Achilles and Patroclus 🤝 James and Regulus =
tragic, beautiful love
James: I've found a Valentine's card in my pocket
Sirius: Yes, I put it there
James: But... Why did you sign it 'from R.'?
Sirius: What?? I- Remus????
Regulus: Yes, I've seen, he did it
Remus: *remember when Regulus made it in front of him* Okay, I did. Do you want to go on a date, James?
Regulus and Sirius: *aggressively jealous* NO.
written with @wolfstarmicrofic prompt: inspiration
Remus looked warily down at each of his three best friends, who were sitting on the floor of their shared dormitory, looking confused but patient as he paced uneasily in front of them. Remus paused, faced them and took a deep breath.
“I’m gay,” he said.
His breaths came out shakily. He twiddled with his fingers. His eyes were nearly all white with how wide he had stretched them.
The reaction was sort of disappointing, really.
“We know,” Sirius said bluntly.
Remus blinked once, fiercely. “What?” he rasped, then cleared his throat. “What do you mean?”
James looked rather amused. “Oh, mate,” he said softly, “You don’t have to be so worried. We all figured it out around 4th year.”
At this, Remus looked positively mortified. “You— But— I—”
“It’s alright, Moony,” Peter crooned, hiding a fond chuckle, “We don’t care.”
“Wait… really?” Remus asked, sounding heartbreakingly hopeful and yet still weary, as if he didn’t quite believe them.
“Of course, mate!” Sirius assured him, grinning, “When have we ever lied to you?”
Remus raised his eyebrows sardonically, but sat down between his friends feeling sufficiently lighter.
“Well then,” Peter started, sounding suddenly business-like, “What prompted you to make this sudden confession? Any particular inspiration behind it?”
He shot a pointed look at Sirius, who was casually leaning back on his palms and staring fixedly at Remus, an odd, flaming sort of look in his eyes.
“Ah well…” Remus replied, “It’s our last year at Hogwarts. Figured it was about time you guys got to know anyway.”
James hummed understandingly, but there was a mischievous look on his face.
“So…” James purred, slowly leaning forward and reaching out a hand to trace circles over Remus’ bicep, “Any other confessions you want to make?”
He waggled his eyebrows and exaggerated a lip-bite.
“Prongs!” Remus protested, shoving James away as they all barked with laughter.
Undeterred, James sat cross-legged, elbows on his knees, head propped up on his hands. “Oh, come on, Moony,” he said, “You can’t look me in the eye and honestly say you’ve never wanted to snog me.”
“Nope,” Remus said, grinning, “Never.”
“Don’t be shy, Moony,” James insisted, ruffling his hair and winking, “There’s got to be at least one time—“
“He said no,” Peter cut in, “because his one true love is obviously me.”
Remus laughed loudly at the scandalized sound that James made. As he and Peter got into a heated argument over the rightful owner of Remus’ heart, Remus himself looked over at a smiling Sirius, and knew with certainty who his heart truly lied with.
After Work Angel (1/1) (jegulus)
Regulus was in the library, typing furiously for hours and hours. Headphones on and classical music playing so no lyrics would distract him but he could still drown out the sounds of people making too much noise on the silent floor.
He liked that he could focus for so long but often once he got in the zone his other needs were long forgotten.
James knew to text him when he got off work, often knowing no response would come for a few more hours. Today was no different.
When regulus’ hunger finally took over completely he started to pack up. He knew it was finally time to go home when even the way he was typing was a sound that sent his heart pounding. He knew he should listen to his body before it had to sound every alarm, rattling all of his senses, making everything else feel like nails on a chalkboard directly next to his ear.
So as he packed up his things and walked toward the entrance he texted James he was on his way home. Usually Regulus just walked, the cool evening air filling his lungs and soothing his nervous system. Today, when he made it just a few blocks from home a car pulled up next to him, instantly recognizing it as James’.
James of course rolled down the window. “Get in, we're going to get take away because you need food now,” James said and Regulus couldn't help but laugh.
He gets in the car, and James kisses his cheek. “Hi,” Regulus says sweetly.
“Burgers or tacos?” James asks in reply.
“You're an angel, you know that,” Regulus says, grin spreading on his face. “and tacos please,”
“Oh good that's what I want too,” James says as he drives away.
“How did you know, by the way?” Regulus questioned. He should know better than to question though, James knows him better than he knows himself.
“Well because usually you come home 2 hours after me, but it's been 4 and half hours which means you got lost in your work and only left because your body told you too. That also means if you came home and had to make something you probably would forgo it because it's too much energy.” James accurately explained.
“And I wanted tacos so I thought maybe you'd want them too,” James added slyly.
