toujours_impur: (drinking)
Sirius was in a pretty good mood. He had suggested they go down to the pub for dinner tonight, and had offered to buy the first round while Remus found them somewhere to sit, which is why he went directly to the bar to grab a pair of pints. To no one's surprise, however, he got distracted from his mission by the incredibly fit bloke sitting at the bar. He looked the man over from head to toe and gave him a warm, inviting smile out of sheer habit. He wasn't going to pull while he was out with Remus, honest. ...Not again anyway. Probably. Possibly. Hell, Moony would understand if he did, right?

Date: 2016-08-01 09:40 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
wandandawolf: (popped collar wide eyed wonder)
Remus kept his eyes trained on Sirius, aware of every flush and every avoidant movement. His friend - his best friend - was more than jittery, acutely self-conscious, but it didn't seem to bode that Pads was on one of his downwards swings.

"...Leave your drink," he suggested, but it was at least half of an instruction. "Let's head home. I don't know about you, but I don't feel much like a drink now." Remus was already getting up out of his chair, all gangly, easy movement, determined to give Sirius a cue to make him follow as he bundled himself out onto the street.

Date: 2016-08-01 10:13 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
wandandawolf: (Default)
Oh, that was wonderful, really. Most important conversation and Sirius was avoiding it. If Remus wasn't too busy lost in thought, he might have snorted in response.

"Yes. Yes it was," he replied, chewing thoughtfully on the inside of his cheek. What to say, what to say?

"You do know I'd cut off my right arm rather than hurt you, don't you Pads?" Remus sounded vaguely curious as he asked it, eyes piercing as he glanced across to the man striding down the street next to him. "Because I would, you know. Up to the elbow at least."

Date: 2016-08-01 10:20 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
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"And you know I've survived you thus far, yeah?" Remus flashed him a brief grin, making the other half of the argument. Mind like a steel trap and all. "Bodes well for the future. I mean, I'm not, y'know, exactly a wilting flower."

Date: 2016-08-01 10:36 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
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Oh, for fuck's sake. Remus bit back the bark of rueful laughter, and his own frustration - at himself, mostly, for being such a complete berk that he didn't see what was right in front of his face - made him grab for Sirius' hand and hold it in his own.

"Mates don't do this," he pointed out quietly. "Mates don't get jealous, and Merlin knows I've been catty enough about some of your conquests. Mates..."

He trailed off with a sigh, and squeezed Sirius' hand. "This is the only thing that makes sense. Of either of us. Of both of us, and it just us now. You can tell me I've read this completely wrong, but I would like to ask you out." He paused, and dropped Sirius' hand to reach up and snake his arm around Sirius' shoulders, bringing him in to murmur close and loving in the other man's ear. "Will you please be my date, Sirius Black?"

Date: 2016-08-02 02:39 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
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That fear, he understood. He'd felt it himself, etched in sideways glances and moments of furtive longing. Always afraid of discovery. Always unsure. But he understood Sirius, and finally all those pieces he couldn't fit together (his jealousy, his insecurity, his refusal to do more than date or shag) made a coherent whole.

So he used his arm to hug Sirius closer, almost cramming him against his side as they walked along together, something in him rising to the moment. "I've got you, Pads," he said, and kissed his hair. "Always have, always will." It was more than just a promise. "I know you're worried. I know you're scared. But I've got you." He wasn't about to abandon his best friend-and-more now. "Everything will be all right."

Date: 2016-08-02 10:37 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
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Remus felt the tremble as much as he heard it, but he only chuckled fondly in response. "...Yes, of course." Sirius would probably want a drink and he wouldn't mind a cuppa himself.

"Do you want to Apparate home, then?" He asked quietly. They did still have a tube station to get to, a train to catch...the Ministry might have put them up in one of the newest parts of London, but Canary Wharf wasn't the most accessible - but then London in some ways always was and would be a maze.

Date: 2016-08-13 08:53 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
wandandawolf: (all the freckles)
Remus had already seen one, and so motioned Sirius in the right direction, before ducking into the alleyway first. It was a dirty mess, bins overfilling and a skip that was plastered with graffiti. London in the 1970s hadn't exactly been clean, but in this era it felt more like no-one could be bothered.

