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: pica_scribit
(complete fic archive
~10,900 and countingGenre:
Drama, Romance, Non-Magic AURating:
R (so far, but will be NC-17)Timeline:
Marauders' 6th YearCharacters:
Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, and a few other familiar facesPairing(s):
Remus/Sirius, mentioned James/Lily, Peter/OFCDisclaimer:
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)
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