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Falling for Sirius by princesslily_36

Format: Novella
Chapters: 23
Word Count: 31,292

Rating: 15+
Warnings: Scenes of a mild sexual nature

Genres: Drama, Humor, Romance
Characters: Lupin, James, Lily, Sirius, Pettigrew, OC
Pairings: Sirius/OC, James/Lily

First Published: 09/08/2006
Last Chapter: 09/17/2007
Last Updated: 03/26/2016


My name is Juliet Anna Potter. I'm James Potter's twin sister. Life has always been pretty normal for me. That is, until my friend Sirius decided to play matchmaker for my brother and Lily. Now we're supposed to act like we're dating - only it's all pretend...right? Everything's so messed up - especially since I started getting butterflies in my stomach whenever Sirius is around...47,000+ reads!! AMAZING Banner by .amaris @ TDA


A/N: Hello readers! I'm so glad you have decided to click in. This is a story I wrote when I was in my early teens (merely a child), and I'm really really not proud of it. But I don't feel like taking it down because a lot of people really seemed to like it, and it also shows my progress as a writer and reminds me of how far I've come. I would love for you all to check out my latest WIP Once Upon A Marauder. I feel it is my best work till date. Thank you all once again for reading and reviewing!


Damn the alarm! Why does it have to go off so early!

“Mom!” I groaned. Then I remembered why the alarm had gone off. Mom had set it last night for me to wake up early and help her.

I am Juliet Anna Potter. People also know me as James’ twin sister. It’s not like am not popular. I look quite nice and as Sirius has told me many times fondly ‘preppy n pretty’ which is a huge compliment from Sirius that he usually thinks only the hottest girls in school are worth his compliments. Lily has often told me that I am more popular than I think I am. The dating season has just started considering we are going to start our sixth year.

Oh ya… I forgot exactly why I was awake and telling you this at 7 in the morning on a Sunday. Lily and Sirius are coming over and mom wanted me to help her set the house for them. They are gonna stay for a week, just till school reopens.

The four of us are pretty much good friends and almost always hang out together considering we spend holidays together. Remus and Kia would join us at school and Peter would just tag along. We have a lot of fun together, especially with Sirius and James. Oh and I forgot to mention that James has developed a little crush on Lily which he had taken no pains whatsoever to keep a secret. And it usually brings out many laughs when Sirius uses it to the advantage of the moment. Lily does get a little bugged when he tries to show off in front of her but most of the time she does not let that get in the way of the lot of us having fun. Notice that I said Most of the time, because sometimes she just snaps and we hear not end of it.

I got up and stretched, looking at myself on my wall mirror. I cocked my head to the side and looked at me. I am an attractive girl for 16 years. I have longish black hair, slightly curly and slightly wavy; it falls over my shoulders naturally framing my face in a way most girls would kill for. And I was very slim. The kind of slim where your collar bones show even when you are not taking in deep breaths. But I wasn’t thin either if you know what I mean. I was wearing a satin blue PJ which brought out the color of my dark blue eyes. Sirius fondly calls them midnight blue.

Ok I have noticed that there have been quite a few references to Sirius over here and I do NOT want you to get the wrong idea. Neither Sirius nor I even have a crush on each other. Though I will not deny that he looks hot and handsome. We kind of grew up together considering both of us have pure-blood families and we met at social gatherings and stuff occasionally and the fact that he is my brothers best friend and that he spends holidays with us all the time… and we share a sort of a brother-sister bond. I guess I would have had a major crush on him if I hadn’t known him from when I was as big as a bunny rabbit. He has these mesmerizing, startling blue eyes which are often irritated by his black hair which falls forward with casual elegance which makes all the girls want to snog him senseless. But he doesn’t give a damn for all girls. He only goes out with the fittest ones. He claims that I am one of them but he can't go out with me because it will be weird… but he wants to try it someday though. Yea right! Me on a date with Sirius Black! That would be close to a date with James. EW!

I got up and went to freshen up and go downstairs to meet mom or else she will be screaming up the stairs…


There she goes! She is a real sweet thing she is! I love her because she is a typical mommy. And my first best friend… before James, Sirius and Lily that is. Lily! I felt a sudden surge of excitement go through me as I realized that she was coming today to start our fifth year together.


