Chapter Six: Love Me, Love Me Not
Six days after their successful prank, the twins sat with Lily in the Great Hall, enjoying a so far uneventful and relaxing breakfast.
“It’s been six friggin days since we pranked them!” Sekmet exclaimed out of nowhere, causing Lily and Isis to jump. “I bet they realized that there was no way in hell that they could out prank us, and I bet any day now they will come crawling to us and bowing before our feet saying that we are the goddesses of pranks and there is no way that they would ever EVER be able to beat us, or top our pranks!”
“I bet they’re waiting for us to get cocky and let our guard down,” Isis commented, taking a drink of her hot chocolate.
“I agree with Isis on this one,” Lily said while buttering a piece of toast.
“I highly doubt that.” Isis and Lily just shook their heads at Sekhmet.
That night the boys retired to their dorm early. James and Sirius were not about to be bested by the twins. In fact, their plan had just needed a few days to arrive.
“The potion is finally here!” James faked an evil laugh.
“We should slip it into their goblets at breakfast,” Sirius suggested.
“This will be priceless!”
“Guys, are you sure this is a smart idea? I mean, we aren’t allowed to have love potions, and what if we get caught?” Once again Remus was the only voice of reason.“Not to mention how pissed the girls will be when they realize what’s going on.”
“Remus, they deserve it, and besides they’re girls! What could they possibly do?” Sirius scoffed.
“I would think that you, Sirius, would know what’s at stake.” Sirius chose to ignore Remus’s comment.
The next morning the boys made sure everyone, with the exception of Remus, knew what they were doing. Remus had blankly refused to be part of the prank. Peter, on the other hand, jumped at the opportunity to be part of Sirius and James’s fun.
“Is everything set?” James asked.
“Yes.” Sirius had a hard time not showing any excitement.
“What am I doing?” Peter asked as he jumped up and down in his seat.
“Just keep the girls distracted while we slip the potion into their goblets.” Peter looked slightly disappointed, but James ignored him.
“Show time.” Sirius smiled as the girls walked into Great Hall.
“Morning,” Lily and Isis said, taking a seat across from them.
Sekhmet mumbled something that sounded like morning as she slumped onto the bench and grabbed food.
“So…Ummm….Hi, girls. Do you remember what pages we were supposed to read for transfiguration?” Peter stumbled over his words.
Isis and Lily, who had grown tired over the years of Peter’s attempts to copy their homework as did James and Sirius, ignored him. They continued to show no interest while Sekhmet, on the other hand, took pity on Peter and offered to help.
“Let me check.” Sekhmet rummaged through Isis’s book bag and pulled out her day planner. “Pages 113 to page 140.”
“Thanks.” Sirius gave Peter the good-to-go sign and went back to his food.
“No problem.” Sekhmet grabbed her goblet. As she placed the goblet to her lips and took a drink, a loud nose came from behind. Sekhmet turned her head quickly, seeing that a boy had dropped his book bag, the Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain. Sekhmet stared; he was tall, just over six feet, lightly tanned skin, beautiful brown hair that was choppy and swept slightly into his face, and bright blue eyes.“I-I'll be right back.” Sekmet followed the Ravenclaw Captain out of the hall.
“I wonder what’s up with her?” Isis shrugged, taking a drink of her pumpkin juice.
“Who knows with her,” Sirius laughed. Isis looked up at him as he leaned over and whispered to James, “So how long do you think it will take to work?”
“I think it’s already working. Look at Isis.” James held back his laugh at the look on Isis’s face.
“This might just be my lucky day,” Sirius smirked.
“Don't do anything too stupid. Remember the potion will wear off, and then you will be facing her wrath, and possibly that of Sek, and God knows how horrid that will be,” Remus said quietly so Lily would not hear.
“Don’t worry so much Remus,” Sirius said.
“Don't do anything I wouldn't do,” James nudged Sirius.
“That’s what I’m afraid of.” Remus grabbed his bag and walked off.
Later that morning during Transfiguration class, Professor McGonagall noticed that both the twins and Sirius were missing. It was normal for both Sekhmet and Sirius to be either late or a no show, but like Lily, Isis was always on time and never skipped a class.
“Has anyone seen Isis and Sekhmet Croft? Or how about Mr. Black for that matter?” McGonagall asked the class.
“I haven't seen them since breakfast,” Lily answered.
“I hope they’re not sick.”
“Oh, they are sick - love sick!” James whispered to Peter and Remus.
Meanwhile Sirius had chased Isis back up to the Gryffindor common room. As he had come into the common room, Isis had jumped onto his back, causing them both to fall onto the couch.
“I think I win,” Isis smiled, biting her lip seductively
“I guess you do,” Sirius chuckled, rolling over but keeping Isis on top of him; he very much liked this side of Isis. “So if I kiss you, will you slap me?”
