AN: Something VERY similar to this happend to me. So thanks, Michael, for the nickname and the idea.
You know, I have long had a very distinct laugh. It’s a high pitched, somewhat maniac giggle. I, personally, quite like it, and have never gotten any complaints about it. That is, until about three days ago.
It was a Monday. Enough said. I was bored, tired, angry, and out of sorts, to say the least. Then James Potter had to pop in and be all “Hey Lilly, how are you? Great day, isn’t it? Did’ja have a nice weeked? I sure did. Me and Sirius and Remus and Peter, we had this great time, we-”
“Potter, does it look like I care about your weekend? I am in dire need of some COFFEE HERE!! So shut up and LEAVE ME ALONE!!!”
Potter looked completely taken aback by this, and moved aside for me. I dumped my bag next to Alexa and revived myself over a huge mug of coffee and some waffles.
"You know, you should probably apologize to Potter for screaming at him" Ari admonished me.
“Probably…..but I won’t” I answered comfortably.
“I agree, Potter is nothing but a mindless, bullying toerag.” Alexa conceded.
“Hey! You stole that from me!” I laughed.
“I can’t help it if you’ve got a way with words.” Alexa grinned, tossing her super-straight brown hair.
“You guys,” Ari said suddenly, looking at her watch and biting her lip. “I don’t mean to spoil anyone’s fun, but, uh, it’s 7:57 and…..”
“Class starts at eight!!” I grabbed my bag and ran out the door, my friends hot on my heels. We ran up the three flights of stairs to the classroom only to be “…late, Miss Evans. You are late. I would expect this from Miss Peterson, but not you, Miss Evans. Or you either, Miss Leewood.”
Ari looked like she was about to cry, Alexa just rolled her eyes and tapped her foot, waiting for the lecture to be over. She was used to getting into trouble. She is actually quite like Sirius.
“I’m so sorry Professor Matlock. It will never happen again.” I looked at my shoes. I had never been more humiliated in my life. I could almost feel Potter’s jeering eyes on my back. But when I looked up, I saw that Potter looked at me almost….pityingly. Oh, great, now I have Potter’s pity…..even worse!!
“Ladies and Gentlemen, now let’s get down to the business of charming – of objects, that is.” Professor Matlock laughed at his own joke. I found this a perfect time to kiss up to the Professor and make him love me again.
“hahahahaha-teeheheheheee, oh my gosh that is so hehehehe funny, Professor!! You make such great jokes!! Hahahaha!! See, look I’m still laughing!! Hahahahehehehe!! Good one, good one. HAHAHAHA!!” I slapped my knee to emphasize the laughter.
“Kiss butt.” Alexa muttered.
“Shut your yap.” I whispered out of the side of my mouth.
“Thank you so much, Miss Evans. Finally someone appreciates my sense of humor!!! Ah, yes, quite. Now, back to the lesson.”
All through class, Potter kept trying to catch my eye. Foolish boy. He did not know that I have magical powers of avoidance. Then he started throwing paper at my back. Ugh!!
After class, I collected my things and walked out the door with Alexa and Ari. I was thinking about lunch and free period after that. Mmmmm……what if they had peach cobbler for dessert today. Omigosh, I would die if they did. J’adore cobbler!!
I screeched, because I was not prepared for someone whispering in my ear. To be honest, I was totally freaked OUT!!
“What?” I asked mindlessly.
“Flipper, that’s your new nickname.” Potter looked so excited, like he had just invented the lightbulb or something. He must have seen the ‘wtf?’ look on my face, so he explained himself. Or I suppose what he thinks is an explanation.
“Well, y’know how dolphins laugh or whatever? Your laugh sounds exactly like a dolphin’s laugh thingy. And I think that there is a famous dolphin named Flipper. So that’s your nickname.” Omigosh, this boy seems to think that this is ‘clever’ or ‘cute’. So now I guess I’ll have to put him in his place. This should be fun.
“Okay, look Potter, I don’t know if you think that giving a ridiculous nickname to a girl is a ‘cute’ way to attract her attention. But I just wanted to let you know, it’s stupid, embarrassing, rude, and idiotic. So, for the last time, Potter, shut UP!!”
He looked slightly taken aback by this, but quickly regained his natural hyperness again. He and Black bounced off to lunch, Peter and Lupin following in their wake.
“By the way, lovey” Black shouted. “We’re still calling you Flipper!!”
“Fat chance!!” I screeched back.
By the way, in case you were wondering, nicknames are NEVER cute.
AN: Thanks for Reading!! :)