The Path to You
A series of moments over the course of Sirius’ and Remus’ relationship told non-linearly.
Written for @swottypotter’s 10 Days of Healing: Wolfstar Comfort Mini-Fest 2020.
day one (9/19): an anniversary
December 18th, 1981. Remus comes home to find Sirius preparing a romantic anniversary dinner for the two of them, except it’s not for the anniversary he expects.
day two (9/20): honesty
December 18th, 1976. James and Peter both have dates for Hogsmeade, leaving Remus and Sirius on their own for a snowy date in the village.
day three (9/21): self-discovery
September 24th, 1972. Sirius is the first of the marauders to confront Remus about his monthly trips to the hospital wing.
day four (9/22): recovery
May 15th, 1976. After the third super moon in a row, Sirius stays with Remus to help recover and rebuild their still fractured friendship.
day five (9/23): an apology
February 16th, 1976. Sirius feels awful about the prank he pulled on Snape, so he writes a letter—or a series of them.
day six (9/24): forgiveness
March 3rd, 1976. After several weeks of Sirius giving Remus space in the aftermath of The Prank, Remus decides that they finally need talk to things out.
day seven (9/25): returning
September 1st, 1975. When the Marauders return from summer holiday for their fifth year, Remus has gone from short, gangly, and quiet, to tall, fit, and—well, still quiet, but Sirius starts to see him in a new light.
day eight (9/26): solitude
August 28th, 1976. After running away to the Potter’s after his family try to set him up with an arranged marriage, Sirius locks himself in his new room until he gets a letter from Remus.
day nine (9/27): gratitude
June 30th, 1978. On their last night at Hogwarts, Sirius and Remus reminisce on the last seven years of their lives.
day ten (9/28): new beginnings
September 3rd, 1971. When Sirius gets a letter from home about the sorting ceremony, Remus comforts him the best way he knows how for his new friend.