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"Oh come on, James! I said I was sorry! You know I can't turn down a prank!"

"Nikki, you know I hate them!" James screamed.

A week later and James was still constantly harping on me about the marshmallow thing.

"I'M SORRY. I wish there was a less cliché word I could use, but I just ate way too much dessert, so I can't think straight."

"Don't use food as an excuse!" He scolded.

"HEY! You know what too much sugar does to me! You know it makes my brain highly unfunctional!"

"Yes, Nikki, it's called a sugar-high, and it's your own fault," he said pointedly.

"You should have stopped me!"

"I tried! You threatened to bite my fingers off!"

"I did? I don't remember that."

"You did. You always do. And you always seem to black out. I think you should get that checked out. Sounds like a personal problem. Go see a shrink," he laughed.

"Do you forgive me?" I said with my totally adorable puppy dog eyes.

I am the master of the puppy-dog eyes. James' don't have shit on mine.

"Niiiiiik, don't make the face," he whined as he sat on the couch.

"Pwease fowgive me, Jamesy? Puhweeease?" I begged.

"Alright! Just stop with the eyes! You're going to kill me with cuteness!"

"Thank you!" I smiled as I plopped on his lap.

"BUT..."

"But? You know I don't like that word, James," I grimaced.

"You have to help me frame Al."

"Frame him? The week and half of detentions wasn't good eno... nevermind, forgot who I was talking to."

"So you'll help then?" He asked as he poked me.

"If you stop poking me, yes," I laughed as I swatted his hands away.

"But I like poking you, you spaz," he chuckled as he poked me again.

"That's because it tickles!" I laughed, "Now stop!"

"Nope."

"Stop Ja-"

I was cut off as I fell off of him and onto the floor.

"OW, dammit."

"You okay, Nik?" he asked as he held his hand out to pull me back onto his lap.

"Oh fine, just whacked my head on the ground and I probably have a concussion, thanks to your incessant poking of my stomach. S'your fault you know."

"I'm sorry," he laughed as he kissed the back of my head where I whacked it, "It's just so damn funny. But I'll behave, I swear."

"That's better," I huffed as I laid my head on his shoulder, "So what are we going to do?"

"I haven't quite figured that out yet," he laughed as he ran his hand through his hair.

"James, mate! I gotta show you something in the room for a minute, it's bloody awesome!" Colin yelled from the stairs.

"Alright, move your arse Nik, I'll be right back," James smiled as he moved me over.

"HEY COLIN!" I yelled.

"Yeah?" Came the reply from the stairwell.

"If you blow him up, or anything of the sort, know that I will kill you. And I promise that it will be slow and painful. And if you run, I will hunt you down, you stupid Irish bastard."

"I don't blow everything up!" He yelled back.

"Uh, yeah, you really do," I sneered.

"You two need to calm down," James laughed as he jogged up the stairs.

"Sodding bloody leprechaun," I grumbled as I crossed my arms.

"Hey, Nikki," Rose smiled as she walked over to me.

"Hiya Rose. Where's Lemming Boy today?" I snickered.

"Don't get mad, Rose, keep it in," she muttered to herself as she tried to keep her face from turning bright red, "He's doing homework. Can I talk to you in the hall for a second? I need some help, but I don't want everyone to overhear."

"Sho'," I told her as I heaved myself off the couch and followed her out of the common room.

"Get her!" Rose yelled.

The next thing I know someone had my arms, there was a blindfold over my eyes, and I was being dragged up stairs.

"Ro, this is not cool," I yelled as I struggled to get away.

"Don't let her go, I don't care if she kicks you, bites you, whatever, DON'T LET GO," she snapped at my captors.

"If this is for the Pineapple thing... and the Lemming thing... and the Shrieking Shack thing, I'm sorry, alright! LET ME GO!" I screamed as I was dragged down a hall, all while kicking whoever I could.

"OW, Dammit Nik!"

"Don't talk to her!" Rose commanded as I heard a door open, "Sit her there, and tie her down. I don't want her running away."

Someone roughly shoved me into a chair, tied my wrists to the back of it, and took my blindfold off.

"What's with the kidnapping?! I'll so tell Neville!" I yelled furiously.

"This is not kidnapping. This is an intervention, so to speak," she said smugly.

"About what?! If it's the detention thing, that's tough, I'm not stopping the pranks!" I spat.

"Come on guys, I need your help," She said sweetly.

Of course, of course, it was the entire Potter/Weasley clan. Minus James. And their parents. Even Teddy was there, the stupid wanker.

