Hello! This is the second chapter to my beautiful sotry. Of course none of the places and characters from the books are mine. I hope you like it. By the way, this starts off in their fifth year if you get any confusion :) Enjoy!!!
“And when we were good,
You just closed your eyes,
So when we are bad,
We'll scar your minds,
Fight, fight, fight, fight,
Fight, fight, fight, fight”
- Fight Song, Marilyn Manson
"Now remember what I told you. Not too much trouble, keep good grades, trust the people around you, although I will let you decide who, you usually have good judgment, oh, and study for your O.W.L.S. Did I get all the important parental stuff?" My godfather, 28 Alastor Moody asked as he dropped me off at the train station, from his Ministry acquired car.
"I think so Moody." I laughed back, giving him a big hug, which he returned along with a peck on the top of my head. It would have made for a sweet moment if...
"Now you better hurry off, the train leaves in two minutes." He said smiling mischievously; I guess he still hasn’t grown up all the way which is surprising with the all the horror stories we hear now a days.
My eyes widened in horror. "What?" I yelped before turning on my heel making a mad dash to the platform. Behind me I could hear Moody yell, "Have a good year! See you for Christmas!" He bellowed a loud laugh that I could still hear a good 30 yards away.
I ran through all the platforms, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, finally skidding to a stop at the entrance to 9 3/4. To get onto the platform you have to run through the barrier, which is a wall that separates 9 and 10. I looked around me to make sure nobody was watching as I ran through the wall, leaving the muggle world and appeared on the other side.
The red Hogwarts train was just now starting to get into motion and I pumped my legs to run faster, passing waving parents as their children wave back from the train that I so desperately needed to be on. I could see one of the doors still open and headed for that. Someone must have seen me because a hand was sticking out waiting for me to grab. I clung onto it as the person pulled me up with so much force I landed on top of them.
I open my eyes that I had closed from when I started to fall and was staring into light blue eyes that were only a mere inch from mine. I was about to stutter my sorry excuse for an apology when I heard a crackle of laughter come from behind me.
I knew who it belong to instantly. After years of hearing it through the halls, the classes, the great hall, the common room, and sadly even my dorm room, I knew it was his; Sirius Black. Two other laughs that were in the mixture I knew to be James Potter and Peter Pettigrew.
I started to get up and I could see a wide eyes and red faced Remus Lupin underneath. Lupin has sandy blonde hair that reached his eyes which were bright light blue that have little speaks of brown in them. He has scars that cover his arms and sometimes his face and as the rumors go, on the rest of his body as well. Some say his parents beat him but Moody says the Lupins wouldn’t and that always ended discussion. It’s a mystery about how those scars came about but Severus Snape and I have a pretty compelling idea. That aside Remus Lupin is super smart and bloody brilliant. I wouldn't be able to have beaten him in test scores and grades if it weren't for my tutor, Moody, who put me way ahead of everyone else and that he missed a lot of classes. Well maybe I could beat him anyways, but the point is that kid is wicked smart. But there is a part of me that distrusts him. I know he is hiding something; something dark and horrible. I can tell by the way he acts whenever someone says something he doesn’t want to hear that I guess is close to his secret.
I get up, dust myself off, check to make sure my father’s locket is still with me and turn to look at the three boys who stood in a little line; Peter Pettigrew, James Potter, and Sirius Black.
Pettigrew is the shortest of them all but still a fair amount taller than me who is about 5” 2’. He has light brown hair that has always been awkwardly cut for his head, like a bowl cut gone bad and they cover his eyebrows. He also has watery blue eyes that always twitch around nervously. He often reminded me of a scared little mouse being hunted by a cat. He is a bit plump in the middle section and as far as I knew not the brightest bulb in the shed.
James Potter is the co- leader of their little group. With his round rimmed glasses and always mess black hair he is the look of arrogance. He has been in love with my best friend Lily for as long as I can remember but has never gotten any luck. He is very fit but I think that is from him constantly working out so he can finally make the Quidditch team. Also he is pretty smart but like me lazy.
