"Conflicted interests" is one way you could describe Sirius Black and Millie White's relationship. At best, there's one-sided small talk. At worst, it's all-out war. But when Sirius manages to convince Millie into one of his hare-brained schemes, the coming clash will ensure that seventh year at Hogwarts won't be what either of them expected.
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Just transferring this over to the HPFT archives. If it sounds a bit different to my other stuff, it's because this is my first fic. I've grown a lot as a writer since I first published this, but it is still very close to my heart. Enjoy!
Where Lily forgets and Sirius realises
Where sanity is questioned and changes are duly noted
Where life is cruel and brooding is unhelpful
Where Millie dumps, and Sirius is dumped.
Where it rains, rumours run wild, and plans are made
Where Sirius is persistent and Millie gives in
Where things become official - and stranger
“Hey,” I said as I sat down next to Millie.
“What are you doing here?” she asked, instantly going on the defensive. It pissed me off that she felt the need to be defensive with me, but I let it slide.
“I have class here,” I said, smirking at her annoyance. If she was going to be defensive, I’d be annoying.
Where Millie falls and Lily realises something very important
Where Millie and Sirius go on their first date... kind of
Where James has fun with his dark side, and Sirius develops a new appreciation for a certain kind of blue fruit
Where all is not well in paradise
Where Millie and Sirius attempt to concoct a plan without getting thrown out of the library
Where outrageous plans are executed
Where relationships are discussed, fears are found out, and drowning fish are shocked
Where eating utensils are identified and trips are made to the boathouse
Where Sirius manages to wake up all of Gryffindor Tower
Where Millie gets nervous about clothes, and Sirius just gets nervous... and jealous
Where Sirius has trouble believing his brother is capable of getting a girlfriend. Ever.
Where Sirius stalks... er... observes and then broods - to the great annoyance of his almost-girlfriend
Where Millie feels awkward, and James tries to suggest why
Where Sirius tries to win Millie's favour and Millie wonders about the strange things that happen in the Forbidden Forest
Where Sirius becomes rather desperate and begins to beg... as a human
Where Sarah and Millie D&M, and Millie finally meets Mrs Potter
Where bags are emptied, and strange things are discovered inside of them
Where Sirius winks at Millie, Mrs Potter and Millie argue over toast, a shop assistant becomes disgruntled, and Sirius is adorable, as always
Where Millie and Sirius take a day trip to Millie's childhood home
Where Millie is emotional, and Sirius is cute...er than usual
Where Sirius drags Millie to the ball
Where death threats and demands are made... before breakfast... on Christmas morning
Where Sirius really is quite romantic
It was now sometime in April, I was quite sure Gryffindor had just won the Quidditch Cup, and I think I was in love with Sirius Orion Black. And I still didn't know if we were official. And my head really hurt.
I was left holding the jar of Asphodel, powdered root of, in my now sweaty palm, and wondering what on earth had just happened.
Where Lily comforts, and Sirius talks
And I would do it for you, for you.
Baby, I'm not moving on
I love you long after you're gone.
For you, for you.
Where Sirius despairs, and Remus gives very sound advice
Where Sirius takes Remus' sage advice, and Millie is distracted by all that chocolate
Where Sirius talks about his feelings, and Millie thinks about hers
Where Millie and Sirius... finally