Disclaimer: I do NOT own the Harry Potter series. That credit goes to the brilliant mind of J.K. Rowling. Go Jo! I also do not own some of the material used. Again that belongs to Jo and Warner Brothers.
Chapter 1 James and Sirius
James Potter and Sirius Black had been friends since they were eleven. They had just ended their fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew, other friends of James and Sirius, had already said goodbye and left with their parents. James and Sirius were standing at the barrier between platforms nine and ten waiting to be picked up.
"You're still coming to visit this summer, right," Sirius asked.
James looked over at Sirius, who was leaning on the barrier with his arms crossed.
"Of course I am," he said.
James turned as he heard his parents calling him.
"See you in a couple of weeks, James," Sirius said.
"What is this I hear about you staying over at the Black's this summer," James's dad asked.
James's heart sank. He was sure that they were going to say no by the look on his face.
"Oh, come on, Dad. Please," James begged.
"I don't know," his mom said.
James turned to his mom as a last attempt.
"Mum, I know you and the Black's have your differences, but Sirius really wants me to go," he said.
His parents glanced over at each other, and then they looked back at their son.
"And what do his parents have to say about this," his dad asked.
"Well, he really doesn't care now, does he? Ever since being sorted into Gryffindor, they act as though he doesn't exist," James told them.
His mother took a deep breath.
"I just don't want them trying anything on you," Mrs. Potter said.
James looked down and laughed as he entered the car.
"They won't get the chance to," he said.
Mr. Potter started the car and began driving home.
"We'll think about it," he said.
"Thanks," James smiled.
James was woken early in the morning a week later by a tapping at his window. It was an owl that James easily recognized as Sirius's. James unlocked his window and let the owl in.
"What have we got here," he asked.
James took the letter had began to read out loud.
Have you gotten to talk to your parents yet? Did they say you could stay? Please send your answer soon.
James laughed. He turned to his own owl, and then turned to Sirius's owl.
"A bit impatient, isn't he? Well, I won't be able to ask until breakfast, so I guess you'll just have to wait," James said.
James was eating breakfast an hour later. He cleared his throat to get his parent's attention.
"Have you been able to talk yet," James asked.
They glanced at each other for a second before James's father looked at him.
"Yes, actually, we have," his dad said.
"And…" James began whenever he didn't continue.
Mrs. Potter looked up from her plate.
"And just because we and Sirius's parents don't see eye to eye doesn't mean that you can't be friends with him," she said.
James jumped up, almost knocking off his plate.
"Thank you," he said.
James ran to his room, got out piece of parchment, and began writing back to Sirius.
My parents said yes! So I'll be seeing you soon.
James tied the note to Sirius's owl and watched it fly out the window.
I'm so glad I'm finding time to work on my stories.