Chapter 16 : The Hogsmeade Trip- Part II
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“Well?” Melora asked, turning to face the Gryffindor boy and crossing her arms, “What did you want to talk to me about?”
Sirius looked out towards the Shrieking Shack. “Let’s go for a walk,” he suggested.
Melora scowled, “Sirius, it’s snowing.”
Sirius pulled out his wand and gave it a flick. Melora looked around them, the snow was still falling, but not a flake touched either of them.
“Nice shield charm,” Melora said softly, dropping her arms.
Sirius shrugged, “Can we walk now?”
Melora sighed, but nodded and the two headed up the road towards the Shrieking Shack. Sirius attempted to grab her hand, but Melora took a step away and crossed her arms again.
Sirius frowned a little, but didn’t try again. “You were right,” he admitted as they walked, “I wasn’t ready.”
Melora looked over at him curiously. “And I think I understand,” he continued, “why you wouldn’t want to be in a relationship.” He laughed a little, “And to be honest, I sort of suck at relationships, so I could definitely see why you wouldn’t want to be in one with me. But that baby is my responsibility too and I want,” he swallowed thickly, “I need to be a part of it. I mean, when I saw that prick Walters the other day grabbing at you I got so mad, I kept think what if he hurt you, what if he hurt that kid?” Sirius gestured towards Melora’s stomach. “I don’t think I’d be able to live with myself.”
Melora stopped walking and Sirius followed suit. “I just want to be there to help Melora,” he said softly.
“You kidnapped me to tell me all that?” Melora looked down at her shoes.
Sirius fiddled with the loose string on his jumper. “Er, yeah. Although in my defense, I don't think it was an actual kidnapping.”
The blonde girl looked up and Sirius was surprised to see tears filling her brown eyes. “Melora—” he started, but Melora cut him off by closing the gap between them and giving him a swift kiss on the cheek.
“Thank you,” she whispered.
Sirius flushed and rubbed the back of his neck. “You’re welcome.”
They headed back to the castle in silence. Melora has asked him to walk her back as she was exhausted and her feet were killing her and Sirius was more than happy to oblige.
“Can’t be easy carrying the extra weight,” Sirius mused as he held the door open for her when they reached Hogwarts.
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Melora glared.
Sirius’ arms flew up in defense. “I just mean, well you’re pregnant!”
Melora sniffed. “I know, my mum told me I’m lucky. She was twice my size when she was pregnant with me,” she sighed, “But at the same time, I feel like I’m constantly waddling!”
Sirius chuckled, “You do sort of waddle.”
“Oi,” Melora narrowed her eyes and Sirius’ arms went up again.
“Sorry, sorry,” he grabbed her hand and tugged her towards him, “You look lovely.”
“What are you doing?” Melora asked trying to ignore the blood rushing to her cheeks, “The Ravenclaw tower’s the other way.”
“I know,” Sirius replied, “I wanted to show you something.”
Melora looked nervous, but she followed Sirius nevertheless.
He took her to the seventh floor and stopped in front of a rather silly looking tapestry of trolls doing ballet. “Wait here,” he instructed. Melora gave him a skeptical look, but did as he said and waited as Sirius paced back and forth in front of the tapestry.
“Sirius what are you doing?” she asked.
Sirius looked up at her with a wide grin, “You don’t remember anything from that night?”
Melora swallowed thickly as memories of heat, sweat, and flesh flashed through her mind. “Not much,” she admitted.
“Do you remember where we ended up?”
Melora looked around them, the tapestry did look awful familiar, but she had left with such a headache she hadn’t really been thinking about where they were. It was weird, she supposed that they had found a bedroom in the middle of Hogwarts.
The blonde looked back up to Sirius. A door had appeared next to him. “What is it?” she asked.
Sirius shrugged, “I’m not sure,” he grinned and offered his hand, “but are you ready to find out?”
Melora wasn’t, but she took his outstretched hand anyway and let Sirius lead her into the room.
“Woah,” both teens gasped as they entered the room. It was a mix of both the Gryffindor and Ravenclaw common rooms decorated in red and blue with cushy sofas, tall bookshelves, and a roaring fire.
“I don’t think this is where we ended up that night,” Melora said, dropping Sirius’ hand to inspect the books, “I definitely remember a bed.”
“I think it can change,” Sirius responded jumping on the couch in front of the fire.
“Magic,” Melora shook her head.
Sirius smiled, “Well, we are at Hogwarts.”
Melora chuckled and grabbed a book from the shelf before joining Sirius on the couch.
“This is crazy comfortable,” she mused, leaning against Sirius’s chest and opening her book.
Sirius looked down at her in surprise, but didn’t protest. The couch was small, there was no way they could sit without touching somehow.
“Happy Valentine’s Day Melora,” he said softly, staring at the fire.
“You too Sirius,” Melora replied, struggling to hide the wide grin on her face.
A/N- Aw, things are looking up for Sirius and Melora. For now [muhaha]
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