Chap 6

- Sirius POV -

I watched as Mione hugged a tall boy with a mowhawk and I frowned. My frown deepened as Mione kissed him and I noticed Rem and Severus looking as well. Tonks was smiling at them and the boys were frowning like I was.

"What do you think?" I asked them as they walked over to me.

"From the looks of his hair and outfit, I'd say player but we can't judge until we actually talk to the guy," Rem said with a pointed look.

"You boys be nice. Mione seems to really like him," Tonks said quickly.

"Fine," Severus, Moony and I said. We all looked over at the couple and noticed Mione had a gorgeous smile on her face and was laughing as Snuffles jumped on the guy.

Mione seemed to notice us looking and smiled. She said something to him and walked over to us.

"Hey little one," I said. I hugged her tightly and smiled at her wide smile. Mione rarely smiled since the battle and every time she did, you couldn't help but bask in it.

"Hey. I still can't believe you guys came," Mione said.

"We wouldn't miss your birthday for anything. Here, Ron made you something," Rem said. He pulled a piece of paper out of his pocket and handed it to her. She smiled at the picture and placed it on the table near the door.

"Hey, do you want a drink?" The boy asked as he walked over to us, Snuffles tailing him.

"Yes please. Oh, Noah, these are some of my favourite men in the world - Remus, Severus and Sirius and this is Tonks. Guys this is Noah, my boyfriend," Mione said. He held his hand out and each one of us shook it firmly. He maintained eye contact with each one of us and I respected that.

"It is a pleasure to meet you. Mione has told me a lot about you," He said honestly and with a smile. You could tell he meant it.

"What would you like to drink?" Noah asked as he turned to Mione.

"Just a coke thanks," she said. She pressed her lips to his and we were all grateful that he kept it chaste.

"Would any of you like a drink?" Noah asked us. We all declined but thanked him.

"He seems like a nice guy," Rem commented. I knew this was hard on him considering Mione was like a daughter to him.

"He's great. I think you guys will like him," Mione said. Noah walked back over to us and handed Mione a drink.

We stood in silence for a few seconds until Mione was called away by some of her friends.

"Be nice," Tonks whispered before following Mione over to the dance floor where she began to talk to a few girls.

"Ok, I know this is coming. Mione respects you three greatly. She told me all about you at the disco last night and while we were out today. I know your opinions matter to her so, fire away with the questions," Noah said.

"I'm pretty sure you've crossed one huge milestone. Not many boys your age can stand up to one father let alone three," Remus said with a fair amount of admiration in his tone.

"I guess the first question is the most obvious, what are your intentions with our girl," Sev said.

"I'm not gunna lie to you. I have been a shit of a person. I'd always get into trouble at school and that continued up until now. I used to sleep with older women, I had slept with nearly every cheerleader at school, I picked fights and I'd bully other students at school," Noah said.

"What changed?" I asked, slightly diverting the topic.

"I did something incredibly stupid last year. I got my best friend's girlfriend pregnant. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and it was then I realised that I would never want her dating a loser like me and that every girl I slept with was someone's princess. I wanted Beth to be proud to meet me some day. I didn't want to be a loser anymore. Mione has also helped with that. She is helping me improve my grades and I have found myself becoming a better person," Noah explained. "As for my intentions, I really like Mione. I won't say I love her because we only started dating today but we have been friends since she moved here and I know one day I will love her. I want to get to know her as a person. I know she has some demons and I want her to one day feel comfortable enough with me to trust me with her story."

"Wow!" Remus said.

"Ok, what do you want to do with your life after school?" I asked.

"If you asked me that last year I'd say that I didn't know but now, I think I want to work in law enforcement. Again, Beth inspired this because I want to try and make this world a little safer for her," Noah said.

"For someone who said he did stupid things, you seem like such a mature young man," Sev commented.

"I had to grow up early but I seemed to act out when I could. My father ran out on my mum when I was 8 years old and mum had just given birth to my baby sister. I've had to be the man of the house since then. I got my first job at 13 and worked there until I got my pool cleaning business started. My mum is a nurse so she works crazy shifts so I'd have to cook Hannah dinner, get her ready for school and so on," Noah explained.

"You sound like you've had it tougher than most teens. So has Hermione. I think you two are perfect together. You have our blessings but know, if you hurt her in any way, we will come back here and tear you limb from limb," Remus said.

