In the future, the Marauders would come to be legend and inseparable at times.
But that time is not now, for at this particular moment, Sirius Black was attempting the second stage in illegal transformation. Thinking hard of what McGonagall occasionally drops or mentions about Animagi Trans, he decided to focus on...well....focusing.
It's not like apparation where the Three D's will get him from place to place.
Sirius settled with clearing his mind and letting the shape come to him. After all, clearing ones mind is what Sirius was best at.
And so, on this chilly, wet January day Black was beside himself in the Gryiffindor common room staring well off into space.
"I reckon if some girl with a large bust walked by, he wouldn't notice." James muttered to some random fourth year boy who laughed as he made his way out of the common room.
Wondering what in the world his friend could be doing, James crossed his arms over his chest and watched his friend for a moment or two with interest. He couldn't think of a time really where he had seen Sirius like this..Sitting down..Quietly.
Better not disturb him, right?
Actually, it might've been interesting to do so..But James thought otherwise as he watched his friend stare off into space.
Sitting with one leg crossed over the other, Keda was moving the feathered end quill back and forth over her cheek again. A pattern that clearly indicated she was thinking. Sighing, her eyes rose the the paper and she put her reading glasses up on her head. She glanced around the common-room.
There were a couple of the fourth-year boys in the common room. One was staring out in space, and the other was tentatively watching his friend. Raising an eyebrow, Keda decided to break the silence.
"I'm not sure which is weirder, the fact that your friend is being silent and not gawking in the girls dorm doorways, or the fact that you've been watching him for quite a few minutes without throwing something at him." Keda said with a smile, to indicate her comments were light-hearted.
"Attractive." Keda stated, clearly disgusted by the younger boy's actions.
She returned routeinly to the letter she had been writing. After a few more flicks of the feather against her cheek, an inspiration hit her. Soon she was scratching away rapidly at the parchment in her lap.
Kingsley walked in through the portrait, eyes scanning his copious potions notes. He looked up and saw Sirius. All he could think to do upon seeing Sirius in his trance was shake his head, shoving back regrets of boxing the kid's ears 10 too many times in 3rd year.
Kingsley tensly settled into a chair, ready for the anything that Sirius was so obviously plotting.
James laughed at the girl's comments before staring at Sirius as he so amazing seemed to jump out of his trance. "Wicked." He managed to say at the same time as the older student went "Attractive."
It was pretty funny. No..histerical.
"Do you guys ever stop being gross?" Alice asked stepping into the common room.
She had a book bag slung over her left shoulder and a large ivy in her right hand. She quicly placed the Ivy near a window and sat down next to the boys, laying her book bag on the floor
At the sound of another feminie voice Keda looked up again from her writing. Seeing a girl she knew to be on the Quidditch team she tried to recall the girls name, Allison? Alice!
"They carry a y chromosome, of course they never stop being gross." Keda said as if stating the most obvious fact in the world.
"Men?" the older girl stated, eyebrow raised as if to challange the title bestowd upon them.
"Classes are well. Pretty easy, so that means I'm either doing really well, or so terribly that I can't seem to notice the difference. How about yours?"
Alice laughed at the girl's expression as she said the word men.
She shrugged, kicking her book bag with her left foot. "Eh, everything is fine, except potions." Alice made a face, "I just can't seem to get interested. I have melted four caldrons this term already."
Keda laughed aloud. "Wow, going for some sort of record there?" she jested with the girl.
"I could help you if you need any assistance, I'm no Slytherin but I've been known to brew a decent potion or two." Replaying the line back in her mind she realized she rhymed. She laughed internally unsure if the other girl would pick up on it.
"So your Alice right? Quidditch extraodinare!" Keda said with a grin, just to clarify identities. After all, there was the year difference between them.
Alice nodded, blushing slightly. "Yes, Alice would be me, and you are Keda right?" Although she didn't know the girl very well, Alice frequently saw her at meals about about the castle. She seemed really nice. "So do you liek Quidditch?" Alice asked.
"Aye, I'm an avid fan. My father brought me up with it, however I also seemed to be born with this dreaded fear of heights and am therefore content to keep my feet planted firmly on the ground and simply be the loudest cheerleader out there." She said with a smirk.
Alice couldn't imagine not loving to fly, she herself was notorious for going as high as she could and then diving back to the ground at break neck speeds. She had terrified her father as a small child, and if he would have seen any of her quidditch matches as of late he would have forbid her for playing.
"Well if you ever feel like going for a fly, I would gladly teach you!"
Keda grinned sheepishly, "Oh no, its not a matter of being able to fly. When I was little my father bought me one of those kiddie brooms. It was once he got me a real one during first year, it's not the broom, but the height. I just...don't like heights." she renforced with a smile.
"Are you guys ready for your next game? It's against which house again?" she questioned, trying to steer clear of discussions of fear, especially within ear shot of Kingsley.
Alice was easily distracted by the girls question, and promptly forgot all about trying to get her to fly.
"We have a match against Ravenclaw next week," she said frowning slightly.
"I think we are going to have a good showing, if they guys will get there acts together," she said loud enough to be overheard by the boys around them.
"Ravenclaw eh? Their pretty good this year. Your only real competition I'd say. Guys. Acts together? You must be dreaming!" Keda said, half joking. She'd been surrounded by females living with five sisters, that now, boys just always seemed so immature, she couldn't help it.
"Besides, this year clearly is Gryffindor's year." Keda said with a shrug, confidant in her house.
"I agree with you whole heartedly!" Alice laughed sneeking a side glance at the boys, there were a few she was particularly fond of. One really, but she hadn't said much. Most boys considered her one of the guys, and well when one plays quidditch it is to be expected.
"Well I should be off to some homework," Alice scrunched up her nose, reached for her bag reluctantly.
"Alrighty then," Keda said, giving the girl a two fingered salute. Then she in turn continued on her letter to the ministry.
I therefore conclude in the interest of all those at hand, you simply cannot take away this program for the children, without sever concequences.' With that the older Gryffindor signed her name and folded the letter.