A short drabble for Melly, my Sirius/Marlene shipper friend who writes many a good fic about them. I've never written for them before, I only really have her idea of their relationship to go on. It's not romantic really, but... you know.
Hope you like it Melly! Your larger fic will come eventually!
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, else I wouldn't have to do the stupid exams I'm doing now if I have any hope for the future. :D
"Fancy going to Hogsmeade with me this weekend?"
Marlene looked up from her seat with a look like the boy standing over her had just dribbled on her and then bashed her round the head with a leek. "What did you just say?"
"I asked you if you wanted to go to Hogsmeade with me this weekend," Sirius replied in a bored voice, looking at her with his head lulling to one side. "So, what do you say?"
"I'm sorry," she said, shaking her head, "I'm afraid you're going to have to repeat the question there."
"Look," Sirius sighed, "what is so hard to get?"
Marlene laughed a little in a way that suggested that he had insulted her majorly. "What's so hard to get?" she repeated incredulously. "What is there to get?"
"What's that supposed to mean?"
"You're horrible to me: ignoring me, pranking me, spreading rumours about me- and now you decide to ask me out? It's obviously some joke. Forget it, ask Alice. I'm not going."
"Well, I just figured that since Evans and James managed to figure out their differences that you'd be more friendly," shrugged Sirius, and it irritated Marlene the way he managed to shrug as if it didn't matter in the slightest. "But obviously it doesn't. So, whatever." He turned to leave, and Marlene felt her stomach writhe with anger.
"So that's it?" she called after him, standing up. She was aware of people looking at her; what a scene to be caused in the library! The scandal of it all. "You ask me out and you don't even bother to fight for me when I say no?"
Sirius looked confused when he turned back.
"You've changed your tune."
"Just because I said no, you're defeated," she snapped. "What, have I ruined your prank now? Or were you seriously thinking about taking me out for the day?"
"I'm not going to crush my dignity for you, McKinnon," he told her flatly. "Yeah, you're okay-looking and you're a good laugh when you're drunk, but if you say no, it's a no." There was a worn down look about him that she had never seen before. But why was that?
Marlene's eyes studied his face. Was he having her on as she had initially thought?
"Are you serious?" she asked carefully.
He didn't even bother to make the joke that he found so amusing. "Yes," he said.
Her smile grew. "Then ask me again."
Sirius looked at her tiredly. "What?" he sighed.
"Ask me if I want to go to Hogsmeade with you."
Sirius rolled his eyes. "Will you go to Hogsmeade with me?"
Marlene beamed. "Alright then."