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A/N-- hey guys, just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has read and/or reviewed so far! I really appreciate it! You guys really keep inspiring emt o write more and attempt to write better! Okay I’m done, here you go…

 

Chapter Twenty- Four

 

We Are Peach Cobbler

 

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“Cause once I ran away, I love you since the day, the day I broke your heart…It's more than I could take…I love you since the day, the day we fell apart.” -Kelly Clarkson, The Day We Fell Apart

 

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Lily sat down on her own bed, “Finally.”

 

Mary, on the other hand, was a bit more enthusiastic with her reaction to Jessie’s proclamation. She let out a girlish, high-pitched squeal and threw herself down on the bed by Jessie making the covers and pillows bounce and mattress springs squeak, “ It’s so beautiful!” She wiped fake tears away from her eyes and looked up at the rather pale blonde.

 

In response Jessie just blinked and continued staring off into space, horror etched onto her features.

 

“Jess?” Mary poked her leg, but Jessie remained catatonic.

 

She sat up and waved her hand in front of Jessie’s face. Jess didn’t even blink.

 

“Bloody drama queen,” Lily walked over and smacked the back of Jessie’s head.

 

“Fuck! What the hell was that for Lillian?” Jessie rubbed the back of her skull and glared at the red-head who had crossed her arms.

 

“It was necessary and do not call me that vile name,” Lily sighed and began tapping her foot, “Now can we please begin discussing how you’re going to tell lover boy you…”

 

Jessie jumped at Lily and slapped her hand over the head girl’s mouth, “Shut up!” she hissed, “Don’t scream it!”

 

Lily removed Jess’ hand from her mouth, “ As I was saying, how do you plan on telling Sirius that you…”

 

Jessie slapped her hand over Lily’s mouth again, “Must you say that out loud?”

 

“Jessabelle you are being incredibly immature about this.”

 

“I don’t care,” Jessie pouted sinking back down on to the crimson sheets. She wrapped the soft, old, quidditch comforter around her shoulders and lay down, “It’s just a little mental lapse of judgment. If I ignore it, it’ll go away. It’ll go bye, bye like snow on a hot summers day.”

 

“But snow always comes back when the sun goes away,” Lily rolled her eyes.

 

“Whatever you say Confucius,” Jessie muttered, “ I can’t actually lo… you know… him. I mean it’s Sirius…”

 

Mary and Lily simultaneously groaned.

 

“And here we were thinking we’d gotten somewhere with her,” Mary said wistfully.

 

“I guess it’s time for Plan B,” Lily said.

 

Jessie looked at the girls fearfully, “I don’t like the sound of that. Dare I ask what Plan B is?”

 

“Chaining you to Sirius’ bed.” Mary answered.

 

“And letting him have his way with you.” Lily said.

 

“Hope you don’t mind.”

 

“We did warn you.”

 

Jessie jumped up and grabbed her wand from her bedside table, “ You’ll never take me alive!”

 

Lily swished and flicked her wand and Jessie was floating in the air towards the door.

 

“Put me down you evil witch!” Jessie said flailing as the door opened.

 

Jordan Sparks was standing outside; hair mussed up, shirt on inside out, skirt hiked up on one side, and red stilettos in hand. The room was silent as the girls stared at Jordan, eyes popping out of their heads (well, Mary and Lily’s were, Jessie’s were beginning to narrow.)

 

“Sparks,” Jessie spat, her eyes now slits, as Jordan traipsed into the room; her face smug and nose held high, “ Where were you?”

 

Jordan grinned maliciously at Jessie, “Where do you think?”

 

Jessie’s face went from sheet white to purple to a brilliant, bright red in the space of a few seconds. Magically she floated to the ground and advanced on Little Miss Walk of Shame, her fists clenched. Lily and Mary grabbed her arms, “Whoa girl!” Mary said.

 

“Jessabelle stop it! She’s just trying to get you riled up!”

 

“Jealous Spring?” Jordan asked throwing the heels down on her own bed.

 

Jess looked like a wild woman. Her blonde curls were frizzing. Her face was red and teeth clenched. Every muscle in her body was taught. Jessie took a deep breathe, “Of you? Never. So where were you doll face?”

 

Jordan surveyed her Barbie pink talons, “ If you must know I was with Clint Mathers. He needed me to…uh… help him with… something… if you know what I mean; but I doubt you do. I mean its not like anyone would ever touch you. Although we both know that you‘d die to have Black… touch you. Not that he ever would. He is in love with me.”

