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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

Chapter 5: LAJO and RAKO

Detention was over. Binns didn’t remember [big surprise] that he set us to 2 rooms and let us off an hour earlier. So Sirius and I just walked back, in my case limped slightly, laughing about Binns stupidity and thinking of ways to bring Lily and James together. But all we ended up doing was laughing at stupid schemes and at Sirius’ jokes. He makes a lot of them. One day-

“Juliet… I have a plan!” he whispered in my ear suddenly when we were all sitting in the common room as usual. I was taken aback before I realized who was talking.

“What?” I asked. Ok I was loud. Lily, James, Remus and Kia looked up. I grinned sheepishly at them, “water!” I said. Don’t know why I said that. I guess I thought that was the closest word to ‘What’.

”That’s right. I need water. Do you Ju?” asked Sirius catching on.

“Yes… come lets go get it!” oh my god. That was so fake. The fact that they didn’t spot anything different just showed how thick they were. I hurried out thankfully, half dragged by Sirius. He took me to an empty classroom and closed the door behind us.

“You have to be a little more discreet Juliet!” he said. He was looking all handsome because he was slightly shabbily dressed. That is what is great about Sirius. His shabbiness is what makes him so handsome and elegant. Like now. Hair that fell into his mesmerizing blue eyes, the first two buttons of his shirt undone, his tie missing, and one end of his shirt tucked in… I tore my eyes away from him.

“Sorry!” I muttered. What was wrong with me?

“Anyway, I have a plan for the Lajo.”

“Lajo?” I asked confused.

“Lily and James Operation. LAJO. Lajo.” I giggled. It sounded so funny. Lajo indeed!

“What is it?” I said once I forced myself to stop laughing. He took a few steps towards me so that he was standing right in front of me. I was sitting on one of the tables, swinging my legs casually. I was wearing the school uniform… I kinda feel more comfortable in that. Only on weekends we sport muggle clothes. My hair was loose, as usual, and slung over one shoulder. Sirius didn’t say anything even though he was standing right in front of me. He just stared into my eyes. With his startling blue ones. I wasn’t smiling or laughing. The truth is, I started blushing. BLUSHING! For SIRIUS! I wasn’t even thinking straight. I wasn’t even thinking. What could I do? What should I do? What was he doing? He then took my hands in his and smiled at me. I melted. Ok, don’t blame me! You should have seen him there! I took in deep breaths and my heart was doing those crazy squirmy things I only read about in books. He fingered my collar bone with his index finger. I guess it showed even more now that I was taking in deep breaths. He brought his face close to mine I thought he was going to kiss me. There was about 6 inches difference between us.

“Juliet… will you go out with me?” he breathed in a voice I had never heard him use before. I just stared back not knowing what to say. I gulped. Hard. Should I tell him that he is crazy? Or tell him that it won't work out? Or that I don’t feel that way about him? Or the word that seemed to be yelling all over my head – Yes! Yes! Yes! That didn’t make any sense considering I never liked Sirius that way…

“Eh?” was all that came out. He then moved back so suddenly that I almost fell over. I frowned in confusion.

“This is what we are going to do!” he announced. I was still confused. I never said yes. I mean I said ‘Eh’ but I guess it might have sounded like a yes. I opened my mouth to clarify this but Sirius cut in.

“See, we are going to act as girlfriend and boyfriend… send Remus and Kia together so Lily and James will be forced to go to Hogsmeade together.” Ok I was still a little dazed by what had happened but I knew I was hearing right. And it sounded good. For a start. But then James and Lily already know each other very well so what is the use of setting them up? That’s what I told Sirius.

“I’ll ask Remus to teach James some manners so that he will charm her and they will be together.”

“Why can't you teach him?”

“Because I don’t have any!” he said simply as if stating a fact. I started laughing before he added the next line, “None that will charm his precious Lily.”

I had to agree with that.

“And where do we or Kia come in the picture?”

“They have to be alone. So I have it all figured out. I set Peter up on a blind date. And we gat Remus and Kia together. And then we act like we are off on a date. And then force them together.”

“Oooh! So plan A is to make James show Lily that he isn’t as arrogant as she thinks he is. For that we need Remus and Kia together so we should start plan B which is to make them go out together. So we do Plan B first. So we have to make Plan A Plan B and Plan B Plan A because that is the order in which we will do it. So we need Plan A to get to Plan B.”

“RI…right!” he said after thinking for some time about what I said.

“Not bad… sounds good.”

“But we have to lay foundation first. To make them believe that we are boyfriend Girlfriend and then start on RAKO first.”

“Rako?” This guy took some Chinese classes over the summer or something?

“Remus and Kia Operation!” he said rolling his eyes as if it were most obvious. This guy and his short forms. Seriously, did god give him more looks to make up for the lack in his brain?

“Does James know about this… this Lajo?” it sounded so funny saying it!

“Obviously or we can't get him to behave himself.”

“So he knows we are acting?”

“Yes. Do you think I wouldn’t tell me that? He said that I had better be only acting or else he will hunt me down and kick me!” said Sirius laughing. I laughed along. Typical James. He wouldn’t dare to hex someone who goes out with me, though he hexes every guy who even looks at Lily. But I won't say that to Lily to get her even madder at my brother. James is not the over pushy type about my dates but that is because I have kept him under that check. But he usually never approves of my dates. I don’t see why. I don’t mind him dating! But he knows he can control his friends. And I am not interested that way in Sirius anyway. But what if I was? Then would James still oppose it? Why do I care?

“Shall we go dear one?” he said holding out and arm for me. I jumped down and clung on to his arm and we came out of the classroom laughing.