Hi~ so I just found this and ended up binge reading everything. I pretty sure I cried just a bit when I got down to the very last of it and then I realized, ByTheGodstheyhaveaAO3 and fangirl squealed. I blame you for the awkward talk I had with my brother at 5:30 in the morning. Also Iloveyousomuchyourwritingisgorgeousimgushingineedtostop. I'd really appreciate a highschool au where one ask another out in front of everyone at a pep rally (your choice of ship) that's if your doing props.
Hi! You’re so sweet! Thank you so much for this adorable message. I’ll try my best, it’s been a while since I wrote fanfic but this just sounded so cute I couldn’t help it.
Remus had never been the most attentive student in class. His mind had a tendency to wander and it usually got him into trouble, unlike his three friends that were usually getting into trouble because of the stupid things they did. Still, finding himself alone in homeroom was a new low and he couldn’t help feeling just a bit annoyed that none of his friends had bothered to mention the bell had rung.
He quickly gathered up his books, mumbling to himself about why he spent time with such selfish bastards, and trying to think of a good excuse to tell his professor for his next lecture.
Remus blew his hair out of his eyes and glanced up to see Lily standing in the doorway. He gave a small smile and thanked god that at least one of his friends wasn’t a selfish asshole. Although a new addition to their group, Lily was already the voice of reason. Remus had tried to be that but Sirius and James were like forces of nature, there was no stopping them once they got an idea into their heads.
“The assembly is starting,” Lily reminded him, tapping her foot impatiently. “What are you doing still sitting here?”
“Nothing,” Remus said as he slung his bag over his shoulder. “Just thinking is all.”
“Well as nice as it is to know someone in your group has a brain, we’re going to be late!” Lily walked determinedly over to Remus and grabbed him by the sleeve, tugging him towards the gym.
“Where are the others anyway?”
“How would I know?”
“You are dating James after all,” Remus reminded her and he tried to keep up and not trip over his own feet.
“Trying to keep tabs on James Potter would be as hopeless as trying to drink upside down,” Lily remarked, finally letting go of Remus’ sleeve once she noticed how much he was struggling. “I mean, you must have some idea of that with Sirius.”
Remus blushed down to his neck. “That’s different,” he insisted, straightening his jumper. “Sirius and I are just friends. I’m not in charge of what he does and he wouldn’t listen to me anyway.”
“Yeah, okay,” Lily said, rolling her eyes exaggeratedly. “You two have sleepovers for Christ’s sake.”
“They’re not sleepovers,” Remus responded defensively. “Sirius just hates being home so he crashes at my house. Nothing happens. We’re not like that.”
“No?” Lily inquired, raising an eyebrow at him. “So you’re telling me you don’t have feelings for Sirius.”
“Of course I have feelings for Sirius,” Remus said with a sigh. “Friendship and caring and all that stuff. That’s it.”
“Does he know that?” Lily asked with a chuckle. “What good friends you are?”
“I’m sure he does,” Remus answered, biting his lip. It wasn’t like they had long conversations about feelings. If Remus even tried to bring up emotions around Sirius, Sirius would probably hit him. Sure, there had been a few nights together where Remus thought something might happen between them but it had always gone nowhere. It was for the best anyway. Remus could never imagine dating someone like Sirius Black.
Sirius Black was the first friend Remus ever made at school. Remus had barely spoken the first few weeks after his family had moved to London from Scotland. He’d been so nervous to be in a new school that was much bigger than his old one. He’d kept to himself and kept his head down, lost in daydreams of being anywhere else.
Sirius had come up to him in the library and sat down across from him. “Do you need a friend?” he’d asked so bluntly that it had stunned Remus for a good minute. Finally Remus had answered yes and that had been the end of it. It turned out that Sirius and James Potter were a package deal and Remus got two friends in the bargain. Soon after Peter Pettigrew began hanging out with them as well and their little group was formed. Then, after years of pestering her, Lily Evans had finally agreed to go out with James and had become and honorary member of the group.
And despite the fact that James and Peter had been great friends over the years, Remus had always felt closest to Sirius. He could never forget that dark-haired eleven-year-old boy that had offered to be his friend for no other reason than he could tell how much Remus needed one.
As they finally entered the gym, the entire place was already packed with the entire school. It gave Remus anxiety just looking at that many people. The only seats left were two at the very front, so Lily and Remus shuffled over and sat quietly.
The moment they sat, the lights turned off and a hush fell over the gym. Remus was just about to turn to Lily and ask what was going on when a spotlight turned on and shone in the middle of the gym and standing under the brilliant light was none other than Sirius Black.
“What the fuck?” Remus whispered under his breath as he watched his best friend’s face break out into a huge grin. “No, no, no, no, no,” Remus said over and over as he got a horrible feeling in the pit of his stomach.
“I’m so sorry,” Lily said, putting his hand on his knee in sympathy. “I told him not to do this.”
“Do what?’ Remus asked, feeling every muscle in his body tighten in fear. “What’s he doing?”
As if on cue, Sirius rose a microphone to his lips and began to sing. “When your legs don’t work like they used to before…”
Remus felt his breath catch as Sirius looked right at him as he sang. Remus reached blindly for Lily’s hand and squeezed it tightly, hoping this wasn’t really happening, that his best friend wasn’t serenading him in front of the entire school with an Ed Sheehan song.
Sirius sang soulfully as he got more and more into the song. As he finished the chorus, the lights changed as did the music. The beat picked up and the lights became more colorful while two spotlights joined the one of Sirius, one on James and the other on Peter. “So tell me what you want, what you really really want!” James sang, dancing under his spotlight.
“I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want!” Sirius responded, doing the same dance.
“So tell me what you want, what you really really want,” Peter said, joining in but not quite as gracefully as Sirius and James.
