it's not a holiday i love but i thought this scene was cute and fitting

Home for the Holidays

Hi @usukdorkfanfics,  I’m your secret santa !! admittedly, i was already kinda nervous to write something for you because I really like your fics! I was also a little worried with just the prompt of “human au”, but I ended up running away with it and got lost lmao ouo;; I hope your Christmas celebrations are going well and you enjoy! C: Merry Christmas!!

Title: Home for the Holidays

Summary: Alfred waits tables and sings on the sidewalks of New York City in his struggle to survive in the heart of such an active town. When he meets Arthur, a well-off lawyer with a bad taste in coffee and a love for restaurant pies, he doesn’t expect to have his most challenging Christmas wish granted, and the potential of something more.

Rating: G

Warnings: None


busk - verb

1. play music or otherwise perform for voluntary donations in the street or in subways.

“the boy made extra money by busking on the streets of New York”

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Confession and Confusion ~ Young!Remus Lupin

A/N: My first request from mikeygc3000. Hope you like it, love.

Also, I know that this would’ve happened a long time before the song was released, but I thought that it was fitting for the scene.

At this time of the year, the Great Hall is usually quiet with only a handful of students. The snow would be falling from the sky as the Hogwarts Express departs for Platform 9 and ¾. The students who have decided to stay would be enjoying the peace and tranquil that the Great Hall finally provides as they, for once, sit at a table that isn’t from their house.

However, things are different this year. Instead of the Hogwarts Express being filled to the brim with students of all ages excitedly chatting about their plans for the holidays, it’s only half full with the students under fourth year bitterly discussing injustice while the other half is in Hogwarts excitedly discussing the Yule Ball that the younger students were deprived of.

“Prongs, for fuck’s sake! You two are already dating, why are you stressing about asking Lily to the ball?” Sirius throws his head back in frustration at his friend. “Besides, doesn’t matter how you ask her, she’s going to say yes and you two will end up snogging either way!”

“But I want it to be romantic! I want to sweep her off her feet like in those muggle movies she’s always showing us.”

Remus rolled his eyes and let out a small chuckle as his friends continue to bicker back and forth, instead he chose to focus on the plate of food before him.

“They’re having a go at each other again huh?” A feminine voice that was so familiar appeared behind him, chuckling in amusement as she watches the argument between the two Marauders. Y/N sat down next to Remus and offers him one of stunning smiles. He felt his heart break, convinced that it was nothing but platonic.

Remus Lupin is in love with Y/N Y/L/N. That is a fact that he has come to term with but never would act upon. He felt as though he would be nothing but a burden to her given his conditions. No, he decided that a platonic relationship with her will have to suffice. Even if it breaks his heart.

“So what did James come up with this time? Fireworks? Or maybe he’d stand up on the table during breakfast and ask her.” The teasing glint in her eyes were prominent as a smirk made its way across her lips.

“Wait, that’s actually not a bad idea! Thanks Y/N” James turned around smiling at her as he looks out for her redheaded best friend.

“Speaking of which, are you planning on asking anyone to the ball, Remus?” She turned to talk to him. She has been dropping hints to him, hoping that he would ask her. Y/N has fancied him ever since fifth year, now they’re in their seventh and the perfect opportunity presented itself when the ball was announced.

“Actually, I don’t have to. Emily asked me and I said yes.” Her face dropped for a second before putting on a fake smile. “What about you? Do you have a date to the ball?” He knew he was being selfish when he was hoping she would say no. He had a date with a nice girl. Maybe but she’s not Y/N.

“No, not yet, I’ve gotten a few offers but I wanted to ask someone else.” She gave him a sad smile while replying. Unaware of the sadness that filled his eyes. “But he’s taking someone else.”

“Don’t worry any guy would be lucky to take you.” He reassured her, desperately wishing that it was who was taking her. Looking into her eyes he found himself captivated by them and all the emotions they held. People say that eyes are the windows to the soul and if that really is the case, then he wants to get lost in her soul as she does in his.

“She’s here!” James yelled excitedly as Lily entered the Great Hall, unknowingly ruining a moment between his two friends as everyone’s attention is directed at him. Y/N felt her cheeks warm up as she felt Remus’ eyes on her but that thought soon left her head as she was the embarrassingly cute scene between Lily and James unfold before her eyes, laughing with Sirius as his prediction came true, Lily and James ended up snogging. All the while, completely unaware that Remus’ gaze was on her the entire time.


“I still can’t believe you did that! And in front of the whole school nevertheless.” Currently the Marauders except Peter, who decided to skip the ball and went home for holidays, are situated in the Gryffindor common room, laughing and joking around while James and Sirius waits for their date. But a sudden movement caught Remus’ eyes. His jaw dropped at the sight of Y/N walking down the stairs in a crimson red dress, her hair styled to perfection as was her makeup.

