Chapter 4 : The Middle
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“Bera, would you stop!” Sirius demanded, pinning his girlfriend on her back by her wrists. “Merlin!”
“I didn’t do anything wrong!” She argued. “We were only snogging! What’s so bad about that?” She hissed.
“Nothing,” Sirius said. “I just think you should calm down a bit.”
“Calm down?!” She shrieked. “For what?”
“Because I think we’re moving a bit fast, don’t you think?” He asked.
“We were snogging!” She snapped, pushing Sirius off of her. “I didn’t realize it was too much for you to handle,” she growled, hopping off of her bed and marching over to her dresser and seating herself in front of it and glaring at Sirius from her mirror. “What is your stupid bloody problem!?” She snapped, running her brush through her hair.
“I don’t have a problem!” He argued back, hopping off of Bera's bed, as well and marching behind her.
“Why is it that you shagged every girl in school, yet you can’t do something as simple as snogging me?!” She growled, turning to face him. She stood up from her chair with her hairbrush gripped tightly in her hand. “I AM NOT FRAGILE!”
“Bera, you can’t seem to get this through your thick skull, can you?!” Sirius shouted back. “I DON’T WANT TO RUIN THIS RELATIONSHIP BY MOVING TO FAST!”
“WELL, DID YOU EVER THINK THAT YOU COULD RUIN IT BY MOVING TOO SLOW?!” Bera shouted, marching back to her dresser and picking up a large jewelry box and holding it over her head before throwing it at Sirius’ head.
“OI!” He shouted, dodging Bera’s newfound weapon. “That is it!” He shouted. “I’m leaving!”
“Oh, so now you’re gonna leave?” Bera snapped. “Go ahead, see how much I care!” She shouted, stomping her foot on the marble floors.
“I’ll owl you or something when I get home,” he muttered before slamming Bera’s door behind him. He marched down the hallway.
He didn’t even bother exiting through the front door. He apparated straight to James’ doorstep. He knocked on the door a few times before James opened the door. “Sirius? What are you doing here?” He asked, stepping aside to let his best friend enter. “I didn’t know you were coming over,” he said as he shut the door.
Sirius was pacing back and forth, pulling at his hair. “Are you alright, mate?” James asked.
“It’s Bera,” he said. “She’s driving me crazy, James,” he said, seating himself on a couch. “I don’t know what to do.”
“What happened?” James asked, seating himself in a chair directly across from the couch Sirius had seated himself in.
“We were in her room, sitting on her bed,” Sirius began. James raised his eyebrows at the statement. “It wasn’t like that--we were just talking, you know?” Sirius took a moment to pondered what else had happened. “And she kissed me,” he said. “I was fine with it at first, but then she started snogging me,” he muttered. “It was extremely...demanding.”
“This is Mini Zabini we’re talking about, right?” He asked, furrowing his brow. “She started snogging you?”
“Yes! She had me pinned to her bed!” Sirius shrieked.
“Wow..” James muttered.
“But, then I somehow pinned her down and then we started arguing and she pushed me off of her.” He said. “The next thing I know a jewelry box is thrown at my head and I’m out the door.”
“She threw a jewelry box at your head?” James asked curiously.
“And she wasn’t exactly close to missing!” Sirius said exasperatedly. “There has to be some way to get rid of it.”
“Sirius, we’ve tried,” James said, shaking his head. “That scar is permanent.”
“Just because the scar is permanent doesn’t mean that we can’t rid Bera of the scar,” Sirius said, looking his best friend in the eye.
“What are you getting at?” James asked, eying Sirius curiously.
August 24, 1977
Bera awoke without the throbbing feeling she usually felt on her forearm, which was something she had gotten used to over the past month. She ran her fingers along her arm, just to see if that would get the scar going.
But, when she ran her fingers along her skin, and she felt nothing. It was as though nothing was there at all. She immediately sat up in bed with her eyebrows furrowed. She looked at her left forearm and saw nothing there. She ran her fingers along her skin in complete confusion. “Mum! Dad!” She shrieked, stumbling out of her bed and rushing to the dining room to tell them the shocking news.
