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Title: With Great Power
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mrs_jack_turner
Characters:Sirius, James with implied Remus/Sirius and one-sided James/Lily.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sirius has been keeping a secret that’s forced to come out when James drops in on him unexpectedly.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Author Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] cmajalis from the prompt: Sirius secretly obtains Muggle superhero comic books during the summer. Maybe he's secretly trying to read them without getting caught in Grimmauld Place or maybe he's trying to explain it to the other Marauders who find the whole concept so unusual. It turned out much longer than a drabble, and I tweaked it a little bit; hope you don’t mind. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] nerak_rose for the beta :D
Disclaimer: Characters and world belong to J.K Rowling and not me. I'm just borrowing them. Any comic book characters alluded to are the property of Marvel.

Fic on Ao3.



"Sirius!" James' voice echoed up the stairs. The sound caused Sirius to catapult out of bed and scramble furiously to hide what he had been reading. Under his pillow seemed as good of a place as any. Of course he didn't quite manage it quickly enough. Before they were completely out of sight, James was stood in the doorway looking at him with an amused smirk. "Oh, sorry mate, were you going to have a wank?" His question accompanied with an inappropriate - or appropriate given the topic of conversation, Sirius supposed - hand gesture.


"No!" Sirius protested. He took a step away from the evidence and his bed, towards his friend. "What do you want anyway?" Clearly something in his expression or tone didn't convince James as the nosy git darted past him the moment Sirius left enough of a gap. The brightly coloured pages Sirius hadn't quite managed to stow away were snatched up by James like a Seeker finally in possession of a Snitch.


"Not like you to be embarrassed about it. I could do with some new material anyway. Lily's not even looking in my direction at the moment."


"She never looks in your direction favourably. Besides, that's not what they are. Don't bend them!" Sirius attempted to pry the magazines from James' tight-fisted grasp. If left with James any longer they were sure to get ruined with his grubby fingerprints and careless attitude towards possessions.


"What are these?" James looked down and got a better view of the pages in his hands and placed a hand on Sirius chest to hold him back. Frustrated, Sirius jerked James' arm out of his way and reached forwards again to pluck them deftly from his friend. "Is this what you wank over? That guy's green! Merlin's beard!"

Certain James' protests could be heard down in the common room, Sirius shushed the other boy. The last thing he wanted, were more people party to the conversation. James alone is bad enough.


"They aren't wank mags, you prat! Give 'em back! I haven't finished that one yet." It had been difficult enough finding a way to get them all delivered to Hogwarts as it was without having to try and get replacements sent out. Luckily, James hadn't done enough damage to them to require a Reparo, Sirius noted when he got his hands back on them. He still ran his fingers over them to smooth out any creases that may have appeared as he settled back on the bed: one leg tucked under him the other foot resting on the floor.


"What are they then?" James may have relinquished them from his possession, but that certainly didn't stop him from hanging over Sirius' shoulder to get a proper look at them now. Sirius had put all but one down on the bed, and that was the one he was now thumbing through. What to tell James that didn't make him look like a kid? "Are they Muggle? They aren't moving."


"Yes, they're Muggle things: comic books. I've got a bunch of them."


"But what do they do? Have you got any I could give to Lily? I bet she misses Muggle things when she isn't at home."


"Do? You read them. They're stories, just like what Moony reads, only they're picture based instead. Why does everything have to link back to Lily with you? I doubt Evans would want them and if she did that family of hers can easily get them for her. These are mine. Not something for you to use to get into a girl's knickers!"


"Ok, ok. Fine, I won't give them to Lils."


"Don't let her hear you call her that."


"Are you sure these are Muggle things? I mean green men? This guy has claws!"


Sirius had to hand it to James; the content was a bit out of the ordinary for non-magical beings. A lot of what they were calling science did not seem possible without the aid of magic, but he hadn't even considered that they might not have been written by Muggles when he had first started reading about their crazy adventures. It had been years ago now, before he had left the horrors of Grimmauld Place for the sanctuary of Hogwarts. One day, he'd sneaked out when his mother had been otherwise engaged with his cousins and had wandered around Muggle London until he had found a shop that captured his interest. Lots of colourful magazine had filled the shelves and he had been fascinated by the lack of movement in the images. He'd stolen one. Taken it home and read it. It hadn't made too much sense at the time, starting reading in the middle of a story arc wasn't what he was used to with books and their beginning, middle and end all contained within the pages of one volume. So he'd never thought about Muggles and their comfort with dealing with magic back then, just thought maybe it was Muggles version of things they couldn’t explain.


