Sirius Black, Lily Evans & James Potter || Circa 1978
They’re walking on the road, away from her parent’s house and toward a place where they could safely Apparate from. Lily’s leading them on, basically urging them on to see how far they’d be willing to walk.
So far she estimates in about a mile, and Sirius is starting to crack.
“C’mon, Evans, this is a bit ridiculous. We’re in the middle of nowhere.”
She laughs, linking her arms through both of theirs. “Nah, just a bit further. Is the mighty Black feeling winded?”
He’s sneering at her, pulling his arm out from between hers, and cuffs James on the ear. “Mate, this is your fault. She’s your insanity.” Now he’s laughing, barely glancing at Sirius as they continue on walking.
“You didn’t have to visit her parents with us, Pads.”
“‘Course he did, James. Who else was he going to mooch off of?” Lily adds, smiling.
“He’s a dog through and through.”
Sirius is scowling now, demanding in a loud voice that they turn around and walk back. He’d have her dad drive them to where they had to go in that car thing he’d seen, because it had to be better than walking all this distance, but Lily is laughing and shaking her head.
“C’mon, Evans, it’s not that far back —”
“Merlin, Sirius, it’s not that much longer this way either —”
“I don’t want to walk further. This is stupid.”
“Still in first grade, mate?”
And the teasing has turned into a game of tug-of-war, with her being the rope, the two boys pulling on her to get her to choose where to go. Breathless with laughter, it takes her a minute and a lot of pain before she can get out, “we can Apparate from here.”
Sirius immediately stops, turning to her with a glower.
“What?” She’s laughing and can’t seem to stop, and suddenly James is laughing too as Lily rubs her sore arms.
“I need new friends.” Sirius says it loudly, and James snorts. “Go mooch of Remus and Peter.”
“I will. I’ll just leave you two alone. You both need better senses of humor.”
They’re both laughing as Sirius disappears, and James wraps his arm around her waist.
“How long d’you think it’ll be before they’re all at the house, asking to be fed?”
”’Sirius ate all of our food.’” Lily mimicked, and it was amidst more laughter that they too Apparated. It was always good when they could take time out to forget that they were at war.