Rules of Attraction
Sirius Black had an idea. Not just any idea, but a great idea. He wasn't sure why he hadn't thought of it before, but now that he had, he was excited. Which was saying something, since there wasn't much Sirius Black got excited about anymore, being a prisoner in his own home. But damn, Sirius was excited about this.
It had come to him this morning, as he sat sipping his coffee at the table. The birds were chirping, the sun was shining, and he was in one of his rare good moods. He decided he wanted to do something good, a good deed, one could say. And as Sirius sat pondering as to what he could do for his good deed, his answer came walking right through the door.
Literally, it came walking right through the door.
"Morning, Padfoot. Sleep well?" Sirius nodded and peered at his best mate, Remus Lupin, over the top of his coffee cup.
"Yeah, slept like a baby. What about you?" Sirius asked, slowly putting the cup down and watching his friend fix himself a cup of tea. Remus nodded as he rubbed his temple with one hand and poured hot water into a mug with the other.
"I got a few hours. Which is better then normal." Sirius noted that his friend looked unusually tired and drawn, and figured he was probably more then just a little stressed out. Suddenly, his good deed began forming in his head.
Remus Lupin needed a bit of cheer, and Sirius made it his personal duty to provide him some happiness. The only question remaining was how. And as Remus sat across from him, Sirius' second answer came walking right through the door.
Literally, she came walking through the door. Sirius was delighted.
"Wotcher, boys." Sirius watched his younger cousin walk in, yawning but looking ready for the day. He happily noted she was in her natural form, which very much resembled him, which, he must admit, wasn't too shabby.
"Good morning, Dora." Remus said kindly from his spot at the table. That's when it clicked. Sirius broke into a grin as the pieces of his fantastic idea fell into place.
"Why so cheerful then, Black?" Tonks asked as she sat. Sirius just kept grinning.
"Sirius?" Remus inquired with a nervous tone, and Sirius began chuckling. Oh, this was perfect, absolutely perfect.
"Remus, I think he's going mad." Tonks said seriously. Remus nodded and took a sip of tea.
"I believe that you're right." Sirius finished his coffee with a gulp and stood, pushing his chair out.
"If you'll excuse me." He said smiling at the two, and left with a cheerful bounce in his step. With a slight whistle and the knowing smirk still on his face, he made his way to his room, where he prepared to take a shower and perfect his plan.
It was quite simple, his plan. It would be a good deed that both Moony and Tonks would be forever grateful. See, since Sirius himself was bored and lonely, he figured he could do his best to make sure two of his favorite people in the world weren't bored and lonely. And what better way to help his two favorite people in world find a little bit of happiness and a little excitement then to set them up?
That's right, Sirius thought, his eyes twinkling as the idea formed. He was going to set up his best mate and his cousin, and he was going to do a damn good job while he was at it. Sure, there was a bit of an age difference, but who really cared about that? And sure, Moony was on the shy side, a bit quiet, and somewhat serious, while Tonks was outgoing and outspoken, but that sometimes made the best combinations. Look at himself and Moony, they were the best of friends, and completely different. And besides, he knew that deep down Moony had himself a mischievous and outgoing side while Tonks had a serious and intelligent side.
They were, he decided, perfect for each other. And Sirius was taking it upon himself to make them realize this.
What could go wrong?
Nothing, Sirius thought, a smile once again forming. Absolutely nothing.