Disclaimer: I do not own anything except a Slytherin student named Ashlynn Hinikuna. If anyone can guess correctly what her last name means, they'll get mentioned in my author notes before one of the chapters. Harry Potter belongs to J. K. Rowling. All of the songs that are in the following chapters belong to their respective artists which I'll mention at the end of the chapters in which they appear.

The high rating is for later chapters. This story will contain slash. Now, on with the fic.

Second Chances

"Hey, Harry. I've got something to show you. Ron and Hermione can come too," Remus called out to the Gryffindor Trio.

The three sixth years followed their professor to his office. A penseive and what looked like half of a muggle's plasma television screen were on the desk.

"What's that, Professor?" Hermione asked.

"A viewing setup for memories stored in a penseive." Remus motioned toward the one on his desk. "So if more than one person wanted to see the same memory, they can. You just extract the memory from the bowl and slide it into the slot at the top. When it's finished, the memory is in this little bowl in the back."

"Can you show us a memory my mom's in?" Harry inquired.

"That's actually what I wanted to show you. Let's see. This particular memory is a singing contest, almost like karaoke. It's in our sixth year, but it's before Lily started dating James, so she's dating someone else at the time."

"Who is she dating?" Hermione questioned.

"Severus Snape."

"Snape!" Ron exclaimed.

"Yeah and all four of us Marauders are there. Well, I'll put the memory on." Remus extracted the memory strand and slid it into the slot. "Save all of your questions 'till the end."

The three Gryffindors nodded and watched the memory. After seven songs, the memory stopped.

"That was Snape?" Harry inquired. "The one with the scar?"

"Yes, though he tended to hide it either behind his hair or lately by using a Glamour charm."

"How'd he get such a scar, Professor?"

"I really don't know, Harry. Remember Severus and I weren't friends and still aren't."

"Professor, do you think the Headmaster would be interested in holding another contest?" Hermione asked.

"He probably would be delighted to."

"That would be cool." Hermione turned to Ron. "Would you do a duet with me?"

Ron turned pink, which clashed horribly with his hair. He usually wouldn't hesitate to agree to do whatever his girlfriend asked (except homework agreeing with her saved him from arguing) but singing in front of the entire school? "I'll think about it."

"Let's go ask Dumbledore." Harry stood up. "Thanks, Professor!"

"No problem, Harry. No problem."

OUTSIDE DUMBLEDORE'S OFFICE

Hermione raised her hand to knock on the door, but Harry grabbed her wrist. "Wait. I hear something," he whispered.

The three sixth years placed their ears up against the door in order to hear better.

"Headmaster, why do you put up with this mutt?"

"Severus, I've been through this all ready. Sirius has had his name cleared by the Ministry as an important Ministry official spotted Peter Pettigrew in Hogsmeade. Now, Sirius and Remus are teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts together."

"The Headmaster's right, Snivellus. You should pay more attention."

"You should be put down for rabies," he sneered.

Hermione couldn't take it anymore and burst in just as Dumbledore said, "That's enough, Severus. You can stop it too, Sirius. Hello, Hermione. Harry, Ron, why don't you come in." The two male Gryffindors blushed and walked in. "Sirius, Severus, we'll continue this at a later time."

Severus nodded curtly and swept out of the room, his robes billowing out behind him.

"I'll catch you three in class." Sirius ginned. "Don't be late." The raven-haired DADA professor left.

"Now, what can I do for you?" Dumbledore focused his attention on the three Gryffindors.

"Professor, we were wondering if you would be interested in holding a singing contest like you did in Professor Lupin's sixth year," Harry replied.

Dumbledore looked pensive for a moment and then smiled. "I think it would be a splendid idea. I'll inform the staff and then later the rest of the students, at which time I'll announce the specifics."

The Gryffindors smiled. "Thanks, Professor!" Hermione said and they left.

Dumbledore stood up and exited his office. It was a good thing he called a staff meeting earlier, now he had something else to tell the staff. It only took a few minutes to get to the staff room, but he could feel the tension in the room beforehand. 'Severus and Sirius both must be in there.'

Sure enough, when Dumbledore walked in, Severus and Sirius were sitting as far apart as possible (while still being near the other professors) and were glaring daggers at each other. Dumbledore shook his head as he took a seat.

