It has been a year since I last wrote something to do with this- I'm so lazy. I gave up on this last year and discovered in a dusty old file at the back of my folder five days ago.
To anyone who read 'Joining a Wolf Pack' and requested a sequel, all I can say is sorry. I have had zilch inspiration, I had no idea how to carry on, and those are very pathetic excuses. I really didn't know if this could go any further.
This is weirder than 'Joining' and in it Remus and Sirius are lovers. That will not be gone into in detail, but they make a great couple. So there IS SLASH. GREAT BIG SLASH WARNING HERE. THERE IS NOTHING GRAPHIC- JUST CUDDLING AND CUTENESS. No like-y, no read-y.
Plot: Harry's dreams have been disturbed as late by the menacing shadow of a grey-black wolf. What does it mean? Read on to find out!
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter
Extra note: Ignore the events of OOTP or this will make even less sense. This is an au!!!
Initiation into a Pack Circle
Darkness. The night is full of energy tonight. Tonight, a thousand hopes and dreams will be met and the fate of a pack will be decided. This is the tale of the Star-Hound and the Moon-Lord and their Son who was not a Son. Gather quietly for the initiation.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was still. Well, as still as a magical school could be. The students and professors were abed and asleep and it seemed that only the ghosts were active, roaming the hallways and greeting each other in soft voices as they met.
You should never take things as they seem. Three dark shapes stole out of the castle and made their way across the lawn as silent as a passing shadow. They reached the Whomping Willow and paused for a moment. Then, as the branches stilled, they hastily scurried into the dark passage beneath the tree and went up it to the Shrieking Shack. Cloaks were pulled off, and faces revealed.
Remus Lupin-Professor of DADA, Sirius Black-Professor of Astronomy and Harry Potter-the Boy Who Lived grinned at each other. Sneaking out of Hogwarts was so easy round Christmas time, it was unbelievable. Remus strode over to the fireplace and muttered a few words, causing a fire to spring up out of the ancient, long forgotten ashes. Sirius pushed the two battered chairs closer to the warmth and they sat- Harry in one chair, Remus in Sirius's lap in the other. They sat in companionable silence for a while, just enjoying each other's company.
Sirius spoke first. "Is this where it happened?"
He was referring to an event that had happened nearly a month before. At the full moon, Harry and Remus had defeated a dark demon together and a pack bond had started to form. After Sirius had been pardoned, a week after this, he had become Professor of Astronomy, thanks to Dumbledore and Remus. And together, the newly formed family had told the third pack member all about it.
Remus nodded. "Yes. This is where it happened, so this is where we hold the initiation." He turned to Harry and smiled. "This is where you become a true member of my pack."
Harry smiled back and Sirius grinned at his lover. "Aw, I love it when you go all alpha!"
Remus gave the black-haired man a dig in the ribs. "Siri!"
Harry chuckled. "Well, if you two would like to stop bickering like a married couple...."
Remus shifted in Sirius's lap to focus on the boy. "Of course Harry. Now, these dreams you've been having, can you describe them to me again?"
Harry nodded. "They're always the same. I'm running through a forest. It's night and I can't hear anything. As I run, I can sense something chasing me. I stop and turn. A grey-black wolf with green eyes skids to a stop in front of me. It looks at me for a minute then it leaps at my chest. And then I wake up."
Sirius looked at Remus. "So that means he's..."
Remus nodded. "Yes. I thought this much." He turned back to Harry. "I think I can explain this. To be able to be a part of a werewolf pack or clan you must have the ability to transform into an animal- whether that means you are an Animagi or a werewolf or some other Shapeshifter depends on you. And you, Harry have been chosen to carry the soul of the wolf with you. In other words, you can transform into to a wolf."
Harry gaped. "Me? Wolf? I'm an Animagus?"
Sirius laughed. "Comes as a shock doesn't it? The same sort of thing happened to James and I when we finally worked out how to become Animagi- you've got it easier than we had it because of your little.... escapade."
Harry, pulling himself out of his shocked state, raised an eyebrow in puzzled enquiry.
"Well, when James and I were trying to work out how to transform, we had to go through hours and hours of research, and then hours and hours of meditation and dream-studying. It took us forever. And we didn't have an already trained Animagus we could confer with. And Remus-"
The werewolf cut in. "Remus was going frantic because he thought you were going to do it wrong and end up either stuck as animals or with animal limbs that you couldn't take to Madam Pomfrey because then she'd know what you were trying to do!"
Sirius chuckled. "Yeah, so Remus was being really paranoid and kept casting safety charms and double checking everything we found out to make sure it was absolutely perfectly right."
Harry laughed as well. "Were you really that worried?"
Remus nodded wearily. "Yes, I was. Anyway," he was business-like suddenly. "Although I'd love to reminisce about all the lost sleep and heartache, I think we'd better get started. Before the moon comes up."
Well, what do you think? If you're sat there feeling very confused, go and read Joining a Wolf Pack- that might help……but it might not.
Please review! Any thoughts on whether or not I should continue with this or scrap it and start again of what should happen next would be greatly appreciated! Cheers!