August 26th, 2005, 9:32 pm
This is my first fic EVER!!! I just came up with the idea of Lily, her friends and the marauders each having a journal that comes into the story every now and again, as a kind of POV. HOWEVER, the story is going to be written mainly through Lily's eyes :D
Im going on holiday for a week and then the day after that I'm back at school so this (and if i get a chance to post tomorrow) is all I've got a chance to write, but after that i promise to update regularly :eyebrows:
DiScLaImEr: None of the characters in this story are my own except Prof. Meade, Prof. Lupos and Lily's friends, with the exception of Alice Longbottom.
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August 27th, 2005, 11:40 am
This is it. In about an hour I'll be leaving for Kings Cross Station to go to Hogwarts for the very last time. A part of me really doesn't want to go. I know it's stupid, but maybe if I don't go and accidently-on-purpose miss the train, then I wont have to "officially leave" Hogwarts. It's the only place I can really feel at home, I'ts where I belong I suppose. A large part of me thinking that is probably down to Petunia - I wish she would just grow up!! I need to stop letting her get to me so much, but you know what? I'm not going to think about that today - nothing can spoil today. I'm going to see Alice, Amanda, Grace - and I can't forget Remus! He was so good to me in 5th year, helping me study for our O.W.Ls, ever since then we've been good friends. Don't go getting any ideas!! That's all we'll ever be - friends, we just don't see each other in that way. Besides, I've got a sneaking suspiscion that he and Grace have got a thing for each other - but I'll just have to see what this year brings!! I mean, if It's going to happen it will be this year, wont it?
Oh. No. i've just remembered. With Remus comes The Marauders - and with The Marauders comes Potter. Potter and me, well we just don't get along. He's had a thing for me since First Year I am told, by none other than Mr. The World Revolves Around Me himself. He's so arrogant, always ruffling up his hair so it looks like he's just got off his broomstick, he knows exactly how to get under my skin. And another thi-
Oops got to go mums calling - write more later,
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"Lily get down here now!" her mother, Marianne Evans screamed up the stairs, "The train leaves in - 10 MINUTES!!!"
Lily Evans, an almost normal seventeen year old girl ran top-speed down the stairs into the hall, where her mother and father were waiting along with her trunk and snowy owl - Harriet.
"Oh My God!! Why didn't you tell me?!" Lily cried, feeling slightly flustered
"She just did," a dull voice from the living room called out, "I'm all done cleaning now mother!" Petunia said with a bright smile
Lily clenched her fists so tightly that her nails were digging into the palm of her hands,
1. She was going to be late
2. Petunia was trying to annoy her
3. Just Petunia
"Now, now Petunia, we all know that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit," Lily said with a falsely bright smile.
Before Petunia could say anything in response, Lily quickly kissed her mother and father on their cheek and gave Petunia another would-be-charming smile, grabbed hold of her belongings and apparated to Kings Cross Station with five minutes to spare.
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Lily re-appeared about a metre infront of the train. "****!!" she thought, her usually perfect apparation had been spoiled by her anger at Petunia for just being so Petunia-ish. She suppressed a slight laugh at the thought of her going any further and landing on top of the train! "That would have been some entrance for the first day back!" she smiled to herself as she looked around the platform, trying to spot one of her friends. "No, that's something that Potter would do, showing off infront of the whole school just because he's so smart," she thought, her temper rising again. "Speaking of the devil....here he comes! Quick just jump onto the train before he sees you! Too late," she thought as she heard a very loud shout of "OI, EVANS!!" Lily closed her eyes and silently counted to ten, before turning around to face the dirrection of the voice she knew all too well.
James Potter - Quidditch Extroadanair - had just separated himself from a crowd of people all surrounding a very large, shaggy black dog and was walking towards her with his arrogant strut, grinning from ear to ear.
"How was your summer?" he asked, putting his arm around her shoulders
"It was good thanks," she answered politely, wriggling out of his grip and turning to face him
"Soooooooooooooo," James said staring pointedly at her chest
"WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU STARING AT!!!" Lily shouted, letting all her frustrations out on James Potter, she didn't care that people where staring and starting to laugh - she wasn't going to stand for this!
James immediately burst out laughing at her outburst and said once he had composed himsel, "Your Badge!"
"Oh," Lily said getting more embarrassed by the minute, It was true, she had completely forgot about her newly-appointed position of Head Girl. She looked at the spot where James had been looking moments before, and saw the silver badge with the initials "H.G" on it shining brightly and reflecting the red from the Hogwarts Express infront of them. "Sorry, I forgot all about it," she mumbled to her shoes
"It's O.K Lils, besides you look cuter than ever when you're angry! Sorry for not explaining my actions before, which were bound to be mis-interpreted to look pervy - especially by you, and anyway - Congratulations"he said with an enthusiast bow.
"Er, thanks," she said with a sheepish smile not really knowing what to say, when she didn't say anything else he wavad his hands in a way to signal for her to elaborate.
"What?" Lily said walking onto the train just in time as the train was beginning to leave the staion, merely thinking that James had overdosed on the sugar quills again.
James ran onto the train after her just as the doors were closing and stood infront of her with a scandilised look.
"This!!" James sharply jabbed his finger into his chest, where there was a very similar badge to hers pinned to his robes - except with the initials "H.B" on it.
"OH NO YOU DID NOT!!!!!!" Lily bellowed
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September 5th, 2005, 6:42 pm
"Yeah, I did!!" James said, clearly very pleased with himself and either not getting that she was mad at him or just trying to wind her up, "I say - isn't this going to be exciting!" he said in a pompous voice, sounding very like present day Ernmie Mcmillan
"NO!!!" Lily exclaimed, he was ruining everything!
"Just think........our own very private bathroom............moonlit walks around the school as we patrol - alone........." James was currently in dreamworld :rolleyes:
"........allowed out at any time we'd like - Just think Lil's, romantic dates by candlelight in the Great Hall - just the two of us :eyebrows: "
"POTTER STOP!!! YOU'RE RUINING EVERYTING!!" Lily shouted, stamping her feet with rage and storming into the nearest compartment, where luckily she could see Alice's curly blonde hair through the window.
"What happened to her being over the moon at me being Head Boy and inviting me to the first Hogsmeade visit that came along?" James thought, his mood rapidly detereorating, "****!" he muttered under his breath
James was just about to step into the compartment that Lily had just dissapeared inside when he heard a familiar high pitched giggle behind him. Whirling around hurricane-style he saw that there was nobody there.
