The Perfect Child

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Nott: No I haven't seen Gattaca, but I may now I know what it's about.

EsScaper: Sirius is all Black, but like you said, he's just been genetically tweaked.

CrazedLunatic: Now! Now! Now!

Eleonora1: Nope, Rem is not pregnant (for once).

As for ol' Severus, I think maybe one person guessed correctly about why he isn't teasing Sirius, but there are two reasons for it.

Sorry I haven't updated in a while!

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Chapter 2: Talk of the School

Remus was sitting on the floor next to the bathroom door in the Seventh Year Boys' dorm, reading a book and every now and again trying to listen into the bathroom for any signs that his boyfriend was going to come out.

James came into the dorm and flopped down on to his bed, he glanced at the bathroom door and then at Remus, "No change?"

Remus looked up from his book, looking mildly surprised that James had appeared, "No change. I can't hear anything anymore either, I'm really starting to get worried now."

James nodded slowly; "Most of the school is still going on about it, the Slytherins especially, except Se-Snape."

Remus arched an eyebrow, "You don't have to pretend, James, I can smell him on you." He smirked at the look on James's face, "You didn't honestly think you could keep it a secret, did you?"

James shrugged, "I was kinda hoping… Does Siri know?"

Remus shook his head, "No, I thought I'd leave it for you to tell him."

"Oh, ok then," James looked back to the bathroom door; Sirius had been in there since lunchtime. "Do you think he's okay?"

Remus sighed heavily, "With Sirius it's hard to tell sometimes." It was then that the bathroom door finally opened and Remus jumped to his feet as a puffy eyed Sirius appeared looking incredibly miserable. "Hey, are you okay?"

Sirius sniffed and shrugged, "I've been better…" he went and sat down on his bed, Remus following. "So what have they been saying about me, Prongs?" James hesitated. "Go on, say it. I don't think anything a bunch of stupid teenagers have to say about me can make me feel much worse than I already do."

Remus ran his fingers gently through Sirius's hair as James worked up the courage to say what the other students had been saying about him. "They've just been quoting the 'freak of science' bit over and over again. You're not the only one being talked about because of that article though; I heard a lot of the Slytherins having a go at Regulus as well. Was he-"

"No," Sirius shook his head; "He was created normally, or as normally as you can be with my fucked up family… I find it hard to believe that Snape doesn't have it in for me as well, Prongs."

James mouthed silently for a moment; "Well…maybe he's not so bad-"

Remus decided to jump in and save James because it was obvious his friend didn't want to tell Sirius about Severus yet, "Look at what you two have done to him in the past, he probably understands how it feels to be tormented about something you can't help."

"Says he who howls at the moon."

Remus raised his eyebrows slightly at his boyfriend; "It's why I don't pick on people."

"Oh…sorry…"

James frowned slightly, "I'll be back soon."

"Ok."

After James had gone, Sirius curled up on his bed and hugged his pillow. "Nothing you say is going to make me cheer up, Remus, so don't bother."

Remus sighed, "Fine, I won't say anything comforting, especially if you're going to be like this."

Sirius looked to his boyfriend, a wounded look on his face, "Fine…leave me then."

"Oh for Merlin's sake, Sirius," started Remus; he rested a hand on Sirius's side. "I'm not going to leave you, you idiot. But it's not easy to be nice to you if you're just going to snap at me. I know you can't help what your parents did, but at least let James and I be here for you, we both care about you."

Sirius rolled over and put his head on Remus's lap, "Sorry… I just hate being the centre of attention when it's something that I didn't ask for…guess I should empathise with Snape now, right?"

"Perhaps," Remus threaded his fingers through Sirius's thick mop of hair. "If you hate public humiliation then perhaps you should stop picking on him, you humiliate him nearly every week."

Oh did Sirius feel guilty now. He knew Remus was right, Remus was always right, he always had been right where Snape was concerned, and he and James just ignored the werewolf and continued with their relentless teasing of the Slytherin. "What did I do to deserve you?"

Remus smiled slightly, "I don't know, but I must've pissed off several Gods in a past life to deserve this torture." Sirius sat up and tugged hard on a fistful of Remus's short hair. "Ow! Now you know how it feels when you tease me."

"But I do it in fun," replied Sirius, he widened his grey eyes innocently. "I'm inclined to believe that you actually meant that."

Remus laughed, "Oh whatever. You big baby."

James headed down a deserted corridor and to an unused classroom that he had agreed to meet his boyfriend in. He was still worried about Sirius; his best friend did not take teasing about his family well at all, especially if he was teased because of his parentage. The same went for Regulus who couldn't handle teasing of any sort from anyone other than his brother. He entered the classroom and quietly the closed the door, his eyes falling on the dark haired boy that was sitting on a desk with a book. "Hey."

Severus Snape held up a hand to stop James from talking further while he finished the chapter he was reading in his book.

James rolled his eyes and sauntered over to Severus, his boyfriend was as bad as Remus was when he had a good book, and he wouldn't speak or move for hours if he was that engrossed in it. But finally, Severus book marked his page and put the book down.

"Good book?" asked James in amusement.

"Always," replied Severus, he raised his eyebrows slightly, "What are you looking at me like that for?"

James moved a little closer to the dark haired Slytherin, a more serious expression on his face now, "You're starting to worry me a little, I've been waiting for you to make some nasty comment about Sirius but you haven't yet. Are you losing your touch or is there some deep psychological trauma you haven't told me about yet?"

Severus averted his eyes a little, "I don't wish to talk about it right now, if it's all the same to you."

"Okay…" James felt like pressing the matter even more but he was a little afraid of Severus's temper so he decided now wasn't the best time to pursue it. Instead he rested his hands on Severus's knees and slid them up the other boy's thighs before kissing him on the lips.

"Is this all you ever think about?"

James lowered his mouth to Severus's neck, "When you're on my mind, yes."

"Over-sexed Gryffindor."

"Prudish Slytherin."

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A/N: I am so sorry! That was an appalling chapter! I promise I will make up for it eventually (hopefully chapter 3). Forgive me? Please? I'll share my cookies!

Next Chapter: Sirius endures more taunting. Severus decides to try and speak with Sirius. James gets into a fight with another student over their horrible treatment of his best friend.