Regulus laughed. “Alright yeah that sounds about right.”
Regulus turned to look out the window, finding the moon and stars in the sky, thanking them for his love and grateful that today turned out to be pretty great.
You ever just write a love letter at 1 am to one of your closest friends ever with no intention of giving it to them because love and confrontation is something you are not willing to deal with just yet but at the same time your feelings are on the verge of basically exploding out of your heart that doing nothing is torture?
-remus lupin at some point (and also me)
I need to talk to someone about Barty..
the three genders are literally princess (james), slut (sirius), loser (remus)
narrator: but they were flirting, and continued to do so, for the entire rest of the game…
how do i explain to my parents and relatives that the reason i put effort into my studies and my exams is not to have a bright future and a nice job but because i can't possibly fail remus lupin
James: I'm the most responsible in the group.
Remus: You've literally just set the dorm on fire.
James: I know, and I take full responsibility for it.
WHAT IF sirius was sorted into slytherin as he was supposed to be?? black brothers being the casanovas of slytherin while remus and james being the casanovas of gryffindor?? enemies to lovers wolfstar/jegulus?? first they hate each other but then evan and james slowly becoming friends so they get the chance to know each other without trying?? idk about you but i need this immediately.
James could NOT resist the urge to do this.... Isn't it like Regulus complains
*plays Karma by Taylor Swift on the background *
Can you do a few stories about wolfstar?
Hi! Yes I absolutely can. While I'll work on some more and if you have an ideas you'd like to see please request! But for today, my brain said to give them wolfstar means consoling pain. This one is for you anon - with love 💜
He’ll be Alright (1/1) (Black Brothers | wolfstar)
(CW: inferred self harm/SI - handle yourselves with care my loves!)
“I need you to promise me you won't do that again,” Sirius says. It's pleading and desperate, and his eyes are filled with so much pain, his own and that which he shares with Regulus. So much hurt that Regulus has to look away.
“I can promise you that I'll try…” Regulus answers dejectedly.
“Reg, please,” Sirius begs.
Regulus eyes shoot back to find Sirius' and his arm reaches out gingerly to grab Sirius' wrists.
“No Sirius, I'm being real with you right now. Because I can't take being a disappointment to you on top of everything else going on and I can't promise that it won't happen again but I can promise that I will try,” Regulus says, always matter-of-fact but this time with the threads of honesty in his exhausted tone.
Sirius let out a heavy sigh. “Okay Reggie, okay. I love you, you know that?”
“It's nice to hear it,” Regulus replied. He knows it's harsh but it's also true. Sirius made him promise to be honest. Actually he's making him promise a lot tonight and Regulus isn't sure it's really the best use of their time. “I'm sorry that was mean,” Regulus says into the silence.
“No Reg, you're right. You're right." Sirius says and he closes the space between them to place a gentle hand on his shoulder. It's not a lot but it's enough for them for now.
“You going to be okay for the night?” Sirius asks when James and Remus show up to the door. Regulus nods, and then his eyes move over to James’ whose are sad with concern but soft with love.
James hugs Sirius as they swap places.
“Take care of yourself Regulus,” Remus calls from the door, as Sirius falls into his side.
As they walked out, down the long sterile hallway, Sirius clung tighter to Remus. Remus held him, hushed his silent cries, and once they were out in the fresh air pressed a kiss to Sirius’ head, as Sirius weeps “he's my brother, my baby bother.”
“He’s okay and he’ll be okay,” Remus reassured.
“I love you, Remus,” Sirius said as he stopped walking and he turned to look at the other boy. “Hes uh Regulus so going to need more of me for a while, so um I love you I want you to know that and if if Regulus was okay maybe things would be different a-” Sirius began. His voice breaking with every other word.
“Sirius we aren't breaking up, stop it,” Remus said, gripping Sirius’ jaw lightly. “I'm here for you, and that means through all of it. Even if you're brother is going through it. You are my family Sirius which makes Regulus my family. I'm not going anywhere. I'm here for you, I love you, and we will all make it through this. Together,” Remus’ words are firm and final but with so much compassion.
Sirius melts into his arms and cries for real now. “Thank god, thank you I love you so much,” is all that comes out coherently.
Remus wraps him in his arms, and they stay like that for a long time. They stay like that even as they walk home, and once they get settled in bed, and how they stay all night.
James: Did you have to stab him?
Regulus: You weren't there you didn't hear what he said to me.
James: *hands on his hips* Well what did he say?
Regulus: "What are you going to do Baby Black? Stab me?"
Barty: That's fair.
[James apologizing to Sirius after a fight]
Sirius: it's ok! it was nothing it's not like you fucked my brother or anything
James: actually, now that you mention-