"I have two things to tell you. First, when the seventh years do their practical exams for Potions, Transfigurations, and Defense Against the Dark Arts there will be Aurors grading them, and second, three students have requested that we have another singing contest like we held some twenty years ago. I told them it was a splendid idea and to get us in the mood, I thought it would be a good idea to review the previous contest.

"What?" Severus hissed. "Albus, you can't be serious!"

"No, he's not Sirius. I am."

Severus decidedly ignored Sirius's comment.

"Really, Severus. What could it hurt to review the contest visually?"

"Albus, do you remember what's on there?"

"Of course I do, Severus." Dumbledore brought out his penseive and extracted a few silvery thoughts. He placed the stands into the special viewing system and sat back to enjoy the contest.

Five boys (four Gryffindors and one Slytherin) were standing on a stage each one holding a microphone. James Potter was wearing scarlet robes. Sirius Black had on blue robes. Remus Lupin had on black robes. Peter Pettigrew was wearing golden-yellow robes. Severus Snape was wearing green robes and his scar (which ran across his right eye and down the right side of his face ending just below the corner of his mouth) was visible as was the earring he was wearing. All five looked confident as Remus flicked his wand and an upbeat song began.

All:Step by step ooh baby

Gonna get to you girl

Step by Step

Step by step ooh baby

Gonna get to you girl

Step by step ooh baby

Really want you in my world

Step

Sirius:Hey girl in your eyes

I see a picture of me all the time

All:Step

Sirius:And girl when you smile

You got to know that you drive me wild

All:Step by step

Remus: Ooh baby

You're always on my mind

All:Step by step

Remus: Ooh girl

I really think it's just a

All:Matter of time

Step by step ooh baby

Gonna get to you girl

Step by step ooh baby

Really want you in my world

Step

James:Hey girl can't you see

I got you have you all just for me

All:Step by step

James:And girl yes it's true

No one else will ever do

All:Step by step

Remus: Ooh baby

You're always on my mind

All:Step by step

Remus: Ooh girl

I really think it's just a

All:Matter of time

Step by step ooh baby

Gonna get you to girl

Step by step ooh baby

Really want you in my world

Step

Step (echo)

Step (a bit forceful)

Step by step

All but Sirius: Step one

Sirius: We can have lots of fun

All by James: Step two

James: There's so much we can do

All but Peter: Step three

Peter: It's just you and me

All but Remus: Step four

Remus: I can give you more

All but Severus: Step five

Severus: Don't you know that the time has arrived

All:Step by step (echo)

James:Don't you know I need you

All: Step by step (echo)

Sirius: It's you girl

All:Step by step

Remus: Ooh baby

You're always on my mind

All:Step by step

Remus: Ooh girl

I really thinks it's just a

All:Step by step

All but Severus: Step by step

Severus: Step by step girl

Remus: Ooh baby

All but Severus: Gonna get to you girl

Severus: To you girl

All but Severus: Step by step

Severus: Yeah

Remus: Ooh baby

Severus: I want ya, I need ya, I want ya in my world

All but Severus: Really want you in my world

All:Step by step

Sirius:Ooo

All but Sirius: To you girl

All:Step by step

Sirius:Oh girl

All:Really want you in my world

Step by step ooh baby

Gonna get to you girl

Step by step

As the song faded, the school clapped. Severus and the Marauders left the stage and passed by Lily Evans and Andromeda Black who were wearing rose pink and powder blue dresses respectively. The two girls were heading to the stage. Once there, they both picked up a microphone.

"Andromeda and I are singing Ai No Senshi."

"Which translates to Soldier of Love." Andromeda flicked her wand and a very fast song started.