“James!” I yelled into his ear as he lay snoring on the bed. No not his bed. Mom had made sure he did his share of housework too and had made him go and lay out Sirius’ room. And there he was, 5 minutes into ‘laying’ it, snoring away with a dirty rag on his face. I sniffed his hand which had previously holding the rag.

“Ever heard of bath Jamesie poo?”

“Don’t call me that!” he muttered turning red. I smirked as I knew why he hated that name. Our classmate Isa calls him that. Isa has had a crush on James ever since second year and she had been heavily hinting that they go out. Since James had this thing for Lily, and he thinks that Isa’s earlobes don’t match [boys!] she has not yet succeeded.

“Well, you had better get this room ready as soon as possible.”

“Why?” he asked my grumpily.

“Well because Mom will ground you if you don’t and that will mean you will not get to come out of your room which will further mean that you will not be able to see your precious Lily!”

Yea I said that in one breath. Seems impossible doesn’t it? Well that’s basically the way I talk. Fast and a lot of it! Some people find it irritating but most people, especially Sirius, think it is cute and typical. Which is why I am popular because it seems like I flirt with guys when I talk like that (which I really don’t mean to) and I look cute when I talk like that (not that I am complaining) and most girls think that I am out to get Sirius for myself. Yea right!

“What?” asked James looking up at me from his dusting. I must have said the last part aloud.

“Nothing… you carry on!” I said walking off to clear Lily’s room.


I heard a bang behind me which startled me. I jumped up with a little scream and turned to see James and Sirius grinning cheekily. I placed my hand to my heart, taking in deep breaths.

“All the time!” I said shaking my head, “You two… are going to pay some day!” I said pointing my finger threateningly at my brother and his best friend, walking towards them. Their smiles were infectious and I found myself smiling back at them.

“Sirius! Good to see you!” I said hugging him fondly.

“Good to see you too Juliet! Looking good!” he said holding me at arms distance and nodding approvingly. I looked down at my dirty apron and back at him, an eyebrow raised.

“Shut up Sirius! Don’t start with me! You just came!” I said breaking free and sitting at the corner of Lily’s bed, tearing apart the apron. “How was home?” I asked Sirius as he sat down on my side. James sat down on the other side of me. It kinda felt nice when they both put their arms around me. It always does when I feel like I have two brothers.

“I am going to swear really badly if you ask me that once more.”

“That bad huh?” asked James.

“Don’t! They were all again as usual Ooh Regulus is so smart! Ooh Regulus is in the holy house of Slytherin… For god’s sake that guy got Ds in all his end of the year exams and I got all Os and Es in my OWLs. And my dad did not even glance at my grades before he signed the report.”

“Don’t worry! It’s gonna be all right!” said James.

“No its not!”

“Yea its not!” agreed James. I hit James lightly for his insensitivity laid a reassuring hand on Sirius.

“Hey I am fine! Whatever they say at home Regulus cannot, I repeat, cannot be The Sirius Black, the most handsome, most sought-after, most clever, most witty, most amazing…”

“Most conceited?” I said getting up from him and going out. Typical Sirius.

“Where are you going?” asked James casually but I knew that he knew and that he wanted it to seem like I told him.

“No where… just walking…out… to meet the… girl of your dreams!” I said grinning at him. I squealed and ran out as James chased me into the gardens followed by a laughing Sirius who stood out of the way. James finally succeeded in plummeting me into the ground and tickling me. That was the weapon he used against me all the time. We were all laughing and screaming so loudly that Lily had to yell to get our attention.

“Lily! You have come!” I said pushing James away and hugging her. I was always this enthusiastic.

“Hey Lily!” said James winking and running his fingers through his hair.

“Hi James!” she said smiling at him. They were great friends in spite of James’ little crush thing on her. He hugged her tightly, “great hols?”

“You have to get off me now!” came her muffled voice from under him.

“Say you will go out with me!” he asked. Lily heaved him away.

“Not in a million years!”

“Why?” he asked in a pained voice.

“Why?” I mimicked him laughing at his childishness. He threw me a dirty look and Sirius, Lily and I laughed.

“No can do Potter!” said Lily and looked at Sirius.

“How are you Sirius?”

“Evans!” said Sirius nodding from his place next to me.

“Bad hols?” she asked sympathetically.

“You bet!”

“They are just about to get better!” I said chirpily.