Sirius Black, the Spider Charmer
Hiya! I just saw the prompt list you reblogged and was wondering if you could do this one with either Remus or Sirius please :) “i am sorry i accidentally transfigured your goblet into a gigantic, venomous spider, at least madam pomfrey was able to bring down the swelling, and look, i brought you some chocolate frogs”
I love this request! And let’s face it, this has Sirius written all over it!
Transfiguration was one of your best subjects so it wasn’t a surprised when you were paired up with one of the worst students, Sirius Black. It’s not that he wasn’t smart, he just didn’t try, there was only 3/4s of the marauders in your class and between him and James, it was Remus who basically did all the work so they didn’t fail but your McGonagall had enough and divided the group.
“Listen up everybody! The task for today is to change these ordinary snails into water goblets and vice versa. Remember to practice the wand movement before doing the incantation, now get to work!” McGonagall said and the class drew out the wands.
You managed the task within five minutes, earning five points for Gryffindor.
“Oi, Y/N, can you help me out? Remus usually does it for me but I guess that won’t be happening anymore.” He said as eyed the snail wearily. You chuckled, but nodded.
“Repeat after me, vera verto.”
“No, it’s vEra vertO.” You enunciated, after practicing three more times you had enough confidence in him and you let him draw out his own wand. He moved the snail a bit farther away from him,
“I don’t like the way he’s looking at me…it’s like he’s planning something.”
“You do know he’s a snail, right? If anything, it’s him who should be weary of you.” you laughed as his face scrunched up in concentration. He looks so cute right now, none of the that arrogant persona…you quickly composed yourself as you supervised.
“LOOK! I DID IT! TEN POINTS TO SIRIUS!” he exclaimed, you clapped your hands, a bubbly laugh escaping your lips.
“Okay now turn it back into a snail.”
“Easy peasy, I practically don’t have to think about it.” He drew his wand out, did a completely different wand motion and said the incantation half heartily.
Instead of the goblet turning back into a harmless snail, it turned into the biggest spider you had ever seen.
“Y/N…whatever you do, don’t move.” He whispered, you merely whimpered out a response but your efforts were in vain, next thing you know the spider hurls itself towards your face. James screamed as soon as he saw the spider, Remus drew out his hand but the spider was in midair before he could call out a spell. You cried out in pain as the spider kept stinging you.
You heard everyone around you shouting, you could briefly make out McGonagall reversing the spell and ordering Sirius and Remus to take you to the hospital wing. You blacked out before you even made it there.
if she’s allergic to flowers? I know you don’t like transfiguration but that doesn’t
mean you have to kill your classmates…” James said.
“Prongs, just shut up.” Sirius answered as he set down the flowers he got you along with the many boxes of chocolate frogs.
“Come on, James, Y/N is bound to wake up any minute now and I’m sure she’ll be overwhelmed if we’re all here.” Remus said as he threw Sirius a knowing smirk.
And Remus was right, ten minutes after the rest of the marauders sans Sirius left, you began stirring.
“Ugh…” you moaned as your eyes adjusted to the brightness of the room, trying to sit up.
“Woah, woah, easy there love.” A voice whispered soothingly next to you. Your body sank back down to the plush pillows of the hospital bed and your eyes finally adjusted to the brightness. They soon widened once you realized who was next to you.
“Sirius?” you mumbled out.
“The one and only.” He said sheepishly, rubbing his neck as he avoided your gaze.
“What happened? The last thing I remembered was Potter screaming…”
“IAMSOSORRYIACCIDENTALLYTRANSFIGUREDTHEGOBLETINTOAGIGANTICVENOMOUSSPIDERATLEASTMADAMPOMFREYWASABLETOBRINGDOWNTHESWELLINGANDLOOKIBROUGHTYOUSOMECHOCOLATEFROGS.” He confessed, talking a mile a minute. You just sat there, blinking at him as your processed his word vomit, he looked on the verge of tears. You couldn’t help but laugh because never in your wildest dreams would you had thought that you would be in the hospital wing thanks the mischievous marauder, especially because he was actually trying to do his schoolwork for once.
“Sirius, SIRIUS! It’s okay, I’m fine.” You said, tugging his arm back down since he was fluffing your pillows.
“I am so so sorry Y/N, I was cocky and clueless on what to do but I didn’t want to look stupid in front of you.” he confessed.
“I know. As soon as you did the wand movement I knew something was going to go wrong, it’s okay, we live and we learn.”
“I got you some flowers but then James pointed out that you might be allergic and I already almost killed you today so I’ll go throw them out.”
“NO! Don’t, I love them, thank you.” you exclaimed. A smile appeared on his face and you could see how he visibly relaxed at your words.
“Listen let me make this up for you, next weekend we have a Hogsmeade trip, how about you and I go to Honeydukes and Zonkos, you can get anything you want, my treat.” He bargained.
“Sounds like a date.” You said, grabbing one of the three boxes of chocolate frogs.
“Man, if I knew all it took for you to agree to go on a date with me, I would’ve sent you to the hospital wing a long time ago.”
“Why do you have to ruin the moment…”
“It’s part of my charm.”
“Can I take back what I just agreed to? I don’t think I have the patience…” you joked, handing him a chocolate frog.
“Sorry no take backs, if you don’t believe me ask my mother, she’s been trying to get rid of me since birth but it’s a strict no return policy.” You snorted which caused him to laugh. The door opened and you both stopped laughing, not wanting to get in trouble for laughing in the hospital wing,
“Miss L/N, you’ll be free to go back to your dorm tomorrow morning, I want to keep you in here overnight to make sure you healed properly.” Madam Pomfrey said as she came into the room with an extra blanket and pillow.
“Mr. Black, I already spoke with your head of the house and she has allowed you to stay here with Miss L/N, as you requested, if anything happens let me know.” She said before walking back to her own quarters in the hospital wing.
“Oh Sirius, you don’t have to stay with me overnight, I’m okay, siriusly.”
“Ha ha ha, funny. And no, my mind’s already made up, we’re having a sleepover, I know, I know I should’ve brought you dinner first before trying to sleep with you.” he said wiggling his eyebrows, you snorted in response which prompted him to laugh.
“You’re the worst.” You joked back.
“And you have the weirdest laugh ever. Cute, but weird.” He shrugged, kicking his feet up at the edge of your bed as he laid the blanket over him. Before you could come up with a witty retort, he threw a pillow at you.
“Now shush, I need my full 8 hours of beauty sleep.”
“Honestly, who do I talk to about your return policy…”
You definitely had to thank McGonagall for pairing you up with Sirius…