the standard book of spells grade 5

James Potter imagine :Fake:

Name of imagine: Fake.

Summary: Y/N is one of Remus’ close friends, he is also her one of her only friends. James, Sirius and Peter consider themselves her friends but the feeling isn’t mutual. Y/N doesn’t trust anyone incept Remus. James is obviously obsessed with Lily Evans so he has a plan which involves Y/N, but will she agree?

Side note: Lily Evans is bitchy and mean in this once again, because I live for bitchy and mean Evans. (But I also love her original character)

Words: 5547

Warnings: Swearing, making out, using the words ‘blush/blushing’ too much. that’s it I think??

Female reader but please change any gender assigned words.

Reader is a Gryffindor sorry, but I promise I am planning on doing some imagines with a reader not in Gryffindor! I know it’s annoying, I’m a Slytherin myself but it’s hard. 💚🖤💚
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“You want to sit with us at lunch?” Remus asked me as I packed away my Muggle Studies work. I blushed and shook my head.

“I-It’s fine Remmy, I-I don’t want to be a bother. A-and your friends are really outgoing” I mumbled, I noticed him smile sweetly at me.

“I’ll tell them to shut up, come on please. I don’t like seeing you sit by yourself” I blushed again and put my bag over my shoulder, I gave him a small nod.

“Come on then” He said throwing an arm around my shoulder. As we walked down the corridor people stared at us then started to whisper to each other, mostly girls who think Remus is attractive. Which I’m not going to deny.

Soon enough we were in the Hall and walking over to the Gryffindor table, my cheeks turned bright red as I saw James Potter mess with his hair and jotted something down on a piece of parchment.

“Hey guys” Remus said causing all three boys to look up. Sirius went a cheeky smile my way as I sent them a small wave.

“Hey Y/N, are you sitting with us today?” I giggled with a small nod, James looked at me with a smirk and moved over slightly.

“Sit here” He said, I hid behind my hair after another nod. I took a book out of my bag then started to read at as Remus sat next to me.

“Whatcha reading?” A voice said from the other side of my causing me to roll my eyes, all I wanted to do was read my book.

“Standard Book of Spells, Grade 5” I mumbled and grabbed an apple from in front of me.

“But we’re in fourth year” I turned to James with a sarcastic gasp.

“What really? You’re telling me that I’ve been reading the wrong book for the whole year?!” He looked at me in shock, normally I was shy and and didn’t answer a lot of questions but I’ve been hanging around with these boys more over the past few months and becoming more confident even though I’m not particularly friends with them. Only Remus.

“She speaks!” Sirius yelled slightly causing me to blush and go back to my book.

“Pads, fuck off” James mumbled causing me to look at his with a small smile, he sent a smirk my way and I let out a quite giggle.

“Oo James, Evans looking to the right-no Your right!” Sirius whisper yelled causing me to look to our left and saw she was looking and glaring at me slightly?

“Y/L/N, don’t look you’ll-!” Sirius mumbled but stopped his sentence as I glared at him.

“Don’t tell her what to do Sirius, she’ll kill you” Remus said and took a sip from my coffee.

“Get your own Lupin!” I yelled snatching it off him, causing him to roll his eyes.

“Mate, Pads! She’s coming over act natural- Heyyyyy Lily-Flower!” He said doing a ridiculous hand gesture causing me to snort behind my hand.


“Potter, Black, Peter and Remus. Oh Y/N didn’t see you there before. Are you lost or something?” She asked with a fake sweet smile, I rolled my eyes and turned away from her.

“Evans, if you didn’t know I was sitting here. Why are you over here? Are you lost?” I heard the boys laugh slightly causing me to smirk. I turned back to Evans who was glaring at me still.

“I-I was just coming over to ask Remus a-about our muggle studies homework” She tried to say, I raised an eyebrow at her. I can’t always talk back to Evans but today I was in a certain mood.

“Really? I’m actually in your muggle studies class and we haven’t had any homework this week.” I said with a fake confused look. She let out a groan of annoyance and stomped away out of the Great Hall. I turned back around once again and saw the whole Gryffindor table staring at me. My cheeks turned red as I felt myself turn back to my shy self.

“Y/N, that was amazing. I hate seeing her talk to you like that” Sirius said with a big smile, I shrugged bit was a little confused. Why does he care?

