Story: Cauldron ToConflagration
Summary: Remus Lupin is the average nerd, picked on by bullies till Sirius Black decides to make him HIS. And pity any bully who tries to stand up to the Prank Master. But will Remus give in to Sirius seduction?
A/N: Hey guys! This story's slightly AU where Sirius and James are a year older than Remus and Peter and the rest you'll find out as you read on ^_^
Chapter 1: Big Bad Bullies
Remus Lupin stood with fists clenched. I was not like he hadn't expected this. He had known this was going to happen. A shabby dress, inherent shyness, and scrawny build were just not a point in your favor when you were a first year. Ragging of the first years was a tradition, even in Hogwarts and Remus Lupin had thought he had prepared himself. But that didn't make this any more fun.
"So," drawled one of the seniors, Malcolm, stretching his feet out. "Are you gonna do it or what?"
Remus gritted his teeth. "I'll do it."
Malcolm was not someone anyone would want to mess with. Big, burly and with a reputation for violence, most of the first years had been warned by well wishers to stay clear of him and to not, in any way, antagonize him since he had been known to hold a grudge.
Malcolm laughed softly. "Well hurry up then."
Remus sighed and knelt down near his shoes, the piece of cloth in his hand. He would complain to the teachers but he could not afford to antagonize his peers in the first week itself. He hoped they would leave him alone soon. Then something caught his eye.
Someone had got a hold of his bag. Color drained from his face.
"Give that back!" he shouted, jumping to his feet, but the back of his robes were held by one of the burly Slytherins. Apparently, a willing victim wasn't very fun.
"Give that back, it has important stuff in it."
The Slytherin smirked and thrust his hand inside the bag, rummaging around. He pulled out a book.
"Well what's this? A muggle book?"
Remus did not look up. "It was a …gift."
The Slytherins laughed. "Senti, are we?"
Remus could feel the burning humiliation but he could not do anything as first years had not been taught any real hexes yet. Besides, he did not want to get into trouble.
"Hey," a dark, rich voice called out. "What's happening here?"
All the boys turned around to see a tall, dark haired boy leaning calmly against a pillar. Malcolm immediately released Remus and turned pale. The boy holding Remus hissed "Sirius Black…."
"Fuck off, Black, this doesn't concern you."
The boy smirked. "I think it does. Is that a gryffindor you have there?"
Malcolm grabbed Remus's arm roughly. "Yeah, what of it? You gonna do something about that?"
Sirius raised an eyebrow. "Me? What could I possibly do?"
Malcolm's friends were all looking to their leader, looking worried and uncertain. One of them touched his hand and whispered something. Malcolm wrenched his hand of irritably. Sirius smirked.
"What's the matter? Your crony scared?"
"Black, I'm warning you. Stay out of this, it doesn't concern you."
Sirius got off the wall and faced them – casual and wandless.
"Leave him, Malcolm," he said softly but it was clearly an order.
Malcolm gripped the boy's arm harder, apparently debating with himself. Remus winced as he held too hard.
Black was looking at him mockingly. "Malcolm, I will not say it again. Be a good dog and do what I'm saying."
Remus gasped. Just who did this boy think he was, ordering a senior around like that? He couldn't have been much older than Remus himself. Did he want the crap beaten out of him by this burly Slytherin?
Apparently, Malcolm didn't appreciate the insult. He turned his wand on the dark haired boy. Quick as a flash, the boy had drawn his wand and Malcolm was on the ground on his knees, wand knocked out of his hands. Gritting his teeth, he tried to get up but could not get his legs to obey him, Black's curse holding him on the ground.
Sirius walked casually to the kneeling boy. Malcolm's friends seemed too scared to react, now that their leader was down. Black stopped a few feet in front of Malcolm's face. He raised his head up, looking carefully at him, Malcolm's eyes burning with rage. Without breaking contact, Black glanced once at the surrounding burly Slytherins.
They jumped as if they'd been burned and hurried away. Black turned his attention back to Malcolm, staring steadily into his eyes.
"You…you will watch and learn."
He strolled towards Remus, who was watching the scene play out quietly. Sirius grabbed him deftly by his waist and in one swift movement, brought their lips together in a sure kiss. Remus, too shocked to realize just what had happened, gasped and Sirius thrust his tongue into the other boy's mouth. This galvanized him into action and Remus attempted to push the boy away. He could feel Black smirk as his attempts were ineffectual, Sirius's stronger, bigger build easily overpowering Remus's thin, weak one.
