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"Wormtail, you IDIOT! I told you not to talk about the bet in PUBLIC!" Sirius yelled as we stepped into the common room.
"But-t-t I-I did-d-dn't n-n-n-notice P-P-Pitch" Peter whimpered nervously.
"I don't care! You just ruined EVERYTHING!! You're bloody worthless, Peter! I don't even know why you're my friend, you good-for-nothing prick," Sirius hissed, before stomping up into the dormitory.
"Padfoot, wait!" James shouted, running after his best mate. Peter started snivelling next to me.
"Wormy, don't cry, mate. He's just pissed off about being slapped by someone he cares about," I said, patting his back.
"C-c-cares about? I th-thought he just w-wanted to w-w-win. I r-really am w-w-worthless," he sobbed. I smiled.
"It was a set-up, Peter. James and I could see that Sirius had feelings for Pitch, even if he didn't realise it, so we made the deal, a month being the deadline, so Pads could figure it out. We should have told you, I'm sorry." I explained. Peter blew his nose on his robes.
"Thanks M-Moony. I-I'm going d-down to th-the library to k-keep out of P-P-Padfoot's way," he said, leaving the common room. Suddenly, Lily, Rita and Artemis came running down from the girls' dorm, looking panicked.
"Remus, Pitch just jumped into the Black Lake! She still hasn't come up for air!" Lily said hurriedly.
"Bloody Hell! In this weather? She'll kill herself!" I exclaimed, shocked, until I realised that Pitch probably wanted that.
"Lily, tell James and Sirius, they're in the boys' dorm. Rita, get Peter from the library. Artemis, come with me," I instructed, before running out the Gryffindor tower to the icy waters of the Black Lake. I scanned the surface, noticing a huge hole in the thin ice. A bunch of bubbles broke the surface.
"Oh, Godric," I moaned. I pulled off my shirts and pants, and in only my underwear, I slid my way to the hole in the ice. Taking a huge breath, it jumped into the freezing water, fighting the urge to gasp from the cold. I swam deeper into the murky water, searching for some kind of sign that Pitch was there, when I noticed her, suspended in the water, absolutely stark naked. In any other situation, I'd be embarrassed, but I watched her eyes close with a small smile on her face. Panicking, I swam closer and looped my arm around her waist, using all my strength to swim up to the surface as fast as I could. I broke through the ice at the shore and pulled Pitch out of the water, where Lily and Artemis were waiting with blankets.
"W-where ar-r-re S-S-Sirius-s and J-J-James-s?" I asked, my teeth chattering.
"Sirius is drowning his sorrows, excuse the pun, and James is trying to make him come and help his ex," Lily replied as Artemis wrapped her friend in blankets.
"She isn't breathing," Artemis said worriedly. Lily got down and started giving Pitch mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. I started pacing, while trying to think of a spell that would help. James, I thought desperately, get down here.
"Pads, Pitch needs you! She jumped into the Black Lake!" I cried. The prick just ignored me. Wormtail and Roofies, or whatever her name is, came running into the dorm.
"Remus just pulled her out. She was nude and she wasn't breathing," she said.
"You hear that, Sirius? She wasn't breathing!" I yelled. He still ignored me, and took a swig of firewhiskey. I came up with a good idea to get him to respond. I took a quick glance out the window to confirm what Roofies said, and turned back to my friend.
"You aren't answering me. Which means you won't care that Pitch was butt naked when she was pulled out the lake-" he stirred slightly, and I continued "- by Remus, who was just in his boxers. Imagine how Moony felt, Pitch all naked and cosy against his bare chest... the weight of the water pulling his boxers down..." I trailed off, hearing Sirius growl angrily. He still didn't look up though.
"Fine. We're leaving. Have fun up here," I said bitterly. Roofies, Peter and I walked out the Tower.
"Just so you know, I think they've gone to the Hospital wing. I watched them leave while you were messing with Sirius' mind, trying to get him to care," Peter sad softly. We changed our course, and headed to the Hospital Wing. I hope Pads will come around.