Once classes has ended I walked back to the common room feeling like I want to drop dead as I felt so tired. Once I reached the 'Fat Lady’ I mumbled the password and dragged myself in, wanting to go straight to bed.

“Y/N!” A deep voice shouted, and I let out a small groan and moved my body to face the voice.

“Yes James?” I asked, he made a hand gesture to signal to come over to him. I sighed for like the millionth time today but walked over and to sit next to him on the 'love seat’ next to the fire. He made room for me to sit down, and I practically collapsed.

“Rough day?” He chuckled, I nodded but didn’t say anything.

“Can I ask you to do something for me?” He asked again, I twisted my body slightly so I can see his face. My breath caught in my throat as I noticed how close we are, I’ve also never noticed how gorgeous he was. Yes I know he’s attractive, everyone does even himself. My heartbeat rang in my ears as I stared into his eyes.

“Go on” I said snapping out of my small trance. He threw an arm around the back of the seat with a smirk.

“Will you be my girlfriend?” He asked causing me to choke on the air in my lungs.

“What?!” I whisper shouted as I felt the blood rush to my cheeks.

“Not my real girlfriend, like my fake girlfriend to make Lily jealous. I saw the way she looked at you today. It’s perfect!” My heart dropped slightly at the thought, I’ve thought of James in that way but nothing ever serious. Just a school girl crush, but isn’t nice to think someone is asking to practically use you then ditch you when he wins the girl.

“You think I’d do that for you?” I asked quietly, I didn’t want to be used.

“Please!” He asked, I shook my head.

“James, I don’t want to be used. I’ve never even have a boyfriend, and I don’t know you that well-” I tried to say getting upset but he cut me off.

“Hey, hey, hey. We’ve known each other for nearly four years, and I’m not going to use you. I’ll just hold your hand in front of her maybe kiss you on the head and call you my girlfriend in front of her. We’ll just stay the same and maybe get to know each other more, be like you and Remmy” He finished his little speech with another smirk. I bit my lip thinking about it, I mean Lily has been mean to me since first year. I could get her back a little.

“Please!” He said again, making puppy dog eyes. I giggled and lightly pushed his face away.


“Alight, alright. I’m doing this because your one of the only people I can tolerate in this school” He laughed and wrapped his arm around my shoulder.

“Imma treat you like a princess” I laughed but blushed and looked away from him so he couldn’t see.

“Are you going to tell the boys that it’s fake?” I asked, he shook his head.

“No, they’ll get angry” I raised an eyebrow.

“Why?” He let out a bark of a laugh.

“Because all of them care about you and if they find out that I’m 'using’ you to make Lily jealous” He said using quotation marks on using.

“Even Sirius and Peter?” I asked with a smile. I saw him nod. I blushed again and started to play with my fingers.

“Thank you for doing this Y/N, it really means a lot to me.” James said and leaned down to peck my cheek, causing a couple of people to look our way and start to whisper.

“As long as we keep things the same when we aren’t with Lily, is that okay?” I mumbled afraid that he’ll say no.

“Of course, whatever you feel comfortable with and if you want to stop at any time we can.” James said wrapping an arm back around my shoulder pulling my closer and I slowly put my own arms around his torso.

“What’s going on hereeee?” Two voices asked laughing, I looked up and saw Fabian and Gideon. I’ve never really talked to them but I sat next to Fabian in first year for charms.

“I’ve just asked the lovely Y/N Y/L/N out on a date, and she said yes” James said loud enough for the whole common room to hear. I let out a small giggle playing along.

“Well who’s a lucky boy” Fabian (I think) said with a wink.

“What’s going on?” A new voice asked, I looked over to see Remus with a confused look with Lily behind him. I just remembered that they normally walk together back to the common room with each other after their free period. I looked over at James who nodded.

“James em asked me out and I said yes” I said with another giggle. I saw Lily’s mouth drop opened and Remus looked shocked.

“You and James?” He asked, I nodded and put a piece of my hair behind my ear.

“Yeah, isn’t it great Remmy? You’re two best friends together?” James said causing Remus to roll his eyes.

“What about Lily?” He whispered to us knowing she is behind us but I knew she can still hear us as she leaned closer. I became nervous but James covered up for us.

