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So I've been extremely, extremely busy with midterms, school interviews/open houses, projects, writing a speech, the school play, and basketball, so I haven't had much time to write at all. Also, I had a different idea for chapter 3 and I started to write, but I felt like it was horrible and too long so I stopped. So, I decided to start over and I came up with this! I'll probably finish the other idea sometime.
Remus walked up the stairs looking for Harry. He came to Harry's room and knocked on the door, which was ajar.
"Hey, Harry are you in here?'' Remus asked.
"Yeah, hey Remus. What's up?'' Harry replied.
"Well, I just wanted to talk to you about the hearing. You know it's not too long from now, so you probably should start preparing. I've already made notes and-'' Remus started, before he was ever-so rudely interrupted.
"Oh for the love of Merlin, Remus! Stop badgering the poor kid, you sound like Hermione!'' Sirius exclaimed as he made his appearance into the room.
"Sirius, you do know that I'm in here, right?'' Hermione said, from the corner, looking angry.
Sirius turned to the corner. A look of pure terror spread across his face. An unhappy Hermione meant an unhappy situation. ''Oh, er, crap, I mean, of course Hermy! And don't you just look, er, dashing this morning. Did you blow-dry your hair? That stunningly blue jumper really brings out the color of eyes. Simply lovely! Brilliant, really!'' he said nervously. Being on the receiving ends of one of Hermione's death-glares was not exactly as fun as a nice game of Quidditch.
Hermione rolled her eyes. ''Oh cut the crap Sirius. And for your information, my eyes are brown, and I haven't even brushed my hair yet this morning,'' Hermione snapped, and stormed out the door. Ron followed her, stifling snickers, leaving Harry, Sirius, and Remus alone.
"Ah, whatever. They'll probably go and snog somewhere, anyway. Am I right?'' Sirius said, waggling his eyebrows.
Harry rolled his eyes. ''Sirius, you know they're just friends."
"Oh ho ho, just you wait my friend. You will soon see that the Great Sirius Black is always right,'' Sirius declared dramatically.
"Oh really? What makes you so sure?'' Harry asked him.
"Oh, haven't you heard Harry? Sirius Black is omniscient,'' Remus said, rolling his eyes.
Sirius and Harry stared at him. ''Oh. Er, omniscient. Yes, that's it."
"You don't know what omniscient means, do you?'' Remus sighed.
They shook their heads simultaneously.
"It means all-knowing,'' Remus explained, impatiently.
"Ohhhh. In that case yes, I AM OMISENT, AND PROUD!'' Sirius shouted.
Remus and Harry rolled their eyes, not bothering to correct his pronunciation mistake, which made him seem very un-omniscient.
"Whatever, but Ron and Hermione are definitely not snogging,'' Harry said.
"Whatever you say, my silly little godson. Speaking of snogging, who do you want to snog Harry?"
Remus looked like he was about to scold Sirius, but then his marauder-instincts kicked in. ''Yeah Harry. Do you like anyone?'' he asked.
"W-what? L-like anyone? Hehe, no. Anybody like I don't. Wait, I mean, I don't like anybody. Hehe,'' Harry stuttered.
"Oh Remmy! Our wittle Harrykins had a wittle schoolboy crush!'' Sirius said, amused.
Harry blushed. ''Well-he started.
"MERLIN'S PANTS, BOY! SPILL THE BEANS! SHARE THE JUICY DETAILS! GOSSIP IS MEANT TO BE SPREAD!'' Sirius yelled, clearly excited about Harry's revelation.
"Jeez Padfoot, you need to get yourself a girlfriend,'' Harry said, rubbing his ears, which he thought might be permanently damaged from the excessive yelling.
"Oh aren't you quite the jokester today, Harry. Anyway, come on tell us. Remus will promise not to make any reactions,'' Sirius begged.
"Hey? What do you mean I won't make any reactions? You are the one who should promise not to react!'' Remus told him, angrily.
