Just A Memory

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Willow hadn't gone into why he pulled back. At the time she hadn't minded considering what was going on, even now she wasn't entirely sure what would happen. The First Wizarding War had lost Neville and Harry's parents, it was a tad bit scary. Keeping those thoughts alive would make things worse though.

"If the other girls hear that they might die of broken hearts," Willow teased, but looked genuinely happy. "Let's see...motorcycles and bikinis...huh. You can't forget fish and chips...I'll figure something out. It might miss the bikini though just as a warning."

Giving a teasing smile to him at the last part. Though the beach did sound amazing...


It was quite sad, they wouldn't be able to go back, the laws of time magic didn't allow it. There wasn't a device for it either. Still some days where they just spent time together was good.

"That time magic...it sounds complicated...good luck," Remus said sincerely before attempting to think on what they could do. "Well, other than my home, Diagon Alley and James' house, I haven't been out and done much. A city doesn't sound thrilling. I really don't know."

It was a strange thought to be planning something and he was blank. "Chances are you might know more on what to do than I would. We have time to plan it."
  Memory / Faust / 240d 14h 35m 8s
The girl offered a smile to the boy. It was one that was genuine and sweet in its way. She hadn't smiled like that in awhile. But seeing him smile eagerly like that was cute and made her heart seem to flutter a bit. He had been helping a lot since the vampyre had attacked her and she was learning to deal with it. It was like having a constant friend and a companion. Though she did still find she wanted more but things had become all the more complicated. So she was content for things as she they had become. If anything there was a little fear of what was to come and having no idea what was truly coming.

[b "We thought it would be good to spend a week together to say 'good-bye'. Especially since we're leaving like we are. But afterwards sounds brilliant. Anything you really want to do?"] The girl foung herself asking, a small blush coming to her cheeks aw his hand gently came to rub her shoulder. Her eyes locked on him and again her smile graced her lips. [b "You won't be alone here either. I promise."]


He hated the nerves that seemed to take him when he was around the girl and asked to do things which entailed they spend time alone. Never had he been like that and it frustrated him to no ends. Yet he couldn't seem to get ahold on it and so squirmed under the contemplation and thought she have.

[b "Told you that your don't and won't bore me. You're not like the others. Just had to pull back. But I really would like if we could go out."] It seemed the words slipped from him before he could stop them. Well it was out and couldn't be taken back. Great.

When she had agreed and said it would have to be a week a smile came to his lips. Like Blakely seemed to for Remus his given smile was a real one that many hardly saw. [b "Great! And learning about muggles like that sounds fun. Means can see where my pictures and posters come from."] The spark on his eyes didn't leave them as he spoke. Honestly he was excited by it.
  M.E.M.O.R.Y. / SheDevil / 240d 14h 52m 30s
Where had that even came from? Remus wasn't sure. It sounded an awful lot like a date, but it wasn't a date. It wasn't as if he didn't want to the issue was that it was so difficult and complicated right now. When Blakely agreed he gave a bright, eager smile, perhaps too eager.

"Oh, well, I'm glad...Willow was telling me that you are going to take a few days to yourselves, which is great. Perhaps after you're done we could go do...something..." Remus gave a small nervous laugh. This was not what he did, this was what Sirius did time and time again.

At least she agreed, he looked to her rubbing her shoulder. "You'll be okay, I'll be there with you always."


"Me? No, I really didn't," Willow managed to say before watching Severus move away, puzzled for a moment she looked to Sirius. It looked slightly nervous again, how interesting. She gave him a thoughtful look before giving the look of amusement at being asked out. There was that part of her that was actually very excited he was doing this.

"And here I thought you got bored of me," Willow said before giving a thoughtful look. There was that reckless in him that she rather liked, but around him still she didn't feel deeply herself. Right now falling in love and a family was the last thing on her mind.

"That does sound fun actually. It'll probably be about a week, I'm going to spend this time with Blakely. Maybe I could show you the muggle world," Willow suggested. He spoke of how he used muggle pictures to upset his family, the least she could do was show him that world.
  Memory / Faust / 240d 16h 11m 12s
Blakely nodded to Willow aa the other girl understood what she had truly been thinking. It was hard to voice it, though she had a couple times before. Truly they were all the other had. But she kind of figured that she would not want it any other way. [b "I was worried that it would be odd.."] She said as she gave Willow a small smile.

When the pictures were done, Severus gave her a faintly embarrassed smile. "You did it actually.." The boy said. He knew that the blonde girl would know what was meant. But before he could say more, the Slytherin boy moved away as Sirius made his way over to where the two stood.

