Chapter one: Hogwart's Express
It was the first day of school. James Potter and Sirius Black, who had been friends for as long as either of them could remember were aboard the school train. The Hogwart's express had yet left King's Crossing. The pair were laughing and talking when they heard another boy plead for mercy from a group of Slytherin fifth years.
"What do ya say we help the little guy out?" asked James.
"Sure, what do you have in mind?" said Sirius.
"Throw a dungbomb grab the kid and run."
"Let's go for a direct hit, they'll never know what hit them."
"Sirius the smell of a dumgbomb is unmistakable!"
Sirius gave and exasperated sigh. "It was a figure of speech. So are we going to save kid or stand around all day and talk about it?"
After rescuing a short dumpy kid from a fate worse than death James and Sirius introduced themselves. The kid introduced him self as Peter Petegrew. Later a shy boy entered the compartment as the train started. He introduced himself as Remus Lupin.
"Mind if I join you, all the other compartments are full."
"Sure," said James. "If you can put up with Sirius' bad since of humor."
"What you actually want that freak sitting with you?" said a voice from the hall.
"We're freaks too, but then you're the one operating under the delusion that normalcy exists."
The boy who called Remus a freak left.
"Sirius, just because your dad is always talking is metaphysical terms is no reason to torture the rest of us." Said James.
"So, Remus," said Sirius trying to change the subject. "Who was that git who called you a freak?"
"My twin brother Romulus. He's been telling everyone I'm a freak. He hates me."
"He loss," James stated flatly.
After talking and joking for a while the four of them decided to hang out together when they got to Hogwarts. They decided to call themselves the Marauders. This was because of all the pranks they planed to pull on the Slytherins especially. Remus and Peter started to have second thoughts when James and Sirius began to brag about how they were going to break the all time detention record by their seventh year. Then the lunch lady came around with her cart. James bought a lot of stuff. Sirius bout a few things and so did Peter. Remus had left his money packed in the luggage compartment where he couldn't get to it. James shared with him. After a while conversation ceased and Remus began reading he DADA text. James was reading a book about Quidditch. Peter was working a crossword puzzle. Sirius was reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. (A/n I love Tolkien I have since I was young and saw the cartoon version of the Hobbit.) After awhile the announcement came that they would be at Hogwarts in five minutes and the students were to but on their robes and leave their things on the train. When they got off this giant of a man was waiting for them.
"Firs' years! Firs' years! This way!" he called.
"I guess that means us," squeaked Peter.
"Alrigh' then no more than four to a boat," said the Giant. The Marauders got into a boat. "Hullo, James, how are you? And you, Sirius, made it to Hogwarts too I see."
"Hi, Hagrid, I'm fine. How about you?" said James.
"Yep they let a troublemaker like me in," Sirius grinned.
"I don' wan' no monkey business from either of you not 'till you get 'cross the lake safely and no tippin' th' boat neither." Hagrid said with a wink and a grin.
"Don't worry we'll be good," they both said.
"So, how do you two know him?" asked Remus.
"Our parents went to school with him," said James.
(A/N: My cousin Catherine helped me write this fan fiction. And it is only fair that I give her credit. She is also working on a sequel to this story)