“Are you sure you wanted to do this?” James asked.
“I’m sure,” Sirius said. “It was the only way.”
“If you say so,” he sighed. “So, what time are we going to Diagon Alley?”
“We’re supposed to be meeting Bera and Lily there around one,” Sirius answered, pulling down his sleeve.
“I didn’t know Lily was coming,” James said with a slight smile appearing on his lips.
“Don’t tell me you still fancy her,” Sirius sighed.
“Of course I still fancy her!” James said. “You must be out of your mind to think that I’d ever stop.”
“I guess you’re right about that one,” Sirius muttered. “Hopefully this works,” he sighed.
“It definitely will,” James said, placing a hand on his shoulder before extiting Sirus’ room to head toward the kitchen.
“I’m telling you, Lily! I don’t know how it happened!” Bera said excitedly. “But it’s just gone!”
“Don’t you think there’s something strange about that, Bera?” Lily asked curiously as they walked through the streets of Diagon Alley.
“Maybe, but at least I don’t have that horrid scar!” She cheered. “And I feel better than ever.”
“That’s good,” she said. “So, where are we meeting them?”
“Madame Malkin’s,” Bera said. “I can’t believe Dumbledore,” Bera muttered.
“Why?” Lily asked.
“He made me a prefect again,” Bera muttered. "And he placed me a year ahead in potions, so I'd be having it with you and the Marauders."
“Wouldn’t that mean you’d be doing rounds with...Regulus?” Lily asked, wrinkling her nose.
“Yeah, about that...” Bera muttered.
“Don’t tell me you love him again!” She said in a warning tone.
“Of course not!” Bera shrieked. “It’s just that we’re sort of friends again.”
“Really?” Lily asked, raising an eyebrow.
“Yeah,” Bera said. “He still loves me, though.”
“Seriously?” She asked.
“Yup,” Bera sighed. “He told me ‘his offer still stands’.”
“Wow, does Sirius know?” she asked.
“Of course Sirius doesn’t know. I don’t need a repeat of last Christmas Eve, thank you very much.”
“I don’t get it,” Lily said. “How can he still love you when you’re with his brother?”
“I don’t know, ask him,” Bera shrugged.
“You know he’d never tell me, of all people,” Lily sighed.
“Probably not, but, who knows?” Bera asked as the two entered the store.
“Look who finally decided to show up, Padfoot!” James said. “Mini Zabini and the lovely Lily Evans.”
Bera and Lily both rolled their eyes. “It’s nice to see you, too, James,” she sighed.
The four of them got their new robes and headed for Flourish and Blotts to get the books that they would need. They then wandered around Diagon Alley for a while. The four made a quick stop to a candy store, where Bera resupplied herself with Liquorice Wands.
Finally, they made their last stop Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour. The four sat outside in the warm sun, enjoying their ice cream.
“So, I have something to tell the two of you, though I’m not really sure how to explain it,” Bera said.
“What is it?” James asked, raising an eyebrow.
“So, when I woke up this morning...something wasn’t right,” she said.
“What do you mean?” Sirius asked.
“When I woke up this morning...my scar was gone,” Bera said quickly, placing her arm on the table and lifting her sleeve. There was nothing there, not even a hint of the scar was left.
“That’s-that’s great,” James said. “But, how?”
“I don’t know,” Bera said in a confused tone. “I just woke up and it was gone.” She said. “I’m really grateful for it,” she said, pulling her sleeve down. “I feel great,” she said with a smile. “I used to be so tired all the time, but now all of my energy has come back.”
“I’m really glad, Mini Zabini,” Sirius said, gently grasping Bera’s hand.
“Have any of you spoken to Remus lately?” Bera asked, looking at her three friends.
“Not since..that night,” James said.
“I talked to him a few days after that..but he’s sorta hasn’t been reaching out much,” Sirius shrugged.
