Title: A Walk Beside The Red Moon

Rating: G

Area: Romance, Comedy

Author: Tally Riddle

Date Written: 072306

Summery: It's the night of the full moon in their 6th year and Tally and Sirius are looking for Remus when they get to talking and some hidden feelings come out.

Sirius and Tally crawled out of the Whomping Willow in animal form onto a moon bathed hill.

"Strange," Sirius growled morphing back into human form "I thought for sure that they would be in the shrieking shack."

Tally brushed her fingers through her hair and brushed off her green and black skirt. "Well if we haven't found them by now than we probably won't find them."

Sirius nodded than tipped his head to the side, looking over at Tally. His black chin length bangs fell into his face blinding his right eye as he watched Tally brush herself off.

Tally finished and looked up at Sirius, caught off guard to find he was already staring at her "What?" The surprise was obvious in her voice.

"Do you wanna go for a walk?"

"What?"

He shook his head to get his bangs out of his face but only caused more hair to fall before his perfect misty-grey eyes. "Well I was just thinking, since we're out already we can go for a walk."

She tilted her head out of the light. "Okay."

He smiled, placing his hand on the small of her back, heading in the direction of the Great Lake. They walked in silence like this till Sirius slip his hand from her back and stopped walking.

"Hm… what's wrong?" Tally questioned turning her head to see Sirius.

"Look at the moons reflection in the lake. The moon looks red."

She looked to discover that it did indeed look red. A deep crimson red, like blood.

"Tal," Sirius whispered placing his arms around her waist and his lips next to her ear. "What are you thinking about?"

"O-our potions test on Tuesday." She murmured all startled and blushing.

"No seriously." He laughed in his whisper, tightening his grip around her waist.

"Where Remus could possibly be."

"Oh, I see." His grip around her waist slipped away and his hands fell along with himself as he allowed himself to fall back in the grass. Petals dispersed from beneath him as he hit the ground and floated, as if caught in suspension around him until they fell rhythmically upon his cloak blanketing the ground beneath him.

Tally sat down next to him, hugging her knees and staring into the lakes deep red reflections.

"You really care about Remus don't you?"

Well of course I do. Remus is one of my best friends."

He sighed and closed his eyes. "You know what I mean. Tal, do you love him?"

Her laughter broke out without hesitation.

"Tal?"

She continued to laugh for a few more moments than finally took a deep breath and looked at Sirius. "Well maybe as a brother or even a pet gold fish, but no, I do not love Remus. Besides," She looked up into the sky allowing herself to be consumed by the silence for a few moments before she continued. "I'm in love with an even greater guy who just happens to be near by."

"YOU LOVE HAGRID?"

Tally found herself laughing once again and this time she allowed the laugh to overwhelm her enough to fall backwards beside Sirius in the grass and in the same manner petals danced around her and fell to their rest upon her body. "Goodness no! Hagrid is like a father to me I mean he's takin' care of me for so many years I could never think of him as anything more or anything less than a father."

Sirius smiled and grabbed Tally's hand beside his "Yeah I know, I was just messing with you." He smiled. They fell silent. "Tal,"

"Hm?"

"The moon really is beautiful tonight."

Tally looked up into the clear night sky, straight into the moons glowing form. "Yeah, it is."