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The Marauders

Chapter 1 The First Meeting

September 1, 1971

The scarlet steam engine of the Hogwarts Express sat stationary on platform nine and three quarters as students from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry started to board it.

"… I'm sorry, Tuney, I'm sorry! Listen…"

A red haired girl with brilliant emerald eyes was pleading with her older sister about something with their parents a small ways away, looking around in amazement.

"I'll never forgive you," the sister called Tuney retorted.

A boy with black, greasy shoulder link hair was staring at them in interest with his parents. He mostly resembled his mother.

Some ways away from that scene, a boy with untidy black hair and glasses was allowing his mother to kiss his cheek.

"You're going to have a brilliant time at Hogwarts," the boy's father said, placing his hand on his shoulder.

A few feet away from them stood a family of four.

"Make us proud," the mother said to the older of the two boys.

She had no love in her voice. It was like she didn't care that she wouldn't be seeing her son until the Christmas holidays.

"Yes, Mother," the boy nodded.

His tone had been nonchalant and uncaring, like he was already used to this kind of treatment. The boy then ran a hand through his semi-long, black wavy hair.

"Are you sure Professor Dumbledore's all right with me…"

A boy with sandy hair was looking intohis mother's eyes, looking absolutely terrified.

His mother bent down to her son's level and took him in her arms and said, "Of course he is, darling."

"I'm scared," a boy with blond headed boy was telling his mother.

"Oh, I'm sure you'll make a lot of friends at school, pumpkin," the mother assured her son.

About an hour later, the greasy haired boy was running through the corridor of the train, looking for something, or someone. He stopped when he found the red haired girl with the boy in glasses and the other boy with curly hair.

"I don't want to talk to you, Severus," the girl said as she crossed her arms and looked out the window.

"Why not?" the boy called Severus asked as he sat across from her.

The two boys were trying not to eavesdrop, but it was not to hear them.

"My sister hates me," the girl snapped, finally turning to face Severus. "Petunia knows we saw the letter from Dumbledore."

This time, the boy in glasses chanced a glance towards the pair as Severus asked, "And?"

"She's my sister," the girl cried out, clearly not caring that there were two others in the compartment that could hear her.

"Come on, Lily," Severus said with a sigh. 'We're finally going to Hogwarts."

Lily took a deep breath.

"Yeah, you're right," she finally replied, trying not to smile, but failed.

Severus could help but smiling now that Lily was.

"I hope you're in Slytherin," he told her.

"Slytherin?" the boy with glasses asked, unable to stay quiet now "Surely you can't be serious."

The boy sitting across from him laughed and asked, "No, I'm Sirius. Remember, James?"

"You sure are," James said, laughing along with Sirius. He stopped himself and then turned back to Severus and Lily. "Anyway, I think I'd leave if I was sorted into Slytherin, wouldn't you?"

Sirius's eyes grew as James looked at him.

"My whole family has been in Slytherin," he said, looked down, so he hadn't seen Snape look at him with interest.

"You're joking," James said in shock. He hadn't been expecting that. "And you seemed to be all right."

As Sirius looked back up, he laugh and said, "Maybe I'll be the first not to. Where do you think you're going?"

"Gryffindor, like my dad," James declared proudly. Snape made a noise, which caused James to turn to him. "Something wrong with that?"

"Well, if you want to be brawny than brainy…" Severus began before he was cut off.

"And since you appear to be in either, where do you think you're going?" Sirius asked.

Severus stood up, but Lily took ahold of his arm before anything happened, and said, "We're going to find another compartment."

"Bye, Snivellus," one of the boys said, though Lily couldn't tell as her and Severus left.

Lily peaked into one compartment and said, "This compartment looks empty enough," though this compartment also held two boys.

"Hel… hello," the mousy looking boy greeted them.

"Do you mind if we join you?" Lily asked, pointing to herself and Severus.

"No, not at all," the boy with sandy blond hair said with a smile, though it looked somewhat forced.

"Thanks," Lily replied, smiling also.

"I'm Remus," the boy said, extending his hair very warily. "Remus Lupin."

Lily nodded and shook his hand. Severus did the same.

"Peter Pettigrew," the other boy said, although he made no attempt to shake their hands.

Lily cleared her throat and said, "I'm Lily Evans."

"Severus Snape," Severus replied, soundly a little distant.

There was a loud pause before Remus broke it, asking, "So, the people in the other compartment were too loud?"

"You could say that," Lily said, really not wanting to talk about it. "I just know their names are James and Sirius."

"Does James have glasses?" Remus asked.

Lily looked at him curiously.

"Yes," replied that he knew him. And then she added, "And he has untidy black hair."

Remus's expression told Lily they were indeed talking about the same boy. She wondered what he knew about him. Being a Muggleborn, she really wasn't aware about what was going on in the Wizarding World. Severus was looking now looking over at them, apparently interested, though he wasn't saying anything about it.

"Why would James Potter and Sirius Black be talking to each other?" Remus asked more to himself than to Lily.

"That is odd," Peter agreed, finally speaking up.

Severus was still looking like he wasn't going to say anything.

"What's odd about it?" Lily asked, still confussed.

"Well, you can say the Potters and the Blacks don't get along," Remus said, though there was clearly more behind his statement.

"So, what House do you think you'll be in?" Peter suddenly asked, clearly not wanting to talk anymore about James and Sirius. Lily gave Severus a nervous glance. "Did I say something?"

"We left because of that topic," Lily explained.

"Sorry," Peter apologized as he looked down in embarrassment.

"Don't be," Lily told him, leaning over and touching his knee. "I'm sure you won't be as cocky as James was about it. I personally have no idea where I'll be. I'm a Muggleborn you see."

"Severus?" Remus asked.

"Slytherin," was all he said.

"I see," Remus replied, trying his best to act natural. "Well, Peter and I don't really know."

"We'll all find out here soon," Lily said with a smile.

It was dark when the rain finally stopped.


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