Finally, Sirius Black. He is James' counterpart and as far as I am concerned, one of my greatest hatred in the world. He has long black hair that goes to the tip of his nose. His eyes are like sliver gray orbs and the catty girls a share a dorm say that if you look into them you could fall in love in an instant and as far as I am concerned it is never going to happen and besides he will never return the favor to anyone, since he is considered the playboy of Hogwarts, and will never give up that title. He gets pretty good grades but the teachers dislike him or they pretend to because he and James are the class clowns.
The four call themselves the Marauders and they are all fifth year Gryffindors. They are the biggest trouble makers in the school, causes millions of pranks on everyone, especially Slytherins. Merlin knows they hate Slytherins and they all have one they hate the most. James’ is Severus Snape because of his friendship with Lily. Remus’ is Adam Mulciber for some fight they had in our third year. Peter just goes along with anything his friends say especially James. Finally Sirius hates them all because they all hate him but mostly anyone related to him like his brother and my best friend, Regulus.
"Looks like Redwood fell for Moony!" Potter crackled as the other two fell into fits of laughter.
"She must be falling head over heels for him." Black sneered but continued to laugh.
"She is probably over the moon for him. A nice big full one." Pettigrew said laughing but was cut off by Potter and Black slapping him on the head, hard. Pettigrew apparently had a strong kick because Black was down in an instant clutching his crouch in pain. Potter then jumped Pettigrew while Lupin helped Black up.
Soon it became Lupin holding back Black while Potter yelling something at Pettigrew that I couldn't quite hear. I stood there, eyebrows raised until Potter and Lupin came to their senses that someone was watching and sprung away.
They all stood single file line waiting for my reaction.
"Well I guess it's Lupin's lucky day. I've fallen madly in love with him and there is a full moon tonight. Thanks for reminding me Pettigrew." I said with a sneer as I walked off to find my friends, after wasting so much of my time with undesirables. I could have sworn out of the corner of my eye Lupin gasped and the others went extremely pale in the face which made me snicker. Those boys all have issues.
I walked down the train looking through every window until I found a red head passing back and forth with a blonde sitting on the bench watching intently.
The red head is Lily Evans. Her red hair is dark and curly and framed her porcelain skinned face and her emerald green eyes. Lily is one of the most brilliant witches of our year and certainly is one of the prettier ones. She is genuinely kind to everyone and is lovable. She could probably have gotten many boyfriends if it weren't for Potter scaring them all away.
The blonde is Sapphire Monroe. She has pale blue eyes that's she hides with her wavy blonde hair when she is embarrassed. She is extremely quiet and shy and it comes to me, a shock that she would be friends with two people as bold and outgoing as Lily and me. She isn’t as advanced as Lily but she tries which speaks miles compared to people like me, Potter and Black who get good grades and understand the material but never really try.
We three were best friends since the middle of our first year. People think we are a complete set. Lily is the smart, rule obedient red hair with piercing green eyes. Saph is the shy, nervous blonde and blue eyed innocent one. While I am the loud, obnoxious, troublemaking, crazy, crack head, with straight raven black hair and blue green eyes that are the perfect mixture of Lily and Saph's but are always framed with dark circle from lack of sleep every night. But for us, we were misfits that found friendship. Lily's only friend was in different house and even worse the enemy house and she didn't know anyone else. Saph was too scared to go up to people on her own or she was to quite for their liking. I was the one who knew people and was outgoing enough to make friendships but make myself enemies instead. I feared for another Black incident, and made sure friendship with anyone was not an option.
"Where were you? I thought you were going to miss the train!" Lily cried when I opened the door to the compartment as she engulfed me into a tight hug.
"Moody dropped me off at the ticket booth in the entrance to the train station and I had to run to the platform. Do you know how many platforms there are here! Jeez it took me forever it felt like." I informed with a bright cheeky grin.
"Then did you see Regulus? The train has been in motion for a good ten minutes." Saph asked ignoring my question in a tiny mumble that I almost didn't hear.
