A/N: This is a collection of song fics because they've been coming one on top of the other so I figured I'd give it a try. They'll be for some characters you know and others you may not. I'm very random. This first song is by Travis Tritt
Drift Of To Dream
As I sit here surrounded by people and lights alone with my drink at the bar.
Remus was at the Leaky Cauldron for lunch. He ate alone a lot these days. He heard a tell tale crash. It was the same thing every day. This clumsy pink-haired witch always came around the same time Remus did. She then proceeded to crash into the decorative armor every time. He looked around to watch as the bartender helped her up again.
"Thanks Tom," the girl said. Remus mouthed along with them.
"You should be more careful."
"I know, I try,"
Once the conversation was done, the girl would go sit six seats down from Remus. Those who were sitting there always moved a little away from her, afraid she might fall off the stool into their laps. Today would be different though. Sirius had told him who she was when he had seen her at a park while Remus had been "walking" him. She was Sirius's cousin and Remus had been sent to get her so that she and Sirius could talk. Remus didn't know why he was bothering, she hadn't seen her cousin since she was six. Would she even remember him, let alone Remus?
"Excuse me?" Remus said walking up to her. She squinted up.
"Do I know you?" she asked.
"Vaguely, I used to baby-sit you with your cousin Sirius years and years ago."
"You did, were you the pudgy one who stuttered?" she asked.
"Er, no, I was the…ugly one." Remus replied. She blushed.
"Merlin I'm so sorry. I've never been so embarrassed," She said. Indeed she was blushing so much her hair was starting to blush too.
"Listen, your cousin wants to see you…" Remus began.
"You know where he is?" she asked startled.
"Yes, he sent me to get you."
"Well, what are you waiting for? Take me to him!" she shot up and promptly tripped over her own feet. Remus caught her before she hit the floor.
"Wow and I thought Ted was clumsy." Remus laughed. "Let's get you out of here before I have to bring Padfoot a body instead a bouncing ball of energy as he described you."
You've been here forever, so clear in my mind.
Remus couldn't believe he hadn't noticed before. Tonks had been spending more and more time at Grimmauld Place. She had been around months before Voldemort made his return and she eagerly joined the reformed Order of the Phoenix. Remus had known her practically her entire life and not once thought about her. Really thought about her. Why was he having these feelings now?
He remembered her as the "bouncing ball of energy" that Sirius liked to call her. She had been fascinated by Sirius's motorbike and made fun of Remus when he told Sirius point blank he wanted his feet to remain firmly planted on the ground. Now, here she was, a lovely young woman with a curvy body she was only too good at flaunting, even if she wore big t-shirts and baggy jeans. Her face was highly attractive too and…no, he shouldn't be thinking about her like that. She was Sirius's cousin and much to young for him.
I just don't know where you are. But I know I'll find you, but girl till I do, this is my love song for you.
Remus turned off the radio disgruntled. It was six weeks after Sirius had died. Why had they chosen now of all times to play only love songs? He was trying to forget Tonks not fanaticize about getting into her pants. Honestly, it was as if the world was out to get him.
You might be hundreds or more miles away or you might be just down the street.
He knew that going to the Weasleys would bring him closer to her than he had been all year. What he hadn't expected was to show up just as Tonks was saying good-bye to Bill. He had forgotten they were friends. It took all his self control not to walk over to her and pull her into his arms and snog her like he did so often in his dreams. It was those blasted love songs, it had to be. He didn't love…he couldn't…could he?
Then she was gone and he knew they were hundreds of miles apart again. His chest ached, but he kept telling himself it was for the best. They had to stay apart. It was for her own good…right?
But there'll be a hunger deep in your eyes that I'll recognize when we meet. It might take hours or it might take years but this is the song you will hear.
Remus hadn't realized how deeply she felt for him until her outburst in the hospital wing. She had forced him to look in her eyes and that's when he saw it. The love in her eyes was so intense that his arguments turned to mumbles and he had to look away from her. He knew he had made a mistake, but he also knew she would forgive him and that she would willingly be his if he allowed himself to finally admit to himself how he felt about her. Then he would be able to tell her and apologize.
He loved her and he needed to tell her. So when he found her sobbing by the lake he took his opportunity.
"Tonks?" he said quietly. She stopped sobbing but didn't turn around.
"What do you want? Are you going to lecture me again?" she asked in a broken voice. It stabbed him in the heart as he realized it was his fault she sounded that way.
"No, I came to tell you…" his voice hitched in his throat. He wasn't sure he could do it. Tonks turned around finally.
"Yes?" she asked. He saw her tearstained cheeks and puffy red eyes and knew he had to tell her. he had to fix this. He called on his Gryffindor courage.
"I came to tell you that I love you and that I'm sorry I hurt you and…" but he got no further as Tonks, overcome with joy, slapped him for hurting her and then kissed him full on the lips.
"You're an idiot." she said.
"I know and I'm glad you didn't give up on me," Remus said kissing her.
Let's hold hands on the porch swing under the moon.
Dora squeezed Remus's hand. It was the first full moon of their marriage. Remus was very tense and had been prone to anger all day but Dora didn't mind. She didn't bother him unless he came to her for comfort and to apologize. He knew he was being a pain, but as they sat there mere hours before the moon was to rise, simply holding her hand was enough. It gave him the strength he needed. He wouldn't have his animal buddies to keep him company, but the werewolf would know his mate was waiting for him in the morning.
