“Can I sit here? The other tables are full.” A voice asked and James looked up to see Thomas Jefferson, the most popular boy in school, nervously fidgeting as he looked down at James. James simply nodded, slightly in awe, chewing on his lip as the other male wordlessly sat down across him, taking a bite of his apple. “So-” He started and James looked up, a light pink blush dusting his cheeks. “W-why’d you come here?” James finally stammered out, his eyes darting away from Thomas, his cheeks a bright pink. Thomas shrugged. “My friends’ table was mighty full and I saw a cute boy by himself so I figured, hey why not talk to said cute boy. See where it goes?” Thomas said, chuckling when James’ cheeks turned a vibrant red. “Aw, you’re blushing, that’s cute.” James froze, his eyes darting around the room once again, landing anywhere but Thomas. He froze when Thomas reached across the table, lightly grabbing James’ chin and forcing him to look at him. “James, sweetheart, look at me. I’ve found you attractive for a while now and had my friends do some research and honestly you are just too good of a guy, like you volunteer at an animal shelter? Hell, I would be lucky to kiss a guy like you, but now we’re getting off topic, though I do hope kissing is involved but pretty much-” He took a deep breath, fidgeting some more. “Wanna go on a date?”
James hesitated then nodded his head in a yes. “S-sure- wait you had spies on me?”
Thomas winked at him, letting go of his chin. “You already said yes, hun.”
Today we were going back to Hogwarts. Mum didn’t want me to leave. I told her that I would write to her more often and she finally let go of my hand. I kissed her forehead and took hold of Sirius’ hand. Dad drove us to the train station where the train would be picking up students who went home for the spring break. We sat down in an empty cabin and the train started moving.
“I can’t wait to see James and Lily and Reggie and Peter and everyone!” Sirius said.
“Pads.. Look! We’re in the cabin we first met!”
“You know what that means..” He smirked.
He slowly pushed me on the soft bench and kissed me.
“ The first time I saw you, i felt something inside.. It’s the first time i felt love..” he said, looking in my eyes.
“I love you pads.”
“I love you Re.”
He layed his head on my lap and I opened my book.
“Can i take a nap on your lap?” He asked, yawning.
“Of course babe..”
“Can you play with my hair so I fall asleep?”
I didn’t answer. I just slipped my fingers in his black curls. He loved when I played in his hair. Is it dog related? Maybe.. i massaged his head and he let out a soft sight and rubbed his cheeks on my clothed lap. He stayed like this until we arrived to Hogwarts. We walked in the hall, heading to the common room and we saw James for afar. When he saw us, he ran and we ran too. We all collided in a hug.
“My boys! I missed you!” He said.
“We missed you too Prongs!” Sirius giggled.
“How about we go spend some good boy time at the bar tonight?” James asked.
“We’re 16 James..” i said.
“I can get us in.. So you guys up for it?” He asked.
“Hell yeah!” Sirius said.
“It’ll be fine Remus..”
“Okay.. But if we get caught it’s your fault!” I laughed.
“Sure whatever you want!” He laughed too.
Sirius went to spend some time with Regulus while I talked with Lily. When the sun came down, we walked to the common room to change and headed to Hogsmeade. When Sirius saw me, he gasped. I stole on of his leather jackets.
“Remus.. Merlin you look hot!” He said.
“You think so?” I asked.
“Merlin i can’t believe I can call you my boyfriend! God you look so good..”
His words made me smile. I felt handsome now. We walked to the bar and James talked to the doorman. He nodded and let us in. When we were inside, we leaned on a wall next to eachother and James got us drinks. The air was warm and humid and the music was loud. We talked and talked and talked until James and Sirius went on the dance floor.
“Come on moons!” Sirius said.
“I can’t dance babe you know that!” I said.
“I’ll dance around you.. it’ll make you look even hotter.. Please babe come with me!”
“Okay.. but don’t laugh at me!” I giggled.
I followed him through the crowd and tried to dance. I really tried. After a while, I needed fresh air so I told the boys I would be outside. There, a girl was leaning on the stone wall, smoking.
“Hey.. You go to Hogwarts right?” She asked.
“Hum.. I do.”
“Yeah I saw you a few times.. You’re pretty cute.. I’m Blake. I’m in Slytherin so you might not know me..” she said.
“Nice to meet you Blake. I’m Remus.” I smiled.
“Would you like to go on a date with me? You’re like really hot!” She laughed.
“I huh.. I actually have a boyfriend..” i said, feeling awkward.
“You don’t look like the gay type..” she laughed.
“Oh.. okay. I’ll go now..” i said.
“No wait! I didn’t mean it in that way.. I just, sorry I’m a bit direct.. But i’m glad you have someone in your life.” She smiled.
I didn’t say anything.
“Fuck! I have detention in five minutes! I gotta go! Have a good life Remus the hottie!” She said, walking away.
“Have a great life too Blake..” i laughed to myself. Weird.
I went back inside and found Sirius and James. James was kinda drunk and Sirius was a bit tipsy. We walked back to the castle and i got them both to bed.
“I had fun Moons. Thanks for coming with us.” James said, rolling in his bed sheets.
“You’re going to be hung over tommorow.. Goodnight Prongs.”
I walked back to our bed where Sirius was laying. He had no shirt on.
“Babe Come in bed i’m cold..” Sirius said.
“Then put a shirt on love!”
“No.. I want to feel you on my skin.. Come on!” He giggled.
“My back hurts..” I said, sitting on the side of the bed, taking my shirt off too.
“Do you want me to give you a massage?” He asked.
“You would do that for me?”
“Of course love! Lay down..” he said.
I layed down on my stomach and he massaged my back and shoulders. I let out a soft moan and he giggled.
“Are you feeling good?” He asked.
“Mhmm..” I mumbled.
“Is it because of the last full moon? Maybe you got yourslef hurt in the back..” he said.
“Mhmmaybe..” i mumbled.
“Sorry I’m gonna stop talking so you can relax.."He giggled.
He massaged my back a few more minutes until I felt sleepy. I thanked him amd he layed down next to me. He took me in his arms and i instantly fell asleep.
Okay, I usually don’t come on here with my own opinions but I feel the need to speak up. And fuck all yall haters.
Split is the most mental illness empowering movie I have ever seen.
M. Night Shaymalan used great care in handling both illnesses displayed (DID & PTSD) throughout the film. James McAvoy’s performance is well portrayed, chilling, and beautiful. I never felt like his character was a bad person. What I saw was a good man struggling with an illness in his brain and trying to live in a world that broke and triggered him constantly.
The movie itself is, at times, hard to watch but that is expected for a Shaymalan film. In true Shaymalan fashion, this movie is filmed in an artistic way that forces you to face some hard truths without actually having to shove it in your face.
I honestly feel that every person with any kind of mental illness needs to see this movie. I personally walked out of the movie last night feeling empowered and even more accepting of myself because for once the characters with mental illness had the upper hand in both bad and good ways and I had witnessed a movie that not only understood how things can be for a mentally ill person but was able to display both the up and down sides of the illness.
And to top it all off there is a surprise at the end that completely turns the film on it’s head and even changes the world that you believe the film is in.
So basically what I am trying to say is don’t bash this movie until you have seen it. Go see it and if you still feel like it displays mental illness poorly then hate on it all you want.
I, however, want to thank Mr. Shaymalan and his cast and crew for a tense, beautiful, well researched and well put together peice of cinema. This is what movies were meant to be. Thank you for all of your hard work.