“I’ve been talking to him,” Lily said. Six pairs of eyes set on Lily. She looked up from her bowl of vanilla ice cream and looked at her three friends. “What?”
“And?” The three asked in unison.
Lily sighed. “He still blames himself for what happened to you and is isolating himself from his friends and even his family,” she said. “I’ve been trying to convince him that you’re fine, but he won’t believe me,” she sighed. “But, he’s thankful for me reaching out to him.”
“I need to visit him,” Bera said quickly.
“We’ll go with you,” Sirius said.
“No, I want to talk to Remus on my own,” she said. “I need to talk to him.”
“Alright, Bera,” Sirius said unsurely.
“Are you sure you want to do this?” Sirius asked as the two stood on Remus’ doorstep.
“Yes, Sirius,” Bera said, nodding her head. “I need to talk to Remus.”
“Alright, I’ll be back in about an hour,” he said, giving her a quick kiss on the cheek before turning and apparating with a light pop.
Bera bit her lip as she pushed the doorbell, not exactly sure what to expect. It took about five minutes before the door finally opened. Remus stood there looking worse than ever. “Remus,” Bera said, “We need to talk.”
“Bera, what are you doing here?” He asked. “How did you get here?”
“That isn’t important, now are you going to let me in or not?” Bera asked impatiently.
Remus seemed hesitant to let her in, but stepped aside. Bera took a step inside of Remus’ home and glanced around. “Your parents aren’t home?” she asked.
“They went out for the day,” he muttered, looking at the floor and scratching the back of his head. Bera seated herself on the couch and Remus seated himself on the opposite side of the room. “What do you want to talk about?” He asked quietly.
“Why are you isolating yourself?” Bera asked rather bluntly. “What happened last month was not your fault.”
“It was,” he said.
“It wasn’t, Remus,” Bera said sternly. “Don’t blame yourself for this,” she said. “I can’t believe you’d want to stop being friends with me over something you had no control over.”
“It’s for your own safety, don’t you get it?” He said. “I’m not returning to Hogwarts,” he muttered. “I got this in the mail a few days ago,” he muttered, walking over to a nearby table and picking up an envelope and tossing it on the coffee table that was placed in front of Bera. He walked to the window and gazed out at the muggle street.
Bera picked up the envelope and took out the contents inside and let them fall onto the table. She picked up the badge and glanced at Remus. “Head Boy.”
“Yeah,” he said. “Too bad I’m not going back.”
“Don’t be ridiculous, Remus,” I said, placing the badge onto the table. “You’ve already gone through your first six years of this,” she sighed. “Why not just get through with the last and be done with it?”
“Because I can’t get through the year, knowing I caused what happened to you.”
Bera stood up and marched over towards Remus. “Look at my arm,” she demanded, pulling up her sleeve. Remus forced his eyes on the street, not letting himself look at what he had caused. “Remus!” She hissed. “Look.”
Remus hesitantly let his eyes glance at Bera’s arm before returning them to the window. But, he slowly glanced at her arm again, seeing that the scar was gone. “That’s impossible.”
“That’s what I thought, too, until I woke up this morning,” she said, pulling her sleeve down.
“I’m not going to question it Remus, and neither are you,” Bera said firmly. “You can’t keep isolating yourself,” she said. “I’m fine,” she said, placing a hand on his shoulder. “I promise.”
“Alright,” he sighed. “I’ll stop isolating myself,” he muttered.
“Do you promise, Remus?” Bera asked sternly.
“I promise,” he sighed.
September 1, 1977
“Can you believe it, Remus?” Sirius said as they entered the empty compartment. “Our seventh year, who would’ve thought?” He asked.
“Yeah, I can’t believe it’s our last,” Remus sighed.
“Have you seen Peter?” Sirius asked, looking out of the window to observe the people standing on the platform.
“Nope,” Remus shrugged.
“Not even Mini Zabini?” Sirius asked, turning to look at Remus, once again.
“No, I haven’t seen her, either, but I’m sure she’s on her way,” he stated.