"No I was stopped. That Lupin kid pulled me up from the platform as the train was moving and I fell on top of him. The rest of those damn Marauders were there so of course it was going to take a while." I said with disgust.
"I never understood why you don't like Remus. He is so nice and kind. Honestly he is nothing like the rest of the Marauders." Lily reasoned with me as she sat down next to Saph and I took the other bench to lie down on.
"Well he has to be something like them to be friends with them. Plus I know he is hiding something." I told her confidently.
"What could he be hiding? He is 15 year old boy! It's not like he is a murderer or something! Plus Dumbledore likes him and you always say Dumbledore as a good sense on people." Lily snapped back at me.
"Yeah but Dumbledore can be over trusting! We all know that, especially with Mulciber and Avery at school. Besides you know exactly what I am thinking." I told her as she and Saph rolled their eyes in unison and crossed their arms.
"Remus Lupin is not the monster that lives in the shrink shack! Besides that is an urban legend that there is a monster to begin with. When will you and Sev get over your theory?" Lily hissed at this point.
"Fine, it's just someone is getting protective over their crush. Potter isn't going to like that." I said with a smirk as Lupin followed by the rest of them open the compartment door, lucky for me, since Lily look about to explode on me.
"Am I interrupting something?" Lupin asked curiously looking between the two of us, Lily was standing up glaring at me and I was lounging on the seats with a smirk on my face.
Red faced Lily took a deep breath before glaring at me and answering, "No, what's up?" she responded then looking at Lupin to ignoring my immature faces at her.
"We have prefect duties right now." He told her but glanced over at Saph. Saph had her head down looking at her knees with her hair covering her face but I’m sure I saw a blush. Hmm I am going to have to ask her about that later.
"Oh right, of course, but what are they doing here?" Lily asked in an accusing tone.
“Oh they were just leaving, without asking questions." Lupin said in a firm tone as he gave Potter a look to leave. They retreated, Potter the last of them having to be pulled by Black. I think Potter was mouthing the words 'I love you' and I wouldn't put it past him with Lily here.
“Well let's get going Remus!" Lily said with a smile but the turned to me, glaring. “We will finish this conversation later." She reminded me before walking out. I just laughed because I know she will forget about it later.
"Okay bye.” I said quickly sliding the door closed on her. "So then there were two. What's up?"
"Um I was going to meet Sarah while Lily is doing prefect duties with Remus." Saph said with a sigh.
"Oh well I guess I'll go and find Regulus. Oh we have to talk later about a certain Mr. Lupin." I told her with a wink and she blushed as we both exited the compartment but turned opposite ways in the hallway.
I walked all the way to the end of the train and found Regulus Black. Regulus looks just like his brother, Sirius Black, except slimmer and a tad shorter. Regulus' hair is always trimmed and cut neatly while his brother let his hang and grow out. Regulus' face is pretty much the same as his brothers with the exception of the nose which is more like his mother’s where his brother’s nose is like his fathers. Regulus is also a bit more pampered looking. His brother on the other hand is more rugged looking but not unclean. Also Regulus’ eyes are way darker and almost black while his brother are lighter and look like storm clouds. Regulus’ eyes use to be that color grey but as the years went by they grew darker. It is one of the constant reminders that he is on the other side.
Accompanying Regulus in the compartment is Adam Mulciber, Steven Avery and Severus Snape; all fifth year Slytherins even though Regulus who is in his fourth.
Mulciber has a stone like face with short brown hair while Avery is a lot paler and had feathery dark brown hair. Severus still has his long greasy black hair and larger than normal nose.
I slid the compartment open and took a seat beside Regulus and across from Severus.
"Hey guys." I said with a little wave to all four of them. Mulciber and Avery gave me a grunt in response and went back to discussion something is hushed voices and Severus nodded his head then turned his attention to Mulciber and Avery. Regulus got up and started heading for the door. "Come on let's walk and talk. Let’s leave these three to their own devices."