"Thank you sirs. I will never intentionally hurt Hermione. I think you'd have some competition for killing me if I did. She has become a favourite of many people," Noah commented. We all turned to Hermione and smiled as she danced with a Spanish girl and two blondes.

"Take care of her," I whispered.

Noah shook our hands firmly and said "I will. You have my promise."

- Mione POV -

"Oh no," I said as San, Britt, Quinn and I danced together on the makeshift dance floor that had been created.

"What?" Quinn asked. I pointed at where I had been before. Noah was in deep conversation with Rem, Siri and Sev. The three men had their arms folded and were steely eyed.

"They are giving him the daddy interrogation," San explained.

"Poor Noah," I said.

"He'll be fine," San commented as we continued dancing.

A few minutes later I felt arms slip around my waist and I smiled as Noah lightly kissed my neck.

"How'd it go?" I asked.

"They gave their blessings and vowed that if I hurt you I'd be torn limb from limb," Noah said with a smile.

I smiled back and spun around to hug him.

The party went on for a few more hours until people started to get tired.

"Well, we should be leaving. We'll see you tomorrow probably Mione," Matt said. He hugged me followed by Mike, San and Britt. Slowly everyone trickled out until it was just the boys, Sirius, Remus, Tonks, Sev, Noah and I.

"Well, we are headed to bed. Happy birthday Princess," Sirius said. He kissed my head as did Sev and Rem before they walked upstairs. Tonks kissed my head and turned to Noah

"Noah, if you are going to stay for a while and you get tired, don't drive home. I'm sure no one here will protest to you staying the night," she said. Noah nodded and thanked her.

"Night guys," Blaise said. He kissed my cheek and headed to his room and about ten minutes later, the boys followed.

I snuggled into Noah's side and Snuffles snuggled into my stomach as he slept.

"Did you have fun today gorgeous?" Noah asked as his fingers ran through my hair.

"I did. Thank you so much. This has been my best birthday ever," I replied. I pressed a kiss to his lips and smiled when he deepened it.

We sat on the couch for a while longer until I found myself getting drowsy. I felt myself being lifted off the couch and I looked up. Noah was carrying me up the stairs.

"Come on babe. Pyjama time then you can sleep," I heard him whisper.

I slid out of his arms and grabbed my pajamas. I walked into the bathroom and got changed. I could hear Noah talking on his phone and I assumed he was talking to his mum.

I walked back out and found Noah in the sweatpants I had lent him the night before.

"Bedtime baby," he whispered as he led me over to the bed. I slipped in and he followed.

"Thank you again," I said. Noah kissed me quickly and we both fell asleep.

I woke up the next morning alone in my bed. As I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, I pulled my hair up into a messy bun and walked downstairs to where I could smell someone cooking something.

"Morning beautiful," Noah said as he breezed past me. He pressed a quick kiss to my lips before heading back to the stove. I noticed he was dressed in the clothes from yesterday and I smiled.

"Morning. What's all this?" I asked as I sat at the island.

"I'm cooking you all breakfast," Noah said as he plated some waffles. I watched as he cooked and put food on plates in record time. Once he was done. He walked over to me and stood between my legs.

"Time for a proper good morning," He whispered before he pressed his lips to mine and kissed me deeply.

"That is much better," I said with a grin.

Noah sat beside me and we both piled our plates up with breakfast food. I smiled as Noah poured me a coffee and kissed his cheek. About 10 minutes later, the boys, Tonks, Siri, Rem and Sev all wandered into the kitchen.

"Breakfast smells great Mione," Siri said as he grabbed some coffee.

"I didn't cook it. Noah did. He was up before everyone," I said giving credit where credit was due. Noah blushed slightly and took a bite of his food.

"This is great," Rem said. I knew Noah loved the approval and I raised a hand and massaged his neck lightly.

"So, what are you kids getting up to today?" Sev asked.

"I am going to the movies with Mercedes so, I call the car," Dean said with a grin. I smiled at him and at how happy he was.

"Blaise and I are going to the mall with the girls, Kurt, Matt and Mike. We got suckered into it last night," Draco explained.

"Ouch," Noah said with a grin. Draco sent a Slytherin smirk back at him.

"They also told me to invite you and Mione. I already agreed on your behalf," Draco said.

"Dude, not cool," Noah said with a grin.

"Don't you want to go shopping with me baby?" I asked with a pout and puppy eyes that Sirius had tought me.

