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Chapter Two
The One over for Dinner



I shifted uncomfortably in my seat. I was sitting opposite to Terry, James beside him and Sirius beside me, and with mum and dad sitting at either ends of the table.

“So Terry, what are your intentions with my daughter?” Dad asked. I looked at him angrily; so typical.

“I love her very much, sir,” he said proudly, throwing James a smirk. James snorted.

“So how long have you and Hayley been going out?” Mum asked.

“Around a week before the exams,” He said. I cringed knowing what was coming next.

“So you decided to screw her around before exams?” James asked, smirking.

“No!” I defended him, I kicked James under the table and hissed to him, “Leave him alone.”

“What are you thinking of doing after school?” Dad asked. I knew Dad hoped that he would be an auror or minister.

“Something in the Quidditch area,” Terry smiled. I cringed again.

“Not that bright?” James leered.

“Mum!” I cried, as James grinned at me.

“James, stop,” Mum snapped.

“How’s your sister? Does she still have the black eye from when you punched her?” James asked.

“James!” Mum snapped again, “That’s enough.”

“It’s alright, Mrs Potter,” coughed Terry, “It’s getting late though, I must head off. Dinner was lovely, thank you.”

“I’ll walk you out,” I said, standing up, and throwing James another death stare.

We walked out of the room, and I held the front door, “Sorry about that, you know James…” Terry smiled, he wrapped his arms around my waist and kissed me lightly on the lips.

I smiled up at him, “You could stay over...”

“And get you in trouble?” He grinned and kissed me again on the lips.

“I thought you had to get home?” James snapped, as he walked into the room.

“Yeah,” he nodded, “And I’m having the party tomorrow night, if you guys wanna come along...”

“Yeah, sure,” James said, his voice dripping a tone of sarcasm. He pushed Terry out into the front lawn, and closed the door. He smiled at me innocently, and sighed, “What an idiot.”

I walked back into the dining room, “Terry’s having his party tomorrow; can I go? Please Daddy?”

“He seems like a nice boy, Hayley, but is this really the time for a boyfriend?” Dad asked, “N.E.W.T.s is just around the corner.”

I sighed, “Fine, you never care about what I want,” and pushed my plate away.

“Hayley,” Dad said sternly, “I do care-”

“James and Sirius have like fifty girlfriends a year, you don’t say anything to them!”  

“Hey!” James squealed, “I do not!”

Dad threw a look at James before glancing back at me, “I’ll allow you to go to Terry’s party tomorrow, but if you don’t keep up your marks…” He trailed off, “Of course James will have to go with you-”

“I might as well stay at home,” I grunted, “Can’t I take Sirius?”

“Oh... okay, I guess it’ll give me time to talk to James,” Dad said, getting out of his seat. I grinned at James, who looked as if he was about to drop dead.


Sirius thumped loudly on the door. Terry opened it. He had a mop of blonde hair and dull, green-bluish eyes. He was well built and slightly shorter than Sirius.

“Hayley! I was wondering when you’d arrive,” Terry said, “Oh, I see you brought a body guard.”

“It was Daddy,” Hayley grinned as they stepped into the full house, “Don’t your parents work for the ministry?” She said looking around. The house was full of drunk, Hogwarts’ students.

“They’re on holidays,” Terry grinned, “You look hot, by the way.”

Hayley smiled.

“You wanna go upstairs, to my room?” Terry asked, sliding his hand around her waist.

“Get away from her, you idiot,” Sirius barked.

“Sirius, would you mind getting me a drink?” Hayley asked, “Don’t worry, I’ll be right here when you come back, trust me.” Sirius nodded, and headed off into the crowd.

“Red?” Sirius called out as he approached the drinks table.

The redhead swiftly turned around, “Black!” she gasped, “Stop calling me that!”

“Only if you stop calling me Black,” Sirius replied, grinning at his own joke.



“What you are doing here?” he asked, “This doesn’t look like your kind of party.”

“Anne wanted to come,” Lily sighed. Anne and Lily were best friends since the beginning of their Hogwarts education. Although they were both really quite different.

“Is James here?” Lily asked.

“No, Hayley wouldn’t let him come- you know how he gets,” Sirius said, “I heard you’re head girl.”