"Okay." I responded with a tiny smile while sticking my tongue childishly out at Severus and exited the compartment. Whether I could see it or not I knew he was trying to hide is grin. We walked a bit away from the compartments that carried Slytherins and then Regulus engulfed me in a hug which I returned lightly. I’m not one for many hugs but I do give them.
"Hey how was your summer?" I asked as we resumed walking.
"Oh it was fine; my dad yelled a lot at Sirius this time, more the usual actually. It was quite annoying when trying to ignore the screw up in the family. Over all it was excellent. Bella came and visited and she has some interesting news that I will share in a less open area." He responded excitedly, "How about yours?"
"Oh mine was fine, I spent a lot of it just drawing or practicing some spells with Moody." I told him truthfully. “But it was pretty dull. He was gone a lot doing Ministry stuff all the time.”
"You didn't see the mud- I mean muggle-born." He said correcting himself quickly.
"Lily? Not this time." I said ignoring his slip up, as I always do.
"The half-blood?" He asked.
"You mean Saph; no she was in Italy with her parents." I told him indifferently to his derogatory naming system. I know I should be mad but I can’t change the path he decides to go on and honestly I am fine with it. I know he has good in him and will hopefully see it one day, if I keep giving him that chance; that’s really all he needs, a chance.
"Well I guess that is it for your friends." He joked lightly pushing me to the side.
"Yeah I am just really anti-social, aren't I?" I laughed lightly punching him.
"Well it's because it takes a lot of work to be your friend." He responded with a grin.
"Or nobody wants to." A voice said from behind us.
A shiver went down my spine and my stomach squirmed. I turned around to see Sirius Black walk out of a compartment. He had is arms crossed and glared daggers at me.
"Do you mind? Eavesdropping is rude. Not that anything you do is rude." I told him, glaring at him but only met an accusing stare and I could have sworn betrayal. "What is your problem?" I asked.
"Nothing, I hope you two die in Hell together, happily of course. How can you be friends with someone and call them a derogatory name the next. Or I guess let you boyfriend call them that." He growled nodding his head at Regulus but that was as far as he would go to acknowledging him.
He hit a low point and he knew it. Besides Moody I have no family, so my friends are my family. For someone to think I don't care about them is an insult. To think I would do anything to hurt them hits home. I would do anything to protect them. Heck I do everything to protect them, whether it is taking Lily the opposite way when Potter is in the hall or whether it is taking the blame for a mistake on Saph’s potion because of Pettigrew dumping something in it. I would but never had too, take the hit for them in a fight. Whenever someone messes with my friend they mess with me. I may be short and small but I am a heck of a fighter.
"That's funny, real rich coming from you.Because you have never been judgmental or insensitive about anyone." I snarled, reminding him of the statement he said eight years ago that sparked our hatred for each other and ruined our friendship. I pulled out my wand and pointed it at him. Fear flashed in his eyes making me smirk. He knows what I could do with this wand and it scared him but he quickly recovered and pulled out his own wand.
He murmured his first spell, "Locomotor Mortis!" which is a leg locking curse, which I easily deflected and called my next spell, "Confringo!" and spiral of fire came toward him.
"Aguamenti!" he calls extinguishing my fire with a jet of water. Regulus finally intervened after having to dodge a few spells.
"Alright that is enough. As much as I would like to see Nikki here kick your ass, your two are going to do some serious damage." He said with a smirk.
"Shut up Reg, we want to fight, let us fight." I snarled not dropping my gaze for a split second.
"Listen to your girlfriend." Black growled still glaring into my eyes.
"I'm not his girlfriend." I hissed through my clenched teeth glaring daggers. For some reason that statement fueled even more hatred in me then it probably should have.
"Flipendo!" He sneered as a white light came at me.
"Protego!" I growled deflecting it and it changed direction to charge back at him, hitting him square in the chest, knocking him back.
Behind me I heard a rumble of steps and a whisper of "Not again."
