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Along Came Sirius by HPsmartone32
Chapter 37 : Chapter Thirty-Seven: Messy
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Chapter Thirty-Seven: Messy

Adara and Sirius were firm believers in the phrase “practice makes perfect,” though in all honestly, they thought that their practice was perfect even if it did seem to get better every time.

Then again, it could have seemed better because of all the sneaky places they found time to get their clothes off in. Like behind tapestries in secret niches in the corridors, when they were supposed to be polishing trophies in the trophy room for detention, or – one time – in James’ bed when he pissed Sirius off. All-in-all Adara and Sirius had crossed the point of no return and, really, any time was a good time for the hormone-crazed teenagers.

Well, any time except study time. Which Sirius had a hard time coping with.

Exams were a mere two weeks away at this point, with quidditch over and done with, the sun blazing hot yet again, and the teachers making certain that no one had any free time whatsoever.

On such a beautiful day, the librarian was glaring daggers at two boys who were pestering two girls who were trying to study.

“Let’s go play two-on-two quidditch!”

“Just because you’re angry that Elizabeth and Adara murdered you and Sirius, doesn’t mean that you can try to get her to play with me on her team so you can win and re-inflate your oversized ego,” Lily said to James without looking up from cross referencing her notes with a large, dusty textbook.

“I – not what – missed the point –” James stuttered, looking to Sirius for help.

“‘Dara you know all of this and exams aren’t for two weeks, come outside with us,” he begged, putting on his infamous puppy face that never failed.

Adara didn’t look up from her book, “Why don’t you study with us instead? Where are your notes?” she asked vaguely. “I could use them to make sure I wrote this down right … Lils do you have the notes on how to perfect the smoke spirals on the –”

“They’re stuck in 1001 Perfectly Prepared Potions,” Lily answered.

“Thanks,” Adara looked up then to find the aforementioned book and saw James and Sirius staring at her slack-jawed. “What?” she asked as she located the book and extracted the notes.

Sirius shook his head, reminding Adara of a dog, “Marauders don’t take notes.”

“Or revise.”


“Except for Moony.”

“But he’s a prefect so we just ignore his studious tendencies.”

“Oh, and Wormtail –”

“No, he just steals Moony’s notes and looks at them for about five seconds before he spills something on them and Moony grabs them back.”

“True,” James nods.

Lily, having finally looked up from her notes, joined Adara in giving the men across from them curious looks.

“What?” James asked.

Adara shook her head sadly and went back to her notes, trying to again get lost in her studies. “You two didn’t study for your O.W.L.s?” Lily asked.

“Nah,” Sirius leaned his chair back on two legs. “Moony read some stuff aloud and talked to himself about wars and dates and spells and such and I listened to him mainly because I couldn’t tune the bloke out, but that’s about all.”

“He was rather annoying about the whole thing, actually.” James agreed.

“You two were the only ones in Gryffindor that almost tied me in number of O.W.L.s and now you’re telling me that you didn’t even study?” Lily all but yelled. Sirius and James looked a bit scared now.


“You beat me in transfiguration!” she slammed her book down on the table.

“You see, there’s a reason for that one –” James started, but Sirius punched him in the gut to shut him up and he fell out of his chair with a crash.

“OUT!” Madam Pince had finally had enough, “OUT! ALL OF YOU. NOW!” she cried. They packed their things in a hurry and ran out before she could begin to charm things to chase after them.

As soon as they got around the corner to safety, James and Sirius turned on them, smiling, “So,” Sirius grinned widely and casting a look at his friend.

“Now that we’re banned from the library, anyone up for some quidditch?” James asked.

“UGH!” Lily yelled. “I can’t believe you, Potter! You get me kicked out of the library and now you expect me to go play that stupid game with you?! You’re mad! I’m going to go study because not all of us are right little bloody geniuses who can’t be bothered to open a book – why don’t you see what precious Elizabeth is doing instead!” She turned on her heel, her face matching her fiery hair (and temper) and marched off down the corridor.

