Spirit of the Stars

By IsisFireDancer

DISCLAIMER: I own nothing... sadly. I know that I'd like to own it though, but that's just a fantasy... The whole crazy plot is mine though. I apologise in advance for any mistakes (grammatical or plot-wise), but everyone makes mistakes sometimes. P.S. This is my first fanfic so be gentle! WARNING: slash is included. If you don't like it, don't read it and bother me with your ramblings about how disgusting it is-because I'll just delete your message! Rating for future chapters. ENJOY...

CHAPTER 1: Memories

REMUS POV
I was unable to concentrate on my book as I sat in the otherwise empty compartment. All I could do was wonder what life at Hogwarts would be like. I was going straight into Third Year, after moving from another school. I wondered if I would find any friends or not. Perhaps it would be better if I didn't, under the circumstances. How would I be able to keep my secret from the pupil's at Hogwarts??? Would anyone guess why the Whomping Willow had been planted?

At that moment, I was interrupted from my thoughts by the door sliding open. Three boys entered. One had long, black hair and grey eyes which shone in the light of the compartment. Another also had black hair, but his stood in a stubbornly unruly mop and his eyes were an emerald green. The other boy was short and rather large with watery eyes.

"I don't think we've met!" said the boy with the long hair, grinning cheekily. "Sirius Black, pleased to meet you!"

"Remus Lupin," I said, slightly startled at his ability to adjust to new people so quickly. I had always been uncomfortable with social situations much like this. I was completely stunned when Sirius bounced over to me and pulled me into a tight hug.

"Hello Remus! This is James," he said, motioning towards the lanky boy with the messy hair, "And this is Peter," he said, motioning to the other boy. James also pulled me into a loose hug but Peter just smiled at me weakly. "Mind if we share your compartment?"

"Of course not, there's plenty of room."

Sirius plopped himself down into the chair next to me and James and Peter sat opposite us. He sat at an angle to me and I could feel him inspecting me with his eyes from the other side of my book. He finished giving me the once-over and settled closer to me on the seat.

"What you reading?" he asked, pulling the book out of my hands and flicking through it.

"Hogwarts: A History," I said, feeling slightly anxious at the manner in which he was poking through my expensive book. I was tremendously relieved on the safe return of my book and I clutched it possessively.

"So, you're new here, right? I mean, I haven't seen you around before?" asked James.

"Yeah, I'm new."

"We'll have to give you an introduction to the place then," Peter finally spoke.

"I'd appreciate that," I said, pushing my book away. It was clear that I was never going to get anything read with this lot near me. "I know the basic plan of the castle because I spent the summer reading books about it." There was a stunned silence, which was only broken when the door slid open once again.

Two boys entered, one with incredible greasy, black hair and the other with silver blonde locks. Both wore the same smirk, making them look like they'd just stepped in something rather disgusting. Sirius, James and Peter all reacted similarly, tensing up and readying themselves for a confrontation.

"What do you want?" James spat coldly. "Bugger off!"

SIRIUS POV

"What do you want? Bugger off!" James yelled. Why did these prats have to turn up right now? We were in the middle of finding out more about Remus and they had to show up. No doubts that Remus would soon be subject to their taunting and pathetic insults. GOD!!! I hate them so much!!!

"Yeah! Fuck off you losers!"

"On the defensive are we Black?" Malfoy smirked.

"I see you've got a new whore Black! Impressive! A very pretty little thing, aren't we?" said Snape, staring pointedly at Remus.

"Get lost," I said, stepping in front of Remus.

"Where did you find this one, then?"

"GET LOST!!!"

"I don't think we will," said Malfoy, stepping around me and towards Lupin. I whipped around and grabbed his arm, just as the door was pulled open.

"What IS going on in here?" Thank heavens for Lily Evans!

"Malfoy and Snape were just leaving," I said, pushing them towards the door. They looked at us in disgust and left.

"What was THAT all about?" asked Lily. "I could hear you all shouting from the other end of the train!"

"That was the welcome party for Remus," said James, nervously fiddling with his hair and trying not to blush. I smiled.

James had fancied Lily since first year. He was always trying to find some way of getting her to like him or new ways to ask her out. So far, every attempt was unsuccessful.

"Who's Remus?"

"This is Remus," I said, stepping to the side and pulling him up off the seat.

"Nice to meet you, Remus," said Lily, shaking his hand. "Those two didn't give you any bother did they? I'll report them if they did. Lily Evans by the way."

"Nice to meet you too. No, I wouldn't waste my time on those losers."

"Good, now all of you; keep out of trouble!" she glared at everyone and left.

"Excuse me," James hurried out of the carriage.

"Where's he going in such a hurry?" asked Remus.

"James? To find Lily of course! First he'll sidle up to her, make a crude joke and then ask her out. She will of course turn him down, he'll come back all starry-eyed and think of another way to ask her out."

"Oh!"

"Oh indeed, my friend!" Then the trolley came. Peter, of course, jumped up and began to buy like mad.

This was gonna be a good year...

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