Title: Every Footstep

Pairing: Previous Remus/Lily, current Lily/James.

Summary: He'll go back to being Remus Lupin - tiptoeing around the girl he used to love.

Notes: Well, this is my first Remus/Lily anything, and my first romantic freeverse... still not romantic, really, but incredibly angsty. *hands over boxes of angst in exchange for fluffiness* Enjoy?


Every romance is a

Romeo&Juliet,

really,

because if you [both]

F

A

L

L

then who is there to

catch you?

.

Every heartbreak is a

one-way-one-stop-train

because

if everything can he

{HEALED}

as easily as it can be

{BROKEN} -

well.

You do the math.

.

Every dance is

choreographed.

That foot there - turn - spin.

They dance in time with the music;

that has been played

a thousand times

before

and nothing is special

if it has been done

BEFORE.

.

Every I'm sorry is

scripted.

Teachers say it in playgrounds,

And the little children

RrEePpEeAaTt

because they don't know any

-better-.

I'm sorry.

I didn't mean to hurt you.

Maybe we can still be friends.

.

Every thank you is

EMPTY

because if she meant it,

she wouldn't have to say

the {words}

She would be able to tell him

with those pretty

emerald eyes.

Thank you is polite, and practised,

H A R D

And oh-so-empty.

.

Every friendship is a

James&Sirius

in a way.

They burn - burn - burn out.

That's the pattern of things,

the Da Vinci code of life.

Friendships never last forever,

and they're never the

last,

[anyway].

.

Every best friend is a

RemusLupin -

not even that.

He has been rejected -

"NEXT!" -

forgotten -

"We'll call you if we need you."

- used.

But nobody needs Remus Lupin -

he is the friend,

the ex-boyfriend,

the werewolf

who is there to add that little bit of

{!DANGER!}

Maybe one day he'll get a call-back.

.

Every goodbye is a

until-tomorrow

because how can you say goodbye

to one life

and happily live another?

(Happily ever after?)

Have you no memories;

no hopes, no dreams?

Is that other life dead to you

now;

is he DEAD to you?

.

Every break-up is a

Remus&Lily,

because who would choose RemusLupin

over JamesPotter?

Certainly not her

and certainly not him.

They both fell -

not with each other, though that might've been

EASIER

in the long run -

and Lily couldn't catch them both.

.

Every boy is

RemusLupin -

or at least, one shade of him.

Like every boy in love, he has suffered

more than any {little boy} has had to suffer

but shh!

We don't want the girl feeling guilty now.

.

Every footstep is a

tiptoetiptoe

because if he walks {too loudly!}

the silence will be broken,

the truce will be

{L}

O V E R,

and he'll go kcab to being

RemusLupin -

tiptoeing around the girl he used to love.

.

Not every girl is

Lily Evans.