“I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I really really really wanna zigga zig ah!” Sirius said, dropping down into a split that made the entire gym roar with applause and shouts.
Beside him, Lily was practically dying laughing as she watched her boyfriend shimmy and shake his tall, gangly body. But Remus could barely take his eyes off Sirius who made every step look like pure sex. Girls behind Remus were shouting Sirius’ name and Remus felt like he was in an actual nightmare.
The lights went out again and the music stopped. Remus closed his eyes and prayed whatever Sirius was doing was over. But instead the lights came back on and Sirius, James and Peter were joined by the cheerleading squad.
“Give me an R!” Sirius shouted, lifting his arms up to the crowd.
“Give me and E!”
“Give me an M!”
“Give me a U!”
“Give me a S!”
“What does it spell?” Sirius shouted, pointing right at Remus.
“Remus!” the crowd shouted back, everyone turning to look where Sirius was pointing.
Remus ducked his head and felt his heart begin racing. He hated having everyone’s eyes on him, he hated the attention. Just what exactly was Sirius doing?
To Remus’ horror, Sirius began to walk towards him as the music started back up. “The night we met I knew i needed you so, and if I had the chance I’d never let you go, so won’t you say you love me, I’ll make you so proud of me. We’ll make them turn their heads everywhere we go. So won’t you please be my baby?”
As Sirius got to the chorus of yet another song, the cheerleaders, James and Peter began to dance in formation behind Sirius. Remus tried to swallow but the lump in his throat was too big. He was frozen in place as Sirius stepped closer and closer.
He glanced behind Sirius and noticed the cheerleads were holding up letters on signs. D-A-T-E- M-E?
Remus glanced back just in time to see Sirius dropping down onto his knees in front of him. Lily let go of his hand and Sirius took it. Remus had to fight ever implies to pull his hand away. “Sirius, what the fuck - “
“Hold on,” Sirius said, grinning up at him like a lunatic. “Big finish!”
Sirius jumped up and hurried back to the center of the gym. The music changed again to Beyonce’s Crazy in Love as the group did an intricate dance to it. Remus would have found the entire thing hilarious if he wasn’t so mortified by what was happening. All he knew was that he needed to get out of there.
Grabbing his bag off the floor, Remus bolted towards the door and didn’t stop running through the corridors until he could no longer hear the music blasting. He found sanctuary in the library and sat down hidden amongst the non-fiction section where he hoped to stay until school let out. Then he would ask his father about moving back to Scotland and hope he took to the idea. Or at the very least let Remus change schools.
“Do you hate me?”
Remus glanced up and flinched when he saw Sirius standing over him. He quickly looked back down at his knees. “No, I don’t hate you,” he mumbled, hugging his knees tighter to his chest to make himself smaller.
“You just left, Remus.”
“Are you going to tell me why?” Sirius asked, sitting down next to Remus.
“I was embarrassed,” Remus answered quietly. “The whole school was looking at me.”
“They were looking at me too,” Sirius reminded him. “I was the one up there making a twat of myself.”
“It’s different,” Remus insisted, shaking his head.”
“Because you’re you,” Remus said, dropping his head back against the bookshelf. “You’re Sirius Black who everyone loves. You don’t care what anyone thinks about you.”
“That’s not true,” Sirius said, dragging his fingers through his long black hair. “I care what you think about me.”
“Why would you care what I think?”
Sirius barked out a laugh. “Were you not paying attention at all during my little display?”
“I was a bit preoccupied being horrified,” Remus admitted.
“Remus,” Sirius said, gently touching his face and guiding it so Remus had no choice but to look at him. “I was asking you out.”
“Wait, what? You were?”
Sirius’ brow furrowed. “Are you taking the piss, mate? The love songs? Having the cheerleaders spell out date me. What did you think was happening? That I was asking you for the answers to the maths quiz?”
“I don’t understand,” Remus told him bluntly, trying to wrap his head around what Sirius was saying. He thought back to the assembly and what he could remember outside his own panic attack.
“Remus, I want to be with you,” Sirius said, annunciating each word slowly and careful. “I’m in love wth you.”
Remus sat quietly for a moment before bursting out into uncontrollable laughter.
“What?” Sirius asked, shuffling nervously. “What’s so funny?”
“You complete and utter wanker,” Remus said through his laughter. “What on Earth made you think that was something I’d like?”
Sirius grinned and gave a small little shrug. ‘I don’t know, it was meant to be a big romantic gesture.”
Remus took a deep breath and held his side where it hurt from laughing so hard. “Why do I put up with you?” he asked fondly, tugging Sirius forward.
“I don’t know,” Sirius told him. “But I’m certainly glad you do. You never answered the question by the way.”
Remus chuckled and kissed Sirius tenderly on the lips. “The answer is yes,” he whispered softly. “But if you ever do anything like this again I’ll kill you.”
Sirius wiggled his eyebrows. “What about when I ask you to marry me?”
“You pull a stunt like you did today and I’ll say no,” Remus warned him.
“No you won’t.”
“Not even one little song?”
“A little dance?”
“Fine, no song and dance. Just you and me.”
“I’ll save it for our first dance as a married couple,” Sirius joked, leaning in to kiss Remus again.
“Oh god,” Remus said, covering his face in his hands.
“I’m thinking we’ll start with My Heart Will Go On and then transition into something more upbeat.”
“Please stop talking,” Remus groaned, dragging his fingers down his face.
“But if I stop talking I can’t tell you I love you,” Sirius said, taking Remus’ hands and lacing their fingers together.
“You’re the worst.”
“I think you mean the best.”
Remus groaned and shook his head. “You’re really lucky I love you.”
“Don’t worry, I know that.”
“You’d better be joking about that whole first dance thing.”
“You’ll just have to wait and see.”