Author - Lorelei Phantomwall
Genre - Angst
Keywords - Lupin, Hogwarts Reunion, Maurauders, loneliness
Rating - PG
Summary - Lupin attends the Hogwarts 10 year reunion in 1983,
and realizes he is the only one of his friends left, he reflects on all their plans they
had together in this short "Hopelessly Devoted" styled angst story.
Disclaimer - This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by
JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic
Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and
no copyright or trademark infringement is intended. The idea of a Hogwarts 10
year reunion does belong to me though, in a way.
Author's Notes - After this I am writing Hogwarts 10 Year Reunion:2007 and I had planned
to only write "2007", but then I decided that I could write a short little fic
about what his parents 10 year reunion would be like. "2007" is meant to
be a much longer fic. I hope you enjoy this piece of angst for now.
Remus Lupin looked around. Maybe going to the Hogwarts 10 year reunion had been a mistake. None of his close friends would be there. James and Lily Potter were dead. They'd been killed by Voldemort 3 years earlier; their son Harry Potter miraculously survived the attack.
Why couldn't James and Lily have survived? Why couldn't their son have died? They could always have another. Why did Lily die to save Harry? Remus hadn't seen Harry since before James and Lily's death. He couldn't bring himself to do it. It would be too painful.
Peter Pettigrew was also dead. Peter was tagging along with them. Peter turned out to be one of the most loyal friends James and Lily After they'd been killed he confronted the one who caused their death. The whole street had been blown up in the confrontation. Including Peter. All that had ever been found was Peter's index finger. Definitely not the sort of death Peter deserved.
Sirius Black was Lily and James Secret Keeper, and the reason why James, Lily, and Peter were dead. Sirius Black was now in Azkaban, where he belonged. Sirius Black gave Lily and James to Voldemort. Even three years later, Remus couldn't believe it. If anyone was a traitor it would be Peter, he had thought. Now he regretted thinking such thoughts about someone who had turned out to be a more loyal friend, and a braver man than Remus could ever be.
He still remembered the day when the four boys had pledged to be forever the Maurauders. They had promised to pull the Prank of all Pranks at their ten year reunion, one that would be bigger than their Graduation Prank. Sirius had ended their dreams forever the day he told Voldemort where the Potters were.
Did Sirius even think about their promise? Didn't their friendship mean anything to him? The Sirius Black he knew would never betray friends like that, but obviously Remus didn't know him. Did Sirius have any regrets? If he could, would he go back and change it all? Or was he actually just a cold heartless killer like Rita Skeeter said? Of course, Rita Skeeter wasn't exactly a reliable source. How was Sirius' conscience? How was he now?