“It’s not my…” James scowled after her before turning to Adara and Sirius who were both speechless. “She’s the one that was yelling the fucking library!” James growled before marching past them and down the corridor in the opposite direction of Lily.

Sirius sighed and ran a hand through his hair, “So much for that.”

“Seriously,” Adara agreed. As much as she’d hoped Lily was right in thinking that Elizabeth and James’s relationship would allow James and Lily to be friends, lately the opposite had been true. In the weeks after Elizabeth and James were found out, Lily had been even more prone to exploding on James than she had been in the beginning of the year.

“Seriously,” Sirius said again as he took a step closer to Adara and wrapped his arms around her waist and secured them between her back and her rucksack.

“Sirius,” she half-sighed, half-whined as she put her hands on his chest.

“-ly,” he grinned and then kissed her.

Before she knew it, she was backed up against the corridor wall and had one leg wrapped around Sirius’ waist. “Wait,” she moaned into his mouth.

Sirius made a dissenting noise and continued to kiss her.

“Sirius,” she tried again as he moved to her neck.

“Yes, love?”

“We’re in the middle of a corridor,” Adara answered trying to keep a clear head.


“And anyone could walk down it and see us.”

“Mhmmm,” Sirius answered again as he sucked the spot behind her ear that made her knees go weak.

“Detention… possible…” Adara managed to say.

Sirius pulled back at that and looked into Adara’s eyes. Adara noticed his were alight with mischief, “But the last detention we had together wasn’t so bad now, was it?”

Adara thought back to the hospital wing and Sirius’ quick way to get the work done so that they had an hour or more alone in the wing with all those empty cots…

No. Bad Adara.

“But Lily –”

Sirius pulled back, “If you shut up right now I’ll help you study nonverbal spells,” he told her and that was the small push she needed over hormone cliff.

It wasn’t until someone coughed so loudly that Adara feared they where having an asthma attack, that she pulled away form Sirius quickly and looked around, her cheeks reddening. “Merlin, I though I was going to have to hex you before you’d stop,” Remus grinned cheekily at the couple. Sirius groaned and flipped him off and Adara fixed her uniform and lifted her rucksack from the corridor floor wondering briefly how long ago she’d dropped it there.

“What d’you want, Moony,” Sirius all but growled.

“I just thought you should know that Prongs is out on the quidditch pitch again,” he held up the Map. “Looks like he’s running laps.”

Adara sighed as Sirius ran his fingers through his hair, annoyed. James had taken to running the quidditch pitch semi-often lately. After fights with Lily, mostly, though sometimes it too less to send him running… literally. It wasn’t that James seemed moody or upset, really, just that he was always running out to the pitch as if it held the answers to the universes problems.

And it was worrying because James hated running, according to Sirius.

“Lily again?” Remus asked. He looked tired and Adara knew that it was because of the upcoming full moon. His skin looked a bit grey and he had large bags under his eyes – Adara wanted to send him up to have a lie down.

“Yeah, she exploded on him,” Sirius sighed as Adara asked, “How’d you know?”

“She’s up in the common room tearing the mickey out of anyone who even looks happy,” Remus told Adara. “Should I go check on –”

“Nah, you go rest; I’ll handle Prongs.”

“I’ll go check on Lily, then,” Adara told Sirius.

“Later, love,” he nodded, pecking her on the lips.

“You’re still helping me with nonverbal spells!” Adara called after him as they parted ways. She and Remus fell into step, heading up to the Gryffindor common room. “You look dead tired,” Adara commented lightly.

“Well with exams and my, er, problem, that can happen.”

Adara snorted, “Hearing a Marauder talk about exams like they actually mean something is nearly as weird as your furry little problem.”

Remus smiled weakly, “Well they kind of play off each other, really.” Adara shot him a confused look. “People aren’t so keen to hiring people with problems, but maybe if I score really high…” he trailed off as they approached the Fat Lady. Adara didn’t really know what to say in response to that. She knew Remus was just as brilliant as James or Sirius, and it hurt to know that he wouldn’t get the same treatment as them because of something that was so out of his control.

