I Love You More than Myself Part One

Chapter 7

Hello people! So… a few announcements before we begin!(:

1. I actually started the twitter account! I have 3 followers I think…? So please, if you like this story and are interested in when a new chapter will be out, please follow me! (link to my twitter account on my profile screen. Click above)

2. Some questions need to be answered! One of the questions was:

Do Tonks and Sirius know they are related/are they related? The answer is no and yes. They have no idea that they are related and will not know until *SPOILER ALERT* they are out of school, a few weeks before Sirius goes to Azkaban. There is a method to my madness. (:

Also, am I going to have any other couples in the fic? Of course! That's how the story goes right? James/Lily will be in this, but WAAAY later (7th year). I don't want to give everything away but there will be many other couples!

Side-note: there were some comments about Sirius' age in relation to girls. Well my answer is: HE IS SIRIUS. That should clear everything up.(:

Thanks to all of you who have stuck with me during this busy time! My rehearsals are in full swing and I'm up doing homework until 11:30 and having to get up at 5:30 isn't fun!

ENJOY! (please review!)

"TONKS! TONKS! WAKE UP! IT'S CHRISTMAS!" was what I woke up to. Sirius and James were jumping on couches, yelling their heads off.

"What are you, two?" I said, sitting up and rubbing my eyes. I looked over at the other end of my couch and saw Remus laying with a pillow over his head. He sat up, and looked groggily at his two friends.

"Would you calm down?" he exclaimed, throwing himself back down on the couch.

"Oh common, Remus, you know you love it," Sirius said, who momentarily stopped jumping.

"Yeah he does!" James exclaimed. "Sirius, let's see if we can switch couches!"

"Oh, yeah right! Let's do it!" Sirius said, a manic gleam in his eye.

"Um… no! This is going to end badly!" I said, looking between the two of them.

"Ready? On three! One…" James counted.

I tried to stop them one last time to no avail.

"Two…" James counted again. I covered my eyes. Then I heard:

"THREE!" and two large thumps. It took me a moment to uncover my eyes. When I opened them, James was on the other side of the room as his couch and Sirius had landed on the coffee table.

"Boys…" I said, standing and helping Sirius get up.

"WOO! Let's do it again, James!" Sirius exclaimed, not at all harmed.

"YES! That was the funnest thing I've ever done!" James said, popping up behind Sirius's couch.

"I believe the correct form of the word is 'more fun'," I heard Remus mutter from under his pillow.

"Yeah, and what do you know?" James called back, jokingly.

"More than you know," Remus answered, not taking his head away from the pillow.

"BURRRRNNNN!" I heard Sirius exclaim, laughing like a maniac, which he was.

"Hahaha! Good one Remus," James called back. Remus finally brought his scarred face from under the pillow and looked at all of us.. His eyes were bloodshot and had bags hanging underneath them.

"Lookin' good, Remus," Sirius said, examining his friend. "You feeling alright?"

"Yeah… I'm fine. Just a little tired is all," Remus explained, standing up and looking at us weirdly.

"Alright… Well, who wants breakfast?" I said, looking around at my friends.

"Sign me up!" Sirius, exclaimed.

"Me too!" James called.

"I could use some food," Remus shrugged.

"It's settled. Food time!" Sirius said, marching towards the door, James closely following him,

"They're nut-cases," Remus whispered to me as we walked down a castle corridor. James and Sirius kept marching toward the Great Hall, never ceasing.

"I know," I said back to him. "But I love 'em."

"Yeah… you have to after a while," Remus replied, chuckling.

We finished our journey to the Great Hall and sat down at the long table. We had a beautiful Christmas breakfast. I enjoyed the sunlight streaming through the windows. It made the whole room shimmer. It was quite beautiful.

When we were done with breakfast, we went back upstairs to open our presents from our parents and family. I didn't get anything special but I was happy with what I got. James and Sirius didn't do too badly either. Remus wasn't so lucky.

He got one present from his parents and a card from his siblings. His brother Oliver gave him a nice present though. From what I gathered, they had a good relationship. But Remus didn't have that kind of relationship with his other siblings. I don't know why, but they seemed to despise him.

Once we had opened our gifts, we all decided to go outside and play in the snow. It was heavily blanketed around Hogwarts and the grounds. We decided to play army. We had decided by majority rules and I lost. So I had to play army. It was the same teams from yesterday, me and Remus against Sirius and James.

Remus had a strategy before the game even started. We built our forts in well-covered areas so we wouldn't be seen. We shot some spells and destroyed a few forts, but in the end, me and Remus were victorious! James and Sirius tried to accuse us of cheating but I don't know how you cheat at army.

By that time, it was time for Christmas dinner. We had to rush again to get ready in time. As we jogged down the castle corridors, my stomach started growling fiercely. I needed some food.

If I said last night was fabulous, then it was nothing compared to that feast. There was double the food, more decorations, and Christmas poppers! I popped a few and acquired a new hat.

After dinner, I could barely walk back to the common room. I tripped quite a few times, which was normal for me, but still. I flung myself down on a couch as soon as we reached the common room.

"Now that," Sirius said. "was a gorgeous feast."

"Agreed," James said, sitting down as well.

"It was so good…" Remus said, from where he was laying down on my couch.

"I'm going into a food coma!" Sirius yelled.

"Shut up, we'll get in trouble!" James whispered to Sirius.

I just chuckled and looked away. That was the only fool-proof way of being able to stand them for more than a few hours. I loved them though. All of them. They meant something to me that I could never express. I was so grateful I had decided to sit with them in the first place.

We all got up at once and made our way for our common rooms. It was sad, but Christmas was officially over. I wanted it to go on forever. I could've taken it!

If I was grateful about one thing this Christmas, it was being able to spend time with the people that I really loved.


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