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…And in the First Hour…
"Ok, so here's the plan. Peter? Peter are you listening?" Sirius waved a hand in front of Peter's face.
Peter nodded. "Uh, yeah—I'm just….Remind me what we're doing here again."
Remus sighed and slapped a hand to his forehead. The other two boys immediately shushed him. They had to be quiet after all. There was a large possibility that Lily Evans would come out of her dorm any minute to find the three boys standing outside of her door.
And if that happened they would have to explain what they were doing there talking in hushed voices and holding a jar of magical superglue. Not to mention HOW exactly they had gotten up the staircase to the girl's dorms.
"Peter, our pal Prongs wants Lily." Sirius explained in a low tone. "And she won't give him the time of day, so the answer to solving this problem is quite simple. We lock them in the room together for twenty four hours and see what happens."
"That's your plan?" Peter asked incredulously. "Lock them in the room together? How is that going to solve anything?"
Sirius shrugged. "I don't know….but I'm bored…and I kind of want to see what will happen."
Remus nodded in agreement. "And it's a perfect time to do it since its Easter and no one else is here!" He grinned mischievously. "Ok, so I'm going in there while you go get James." He told Peter. "While I distract Lily, Sirius will put the glue on the lock. Then when you bring James in, we'll run out and lock them in there."
Peter nodded. "Ok…Well, I get that Sirius is doing this because he's…well…Sirius, but why are you doing this?"
Remus gave him an innocent wide-eyed look. "Because I'm Remus."
Sighing, Peter turned and headed down to find James.
As soon as he entered the common room, he found James stepping through the portrait hole.
"There you are! Why did you guys ditch me at lunch?" James asked him.
"Uh-" Peter searched for an answer. He had forgotten that they had all up and left James at the lunch table without giving him a reason. "Remus…had a rash."
James stared at him. "What?"
Mentally slapping himself, Peter blushed at his lame attempt at lying. "Um…yeah. Remus had this thing on his-"
"PLEASE don't say-"
James continued to stare at him blankly. "Ok…that's just….weird."
"Anyway…" Peter shook his head. "We, er…took him up to Lily, and she's fixing him up right now."
James unconsciously started ruffling his hair. "Lily? Why not Madam Pomfrey?"
"Oh I don't know! Let's just go see how he's doing."
Meanwhile up in the girl's dorm, Sirius pressed himself to the wall next to the door, trying to keep out of sight while Remus knocked softly on the door.
"Come in!" Lily's voice came from inside sounding slightly harassed.
As Remus entered the dorm he found her searching through her trunk, red faced and hair a mess.
"Whoa," he breathed when he saw her.
"What?" She snapped at him. "Oh." She said when she noticed her reflection on the mirror on the opposite wall. She straightened her hair and stood up. "What's up?"
It was then that Remus realized he hadn't come up with anything to say to her. He inwardly cursed Sirius who he was sure was outside the door giggling right now.
Outside in the hall, Sirius giggled as he popped the lid off of the small tub of superglue.
Back in the dorm room, Remus thought quickly.
"Er…What are you looking for?" He motioned to her trunk.
Lily lifted an eyebrow at him. "My wand. Have you seen it?"
In fact he had. Sirius had nicked it earlier that day along with James's. But he kept his features smooth. "No. I'm sure it's around here somewhere though."
Lily nodded. "Yep…What did you need?"
Peter and James chose that moment to walk through the door. Sirius brought up the rear sending Remus a thumbs up. Since he had done it out there in the open, Lily caught this.
"What was that?" She looked between Sirius and Remus. "And why is everyone in my room?"
Sirius looked like a deer caught in headlights, Remus shrugged, Peter looked confused, and James was staring at Remus.
"You don't have a rash!" He pointed accusingly at Remus.
Remus blinked. "What?"
"Excuse me!" Lily spoke loudly, "Why is everyone in here?"
The three boys all stared at Lily and James for a few moments, looking extremely guilty. And then they all broke for the door at once. For a split second James looked at them like they were all crazy before making it to the door first (he had been closest to it all along) and slamming it shut before any of them could leave.
"OK, WHAT is going on?" He rounded on them all. "You're all wearing your guilty faces, so what have you done?"
The three boys stood side by side staring open mouthed at the closed door. This was NOT good.
Remus jerked his head at James, his mouth still open. "We…I…We um…"
Lily (who was still standing next to her trunk) stared confusedly at them all. "What's going on? Remus, what did you come in here for in the first place?"
Sirius smirked. "Yeah, Moony, what did you come in here for?"
Remus took a second to glare at Sirius before turning to face Lily. "I was wondering if you would…um…help me with…something."
"Homework." He said the first thing that came to his mind.
"But its Easter holiday…we don't have any homework."
"Right," Remus nodded. "And I remembered that when I came in here. Sorry."
Lily nodded slowly. "Ok…so…I guess you'll be going now?"
James started reaching for the door handle when Sirius screamed.
Again James and Lily stared at the three boys.
"No? Why not?" James asked Sirius.
The last thing any of the three boys wanted was for Lily to find out what they had been planning. And they were willing to bet that if she found out that she was going to be stuck in the room with them for the next twenty four hours she wasn't going to be too happy.
So now all they had to do was somehow keep her and James from walking out of the door. And also keep Lily from throwing any of them out.
