A Beautiful Tragedy

Tonks-Lupin Story

Chapter 1

This is the start of Lupin & Tonks story...till the very end. :( It's going to be really long. Many chapters. This is not going to be about the eye-locks, admiring looks or any sort of physical attraction. It starts off as a budding friendship, and how they fall in love. WHY they fall in love with each other...in the books, neither Tonks nor Lupin were said to be particularly good looking...so this is about the inner qualities...souls and stuff. :P

Disclaimer- I don't own Harry Potter or any of the characters used by JKR. I may introduce a few of my own, so yeah. :P

Remus Lupin stared around the dingy dark room in the Leaky Cauldron. He had very little money left from his year of teaching in Hogwarts, and he wasn't sure where he would find shelter once his money was exhausted. Sighing, he took out his pocket to go to the bathroom. He couldn't even afford a room with a bathroom, he had to opt for one of the cheapest ones.

"Lumos," he muttered, as he made way to the bathroom.

He went into a tiny stall in the corner, did his business and came out. Once again, holding his wand, the lights of which were directing him to his room, he went back.

Once he was inside the tiny room, he scrambled into the bed, covered himself with the thin blanket and went into a light slumber. He thought of the night he had come to know the truth about Peter Pettigrew, aka Wormtail, aka one of his ex-best friends, who betrayed James and Lily Potter to Voldemort. If it had not been full moon that night, they could have handed over Peter to the Ministry and Sirius would have been a free man. Remus felt guilty for thinking Sirius could have ever betrayed James, considering the fact that they were best-friends...almost like brothers. It took him a while to actually fall asleep, a long while actually.

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Remus was awake early next morning. He rushed to the bathrooms so that he could take a quick wash before the other guests came running in. After his wash, he head down for breakfast. Tom, the barman knew about his problem, so offered him meals free of cost.

"Good morning Lupin," Tom said. "Hope this day is better than the previous ones."

"Good morning Tom," Remus said. "Hope so too."

"Your breakfast is ready," Tom said, handing over to him a plate of cold ham and bread. He also gave him a small goblet of pumpkin juice. It was his usual meal here. Not his favorite, but it kept him fed and that was what mattered.

"Good morning Tom," said a booming, pleasant voice. "Good morning Remus, good to see you here."

"Oh good morning Professor Dumbledore," Remus said. "I have been staying here since a few days."

"Accommodation problems, Remus?" Dumbledore asked, in a low tone. "And it's Albus now. I am no longer your teacher, am I?"

"Oh yes...Professor...I mean Albus," Remus said, with a faint smile.

"I know the perfect place for you," Dumbledore said, with a wide smile. "And you will be happy too. What can make a man more happy than some fruitful time spent with his old friends?"

"I don't understand-"

"Please finish your breakfast fast," Dumbledore said. Saying so, he took a stool next to the former professor in his school.

Once his breakfast was over, Dumbledore made him get his personal belongings and leave from there. He had a few shabby clothes, some wolfsbane potion and three-four books which he had borrowed from Dumbledore itself, for reading. He apparated to the entrance of the Leaky Cauldron where Dumbledore was standing.

"Hold onto me," Dumbledore said. "Since you do not know where we are heading, I will take you along by side-along apparation."

"Sure," Remus said, holding onto Dumbledore's arms tightly.

Dumbledore apparated from there, along with Remus. In a fraction of a minute they were standing in front of what looked like a large apartment, used by Muggles. Dumbledore pointed his wand to the building and it slowly separated, a new flat coming to their view. Dumbledore lead the way, Remus following him.

"Alohomora," Dumbledore muttered, and the door flung open. Once they entered, it shut immediately.

"Who's there?" said a gruffy voice.

"It's I, Dumbledore, bringing Padfoot some good company," Dumbledore said, with a smile.

"Padfoot-"

"Hello Professor," Sirius Black, said, coming down the stairs. "Moony, old friend!"

"Sirius?" Remus exclaimed, happily. "You live here?"

"This is my house," Sirius muttered. "The noble house of black."

"Noble," Remus said, chuckling.

"Now that's a merry re-union," Dumbledore said. "I am afraid I have to leave now. Some important business to follow up with."

"Sure," Remus and Sirius together.

Once Dumbledore disapparated from there with a faint pop, Sirius took Remus to a spare bedroom and told him to keep his belongings there. Then, they went down to the kitchen to have some good food and catch up on a years worth of incidents.

That's it for now :) Sorry, I know this chapter was boring. LOL. I promise to make it better. PLEASE do review!

Love,

Nidheya