"Great he's heard us, good one Wormsy" Sirius thought, rolling his eyes. Tapping his friends Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew on the shoulder, he signalled for them to retrace their steps back behind the wall to where hey had been watching the whole fiasco. He watched Remus, or Moony as he was more commonly called by the Marauders, calmly lift the cloak a little higher to enable them to walk back. He jabbed Moony and Wormtail (Peter) sharply in their backs, mouthing "We haven't got all day! Move!" when they turned to face him, James was already walking towards where they where with a mystefied expression on his face. Once they were safely behind the wall he wasted no time in performing the Bat Bogey Hex on Peter for being such an imbosile.
"Wormsy?! Guys?!" James called out, when nobody answered he started to walk with his hands outstretched to where he had heard the noise moments before. "Scratch that," he thought and muttered the spell, "Protrego!" under his breath and fired against the wall opposite him at the end of the corridor.
With nothing to hit and an anti-jinx spell on the walls the spell merely bonced off onto the wall accross from it.
Hearing a crash, James smacked himself on the head thinking that he had just destroyed school property before he had even got there. Running to repare it he heard someone swore that sounded very familiar. Turning a corner he found himself staring at his three best friends and - as Remus only had half a leg, he guessed - his invisibility cloak.
"Hey Prongsie what's up?" Sirius said getting up from where he was slumped against the wall
James glared at him, and glanced around at Remus who was picking up the invisibility cloak and was trying to revive Peter, who was unconcious after James's Protrego spell had hit him straight in the face.
"You heard?" James merely said, leaning against the wall
"Sooooo - it went well then," Sirius said bursting out laughing and refering to James's argument with Lily
"Lily's a nice girl, give her a break for a bit Prongsie." Remus said from his place beside Peter.
"NO!! I swear on Pad's life that she likes me!"
"Yeah, she wants him dude." Sirius said from where he was standing, leaning on the wall.
James, completely missing his sarcasm, gave him an approving nod, "Arrrrgh, I'd better go apologise again." He said, turning around and walking in the opposite dirrection down the train
"Be nice!" Remus called down the train
"Stay cool Prongs!" Sirius called, bursting out laughing,"What jinx do ya think she'll use this time Moony?" He said, when James was out of earshot
Lily was sitting, staring out of the window when James stepped into the compartment. She had just finished telling her best friends - Alice, Amanda and Grace - all about the whole episode with James. When she had finished she gave them all a "look" as if to say "See what I mean about him?" when they didn't say anything right away. Grace and Amanda had just exchanged knowing looks and Alice had tried to calm her down for about thirty seconds until Lily bit her head off when she said "Come on Lil's, give the guy a break, he was probably just excited about it, being Head Boy's a big deal." Now she was just looking at the wild landscape out of her window in a huff.
"Um, Evans, can I talk to you for a sec?" James asked timidly from the compartment door
"Sorry no you can't Potter, we're busy in here," Lily said, only turning away from her position at the window for a second
"Er, yeah, you look it," he said glancing at the four girls who were each sitting at seperate corners of the room, Alice reading a magasine, Amanda staring into space and Grace humming a tune to herself that sounded alot like "Greased Lightening".
"Well I don't really want to talk to you right now Potter, so, if you don't mind," she said gesturing towards the door
"Well I do Lily " James said stubbonly
"Well I don't"
"GUYS!!!!!!! Please SHUT UP!!!!!!!" Amanda screamed from her corner by the door
Seconds later, Sirius came skidding in with Remus not far behind, crashing into James. Remus surveyed the room with a confused expression on his face from the floor and Sirius said, "Oh."
Grace screamed as she watched Remus trip over Sirius and fall on the floor.
"What?!" James said getting irritated now
"Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell, Um - " Sirius began
"We heard shouting so Padfoot thought that Lily was jinxing you again Prongs so he wanted to come and see, and cheer her on." Remus chimed in, telling on Sirius after he had tripped him up infront of the girls, whilst Grace was helping him up off the floor where he had landed when he crashed into James.
Alice started laughing and Amanda just said "I wish they'd just hurry up and get married or get it on or something, this is getting boring now," blushing when Sirius grinned at her and said, "Exactly!"
James stood glaring at them all before saying to Lily, "Well?"
"What?" Lily said clearly deep in thought about something
"Outside," James said smiling breifly. When she just looked at him, truly bewildered he added, "To talk."
"Oh. Fine. Whatever." Lily replied walking out of the room glad to leave the situation, it was getting embarrassing. She had pretended to be extremely hot, fanning herself, when she turned bright red when Amanda had made the comment about them "getting it on". She didn't even know why she had got embarrassed, all that James ever did was annoy her. All. The. Time.
James followed her and stood opposite her outside of the compartment, making sure that nobody was around when he said, "I'm sorry, O.K? I didn't mean to upset you or anything, you know, before."
"What's this, James Potter apologising to me twice in one day? It's either a miricale or you've finaly got all grown up and mature," she said rolling her eyes, "I believe the former."
"Oh yeah, well what if I told you that I had? What if I told you that I was sick of you insulting me and going off on one all the time whenever I just try and be nice to you? What if I said that I had worked really hard for that badge all year? What if I said that I was tired of you calling me stupid and arrogant and annoying and-"
"Potter," Lily said quietly
"What if i said, Lily, that I wanted us to be friends, FOR YOU TO KNOW THE REAL ME EVANS - not this fake person you seem to think I am? W-" James said raising his voice with every word, going on oblivious to her interruption
"James, stop - please"
James stopped, perhaps it was because she had called him by his first name for the first time EVER, or merely because she had asked him, or because that she was looking right into his eyes and he was finding it hard to concentrate.
"I'm sorry," she said, smiling slightly, "But you've got to realise that I'm only like that when you're.....just-"
"What?" he asked, still looking into her eyes
"Annoying." she said but quickly smiling when she saw that he was looking a bit hurt, before adding, "Friends?"
"Yeah......of course, but - "
"No Potter," Lily said walking back into the compartment, smiling over her shoulder before she stepped inside and beckoned him in.
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September 6th, 2005, 7:20 pm
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The Hogwarts Express pulled into Hogsmeade Station at halp past six that evening and the students were greeted with one of the worst thunderstorms in history. Lily, Grace and Amanda all huddled together infront of the compartment doors as the freezing cold could be felt inside on the train, Alice had left them to go and meet up with her boyfriend Frank Longbottom who was in a compartment further along the train. Peter had been quickly rushed off the train as soon as it stopped to be taken to Madam Promfrey, the young nurse in charge of the Hospital Wing by the Lunch-Trolley-Lady, to be treated for his injuries that had been caused by James's Protrego jinx. Sirius and James had dragged Remus off to stand guard once he found the Lunch-Trolley-Lady's-Lunch-Trolley, (lolz :D) so he could steal some food for their dorm room.
