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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 14: James On A Date...

I woke up with a really different feeling in my heart. It seemed to pace up the moment I regained consciousness. I sat up on my bed with a wide grin across my face. I don’t know how long the two of us kissed. After we slowly broke apart, I was too embarrassed to say anything. Thankfully James was nowhere to be seen and surprisingly neither was Remus and Kia. Sirius and I looked awkwardly at each other for a few seconds before I said an awkward goodnight and hurried upstairs. Just because it was good doesn’t mean I love Sirius. Come on! I’m not in Huffelpuff!

I went down the stairs and was surprised not to see any marauder in the common room in the morning. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Remus limping towards me and Sirius supporting him.

“What happened to him?” I asked confused.

“After you left, James chased him around and around the dormitory.”

I laughed, “Poor Remus. What did James do to you?” I asked Sirius.

“He was too busy chasing Remus. We haven’t spoken yet.”

Remus approached us, “I swear I haven’t run like that my entire life.” He said groaning. James approached us.

“Hey James!” I said a little nervously. Remus jumped, literally, at the sound of James’ name. He hid behind me. James glared at Remus.

“Juliet, tell him not to do that!” he said into my ear.

“James…” I started.

“It’s ok… I am not after Remus now…” He turned to Sirius. Sirius backed off slightly, “James… I didn’t do anything…”

“The only thing you did was to snog my sister!” said James, chasing Sirius as he broke into a run. They ran round and round the common room as Remus and I laughed. James was such a typical James! I watched as Sirius jumped over the couch and ran round another to dodge James but James was just as quick.

At one point James almost caught Sirius when Sirius grabbed a girl walking along and thrust her between them without knowing who she was. He was using her as a shield and looked over her shoulder. One look at James’ expression told Sirius whom he was holding. Both of them immediately calmed down and Sirius backed off. Remus and I went up to them I stood next to Sirius as he smoothed his robes.

James placed his hands at his hips looking at Lily apprehensively, “Hey… how are you doing?”

“Umm… ya I am ok,” said Lily. She seemed to be blushing and clutching at her books very hard.

“Umm… great…”


“Listen... I wanted to ask you something…” said James taking a step closer. He was going to kiss her… I knew it I knew it… I could feel it…

“Could you… umm… lend me your potions notes?”

Or not.

Sirius, Remus and I groaned in unison. Lily and James looked at us and we immediately turned to face each other as if we were engaged in a serious conversation. Although I don’t think they were fooled.

“Remus what happened?” exclaimed Kia who had joined us quietly.

“Umm… I fell down the stairs… by mistake…” said Remus.

“Aww… poor you…” she said kissing him.

There was one happy couple. I looked over at James and Lily who seemed to be blushing very cutely at each other. Great! I helped match-make these two pairs but I don’t get a match myself? Then I looked sideways at Sirius who was grinning slyly at another girl walking past... a Blondie who is definitely going to be Sirius’ first date after we break up.

Don’t you just feel that life is so unfair sometimes?


“Hey James where are you going?” asked Lily when James was going out of the common room that evening.


“This late? What if you are caught!” said Kia.

“Yea right!” scoffed James, “Cya!” he said waving to us and walking out.

“You know what, I’m turning in… Goodnight!” said Sirius stretching himself. I waved at him and leaned back on the couch.

“I guess I’m tuning in too… bye Remus!” said Kia kissing him, “Goodnight guys!” she said to the rest of us.

“How long is James going to be?” asked Lily.

“Dunno… it’s been a long time since he has been on a date so I have no idea!” I said nonchalantly, reaching out for a quill, “Hey Remus do you have notes from History of magic? I kinda lost mine…”

“No you didn’t! You spent history of magic convincing James that you hated the kiss between you and Sirius so you didn’t take any.”

“I knew that… I just wanted yours that is all!”

“You liar!” said Remus smiling and giving me his notes. He takes such neat notes, I don’t wonder why he bothers doing his homework… he might as well hand his notes in. now my notes you should see… doodles all over the paper!

“Is James going to take a long time?”

“I don’t know Lily… why are you so bothered?” I asked her significantly. She said nothing but continued doing her work. Remus and I winked at each other. Remus stifled a yawn.

“I think you should turn in too Remus.”

“Yea… I have this conclusion to do…”

“Give that here and you go to sleep… you are still recovering!”

“Its ok… it will take only a couple of minutes.”

There was a silence except for the scratching of the quill. Then Remus turned in. I was not feeling so sleepy so I decided to do my homework slowly. Lily was sitting next to me doing her work too. She kept glancing at the door of the common room. I smiled to myself knowing what was going through her mind.

About half an hour later the door opened and James walked in. well actually we couldn’t see anybody walk in, just the door opened, but I knew it was James under his invisibility cloak. He took it off and flopped next to me.

“Hey Juliet! How come you are still awake?”

“Not sleepy!” I said getting back to my homework.

“What are you doing?”

“History of magic!”

“Oh that!”

“Did you finish?” asked Lily.

“Naa… I’ll do it tomorrow morning.”

“It is a 2 foot long essay!” she said in an unnecessarily loud voice

“I know!” said James shrugging. There was a tense silence before Lily blurted out –

“How was your date?”

“Not bad…”

“Ahan…” said Lily sounding, if I wasn’t mistaken, slightly bitter.

“What is that supposed to mean?” asked James.


“Lily!” said James sternly.

“I… don’t… know…” she said sounding weary and angry. It was past midnight and obviously she was tired, “it is weird that you are… dating…”

“Do I detect… jealousy?” asked James breaking into his characteristic grin.

“No! I am not jealous…”

“Then what is it?”

“Forget it!” she said getting up to go. James caught hold of her wrist and got up to face her.

“Honey, I need to know!” said James pushing the hair that had fallen into her face away, “you can tell me…” he said taking a step closer.

“Stop it! Don’t do that!” she said moving her face away from his hands, “you do something like this now and tomorrow you go on a date with… with that Isa! You are such a hypocrite!”

“How did you know I had another date with her tomorrow?” Oops! Wrong thing to say! Lily’s eyes narrowed and she made an indignant noise.

"Sometimes I wonder if I really ever meant something to you." She muttered pulling her hand away and trying to walk away. But James wouldn’t let her. He stood in front of her and held her by her shoulders. I don’t believe Lily just said that!

“What did you say?” he asked quietly. She turned her face away. “Lils…” started James softly.

“I don’t know…” said Lily trying to break free, "I find myself yelling at you for liking me at all hours of the day; somehow towards the end of it all, I can't break the feeling in my heart that you make me feel special," She said quietly, “but today I…”

James did not allow her to speak but leaned over and kissed her. I didn’t want to disturb them and so I tiptoed to the dormitory. But I don’t see why I had to bother tiptoeing; they clearly were oblivious to everything around them.