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Orion Black had a lot to say, as it turns out. I had to work hard to reign this one in, cutting as many words as I could. I think I spent more time cutting it down than I did writing it. It still hit 660.

Excerpt:
"Stand up straight," muttered Orion Black. "Say 'good day, sir' or 'ma'am' to anyone who greets you, but no more. Understand? This is a wake, not a soirée."

"Yes, Father." The two small boys walked a little taller, self-conscious in their black dress robes.

Orion noted with a frown that Regulus held Sirius's hand.

"A man of the House of Black needs no one to hold his hand."


Orion Black - February 1965
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Hey, I did another one! 586 words from Joseph Potter this time.


Excerpt:
Neither the early start of the day, nor the light morning mist could put a damper on the Potter family's spirits. By the time they found their seats, the sun was beginning to peek through the clouds, promising excellent weather for the match.

"It's not the top box," said Joe Potter, "but they're decent seats."

"They're very good," his wife agreed. "Here, Jamie, you've got a smudge on your nose."
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Pedanius Pettigrew loves his wife and son, and never wants them to have to be afraid.

Warning for character death. I'm losing my grip on the whole "500 words per chapter" thing. This one is over 650.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
I changed the title (again), and I think I'm happy with it now. I wanted a way to indicate that it's part of the same arc as ACOC. Tonight, I bring you Walburga Black's perspective on motherhood, on the day of Regulus's birth.

Excerpt:
Walburga had done her duty, providing "an heir and a spare", as the expression went, for the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black. Her husband had kept to her bed for the agonisingly long time it had taken for her to conceive seven times, and birth two healthy male infants, though Orion Black had taken no joy in the task. Walburga hadn't minded the act of making heirs -- the husband her parents had selected for her was a handsome man who treated her gently -- but she knew Orion found little pleasure in the beds of women. Still, so long as he was discreet about his perversions, she could ignore them.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
A few years back, some of you may remember, I wrote a ~500 word fic called A Brush With Destiny, about baby Remus and baby Sirius meeting for the first time at a Ministry Christmas party. The story was from the POV of Remus's mother, Sylvia Lupin, a Muggle. Well, today I got bunnied to do similar mini-fics from the POV of each of the Marauders' parents. So I've changed the name of the story, and today I added James's mother, Eleanor Potter, to the mix. I'll try not to get too sidetracked by this one.

Excerpt:
The early years of their marriage had been filled with a monthly round of hope followed by disappointment, but now, almost eighteen years later, she had resigned herself to childlessness. She was past forty now, and her husband nearly fifty. They never even talked about it anymore.

ETA: I wrote another one. Meet Almira Pettigrew. TW for mentioned domestic violence, transphobia, and internalised misogyny.

Excerpt:
It didn't matter how hard Almira Perkins tried; she had not been able to save any of them. After their parents' early deaths, she had done her best to raise her younger siblings. She had married, too young, to a man with a good job, in order to provide them with a stable home life. Instead, he had beaten her and taken away her wand. He had sneered at her brother Constantine, calling him by his birth name, Constance, and telling him he could never be a "real" boy. He had led their baby sister, Delilah, over to the side of Grindelwald, and ultimately, to her death. He had been tried, found guilty of crimes against Muggles and Muggleborn wizards, and had died in Azkaban prison.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Chapter 17 is up!

Excerpt:

Alice Finch, a third year Gryffindor, raised her hand, and James nodded to her. "I'd like to learn about the hiding magic Gandolfsson talked about. That sounds really useful."

"I want to practice what to do if you have to face more than one person at a time," said Rishi Patil.

"I want to learn how to tell if someone is under the Imperius curse," said Egbert Bones.

"I want to learn silent magic," said Lily Evans.

James felt overwhelmed. He didn't know the first thing about any of magic people seemed interested in learning. He didn't realise he was giving Remus a pleading look until his friend was beside him, raising his hands for quiet.

pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
I am delighted to announce that Trans*Figured now has its own page on my website! Upon the advice of the incomparable [personal profile] themessrs, who has my undying gratitude, I have expanded Part II by ... er ... 3000 words. Meep! Looks like this is going to be another one of those stories that gets away from me. Enjoy!

