Now I’m falling asleep
And she’s calling a cab
While he’s having a smoke
And she’s taking a drag
Now they’re going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it’s all in my head
But she’s touching his chest
Now, he takes off her dress
Now, let me go
-the killers, mr brightside
“I can’t believe I’m letting you do this!” whispered Aubrie as we trailed behind Lily into the Gryffindor common room.
“Shh! You remember the plan! Don’t screw it up! Now go!” I whispered back, making sure Lily couldn’t hear what I was saying.
Time to put Project Slywarp the Desirable Carnalmystic Number 882 Plan A through K Part Twenty-Two (Aubrie let me come up with the name). We stepped into the plush common room, and to my utter delight, all four of the marauders were sitting by the fire. Aubrie blushed.
“Uh Lily, I just have to talk to – er – Remus about something. I’ll be up in a minute” she said. I winked at her, smiling all the more.
“Oh…do you two like each other again?” she said, a grin on her face. To my amusement Aubrie turned deep red
“More than you’ll ever know” I said, as Aubrie slapped me across the arm. She turned on her heel and walked over to the four boys who looked like they were deep in conversation.
I jumped up the stairs to Lily’s dorm. It was thankfully empty. We took out our Potion’s work and started to scribble away.
“So Lily…” I said very subtly (cough). “Any dates for Valentine’s Day?”
“Er- not yet. Potter always scares off any potentials.”
“Why do you hate him so much Lily? He seems nice.”
She laughed cruelly. “He’s not nice. He’s unbearably ignorant, fraudulent and annoying. You should know that.”
“Oh who cares? It’s Valentine’s Day for bloody sakes. Nobody here is in the spirit. Anyway, you can’t go with Potter anyway. He doesn’t like you anymore.” I said, completely straight faced (it pays to have practice cheating and lying).
Lily looked up at me, a strange look on her face. “Oh yeah? Well…it’s about time.”
“Uh-huh” I said knowingly. “He said he can’t wait around for you. And even if he wanted to, it wasn’t even worth it. He says you’re probably a bad kissing virgin”
Now she was really interested. ‘What? Who – how – why would he think that?”
I shrugged. “He said he’s never heard any bloke brag about you, so you must not have been any good.”
Her eyes widened and her face turned almost as red as her hair. “Well…that’s just…stupid.”
I tried to look innocent. “So why don’t you just prove him wrong?”
“Maybe I will!”
I smiled and continued with my Potion’s assignment.
“Hey, how’d it go?” I asked as we exited through the portrait hole. Aubrie blushed and said ‘alright’.
“Just alright? We need better than alright!”
“It went good – with Potter. Good.”
“Why are you acting weird?”
“It’s just that…you know. Remus was there.”
Haha! Project Mindlust Snarestealth The Seducer The Only Sane Option The Second Part One Hundred And Fifty-Four Plan A is on its way to being accomplished (three guesses as to what it is).
“Did you guys talk?” I asked oh-so-innocently.
“Um…not really. Anyways…” she said with a nervous flush, “Potter totally thinks that Lily likes him”
“Good. Lily thinks he loathes her”
“He bought all this crap about her just trying to cover her feelings by acting hateful towards him. What a sucker that bloke is.”
“It’s all in the Game of Love, Aubrie”
“I don’t think this plan is going to work”
“Course it is”
“Hmm…ok” she said.
He climbed on top of me and the world dissolves in a vision of heat and sweat.
His weight pushes down on me as he positions himself on my legs. Leaning forward with his hands holding tight on my arms, he pushes his face into the nape of my neck. From deep inside his burning body comes a heated breath which brushes across my neck. His lips hover just an inch above mine. His young muscles sweat and his naked body glides back and forth over my thighs.
My heart beat gets faster as my mind races.
My tongue explores him tasting the saltiness of his heated sweating skin. His skin is soft and unspoiled, raw and natural. My senses thrive in this intoxicating experience, but there's something more gratifying than our physical connection. It isn’t like anyone else. All I think about – all I CAN think about is him. Sweet, sexy, dark, talented, stoned Rowan Davies.
“February 11. Three more little days ‘til the big day! Is anyone else as excited as I am?”
“Absolutely not” said Aubrie. She and I were in the library (yes, again) working our tiny asses off for a stupid Potions test that probably doesn’t even count for anything but we still have to do well on because Aubrie is a perfectionist and, yes, I have to do everything she does (!). But this is no time for feeling blue.
“Oh lighten up! It’s almost VD for Merlin’s sake!” I said cheerfully.
“Valentine’s Day, silly!” (Yes yes I know I may sound like a giddy old lady, but give me a break)
“Sounds more like some sort of genital virus. Which is actually quite fitting considering that so many people will be having sex that night, no doubt with random stranger who have all sorts of sexually transmitted diseases.”
