"I wish you wouldn't use that word."

Sirius frowns. "Boyfriend?"

"It doesn't sound right. It has subtext: subject to change. It's not us." Remus bites his lip. "I don't know what we are, though."

"Lovers?" Sirius suggests.

"Too cheesy."

"Friends with benefits?"

"Not official enough."

Sirius sighs, contemplating. Finally, he turns to Remus. "Why do we have to have a label? Can't we just be us?"

"Us," Remus repeats. "It does have a nice ring to it."

"Plus," Sirius adds, taking Remus' chin in his hand. "It doesn't have any subtext."

Remus' lips meet his, and any label is forgotten.