“I’m sorry.”

“Don’t be,” Remus swung an arm around her shoulders. “Just because you were absurdly accepting doesn’t mean I expect everyone to be. Cornish Pixies.” The fat lady swung open upon hearing the correct password, sparing Adara a telling-off and only sending her a nice, stern glare.

“Does Lily…” Adara trailed off as they climbed through the portrait hole.

No,” Remus said sharply, then sighed. “I don’t want to ruin Prongs’ chances even further –”

“Are you serious?! That’s rid-” Adara exclaimed immediately.

“He thinks so too, but knows it’s not his place to tell her.”

Adara scowled at her friend. “Lily’s one of the nicest, most understanding –”

“ – and if I see you even look at her like that again I will make sure that you don’t even have the proper parts to woo a lady, do you understand me, mister?” Lily had her wand at the throat of a boy who looked to be about thirteen.

Remus smirked at Adara, “You were saying?”

Adara hit him and rushed over to her friend.

“I- I’m her b-boyfriend, m’am…” the boy was stuttering to the very scary looking redhead.

“Lily!” Adara said sharply, grabbing her friend’s wand hand and pulling it down. “What’s going on?” she sent an apologetic look to the boy, quickly followed by a get-the-fuck-out-of-here-if-you-know-what’s-good-for-you look. The boy grabbed his girlfriend (who looks slightly amused by the situation)’s hand and pulled her out of the common room. Lily made to follow them but Adara’s grip was firm. “Lily!” she said again, pulling on her arm so she spun to face her.

“Slick little git trying to get that innocent girl to do Merlin-only-knows-what when she doesn’t want to,” she muttered. “Probably has six ‘girlfriends,’ little bastard."

“Oookay,” Adara said, trying not to burst out laughing. “Let’s sit you down over here, there’s a good Lily.” She ushered Lily over to one of the tables near the window. Lily sat down and crossed her arms, looking out at the afternoon sun. Adara followed her example, only she looked out towards the pitch to see if James and Sirius were still out there. From the looks of the two dots that were barely visible, they were.

Sighing, Adara looked back at the lake; always liked her schedule on this day, two classes in the morning and then free until astronomy that night. She moved her eyes back into the room and looked at Lily expectantly now that she had calmed down, “Care to explain?”

“It’s nothing,” Lily huffed, summoning her bags and books from a nearby table and opening one. “Just in a bit of a mood.”

“So you decided to rage at some unsuspecting third -”


“- fine, second year?”

“He deserved it.”

Adara cocked a brow at her.

“Fine, I just couldn’t yell at Potter anymore so I decided to yell at him, happy you nosy bint?”

Adara laughed, “I’d be more happy if you and James could get along for more than five minutes nowadays. You were getting along so well!”

“Yeah, well, then he had to get all pompous and git-faced and ‘look at me I have a girlfriend’ again.” She shut her book violently and crossed her arms again.

Adara gave her another look that she missed due to the fact Lily was glaring out the window, “Yes, the fact that he tried to hide his relationship with said girlfriend just radiates arrogance.”

“Whose side are you on, anyway?” Lily huffed.

“I’m on no ones side,” Adara sighed, running her hand through her hair before setting it on the table in front of her. “I just wish that my mates could all be in the same room without something, or someone, exploding.”

“Well, tell Potter to deflate that head of –”

“You’re wrong this time, Lily,” Adara snapped. “He’s no more arrogant now than he was before, maybe even less so, and he’s actually being civil to you. Not to mention the fact that he hasn’t asked you out nearly all year! Can’t you just suck up your Gryffindor pride for two seconds and realize that he’s actually not as bad as you make him out to be? He just wants to be your friend – hell, we all just want you to get along!” Adara slammed her fist down on the table, accumulating a few stares that she paid no attention to.

Lily didn’t say anything, but continued to stare out the window with her arms crossed.

