It was quiet. Too quiet. Everyone was getting off the train at Hogsmeade Station. The girls were walking in a group, and behind them, the Marauders were whispering about something. And though they would never admit it, each of the girls were eavesdropping on the Marauders’ conversation.
“So what do you think?” James asked quietly.
“I think it’s mad,” Remus was speaking now.
“But brilliant, right?” Sirius asked hopefully.
“That’s undecided,” Remus said
“And?” Peter asked, as though there was clearly more to be said.
“It’s absolutely mental, I’ll give you that,” Remus continued,“Can I think about it?”
“What’s there to think about? We worked really hard on it,” Sirius whined.
“Yeah, I know. But it’s not that simple. Can we talk about it later?” Remus had most likely noticed that the girls were unusually silent, and that it was quite suspicious. The others had obviously picked up on this, as they had changed the subject to Quidditch.
They had reached the carriages. Sirius had ran up to Sarah, and whispered in her ear; “Creepy, huh?,” looking at the thestrels.
“Yup, absolutely terrifying,” Sarah shuddered, and Sirius draped his arm around her in that overly-protective-brother way, and she smiled at him reassuringly. Charlie, Dee, Sarah, Sirius, James and Peter weren’t in their robes. Remus and Rebecca were disgusted. They got into the carriages. Sirius was playing with a strand of Dee’s hair. She lay her head on his shoulder and sighed in his deep scent. Their hands were tangled in each other’s. Remus was explaining Twilight to Rebecca.
“Werewolves in this book can change when they get angry or run fast but real werewolves can only change at a full moon and the can’t control themselves so it’s important to stay away from dangerous places where the might look at this,” he explained to her.
“And tell me how do you know so much about this?” She asked smugly.
He leaned in and whispered in her ear “That’s a secret” She giggled lightly and turned to Dee. She was looking at them with a Come-On-Already look on her face.
The carriage stopped and she turned to Remus “I’m going to find out.” she jumped down from the carriage and fixed her robes. They walked to the castle.
The other girls got a warning off Professor Dumbledore about their robes. They went to their dorms and got changed into their pyjamas and went to sleep. Dee thought about Sirius, Sarah about James, Charlotte about how lonely she was and Rebecca about Charms class.
They woke up at eight o’clock to find Lily Evans getting ready for classes, Rebecca was already gone and the others unwillingly got out of bed and got ready. They went down to breakfast. The hall was practically empty apart from Rebecca reading. They sat beside her and ate in silence. She handed out the time tables.
“Sarah you’re in Muggle Studies with me!” Rebecca said, excited.
“Oh joy,” she yawned. Rebecca grabbed her arm and dragged her down the hall with her. “My digestives,” she called. Rebecca caught a glimpse of James and Sirius walking in their direction.
“Sarah you go ahead” Rebecca said. Sarah smiled and skipped ahead, her red hair flowing behind her. She stood in the way of Sirius and James.
“Sirius shoo,” she told him. He was about to say something but James stopped him.
“Padfoot, it’s alright” He said and Sirius went down the hall confused. Rebecca and James stared at each until Rebecca lifted her hand and slapped him. He cursed under his breath.
“What in Merlin’s name was that for?” He shouted.
“Ask the girl out for goodness sake!” Rebecca shouted.
“What are you on a—?”
She slapped him again.
“Oh I don’t know. Maybe. I’ll see” he said. She slapped him again.
“What was that for then?” He rubbed his cheek.
“Three times a charm” She laughed and skipped to class.
Pr. Charity Burbage was the Muggle Studies teacher. Becca sat beside Sarah, she looked tired and depressed. “Today we’re going to talk about a Telephone. Does anyone know what this device does?” Becca put her hand up and so did Lily Evans.
“A Telephone is a device that Muggles use to communicate with each other.” she explained. The door suddenly burst open and in came Charlie.
“Professor, the headmaster sent me, he said that all classes are cancelled for the rest of the week.”
“Mr Black and Mr Potter played a prank that sent a few classes up in flames, Professor.” She said.
“Ok everyone one essay on telephones to be in by Thursday” She said “But now you can go out onto the grounds.”
Sarah and Rebecca gathered their stuff and headed for the grounds with Charlie. They walked down to the black lake and rested under a tree. Sarah took two Pokémon teddies out of her bag and pretended to have a duel. Charlie laughed as she looked up at the sky and drew the clouds.
“Did you ever notice the way clouds never stay the same” Charlie said. Dee and Sirius came running down beside us. Sirius snogged her before going to the Marauders at another tree. Dee sat down beside the girls.
“So you and Sirius?” Sarah asked putting down her Pokémon.
“No, we’re just friends” She said lying down to sunbathe.
“Yeah what you and him we’re doing was very “Friendly”” Charlie glared.
“What’s wrong with you?” Dee asked harshly. Charlie got up and gathered her stuff.
“I just think you should cherish what you have!” She shouted and stormed off to the castle. Rebecca ran after her. Dee took no notice and went back to sunbathing.
Remus held her hand as he led her to his surprise. “Keep your eyes closed,” he said stopping every time she peeked.
“Fine.” she said as he led her further. Rebecca hated surprises and not knowing things. They came to a sudden halt.
“Ok, open your eyes.” He ordered as he stood behind her. She opened her eyes to reveal a beautiful picnic on the Astronomy Towerright before her eyes. A red tweed blanket lay on the floor and a candle or two by its side. She looked up to see the night sky full of beautiful twinkling stars. Remus sat down on the blanket, Rebecca joined him. Remus was really tall about six foot or so. She felt like a mouse beside him.
“I wasn’t sure what you liked.” He admitted.
“It’s perfect,” Rebecca told him looking up at the stars. Remus started to search through the basket for food. He ran his hand through his hair. This was a sign of stress. “What’s wrong?”
“After planning all this would you believe I forgot to pack the food?” Remus said disappointedly. Rebecca laid her hand on his.
“It’s alright, honestly, it’s beautiful just being here with you and the stars. Aren’t they just gorgeous?” She asked.
“They are but not compared to you.” He said shyly. Rebecca made an “aw” sound. She got up onto her feet and went to the railing to look at the stars. She loved them and their beauty. Remus came to her and wrapped his arms around her waist, she turned and leaned up against the railing. She looked into his big brown eyes. He leaned in to kiss her but just as their lips barely touched, they heard a scream.