“Yeah, mum and dad are so happy, is Remus head boy?” Lily asked hopefully.

“You haven’t heard? It came as a shock to’s James,” Sirius said.

“What?!” Lily exclaimed, choking on her drink, “Potter? Head boy?”

“He’s not as bad as he seems Evans, the stupid idiot has grown up a lot during these holidays, he says he doesn’t want to annoy Slytherins or pull pranks anymore,” Sirius laughed.


“Yeah,” Sirius nodded, “But we did egg cars today.”

“That was you guys!” Lily gasped, “My parents were so angry; it was a new car!”

Sirius grinned foolishly, “Sorry, about that.”

“There wasn’t any damage,” Lily smiled, “So Potter’s grown up eh?”

“Yeah, why so interested?” Sirius grinned.

“I have to work with him all year,” Lily said shaking her head.

“Give him a chance this year when he asks you out, consider it please?”  

Lily laughed, “So on our date he can tell me how great he is.”

“He is pretty cool, not better than me though,” Sirius smirked.

“Oh boy,” Lily muttered.

“Just consider him, for me?” Sirius pouted.

“Yeah, out of all people -you,” Lily grinned, “You wanna go outside, you can tell me all about the wonder that is James. The smell in here is killing me.”

They walked out onto the front porch together.

“Where’s Anne, anyway?” Sirius asked.

Lily shrugged, “Probably with some guy, making out.”

“Ah, making out, how I miss it,” Sirius sighed.

Lily laughed at his expression, “How you got half the girls in the school to go out with you, I’ll never know.”

“Well, it’s not really going out, just a lot of making out and sex,” he said casually.

“James actually trusted you to come with Hayley here... wow,” Lily whispered, “That’s something you don’t see every day.”

“So you watch us every day?” Sirius grinned.

“Oh yes, I just can’t get enough,” she said sarcastically.

“James will be happy to know that,” Sirius laughed.

Lily sighed.

“He’s a good guy you know Red?” Sirius said, taking a sip of Firewhisky.

“Yeah, I know,” Lily said, ignoring that last bit.

Sirius gasped, “Oh my god, Lily Evans admitting James Potter is a good guy- the Daily Prophet would want this story.”

“Shut-up!” Lily snapped, “He’s just so irritating and so are you.”

“Thanks, I’ll let him know.”

“How were your holidays?” Lily asked.

Sirius shrugged.

“So where’s Hayley, aren’t you supposed to be watching her?”  

But Lily’s question didn’t need answering, as Hayley came running the out the door.

“Hayley!” Sirius yelled after her.

“Sirius! I’ve been looking for you everywhere!”

“Why? What’s wrong?”

“Nothing, I want to go home!”

“What happened?” Sirius jumped out of his seat, and grabbed Hayley by the upper arm to stop her from walking away.

“I want to go home!” She hissed, her eyes welling up.

“Did Terry do anything-” Sirius began.

“No, can we please go home?” Hayley muttered, now aware Lily was listening to their conversation. 

“Okay, okay, wait up,” Sirius sighed, he turned to Lily, “You wanna come over and have dinner tonight? Dinner isn’t served ‘till seven.”

“Um- yeah, okay, sure,” Lily smiled.

They apparated at the front door, Lily looked up at the house and gasped, “Wow, the Potter Potter does tell the truth.” Sirius grinned and knocked on the door.

The door opened almost immediately, “Lily! What are you doing here?” Remus asked, shocked.

“I invited her over for dinner, can we come inside?” Sirius said impatiently.

“Yeah sure, James’ will be so happy to know, he’s in the kitchen-”

“Great story, Remus,” Hayley snapped, “Move!”

Remus jumped out of the way, “What did you do?” Remus hissed at Sirius, as Hayley’s thundering footsteps faded away.

“Nothing,” Sirius yelped, “I was talking to Lily, and she just – I really don’t know.”

“You left her alone?” he grinned, “James’ll be mad…”

“Why is James so protective of her – she’s not a baby,” Lily muttered, as Remus led them to the kitchen.

Remus smiled at Lily’s indistinct comment, “Imagine you have a little sister that most of the Hogwarts population wants to shag – and the fact that she rejects most of them and James pranks the others – makes her kind of like a challenge to all the boys-”
“She has to have a boyfriend sometime - would James be alright if one of you guys went out with her?” Lily suggested.

