Fic: The Fall, 3/4 (Teddy/James II, NC-17) for loony4lupin Author:gryffindorj Recipient:loony4lupin Title: The Fall Rating: NC-17 Pairing(s): Teddy/James Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended. All characters engaging in sexual activity are 16 years or older. Summary: "You may go now. I don't want to see you back in detention again." James mutely picked up his bag, heeding Teddy's instructions. "Walk back to Gryffindor Tower, no stopping anywhere. I want to imagine you with come dripping down your legs." Warnings: None, other than the rating indicates. Word Count:~29,900 Author's Notes: Thank you so much to everyone who helped me so much. You all know who you are and I adore all of you. loony4lupin, I kept a list of your preferred kinks and ticked them off as I used them, so hopefully you will find many of them here.
His hands twisted in his robes, bunching them around his waist. He wanted to drop them so he could grip James's hair, but last time he had done that he had ended up with come all over his robes. Easy enough to clean off, but it still made him feel a bit seedy.
Teddy's back was to the wall, legs spread, trousers around his thighs as James knelt in front of him sucking him off. To Teddy's surprise, James sucked cock very well. Teddy had thought that something like that would only come with practice, but like Quidditch, school and pretty much anything else, James was naturally good at it.
He moaned over Teddy's prick, his tongue curved as it glided over the back, lips perfectly plump as he sucked and sucked. He moaned again, rubbing his fingers in Teddy's crease.
Oh, sod it. What was the point of getting a blowjob from someone with permanently messy hair in the broom closet at break if he couldn't grip that hair and thrust into that gorgeous mouth? It was already pretty seedy; cleaning a bit of come off his robes didn't make it any worse.
Teddy dropped his robes, digging his fingers into James's hair, pushing himself deeper in James's mouth. James growled in response, pushing back hard, sending Teddy roughly into the stone wall.
James bobbed his head faster, sucking harder. Teddy pushed his hips again and again, everything around him going blurry as James moaned, and Teddy swallowed his cries of pleasure as he filled James's mouth.
James leaned back on his heels, licking his lips. Whether it was for effect or not, Teddy didn't know, but it was effective all the same.
He pulled James up from the floor and pushed him roughly to the wall. His mouth quickly covered James's, kissing him hard, aching to have some part of himself in James's mouth again.
He made quick work of James's fly, and didn't bother to pull his pants down very far. He devoured James's mouth and fisted his cock, quickly bringing him off. James cried out Teddy's name into Teddy's mouth.
Shirts tucked back in, ties straight and robes cleaned, James pulled out the Marauder's Map from his pocket. He quickly looked at it then grinned at Teddy. "All clear. Me first?"
James always left whichever place they were hiding first. It would look unseemly to have a teacher ducking into a cupboard, alcove, passageway, or wherever else it was they had decided to have a quick go on that particular day.
Teddy waited a minute before following James out. He had barely closed the door behind him when James grabbed him and pushed him against the wall.
"James!" Teddy hissed.
"Shut it, I told you it was safe." James kissed Teddy intently, lips softly pressing Teddy's, tongue gently brushing his mouth. Sighing, Teddy kissed him back. It was a very good snog.
James leaned back. "Next time fuck me in your office. Then I won't have to kiss you in the corridor."
Teddy was about to tell James there wouldn't be a next time, but who was he kidding? They had already gone through an entire month of next times.
After James left Teddy's flat, Teddy told himself he was done, that he knew what it was like to have James, and now he could move past all that. But then he saw James on New Year's Eve, and after a few drinks, they had got off together on Harry's and Ginny's bed while those two were out celebrating. Once they were back at Hogwarts, Teddy thought it would be easier to stop, but James, with his fucking firm arse, was everywhere.
There were a number of reasons they should stop--his job, and Harry and Ginny being foremost in his mind--but the deed was done whether they stopped now or not, and nothing could undo it. Plus, this term was going so much better than the last. Teddy hesitated to attribute that to the fact that he was coming on a regular basis, but he was sure it helped him relax.
There was also the fact that he wasn't quite sure he could stop it, even if he wanted to, because deep down inside, in the rare moments he was honest with himself, he knew that ending things with James was the last thing he wanted to do.
Teddy sat in the staffroom, politely listening as Lavender tried to convince him he needed his palm read. He had declined several times.
"I don't know why you are opposed to it. Our dear Headmaster allows me to read his palm almost weekly," she said a bit curtly to him.
