Sirius x Reader for Anon!!! My first imagine in months, enjoy! 💕
Request: Can you write a Sirius x reader where she always comforts everyone in her animagus form (cat) and only the marauders know it’s her, and once she’s sad and Sirius cuddles w her as Padfoot? I really like this idea, hope you do as well :)
The night had taken its toll, and
Y/N was prepared for the worst as she waited anxiously for the four marauders
to return. She sat upright and still,
her hind legs tucked into her soft fur, with her big yellow eyes fixed on the
portrait hole. Her tail skirted
side-to-side with anticipation when, at last, four boys stumbled through.
Finally, she thought with relief as she got to her feet and padded over to them quizzically. Remus leaned on Sirius and James for support, his knees weak, but as Y/N’s keen eyes scanned him over, she noted he didn’t look all too bad this time, save for a few deep scratches along his arms.
“Good evening, Y/N,” James smiled, his eyes tired.
“Nothing too bad tonight, love,” Sirius cooed to the small tabby, patting her delicately on the head between her attentive ears. She shook him off and mewed at Remus, rubbing against his leg. The exhausted boy had a hint of a smile.
“Thanks for being here, Y/N.”
As the boys helped Remus upstairs, Y/N pranced eagerly after them, settling onto Remus’s bed where they lowered him next to her. A warm, purring ball of orange fur, Y/N situated herself in Remus’s lap. She nudged her head into his chest, seeking to comfort the boy after his monthly ordeal.
Remus was thankful for the distraction of her soft fur as Sirius dragged a wet rag across his cuts. He winced and gripped Y/N’s fur as she nuzzled into him, purring and mewling softly to shift his focus away from the pain.
Once his wounds were cleaned and properly dressed, Remus let out a low, long sigh and leaned back into his pillows. Y/N watched him with curious eyes.
“He’s alright, Y/N, don’t worry,” Sirius smiled and reached to smooth his hand over her ears once more. This time, Y/N leaned and nudged into his touch. Her little heart fluttered.
Remus had fallen fast asleep.
“Thank you for being here for him, Y/N,” James whispered, covering the sleeping boy with his blanket. “I think it really comforts him…you’re like one of those therapy pets.”
He chuckled and Y/N nodded her head once in understanding. She was eager at the opportunity to help ease her good friend’s pain. She’d do so for any of these boys in a heartbeat.
As Sirius lay in bed, he bit down on his lip and groaned softly. Y/N’s ears perked up and she immediately jumped up next to him, searching with her round eyes and sensitive nose for any injury. She nudged his side and looked up at him sternly.
“It’s nothing, don’t worry,” he brushed off, scratching behind her ear. Y/N hissed softly and nipped at his hand, pawing at the material of his shirt stubbornly. Sirius sighed and lifted his shirt to reveal quite an angry bite mark. Y/N nearly glared at the wounded boy.
“What? Don’t give me that look,” he rolled his eyes, his cheeks flushed slightly. “I can take care of it m’self.”
Y/N tutted and inspected his wound. Without hesitation, she stuck her tongue out and began running it over the bite. Sirius hissed.
“Oi! What’s that going to-?” before his eyes, his wound was disappearing with every stroke of the tabby’s tongue. He blinked and soon enough, the wound was nothing more than a memory. Y/N sat on her hind legs triumphantly.
“…I guess it comes in handy that you paid attention during the unit about healing,” he chuckled and Y/N’s tail swayed side-to-side with pride.
“Thank you, Y/N,” he murmured with a small, signature smirk as he playfully twirled her tail around in his hand. She nipped at his hand in mock annoyance, but had she not been in her animagus form, Y/N would have been blushing fervently.
“You can stay here y’know,” Sirius said after settling under the covers. “Take a little cat nap.”
He smirked at Y/N, who practically rolled her eyes. Despite the fact that he was her good friend, Y/N’s heart hammered in her chest with the knowledge that Sirius Black wanted her to stay the night. Unsurely, she looked around for a suitable place to curl up.
Sirius wiggled his foot under the covers, indicating a cozy spot, and Y/N’s pupils instinctively constricted as she struck out with her paw and pounced on his foot.
Sirius barked out a laugh.
“Animal instincts kicking in, eh?” Y/N released his foot and looked away, embarrassed. “Come on up here, Y/N, I won’t bite if you won’t.”
