Amycus looked at Sirius amusedly as the other boy patted him on the shoulder, thinking that he must have had more to drink than Amycus would have guessed. He followed the other boy's gaze to Lupin and then back at Sirius and smiled to himself, those rumors were true then.
"Not what I imagined happening certainly," he said, keeping his tone casual. His grandfather had taught him quickly how to tell people what they wanted to hear without ever actually saying the words. People wanted to believe that there was something between him and Rabastan and letting them believe it seemed to have settled the rumors down somewhat. Except with Avery but he didn't think anything would get him to back off about it.
"I can understand about not wanting to ruin things," he added taking another sip of his drink. "Something I always worry about with Rab but I've been lucky enough to keep him wanting me around so far."