You sigh in exasperation as another ex-girlfriend of Sirius asks you where he is.
“Down on the grounds. Where else would the git be?” You say nonchalantly, knowing it was a favorite hang out spot for him and his friends.
Once she flees the scene, you peek under the table you are using.
“She’s gone.” Out from under the table crawls the one and only Sirius Black. He dusts himself off.
“Thanks for that, Y/N.”
You roll your eyes at him. “Can’t you, for once in your life, find yourself a serious girlfriend?”
He gives you his signature charming smirk. “I could, but where would be the fun in that?”
“You have to hide me,” Lupin pleads. You nod and pull aside a tapestry, which he immediately ducks behind. You walk up the corridor, only to be met by James and Sirius.
“Where’s Remus? We need him,” James pleads with you.
“Library,” you answer readily. Once the duo are out of sight, you march to the tapestry and pull it to reveal a relieved Remus.
“What prank was it this time?”
“Let’s just say it involves McGonagall, Snape, rope, and a large amount of duct tape.”
“Why couldn’t you cover for them this time?”
“It’s my day off.”
“Come on, Y/N. If you do this, I’ll give you seven minutes in the closet with Sirius,” James offers. Your eyes turn to Sirius who wiggles his eyebrows at you.
“You seriously think that will tempt me?”
“Well, we need someone to help us with this next prank,” Sirius pleads.
“If you couldn’t get Peter to do it, how much more me?” You shoot back.
“Where is Peter anyway?” Lupin asks.
“Owlery. Sending a letter to his Mum.” Once you see that they’ve dashed up the flight of stairs that led to the Owlery, you duck into an empty classroom and pat the quivering Peter.
“Thanks for that, Y/N.” He starts to walk away but turns back to you. “Why’d you do it?”
“What do you mean?” you ask him.
“Usually, people would tell them where I am. Even they do it when I ask them to hide me. Why didn’t you?”
You shrug. “Even you deserve a break every once in a while.”
“Thanks.” He gives you a small smile.
“JAMES!!!” You hear the shrill voice of Lily Evans echo through the hallway. You rub your temples, wondering what idiotic thing James did to get her attention this time.
“Hide me!” He whispers frantically before diving behind the sofa just as the portrait hole swings open to reveal a cake covered Lily.
“Where’s that narcissistic, idiotic prat?” Lily questioned you.
“Boys dormitory,” You reply, not missing a beat. She nods her thanks before marching up the stairs.
A sigh of relief and James crawls out from behind the sofa. “Thanks,” he says, laying a hand on his chest as if to calm his beating heart.
“You know, there are other ways to get her attention,” You point out.
“But she’s so beautiful when she’s angry!” He protests.
“Fine, but when your body’s found at the bottom of the Black Lake, don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
ALL FOUR OF THEM
You are calmly nibbling on some sandwiches as you relax by the lake. But the peace is broken when you hear four pairs of feet hurrying towards you. You raise an eyebrow as they all plead with you, their voices overlapping.
Thankfully, you make out the words hide and us so you get the gist.
“The lake, quickly!” They then all jump in, making four loud splashes as they do. The water settles just as you see Lucius Malfoy and several other Slytherins hurry towards you.
“Where are those thick-headed buffoons?!” He shouts, spit flying into your face in his anger.
You calmly wipe them away before saying, “Quidditch pitch. The Gryffindor team have practice today.”
Once they’re safely out of sight and earshot, you say “They’re gone.”
The four of them climb out of the lake, sopping wet.
“Thanks for that, Y/N,” James says as he dries his glasses and clothes.
“Yeah. Thanks,” Lupin repeats, wringing out his tie
“Ditto,” says Sirius, shaking the water out of his hair
“What would we do without you?” Peter adds as he searches for his wand.
“You have no idea.” You reply.