I put my wand back and turned my heel. Behind me was Lupin and Lily. Lily was just shaking her head.
"Hello." I greeted as if nothing had happen and I was taken a leisurely stroll which I was until I was interrupted.
"Nikki." Lily warned, "Not again. Why is it every time I leave you alone you get into trouble?"
Black apparently got up and was now walking up to us.
"Well I should go before we have another altercation." I said ignoring her question and with a wink towards Lily who just frowned and stood her ground.
"Well it seems you’re going to get in trouble so, I am going to go. Bye love." Regulus said as walked off leaving me alone for punishment. Great friends I have.
"Nikki, I am sorry but I am going to have to take ten points off." Lily said.
"Each." Lupin added looking at Black.
"Moony!" Black started to whine but the look on Lupin's face made him quiet.
"No detentions?" I asked with an eager tone.
"No. There are no teachers to assign you to. But if it happens again I will." Lily informed.
"Please." I said with a dismissing wave and sticking out my tongue, lightening the mood immediately.
"Well Lily. I better get going. You said you were going to take the platform duty right?" Lupin asked.
"Yeah, only if you try to control Potter this year. I'll see you later Remus." Lily said cheerfully with a little wave.
“Like that’s going to happen.” Black mumbled almost incoherently, speaking my exact thoughts.
"Bye Lily, Nikki." Lupin said addressing me with a nod as he walked off with Black.
"He called me by my first name." I said confused.
"Is that a problem?" Lily asked.
"I don't know yet." I responded as we started walking back to our compartment.
For the rest of the ride we talked about our summers, got dressed into our uniforms and agreed to meet in the Great Hall because Lily has prefect duties and Saph wanted to walk up with her Ravenclaw friends leaving me alone to myself for the first time today.
We exited the train and parted our way, Lily stayed on the platform, Saph went to a group of Ravenclaws, and I continued walking until I came to a carriage.
It belonged to the Marauders but it is also the last carriage. I either walk or I suck it up.
"Hey, it's the last carriage. Do you want to ride with us? There is room for another." Lupin called as he spotted me. Immediately Black stood up and glared at me.
"Um, no thanks Lupin; I'll walk." I told him harshly. I stopped only to pet the head of the Thestral that pulled the carriage before moving on.
Thestrals are black winged horses. They looked like skeletons that have a thin black, leathery, skin over the bones. Their wings are thin also like bats’. They are very rare and are misconstrued as a bad omen. People think they are bad omens because only people who have seen death can see them. I saw my parents die therefore I can see them but I doubt many others at this school can see them.
I started to continue walking as the carriage drove by and I could hear them talking for a few seconds. I gripped my father’s locket that I always wear ever since his death. It calms me down.
"What the hell are you thinking Moony?" Black growled
"Easy Pads it's called being nice." Lupin said.
"Did anyone else see her petting the space in front of the carriage? It's like she thinks something is there...." Pettigrew commented but was caught off as the carriage moved out of hearing range. Stupid idiot, you would know it was a Thestral if you bothered reading our text books. Merlin I sound like Lily.
The trek to the school from the platform is about fifteen minutes but it gave me time to reflect on today. Not that there is much on my mind except for Saph’s interest in Lupin and Lupin’s interest in being kind to me when all I have even been is rude to him. Why? If he likes me I doubt he would be that forward, he seems like a more discreet person. Plus I am hoping he reciprocates Saph’s interest. They would make a cute couple. Then there is the question of why I am putting so much thought into this.
I reached the school and walking into the Great Hall where my transfiguration professor, McGonagall was about to go and collect the first years that were going to be sorted.
“Sorry Minnie! There were no more carriages left.” I shouted across the hall as I made my way to my seat next to Lily and across from Saph.
McGonagall only shook her head as she left for the first years. She knew that in this stage of the situation that she should just let me slide, for now.
