(Remus and Lily gossiping about their boyfriends for Maddie)
“At least you’re one of them, you see Sirius all the time. I lose James to you lot more nights than I can count! And you dorm together, so that’s gotta have some perks.” Lily insisted, despite Remus’ shaking head.
“You really think Pete and James want us to be shagging while they’re in the dorm?” Remus asked, and Lily giggled, leaning forward conspiratorially.
“Me and James do it.”
Remus moved his head back quickly, mouth dropping open. “Merlin, really?”
“Shut up, we use a silencing charm. And it’s only when you lot interrupt, anyway.” Lily waved away his look of slight disgust with one hand, smiling. “You should try it with Sirius, bet he’d love it.”
Remus rolled his eyes. “He’d forget to cast the silencing charm, knowing him.” Remus paused. “And by forget, I mean not do it deliberately.”
“Why? Has he got some sort of fetish?” Lily asked, nose slightly wrinkled.
Remus gestured to himself. “Clearly. But no, it’s a testosterone, dominance thing.”
“Ugh, tell me about it. James does it too.” Lily pulled down her scarf to show several deep purple marks. “But we get to manipulate them, and they don’t even notice.” Remus grinned.
“You should see them both the week before Valentine’s, it’s precious.” Remus said. “By Friday they were in full panic mode, you should have seen James’ face.” Remus pulled an overly anxious expression, running his hand through his hair very quickly.
Lily laughed. “That’s spot on. Sirius came to me Saturday morning, asking what to do. His hair was a complete wreck – it’s the worst I’ve ever seen it.” The pair laughed and, when James and Sirius interrupted – dripping mud and water on the carpet – Remus and Lily only laughed harder, and couldn’t get enough breath to answer any of James and Sirius’ questions.
“Leave ‘em be, they’re mad.” Sirius finally said, and the muddy pair climbed the stairs, leaving Lily and Remus catching their breath and wiping tears of mirth from their eyes.