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Chapter 15 : Love Struck Git
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Chapter 15- Love Struck Git
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The next morning when I woke up there was a obvious feeling of panic in the girls dormitory, Lily was going through he bag looking for clothes to wear, Alice was running round trying to find her hairbrush and Molly was applying make-up in the toilet. Emmeline was sitting on her bed staring down at her open bag, in a sort of trance and Marlene (already fully dressed and done up) was sitting watching the chaotic scene with a smug smirk on her face.
When she saw me getting up it quickly disappeared from her face and she stalked out the room.
The door shutting loudly behind her caused Lily to look up from her position on the floor, she spotted me standing up immediately. I must have been looking at bit hurt by Marlene’s actions because Lily said, “don’t worry about her, she’ll get over it in a bit and then she’ll be fine with you.”
“Yeah,” a voice called from the toilet, “she never sticks on one boy for long, she was out with some guy from Hufflepuff last night. I’m surprised she’s not bored of Sirius yet; she’s been out with him before. Maybe it’s ‘cause he’s rejecting- ” Molly’s words were cut of by a high pitched squeak.
“You ok?” called Lily.
“Fine,” Molly called back, “poked myself in the eye with mascara is all.”
I walked over to Emmeline, “You ok?” I asked quietly.
She simply shook her head forlornly, “what should I wear?” she asked me.
“Umm,” I said, also stumped, as I wasn’t one to spend ages deciding on outfits (which was probably why all my outfits looked so bad). “I always think simple is best, so jeans and a t-shirt maybe?” I said unsurely.
Alice popped out from under Emmeline’s bed holding her hairbrush, “I’ll help you Em,” she said having obviously overheard our conversation. She shot me a disapproving look, “Simple is best? What are you talking about? Jeans and a t?”
“It works fine for me,” I said defensively.
“Anything works when you’re wearing it Tina,” said Alice simply, before turning to fuss over Emmeline.
I walked over to my bag and pulled out my favourite pair of skinny jeans, a light blue, low necked vest top and a long, loose purple cardigan. I put then on as quickly as possible thinking that I wanted to get out of this place as soon as possible. I brushed my teeth, ran my fingers through my hair and went over to the door.
“I’ll come with you,” said Molly, as I was about to escape.
“Ok,” I said and we walked out of the dormitory.
When we walked into the great hall my eyes immediately scanned the Gryffindor table, and they soon found who they were looking for: Sirius. He was sitting down the far end of the table. My feet started to go over to him instinctively and Molly followed suite, it wasn’t till we got closer that I saw who was sat beside him: Marlene.
She had draped herself all over him and was laughing in an immensely seductive way, as I walked over I couldn’t help thinking that such obvious and blatant flirting was against the law. I mean, she was twiddling her hair and giggling girlishly at every word he said.
Marlene spotted me first as Sirius was turned away from us, her laugh stopped when she saw me. Sirius noticed that her concentration was elsewhere and looked behind him, she saw me and waved at me to come over. I saw Marlene’s mouth moving so she must have been saying something but he didn’t pay any attention to her, she got up and walked away.
When we drew level with him he patted the seat beside him for me to sit down on, and Molly sat next to me opposite James, Remus and Peter.
We all greeted each other cordially.
“So,” said Molly, “how are all you boys?”
“We’re good,” said James.
“We still helping you do the decorations for this party?” she asked.
“Yeah, but only if you want to.” James replied.
Just then a voice from further down the table called Molly’s name, recognising the voice of her long-term boyfriend Arthur Weasley, she stood up. “Sorry, looks like I might be a bit busy today,” she said as she walked away, “you’ll still have the others to help you though.”
We all sat in silence; Sirius seemed to be thinking about something else. For some reason the idea that Marlene could be the object of his imagination annoyed me intensely. “So,” I said awkwardly, “I saw Marlene sitting here before.” Sirius sorted grunted but didn’t make any other sign that he had heard what I’d said. “Are you two like, an item?” I asked, trying to sound unbothered and disinterested.
