Chapter 17: Maraudette Names
After Ron, Harry, and Hermione took the Gryffindors up to the tower, they made their way over to where the Marauders and the Maraudettes had taken up residents.
"How long does that spell last Lily?" James asked his wife.
"Only 24 hours. I caught him giving Harry and his friends a hard time." Lily told him.
Just then, there was a knock at the door.
"Who there?" Spica asked as Lily and James pulled their wands out to transform.
"It's me." A young voice called out.
"Me who?" Sirius asked.
"This isn't a knock-knock joke Mr. Padfoot. It's your godson Harry."
"Harry? Hmm. I don't know any Harry." Sirius joked
"I mean Prongs Jr."
Sirius got up and opened the door to reveal a girl and two boys, one looking very agitated at his godfather.
"You know I was joking." He said ruffling Harry's hair.
Harry grinned. "Of course. But you need SOME discipline in your life."
"You know Prongs. We need to keep him away from Lily. She's rubbing off on him."
Lily gave Sirius a death glare.
"I take it you three pulled the joke on Snape?" Hermione asked the women.
"THAT WAS BLOODY BRILLIANT!" Ron shouted.
"We did something like that before." Melissa admitted.
"We turned Snape's, Malfoy's, and Black's hair glow-in-the-dark green one day at Astronomy." Spica grinned at the memory. (A/N: I don't know Malfoy's mother's maiden name, but I do know that she is related to Sirius (cousin). So, I just used his name.)
"How did you guys know their names?" Ron asked the Marauders.
"Since 5th year." Sirius told him. "We were under the cloak and we overheard them conversing."
"How did you know it was them?" Remus asked.
"The names were a dead giveaway." Harry told his Defense teacher.
"The names?" the Marauders asked.
"They already know our forms." Lily told her husband.
"Our son knows your form while I, your own husband, only know the fact that you're an animagus?"
Lily nodded while grinning.
"C'mon. Tell me."
"We're going on to bed. Goodnight." Hermione told everyone.
"Night Mione." Ron said.
"You're coming too." Hermione told him while giving him a let's-leave-them-alone-for-some-quality-time look and tugging on his ear.
"Isn't it obvious? Considering I'm Miss. Vixy?" Lily told her husband.
"So, you're a fox?"
"What are you? A squirrel?" Sirius asked Spica
She grinned and nodded.
"Adolpha? That means "noble she-wolf". Are you a wolf Melissa?" Remus asked his girlfriend.
"Guilty as charged."
"And if Sara's name was Easter, then she was a…"Sirius thought out loud
"Rabbit." The girls finished.
"I loved the pranks." Harry admitted changing the subject seeing how much the current subject was hurting the girls.
"Thank you." The Marauders stood up and bowed.
The girls rolled their eyes.
"We only do it when we feel it is absolutely necessary." Lily told her son.
"You know Lily; we still have that subject to think about." James mentioned.
Lily looked at him quizzingly.
He motioned towards Harry.
"Oh yeah. Harry, why don't you and go on to bed? We'll see you in the morning."
"Alright. Goodnight Mum. Goodnight Dad."
"Goodnight Harry." His parents said while enveloping him in a group hug.
"Night Remus. Sirius. Spica. Melissa" He finished his goodnights.
"Night Harry." They chorused.