Chapter Seven: Cheating Kind
She walks by and every head turns;
you can see how hot her fire burns.
He didn't know what a good thing he had.
Well it's too late, and that's too bad.
Two days later at lunch the girls sat at the Gryffindor table in the Great Hall and listened to Sekhmet talk continuously about her new boyfriend Damian. She went from his physical looks to his Quidditch talents. Lily and Isis had a hard time not laughing as Sekhmet repeated things she had already said.
“It was wonderful.” Sekhmet sighed; she had just finished telling the girls how she and Damian had skipped class to go for a late morning fly.
“Someone was hit hard by cupid.” Isis laughed at the dreamy look on her sister’s face.
“Was too. You haven't shut up about him for about two days now,” Lily said.
“Really?” Sekhmet asked.
“Yes!” Lily and Isis shouted together.
“Oh well.” Sekhmet shrugged.
“Good afternoon ladies,” Remus said as he took a seat next to Sekhmet.
“Hey Remus!” The girls replied together.
“So how are-” Remus was cut off by Damian coming up behind Sekhmet and draping his arms around her.
“AHHHHHH!” Sekhmet jumped, nearly falling off the bench. “Oh, Damian. It is just you! Don't do that!” Sekhmet slapped him playfully. “So what's up?”
“I just came to see if you were done with lunch. I thought I might walk you to your next class.”
Sekhmet grabbed her goblet, downed her drink, and jumped up, nearly smacking Damian in the face. “Okay, ready! See you all in class!” Sekhmet took Damian's hand, waved to the group, and walked with Damian out of the Great Hall.
“Was that who I think it was?” Remus asked, staring at Sekhmet as she left the Hall.
“If you are thinking that that was Damian the Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain, then you would be right,” Isis said.
“What is he doing with Sek?”
“You haven't heard?” Lily asked.
“No.” Remus looked confused.
“They’re dating,” Isis answered.
“WHAT?!” Remus yelled.
“Yeah, they hooked up when James and Sirius used the love potion on the girls,” Lily said with a concerned look on her face.
“I am going to kill those two!” Remus jumped up.
“Why?” Isis and Lily asked looking confused.
“BECAUSE!” Remus slammed his hands down on the table. “HE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR HER!” With that Remus stormed out of the Great Hall.
“I think someone might be a little jealous,” Lily said as she took a drink from her goblet.
“I think little is an understatement,” Isis replied.
Later that day during their free period, Sirius waited outside of the library for Isis. Isis walked out of the library and saw Sirius leaning up against the wall. Sirius straightened up when Isis entered the corridor and took a step toward her, but Isis walked away.
“ISIS!” She did not stop. “Hey, Isis, wait up!” Isis kept walking. “Isis, come on, wait up!”
Isis stopped abruptly and whipped around. “I have nothing to say to you. In fact, I don't want anything to do with you.”
“I'm sorry, Isis. I truly am.” Sirius grabbed for Isis’s hand, but she pushed him away.
“Sorry doesn't change anything.” Isis walked away.
“Saying you’re sorry over and over again won't do you any good.” Sekhmet was leaning up against the doorway of the library.
“How would you kno - Oh it’s just you.” Sirius was not excited to see the other twin.
“Yeah, yeah. It is just me. Now I am only going to say this once. I don't care how many pranks you have pulled on my sister, but for someone who obviously likes her ,you’re a real idiot. You royally screwed up. If you really cared about her, you never would have taken advantage of her like that.”
“I wasn’t thinking.”
“That’s a little obvious. Maybe you should start thinking before you pull a prank.”
“If you came here just to put me down, you can go.”
“No. Actually, I came here because I can tell you how to get back in my sister’s good graces.”
“Oh yeah. How?”
“I'm not telling you. At least not yet.” Sekhmet crossed her arms, smirking.
“Because I think you should suffer more for what you did. Maybe then you will learn what crossing the line means. See ya.” Sekhmet waved as she walked off.
“Great! Just great! One twin hates me and the other is enjoying watching me suffer!” Sirius punched the wall before walking off.
A week later down in the dungeons, Snape was on his way back from working on a potions assignment when he heard giggling coming from one of the unused classrooms. Curious as to why anyone else would be down here, Snape decided to check it out.
“Why do we have to keep meeting down here Damian?” a female voiced asked as she giggled.