"Damn babe. Don't look at me like that," Noah groaned.

"Its either this or Jewish guilt. Of the two, this is the nicer on you," I explained.

"Fine. But I have to get changed at home first," Noah agreed. "Hey, how come Finn gets out of this?"

"He and Rachel have a date today. She was telling me about it last night," I explained.

"Damn Kitten, I taught you well," Padfoot said with a grin. I blew a kiss at him and smiled at my nickname.

The name Kitten represented my animagus form of a panther. Harry was known as Leo because he was a lion in his form and Ron was known as Fang because his form was a dog (he was a golden retriever).

"Well, we should go get changed so we can stop at Noah's before the mall," I said. Blaise, Draco and I walked up to our rooms and got dressed. I walked downstairs and found the boys all waiting by the door.

"Bye Siri, Sev, Mum, Dad. Call ya later," I called out as we walked out of the house. We all jumped into Noah's truck whilst Noah leant in the window.

"You can turn the car on babe. I'll run home and get changed then be back," he said before he kissed me quickly and jogged to his house.

"So B, what's going on with you and Quinn?" I asked as I spun in my seat.

"Nothing yet. I really like her but I don't know how she feels for me," B said.

"I'll do some snooping today. And you D?" I said.

"Me what?" Drake asked.

"Oh please, you have been majorly flirting with Kurt for a while now. When are you gunna ask him out?" I asked.

"I don't know. Soon I guess," D said.

About 10 minutes later, Noah slipped into the truck and started it up. We drove to the mall. When we got there, Noah grabbed my hand whilst Blaise texted Quinn to tell her where we were.

"She said to meet them at Hot Topic," Blaise said. We started walking towards the shops when we saw the group.

We exchanged greetings and hugs before the girls (and Kurt) pulled me foreward. We walked into the shop and while the boys went to look at the guys' section, we walked over to the girl's section.

"Mione, this would look fantastic on you," Kurt said as he held a skirt up to my body. He handed it to Mercedes who was carrying the pile of things I would be trying on.

I didn't say anything as Kurt and the girls raced around the shop. Finally I was pushed towards the change rooms and given piles of clothes.

"Come out and show us when you've got an outfit on," Kurt demanded. I sighed and put the first skirt and shirt ensemble on. I took a deep breath and prepared myself for the torture.

- Noah POV -

I laughed as Mione was pulled away by Kurt and the girls violently. We all walked towards the guys section and just looked at various shirts and whatever. Every so often we would hear Kurt call something out or Mione would groan in frustration and we all laughed.

"You would think after what Mione has seen, she would find this easy," Blaise commented.

Before anyone could reply, San and Quinn appeared in front of us and Quinn said "We need your help. We are having an argument with Mione."

We all shrugged before walking over to the change rooms. Kurt was glaring at a closed door with his hands on his hips and his foot tapping.

"Mione," he said.

"I'm not coming out. I don't care what you say," I heard my girl's voice call from the change room.

"Hermione, come out and show us!" San demanded as she knocked on the door.

"No. No way. I'm putting my other outfit on," she said. I grabbed San's arm and pulled her away slightly.

"Hey babe. Can I poke my head in and see? You don't have to show anyone else," I bargained. I heard a sigh and then the lock clicked open. I opened the door a fraction and looked in before gasping.

Mione was wearing a gorgeous corset style black leather dress. It ended just above her knees and hugged her figure perfectly. What shocked me most were the many scars that I could see on her back. I knew about the ones on her arms and legs but the ones on her back were deep and nasty.

"Babe, what happened?" I whispered. I moved closer and shut the door behind us before running my fingers lightly over the scars.

"Later. This is why I don't wanna go out there. Only the girls, Kurt, Blaise, Drake and Dean know about these," Mione said. She turned to face me and I wrapped my arms around her.

"Ok sweetie. You don't have to go out there. Can I take a photo of the front? Kurt really wants to see this," I said. I kissed her shoulder, neck and ear and smiled as she nodded. I took out my phone and took the photo before kissing her gently and slipping out of the change room.

"Well?" Kurt said. I handed him my phone and he looked at the picture.

"I have the perfect jacket to go with that babe. You look fabulous," Kurt called as realisation hit. He nodded at me and I took the phone back.

We waited while Mione tried on a few more outfits and the girls deemed them worthy or not. When Mione had gone through all the clothes, she handed me one pile and Blaise another.