"If they're made by wizards, then they're specifically sold by Muggles and not us. And for the record, if I was going to wank over these - which I wouldn't, I have Remus for that - it would be over him." Sirius leant forwards, snagged one of the other comics and flicked through it for a moment before pointing to a rather muscular blond man.


"Well he looks nothing like Remus. Although, he is a lot better than the other one."


Sirius felt his face heat as he blushed. "Why should he look like Remus? Can't I have a fantasy guy as well as a boyfriend?"


"I suppose, but I mean," James flicked through the comic until he found what he wanted, "if I was going to wank over anyone in these things it would be her."


"A redhead. Of course."


"I have a type. Can't help it."


"Yeah, well, you're still not supposed to wank over them."


"What are they for then? People who haven't quite mastered how to read yet?" James asked with a grin.


"Oh, ha ha. I can read perfectly well thank you very much, Prongs." Sirius gave James a shove so he was no longer leaning on him. "No, it's like I said, just like Remus' books only it's a bunch of good guys with powers saving the world and not some sappy shit of forbidden love that Remus likes to sink his fangs into. Muggles, but with superpowers."


"Superpowers?"


"They're like specific branches of magic I guess. The people with them can only really do one spell. It's not like with us, they aren't always born with their power. Some don't even have anything special other than a lot of money. Still help people though. Unlike my family who... Never mind. It's just nice to see the good in people sometimes, you know?"


"I understand." James knew as well as Sirius did that there people out there were killing in the name of blood purity. Even if Sirius' family weren’t actively doing it, they didn't condemn the perpetrators either. Somehow the fact that Muggles were dreaming up people with powers to fight their normal battles for them made it even worse to Sirius. The people they created would surely be able to protect them, but they didn't exist. They were alone and if people like Dumbledore didn't stand in and stop them, the Muggles would be killed in cold blood soon enough by people they hadn’t even imagined existed. The thought was sobering. "Butterbeer? That's why I came up here. Peter and Remus want to pop to Hogsmeade for a drink."


"What? Oh, yeah. Sounds good." Sirius looked down at the comic before sighing and placing them away in his trunk. "While we still can, right?"


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Date: 2012-04-09 11:35 am (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (steve/tony)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
i think perhaps the most important question is, does sirius ship steve/tony? :P i can easily see that happen. with himself as the sassy tony stark and remus as the adorable steve rogers.

you know it'd be like that. :P

now someone write me the cross-over.

Date: 2012-04-09 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmajalis.livejournal.com
How about Cherik?

http://calico-lupin.livejournal.com/31110.html#cutid1

Date: 2012-04-09 02:29 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
i saw on dA ♥

Date: 2012-04-09 02:33 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: (sirius is imagining remus naked)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
well, cap was dug out of the ice in '64. ;D so he and tony have had a broship going on for about 15 years by the time this fic takes place, if my math isn't completely off. (because, the ship was instant. yes, yes it was.)

awwwwwwwwwwwwww &hearts,

Date: 2012-04-09 03:28 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
well, the same year cap started showing up in iron man's "fics" in tales of suspense. :P (maybe i took my research for HoL regarding iron man a little seriously at the time, although it sure did save me some trouble later XD)

Date: 2012-04-09 04:27 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
true. in the sequel which never happened i was going to expand on the comic bits a bit more. slip in some tony/steve and some other references and stuff. i'm a little bit sad that won't happen now XD (well i might still write it but i'm going to have to dump the whole dancing theme because i feel like that's stretching everything a bit too far. you know. so i'm going to wait and see if inspiration for something awesome hits before i do anything more in that 'verse...)

Date: 2012-04-09 04:38 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
true. :P my mind does funny things. ohgod don't ask. i managed to forget everything about model!hugo until yesterday. top priority ficwise should be the rarefest fic. so i think. 5-6 wips? *shudders* (:D)

Date: 2012-04-09 04:47 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
no i think you still win on that account. :P i'm not sure what'll happen with model!hugo.
how's the harry/draco story coming along?

Date: 2012-04-10 07:59 am (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
we'll see what happens with it :P i approve of finishing p/o first. :D

Date: 2012-04-09 12:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmajalis.livejournal.com
OMG I've been looking forward to this story ever since you said you'd write it and it's so perfect! I especially love how it's sweet but at the same time there's still the influence of the war that's about to happen.

Somehow the fact that Muggles were dreaming up people with powers to fight their normal battles for them made it even worse to Sirius
THIS. I really loved how Sirius thinks that as wizards they could have been superheros for Muggles. (I think he would hate Magneto)

I wonder who that mascular blonde man is XD And I think the woman James liked was Jean Grey? XDD



Date: 2012-04-09 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmajalis.livejournal.com
I think you've made the right choice! I love bittersweet stories :D

OMG haha I forgot about those matching T-shirts! They would argue about who would be the sidekick though...