“Fine,” Adara said finally, standing up. The redhead looked up then. “Whatever, Lily; I’m going to find someone with their head a little less stuck up their arse to talk to.” She spun on her heel and marched out the portrait hole, more annoyed than angry with her friend.


“I feel like a Hufflepuff right now,” Adara groaned as she fell back onto the cushions Sirius had been stunning her onto for the last hour. Unfortunately, she had been trying to prevent this via nonverbal shield charm, but had only succeeded in producing weak shields that still let enough of Sirius’ stunners in to knock her out for a few seconds. She didn’t know why she was so bad at nonverbal spells, but she was and she hated it.

She hated it even more because over half of her exams, which were now in ten days, were to be done nonverbally.

“I wouldn’t be with you if you were a Hufflepuff, ‘Dara,” Sirius said cheerfully as he collapsed next to her. Dust particles from the pillows he landed on puffed into the air and swirled around in the fading light of the evening.

Adara coughed something that sounded a lot like ‘Courtney,’ and Sirius poked her in the side playfully, “Shut up, you know I only did that to make you insanely jealous and therefore realize that you fancied these nice pants off my even nicer arse.”

“Mean,” Adara said to the ceiling, thinking back on the Bippity-boppity Bitch days. She shuddered.

“Oh, please, you were the one toting Boot around everywhere practically making me red with anger and jealousy whenever he touched you. Evil wrench.”

Adara smiled to herself, “It’s not like I was trying to make you jealous. I just happened to have a boyfriend at the time, you homewrecker.”

Sirius snorted, “Well your and Booty’s house needed to be demolished anyway,” he said, continuing the metaphor as he rolled over and draped an arm over Adara’s stomach. “And obviously once you saw how fit I was you just couldn’t say no.”

Adara turned her head to roll her eyes at him and found that their noses here touching, “That must have been it.”

“It’s hard to be this good looking all the time, you know.”

“Oh, I can’t even imagine,” Adara rolled her eyes and looked back up at the ceiling.

“Of course you can, silly girl,” Sirius winked and kissed her on the cheek.

Adara sighed, “I knew I’d never master nonverbal spells if I studied with you.”

Sirius chucked in her ear sending shivers down her spine, “What are you talking about, love?” he whispered teasingly before pushing himself up and standing. Adara growled unhappily, feeling alone now that her warm boyfriend had left the cushions. “Up you get, we’re practicing until you get this right.” He offered her his hand, which she took.

“We’ll be here forever, in that case,” she groaned as Sirius pulled her up.

“Nah, you are a Ravennerd after all, you have to be good for something!”

Adara hit him playfully no the chest, “I just can’t do nonverbal spells!”

“That’s not a very positive attitude, missy,” Sirius chastised.

“You can take your positive attitude and shove it up your –”

“Look,” Sirius cut across her smiling. “it’s really not as hard as you’re making it out to be.”

“Oh, really?” Adara snorted in disbelief, looking at the sunset out the window.

“Shut up and listen for a tic, okay?” Adara turned her eyes to her boyfriend. “Good girl. Now, where was I?” Adara opened her mouth to again express her… erm… ‘concerns’ that this was never going to work but Sirius held up a hand to stop her. “Right, not as hard as you think. Okay, you just have to think of something that you really want to do without anyone else finding out – like making a chick’s skirt blow up ‘round her waist without getting caught… don’t look at me like that this was forth year –”

Adara’s scowl changed to a shocked expression, “You did nonverbal spells in forth year!?”

“Shush, would you?” Adara scowled again, thinking that her boyfriend should nonverbally do something quite unpleasant with his wand. “So,” he went on cockily, “think about something you really want to do right now, without me knowing, and then think the spell with all your might and wave that pretty little – ERRRGHH!”

Adara’s eyes grew wide with shock as a spare broom handle zoomed across the room and attempted to make its way into Sirius’ hindquarters. “GETITOFFF!” he cried dancing around and trying to dislodge the broom from his ass, his wand discarded on the floor. Adara, who could barely see for laughing so hard, waved her wand again and the broom handle clattered to the floor. Adara collapsed onto the cushions again, clutching her sides, and rolling with laughter, “You – should – have – seen – your – face!