Lily:Kami ga sora ni moegaru

Karada ga honoo no you yo

Yada wa nande kou naru no

Honto ni mou okotchau kara

Koi o shite setsunai mama

Amai yume o mitetai noni

Yurusenai aitsura no sei ya

Both:Yappari watashi yarukkyanai ne

Tataki tsubu shite yaru wa

Kono te de aku o

Sou ya soremade ganbaranakutcha

Mezamenasai ai no senshi yo

Andromeda: Donna warui hito nante

Suki nara shinjite niru no

Sore o riyou suru nante

Sonna no yatchaikenai no yo

Itsu date mamoritai no

Anata no tome toned yku wa

Ai dake wa kagiranai enajii

Both:Nee watashi-tachi yarukkyanai ne

Onna no kono junjou misete yaru no yo

Nani ga nandemo ganbaranakutcha

Mune ni watashi-tachi yarukkyanai ne

Andromeda: Tataki tsubu shite yaru wa

Kono te de aku o

Both:Sou yo soremade ganbaranakutcha

Lily:Mezamenasai ai no senshi yo

As the song ended, the students and staff erupted into applause. Lily and Andromeda passed Lucius Malfoy, who was wearing silver robes with green accents, and Narcissa Black, who was wearing a black dress, on their way to their seats. Lucius and Narcissa stepped onto the stage and each grabbed a microphone.

"Lucius and I are singing Love Will Find A Way." As Narcissa said this, Lucius flicked his wand and a slow song began.

Narcissa: In a perfect world

One we've never known

We would never need

To face the world alone

They can have their world

We'll create our own

I may not be brave or strong or smart

But somehow in my secret heart I know

Love will find a way

Anywhere I go

I'm home

If you are there beside me

Like dark turning in to day

Somehow we'll come through

Now that I found you

Love will find a way

Lucius: I was so afraid

Now I realize

Love is never wrong

And so it never dies

There's a perfect world

Shining in your eyes

Duet:And if only they could feel it too

The happiness I feel with you

They know

Love will find a way

Anywhere we go

We're home

If we are there together

Like dark turning in to day

Somehow we'll come through

Now that I found you

Love will find a way

I know

Love will find a way

When the song ended, the audience clapped. Severus clapped loudly for his best friend. Lily pulled Severus out of his seat and toward the stage. When the two couples passed each other, Severus and Lucius high-fived each other. The Gryffindor and Slytherin each grabbed a microphone when they got onto the stage.

"Lily and I are singing A Whole New World," Severus said. Lily flicked her wand and a slow song started.

Severus: I can show you the world

Shining, shimmering, splendid

Tell me, princess, now when did

You last let your heart decide

I can open your eyes

Take you wonder by wonder

Over, sideways, and under

On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world

A new fantastic point of view

No one to tell us no

Or where to go

Or say we're only dreaming

Lily:A whole new world

A dazzling place I never knew

But now from way up here

It's crystal clear

That now I'm in a whole new world

With you

Unbelievable sights

Indescribable feeling

Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling

Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world

Severus: Don't you dare close your eyes

Lily:A hundred thousand things to see

Severus: Hold your breath

It gets better

Duet:I'm like a shooting star

I've come so far

Lily:I can't go back to where I used to be

Severus: A whole new world

With new horizons to pursue

Duet:I'll chase them anywhere

There's time to spare

Severus: Let me share this whole new world with you

Lily:A whole new world

Severus: A whole new world

A new fantastic point of view

Duet:No one to tell us no

Or where to go

Lily:Or say we're only dreaming

Severus: A whole new world

Lily:Every turn a surprise

Severus: With new horizons to pursue

Lily:Every moment red letter

Duet:I'll chase them anywhere

There's time to spare

Lily:Anywhere

Severus: There's time to spare

Lily:Let me share

Severus: This whole new world

Duet:With you

Lily:A whole new world

Severus: A whole new world

Lily:That's where we'll be

Severus: That's where we will be

Lily:A thrilling chase

Severus: A wondrous place

Duet:For you and me

When the song ended, everyone applauded, except for James and Sirius. Lily pulled Severus off to one side of the stage and kissed him passionately, which made James smolder. Lucius and Evan rosier who was wearing white robes with green accents made their way to the stage. Lily left the stage and passing by a very shocked Severus, Lucius wrapped an arm around his best friend's shoulders. "Snap out of it, Sev," Lucius said as he and Severus grabbed microphones and stood next to Evan.

"Lucius, Severus, and I are singing Time 2 Duel," Evan put in.

"Dedicated to The Marauders," Lucius sneered as Severus flicked his wand. A song with a strong base started.