“I realised that it’s never going to happen and recently I’ve been having feeling for Y/N. So I though fuck it and ask her out” I blushed and looked away as red creeped up to my cheeks and ears.

“You hurt her Potter, I’ll fucking kill you” He said before sitting on the sofa pulling out some homework. I looked over a Lily whose neck was turning red with anger.

“You okay Evans? You look a little red” I said as James took my hand in his.

“Nothing, I’m just tired!” She yelled slightly and ran upstairs.

Over the next couple of days people found out about mine and James’s 'relationship’. Everyone was fine with it of course, incept Evans and her group. I could hear them talk about me when I’m in the library studying or in class, anywhere actually.

“Hey beautiful” Jame said from behind the sofa then jumped over to sit on my left. I felt myself blush, I knew he didn’t mean it but it still made me feel good about myself.

“Hey James, how was detention?” I asked with a laugh, he sent me a smirk.

“Fine but it would of been so much better if you were there” He said pouting his lips, in a silly way, leaning in cause me to laugh and I push his cheek slightly.

“You two are so cute, it makes me want to throw up” Peter said causing me to stick my tongue out at him.

“Evans is glaring again” Sirius sang slightly as James wrapped an arm around me.

“Do you think she likes James then?” Remus asked looking up from his homework. I looked at James with a small smile as I saw him look down, obviously trying to hide his blush. I felt my heart sting slightly, I have to admit I’ve developed a 'small’ crush on James over the past couple of days…years. But I know it can never happen. I’m his fake girlfriend to help him get a girl jealous for fucks sake.

“Nooo, she’s just glaring at his girlfriend cause she has something in her eye” Sirius said sarcastically, I looked over at her with a small smirk but inside I felt really bad.

“What’s the matter?” James whispered in
my ear. I shook my head indicating that nothing was wrong but I started to feel sick, it felt like everyone was looking at me. Everyone is whispering about me, I need to get out of here.

“I’m going for a walk” I said standing up and pulled on my sleeves, but James grabbed my hand standing up with me.

“I’ll come with you” He said then ran a hand through my hair, I looked away trying not to get lost in his hazel eyes.

“N-no, it’s alright. Y-you stay with the boys” I whispered feeling the stares of the common room.

“Okay, if you’re sure. I’ll see you later” He said and leaned down to kiss my cheek, his face lingering for a bit and I could feel his warm breath in my ear. I felt my heart pounding against my chest. He finally pulled away with a shy smile.

“I’ll see you later” He repeated, I nodded not trusting myself with words. I looked over at Remus who could tell something was wrong, he knows me too well.

“I want to get out of here, I’ll come with you. We haven’t seen each other a lot over the past couple of days.” Remus said as he packed away his homework.

“Pads can you take my bag up to the dorm if I’m not back when you guys go up?” He asked causing Sirius to roll his eyes.

“What did your last slave die of?” He said joking but nodded.

“You don’t have to come Remmy” I mumbled, knowing that if he asks questions I won’t be able to lie to him.

“Nah I want to” I finally gave up and nodded then we walked out of the common room.

“What’s the matter Y/N/N, you seem really off” Remus asked as we walked down the almost deserted corridor.

“N-nothing, I’m fine. I’m really good.” I said turning to look at him with a smile, he let out a sigh.

“I’ve known you for four years now, I’m your best friend and your mine. I know you, I know when something is wrong” I felt my eyes start to tear up, bloody hell why did I have to fall for him?

“Y/N?” He asked again and pulled me to the side sit down on a windowsill. I wiped my tears away with the back on my hands.

“Sorry, I don’t know what’s the matter with me. I’m just really emotional this week, you know girl stuff” I said and giggled when I saw him go bright red. Then he took my hand in his, rubbing his thumb over mine.

“You can tell me anything you know? I’m always here to listen” I nodded and put my head on his shoulder.

“Hey! I’ve been looking for you two” A male voice said causing me to look up and I saw James walking towards us. I turned away not being able to look at his stupid perfect face.

“I’ll leave you two to it” Remus said and got up, I nodded and watched as he walked away.

“What’s the matter?” James asked me sitting where Remus was. I shook my head, I couldn’t tell him he’ll just laugh.