“Alright, good,” Sirius said. “Because I have something to tell you,” Sirius said in a low voice.
“What is it?” Remus asked.
“Well, it’s about Bera’s scar..” Sirius said quietly.
Remus paled. “What about it? I thought it was gone.”
“It is...from Bera,” he said quietly, pulling up his sleeve.
Remus stared at Sirius’ arm, not believing his eyes. “That’s-that’s impossible...” Remus stuttered. “No, but--how?”
“James and I did a spell,” Sirius said, pulling his sleeve down. “Please, don’t tell Bera,” Sirius pleaded.
“Sirius, do you know the risks of taking that scar?” Remus muttered.
“Yes,” Sirius said. “I did it for Bera,” he said. “I needed her to be my Bera again,” Sirius said. “I did it for her.”
“Do you love her?” Remus asked suddenly.
“You heard me, Sirius,” Remus said. “Do you love her?” He repeated.
“If I didn’t, do you think I would have taken this scar for her?” Sirius snapped. “Of course I bloody love her!”
“I was just wondering,” Remus muttered. There was a long silence between the two before Remus finally spoke up. “I wasn’t going to come back to Hogwarts,” he blurted.
“What?” Sirius asked. “Are you mad? Why wouldn’t you come back to Hogwarts?”
“At the time being, yes, I was mad,” Remus stated. “If it weren’t for Bera, I wouldn’t be here right now,” Remus stated.
“Don’t you understand? I blamed myself for that scar that was on Bera’s arm!” He hissed. “It was going to hunt her for the rest of her life--but, now it’s going to haunt you,” Remus said. “Don’t you understand, Sirius? Those scars are cursed!”
“And I couldn’t bear the fact that Bera would have to live the rest of her life with a scar that would haunt her as long as she lived!” Sirius argued. “Don’t you get it, Remus? I’m not selfish--I knew what I was doing when James and I did that spell!”
Remus sighed and took a deep breath, “Fine, I understand,” he said. “You did it for Bera.”
“There’s two of my favorite guys!” Bera said as she opened the door to their compartment. She gave Remus a quick hug and seated herself beside Sirius, giving him a quick kiss on the lips. “Where’s Peter?” Bera asked, looking around.
“He’s not on the train yet, I don’t think,” Remus shrugged.
“Shouldn't you be planning the Prefect meeting, Remus?” Bera asked. “And where’s your badge?” She asked.
“Er--about that--” Remus muttered.
“Remus isn’t head boy,” Sirius chuckled. “James is.”
“What? No, he isn’t? I saw the badge the day I went to visit Remus, don’t you remember, Sirius?” She asked. “He showed me his Head Boy badge.”
“I...er..I sent it back, Bera,” Remus muttered.
“What?” Bera and Sirius asked in unison.
“How--why would you even--what were you--” Bera couldn’t even form a complete question. “Are you out of your mind, Remus Lupin!?” She shrieked. “You gave up your position as Head Boy!”
“I know, I know,” he muttered. “I think it was the better choice to make,” he said. “I’m sure James will be happy to be spending more time with Lily.”
“Yeah,” Bera agreed. “Those two didn’t argue not once over the summer, now that I think about it.”
“You’re right, that’s odd,” Sirius commented. “That is extremely odd..”
"But, let’s not worry about it--we need them to get along, after all,” Bera said. “They are Head Boy and Head Girl.”
“Yes, that’s a good point,” Remus agreed.
The train had finally began its journey and the three friends continued to have light conversations. “Alright, well, I’ve got to go,” Bera said, standing up. “Prefects’ meeting,” she stated.
“Alright, have fun, Mini Zabini,” Sirius said.
“Of course I won’t,” Bera snorted. “It’s a Prefects’ meeting.”
Bera found the compartment, where all of the prefects were gathered and spotted Regulus among them. He had saved her a seat. She seated herself beside him as Lily and James gave directions.
“Where were you?” Regulus asked, raising an eyebrow.
“In Sirius’ compartment,” she answered quietly. “I went to say hello to him and Remus.”