"Is that so?" Teddy asked dryly. "And does he….read….your palm in return?"
"Of course not. He is not trained in the delicate art of perceiving with the inner eye," she said, speaking to Teddy as if he were completely daft.
"Excuse me?" someone said, knocking and opening the door. Teddy, Lavender and Professor Flitwick, who were the only ones in the staffroom, all turned to the door. It was James. Only James would be ballsy enough to open the staffroom door before he was given permission. "Professor Lupin, can I have a word?"
Teddy stood and walked to the door, ready to tell James in the privacy of the corridor that Professor Brown clearly didn't know that everyone knew she was boffing the Headmaster. They could have a good laugh about it together.
"Sir," James started as Teddy closed the door.
"Sir? You must have gotten yourself in a tight spot if you are calling me 'sir'." Teddy grinned.
"No ,but I'm hoping to," James said, his voice dropping to hardly above a whisper.
"You came to get me for a shag?" Teddy's lips twitched.
"Not now, I'm late for Potions. But it's been four days—"
"Really? Four?" Teddy tried to think of the last time they had been together. "All right. I have four students retaking a test tonight. They'll be there at seven so come by my classroom at dinner."
James turned and smugly walked away. Teddy felt his stomach stir as he thought of the way James's arse looked strutting under those school robes.
Later, Teddy had James in a position they hadn't yet tried, and Teddy thought it had been a grievous error.
James was bent over the side of Teddy's desk while Teddy kissed his way down the back of James's neck, and his fingers brushed through the trail of hair on James's stomach.
Teddy licked the shell of James's ear. "You going to call me 'sir' again?" A shiver ran down James's spine and somehow travelled to Teddy's cock. Teddy pushed him hard against the desk, causing James to yelp.
James pushed back. "You're going to have to make me."
"Easy," Teddy said, sliding his hands into James's pants. "You're such a whore. Your balls are already tight, aching to come."
"What's been pressing into my arse? Your wand isn't that blunt." James pushed back into Teddy's pelvis.
"I'm going to press it into your arse even more." Teddy pushed and James moaned, falling forward a bit more.
Before they could go on, someone knocked on the door.
"Fuck, I thought they weren't going to be here till seven?" James shot a look over his shoulder.
"Teddy?" It was Neville. He knocked again.
"Tell him just a minute," Teddy hissed.
"What?" James eyes shot wide open.
"Just a moment, Professor," James called out.
Teddy didn't have the time to be impressed with how smoothly James's voice came out. He stepped back from James and thought for a moment, then seamlessly changed his looks to that of one of James's friends.
"What about your robes?" James whispered.
Teddy tapped his clothes, fluidly changing them to look like those of every other student.
"How'd you do that?" James asked with a bit of awe.
"I'm paid to teach Transfiguration when I'm not shagging students. Now open the door." Teddy shook his legs a bit, hoping to get more blood to flow to his legs instead of his hard cock.
Neville walked in and raised his brows at James and Teddy. "Mr. Potter, Mr. Kirke, why aren't you two at dinner?"
"We were discussing homework," James lied smoothly.
"Does Professor Lupin know you are in his classroom with the door locked?"
"He wouldn't mind," James said, shrugging while Teddy shook his head.
"What you meant to say was 'no'." Neville sounded calm, not the least bit upset, but he did look from Teddy and back to James again. "You two can talk about homework or whatever else you were doing in the library, or perhaps it's best if you do it in Gryffindor Tower."
James snorted when Neville said "do it", and Teddy tried his best to keep from either laughing or smacking James on the head.
"Both of you go before I take points." Neville rolled his eyes as they moved quickly past him.
They walked in the direction of Gryffindor Tower, neither of them looking at the other to keep from laughing.
James dove quickly behind a tapestry, pulling Teddy with him. They fell into one another laughing hysterically.
"Damn, what time is it?" Teddy asked, finally getting control of himself and changing back to his own looks, his hair a brilliant shade of blue.
"Ten till," James said between breaths.
"I have to get back."
"I like the school robes on you, and your hair that colour. You look like a wet dream."
Teddy leaned close to James, kissing him. "Wear your Quidditch robes and I'll wear this. We can talk about wet dreams together."
"I'll see you later then?" James asked, sounding a little unsure, which didn't fit James's normal personality at all.
"Meet you back here in two hours." Teddy tapped his robes to return to his normal ones, threw the tapestry back and walked back to his classroom.