I would have normally drooled at the sight of him, regardless of the fact that Victoire was there, but I was far too pissed off.

"What gives?" I growled.

"We need to have a chat, Nikki," Al smirked.

"Albus, I will kill you for this, you know that, yeah?"

"This is for your own good, Nikole," Rose growled.

"Remember what I said about me being sorry? I TAKE IT BACK," I spat at her.

"Nikki, we love you, and you're an exceptionally intelligent girl, but you aren't very bright," Teddy laughed.

If he wasn't so damn hot, I would have hexed him on the spot. Damn attractive men and their mystical powers.

"Oh, remember, we owe Colin big time," Fred stated to Albus.

"YOU ARSE!" I screamed as I tried to hop the chair over to Fred so I could kick him.

"Nikki, you're going to fall, cut it out," Hugo said as he held the chair down.

"Come near me, Weasley, and I will bite you," I growled.

"She will, Hugo, you may want to move," Al laughed, "Now, down to business. We need to talk about your thick-headedness about my brother."

"What are you talking about?!" I yelled.

"That is exactly what we're talking about," Dominique spoke up, "Are you REALLY that clueless Nikki?"

"How can I be clueless about something when I don't know what it is you're talking about?!" I said.

I know. It didn't make sense. I was angry. Things like that happen when I'm angry. I say illogical and retarded things.

It's a curse.

"Nikki, Nikki, Nikki," Teddy sighed as he draped his arm around Victoire, "You really don't get it?"

"Might as well be blunt, Teddy, dear," Victoire piped up.

"Alright, you really don't see that James is head over heels in love with you?" Teddy said sternly.

"LIES!" I screamed.

"Yeah, he is," most of them said in unison.

"I'm sorry, I think if my best mate was in love with me, I'd know," I growled.

"Unless you just refused to see it. Unless you were harboring the same feelings," Lily said quietly.

"I AM NOT IN LOVE WITH JAMES!"

"DENIAL!" The lot of them yelled in my ears.

"OW, YOU SODS! I SWEAR. WHEN I GET OUT OF THIS CHAIR I AM GOING TO HEX YOU ALL SO FREAKING BAD..."

"Nikki, just hear me out for a second, please," Al said as he kneeled in front of me, making sure to stay out of kicking range, "As your other best mate, it is my job to inform you that my brother IS indeed in love with you. Like you wouldn't believe. Everytime we're home, he won't shut up. And I can't take it anymore. Between your cluelessness and his constant pining, I'm losing my mind. HE LOVES YOU NIKKI," He emphasized as he braced my face in his hands, "JAMES LOVES YOU MORE THAN HE LOVES HIMSELF."

"And that's saying something," Fred chuckled.

"Yeah it is," Hugo laughed.

"Let her go, guys," Victoire said softly, "Come on Teddy, dear, we're going to be late for dinner"

Merlin bless that girl's soul, even if she did steal Teddy from the Sexy Bachelor Pool.

Of course it didn't really matter that they let me go, because the shock I was in kept me glued to the chair.

"You guys are pulling my leg. There's no way James is in love with me," I said quietly.

"Well, he is. We're going to go, now that we got it through your head," Lily smiled sweetly, "We love you Nikki. And we know you love James too. Mull it over."

And with that they were gone.

I still can't believe they kidnapped me.



"James, can I talk to you for a minute? Alone?" I huffed as I stormed into the common room.

I don't know about you, but being kidnapped makes me pretty annoyed.

"Sure, my room's empty," He said with a befuddled look on his face as we ran up the stairs.

"What's got you so pissed?" He asked as he shut the door.

"Did you know your family just kidnapped me?" I said harshly as I slammed myself onto his bed.

"WHAT?! Why the hell did they kidnap you?" He asked in shock as he sat next to me.

"That is the interesting and completely ridiculous part. They said that you- James Potter- were in love with me- Nikki Scott."

"What?" He chuckled nervously as he rubbed the back of his neck, "That's just... wow... um... yeah, that's... um... crazy! Yeah! That's exactly what it is!"

"That's what I said!" I huffed as I threw my arms down on the mattress, "Needless to say, we need to get epic revenge on Al, because I know he put the damn thing together. For Merlin's sake, even Teddy and Victoire were there!"

"Teddy?! Why the hell... dammit," he grumbled to himself.

"I know right?! I can't believe they just kidnapped me! That is so freaking unorthodox!" I yelled as I slammed his pillow against the wall.

I glanced over at James to see him biting his lip and shiftily looking at the ground.