"Maybes, it'll go off soon," Amanda said hopefully, looking up at the sky as if doing some sort of prayer, as the girs were shoved to the side as people rushed off the train to the horse-less carriages that were waiting for them about 500 yards away.
"Name me one time when a Hogwarts storm has just gone off, just like that," Grace snapped clicking her fingers
Lily was ignoring them, she was mentally calculating the distance between herself and the horse-less carriage awaiting them and making frequent grabs at her head.
Remus reappeared seconds later followed by Sirius, who was doing some sort of strut as he walked, and James. There were massive bulges underneath their cloaks, were they had obviously stowed away the food that they had stolen in their robes underneath.
Sirus walked over to where Amanda was standing and put his arm around her shoulders, before saying to all the girls, "You guys still here? Everyone else has got off the train ya know," he said gesturing to the empty corridor and compartments ahead of them.
"Were not thick Sirius," Grace said rolling her eyes at him, "Lily and 'Manda are having a fit coz they think their hair is gonna get wet."
"Am not," Lily replied, giving the food parcels in the boys pockets a scandilized look as if they had personally hurt her,
"You are too!!!" Amanda cried at Grace, clearly offended
"I hope you didn't steal that," Lily said narrowing her eyes, "Oh My Gosh Remus! You're a prefect! And Jaaaaaaaames - you're head boy!!!"
"Relaaaaaaaaax, Evans," Sirius soothed, "you sound like McGonnagal - and we haven't even got inside Hogwarts yet," he said rolling his eyes at her, running off the train before she could reply and dragging Remus along with him, who had been staring at Grace, leaving the rest of them behind.
"OI!!!! WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING WITHOUT ME?!?!" James bellowed at them to be heard through the storm.
"We thought we'd leave you girls alone," Sirius called out to him, barely being able to be heard through the storm
James jumped off the train and ran after them, zig-zagging through the rain at top-speed before reaching the carriage that Sirius and Remus had dissapeared behind, just as he was climbing in he turned around.
"JAMES!!! GET IN IM FREAKIN COLD!!!!!" Sirus shouted at James who had a rather dazed expression on his face.
"Aaaaw, she looks so vuuulnerable up there :angel: " James thought, and, completely ignoring Sirius's objections, dashed back through the pouring rain to where Lily was still standing, shivering on the train.
"Here," he said, smiling down at Lily and taking off his cloak and holding it out to her.
"Oh no......James I couldn't - you'll catch your death out there," Lily said, slightly embarrassed at her Night-in-Shining-Armour's actions.
"Lily! Take the bloody cloak i'm freezing!" James said through chattering teeth, when she looked like she would object again, he added, "How would you feel if I was in the Hospital Wing this time tomorrow morning with pneumonia, knowing that you could of stopped it by just taking the cloak?" he said smiling, "Go on, take it! You know you want to!" he said winking at her
"Well......if your sure," Lily replied, knowing that she didn't really want to pass up the offer.
When he nodded, she took the cloak and held it above her head with one hand whilst James grabbed the other, dragging her through the rain to the mysterious horse-less carriage that was waiting for them. Without a second glance back to Amanda and Grace, Lily let herself be dragged to the warm, dry carriage ahead of them laughing all the way. Amanda and grace had no choice but to follow them, running as if a pack of hungry wolves were on their heels screaming and swearing all the way.
When they were safely back inside the carriage, James soaked through to his skin and shivering whilst Lily was perfectly dry, Lily handed James back his cloak before managing a breathless, "Thank you!"
"What are friends for," James said smiling at her.
"We wondered where you had got to," Remus said raising his eyebrows and smiling before taking out an old and very battered book and began to read.
Sirius rolled his eyes at Remus's book. "Told you old Prongsie boy was off playing the hero again," he said slapping remus on the back.
James leaned accross and smacked Sirius on the head and tossed him the Marauders Map, "Have a look to see where old Skeater is, will you, before we go inside and bump into him with all this food."James turned around and noticed that Lily was looking at him strangely. "What? You O.K?" he asked with a note of worry in his voice before drying himself off with his wand.
Lily coughed, shook her head slightly and said, "Yeah sur-"
She was interrupted by Grace and Amanda who came stumbling in at that moment, both looking very flustered.
"Every girl for herself then Lily?" Grace said, looking mutinous.
"I t..thought tha..t [I]you didn't mind [/I} getting your hair wet?" Amanda said between coughs.
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September 7th, 2005, 9:59 pm
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They arrived at Hogwarts for the last time, ten minutes later. Lily, Alice, Grace and Amanda walked on ahead of the Marauders in silence. They were all thinking about their last ever year at the magical place that they, ever since they arrived back in First Year, thought of as their home.
Lily was walking along deep in thought with a worried expression on her face until Alice interrupted her.
"What's up Lil's?" Alice asked
"Hmmm, what?" she replied, still thinking
"What's wrong? You look kinda worried!" Alice giggled
"Oh! Well, it's just about N.E.W.Ts this year. I've memorized all our textbooks from First Year in the holidays? Do you think that will be enough?" Lily asked, feigning biting her lip.
Amanda who had obviously been listening in on the whole thing, nudged Grace in the ribs and they both promptly burst out laughing on the spot.
"You're kidding right?" Grace asked her with a look of disbelief oin her face.
Lily was lying of course. That hadn't been what she was thinking about, even though it was true about her memorizing every Hogwarts textbook she had ever owned in preparation for her N.E.W.Ts. None the less, now she had said it she realised she was actually quite nervous about her forthcoming examinations. No, her thoughts had been on James Potter. The truth was, she didn't have a clue why she had let herself be dragged through the rain holding his hand and wearing his cloak, merely hours after making friends with him for the first time in almost seven years. It was true, she did think that he had turned over a new leaf after his strange outburst on the train but she wasn't even fully sure that she could trust him yet. Also, she couldn't help thinking that her actions might of been mis-leading in some way to him, she didn't want him to think that he was leading her on. Even though he was just Potter, he was her friend now and she didn't want to break friends again over something stupid, Lily Evans made friends for, hopefuly, life - not just for Christmas. Her thoughts were interrupted, yet again, by Alice.
"God girl, you seriously need to get a life," Alice said in an un-Alice-like voice, "I care about my N.E.W.Ts and grades and stuff as much as you do, but you don't see me memorizing every book in my possesion."
"Yeah!" Amanda added, "More haste less speed!No.........that's not right," she said slowly, but was distracted again by the back of Sirius's head, which had just came into view.
