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Okay it's 5am, you can't possibly be awake right now, right?

Good morning

Jesus fucking christ

No, it's not morning yet, it's the middle of the night

It's been the morning for several hours

No that's not how it works

Not how you work

I don't work at all at this time, I just got up to go to the loo

Goodnight

Nooooo come back

 

Come baaaack

 

Hmph.

 

I'm back

Oh hiiiiiiiiii

Thank you for gracing us with your presence FINALLY

Hello

Good morning, sleeping beauty-full freckles

Uh huh sure

I'll think of something better later

Maybe more accurate

Oh that was plenty accurate

Tea?

Hmmmmm

Have earl?

I do

Let's go with that

Okay

What are you putting in it?

Uhh nothing, I can't be bothered

Just plain earl grey?

Yeah

Remus Shoulder Freckles Lupin, you need to get your life together

No thanks

What does today look like?

Like hell

Why?

Group project

Ooooh fun!

No.

But fun

??? No

Group things are great, you get to only do part of the work and collaborating is fun

You're one of those people.

Oh noooo you're the kid that asks the professor if they can work alone, aren't you?

Well I guess this is it then, we really can't be friends.

No

Because when the professor says "no, go find a group" I'm the girl that comes over and sits with you and tries to make it as unstressful of an experience as possible for you

Yeah?

Yes

There's an alternate universe out there somewhere where we meet via group project

And you actually do your work and do it well and on time?

Group projects only work in the fun way if everyone actually does what they're supposed to

I have yet to experience that

Maybe this time

Ew, an optimist

Ugh a pessimist

Not really, though

Good

You've got work?

Yesssss

Mgod, you're such a puppy

I like it!

I can see that!

Are you making fun of me?

Just a tiny bit, and not in a bad way. Your excitement is terribly endearing

Hmmmmm

I really never mean it in a bad way.

Oh I know

Couldn't bring me down anyway

Good.

i

okay

just a minute please

Oh okay, take your time

So

I see it's a skirt day.

It is!

I'm really really really glad to see that

I mean I like not-skirt days just as much as skirt days, I was just really looking forward to this

It looks fantastic

Why thank you

You're so very welcome

Tell me all about your group project while I'm gone

Well I don't know anything yet but sure, I can keep you posted



 

"No, Ms Lupin, find a group." Great start.

 

Okay some girls who borrow notes from me sometimes took pity on me

They're nice, so that's good, but they also don't tend to take things seriously

 

Ughhh we don't even get to pick our own theme

 

Oh sweet Merlin and Agrippa

"The History of Witchcraft"

This should be fun.

 

 

You have to do a group project about the history of witchcraft?

Correct.

That's

Interesting

Mhm

What are you going to do exactly?

You know, I think I might take a back seat on this one, actually

Really?

Really????

You? The Nerd nerd?

Yep

I already know a lot on the subject, the research wouldn't be all that interesting

So I might just sit back and have fun watching what the others will come up with

That sounds like it could get so offensive so fast

I'll go over everything at the end and fix it

Thank you

Thank me?

Yeah

Why?

It's important

I agree

That means more to me than I could say

Sirius

Yeah?

Are you

What?

Did you have a good day at work?

Oh yes!

It's all starting to become less new-fascinating more familiar-fascinating

How many compliments on your outfit?

Remus

Yeah?

I felt good about it. More times than I felt bad about it.

So many compliments

That's wonderful

It is

You definitely deserve them

Awww thank you

Yours are best

I don't know about that, but they are sincere

Exactly




You still up?

Yeah

You okay?

Not particularly

Can I ask?

Just a headache

Ouch, I'm sorry

It's alright, it’ll go away eventually

Is that all?

Is that not enough?

It is, I didn't mean it like that

I know, I'm sorry

Don't be

If texting is making it worse, I'll understand

No

It's not, no.

Okay

You stopped for awhile, so I wasn't sure

Sorry

Again, nothing to be sorry about, I just want to know you're alright

I will be

Okay

It's always okay to text you?