Part I * Part II


(Also, don't forget that there is still time to vote in the [community profile] rs_games! The participants have worked hard and deserve all the love they can get!)
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
Title: Trans*Figured (2/5?)
Author: [personal profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~3800 and counting
Genre: AU, drama, angst, hurt/comfort, romance
Rating: T
Warnings: Trans* character written by cis author, references to Dark magic, attempted suicide
Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Poppy Pomfrey, Mr & Mrs Lupin (OCs)
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Summary: Remus has a secret: he's not a werewolf.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the Wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.
Note: I've been feeling recently that there is an under-representation of trans* characters in fanworks. Which is to say, I've never encountered one. This story is my attempt to improve trans* visibility in HP fanfic. I acknowledge that there are probably as many ways to be trans* as there are trans* people in the world, and I know that this story will probably not ring true with everyone's experiences, but hopefully I haven't made too much of a mess of things. I apologise in advance for any problematic elements that may have sneaked into the story in spite of my best intentions. I encourage everyone to check out Not Your Mom's Trans 101. It contains some great advice on being an effective and compassionate trans* ally.

Part I

Part II )
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
Title: Trans*Figured
Author: [personal profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~2100 and counting
Genre: AU, drama, angst, hurt/comfort
Rating: T (so far)
Warnings: Author writing about issues she has no experience with or business writing about, probably.
Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black
Pairing: Remus/Sirius (pre-slash)
Summary: Remus has a secret, and it's not what you think.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the Wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.
Note: This bunny bit me the other day and wouldn't let go. I don't know when I've ever been so nervous about posting something I've written. I apologise in advance if I've made a mess of this.


He could not really remember what it had been like, Before. He had been too young. Sometimes he wished he could recall what it had felt like to be whole -- to be himself -- but more and more as he grew older, he felt that knowing what he had lost would be too much to bear. Mostly, Remus Lupin just felt alone.

Making friends was difficult. His Special Circumstances made him awkward and self-conscious around other children. The secret locked inside him was too big and too complicated for him to explain in a way that they would understand. His parents loved him, and they did what they could to ease the path for him, but they did not always seem to know what to do with him, either. They researched spells and bought expensive potions that left Remus feeling sick and weak for days, but they could find nothing to reverse what had been done to him.

Trans*Figured )
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Title: A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year Two, Chapter 13
Author: [personal profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~66,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Coming of Age
Rating: T
Timeline: Marauders' 2nd Year (1972-1973)
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans, Severus Snape, and many others
Pairing: Remus/Sirius (pre-slash)
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the Wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.

Chapter 13 Summary: The brewing war touches the Marauders' lives for the first time. (Sirius & Remus's POV)
Note: I know I've been awful about updating this. So sorry. Apparently guilt is the only thing that can break through my writers block.


Excerpt:
Sirius scowled, shooing the owl away and glancing sidelong at James, ready to deflect any questions. But his best friend was still staring at his own short letter, a troubled expression on his face.

"Everything okay?" Sirius asked.

James looked surprised to find that Sirius was still there. He shook his head. "It's from Mum. Dad's in hospital."


(Chapter Thirteen: Dampened Spirits)

[Year One] * [Year Two]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
OK, so I've come to terms with the fact that there is no earthly way I can squeeze out a chapter of ACOC today and also get the sleep I need to function. Yes, I suck. Here, have some puppy-lovin' instead.

Title: Highland Fling (3/8?)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~7500 and counting…
Rating: M (getting there...)
Warnings: Hot M/M sex, Scottish Remus, American Sirius
Genre: Total romance novel, present-day non-magic AU
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Summary: The summer before college, Sirius goes backpacking through Scotland in order to escape his family's expectations. In a small village in the Highlands, an unexpected flirtation turns his whole world upside down.
Note: I've added a glossary of Scots terms to the bottom of all posted chapters. Some of them may be obvious, but I have no idea what's intuitive for other people, especially non-native English speakers. Hope it helps!
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.


Excerpt:
His Aunt Fiona raised her eyebrows. "And how's it goin' wi' your laddie?"

Remus blushed and looked away. "I dinna ken. I think maybe I was wrong aboot him."

"The wa' he was lookin' at ye last night?" His aunt chuckled. "He couldna keep his een off ye! Nay, he fancies ye, right enough."

He made a face. "Weel, could ye tell him that? I dinna think he kens it, himself."


(Chapter Three: Amang the Bloomin' Heather)

[first chapter]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Marauder's Map)
Question: I know not everyone is familiar with spoken or written Scots dialect. Would anyone like me to include some sort of glossary to make Remus's speech more intelligible?