James watched the stormy sky above him and his thoughts of Lily were interrupted for a second with his thoughts of awe and wonder (lol :huh: ) at the magical ceiling above him in the Great Hall. He was pretending to be totally pre-occupied with the sky above him so his sly glances down at Lily every 5 seconds would go, hopefuly, unnoticed my anyone. He had raced ahead of the other Gryffindors as they made their way into the Great Hall and barged Peter out of the way to get the seat infront of Lily. He was so happy that, if he was showing it, people would of presumed that he had found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Lily watched as Professor Dumbledore stood up at his place in the middle of the staff table, waiting for the last of the new Hogwarts First Years to sit down at their appropriate House tables. Gryffindor had nine new house members, five boys and four girls. Nearly-Headless-Nick, the Gryffindor Ghost, had settled himself between two very unnerved First Years unnaware that he had just sat on top of one of their friends. She looked accross at Sirius and James who were both shaking with uncontrolable laughter at this, Sirius had just punched James on the arm and James had his head on the table to hide his laighter from Professors Dumbledore and Mc.Gonnogal (their head of house).
"For God's Sake - I wish he would just hurry up with it so we can eat already, I'm starving!!!" Sirius said to James's approving nod and Amanda's burst of laughter.
Peter put his finger on his lips and said,"Sssssssssh!"
"Shut it Wormsy!" James replied, defending Sirius, who may as well of been his brother.
He caught Lily's eye and winked at her. She ignorded him and pointed her head in Dumbledore's dirrection, her eyes saying, "Look!"
James looked up to see Professor Dumbledore watching them with a calm expression on his face and, with a quick worried glance aroun d the room, saw that the whole school was staring at them. James wasted no time in kicking Sirius with all his might under the table.
When Sirius looked as if he was about to say something James quickly jerked his head in Dumbledore's dirrection and said, "Pad, Look!"
Sirius slowly turned around and met Dumbledore's steady gaze.
"Now that we have the full attention of our Gryffindor Seventh Years," he said in his calm voice, his eyes twinkling through his half-moon spectacles, "I shall begin. To our new arrivals, "Welcome to our school!" and to our elder students,"Welcome back!"" he said his eyes landing on the Gyffindors, "On behalf of said Seveth Years, namely Mr.Black and Mr.Potter, Tuck in!"
When the plates infront of them magically filled with food and the students started to fill their plates as if they had never before seen food in their lives, he added, the Great Hall falling into silence again at the sound of his voice, "Oh, I musn't forget.Mr. Black," he said, waiting for Sirius to turn around to face him before he said, "Please refrain from using crude language, saying the Lord's name in vain and such."
After Dumbledore's final speach had ended, nothing much had been said - Just the introduction to their Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Lupos and a reminder to stay out of the Forbidden Forrest - Lily pretty much single-handedly, with a bit of help from James and the other Gryffindor Pefects (all whom had seemed to have forgotten their jobs already, except Frank who Alice had made escort her up to the Common Room and Remus, who was at the back of the queue) lead the new Gryffindor First Years up to their dormitories. She stayed down in the Common Room with Alice, Grace and Amanda in their favourite seats by the fire for a while, gossiping about what everyone looked like and noting down any nice guys they had spotted in the great hall. They mostly talked about Amos Diggory, and they were all thorougly dissapointed when Amanda announced that he had been dating a pretty Ravenclaw since the end of the previous year.
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September 8th, 2005, 7:51 pm
Wow, alot happened today! Guess what I've gone and done? No, you'll never guess!! I've decided to give Potter a chance. That's right - Lily Evans has decided to give the person who, right up 'til this morning, I hated most in the world, a chance. I know. I have no idea how it happened WHATSOEVER. Well I guess I do, sort of. I honestly think he might of turned over a new leaf during the summer - somehow. OH MY GOSH!!!!!! MAYBE HE GOT STRUCK BY LIGHTENING!! No,calm down Lily, you're starting to sound like Amanda. I just really don't get how it managed to happen. I mean, reading back to what I've written about him,it seems like the impossible has occured. From last June I quote, "He thinks he is IT. Honestly, he has to be the most arrogant member of the opposite sex - scratch that, boy OR girl - that I have ever come accross in my entire life. Why so many people like him I will never figure out. AND THE WAY HE TALKS TO ME!!! I think I'm going to start praying,to every God imaginable, every night that he will just leave me ALONE!!" See what I mean? Anyway I'm rambling. But he did look good when he was all wet and stuff when that dreadful storm was, er - storming. WHAT?!?! I can say that now - I'm his friend!!! Anyway I've got to go, Grace wants to turn the light off - I'll write more when I get a chance.
Lily Evans xx
This is stupid. Well I feel stupid writing in this thing. Sirius is laughing at me so hard right now his whole face has turned blue. Siriusly. HA!! Do you get it? SIRIUS-ly :eyebrows: Oh yeah, you can't talk. Oh well - I bet if you could you would be laughing right now. Wow, that was a really good joke! I think I'm gonna bring that back in! Me and Sirius used to say it alot back in Second Year, but then we stopped. I dunno why. Oh yeah, back to this thing. I only bought it because I saw Lily with hers in the Common Room a couple of times last year. Siriusly. Nah, maybe that joke isn't as funny as I thought it was. Maybe I should try it out on Lily. No, on second thoughts I'll try it on Peter. Back to the diary, NO JOURNAL! Journal sounds much more macho than diary. Maybe I should carry it into the Common Room one day whilst she's there. Now THAT will impress her, and she'll think that we have something in common! Well, which we do now that I've writtin in it. Cool :cool: . Oh. I've got nothing else to say. I KNOW!!! I'LL TALK ABOUT EVANS!!!!!!!!!!! Lily, Lily, Lily, Lily. Where to start about Lily Evans? The way her emerald green eyes are so, well ...green - wow, that was lame. I'm even writing this in green as a tribute to her eyes - dedicated I know. Or the way her hair glints in the sunlight, in that weird fire-like colour. What's it again? Oh yeah - Auburn. Or, MOST OF ALL how she is MY FRIEND now? Uh-huh. GO JAMES!!! One small step for man, one giant leap for Prongs. I have no idea how I managed after all this time - but I did! I thought I was a gonner, honestly. I SHOUTED at her and everything. The biggest thing was though - I was actually MY SELF with her this time. No false lines that Sirius was telling me, no showing off and my hair was actualy FLAT on my head!! Girls work in mysterious ways.
