Title: Read My Mind

Rating: R

Pairing: Sirius/Harry (w/ history of James/Sirius and plenty of Sirius/Remus)

Word Count: ca. 18,500

Disclaimer: J.K. Rowling is god. (I figure that oughta pretty much cover it.)

Warning(s): Gay, gay lovin'. No, really: none that I can think of. Oh, except a healthy dose of Angst. So, I guess, character death. (I'm not saying who, so nyah.)


All right, here goes. Post-OOTP; shamelessly AU. Harry dodged Lupin and went through the veil after Sirius. It was hell, but he retrieved him. Since then Harry and Sirius's relationship has been just that much stronger, more intimate, with this intense but unspoken connection, and it has been growing. Voldemort escaped, so the war is still on and the Order intact (they will be joining us shortly). Although Harry went back to the Dursleys' for the first portion of the summer as always, it is his birthday and he is now returning to Grimmauld Place for the remainder of the holidays.

This is my first time writing fic in years, and my first ever Potter fic. I have probably screwed up details and logistics (I made up all that crap about hippogriffs, for example, and I have no idea if Sirius is actually a Scorpio – I just had to make him one because they are dominant, aggressive sex freaks – I should know; I live with one). So be tolerant, if you please. ;) Also, I have stolen lines here and there (or variations thereof) from everyone from Sappho to Bridget Jones to my own personal pillow talk. It's all for a good cause.

I would also like to extend massive, MASSIVE thanks to my immortal beloved, Keri, who has been my muse, my beta, and contributed numerous lines and ideas (and all the lurve inspiration) to this story, despite the fact that slash grosses her out like whoa. 3


All chapter-intro song lyrics are from The Killers' "Read My Mind" (except the epilogue; I had to use at least one line from the song I basically had on repeat the entire time I wrote this). Because this site is so anti-asterisk, a row of dots (...) indicates a change in point of view. Etc., etc.

Hope you enjoy!

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