“I'd have to be crazy to slap such a handsome face, now wouldn't I?” Isis lowered her face towards his, leaving only a whisper between their lips.
“Well, then you better not be crazy.” Sirius’s lips met Isis’s in a fury of passion.
Just like her sister, Sekhmet found herself in the arms of a young man. However unlike Isis, Sekhmet had only just met the boy she was kissing. Sekhmet and the Ravenclaw boy had found themselves in a random empty classroom making out while talking in between kisses.
“So what’s your name?” Sekhmet purred.
“Damien, and you’re Sekhmet, right?” Damien asked as he kissed Sekhmet’s neck.
“Correct, but how did you know?”
“Who doesn't know about you?”
“Well, then I think I'll just have to keep you....huh sexy.”
“Well-” Sekhmet kissed him again. “I think I like the sound of that.” Damien smiled.
As the day wore on, Lily became increasingly worried about the twins.
It was not like Isis to miss classes. Lily also could not help but notice that Remus also looked worried, as well as mad. Remus had not talked to James all day. Lily had made several attempts to talk with Remus, but he refused to tell her what was going on. That night in the Great Hall, after a whole day of worrying, Lily finally confronted James and Remus about what was going on.
“Okay, so I am getting worried. Sekhmet’s missed two meals, and that is never a good sign. Isis is gone, and that usually means something bad has happened or is about to happen. Black is missing, which could mean one of many, many things, but I don't care where Black is! I want to know where Isis and Sek are! POTTER, you'd better tell me! Oh God, did Black kidnap them? Is this your revenge for the prank?” Lily jumped out of her seat and dashed up to the common room with James, Remus, and Peter hot on her tail.
Lily practically screamed the password at a very irritated Fat Lady and scrambled through the portrait hole. “Black, where the hell are - ”
Lily stopped dead in her tracks. In the middle of the common room in full view were Sirius and Isis locked in a passionate make out session. “Oh my!”
“Way to go, Padfoot!” James yelled but quickly backed off, seeing the murderous look Lily was giving him.
Hearing both James and Lily, Isis pulled back, shaking her head a little and blinking her eyes. Isis felt confused and didn’t understand what was going on. Last thing she remembered was eating breakfast. Then it hit her she had been spending the whole afternoon making out with Sirius Black.
“WHAT THE BLOODY HELL, BLACK! WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME, AND WHY THE FUCK WAS I KISSING YOU?!” Isis pushed Sirius off of her onto the floor.
“Surprise! We pranked you.” Sirius looked as if he did not know what to say.
“HOW DARE YOU!” Isis pulled her arm back, punching Sirius in the face, “I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WOULD DO THAT TO ME!” Isis looked on the verge of tears as she ran up the stairs.
“You guys gave her a love potion? How could you? All I can say is Sek better be okay when she gets back!” Lily ran up the stair after Isis.
Back in the empty classroom Damien and Sekhmet were still making out. The love potion’s effect on Sekhmet had finally worn off.
“So, Sekhmet, you want to be my girlfriend?” Sekhmet smiled, kissing him again. “So was that a yes?”
“No... This is,” Sekhmet smiled, kissing Damien deeply.
Five minutes to curfew Remus stormed into the boy’s dorm room extremely agitated.
“Sekhmet still isn’t back! I hope she's okay for your sakes.”
“Just as long as she doesn't have the same reaction as her sister,” Sirius said holding a bag of ice on his eye.
“You do realize you deserved that and more,” Remus said, kicking the chair Sirius was sitting in as he walked by.
“Whatever. I still don’t get why you’re so mad, Moony.”
“You don’t get it, do you? I - ” Remus was cut off when Sekhmet skipped into the common room.
“Night boys!” Sekhmet gave them each a hug and kiss on the cheek. “Sirius, what happened to your eye? Wait, I don’t wanna know.” She waved goodnight to the boys then skipped up the stairs humming to herself.
“I’m going to bed.” Remus stormed off to the dorm room.
“Me too.” Peter said, following Remus. James and Sirius looked at each other, shrugged, and went upstairs.
Sekhmet, who seemed to be floating, was dumbfounded as to what was going on when she entered her dorm room. Lily was sitting next to Isis, who was lying face down crying.
“They used a love potion on you guys. The effects wore off, and Isis found Sirius on top of her. They had been making out all day in the common room.” Lily paused. “Are you ok? We’ve been worried.”
“Yeah, I'm fine, and I'll tell you about it later. First I have a boy to hurt.” Sekhmet slammed her dorm room door closed and marched to the boys dorm, throwing the door open. “SIRIUS FUCKING BLACK!!!! You have five fucking seconds to give me a bloody good reason not to fucking kill you or worse!”