The girls jumped up and down on their beds, dancing to Girls Just Want To have Fun and using their hairbrushes as micr-phones. The song was currently number one in the muggle world and, since Cyndi Lauper was currently Lily's favourite artist, Lily had brought along the words to the song and was in the middle of teaching the girls how it went. It had been a big hit so far, especially with Alice and Amanda, who were currently doing a strange dance routine on Alice's bed. (Think Britney in Crossroads when they come back to the hotel after they've been to the Kareoke Bar. YA KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!!!) Lily and Grace both fell about laughing, Grace hiding her head underneath her pillow. The dancing was interrupted with Lily's loud screech of, "OH MY GOD!!! WE NEED TO GET DOWN TO BRAKFAST!!! CLASSES START IN HALF AND HOUR AND WE NEED OUR NEW SCHEDULES AND EVERYTHING!!!" Alice and Amanda promptly plopped back down onto their beds and, seconds later, there was a sudden scramble to see who could get in the bathroom first. Grace very nearly won. She attempted to headbutt Alice out of the way, failed, but she still managed to frighten the girls none-the-less and they quickly backed off until Lily shouted, "PROTRIFICUS TOTALAS!!!" casting the full body-bind curse on her friend.
James paced the Common Room irritatedly. He knew they hadn't exactly asked the girls if they wanted to join them for breakfast, but he still thought they were very rude taking so long. Sirius had fallen back asleep in a chair by the fire, Remus was polishing his prefect badge and Peter was sweating over his extra Transfiguration homework that McGonnogal had set him over the summer and he still hadn't managed to do. Knowing that he would see her at breakfast he was very worried indeed.
"OH FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!" James cried, smacking himself on the head in agitation over Peter and the Gryffindor Seventh Year girls. He walked over to where Peter was sitting and started to tell him the answers so Peter could pretend he had done it ages ago.
James had tried shouting for the girls but it was no use, they couldn't hear him over their continued shouts of what he could make out to be "Girls" and "Fun" on many occasion. Suddenly he heard a loud shout. Sirius awoke with a jolt and Remus stopped polishing his badge. Peter just continued worrying over his unfinnished homework.
"That was Lily' voice!" he cried, running up the stairs to the girls dormitories. He was half way up the stairs when, legs still kicking madly in all dirrections, he slid helter-skelter-style down what appeared to be a long slide.
Sirius fell about laughing at him and Remus said raising his eyebrows, "I've seen Sirius caught out doing that late at night on many occassions." When Sirius gave him a look he added, "When I've been returning from my Prefect duties!" It was James turn to laugh - his worries of Lily in trouble dissapearing briefly.
A loud thud was heard from somwhere above them and then shouts of, "Lily! I'm in the bathroom after you!!!"
James exchanged looks with Sirius and Remus before saying, through gritted teeth, "Let's go."
They left the Common Room without another word, Peter running after them, totaly abandoning his Tranfiguration essay.
Lily sat at the Gryffindor table with her friends fifteen minutes later, looking thoroughly out of breath. She quickly piled on as much food as she could onto her plate and eating with a scandalous speed. When she finaly looked up from her breakfast, she spotted that she was recieving glowering looks from both Grace opposite her, and James down the opposite end of the table. "What?" she mouthed at him once she had finnished her slice of toast. He narrowed his eyes at her. She threw him a filthy look, raised her eyebrows and finished her breakfast.
Professor McGonnagal arrived from her position at the staff table a few minutes later and started to hand out the Gryffindor's timetables, smiling at a few students as she went, including Lily. Lily, Alice, Grace and Amanda all had the same timetables. They arrived at Charms just as the bell rang and were greated by tiny Professor Meade, a middle-aged witch who's son, Filius Flitwick had left Hogwarts the previous year.
James attempted to talk to Lily as they entered the classroom, but she ignored him. Settling in a seat between Alice and Amanda in the front row, she began to take the usual notes on "Classroom Safety".
Halfway through the lesson, Lily recieved a note from none other than James Potter.
"You completely ignoredme back there. What's up?" it read
"I expected better of you James Potter. I believed your little speech yesterday on the train and I fell for it. Throwing me filthy looks for no reason at breakfast!! I expected better of you." she wrote quickly, shielding the note with her hand so Alice, who was attempting to read what she had written out of the corner of her eye, couldn't see.
Mere seconds later, she recieved another note from him. "Wait a minute. WHAT?"
She just ignored him.
When their were ten minutes to go before the end of the lesson, Prof.Meade stepped out of the room to talk to Professor Slughorn about something. James took the opportunity to race accross the room the Amanda and whisper, "Swap?" pointing to his seat next to Sirius two rows behind them. Sirius patted the seat and winked at her, before she whispered, "O.K."
Lily through her the dirtiest look she could muster, Amanda blowing her a kiss in return.
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September 9th, 2005, 7:30 pm
"Soooooooo....why exactly aren't you talking to me?" James asked her, with a bewildered expression on his face.
Lily carried on with her notes, acting like she couldn't hear what he was saying
"Evaaaaaaans.......helooooooooo," he whispered, as Prof. Meade had just stepped inside the room. When she still didn't answer he leaned closer so he was right beside her ear and whispered, "Earth to Evans. I repeat, Earth to Evans! Uh-oh, I think we have some kind of communication problem here, CAN YOU HERE MEEEEEE?!?! Uh-oooooooh - Houston, we have a problemo!"
Lily smirked. He was being so immature, but he reminded her of an old muggle movie she had seen once before with her dad. Remembering that day, she began to smile, everything had been normal then and they had been happy. Well, her and Petunia were friends then, anyway.
For a brief moment, she was grateful to him for making her remember that and wondered if she was over-reacting a bit. Anyway she wasn't going to back down now, especially to him.; "No way!" she thought, "He can sweat it out for a while."
"Listen Lil's, I'm sorry for whatever I'm supposed to have done this time, better?" When she didn't even look up at him, he added in a more serious tone, "Listen, can't you just tell me what I'm supposed to of done to you?"
When she finaly looked up, she saw that his head had been right next to hers, looking up at her from where he was resting his head on the desk. For some reason, she blushed.
"You gave me funny looks at the breakfast table," she said with her hand over her mouth, attempting tho hide their conversation from Prof. Meade and horrified that her words sounded so childish. James looked as if he was about to laugh.
"I gave you funny looks at the breakfast table? he whispered, immitating her voice and laughing, "Like when?"
"Like when I first came down!" she hissed, "You were all ....." imitating the faces James had pulled at her. (Picture norrowing your eyes real um, narrow)
James let a burst of very loud laughter escape his lips. The whole class turned around and James quickly turned his laughter into a coughing fit, Lily playing along and thumping him hard on the back. Apparently satisfied, the class got back to their notes and Professor Meade suggested that James conjure himself a drink.
