The Marauders' Notes

The Pain of Rejection

A/N: Hello! Welcome to chapter thirty-two! Thank you to all the reviewers this week. Your reviews really were lovely to hear and they're always so encouraging! You all get virtual fudge :D

Credit for this chapter goes to an anonymous guest reviewer.

~esin

Chapter Thirty-Two: The Pain of Rejection

In Muggle Studies…

Mr. Prongs doesn't know about the rest of you, but he's excited for this weekend.

What's this weekend?

Mr. Moony seriously wonders where Mr. Wormtail would be without his friends.

Mr. Wormtail doesn't like to think of it.

Mr. Prongs is excited for the last Hogsmeade trip of the term, of course!

Mr. Moony is shocked he and Wormtail could have forgotten about this. He'd better think about what sort of Christmas shopping needs to be done…

Mr. Prongs should have known Mr. Moony could make this sort of topic boring.

Mr. Wormtail can't wait to get out of the castle for an afternoon. There is way too much work this year. We need a break.

Well, after Saturday we only have a week before the holidays, Wormy, so you'll be good.

Mr. Moony wonders if we have any plans to see each other over Christmas.

Mr. Prongs believes he extended an invitation to his place for New Years—

Mr. Moony believes Mr. Prongs forgot to mention it.

Oops.

Can Mr. Wormtail count that as an invitation then?

Yes, Wormtail, you can.

Mr. Moony wonders where Mr. Padfoot is. Isn't he supposed to be here by now?

He seems to be… late.

Mr. Prongs thanks Mr. Wormtail for stating the obvious.

Mr. Moony believes the question we should be asking is why is Mr. Padfoot late?

Mr. Prongs can say that he honestly has no idea.

Neither does Mr. Wormtail.

Hey guys! What did I miss?

Ah, Padfoot. We were just discussing your absence. Care to explain?

Mr. Prongs was nearly ready to send out a search party.

Mr. Moony wonders who Mr. Prongs was thinking would be included in this search party.

The three of us, of course.

Mr. Wormtail wouldn't go.

Neither would Mr. Moony. We can't just get up and leave class to search for our friend.

Mr. Prongs doesn't see any reason why not.

Mr. Padfoot wonders if you actually want to know why he was late. Or are you going to continue bickering?

Mr. Prongs wants to know.

So does Mr. Wormtail.

Mr. Moony does as well. Continue, Padfoot.

So, there's this girl—

Oh, it's a girl.

Shut up Wormtail.

Yeah, let's stay on topic here.

Which girl are we discussing here, Padfoot?

I'm not entirely sure. I think I dated her… fifth year? Oh well. I hadn't seen her since we broke up until today.

Mr. Moony would like to point out that there's a problem when you can't even remember your past girlfriends, Padfoot.

Mr. Padfoot is going to ignore that comment.

Mr. Wormtail is still waiting to find out what happened!

Anyway, Mr. Padfoot was walking to class like the innocent little cherub he is—

Mr. Wormtail finds that statement in particular amusing.

Hush, Wormtail. We know.

and all of a sudden this girl comes up, screaming about me betraying her or something. Then she slapped me across the face!

Mr. Moony wonders what Mr. Padfoot ever did to deserve that.

Mr. Padfoot has no clue.

Mr. Wormtail thinks he can actually see a mark on Mr. Padfoot's cheek.

SHE LEFT A BRUISE?! What? Nooooooooooooo! My beautiful face! Scarred! Marred! Desecrated! Demeaned! Vaporized!

...and that just happened.

Mr. Moony really needs to get Mr. Padfoot a dictionary for Christmas. The only thing that's getting desecrated here is the English language.

You've got two weeks to find one, then.

Mr. Prongs thinks this is actually quite amusing. Have you ever been slapped before?

No. And I don't want to ever again. And it's not funny. It hurts.

Awww. Poor wittle Padfoot…

Shut up!

Does Mr. Padfoot have a boo-boo?

Shut up!

Mr. Moony supposes that now we need to find Marlene to kiss it better.

While Mr. Padfoot wouldn't mind his girlfriend kissing him repeatedly, no. It's not necessary. It doesn't hurt that much.

Mr. Prongs could always get Mr. Wormtail to kiss it better.

Hey!

Was that really necessary, Prongs?

Yes. It was payback for the chocolate.

Ah.

Dang it guys! Can't you just be nice to me?

Mr. Prongs doesn't feel like it.

Mr. Padfoot wonders why he's friends with Mr. Prongs.

Mr. Moony wonders that on a daily basis.

Mr. Wormtail wonders if Miss McKinnon is aware of this incident.

Yeah. She was there. Saw the whole thing.

Mr. Moony would like to know what her response was.

She laughed at me.

Mr. Prongs thinks that Mr. Padfoot has acquired the most excellent girlfriend...

Mr. Padfoot is going to renounce his friendship with Mr. Prongs—

No, you're not. You'd miss me too much.

Mr. Padfoot doubts that.

Mr. Moony does feels a tad bit sorry for Mr. Padfoot.

Mr. Padfoot thanks him. He'll happily be Mr. Moony's friend now.

Poor Mr. Prongs. His best mate doesn't love him anymore.

No! Not poor Mr. Prongs! Poor Mr. Padfoot!

A/N: And we'll be back next week! I look forward to seeing you all then with Christmas in September :D

Love you all :D

~esin

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