Damian? Isn't Sekhmet dating a Damian?
Snape thought as he moved closer to the classroom door that had been left slightly open. Snape had to stop himself from charging in when he saw Damian with his arms around some blonde girl seated on one of the desks.
“We can't have Sekhmet catching us, now can we?” Damian said.
“When are you gonna dump her?” the girl asked in a pouty voice.
“When I'm done having my fun.”
Snape growled under his breath. How dare he! I need to tell Sekhmet!
Snape moved silently away from the door and went off to find Sekhmet. Snape found Sekhmet walking away from the library.
“Sekhmet!” Snape yelled and caught Sekhmet’s attention. Remus, who also had been leaving the library, stopped just before the doorway and listened.
“What do you want?” Sekhmet asked.
“May I speak with you for a moment?”
“What is it?” Sekhmet crossed her arms.
“I guess I will have to be blunt.”
“What are you talking about?” Sekhmet asked, very confused.
“Damien is using you,” Snape said quickly.
“Nice one, Snape,” Sekhmet laughed.
“Do I have any reason to lie to you?”
“I'm in Gryffindor. You’re in Slytherin, and we hate each other.”
“What if I can prove it to you?”
“Fine, I will go along with your little game, but so help me. If you are lying, I am going to kill you.”
“Fine.” Snape led Sekhmet down to dungeons. Neither Snape nor Sekhmet saw Remus following closely behind.
“Okay so-” Sekhmet started, but Snape shushed her as they got closer to the classroom door.
“Damien, I really should get going. I have class.” She did not sound like she really cared.
“You can skip just once. Just tell McGonagall you were feeling ill.” Sekhmet watched with wide eyes as Damian leaned down and kissed the blonde girl’s neck. It was too much for Sekhmet.
“How dare he!” Sekhmet kicked in the door and stormed in. “YOU LYING, CHEATING FUCKING PIECE OF FILTH! I'M GONNA KILL YOU!” Sekhmet marched right to Damian and punched him square in the face. “DID YOU ACTUALLY THINK I WOULD NEVER FIND OUT?”
“You little bitch. Look what you did to my nose!” Damian screamed up from the floor, blood streaming down his face.
“YOU DESERVE THAT AND MORE! I HOPE YOU FALL OFF YOUR BROOM AND DIE!” Sekhmet ran out the door and right past Remus, closely followed by Snape.
“Sekhmet? Remus asked, catching her before she fell to the ground.
“How could I be so stupid and blind? He played me, and I had no idea! If Snape hadn't told me I-I-” Sekhmet threw herself into Remus's arms and broke down crying.
“Sekhmet!” Snape yelled, coming around the corner. He was not too pleased to see her with Remus.
“I've got it from here, Snape.” Remus picked up Sekhmet, supporting her back with one arm under her knees and her head resting against his chest. “I am sure Sekhmet will want to thank you later, but right now is not the time.” Remus walked off, leaving behind a very upset Snape.
“FOR ONCE I WISH THINGS WOULD GO MY WAY!” Snape yelled as he kicked the wall.
Remus ran as fast as he could from the dungeons to the Gryffindor common room. He passed several confused students, and at one point McGonagall attempted to get his attention. He ignored them all and finally made it to the common room, somehow making through the portrait hole while still carrying Sekhmet.
The rest of the gang was studying in the common room by the fireplace. Isis heard her sister before she saw her. Hearing crying, everyone turned to see what was wrong. Isis saw Sekhmet in Remus’ arms crying and ran to Remus.
“SEKHMET! Remus, what happened to her?”
“She caught Damien cheating on her. Snape exposed them. For once he did something good,” Remus paused, seeing the look on everyone’s faces, “Although, I am sure he had ulterior motives.” Remus shifted Sekhmet in his arms. “Isis, you are going to have to take her; I can’t get up the stairs to your guy’s room.” Remus tried to hand Sekhmet over to Isis, but she would not let go.
“Let’s just go to your room until she calms down enough,” Isis suggested.
“Sounds good.” Remus seemed bemused that Sekhmet would not let go of him.
“You should come too, Lily. We might need your help.” Lily nodded, and Isis turned to the boys. “James, Sirius, you two know what to do.”
“Right!” James and Sirius ran out of the common room while Isis and Lily followed Remus up to the boy’s dorm to attempt to calm down Sekhmet. It was going to be a long night.
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