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Fate: The Story of Remus Lupin by 16 99

Format: Novella
Chapters: 2
Word Count: 4,005
Status: WIP

Rating: Mature
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme

Genres: Drama, Action/Adventure, Angst
Characters: Lupin, Snape, Sirius, Lily, James, Pettigrew, OC
Pairings: Remus/OC

First Published: 10/28/2006
Last Chapter: 11/08/2006
Last Updated: 11/08/2006

Banner by me, BlackFeeling of Pandoras Closet

Ever since he had been a small child, he had carried a curse with him, a curse so great that it would end up tearing his whole world apart. He knew that from the very start, he had only hoped that it wouldn’t come true. He wished with all his might that in the end he ended up believing that it was only a nightmare, one that would last until his death.

Chapter 1: Prologue
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For him, it had always been hard to fit in. Yes, he was shy, and didn’t like to be in the spotlight, but in the end it was more than that, more than being scared of rejection and mean words. Ever since he had been a small child, he had carried a curse with him, a curse so great that it would end up tearing his whole world apart. He knew that from the very start, he had only hoped that it wouldn’t come true. He wished with all his might that in the end he ended up believing that it was only a nightmare, one that would last until his death.

He was wrong.

Remus stared at the wall. ‘It was solid, right? It’s not like they were supposed to run through it. What kind of person would think of that?’ But sure enough, his mother took his hand and started running towards it, dragging him along. He closed his eyes and prepared for the impact, thinking that his mother was clearly insane, but it never came. As they came to a halt he slowly opened his eyes and gasped. In front of them was now a scarlet steam-train. Swivelling in the spot his eyes rested on the brick wall now blocking his way between Platform 9¾ and the rest of the world. Gazing in wonder, he raised his hand, intending to feel the wall, to see if the brick was actually there or just an illusion. However, his mother dragged him away once again and headed towards the train.

“Now Remus, I want you to behave while you’re here, and I want you to be very, very careful. With your condition I’m sure Dumbledore must have sorted something out, but I don’t want you to take any chances,” she lectured. It wasn’t that she didn’t mean well, she did, but he was eleven years old now, on the verge of being a teenager. He should be able to look after himself while at school. He hoped.

“Mum, I’m sure everything will be fine. Remember what Dumbledore said? Nobody but the teachers know, and I’ll make sure nobody ever knows, okay?”

His mother smiled, but there were tears in her eyes.

“Oh Remus, this has been such a burden on your life, I only wish that you can be happy with who you really are.”

As his mother pulled him into a hug, he couldn’t help but release a tear. The last few years had been tough on both him and his family, and he hated himself for causing his family so much pain. One day it would change, something would happen to stop the grief and worrying, he just hoped it would come sooner than later, in any form.

He looked out the window at the slowly disappearing form of his mother. This was it, there was no more schooling from home of the importance of never being seen, no longer would he have to hide away from the other young boys in shame. Here, he could start afresh, and never have his secret revealed. He could be himself, no matter what that was. Yes, there were dangers, but surely it would be worth it? He smiled and sat back in his seat. Yes, it would would be worth it.

Authors Notes: Hi guys! This is the first story in a series (hopefully) and will focus on Remus right through his life at Hogwarts. As you can see, it is a bit short, but hey, it's just the prologue! The next chapter will have heaps more words in it. So, if you have any comments or anything like that, don't hesitate to do so, and i'll get right on it and hopefull have the next chapter up soon.
Thanks heaps!

Chapter 2: The Starting of a New Bond
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As Remus sat in his compartment, he wondered what it would be like at Hogwarts. His parents had told him about it, but it was in a mix of constant ‘but you have to be carefull’s’ and in the end it gave him a headache just thinking about the answers they gave him. Would he make friends? Who would want to be his friend? But no… no one knows about his curse, and no one is going to find out about it. It’s just up to him to act right and not cause any suspicion.

