Oookay - you have me utterly bamboozled this time, and incredibly excited too. So, the obvious choice is that the SS is some sort of Voldemort organisation that was active during the first war.
1) why would Remus be reluctant to talk to Sirius?
2) Unless Scrimgeour told Remus that it was dangerous for Sirius, and he doesn't want to worry Sirius about it. But that doesn't sound like Remus!
3) But it explains why Harry calmed down when he was "foisted" on to Remus, if Remus told him.
Snape's hesitating makes me think he DOES know something.I get a feeling that Narcissa knows something too!
From Dumbledore's info we know the following (and I agree with Delusionist that he maybe keeping his cards close to his chest):
1) They are talented
2) Have a good level of organisation
3) A reasonably large membership
So if Sirius talks to someone that Mad-eye trusts, wouldn't the most likely person be Dora? And indirectly, that ties Remus into it, too. Urgh I am going in circles!
The conversation between the two SS members offers much information too.
The seated man "king on a throne" is
1)Of a high standing (Sounds like Lucius!)
2)Has a dry wit and sense of humour
3)A strange sense of fairness? or an ability to admit the truth(!)
4)Keeps his cards close to his chest
But if they were Death Eaters, they wouldn't worry about anybody getting hurt, not even their lot, would they?
And who are these trustworthy sources? Rattler?( He looked cheerful the day Scrimgeour got the letter), Prewett? Dawlish? Umbridge?
Oh no! They coudn't have inperiused Remus, could they - werewolves aren't afraid of the dark, right? My mind is running crazy...
And "you of all people" to be afraid of the dark? Does that give us any hints? I am dying of curiosity here!
All for Black, after all? That sounds like some twisted sort of humour! I hope neither Sirius or Remus get hurt - that would just kill us all, I think!
My mind is going crazy, and I'll probs dream about this at night! Awesome job, and I am absolutely dancing with impatience for next Sunday!
Author's Response: Haha, yes, I've been very careful about what information on the SS I've let lose so far... :P I'm glad to hear you're excited though! :D I am too; it's (hopefully) going to be intense. :)
It would be the obvious answer, yes. :)
Interesting ideas, about Remus and about Narcissa knowing something, but I won't/can't confirm anything. Same goes for Dumbledore. :P
Yes, I did indicate that Sirius and Dora will have a bit to talk about soon, and yes, that does have the potential to involve Remus.
It does offer a fair bit, yes, but I daresay, the clues will be better spotted in hindsight.
Yes, the comment about "you of all people" is a clue...
No promises about them getting hurt, I'm afraid. :S
Haha, only a few days to go now!
Thank you so much for the review!