Chapter 6 : SIRIUSly Confused
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A/N: Sorry I haven't updated in a while, I was on vacation! :)
“WOOF! GRRRRRRR....WOOF! WOOF!”
“REALLY SIRIUS? REALLY?”
Remus Lupin was NOT happy. He had moved into Number 12, Grimmauld Place on Dumbledore’s orders. Sirius Black had recently moved into his old house again, because Albus said it was the safest place for him to stay in hiding at the moment. Dumbledore also thought that it might be a good idea for Remus to stay there as well, to make sure Sirius didn’t do anything reckless.
It had been a little over a year since Sirius had almost had his name cleared. (If only that stupid little rat hadn’t run off like the coward it was)
Remus and Sirius had always been good friends, and like all good friends, they usually were either having a good laugh or a good fight. Remus was not happy this morning. It was early, he wasn’t sure exactly how early, but he did know that it was to early for him to be awake. Apparently Sirius disagreed. He had transformed into his dog form, and was barking outside of Remus’ bedroom door.
“WHAT DO YOU WANT?” Lupin yelled as he got out of bed and went to open the door.
When he heard the yelling, Sirius knew that he had gotten his friend’s attention, so he changed back into his human form. He was suddenly face to face with a very angry and tired looking Remus Lupin.
“Well good morning to you too, Sunshine!”
“Cut the crap Sirius, what do you want?”
“Aren’t we a Patronus full of happiness this morning?” Sirius grinned. Annoying Remus was one of his favorite things to do!
Lupin gave Sirius a glare, but Sirius just kept grinning.
“So, i’m bored. I was wondering if you wanted to play a game of Wizard’s Chess? The loser could pay for Harry’s birthday presents! What do you think? Brilliant right?”
Remus looked like he was about to explode, and he was trying very hard to keep is voice calm. “Harry’s birthday was last week, and I already got him a nice book as a present.”
“Oh, right.” Sirius sighed. “Well we could still play a game of chess, what do you say?”
That was it, Lupin snapped. “I SAY THAT I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE YOUR BLOODY WIZARD’S CHESS, AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR-” Before he could finish his threat, the whole house began to shake violently. When the mini earthquake was over, both men had found themselves on the floor.
“Gosh Moony! You didn’t have to cause an earthquake! All you had to say was: ‘I don’t think that I could ever beat someone so handsome and dreamy at chess.’”
Remus rolled his eyes as he stood up.
“FILTHY BLOOD TRAITORS! IN MY HOUSE?! UNGRATEFUL, DISGUSTING-” Came a thundering voice from down the hall.
“Oh, thanks a lot Moony!” Sirius said sarcastically as he ran to shut his mother’s portrait up. Remus just shrugged as he went back in his room and shut the door.
Sirius raced down the hall in order to silence his mother’s screams.
“Shut it, you old hag!” Sirius very forcefully closed the curtains around the portrait. Though the screaming of insults stopped, Sirius wasn’t met with the silence that he had expected. He heard a soft crying that he was sure was coming from the kitchen. Sirius took out his wand and followed the sounds of the crying. Sure enough, he found himself in the kitchen. He looked under the table and found the source of the sobbing. There was a four year old little girl sitting on the floor under the table. she was softly crying to herself, and she kept saying “Daddy” over and over again.
Lily looked up when she heard Sirius walk into the kitchen. “Daddy?” she asked, hoping that it was Harry. When she saw that the stranger wasn’t her daddy, she started crying even harder.
“No, don’t cry!” Sirius quickly lowered his wand, deciding that a four year old little girl couldn’t be a threat. “Shh! Don’t cry! I’m not going to hurt you!” Sirius picked the girl up off of the floor, and held her in his arms. Lily started to calm down a little bit, and she eventually stopped crying.
“My name is Sirius, what’s your name?”
“Lily.” The little girl whispered.
“That’s a pretty name. I used to have a friend named Lily. She had red hair just like you.” Sirius walked up the stairs and down the hall towards Remus’ room. He softly knocked on the door.
“Moony, this is important! We have a little....situation.” He finished as he looked at the little girl in his arms.
Remus roughly opened the door. “WHAT DO YOU WANT? I AM NOT GOING TO PLAY A GAME OF WIZARD’S- Oh!” Remus caught sight of Lily, who had buried her head in Sirius’ shoulder.
“It’s okay Lily, this is my friend. His name is Moony. He just gets a grumpy in the morning.”
