Telling the News and Sara’s Story
Chapter 33: Telling the News and Sara's Story
"NO WAY!" a voice called from the DADA room.
"That sounded like Sirius." Harry said as the quartet ran towards the room.
When the quartet got to the DADA office, they saw Sirius on the floor in a dead faint and the other Marauders/Maraudettes laughing.
"What happened?" Hermione asked.
"Déjà vu. That's what happened." James told her.
"This was the same reaction Sirius had when I was first pregnant." Lily added.
With that, the kids joined in the laughing.
Harry, who was standing next to John and Sara, overheard them saying,
"Maybe we should wait and tell them when the news of the baby sinks in." Sara had whispered.
"Right." John whispered back.
When Sirius finally came around,
"Lily, did you just say you were having another baby?"
"That's right Sirius." Lily told him.
"I changed my mind." Sara whispered to John.
"Alright. Hey Sirius."
"That's not the only bit of news. Sara and I are engaged."
With that bit of news, everyone stared at the engaged couple while Harry and Ginny just grinned at each other.
"You're kidding." Remus said as Sirius fainted again.
"You know, that was also the same reaction when I announced my engagement." James said looking at Sirius.
"Harry! Ginny!" a male voice called the two kids.
"John. Sara. What's wrong?" Harry asked as they turned and say the engaged couple.
"You two knew about the engagement. Didn't you?" Sara asked.
"Well, yes. Ron and Hermione have feelings for each other and Ron finally got the courage to ask her out. Ginny and I were just giving them some alone time. While we were waiting for them, we decided to walk around the lake, and we saw you."
"We're sorry." Ginny added.
"It's alright." John said smiling. "Thanks for not telling your parents. That would have taken the fun out of everything."
"Did Sirius really faint when my parents announced their engagement."
"I don't know." John said
"Yes." Sara answered. "I remember it like it was yesterday."
Flashback (Sara's POV) (Bold: Sara's thoughts)
About half an hour ago, I had gotten a fire call from Lily asking if we can meet at the Three Broomsticks. I ran into Melissa and Spica on the way. When we got there, Sirius, Peter, and Remus, were sitting at a table at the Three Broomsticks.
"Can you believe it? John moved away." Sirius complained.
"It's not like we are going to do anything that needs covering from him anyways." Remus told him.
"Do you know why he wouldn't join the Marauders?" Peter asked.
"Who knows Wormtail." Sirius answered.
"What is it with those nicknames?" Melissa asked as she, Spica, and I came into the Three Broomsticks.
"Well, Peter has a pet rat that has a tail like a worm, Moony likes Astronomy, and I can be quiet."
Please, Moony was obviously named for his condition. I wonder what the other reasons are. Those excuses are so lame.
"Could have fooled me." Spica said taking a seat next to her boyfriend.
"I meant sneaking around quiet." Sirius corrected
"So what are your plans?" Remus asked Melissa.
"My parents are sending me to America." Melissa answered.
"No way!" Sirius said.
"And I'm going with her to make sure she doesn't forget what she learned." Spica added.
"You're leaving us." Sirius complained.
"Just for another 4 years. Hopefully." Melissa told them. "I have an aunt who lives in Boston. She has ties to Harvard and they are sending me there. They are determined I get a hire education in America."
"Oh." Remus sighed.
"There you six are." A voice came from the door.
We turned and saw James and Lily walking towards them.
"There you are Prongs. Why did you call us to meet here?" Sirius asked.
"Prongs?" I asked.
"He, uh, had a bad experience with, uh, a thorn bush." Peter hesitated.
Lame excuse alert
"Ok." James said uncertain. "Do you want me to tell them?" He asked Lily.
"I'll tell my friends and you can tell your friends." Lily said to her boyfriend.
When we gathered together, Lily only smiled and showed us her left hand. On her ring finger was a beautiful diamond ring with tiny emeralds on the band.
"No way." Spica whispered.
"Who are you and what have you done with Lily Evans?" I asked.
"Why are there emeralds on the band?" Melissa asked.
"In order. Yes way. I'm still the same Vixey that you met in first year. And James said that the emeralds reminded him of my eyes."
"That was sappy." Spica told her.
"It's amazing." Lily told us. "I remember him back in 5th year. He was such a big-headed jerk. Now, he's sweet, kind, gentle…"
We looked over and saw Sirius on the floor in a dead faint.
"It's amazing what love does to people." Melissa said.
"That. And growing up." Lily added.
End of Flashback
"So that's what happened." John said.
"But why did Sirius faint?" Ginny asked.
"You have to remember, Sirius and James had been inseparable throughout the school years. Even during the summer those two would cause mischief one way or another. Sirius had absolutely no idea when James was going to propose. He knew it was coming, but he wasn't expecting it so soon out of school." Sara told her.
"I think one day I'll have to get Dad's, Sirius' or Remus' side of the story." Harry said
"Try Remus. He didn't faint." John suggested.