“Please don’t get into any more trouble before Quidditch tryouts on Saturday! The whole team needs to be there.” Moaned the seventh year next to me named Russ Langton. Russ is my Quidditch captain and has been ever since his brother, Kyle, graduated in my third year. Russ is also the new head boy and is a Gryffindor. He has long brown hair and almond brown eyes. He is super tan and tall and all the girls fall head over heels for him. It turns out to be the same older boy that I sat next to after sorting in my first year and shared a compartment after my mini episode with Black on my first Hogwarts train ride. He is almost like an older brother to me and I will be extremely sad when he leaves this year.
“Don’t worry I won’t!” I said with a cheeky grin, earning a nice shove.
Professor McGonagall entered the hall this time accompanied by a crowd of first years. She introduced the sorting hat as he sang is little song and then the sorting began.
I sat patiently though it, begging for it to be over since I didn’t eat anything all day. All I want is a feast without having to wait for these little buggers. I looked across the hall and caught Reg’s eyes. He seemed about as desperate as me for some food, making me grin.
Finally the last one was called up and she went to Hufflepuff. Then Dumbledore got up and everyone went silent.
“I know some of you are anxious to eat but I would like to say a few words before we feast! Bobble, squeak, bounce, diddle!” Dumbledore the Headmaster of Hogwarts said. He has been the Headmaster for longer than anyone cares to remember. He has a long silvery beard and half-moon glasses over his electric blue eyes. Whenever they land on you, it feels like it’s an X-ray machine scanning you.
As he sat down the tables began to fill with food appearing on the before, empty golden platters. I reached out and grabbed as much food as possible filling up my plate to the brim and started chomping down.
I easily ate the most food out of all the girls in our school. I don’t care about how I look or if I am getting too fat or even if I look like I am fat because of how much I eat. I just love to eat, and I make sure to never miss a meal at Hogwarts.
I heard a laugh come from Lily, Saph and Russ as they watch me tear a piece of bread apart with my teeth like I haven’t eaten in days. In return, I gave them a sluggish smile and continued to eat in the same barbaric manner.
“Do you have any manners?” Saph asked across the table.
“Yeah, I just prefer not to use them.” I said sticking my tongue out and earned a kick from Lily.
After the dessert it was time for Dumbledore to give us one more speech before it was off to the common room.
“Now I would like to congratulate our new arrivals and I hope you enjoy Hogwarts to its full potential. I have been asked by Mr. Argus Filch to remind you no magic in the corridors and to remember your curfew. I stress to first years and a few older students that the forbidden forest is well, forbidden. Those of you who are fifth or seventh years make sure you do study for your exams in the end of the year. Now I say that pretty much covers it. Off to bed then.” He said as he got up and left the room through a door behind the staff table along with all the heads of houses; probably to discuss first day of classes.
Everyone was up and Russ disappeared along with Lily to go and show the first years to the common room. Saph and I made our way behind slower and at a more leisurely pace. Behind us I could hear the laughter and loud discussion of the Marauders. Just as we walked out of the Great Hall I bummed into somebody and they whipped around.
It turned out to be Gordon Freeman, a seventh year Hufflepuff. He is the Hufflepuff Quidditch captain and was automatically my enemy. He has blonde buzz cut hair and brown boring eyes. I don’t know how he got into Hufflepuff because he was not kind and honest. He should have been in Slytherin with the liars and deceivers.
“Why, hello there, Freeman! Ready to lose another year in last place.” I asked with a cheerful laugh. I loved to piss people off.
“Watch it Redwood. I will be training my team harder than any other year before and we will win.” He said with confidence.
“Yeah well too bad your whole team lacks the skill it takes to be a Quidditch player.” I howled in laughter as I felt Saph beside me giggle as well. A crowd of his Hufflepuff gang backed him up. Behind me, were innocent Saph and the Marauders only to see what was going down.
“I wouldn’t bet on it! My team is getting some fresh meat this year and I only pick the best.” He growled in frustration.
“Ha! Like Rossmen! He is the worse Keeper ever! He couldn’t catch the Quaffle if his life depended on it! Heck, Saph, here, could catch the Quaffles, you chaser, Hurts, throws with her eyes closed.” I mocked and I looked over to Saph to see her face turned red. Everyone knows Saph isn’t the most coordinated person in Hogwarts.