"OK, OK, fine. I promise not to make any reaction to what you say Harry,'' Sirius said lazily.
"Erm, alright. Well, I kinda like this girl named Cho Chang and-"
"Oooooh! Choooo Chaaaaang! So is she smart? Is she pretty? Does she play Quidditch? What house is she in? Is she pretty? What year is she in? Ooh, is she an older woman? Is she pretty? Do you looooove her? Is she-'' Sirius interrogated excitedly.
"Sirius! What happened to not reacting?'' Harry asked.
"Fine. Sorry. So, are you gonna ask her out?'' Sirius asked him.
"Oh, well, I'm not sure. You see, she's a year older than me and-'' Harry started.
"Oh my gosh, Remus, I was right, he is going after an older woman! I told y-'' Sirius exclaimed.
"Sirius, shut up! Let him finish!'' Remus said, throwing his hands up.
"As I was saying, she's older, and I don't want to embarrass myself by asking her out,'' Harry stated.
Remus and Sirius glanced at each other and burst into fits of laughter. This lasted a good 7 minutes.
"Er, what just happened?'' Harry questioned, not sure as to what he just witnessed.
"Harry, it's just that it's so ironic that James Potter's son is afraid of asking a girl out! I mean, he asked your mother out, how many times Remus?'' Sirius said.
"839. I kept a chart,'' Remus announced.
"It took my dad that many times to get my mom to go on a date with him?'' Harry asked, utterly shocked.
"Yeah. At first, Lily thought he was an arrogant prat who thought he was better than everyone else. Well, he was arrogant, but not in a bad way. Does that make sense? Anyway, it took her a while to realize that the person he really was, really wasn't so bad . But that didn't happen right away..."
Memory (first year)
Operation: Ask Evans Out #1
"Hey James, you coming?'' Sirius Black asked his friend. The two boys, along with Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew were leaving the Great Hall, and were about to go back up to the common room.
"Uh, yeah Sirius, hold on just a second,'' James responded, not focused on his friends at the moment. He was focused on a pretty redhead who was chatting with one of her friends, Alice. James ran and caught up with Alice and Lily.
"Hey Lily, Alice,'' James said.
"Oh, uh, hi Potter,'' Lily said unenthusiastically.
"I'll see you back up at the tower, Lils,'' Alice said, before turning on her heels and hurrying away.
"Um, can I talk to you for a second?'' he asked Lily.
"I suppose so, but will this take long? I have to get back to my dorm,'' she said.
"Oh, well, why don't we walk to the tower together?'' he asked. He didn't wait for a response, linked arms with her, and started walking.
She grimaced at James, but James didn't notice. ''So Evans these first few months at Hogwarts has got me thinking. We should go out. I can see it now, the most popular and good-looking guy in the school going out with Lily Evans, the brightest witch of our age. Not to mention the hottest girl of our age too,'' he said waggling his eyebrows at her. ''So, I think our first date should be at Hogsmeade. I know we can't go yet, but we can sneak out. Me and the guys already found two passageways out of the castle. So how bout it? What do ya say Lils?'' he said confidently.
Lily looked at him in shock. James thought this was a good sign. It wasn't.
"WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST COME UP TO ME, SAYING THAT YOU'RE THE BEST LOOKINGG GUY HERE, WHICH IS A BIG STRETCH, AND JUST...ASSUME THAT I WOULD SAY YES TO YOUR OBNOXIOUS ATTEMPT AT ASKING A GIRL OUT? WELL, I'M NOT GONNA SAY YES, BUT WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT YOU ARE AN ARROGANT, OBNOXIOUS, INSUFFERABLE, SELF-CENTERED GIT WHO THINKS HE'S BETTER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE! WELL, NEWSFLASH JAMES, YOU'RE NOT BETTER THAN EVERYONE! AND IN ALL MY ELEVEN YEARS OF LIFE I HAVE NEVER EVER BEEN MORE ANGRY! Lily shouted at the top of her lungs.
Damn, that girl could yell.