Title: Highland Fling (2/8?) (now with pictures!)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~4400 and counting….
Rating: M (but…er…not yet)
Warnings: Hot M/M sex, Scottish Remus, American Sirius
Genre: Total romance novel, present-day non-magic AU
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Fiona Lupin (OC), Maggie Lewis (OC)
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Summary: The summer before college, Sirius goes backpacking through Scotland in order to escape his family's expectations. In a small village in the Highlands, an unexpected flirtation turns his whole world upside down.
Note: An enormous THANK YOU to my Scot-picker, [livejournal.com profile] _jenc_, whose diligence keeps me from embarrassing myself in public (at least, anymore than I already do), and who has encouraged me and given great comment for years. This one's for you, babe!
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.


Excerpt:
He could tell right away that the third whiskey was something special. The aroma was completely different from that of the previous two, and when he brought it to his lips, the smooth, smoky flavor was like nothing he had ever tasted before. It sang in his throat without any of the burn the other liquor had carried.

When he lowered the glass, Remus was watching him. "Well?"

Sirius nodded. "It's good."

"Aye, it is."

Remus raised his own glass, closing his eyes and savoring the whiskey in his mouth for a long moment before swallowing. His tongue darted out to collect a drop that lingered on his lower lip, and Sirius realized he was staring again. He quickly buried his nose in his own glass before Remus could notice. If he didn't stop doing that, the other man might start to think he was gay, too, when really he was only a bit tipsy, and happened to be enjoying Remus's company.


(Chapter Two: Whiskey, You're the Devil)

[Chapter One]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
Some of you probably saw this posted to my journal the other day, but it just *won't leave me alone* so I've given it its own page now, and might be working ever so slightly on Chapter Two tonight. ([livejournal.com profile] _jenc_, you still okay to Scot-pick for me?)

Title: Highland Fling
Word Count: In progress...
Rating: M
Warnings: Scottish Remus, American Sirius, mention of past sexual assault and cottaging
Genre: Romance, present-day non-magic AU
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Summary: The summer before college, Sirius goes backpacking through Scotland in order to escape his family's expectations. In a small village in the Highlands, an unexpected flirtation turns his whole world upside down.


Excerpt:
"Auntie Fiona likes a bit o' help wi' the tourists, but honestly, I was just needin' to get away for a bit."

Sirius raised his glass in salute to the idea. "Right there with you. Do they not want you to do Geology or something?" He had warred long and hard with his own parents over his decision to minor in a "useless" subject like Art History.

"Nay, they were fine aboot the course," said Remus slowly. "It was more the other thing. Me wantin' to shag blokes. They dinna think much o' that."
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
The hell with it; I don't want to sit on this any longer.

Title: A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year Two, Chapter 12
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~61,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Coming of Age
Rating: T
Timeline: Marauders' 2nd Year (1972-1973)
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans, Severus Snape and many others
Pairing: Remus/Sirius (pre-slash)
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the Wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.

Chapter 12 Summary: Remus's gratitude at his friends' acceptance doesn't necessarily mean he thinks they are sane. (Remus, James & Peter's POV)
Author's Note: So very, very sorry for the long hiatus. I have no good excuse. My plan from here on is to update with a new chapter once every two weeks until I accumulate a comfortable backlog, and then maybe around the first of the year, switch to posting once a week. As a reward for your patience an understanding, I hereby present the longest chapter of ACOC to date.


Excerpt:
"But you're a Marauder!" protested Sirius, bouncing knees-first onto Remus's bed. "You can't not help with at least planning the Second Great and Wonderful Official Marauders' Halloween Prank!"

Remus drew his feet up the bed, eyeing Sirius warily for signs of imminent pouncing. Ever since Sirius's mad actions the previous week in the hospital wing, Remus had been more than a little nervous of him.

"Dunno how I got to be a Marauder," he mumbled. "Marauding's not really my thing."

"Sure it is," said Sirius. "You just haven't had enough practice. Anyway, James and I say you're a Marauder, and that means you are, so you have to help."


(Chapter Twelve: A Halloween Caper)

[Year One] * [Year Two]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
Title: A Cure For Nightmares, 7/12?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~19,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Romance, Non-Magic AU
Rating: R (so far, but will be NC-17)
Timeline: Marauders' 6th Year
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, and a few other familiar faces
Pairing(s): Remus/Sirius, mentioned James/Lily, Peter/OFC
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.

