Someone Like You

(Remus/Tonks, Past Remus/Snape)

Remus sighed as he walked with Tonks into the concert arena. Dora was obsessed with some new singer, Sebastian, and now, on date night, he was being dragged to the concert. Smiling down at his wife, Remus shook his head. The things he did for her.

Dora grinned and tugged on Remus's arm, "Look, he's on stage now!"

Remus looked up and froze in surprise. Looking down at her, he was surprised that she wasn't looking at the singer in suspicion. The tight fitting jeans, black of course, and the deep forest green, skin-tight shirt was a stark contrast to Severus's voluminous robes he supposed, but other than short cropped black hair, tanned skin, and black studs in his ear, the singer was the spitting image of Severus Snape. Same firey black eyes, lean figure, crooked nose. For a moment Remus thought that he'd met eyes with the singer, but then the moment was gone and the singer was raising his microphone.

"Hello London!"

The crowd screamed.

Sebastian smiled, showing off perfect, sparkling white teeth. "I would like to debut my new song tonight, Someone Like You."

The crowd went wild. Remus sighed and folded his hands together.

I heard, that your settled down.
That you, found a girl and your married now.
I heard that your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things, I didn't give to you.

Remus's heart froze. He'd heard this voice before. Singing to him the day after the full moon. Soft voice carressing his skin as it mellowed his heart.

Old friend, why are you so shy?
It ain't like you to hold back or hide from the lie.

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited.
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it.
I'd hoped you'd see my face & that you'd be reminded,
That for me, it isn't over.

Nevermind, I'll find someone like you.
I wish nothing but the best, for you too.
Don't forget me, I beg, I remember you said:-
"Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead"
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead, yeah.

Remus blinked in surprise, gaping almost.

You'd know, how the time flies.
Only yesterday, was the time of our lives.
We were born and raised in a summery haze.
Bound by the surprise of our glory days.

Nothing compares, no worries or cares.
Regret's and mistakes they're memories made.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

Nevermind, I'll find someone like you.
I wish nothing but the best for you too.
Don't forget me, I beg, I remembered you said:-
"Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead"
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead, yay yeh yeah

"Isn't he lovely?" Dora sighed. Remus nodded, misery in his heart. He hadn't realized…that there had once been the possibility….

The singer smiled and bowed and everyone and then Remus felt the eyes meet his. For a moment it felt like a brush of Legilimency swept over his mind. And then it was gone.

Just like Severus.

Remus closed his eyes.


Disclaimer: The Harry Potter Universe belongs to JKR and Someone Like You belongs to Adele.