"Because," Sirius told James, "Because I want to see Lily!" He turned and walked over to where Lily stood staring at him like he had grown a second head. "So, Lily…What's up?"
"I don't know, Black, why don't you tell me?"
"Sure. After you tell me."
"Tell you what?"
"Up. What is?"
"Evans, I thought you were the smart one."
"What are you blathering on about?"
Sirius shrugged. "Whatever it was that was up."
Pressing two fingers to her temple Lily shook her head. "This is weird."
"I know you are but what am I?"
Sirius just barely managed to duck out of the way of her hand as it came swinging towards his face.
James sighed. "Ok, we're leaving now," Sirius's eyes widened as he made his way for the door again.
Suddenly, Sirius dropped the ground and started screaming and thrashing around like crazy.
Lily's mouth dropped open as she stared at him seemingly having some sort of fit. Peter's expression mirrored her own while Remus fought to keep a straight face. James, however, looked from him to the door suspiciously.
"Sirius, why don't you want me to leave?" He asked loudly to be heard over Sirius's screaming.
At this, the boy on the floor stopped and looked at him. "What are you prattling on about? I—er—I-"
James grabbed the door handle and pulled and—nothing happened. He tried again with the same result.
He swung around and stared at them. "What have you done?"
Lily made her way over and tried the door also. "What? WHAT?" She rounded on the boys who all backed away from her, wide-eyed. "WHAT DID YOU DO?"
They all stared before Sirius burst out—"IT WAS PETER'S IDEA!"
James and Lily turned to Peter who was staring at Sirius with his mouth open. "You—you liar! It was your idea!"
From in-between them, Remus nodded. "So, I guess we've concluded that it wasn't my idea?" He asked hopefully.
Both boys pointed at Remus at once and said in unison, "It was HIS idea!"
"I DON'T CARE whose idea it was!" Lily snapped, "Just get it open. You have your wand don't you?"
Remus nodded and reached for his pocket. "Yeah it's right-" he patted around his pants, searching for his wand, "oh my."
Lily took a deep breath to calm her self. "Ok, James, Peter, Sirius? Surely one of you has a wand."
James nodded. "Yeah, I always keep it-" he reached around in search for his wand that unbeknownst to James had been taken by Sirius earlier that morning.
"I never carry mine when we don't have any classes." Peter said quietly while staring at his feet.
"And I just plain out don't have mine." Sirius looked at them sheepishly.
Lily stared around at them all in bewilderment. What kind of wizards didn't carry their wands with them? "You—you DINGBATS!" She burst out causing all of them to take a few steps back.
It was going to be ok; she would get out of here one way or another. Or at least that was what Lily kept trying to tell herself. She took another breath in an attempt to calm down a little.
"Ok, this door locks from the inside so what exactly is making it stay closed?" She asked in a subdued voice.
Sirius gulped audibly. "Well...going by what Remus told me when he was cooking up this master plan-"
"Hey!" Remus countered.
"—we—and by we I mean Remus J. Lupin—used some twenty-four hour superglue."
Lily and James stared at him.
Sirius clapped his hands together. "But the good thing is, this time tomorrow, we'll be able to open it right up and leave."
One of Lily's eyes was starting to twitch. James was looking at her apprehensively from the corner of his eye, Remus and Peter were slowly backing away and Sirius didn't seem to notice any of this.
All was quiet for a few moments while Sirius looked around at them all. "What?"
Before he even noticed that she had moved, Lily grabbed the nearest thing she could reach—a book that had come out of her trunk when she had been searching it—and used it to start smacking every inch of Sirius that she could with it.
Remus and Peter scattered to the other end of the room, abandoning Sirius in the hopes that Lily would forget about them.
"Hey! HEY!" Sirius lifted his arms to cover his head as Lily smacked him repeatedly in the back with the spell book.
James thought about helping his friend, but then decided not to in favor of watching this scene that had been years in the making.
Sirius backed away and held his hands up in front of him to try and ward Lily off. "Lily, just calm—OW!" He jerked his hand away when it was smacked with the book and took to sprinting away from her.
James had to cough to disguise a laugh when he saw Lily chase after him as he ran off. She had nearly caught him when he threw himself to the floor and rolled under a bed, efficiently getting away.
Lily let out a sound of frustration and then turned and started charging towards Remus and Peter. The two alarmed boys took off running back to the other end of the room.
Instead of chasing them, Lily threw the book and clocked Peter in the back of the head with it, knocking him out. Remus ignored him and kept running until he reached the bathroom and slammed the door shut.
Lily faced James. "Did you have anything to do with this?" she breathed.
James stared worriedly at Peter who had crumpled to the ground before meeting her eyes. "No."
After a moment, she nodded and seemed to believe him. Lowering her gaze to Peter, she lifted an eyebrow. "Is he ok?"
Bending to check on his friend, James found a small bump on the back of his head. "Yeah, I think he'll be ok...just a little bump."
"YOU KILLED PETER!" Sirius hollered from underneath the bed.
"BLACK, DON'T MAKE ME COME UNDER THERE!"
James coughed again. "So…what do we do now?"
Lily shrugged and then looked down at Peter, tilting her head slightly. "Let's draw on Peter's face."
A grin broke out across James's features. "Ok!"