Once James had stopped laughing he said, "Friends Evans?"
"Friends," she answered, rolling her eyes
"Well my fair lady, I shall have to love you and leave you as I have to go and rescue another fair maiden from the depths of despair, a.k.a, being the new object of Sirius's desire," he said pompously, lifting the back of her hand to his lips and kissing it, he watched her blush slightly for a second, before running over to seat beside a very disgruntled looking Sirius.
Lily had barely enough time to finish asking Amanda about how it had gone over by Sirius, before she recieved yet another note from (guess who :p ) James.
"By the way, when I said Amanda was a fair maiden I didn't mean, of course, that she was nearly as fair than you."
Amanda, who was reading over her shoulder said, "Nice."
When they got out of class a few minutes later Amanda ran up to where James was standing (wathing Lily would ya believe :drool: lol ) and punched him in the arm.
"Wh-?" James asked, rubbing at his arm.
"That, is for saying that Lily was fairer than me," she said with a hurt look on her face and walking back to her friends.
"She's a fiesty one, that Amanda," Peter could be heard saying to his fellow Marauders.
Lessons that morning passed by quickly, on her way back from her Ancient Runes class Lily passed the Marauders who, strangely enough, were coming back from the library.
Sirius wolf-whistled at her when she walked passed them. Turning around to face them as she walked she gave him a "don't mess with me I've got PMS" look before carrying on to the great Hall where she was meeting her friends for lunch.
"OI, EVANS!!" James shouted from one of the moving staircases behind her. She turned around, embarrassment showing clearly on her face as people stopped to stare.
"POTTER!! STOP SHOUTING IN THE HALLS!!!!!" she screamed back up at him
"BECAUSE I'M HEAD GIRL AND I SAY SO!!"
"WELL I'M HEAD BOY!!"
"I AM A-"
"MISS EVANS AND MISTER POTTER!!! SHUUUUUUUUUT UP!" Prof. Lupos roared at them from his Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom.
Jame started laughing and Lily turned bright red before saying, "I'm sorry Professor - it won't happen again," to his retreating back. The door shut with a bang. Lily winced before she decided to carry on to the Great Hall.
"EVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANS!!!!" Came the shout from above her,
"WHAT!?!?" she screamed before, remebering her promise, she whispered, "what?" through gritted teeth.
"WILL YOU GO OUT WITH ME?" he bellowed
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September 13th, 2005, 9:48 pm
HEY :D:D:D just wanna say thanx to all my reviewers young and old........even though this has only been up for about 2 weeks :cool: lolz :) sorry i havent updated in a few days school is so freakin ARRRRRGH :upset: they give us so much hwk :huh: :td: :sad:
Hogwarts was now into its second week of term and the students were finding the build up of homework extremely stressful. They were completely bewildered at how they ever managed to cope last year and they often blamed it on the "Stupid teachers who lead lame lives and just wanted to ruin theirs because they were simply better."
Lily sat on her bed in the girls dorm on Tuesday evening, the others were all downstairs in the common room and every no and again she was bombarded with questions like, "Lily what made Trevor the Terrible invade Norfolk in ......" and more exasperated ones such as, "Lil's.......pleeeeeease tell me the answer I'm DYING here.........PLEASE!!". Lily was reading some of her old diary entries, simply because she had nothing better to do as she had finished all of her homework and wasn't prepared to do someone else's. She was surprised at how often Jame's name seemed to crop up in her diary, and was laughing at all the different incidents were they had fought- and sometimes even dueled. She was amazed at some of the things that he had done and she had managed to forget all about, like the time when he had turned her hair green when she said she was too busy to attend the Gryffindor v Hufflepuff match, calling her a "Slytherin in diguise". The charm only lasted about five minutes, as once she had realised what he had done she corrected it immediately. She laughed when she remembered how she had turned the whole Gryffindor Boy's Dormitary green and silver in revenge. That was in Third Year of course. They, well.......Lily wouldn't dream of doing those sort of pranks now, even James would probably label anyone who did the same "Amatuers" and refuse point blank that he had ever done it himself. Other memories weren't so fondly remembered, however, like an incident in Fith Year down by the lake, when James, with some help from Sirius, had tormented Severus Snape infront of the whole school. Lily believed that incidents like these were cruel and sucked the whole fun out of Hogwarts. She thought at times like these how some people were so ignorant that a war was going on and, instead of trying to prepare themselves for what lay ahead, started their own petty battles. Lily didn't think that she had ever forgiven The marauders, James especially, for incidents like these and wasn't sure if she ever will. She reminded herself constantly to keep James and his friends at arms length until she knew that she could fully trust them to be true friends to her.
At about seven o'clock, Lily decided it was safe to go down into the common room. She was surprised at how many people were crowded in there and more so at how hot it was, the fire was blazing and as soon as she stepped inside she felt the heat rush from her fingers all the way to her toes. She laughed when she saw some First Year girls sitting down infront of the fire in their pyjamas, doing their homework and one even showing another how to toast marshmallows on it like muggles.
It took Lily a while before she found her friends. Alice was lying down on one of the squishy couches with her feet resting on Franks' lap. He kept trying to push her off but Alice wa being stuborn and in the end he gave up and started laughing at the smugly satisfied look on Alice's face. Remus was losing his normaly balanced temper with Peter, who he was trying to help with his Ancient Runes essay.
"I don't know why you even took Ancient Runes, Worms," James said from where he was slouched in an armchair watching Alice and Frank with a look of disgust on his face, "I mean you've never exactlt been the brightest thingy in the box."
"My mum wants me to learn the proper history of our world," Peter replied, scrathing his head.
"I'm bored," James said, seeing Lily over on the other side of the room and anxiously ruffling up his hair and taking out his beloved snitch from his jeans pocket.
"Yeah, me too," Sirius replied, following James's gaze over to where Lily had been joined by Amanda and Grace, "Watch this Prongsie!" he whispered and started to walk over to where the girls were standing.
James looked up, seeing that he was being watched by the First years by the fire, he gave them a quick grin and turned his attention back to Sirius who had now joined Lily, Grace and Amanda. James pocketed his snitch, not noticing one of the First Year girls falling off her chair when he smiled at her.
Sirius had now draped his arm around Amanda and was whispering something in her ear. Grace's eyebrows had risen way past her hair line, before she walked over to the other Seventh years shaking her head and laughing, before sitting down next to James.
Aice sat up straight, removing her feet from Frank's lap before saying in a shocked voice,"Oh. My. Goodness," before bursting out laughing and sitting on the arm of Grace's chair to get a better view. (lol!i know - the pervs!! :rotfl: )
"What's he saying to her James? And more importantly, what is he doing?"
