I've left it long enough, so here it is. The inspiration hit me after listening to Ke$ha and Paramore repeatedly ^.^ Gotta love their music! :D
Also there is a quote from the English Dub of Ouran Highschool Host Club. See if you can spot it! Here's a tip- Haruhi said it. Happy quote hunting! ^.^
Thanks to all the people who reviewed!
Warning- over use of the word damn! :P
Disclaimer: If I owned Harry Potter I'd be rich. As it is I'm running low on money. So guess what- I own nothing!
Listening to: Emergency by Paramore
Year Four- It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
Slughorn was hosting a Christmas party as usual. Marlene wasn't sure she wanted to go; although Slughorn was fond of her she was not too fond of Slughorn. The way he acted you'd swear all the students were dolls to be collected!
But Alice was going with Frank and she wanted support.
Marlene pointed out she could drag Lily along, or Mary or even Dorcas but Alice guilt tripped her by reminding her that they had been best friends since they were five years old and she did the puppy dog pout. She even added in little whimpers!
Damn that girl. As soon as her back was turned Marlene was going to hex her!
Marlene looked in the mirror. She was wearing a light blue dress, her hair was tied up and she was wearing make-up.
It was all Alice and Lily's faults. Damn them both. Just damn them!
"My face feels heavy and I can't walk in these shoes" Marlene moaned trying to walk and stumbling. Stupid high heels! She would spit on the grave of whoever invented such monstrosities!
All in all Marlene was not a happy Gryffindor.
"Aw come on Marlene where's your Christmas spirit?" Lily asked grinning at the look of anger on her friend's face.
Marlene glared. "You killed it when you forced me to wear this crap" she snapped.
"Ouch Marls, that really wounded me, you're so hurtful I think I'm going to cry."
Slughorn's office, where the party is being held
Marlene was beginning to wonder if her friendship with Alice was worth all this nonsense. She was so bored! Honestly parties like these were considered fun?
"Hi Marlene" said Dorcas Meadowes walking over with Mary MacDonald. "Having fun?"
"Not in the slightest" Marlene grumbled.
"Aw, cheer up it's Christmas!" said Mary smiling broadly.
Marlene raised an eyebrow. Was she supposed to care?
Dorcas grinned slyly. "The Marauders are coming you know."
That caught Marlene's attention. "Really?" she asked.
Dorcas nodded. "Yeah, it was James' idea apparently. Peter thought it would be boring, Remus wanted to just sit in peace for once and Sirius said, and I do quote; 'James I've had to put up with a lot of stupid parties in my life thanks to my idiotic family. Slughorn's have always bored me to tears so tell me why should I go?'"
"And James got them to agree in the end?" Marlene asked.
Dorcas nodded again. "He used the puppy dog pout."
"Has he been taking lessons from Alice? Because that's how she got me to come."
"Great minds think alike" Mary said shrugging. "That or they're both just crafty gits."
"Ooh here they come now!" said Dorcas looking at the door.
Marlene looked up. Her jaw dropped.
"Sirius looks…" she said letting her voice trail away. She couldn't think of something good enough to describe him.
He was wearing blue and gold robes and his hair was as usual, let loose falling down to his shoulders and into his face. All in all he looked great.
"Hot" said Mary nodding in approving way.
"I'd tap that" said Dorcas. Marlene glared at her. Dorcas simply grinned up at her cheerfully. "Joke Marls, I'm joking…though he looks great I must admit."
"That he does" said Lily popping up out of nowhere.
"But you hate him!" said Mary in confusion.
Lily shook her head. "No, I hate Potter. As it turns out Black is good for a chat. And besides if even I'm admitting he looks good you know it's true!"
Marlene had slipped back into her habit of staring at him. Lily waved a hand in front of her face but Marlene didn't seem to notice. Lily sighed. "Merlin's pants" she muttered, "Again? Really?"
Marlene only stopped staring when she noticed, from the corner of her eye, a girl even taller than her with rather short very curly brown hair and a mean expression staring (more like leering) at Sirius from across the room. It was the Fourth Year Slytherin Agatha Bole. Major bitch. And no, Marlene was not just saying that because Agatha was in Slytherin she truly was a bitch. She hexed Alice two days ago, called Lily a Mudblood just that morning and was constantly acting like Sirius was simply a prize to be won. It had gotten worse since Sirius became single again. Anne had been cheating on him with a Ravenclaw named Ryan Brown. Seriously, cheating on Sirius Black? Was something wrong with Anne mentally? Marlene still couldn't figure it out!
To make a short story even shorter Marlene did not like Agatha Bole one little bit.
Marlene's brown eyes narrowed as Agatha walked over to Sirius who was getting himself a drink. She started talking to him, staring at him with greed on her face but Sirius obviously didn't like what she was saying because he was scowling at her.
Before she even thought of a proper plan Marlene stormed over to them.
As she got closer she could hear Sirius say to Agatha; "Piss off Bole, I'm not in the mood!"
"You never are" said Agatha.
"When it comes to you anyway" Sirius snapped.
"Leave him alone Bole" said Marlene standing in between them. Sirius looked ready to hug her at that moment. Agatha was glaring at her.
"Sod off McKinnon, this is none of your business" she said.
"You're annoying one of my classmates" said Marlene, "I'm making it my business. Sod. Off. Leave him alone, he obviously doesn't want to talk to you! Heck, I'm not sure any boy does!"
Agatha simply glared and walked off. Marlene had obviously struck a nerve.
"Thanks Marlene" said Sirius grinning.
"No problem" said Marlene. She was thankful for the blusher Lily had forced on her, it covered up the fact that she was actually blushing.
Another song started playing. Sirius glanced at Marlene. "Want to dance?" he asked.
Marlene stared at him. He wasn't joking. He was genuinely asking her to dance. Marlene beamed at him and nodded.
What was that saying about Christmas? Oh yes- it's the most wonderful time of the year!
Needless to say Marlene's Christmas spirit had returned ten-fold...
Now if she could only find some mistletoe…
A/N: Sorry for the long wait but I kept re-writing this chapter. XD I was thinking of making it really mushy but decided against it. After all we've got tomboy Marlene and dense Sirius. Not the type to be mushy. So I decided on the ending above this note instead. I'm quite happy with it. ^.^ I wonder if Marlene will find any mistletoe? :D Good luck Marls!