Secrets and Lies (a Sirius Black love story-kinda!)

Character Profile
Name: Samantha (aka: Sam) White
Age: 11 at beginning of story
Hair color: Black
Eye Color: Green
Best friends: Lily Evans, Sirius Black, James Potter and Remus Lupin
Personality: Can be angry and tough but mostly cool, funny and smart
Creature: Nuit du Loup (Night Wolf)

Chapter 2

The Sorting

When we got off the train, we all had to get into threes and get in boats. I knew James, Sirius and Remus all wanted to go together so I went over to Lily. Unfortunately, Snape was there too but I tried not to let this bother me and jumped in the boat with the two of them.
“Where were you? I saved you a seat.” Lily demanded.
“I couldn’t find you” I lied.
“Why were you with those losers? Please tell me you weren’t sitting with them.” She said crossly.
She was so angry, so I decided to lie, “Of course not. How could you think that I would be disloyal to you, my best friend? You know that hurts.” I’m not bragging when I say I the most amazing liar. Well, I have to be.
“I’m sorry. It’s just those brats are so annoying but everyone seems to get sucked into their web. I feel like me and Sev are the only ones that can see through them.” She was still cross but not at me.
“Trust me, you’ve told me enough times what ignorant tourags they are for me to remember that.” I said and we all sat back and relaxed. It was normal for Severus not to say anything. He never really says much when I’m around; he hates me just as much as I hate him. Lily still had some sweets left form the train so we shared them between the two of us (Snape said he wasn’t hungry).
We finally arrived at Hogwarts and it was beautiful and that’s coming from me who isn’t the soppy, girly sort. We walked down through the front doors and saw a stern looking woman there.
“I am Professor McGonagall and if you follow me we will begin the sorting ceremony.” She said and turned and walked through the big oak doors. All the first years walked after her, most of them look nervous. But not me, of course- like I said, I never get nervous. Lily grabbed my hand, she was nervous of course.
I tried to soothe her. “The worst that can happen is that you’ll be in a house you don’t like and even though we’ll be best friends no matter what.”
“Promise?” she asked
“Cross my heart,” I said and we did our secret handshake.
The sorting ceremony started and the whole time I didn’t dare look at Sirius, James or Remus encase Lily noticed. Sirius was put in Gryffindor then so was Lily. I noticed that, as she was walking off, she looked sadly at Snape. I knew that they wanted to be in Slytherin together. She walked over to the table and Sirius patted the seat next to him. She glared at him and sat on the other side of the table. Remus was also in Gryffindor and he sat next to Sirius. After they were all gone James shuffled over next to me.
“What’s up with you?” he whispered, “Why won’t you even look at any of us? Is it because we all went in a boat without you? Well, you chose first, you went off-I mean, it’s not like we ditched you or anything. More, you ditched us.”
I glanced over at Lily but she was concentrating too much on the sorting to notice me. Even so, I still whispered out of the corner of my mouth, “It’s nothing to do with you-well I guess it is. It’s just Snape convinced Lily that you are all worthless tourags and now she doesn’t exactly like you. And Lily’s my best friend so if I started talking to you then she wouldn’t like me anymore and I wouldn’t want that. I know it’s not your fault, or any of the others it’s all Snape’s fault.”
“Wait, are you saying Lily-“ but he didn’t get to finish his sentence because just then McGonagall called,
“Potter, James.”
James was put in Gryffindor (of course) and on his way over to Sirius and Remus he smiled and waved to Lily but she just glared at him and turned away. It seemed like seconds later that McGonagall called my name and I went up to the stool and put the sorting hat.
“Ah,” the sorting hat said, “I don’t think anyone like you has ever come through those Hogwarts doors.”
“Shut up,” I thought mentally.
“Ohh,” the hat said laughing, “Now let’s see what we’ve got here, smart, yet brave and also very cunning and a pure-blood at that. But kind and hard working, though you don’t like to show it much do you? You are a difficult one to place. But if I have to put you somewhere then it had better be, GRYFFINDOR!”

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