“Nothing, I’m just not feeling well.” Was all I said, he nodded and it went quite getting a bit awkward.

“And then I told her no I won’t-” We heard a voice, I looked down the corridor and saw Evans with a couple of her friends. I then felt James grab my face and push his lips on to mine. I didn’t know what to do but before I could react probably he pulled away.


I looked at him in shock, not knowing what to do. No words would come out of my mouth, he just stole my first kiss…

“Ugh get a room you two” A voice said snapping me out of my thoughts, I looked over and saw Lily and her friends glaring at us slightly.

“Well we had a whole corridor before you guys came along” James said wrapping an arm around my shoulder, I just let him still in shock. I saw all three of the girls role their eyes and walk off. Once they were out of sight I shot straight up and walked off not saying anything.

“Y/N! Wait, what the matter?” He asked grabbing my arm but I snatched it away glaring at him.

“You said no kissing on the lips!” I yelled slightly, causing him to raise his eyebrows.

“Sorry, I don’t know what came over me-” He tried to say but I cut him off.

“That’s not a bloody excuse you bastard” I said hitting his arm.

“Ow! What was that for? Also what’s the big deal it was just a quick kiss!” He yelled slightly obviously getting a bit annoyed.

“You don’t understand” I whispered looking away and tried to walk in the opposite direction but once again he grabbed my arm pulling me closer.

“Then explain it to me, I said sorry what can we do it’s happened!” He said pulling me towards him again.

“You stole my first kiss!” I yelled out quietly in his face, his eyes went wide as I felt myself blush.

“I-I’m really sorry I didn’t know, I would take it back if I could” I rolled my eyes and looked down.

“Well you can’t” I mumbled, too embarrassed to look at him.

“Hey, it’s okay. Let’s pretend it didn’t happen or something” He suggested, I shook my head with a small shrug.

“It’s fine, at least my first kiss was with someone who cares a little about me and not some fuckboy like Sirius” I laughed trying to lighten the mood.

“I care a lot about you Y/N, like so much.” I smiled and put my arms around his neck, stepping on my tip toes to reach his shoulder.

“Thanks for not laughing at me being fourteen nearly fifteen and not having my first kiss until today” I whispered pulling away and sent him a smile.

“Alright, how about we go down to Hogsmeade this weekend. I’ll buy you lunch and we can go to that bookshop your always in then maybe to Honeydukes. How about that?” He asked and ran his hand through my hair, causing my heartbeat to increase.

“How do know I always in the old pages?” I asked getting a little confused.

“O-oh em well em Remus goes in a lot and drags us in sometimes and em we see you” He said blushing, I raised my eyebrows.

“Whenever Remus goes in it’s only with me” I pushed slightly, he coughed and he made a noice which made his voice break. I laughed but tried to hide it.

“Well em sometimes I go- go in there by myself to pick up some book and I see you” He finally said getting the words out, I rolled my eyes.

“Was that hard to say?” I asked, he shook his head slightly. I laughed and took his hand in mine.

“I’d love to go to Hogsmeade with you James” I answered him, he chuckled with a nod.

“Good it’s a date! I-I mean a fake date, sorry” He said scratching the back of his neck.

“It’s fine, I knew what you meant. Do you want to go back to the common room?” I asked, he smiled and nodded then took my hand in his again.

The weekend finally came and I was really excited for mine and James’s 'date’, I wore minimal make up just some eye make up and clear lipgloss. I wore a black jumper, black jeans and a black coat. With black studded boots and a side bag. I looked at myself in the mirror and smiled, happy with the way I look.


I sighed and walked downstairs to meet with James, I saw him standing near the fire with Remus and Peter.

“Hey” I smiled shyly, James looked at me shock slightly. Remus wrapped an arm around around my shoulder.

“You look really pretty Y/N, I hope you have fun” He said and kissed my head. I blushed with a smile.

“Come on Moony, that’s my girlfriend. And I think she looks beautiful” James said with a smirk, I started to play with the zip on my coat.

“You think?” I asked, he nodded and leaned down to kiss my already red cheek. He then took my gloves hand in his.

“Shall we go then?” He said looking at me for an answer.

“Yeah, I’ll see you two later!” I called back we walked out, I looked down at our still joined hands.

“You can let go of my hand now” I mumbled, why was he acting like this when Evans isn’t around?