"Those get put back," she said to Blaise. He nodded and started walking around the shop putting things away.

"Are you getting these babe?" I asked. I noticed the leather dress was there and I smiled.

"Yep," she said. I nodded and we walked over to the counter. The others continued looking at clothes while we paid.

"That comes to a total of $263.63," the girl behind the counter said. Mione pulled out a card and swiped it.

"Would you like any cash out?" The girl asked.

"I'll get $250 please," Mione said. The girl's eyebrows shot up slightly and so did mine. The girl nodded and did the transaction.

"Here you go. Have a nice day," she said. Mione took the money and her card and put them in her wallet. I grabbed the bags off the counter and turned to my girl.

"You do know that the boys are going to call you whiped if you carry my bags right?" Mione asked and I smiled.

I pulled her to me and kissed her firmly. "I don't mind," I said. Mione smiled and kissed me again.

"Ok, where to next?" She asked as everyone met up with us outside. We spent the rest of the day walking through the mall. At one point it was suggested we split up.

"Why don't you guys go into that video games store you were looking at before," Mione said. "We'll meet at the food court for lunch in one hour."

We agreed and Mione took her bags off me with a kiss. We walked into the store and immediately floated towards the games that involved killing and shooting things.

When we arrived at the food court the girls still weren't there so we grabbed a booth table and sat down.

The girls arrived ten minutes later and we noticed the new addition to their shopping bags.

"Why weren't we allowed to come?" Matt whined as we saw the Victoria Secret bags.

"Don't whine Matt, you sound like my sister," San said before she kissed his cheek and whispered something into his ear.

"You are evil," he groaned before wrapping an arm around her.

"Get anything good?" I whispered as Mione slipped into the seat beside me.

"Maybe," she replied and my mind drifted to the contents of the bag. I pulled her to me and smiled when she snuggled in close to my side.

We watched as Blaise and Q subtly closer until we noticed that their sides were touching.

"Wow, subtle much," Mione whispered to me and I kissed her head with a small laugh.

We shopped for a few more hours and by the end of it, not only was I carrying Mione's bags but I was also carrying Mione on my back. She had been complaining about her feet hurting so with the help of Blaise and Draco, she was resting comfortably on my back, her arms around my neck and my arms under her knees holding her in place.

"We are gunna head off. Blaise, Draco, do you want a lift home?" I asked as I felt Mione's head rest on my shoulder.

"Its cool. We are going to hang here for a bit longer and maybe head to the movies," Blaise said.

Mione lifted one hand off my chest and waved before we walked out to the truck.

"Hold on babe," I said. I bent down slowly and placed some bags on the ground so I could grab my keys. I unlocked the back door and threw the shopping in before opening the passenger's door. Mione slid down my back and stood in front of me. I kissed her before lifting her into the truck.

We drove back to our street in silence. As we drove past her place we noticed the house looked empty.

"Wanna come over for a while?" I asked. Mione nodded and l pulled into my drive way. Mione slid out of the truck before jumping onto my back again.

I unlocked the door and noticed my house too was empty.

I found a note attached to the fridge from mum.

Dear Noah

I got called into an emergency at work. Hannah is at Sophie's house and is sleeping. I probably won't be home until tomorrow. Feel free to order pizza.

Love you

Mum xxx

"Come on, let's get comfortable," I said. I walked up to my room with Mione still on my back. When we got there, I pulled her around my body in one motion so she was facing me.

I kissed her lips and lowered her onto the bed.

"I have a shirt and some boxers you can wear if you want," I whispered as I hovered over her. She nodded and I grabbed them from my dresser.

She stood up and instead of going to the bathroom, she pulled her jeans off and slipped the boxers on.

She did the same with her shirt but I stopped her before she put my McKinely shirt with no sleeves on.

"What happened?" I asked as I ran my hands over the many scars.

"On two separate occasions, I was tortured," she whispered. I pulled her to me tightly and listened as she sobbed out her story. When she was done, I slipped the shirt onto her kissed her passionately.

"No one will hurt you ever again. I promise you that," I said. Mione sniffled and kissed me again. I slipped my jeans and shirt off and pulled Mione onto my bed. We slipped under the covers and I pulled her so that she was practically on top of me. I flicked the Longest Yard on and started smoothing down Mione's hair.

About half way through the movie, I heard Mione's breath even out and I kissed her head before drifting off myself.