"If there was an award for apparating, you'd probably win that too," Remus muttered with some warmth as Sirius joined him, pulling out his wand. While apparating and strong emotion was not exactly an advisable mix, Remus honestly couldn't think of a moment where Sirius hadn't combined magic with strong emotion, even if it was often joy or simple competitive need. Besides, the last thing Sirius needed was to have Remus be a total worry wart and knock him off his stride. "Think you can beat me home?"

And then he was gone in a blink and a grin.

Date: 2016-08-13 10:57 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
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"There's ice in the freezer!" Remus called at hearing the crack of apparation, already having undone his jacket and draped it over the classic leather armchair. Adjusting his shirt sleeves, he glanced about the living room. Remus had figured Sirius would be mucking about in the kitchen to fix a drink. Knowing what the other was doing went both ways.

"...Actually, get me one too, would you please?" Remus' own desire for alcohol was more celebration than wake, but it seemed like a good idea.

He ended up on the couch, legs spread a little, arms out along the back. If Sirius wanted to sit next to him, he could; if Sirius was too uncomfortable at the prospect, he could have the armchair: he could pace about on the rug: he could lie on the bloody carpet for all Remus cared.

Date: 2016-08-13 11:29 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
wandandawolf: (big mouth)
"Thank you, m'dear," Remus said, almost automatic in the endearment before it hit him, again, what he'd been saying all those years. What he'd been admitting. And it made him smile a little, even if - from a simple glance at Sirius - this would not be the easiest of conversations.

Taking a far smaller sip, he then sat the drink down on the floor and pulled off his shoes. They might as well both be comfortable. "So. You're scared, aren't you?" he murmured quietly, trying to tease Sirius out a little.

Date: 2016-08-13 11:40 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
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Remus snorted gently. Right, of course he would have. Because both of them were so good at talking about their feelings.

"Well," he started, "I'm not scared. I am an idiot, though. For not seeing it. And I'm sorry I ignored all the signs," he continued, taking the burden onto himself. It was better that way, wasn't it? Easier. Familiar.

Remus took a deep breath of his own, and looked up to fix his gaze on Sirius': "But I do love you. Apparently we're practically a couple as it is, so why not get the extra benefits, eh?"

Date: 2016-08-13 11:59 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
wandandawolf: (what are you doing?)
"No, but I wondered, sometimes. The way you acted - with anyone else, I would have thought they were jealous, but-" Remus broke off for a moment, floundering at the effort it took to admit it to himself, let alone Sirius.

"Anyway," because he wasn't quite prepared to go down that path, and besides, this wasn't about him and his feelings, "I honestly don't think everything changes. You heard Hex. You know us, Pads. We practically live in each other's pockets anyway." James knew, but Remus didn't want to think about that right now, either. He reached down with a fast hand and took a gulp of his drink, a smooth, singular motion.

"And you're not about to lose me," Remus told him, quiet, and gentle. "...You couldn't lose me if you tried, you daft bugger. I've been the one to hold your head when you puke in the loo from drinking too much, and the one who scolded you for trying something too dangerous, and the one who always, always ached for you to come back safe to me. That's everything, and it's not changing."

Date: 2016-08-13 12:26 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] wandandawolf
wandandawolf: (red scarf)
Oh, and that drew out a rich, fond laugh from Remus' throat, chest shaking with the effort of it before it subsided, bringing a hand up to his mouth to stifle what remained.

"Pads, what makes you think I'd want a proper boyfriend? Or girlfriend, for that matter." Remus shrugged his shoulders, eyes a bit wide, inviting the question. "I'm sick half the month and hyper the other half. I don't need someone proper, I need someone who knows me, who understands. That's definitely you."

Breathing in through his nose, Remus sagged a little against the couch. "Look, I'm not expecting traditional and all the trimmings. Really." He'd never expected to make it to school, let alone get any friends. The prospect of some sort of regular partner (whatever that was) boggled the mind, and bored him to tears. "I just want us. That's all. And I wouldn't...I wouldn't try to limit you, you know," he added, softly, because part of him felt bad for admitting it. If Sirius worried about being proper, well, that wasn't exactly it.

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