During his speculation of the next seven years that he would spend at his new home, he didn’t notice a small and rather plump boy slide open the compartment door and speak to him.

“I’m sorry, I’ll just be going then,” he barely whispered. Remus looked up startled. Though this strange boy had been speaking quietly, Remus had heard his last sentence clearly as if he had been shouting it.

“Oh, no, please don’t. I’m terribly sorry,” he said reassuringly, standing up. “Please, sit down.” The boy stared at Remus, who was smiling hopefully.
‘Well,’ Remus thought, ‘a friend is better than no friend. The boy smiled and somewhat waddled back into the compartment, dragging his trunk behind him.

“Here, let me help you with that,” Remus offered, and pulled the trunk out of his hands, lifting it into the racks above their heads. The boy nodded.
“Thank you. I’m Peter, by the way. Peter Pettigrew.”

Remus held out his hand and Peter shook it.
“I’m Remus, Remus Lupin.”

Now, you might think that Remus and Peter would have been excitingly talked about Hogwarts and what houses they might be in, what they would expect from the next seven years and be sharing information about each other, but to be honest, the next 10 or 15 minutes were the most awkward minutes Remus had ever had in his life.

Peter would barely talk and even when Remus managed to get a word out of his mouth it was a very quiet one that didn’t even make sense.

If Remus was going to survive the next seven years, he would need a lot more than Peter Pettigrew, he was sure of that. Even still, he felt pity for the small boy. He couldn’t tell you why, it was just a small feeling like an instinct telling him that this boy wouldn’t be happy in the future.

When the compartment had fallen silent for a time, Remus had gotten a book out of his trunk. He hadn’t bothered to look at the cover, he wasn’t really interested in reading a book at that time, it was just there so he didn’t have to awkwardly sit and do absolutely nothing. All was silent, he could hear Peter’s muggle watch ticking, and it was starting to get on his nerves. Yes, all was silent, until the compartment door opened quickly with a bang and two boys, of about the same age, came tumbling in, quickly slamming the door shut and blocking it so it wouldn’t open.

Remus stared at them, his mouth open. Seeing them turn around, he quickly shut it and raised his eyebrow.

“Oh,” a boy with messy pitch black hair and glasses said, smiling sheepishly. “Hi.” Remus looked at the other one, also with pitch black hair, but it was longer and wasn’t as messy.
“Sorry to barge in like that, some prick’s were after us,” the other one said. “Allow me to introduce myself, I am Sirius Black, and this, my friend, is James Potter.”

Remus stared in wonder as both boys took a bow and then patted each other on the back.
“Pleased to meet you, I’m Remus Lupin and this is Peter Pettigrew.”
Sirius and James both sat down at the same time, James next to Remus and Sirius next to Peter. Peter looked quite uncomfortable sitting next to someone else, but Remus shoved it into the back of his mind as one of them spoke.

“So, what year are you in?” James asked eagerly, he seemed a bit to happy, but maybe that was just him.
“I’m in firs-“
“Us too!” James cut in excitedly.
Remus smiled at him.
“What house do you two think you’ll be in?” he asked James and Sirius, it wasn’t like he’d get an answer from Peter who had just been staring out the window for the past 5 minutes.

“Well…” Sirius hesitated, “my entire family has been in Slytherin, except for my cousin Andromeda, she’s a Ravenclaw-“
“Nasty lot, that bunch,” James added, and Sirius laughed with him.
“Yeah, no-gooders. So I’ll probably be in Slytherin with them.”

James sighed and shook his head. “Can’t be helped, mate. I’ll be in Gryffindor,” he said proudly. “All my family has, and I’ll be the next one it.”
“What do you think?” Sirius added.

Remus looked at the way the interacted and thought that they must have been good friends for a long time.
“No idea, I don’t think I really fit into any category.” The compartment was silent for a few moments. “So how long have you two known each other?”