 

Jessie’s face turned a shade darker and Lily tightened her grip, even though she knew it wouldn’t help anything if Jessie decided to finally make good on her many threats and finally sever Jordan Spark’s head from her body in a violent and most likely bloody, grotesque manner.

 

Jordan giggled and tossed her bleached locks over her shoulder, “Well Ta-Ta, I’m off to take a shower.”

 

Jessie continued glaring as Jordan flew past her.

 

“It’s just that I feel a little… dirty,” Jordan said suggestively as she shut the bathroom door behind her.

 

“You can scrub as hard as you like Sparks, but slut doesn’t come off!” Jess ripped her arms from her friends grips and sat down on her bed muttering something about blood, murder, and chocolate frog cards.

 

“Lapse of judgment my ass. You love him and you bloody well know it,” Lily said.

 

“Oh shut up Lillian.”

 

Lily and Mary grinned at one another and descended upon the poor blonde mercilessly.

 

***

 

“Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and
difficult as that.” -Michael Leunig

 

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I’m staying here locked in the dorm forever. I’m never ever leaving, no one can make me! Not even the promise of giant tower of chocolate will move me. Or the newest model of Nimbus. Or the house elves serving breakfast for dinner. Merlin, this must be what it feels like when you’ve just realized you left your brand new broom on the train tracks. And then have to watch it break into a thousand pieces when the wheels steam over it.

 

My world at the moment is that broom. Everything I knew, everything I thought I knew, everything I refused to believe and everything I refused to believe in has been crushed, smashed, destroyed, broken into tiny shards. And yes, I know that was melodramatic. I know I joke about this a lot, but right now I am dead serious- the Apocalypse is coming… soon; very, very, very, very, very soon…

 

Rodrigo?

 

Rodrigo? Where are you?

 

I need you!

 

Oi! Cricket!

 

Rodrigo…

 

Even my twisted subconscious has abandoned me. I can not deal with this. Seriously though, I’m about to start rocking back and forth on the ground while sucking on my thumb and whimpering for my mummy.

 

Cricket?

 

Damn. Oh well, at least there isn’t any chance Lily and Mary will be coming to hunt me down and kidnap me. it’s a Saturday, which mean they’re sitting downstairs at lunch assuming I just decided to sleep in. little do they know that when I told them I was sleeping in, what I meant was I was becoming the Gryffindor tower hermit. They’re most likely either studying or off with their boy toys; and there’s no way they’ll leave either just to drag me downstairs.

 

The two of them are evil. EVIL I tell you. No, they didn’t actually chain me to his bed. Let’s not even joke about that. Just no. Instead they teased me incessantly until slut-tastic came back into the room. Bitches. And they sang the K-I-S-S-I-N-G song! It was horrible. The damn thing was stuck in my head forever!

 

Jessie and Sirius sitting in a tree… K-I-S-S… ahhh!

 

Omg, I am such a moron. Un momento, I need to go bang my head against something nice and hard for a few moments. Maybe it’ll make the bad thoughts go away.

 

FML, it didn’t work.

 

I… I lo… love him.

 

I bloody love him.

 

Stupid, stupid girl! How the hell do you go from hating someone’s guts to being his best friend to falling in love with him within the space of a week? Someone please enlighten me because I am at a loss for words. Incredible, I know.

 

I am such a moron. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

 

How could I do this to myself?

 

I’ve fallen in love with my worst enemy.

 

I’ve fallen in love with my best friend.

 

I’ve fallen in love with Sirius Black.

 

Fuck my life.

 

***

 

“Where every lie reveals the truth…Baby cause I all ever wanted…All I ever wanted was you.” -Kelly Clarkson, All I Ever Wanted

 

***

 

“Where is she?” Sirius whined staring at the doors to the great hall. Lunch was on the table and the boy had a large helping of apple pie and mashed potatoes on his plate. However, Sirius’ two favorite foods remained untouched, steam rising off of them. He turned to Remus and began pouting.

 

Remus sighed as he continued eating his chicken an potatoes. He stuck another forkful in his mouth, ignoring Sirius. He didn’t know where Jessie was three seconds ago, so why on earth would he have any clue now? This had to be the trillionth time Sirius had asked the question in the past five minutes.

 

“Remus!” Sirius whined.

 

Remus shrugged and Sirius began tapping his fingers angrily against the wood.

 

“But where could she be?”

 

“Sirius, I didn’t know two seconds ago and I still haven’t the faintest clue.”

 

Sirius frowned, quite displeased with his friends answer. He picked up a roll from the plate in front of him and threw it at Lily, who was sitting across from him with James. It landed on her lap and she brushed it onto the ground.

