AN; I know I haven't updated this for an extortionate amount of time, but the plot wouldn't reveal itself to me. Thankfully after weeks of debate the plot bunny has finally decided to appear. I have already written the next chapter! So here you go without much further ado.

DISCLAIMER; All HP-related epicness belongs to Queen Rowling the plot and OCs are mine.


We all carried Lupin to the hospital wing, they had a special ward set aside for him seeing as though every month he seemed to nurse a new injury. As wrong as it is, I felt quite proud of the scratch I gave him to the side of his face, but only because he got me back.

"Jeez, Moony doesn't half need to lose some weight," James complained as we walked up the long windy path leading up to the main steps.

"Give us a good workout though, I swear I'm getting a six-pack," Sirius said with a wink in my general direction.

"Lovely," I replied sarcastically.

"I know right. Do you wanna see it?" Sirius asked teasingly.

"Too right. Let's just drop our friend on the ground and show us your abs," I replied rolling my eyes. Sirius and I chuckled as James eyes us suspiciously. He really doesn't get our humour sometimes.

"You two are disgusting," James said as we lapsed into silence. Sirius and I chuckled again, James' stern look dissolved into giggles too.

It felt as though it took forever to get Lupin back to the hospital wing, the pain in my side was getting worse, and I was starting to get a really bad headache. Lupin seemed to get heavier and heavier too, it got to the point when I no longer could stay conscious. I passed out.

I woke up with the blinding light of the hospital wing glaring down on me. Bloody hell that's bright, I thought to myself as I shielded myself from the light with my sheets.

"Wakey wakey Dylan!" Sirius said with a cheeky grin.

"Shut it, Black," I growled, throwing my pillow at him.

"Oooh somebody got hit by the wrong werewolf," Sirius said teasingly. I rolled my eyes, you can't stay angry at that mutt for too long. He knows that.

"I will hurt you," I reply, earning a scoff from Sirius.

"Ah, Miss Dylan. Here's your medication," Madam Pomfrey said as she handed me a vial of some rank looking liquid.

"Does it taste as bad as it looks?" I ask, frowning slightly.

"Yes, now drink it," Madam Pomfrey said, rather irritably. I shrugged my shoulders, unstopped the vial and downed it in one. Gah it was disgusting, like old socks and sweat. Gross. It definitely made the pain in my side go away though. Thank Merlin for potions.

"Can I go now?" I asked as I passed the empty vial back to Madam Pomfrey who tutted.

"Well yes I suppose so," she started, looking at me impatiently. "Just make sure she takes it easy, don't want her to faint again now do we?" Madam Pomfrey continued, directing her speech to Sirius who tried to remain interested.

"Don't worry, we'll take care of her," Sirius said with a smirk as Remus appeared behind him.

"Oh, alright mate?" Sirius said once he had noticed Remus. Remus smiled at him shyly in recognition. My heart dropped slightly when I saw the scar on the left-side of his face. That was clearly my doing.

"Hey guys. Dylan, are you okay?" Remus asked, his voice full of concern. I scoffed.

"Shouldn't it be the other way round?" I replied with another question. He needs to sort out his priorities!

"I tend to recover with my wounds a bit better, I don't have a say in the matter," Remus said with a small smile. Dammit, that boy always knows when to make it awkward.

"I must say mate, your new war wounds are pretty impressive," James said, clapping Remus on the back. Remus flinched and then smiled.

"I guess you've got Richards to thank for that," Sirius said with a wink.

I narrowed my eyes at Sirius and swore at him. He is completely tactless. Remus laughed softly, but I could see him flinch slightly. I knew why, those new scratches looked pretty painful.

"Shall we get some grub then? I'm starving," James asked. We followed him to the hall and sat down at the table. Sirius and James sat next to each other, I was opposite Sirius and Remus was sat opposite James.

"You can't beat a good bit of beans on toast," Sirius said with his mouth full. I rolled my eyes.

"That is such an attractive look Sirius, Godric knows how you get all the girls," I said sarcastically. James and Remus chuckled whilst Sirius lobbed a sausage at me. Thankfully he missed.

"Well it can't be his intelligence, perhaps his roguish good looks?" Remus asked, I looked at him and smirked. See, when Remus didn't have his nose pressed into a book he could be quite funny.

"Good one mate," James said as he high-fived Remus.

"What have we got next lesson then?" I asked after we had all finished our breakfasts.

"Potions," Sirius answered with a pout. Great, another fun-filled lesson with Snape. Don't get me wrong, after admitting I didn't hate him we were able to talk without him biting my head off, but it still didn't stop us from arguing a lot.

"Having fun with Snivelly?" James asked as we got our bags and started walking down to the dungeons.