Chapter Synopsis: Sirius is miserable until Remus shares another secret that changes everything.
Chapter Warnings: Recreational drug use. Liberties taken with 1970's British boarding school culture.
Author's Note: I'm having a hard time working on this and A Conspiracy of Cartographers in tandem, so I think I'm just going to try and finish this, since it's shorter and easier, so I can devote the attention to aCoC that it deserves. Sorry if this is disappointing for anyone, but I promise that I will be getting back to it SOON.


Excerpt:
"Thought you'd be here," said the brown-haired boy. "Can I talk to you?"

Sirius nodded, and Remus slumped down the wall beside him, staring straight ahead. There was a moment's awkwardness before Sirius realised he was being less than sociable, and passed the joint to Remus. As Remus took a deep drag, Sirius cleared his throat, knowing that he owed it to Remus to admit his guilt before the other boy began leveling accusations at him.

"Sorry," he mumbled, eyes fixed on his hands. "So sorry. Was an awful thing to do. And I know you're not queer."

He held his breath, waiting to see what Remus would make of his apology. Remus had come to him, after all, he slowly realised, and it didn't seem a very Remus-like thing to do -- to smoke the last of his grass and then tell him to fuck off. So maybe --


(Chapter Seven: Where There's Smoke)



[Chapter One] [Chapter Two] [Chapter Three] [Chapter Four] [Chapter Five] [Chapter Six]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
Because I love you guys and because I promised to post something today that I was not able to deliver on. And also because Chapter Seven will probably be finished by tonight....

Title: A Cure For Nightmares, 6/10?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~17,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Romance, Non-Magic AU
Rating: R (so far, but will be NC-17)
Timeline: Marauders' 6th Year
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, and a few other familiar faces
Pairing(s): Remus/Sirius, mentioned James/Lily, Peter/OFC
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.

Chapter Synopsis: When Remus is triggered, Sirius can't help but react.
Chapter Warnings: Self-harm (cutting). Liberties taken with 1970's British boarding school culture.
Author's Note: Apologies for the long wait. I'm currently being eaten alive by job- and apartment-hunting. Apologies, too, if I have rendered a Guernsey accent badly here. It's been a very long time since I heard one.


Excerpt:
"Remus?" he ventured a whisper.

Slowly, Remus's head turned toward him, staring brown eyes fixed on his face, but he did not seem to register Sirius's presence at all.

"Remus, go to the loo or something," he begged. "Get out of here."

Remus did not so much as blink.

Tentatively, Sirius reached over to lay a hand on his wrist. "Remus --"

The boy reacted to the touch as if burned. He stood up so fast his chair overturned, and bolted from the classroom.


(Chapter Six: Catalyst)



[Chapter One] [Chapter Two] [Chapter Three] [Chapter Four] [Chapter Five]
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - MWPP - 1975)
Title: A Cure For Nightmares, 5/8?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~14,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Romance, Non-Magic AU
Rating: R (so far, but will be NC-17)
Timeline: Marauders' 6th Year
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, and a few other familiar faces
Pairing(s): Remus/Sirius, mentioned James/Lily, Peter/OFC
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.

Chapter Synopsis: Sirius tries very hard not to think of Remus "that way".
Chapter Warnings: None, really. Liberties taken with 1970's British boarding school culture.
Author's Note: I swear this story was never meant to have this much UST. I might need to reassess the number of chapters this is going to have....


Excerpt:
Sirius closed his eyes and thought of Remus, pushing away the memory of their conversation as if it had been only another bad dream -- Remus as he was now: sixteen and gangly, honey-brown hair falling into wary brown eyes, the long, straight nose, the full curve of a mouth only rarely visited by laughter --

With a huff of annoyance, Sirius turned over, shaking off the image as guilt squirmed in his guts. He shouldn't be thinking of Remus like that, either. That ripe, full mouth was triply off limits now. Remus was straight and he was a roommate and he had already suffered more than enough unwanted advances for one lifetime. Sirius had no right to think such things about him.

He's a friend, he told himself irritably. Not like James, but he could be someday if you'd just stop thinking stupid thoughts about him.


