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12 • Fanfic • Harry Potter • Lily/Sirius, James 
5th-Apr-2012 07:36 pm
fandom • aquaman
Title: Many Shades of Black
Summary: Sirius tells James about the girl he likes.
Prompt: Written for Challenge 14 at writerverse; Sentence: Scowling, Trent looked past me to the yellow grass. (Pale Demon by Kim Harrison)
Characters/Pairings: Lily/Sirius, James
Beta: The lovely reina_ursa
Rating/Warnings: G
Word Count: 433


Scowling, James looked past Sirius to the yellow grass. As the weather turned colder, the grass started fading to yellow and soon would be brown. James ran his hand through his hair, ruffling it up in the back. Sirius stood in front of him, his hands in his pockets, waiting for James to say something.

"Out of all the girls in this bloody school you had to ask her out?" James said.

Sirius couldn't tell what James' exact mood was but he could tell that his friend was not happy with him, unhappy might have been an understatement.

"It's not like I planned to fall for her," Sirius said, letting out a sigh. "Sure she's gorgeous, but she's funny, smart, witty and she makes me laugh and - well I don't know how to explain it. I feel different around her. Like I could be more."

James frowned at Sirius' words. He turned his head, looking away from Sirius towards the lake. "Merlin, Sirius. Lily though? You know I like her, a lot." James clenched his jaw, balling his hands up.

Sirius sighed. He took in James' stance and his clenched jaw, resisting the urge to step back. "I know, but she doesn't like you," he said softly. The wind started blowing and Sirius shivered, squaring his shoulders so the collar of his coat covered his ears.

James' head snapped around and his eyes narrowed. "She could, if she only took the time to get to know me. And since when have you two been spending time together? If I remember correctly, she doesn't like you either."

Sirius blushed. "I had to go to the library for a book and she was in there, so I went over and talked to her." He ducked his head and shuffled his feet. Sirius took another deep breath and lifted his head, just in time to see James' fist coming towards his face. He had no chance to block the punch and ended up taking the blow to his left cheek. "Bloody hell Potter," he said grabbing his face and ducking down. "What the bloody hell has gotten into you? You could at least give a bloke a chance to block. I didn't realise you had resorted to taking cheap shots at your best friend."

James glared at Sirius. "I hadn't realised my best friend was stooping low enough to go after the girl I like. I think it's best if we don't talk for a while." Before Sirius could say anything, James turned and walked to the castle, leaving Sirius bent down holding his cheek.
Comments 
6th-Apr-2012 12:55 am (UTC)
<3 I like this a lot!!!
6th-Apr-2012 01:01 am (UTC)
♥ Thank you! And thank you again for betaing it! :D :D
6th-Apr-2012 01:24 am (UTC)
<3 NP darling! xo
14th-May-2012 12:03 am (UTC)
A well written story developed through dialogue and actions. Good as Sirius talks about the girl he likes and why with James adding his own comments. The build up of tension starts slows and ends with James hitting Sirius and both making a comment about his best friend.

Will the tension between them ever resolve? Will Lily ever know that both of them wanted her?
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