Sirius grinned. “Before coming into the compartment, about 5 minutes?” James broke into an identical grin.
“His family was giving me a hard time and Sirius stepped in. I guess your family isn’t too happy ‘bout that?”
Sirius waved it away with a hand like it was a fly.
“Don’t really care, it’s not like I’m one of them.”

Remus nodded at their remarks. ‘Wow,’ he thought. ‘They sure do make friends fast.’

The rest of the train ride to Hogwarts was a good one, for Remus. He hadn’t had so much fun since when he was a kid. When the food trolley came around James had gotten nearly everything and shared around, even to Peter who had barely said anything to them or tried to be friendly. Remus had guessed that James was quite rich when he had opened up his coin wallet and seen all the money in there. It wasn’t that Remus didn’t have much money, he did, he just wasn’t so well off that he could buy nearly everything off the trolley more than once.

As the train pulled into Hogsmede Station, Remus glanced out the window. He couldn’t see Hogwarts, but the night looked so peaceful, and when he looked at the half moon, a chill ran down his spine. He feared when the time would come for a full moon, even if Professor Dumbledore had organised something like he said, he hated the transformations and wished he had never gotten this curse.

As the four newly acquainted boys got off the Hogwarts Express, Remus looked around. All students big and small were being shepherded along the platform.

“Firs’ years this way!” he heard a deep voice rumble, and he looked over in the direction to see a big man calling out. No, he was more than big, he was like a giant!

“C’mon Remus!” James called over the noise of excited students and led the way towards the man. “Hey Hagrid!” he called up to them man as they approached him.

“James Potter! Not messin’ aroun’ I hope!” The man called Hagrid chuckled. James beamed up at Hagrid. “’Course not Hagrid!”
“Well, we best be gettin’ on. Firs’ years follow me!” he bellowed.

Remus, James, Sirius, Peter and the rest of the new students to Hogwarts followed Hagrid down through a dirt-path and crossed over a hill. That’s when he saw it, Hogwarts.

He gasped, and he heard many ‘oh’s’ and ‘ah’s’ run throughout the group. It was amazing. All worries and thoughts were temporarily put aside as he gazed at the great castle. It was like a dream, the lake was shinning in the moonlight and the forests beside the castle looked ghostly. Hogwarts was by far the greatest place he had ever been to.

Hagrid continued to lead them down the path until they came to a dock, when many small boats rested in the water peacefully.
“Four to a boat!” Hagrid called out to them, and Sirius and James immediately dragged them to a boat and settled down in it. When all the boats were filled, Hagrid gave the signal and they were off. Each boat glided gracefully across the smooth surface, all but one.

“Lily, I told you we should have gotten on a different boat, this one is going to tip any second!” he heard a girl complain in a worried tone in the boat next to theirs.
“Dee, it is not going to tip, there is nothing wrong with the boat!” the girl called Lily, Remus presumed, answered back. Indeed there was nothing wrong with the boat, however just at that second Remus saw a giant tentacle pick up the boat and toss it into the air.

Many of the first years turned around and gasped, some girls even screamed as the four young girls screamed as they fell into the water. All but Sirius and James, who broke out in laughter at the sight.
“That was hilarious!” Sirius shouted between laughs. Hagrid’s boat had turned back and the girls that had been flung out of the boat were splashing loudly in the water.

“I told you so!” Dee, the one that had complained the first time, screamed. Remus was surprised to see that she was not flapping around in the water like the other girls, but floating calmly while keeping her head above the water.

“Are you girls all ‘rite?” Hagrid yelled in a somewhat worried voice.
“No, we’re having such a ball,” Dee snapped back. Hagrid looked around, their boat was no-where to be seen.
“All ‘right, you’ll have to split up and join another boat, then.”
“But you said four to a boat!” one of the girls screamed in a panicked voice.
“Wee forget wha’ I said then!” the girl stoped making a fuss and swam towards the nearest boat to her filled with girls.