“Like you will be doing any better this year with two new Chasers! Let me guess it’s going to be that Potter kid right?” Freeman laughed pointing at Potter who was standing behind me.
“Like I would know, I’m not the captain but I beat he could beat anyone of your Hufflepuff’s so I say you should just accept defeat now, because we can still kick your ass with only five players.” I nodded my head as I turned away with Saph by my side as we howled with laughter all the way to the common room. I’m pretty sure Potter was trying to hide his grin.
Saph had got the password from Lily before we went on your separate ways (Nightshade) and we entered the common room. The common room was a large circular room with scarlet red walls and gold fixtures. The couches and arm chairs are big, plush and red. Our common room and like the others I have visited show the houses colors. Lily was nowhere to be seen and seemed to be up in our dorm so we decided to head up there.
We entered to see Lily in her baby blue PJ’s sitting on her bed which was in between Saph’s and mine. We each got dressed into our PJ’s, Saph’s a pale purple and mine black, and sat down on our own beds. Our dorm room was like a mini common room. It was circular. It also had red wall and red bedding with dark wood frames. The lamps and light fixtures were also gold.
“Oh this year is going to be so difficult.” Saph moaned louder now that we were by ourselves. She rolled on her bed to face us and her face was in her hands.
“Yeah I heard it would be.” Lily said but I knew she was excited.
“Yeah if you don’t study or are distracted by certain fifth year Gryffindor boys.” I said grinning mischievously at Saph. She turned beet red making me smirk.
“I told you already! I am not interest in Remus!” Lily yelled thinking I was talking about her.
“You aren’t but Saph is!” I yelled with glee. She turned another shade darker and it was starting to look almost painful.
“How do you know?” Saph yelped in embarrassment.
“Well one, nobody can hide things from Nikki Redwood, two, because whenever we mention him or he is there you get extra shy and turn red and three, you just admitted it! Oh are you in love?” I practically sang.
“Oh shut up! It’s just a crush. It would be like you liking Regulus or Lily liking Severus!” Saph defended herself which made all of us laugh.
“It is nothing like that. Regulus and I are like best friends and Lily and Severus are well, wait maybe you’re on to something.” I mocked with a wiggle of my eye brow.
Suddenly the door opened and our three other roommates entered. Miranda Craft, Marlene McKinnon and Mary Macdonald, the three other girls we share a dorm with or as I liked to think the she-devils.
Miranda is the one I hate the most. She has dark brown hair that has way too much product to be health and I am surprised it is still alive and a face covered in cosmetics that I don’t even know what she really looks like. I am sure at one point in her life she was pretty but would never know. She is also way to skinny from eating barely anything that I almost think she is anorexic. I almost pity her because she tries so hard but then I remember something; she is a major whore and tries to sleep with every guy but everyone knows she has her eyes on Black. That right there basically ruins any sense of human feelings toward her.
Marlene is just as bad as Miranda and funny enough the one Lily hates the most. Marlene has brown hair that she burns every day so it’s straight. She pins after Potter but often settles for anyone she can get. I think Lily doesn’t like her because Marlene is a follower. She follows Miranda anywhere and that makes her stupid. I am actually pretty sure that if she were independent she could be really nice and smart, but with Miranda, she turns into this dumb ass.
Mary is the only decent one in that trio and she is one of Saph’s friends. She has blonde hair and big brown eyes. She is pretty kind but I dislike her because of her friend ship with the she-devils. She is like the Saph of their group. She quiet and sometimes over shadowed by her other friends.
They walked in and went to their beds. Mary’s was next to Saph’s but it was divided by the door to the commons then it was Marlene and sadly I was next to Miranda but fortunately the bathroom door was in between us. Basically this made the room divided into two halves, ours the angelic side, and theirs the demonic side.
“Awh how cute! Are you all gossiping?” Marlene sneered making a very unattractive face.
