Lie Low at Lupin's

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Synonyms: ll@L, LLaL
Related: Remus/Sirius
See Also: Werewolf
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In Harry Potter fanfic, Lie Low at Lupin's is shorthand for stories (generally Remus/Sirius slash) set in the summer between Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix, in which Sirius follows Dumbledore's instructions to "Lie low at Lupin's for a while".

“Sirius, I need you to set off at once. You are to alert Remus Lupin, Arabella Figg, Mundungus Fletcher —the old crowd. Lie low at Lupin's for a while, I will contact you there."

"But —" said Harry.

He wanted Sirius to stay. He did not want to say goodbye again so quickly.

"You'll see me very soon, Harry," said Sirius, turning to him. "I promise you. But I must do what I can, you understand, don't you?"

"Yeah," said Harry.. "Yeah... of course I do."

Sirius grasped his hand briefly, nodded to Dumbledore, transformed again into the black dog, and ran the length of the room to the door, whose handle he turned with a paw. Then he was gone.”

- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

As there is no canon on where Remus Lupin lives (when he's not at Hogwarts) or what his residence is like, the setting is wide open for fic writers to describe as they choose.

One R/S fan listed Lie Low at Lupin's as #2 on a list of Top Fifteen Remus/Sirius Clichés: Dumbledore's instructions to "lie low at Lupin's" are inevitably interpreted as "Go to Lupin's cottage in the woods, make up with him, and shag. Then shag some more. Then shag again for good measure, discuss what a miserable hand fate has dealt you, then come back to the Order of the Phoenix and save the world." [1]

Common Tropes

Popular themes of these stories include:

  • Hurt/comfort (generally Lupin providing comfort due to Sirius' angst at having been falsely accused and imprisoned in Azkaban for twelve years)
  • Stories where Remus and Sirius were together at Hogwarts, and now have to re-learn each other after their long separation
  • Stories where they weren't together, but wanted to be, and now have a second chance at a First Time
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  1. ^ Top Fifteen Remus/Sirius Clichés. Last accessed December 03, 2010.