“I don’t want to” Was all he said, I raised my head to look at him to see he’s already looking down at me.

We arrived in the cold weather as the snow came down lightly, James and I stood close as we walked down the cobble path.

“Where do you want to go first?” James asked looking around, I shrugged and pulled away from him slightly remembering that we aren’t actually together.

“Hey! Come here, I’m cold” James laughed pulling me toward him again, I blushed.

“Jammmes” I mumbled causing him to remove his touch from mine.

“What’s the matter?” He asked with raised eyebrows, I sighed looking away shivering slightly.

“You want to get lunch in the three broomsticks and talk?” He asked, I nodded and let him put an arm around my shoulder as he lead me into the small pub. We found a booth near the back.

“Do you want a warm butterbeer? I told you yesterday that all this was my treat” I shook my head, already feeling guilty.

“No, no. I brought my own money-” I tried to say but he cut me off with a kiss on my cheek.

“Sit down and let me get us some drinks” He said moving out the way for me to sit down, I sent him a weak smile and slid into the booth. I waited for a couple of minutes before James came back with two mugs of butterbeer and sat down next to me.

“Thank you” I whispered looking at him with another smile. He took a sip of his with a nod. “It’s alright, now what’s the matter? Is it because I kissed you-” I placed my hand on top of his shaking my head.

“No James it’s not that well it is and it isn’t. You see, you said that we’d only act like a couple around Lily but even when it’s just us two you’ll hold my hand or kiss my cheek and well I just feel like you’re messing with my feelings” I mumbled in a low voice looking away from him.

“Y/N I’m so sorry, I didn’t know I was making you uncomfortable. I was just trying to make it more realistic, do you want to stop this? Tell people that it just isn’t working out and we’re better at friends” He said moving away from me slightly.

“No we don’t have to do that, I think it’s working with Lily. She keeps on glaring at me and shit, so-shit Evans is there” I said looking away from the table she just sat at with Severus Snape, he looked over with a small smile.

“Look away James, she looking at us” I said grabbing his hand and pulling it up near my cheek with a big smile.

“You’re the best fucking friend ever, you know that” He said and traced a finger over my cheek. I blushed with a giggle and I took a side glance at the other two.

“Okay, she keeps on looking over and rubbing Snape’s arm and laughing. She’s trying to make you look at her so don’t, right now he’s blushing bright red and keeps on moving so she must be messing with his legs or thighs.” I said and ran a hand through his hair and laughed again, but it fell slightly as I looked into his eyes and played with his messy hair.

“How do you know all of this?” He asked snapping me out of my thoughts. I smiled shyly and took away my hand from his jet black hair.

“Before this year I didn’t talk to anyone but Remus, instead of talking I studied people. And I have three older sisters who have different guys around every time I’m home plus both my parents are having affairs, my mother with my dad’s brother who’s always round 'because he gets lonely’ and my father with my mothers best friend. Who happened to work in the same place and go on 'work trips’ together. I know body language” I laughed but stopped when I saw James’s worried face.

“What?” I asked confused.

“I didn’t know things were bad at home, I’m sorry Y/N” He said playing with my fingers, I let out a small chuckle.

“It’s fine, it’s been like that for as long as I can remember” I sniffed, I’ve only just realised that I told him all of this. I haven’t even told Remus.

“If you ever need to talk, I’m here” I smiled as a thank you. I saw out of the corner of my eye Lily stand up and looked like she was about to come over then I don’t know what came over me, it might of been how close we were from the whispering but I closed my eyes and shut the gap between us and rested my hands on his shoulder moving my lips against his, hinting for him to kiss me back which took him a couple of seconds.

One of his hands went to my cheek and the other in my hair, his lips pressed harder on mine slightly as he leaned over me ever so slightly back as if to show he was in some sort of power over me. I forgot about the world around us and I forgot we were in a public place and snogging, all I was focused on was his lips.

My lips parted slightly out of instinct, this was only my second kiss but I felt like I’ve done it all before. His left hand moved from my cheek to my thigh, gripping causing me to let out a small moan in surprise as I’ve never been touched like this before. We finally pulled away from each other out of breath, I opened my eyes to see James with a his eyes still closed and a young school boy smile. His eyes slowly opened and I wiped my puffy lips, I looked around to see no one looking at us thank Merlin. But Evans and Snape had gone.

