I would like to thank 8cake
for bringing the shoebox project to my attention. I am now an addict. I went to the rehab centre this morning, but they told me that they couldn’t help me. Look at me, I’ve got the shakes *grins*
Heres the bit that was stuck in my head all morning:
"Moony," Sirius says finally, "we were there. Together. The whole day. I spilled ink on your trousers before class. Then you went and cleaned it up and I came with you. Then, you know, bathroom, very nice. And after that we had Potions and something exploded in your cauldron and you went and cleaned it up and I came with you again. Different bathroom, still very nice. And then after that there was lunch when I ate part of your chicken and you said 'Sirius, I have a cold, that's disgusting,' and I said 'I think I'll get it anyway, har har,' and Pete said 'What, why?' and I said 'What with all the time we spend together, germs, germs, can't be helped really, Remus has such a large nose to breathe them out of,' and you choked on your water and went to clean that up and I went with you again. Third bathroom, same story, you're insatiable."
"And yet," Remus says, "you cannot remember the apparent motion of the stars. Did you call me 'cupcake'
"I was trying it out," Sirius explains. "Just, you know. There should be nicknames."
"'Remus' is fine," Remus suggests.
"Remus isn't very three bathrooms in one day." Sirius grins fondly.
"Apparently he is now," says Remus, a little ruefully.
"So much for your vaunted Prefectly virtue," says Sirius, palming his jaw. "You weren't really using it for anything, were you?"