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A/N: Hospital wing… and some Lilyness! Need a bit more of her in the story.


During lunchtime, while the four boys were eating an odd-tasting soup Madame Pomfrey had given them, Lily Evans, the redhead Gryffindor first-year came into the ward and dropped a stack of parchment on each of the boys' bedside tables.

"'ey, tanks… Lily, wight?" James said through a mouthful of soup.

Lily wrinkled her nose at James. "Yes… well, Professor McGonagall wanted me to give you all a copy of the Transfiguration notes. I figured I might as well give you the notes for Potions and History of Magic as well. Also, I wrote your homework assignments on the bottom. Well, I guess I'll see you all later." She turned on her heel and left the hospital wing.

"Brisk, isn't she?" Sirius asked, pushing the notes over so he could set his empty soup bowl on his bedside table.

"How can you be finished eating already?" Remus asked. "I'm barely even half done!"

Sirius grinned. "It's one of my talents."

"Apparently a talent we both share," James said, setting his bowl down as well. He 'knocked fists' in the air with Sirius, laughing.

Peter snorted. "You really think that's cool?"

"It looks like we've got to teach you a little about what's cool, Petey," Sirius shook his head sadly.

"Sorry, Sirius, but I'm with Peter on this one," Remus said.

James raised his eyebrow at Remus. "Or are you just jealous?"

"I am not!"


"No way!"

"You are!"


Suddenly a pillow flew at Sirius. He chucked his pillow at Remus, and soon there was an all-out pillow-throwing war until Madame Pomfrey came in and yelled at them, whisking away their soup bowls.

"Hey! I wasn't finished eating!"

"Too bad," she said, clucking her tongue.

"Lily!" Melody Cauldwell cried out as her friend sat down at the Gryffindor table. "Where were you?"

"I had to deliver notes to the hospital wing, remember?" Lily asked, buttering a roll.

"Oh, yeah," she said, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear. "Lily with her perfect handwriting and perfect notes," Melody said with mock jealousy.

Lily rolled her eyes. "Yeah, like I really wanted to deliver their stupid notes. Those boys are so annoying!"

"Come on, Lily," Melody said with a laugh, swiping a tomato from her friend's plate. "You hardly even know them!"

"Yeah, and I don't really want to know them," Lily said, sticking out her tongue at Melody.

"Miss Lily, Queen of Snap Judgement. And they're boys," Melody said with a giggle. "Dontcha think Sirius is kinda cute? Or maybe someone else…." Melody waggled her eyebrows suggestively.

"No way!" said Lily, shaking her head."

Melody sighed. "If you insist…" But the gleam in her friend's eyes told Lily that Melody had no plans to let this subject drop.

Madame Pomfrey finally decided that the four boys could leave the hospital wing after dinner. "Up to your Common Room, the lot of you," she said, "And I hope not to see you in here again!"

"Why do I have the feeling we'll see a lot of her before the end of this year?" James whispered.

"Not to mention Dumbledore," Sirius added. "And plenty of detention time." The four boys laughed and started toward the door.

"Mr. Lupin! Could I talk to you for a moment?" Madame Pomfrey called out before they had left the wing.

"What's she want you for?" Sirius asked, noting that his friend's face looked pale.

"Probably going to tell me to keep you lot out of trouble," Remus said, laughing to cover his nervousness.

"Yeah," he laughed. "We'll be out in the hall."

"If I'm not back in five minutes, send someone to investigate."

The boys laughed again, and James, Sirius and Peter left the Hospital Wing while Remus went to talk to Madame Pomfrey.

"What did you want to talk to me about?" he asked.

"Well, full moon is coming up, as I'm sure you know full well," she told him. "Dumbledore did tell you what you were to do come full moon?" She looked up to see Remus nod, and continued. "Well, I just wanted to go over this again with you, and make sure you'll be alright."

She did so, and then Remus went outside to meet his friends, and the started up the stairs to Gryffindor Tower.

"What'd she want?"

Remus swallowed. "Just… er, wanted me to tell her if I still wasn't feeling well tomorrow. She thought I reacted worst to that potion." Remus hated lying to his new friends, especially since, even though they hadn't known each other long at all, they all got along great like they had been friends since back before Hogwarts. But Remus couldn't let them find out he was a werewolf. What would they think? No one wanted to be friends with a werewolf. So he had to hide his secret from them.

"Remus?" Peter asked, breaking him from his thoughts. "Are you alright?"


"James just asked you the password because none of us remembered…. He asked you three times and you didn't answer."

"Oh, sorry," Remus said. Were they really up at Gryffindor tower already? "Bowtruckle," he said to the portrait, and it opened to admit them to the tower.

A/N: Yeah, I know, I haven't updated in FOREVER, but since I just started summer vacation, I should start updating more regularly. Well, please review and tell me what you think! Questions, comments, criticism, ideas… whatever, just review! (I accept signed and anonymous!)

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