He pulled away, still holding him possessively by the waist. "What's your name, kid?"
Remus was furious but he didn't want to start anything in front of the Slytherin.
Sirius looked amused. "Hmm…you're not bad looking…I think you'll make a good toy, Remus Lupin."
Remus narrowed his eyes. "I don't know who the hell you think you are but I am nobody's toy. Don't you dare lay a hand on me again.
Sirius raised an eyebrow. "I'm impressed. You've got spunk. Yes, I'll definitely make you mine."
Before Remus could reply, Sirius turned to the Slytherin on the floor.
"You let the whole castle know that Remus Lupin belongs to Sirius Black."
Then he smiled darkly and Remus saw the Slytherin swallow nervously.
"If I see you or any of your minions lay a hand on him again, you'll be sorry."
He pointed his wand at him and Malcolm winced as the spell was lifted. Then he got to his feet unsteadily.
"Now go," Sirius ordered and with one, last resentful look at the two, Malcolm left.
Remus turned towards Sirius to protest but Sirius flashed him a brilliant smile and was gone. Remus quickly collected his things and headed back to the gryffindor common room.
"Argh! You guys won't believe what happened to me today," he announced to his friends who raised questioning eyebrows.
"Malcolm tried to rag me."
His friends gasped in concern and outrage. "What happened? Are you alright?"
Remus nodded, plopping down into a chair. "Yeah, there was this boy who chased him off."
Remus's best friend Peter looked at him disbelievingly. "Chased of Malcolm? The Malcolm, notorious bully of the school?"
Remus nodded. "I know. I was as shocked at you guys. And the way he talked to Malcolm and his buddies…" he shuddered. "He's got a lot of guts."
All his friends were staring at him now. "Someone was disrespectful to Malcolm?" Alice asked hesitantly.
Remus laughed. "Disrespectful? He called them dogs!"
Again, gasps of disbelief.
"Who was this boy, Remus? Did you find out?"
Remus shrugged. "Dunno…some jerk. His name was Sirius Black."
Everyone went very quiet. He looked from one to the other.
"What? Who is he?"
"You don't know who Sirius Black is?" Peter demanded.
Remus shook his head.
Peter rolled his eyes.
"He is only the richest, most powerful student at Hogwarts! The heir to the Black family fortune!"
Remus frowned. "Black family?"
Peter banged his head on the back of the armchair. "You don't know the Black family?"
Remus was getting irritated. "Well I haven't spent my whole life with wizards, you know! How would I know? Hell, I only found out this year that there is such a thing as wizards!"
Alice and her friend Mary were shaking their heads in disbelief.
"Remus, the Black family is the most powerful pureblood family in the wizard world. Sirius Black is not only the heir to the family but he is also ace quidditch player, brilliant student and resident Prank Master of Hogwarts along with James Potter."
Alice raised an eyebrow. "You do know who James Potter is, right?"
Remus looked at them sheepishly. Alice rolled her eyes.
"Only the best seeker Hogwarts has seen in a century and the second Prank Master of Hogwarts. Sirius Black's best friend. Those two effectively rule the school."
Remus frowned. "But- how can he just talk like that to someone like Malcolm?"
Lisa, Alice's friend was giving him an incredulous look. "Do you not get how powerful this guy is? He can say anything to anyone and get away with it!"
Remus turned slightly pink and avoided her eyes. Lisa's eyes narrowed.
Remus looked away. "Eh…it's nothing…"
Lisa rolled her eyes. "Oh come on, Remus, you know me better than that by now. What is it?"
Remus turned even pinker. "He- he kissed me." He took a deep breath. "Sirius Black kissed me and he told Malcolm to tell the whole castle that I'm his property." He looked around at his friends' shocked faces. "Guys? What do you think that means? I mean, I should definitely report him, right?"
Alice made a strangled sound in her throat. "Report him? Are you crazy? Do you know how many boys – and girls- would kill to be in your place?"
Remus looked at her blankly. "What? Why?"
Lisa clicked her tongue irritably. "Because Sirius Black is gorgeous and perfect and it is totally hot that he wants you."
Peter nodded turning slightly pink. "She's right. Even…e-even I would be flattered by that."
Remus gave him a disgusted look. "What? Are you out of your mind? He called me his toy!"
Lisa sighed ecstatically. "Oh man, you are so lucky!"
Remus got up irritably. "You guys are crazy. I'm going to bed."
A/N: Review please! Ideas and suggestions welcome!