"What's she doing?" Alice added
"I have no idea!" James said highly amused at something, "She's practically begging Lily
to stay - look!"
Sure enough, Lily had made a move to follow Grace after exchanging a very shocked look with Amanda. Amanda however had other ideas, grabbing hold of Lily's elbow as she made to leave, clearly unsure as whether she wanted to be left alone with Sirius or not.
Sirius was watching Lily aswell, but she had finally had enough however when Sirius squeezed Amanda's ***. She almost ran over to where the rest of the Seventh Years were sitting, shared one look with the rest of them and burst out laughing.
Amanda wasn't amused, however, especially now that the whole common room was watching. As soon as Sirius's hand touched her derrière, (bum lolz) she slapped him in the face and stalked over to where the rest of them were sitting. She folded her arms and demanded of them all, clearly disturbed, "Well? What's so funny?"
They all burst out laughing, except James, who remained quiet until Lily asked him why he was so quiet all of a sudden.
He paused, doing his best to keep a straight face, before saying, "I'm trying to decide who's face was the funniest, yours, Amanda's or Pads'."
They all immediately started to argue over who's expression was the funniest until they were silenced by Sirius, who came bounding over. "Well?" he asked James, obviously doing his best to keep a straight face.
Sirius let out his bark of a laugh before saying, "It beats that day when you asked Lily out twenty three times by far!"
"Twenty-five." Lily said, rolling her eyes at him.
Sirius finally noticed that Amanda was giving him a very hurt look before adding, "Sooooooooreeeeeeey 'Mand, but at least I now know how you feel 'bout me!"
"I absolutely do not!" she exclaimed, adding when even Remus raised his eyebrows at her, "I WAS IN SHOCK!"
Sorry not much happened in that chapter, but I'm trying to build all their relationships up s.l.o.w.l.y :huh:
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September 14th, 2005, 10:41 pm
Amanda was still ranting and raving about Sirius this, and Sirius that and about how she could never like him half an hour later in the Girls' Dorm. "I mean, who does he think he's kidding?" she asked the room from where she was lying on Lily's bed. For some reason Amanda rarely sat on her own bed, except for at night, she seemed to like everyone else's much better.
"'Mand, give it a rest. We know you like him. The more you go on about him the more we know you do. Just shut up, you're starting to sound like Lily over there." Alice said exasperatedly.
"At da spos oo men patie?" Lily called from where she was brushing her teeth in the bathroom, she spat the toothpaste out and repeated, "What is that suposed to mean exactly?"
"Three words. Li.....ly..... he....art..... Po...tter," Grace yawned from where she was listening in on the conversation, beneath her duvet covers.
"WHAT? I DO NOT!!!!!!!!" came the screach from the bathroom.
"I don't get you Lily," Amanda said, quickly trying to change the subject away from her and Sirius, "James is gorgeous, smart, funny, popular, the star of the quidditch team, so obviously likes you it's embarassing and you deny you have any feelings for him whatsoever. It's so obvious that you do it's painful. I mean, how do you explain all the arguments and duels that you've managed to have with him after all these years? and how all of a sudden you're the bestest of friends because of a couple of unexplained incidents on the train over here."
"Yeah? Well maybe if you payed more attention to your life then mine 'Mand, you would realise that the whole of the Gryffindor house, and probably our whole year, thinks that you're easy and will let any guy feel her a$s infront of the whole common room and get away with it, letting him brag to his friends right infront of her!" Amanda had touched a nerve. Lily was overeacting and she knew it, but pointless, so she thought, conversations about James were boring and, well, pointless.
"What unexplained incidents on the train? I told you we just talked! That was it!" Lily said, walking into the bedroom.
Amanda stood up. "EASY?!? IS THAT WHAT YOU REALY THINK? THAT I'M EASY?! WELL IM SORRY IF I'M NOT AS PERFECT AS YOU LIL'S , BUT I'M NO SLUT!!! JUST GO MARRY POTTER LILY AND GIVE US ALL A BREAK!!" She screamed yanking open the door to the common room, and starting to walk down the stairs.
"UH-HUH! JUST GO AND CRAWL BACK INTO SIRIUS'S BED!" Lily bellowed down the stairs after her.
"MAYBE I WILL!!!" Yelled Amanda's voice.
From where Lily was standing, it sounded as though she was at the foot of the stairs that led to the Girls' Dorm.
"AND LEAVE SIRIUS OUT OF THIS! THIS IS ABOUT ME AND YOU, NOT ANY OLD PERSON WHO'S NAME HAPPENS TO DROP INTO YOUR HEAD! ARE YOU JEALOUS OR SOMETHING?!" Amanda was trying to quickly cover up what they had just said, as she had just spotted Sirius sitting by the fire with The Marauders who, along with the rest of the Gryffindor house, were unshamefuly (sp?) listening in on their argument.
"MAYBE YOU SHOULD LEAVE JAMES OUT OF THIS ASWEL THEN, SEEING THAT HE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS WHATSOEVER!!!!" Lily roared at her, previously, good friend.
"OH YES HE HAS!! HE'S THE WHOLE REASON WHY YOU FLIPPED IN THE FIRST PLACE!! NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF YOU HAD JUST AGREED WITH ME THAT YOU LIKE JAMES!"
"YOU KNOW YOU'RE ONLY SAYING THAT BECAUSE JAMES IS PROBABLY LISTENING RIGHT NOW!"
Lily walked back into the Girls' Dorm, slamming the door with so much force it nearly broke free of it's frame, and plonked herself down on her bed. There was practically steam coming out of her ears.
"Where did that come from?!?" she asked the girls, only to find that Alice was the only one left. Grace had obviously followed Amanda and was somewhere in the common room.
"OH FO-" Lily began when she noticed Grace's dissapearance, but was silenced by an "Alice" look.
"Calm down Lil's! What was all that about?" Alice asked, walking over and sitting down beside Lily, "Coz I know you don't like Sirius!" she added in a kind tone of voice.
"I don't know! Out of nowhere. She just made me........aaaaaargh.........snap!" Lily replied, screwing up her face.
"Was it something she said honey?" Alice asked as if she had all of Gods' wisdom. (Is that a saying? It just popped into my head lol :huh: :))
Lily gave her a "look". Alice was trying to weasle some information out of her that she didn't have to give her even if she wanted to. Yet again, she had no idea why she had suddenly turned all defensive. She was normally level-headed and tried to steer clear of arguments, especialy with her friends. "Well, maybe that isn't all true," a tiny voice said at the back of her mind. Lily shook her head, trying to shake the voice from out of her mind, knowing what it would say next. Probably something to do with a certain Potter.
