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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 19: It'll be fine... I think...



“Well…” she started grinning guiltily, “You know you will be better off telling James!”


“Telling me what?” and James appeared behind me. Sirius and I glared at Kia who looked back at us defiantly. “Telling me what?” he repeated. Sirius turned and gave Lily a pleading look and Lily bit her lip, not knowing what to do. Everybody was looking guiltily at each other and James was staring between all of us with a frown.


“Ok I know there is something going on and I want to know it right now!”


I was in big trouble.


James was staring straight at me and he had this stern expression in his eyes. An expression which he hardly wore, one I had lest seen when Remus and I mock-flirted for fun… just to tease James. I generally don’t let James walk all over me, you guys probably know that by now… but some things he is very particular about and this is definitely one of them. I gulped, not knowing what to answer.


“Juliet Anna…” he started in a severe tone of voice, “I want an answer now.”


“James… the class…” started Lily but the look he shot her made her grow silent and she stopped talking.


“You guys go ahead! I want a word with my sister!” he said. Remus nodded and signaled me a thumbs up sign from behind James and left with Lily and Kia. Sirius hesitated for a minute but decided to go with them. Remus frowned but Sirius shushed them and led them away. I glared at them but not for long. James gripped me by my hand and pulled me away before anybody spotted us and saw that we weren’t in class. Once we were in the shadows, James turned to me with a determined look.


“Juliet… I am not stupid you know! I know there is something going on that you all are not telling me about. And I want to know exactly what it is! Now!”


I wish he was shouting. That way I could yell back you know. It’s so spooky when he talks in this low, firm tone. Oh now I am panicking. What do I say? Great now I’m breathing hard. I’ll probably get taken in for Asthma… maybe I can escape him that way! James narrowed his eyes. Nope, I guess I won't. I grinned sheepishly… ok I think it’s about time I attempted talking. I opened my mouth but I wasn’t able to get any words out and my feeble attempt at talking came out as nothing but a puff of air. I talk all the time… I yap away and bore people to death but now I am not able to find a single thing to say… and I’m actually standing here and thinking of irony… and James doesn’t look any happier… Maybe I should tell him…


“James… well…” I gulped, “It’s just that…”


“Cut to the chase!” he snapped.


“Ok…” I took a deep breath. Here goes, “I am seeing…”


And I didn’t get any further. Because I was interrupted.




Bless him! Bless him! Bless Him! I turned with relief to see Sirius walking, no sort-of-jogging, towards us.


“What is it?” snapped James, looking irritated.


“No… I think I should… be here… I guess…” said Sirius, panting slightly and looking a little uncomfortable.


Did I say bless him? I guess I spoke too soon. I scowled at him but he looked straight into my eyes and shook his head.


“I can't do this Juliet… James is my best friend!” he whispered. James frowned between the two of us and he was losing patience. I could see that! Sirius turned to James. He looked slightly scared but had that stubborn look on his face, the same look he had when he was yelling at Kirk the other day. I wanted to melt right there. He looked so cute! I can't believe I am thinking about my boyfriends cuteness at a time like this! But what he did next didn’t help my thoughts either. He came close to me and put his arm around my waist, and pulled me closer so that my head was resting on the nook of his shoulder.


“James,” started Sirius quietly, “Juliet and I are involved.” Ok now all the thoughts about Sirius’ cuteness flew out of my mind. My heart started racing and I braced myself for the explosion.


But it didn’t come. Instead James’ face was expressionless. We both couldn’t say what he was thinking.


“Wha-what do you mean?” he croaked finally, after what seemed an eternity.


“Juliet and I are seeing each other…” his voice grew more confident due to the lack of reaction from James’ side, “as boyfriend, girlfriend…”


This time James reacted. His face grew white. With shock at first and then with anger. I could see the anger lines on his forehead as he stared us down. I gulped again. I could feel Sirius’ heart beating wildly against my cheeks. James’ eyes flew to Sirius’ arm around me and I could feel it slackening for a microsecond. But Sirius left it there, which I think was quite brave of him.


“How long?” James’ voice had sunk even lower and was sounding dangerous and he was looking straight at me.


“Three months!” answered Sirius.


“I asked my sister!” even his snapping was in that same tone!


“Th-three months…” I squeaked. He was scaring me now.


“So you both have been snogging behind my back all this time?” and this time it was directed at Sirius. Sirius nodded.


“I’m sorry James,” and he really looked it. “It’s just… I … I like her very much…”


“You like her? Like her as in snog her and leave her for another girl in three month’s time?”


“N-no…it’s…” I started.


“When were you planning on dumping her?” asked James, his voice raising a little.


“James!” I exclaimed.


“I wasn’t going to dump her…” said Sirius, “I told you, I really like her!”


“Well you have told me a hundred times that Sirius Black doesn’t really like any girl!” snarled James.


“There’s a first time for everything!” argued Sirius.


“So you mean to say there will be many more times?” he shot back.


“I didn’t say that!”


“But you implied it!”


“No I did not! What about you and Evans? You were like me before you fell for her… and I believed you when you told me you love her!”


“Believe me Black, if Lily were your sister you would have felt a whole lot differently! I told you one thing and that was to keep your hands off my sister! And you couldn’t do that?” And with that James turned and walked off. Sirius and I were left standing in the shadows with our arms around each other. I looked up at Sirius. He looked shaky. I reached up and kissed his cheek.


“It’ll be ok Sirius,” I whispered, wishing he wouldn’t look like that.


“I’m not too sure!” he said, and he too walked away abruptly. And somehow I didn’t have a good feeling about it.