''OH, AND ONE MORE THING. DON'T. CALL ME LILS.'' And with that final note, Lily Evans turned on her heels and stormed off.
James stared after her, awestruck. Did a girl just turn him down? That never happened. He was smart, hot, funny, and he could play Quidditch. Every girl in first year (and in second!) would do anything to get a date with James Potter. Every girl, except Evans.
Sirius, Remus, and Peter had witnessed the whole Lily/James scene, as did everyone on the Great Hall. They were huddled together in a group. James almost thought they looked like they were coming up with a plan. They broke apart and Sirius began walking towards James.
"So, uh, I take it she said no,'' Sirius said. James glared at him. ''Don't worry, mate. There's plenty of other girls. Evans is pretty, but having to deal with that pair of lungs? I don't think it's worth it. I heard Maddie Johnston from Ravenclaw wants to go out with you. You should use you Jamespottercharm and ask her out,'' Sirius said,
''No,'' James said simply.
''No? Come on James, she's hot! You sh-''
''I'm not giving up on Lily. I really like her. I'll keep trying and I'll do whatever it takes,'' James said softly.
Sirius started laughing. He looked at James's face, and realized he wasn't joking. Remus and Peter made their way over to the other two boys.
"So James, what did Lily say?'' Peter asked naively. James looked at him confusedly and Sirius and Remus smacked him on the back of the head. ?''Im guessing it was a no?'' he asked. James, Sirius, and Remus ignored him, and walked away from the Great Hall and up to Gryffindor Tower.
End of memory
"Oh wow. Well, I guess I do have my mom's temper, huh?'' Harry asked.
''Yeah I guess so, but trust me. You definitely can't be worse than your mom. One time, she threatened to kill me slowly with a quill. I mean, who says that? And I didn't even do anything wrong!'' Sirius exclaimed matter-of-factly.
''Sirius, you pushed her down a flight of stairs, and then proceeded to tell her it was Peeves,'' Remus said.
''Oh did I? Well then, uh, who asked you, anyway, Moony?'' Sirius shouted, clearly at a loss for retorting with a decent comeback.
"Whatever. But do you remember that time in fifth year? It was in the great Hall at breakfast,'' Remus questioned.
"Oh my god, that was the funniest sh*t ever,'' he said, then gazing at the sky, remembering those 'good times' as he kept mumbling.
''What happened?'' Harry asked them.
"Alright, well here's the story...''
Memory: (fifth year)
Operation: Ask Lily Out #521
Remus Lupin and Lily Evans were sitting in the Great Hall eating breakfast. They were both early risers, unlike their lazy dorm mates, who liked to sleep as much as they possibly could.
"Yeah, so that Charms essay wasn't as bad as I though it would be,'' Lily said to Remus. ''I mean it wasn't easy, but it wasn't hard. Do you know what I mean?''
''Yeah,'' Remus responded. Lily and Remus were not exactly nerds but they definitely cared about their schoolwork.
"It's nice to talk to someone about school. I mean I love Alice, Marlene, and Emmeline to death, but I just don't understand how they can talk about makeup, clothes, and boys for hours, and hours, and hours, and, wait what were we talking about again?'' Lily asked, literally losing her train of thought.
Remus laughed. ''Yeah I hear you. James, Sirius, and Pete are like my brothers, but they are insane. I admit, sometimes I am too,'' Lily laughed, and Remus continued, ''but just endless nights of coming up with pranks-well actually that part is fun-but then Sirius makes perverted jokes, Peter laughs at Sirius's perverted jokes, and James won't stop talking about you-oh crap. I shouldn't have said that,'' Remus said, truly looking nervous. ''Um, I gotta go Lily. See you at potions!'' Remus practically ran out of the Great Hall, leaving Lily pretty much alone at the Gryffindor table. She sighed, but recovered as she saw Emmeline, Marlene, and Alice running in.
''Lily!'' Marlene excalimed.
''Wow, girls, calm down. What happened?'' Lily asked, worried.