Hahaha, fangirl Sirius is the best! Maybe he can persuade Remus into going to a cosplay party as Captain America and Iron Man XD

I think James is like Marshall from How I Met Your Mother. He first has to make Lily die in his fantasy before imagining other women...

Date: 2012-04-10 08:02 am (UTC)
nerakrose: (sirius is imagining remus naked)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
i'm thinking that remus would be SUPER uncomfortable in the costume. and it'd be slightly loose on him (even if it's padded to make him look like a hunk) and he'd pull at the collar and try to turn to look at his backside and be all "but sirius it's skintight" and sirius would say "shush, you look fantastic" and remus' hair would refuse to stay in the 40s quiff steve has and would continually flop down and sirius would think it's the most adorable thing ever.

...clearly i have a lot of feelings about this. XD

Date: 2012-04-10 04:52 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (steve/tony)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
GOOD. you're not supposed to unsee it :D

Date: 2012-04-10 07:15 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (gannicus - my cock rages on)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
me too. :D

Date: 2012-04-10 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmajalis.livejournal.com
LOL this is perfect! XD I can definitely see Sirius checking out Remus's arse (and then trying to shield it from other eyes XD)

Date: 2012-04-11 08:34 am (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
or maybe parading it around? XD i can see sirius do that too. EVERYBODY LOOK AT MY HAWT BOYFRIEND

Date: 2012-04-10 08:24 am (UTC)
epithalamium: (Default)
From: [personal profile] epithalamium
"Is this what you wank over? That guy's green! Merlin's beard!"

For some reason, this made me choke on my tea. I don't even read much by way of Marvel comic books (I will silently sit here in the corner with my DC comics...), but awwww Sirius! I like it that James has a type. It just figures. 8D

Date: 2012-04-10 11:59 am (UTC)
epithalamium: (Default)
From: [personal profile] epithalamium
Hee, defo from laughter. XD
As long as he has Batman, I have nothing to complain about. 8D

Date: 2012-04-11 04:02 am (UTC)
epithalamium: (Default)
From: [personal profile] epithalamium
Yes. And no parents. >.>

Date: 2012-04-10 04:51 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (steve/tony)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
YAY DC COMICS. i'm not one of those comic snobs that read only DC or only Marvel because i love both. XD THERE'S JUST A LOT OF MARVEL OUT AND ABOUT AT THE MOMENT OKAY. super excited for the the dark knight rises this summer! BATMAN YAY.

*wanders away*

Date: 2012-04-11 04:05 am (UTC)
epithalamium: (Default)
From: [personal profile] epithalamium
I used to buy X-Men anything when I was younger, but nowadays the only graphic novels I do buy are Vertigo titles, which are from DC, so yeah. XDD WOOOOHOOO, BATMAN!! \o/

Date: 2012-04-11 08:34 am (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
i didn't know anything about x-men until the movies came out. my childhood was all superman, batman and spiderman as the lone marvel hero. XD

Date: 2012-04-11 10:12 am (UTC)
epithalamium: (Default)
From: [personal profile] epithalamium
The Uncanny X-Men aired here when I was a kid, and everyone wanted to be Rogue or something, haha. Aside from that, my cousins and I were all about Batman and Spiderman. Not really much Superman--although I guess my cousins liked him well enough, I didn't. I'm now wondering what'll happen now that Henry Cavill has been cast as the next Superman...

Date: 2012-04-11 12:18 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
my love for superman came partially from the superman comics my school had lying around and the lois&clark tv series which i worshipped. also the old superman movies which i also worshipped. and then smallville happened. i have a lot of love for superman still. <3 but spiderman! ohhhh. <3 my school had more spidey comics than it had superman comics and i'm not sure i ever made it through the entire pile. I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE NEW SPIDEY MOVIE AHHHH andrew garfield! <3 i really like the toby maguire ones but that story has been told. TIME TO RESET EVERYTHING AND BRING ON THE PRETTY FACE.

this is the year of superhero movies. :D avengers, spidey and batman! *flails*

Date: 2012-04-11 12:26 pm (UTC)
epithalamium: (Default)
From: [personal profile] epithalamium
AAAAH ANDREW GARFIELD. IKR AAARRRRRH!!

Date: 2012-04-11 12:45 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
i'm sure he'll be a good spidey. :D

Date: 2012-04-11 12:45 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
lois and clark was the best! when desperate housewives started i couldn't unsee lois.

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