 

“Psst! Lily!”

 

“James what does he want?” Lily asked, not looking up from her transfiguration notes. James swallowed his potatoes and opened his mouth to speak, but Sirius spoke first.

 

“Where is Jess?”

 

Lily sighed and turned around, “Apparently she felt like sleeping in today.”

 

“But why? I’m bored!”

 

Lily rolled her eyes and turned back around to her notes.

 

Sirius groaned and stabbed his pie. He demolished the crust and apples with his fork and began to mix them together with the potatoes, grumbling as he played with his food. The group continued eating in silence.

 

Sirius pushed his plate away from him and began climbing off the bench.

 

“Where are you going?” Remus asked as Sirius’ elbow bumped his.

 

“To bug Jess and wake her up.”

 

“You’re going to wake up Jess?” James asked skeptically as Lily bit her lip and concentrated harder on her notes.

 

“Yea, she’s been asleep long enough and I’m bored,” Sirius whined standing up.

 

“Good luck with that,” James said digging in to his food again and Lily covered her face with her hands and dissolved into a fit of giggles.

 

Sirius swaggered down the walkway and through the doors, winking at a pretty brunette Hufflepuff as she and her friends walked through.

 

“Why are you laughing Evans?” James smirked.

 

Lily just shook her head and began laughing harder.

 

***

 

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes.
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall
and a preserving sweet.”-William Shakespeare

 

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Sirius shut the door to the girls’ dorm quietly and began creeping up to Jessie’s bed. Jess was sound asleep. Unlike her conscious counterpart, sleeping Jessie looked very sweet and innocent. Sirius stopped and a soft smile crossed his lips. Jess hugged her pillow tighter and mumbled something about whipped cream.

 

Sirius stowed his wand in the back pocket of his jeans and jumped onto Jess’ bed.

 

“Jazz!”

 

The springs of the mattress squeaked and the curtains rattled as his body collided with the bed. Sirus yelped as the comforter slid and Jess’ head collided with the headboard.

One of Jess’ hands flew to the top of her skull and the other flung out and hit Sirius in the chest, knocking the wind out of him. He collapsed down beside her clutching his chest.

 

“I am going to kill you Black!” Jessie sat up rubbing her head and reaching for her wand. Wheezing, Sirius sprang up and dashed out of the room. Jess scrambled off the bed and chased after him. They bowled their way through students, Jessie throwing hexes at Sirius all the while. Sirius ducked and threw his shoulder into one of the doors to the great hall, it flung open, “James!”

 

Minerva sighed as Jess and Sirius dashed into the room. She stabbed her chicken and flipped a page in the Daily Prophet, “I told you it was to good to be true Albus.”

 

Beside her Dumbledore frowned and pulled a bright green change purse from the inside of his robes. It was decorated with silver moons,” I believe the wager was five gallons?”

 

Professor McGonagall held out her hand, “Correct.”

 

Five gold coins fell into her palm and a ghost of a smile crossed her lips. All over the hall, similar exchanges were taking place.

 

“She’s going to kill me!” Sirius cried in a high-pitched voice as he hid behind the head boy.

 

“She’s not going to kill you,” Lily sighed as Jessie came to a stop in front of them, “Jess, leave Sirius alone and sit down and eat.”

 

Jessie frowned and crossed her arms, “But he made me hit my head!”

 

“Sit!”

 

“Yes mum,” Jessie began to slide into the open spot next to Sirius, but halted halfway. The color began to drain from her face.

 

Sirius looked up at her worriedly, “You okay Jess?”

 

Jessie went from white to crimson, “Peachy,” she managed to squeak out as she piled her plate with peach cobbler.

 

“You sure?”

 

“Yes,” She spooned a huge bite into her mouth and swallowed.

 

“Jess, that’s peach cobbler,” Sirius said frowning.

 

“So?” she squeaked.

 

“You hate peach cobbler.”

 

“Maybe I don’t, maybe I love it!” Jessie glared. Sirius rolled his eyes.

 

“Just because I claim to not love it one day, doesn’t mean I can’t change my opinion!”

 

Lily shoved her fist in her mouth and began rocking back and forth in order to keep from laughing.

 

“Fine,” Sirius said rolling his eyes, “Have it your way.”

 

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“Hot temper with the shortest fuse…You're such a mess with an attitude…” - Kelly Clarkson, I Want You

 

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Did I really just unintentionally compare our relationship to peach cobbler? Wow Jessie, wow, you have serious issues.