Remus gave Sirius a questioning look.
“Moony, this is my friend Lily. I found her under the kitchen table.”
“Lily. That’s a pretty name.” Remus smiled.
The little girl lifted her head off of Sirius’s shoulder and looked at Remus.
“Do you know where my daddy is?”
“Moony and I will help you find your daddy.” Sirius assured Lily. She smiled at him.
“Siryoos!” Lily exclaimed happily, and gave the man a hug.
Sirius looked at Remus, “Close enough.” he said with a shrug.
“Okay Lily,” Remus looked the little girl in the eyes. “What is your daddy’s name?”
Lily looked at him as if it were the most obvious thing in the world. “Daddy!”
“Right, but what do other people call your daddy?”
Lily scrunched her face in confusion.
“What does your mum call your daddy?” Remus explained.
“Well, when she is mad at him she calls him a stubborn arse.”
Sirius laughed out loud and Remus tried hard not to grin.
“Ummm, okay. What does she call him when she isn’t mad?” Remus asked.
“Harry? Your dad’s name is Harry?” Sirius exclaimed in surprise. A little girl named Lily, with a father named Harry?
“Do you know where he is?” Lily asked expectantly.
“I only know one person named Harry, and he’s only just turned fifteen last week, so it’s pretty safe to say that he doesn’t have a secret daughter.” Remus chuckled to himself, “But if you tell us your daddy’s last name, I can go down to the ministry and try to find him.”
“Good idea Moony! What’s your full name Lily?”
“Lily Luna Potter.”
“Ummm, Remus?” Sirius tentatively poked his friend’s face, and finally came to the conclusion that he had in fact fainted. Sirius took out his wand and pointed it at the man on the ground. “Rennervate!”
Remus gripped his head tightly in his hands. “Owwww! Did I just faint?”
“Either that, or you just fell backwards because you thought it might be fun.” Sirius replied with a grin.
Remus glared at his friend. “And you just let me fall and hit my head? I probably have a concussion!” Sirius stopped grinning, and got a sheepish look on his face.
“So do you know where my daddy is or not?” Lily cut in, upset that they had obviously forgotten her presences.
Both of the adult’s eyes snapped to Lily, remembering what had caused Remus to faint.
Sirius picked Lily up and sat her on the edge of Remus’ bed. He then crouched down in front of her, so that they were face to face. Remus watched from the floor, he was still sitting from when he had fainted.
“Are you saying that your daddy is Harry James Potter?” Sirius asked in a serious voice. (No pun intended)
Lily nodded nervously. “Is that bad?”
Sirius turned and locked eyes with Remus. They both shared the same expression: a mix of confusion, shock, and more confusion.
“You don’t think that he could really have a kid do you?” SIrius asked Remus.
“I don’t know, I mean, I don’t think so. How old are you Lily?”
“Four.” Said Lily proudly, as she held up four fingers.
“There is no way that this is Harry’s kid!” Sirius exclaimed. “He would have been eleven when she was born! There is no way.” He turned towards Lily again. “Are you sure that Harry James Potter is your dad? Fifteen year old Harry James Potter?”
Lily looked thoughtful, “Well, I know that his name is Harry James Potter, but I am not sure how old he is. He says that Mummies and Daddies don’t like to talk about how old they are.”
“Bloody Merlin!” Sirius laid down on the floor. “Harry has a daughter?”
“No, there are probably a lot of Harry James Potter’s in Britain. It’s not like it’s an uncommon name.” Remus got up off the floor and picked Lily up in his arms.
“You’re right, there probably are a lot of people named Harry James Potter that live in Britain. But you and I both know that there is only one Harry Potter that is a wizard.”
Remus knew that his friend was right- there was only one wizard in all of Britain named Harry James Potter, but he had to stay reasonable about the situation. Harry, a father? There was just no way.
“Let’s take Lily to the Burrow, that’s where Harry is right now. Maybe he knows something about this that we don’t.”
“Yeah, that he has a secret love child.” Sirius said as he stood up.
“Harry doesn’t have a secret love child!” Remus was 90% sure of it.
“I guess we will just have to find out when we get there. Moony, can you take me Side-Along Apparition? I’m pretty shaken up about this, and I don’t want to Splinch myself.”
Remus rolled his eyes and grabbed Sirius’ arm. With a crack, the three of them Apparated to the Burrow.
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