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Chapter Six
The One with the “Date”


I munched on my dry toast and read the same line of my book for a tenth time. Sheldon sat next to me like he did every other breakfast. I didn’t speak to him and he didn’t bother to make conversation knowing I wouldn’t respond. I sighed, I stole a glance at him, he was in deep conversation with Remus about a Charms essay. I glanced up at James, he saw me looking at him. Great.

“Do you know what’s up with Sirius?” He asked me, “Did something happen the two of you?” I shook my head and continued reading my book.

“Are you alright?” James pressed, “Did you and Sirius have a fight? What did he say?” I shook my head and shrugged. James dropped it, slightly annoyed. Sirius came and took a seat at the table.

“Morning guys,” Sirius said, I stood dutifully from the table –

“Hayley,” James said, he looked at me from over his glasses, “Sit.” He ordered. He reminded me of Dad when he had that face on.

“I’m not your pet,” I snapped at him, he kept his eye contact with me, still as fiery as before, I scowled and sat back down. Sheldon excused himself, kissed me lightly on the cheek and returned back to his house table. He had only asked once about what happened between me Sirius, I told him Sirius was being a prat. Sheldon didn’t see the need to press on the situation any further, but seemed happy I wasn’t talking to Sirius. Remus and James thought Sirius had made some rude joke and I had got offended. I nodded along with their theory. James complained about how I should forgive Sirius because he was clearly upset. Yeah right.

I still refused to talk to or look at Sirius. The nerve he had, to go around kissing people. But the shock on his face after I slapped him still kind of haunted me. I felt a little guilty for hitting him so hard, and had to stop the urge to forgive him. What if he did it again? But I did miss hanging out with him…

“Now, you two are going to work this out,” James said, “Sirius, what did you do?”

“I didn’t do anything,” Sirius muttered, throwing a glance at me.

“Yeah right,” I scoffed, “I’m not going to sit here with this pathetic liar.” I spat. I don’t know where all this viciousness came from. All of a sudden I wanted to grab something and hit him with it. I didn’t know why. Maybe because he had acted like nothing had happen. But I didn’t want him to act like anything had happened. Right? No. I wanted him to care. I wanted him to annoy me, make me angry at him. I got up again, and this time James didn’t stop me as I left.

I was walking to transfiguration, when I felt a hand on my shoulder. Hoping it was Sirius coming to stop me, I turned around. Oh great.

“Potter,” Rosier snarled. It was a seventh year Slytherin, “I need your help.” I looked at him incredulously. I before I could respond, he froze. Sirius came running up behind him and pushed him onto the floor, carelessly.


“Are you okay?” Sirius huffed.

“Yeah, we were just talking,” I said, smiling that he had come to my rescue, even though I was fine.

“About?” Sirius said, his eyes widening in shock. I didn’t know what would be worse; if I had told him that I was making out with Rosier or talking with him.

“He didn’t get to finish,” I said, my smile fading, as we walked away from Rosier, “You stunned him.”

“Oh,” he grinned, “I didn’t mean to.”

I chuckled at his lie, “About Hogsmead-” I started.

“No, don’t mention it, I’m a crazy old fool,” Sirius said forcing a smiling, “Okay, not old – maybe a insanely gorgeous fool falling for a insanely gorgeous girl, my fault entirely.” He kissed me lightly on the cheek and walked away.

I stared longingly after him. I had to stop kidding myself. I was insanely, head over heels in love with Sirius. I love Sirius Black. Wait – what?

Sirius’ had that reputation and there was no way I was going to let him break my heart just like he had done to all those other girls. I had to let him go or suffer the consequences. Why did everything have to be so difficult? Why couldn’t I feel this way about Sheldon? He’s so sweet. He wouldn’t sleep with me and forget my name the next day. Love is hard. Duh. Falling in love with the school playboy is even harder.

James was another big issue. He would never agree to me going out with Sirius. I think his reasons were the same reasons I didn’t want to go out with Sirius. I can’t imagine what would happen if we snuck around behind James’ back. He’d definitely find out and kill Sirius. Or at least knock him out.

I didn’t know what I was more scared off Sirius breaking my heart or James breaking Sirius’ face. I had to admit James was terrifying when he’s angry and Sirius breaking the not-going-out-with-sisters-or-cousins rule would definitely make him angry. Angry beyond belief. I wish Sirius wasn’t so difficult. Why did he have to be a playboy? Maybe he’s changed? He said he had “feelings” for me. He definitely didn’t have feelings for all the other girls or he would have treated them better. I sighed. He didn’t love me. Or at least like I did.

I wonder how James would react if he found out about my big drunken mistaken with –

“Hayley!” Sheldon snapped, he had appeared out of nowhere.

“Huh?” I asked, finally coming out of my trail of thought, “Sorry, daydreaming.”

He smiled, “About me?”