It was easier getting James back to his rooms than Teddy had anticipated. They were able to take the most direct route and not duck and hide once.
Teddy lit the lamps of his room with a wave of his wand, making sure they were bright so that he could appreciate every aspect of James in his Quidditch kit. Within moments, Teddy was kissing James, moaning over his lips.
James drew back and smirked. "Just like your wet dreams?"
"Better and not the same," Teddy murmured, kissing the underside of James's jaw.
"Not the same how?" James pulled at Teddy's tie, which he had changed to match the one he had worn as a student.
"You're sweaty in them….I can smell the salt on your skin before I lick it off—"
"Your breeches stick to your thighs a bit before I tug them off, and I start to suck you, tasting the aroma between your legs. We're also in the changing rooms, and I take you to the shower and fuck you using just the water to slick my cock."
"Take me to the shower," James said.
"You're not sweaty." Teddy licked along James's neck to punctuate his point.
James pulled Teddy towards the bathroom."I could use a good washing though. You could, too. Your balls need to be sucked clean."
"Fuck," Teddy whispered, his balls tightening as he allowed James to lead him to the bath.
James threw off his robes and pulled off his jumper, standing at the entrance of Teddy's bathroom bare-chested, wearing only Quidditch breeches. This hadn't been a part of Teddy's fantasies before, but it was going be now.
Teddy pulled off his own robes and clothes, leaving them in a crumpled pile on the floor. He walked past James into the bathroom and started the shower. Once the water was to his liking, he pulled James into the bathroom, setting him against the sink and kissing him. The steam from the shower had already started to fill the bathroom and cling to their bodies. James's chest felt sticky against Teddy's, and while it wasn't exactly sweat, the effect was the same.
James held on to Teddy's hips, pulling him close. Teddy moaned as his prick pressed up against the cotton of James's breeches, scratching softy at the head.
"Want to get in, or finish here?" James asked, kissing down Teddy's neck, brushing his thumb against Teddy's nipple.
"Shower." Teddy untied James's breeches, pulling them down.
"They do stick to my thighs, you know."
"Huh?" Teddy looked at James.
"After a match, when I take them off, they stick to my thighs just like you thought they would," James said, his eyes sparkling.
"Merlin, you're going to make me come," Teddy moaned.
"That's the idea," James said, and stepped out of his crumpled clothes, into the shower. He let the spray splash across his face, arching his back to let the water run down his chest, belly, cock and legs.
Teddy watched him, moving and stretching under the water; the way James's thighs and arse flexed as he adjusted his position, the movement in his arms as he pushed his hair back, his lips sucking in droplets of water. He got in the shower behind James, wanting to trace his fingers along all the rivulets on James's body.
Teddy raised his hand and paused, staring at the tattoo he'd just noticed on James's right shoulder blade. It was in the shape of a cross, the bottom pointed while the top and two sides were flared. He gently brushed his thumb over it and James shivered.
"When did you get this?"
"Right after New Years, before term started. You haven't seen it before?"
"We've either been shagging half-clothed or in the dark since we got back," Teddy said, and leaned down to run his tongue over the inked design.
"Aaaah," James said. "Good point. Much nicer in the light. Do that again."
He licked his way around the outline of the tattoo again, then kissed James on the neck at the base of his hairline, then again where his shoulder and neck met. James arched his back, bringing his hands to the back of Teddy's head, massaging his fingers through Teddy's hair. Teddy pulled James's hands away, brushing them by his lips so that he could lick the pads of his fingers.
Lowering his head, Teddy licked down James's back, taking the time to lick each bump of his spine. He kissed down across his shoulder blade, paying homage once again to the tattoo, and under his arm. Teddy didn't know what the muscles were called where James's back and chest met, but he decided he should learn, because on James they were almost fuckable on their own. He kissed along James's sides and began to realize how quiet the shower was, aside from the thrum of the falling water and the sound of his kisses. It was unlike James to be so quiet.
Teddy kissed his way back up James's side, stuck his face under James's arm, and licked, tickling him.
"Hey!" James said jumping. "What was that for?"
"You're quiet," Teddy said against James's ear as he drew small circles on James's arse with his fingertips.
"I didn't know I was so quiet." James turned his head to get a kiss from Teddy. "Liked what you were doing though."
"Good. I want you to like what I do to you. What we do together." Teddy wrapped his arm around James's waist, pulling their bodies flush together. "Want you to like it so much you need it, Jamie."
