Prongs and Lily: Back For Good
Disclaimer: I don't own HP, of course, nor do I own any diolague used in the books or the movies:) No copyright intended!
A/N: Might not be updated all the time, being as I have a jillion other stories to update, too, but I've been, like, OBSESSED with Harry Potter lately and I couldn't just NOT post an actual story instead of a bunch of one-shots:) This is the story that the hopeless romantics and adventure seekers will love, with everything you'd expect from a 'James and Lily Return' story, and some stuff you might not see comin' :) It takes place during 'Prisoner of Azkaban' and forgive me if some of the ideas have been used before:) I'll try to remain as faithful to the book as I possibly can, but - as you'd imagine - with all four Marauders alive plus Lily, some things are just bound to change:) Anywhoo, reviews are appriciated but not neccessary, and don't stop reading if I don't update for a while - I have crappy internet service and like I said, I have a few other stories that require my attention:) Anyway, enough rambling! Enjoy!
Prologue: The Bodiless Voices
Pettigrew knelt, trembling uncontrollably, and turned his head slowly toward Harry.
"Harry...Harry...you look just like your father...just like him..."
"HOW DARE YOU SPEAK TO HARRY?" roared Black. "HOW DARE YOU FACE HIM? HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT JAMES IN FRONT OF HIM?"
"Harry," whispered Pettigrew, shuffling towards him, hands out-stretched. "Harry, James wouldn't have wanted me killed...James would have understood, Harry...he would have shown me mercy..."
Both Black and Lupin strode forward, seized Pettigrew's shoulders, and threw him backward onto the floor. He sat there, twitching with terror, looking up at them.
"You sold Lily and James to Voldemort," said Black, who was shaking too. "Do you deny it?"
Pettigrew burst into tears. It was horrible to watch, like an over-sized, balding baby, cowering on the floor.
"Sirius, Sirius...what could I have done? The Dark Lord...you have no idea...he has weapons you can't imagine...I was scared, Sirius, I was never brave like you and Remus and James. I never meant it to happen...He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named forced me-"
"DON'T LIE!" bellowed Black. "YOU'D BEEN PASSING INFORMATION TO HIM FOR A YEAR BEFORE LILY AND JAMES DIED! YOU WERE HIS SPY!"
"He-he was taking over everywhere!" gasped Pettigrew. "Wh-what was there to be gained by refusing him?"
"What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard who has ever existed?" said Black, with a terrible fury on his face. "Only innocent lives, Peter!"
"You don't understand!" whined Pettigrew. "He would have killed me, Serius!"
"THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED!" roared Black. "DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!"
Black and Lupin stood shoulder to shoulder, wands raised.
"You should have realized," said Lupin quietly, "if Voldemort didn't kill you, then we would. Good-bye, Peter."
As Black and Lupin prepared themselves to end it, a voice coming from the nearby open window stopped them.
"Now, now boys...play nicely, won't you?"
Everyone in the room froze. Even Ron forgot about the pain in his leg to listen to the bodiless voice speak.
"Who's there?" Lupin shouted towards the window.
"Aw, Moony, come off it, won't you? I know you know it's me. Let me in, won't you?" The voice hollered, sounding slightly impatient.
"It's a trick!" Black hissed. "We end Wormtail now!"
"Padfoot, tsk tsk tsk, always so impatient." the voice said, sounding as if it was laughing.
"Potter, must you tease them? Can't we just go inside?" another, female voice said quietly.
"Aw, love, you know I'm only joking. And they know it, too. Don't you, boys?" the voice asked.
"Show yourselves!" Lupin yelled in a no-nonsense tone.
"We'd be glad to." the first voice said, slightly annoyed. "However, being that we lack wands at the moment, it's a bit hard to do so."
"Do...Do we let them in?" Lupin asked Black quietly.
"Remus, I'm telling you, it's a trick!" Black insisted.
There was a brief pause before Lupin said in barely above a whisper, "You recognize the voice, don't you?"
"Of course I do." Black said, sounding as though that one sentence had aged him ten years. "And I'm telling you it's a trick!"
"Who's voice? What's going on?" Harry asked, looking back and forth between Black, Lupin, and Pettigrew.
"Is that Harry?" The voice bellowed from two stories below them. "Darling, I think Harry's up there, too!"
"Harry?" The female voice said, astonished. "Then get us up there already, won't you?"
"Darling, we don't have any-" The male voice began, but the female voice interupted him.
"Then scale the wall if you have to! I want to see him!" she whined.
"Very well." the male voice sighed. Then, he yelled up to the window, "Mates, keep the fighting to a minimum until we arrive, won't you?"
The next five minutes were almost torturous to everyone in the room. They waited eagerly for the bodiless voices to show themselves. They didn't move. Their breathing barely made a sound. They just stood there, frozen, waiting. Finally, the top of a head appeared at the base of the window.
A head with a mop of untidy black hair.
Was it alright? This was only the Prologue, so it wasn't as long as the chapters will be, probably:) The beginning was all copied word for word from the Prisoner of Azkaban (belonging to JK Rowling, I take no credit for any of it as my own) and it doesn't become my own writing until the line "As Black and Lupin prepared themselves to end it". I just wanted to refresh your memories on some of the diolague in case some of you haven't read the book or watched the movie for a while:) Anyway, I hope that you enjoyed the Prologue and I'll try to upload Chapter One soon:) Thanks for reading!