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Chapter 15: At the library's Christmas gala, everything seems like a beautiful fairytale. Sirius decides the time is right to tell Remus he's trans.
Chapters: 15/? (45k words and counting …)
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sirius Black/Remus Lupin, Remus Lupin & Lily Evans Potter, Sirius Black & James Potter, James Potter/Lily Evans Potter (side pairing)
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Lily Evans, Peter Pettigrew, Severus Snape
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Non-Magical, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Romance, Angst, Getting Together, Falling In Love, Libraries, College, Trans Male Character, Gay Male Character, Latino Character, Japanese-American Character, Black Character(s), Jewish Character, POV Trans Character, Bad Parenting, Parental Rejection, Homelessness, HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, Sex Work, Seattle, Friendship, Fluff and Angst, It’s not a downer I swear!, Latino!Remus, Japanese-American!Sirius, Trans!Sirius, Black!James, Jewish!Lily, Texting, bisexual!Lily, Bisexual!Sirius, Gay!Remus, Asshole!Snape, Found Family, Families of Choice, LGBTQ Themes, LGBTQ Character of Color, LGBTQ Jewish Character(s), Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Embedded Images, Poverty, Secrets, Slow Burn, Marijuana, Cuddling & Snuggling, Kissing, Lots of kissing, OMG so much kissing…
Summary: When 21-year-old assistant librarian Sirius spots a cute hipster college student at the Seattle Public Library, he just needs to figure out a subtle way of determining whether he’s into guys. But Remus’s life is more complicated than Sirius knows.
James eyed him shrewdly. “You seem kind of quiet today. What’s up?”
Sirius took a deep breath and looked down at his knees. “I think I’m going to tell him. Tonight. After the gala.”
“Wow,” said James. “That’s huge. You sure you’re ready?”
Hesitantly, Sirius nodded. “He – trusted me with some personal stuff the other night. I want to show him I trust him, too. And – I think maybe I have to tell him.”
James rested a hand on his shoulder. “You don’t have to tell him anything you don’t want to.”
“I know.” Sirius looked up into James’s concerned hazel eyes feeling scared but resolved. “I want to tell him. But also – I don’t think I can put it off any longer. I need to know how he’ll react, before it’s too late.”