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"Be careful Miss Granger," said Madame Pomfrey as Hermione left the hospital wing in the morning. She smiled and nodded at the medi-witch before making her way to Gryffindor tower to change out of her pajamas. She had yet to encounter anyone as she made her way down the hallways. It was seven am on a Sunday morning, and the only people she expected to see up in her own common room were Lily and Remus. As she murmured the password to the Gryffindor common room, the portrait swung forward allowing her entrance. Hermione sighed as she entered the common room, and found it empty. For a moment her gaze lingered on the stairs to the boy's dormitory, and she stopped in her tracks.
She smiled, and leapt up the stairs to the girls dormitory, and flung herself onto Lily's bed. When the red heads eyes snapped open, Hermione held a finger up to her lips, and she beckoned Lily to follow her. Lily eyed her curiously, and followed her out the door.
"Hermione," she said, "it's good to see you awake, but why in the world did you wake me?"
"I have an idea," she said, smiling at Lily, "do you have your wand?"
"Oh," she said, glancing at the dormitory door, "hold on."
Hermione waited as her friend slipped back into their room, and came out moments later carrying her wand with her. "Are you going to tell me what's going on Hermione?"
"I just thought," she said, "Since it's a beautiful day outside that the boys should be awake. Wouldn't want to waste anymore of it now would we?"
Lily looked at her confused for a moment, "I don't get-" she said, stopping mid sentence. "Oh."
"Yeah," said Hermione, stepping off the staircase. "Okay, so all we're going to do is cast a few glamour charms, then simply wake them all up."
"Wake them how?" asked Lily.
"Aguamenti." she said simply.
The two Gryffindor girls slipped up the stairs, and into the boys dormitory, their eyes shining with mischief.
"BLOODY HELL?!" yelped Sirius Black, falling out of his bed as a jet of water streamed at him from all directions. He heard the gurgling cries of his friends as water continued to sprout from different objects around the room. As he untangled himself from his wet duvet. He glanced around the room, and reached from his wand, plucking it from the puddle forming on his bedside table.
"Finite incantatem," he said, pointing his wand at various objects. James struggled to free himself from his covers, and slipped, his rear meeting the floor with a loud thump.
"Who did this?!" he said, wiping his eyes, and tossing his blankets aside. He followed Sirius' lead and began stopping the various objects steady stream of water.
They both looked to Remus, and was shocked by the laughter escaping his lips. He too was soaking, and was currently aiming his wand at the alarm clock. Sirius looked at him, and laughter echoed from his throat. He then looked to James, and Peter who was still looking confused as he sat on the wet floor.
"Remus," he said, "Your hair! James, you have makeup on!"
"I wouldn't be laughing if I were you mate," said James, "You've got hair longer than Lily's! And its pink!"
"What?!" roared Sirius, spinning to find a mirror. He ran his fingers through his long pink locks, and couldn't help but laugh.
After a few minutes more the boys had all the water cleaned up, and they were standing in the middle of the room figuring out how to undo the glamour charms that were placed upon them. It was then that their dormitory door flew open and a bright flash followed. Dazed, the boys tried to see past the purple spots forming in their eyesight to see who was standing at the door, but as soon as the spots cleared the photo takers had already vanished.
They eyed one another before resuming the task of removing the charms, and as soon as they had finished they had found that the who ever had pulled this prank on them had been smarter than they thought. Sirius' hair was back to normal save one spot that remained pink. James, while all the makeup had been removed still sported some red lipstick that would not come off, and Remus' hair had been returned to normal for the most part, only the bottom half remained blue and yellow. Each boy, however, still had multi colored finger nails. And they found that to their dismay they could not get it off. They had faired better then Peter, who insisted on removing the charms himself after seeing that the others had no luck. His hair, instead of returning to the sandy blonde color it had been , grew even brighter, and more green.
Scowling the boys dressed, and bounded down the stairs in hopes of finding the students who had caused the multi colored finger nails, and wacky hair colors, but the Marauders were a bit surprised to see Hermione and Lily sitting together on the scarlet couch. Each boy eyed the girls in turn, neither of whom looks up from their shared copy of Hogwarts: A History. The boys plopped down into the surrounding chairs and sofa, their eyes never leaving their newfound suspects. Remus couldn't help but notice the grin on Hermione's face as she read the book in front of them. A few moments of silence passed and Remus grew even more suspicious when they didn't turn the page.
"Good morning Lily, Hermione," he said, "What has you two up so early?"
Hermione and Lily looked up, and they all noticed the smile plastered on Hermione's face, and the twinkle of amusement in their eyes. "Early?" she said ridding her face of all emotion, "The day is wasting away outside and you say its early?"
"Yeah," chimed in Lily, "What had you lot in bed so late?"
"Oh," said Hermione, her eyes glued onto Sirius, "that is a lovely color of pink you've got there."
Hermione and Lily both stood, stretching their arms over their heads, and moved towards the exit of the common room, "We must be off to breakfast," said Lily, her voice shaking from controlling the laughter that was threatening to escape. They could all hear Hermione giggle, and the boys looked at one another, James' eyebrows raised, while Sirius just grinned.
"Yes," said Hermione, thought her evident laughter, "Wouldn't want to miss breakfast. I think I need some water, I'm absolutely parched."
"You too?" asked Lily, looking at her friend, laughing, "I wouldn't imagine the boys here would know what the feels like, what with all the water they woke up to this morning." Falling into a fit of laughter, the pair quickly rushed out of the portrait hole, leaving four very confused boys behind.
"How did they manage that?" asked James, his voice ringing with shock.
"I don't know mate," said Sirius, a grin still spread on his handsome features, "but I think we've corrupted them. Never in a million years would I have thought our dear Head Girl would prank someone."
