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And Mayhem Ensues by starryskies55
Chapter 8 : The Worst Plan Ever
 
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A/N: one Eva POV, and then the same chapter, from Remus' POV. Let me know what you think?

 

 







(I) Eva:


I was lying, bored on my bed. Libby and Jess were giggling over on their side of the room and Lily had her Walkman on and was ‘chilling out’. I couldn’t blame her. James had been the mother of all pricks today. I heard the door open and looked up. It was Alice. She tiptoed over to me, so as not to disturb Lily.


“The Marauders want you downstairs,” she whispered.


I sat up. I was already in my pyjamas. “I’m in my pyjamas. Tell them no!”


“You tell them no,” she said.


“That would defeat the purpose of my saying no!”


She disappeared into the bathroom.


I grabbed a pair of thick socks and wrapped a blanket around me. My cute tartan jimjams were cute and tartan, but not Common Room attire. Saying that, I really couldn’t be arsed changing. Down in the common room, unusually away from the crowd were Sirius, James and Remus, sitting on a table that I was pretty sure was only built for two. I squashed myself and my blanket next to James with difficulty.


“What?” I snapped. James looked acutely embarrassed.


“We were just thinking about things, and Remus thought it would be a good idea if we got a girl’s perspective,” Sirius said.


“And here I was, thinking you wanted my scintillating company. Couldn’t you have asked Alice?”


Remus shook his head. “If you liked someone, and you thought they liked you, but you weren’t sure, how would you make sure?”


I rolled my eyes. “I’m not the best person to be asking relationship advice from.”
They just looked at me, eyes wide with expectation.


“Erm, I dunno. Maybe go out with some-one else and see if they get jealous?”


Sirius leaned back in the seat, nearly pushing Remus to the floor. “Girls are geniuses. Now all we have to do if find a girl for Prongs.”


“You do realise I know your dumb nicknames?”


James blushed, and Sirius swore. “Sorry mate.”


“It’s not going to work,” I said. “For a start off; James, Prongs, whatever, you need to start being a little less of a prick.”


His mouth opened in indignation. “I-”


“You sent Lily love-notes in Potions, when she’s really trying to concentrate, she’s just been on a date, and Snape is sitting next to her? Do you have any common sense?”
Remus covered his laugh with a cough and a muttered ‘told you so’. I flashed him a grin.


“You should also stop planning trouble in front of her, and hexing Slytherins, and asking her out every other minute, and celebrating when you get detentions, and going out of your way to humiliate Snape, and showing off at Quidditch-”


James cut me off as Sirius started to write all of this down. “Alright!”


Sirius looked worried. “Mate, if you do all this,” he said, waving the parchment at him, “you’re going to be no fun.”


James grinned. “Only when Lily’s around. So I make myself the model of perfection, then I get a girl to go out with me, she’ll get jealous and tada!”


“You’re forgetting the part where you dump the girl you cruelly used, causing her to cry uncontrollably every time she sees you and Lily together,” Remus added.


Sirius smiled. “That would put a bit of a downer on the romance. But it’s obvious. Just go out with a girl who knows you’re using her.”


James and Sirius looked at me. I held my hands up. “No.”


They both grinned. “NO!”
 

“Why?” James whined. “It’s a favour!”


“No, it’s cruel. I couldn’t do that to Lily! It‘s a no.”


“What about Alice?” James said.


“For the same reason we didn’t ask her to help. She’ll tell Lily!” Sirius said scornfully.


“And she’s got a boyfriend,” Remus said. Oh, there was one of the Marauders with some intelligence.


James and Sirius looked astonished. “Who?”


“Frank Longbottom? In the year above us,” he said.


They still looked blank. “The guy she’s always kissing?” I prompted, throwing a ‘can you believe these two’ look at Remus. He grinned and rolled his eyes.


“Okay, so not Alice. What about Libby’s twin? Jess?” suggested Sirius.


“That won’t work. Even if you told her, she’d still believe its true love and Lily would laugh at you for going out with someone who has less brain cells than celery.”


“As opposed to Libby’s IQ, which is equivalent to a cucumber,” Remus said. I slapped him a high-five and Sirius pushed him half-heartedly.


“That only leaves you...” said James, giving me a nudge.


“No, it leaves the rest of the Gryffindors you can’t be bothered knowing!” Sirius and James looked at me with their puppy-dog eyes, and Remus was running his fingers over the graffiti on the table.


“Fine!” I gave in, and banged my head on the table. “But when this is over, I’m telling Lily it’s your fault.”


James put his arm around my waist, his hand dangerously close to my bum, and I shot out of my seat, clutching my blanket.


“What, babe?” he said, trying to control his laughter.


“And I will not have people saying I’m going out with a tosser, so you need to start being nice first!”


I left Sirius’ and James’ laughing behind as I quickly walked out of the common room. “This is the worst plan ever!” I groaned.

 

 

 








(II) Remus:
 

Sirius and I were comforting James. Well I was, Sirius was laughing at the complete prat James had been today.
 

“What am I going to do?” he groaned.
 

“Forget about her,” Sirius advised. “And let me have a chance.”
 

James stuck his tongue out at Sirius, and then let his head slump forwards onto the desk. I saw Alice weaving her way through the common room to the girl’s staircase. I jumped up and ran over to her.
 

“Alice, would you ask Eva to come down please?”
 

She nodded, and I returned to our table.
 

“What was that about?” asked Sirius.
 

“Thought we could do with a girl’s perspective. If we asked Alice to help, she’d probably tell Lily.”
 

