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The unwelcome guest
They must have made a funny picture, Rachel often thought much later. Herself sitting on the couch, in barely more than her underwear, cereal and the broken pieces of the bowl by her feet, him standing beside the couch wearing only his boxers, his black hair ruffled, his expression shocked and bewildered.
Sometimes, he would look up from his flirting, shooting her an arrogant smirk over Ana’s head. He knew exactly what she was thinking, and obviously loved that she couldn’t do anything about it.
Rachel had never thought it possible, but she was actually speechless. Sirius was staring at her, the cheerful twinkle in his eyes had vanished, he looked angry. After he had finished his speech, he slowly calmed down and leaned back in his chair again.
Back at school
“You know what? Talk to you later, Jo.”
Tomas made no move to do so. “I want another shot”, he hissed between his teeth.
“Oh, it’s Regulus Black, just the person I didn’t want to see!” she said, staring at Sirius’ brother with deep dislike.
Sirius’ eyes fell on her and his look of dislike mirrored the one she wore. His eyes seemed to narrow as they fell on Jason across from her.
About poems, love and dark times
“I can understand what you’re thinking, but … well, believe me, my family doesn’t love me, and I don’t love them. Do you really believe it makes me less vulnerable in a war against someone who doesn’t even know what love is?"
The attention seeking idiot
Rachel smiled slightly, stood up and walked to the front of the class, the poem in her hand. Her eyes scanned the room and waited until everyone was looking at her, then she said clearly, “my poem is titled, ‘The attention seeking idiot’.”
“He likes you”, she said abruptly.
“Sirius”, she breathed. “Sirius, don’t go further, don’t…”
“Well-“, she propped herself on her elbows, “let’s just say it’s always going to stay our big mystery, shall we?”
“It depends on who the reason is that you’re happy”, he continued.
Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff
“The Gryffindor team narrowly missed the Cup last year, and we are all anxious to see if they will manage this year! Rachel Potter sure seems determined to do so!
In the hospital wing
Jason paced up and down in front of her bed. “Don’t make me look like a fool. For the past weeks you’ve been talking about nothing but him. It’s Sirius here and Sirius there. It’s Sirius said this and Sirius thinks that … You spend practically all your time with him. And next thing I know, I walk in here to find him all over you.”
It's okay to cry
“You might have noticed that Sirius is the only one of the family not to be in Slytherin. He is kind of the black sheep. All his life he was eager to accomplish exactly the opposite of what our parents wanted. They were more than willing to support him, he was supposed to be very talented. But he tried to ruin the family peace by insulting our parents and their beliefs-”
“Then you should put the past behind you! He didn’t hurt you while you were friends, why should he when you are going out? He cares about you, more than he cares for anyone else. And it’s not like you’re getting married or anything. You would be together, and I really think it would do you good. Look, Rachel, we’re in bad times. People live in fear. It would be good to have someone by your side. You shouldn’t be alone in these times, Rachel. And to you, I think he could, and would be the perfect boyfriend.”
She stood in the doorway for a long while. Then she automatically reached for her wand and repaired the door. Walking over to her bed, she didn’t bother to change, but fell right into the cushions.
A lost friend
"...Everyone needs love and the fact that on our side, love exists, is the fact that gives me hope. I need you all to stick together and stop love from disappearing. Keep it growing. It is our only strength.”
Unable to be friends
He deepened the kiss, and she finally got over the shock. She pushed him off of her and grinned nervously.
The attention seeking idiot's announcement
Lily and Dorcas exchanged a look. Then Lily took a deep breath and said slowly, “Do you … do you love him?”
Siriusly in love
“Sirius, these things cost a fortune!”
Rachel wrapped her arms around his neck and responded to his kiss fiercely. His arms around her waist pulled her closer to him and their kiss became a mixture of sweetness and passion.
The Quidditch final
And then she saw the snitch. There, a few feet above the grass below, was a tiny, golden glimmer.
He had grown much more violent since the beginning of the year, when she had easily been able to push him to the ground. Now there seemed to be nothing left in him that might stop him from violence, and in the furious glimmer in his eyes there was pure malice and unrestrained anger. He was strong and something had turned him completely evil.
His voice sounded strained. “The truth is – my feelings for you have changed.”
Sirius had left the castle the night of the thunderstorm.
Rachel woke from the sound of her own, terrified screaming. Her eyes flew open and she sat up in her bed, gasping for breath. Her face was tear-stained and her heart was beating rapidly.
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs
She couldn’t see anything; her vision was blocked by a mass of dirty wolf hair. The growling of the werewolf resounded in her ears. The werewolf’s claws dug into her arm painfully and she could feel blood tickle down her arm. The foul smell almost made it impossible for her to breathe.
"... But how will I be able to concentrate fully when I have to worry about Rachel at the same time? When I know she’s out there, maybe getting hurt? I can’t let myself stay this close to her. I just know that staying involved with Rachel will be a problem then, it will weaken me!”
All we need is love
“You know I’ll do it, Sirius,” Regulus growled. “You know I will. It is your choice – you can leave quietly now and she’ll live, granted, she’ll be injured, but she’ll live, or you can come just one step closer, and she’ll be dead. "
Epilogue - Christmas
It was snowing.
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