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Remus' POV:

What is she doing? First she’s talking when she’s half awake, seemingly about a dream she’s just had involving me and her bedroom, and now she is sitting there with her eyes closed mumbling to herself.

I think Sirius and James are close to wetting themselves because they are laughing so much.

Oh Merlin. She’s noticed that I’m looking at her and her face has gone instantly red. I think mine has been red since her little outburst.

She looks like she is just about to jump out the window. I think I might want to as well… Maybe I should just leave for a little while, let her get less embarrassed…

“I…err… go pee now,” I hear Shaylee say.

Just as I’m about to reply, she jumps up and makes a dash for the door but the train gives a rather big jolt. Oh no! She’s gone face first into the door!

“Are you alright?” I ask while standing up to help her.

“Oh Shaylee! You’re bleeding!” Lily points out and I realise she is indeed bleeding. Shaylee still hasn’t said anything but is now just feeling her nose, too just realising she is bleeding.

“Come on let’s go to the bathroom and get you cleaned up,” Lily says before pulling Shaylee out of the compartment.

Should I go with them to see if I can help? No, they’ll be going to the girl’s bathroom and that wouldn’t look too good if I was in there.

So I just slump back into my seat and glare at James and Sirius who are now mocking waking up and rambling about bedrooms and kitchens before falling about laughing again.

James is the first to notice my glaring, not to mention burning red face, and is trying to catch his breath so he can actually talk.

“Mo- Moony! What are you doing here?! I thought I told you to wait in my bedroom so I could come back and snog you senseless!” James manages to say before collapsing on the ground, holding his stomach, laughing.


“Ye-yeah Remus! We wouldn’t want you to go wandering into any kitchens now!” Sirius wheezes out before he too collapses onto his seat, laughing his head off.

“Guys! Come on. It’s not that funny!” I try to desperately stop their laughter. Yeah like that’s going to work.

James and Sirius continue their laughter for another good 5 minutes before reducing it to random chuckles every now and then. Well it’s a start at least.

The compartment door opens and for one second I think its Shaylee back and I pray to god that James and Sirius don’t tease her. I needn’t worry. It's only Peter.

“Pete! Where have you been mate? We’re almost there!” Sirius says, having gotten up and clapping Peter on the back.

“So-sorry guys!” Peter pants as he clutches his sides and falls into a seat. “There was a wand and Slytherines and more wands…” He then goes on to mutter things about wands and a sandwich. We all nod understandingly. We really haven’t got the foggiest idea what he’s going on about.

Once Peter was done and had gotten his breath back completely, James and Sirius went on to tell him about the whole Shaylee, dream thing. In great detail might I add.

Great. Now they are back to laughing their heads off.

“Guys come on. Please don’t tease her,” I try to tell them sternly but all they do is grin back at me. “Or me for that matter!” I add as an afterthought. Their grins instantly drop to sulky faces.

“Aww come on Moony! Not even a little?” Sirius said with a fake pouty face.

“Yeah come on Remmy! Don’t ruin all our fun!” James said with an equally fake pouting face. Bloody Peter just sniggers.

“No,” I tell them sternly. Or at least I try.

I wonder where Shaylee is?

Shaylee’s POV

“Right, well since we have your nose sorted and our past is behind us, shall we go back to the compartment?” Lily asks me. I’m still trying to get used to this new nice Lily. Wait, did she say go back to the compartment?!

The compartment where I just made a total fool of myself? The same compartment where Remus Lupin, Sirius Black and James Potter are sitting in, probably all having a great laugh at my expense?

She has got to be kidding me right?

My disbelief at her absolutely ridiculous suggestion must have shown on my face because Lily said, “Err, well no. I guess you don’t.”

I just continue to look at her. I must say, she has rather nice eyebrows… Ugh shut up brain! I need to think about where I’m going to hide, I mean sit, no actually, I really do mean hide, from the Marauders. For the rest of the train ride. The rest of the school year. The rest of my life!

Okay, maybe that’s taking it a little bit too far. Wait, what am I saying?! Of course it’s not taking it too far!

“Umm… Shaylee?” Lily asks me, bringing me back from my ramblings. “We can go sit in the heads compartment if you like?”

I feel like giving Lily the biggest hug ever, but I think she will think I’m a crazy loon and send me back off to my compartment to face the Marauders. Right, must remember no hugging.

Not being able to speak for fear of random bursts of hugging, I just nod my head and follow Lily down the other end of the train to the Heads compartment.

Daaaaaam. Now I wish I was a prefect! They get such nice compartments. Such soft seats…

I go to sit down in the comfy looking seat before I spot a tray of treats placed across from me. I change direction and am half way through my third chocolate frog before Lily clears her throat. Perhaps she is getting a cold?

Ah well. There’s nothing I can do for her if she is. I just continue on eating.

Hmm. She’s still doing it. She better not be bloody choking!