"Tell me you thought of a prank?" I asked.

"Huh? Oh... right, prank."

"What the bloody hell?!" I exclaimed as I sat up quickly, "How could you forget already?! You never forget about pranks!"

"Mind was wandering," he chuckled nervously as he rubbed the back of his neck again, "Sorry."

"What's wrong, James?"

"Nothing," He shrugged.

"I'm not convinced, tosser. What's wrong?" I asked again as I hit him playfully with the pillow.

"Don't worry about it," he smiled weakly, "Nothing important."

"If something is wrong with my James, then it's important," I said pointedly as I rested my chin on his shoulder.

"Just... it's... it's nothing, Nik. Don't worry about it," he smiled as he kissed my forehead.

"James, tell me the truth," I begged, "Please."

"About what," he chuckled.

"You know exactly what, James."

"Ugh..." He sighed as he rested his forehead in his palm, "Nik, please don't make me do this."

"Don't make you do what? Tell the truth?"

"It's true, alright?! It's true, every word," He admitted.

"WHAT. DID. YOU. JUST. SAY?" I growled.

"IT'S TRUE! EVERY DAMN WORD. Happy? I love you, alright?" James sighed.

I could feel my face turning red.

Yes, I feel colours.

You heard me correctly.

"Nik, you alright?" James said warily.

'AM I ALRIGHT? AM I BLOODY ALRIGHT?" I screamed as I beat him his pillow, "SIX YEARS YEARS WE'VE BEEN BEST MATES, JAMES. SIX BLOODY YEARS! AND I HAVE TO FIND OUT YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH ME FROM YOUR BROTHER?! WHAT THE HELL?!"

"I should have told you... ow... myself... OW... I know, I'm sorry! OW DAMMIT!"

"DAMN STRAIGHT YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME YOU ARSE! AND YOU'RE LEAVING ME NEXT YEAR! YOU ARE SUCH A FREAKING WANKER!"

At this point I was throwing anything I could get my hands on at him.

"YOU... STUPID... BASTARD!" I yelled as I threw miscellaneous things of his at him, "I... COULD... KILL... YOU!"

He dodged out of the way of book, came up to me, grabbed my face, and kissed me.

"YOU JERK! DID I SAY YOU COULD KISS ME?! NO! I'M NOT DONE HURTING YOU!" I screamed as I smacked him in the head with one of his books, "DON'T KISS ME WHEN I DIDN'T SAY YOU COULD! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WOULD JUMP TO THE CONCLUSION THAT I WANTED YOU TO KISS ME! YOU ARE SUCH A BLOODY GIT, JAMES! I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT! SIX YEARS! SIX GODDAMN YEARS AND YOU COULDN'T SAY ANYTHING?! YOU STUPID MORON! I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU'RE PASSING CLASSES WITH A BRAIN AS DUMB AS YOURS! YOU ARE SUCH A... ARGH! I'M RUNNING OUT OF NAMES TO CALL YOU, YOU... YOU.... YOU GOBLIN TAINT!"

"Nikki?"

"WHAT?!"

"Shut the bloody fuck up," James said sternly as he kissed me again.

"Thank you," he smirked as he pulled away.

I sat on his bed with a huff and crossed my arms.

"Nikki, are you pouting because you enjoyed that and you know it, or because I said I loved you?"

"Go to hell, you arse," I grumbled.

"I'll take that as both," he chuckled as he sat next to me, "And I do love you."

I mumbled so he couldn't hear me.

"What? Didn't catch that, seeing as you were mumbling under your breath and all," he said as he raised an eyebrow.

"I said I love you too. There, happy?" I grumbled.

"Do you mean it?" he smirked.

"No, I'm lying. Of course I mean it, you jackass," I growled as I shoved him.

"So, that means, we're like, together, right?" he chuckled nervously as he rubbed the back of his neck.

"Duh," I chuckled as I rolled my eyes at him.

"This is the best day ever," he sighed happily as he laid back on his bed.

"What am I going to do with you, Jamesy?" I laughed, "You did it again. Pissed me off to no end, and cheered me back up with a retarded question."

"It was not retarded, now get over here," he frowned as he tugged me next to him and wrapped his arm around me.

"It was too retarded, you git," I laughed as I rested my head on his shoulder, "We both just admitted that we do- in fact- love each other, and you ask if we're together. That, my dear, is retarded. Look up the word 'retarded' in the dictionary, and your question will be right there under the definition."

"Yeah, yeah, whatever, retarded or not, you're all mine now," he laughed.

