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Sugar Free Sweets by MidnightBlue_x

Format: Novella
Chapters: 6
Word Count: 6,740
Status: WIP

Rating: Mature
Warnings: Strong Language, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme

Genres: Drama, Romance
Characters: Lupin, Sirius, Lily, James, Pettigrew, OC
Pairings: Remus/OC, James/Lily

First Published: 09/28/2010
Last Chapter: 10/11/2011
Last Updated: 10/11/2011

Banner by CoCo786 over at TDA.

Meet Melissa Sanchez: Hufflepuff, wizard chess extraordinaire and diabetic.
Meet Remus Lupin: Gryffindor, Prefect and sufferer of a mysterious ailment.

Both feel like outsiders; Melissa with a muggle disease, and Remus with a feared magical condition. They both find friendship and understanding in each other. Together, they can face their troubles head on.

Chapter 4: Conversations

 Disclaimer; Melissa, Lauren and fragments of the plot are mine- the rest is credit to the amazing J.K Rowling whom without we would not be here right now.


This chapter is dedicated to my twin sister Mel for always being my shoulder to cry on, to remind me that there’s always something worth living for, that maybe having diabetes (like Melissa) isn’t that bad and for being determined to cure it for me, for making me laugh so hard my sides hurt for days, for being the blonde one, for being an inspiration, for being beautiful and for urging me to keep writing when it didn’t seem worth it anymore. You are my rock, my world, my best friend, my sister and most importantly my muse. I love you forever.


Lauren threw her head back and burst into laughter, after a few minutes, she stopped and smiled over at Melissa who rolled her eyes.

“You are mental, you know that right Lauz?” Both girls chuckled and Lauren threw her arms around Melissa’s shoulders.

“But that’s exactly the reason you love me Mellie!” Melissa laughed and hugged Lauren tightly.

“You’re right, that and because you’re amazing” Both girls fell into a comfortable silence as they made their way into the Transfiguration corridor. “Hey Lauz, Remus Lupin came into the Hospital Wing all bloody quite late last night, I know you’re going to read into this too much but I’m worried about him” Lauren frowned.

“That’s odd; did you ask him about it?” Melissa rolled her eyes, and bit down on her bottom lip.

“Well no, how exactly was I supposed to ask him? Oh hey there- I’ve only like talked to you once but my Hufflepuff tenancies are getting the better of me and I want to know why you came into the hospital wing last night covered in blood?” Melissa took a deep breath. “I’d sound like a bloody stalker if I said that” Lauren chuckled. “What?”

“You said bloody, Oh that’s good” Lauren twisted some hair around her finger and continued to chuckle to herself despite Melissa’s glare.

“Sometimes I think you’re two year old stuck in a seventeen year olds body” Melissa pushed her friend lightly on the arm.

“I can only dream Mellie, I can only dream” Melissa shook her head, some strays falling from the messy bun piled upon her head.

“Why you dream about being two years old, I’ll never know” Lauren sighed.

“It was all so easy back then Mellie, the only thing we ever had to worry about was getting cooties from icky boys. Newts weren’t coming up, there wasn’t some war upon us, blood purity didn’t matter and this wasn’t happening to you” Lauren’s breath became shaky. “You don’t deserve this you know, if anyone in this world deserved a perfect life, it’s you sweetie” Lauren raised her hand up to wipe away the tears that were forming in her eyes, Melissa hugged her closely again.

“Thank you” She whispered into her friends’ hair. “Thank you” A single tear dropped onto Melissa’s arm.



Two hours later had Lauren and Melissa moved back into the Hospital wing and took refuge on Melissa’s bed from the still laughing boys on the other side of the curtain.

“I really thought they’d found something funnier to laugh about by now” Lauren started- purposely making sure the boys could hear her voice loud and clear. “Like Black’s lack of brain cells” There was a snort behind the curtain followed by an outraged huff.

“Maybe they would if Moony would stop talking about Sanchez’s legs” Melissa blushed a deep shade of red at Sirius’ comment and Lauren snorted, before raising her eyebrows suggestively that caused Melissa to blush even more.

“Maybe it’s the joined lack of brain cells that causing them to always perv on girls” Lauren called back, causing Melissa to glare at her before making gestures with hands for her best friend to stop.

“Maybe it’s because Sanchez’s has some pretty hot legs and Moony hasn’t had a go with anyone for a while” If it was possible- Melissa blushed even more and decided to start hitting herself in the face with her pillow.

“Maybe-“ Lauren started, staring at Melissa with an odd look before taking the pillow away and throwing it back onto the bed.

“Maybe everyone should just shut up and go back to their own conversations” Melissa cut her off, and both sides of the curtains fell silent.

“Wow, Sanchez never knew you had it in y-“

“Shut up Black” Melissa snapped, sitting back on her bed as she and Lauren began to play a game of Exploding Snap. The boys soon returned to their own conversation- which was a highly descriptive recount of Black’s latest shag in the broom closet on the third floor, whether this was highly accurate or an over exaggeration, neither girl really wished to be acquainted with the truth.



Authors Note; this chapter is quite…different? To the others I suppose you could say- I know it’s a bit all over the place with emotions and all but it’s just a part of everyday life really but it will be a rare occurrence in upcoming chapters. I’m sure this chapter is so boring and short but by the time you read this I’m probably on camp so I was really rush to having this finished before I left. 

What do you guys think of Melissa and Lauren? And the Marauders? They will obviously slowly start to play a much bigger role once romance starts to bloom, which will be coming shortly so get ready for that.

Update-wise, I’m hoping to have the next chapter up in about a fortnight or so depending on the homework I get once I get back from camp, school holidays are only about three weeks away for me so I’ll soon have much more time to write then. At the moment I’m planning to finish this novella at around 20-30 chapters and hopefully by the end of next year at the latest I’ll be finished! So thank you all for reading and I’ll see you soon!