“Y/N! Do you by any chance know how to tie a tie?” Sirius jumped up at the sight of his ‘date’. The two decided to go together as friends seeing as she can’t go with Remus and Sirius didn’t particularly fancy taking a random girl. She let out a small chuckle while eyeing the three of them with a look of amusement.

“None of you know how to tie a tie? How do you manage it every day? Do you get Peter to do it for you or something?” Her question was met with silence and she let out a laugh. “Oh Merlin! You do don’t you?”

“Just do it for us please?” She let out another chuckle as she moved towards Sirius, plucked the tie out of his hand, shaking her head in disbelieving manner as she did his tie. James handed her his tie as well, and she did the same thing to him. While she was doing this, he couldn’t help but feel jealous. Remus knew that her relationship with James is nothing but platonic, as it is with Sirius. But tonight, it will be Sirius who makes her laugh, who will dance with her and the idea of that greatly bothers him. Finally, she turned towards Remus, her smile faltering as she silently took the tie from him and began to do the knot. He couldn’t help but stare at her, his heart racing from the close proximity between them.

“There, all done. You look handsome, Remus. Emily is a lucky girl.” She whispered softly to him, giving a sad smile before planting a kiss on his cheek, leaving a lipstick stain on it. He caught her eyes and once again, he got lost in them.

“So is Sirius”


Even though she was hesitant at first, Y/N ended up loving the ball. All throughout the night, she was dancing, singing and having fun with Sirius. Now, it’s time for the last dance, and she sat alone, seeing as Sirius passed out about ten minutes ago from having too much firewhiskey, admiring the Great Hall and smiling as all the couples stood up and made their way for the dance floor for their last dance of the night. She turned to her right as she heard the chair moving and saw Remus standing there, holding two glasses of firewhiskey. One for her and one for him.

“Thank you.” She said giving a smile as she accepted the glass. She raised it to her lips, the coldness of the glass disappearing as soon as the liquid entered her system, warming her up. She let out a content sigh before turning back to him, who was already watching her with a fond smile. Her eyes lit up as she recognize the muggle song that was currently being played. “Oh, I love this song.”

Heart beats fast
Colours and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall?
But watching you stand alone,
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow.

As she starts singing, he starts falling. Harder and harder with every single note and every single verse. He looked at her, a loving smile played across his lips as she closes her eyes enjoying every single moment. And once she reopened them, he stood up, offering her a hand.

One step closer.

She smiled taking him up on his offer and they made their way to the dance floor, hand in hand.

I have died every day waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

“Did you have fun tonight?” He asked as he places his hands on her waist, unaware of the effect he has over her.

“Sirius got drunk, and it’s always fun to see him drunk, so yes, I think I did. What about you? With Emily?” She asked back, placing her arms around his neck, also completely unaware of the effect she has on him. But at her words, she saw a flash of regret across his eyes.

“I think it could’ve been better.”

“Really? How?”

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this

“To be honest, I didn’t really want to come with Emily.” He replied spinning her around. And the song was right. Time stands still when he is with her. “I wanted to ask someone else. But I’ve heard that she’s already gotten at least three or four offers, and I was certain that I didn’t stand a chance against the others. So when Emily asked me, I thought why not. And I really regretted it.”

One step closer

It kills her to hear him say something so highly of this mystery girl, but for his sake, she puts on an encouraging smile.

I have died every day waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

“Because I found out that she said no to all of them. For weeks I was kicking myself for not trying. But I decided to suck it up.” He poured out his feelings while giving her a sad smile. “I watched her the whole time. Trying to find the perfect moment to swoop in and ask her for a dance, but never got the right chance.”

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

The more she listened, the more her heart broke. She has always known that she liked him, but in that moment, hearing him talk about someone like that, it made her realize that she has fallen in love with the werewolf.

“What happened after that?”

“Her date left, passed out drunk. She’s here actually.” He confessed making her face scrunch up in confusion.

“Then why aren’t you dancing with her?”

One step closer
One step closer

Seeing her stand there a face full of confusion, he knew that it was the right moment for the confession.

“I am.” Her eyes immediately meet his, searching for any traces of lying. “Y/N, I am truly, madly and deeply in love with you.”

I have died every day waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

“And I have been in love with you ever since fifth year, I know that it seems pointless to say this now knowing that you’re interested in someone. But I love you, I’m in love with you and I can’t help it.” Her eyes begin to tear up as they try to search for his, but they were looking anywhere but her. Gently, she reached out and caress his cheeks, forcing him to look at her.

“Do you want to know who I’m in love with?”

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

“It’s you Remus. It’s always been you. And it will always be you. Forever and always.” And with that she reached up, bringing her lips to his.