(Chapter Five: Unguarded)



[Chapter One] [Chapter Two] [Chapter Three] [Chapter Four]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Title: A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year Two, Chapter Eleven
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~55,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Coming of Age
Rating: PG-13
Timeline: Marauders' 2nd Year
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans, Severus Snape and many others.
Pairing(s): Remus/Sirius pre-slash. Other pairings implied or mentioned.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.

Chapter Synopsis: Sirius finds his purpose, and makes a choice he can't take back. (Peter, Remus & Sirius's POV)
Author's Note: A bit of a tradeoff; the emotionally intense chapters tend to be shorter. Hope that's okay. I should work on that whole "plot" angle, huh?


Excerpt:
"Remus's gone home again, has he?" James asked mildly.

Sirius cast James an annoyed look. "He knows."

"What?" asked Peter blankly, as James, brow furrowed, echoed the word.

"He knows," repeated Sirius, sitting up. "He knows we know. I told him last month."

"What?" said Peter again. Clearly he had missed something.

James frowned. "It was our secret. You should've told me you were going to tell him."

"It was his secret," scowled Sirius. "Don't need your permission to tell him, do I? You just said not to tell him last year because of exams; you didn't say anything about this year or about consulting you first."

"What?" Peter said, a small whine of irritation creeping into his voice. He was beginning to feel not only left out of the conversation, but invisible as well.


(Chapter Eleven: Creature Comforts)



[Prologues & Year One]
Year Two: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - MWPP - 1975)
Halfway through my epic roadtrip of epicness, reporting from somewhere in the Midwest. Here's the last of my backlog of chapters. Hopefully I will have another aCoC chapter for y'all by Saturday. Even though I've given this chapter an R rating for subject matter, I'm leaving it public since there's nothing explicit in it.

Title: A Cure For Nightmares, 4/8?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~10,900 and counting
Genre: Drama, Romance, Non-Magic AU
Rating: R (so far, but will be NC-17)
Timeline: Marauders' 6th Year
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, and a few other familiar faces
Pairing(s): Remus/Sirius, mentioned James/Lily, Peter/OFC
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.

Chapter Synopsis: Sirius's daydreams are shattered when he learns Remus's secret.
Chapter Warnings: Non-explicit discussion of child sexual abuse, mentioned violent death of a child. Liberties taken with 1970's British boarding school culture.
Author's Note: I thought about changing Fenrir Greyback's name to something less wizardish, but I hadn't changed anyone else's names, so I left it.


Excerpt:
Remus was hanging halfway out the open window, breathing in the cold, misty night air in deep ragged gasps. Sirius approached him somewhat warily. Remus was trembling, and Sirius did not think it was from cold.

"You all right?"

"Don't -- don't touch me," Remus gasped.

"I won't," promised Sirius.

Remus closed his eyes, took a couple more deep breaths, and drew his head back into the room. He turned and slid down the wall until he sat on the floor, his forehead resting on his drawn-up knees. Sirius sat down beside him uncertainly. For a long moment, neither boy spoke.

Remus broke the silence first. His voice was rough and muffled against the fabric of his pyjama-clad knees. "They think those bloody pills will help," he said bitterly. "What the fuck do they know?"


(Chapter Four: The Stolen Boy)



[Chapter One] [Chapter Two] [Chapter Three]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Title: A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year Two, Chapter Ten
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~52,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Coming of Age
Rating: PG-13
Timeline: Marauders' 2nd Year
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans, Severus Snape and many others.
Pairing(s): Remus/Sirius pre-slash. Other pairings implied or mentioned.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.

Chapter Synopsis: A DADA class on observation sets Sirius watching everyone but himself. (Sirius's POV)
Author's Note: Did I make the central observable phenomenon of this chapter obvious enough?


Excerpt:
"Focus, Black!" bawled Gandolfsson from the front of the classroom, where he presided over the chaos. "Keep your damn eyes on your opponent!"

Sirius clenched his jaw and did not reply as he and James switched off, James performing Shield charms to deflect Sirius's jinxes. So Sirius was quite surprised when he ended up flat on his back, head throbbing from where it had hit the edge of a desk.

"You okay?" Remus was kneeling over him, looking concerned.

"Yeah." He sat up. "What happened?"

"Snape," Remus muttered.

Sirius rubbed the back of his head, glancing across the room to where Snape's cold black eyes regarded him.

"Oops," said the Slytherin dispassionately. "Guess I missed."


(Chapter Ten: Observable Phenomena)



[Prologues & Year One]
Year Two: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

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