WARNING: This is SLASH, and male pregnancy. I hope this doesn't bother you, but if it does, don't read!
Disclaimer: I will only say this once. If I owned Harry Potter, I would not be such a poor college student, and I certainly wouldn't be posting stories online.
Remus sat in one of the examining rooms in St. Mungo's, nervously waiting to find out what was wrong with him. He'd woken up everyday for the past few days feeling sick, and Sirius had finally convinced him to get himself checked out. His lover had wanted to come with him to see the Healers, but his work as an Auror made that impossible.
Remus had spent three hours being poked and prodded and examined in what he considered to be a wholly unnecessary manner, before the Healer working on him had walked out of the room, saying that the results of his tests should be ready in a few minutes. That had been two and a half hours ago, and Remus was really beginning to get annoyed. He was sick of being in that room. He was at least glad that he'd had the foresight to floo his boss at Flourish and Blotts and say that he couldn't make it in to work today.
The sandy-haired man was so caught up in his thoughts that he didn't hear the door to his room open, and so he jumped slightly as his Healer, a man tall, deep voiced black man named Henry Fenwick, said, "Well Mr. Lupin, your tests results are ready. I'm sorry it took so long, but what we found is so unusual that I thought it best to consult a few others before bringing them back to you. I hope you don't mind."
"That's all right. What do you mean, my results are unusual? Is something wrong with me?" Remus asked with a slight frown. He stood up as he turned to look at the other man.
Fenwick shook his head slightly. "Not exactly. You might want to take a seat, however. I do have some pretty big news for you."
Remus' frown deepened as he sat back down on his bench. "What sort of news?" He asked as the other man walked further into the tiny room.
Fenwick glanced back down at the clipboard in his hands, as if checking to make sure that what he'd found was still there. "Well, Mr. Lupin, I'm not quite sure how to tell you this, so I think I'll just say it. You're pregnant, with twins."
Remus went pale. Pregnant? How could he be pregnant? "Are you sure about that? I mean, it's not that I'm saying that you don't know how to do your job, but I thought only women could get pregnant. And I know for a fact that I'm most certainly not a woman." He stated, trying to get his head around the concept.
Fenwick nodded, smiling slightly. "Normally, that's true. However, because you are a werewolf, and are involved with another man, you too can become pregnant. I'm not entirely sure why, but my theory is that it is the werewolf in you. Your alter-ego seems to have decided that it is time to start a 'pack' of its own." He said with a laugh.
"So because I'm a male werewolf who happens to be shagging another guy, I'm pregnant?" Remus asked, struggling to understand. Now that he thought about it, it really wasn't all that difficult to understand. He only hoped that Sirius would be happy with this new and altogether unexpected development.
"Exactly. However, before I offer you my congratulations, there are some things that you must know," Fenwick said. Remus noted warily how the other man's expression turned from amused to indignant.
"Let me guess," Remus said bitterly. "My pregnancy is going to have to be monitored by the Ministry because I'm a werewolf?"
"Not quite," the other man said, shaking his head slightly. "Because you are a werewolf, you will be required to submit to another examination by the Ministry's Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. They will have a Committee decide whether or not you and your mate will be allowed to keep the children."
"What do you mean? The Ministry gets to tell me whether or not I can raise my own children?" Remus asked in shock.
Fenwick sighed. He hated having to tell the other man this. "Yes, they do. Not only that, but the Committee may also decide to make you have an abortion. It they chose to let you give birth, you may be forced to give the children up for adoption immediately. You and your mate wouldn't be allowed to have any contact with them whatsoever, and you wouldn't even be told their names or gender. Of course, it is also possible that you will be allowed to keep and raise the children yourselves, provided that you and your mate stay together. If you were to split, Mr. Black would be given sole custody of the kids."
"So, assuming that I'm even allowed to give birth to the twins, there is a very good chance that I won't be allowed to see them, much less raise them?" Remus asked angrily.
"Unfortunately, yes. After your examination, the Committee will hold a hearing, and that's when they will make their final decision. You will be given the opportunity to bring character witnesses to speak on your behalf, and prove to the Ministry that you and Mr. Black are capable parents. I will also be called in for my recommendation about whether or not you should give birth to, and raise the children. Any statements you can get on your behalf will undoubtedly be a great benefit to your case." Fenwick said this all with a slightly upset look on his face.
Remus left the hospital not long after talking with Fenwick, and having him set up an appointment with the Ministry for him to be examined. He headed home immediately, wondering how he was going to tell Sirius all this without having him blow up.
A/N: I hope you like this! I'm not sure how long I'm going to make it. Please review, and remember that constructive criticism is much appreciated, but anything else will be completely disregarded.