“What?” Eva snapped, squashing herself in, next to James. I started. I hadn’t seen her come in. She had an old purple blanket wrapped around her, but I could see the collar of a check shirt underneath. She was wearing her pyjamas. The thought was oddly... cute.
 

“We were just thinking about things, and Remus thought it would be a good idea if we got a girl’s perspective,” Sirius said, stealing my words.
 

“And here I was, thinking you wanted my scintillating company. Couldn’t you have asked Alice?”
 

I shook my head. “If you liked someone, and you thought they liked you, but you weren’t sure, how would you make sure?”
 

“I’m not the best person to be asking relationship advice from.”
 

We just looked at her.
 

“Erm, I dunno. Maybe go out with some-one else and see if they get jealous?”
 

Sirius leaned back in the seat, nearly pushing me to the floor. I gave him subtle push back. “Girls are geniuses. Now all we have to do if find a girl for Prongs.”
 

“You do realise I know your dumb nicknames?”
 

I grinned. They underestimated her. James blushed, and Sirius swore. “Sorry mate.”
 

“It’s not going to work,” she said. “For a start off; James, Prongs, whatever, you need to start being a little less of a prick.”
 

His mouth opened in indignation. “I-”
 

“You sent Lily love-notes in Potions, when she’s really trying to concentrate, she’s just been on a date and Snape is sitting next to her? Do you have any common sense?”
 

I covered my laugh with a cough and a muttered ‘told you so’. Eva flashed me a grin, and I felt my stomach tighten.
 

“You should also stop planning trouble in front of her, and hexing Slytherins, and asking her out every other minute, and celebrating when you get detentions, and going out of your way to humiliate Snape, and showing off in Quidditch and-”
 

James cut her off as Sirius produced a quill and parchment and started to write all of this down. “Alright!”
 

Sirius looked worried. “Mate, if you do all this,” he said, waving the parchment at him, “you’re going to be no fun.” It nearly hit me in the face.
 

James grinned. “Only when Lily’s around. So I make myself the model of perfection, then I get a girl to go out with me, she’ll get jealous and tada!”
 

“You’re forgetting the part where you dump the girl you cruelly used, causing her to cry uncontrollably every time she sees you and Lily together,” I added. Sometimes their attitudes astonished me.
 

Sirius smiled. “That would put a bit of a downer on the romance. But it’s obvious. Just go out with a girl who knows you’re using her.”
 

James and Sirius looked at Eva. She held her hands up. “No.”
 

They both grinned.
 

“NO!” she said more forcefully.
 

“Why?” James whined. “It’s a favour!”
 

“No, it’s cruel. I couldn’t do that to Lily! It‘s a no.”
 

“What about Alice?” James said.
 

“For the same reason we didn’t ask her to help. She’ll tell Lily!” Sirius said scornfully.
 

“And she’s got a boyfriend,” I said. Eva looked at me gratefully.
 

James and Sirius looked astonished. “Who?”
 

“Frank Longbottom? In the year above us,” I said. Were they blind?
 

They still looked blank. “The guy she’s always kissing?” Eva prompted, throwing a ‘can you believe these two’ look at me. I grinned and rolled my eyes, despite my stomach doing back-flips.
 

“Okay, so not Alice. What about Libby’s twin? Jess?” suggested Sirius.
 

“That won’t work. Even if you told her, she’d still believe its true love and Lily would laugh at you for going out with someone who has less brain cells than celery,” Eva said. I realised she had a great sense of humour. I agreed with her, anyway.
 

“As opposed to Libby’s IQ, which is equivalent to a cucumber,” I said. She slapped me a high-five and Sirius pushed me half-heartedly. Someone’s relationship isn’t going well...
 

“That only leaves you...” said James, giving Eva a nudge.
 

“No, it leaves the rest of the Gryffindors you can’t be bothered knowing!” Eva said indignantly. I traced the graffiti on the table with a finger, ignoring my stomach.
 

“Fine!” she gave in, and banged her head on the table. “But when this is over, I’m telling Lily it’s your fault.” Her voice was muffled by her arms.
 

She suddenly leaped out of her seat, clutching her blanket around her.
 

“What, babe?” James said, trying to control his laughter.
 

“And I will not have people saying I’m going out with a tosser, so you need to start being nice first!” she stalked out, muttering to herself, leaving Sirius and James laughing.
 

I watched her go, and then turned to the lads. “What did you do?”
 

“Put my hand on her arse,” choked James. “She shot out of her skin.”
 

I forced my mouth into a smile. “You’re going to have to start treating her better if you want her to do you a favour.”
 

For some reason, I couldn’t stand the thought of James being his usual idiotic self to Eva.
 

“Are you alright?” Sirius asked. “You look a bit funny.”
 

“I’m fine,” I said, managing not to glare at James as he carried on laughing.
 

“Are you sure?” Sirius said. “Full moon’s in three days.”
 

I had forgotten. That was probably why I felt so weird. But I had forgotten. For a while, I hadn’t been a werewolf. I’d been... normal.
 

“At least you’ve got us now,” James said.
 

“I still don’t like you lot coming with me,” I grumbled, but as always I was grateful. I pulled Sirius’ parchment and quill towards me, and added; ‘don’t embarrass Lily in public’ and ‘try calling her Lily, not Evans. We all do’.
 

James scowled, and I mentally sighed. This was the worst plan ever.

 

 

 







A/N: So? Please use that little box and tell me what you think, and whether you skimmed over Remus POV because you'd read it once from Eva's? I thought I'd try it; I'm not planning on doing anymore like this, but wanted to give Remus a bit of a voice. Anyway! Adieu, and REVIEW!
 
 
 


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