The strawberry blonde had gotten told only that it would be soon that they would be sent out. Not much more, but she had figured perhaps Remus would be. Or she would be told more the closer things came. But when the new was told to her it all became even more real.

[b "You're right. We won't have much time...and doing something would be nice."] She whispered as her hand came up and brushed her hair behind her ear. She still needed to talk to Willow to see if she should let Remus know the future since he would be affected and Sirius and Severus knew.


Sirius couldn't help a faint smirk at James' words about joining something that could quite literally get them and their families killed. When put that way, even Sirius saw the humour. "Probably should have done something like this sooner. Would have saved me so much grief that they had caused." His words were half joking but on the other hand he kind of meant it. The boy truly did hate most his family. Only a couple could he stand.

"Yeah, going to go and do it now." The words left his lips and he went over to where Willow stood with Severus, the other boy backing off a bit. It was odd to his to be doing it, but it shouldn't. He was used to asking girls out, so why did Willow have to make it a little harder?

For a moment he was silent and then his usual slight smirk crossed his lips. "I was wondering if you wanted to go out with me? You know...since we kind of signed our lives away and we're still young. We could do anything you wanted..." There he had done it. Now the ball was in her court and it was up to her where things went.

Lily looked to James as he spoke and rolled her eyes. "Not yet. We'll see how it plays out, Potter." The redhead teased him as she too was watching their group of friends.
  M.E.M.O.R.Y. / SheDevil / 240d 16h 41m 0s
Willow gave a sideways glance to Blakely understanding what she was truly worried about. There was one just the two of them, which was all the family they needed. "I understand, cuz," Willow said wrapping her arm around her shoulder.

Once the pictures was over, Willow looked to Severus and gave a hint of a proud smile. "You did it, Sev. I'm proud of you.."

Remus looked to Willow giving a soft smile. They would be going to Translvania in the next week or so, of course, they were meeting someone Dumbledore knew.

"It's been set up for next week, I just got word," Remus told her softly. "This person will be meeting us at a station. Maybe we should do something before that."


James gave a small smirk to him. "You're joining something that will make them lose their heads, possibly literally. I'm sure dating a muggle born wouldn't be the top of the list. Though it could...Alright, then do it mate," James leaned back before looking to Lily. "Care to change your bet, yet, Lily?"

The bet about when Remus and Blakely would actually get together was going on, as well as Sirius or Severus. That was always the question.
  Memory / Faust / 241d 13h 16m 43s
Sirius watched and tried to be on his best behavioir with Severus there. He only did particularly because of Lily threatening him and because of Willow. Odd to those around them but he did respect the girls well enough to honour it. And so with pictures still being done he couldn't seem to take his eyes from Willow and Severus. Or rather couldn't until he was pulled away by James.

"I know that...I already told you why I've been pulling back as I have. But I still do like her and get jealous when I see them. You're right perhaps I should try and ask her out. Just no telling what she'll say." He said quietly. All the usual cockiness gone. That being the case meant he did truly care about the girl.

He sighed and ran a hand through his hair. "I thought this would be better and I could do it. But after..." Quickly he had to stop himself and shook his head. "I'll talk to her after Lily's done with the pictures."


The girl looked to Willow as she spoke and nodded slowly. She had forgotten that now that the year was over everything was going to change. There would be less time to be around friends and people that mattered. She herself would be traveling with Remus after Hogwarts ended and the others would move on to join Dumbledore and the Order. It was odd to be a part of what had once been the past. Because it had become their lives. They were living it.

An almost sad smile came to her lips as she found herself nodding. [b "Actually...they'll be good to have.. I think they....Nevermind I'm just still tired after those last couple exams."] Blakely amended as she smirked and gave Willow's hair a gentle tug before moving to her side as Lily made her, Willow, Sverus and Remus get a picture together
  M.E.M.O.R.Y. / SheDevil / 241d 12h 33m 16s
It was awkward with Severus around, of course, they didn't like each other but there wasn't wands being taken out. James was relieved when there had not been any moves but true to those words he was infatuated with Willow, and Willow had an attachment to him that was strange. The pictures went from a large group one, to the boys, James and Lily, Blakely and Willow, to the various pairs there was of friends or almost couples.

James pulled Sirius more to the side while there was more pictures. "You're losing her, mate. She said she likes you...maybe you could...I don't know see if she'd want to go on a date with you or just 'spend time'. Anything."