Yes

Okay

Always always

Okay okay

Good good

Thank you thank you

I don't know about you, but I don't think my attention span can keep that up

Tell me about the rest of your day then

Well I did get upset with this one guy for being a condescending prick

I'm listening

I was at a little nearby cafe on break and the guy behind me was going on and on about "kids being impulsive because they feel invincible"

It was gross

Did you accidentally spill coffee on him

Tea.

...really??

And not by accident

Didn't bother at all making it look like an accident

Well, you couldn't really help it, it was an impulsive decision, you felt invincible

No, I made it very clear that it wasn't

I don't remember exactly what I said while I was pouring Earl Grey onto his shoes, but it was something like "Please be clear that this is not a decision that comes as a result of feeling invincible. I have thought through this action very carefully. My impulsivity comes from the knowledge that everything is impermanent, including me, and I could be gone tomorrow, so I can't waste an opportunity today. Right now that opportunity is making sure you don't forget this moment ten minutes from now. They've been calling your order for the last two minutes, you should probably go fetch that." And then I offered to clean the floor but the girl at the counter wouldn't let me. And she said my next Earl is on her.

I love everything about that

I probably missed some things but that's the gist

Did he say anything back?

Oh he did not. He got his whatever-he'd-ordered and left

Good

I thought of you.

Of me?

Yes

What would Incredibly Dirty Nerd do?

That's your name in my phone, by the way

I tried to think of what the post-it-note equivalent act of passive aggression would be for the situation

I'm flattered

Though I'm not sure I can agree with the name

How so?

The shower is a very clean space

Oh good, we're talking about it again

Well you keep bringing it up

I do not!

I just told you what your name was in my mobile!

Do you know, I couldn't say the word "shower" without losing my train of thought the whole day yesterday?

I WORK IN A SHOP THAT NEARLY EXCLUSIVELY SELLS SHOWER PRODUCTS, REMUS

Awww you thought about me

That's not the point

I think it is

It's not

It so is though

When you said you

Oh m never mind

It's late it's getting so late, when did it get so late?

It's not that late, little star

Well you know me, always tucking in early

Mhm, okay then, have a good night

And maybe since you've thought about me so much, next time I'll think of you

Jjkmnm

Sweet dreams ;)

That one's winking

Ii see that

Thanks

Wait

Wait

Yes?

We didn't do questions

Oh!

Well go ahead

Oh I had one

I know I had one

Take your time

Okay

Oh!

Who is Mr. Moony?

It was among a lot of the other things you said that didn't make sense about the post-it event

Oh

Well I didn't exactly want to sign my name

Whose name did you sign?

It's just something I made up

So you named yourself Mr. Moony

No, it's far worse than that

What???

When I was little and there was a

When I got scared

I'd sometimes pretend I wasn't me

Because if I wasn't me, nothing bad could happen

Oh

So I was Moony

What was Moony like?

Brave

Would it

Do you mind if I change your contact name to that?

You want to start calling me Moony?

Well

Yes

I think it worked, Remus, I think you grew up to be Moony

It suits you. You are brave.

I'm

Okay

Are you sure?

If it's not, that's fine, too

No, it is, it's okay

It's not the first time I've used it

Then you are hereby Moony, Incredibly Dirty Nerd.

We can't just go with Moony?

Your contact is just Moony, but the subtext remains in my brain.

That seems fair

I think so

Your question?

Waffles or pancakes?

Waffles.

Correct

Awww

And yum

No judgement that I'm eating waffles at half eleven?

I'm learning not to underestimate your strangeness

Appreciated.

Is this late dinner or early breakfast?

It's a midnight snack

You

Nope

Nope

I said I wasn't going to underestimate you

Just be proud of me that I made them without burning the house down

Both proud and grateful

Sleep now?

Oh

Sure

Yes

Okay

Goodnight Moony

Goodnight