"God, I want you to fuck me." James pushed his arse into Teddy. "I need that."
"Do you?" Teddy ran his fingers along James's crease. "Want my cock filling your arse, stretching you and pounding into you so hard you forget your own name?"
James turned around and leaned up against Teddy, their faces a hairsbreadth apart. "I didn't come here for tea," he said. He pushed Teddy to the back wall of the shower, flush against the tile, kissing him harder and more violently than usual. His teeth were cutting across Teddy's lips and tongue, biting and sucking, devouring his mouth. James began to rub himself against Teddy's body, making those sounds Teddy loved so much; soft whimpers, moans, begging and groaning all at once.
Teddy held tightly to James's back, clawing at him as hard as James bit at him. He wanted to throw James on the floor and spread him without any preparation. He wanted to bury his cock inside James's arse so desperately he thought he was going to scream. He tried to push back against James, but for the first time James was using his height and weight over Teddy to his full advantage. Instead of moving, Teddy lowered his hands to James's arse, wordlessly reminding him what he wanted.
James dropped his head to Teddy's neck, biting and licking along the tender flesh, encouraged by the loud moans escaping from Teddy's lips.
"Out of the shower," Teddy said suddenly, his voice husky. "Want to spread your legs and stretch your arse."
"Yesssss." James pulled Teddy back from the wall.
They stumbled out of the shower, trying to get to the bed. They fell roughly to the floor at the entrance to Teddy's bedroom, James taking the brunt of the fall since he was beneath Teddy. He didn't seem to mind, as he continued kissing Teddy without breaking stride.
Teddy began to work himself lower over James's prone body, taking time to lick along his chest, suck at each nipple, and circle his tongue in James's navel. He licked at the droplets of water in the dark trail of hair that led to James's cock, savouring it like he hadn't had a drink of water in ages, while James fucked himself against any part of Teddy's body that was touching his prick.
He pressed down on James's hips to keep him still and circled his tongue on the head of James's prick. James bucked his hips against the restraint, trying to fuck Teddy's mouth.
"Fuck, Teddy, oh god, fuck," James cried out. James was writhing around and moaning, and he looked so fucking beautiful that Teddy wanted to make him come, make him cry out before he fucked him.
He sucked James's prick hard and fast, James's balls tightening quickly. As James's prick began to twitch and arch, Teddy pulled his mouth away replacing it with his hand, wanting James's come to spread all over his fingers.
"Oh Merlin! FUCKFUCKFUCK!" James cried out, coming just as Teddy wanted him to.
With his clean hand, Teddy reached for his discarded clothes, scrabbled for his wand and summoned some lube from the drawer in his bedside table. He poured a bit in his hand and spread it across his fingers, mixing it with James's come.
James's limbs were soft and languid now, and Teddy easily pushed his thighs a part. He stroked his hand in James's crease. He looked up at James, his face pinked and eyes still holding the dark arousal they held before he came. He was the most erotically attractive sight Teddy had ever seen. Teddy quickly slid up the length of James's body, kissing his swollen lips. He wanted to devour him.
Teddy almost reluctantly slid back down James's body; he wanted to come as he kissed James. The allure of spreading James's legs was all that kept Teddy from doing it.
Positioning himself between James's legs, Teddy had to tell himself Go. Slow. Go. Slow. Go. Slow. over and over again.
Taking his slicked hand, Teddy pushed one finger into James's hole, which he had only done when blowing James.
"Ahhh." James let out a deep groan. Teddy pushed his finger back and forth, stretching and pulling. He added a second finger.
"Mhmf," James moaned.
"Is that good or bad?" Teddy asked, flexing his fingers.
"Good, so damn good," James said. Teddy saw James's cock begin to get hard again. He put in a third finger.
"OH GOD!" James yelled. "I want your cock, in me. God. Fuck."
Teddy removed his fingers, and reached for a bit more lube. He spread another few drops across his aching cock, then a bit more on his fingers. He slicked James's entrance, taking care to make sure he was ready for Teddy to be inside him.
He knelt between James's legs, positioning his cock to nudge against James's entrance.
"Yes, fuck me. Teddy. Please." James panted, his cock fully hard and leaking come again.
Teddy told himself again, Go. Slow. Go. Slow. Go. Slow. as he pushed into James. James's arse was hot and clenched around Teddy's prick.
"Relax," Teddy said, slowly moving his hips. "Take a deep breath, Jamie. Don't worry, I'll take care of you."