Having actually finished felt normal, if she didn't have the scar and memories, she would have thought the future was a dream. While the time magic would remain a secret, she was going to go to charms, more specfically the dark charms portion of the ministry. From Severus she already learned a great deal more about the dark arts, even some of the other things.

"Only to have to work summers and not get as much Holiday time," Willow said, lamenting the school time. "Yes, Blakely, pictures...it's a good thing."

Some part of her wished it went better with Sirius but it had been more or less his choice. That just meant that the chances weren't likely.
  Memory / Faust / 241d 15h 10m 17s
Blakely's eyes were blank as tears seemed to glisten in them. Her mind was slowly going over what they had known. What would have been the future and what now was their past. There would be no more family but the other and those they got close enough to to consider family. No more mum and step-father and the sass and slight arguments there. And she would miss it. But most of all, there would be no more Brian either. Everything about them in their time would be gone. It would be as if they had never been.

[b "I hope we do find it out..Not knowing is more annoying than I think to know would be. Honestly I never thought what all of this would be like...But if I had to pick anyone to go through it with...I'm glad it's you. You've always been there..."] She whispered as she slowly took the book and had returned a quick kiss to Willow's cheek and watched her go.

With the other girl gone, Blakely began to write her own part to the "story" as she had promised.


The final exams were terrible but still not completely terrible. But then she had been able to study a bit more than the others because Professor Dumbledore had thought keeping her away from other students aside from the friends she had made. After all they knew about Remus and the werewolf so it was okay for them to know. Actually the man had made her explain and then she had time to study.

[b "It was brutal..but you guys are smart and have this."] The girl said with a small smile, trying to reassure the other. All of them she knew had tried their best because this was their futures this would count towards. Well even if she did well she and Remus would have more issues doing anything they wanted.

When she Severus, Remus, and Blakely arrived the girl rolled her eyes. [b "Have we got to do the pictures?"] The girl whined.


Severus didn't know how to think of the exams. Even he had been put out by them. Well all except potions which he knew he had done fine in. After all it was his specialty. But the look of the others made him feel for them a bit. Yeah his future had been changed and his emotions not locked off.

"Hey at least we're done. Think of it that way." He said with a sheepish smile as they walked to where Lily, James, Sirius, and Peter were waiting for them. He had been told by both Lily and Willow he had actually had to come as it wouldn't be that bad.

"Do we really have to do the pictures? Lily you know some of us well.." But he shook his head. He was avoiding looking at both James and Sirius who both seemed to be scowling heavily and still pouty children in his being a new found friend.
  M.E.M.O.R.Y. / SheDevil / 241d 15h 25m 58s
For the first time they would not have a family. There wouldn't be the parents and their silly arguments, no fighting for space with her sisters, she would actually miss them. Looking to the picture to the hopeful face of Brian she walked over to the fire and placed it in looking back to Blakely.

"I'll look for anything in the books, we'll find it out," Willow replied. Wanting to know was the worse, and somehow she was sure Brian made sure they would. "Yeah, it is, but this is our lives. Just us for family and friends. I'll see you tomorrow."

Kissing her cheek, she knew that Blakely would be out soon and she'd hopefully be normal.


The final exams was horrible. They didn't have a past, though Dumbledore was creating one for them for the ministry, but this was the future and getting top marks was important.

Remus had given it his all in hopes that someday it would count for something. Going to help recruit did count as a job, but it wasn't what he wanted his entire life, but it was important.

With the final test over, Remus joined the others in the court yard by Lily's orders. "We need pictures! Don't roll your eyes at me, James Potter. This is the final week here and we need pictures all of us."

By that Remus knew she meant Severus as well. Severus would likely be coming with Willow, since that was usually where he was unless Sirius was around.

Just then Willow, Severus and Blakely walked to join them, looking just as dazed as he felt.

"That was brutal...I don't even remember half of those subjects being covered," Willow muttered before looking to Lily taking pictures. "Oh yay. Pictures."
  Memory / Faust / 241d 16h 1m 36s
If Brian had been trying to tell both her and Willow something before his death and it seemed about a lie then it must have been important somehow. And just that realization had the girl all the more curious what they had been started to be told and what had been cut off. What made the thing so important that he would feel the need to tell them and break a promise though he usually honoured them?

[b "How will we find out what it had been...? It's not like we would be able to ask..."] The girl said sadly as her eyes were trained on Willow's hand and watched it brush a book that looked rather old and slightly warn. She had seen the other girl with it many times before and it did quite pique her cusiosity. A few times Blakely had thought to ask, but never did it seem the right time. Now though, the blonde girl explained it to her.

