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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 17: By The Lakeside

For the next few days I gave Sirius a wide berth hoping to get him out of my mind. I tried to put all my thoughts on Kirk and off Sirius. I actually succeeded… that is, until I saw Sirius in a lip lock with a Ravenclaw just outside the locker room. A funny feeling rose in my stomach… I just got out of there as fast as possible. I wondered if it would be so easy to forget everything that happened. Well Sirius was able to get over it easily. I don’t see why I can't do that! Yea, I don’t care anymore… Sirius will just be the guy who will date all the girls but never commit himself. How long am I going to have to use that excuse, I don’t know.


“Hey where are you going?” asked James when I walked away from them that evening after classes.

“Kirk has an hour before he has to get back to his homework and stuff so I thought… you know…” I said, waving at them and walking towards the lake. Later Sirius told me what happened when I was on my date. This is what had happened after I had walked away-

“What does she see in him?” asked Sirius turning to Remus. Kia and Lily looked at him curiously. “What?” he asked them, “don’t look at me like that!”

“Really, Sirius… what’s wrong? You seem all… all jealous…” said Remus. Lily gave James a fleeting look. Kia and Lily took James away so that Remus could talk to Sirius.

“So … tell me. What’s the deal?” asked Remus, “I thought you don’t like her that way!”

“Of course I don’t!”

“Really? So tell me, you have no problem with Juliet and Kirk dating huh?”

“Of course not!”

“So you didn’t feel like-”

“Ripping Kirk limb to limb and hexing him till he loses all his senses and flushing him down the toilet? No!” said Sirius. Remus gave him a pointed look. A look of realization dawned on Sirius’ face.

“Do I-”

“You tell me…” said Remus. Sirius looked away thoughtfully.

“I need- I need to figure out some stuff… I …”

“I understand mate! I’ll tell James you went to meet McGonagall about detention.”

Sirius nodded thoughtfully as Remus walked away.

Now back to what was going on with me. Kirk and I were having lunch by the lake and he was telling me this really funny joke. Right in the middle of it, I saw Sirius out of the corner of my eye, walk over and seat himself on the other side of the lake, across from us. Oh dear! He is making this so difficult for me… I couldn’t help thinking about how cute he looked. He turned his head to look at us and I guiltily snapped back to what Kirk was saying. I couldn’t hear him at all… I mean I could hear him but I wasn’t listening to him, if you know what I mean… I was just so distracted by Sirius’ presence so… so far away from us! Oh dear! I should really stop myself from doing this… I cannot fall for him… I really can't… I’ll end up hurting myself… I realized that Kirk had finished telling the joke and I automatically started laughing. He caught hold of my hand and moved closer to me. I looked at him as the laughter in my face was replaced by a serious look. He took my hand and raised it to his lips. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Sirius get up and leave. I heaved a sigh of relief… which Kirk mistook for a sigh of pleasure, for him. He then released my hand and cupped the side of my face and leaned in for a kiss. Our lips met and I won't deny there was electricity.


The two of us pulled apart to see Sirius standing there angrily.

“What do you think you are doing to Juliet?” he asked as he strode over to Kirk. Kirk stood up and I followed suit.

“Sirius-” I said, shocked. What else do you expect? Sure this guy was handsome but he can't ask my boyfriend why he was kissing me! How dumb can you get?

“Listen pretty boy! Juliet is not your snogging buddy for you to just snog!” If I wasn’t so angry with him right now I would have burst out laughing at that. I was so mad at him. It’s funny how one minute you can totally adore a guy and the next you feel like strangling him.

“Juliet is my girlfriend!” said Kirk raising an eyebrow.

“Listen to me you-” said Sirius coming forward threateningly. Kirk was reaching out for his wand and I felt like somebody had to step in before things got out of hand. I moved in front of Kirk and turned to face Sirius with folded arms and an angry look on my face.

“What the hell do you think you are doing?”

“Move away Juliet! This doesn’t concern you!” said Sirius.

“Oh really? Well, don’t you think that when you threaten my boyfriend about kissing me, it involves me a tad little bit?”

“Ju, don’t make me hex you!”

“Why don’t you try?” I said whipping out my wand and pointing it at him.

“Look here, I did not come down to fight you ok?”

“Then why did you come here? You ruined my date, threatened my boyfriend and me, and you tell me you did not come here to fight?”

“Not with you! All though I want to have a word or two with your boyfriend about snogging you!”

“Excuse me?” I asked thoroughly confused and indignant, “What gives you the right to do that? Even James cannot get away with this and he gets away with pretty much everything!”

