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Friends or Foe? by Sunny_Hogwarts

Format: Novella
Chapters: 11
Word Count: 19,863
Status: WIP

Rating: 15+
Warnings: Mild Language

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

First Published: 02/11/2006
Last Chapter: 07/13/2007
Last Updated: 07/13/2007


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James didn't look too jokey at the moment. He said gently, "Why dont you like me Lily?" This was the first time he hadn't called me 'sweet' or 'angel'. I thought about it and said truthfully, "Its weird, you know? No one has ever really liked me this much before. Its surprising, I guess. I'm a little afraid really." I shocked myself and James by this confession. Over 8,000 reads! OMG I love you all!

Chapter 8: Everyone is going bonkers!

Disclaimer: Yeah, I dont own Harry Potter. Blah di blah blah blah. What I DO own is this story! Oooohh yeah! *Victory dance that involves alot of hip wiggling and finger pointing, with just a touch of macerena*
A/N: Ha! I knew I would start writing the chapters quicker! I was riiight, completely riiight! *says in sing song voice*
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"Wait, wait, wait, wait... so he said that?! He actually said, 'Fine… ten second break. But this time – I’m in control. That means I’m on top' ?!?! That's so... James like! But still not. Like... since when would he say that to you? Well, I mean, usually he would... but not since you guys were 'going out'... but not actually going out."

"Shut up Jas."

"Well, I just mean..." Jas's voice trailed away.

"You dont mean anything."

"Yes I do, Ms. Huffy Knickers," Jas stated before tucking into her toast.

"Jasmine Louise! Who are you calling Ms. Huffy Knickers?" I said indignantly. Jas just pointed at me with her mouth full.

When I had woken up this morning, I filled Jas in about what happened. I dont know what she was expecting - probably something to talk about with Sally. I think she was a little disappointed. I sure wasn't!

At that moment, I spotted James strutting into the Great Hall. Yeah, that's right... strutting. You'd think he'd have something better to do than strut - but I'm sorry to disappoint you. Walking around like he owns the place... everyday he does this.


But I love it.

James sat himself beside me and planted a big kiss on my cheek. In front of everyone! It went deadly silent and James said, with a big smirk, "What? Jealous?" I felt my cheeks flush bright red and looked up to see what everyone's expression was.

They all started cheering.

Oh god.

Sirius plonked himself next to James and slapped him on the back, "All that work paid off, didn't it Prongs?" James grinned and replied, "Work? What work? It was The Charm, my friend... The Charm."

What is he on about?

Remus sat down next to me and smirked in an unusual-Remus-way, "Lily. I think we need you to be checked into St. Mungo's."

"Why's that, Remus?"

"You're in love with a Marauder."

I laughed, "And you've booked Jas an appointment, I suppose?" Remus nodded with a completely serious face, which made me laugh harder. "And I've booked one for Sally as well. Sirius is too lazy to do it himself," he added.

"What are you saying about me?" Sally asked as she arrived. Taking her place next to Sirius, she looked down the table to Remus, "What about St. Mungo's?"

Remus put on an innocent face, "Nothing. Nothing at all. Hey, look at the time!" He smacked the side of his head, "If we keep up this chitter chatter - we'll be late for class!"

Jas, James, Sirius and I laughed before finishing off breakfast.

Trailing down the dungeons to Potions, I noticed how many people kept grinning at me. Had all of Hogwarts gone bonkers?

I gripped Jas's arm, "Jassie, why are they all grinning at me?"

"Well... erm, I mean... They found out that... erm... that you guys kissed."


"Well... it's just... you know..."

"Oh God Jas. Thanks for that."

"Well, one of the Ravenclaw's overheard me telling Julia Patil, so you know what they're like..."

"No, Jas. I dont know what they're like."

"You know... she went off and told more people and then... it spread around."

Why is Jas being so nervous and weird today? She can't seem to say one sentence without stuttering or something. I looked at Remus - but he was being completely normal. Sure, he was a bit pale... But nothing else. If anything, he looked relieved.

After Potions, I met up with James for Transfiguration. He held my hand and kissed me on the forehead. More people cheered as they walked past. I even heard one of the fourth years say, "Oh FINALLY!"

"Hey, James?"

"Yes, my sweet?"

"Do you know why Jas is acting all weird?"

"Erm... no."

I raised my eyebrows, "Oh okay... And is Remus feeling ill? He seems really pale." James just shrugged his shoulders before leading me into the classroom.

During Lunch, Sally linked her arms in mine, "Tell me all the goss, babe. Are you going out with James yet?" I didn't say anything for a while. Shrugging, I muttered, "Who knows? I think so... What does James think? We haven't really talked about it much..."

