we dance without a care in the world

A HariPo ficlet

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not me. This pairing was discovered by me, so please gimme a little mention if you write them! Thanks! It is one of many of Mew and Mor's Weird Pairings, which you may find in Mor's and my forum, "Mew and Mor's Weird Pairings Fan Stories," found here (Just take out the spaces!): http : / forum. fanfiction. net/ forum /Mew_and_Mors_Weird_Pairings_Fan_Stories /76194 / Read, review, and enjoy! And check out and join the forum FUN! The song lyrics used are "Kiss Me," by Six Pence None The Richer. Gawd, I love that song! X3

And, before you think of it as a typo, "Lilu" is a nickname for "Lily Luna." ;)

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"Godric, I love this song!" Lily Luna Potter squealed as she leaned over to turn up the volume on her radio.

Remus Lupin's shoulders sagged. "Lilu, you listen to that thing far too much."

"Oh, hush, Remmy," she said, using a nickname she knew he'd only ever allowed by his best mates; it hit his sentimental spot every time. "I just like this song a lot, luv."

"Lily, you're twenty-five, almost twenty-six, and you're still dancing to songs on the radio like a little teenage girl?" Though, as he spoke, she'd already grabbed his hand and started to drag him into the middle of his living room. He sighed, a laugh leaking through. Yes, this was so Lily Luna of her.

"You like that I still dance to songs on the radio!" she chirped. It wasn't much of a chirp anymore, as her voice was the deep kind only a woman possessed. Nevertheless, her voice carried the enthusiasm Remus had only ever seen once—and that was in her, his Lilu. "Now hush up and listen to the song! It's such a…feel-good song."

Kiss me out of the bearded barley

Nightly, beside the green, green grass

Swing, swing…swing the spinning step

You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress

"You're wearing slacks," he snickered, and he laughed when she shot him a look and hit his arm. "Just jesting!"

"Yah, well, you could take a cue from the ruddy tune," she grumbled under her breath.

"What was that, love?"

"Nothing, nothing…" She hummed along with the music as they slightly clumsily moved around the room.

Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight

Lead me out on the moonlit floor

Lift your open hand

Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance

Silver moon's sparkling

So kiss me

"There's too much said about the moon," Remus groused as Lily rested her head on his chest.

"Sometimes you're the optimistic one," she observed as he spun her out from him. She twirled back into his arms. "But then you're as bloody pessimistic as Aunt Hermione."

"I have to be pessimistic," he replied. "With an oft-thoughtless firebrand such as yourself by my side, I can only imagine the consequences of your actions."

She scrunched up her nose. "You're making fun of me, aren't you?"

"Of course not, Lilu."

"Har, har… I'm fiery like Grandmum Lily, an optimist like Granddad James, a stubborn witch like Mum, a calculated schemer like Dad…"

"No, no…" Remus smiled down at her. "You're just Lily Luna. Just…Lilu."

Kiss me down by the broken tree house

Swing me upon its hanging tire

Bring, bring…bring your flowered hat

We'll take the trail marked on your father's map

Her cheeks flushed with color as the second stanza pierced the room. "And you're a bloody charmer, Lupin… Hey, wanna find my 'father's map'?" she asked with a chuckle.

Remus rolled his eyes. "I was the one who did most of the work for that thing before it ever neared Harry's hands. And no, I'm not one for trouble."

"Oh?" Lily raised an arched eyebrow. "You called yourself a Marauder. And…" She pressed against him and held him tighter. "You seem to be enjoying plenty of trouble with me these days…"

She was rewarded with the light dusting of color to his cheeks. "Lily! You—"

"Oh, I'm just teasing you, Remus. Romance is no sort of trouble. … Ooh, a paradox, no?" She laughed again just as Remus gave her a mischievous wink and dipped her.

Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight

Lead me out on the moonlit floor

Lift your open hand

Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance

Silver moon's sparkling

So kiss me

"Perhaps a paradox," the werewolf allowed. "However, I don't think I can just let you get away with all the relentless provocation." He didn't bring her back up from the dip, instead choosing to playfully watch her hang on to him.

"…"

"Have something to say, Miss Potter?"

"You can be a git sometimes, Mr. Lupin."

Kiss me beneath the milky twilight

Lead me out on the moonlit floor

Lift your open hand

Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance

Silver moon's sparkling

So kiss me

"Ah," Remus said with a smile, "but it's better than being pessimistic, correct?" He pulled the woman up a little. "Because no one likes a pessimist."

So kiss me

Lily pursed her lips. "I like a certain pessimist…"

So kiss me

He pulled her up more so their faces were a breath away. "No, Lilu, you love a certain pessimist. And, for the record, I'm taking my cue from the song," he added with a chuckle as she realized he had indeed heard her comment earlier. Then he closed the gap between them.

So kiss me

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Fluffy, funny, and sweet—perfect for Remlilu! :D I was listening to this song in class the other day and I had it stuck in my head and then… *happy sigh* It suits them so well. I like Remus a lot better with Lily Luna than with Lily Evans. *runs away from the Remus/Lily E. fans* Anywho… This is the 2nd Remlilu fic. 1st I wrote "Heart of the Wolf" and next is "Angels for Now." I have 3 more fics planned for them, even! One of which might even be a oneshot. So please stay tuned for them! :3 (Though don't think you have to read them in any particular order. ;} )

Thanks for reading and please review!

-mew-tsubaki ;D