"Ah, you know. Got to keep her on her toes," James replied, shutting the door quietly behind him. "Anyway, I wouldn't want to be third wheel in her and Remus' catch up."
It had been a mad 24 hours. Finding Lily and everything that entailed, the family lunch with two new arrivals, not to mention all the fallout from the past week. He hadn't even had a chance to catch up with Sirius, apart from an hour or two yesterday when his friend had remained stubbornly canine and James had worked off some excess energy by lobbing a shrunken quaffle across the grounds.
But things weren't right. James was pretty sure he could feel it radiating off Padfoot like a wave as the other man joked, smiled and laughed his way through dinner. Despite how happy James was, a tight little knot of worry had taken root in the pit of his stomach as he'd watched Sirius, and so of course he had followed him. What else was there?
"Want to try and bribe a house elf?" He suggested. "You didn't eat dinner."