"Alice," I whispered in the morning.
"We have to tell Remus we know."
Alice stared at me in horror. "You are JOKING woman! I ain't telling the guy!"
"Okay, I'll tell him," I said urgently.
"Why does he have to know anyway?" she grumbled absentmindedly.
I stared at her. "Al, if he didn't know we know, he'll think we don't know and won't ever tell any of his friends about him and he'll know we know and he'll know we were lying, you know?"
She stared at me, then started to laugh.
"ALI!" I complained.
"I know one thing," she said snickering. "You are in love with the word "know"."
"Shut up," I grouched.
That morning, Remus seemed tense. All the color was drained from his face.
Me and Alice exchanged looks.
"Hey Remusss?" I asked anxiously.
Potter strode over. "You can tell me instead," he grinned.
In an instant, Sev was by my side.
"Leave. Her. Alone," he growled.
"No, it's okay Sev," I told him grimly. "I need to talk to the we-Remus."
I was trying to tell Remus subtly that I knew. Alice gave me a murderous look. Remus understood. He looked suddenly scared.
"I mean," I babbled. "I was gonna say "the winner. You won a-a Charms tournament! Heh heh! I was gonna tell you in private-"
Alice gave me a swift kick.
"AH!" I screamed and winced. "I mean-let's go collect your...um...prize! Yeah!"
Remus knew he should listen. He stood up and told Potter, "Go ahead to Defense Against The Dark Arts."
Potter nodded a little.
"Okay...well, Evans can come with me!" he said cheerfully.
So, me and Alice and Remus were stuck in a broom closet while Potter-lucky guy-was in a class.
"Remus," I dropped my voice. "We know. We saw you, your eyes and...yeah."
"Pure poetry," Alice told me sarcastically. I glared at her.
She dropped her gaze. "IT BURNS!" she moaned.
I wanted to strangle her.
"Um...guess you know now huh?" Remus said quietly.
My glower at Alice bored into her eyes. She blinked guiltily.
"Sorry, Remus," she said sincerely.
"It's okay," he muttered. "I just-yeah," he finished lamely.
I knocked him over.
"OW! What was that for?" he asked.
"Sorry,that was a hug," I smiled at him.
"GROUP HUG!" shouted Alice. So we group hugged...
...just as McGonagall opened the door to the broom closet.
"10 points from Gryffindor for...ah...not showing up for class," she said dryly.
I went red. "Sorry Professor," Remus and I muttered together.
We rushed to DADA
"So, you raise your wa---" We burst into the classroom as our professor was explaining, he pursued his lips, "10 points from Gryfindor for the 10 minutes you missed from this class!
"But....but..sir...professor..Mcgonagall...professor Mcgonagall....she already took points from us." Alice stuttered furiously, trying to keep her cool. "I don't care! Sit down as you have rudely disturbed another 2 minutes of my class, and for that, 2 points, from EACH of you, and you can thank Miss.Alice!" Professor said. Me, Alice, and Remus clenched our fists as Marlene, and Molly looked at us sympathetically. Potter, and Black, However, being the jerks they are, were smirking in my direction, probably thinking along the lines, "Evans, and Lupin got in trouble, Evans, and Lupin got in trouble!! I glared at him, as he shielded his eyes! I turned on my heals, and went to find the empty seat next to Marlene. "My Dear Friend, don't you fret, it is merely a one time thing, you see with a teacher as dumb as that, you are likely to.....to...to slip on a cat!" Marlene said poetically! I laughed and rolled my eyes at her, "what?" I chuckled, she shrugged and I turned towards the teacher, "as I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted," he glanced at us from above his spectacles "raise your wands and nice and clearly, say Expelliarmus, to disarm your opponent. Don't fret, I have set up mats for the safety of the victim."
"Sir? We're doing non-verbal spells?" I asked
"yes, miss Evan, is there a problem?"
"No....no...no sir, no-not at all" I felt sweaty. I never got In trouble. Ok now, let's try.
"Expelliarmus!" I yelled. I realised no one else had said anything.
I opened my eyes, dreading the worst. I gasped! I hadn't shot Potter. I accidentally hit the teacher. They were all gaping at the unconscious professor. Potter took the pleasure and "aguamenti" he said pointing the wand at the sir. he stood up.
"you...you.." He growled, "60 points from Gryfindor for attacking a teacher."
"But...I swear..but..I didn't mean it" I stuttered.
"Go to Mcgonagall, give her this slip, and never come back to this class again" he said, I was not used to this, so I just cried. Sev, Molly, Marlene, and Alice came to comfort me but
"Stay away from Evans!!" I sniffled audibly.
"Sir, I didn't mean it, I wanted to hit Potter, my opponent," I said defensively
"did you hear me count??! I said on the count of three," I hung my head.
I shuffled away to Professor Mcgonagall's office.
she read the letter over and looked up at me.
"is this true." I didn't lie, I shook my head and told her the story. She nodded,
"I'm not going to argue with him, but seeing as you are so good at transfiguration, you can take extra lessons with the second years. " I glowed. I nodded, a little more cheerful.