1 Work by randomwriter_08 in Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Regulus hates the words tattooed onto his arm. Hates them with burning passion.
Please don’t do this.
It could mean anything. But he doesn’t want to think about all the possibilities because if he does then he’ll wallow on the output and when you have those words tattooed on your arm since you were born, you know there’s no way anything good can come of it.
But then James Potter prances into his life.
He stops him in hallways and carries on casual conversations like there isn’t a war going on and he isn’t the estranged brother of his best friend and they aren’t on opposite sides of a war.
James Potter gets under his skin in a way nobody else does, and it irks Regulus to no end.
So why doesn’t Regulus tell him to shove it and leave him alone?
Well, he knows the answer.
But no matter what is happening Regulus can’t ever admit it out loud.
Then again, James Potter always had a habit of getting what he wanted.