“Of course,” he sighed, rolling his eyes.
“Yes, of course, because he’s my boyfriend,” Bera snapped. “Why wouldn’t I want to go see my boyfriend before I come to this boring meeting with a follow up of doing rounds?”
“Because your best friend was here waiting for you the entire time,” Regulus muttered under his breath as he looked at the list that Lily had handed to him.
“You’re impossible, you know that?” Bera hissed quietly. “Considering the fact that I spend this boring meeting with you and I do rounds with you, on top of that! Be thankful, Regulus Black, that we are friends at all!”
“That, I am, Bera,” Regulus said, with a smile, throwing his arm around Bera’s shoulder.
“Fifth years, remember, you have to help the first years, because most of them have no idea what they’re doing,” Lily said as she continued her speech. Lily glanced over at Bera and saw that she and Regulus were having some sort of heated discussion. She then raised an eyebrow when Regulus placed an arm around Bera’s shoulder--one that Bera quickly shrugged off, due to irritation from her ‘best friend’.
“Er, Lily?” James said. “You were in the middle of your speech.”
“Oh, right!” Lily said, remembering where she was. “Another thing, when you’re on rounds at night in the castle, please, please don’t think that you’re above the rules--don’t get caught in broom closets by any professors, don’t break into locked classrooms, don’t go anywhere near the Womping Willow,” she said, sending a quick glance at James. “Not only does it make you look bad, but it makes all of us look bad, for Merlin’s sake. So just don’t think you’re above the rules, alright?”
“Remember, we set an example for all of the younger students,” James said. “So, if they see us breaking the rules, they’re going to think it’s okay for them to break the rules, as well.”
“You have your nerve, James,” Lily muttered under her breath.
After the train came to a halt, Lily searched for Bera and found her conversing with Regulus. The train was empty, so it wasn’t hard to find her. “Hello, can I borrow you for a minute? Good,” she said, pulling Bera aside.
“Hey, Lily, what was that all about?” Bera asked in confusion.
“What is going on with you and Regulus?” Lily asked as the two walked down the empty corridor.
“Nothing, why?” Bera asked her best friend in confusion.
“That isn’t what it looked like in the Prefects’ meeting,” she said. “You two act like a couple,” she stated.
“We do not!” Bera said defensively.
“You do,” Lily said, placing a hand on Bera’s shoulder. “I mean, am I missing something here?”
“Not exactly,” Bera shrugged.
“Then what were you two having a heated discussion about during the meeting?” Lily asked, raising an eyebrow.
“He’s jealous of my relationship with Sirius,” Bera admitted. “I have to continuously remind him that he is one of my best friends and can’t always be held in the same category as Sirius, seeing as he is my boyfriend.”
“He still has feelings for you?”
“Yes, he’s not used to me being in a relationship,” Bera explained. “When we were friends before, it was always just me and him,” she said as the two hopped off the train. “That is, until he started dating Sarah,” Bera muttered. “But, after that, I didn’t exist to him anymore...Oh.”
“Maybe that’s what it is?” Lily asked.
“I never really thought about it...” Bera muttered. “I’m doing to Regulus what he did to me last year..except it’s with his own brother.”
“This has to be hard on him,” Lily said. “Imagine what his reaction would have been when he found out about you two officially being together.”
“Not helping here, Lily,” Bera sighed. “But, I never really thought about it that way,” Bera said, biting her lip.
“Try considering his feelings next time,” Lily shrugged. “I’m not really sure what to tell you. After all, he is an arse that hates me.”
“I know, I wish he could get past all of that stupid pureblood crap,” Bera sighed.
The two were now waiting for a thestral carriage and saw that they had arrived just in time for the last one.
“Yeah, I honestly don’t know how you’re friends with him in the first place,” Lily said, seating herself across from the boy, who had his face buried in a book. “You two are complete opposites.”
“In some ways more than others,” Bera said. “Sirius and I are complete opposites in some ways, too, you know?”
