I’ve seen so many posts with characters unwittingly admitting their feelings by talking aboutwht they smell when they sniff amortentia. But what if it was the other way around?
Like I imagine Remus walking into Potions one day and seeing Amortentia written on the chalkboard. He just thinks oops already know who I’m gonna smell.
And then when Slughorn calls on him and asks what he notices his first instinct is to lie. But he sees Sirius’ face, and poor Padfoot looks a little nervous, and kind of sad? So Remus just thinks fuck it and says “I smell leather, and sugar, and dried grass,and wet dog.”
Sirius is already looking dejected, but then he’s like wait… WET DOG DAMMIT MOONY WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME!!! THE SNOGGING WE’VE MISSED OUT ON!!!!
And he just lights up, and Remus knows he made the right call.
And then they snog and date and get married and never die.