“I....ummm....don't hurt me! Remus, save me!” Sirius jumped off his bed and ran to Remus’s.
“You dug your own grave when you decided to kiss Isis.” Remus pushed Sirius back onto his own bed and closed his bed curtains.
“James?” Sirius pleaded.
“Sorry, buddy. You’re on your own. I would rather not have the wrath of Sekhmet or Isis down upon me.”
“I'M SORRY!” Sirius yelled.
“Not good enough!” Sekhmet jumped onto him and started wailing on him before dragging him out of his bed by his hair. “Now, you listen, and you listen good, you pull shit like that on my sister, you might as well be messing with me, and trust me, messing with me is like asking for death! I will hurt you, and I will feel no pain or regret! I will you to death, and don't forget, I have a lot of contacts, and all of them would be more than happy to eliminate you, and trust me no one, and I mean no one would be able to find your fucking body! Or maybe I'll just screw up your face to the point where Snape will be the sexiest man alive compared to you!” Sekhmet stopped, got up and walked to the door. “Oh and Black, go to hell!” Sekhmet turned to the others who looked slightly scared. “Good night, boys.” Sekhmet left.
Sekhmet went back to her dorm to find both Lily and Isis reading. “Okay, so I started part one of being angry at Black for you, my beloved sister.” When there was no answer, Sekhmet tried something else, “Okay. So – like - you wanna talk about it?”
“TALK ABOUT IT!”
“Isis, girls are sleeping,” Lily said
“Sorry, Lily,” Isis apologized and turned to her sister “Sekhmet, he took advantage of me! I bet that’s what they had planned when they gave us that god damn potion! Oh, I can't believe that boy!” Isis paused. “Wait, did you call him Black? You never call any of those boys by their last name. What’s the deal?”
“You’re my sis. If we don't watch each other backs who will? Besides he messes with you, he messes with me.”
“Thanks. So what did you say to him?”
“I stormed into the room, told him I'd hurt him and mutilate his face to the point where Snape would be the sexiest thing alive compared to him. Oh yeah, and that I would kill him. Oh, and then threatened him again. We can't forget all the colorful language I used to threaten him.”
“Usually I don't agree with violence and colorful language, but I must say that this time it was totally called for. I can't believe him! And James too! He’s Head Boy. He should know better! And to think I thought he had grown up!” Lily paused, composing herself, “So how are you? What happened to you?”
“Well, I ended up making out with Damien.”
“Who?” Lily asked.
“You know, the Ravenclaw Quidditch captain.”
“No way!” Isis and Lily gasped.
“So a Ravenclaw, huh?” Isis laughed.
“Yeah, and he asked me to be his girlfriend!”
“I hate you! I ended up with - with Black! And you got the Quidditch captain?! Oh, I hate you!” Isis fell back onto her bed.
“Would it help if I told you I was angry at Black too? One for doing that to you and two for being a big enough jerk to think a love potion would be a funny prank.”
“Let’s go to sleep. I'm sure you guys wanna get back at the boys,” Lily suggested, turning out her light.
“I was thinking silent treatment, and if we do have to talk to the boys, we should use harsh death threats,” Sekhmet commented.
“I like that idea.” Isis laughed.
The next morning the girls headed downstairs for breakfast later than normal having had a very late night the night before. As they entered the common room, they saw the boys sitting around the fire. Remus stood up to say hello, but the girls walked by without so much as a nod.
“Whoa, I'd say we really screwed up. The girls didn't even look at us when they walked down here,” James said, still looking at the door.
“Oh please. By this time tomorrow, this will all blow over,” Sirius said nonchalantly.
“I highly doubt that,” Remus grumbled as he grabbed his bag and headed for the door.
James, Sirius, and Peter followed Remus through the portrait hole and down to the Great Hall. They made their way to the Gryffindor table where the girls had already begun eating.
“Lily, my flower,” James acted as if nothing was wrong.
“Well, hello Isis, Sekhmet, Lily.” Sirius smiled at the girls.
“Look Isis, Sekhmet, I’m-” said Remus, but Sekhmet interrupted him.
“You know what, ladies? I think it’s getting a little crowded in here. I'm going to take my breakfast elsewhere.” Sekhmet stood and turned to go, never seeing the hurt look on Remus’s face.
“I think I'll join you.” Isis stood and glared at Sirius.
“Yes, I think I lost my appetite.” Lily stood and followed the twins out of the Great Hall.
“Well, I think that went well,” Sirius said, James and Remus glared at him.
The girls refused to speak to the boys the rest of the day.
A/N: Hope you all enjoyed this chapter! PLEASE REVIEW AND TELL US WAHT YOU THINK!!!
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