A/N: I said I'd update last week didn't I? Pathological lair, that's me. But it was my birthday seventeen days ago (great excuse, I know), and my internet, is being (for lack of better term) stupid. On second it connects and then BANG it's not connected. And I've been in Porthcawl (Carvan park on a cold, rainy, windy coast in South Wales, that hasn't quite caught up with the twenty first century (no internet)).

And on that bombshell, I shall end this Authors Note before it gets particularly long!

I lay down on my bed, the conversation with Potter still buzzing through my head. Was he being serious? I can't understand. There was no reason that he should have been nice to me, was there? I didn't go out with Sirius, any more did I? And even when I went out with him he wasn't too nice to me. It was strange, at the very least. I groaned heavily, and then rolled over; all I wanted to do is drift in to a deep sleep…

When I woke up, my dormitory was empty. I stole a look at the clock. 7:45. I sighed, jumped up, and rushed around at top speed, which still wasn't very fast. After I had dressed, I rushed to the Great Hall. Of course I was late, and everybody looked at me as I came in. Did they all somehow know that I borrowed Sirius Black's coat. Of course not, they couldn't possibly…could they? I caught his eye for a brief moment, he winked at me. I blushed deeply, and then went to join the rest of my house.

The day passed in a blur. I spent most of the night in the library. I didn't really need to go in there. But I wasn't in the mood for socialising.

Of course, due to the fact that I came into the library for peace, I got exactly the opposite. Sirius, James, Lupin and Pettigrew had entered, making noise, as usual. I made the book I wasn't realising properly cover my face, so I wasn't noticed. After twenty minutes, I heard Madam Prince tell them of.

When I had finished, I walked out of the library to make my way to the common room.

"Alright, Ruby?" asked Sirius Black.

A/N: Sorry it's short…but I am on limited laptop time. I'm doing well in English, but I am failing History. Argh. Anyway, if I don't pass the next History test, then I get moved down a set. (There are three, I'm in one, but people really seem to play on my mistakes) And if I get moved down, then no laptop. Wish me luck with the test, because I'll need it. The test is on Past Religion in Britain. What a crap subject.