“This lesson is over,” Sirius growled, picking up his wand and storming out of the room, the door slamming shut behind him.

That sobered Adara up enough to stand up, “Sirius, wait, don’t be such a spoil sport!” she called, rushing after him. She threw the door open and noticed that he was halfway down the hallway. She waved her wand and smiled as Sirius suddenly stopped moving due to the fact that his feet were now stuck to the floor.

“Wait,” Adara called, jogging down the hallway before Sirius decided to undo the spell himself and walk away again.

“Looks like you finally managed nonverbal spells then,” Sirius scowled at her.

“I’m sorry,” she said, and though it was sincere, the picture of Sirius hopping around with a broomstick up his arse flashed in front of her mind again and she let out a chuckle.

Sirius scowled and waved his wand before storming away from her… again. “No, Sirius,” she said quickly, grabbing his arm. “Stop.” He did, though he didn’t look happy at all.

Adara looked directly at him, thought about something sobering like the Slytherin Quidditch Captain’s face (insert internal shudder here), and tried again, “I’m sorry; I didn’t really mean to –” Sirius gave her a look. “Okay, I did, but I didn't think it would acutally work and I was just frustrated because you’re all perfect at nonverbal spells and, well, everything, and I suck at them.”

“Not anymore you don’t,” he pointed out.

“Thanks to you.

“Shoving a broom up people’s hindquarters isn’t exactly how I would thank them from now on,” Sirius said darkly, but with a small smile, and Adara knew she was forgiven.

“So I should stay with just gluing them to the floor?” she asked innocently.

Sirius shook his head, “What am I going to do with you?”

Adara smiled cheekily up at him, “I have a few suggestions.”

Sirius smirked and shook his head again before leaning in to kiss her.

“Are you two always glued to each other’s mouths or is it just when I need to talk to you?” same a voice from behind them and Adara smiled into Sirius’ mouth before pulling away.

“Only for you, Remus,” she said sweetly.

“I’m eternally grateful,” he deadpanned.

“I know.”

Remus sighed, “Anyway,” he looked from Adara to Sirius. “The other’s wanted me to find you on my way to Pomfrey and tell you that they expect you in the dorm in ten to set down plans for tonight,” Remus told Sirius without humor as he came closer, allowing Adara to see how sickly he looked. Tonight was the full moon and Remus looked as if he was about to drop dead any minute.

“Sounds good, we just finished up here –”

“Unneeded information, Padfoot,” Remus interjected loudly.

“– with nonverbal spells,” Sirius finished while both Remus and Adara colored.

“Oh. That.” He muttered. “Well I best be on my way, the sun’s almost down and I wouldn’t want to be around all you tasty humans when it is –”

Not funny.” Adara and Sirius both scowled at him, causing him to smile weakly.

“I know, I know,” he walked past them. “Oh, and James needs to see you, Adara. Apparently Elizabeth said something about taking a moonlit stroll and Lily told her that she’d gladly accompany her when James said it wouldn’t be a good idea, which just provided a challenge for dearest Lily… anyway, he needs you to occupy them for the night so they don’t hash it out by the lake.”

Adara was sure that the only reason Lily would go outside with Elizabeth was to push her in the lake. She was also sure that all color had drained from her face at the prospect of having to babysit the two very inquisitive and intuitive girls all night, even if Lily had apologized for being a prideful sod and admitted that Adara was somewhat right the previous day.

“Don’t look like that,” Sirius laughed as Remus disappeared around the corner. “It can’t be that bad – just have a hen’s night or something.”

“With Lily and Elizabeth – I’d rather take a broomstick to the arse.”

Sirius scowled but didn’t comment.


“I can’t believe the year’s almost over,” Elizabeth sighed as she lounged on Adara’s bed carefully so as not to disturb the many books that were spread everywhere.

