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Like a House on Fire by 800 words of heaven

 
Rating: 15+Story Reviews: 475
 
Chapters: 39
Words: 112432
Characters: Lupin, James, Lily, Sirius, Regulus, OC
Genre(s): Fluff, Humor, Romance
Era: Marauders
Pairings: Sirius/OC, James/Lily, Remus/OC
Status: Completed
First Published: 2011.09.07
Last Published Chapter: 2014.12.20
Last Updated: 2017.01.31
Favorite Story Of: 165 users
 
Advisory: Mild violence, Scenes of a mild sexual nature, Substance abuse, Sensitive topic/issue/theme

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"Conflicted interests" is one way you could describe Sirius Black and Millie White's relationship. At best, there's one-sided small talk. At worst, it's all-out war. But when Sirius manages to convince Millie into one of his hare-brained schemes, the coming clash will ensure that seventh year at Hogwarts won't be what either of them expected.

Slytherin Story of the Month, January 2015

Thanks to -BookDinosaur- for help with the summary | Banner by Hobbit' @tda

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews Read
1 A First Time for Everything

Where Lily forgets and Sirius realises

1720 48
2 Have You Even Talked to Her?

Where sanity is questioned and changes are duly noted

1990 30
3 The Deeper Things in Life

Where life is cruel and brooding is unhelpful

1180 25
4 No Love Lost

Where Millie dumps, and Sirius is dumped.

1398 20
5 Rain, Rumours and Plans

It rains, rumours are abound and plans are made

4178 16
6 Insane Before Christmas

Where Sirius is persistent and Millie gives in

1095 17
7 Goodnight, Darling

Where things become official - and stranger

972 11
8 Sleeping After Lunch



“Hey,” I said as I sat down next to Millie.

“What are you doing here?” she asked, instantly going on the defensive. It annoyed me to no end that she felt the need to be defensive with me, but I let it slide.

“I have class here,” I said, smirking at her annoyance. If she was going to be defensive, I’d be annoying.

1463 11
9 Quidditch Alliances

The first Quidditch match of the season and Lily shares something rather predictable

3484 10
10 Things You Really Don't Want to Know

Where Millie and Sirius go on their first date... kind of

1133 10
11 Love the Smell of Blueberries

Where James has fun with his dark side and Sirius develops a new appreciation for a certain kind of blue fruit

4016 10
12 It has to be Soon

Where all is not well in paradise

1787 9
13 Perfect for each Other

Where Millie and Sirius attempt to concoct a plan without getting thrown out of the library

1063 13
14 Together

Where outrageous plans are executed

2478 8
15 Claustrophobia and Confusion

Where relationships are discussed, fears are found out and drowning fish are shocked

4008 6
16 Recognising Forks

Where eating utensils are identified and trips are made to the boat house

3741 5
17 SNOW! SNOW! SNOW!

Where Sirius manages to wake up the entirety of Gryffindor Tower

2218 4
18 New Immaturity Heights

Where Millie gets nervous about clothes and Sirius just gets nervous... and jealous

5641 8
19 Snogging in the Middle of the Corridor

Where Sirius has trouble believing that his brother is capable of getting himself a girlfriend. Ever

2095 6
20 Brothers

Where Sirius stalks... er... observes and then broods - to the great annoyance of his almost-girlfriend

3176 11
21 Awkwardness and Adorable Puppies

Where Millie feels awkward and James tries to suggest why

1226 8
22 Half-Bear Half-Wolf

Where Sirius tries to win Millie's favour and Millie wonders about the strange things that happen in the Forbidden Forest

3400 11
23 It's a Date

Where Sirius becomes rather desperate and begins to beg... as a human

3081 7
24 I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Where Sarah and Millie D&M and Millie finally meets Mrs Potter

3846 7
25 Early Mornings, Breakfasts, Dresses and Hometowns

Where Sirius winks at Millie, Mrs Potter and Millie argue over toast, a shop assistant becomes disgruntled and Sirius is adorable, as always

3537 9
26 Blame it on the Cat

Where bags are emptied and strange things are discovered inside of it

2362 7
27 Bleak House

Where Millie and Sirius take a day trip to Millie's childhood home

4583 9
28 Just Because

Where Millie is emotional and Sirius is cute...er than usual

3742 13
29 The Time of Your Life

Where Sirius drags Millie down to the ball

3982 9
30 Christmas Morning

Where death threats and demands are made... before breakfast... on Christmas morning

3027 15
31 Valentine's Day

Where Sirius is really quite romantic

4102 15
32 Of Hearts and Bludgers

It was now sometime in April, I was quite sure Gryffindor had just won the Quidditch Cup, and I think I was in love with Sirius Orion Black.

And I still didn't know if we were official.

And my head really hurt.

2625 18
33 Asphodel, Powdered Root of

I was left holding the jar of Asphodel, powdered root of, in my now sweaty palm, and wondering what on earth had just happened.

2817 15
34 Not Now, Not Ever

Where Lily comforts, and Sirius talks

3457 13
35 Gone, Gone, Gone

And I would do it for you, for you.
Baby, I'm not moving on
I love you long after you're gone.
For you, for you.

5151 11
36 Chocolate Is Always the Solution

Where Sirius despairs, and Remus gives very sound advice

3091 3
37 Chocolate Frogs

Where Sirius takes Remus' sage advice, and Millie is distracted by all that chocolate

3025 8
38 Home

Where Sirius talks about his feelings, and Millie thinks about hers

3633 8
39 What an Idiot

Where Millie and Sirius... finally.

2909 11




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