I turn around so fast; I nearly make myself dizzy, completely ready to do the Heimlich if needed.

Oh, she’s not choking. She just wants my attention.

She raises an amused eyebrow at my fast spinning, not to mention mouth full of chocolate, before shaking her head and sitting down, indicating for me to do the same.

“So…” Lily starts as I sit down. “Remus eh?” she asks with a chuckle.

Oh god. She knows! How can she know?! Oh yes, that’s right. I ANNOUCED IT TO THE WHOLE BLOODY WORLD!

I just cover my face in my hands, almost as if I’m trying to hide. Which of course, I’m not.

Well maybe a little. 

I can feel her staring at me, waiting for me to say something.

I will not crack! I am a tough rock! Never, never, never!

"Okay, okay! I admit it! I am totally embarrassed and would like to live under a nice mossy covered rock, never to face the human world again!" I practically shout, having given in to her staring.

Speaking of hiding under rocks, I shall befriend snails and bugs and they will be my bestest friends ever. Well, until I have to eat them for food. They don’t need to know that bit though…

“Ah come on Shaylee. It’s not that bad!” Lily says. How very wrong she is.

I look up from my hands and look at her smiling face. It’s rather convincing. Maybe it’s not that bad after all…

Just as I’m about to reconsider going off to live under my rock home, James Bloody Potter opens the compartment door saying,

“Lily my flower! How lovely to see you-” then he spots me and a wicked grin spreads over his face. “in my kitchen! AHAHAHA!” he finished before laughing like what he has just said is the funniest thing known to wizard kind.

“POTTER! Get out and don’t come back!” Lily yells at James, who goes off laughing down the corridor.

Right, face back into hands and mumbling about the best type of bug to eat.

“I cannot believe him! He just comes in here and makes fun of you! Ugh! And to think I was starting…” Lily was ranting, walking, more like stomping if you ask me, around the compartment yelling about James. Until she suddenly stopped what she was saying and glanced at me.

I had since looked up when she said her last sentence. She was just starting to what…?

Oohh. Is she blushing?! Oh my god, she is!

Lily and I just sit in silence for a few seconds before I break it by saying,

“So… James eh?”

Ha. It is time for Lily to cover her face.

I move over to her seat and pat her on the back, “It’s okay love. At least you haven’t told him,” Oh great. Now I’ve reminded myself.

Lily looks up at me and smiles. “Your right” she says. Well that makes me feel good.


 Is this the type of sacrifices I’m supposed to make for my friends?

The next 10 minutes is spent in a comfortable silence. Well except for when Lily and I would look at each other, giggle and blush, cover our faces in our hands and then do it all over again.

Okay, so maybe it wasn’t that comfortable or silent. But it was oddly fun.

After this happened for about the fourth time, Lily sighed and said, “I feel like I’m 13 again, giggling over boys and feeling embarrassed.”

“Yeah, I know what you mean,” I answer her back. I don’t really but I don’t want her to know that.

After more silence, I decide to ask Lily a question.

“So. How long?” Maybe I shouldn’t be asking her this so soon into the new friendship, but oh well. I want to know!

“Excuse me? How long is what?” Lily asks back, looking confused.

“How long have you know. Liked Ja-” I was cut off by Lily shouting over me, drowning out my words.

“Okay, okay! I understand now!”

When she didn’t say anything else, I looked at her expectantly.


“Well what?” Lily asked, obviously playing dumb.

I grinned before saying “You know, liked JAMES!” before she could yell over me again. That’ll teach her for playing dumb. Teach her what exactly, I have no clue.

“SHAYLEE!” Lily shrieked. She can really yell loud that girl. I had to cover my ears with my hands just to save my hearing.

“Gosh Lily! No need to yell! I’m right here!” Then I realised that I was the one yelling now because I still had my hands over my ears.

“You had better pray to god that no one heard you!” Lily hissed at me. Now I know why James always looks so scared when Lily yells at him. She is rather terrifying.

I just laugh nervously and move back to my own seat where I pretend to find my fingers very interesting. We ended up just talking about random things, Lily completely avoiding the topic of James. I let it go because I didn’t want to mess up the first friendship I managed to stumble into.

After another twenty minutes, I get bored of our small talk and said to Lily, “Has this train ride gone forever or what?”

Just as she goes to answer me, the conductor’s voice says from overhead, “The Hogwarts Express will be arriving at Hogsmeade station in five minutes.”

We grin at each other like grinning, err, girls.

That is before I realise that getting off the train means going the feast where I will have to sit at the Gryffindor table. The same table that The Marauders will be sitting at. The same table Remus will be sitting at.

Oh Merlin. Why do you hate me so? 

A/N: Well that’s chapter 4! This chapter was all about building Lily and Shaylee’s friendship so I hope you liked it! Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I love reading them all and try to answer as many as I can. Speaking of reviews! If you feel like it, please leave me one telling me what you thought!



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