"I knew she always had it in her," said James, looking in awe at the spot she had just stood, "Wait!" He said, looking at his best friends, "They pranked us! The Marauders do not get pranked. We have to retaliate."
"Can we retaliate after breakfast Prongs?" said Sirius, "I'm starving."
"Big surprise," said Remus, "You're always starving."
"I'm a growing boy Moony," he said standing, "Come on. I want to talk to Hermione, see how she is doing."
"Hey Sirius," said Peter, looking at his shaggy haired friend, his voice timid, "Why do you like her so much? You don't even know her. I mean, none of us know anything about her."
"What's your point Wormtail?" he asked, looking at him as they made their way through the portrait hole and down the corridor, "I'm getting to know her. That's all that matters."
"I don't know if I trust her," he said, ruffling his blonde hair, "she's hiding something. I'm not the only one who sees it."
"I trust her," said Remus and James.
"So do I," growled Sirius, "Now drop it Peter."
"Sorry," he said, "I was just saying…"
"Well don't," barked Sirius.
The four boys made their way down the corridors, finding them emptier than usual, an odd silence hanging between them. Sirius had a scowl on his face, and Peter looked unsure. James and Remus weren't to sure what to say, or if they should say anything at all, so they kept their silence. James kept glancing up as they made their way towards the Great Hall, his eyes catching the sunlight that was streaming in through the castle windows.
"Hey Sirius," he said, "fancy going for a little bit of practice? It's great flying weather out here there."
Sirius turned his gray eyes to the window, nodding slightly as they entered the Great Hall, "Yeah Prongsie" he said, "we could do that."
The Marauders could feel the few pairs of eyes that were in the Great Hall snap onto them almost immediately, and the laughter that ensued only made their Marauder sides come out. Nearing the two girls who had caused the hair color, and make up, Sirius and James jumped up onto the table, waving their hands like they were beauty queens. Remus quickly sat down, snatching some toast from the plate in front of Lily, and shooting her an awkward smile. At times he was embarrassed to be friends with the two boys on the table.
"Mr. Potter, and Mr. Black!" boomed the voice of Professor McGonagall, "Get down from there this instant!"
James hopped down off the table, landing next to Lily, while Sirius saluted his head of house, and followed James. As he sat next to James, he looked at Hermione, examining her while she ate, and he smiled knowingly at her. "I know what you two did."
"Oh really?" said Hermione, swallowing her eggs and meeting Sirius' gaze. "And what exactly is it that we did?"
"This!" he said, wiggling his fingers in front of Hermione.
"Lily," she said, "what in this world is he talking about?"
"I have no clue Hermione," she said, "He must have finally gone off his rocker."
The two girls couldn't contain their laughter any longer, and the moment their eyes locked they were lost to a fit of giggles.
"You realize there will be repercussions for this don't you?" asked James, piling sausages onto his plate.
The two girls stopped laughing, and looked at one another, then at all of the boys, "Repercussions?" said Lily. "Like what?"
"Yeah," said Hermione, her smile faltering, "Like what?"
"Oh," said Sirius, his eyes alight with the trademark Marauder gleam, "You'll have to wait and see."
Hermione looked to Sirius, "You can't touch us if we stay in our dorms."
"There is always classes, and meals," said James, smiling at them.
"Never mind that," said Sirius, "Hermione I need to talk with you."
"Now?" she said, scooping up some more eggs, "Cant it wait until after breakfast?"
"I suppose," he said, grabbing six pancakes and slapping them onto his plate.
"For seven years Sirius Black," said Lily, eyeing his plate as it overflowed with syrup, "I have watched you eat more than the Giant Squid could, and I have wondered where it goes."
"No one knows," said Remus, smiling at his friends, "He's a bottomless pit."
Swallowing his mouthful, Sirius looked to his werewolf friend, "Bottomless pit?" he said, "I just assumed that everyone knew what goes in has to come out."
"Sirius!" said Lily and Hermione, "That's disgusting!"
"It's true!" he said laughing while the others shook their heads.
"You don't say stuff like that Padfoot, not at the table!"
"Sorry," he said, smiling and shoving another forkful of food into his mouth.
"No you aren't," laughed Hermione, "You aren't sorry at all. But that's alright."
"Oi Hermione," he said, casting a look a Peter, "can I talk to you?"
"Yeah, sure," she said, looking at him oddly, "What's up?"
"I meant," he said, looking at everyone else, "alone."
Hermione looked like she was in thought for a moment, and she turned her attention to Lily eyeing her worriedly. She wasn't sure if this was the moment that Sirius was waiting to strike. She didn't feel like getting retaliated against by herself. She had thought that when or if the boys decided to get them back they would be together.
"Yeah," she said, pushing her plate away, "Now?"
"Well," he started, "Can you meet me by the lake in about ten minutes? I need to go up and get my broom."
"Why do you need your broom?" she said, her voice sounding panicky. Hermione did not fly. It was just nor reasonable.
"After I talk with you," he said, "James and I are going to fly around the pitch for a bit. Quidditch season will be starting soon."
"Oh," she said, sounding relieved, "okay. Yeah, sure, Ill meet you in ten minutes. Lily can I talk with you for a moment?"
Lily nodded, and added her plate to Hermione's discarded one, and stood with the curly haired witch, and together they made their way out of the Great Hall.
"Sirius," said Remus, "What do you need to speak with Hermione about?"
"Just a few things," he said, "One being who Harry, Ron, and Ginny are."
Well that would be it for now...my updates are going to be coming a little slower for a little while. My oncologist has upped my treatments, and work is getting demanding, but I WILL not abandon this fic. I'm having too much fun writing it.