The Marauders' Notes

Pretty Please?

A/N: Let's see... reviewers this week get... large bags of M&Ms :D Credit for this chapter idea goes to shovelgirlERB000.

~esin

Chapter Twenty-Six: Pretty Please?

In Charms…

I'm really surprised that you're still passing notes.

-Evans

What? We always pass notes. You just haven't noticed.

-James

But now I know your secret.

-Evans

Pssssst. Prongs! Who are you talking to?

Mr. Prongs wishes his friends would leave him alone for a moment.

Hey, Moony. You're sitting with him. Who's he talking to?

Mr. Moony believes he's sending notes to Miss Evans.

Mr. Padfoot considers that impossible. Evans never reads or returns his notes.

Dang it guys. We have a problem.

What did you do now?

Mr. Prongs didn't do anything! It's just that Evans knows our secret about note-passing now.

Lily, I beg you not to do anything about that. Please.

-James

Why shouldn't I? You're Head Boy. You should pay attention in classes. And it's certainly not helping your friends if you never learn anything.

-Evans

We learn things! We just don't see the need to pay attention once we have.

-James

That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

-Evans

Mr. Padfoot agrees. This is a crisis.

Mr. Prongs is well aware of that.

Mr. Padfoot urges Mr. Prongs to do something about this. Quickly.

What doesn't Mr. Padfoot think Mr. Prongs is doing?

Very well. Continue with that please, good sir.

Gladly. Now leave me be.

Please, Lily. Don't turn us in. We don't need any more detentions.

-James

And whose fault is that?

-Evans

Our own. We know. But please? It's harmless.

-James

You say that about everything.

-Evans

Not everything. Honest. Please. We're not hurting anyone but ourselves.

-James

A thought has occurred to Mr. Padfoot.

Oh?

Mr. Padfoot recalls that it was Mr. Moony is the one who introduced Miss Evans to our note-passing.

Mr. Moony is aware of that.

Therefore, it was fault of Mr. Moony that we are now in this crisis.

Mr. Moony has a bad feeling about the direction this conversation is heading.

I know why you don't want me to turn you in.

-Evans

You do? So you'll let it all go?

-James

Not so fast. I never said that. I just said I know why you don't want to be in trouble right now, James Potter.

-Evans

And why is that?

-James

Because you don't want to get banned from another Quidditch game.

-Evans

I haven't been banned this year! I've been at every game and practice.

-James

You haven't been banned yet. Face it, Potter. Your track record isn't so great here.

-Evans

Mr. Wormtail sees truth in Mr. Padfoot's statements.

Mr. Moony really doesn't like this conversation.

Mr. Padfoot thinks Mr. Moony should serve a suitable punishment for crisis instagatment.

Mr. Moony points out that "instagatment" isn't a word.

Well, it should be.

Too bad. It isn't.

Should be.

Isn't.

Should be.

Is—I am SO not playing this game with you.

Dang it.

My Quidditch playing aside, can you please not turn us in?

-James

I'm Head Girl, Potter. I have to.

-Evans

I'm Head Boy.

-James

You should have turned yourself in.

-Evans

That's not something I can do. Marauder's honor.

-James

How's it coming Prongs?

Badly. Leave me alone.

Mr. Moony really doesn't like the sound of that.

Mr. Padfoot doesn't mind. What are a few more detentions on top of the ones he already has?

Mr. Moony is glad he doesn't have that problem.

Mr. Padfoot doesn't think of it as a problem, but a release.

Mr. Wormtail is beginning to think Mr. Padfoot has truly gone off the deep end.

Mr. Moony agrees.

Mr. Padfoot is perfectly fine, thank you very much.

Please, Lily. I'll do anything.

-James

Anything? Really? You're willing to make that promise?

-Evans

Yes. I'll do anything for you. I mean, I can't control my friends, but I'll do what you like.

-James

Mr. Padfoot has remembered that Mr. Moony ought to be punished for his disloyalty.

Mr. Moony disagrees, once again.

Too bad.

Mr. Wormtail wonders what Mr. Padfoot has in mind.

Mr. Padfoot thinks Mr. Moony should be his slave for a day.

Mr. Moony thinks that's ridiculous.

Mr. Wormtail would like to point out that Mr. Moony's disloyalty was towards all of us, just not you, Padfoot. If anything Moony should be slaves to all of us for a day.

On separate days, of course.

Mr. Moony refuses. He will not be anyone's slave.

Mr. Padfoot would like to remind Mr. Moony that the offender doesn't get to choose his punishment.

Alright, Potter. I have one request.

-Evans

Yes? What is it?

-James

I won't turn you in if you don't ask me out ever again.

-Evans

What?!

...

It's that or no deal.

-Evans

Alright. Deal. I won't ask you out again. Unless you want me to.

-James

I won't want you to.

-Evans

Then what's the harm in adding that condition?

-James

Fine. It's a deal.

-Evans

Good news gentlemen. Crisis is averted.

Guys? What have you three been doing?!

A/N: Hope you guys enjoyed. :D Thanks for reading and I'd love to know what you think!

~esin

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