More Than Enemies (A Sirius Black Love Story)

Name: Valentina DeGaglia

Description: 5'6" and curvy with long wavy black hair that falls to the small of her back. She has Violet colored eyes and tan skin. She was born and raised in Italy with her mother and twin brothers. She is starting her 5th year at Hogwarts (along with the marauders). Her best friend is Lilly Evans and she is a Ravenclaw.

Chapter 2

On the Train

For the next week, that ridiculous comment Lilly made about Sirius sticks to the inside of my head like an infection I can't shake. Everytime that handsome, infuriating face pops into my head, I get angry all over again. How could she say that? It is obvious I hate the guy!

But when I see her on the platform on September first, all my irritation fades away and I wrap my arms around her and hug her tight. I can never stay mad at my best friend. I hug and kiss my mother goodbye, as does Lilly. My mother has loved her like a second daughter since the first time she came over to stay with us for a few weeks over summer break. Once we are done with our tearful goodbyes, we pack our trunks in a compartment and then head to the Prefect's compartment for instructions. We are the first ones in there, but it slowly fills up. A boy named Alex Harris is the other new Ravenclaw Prefect. He has short, dark hair and pale skin. He is cute I suppose, and very nice.

"Hey Valentina," says Alex, sinking into the seat next to me.

"Hi Alex. How was your summer?" I ask, smiling.

"Not too bad. How was Italy?" he asks, flashing a bright tooty smile.

"Beautiful as always," I shrug.

"So you made Prefect, I am not surprised. I knew you were destined to be one since the first time I met you," he says.

"I was surprised, but thank you for the compliment," I tell him while elbowing Lilly. She has a wide, knowing smile that I can see out of the corner of my eyes.

Our conversation is disrupted when the head boy begins talking, drawing our attention to him. He has been talking for about three minutes when the door to the compartment slides open and the other Gryffindor Prefect strides in.

"Sorry I'm late, I was attacked by a rabid hippogriff on the way here," says Sirius, forcing himself between Alex and me and floping down on the seat.

"How in the heII did you make Prefect?" I whisper loudly, eyes wide with shock.

"My angelic personality and love of rules I suppose," he says, flashing me an evil smile that I feel all the way to my toes and back.

"Do you mind Black?" snaps the Head boy. Sirius stares at me for a moment longer before slowly turning his gaze.

"You may proceed your highness," he says with a small nod.

The rest of the Head boy's ears go in one ear and out the other as I try to ignore Sirius's thigh pressed tight against my own and the way his long hair is falling in his dark green eyes. Irritation bubbles in my chest. How could Dumbledore make HIM a Prefect? What was he thinking? Does being a Prefect mean anything at all?

"Are you okay Valentina?" asks Alex, waving a hand in front of my face. I blink back to the present to see the compartment mostly empty. The only people left are Lilly on one side of me, Alex on the other and Sisius watching me closely from the doorway.

"Oh, yeah I am fine. I just spaced out for a minute," I tell him, waving away his worried gaze.

"Yeah, my body tends to do that to people, especially my Val," says Sirius before slipping out the door into the crowd. I really hate the way my heart stutters at the words "my Val".

"Are you sure?" he asks, overly worried.

"Yeah, let's go to our compartment. Alex, want to join us?" I ask.

He heartily agrees and the three of us walk down the train to find our compartment. We are the only three in there and spend the next few hours chatting happily about summer break and what lessons will be like this year. But my enjoyment ends when the food trolly comes, with James and Sirius tagging along behind it. I buy some cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice while they help themselves to seats. James sits next to Lilly and Sirius sits next to Alex. I toss my snacks on the empty seat next to me and Sirius immedietly snatches one.

"Do you mind?" I ask, grabbing one myself and tossing another to Lilly and one to Alex.

"Not at all," he says, taking a big bite.

"Ugh, your such a git," I tell him, but he only laughs.

"So, Aaron is it? How did you get so lucky as to be invited to sit with these lovely ladies?" says Sirius.

"Um, actually its Alex and she invited me to sit with them because we are friends," he says a bit defensivly.

"Well, we are friends too and she didn't invite me," he says, his bottom lip jutting out in a fake pout.

"Why can't you just leave us alone Sirius?" I sigh.

"Because I wanted to ask you something and you distracted me," he says, leaning forward to shorten the distance between us.

"And what is that?" I ask, trying not to let his nearness affect me.

"The first Hogsmeade trip of the year is the day before Halloween. I was wondering if you wanted to come with me," he says with quiet intensity. My heart is pounding in my chest and my palms are sweating, but a small burst of anger flares in my stomach. What an idiot. He is a jerk to me all the time and now he wants to ask me out?

"Oh, gee I would, but Alex already asked me and I told him I would go with him, huh Alex," I say, reaching out an taking his hand.

"Oh, uh yeah," he says, wrapping his fingers around mine. Sirius leans in even closer until his warm, hard lips are brushing against my ear.

"You are lying Val, but its okay. I don't give up easily. One day you will say yes," he whispers and then he and James leave the compartment. I stare at the empty doorway, my ear burning and a hallow ache in my chest. I may have just made the biggest mistake of my life.

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