Her look was pained as the words spoken, but Blakely gave a slow nod. [b "I'll start it tonight. Something tells me that if I don't it will be even harder to recall what had been. Some of what we knew already seems a slight haze."] The words were soft as they were spoken as motioned to the book in Willow's posession.
  M.E.M.O.R.Y. / SheDevil / 241d 15h 54m 50s
Some of the memories was fading, she was having a hard time imagining Severus as the teacher. It was likely since he didn't become a Death Eater, he didn't become a teacher quite yet, though he did seem to still want to. It was selfish that idea freaked her out a bit- though the book reminded her why.

"Um, before Voldermort called on Harry, Brian tried to tell me but was cut off. As far as he got was that there was a massive lie in our past," Willow said playing with her bag. Her hand brushed the book and that reminded her what she had worked on. "We'll find a way to see what he wanted to say."

Pulling out what seemed a plain, slightly worn book that she had been working on. "Write down your memories in the last part. The first is Severus', then mine, and yours. Once done I'll copy the book and we can charm it. That way we won't forget as much as we want to."
  Memory / faust / 242d 13h 22m 22s
[b "I did think as much...and thank you again, Professor."] Blakely said quietly and managed a weak smile. The girl knew that it was for the best but that still did not make it easier. And this as far as she knew was the only thing that lined up with the history they knew. Well aside from them being a part of the Order now and the first time around.

Both of them had changed. Was it for better or for worse? Honestly she had no idea but was sure that the would be finding out. All she could do was hope it was closer to better.

[b "Brian said mum had told him something...but he wasn't meant to tell you and me about it. He felt bad keeping the secret.. He said that my dad wasn't as good a man as mum tried to say... But that was all he was able to tell me. Shortly before he could tell me more we had been called about and well you know the rest. What makes you ask?"] Green eyes were on the other girl who was looking out the window. Truly she was curious
  M.E.M.O.R.Y. / SheDevil / 243d 12h 12m 4s
This was in line as well, the others would be in the Order of the Phoenix. Now they would be, as well, and it was something remarkable. It would not have happen without the war, the person she became now. Whether that was a good thing or bad, she wasn't aware.

"You will begin tomorrow after lessons, Miss Straite. I'm afraid Miss Taylor you will be here for a few more days, tomorrow someone from the ministry will come in," Dumbledore said kindly. "I will leave you two to talk."

When Dumbledore left, Willow stood up to go look out the window. Pulling out one of her books she took out the folded picture. "We don't exist anymore. It's just Brian in the picture now. I have question...did he try telling you about something about your dad on the trip or before his death?"
  Memory / Faust / 242d 13h 31m 27s
Dumbledore listened to the question asked of their other young friends and nodded slowly. "I have asked them if they would be up to taking part as well. And they just as the two of you have agreed. " The man said quietly as he offered yet another smile to the girls.

He was sure this would be hard enough but he trusted them. "And I trust the two of you will be taking this seriously and help to watch after the others?" Again he gave one of his pointed glances as an after thought to his words of the lessons both girls would be receiving.

Blakely was silent as she heard the words. Again being separated from Willow would be hard. Actually this time it would be scarier as well. They were not in their own time and the troubles were just beginning. They also didn't know what would be the same and what would change. But like the other girl she was aware it had to happen.

[b "It..thank you for this!"] For the first time a little of her spark was back. But even she knew it wouldn't last too long as she was not dealing well with the change.

[b "So...when does all of this start?"]
  M.E.M.O.R.Y. / SheDevil / 243d 14h 20m 27s
"We know, sir. We've fought for you and the wizarding world before, and Severus in the future wrote down events that may come to pass. I know you asked not to be told what happens," Willow responded. She understood why he wouldn't want to be told. It was prudent to not know anything of the future. "Are James, Sirius and Lily joining?"

In their timeline it did, it was impossible to say now. Sirius would want to, to save his life as well as his mates. To not be with them would be difficult. Hearing she'd be away from Blakely worried her, but knew she'd need to go.

"Wonderful, well, Miss Taylor, there will be potions and lessons from an expert in the ministry. As luck as you would have became only half like Mr. Lupin," Dumbledore continued looking to her with a smile. "Miss Straite, since you've already began studying time magic, perhaps it's time for lessons."

Willow never thought she'd get advanced lessons and here it was. Giving a smile she sat down looking to him. "That'd be...it'd be great..." Willow said happily.
  Memory / Faust / 243d 14h 41m 37s

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