I hung upside down from the rope Marlene was holding up. My head grazed the floor. "OW," I groaned.
Me and Marlene were taking turns holding up a rope for the other person to do tricks on. So far we'd only succeeded in swinging back and forth while hanging by our ankles.
"You have an enormous weight, dear Lily," groaned Marlene. I tried to raise my head to give her a dirty look~I failed. My eyeballs felt as if they were rolling into my head, so I let go of the rope and collapsed on the floor. "Your turn," I told Marlene. She nodded, but then heard the back door's doorbell ring and we both rushed to the back door to see who was there...
...and we saw The Marauders!
"What are THEY doing here?" shouted Marlene while I shouted, "What's POTTER doing at my house?"
Potter and Black smirked. "Now, now, Evans. Be polite. And you, McKinnon."
I glared at Remus. "How could you let them come here, Remus?"
Potter whined. "Hey, why do you call HIM Remus, and ME Potter? It's not faaaair."
"Stop bugging me."
Remus looked at the floor. "Crazy people," he mumbled.
My voice got dangerously quiet. "WHO, exactly, is a crazy person, dear? You'd better not be talking about me. Well, you people had better come in, you're filthy. What were you doing, rolling around in the mud?" I gestured them inside where Alice, Mary, and Molly were watching TV. Mary's jaw dropped the second the marauders entered the house. "What are THEY doing here?" Mary asked. I shrugged, not really listening until I heard someone shout, "YOO HAA!" and someone shout "BANANAS!" Then I heard a bunch of immature giggling.
"Who was that?" I demanded. Remus stared at his feet. "It wasn't my idea, I swear to Merlin-"
Two girls burst in to the house. One of them had brown curly hair and brown eyes; one of them had long fluffy blonde hair and icy blue eyes. They were both giggling for England and squealing stuff like, "Hey, it wasn't me!" and "I wanted to shout 'bananas'!"
"Who are they?" I asked Remus, clenching my teeth.
"Well, that's Summer Diggory," Remus said, blushing. He pointed at the one with the brown hair that had shouted "YOO HAA!"
"Okay?" I half asked. "And that one?" I nodded at Blondie.
"Oh, that's her friend Savannah Beachly," dismissed Remus. "I don't know her very well."
"Well, what are they doing in MY house?" I asked, my voice dangerously soft again.
"Um...I thought you could use some company. See, Alice called a few days ago, and said you all were bored. Well, I remembered Savannah and Summer and that you never get bored around them, so I brought them round for the day. I'm sure it's okay, your mum said so..." Remus trailed off.
I gave him a disappointed look and shook my head. "These are CRAZY people," I hissed. "Are they Hufflepuffs or Ravenclaws then?"
"They're not crazy!" He watched them rush around the house with Alice. "Okay, maybe they are. And, um, Summer is a Ravenclaw and Savannah's a Hufflepuff."
"She's a RAVENCLAW?" I said incredulously. "Dear Godric, she's like a childish first year Gryffindor or Hufflepuff!"
"Don't insult her," Remus said. Almost...angrily.
Summer burst into the room. "Hey, Black, try and catch me! NOW! Try and catch me, nah nah! You can't!"
"Oh, yes I can," Black muttered and started chasing her.
I rolled my eyes. "Well, I might as well join in," I sighed. I watched Black trying to catch Summer. They were going at an amazing speed around the house and if interfered, they'd probably knock me over. "On the other hand..."