Chapter 1 : Midnight Crisis
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Sirius Black was fifteen and feeling great. He had transformed into his Animagus form, a large, shaggy, black dog, just over an hour ago when his friends had decided to turn in for the night. Sirius, being the night owl – or dog – that he was, decided to have some fun and had been chasing the caretaker’s cat, Mrs. Norris, around the whole of Hogwarts for that past hour. Now slightly out of breath, Sirius had lost sight and scent of the mangy little feline, so he decided to chase the next best thing, which just happened to be a tabby cat he just spotted.
“ARF! ARF! ARF! ARF!”
The tabby hissed at Sirius and took off. Sirius chuckled at himself and lunged after his new chase. ‘I knew this would be better than doing that stupid essay,’ he thought. ‘Now this is how to live!’
He chased the cat all around Hogwarts; through the deserted corridors, into and out of empty classrooms, up and down stairs, and he was having the time of his life.
Sirius saw the cat dash around a corner like a speeding furball and followed it. The minute he turned, he tried to stop so quickly that he slid two feet before regaining control of his movement and turning back around. He had never been so shocked in all his life than when he turned that corner and saw the tabby cat transform into Professor McGonagall! And now she was chasing him, with a rolled up newspaper, no less!
Sirius fled for his life as McGonagall ran after him shouting, “Shoo! Shoo! Get out of here, you brute!” and other phrases to the like.
Sirius ran down the large staircase.
McGonagall followed him.
Sirius ran past the Great Hall.
McGonagall kept pace.
Sirius ran out onto the grounds.
McGonagall still followed and began slowing her pace, but she did not go back inside the castle until Sirius stopped running – ending up in the Forbidden Forest.
Sirius fell onto his side to catch his breath. ‘Man,’ he thought, ‘she can sure run fast for an old braud.’
Slowly, Sirius got up and headed for the Gryffindor tower, making sure to avoid contact with and other living being. He reached the portrait of the Fat Lady, who was snoozing in her frame. He transformed back into a teenager, woke her up, gave the password, and entered his beloved “sanctuary”.
Sirius mounted the staircase leading to his dormitory, peaceful and quiet. He opened the door and almost had a heart attack. Staring at him, and laughing like there was no tomorrow, were the other four Marauders – Remus, Peter, James, and Jasmine – all huddled around something.
“I was in the bathroom! What?” Sirius asked before joining them. Lying on the bed they were all gathered around, Sirius saw – dun dun dun – the Marauders’ Map. They had seen the whole thing, only blown WAY out of proportion.
The laughter started again as Sirius began to go red in the face.
“Why, Padfoot,” James teased, “you animal. You really are a chick magnet.”
Character Info: Jasmine Black = Sirius Black's cousin; sister of Bellatrix Lestrange, Andromeda Tonks, and Narcissa Malfoy; aunt of Nymphadora Tonks and Draco Malfoy
A/N: It would be nice if someone would please review, thanks to those that have! =D
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