“Well I have an advantage in this situation… considering I am your ex-boyfriend! I am allowed to get jealous and I am allowed to fight for you!”

This guy was crazy. Though he was saying things that sort of made me happy inside he was crazy. Why would I want to date him? Does this mean he likes me? Or does he just have a crush… my mind was working at a million thoughts per second.

“What do you mean? That was fake!” I yelled back in the midst of all my thoughts.

“Maybe not so much!” he yelled. Suddenly everything seemed really quiet as I looked at Sirius, “Maybe it was not entirely fake…” he said quietly.

“What?” I asked looking at him in surprise. Did he just tell me he liked me? or did it have another meaning it?

“In the past eight weeks I have felt things I did not know I could feel. In the past eight weeks I have noticed more and more how pretty you are. I have more and more noticed how sweet and nice you are.”

He paused here to take a breath as I looked on, shocked, being an understatement and confused being an, well, understatement again. He continued in a softer voice -

“And in the past 8 weeks I have enjoyed being with you. I have grown to like you and to want to spend time with you. I have grown to like the way you talk, the way you walk and that look you get in your eyes when you are deep in thought, that look you gave me last night, and this morning. I want that. I want to have you look at me like that everyday...” I surprised even myself by doing this. But standing there and listening to Sirius say these things made me reach up and kiss him. Just like in the photo.

It was small. A light brushing of my lips on his. But all the firecrackers went off behind my eyes this time. Sirius caught hold of me around my waist and pulled me closer to deepen the kiss. And I don’t know how long we were there kissing each other. I liked it. It was the best feeling I had ever had my entire life. Sirius was so gentle and so soft… a burst of emotions raced through my heart. I felt a surge of attraction for him at that moment. I slipped my hands behind his neck and pulled him closer.

“Juliet, is that you?” I jumped away instantly, feeling guilty. I saw Kia staring at me and Sirius in turn. Now I was horrified. I don’t believe that I, of my own accord, kissed Sirius black passionately (Ok I did it once before but that was kind of a compulsion) and found that I had some feelings for him.

“Umm… yea - uh – yea…” said Sirius staring down at me and not letting go. I was trapped between looking at Kia and Sirius, and Kirk. Oh dear god Kirk! I did not dare to look up but I could see him standing there out of the corner of my eye. I tried pulling away but Sirius wouldn’t let go.

“I told you this would happen!” she said glaring at me, “do you know what you both are getting yourselves into…” Sirius turned my chin towards him and continued talking like nothing had interrupted us.

“I want to have you kiss me every day. Juliet, I think… I think I am…- here he paused to take a deep breath – well, the only thing holding me back is James. That is why I did not say anything…” I suddenly got the strength to break apart.

James! Kirk! Well I had to handle Kirk now but then I had James later. Oh god Kirk’s expression! It was… he was white to the lips… I had to handle him first… I approached him quietly. I didn’t know what I was going to tell him. I mean I just kissed another guy in front of my boyfriend! And he was not even my boyfriend in the sense because I had actually used him. I had used him to convince myself I had no feelings whatsoever for Sirius. God do I feel so rotten!

“Kirk…” I started tentatively but he cut me off.

“I should have seen this coming… actually I did but I - I liked you too much to admit it to myself… well, there is no pretending now I guess…”

“Kirk I am so sorry! Really I am! If I could take everything back I would, really!”

“Hey Juliet! No sweat! You guys belong together…”

“I am so sorry!” I said not knowing what to say.

“I understand! Both of us had to stop lying to ourselves some day! And I promise, I won't tell James!” he said with a smile as he walked away. Now that was don’t I had to face James… uh-oh before that Kia. I turned to see her but she was gone already. Sirius and I were left standing near the lake. He enveloped me into a hug and kissed the top of my head (so, I am short! I don’t like to talk about it! Hmph!)

“We have to tell James…” I said pulling away, “you know we do!”

“Yes, yes I know…” there was a pause as the two of us looked uncomfortable, “but-”

“But sounds good!” I said relieved that he had a solution.

“but we can't break it to him like a bombshell… we will have to slowly get him subtly accustomed to the idea… so I vote we keep it a secret till James is ready to know!”

Perfect Excuse! I love him!

“See now, this is why I like you!” I said as he leaned down to kiss me. Suddenly it was as if the world, which had turned into total chaos the last few weeks had rightened itself now. I was in Sirius’ arms and kissing him. There is nothing else that matters to me now. Except the whole sneaking around and dating in secret thing though. I mean I don’t know how we are going to pull it off. James is bound to notice something. But that was the immediate solution and right now, kissing Sirius is more important than anything…