“Oh yeah! Just about how desperate you are for Potter when he is obviously interested in Lily.” I said with a bark of laughter making all the she-devils growl in hatred.
“Ha! Isn’t that cute! You think you can fight back don’t you.” Miranda talked down to me but only enraging me. I may be small and the size of a ten year old but I am not meant to be talk down too.
“Yup just like you think you have a chance with Black but he even has a big enough brain to say no to a whore.” I smirked. Everyone know Miranda is in love with Black and is probably is number one fan girl. Gross.
“Oh there is a catty thing called jealousy. I think you have it because Sirius won’t even give you the time of day.” She purred. “I wonder why that could possibly be. Maybe its cause your unattractive, dumb, catty, jealous, and a bitch.”
“Like a care.” I waved off. “But maybe those are the same reasons he says no to you.”
“Oh but that right you already have your fate sealed with another Black, don’t you.” Marlene snapped ignoring my jab at her.
“Oh yes we are so in love right now.” I replied sarcastically as I got off the bed. “Oh and Saph I will get the answer to our ever important question right now. Besides these bitches are wasting my time.” I smiled as I dashed out of the room before I heard her protests. Plus I got to escape the trio of devils.
Lupin or any of his Marauders weren’t down in the commons so I decided to check his dorm as much as I hate to go up there. I came to a stop at the fifth year dorms and knocked. Potter answered and looked down at me scowling. His glasses were a bit lopsided and he was bringing his hand through his hair to make it even messier then before, like he always does when Lily is around or I guess, nervous.
“Is Lupin there? I have an important question.” I said with annoyance.
“No he isn’t here.” He said with the slam of a door in my face.
“Then where the hell is he?” I called only to receive no answer. I could hear through the door a wheezy snicker that must had belonged to Pettigrew.
Angry I wrenched the door open and glared at them. Potter and Black were lying on their beds and seemed to be talking but just glanced at me when I slammed the door open. Pettigrew on the other hand jumped out of his bed and dove under the bed. I think I heard him whimpering but I was laughing so hard that I wouldn’t know. Potter and Black were in regular gym shorts but Pettigrew was in a tiger striped footie PJs. Lupin though was nowhere to be seen.
“Isn’t this considered breaking and entering?” Potter asked in a boring drawl voice.
“Sure but what are you going to do? Tell on me?” I said with eye brows raised. “Anyway you never answered my question! Where is Lupin?”
“Like my slam of the door was supposed to tell you, he isn’t here. He is with his Ravenclaw girlfriend, Clara.” Potter announced.
“He has a girlfriend?” I asked dumbfound.
“Eh Pads, I think Redwood actually feels something for Moony.” Potter said jumping up and laughing.
“Merlin yeah, I was hoping for some action.” I replied sarcastically. “Actually, one of my roomies likes him.” I said hoping they wouldn’t guess Saph. At least they had five to guess on.
“Is it Lily?” Potter asked at once, wide eyed.
“Maybe, bye.” I said fleeing the room.
I went back to our dorms, hoping that everyone calmed their shit down. I walked in and Lily and Saph were sitting waiting for me, while Mary had the curtains around her bed closed and Miranda and Marlene whispered on the floor in between their beds.
“What did you do?” Saph yelled jumping up, causing everyone to jump as well. That is the loudest she has ever been in the presence of anyone besides us.
“Nobody was home. Well scratch that he wasn’t home. The other idiots were there.” I said indifferently.
“Oh thank Merlin!” She gasped with relief. “Did you find out anything?”
“Yeah, he has a girlfriend apparently. A Ravenclaw named Clara.” I said sadly.
“Oh well at least you didn’t tell him.” Saph said sadly but relieved.
“Yeah I wasn’t really going to ask him.” I laughed and snuggled into my blankets, praying for a full night’s sleep that I knew I would never receive. “Nighty night guys.” I said ending the conversation as I drew the curtains around, closed my eyes and clenched onto my father’s locket. I miss you guys so much.
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