“It seems like just yesterday I was stealing all the glory from Lily here in potions class,” Adara said fondly from her perch on the floor near the footboard of her bed.

“You did no such thing!” Lily cried from Christine’s bed, spraying bits of treacle tart as she talked. “Sorry,” she muttered, wiping them up.

“Don’t worry about it,” Christine laughed along. “I remember you hated her for the first month or so –”

“You hated her longer!” Adara countered.

“Only because I knew that those Gryffindors are never up to any good,” Christine defended. “And I was right, was I not? Sirius did end up breaking up you and Jay.”

“Yeah, yeah,” Adara waved a dismissive hand at her. “It was bound to happen anyway. We were just comfortable with each other – not really in love.”

“Oh, love,” Christine giggled, turning back to her books.

“It makes you do some crazy things,” mused Elizabeth, causing Lily’s neck to nearly crack with the speed she turned to look at her.

“What d’you mean,” she practically demanded before Adara threw a chocolate chip at her. “I mean – so you say?”

Elizabeth, having noticed everything (she was a Ravenclaw, after all), just laughed. “I do."
Adara sighed as an awkward silence set in amongst the girls. With much persuasion (and having secured a promise that James, Sirius, and Peter wouldn’t do anything reckless that night and that they owed Adara big), Adara had finally gotten Lily and Elizabeth to agree to a study session in her dorm room with snacks provided. Christine had been the only one in the dorm when the girls arrived and had opted to stay under the condition that she could borrow Adara’s (now spell-copy (a.k.a. David and Christine) proofed) arithmacy notes.

It actually worked out well because a lot of what Elizabeth was learning in her classes was what the sixth years would be tested on for their exam – only the sixth years would have to do it nonverbally and, of course, better.

Adara, having added another topic (love/relationships) to her ‘list of things not to discuss,’ searched for something to say to break the silence. Love was out for the same reason quidditch was – Lily was the only one who wasn’t in a relationship and didn’t play quidditch; anything that had to do with the Marauder’s brought up too many questions about their whereabouts, love, and quidditch, so that was out; Adara also tried to avoid the entire subject of astronomy due to the fact that the position of the moon might make things click for Lily, who had been dealing with the Marauder’s longer than anyone and had been with Adara for one of her two werewolf/anamagus encounters.

Come to think of it, Adara was a bit amazed that Lily hadn’t figured it out already.

Either way, discussion topics were hard to come by just about now…

“I feel really stupid for asking, but can someone please help me with these Merlin-forsaken summoning and banishing charms? I just can’t seem to get them right!” Elizabeth exclaimed finally and Adara could have kissed her, except she didn’t swing that way.

Lily looked up hesitantly and Adara watched closely; she knew that Charms was Lily’s best subject. She watched the redhead sigh, “Here, come stand over here where they’re aren’t so many books in the way and I’ll help you – it’s quite simple once you get the hang of it.”

Adara tried to hide her broad grin as Christine and Elizabeth switched places. Christine flopped down on Adara’s bed so her head was near Adara’s, “How’d you get stuck with them, again?” she asked quietly.

Adara looked at her friend, “What do you mean ‘stuck with?’ They’re my friends.”

Christine gave Adara a ‘cut the bullshit’ look and Adara sighed, “It’s just better that they got away from the Gryffindor common room for a while.”

“Prank?” Christine asked and Adara smiled realizing that her friend was, indeed, getting to know the Marauders better.

“Something like that,” Adara told her and went back to looking at her potions notes. She was beginning to get slightly irritated that the notes she took up until Christmas holidays were no where near as good as they usually were.

“What’s wrong?” Lily laughed when Adara threw a pile of papers to the ground violently.

“My notes are so bad you’d think I was confounded when I wrote them!” Adara growled.

Lily laughed again, “You weren’t confounded, just mesmerized by one Sirius Black.”

Adara looked at her with her mouth half-open, “What’s that supposed to mean?”

“It means that at the beginning of the year you were so distracted by Sirius sitting next to you – or sitting next to Courtney when you were in a fight – that you couldn’t concentrated on your notes.” She explained, causing Elizabeth and Christine to chuckle.