The reaction my question got from the four boys was almost laughable. James was staring at me as though I was mentally deranged and Sirius’ jaw had practically hit the tabletop. Peter, who had been eating his breakfast, had stopped mid chew; frozen like a statue. Remus was still spreading butter on his toast, however he didn’t appear to realise that there was no more toast in front of him and that his plate was getting a nice covering of bright yellow butter.
None of them spoke, “Umm, what?” I asked, looking round at them, “why are you staring at me like that.”
“Like what?” asked James slowly.
“Like I’m mad or dumb or something,” I said, blushing.
“Because you obviously are,” muttered Peter under his breath. James hit him.
“Tina!” someone called from the main doors. I turned around to see who it was but it was pointless really, as soon as I saw James reaction to the voice I knew it was Lily.
Lily walked over followed by Emmeline and Alice. They sat down at the table and as they did so Sirius got up and walked away without even looking back.
“Um, was that our fault?” asked Lily uncertainly; I saw her glance at me out of the corner of her eyes.
“No, of course not,” said James, his eyes were moving frantically from Lily’s face to Sirius retreating back. “Peter, go after him,” James said.
Peter scurried of after Sirius, he must have caught up with him just outside the entrance hall because all we heard was a faint screech as Sirius punched Peter in the face.
Remus and James flinched at the sound, obviously they had both experienced the Sirius strength at one point or another in their friendship with him.
Remus stood up to leave, but James stayed sitting. Remus looked at him and said quietly, “I can’t deal with him on my own you know.” James glanced at Lily, looking torn. “He’ll listen to you,” said Remus pleadingly.
James stood up, looking thoroughly displeased.
“When shall we meet you?” Lily asked him when she saw he was going to leave her.
“12, in the room where the party normally is, the party starts at 8 by the way.” James practically sprinted out of the room after the others.
“We’ll be there,” said Lily reassuringly.
As soon as James was gone Lily swivelled round to face me, “what was that about?”
I stared down at my plate, “what was what about?” I asked in a pointless attempt to make out I didn’t know what she was talking about.
“Sirius, walking away in a huff as soon as we sat down” Lily said, obviously she wasn’t going to be put of by a half-arsed impression of incomprehension on my part.
“I’m not sure.” I replied vaguely.
“What were you all talking about?” asked Lily.
“Well, when I came in Marlene was sitting next to him, batting her eyelids, drooling, that kind of thing.” They all nodded, this was typical Marlene behaviour. “So, when I sat down, and she had run off, I asked if they were an item.”
“You did what?” Lily screeched.
“I… umm… well,” I stuttered, surprised by her over the top reaction.
“I think it was a rhetorical question,” Alice whispered across the table. She giggled; I however was in too much shock to laugh.
Around the corner from the great hall Sirius sat, fuming, Peter was crouched on the floor a few minutes away holding his nose, which was spouting blood, and groaning.
Remus practically sprinted round the corner, looked at the two, decided which he thought needed the most immediate attention, and went over to Sirius.
“Uh, Sirius?” he asked unsurely.
Sirius put his head in his hands and groaned. “Does she actually think that?” he asked his friend. “Is she really that dumb?”
“Umm, well,” said Remus.
“How is it that every girl in the school imagines I fancy them apart from the one I do actually like?” Sirius asked again.
“Well…” Remus said. Someone else came around the corner, he looked round, relieved; it was James.
Remus moved away and went over to help Peter, he waved his wand and muttered a incantation. Peter seemed to improve but his face was still covered in blood so they went off to the boy’s toilets to wash his face of.
“You need to stop punching Peter when you get angry, looks like you broke his nose,” said James.
“It’s you or him, you’re chose,” said Sirius, “and Remus’ll fix it up easy anyway.”
James sat down on the floor beside Sirius, “girls are weird mate. They say weird stuff they don’t mean and they don’t say the stuff they do mean but expect you to have read it from their minds anyway.”