"Nikki Scott belongs to no one!"

"You know what I mean, Love," he smiled as he tilted my chin and kissed me softly, "There, I finally got kiss you properly."

"And did I give you permission to stop?" I scowled.

"I need permission for everything, don't I?" He chuckled.

"Yes. Yes you do," I nodded with a grin.

"Tough luck for you then," he smirked as he leaned in and kissed me again.



"James, m'love, I have come to the conclusion that I do not tell you enough how absolutely brilliant you are," I smiled.

"I know I am," He grinned smugly.

"Now just to make sure we don't get caught."

"Psha, you kidding? Nev... I mean Professor Longbottom won't suspect me, he thinks I suck at Charms.

"Yeah, but you are skipping Potions," I pointed out as I laid my head in his lap.

"Whatever, Sluggy's an arse, he probably won't even notice I'm gone," he smiled as he ran his fingers through my hair.

"Shouldn't we kind of be thanking Al? He did organize my kidnapping, which led to us-"

"Yes, which I will kiss him for, but he still turned my broom into a damn... ugh, I don't even want to talk about it," he shuddered.

"Please don't kiss your brother."

"Why, jealous?" He smirked.

"No, it's freaking gross. If you kiss you brother, I swear I will not kiss you ever again," I threatened, "Because that would be like me kissing Al and... ew no."

"Yeah, I don't like that idea any more either," he chuckled.

"Hi James," Jasmine Sullivan winked as she walked by to the girls dorms.

"HELL NO!" I growled.

"Calm down, Nik, sheesh. We haven't even been together for an hour and you're getting protective."

As James' Grandad says all the time, "Truth will out."

"Actually, I've been protective for a while," I said as I bit my lip.

"What? YOU?! YOU HEXED MASON?!"

"Maybe?" I said sheepishly.

He burst out into laughter.

"Nikki, that was bloody brilliant."

"You're not mad?"

"No, why would I be? I was only talking to her to see what you would do."

"You wanker!" I yelled as I punched him.

"I never dreamed you would actually hex her, though. Merlin, I love you," he laughed as he bent down to kiss me.

"You'd better, I don't want to have to hex all the girls in the school," I grinned.

"My little troublemaker," he chuckled as he ruffled my hair.

"OH. MY. GOD. Did I just see what I think I did?!" Lily squealed.

"Um, maybe?" James said as he shifted his eyes.

"OH MY GOD, I DID! IT WORKED?! I HAVE TO TELL EVERYONE!"

"Lils?" James said as he rubbed his temples.

"Yeah?"

"Don't squeal, please. You're going to give me an aneurysm."

"Fine, but I'm going to tell everyone it worked, bye!" She giggled as she sped out of the common room.

She may only be fourteen, but she is one hell of a romantic, that Lily Potter.

"I don't know what I'm going to do with that girl," James sighed.

"Oh come on, Lils is the least harmful of your family," I laughed with a roll of my eyes.

"Hugo isn't harmful..."

"He's a male Weasley, he's harmful, believe me. Lils wins."

"Yeah, but you haven't had Lily rage at you!"

"You probably deserved it! What did you do to get her to freak?"

"Transfigured her Hogwarts, A History book into one of those Muggle Harlequin romance books," he snickered.

"See? You deserved it! I would have killed you if you turned one of my schoolbooks into that legal smut cra... WAIT A MINUTE. You transfigured it?! You suck at Transfig!"

"Actually, I'm rather good at it, I just wanted to spend more time with you... PLEASE DON'T HURT ME," He winced.

"YOU WASTED VALUABLE PRANKING TIME SO I COULD TUTOR YOU IN SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T NEED TUTORING IN?! JAMES POTTER I'LL KILL YOU!" I screamed as I scrambled to my feet, grabbed some poor Firstie's school book, and chased him around the room, "YOU STUPID TOSSER! THAT TIME COULD HAVE BEEN SPENT DOING SOMETHING FUN!"

"But you love Transfi... AHHH!" He yelped as I threw the book at him.

"I DON'T WANT TO SPEND ALL MY FREE TIME DOING IT, YOU WANKER!" I screamed as I grabbed books off the bookshelf and threw them at his head.

"Nik! You're going to... GAH!... give me brain damage! SHIT!"

"WELL, IF I DO, DON'T EXPECT ME TO TUTOR YOU!" I growled as I grabbed the cast-iron fireplace poker, leapt over the back of the couch and resumed chasing him.

"What are you doing with that?!" He screeched as he ran.