While the wind through the willows plays us a tune.
Remus and Dora were planting a garden for Dora's mother. They were having fun until the wind picked up. Dora was annoyed with the wind and couldn't understand why Remus was sitting so still.
"Do you hear that?" he asked.
"It's just the next door neighbor's globe willows blowing the wind." Dora said.
"No, it's an orchestra, nature has many, you just need to open your ears to hear. It sounds like Brahm's Lullaby to me, what do you think?"
Dora giggled and listened. "Yes, I suppose it does, doesn't it?"
"Should we continue our planting to the magnificent Brahm?" Remus asked.
"Yes, I would love to." Dora said throwing a clump of fertilizer at her husband but she missed as he ducked to dig a hole. He heard it land, looked behind him and turned to face his wife.
"Nice try," he laughed.
We can lie on blanket out back in the yard and wish for our future on a far away star.
"There's Andromeda, Mum showed me how to find that one." Dora said as she and Remus star-gazed in the backyard.
"I see Orion's Belt." Remus said. "Which is a constellation, not a galaxy."
"Oh look a shooting star!" Dora shouted pointing to the speeding star ignoring her husband's comment.
"Make a wish." Remus said. Dora closed her eyes.
"I wish to be a good mother." She whispered.
"Why would you wish that?" Remus asked. Dora sat up so Remus did too.
"I guess it's because I'm going to be a mother soon." She said. Remus stared.
"Are you pregnant?" he asked dumbfounded. Dora nodded.
"About six weeks now." She said.
"When did you find out?" Remus asked.
"This morning after you went to meet Kingsley to swap reports," Dora said.
"Why do you sound so upset?" Remus asked. "I thought you would be happy."
"I am, I was afraid you wouldn't be. We talked and said it wasn't safe." Dora said in surprise. Remus laughed.
"Dora, there's not much we can do about it now. We'll just have to do our best at being parents now." He said throwing an arm around her. "I think your wish will come true." he whispered in her ear. He felt his wife smile.
"Maybe star-gazing isn't as useless as I told Professor Sinistra." She said.
And you'll feel the passion as time after time I press you sweet lips to mine
Remus came into the room as fast as Andromeda would allow him. There was Dora, exhausted looking and a complete mess as hair went, but she was fine. She smiled wearily up at him. He hurried to her side.
"How do you feel?" he asked.
"As soon as I can stand, I'm going to kill you." She said hoarsely. "But I'm fine. Exhausted and sore as all get up, but fine."
"And the baby?" Remus asked.
"Is fine, Mr. Lupin." The Healer said. "Congratulations, you have a healthy little boy." She handed the bundle over to his mother and then left the room to pack her things and get back to St. Mungo's.
"He's beautiful," Dora breathed caressing his soft blonde hair. The moment she did, his hair turned a violent shade of violet. His parents gasped.
"He's just like his mother." Andromeda said. "You're hair did just the same thing."
"What should we name him?" Remus asked. Dora bit her lip.
"I know I said I liked the name Isaac, but I really want to name him Ted for my father." She said quietly. Andromeda stifled a sob. Remus looked at Dora and saw how sincere she was.
"We could call him Teddy so that he doesn't always get compared to Dad," Dora said.
"I like it, but what will we do for a middle name? Scott doesn't really go with Ted." Remus said.
"What about Remus?" Dora dared to ask.
"What about it?" Remus asked.
"Teddy Remus, it has a nice ring to it." Dora explained. Remus thought. It did sound good together.
"Teddy Remus Lupin," he said. "I love it."
Teddy's hair turned blue when his father spoke his name. Dora giggled.
"I think he likes it."
"He should, because he's stuck with it," Remus laughed. He looked at his wife's sweaty face. "I'm so proud of you."
"For what?" she asked.
"For going through all of this. You could have easily put an end to it, but you didn't. I'm glad you didn't because I've never been happier," Remus said. Dora smiled softly.
Remus smiled and kissed her deeply…until Teddy let out a wail to prove he wasn't going to let them forget him. His parents laughed and Dora decided it was time to feed him so Andromeda ushered Remus out.
We can dance to the radio right up till dawn till you drift off to dream in my arms.
Teddy had kept Remus up all night. He just wouldn't stop crying. Remus had sent Dora to bed because he didn't like seeing the bags under her eyes. Remus rocked Teddy softly back and forth while they went in a circle around the nursery. He wanted so badly to go to bed, but he couldn't until his little boy settled down.
The eastern horizon was starting to get light by the time Teddy finally stopped crying. Unfortunately, he didn't fall asleep. He just looked at his father as if he thought he would never see him again. Remus found this an odd thought to have. After all, Remus didn't think he was going anywhere and if he was, Teddy was too young to know. One day was hardly old enough to even understand who his mother and father were.
Right at dawn, Teddy finally yawned and closed his eyes. Remus sighed in relief. He would be able to get some sleep before he had to get up and cook breakfast. Dora was hopeless when it came to cooking and she would say he was starving her if she was fed late. Exhausted, Remus gently placed Teddy in his bassinet and tiptoed out across the hall. Then he hopped in bed and dreamed that he had overslept for class.
A/N: So, what did you think of my first song fic? I've got more on the way so review! I'll dedicate chapters to the first person who gets a review in for the chapter before so hurry before it's taken!