“Hey Cindy! Wanna go with me to Hogsmeade tomorrow?” Sirius asked. It was less than a week before Christmas and Cindy couldn’t believe Sirius Black was asking her to Hogsmeade.
“Um . . . sure, Sirius,” Cindy answered before going up the stairs. Cindy was a smart, attractive girl with strawberry blonde hair and bright blue eyes.
“ ‘Kay. I’ll meet you in the entrance hall tomorrow ‘round eight,” he called after her.
Cindy ran into the room and jumped onto her four-poster bed.
“I can’t believe Sirius Black just asked me to Hogsmeade!”she said to her reflection. A few minutes later Cindy’s best friend, Lily, came in.
“He tried to ask me out, again!” she shouted.
“And did you finally say yes?” Cindy asked.
“Of course not!” Lily replied indignantly, “The day I go out with Potter will be a sad day indeed.”
“Guess who I am going with too Hogsmeade tomorrow,” Cindy finally said, not being able to contain her good news any longer.
“Who?” Lily asked trying to sound interested.
“I’ll be back in a minute,” Lily said as she walked quickly from the room.
“Black!” Lily screamed marching over to where the Marauders were doing their “homework”.
“Yes, Evans?” he asked with just a hint of sarcasm in his voice.
“What is the deal with you; 6th year, Sirius ‘Heartbreak’ Black; asking out my friend; 5th year, Cindy Allen; to Hogsmeade right before Christmas?!” she whispered in a deadly tone.
“Well, if you must know, I happen to like her.”
“W- well . . . just don’t break her heart like you do with every other girl you date!” she said, clearly taken aback.
“I’m not planning on it.” he called after Lily.
“Do you ever plan on it?” James asked.
“No,” said Sirius.
The next moring seemed to come way too quickly for Cindy. She got up around five and was rummaging through her trunk for the next hour. Finally deciding on a blue minidress and a pair of silver rhinestone jeans she hopped into the shower. Seven-thirty came and she was just about ready.
“Are you sure I look nice, Lily?” Cindy asked nervously at seven-fifty.
“Yes, you look gorgeous,” Lily replied reassuringly. Cindy’s blonde hair was in two braids with a blue ribbon around each. She was wearing the aforesaid blue off-the-shoulder minidress with a silver sparkle belt around her middle along with a pair of silver rhinestone jeans.
“Knock him dead!” Lily said, “Literally!”
Cindy walked down into the entrance hall, where she saw Sirius talking to the other marauders. He looked up. His jaw dropped.
“Hi Sirius,” Cindy said nervously when she reached the bottom of the stairs.
“H-hi Cindy,” he sounded nervous too, “Ready to go?”
As they left Lily came down.
“If he breaks her heart, I’ll kill him,” Lily said to James, as she walked out.
“Gee . . . for his sake, I hope he doesn’t,” James said to Peter and Remus before following Lily outside.
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