Sally smiled and a passing boy walked into a suit of armour, "Well, as a fact, I have been talking to James. He thinks you are."

"Then I guess we are," I said, grinning. I felt like dancing and waving my arms around, while cheering madly with the other Hogwarts students. Just then, a bunch of third year boys came up to me and slapped me on the back, "Rightio, mate," they said.


"I am seriously fearing for everyone's sanity," I whispered to Sally. She laughed, "Well, everyone knows that Dumbledore is off his rocker, so maybe its spreading."

Half way through our break, I saw James talking to Remus quickly and quietly. Remus threw his hands up and I heard him cry, "It was my choice!" before James shushed him. After their heated little argument, they admitted defeat and gave each other a 'manly-hug'.

I noticed that Jas had seen it too, and she seemed even more feverish.

"Jassie Boo Bear?"

Jas snorted, "Nice name. What's up?" She said this calmly, but her eyes kept darting towards the Marauders. "Are you alright?" I asked. She nodded, but didn't continue the conversation. She dived into her school bag and grabbed a book before hiding her face behind it.

Taking the book from her hands I had another go, "Jas, you don't even LIKE reading."

"Maybe I've taken it up. R... Remus has been tutoring me for a bit. You know... to give you a bit of a break."

Sighing, I handed her book back and looked up to see James walking towards me. He smiled and sat down beside me. "How are you, angel?" He asked, kissing my temple. Leaning on his shoulder I replied, "Good. Good as... gold."


"I dunno."

James laughed, "You're a funny one." I blushed and pushed back some hair behind my ear that was dangling loose. "Why to people keep grinning at me?" I asked to change the subject. James laughed again, "Because they all know."

"About what?"

"How daft are you?"

"Alot when it comes to this."

"About us going out."

"Oh, so we're going out?"

"In a twisted way, yes," He looked me in the eyes, "Why?" I shrugged, "I dunno. We just haven't talked about it that much... But yeah, we are going out. Cool, hey?" James nodded.

A fifth year boy jogged past and snapped a photo of James and I with his wizard camera, "All right! Now I get five galleons!"

"What for?" I asked. "For getting a photo of the long awaited couple," he replied simply before running off to his friends shouting, "I got it! I got it!"

I heard Sirius bark with laughter before he came and sat down next to Sally. "Remus had to go to the library," he informed Jas with a wink. She smiled shyly but quickly got up and scuttled away to the library. "See you at our next class, guys," She called behind her shoulder.

I turned towards everyone, "Did you know... that it's nearly Christmas?" I clapped my hands, and my eyes were wide with delight. I love Christmas. Always have. Always will.

Sally gasped, "Oooohh yes! How exciting! And after Christmas is the New Years Ball!"

"Yay! Snogging!" Sirius pumped his fist into the air. Sally slapped him on the arm, giggling. Pulling her into his arms, Sirius kissed her on the mouth.

She giggled again and whispered to him, "I love you."

I looked away and pretended not to hear. I didn't want to be eavesdropping. But I wasn't... Sally whisperes really loud!

"What do you want for Christmas?" James asked me. I looked up at him, smiling, "I don't know. You don't have to get me anything!" But James just held up his hand, "No. Presents. I got you presents before."

I thought back to fifth year, when James got me a singing sunflower. It sang 'You are my Sunshine' while it danced. It was actually quite scary. Later that day I 'accidentally' dropped it in the common room fireplace. Just remembering it melting, and still singing its song gave me the shivers.

"Yeah... that flower was scary."

James laughed, "Okay, so no more dancing, singing flowers then?"

"You know it."

Hearing the bell, we all trooped off to our next class - Double Charms. It was the one class we all had together. Me, James, Jas, Remus, Sally, Sirius, and Peter. And thank God it was that class. We could all talk and not get in trouble for it!

Finally, all our classes were over and we slumped on the couches in the common room.

"Who's staying for Christmas?" Sirius asked. Jas and I put up our hands. "Well, I'm going to see my folks for two weeks, then I'm coming back here," Sally explained. "What about you?" I asked him. Sirius laughed, "James and I are going back to his house, as usual. God, I'm not going to my home! And then we're coming back here after two weeks for the New Years Ball."

Ah, yes. The New Years Ball. EVERYONE comes to Hogwarts for the Ball, even though it's during the holidays. It's SO fun! Dumbledore hires a band and everyone parties through the night! There's food, music, drinks, entertainment and a reeeaaally big dance floor.

I can't wait!

A/N: Neither can I! Hahaha. Please review, and tell me what you think. The next chapter will be coming up shortly! Oh and when I wrote that Sirius and James were coming back after two weeks, I don't mean two weeks after Christmas. I mean after the first two weeks of the holidays.