I turned my head back around to James to see him in the same place with the same smile. I blushed at how close we are still.

“Hi” He breathed, I giggled and looked down to see his hand still on my thigh and now the other gripping onto my hand.

“Hey” I whispered back looking at his swollen lip, my eyes went wide when I realised what I’d just done.

“I’m so sorry Ja-” I tried to say but he placed his lips back on mine for a short kiss.


He pulled away with another smile and I blushed.

“You know, I’ve been wanting you to do that for a while. I haven’t actually liked Lily for about a year, it’s just the boys who think I do and make fun so I just went along with it. But I’ve liked for for a while, I’ve always thought you wee very beautiful and cute I just didn’t know how to tell you because I thought you liked Remus” James finished his little speech and I blushed with a big smile.

“I’ve liked you for a while as well” I admitted and he smiled brightly blushing also.

“So em do y-you want to be real girlfriend?” James asked and he looked down at his hands which were still on my thighs, his thumb rubbing circles on the jean material.

“Yeah, yeah I’d really like that” I smiled as he grinned at me and leaned back in to kiss me.

I brought my hands up to his hair as he dug his fingernails into my hips. He soon ran his tongue across my bottom lip and pushed it between my lips slightly causing me to open my mouth, I heard him groan as tongues clashed and I gripped onto his hair tighter. He started to suck on my tongue and I tried to hold down my moan but failed as one escaped from my throat. I tried to pull away to breath but he pulled me back in and I giggled against his lips.

“Welllll, what’s going on here!” A new voice said causing both of us to jump apart, my cheeks felt like they were on fire as I saw the boys staring down into our booth.

“Oh hey guys” James said wrapping an arm around my waist pulling me closer to him again. I bit my already puffy lips when I saw James’s.

“Nice lips mate” Sirius said sitting down in the booth and slid across to reach me so that there is room for the other two.

“Fuck off Pads” James mumbled blushing and wiped them but kept his arm up to hide them slightly.

“I-I didn’t know y-you t-two were so em so-” Remus said trying to find the right words.

“Into the stage of sucking each other’s faces off whenever they can?” Sirius finished from him taking my butterbeer from my hands and I sent him a playful glare.

“Y-yeah that stage” Remus muttered blushing, I rolled my eyes knowing that he was uncomfortable with just seen James and I snog…Oh shit James and I just snogged.

“What’s matter Remus, you jealous?” James laughed and leaned down to kiss my cheek but started to go a bit lower causing my breath to get caught in my throat so I stomped on his foot hard causing him to draw back from the spot beneath my jaw with a hiss.

“I’m not jealous Potter, I would just prefer if you didn’t suck on my best friends jaw, who I see as a little sister, in front of me” Remus snapped slightly but I saw the playful look in his eyes.

“Love you too Remus” I laughed taking my drink back off Sirius. Remus, Sirius and Peter soon went into their own conversation leaving James and I to whisper to each other.

“So much for a date” I giggled as he took my hand in his once again.

“I think it went pretty well, I got to snog you twice, admit my feelings for you and ask you to be my real girlfriend. If I’m being honest I’d say it’s the best date I’ve had so far” I blushed and leaned in to slowly kiss him, he reached up to cradle my cheek. My lips parted slightly getting used to the feel of kissing James and in front of other people, to be honest I didn’t care what the people around us think.

“Oh fuck, get a room you two” Sirius groaned making us pull away.

“Like you can talk Sirius. Every time I’m in the common room you’re sucking off another girls face” I laughed and he glared at me playfully.

“So maybe we can go on a prober date soon without theses bastards, what do you think?” James whispered in my ear making shivers run down my spine and I felt him smirk against my skin.

“Yeah, I’d like that” I said back. He grinned like a mad mad then put his head on top of mine and started to talk to the others as I breathed in his scent. Tabacco, coffee and men’s aftershave. I wrapped my arms around his torso feeling safe in his arms.

This boy is going to be the death of me.