“Who else?” I smiled, kissing him on the lips.

Not as good as Sirius. I mentally kicked myself.

Nobody’s POV

“Hey Lily,” James called out as she came towards them at the table.

“Hi James,” she smiled.

“Why don’t you sit with us, it ‘s kind of quiet, you know with…” he jerked his thumb towards Remus. Remus gave James a look.

“Oh, okay, sure,” Lily took a seat opposite James.

“I got all the plans done like you said, and I got them approved by Dumbledore, he said we needed to make a list of everything we need to purchase and he can get some to do it,” James said quickly.

“Wow, when did you get all this done?” Lily asked.

“Just the past week,” James smiled, “I didn’t want to bother you.”

“Oh thanks, James, but I’m supposed to help you,” Lily grinned.

“I just thought that if I got it done for you, we’d have the weekend free,” James shrugged.

“That’s thoughtful, thanks James,” Lily said.

“Since you have the weekend free and all, I thought maybe we could hang out, you know just us?” James asked nervously.

Lily laughed, “This is why you did all work? So I’d have the weekend free for dates?”

“Yeah…” James said running his hand through his hair.

“Is that a habit?” Lily asked, “Running your hand through your hair?”

“Yeah…” James stuttered, “So you wanna just you know hang out?”

“Potter,” Lily began her voice rising and her face growing red, “If you think for one-”

“No!” James started, “You know as friends – you can bring Anne and Mary… I’ll bring people as well.”

“Yeah, sure…” Lily agreed, “I have to go, I’ll see you later?” She got up and left. James stared dreamily after her.

“People?” Remus snapped at James once Lily was out of earshot, “What did you forget our names?”

“Maybe,” James said turning red, and sticking his tongue out at Remus.

“When you told Lily that it was quiet because of me, what is supposed to be wrong with me?” Remus asked, taking a sip of pumpkin juice, “Just encase she asks.”

“Furry little problem?” James shrugged, he turned around to see a first year boy staring at him, “What are you looking at punk?” he snapped at the kid. His scowl turned into a smiled after a while.

“What so funny?” Remus asked as he got up.

“I have a date with Evans!” James screeched.

“Prongs, it’s not a da-” But before Remus could finish James had already started to walk off in the wrong direction, “We’ve got transfiguration!” Remus called after him.


I watched her get up and leave. Boy, I really messed up with Hayley. Maybe if I had a different approach? Waited a while. Told her how I felt? … Why bother?

“I forgot something in the dorm,” I told James, his face sunk slightly.

Hayley had managed to avoid me most of the time after our encounter before transfiguration. She raced out of classes, and got changed after Quidditch practice before I even had time to step into the change room. She was always with someone. ALWAYS. It’s like she knew when I was coming and started talking to the person standing nearest to her.

I ignored Remus and James. They keep asking what happened between me and Hayley. They think I said some rude joke to her or something. They keep telling me to apologise. I already did. And I would keep trying if she gave me the chance.

She said she’d love to go out with me. So what was the problem? James? She’s scared of his reaction? Maybe I could convince James? Yeah right. James wouldn’t want me to go out with Hayley. He probably thinks I’d break her heart or something. I can’t convince him I’ve changed, he wouldn’t believe me.

I could tell him how madly I love her. And not as a sister. She doesn’t love me back. I could tell. They way she slapped me. And looked at me afterwards. No love there. Damn, the one girl I decide to fall for doesn’t have the time of day for me. I always make the wrong choices. I’m supposed to be smart.

“Hey Sirius!” came a voice from the far end of the common room.

“Oh, hey Kate,” I said, I could get any girl I want and I pick Hayley, the one that’s out of bounds. She walked over to me and wrapped her arms around me.

“So, you wanna hang out tonight?” She said fluttering her eyelashes.

“Huh?” I said, she kissed me lightly on the lips, not as good as Hayley, “Oh, you mean…” She hooked her thumbs on my belt loops and kissed me again.

“Yeah, sure,” I agreed, “Room of Requirement at nine?” She smiled and walked away. I had to get over Hayley one way or another.


A/N: I have no amazing story this week of me recieving weird looks whilist reading reviews :(. But ... Sirius is a fool in this chapter.. pissed me off.. actually he's going to be a fool in the next few chapters as well, butttttt i think i jumped from POV's too much in chapter.. :( anyways since i have the next chapter written, here's a preview:

“How girls do you sleep with to get over some one?” Sirius asked bluntly.
“Boy, I really don’t mate know, depends how much you like this ‘some one’,” Remus said.“A lot, I think I’m in love with her and I don’t know why!” Sirius exclaimed, “I have go finish my essay, I’ll see you at dinner.”
“He likes Anne!” James squealed, just as Sirius left, “We have to set them up!”
“No! Don’t you dare! This is Sirius’ business,” Remus said.
“Yeah, you’re right,” James lied. 

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