“Aw, for once Adara doesn’t have the best notes in the class,” Christine chimed, poking her friend in the side.

“Shut up,” she huffed. “I’m going to kill him when he gets back!”

“Where’d he go in the first place?” Elizabeth laughed.

Adara froze. Shit.

“I think she meant when she sees him again – she’s probably just distracted from thinking about him,” Lily said, smoothly saving Adara as Lily and Christine laughed at her expense. Adara furrowed her brows slightly at her Gryffindor friend and truly began to wonder if Lily really was as clueless as Remus thought.


The next day, a Saturday, Adara wasn’t very happy about the amount of scratches and bruises the boys had obtained but was content with the fact that they had gotten Remus through another horrific night.

Because the boys hadn’t rolled out of bed until nearly noon, Adara had already studied the rest of the potions notes she hadn’t gotten to the night before and was perfectly willing to lounge out on the grass by the lake with her boyfriend and their friends. James was sitting up against the huge beech tree with Elizabeth in his lap leaning her head on his shoulder as they talked; Remus was destroying Peter in a game of exploding snap closer to the lake; and Christine, who was being a good and supportive girlfriend and leaving Cole to study for his N.E.W.T.s, was laying on the grass by Lily as they quizzed each other on Charms and gossiped about people sitting near them.

Adara was lying on Sirius’ chest not far from James and Elizabeth, while Sirius closed his eyes and rested. Adara wasn’t upset with the arrangement; she was perfectly happy to just be near Sirius and listen to her friends chatter away happily.

“You did not,” Elizabeth giggled, looking up at James, who was nodding.

“My parents still won’t let me play with the neighbors dog,” he smirked. “But I’ll make sure you meet it when you come over this summer.”

“When I come over?” Elizabeth asked, a little breathlessly.

Adara smiled as she watched James color a bit, “I mean, if you want. Mum and Dad love it when I have people over – they’ve practically adopted Sirius.”

Elizabeth smiled a little goofy smile that made Adara feel like maybe James and Elizabeth weren’t just a fling, “I’d like that.”

“Good,” James said and leaned down to kiss her.

Adara looked away and passed them to see that Lily happened to be glaring in her direction. Adara waved at her to ask what was wrong before she realized that she wasn’t glaring at her, but at James. She sighed and laid her head back down, not wanting to think about Lily or James or if Lily really just thought he was being cocky or not.

She felt Sirius take a deep breath and smiled as he kissed the top of her head; all she wanted to do was to relax and –



“WORMTAIL!” Adara and Sirius both sat up and saw Remus looking very shocked and slightly scared as the water of the lake turned calm unnaturally fast. “It exploded and he jumped back or something and just…” Remus explained. Not three seconds later, Peter was lifted into the air by a large tentacle and placed back on land, coughing and looking like he might be scarred for life.

“Never… playing… by… the lake… again…” he managed to say before everyone around them fell back onto the ground laughing at the sopping wet, scowling mess of a boy.




A/N: Hi! I hope you guys liked this chapter, I pretty much just cranked it out, haha. I kinda like it - there are a lot lf cute Adara/Sirius moments nad whatnot. Anyway, I think that this story will have two more chapters - maybe one, depending on if if i decide to split up exams and the train ride back and such - and then the epilogue which is actually already written.
Thank you all for the great support I've had for this story - it really makes me happy and is the only reason that I could ahve pulled off a basically 40 chapter story. I mean, DAANNGG, haha. 
Anyway please review and tell me what you think. Do you like Elizabeth? Elizabeth and James together? Do you think Sirius and Adara are still cute? And what about Lily? Hmm?
Not going to lie, some of the stuff in this chapter is setting up the sequel, tentatively titled Tempting Fate which will star Lily throughout her seventh year and, of course, include the Marauders (especially James, head boy!) and Adara and Elizabeth and Christine... you get the picture.

So review. I'll love you forever.

over and outt.

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