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The Great Hall was always full of excitement on the day of a Hogsmeade visit. Today however, the hall was buzzing with students moving among the 4 house tables, sending gifts, cards or kisses to their Valentine. Owls had come soaring into the hall, carrying letters and gifts to students, and airplane memos were soaring across tables sending written love letters. A couple of students were bold enough to send howlers to their loved ones, causing them to jump and spill pumpkin juice. The only students not laughing at their embarrassed faces with the burnt remains of howlers in their porridge, were James, Remus, Sirius and Peter

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“What if we shrink it?” Peter suggested hopefully, standing next to Sirius and squinting at him, as if searching for the answer to their problem.

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The Unexpected: Request for Anon

“Watch where your going, nerd” Draco Malfoy snarls as you accidently bump into him. “Oh, whoops! I’m so sorry” you quickly apologize as you scramble to pick up his fallen books. You hold out the titles “The Standard Book of Spells-grade 5” by Miranda Goshwak and “Defensive Magical Theory” by Wilbert Slinkhard, to Draco. He snatches the textbooks from your hands without a ‘thank-you’ and stalks off. You shrug in disappointment and head off to the library, bent on acquiring a silent spot to read. Reading an interesting novel was always an effective distraction.

You find an isolated, wooden table and pile your heavy books onto it. Slinking into your chair, your eyes quickly skim who is in your close proximity. Hanna Abott, Ernie Macamillian, Hermione Granger, Padma Patil, Vincent Crabbe, Gregory Goyle and… Draco Malfoy. You open a book at random, hoping Draco wasn’t in the mood for follow up questions of earlier events. Prentending to be engrossed in the novel, you strain your ears for approaching fellow Slytherins. “What are you reading there, nerd?” Draco Malfoy sneers at you, casting a dark shadow on the print of the yellowing pages. “Um..” you mumble and hastily flip to the front cover. “Voyages with Vampires, by Gilderoy Lockheart” you inform him with a hesitant smile. “Lockheart?” Draco scoffs while shaking his head in disbelief. Crabbe and Goyle flank him on either side with an evil glint in their eyes. “That stupid bloke could not even catch a pixie, much less vampires,” Draco smirks while ripping the book out of your hands. “I need that back, please” you beg. “I have an assignment due tomorrow on vampires for Professer Lockheart.” “Yea? I reckon it will be complicated without a book.” Draco waves the novel tauntingly above your head and laughs when you attempt to grab it. “Please, Draco? This essay counts the most toward the second semester grade.” “Well, isn’t that a shame? Deal with it nerd, one zero in the gradebook shouldn’t make a dent in your grade.” Draco  raises one eyebrow and motions for Crabbe and Goyle to watch. Draco reveals his sleek, dark wood wand and mumbles the spell “Aguamenti.” Water instantly shoots out of the end of his wand, soaking your book into oblivion. You stare at your book in horror and feel tears cloud your eyes. You blink rapidly and gather the rest of your spellbooks and textbooks and rush to your dormitory. “What a baby” Goyle guffaws loudly, pointing at you with his chubby index finger. 

With tears flowing at a steady rate down your cheeks you attempt to complete the rest of your homework. First semester in Defense Against the Dark Arts wasn’t the best score you could get, quite opposite actually. You were counting on perfect marks for this recent assignment. A soft knock sounded on your door as you scribbled the answers to Transfiguration spellbook work. “Who is it?” you called hoarsely. You wished for absolutely anyone except your viscious room-mate, Pansy Parkinson. “It’s Draco. Draco uh Malfoy” he says with a strained voice.  You freeze with your eyes opened wide at your unexpected guest. “May I come in? I wanted to apologize for well- everything” he explains, sounding sincerly embarrased. Wordlessly you unlock your dormitory door and find a sheepish Draco Malfoy leaning against the wall. He shuffles into your room with an extended arm towards you. In his long fingered hands, he holds a completly dry copy of “Voyages with Vampires.” “After you stormed off, I realized what a complete arse I am towards you, when you’ve acted nothing but nice.” Stunned by his apology, you soundlessly nod and look into his grey searching eyes. “There is one more thing I came up here to do” Draco breathes and leans in to gently press his lips on to yours. You melt into Draco’s warm, soft lips and kiss back. The kiss is brief, yet exceptionally sweet. “I’d like to do that again, if that’s alright with you” Draco admits with his usual cocky smirk. “I’d like that” you smile and crush your lips against his, once more.