Summary: Remus Lupin, James Potter, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew have always looked forward to their first year at Hogwarts, but life at school isn't quite what they expected. Can Remus keep his dark secret safe from his disquietingly observant friends? Can Sirius reject his family's traditions and survive their wrath? Is Peter a competent wizard, and can he prove it to demanding professors? And how will James ever keep his unlikely group of friends together in the face of tattletale girls, scheming Slytherins, and the growing rumours about the rise of a new Dark wizard?