As the girl called Dee was closest to them, quite close actually, Remus held out his hand to her.
“Here, you can join us.” Sirius and James stopped laughing and Peter looked a bit awkward.
“What?” James asked, giving Remus a weird look. Dee swam over to them and grabbed Remus’ hand.

“Thank you,” she said, as he pulled her out of the water with ease and placed her into the boat. He blushed as he had to grab her waist to help her in properly and looked away. What was wrong with him? Sirius and James scoffed and Dee gave them a dirty look. The five now only just fit into the boat.

When the other three girls had been firmly placed into other boats, they started off again, and Dee drew her wet hair in together and squeezed all the water out over the side. Remus stared in amazement at how much she had managed to get in there and at the actual length of her hair. It was quite long.

Noticing how wet she was and that she had started shivering, Remus took off his cloak and offered it.
“Here, you can use mine, if you want.” Dee smiled at him and pulled off her own dripping wet cloak and took his.
“Thank you,” she said in a warm voice, one that entranced him. He smiled.
“No problem. I’m Remus Lupin, by the way.” He held out his hand and she shook it.

“Desire Valanchie, and for Merlin’s sake, please call me Dee.” He smiled, and he dropped his hand out of sudden embarrassment.

“And I, my fair lady, am Sirius Black!” Sirius took her hand and kissed it, while Dee rolled her eyes. “And that bloke over there’s nobody to pay attention to.” He grinned and she took her hand out of his grasp.

“Hey!” James cried. “I’m James and that’s Peter.” He said in a way which made it seem like he didn’t particularly care.
“So nice to meet you,” Dee said in an overly sarcastic manner, to which Remus broke out into a small grin.

As the doors to the Great Hall opened and the group walked down the hall, Remus couldn’t help but stare at the back of Dee’s head. Once they had gotten off the boats she had thanked Remus for helping her and offered him back his coat, but he had just said that she needed it more than him, and she had gone off to find Lily, the girl she had been riding in the original boat with. Now her almost wind-dried hair was dangling more than half way down her back in curls and was sparkling in the candle light. He had offered to take her wet cloak from her as well, and after a minute of telling him that she was okay to take it, she finally gave in, saying that she would get it back before the night was over and return his. When the group stopped he stood just behind Dee, Sirius, James and Peter standing next to him, and when Professor McGonagall had started talking, he finally looked around, and was amazing by the roof that was evidentially charmed.

“When I call your name,” Professor McGonagall told them sternly, “please come forward to the stool, sit on it and place the sorting hat on your head.”
Remus looked just in front of them to see a very old hat sitting on a stool. His parents had told him about the sorting hat, but he didn’t expect it to be that old and dirty-looking.

“Abercrombie, Melanie,” the professor said, and one of the girls that had been in Dee’s boat walked forward and set the hat upon her head. After a few moment, the sorting hat opened a gap, much like a mouth, and words rang out from it.

“HUFFLEPUFF!” it called, and there were cheers from one of the four long tables. Melanie took off the hat and went to join that table. After another name was called out and that person was sorted into Ravenclaw, Sirius’ name was called out.

Sirius strode up to the hat and Remus heard Dee scoff. Sirius placed the hat on his head and a minute went by. Remus looked over at the Slytherin and saw a bunch of older students watching Sirius intently.
‘It must be his family,’ he thought. Suddenly, the hat opened its mouth and shouted out one word that made the entire hall gasp.


Sirius took off the hat and Remus could see on his face was a look of horror.
‘Wasn’t he meant to be in Slytherin?’ Remus thought. That’s what Sirius had told him. A few people at Gryffindor clapped as Sirius sat down with them and he saw him glance at the Slytherin table, but Remus looked back at Professor McGonagall as she called another name.

After a few more people, another girl that had been in Dee’s boat had been sorted into Ravenclaw, and Lily Evans was called up. She had been in Dee’s boat as well, and as she walked up to the hat, Remus heard James take a sharp breath in.