James's legs shook slightly but he spread them further, arching his hips to meet Teddy's slow gliding hips.
"Good. Good." Teddy held onto James's hips, moving them in time with his.
Teddy already felt ready to come; he had to look past James to keep from doing it. The tightness wrapped around Teddy's prick urged him on, making him want to fuck James hard and fast and fill him.
James reached down and began to pull his own cock. "You always make me want to come. I could come all the time for you," James moaned, stroking himself. The fluid snap of his wrist bones as he stroked himself was erotic as hell. The way his fingers circled his cock, going back and forth, back forth.
"So beautiful," Teddy murmured, wrapping his hand around James's own. They worked him back and forth together. Amazing. It felt absolutely amazing, Teddy began to thrust faster.
"Yes. Please, faster." James urged him on. Teddy moved his hips in time with his and James's hands.
"So fuckable, James. Beautiful, gorgeous and fuckable. I'm going to make you take my cock all the time now." He snapped his hips quickly, unable to even think about going slow. He was ready to fill James.
"Teddddddy!" James called out as he came hard, all over himself and Teddy. His arse clenched on Teddy's prick.
"Oh. Fuck. Oh. Fuck. SO GOOD!" Teddy thrust erratically, releasing into James. James still thrust his body into Teddy's, pulling the orgasm from him.
"Oh hell. Oh fucking hell," James said as Teddy fell on him, their bodies sticky with every bit of each other. It was magnificent.
"Come get in bed," Teddy panted across James's chest.
"I don't know if I can even walk."
"Good point." Teddy crawled to his bed, pulling the quilt off and bringing it back to cover himself and James with.
James, like some sort of needy pet, snuggled instantly into Teddy. Teddy didn't mind.
Their breathing slowed and returned to normal and then slowly became deeper.
"You okay?" Teddy asked softly.
"Yeah." James voice came out a little hoarse. "It was not quite what I thought but not bad."
"It'll get better."
"It felt pretty damn good near the end. If it gets better than that I won't be able to last even a minute."
"You're young. I'll go slow so you can come twice." Teddy smiled.
"Saint Lupin, always a giver," James said, dryly. "Did you like it?"
"Of course. Knew I would."
"Because it's me or because you like buggering people?"
"Both." Teddy chuckled. James didn't respond right away.
"When did you-"
"Bugger someone for the first time?" Teddy finished James's question.
"No, but go ahead and answer. I was going to ask when you were—buggered?"
"Oh. Seventeen for one and eighteen for the other."
"You weren't gay till a few years ago," James said, looking up at Teddy with surprise.
"No, I didn't come out till a few years ago. I played around for a bit then got pretty certain about it three or four years ago," Teddy corrected him.
"Hm." James put his head back down.
"I'm done asking questions," James said. It was unlike him to not be too curious for his own good.
"Are you sure?"
"Yeah, I don't much fancy hearing about every prick you ever touched, or cunt you were in. I don't need to know."
"Cunt?" Teddy shuddered. "Does your mum know you know such vulgar language?"
"Your mum know about this very sexy tattoo you have here?" Teddy asked stroking his fingers across James's shoulder blade.
"She'd try to blast it off if she did. She'll see it eventually and she'll go mental about it and all. I won't be able to sleep at home for a bit; she'll try to take it off in my sleep." James shrugged.
"You can come stay at my place, I'll protect you from your mummy," Teddy teased in a baby voice. James bit at Teddy's neck playfully, then began kissing down his body.
"Who's going to protect you from me?" James asked working his way down Teddy's body, to his stiffening cock.
"Too late, I suppose." Teddy hissed as James tugged a nipple between his teeth. Lower and lower he moved down Teddy's body.
"You'll be the fucking end of me," Teddy said, as he threaded his fingers through James's hair. Teddy bucked his hips as James sucked him long and slow with his mouth.
"When are you going to let me top?" James asked, passing a cigarette to Teddy.
They were lying in James's bed, sharing a post shag smoke. Teddy knew smoking wasn't allowed in the dormitory and somewhere in his mind he knew as a professor he shouldn't smoke in here, but he also shouldn't be in here, shagging students of all things.
It had become difficult to sneak James in and out of his rooms anytime they wanted to share a bed all night or at all. Some other Gryffindors had begun to notice when he was gone all night. They would use Teddy's office when given the chance but with students and staff dropping by, James had hidden on more than occasion, half-clothed, under Teddy's desk.