“Yes, but, you two are just so much better together,” Lily said. “There’s just something about you and Sirius that seems...well, perfect.”
“That’s funny, Lily,” Bera giggled. “But, I don’t think it’s that we’re perfect...We’re just happy,” she shrugged.
“Yes, well you definitely seem happy,” Lily said, smiling at her best friend. “I can’t wait for your wedding,” Lily sighed. “It’ll be so romantic,” she said dreamily.
“Oh, yeah,” Bera muttered with mock excitement. “So romantic,” she muttered, wrinkling her nose.
The entire time the two friends were conversing, they hadn’t paid much attention to the boy who had remained silent. He was hiding behind the large, rather old book that he had with him. It wasn’t until their conversation was over that he closed the old book and rested it in his lap.
Bera locked eyes with Severus Snape and felt her face flush. Lily, on the other hand, sent the boy a hard glare. He seemed to stare back at Bera with a frown plastered upon his features.
“Er...hello, Severus...” Bera muttered, feeling extremely embarrassed that Severus had heard most of the conversation that she’d just had with Lily about Sirius and Regulus.
He didn’t say not a word, and didn’t even bother acknowledging Lily’s presence. He simply observed everything that surrounded him except for Lily and Bera, who remained silent.
And to think he and Bera had been close friends at one point.
September 7, 1977
Bera could see him sitting there just two tables over from herself. She glanced over at him every few or so lines that she wrote. She bit her lip and tucked a curl of her hair behind her ear before abandoning her books and rolling up her parchment and placing it into her bag.
She then stood up from her table and seated herself directly beside him as he continued to write an essay. “Severus, talk to me,” she demanded. “You can’t ignore me forever,” she stated.
“Why would you want to talk to me?” He muttered, never looking up from his work. “A Death Eater.”
“Because you were supposed to be my friend, Severus Snape!” Bera said in a hushed voice. “I don’t care if you’re a Death Eater, anymore,” she said quietly.
Severus snorted. “So you claim.”
“Severus, look at me,” she said. “Look at me!” She snapped. “Stop pretending like I’m a part of your imagination!”
“Fine. What do you want? I’m busy doing homework, if you haven’t noticed,” he snapped back.
“I want you to stop acting like I don’t exist, for one!” Bera hissed.
“Fine. Hello, Bera, you exist.” He stated. “Happy?”
“No, Severus, I am not!” Bera whispered angrily. “What have I done, Severus? What have I done to you?” Severus didn’t answer and had abandoned his quill on the table several minutes ago. “Is it because of Sirius?” She whispered. “Is that why you’ve been ignoring me all this time?”
“If you want to know so badly, yes!” He hissed. He then proceeded to pack up his books and parchment and rushed from his seat. Bera quickly followed behind him.
“Don’t try to run away from me!” She said as they were now in the corridor.
“How about you just go away, then?” He snapped.
“I’m not going anywhere until you talk to me!” Bera said stubbornly, stomping her foot on the stone floor. “Why can’t you get over the fact that I am with Sirius!”
“Because it’s frustrating to see you with someone like--like that!” He said exasperatedly.
“Someone like who, Severus?” Bera asked in frustration.
“Someone who doesn’t deserve you!” Severus said. “I’m far over you, if that’s what you were thinking,” he said. “But, just the fact that you’re with-with that piece of--”
“Severus, don’t you dare!”
“It makes me so upset, because you deserve so much better than him!” He said as he continued rushing down the corridor. Bera hurried behind him to keep up with his stride. “But you’re so blinded by love that you’ll never be able to see or understand until he points it out to you, himself,” he growled.
“So, what are you trying to say?” Bera asked angrily.
“That you’ll never see Sirius Black for who he truly is until it’s too late, Bera,” Severus said. “And that’s what I’m afraid of.”
“You think you know everything, don’t you?” Bera stated. “You don’t know Sirius, not the way that I do.”
“I’ll be your friend again, Bera,” he said finally. “But, don’t mention him around me, alright?”
“Alright, that’s fair,” Bera said.
