Sirius Black was the calm before the storm, that sharp intake of breath, the intoxicating feeling of euphoria as you throw your middle finger up in the air and scream fuck the world! He was leather jackets and bruised knuckles. The telltale muted thrum as you pass a concert venue. He was all about soft moans and gentle touches behind closed doors. The pale curve of a back against worn out sheets, innocent and challenging at the same time. Grey eyes that could burn your eyes and lips that could soothe the aches of a bad night. He was dangerously proud and confident but ridiculously understanding and loyal. Sirius Black was a contradiction in every sense of the word.
Remus Lupin was the smell of earth after rain, the warmth you feel when you hold a cup of cocoa on a cold night, the thrill that runs down your spine each time you enter a library and the comfort of sweater paws. He was also a hurricane when he was writhing in the sheets, silver scars glowing something fierce against soft skin. A mouth full of lightning that looks like sin but feels like heaven, with fingertips that drew lines of fire down a lover’s throat, thin hips with edges that could cut but instead, tasted of the sweetest things and a smattering of freckles in between his shoulder blades that spelled out hope, love and something that was a little too wild to comprehend. Remus Lupin was the boy who refused to give up on a world that gave up on him.
Imagine an au where everyone survived and wolfstar was cannon
like imagine Lilly and James have a wedding to go to and everyone else is busy and Lilly is freaking out because “James we have no one to look after Harry and it’s been three months since I’ve had a night off dammit I’m going to this wedding!”
and James being like “well we do have two people we haven’t asked….”
and Lilly groaning bc last time they watched Harry, they came home to a sugar high baby with purple hair and the house looked like it had had a party of giants in it but Lilly and James need a break so she reluctantly lets him call them…..
not twenty minutes later Sirius and Remus burst in the front door shouting “PARTY AT THE POTTERS”
and Lilly just sighing bc she knew this would happen and to try and control the damage she gives Remus (the slightly more responsible one) a detailed list of all the things to do (put Harry to bed no later than 7:30, don’t give him more than 4 sweets please, make sure he brushes his teeth) and not to do (no teaching Harry any bad words, no dance party’s at midnight because damn boys we have neighbours and UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO YOU INVITE OVER THE ORDER AND HAVE A PARTY AT THE POTTERS THANK YOU)
Sirius and Remus assuring them that all will be fine and practically pushing them out the door
then Harry appears at the bottom of the stairs with a devilish smile and asks “party at the potters”
and Sirius just picks him up and is like “that’s right Harry, party at the potters”
anyway they spend the next few hours teaching harry how to play gobstones and running round the house with pot-shields and wooden spoon swords playing battles
and when they’ve all calmed down THE TWO SPOIL HIM ROTTEN
like Sirius pulls practically the entire contents of Honeydukes out of his bag and Harry’s eyes just light up
and Sirius teaching him little spells as long as he “promises not to tell mummy and daddy because they’ll be very unhappy with uncle Sirius”
AND REMUS MAKING HIM HOT CHOCOLATE AND SNUGGLING ON THE COUCH WITH HIM AND SIRIUS WATCHING SILLY MOVIES
and Sirius suggesting they bake cookies and Remus is all “Sirius it’s nearly 9 o'clock! It’s already an hour and a half past Harry’s bedtime we can’t bake cookies now!”
and Sirius just grins at him and kisses him telling him to “lighten up Mooney, we hardly ever get to babysit!”
and Remus smirks like “this is why we never get to babysit” but the three of them bake cookies anyway
which actually turns into a food fight with Harry and Remus teaming up to see who can pour the most flour over uncle Sirius
and then it’s a full scale war and before they know it its 11:30 and Jesus Christ Lilly and James will be home soon!
so they convince Harry to be a good boy and let uncle Remus bath him and put him to bed while Sirius cleans up the massive mess they’ve made
and after half an hour Remus runs downstairs because “oh merlin Sirius this boy is too adorable come see!”
and Remus taking his hand and them quietly going into Harry’s room and their hearts bursting because their Godson is the most precious thing in the world
ten minutes before Lilly and James come home, Remus and Sirius are snuggled up on the couch with a blanked draped over them quietly talking about how much fun they’d had when Sirius just
“Remus I want one”
“I want a kid. I want us to have a kid”
AND REMUS ALMOST TEARING UP BECUASE HE’S WAITED SO LONG TO HEAR HIM SAY THAT
and now they’re excitedly talking about visiting an orphanage soon and arguing over the colours of the baby’s room because “goddamnit Sirius I will not subject my child to having orange walls”
them falling asleep together, still smiling, and James and Lilly coming home to an unexpectedly tidy house, Harry in bed and no obvious signs of damage
however Remus and Sirius are woken up early the next morning by an angry Lilly in her dressing gown and slippers demanding how Harry managed to learn a spell to turn himself blue because “for Merlin’s sake you the the boy is only 6!”
and Remus and Sirius just giggling because even an angry Lilly Potter couldn’t take away from their happiness right now
The one where Lily walks in on Remus and Sirius, but it's not as bad as you think.
“Shit, Moony! I think someone’s comming!”
“Well fucking hide - everyone thinks you’re at the library!”
“Where the fuck is Rem?!” Lily’s on a warpath, and no one can stop her.
“Remus is in his room - no, Lils, you can’t go up there, you know that!” She pushes past, not caring. “I can go and get him if you want! Nothing Snivillus did could have been that bad, could it?” Lily sticks her finger up at the group of Gryffindors all watching in astonishment as she gets to the boys stairwell. Even that seems pretty scared of her at this point, and let’s her up, to everyone’s amazement.
“Good to know…” James smirks from his place at the window.
The door is jammed, and Lily rattles the handle hard before it gives way, and let’s her in. “Remu- oh!”
She stops in her tracks, startled by the mess that was the boys room. “Your room is so gross, Rem, don’t you pick your clothes up? And what’s that sme-”
She pauses again as her eyes travel towards Remus, who hasn’t moved an inch since the door opened. His hair is matted and sweaty, and his shirt seems to be one of the discarded items of clothing on the floor.
“Shit, Rem! Are you?” Lily bursts out laughing, whilst Remus just awkwardly runs his hand though his hair.
“It’s not what it looks like! I was just…taking a nap, honest! You can’t tell anyone, okay?”
“Why wouldn’t you want me to tell anyone about a nap?” Lilly grins, boldly striding towards his bed, basking in his discomfort. Just then the bedcover moves, and Lily’s eyes grow wide. In a jolt of confidence, She grabs the duvet, and pulls it back, to reveal-
“You have a dog?!” Lily squealed in glee, soaking in the sight of Remus, in his pyjama bottoms, his free arm draped around a drowsy black hound. “No wonder you didn’t want me saying anything!”
“Yeah…” Remus nods slowly, his brain calculating the situation. “That’s what I didn’t want you to know…” Lily was already on the bed stroking him, and Remus decided it was probably best to save that conversation for another day.