''We just heard that Potter is coming and he's gonna try to make a big scene concerning you!'' Emmeline shouted.
Lily had to do something. And fast. She couldn't let James embarrass her like that. Everyone was starting to come into the Hall for breakfast. Everyone would see. She jumped up and started sprinting to the exit. Yes!she thought. She was just about to reach the doors when someone appeared in the doorway, blocking her path.
''Going somewhere Evans?'' Black said, flashing her one of his famous toothy smile.
''Please Black! Let go!,'' she pleaded, struggling to free herself.
''Come on guys, I need backup!'' Sirius yelled. Peter and Remus appeared, and helped Sirius drag Lily back into the Hall.
''Sorry Lily, but I have to,'' Remus said apologetically. She glared at him and he winced. They sat her down next to her friends and used a spell so she couldn't get up.
"Sorry Lily, but we don't know what spell he used so we don't know the right counter curse,'' Alice said. Lily sighed, and waited for the humiliation that was about to be brought upon her. Suddenly, the lights went out, and a spotlight appeared in the middle of the Gryffindor table. Then a hole appeared in the spotlight, and James Potter rose on a little platform that came up from the table. In other words, James Potter was now standing on a raised stage in the middle of the Great Hall. Right in front of Lily. Holding a-oh god, was that a microphone?
Yes it was a microphone, and suddenly music began playing. And sadly, a confident James Potter began singing to a mortified Lily Evans:
''...You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off you.
I LOVE YOU BABY,
AND IF IT'S QUITE ALRIGHT,
I NEED YOU, BABY,
TO WARM A LONELY NIGHT.
I LOVE YOU BABY
TRUST IN ME WHEN I SAAAAAYYYY:
OH PRETTY BABY,
DON'T BRING ME DOWN, I PRAY:
OH, PRETTY BABY, NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU, STAY
AND LET ME LOVE YOU, BABY.
Let me love you.''
When he finished, the entire Great Hall(minus one person) burst into applause. James took a bow Actually, several bows. And he blew kisses. And he threw his top hat into the crowd (yes, James wore a top hat), and looked at Lily. Black took the spell off of Lily, so she could get up, probably thinking that she would run up to James, hug him, and kiss him. But she did not. She calmly got up, and walked out of the Great Hall in silence, until she walked through the doors, and screamed at the top of her lungs.
End of memory.
''Wait, so you mean my dad sang to my mom in front of the entire school?'' Harry asked laughing hysterically.
"Yep. Why? I haven't the foggiest idea. But everyone seemed to love it. Except Lily,'' Sirius said.
''Well, she must've been extremely embarrassed. James totally put her on the spot like that,'' Remus stated.
''Well, she should've known that he was doing it out of affection,'' Sirius said.
''Whatever,'' Remus said.
Before a fight brewed, Harry chimed in. ''Wow. I would never have the guts to do that.''
''Yeah you do Harry! You can sing to Chooooo Chaaaang! There could be strobe lights. No wait—colored strobe lights! And me and Remus could throw confetti, and熔ooh it could be on Valentine's Day, and we'd throw pink and red confetti! Is that weird? OK, well forget Valentine's day. But there could still be the strobe lights and the confetti! And you will wear a white tux and I'll make up choreography and teach it to you! You'll sing 1,2,3,4 by the Plain White T's! I just love them, don't you? And after you sing, you could-'' he said overexcitedly.
''Hey Sirius?'' Remus asked/
''Mhm?'' Sirius reponded.
''SHUT UP!'' Remus and Harry yelled in unison.
A/N: Sooooooo... what did you think? I hope you liked it! I really really appreciated all the reviews and I'll be soo happy if you leave a quick one (or a long one, which I would prefer :D) but really,if you are reading this, please review. It makes my day better :)
I plan on updating more frequently, I just had a lot going on.
Thanks for reading!
PS: The song James sang is ''Cant Take My Eyes Off You'' from Jersey Boys. Along with HP, I do not own this song.