“Girls are weird,” repeated Sirius.
“Are you going to help us set up for the party?” asked James.
“Yeah,” said Sirius, “why wouldn’t I? I’m not going to let her asking that faze me.”
James inwardly thought that Sirius was acting pretty fazed, but he didn’t say anything; he liked his nose just the way it was. “Shall we get going then?” he asked.
“No,” said Sirius, not moving.
Okay, thought James, he shuffled around awkwardly. He’d never known Sirius to get so stressed over a girl. This was probably due to the fact that they had always just come to him, in swarms, literally. “Now you know how I feel every time Lily rejects me,” James told him, slightly inconsiderately.
Sirius looked over at his friends with a new admiration in his eyes, “how do you do it?” he asked James, “How do you just carry on every time she pushes you away?”
James shrugged, “I know sometime she’ll say yes.” He answered simply.
“What if she never does though?” Sirius asked his friend.
“She will,” James said, but Sirius wasn’t sure whether he was talking about Lily or Tina. “Anyway,” said James, hoping to get the conversation away from his and Lily’s failing romance, “how come you’re suddenly so upset? You’ve never been at all bothered about what girls thought of you before.”
“Yes, but before ‘girls’ weren’t Tina,” said Sirius, “there’s something about her James, something I want to see more of, something I can’t get enough of.”
“You know who you sound like don’t you?” asked James, grinning.
“Who?” asked Sirius uninterestedly?
“Me, when I talk about Lily,” James told him.
“Oh god no,” said Sirius comically, “I’m a love struck git.”
“Yes you are,” said James. “Hey, I’m not a git!” he exclaimed when he realised what Sirius had said.
“Yes, you are,” said Sirius laughing.
“I’m not,” said James, standing up.
“You so are,” said Sirius.
“Oh, shut up,” said James, he held out his hand to Sirius. Sirius took it and James pulled him up. They walked away together.
“I’m not a git am I?” James asked.
“I’m not love struck am I?” Sirius asked him.
“You are,” they both said together, they both looked at each other and burst out laughing.
After breakfast we all had a walk around the ground, it was cold and we held our clothes tight around ourselves. Emmeline looked up at the grey sky at one point and told us she thought it was going to snow soon. Lily said she hoped it didn’t because she didn’t like snow, or to be more exact, snow fights.
“You’re dead good at them though,” said Alice, “do you remember that one time you got really mad and through a snow ball right at some 1st years head because he had been throwing them at you for ages.”
“Oh yeah,” squealed Emmeline, “you knocked him right of his broom, it was so funny; he was so surprised.”
“He didn’t think I had it in me, the little twerp,” muttered Lily. “That’s not the point though, he could have been badly hurt, snow ball fights can cause serious casualties you know. In my opinion-“
“There should be a law against snow ball fights?” I asked her. Alice and Emmeline laughed.
“That wasn’t what I was going to say,” said Lily indignantly.
“Oh, just laugh Lily. Come on, you don’t always have to be so rulebook do you?” said Alice.
“I just don’t see how throwing snow at each other is fun,” said Lily.
“It’s just messing around Lily,” said Alice.
“Shall we start heading up to the 3rd floor now?” asked Emmeline, seeing an argument looming.
“Why are we standing outside staring at the door?” asked Alice, as we all stood facing the door to the room that only I knew was the room of requirement.
“I dunno,” said Emmeline quietly.
“Maybe we should come back in a bit, we’re half an hour early, we could go to the library for a bit and then come back
“Honestly,” said Alice as she pushed the door open and stepped inside. Emmeline followed her, the Lily went in, and finally I was staring at the door. For a second I wondered if they would notice if I just didn’t go in. That was a stupid thought though; I wasn’t invisible anymore.
Being known had it ups, and it’s downs.
Author's Note: Sorry it's taken me sooo long to get this up, I couldn't decide on where to end the chapter. Hope you thought length and end point were OK :S :)
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