“She’s so pretty!” he heard James whisper, and he looked back at Lily. Her red hair was standing out against her black cloak and when she turned around to sit on the stool he saw her face.

He silently agreed that she was quite pretty, ‘but I can think of someone who’s prettier,’ he thought, and he looked back at the back of Dee’s head.

“GRYFFINDOR!” the hat shouted out, and Lily smiled as she headed to the Gryffindor table. Dee cheered loudly for Lily, and when she heard Remus clapping, turned back and smiled at him.

In a few more turns after Frank Longbottom had been sorted into Gryffindor, he heard his name being called.
“Lupin, Remus!” Professor McGonagall said, and he walked out to the stool bravely once he had seen Dee smile at him for luck.

Remus sat on the stool and brought the sorting hat on top of his head. He felt it slide over his eyes and he looked into the darkness. He was startled as he heard a voice talking to him.

’So, we finally have one like you. It’s about time. You’re willing to prove that you won’t let go without a fight, and you care about those that get hurt.
You’re very intelligent and would do good in Ravenclaw, but you don’t really want that, now do you?’

Remus listened to it chat on inside his head. No, he didn’t really want to be in Ravenclaw, he wanted to have good friends that wouldn’t just like him if he were smart.

’Oh, you do, do you? Well, you’re destined for greatness, even if it does hurt you in the process. And I see something else within you, something that will take over your mind, but you’ll lose it. Will you have the courage to go on?’

Remus thought about that. What could he possibly lose? But he would always go on…

’Very well, I see you’ve made your decision. I’ll put you in…’

“GRYFFINDOR!!” the hat shouted out, and he sighed with relief as he got to his feet and heard the Gryffindor table cheer loudly for him. He want down and sat next to Sirius, who looked a bit pale, but was grinning at him.

“Nice to have you here, mate!” Sirius said, patting him on the back. Remus looked across the table and saw Lily sitting there on her own. He smiled at her and she smiled back. He looked back up to the front of the hall as Professor McGonagall continued calling out names. After another girl, Anita Saunders, had been put in Gryffindor and she had joined Lily at the table, another familiar name was called up. Peter Pettigrew, the quiet boy on the train and nervous wreck when Dee had decided to sit next to him on the boat, was sorted into Gryffindor, and he sat down next to Remus without saying a word. After him, came another name.

“Potter, James!”

James got up and put the hat firmly on his head, but it was only a second later that the sorting hat had made it’s decision.


Remus and Sirius, and Peter a little, cheered loudly as James made his way down to the Gryffindor table and sat next to Sirius with a grin on his face.
“And the four are re-united!” he said, smiling at the three and then looking across the table, only just noticing Lily sitting there with Anita and another two girls who had been sorted into Gryffindor as well. Lily ignored his staring and continued looking on at the sorting.

“Snape, Severus!” Professor McGonagall called out.
“Slytherin,” James whispered under his breath to Sirius, Remus and Peter when he heard Snape’s name being called.

Sure enough, a few moments later, Snape was sorted into Slytherin and he joined the other new members of the Slytherin table, and after two more people had been sorted into Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, one was left.


“Valanchie, Desire.” Professor McGonagall called out, and she made her way confidently up to the stool.

Dee placed the sorting hat onto her head and after a minute that seemed to go on forever, Remus heard the one word that made his face grow into a big grin and cheer along with the rest of his table,


Authors Notes: Well, you all wanted a longer chapter, is this long enough? :P I was going to make it about 2000, but then i got started and i just couldn't stop! Aww, isn't Remus so sweet? We all need a guy to do that for us :P

Desire's name is pronounced like, you desire that chocolate bar that your sister's been saving. So it's like De-sire, not De-si-ray.

And yes, if you like my story of have something you'd like to say, something you think i've made a mistake with or anything, please don't hesitate to review, i look forward to feedback, so yes.
Thanks for reading this! Lol, i don't know how anyone can get through one of my longer chapters:P