"I'm going to give you time to reflect on that and come up with an answer yourself," I replied with a raised eyebrow.

"Fair enough," James said with a bob of his head. That boy really needs to think about what he says sometimes.

"I could see you enjoyed working with that Hufflepuff Remy," I said to Remus as we reached the bottom of the spiral staircase. Remus huffed.

"She is probably the most irritating person on the planet," he replied.

"What? Even more so than our very own Mr Black?" I asked in shock. If there was one thing I enjoyed doing at Hogwarts, it was winding up Sirius. Remus laughed in response before his expression turned serious.

"Even more annoying than Sirius," he replied.

"Wow," I said in surprise. I do not envy Remus at all.

"Hey! I am here you know!" Sirius said in indignation.

"I was rather wishing you wasn't," I replied teasingly. Sirius glowered at me in mock anger before we all burst into laughter.

After being let into the classroom I sat down next to Severus and got out my things.

"Morning Snape," I said as amicably as I could- I was talking to a Slytherin after all.

"Hello," he replied, his voice not as stern as always, which was some sort of surprise. Perhaps today was my lucky day.

"Ready to learn?" I asked as unenthusiastically as possible, swinging my arm for effect.

"When aren't I ready to learn?" Snape replied sarcastically. I looked at him for a second before laughing, even Snape could be funny when he wasn't trying to kill you.

Snape eyed me uneasily before looking down at his parchment.

"What's up buttercup?" I asked, he never usually looked at me like that.

"You laughed, you don't usually laugh at what I say," he muttered.

"That's because you were actually funny for once," I replied with a raised eyebrow. Jeez, who called the humour police?

"Hmm," he said thoughtfully before scribbling down notes. Perhaps they were more jokes to try later, although I very much doubted that.

The rest of the lesson was spent trying to get more out of Snape. He seemed to have shut down after our quick tête-à-tête at the beginning. We were well on the way to a good piece of work.

"I'll see you in Defence Severus," I said as I got up to leave at the end of the lesson. We had been paired up there too. Are the teachers trying to tell us something? Lord I hope not.

The rest of the week seemed to go pretty quickly, thank God. I was sort of the academic type, I did pretty in the lessons but I'd rather be with friends then scribble essays all weekend. Unfortunately, since it was the first week back the teachers decided to laden us with homework, dicks.

So there I was, huddled over a Charms essay in the Gryffindor common room listening to Beth prattle on once again about Sirius. Lily was there too, listening to every word Beth had to say, bless her. Apart from the whole Snape debacle, she was alright. Although she was getting a bit annoying now, seeing as though she wouldn't shut up about Prongsy.

You see, after 6 years of nothing, James had finally asked Lily out. I was happy for the pair of them, but it meant Lily had now become more of a bleeding chatterbox than Queen Chatterbox of Not Knowing When to Shut the Fuck up Land, Beth.

I had just started my concluding paragraph when I heard an ear-shattering squeal. I looked up in annoyance to see two Gryffindor girls, in the same year as me screaming their heads off.

"I CAN'T BELIEVE HE ASKED YOU LYNNE!" Squeaked one of the girls. Seriously, some people need to have a volume control switch installed.


"YOU AND SIRIUS BLACK, I BET EVERYONE'S WELL JEALOUS!" Woah wait, Sirius? The look on Beth's face was priceless. She looked like she was about to brutally murder Lynne. Looking at her, I could see why Sirius went for Lynne. She was curvy, blonde, intelligence of a shrew, busty as hell and gave that 'cheap hooker' vibe.

"Can you please just shut the fuck up?" I shouted, Beth gave me a look that screamed 'thank you' and looked as though she was about to cry.

"Jealous are we Richards?" Lynne asked in a smug voice. I rolled my eyes.

"I'd be more jealous of a life-threatening disease than of you," I replied sarcastically. Lily chuckled lightly behind me.

"Then why are you with him all of the time, must be love," Lynne said with an annoying tone. Deb laughed.

"I'm going to explain a concept to you that may very well boggle your pretty little head. It's called being friends with a boy without sleeping with them!" I said as sarcastically as I could. Both Beth and Lily laughed and Lynne's face turned an unattractive shade of beetroot.

Lynne and Deb were obviously both speechless as they opened and closed their mouths like a fish and marched off.

"Thanks Dylan," Beth mumbled before bursting into tears, as annoying as she is sometimes, I felt sorry for her.

Sighing and getting back to my essay, my mind wondered. How would I feel if someone went out with Lupin? I shook my head, realising how ridiculous that thought was. Remus wasn't like that, and since when did I become as petty as Beth?

AN; So that was the chapter, I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. Please read and review to tell me you still love me even though I am horrific at writing regularly! xoxo