Evan:While you were ponderin' the ozone

I try to get in to the end zone

You won't make anything without the chips

Your lips are quivering

The time has come

All:Time to duel

Severus (sneer): Now we get Sirius

All:Time to duel

You're not invincible

Yeah

Lucius:Stalemate

And you don't even know that

I am notorious for fighting duels

Severus: We've met

I label you too confident

I see the stars of your descent, descent

All:Time to duel

Severus (sneer): Now we get Sirius

All:Time to duel

Sights set on Gryffindors

Time to duel

Must be delirious

Time to duel

You're not invincible

Yeah

Make your move

Make your move

The time has come

Make your move

The time has come

Make your move

Lucius:You're not invincible

Severus: You're not invincible

Lucius:Stalemate

And you don't even know that

I am notorious for fighting duels

Severus: We've met

I label you too confident

I see the stars of your descent

All:Time to duel

Severus (sneer): Now we get Sirius

All:Time to duel

You're not invincible

Time to duel

Must be delirious

Time to duel

You're not invincible

Yeah

Time to duel

Time to duel

You're not invincible

Yeah

As the song ended, the Slytherins plus Lily gave them a standing ovation, while the Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs and staff clapped politely. The Gryffindors did not clap and the Marauders looked murderous. James grabbed Sirius by the arm and practically dragged him up onto the stage, passing the trio of Slytherins. It took all of James's and Sirius's self-restraint not to hex them. The two Gryffindors each grabbed a microphone.

"Sirius and I are singing I'm Back."

"In response to their song," Sirius pointed at the Slytherins. James flicked his wand and a song with a smooth beat started.

James:Disappear

Outta here

It was time to pay my dues

Never guessed that you'd be dressed

In my clothes and in my shoes

Sirius:Thought you couldn't wait to move right in

If I were you I'd be concerned

At the rate you're goin'

Bet ya didn't count on my return

Both:Thought you were so tough

Had it all under control

Now nothing's enough

Gonna take back what you stole

Give it up cuz now I'm back

James:On my own

All alone

This ain't how the story ends

Now I see those close to me

They were just fair-weather friends

Sirius:Bet you suckered everyone insight

The promises that fooled the law

You may be top dog tonight

The bigger they come the harder they fall

Both:Thought you were so tough

Had it all under control

Now nothing's enough

Gonna take back what you stole

Give it up cuz now I'm back

Thought you were so tough

Had it all under control

Now nothing's enough

Gonna take back what you stole

Give it up cuz now I'm back

As the song ended, the audience (except for Lucius, Severus, and Evan) clapped. Lily and Narcissa clapped politely. When the two Gryffindors got to their seats, Severus got up and made his way to the stage. The second he got up there he grabbed a microphone. "I'm singing I Stand Alone." He flicked his wand and a slow song began.

Severus: I know the sound of each rock and stone

I embrace what others fear

You are not to roam in this forgotten place

Just the like of me are welcome here

Everything breathes, I know each breath

It's more than enough for this man

Like every tree stands on its own

Reaching for the sky I stand alone

I share my world with no one else

All by myself

I stand alone

Deep in the darkness, my heart still sees

Everything that I'll never be

Behind these eyes I go everywhere

There's no need for sympathy

Everything breathes, I know each breath

In my world there's no compromise

Like every tree stands on its own

Reaching for the sky, I stand alone

I share my world with no one else

All by myself

Still I will remember

Still I'll run with you

And when it's time for you to go

Take me near your heart

Like every tree stands on its own

Reaching for the sky, I stand alone

I share my world with no one else

All by myself

I stand alone

All by myself

All by myself

I stand alone

When the song ended, the entire school clapped. Lucius and Lily clapped the loudest for him.

"I forgot," McGonagall said, looking at Severus. "Why do you hide it?"

"My scar? I got tired of the staring," Severus sneered.

"Really?"

"You know I'm on Veritaserum every day," Severus growled. "And if you don't mind, I have classes to prepare for."

Before anyone said anything, he stalked out of the staff room. Dumbledore and McGonagall stared after him. "I think talking about his scar angered him, Minerva."

Disclaimer: The following songs belong to the following artists:

Step By Step – The New Kids on the Block

Ai No Senshi – Kid Rhino/Naoko Takeuchi

Love Will Find A Way – Disney

A Whole New World – Disney

Time 2 Duel – 4Kids Entertainment/Kazuki Takahashi

I'm Back – 4Kids Entertainment/Kazuki Takahashi

I Stand Alone -- WB