parents as much as you hate yours and it wouldn't excalty be like the escape you wanted. Trust me.( I will explain later about my family seeing as I never told you guys. Sorry) Sirius is a damn good looking bloke too. He is same height as James with grey eyes if you think that it would look dull, think again. His black wavy MESSY hair falls just into his eyes. He just like James is also built. He is arrogant, egostical, and one of the biggest bloody prats you will ever meet. But since he is my other partner in crime I don't want to anger him to much by telling the truth seeing as he might purposly back fire our plans one day so that I get caught. He really is a great mate. He always has your back, always no matter what.
Remus John Lupin. He is the most sensible one out of the marauders. Probably why Dumbledore made him a prefect last year. He is a little less stuck up than the rest of us, because he always feels like he isnt good enough just because of his furry little problem. Yes that's right Remus is a werewolf and if you read this and have a problem think again because I was hex you into next week. When we found out we all became illeagal animagi. James(Prongs) is a stag, Sirius(Padfoot) is a dog, Peter(wormtail) is a rat and me(stripes) is a tiger. He is taller than James and Sirius at 6'4. He has sandy brown hair and it less messy than the other boys but still just as long. He has amber eyes and also a quidditch build. He is a brilliant student ( not that the rest of us aren't because we are too he just studies and tries harder) He is the friend we all go to for advice. Hes always good for listening. I'm not saying he isnt hard headed or stuck up. I mean he is still a marauder and arent we all like that? When you get Remus pranking boy do you get him going.
Peter Pettigrew ( hmm not quite sure about his middle name, never did mention it.) Shorter than the rest at 5'8, with blonde hair and watery blue eyes. He is a very loyal and faithful friend. He doesn't quite have the build that the other boys do but trust me, girl still want him just because hes a marauder. (oops didn't mention that before, James and Sirius are huge serial daters. I mean huge. Remus, well he sticks to girls longer, if he ever decided to say yes)! He is not a member of the quidditch team like the rest but is always there! He is quite funny when you get him talking. He is alittle shyer than the rest of us. All he needs is a good push! Acutally a large boost of confidence. But no the less he is still a great friend.
Now all that's left it me. Xeomara Elizabeth Raes. I'm short and tiny and when I say that I mean short and tiny. I'm 5 feet tall and am lucky if I weight 110 pounds soaking wet. I have long dark brown hair(or black if you want because I mean really dark!) that falls in loose curls(naturally) to my waist. Big deep blue eyes or so I've been told. My whole family has been in ravenclaw for as long as anyone can remember. You see my family are decendents from Rowena Ravenclaw and Godric Gryffindor(as is james, so were distantly related somehow. I don't really know.) So noone has been in gryffindor in my family except me(even though were related, weird I know.) And I'm aboslutely hated for it. My parents just like sirius's are all going along with this bloke Voldemort about no muggle-borns, pure blood all the way. It bloody stupid. I've been beaten, straved, and treated as the family house elf since I came home that first christmas after the sorting(im sorry ive never told you this guys its embarrasing and you know I hate showing feelings.) You've seen the only time ive cried and you all did too. It was when we first found out about Remus. And trust me my family is rich enough to have a house elf, infact we have many but my parents(if you wanna call them that) make me do the work. Sometimes I think I was adopted because I look nothing like anyone in my family. They're all tall and thin with white blonde hair and brown eyes. Don't get me wrong I may be the only girl but I can hold my own. I'm just as arrogant and conceited as the rest and date just as many guys( though I only tell them about half because they seem to make a habit to scare the guys to death before we even date!)
All in all there is really more to us than people know, James, Sirius, Peter and Remus are my family and I know they feel the same about me. Together we make the best of friends and I hope everyone out there is jealous because they will never find better friends then me.
After reading over my letter a few more times, I realise its as good as its gonna get and I know my boys will love it either way. Just reading that letter makes me think about all the good times we had over the last five years and how in two years we will be graduating Hogwarts. I know we'll stay close as always seeing as we all have our own rooms basically at the potter's house. Buts its still sad. I mean hogwarts is my home. Where else am I going to go? I know I should have told the boys sooner about my family but better late then never right? It takes a long time for my to open up to anyone. Besides the marauders I only have one other friend. Lily Evan, a pretty, tall, redhead with the most beautiful green eyes. At first we hated eachother but sometime in second year we became friends. I also have to listen to her rant about how much of an arrogant toerag my James is. I wish she would just realise she loves him already its gets quite tiresome listening to the two bicker. I mean James figured it out ages ago. We probably werent friend sooner because I spent my whole first year in the boys dorm. I even had my stuff in there. They would all take turns sharing their beds with me. I was so small then that we had so much room, but after get caught by the head boy I was forced to live with the girls second year. Most of the girl hate me though because I'm with the most wanted boys in the school. Jealousy is such a useless emotion.
A loud knock on the door draws me out off all my thoughts. I know that I will probably have to answer it but it's always fun to make my mother yell.
" Xeomara! Don't you hear that? Go answer the bloody door girl!" my mother screams. I sigh and get off my bed and start my way down from the attic . " I'm coming mother, Merlin no need to scream so loud." She gives me a pointed look which obviousally means such your mouth or you will get beat extra hard later. Wonderful, I though I'd make it threw the day without so much of an argument. The beatings are tiring. I walk quickly to the door wondering who would be showing up without announcement seeing as my mother always has to have everything planned. I reach out and open our big french doors and my boys with the biggest goofiest smilies I've ever seen. Oh Merlin, this could get ugly.