A Friendly, Innocent Game Of....Um...Cards?

Subtitled: An Obsession With Underwear

By Joltz

Remus, Sirius, James, Peter, and Lily sat in a circle on the floor of the Gryffindor common room one evening. It was late, so the room was empty except for the group. Everyone was silent except for Peter, who was ranting about how the Slytherin jocks tied his underwear to a broom and sent it flying around the quidditch field.

"......and then, those stupid jerks told me that I was an idiotic mudblood! I'm not even HALF muggle!" Peter cried.

"Are you quite done yet?" Remus asked, stifling a yawn.

"Almost." Peter said quickly. "I don't even know how they got in here! Who in there right mind would give a Slytherin the Gryffindor password?!"

At this point, Sirius burst out laughing.

"YOU gave them the password? You hate the Slytherin students!" James cried.

"I didn't give them the password," Sirius gasped, laughing so hard he couldn't breath. "I just gave him a pair of Peter's briefs! You should have seen the look on your face when you saw them with your undies, man!" He smacked Peter on the back.

At this point in the conversation, James and Remus grabbed Peter's arms to keep him from strangling Sirius. The group was silent once again.

"We should play cards." James said, breaking the lull in conversation.

"Cards?" Sirius and Remus asked in unison.

"Yes. A friendly, innocent game of cards." James said firmly. "No magic. Just the muggle version."

Sirius' eyes lit up. "Strip poker!"

Lily laughed. "He said an innocent game of cards."

"Yeah, but he also said friendly. And I would be real friendly towards you if you were in your panties." Sirius grinned, and James punched him in the shoulder.

"Sirius! Flirting with James girlfriend? That's a no-no." Remus said in a mocking tone.

"Oh, don't be too hard on him. He had an obsession with underwear." Peter said slyly.

Lily laughed again and shook her head. "No poker. I don't know how to play. And besides, do we even have a deck of cards?"

Once again, the room went silent.

"I'll take that as a 'no'."

"James should have one."

"Why should I have one? I just suggest the games, I don't supply 'em."

"I know! How about strip chess?"

"Shut up, Sirius!"

"Oh, come on James. You know you wanna see Lily naked."

"Why is everyone assuming I'd loose? You all could end up naked!"

"Yeah, right."

The constant chatter died down after a minute, and Lily cleared her throat. "Well," She said briskly, "I'd say that that 'innocent game of cards' idea is pretty much dead."

"Dead and six feet under." James muttered.

"We should get to bed. It's getting late." Remus observed.

"That, and we have a test in Charms tomorrow."

"Charms. Ick."

"I'm locking my clothes chest tonight, so if anyone needs to steal someone's underwear, take James'."

And so, the five Griffindors marched up to their rooms, with Sirius muttering, "Well, I still think that we should play strip something."