"I'm going to beat your bloody brains out, that's what!"

"Honeymoon's over," I heard Rose giggle.

"GET BACK HERE POTTER AND TAKE YOUR BEATING LIKE A MAN!" I screamed as I knocked a chair over.

"NO THANKS!" He whimpered as he ran behind a wall tapestry.

"Nik, chill out!" Al yelled as he grabbed my arm.

"Let go! I need to murder your brother!" I screamed as I spun around and accidentaly whacked Al in the head with the poker.

"OW, GODDAMMIT NIKKI, GIVE ME THAT!" He roared as he tore it out of my hand, "Great, I'm bleeding, wonderful. Thanks Nik."

"You deserved it! Didn't anyone ever tell you not to accost an angry girl with a fireplace poker?!"

"No! Because it's crazy! Why would someone warn me about that?!" He growled as Rose tended to his head wound.

"Well now you know," I nodded triumphantly.

"Are you done trying to kill me?" James said as he peered out from behind the tapestry

"For now," I huffed as I sat on the couch, "I guess beating one Potter is better than not beating any Potters at all."

"Good, because I'm not ready to die," he said as he sat on the couch and wrapped his arms around me.

"So it did work then? KICK ASS," Al cheered, "I told you that it would work!" He laughed as he high-fived Fred.

"About this... intervention," James said sternly as he cleared his throat, "WHY DID YOU BLOODY KIDNAP HER?!"

"Because, James, she wouldn't have come willingly and you know it," Rose replied proudly, "Besides, I had fun, after all the crap you guys pulled on me."

"I KNEW YOU WERE GETTING REVENGE, YOU TART!" I screamed accusingly as I pointed at her.

"I never said I wasn't," she laughed.

"Please don't kidnap Nikki again," James told them warningly, "Or the prank that will befall all of you will go down in history. I will put Grandad, Uncle Sirius, Uncle Fred, and Uncle George to shame. Believe you me," he said sternly as he pointed at each of them in turn.

"We have no need to kidnap her again," Fred chuckled, "We got the point through, thank Merlin. I don't think I could deal with that again."

"Yeah, yeah, you tossers," I grumbled, "Now go away."

"We'll leave you two lovebirds alone," Al chortled, "Come on Freddie, let's go blow something up."

"Wait for me!" Colin yelled as he ran after them.

"Wankers," James chuckled as nuzzled his face in my hair.

"Hey, it's your family," I laughed.



"Stupid bloody class. Don't get me wrong, I like Professor Neville and all, but this class blows," Al grumbled as we walked in the greenhouses the next day.

"It's kind of important, Al," I chuckled, "If it wasn't for this class, and you got petrified, well then, you'd just be totally screwed, wouldn't you?"

"Still sucks," he grunted as we set our stuff at our station.

"What ever am I going to do with you and your incompetent brain?" I laughed.

"S'not incompetent! I just don't like this class!"

"Well, then maybe you should drop it, Mr. Potter."

"Neville's right behind me, isn't he?" Al winced.

"That's Professor Longbottom on school grounds, Mr. Potter. Detention, 7 p.m., my office, please. And I'll be telling your Dad," Neville said calmly as he walked to the front of the class.

"But... but... wha.... why... uuuugh bollocks," Al whined as he slammed his head on the table.

"Albus, dear, you and your brother need to not slam your heads on tables. It hurts me. And in all fairness you kind of deserved that," I smirked.

"But I already have detention tonight! At 9 with McGonagall! This is so not cool," he mumbled.

"If you're going to talk to me Al, get your head off the table, I can hardly understand you. And the marshmallow thing was your idea."

"But you only got one night! S'not fair!"

"Yes, but one- there was hardly any evidence against me, and two- James loves me more," I laughed as I stuck my tongue out.

"Shuddup," he frowned.

All of a sudden, the most horrid piercing noise broke out in the greenhouse. Every one of us fell to the ground covering our ears.

"OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT?!" Al screeched.

"THE MANDRAKES!" I yelled back.

"I THINK MY EARDRUMS JUST BURST!" Rose cried.

Neville yelled something as he charmed them all back in the pots.

"What?" I yelled back, "I can't really hear!"

He just glared at us and pointed in front of him. That I understood.

"Detention, the both of you. Two days. Starting tomorrow, since you already have one tonight, Mr. Potter. 7 p.m. sharp," he snapped.

James never got caught. I had to take two detentions. I didn't complain though, because he's taken I don't even know how many detentions with me when he didn't have to.

That boy is lucky I love him.

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