CHAPTER 3

Serenity Ashley Jennifer Serena Laura Legolas Carmelita Deletrius Raven Fyre Carmichael Spanx Delacroix skipped to the Gryffindor common room from the library, ecstatic. She had finally figured it out! She couldn't wait to tell Sirius and the others that she finally managed to turn herself into an animal!

The common room was empty, save for her new friends sitting on the overstuffed armchairs talking, most likely about how adorable and beautiful and caring and delightful and elfish and funny and great and holy and intelligent and just and kind and lovely and marvelous and nice and outrageous and perfect and quirky and ravishing and smart and terrific and upbeat and versatile and wonderful and xylophone and youthful and zany she was.

"Hey you guys!" she chirped. "Guess what? I can do it! I can turn myself into an animal!"

Despite themselves, the newly formed Marauders were impressed. "Well, go on," said Sirius. "Show us."

Pleased at all the attention, Serenity Ashley Jennifer Serena Laura Legolas Carmelita Deletrius Raven Fyre Carmichael Spanx Delacroix screwed her eyes up in concentration and transformed into a pure white unicorn. After a few moments, she transformed back to her human state and awaited the glorious praise from her friends.

However, instead of clamoring about how adorable and beautiful and caring and delightful and elfish and funny and great and holy and intelligent and just and kind and lovely and marvelous and nice and outrageous and perfect and quirky and ravishing and smart and terrific and upbeat and versatile and wonderful and xylophone and youthful and zany she was, the Marauders exchanged glances and looked to Remus to speak for them. "Well, Serenity," he coughed. "Not that being a unicorn Animagus isn't impressive...it's just that it's a little too conspicuous. I mean, we're trying to transform into animals that wouldn't be noticed."

"What are you saying?" asked Serenity Ashley Jennifer Serena Laura Legolas Carmelita Deletrius Raven Fyre Carmichael Spanx Delacroix, her perfect brow furrowed

"We're saying that you can't come with us on full moons," blurted Sirius. "You understand, of course, "added Remus hurriedly. "A unicorn sort of stands out in the full moon. And we appreciate all of your help, of course, but we just don't think you should come with us."

Serenity Ashley Jennifer Serena Laura Legolas Carmelita Deletrius Raven Fyre Carmichael Spanx Delacroix was quiet for a moment and lowered her head. A perfect tear slid down her cheek. Suddenly, the boys felt guilty.

"Serenity, we didn't mean to hurt your feelings-" began James when he was interrupted.

"YOU DIDN'T MEAN TO, NOW DID YOU POTTER? YOU DIDN'T MEAN TO HURT MY FEELINGS? IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER?" screeched Serenity Ashley Jennifer Serena Laura Legolas Carmelita Deletrius Raven Fyre Carmichael Spanx Delacroix, taking all of the Marauders aback. "AFTER ALL I'VE DONE FOR YOU? I GAVE YOU MY AMULET SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR STUPID MAP AND I COACHED YOU EVERY NIGHT ON HOW TO BECOME ANIMAGI! DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT I GAVE UP FOR YOU? I COULD'VE BEEN HAVING SEX WITH LEGOLAS BY NOW BUT NO, I CHOSE TO HELP YOU SO THAT ONE OF YOU (EXCEPT FOR PETER) COULD FALL IN LOVE WITH ME! I SPENT ALL THIS TIME TRYING TO GET YOU PEOPLE TO LIKE ME AND YOU SAY I CAN'T GO WITH YOU ON FULL MOONS? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT I AM? WHAT POWERS I HAVE? WHAT I CAN DO?"

Serenity Ashley Jennifer Serena Laura Legolas Carmelita Deletrius Raven Fyre Carmichael Spanx Delacroix stamped her foot on the floor so hard that she exploded in a puff of glitter and sparkles.

The Marauders stared at the spot where Serenity Ashley Jennifer Serena Laura Legolas Carmelita Deletrius Raven Fyre Carmichael Spanx Delacroix had been standing in silence.

Finally, James spoke.

"Let's pretend this never happened and take credit for the Marauder's Map ourselves."

The other boys looked at one another.

"Sounds good to me," shrugged Sirius. "Let's go get dinner," suggested Remus.

THE END