Who: Remus, Sirius, Severus What: Severus is going to use his mad Legilimency and Occlumency skills to put Sirius back to sorts the wanker Where: Gryffindor Tower, 6th year boys' dorm When: 6th March, around curfew Status: Incomplete Rating: PG, perhaps higher
It's a thief in the night to come and grab you It can creep up inside you and consume you A disease of the mind, it can control you
After he had agreed to meet up with Lupin, Severus found himself taking the stairs a little slower than he might usually. He wasn't quite looking forward to what was to come, but he knew that he had something over Black now, something that was so powerful it would guarantee that the other boy would leave him alone for a long time to come, perhaps even until graduation. A small part of him genuinely felt guilty about his treatment toward Lupin, so he'd wanted to help, but the bigger part just wanted to do this for the knowledge and power that he would gain. Severus had to constantly remind himself that it wasn't because he wanted to help one of his greatest enemies, but that it was for the good of his own development as a wizard and for the pursuit of his skills. He wasn't completely heartless, though.
The castle was chilly and quiet that evening, this close to curfew. Only a few stray students were about, and luckily, none of them wanted to cross paths with the Slytherin. He made his way to Gryffindor Tower with the slinking litheness of a stalking panther, pressing himself close to the walls and practically blending in with the darkness. If anyone were to see him going in that direction, they might think him mad. He hadn't traversed this particular path since that apology to Lily... but for Salazar's sake, he needed to clear his mind of distractions. With a concentrated effort, he wiped all thoughts except for those necessary for this task tonight. It was fairly easy to do so after so many years of practice.
Dark eyes swept the corridor containing the Fat Lady's portrait, but he made a grave effort to avoid her at all costs. At a darkened alcove near enough to Gryffindor's entrance, he leaned against the wall and waited for Lupin to meet him.