Remus grew a shade of light pink, “That would be worse – I rather not think about it.” They waited at the kitchen door watching the commotion inside.

“-But mommy, you promised you’d have dinner with us today,” James pouted as he sat on the kitchen counter.

She ruffled his hair, “I know Jamesie, but they want me to follow up on a lead, and the sooner we catch this Voldomort, the better.”

“It’s Voldemort.”

“Jamesie darling, I really got to go, but look you have guests – was that Hayley thundering up the stairs before?” Mrs. Potter asked, she kissed James on the cheek and ruffled his hair like he was a four year old. James turned around, facing them.

“Oh-” James stuttered collapsing down.

Sirius laughed, picking James’ off the floor, “Lily’s staying for dinner, is that okay Jamesie?”

“Oh so this is the girl that’s been driving my Jamesie loopy,” Mrs Potter said smiling, she kissed James on the cheek again, “She’s pretty James,” Mrs. Potter muttered to him. Lily grew a deep red matching James’ face.

“I have to go, you kids look after yourselves,” Mrs. Potter said, eyeing James’ pout, “Remus make sure James and Sirius have their dinner before they touch any of the candy – and remember only two pieces of candy each; it was nice to meet you Lily.”

Lily smiled at Mrs. Potter, as she apparated out.

“Mommy? Seriously? Mr. Macho and Mommy?” Lily muttered to Remus.

“Yes, the biggest mommy’s boy, siriusly,” Sirius laughed, ruffling James’ hair.

”That joke is getting old Padfoot,” James muttered, “So what happened with Hayley?”

“I don’t know – I was talking to red – ” Sirius shrugged

“Don’t call me that – how would you like it if I called you by your hair colour?” Lily snapped.

“You mean, how would I like it if you called me Black? – well judging by how that’s already my name – I wouldn’t really care,” Sirius grinned.

“Wait-” James said cutting across Lily who was just about to retort to Sirius’ statement, as he turned to Sirius, “I thought you were going to watch her.”

“You know what, James, look! It’s Lily, doesn’t she look pretty?” Remus quirked, “I’ll sort out Hayley.” He left the kitchen swiftly.

James for the first time acknowledged Lily’s presence in his kitchen, “Hey Evans,” James said coolly, taking a seat next to her.

“You can’t act macho now Prongs, she’s seen the real you - mommy’s boy,” Sirius smirked.

“Shut up,” James snapped, throwing a grape at him, “So how you been?”

“Great, you look really old Jamesie,” Sirius said, mimicking Lily’s voice.

“Shut up,” this time it was Lily who spoke up.

“I’ll leave you two lovebirds a-lonnee,” Sirius said making kissing noises, as he left the room. He bumped into Remus and Hayley on his way, who gave him weird glances.

“What are you doing?” Remus asked, looking at Sirius as if he were some monkey.

“Nothing,” Sirius said brushing off their glances, “What happened to you?” He asked Hayley.

“Nothing,” she croaked, wiping her eyes.

“What happened? Was it Terry?” James asked hopping off his seat, “He won’t know what’s coming to him.”

“It- it wasn’t,” Hayley sniffled.

“Want some spinach?” James asked her grinning. Spinach always made her happy.

“Not really,” she smiled. It wasn’t the food that made her smile, but the word. Spinach. SPIN-ACH.

“Well, I’m forcing you, and you’ll do what I say,” James smiled.

Sirius coughed, “No wonder Lily rejects you all the time, with lines like that mate-”

“Padfoot, just –” James whipped his wand out and Sirius was whipped upside down, hanging in midair by his ankle.

“POTTER!” Sirius yelled, reminding Lily of herself, “PUT ME DOWN, MOMMY’S BOY!”

“I see you don’t like the spell put on you, eh?” Lily grinned.

“JAMES POTTER- YOU MOMMY’S BOY, PUT ME DOWN!” Sirius yelled again.

“Keep calling me that,” James snapped.

“James, put him down,” Remus grinned.

James put his wand back in his pocket, as Sirius landed with a crash on the floor.

“You’re going to be sorry for doing that!” Sirius shouted, leaping towards James.

“Stop!” Hayley yelled, “You know what, you guys go out to eat-” She eyed James, and then left the room.