Sirius patted a spot on the bed beside him, and Y/N’s ears perked with hope. She carefully stepped next to him and sunk into the softness of his comforter, letting out a great big yawn. Sirius chuckled and scratched between her ears. Y/N sighed and nuzzled into the feeling, letting her wary feelings subside as the two drifted into sleep.
Y/N woke to the sound of soft snores against her ear. She smiled to herself let out a long, luxuriously yawn, stretching her hands out. Wait…
Hands? Her eyes snapped open to look at her perfectly human fingers stretched out in front of her. A brief wave of horror washed over her as she realized she had transfigured from her animagus in her sleep.
Sirius’s strong arms were wrapped around her midsection, his body irresistibly warm against hers.
Merlin, he’s in for a fright when he wakes, she worried silently. Sirius stirred and pulled her closer
“Mornin’ love,” he mumbled against her ear, pressing a gentle kiss to her jaw. She held her breath, waiting for the shock of his realization, which never came.
“Good morning,” she spoke hesitantly, humanly, waiting for him to throw her out. Sirius only nuzzled her neck.
“M’glad you changed back, I missed your pretty face,” he murmured, causing Y/N’s cheeks to flush bright pink. It was like a dream, her head was swimming with his irresistible presence. She relaxed a bit into his touch.
“Me too,” she whispered, sinking into him at last, her worries quelled. She could get used to this.
Classes passed that day in a blur, as Y/N dreamily floated through each one. She hadn’t expected one night spent in Sirius’s arms would affect her quite like this. Nevertheless, Y/N smiled and hummed as she walked through the corridors of the great castle and outside towards the serenity of the lake. She passed a number of students, some her friends who she distractedly called greetings to, and some she knew through the boys’ countless stories.
Y/N nearly tripped over herself when she caught sight of one particular girl, who stood gossiping with her gaggle of friends. Her honey blonde hair hung in perfect ringlets down her back, and her curves dipped like those of an hourglass. She was beautiful…and to Y/N’s dismay, she recognized her as one of Sirius’s one-night stands.
Y/N’s heart dropped at this stark reminder: the reminder that Sirius was a player, that he could never truly fall for her, that she wasn’t good enough, and that she was kidding herself. Her smile and jolly humming ceased as she continued towards the lake and sunk down against a tree.
Why would he ever go for you? He wouldn’t even commit himself to that girl back there, and she’s three times as pretty as you are.
Her eyes stung with tears, and she picked at the grass anxiously.
He’s only your friend anyways, why do you care?
Because I love him. And he doesn’t love you.
The weight of the realization crashed over her, and she let out a quiet sob. She trembled as wave after wave of anguish crashed over her, her tears falling heavy with unrequited love into her lap.
A small whine startled her, as her red eyes snapped to the fluffy black dog seated only a few feet from her. She quickly wiped her eyes and sat up straight.
“Oh, hi Padfoot,” she bit her lip and tried to smile. Padfoot cocked his head, his eyes boring into her as if asking what was wrong. Y/N breathed in shakily.
“I’m fine, Padfoot, really….it’s nothing,” she sniffled, not helping her case. Padfoot nearly glared and stepped closer to her, nudging her cheek with his wet nose. She couldn’t help but smile softly. Somehow, her grief was disappearing by the minute.
“I’m okay…listen,” she took a deep breath. Talking to Sirius as Padfoot proved somehow much easier. “I don’t know if you know, or even care for that matter…”
Padfoot watched her attentively, his ears perked, as he laid his head in her lap. She stroked his fur absentmindedly.
“But I….I like you, Sirius.” His ears perked and he seemed to smile. His tailed wagged.
“I’m sure you don’t like me, but-“
Padfoot barked and sprang to his feet, shaking his head from side to side fervently and huffing, before giving her cheek an affectionate lick. Y/N’s heart skipped a beat as she looked in his big grey eyes, and all at once she knew he felt the same.
“Really?” she whispered, breathless. Padfoot bobbed his head once in agreement, and flashed his teeth in a goofy, canine smile.
Y/N matched his goofy smile and was positively elated. She threw her arms around the giant black dog, burying her face in his neck. In a matter of seconds, she felt a pair of strong arms wrap around her, pulling her tight to Sirius’s chest. Y/N whispered cheekily:
“I’m glad you changed back…I missed your pretty face.”
Sirius chuckled and lifted her from the ground, finally pressing his lips to hers in sweet, silent triumph.