On a lark one Sunday afternoon Teddy had changed to look like a student and gone into Gryffindor Tower with James. Teddy told James he didn't care for the idea much of sneaking into a student's room. "Makes me feel like a lecher."
"Bending me over your desk doesn't?" James laughed at him, and Teddy had scowled back.
But James was right. Whatever line or lines Teddy had crossed were so far back now that what did a shag in James's bed matter,? It wasn't the thing that would get him sacked. All the other millions of things would take care of that quite nicely.
They now almost had regular times they were in here together. They both had a break from classes on Thursday afternoons, and they almost always wound up in Gryffindor Tower. James could tell his friends to clear off easily enough.
"When do you want to top?" Teddy replied after taking a drag from the cigarette. "I'm game if you are."
"On your knees," James demanded, sitting up in bed. Teddy looked at his watch.
"I've got a meeting with the Headmaster." Teddy shook his head, throwing back the covers. "Can't do it now."
"Sure. Sure." James flopped back down on the pillow, pouting. Teddy leaned down and tried to kiss his frown away.
"Sorry, love. I can't be late." James rolled his eyes. Teddy snickered.
"Stop being a selfish, cock-craving child and help me decide who to be." Teddy knelt on the bed, grabbing his clothes. James brightened a bit when Teddy proposed this.
This had become a favorite game of theirs any time they had sex in James's bed. They would play around with who Teddy should look like. James had been really shirty with him once, when Teddy showed up looking like a particularly unattractive Ravenclaw.
"Who's that Slytherin with the really perky tits?" James asked.
"I try not to look at my student's tits." Teddy shook his head.
"That's right, you like legs and a good arse. Forgive me," James replied dryly.
"She has long blonde hair, and walks like she's got a stick up her arse," James described.
Teddy knew who James was talking about now. He changed his looks easily, lengthening his hair and changing it from purple to blond. He transfigured his clothes to look like hers. He stood at the foot of James's bed.
"How do I look?"
"I think I should have saved her for after you bugger me. It would have been easier to fake the walk after that."
"You can change into her again." James leaned back on his pillows. "I wouldn't mind a go or two with her."
Teddy jumped on the bed, straddling James and bringing them nose-to-nose. James didn't move but his eyes grew wide in amusement and surprise. "Don't say that, Jamie. You'll make me late because I have to stay here and prove what it is you want," Teddy whispered almost into James's mouth. James closed his eyes and arched his mouth for a kiss. Teddy almost brought their lips together and then quickly got off the bed. He wasn't going to give James the satisfaction.
Kiss or no kiss from Teddy looking like the Slytherin girl, James still smiled widely as Teddy left the dormitory.
Teddy got to the fourth floor and headed for a secret passageway where he could change back into himself before he reached the third floor. He saw two students walking towards him and made sure to arrange his face in an icy stare that he was sure he had seen on his grandmother's face a time or two. He was almost to the passageway when he recognized the girl. It was Laura and she was walking with Mark Gilbert. Walking, however, was the wrong way to describe what they were doing; they were having a moving grope session. Her hand was practically in his pants!
They walked by and Teddy couldn't help but stare. Had the world flipped on him? Wasn't she in his office not long ago crying, about him and what that bastard had done to her? It couldn't have been more than a couple of months ago.
Teddy walked slowly, trying to think of how long it had been. It was before Christmas, and holy hell that was months ago. They were almost to Easter Break.
As Teddy walked, at first he was confused, and then he became really pissed off. What was she playing at? Teddy got himself more and more angry about it. He convinced himself that Mark must have dumped her initially and she wanted sympathy any way she could get it, even if it meant making up an elaborate story so a stupid professor would pity her.
God! Teddy was such a fucking idiot to have worried about her and felt he could have done something more.
"Teddy? Teddy? Professor Lupin!"
"What?" Teddy looked up. Neville was standing in his doorway.
"You're late for a staff meeting, I was sent to find you."
Teddy had made it back to his office and was so wrapped up in his thoughts he had forgotten completely what he had been doing. He'd had the presence of mind to change back into himself and get to his office but not much beyond that.
"Right. Sorry. Headmaster sent you?" Teddy stood up.
"Yes. Are you coming?" Neville stepped aside to let Teddy out of the office.
They walked for a few paces. "You all right?" Neville asked. "You look like you're pissed off."
"Sodding students," Teddy grumbled, and Neville didn't ask him for any more clarification.