“Yeah” I said breathily, only half listening. “Isn’t it romantic?”
“Only if the hospital wing gets you off.”
Aubrie had been in a sorry state lately, ever since she had last spoken to Lupin. She’s been feeling depressed, annoyed and angry so obviously my plan is going well.
“Hey, have you seen Lily today?” I asked.
“No why? Is the next step in Project Slywarp the Desirable Carnalmystic Number 882 Plan A through K Part Twenty-Two happening soon?”
“Project Slywarp the Desirable Carnalmystic Number 882 Plan A through K Part Twenty-Two? That’s a very complicated name for something which is no doubt very trivial” came an annoyingly familiar voice. Potter, Lupin, Black and Pettigrew pulled up chairs beside us! Okay, we’re NOT FRIENDS, I repeat for those of you who are slow (readers), NOT FRIENDS. I don’t know what the hell they are thinking. You cannot just pull up a chair and sit beside people who you are NOT FRIENDS with. Okay, I think I have made my point.
“Honestly the last time I ever let her name something” said Aubrie.
“It’s a good name. And it is not trivial thank you very much. It’s very complicated and has very many twists and turns. And also – this has nothing to do of any plan of ours in any sort of way – James, have you seen Lily around?”
“Yeah, actually, we just passed her in the halls by the Transfiguration office. Why?”
“Oh no reason” I said, playfully scratching my ear and looking away. Aubrie burst out laughing, as did Black. Bloody Black, he thinks he’s sooooo cool. But he’s not.
“Hey Black, how are things with Gra- oh wait, you cheated on her, just like you do with every other girl, but this time it was her best friend. Yes, so how are things with Cian?”
He leaned back on his chair and smirked at me. “Good thanks. How’s dirty, lying, cheating prat – oh. I mean Davies.”
“Ten times better than you were.”
“Oh fuck off. You know I was the best you ever had.”
“A bit confident, aren’t we? What’s your record for keeping it up now? 8 seconds?”
“No, I broke that record long ago with Grace. You know, while I was fucking her behind you back. You just weren’t hot enou-”
“Alright. So girls…” said Potter, cutting him off. Lupin gave him a nudge in the arm. “oh right. You guys got a date yet for the Valentine’s Day? We hear everyone’s going down to Madame Puddifoot’s.”
“Told you” I muttered to Aubrie, who stuck her tongue out at me. “I have one, of course, but Aubrie doesn’t have one, of course.” She kicked me under the table and blushed. “What about you guys?”
“Not yet” said James. “Only Pete has one as of right now. Mialla, you know, your other roommate.”
“Oh yeah. Good catch” I said sarcastically. “So none for you guys huh? Remus?” He blushed. Gees. These two need to get passed this ‘blushing’ phase. It’s is really too long. “James?”
“Just waiting to see what happens”
“You can’t just wait for things to happen” said Aubrie this time, “You have to go out there and make them happen.”
“Wow, that’s some pretty good advice from someone who can’t even talk to -” She covered my mouth and laughed nervously.
“What about you Sirius?” she asked, hand still against my mouth.
“I think I’m just flying solo for this one’ he said, cockily grinning and leaning back on his chair. I cursed him in my mind.
“Not going with Cian?” Aubrie said, slightly shocked and probably a little angry. After all, we had to put up with the product of his betrayal.
I looked around silently (not by choice of course) while no one else said anything. I licked Aubrie’s hand after too long of quietness. She gave a small squeak and pulled her now wet hand away.
I grinned at her and packed up my stuff. “Ok, well, I should be off. Only James can come. Oh, and Peter. And Black. Is that everyone? Yes, yes I think it is. Let us be off then.”
Aubrie rolled her eyes at my ever-so-subtle plan to get them alone, but her and Remus stayed anyways. Ah, Project Mindlust Snarestealth The Seducer The Only Sane Option The Second Part One Hundred And Fifty-Four Plan A is so simple.
I walked with the other three marauders down to the Great Hall for dinner. I noticed Lily already there, so I motioned her to join us. Even though I did not want to stay in their company, there were things more important than my wants (well, not really). She sat down beside me and I couldn’t help but notice a weird look she threw James. Ah, St. Valentine’s spirit is in the air.
We idly chatted for sometime, me trying my best to be polite and nice, until Rowan came into the room. I felt my face light up as I saw his messed black hair, dragon tooth necklace and stoned smile walk up to me and give me a kiss.
“Hey! Where were you?” I asked with a smile.
Sirius Black exploded in laughter. Like, uncontrollable, grab your stomach and burst you spleen laughter. I gave him a confused look, but he just laughed more. He actually had to wipe a tear away from under his eye.