dstone03: Just looking for a good time
He turned to see Sirius leaning casually against a tree, a mug of coffee in his hands.
'Sirius, where are we? That seemed almost instantaneous.'
Sirius grinned and pointed off to the north.
'Your pokey excuse for a flat is exactly four and a half miles that way.'
Remus's expression widened into a delighted smile. '
'The cottage is this close? That's brilliant! I can help babysit, cook, anything you need. So we must be south because I can't see Hogwarts.'
Sirius pushed himself off the tree and strode over.
'South and slightly East, this is the bottom end of the great lake, if you climb to the top of that hill you can see the southern edge of Hogsmeade.'
'Why didn't James and Lily come here? If this was a retreat spot, what went wrong?'
Sirius looked out to the lake, his eyes shadowed.
'I don't know. We sent the wards here at the weekend and the following Friday, they...they were gone. I can only think that it all happened too fast. I know that James was having trouble making the port keys for here. Something about the magical energy of the landscape and the forbidden forest. It has taken me several months to get past it. You know James didn't have his wand on him when Voldemort att