The next day, James and Tonks got up early to return to their beds to avoid any suspicion. Both were successful in their goal. When they got up with the others, everything went on a usual. Everyone got dressed for the day and went down to the Great Hall for breakfast. James left early with the rest of the guys, and found Carter leaning against one of the walls. James then approaches him.
"Hey" James says
"Hey, how are things going?" Carter responds
"OK, I guess" James responds, "I'm gonna head in with the others"
James then left with some other Gryffindors, leaving Carter alone. The female counterparts of Gryffindor then chose their moment to go to the Great Hall. Walking past Carter, Tonks sees him wink at her. She merely "huffs" and keeps walking.
Soon all of the Hogwarts was seated and digging in to their breakfast. After that, everyone headed to their classes. James, Tonks, Harry, and Ron headed to Professor Lupin's class. Getting there, they placed their books on a table in the back of the room. Lupin then had all of them gather around a medium sized wardrobe, that was shaking.
"Can anyone tell me what a Boggart is?" Lupin asks
"No one knows, it takes the shape of a person's worst fear" Hermione says
"When did she get here" Ron asks Harry
"That's what makes them so-"
"So terrifying, yes" Lupin finishes, "Luckily there's a spell that can be used. Repeat after me, Riddikulus"
The whole class repeated, and Draco let out a sneering remark. Neville was then brought forward as the first volunteer. The wardrobe was opened, and out stepped Snape. Casting the spell, Snape was dressed in Neville's Relatives clothes. After that, each person lined up to go. First Ron went and got a spider, which he put roller skates on. Next was Parvati, who got a snake, which was turned into a clown version of a Jack-In-The-Box.
It was then James turn. Facing the Boggart it started changing for a few seconds, before turning into...his father. Holding his wand out, James tried thinking of something that could work. His "father" pulled out a length of chain, and was about to strike.
"RIDDIKULUS" James yells, turning his "father" into a seal with a beach ball bouncing on it's nose. Breathing a sign of relief James went to the back of the line with the others.
"Nice job James" Tonks says
"Thanks..." James responds
It was Harry's turn next. The Boggart then turned into a Dementor, and Lupin jumped in front of it. It struck James curious as the Boggart turned into a moon behind some clouds. The class was dismissed afterwards. James and Tonks headed to the courtyard after, and brought their passes to Hogsmead.
James had to talk to some of the others about some school stuff and told Tonk's that he'd meet her there. Going it alone, Tonks walked down an empty hallway. Soon she sees the same boy that winked at her. Shaking her head, she tries walking past him, but he grabs her arm.
"Hey, I'm Carter" He introduces
"Tonks" Tonks replies, not very happy
"You're pretty hot, you know that?" Carter says, his eyes roaming her body
"Ugh, I've already got someone, so back off" Tonks says, trying to walk away
Carter tightens his grip on her arm.
"Oh, feisty. I like that in a girl" Carter says
"Oh, bugger off!" Tonks says
Carter then pulls her closer to him. Tonks starts pull out her wand, but her is quickly taken and discarded. Carter then pushes her into a nearby broom closet, and casts a silencing charm. Tonks then take up a fighting position. She might not have her wand, but having 2 Aurors for parents teaching you how to defend yourself came in quite handy sometimes.
Trying to punch him, Carter grabbed her wrist and pulled her forward. He then planted a kiss on her lips and pushed her back. Trying to kick him, Tonks was pushed back down.
"When I get my wand back I'm gonna wreck you" Tonks says with a glare
"Oh, you're going to be busy dealing with some...other problems" Carter says
"What are you talking about?" Tonks asks
Carter then pins Tonks against a wall and started kissing her neck.
"Get off me!" Tonks yells
Carter then grabs her chest and rubs his knee between her legs
"No...DON'T!" Tonks says, "Get off me!"
Tonks tries pushing again, but was subjected to even more pain.
Soon Carter left the Broom Closet with a satisfied smirk on his face. Tonks was crying in the Broom Closet, thinking about what just happened. She then slowly got up and walked out of the Broom Closet. It hurt, but she was able to keep moving. She then retrieved her wand, straightened out her clothes, and wipes away tears from her eyes.
She then made her way to the courtyard, with all of the Gryffindors there. She made her way over to James, who was talking to a couple of other students, and hugged him from behind.
"Ill talk to you guys later" James says, sending them away
James the turns around to face her.
"Hey Nym" James greets, "What took you so long? I thought you'd be here before me"
"I...I had to take care of some things" Tonks says
Tonks then gave her permission slip to Mr. Filch and went back to James. James started thinking that something must have happened, since she wasn't normally this...clingy. He'd decide to talk about it later. Unfortunately Harry had to stay back, so the others left without him.
Getting to Hogsmead, James and Tonks went to Honeydukes with a couple other students. They bought a couple of treats and took a seat on one of the benches. They started snacking on their candies, while Tnoks kept close to James.
"Hey Nym, mind if we talk somewhere?" James asks
"Sure" Tonks replies
James and Tonks then gather up their candy and leave. They head to the outer perimeter of the Shrieking Shack.
"Nym...what happened?" James asks
"What are you talking about?" Tonks asks
"Why weren't you there?" James asks, "I must have been something either really good or bad. And by the looks of it...something bad happened"
Tonks goes quiet, and averts her gaze, debating whether to tell him or not.
"Nym" James starts, lifting her chin so that he was facing her. He gave her a reassuring smile and says, "You can trust me. I've always been here for you, and that won't change"
Tonks then lunged at James and hugged him. She then started crying as he embraced her.
"It's OK, it's OK" James says, "I'm here for you"
After a tight embrace, which lasted around 5 minutes, James wiped away any stray tears, and both of them headed back to Honeydukes. They then stocked up on as much as they could buy and headed back to Hogwarts with the others.
Getting back to Hogwarts, they all find out that the Fat Lady had disappeared, and her portrait was torn with claw slash marks. Soon Dumbledore appeared with Mr. Filch, who started looking around. After finding her, and learning that Sirius Black had entered Hogwarts, everyone was sent to the Great Hall for the night.
Everyone was quickly given a place to sleep. James and Tonks found a spot close to each other in a corner, while the Golden Trio stuck together as well. James and Tonks leaned against a wall, with their arms wrapped around each other. Tonks could still see Carter's smug face staring at her when she closed her eyes, and felt his eyes roaming her body.
Feeling a bit scared, and nervous, Tonks pulled herself closer to James, who responded by hugging her even tighter, but not uncomfortably tight. Soon everyone fell asleep, except for Harry and a few others. Harry then overheard Dumbledore talk about Sirius Black with Snape, before falling asleep himself. Free to swim through the deepest waters, and glide over the highest clouds.