I hate peach cobbler! Why am I eating it! Ugh, see what Black does to me! I fall in love with him and I start eating peach cobbler! Normally anything peach flavored makes me vomit, but here I am shoveling peach fucking cobbler down my throat like there’s no tomorrow.

 


Love makes you do crazy things.

 

Rodrigo! YOUR BACK! I thought you had abandoned me! Left me to crumble and die like bones into dust! You have no clue how much I have needed you!

 


I told you so.

 

Oh shut up.

 


I told you so.

 

Cricket!

 


I told you so!

 

Okay fine, you told me so.

 


Now just for my pleasure please say it.

 

You told me so?

 


No the other thing…

 

Oh, that thing…

 


Yes that thing, go on. It won’t kill you, I promise.

 

I love Sirius Black.

 

I didn’t say that out loud, right? Right? No, Lily’s still studying. James and Remus are talking. Sirius is picking at his pie, something I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t be doing if I had just screamed that out loud. Pretty sure he would have fainted.

 


Yes, yes you do love him, don‘t you? Took you long enough to realize it, didn’t it? I, on the other hand have always known you loved him. I’ve known since you were ten and didn’t know what love was. I’m brilliant.

 

Oh shove it.

 


Now what are we going to do about this charming new development?

 

Nothing?

 


Wrong answer. You are going to tell him.

 

And how would you like me to do that?

 


Well, if it were up to me…

 

Oh please if it were up to you, I would throw myself at him right now and snog the living daylights out of him.

 


You know, that doesn’t sound half bad.

 

Not a chance! No way! N-O!

 


Oh fine, you take the fun out of everything. But you know the thought of doing exactly that doesn’t sound unappealing, does it Jessabelle?

 

Oh shut up cricket!

 

It’s not fair! Why does he have to be so pretty? It would be easier if he wasn’t so bloody gorgeous. I mean have you seen Sirius Black? He looks like fucking Adonis.

And the there’s the fact that he’s Sirius. One doesn’t just waltz up to their best friend and say, “Hey I know I’ve been a bitch for the last eight years and broke your heart, but I’ve been in love with you since we were ten!” That would go over well, not at all.

 

I mean, I’m not going to deny it anymore, I do love him, but still. I can’t just tell him.

 

But I have to.

 

Ugh, when did my life become so complicated.

 

***

 

“You call it madness, but I call it love.” -Don Byas

 

***

 

As soon as she was finished with lunch Jess sprinted back to her room and into the shower; putting a hold on all further discussion of her dilemma (verbal or mental) until later that afternoon.

 

Jess walked out of the bathroom, humming to herself as she towel dried her curls. She threw herself on her bed, “What am I going to do?” she asked aloud.

 

“Tell him,” Lily replied, “Have you seen my potions textbook?”

 

“It’s on your bed,” Mary replied blowing a bubble with her gum. It popped and she turned a page in her latest Witch Weekly.

 

“Thank you.”

 

Jessie rolled onto her stomach and threw her maroon towel on the floor, “yes, I know I have to, but how?”

 

“I know!” Mary threw down the magazine and jumped on jess’ bed and began bouncing up and down on her knees, “Smear yourself with chocolate and show up at his door and tell him you love him and you want him. He won’t be able to resist you.”

 

Lily snorted as she shoved her text into her bag.

 

Jessie smacked Mary with her pillow, “No! Never in a million years!”

 

“You say that now,” Mary giggled and ducked as Jessie chucked the pillow at her friend.

 

“Just go downstairs and tell him,” Lily smiled at the blonde.

 

Jessie stood up, “Let me get this straight, you want me to walk downstairs into the common room and say ‘Hey Sirius, I wanted to let you know that I love you’ ?”

 

“Yes, say exactly like that, except you may want to make sure he‘s sitting down,” Lily said throwing her bag onto her shoulder and shoving a horrified Jess towards the doorway.

 

“Oh this I got to see,” Mary scrambled after them.

 

Outside the oak door, an infuriated Jordan Sparks hurried down the staircase. Finding a certain dark haired boy before a certain blonde did was the only thing on her mind.

 

***

 

“Kiss me like when I first saw you…Figured out couldn't be without you… I want you…” -Kelly Clarkson, I Want You

 

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Hey guys, hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed torturing Jessie. I know it was kind of a filler chapter, but I couldn’t just have her realize she loves him and then immediately jump his bones after. That’s just not Jess’ style. I know all of you were clamoring to have her chained to his bed, but I thought it worked out better this way. So thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Let me know what you thought, the little, lonely review box is down there waiting for you! Love you all!

 

-pensive princess

 

 

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