||[Dec. 19th, 2006|01:20 pm]
The Phoenix and the Serpent: a Harry Potter RP
WHO: Tonks and Remus|
WHAT: Remus not leaving the side of his lady-love
WHERE: Still the Leaky Cauldron... Snape's gone to get more potion
WHEN: After she wakes up.
Remus continued holding Tonks' hand long into the day. He just wanted her to wake up. Biting his lower lip, he almost teared up. What if she was never the same? What if she wouldn't still love him? This could be terrible.
"Tonks," he whispered. "I just need you to know that I love you, and I've loved you for a long time."
There. That should be good enough, right? Might as well make it even harder for her to remain silent. "I'm a thirty-seven year old virgin." If that didn't make her laugh, there was nothing further he could do.
Tonks had woke to the sound of his first word, but kept her eyes quiet. she pretended to sleep further, as it seemed Remus had something to say. Finally, he admitted his virginity. She tried to remain quiet, after all that was a rather embarassing embarassing confession, but hold it in no longer she could. She laughed in a start-out-snorting-due-to-trying-to-not-laugh and ended it with a light giggle. She looked at him, smiled in a "aww" way, and brushed the hair from his eyes with her hand.
Remus tried to look affronted. "I only just told Padfoot that, you know. His reaction was a bit more difficult to stomach. Thank you." His cheeks, already quite red, thank you, did not pale. "I'm sorry if I gave you the wrong idea about me. You know... that night..."
"You're crazy." She said in a very low scratchy voice. "And you appologise too much." She ran her fingers through his hair. "And yet somehow.... through all of this... I still think I kinda love you."
She talked! Remus felt his wolf sit up and take notice. "Are you- are you all right?" he murmured.
"Never better-- peachy keen." She said with a dry hint of sarcasm. "How are you doing? What's happened? Did they catch Savage?"
"I'm going to kill Savage," Remus replied matter-of-factly. "After he helps us get Sirius out of Azkaban." He nodded to himself before he realized how crazy that sounded. "I kind of had to put Sirius back there to get you, and then we had to get you better. Now, I think Sam is meeting with Savage because he wants to kill me. He'll get her to Azkaban, and I'll kill Savage." He nodded in a very self-satisfied, stuffy and British way. "Clear on all that?"
Tonks' frow furrowed as Remus explained the plot for the next few days. Then remained silent, eyes cast downward. Sirius always swore he would never return there and now because of her, he's back. And more death was going to ensue. "No more death, Remus. Dumbledore would never have wanted the Order to slay its enemies."
"Bollocks to what Dumbledore would have wanted, Tonks! On the off-chance you didn't know, he's dead. And I will kill Greyback for everything he has done to me personally. The fact that it is how I can get my best friend out of hock while slaying the bastard that made me abnormal is only an upswing."
"I'm sorry, Tonks. I have to do this. I was so young... He can't be allowed to do that again. I don't think asking him politely will work."
"Remus.... there has been enough pain already. Please! Don't kill him. Don't kill anybody. Please." She pleaded as tears rimmed her eyes. "There is always another way. We will still get Sirius"
"I'm sorry, Tonks. I've made my decision, There's nothing else for it. Sam's going to promise him something, and I'm going to make sure he doesn't go through with whatever she promised. I owe it to her."
Tonks shrank away from him. She couldn't deal with any more violence. In her mind she knew she could never love a murderer- regardless of the reason why. "Then go to her, then." She said in a meal, baribly audible whisper.
"I can't leave Sirius there, Tonks, and I had to in order to get you out," he replied. "This whole thing is entirely my fault, and now I've got to pay for it. I'm sorry, but it's who I am. I am a dangerous fucking beast thanks to Greyback. I've killed before because of Greyback. Now I think it's time I repaid him for it. It's something I have to do." He looked grim.
In his head, he could hear voices. Voices calling for Greyback's death. One of them, he was almost certain, was his.