Vignette Collection: Dog Day Afternoon by mrsmcclnt

Fandom:Harry Potter Rating:PG13
Created:2008-09-23 Modified:2008-09-23
Summary:Sirius Black tries to apologize to Lily.
Dog Day Afternoon

The stone got a few feet before it landed in the water. She had done this for a few minutes before she tired herself out.

It was one of those days for Lily Evans. If it wasn’t James Potter irking her by trying to act cool, it was Severus Snape fumbling over himself trying to rescue her from James.

She honestly didn’t understand why they acted so immaturely, but she finally reached her limit after a dung bomb went off in the girls levorotary. She found out it was Sirius Black, who was trying to pull a prank on Moaning Myrtle.

“I thought you-“

“DO I LOOK LIKE A GHOST?” she shouted.

“Come to think of it, you look positively devilish when you’re angry like that,” Sirius replied with an evil smirk.

Those were the last words she heard as she pushed him out of her way. The stench in her robes had caused a few people to point and stare. So she retreated to the far side of the shore to get away from all laughs and looks.

As she sat on a boulder, she heard a strange sound from a nearby bush. With her wand ready, she pulled back a few branches and found a dog lying on the ground.

The dog gave a very pitiful look as it raised its paw to her. Lily was reluctant to touch the poor beast. But it edged itself to her, moaning sadly as it reached her foot.

“Mercy, it can’t be that bad.” She carefully took the animal’s paw and looked around for whatever it was that ailed it. But she couldn’t find anything. “Did you prick your finger?”

The animal continued with its pitiful stare as Lily looked all over for the problem. Finally, she gave up and looked into the dogs eyes. “I can’t find it, but I’m sure you be OK.” She ruffled the dog’s ears with her soft hands. She noticed how the dog’s leg moved up and down as she rubbed his ears, so she did it a few more times and rubbed his underbelly since it made him feel better. The dog licked her hands in appreciation. She could tell that he looked eternally grateful to her.

But then, she noticed something familiar staring back.


Within moments she felt a heavy force push her onto her back. As she looked up, she saw Sirius’ face staring down at her.

“I told you I was sorry! I didn’t mean for it to be you!” he said quickly as he tried to hold her down.

“SO THIS IS YOUR WAY TO APOLIGIZE; TO PRETEND TO BE A DOG SO THAT I COULD BE NICE TO YOU?” she yelled as she struggled underneath him.

“Would you have me any other way?”

And his words caused her to stop. She looked at him and could see the eyes of the dog framed within the face of a man who looked very sorry.

She felt herself about to relent, but before she could respond…he kissed her…then ran off.

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