“One more thing,” he began, “Don’t come running to me when you see things for yourself, because all you’re going to get is an ‘I told you so.’”
Bera frowned at him before giving Severus a defiant look and finally saying. “Fine, you’ve got a deal.”
Later that night, after Bera had finished her rounds with Regulus, she snuck up to the Astronomy Tower. She was glad that she was able to go up to the Astronomy Tower; it as something that she had missed.
Tonight, she was meeting Sirius to just have a bit of fun before she went to bed for the night. She climbed the stairs and spotted him sitting near the ledge. “Looking for me?” She asked with a wide smile on her lips.
Sirius turned to look at her with a gleam in his eye. “Of course I am,” he said, standing up and walking over to Bera to engulf her in his arms. “How was your day, love?” he asked before kissing her on the cheek.
“It wasn’t anything special, if that’s what you’re thinking,” she said, looking up at him with that same smile.
“Not until now, that is,” he said, pushing her hair from her face. “I’m so lucky to have you,” Sirius said as he admired Bera. He then placed a soft kiss on her lips. He ran his fingers through her soft hair, feeling the happiest he’d ever been.
“I like you so much, Sirius,” Bera said, taking in his scent of spice. Sirius lifted Bera’s chin and captured her lips in multiple kisses until he finally deepened the kiss. Bera hadn’t snogged before--well, she had, but she wasn’t exactly in her right mind, because of the scar. But, it was gone and out of her life forever, somehow, and she was happy to be enjoying her life with her amazing Sirius Black.
“Really?” He asked before capturing another kiss. “Because I love you,” he said softly, looking into her eyes.
“I-I love you, too,” Bera said, smiling up at Sirius. “Te quiero, también,” she whispered, repeating the line in Spanish.
The two sat on the edge of the Astronomy Tower, just as they had done many times before. Sirius had his arm around Bera protectively as she rested her head upon his shoulder. Bera smiled as she looked back up at Sirius and captured his lips upon hers this time.
They kissed longer than Bera had expected, but she didn’t stop kissing Sirius back. Sirius had rested his hands on Bera’s waist and began kissing her harder and harder until Bera couldn’t breathe anymore. His hands somehow ended up under Bera’s shirt and she couldn’t tell him to stop because he was still kissing her in an aggressive manner.
It didn’t feel like she was kissing Sirius anymore. It was as if Sirius had become a different person in those last few minutes. Bera, pulled her lips away, gasping for air.
“Sirius!” She shrieked. “Stop it now!”
“What?” He asked in confusion.
Bera slapped his hands from underneath her shirt.”What the bloody hell are you doing?!” She shrieked. She pushed Sirius aways and scooted away from him. She was in absolute shock that she could barely breathe.
“I thought we were snogging,” he said, wiping off his mouth with the back of his hand.
“If you mean trying to eat my face off and trying to--trying to do something else!” She said, tucking her shirt into her skirt. “It was like I was kissing another bloody person!”
“Sorry, Bera..” He muttered, scratching the back of his head. “I guess I lost myself.”
“Yeah,” she muttered. There was an odd silence beteen the two. Bera could see the lust building in Sirius’ eyes and she felt slightly uncomfortable being in his presence at the moment. “It’s getting late,” she said suddeny. “We should both probably head back to our dormitories, alright?” She said. “I’ll see you in the morning,” she said, kissing him on the cheek, afraid that another episode of what had happened before only a few moments ago would happen again. “Goodnight, Sirius,” she said.
“Night,” Sirius muttered as he watched his girlfriend head down the stairs to exit the Astronomy tower. When he was sure that she was gone, he lifted his sleeve to look at the stinging scar on his left arm. He grazed the cursed scarred skin with his thumb. “Bloody hell,” he whispered.
Yay! Another chapter! I combined two chapters into one, because it seemed like they went well together. Things get pretty *clears throat*...hectic from this point on.
But, look, they're back at Hogwarts! Yay! So...the next chapter will be up soon. Yes. Soon.
Keep reading and please review. c:
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