“Hayley!” James yelled after her, he turned to Remus, “What is up with her?”

“I don’t know, but I’m starving, can we eat dinner then figure this out?” Remus asked.

“Yeah,” James muttered, running his hand through his hair.

About a half an hour later they sat around the table, with empty plates and full stomachs.

“I should get going, mum and dad will be wondering where I am,” Lily said.

“I’ll walk you out,” Remus smiled, they walked out of the room.

James stared after them angrily, “I should go talk to Hayley about what happened.”

“Yeah, you know what, I’ll talk to her, I don’t feel like cleaning all this up,” Sirius said, and ran off before James could stop him.


Sirius’ POV

I knocked lightly on Hayley’s door. It was painted a pale pin; which looked very odd compared to the other mahogany doors.

“Come in!” Hayley called, from inside, “What do you want – oh.” Her face fell slightly as she saw me. She lay on her perfectly made bed with her pyjamas on and a magazine on her lap.

“You okay?” I asked, leaning against her doorframe. Her room was spotless. The timber floors gleamed; her pink walls seemed as if there were diamonds stuck to them. The schoolbooks were stacked neatly on her tall white bookshelf and her washing was neatly piled in the washing basket.

She didn’t answer my question, but went back to reading her magazine.

“What happened at the party?” I asked, taking a seat on her bed.

“Why don’t you just ask Remus, I was assuming he told you,” Hayley said, flipping pages of her magazine rapidly.

I took the magazine out of her hands and threw it onto the floor.

“Sirius!” Hayley cried. I sighed, and stretched out on the bed beside her, throwing my arm around her shoulder.

Hayley pouted, resting her head on my shoulder, “Everybody thinks I’m a skank, willing to shag any old guy.”

I didn’t quite know how to react to this, I opened and closed my mouth a few times, “How old?”

“Sirius!” she snapped, playfully hitting me on the chest.

“Did Terry say that?” I asked.

Hayley sighed, “He wanted to get into my pants, but I said no - I mean - we hardly know each other – we haven’t even been on a proper date, he asked me out before exams and then invited me to his party – I mean I liked him, but it doesn’t mean I want to sleep with him-”

“You’re rambling,” I laughed, it was a common trait of hers. When she didn’t want to say or do something she would ramble until she would get her wanted. I had picked up on her tricks, “What happened after you said no?” I pressed.

“He got angry – kind of mental – funny really... he said I would go around shagging anyone, so why not him?” said Hayley, her voicing growing shaky. I could tell now, even without looking at what I suspected would be a hurt expression on her face, that she was upset. Hayley was very emotional. Anything could set her off. I guessed that this was why James had such a weak spot for her; she was a very soft person. She wouldn’t get angry when James did or said stupid things to her, she would get upset. Her dark, blue eyes would well up, her cheeks would turn a light red and her lips form into a pout. And it was genuine. Not some ploy she had stole off James when things didn’t go his way.

“I don’t even know why I’m upset,” Hayley sobbed suddenly, her body shaking, “I guess-”

I tightened my grip on her, “Have you?” I asked. I had to admit I was curious.

“What?” she croaked.

“Shagged anyone,” I muttered. I didn’t know why, but I suddenly felt embarrassed asking her.

“No – don’t laugh!”

“I’m not laughing!” I smiled at her, “You think because you haven’t shagged anyone I’m going to laugh at you?”

“I’m waiting for the right person,” she muttered, “You haven’t…” I smiled at her innocence. I kissed her lightly on the cheek and stood up.

I grinned her, “Oh I have- and not to the right girls either,” I looked at her.

She blushed, “Oh – I didn’t – I mean-”

“I don’t regret it,” I shrugged. “I’ll see you in the morning, okay – yes, I’ll pick up the magazine, I can see how much the mess is killing you.”

“Thanks,” she smiled at me, I stood up and picked up the magazine from the floor and handed it to her, “You know, Terry thought that we had something going on,” she added suddenly, as I was about to turn away.

Her statement caught me off guard.

“We- us- me and you?” I laughed nervously, “I- you… us – what?”







A/N: I hope you liked it. Things are slow now, but they will pick up :)
so do me a favour and review?
pretty please?

re-edited: 28/01/10
re-re-edited: 21/04/10

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