Lily's last thought before she fell back asleep was, "You're only thinking like that because of what Amanda just said.......just go to sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Sleeeeeeep." She didn't fall asleep as fast as she hoped, and being forced to pretend that she was asleep when Amanda and Grace came back up wasn't something that Lily Evans liked doing.
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September 19th, 2005, 6:22 pm
Lily woke up the next morning to an empty dorm room. She was grateful that Amanda, and she supposed Grace, weren't there but was a bit put out that Alice wasn't. Surely she hasn't sided with Amanda aswel?! She thought to herself. Throwing back the curtains surrounding her bed, she walked sleepily to the window were, thankfully, the curtains had been left closed. As she opened them she was almost blinded by the sudden bright light that filled her room. When Lily rgained her sight, she put on her dressing gown, not fooled by the Hogwarts weather that was usualy not as it seemed. Although it was sunny outside, she could tell there was a frostiness in the air that told her that Summer was on it's way out, to be replaced by Autumn. (*groan* :sad: like here :td: )
Lily opened the cutains on her other windows, getting a surprise when she looked through the final, largest one. She watched as not two, but three owl's flewtowards her. To Harriets' disgust, she opened the window and let them circle her room before swooping down onto her bed. Wow, I must be realy late, I've missed the morning post! the voice in her head exclaimed. Praisin God that it was Saturday and not a school day, she checked the muggle watch that her mother and father had gave her the Christmas before last, when she was a mere Fifth Year. GOODNESS!!! It's one o'clock!! she thought, No wonder there isn't anybody here! She let the owl's back out of the dorm before ripping up the first letter. It read:
I've gone to breakfast with Frank because I'm absolutely staring! Amanda and Grace aren't speaking to me either for some unknown reason to me, so don't be too upset that they won't be speaking to you either. Don't be too mad at me for letting you sleep in, I heard you up and down all last night, unable to get to sleep so I thought I'd give you some sleep! Sirius and James offered to give you a wake up call, but I said no. What a great best friend you have! I know, you don't need to say it, I'm amazing. James was worryingly enthusiatic about it, so.............er yeah. Anyway, if I don't see you at lunch I'll be in the library, probably with Frank, so I'll see you there if you if you want! Please do, we have that stupid Potions thing to do and I could realy use your help!
Lily smiled at the relief of her best friend remaining loyal to her. She knew it sounded predictable for her to be thinking it now, but Alice had always been her bestest friend. Lily also smiled at the weird prospect of getting a wake-up call from Sirius and James. They were annoying, but she knew that they were good guys realy. I wonder what they had instore for me?!?! Thank God for Alice! The voice in her head laughed. She tore open the next letter, wondering why she was so popular all of a sudden. Then she recognised the elaborate seal on the envelope and the annoyingly swirly handwriting of Professor Slughorn.
I would be delighted if you would join me tonight in my office for our first Slug Cub meeting of the year. I have somebody I would love for you all to meet. Congratulations on becoming Head Girl!
Professor H. Slughorn
Lily groaned. Although she actually rather enjoyed the "Slug Club" as it was sickeningly called, Lily just could't be bothered with it tonight. What with Head rounds tomorrow night with James and the Hogwarts prefects, Lily could tell it wasn't going to be the relaxing weekend that she had hoped for all the previous week. Although she enjoyed the actual meetings themselves, Lily hated being one of "Sluggys' favourites" as they were often called. She thought the whole thing was predjudiced (sp?) and not all that different to rascism, which she was all too familiar with being muggleborn. Her stomach rumbled as she unravelled the last piece of parchment that she had been sent. She punched it, silently cursing Alice for reminding her, and her stomach especialy, that she had missed breakfast and, if she wasn't careful, lunch aswell. Recognising James' familar print her heart raced excitedly for some reason. Why is he writing to me? she thought, Get a grip Lily, honestly, you didn't do this when Alice wrote to you. You need some food girl ....fast!
McGonagall (crossed out, no this bit in brackets isn't part of the letter to all you stupid people out there :p ) Professor M. McGonagall, wanted me to remind you that we have rounds tomorrow night. I told her that you would already know, and that you would be the one reminding me about a thousand times, but she's not bothered. Anyway, she saw you weren't at breakfast so she wanted me to go and check on you, but I was rudely turned away by Alice when Sirius and myself offerd to give you a wake-up call. Honestly - Some people! This is kinda awkward writing this letter by the way, coz Prof. McGonagall is standidng over me making sure that I write this to you, I'm sure if she wasn't ateacher she would be saying "Hi". Anyway, I've gone off track again. What was it? Oh yeah, are you gonna go to the Slug Club tonight? Of course you are - stupid question! How do I know it's tonight I can hear you wondering! Well, dearest Lily, I too have been invited along to the Slug Club with fair Sirius. He heard I was Quidditch Captain and Head Boy so........you know the rest. Oh yeah, he saw Sirius cast two leg-locking jinxes at the same on two First Years, old Sluggy was well impressed. Don't worry Lily dearest! I rescued the ickle firsties and performed the counter-jinx, telling them to "run along now!" just like you would! The I "Petrificus Totalus"'d Sirius aswel to get him back.
See you later,
Smiling to herself, Lily went and got dressed at record-breaking speed, reaching Lunch just in time at twenty past one, with ten minutes to spare.
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September 20th, 2005, 8:08 pm
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Lily and Alice had been sitting in the Library for the past two hours doing their Potions homework, Frank had long since abandoned them to hang out with his friends. Lily didn't realy know Frank that well, even though he spent alot of time in the library that hadn't realy talked that much until now. Even though Frank was a Gryffindor, his friends were all in Ravenclaw. He was friends with the Marauders, of course, as they shared a dorm but they hadn't ever realy connected. Lily suspected that he had always gotten on well with Remus, which had made her wonder why Remus had chosen to be a Marauder and how Frank had been chosen, like her, to be a Gryffindor over a Ravenclaw. Lily was actually very proud of Alice for choosing such a nice guy to be her boyfriend, she was surprised at how well they had gotten on and pleased at how well he had treated Alice, unlike some guys she knew.
"Lily," interrupted Alice's voice, making Lily look up from the latest book that she was reading,"Can't We All Just Get Along? Muggles and Wizards; an insight on the separate lives we lead. Are we realy all that different?"
"Alice," Lily replied, propping her head up on her shoulders, signalling to her friend that she had her utmost attention.
"Whaddyafinkoffrank?" Alice blurted out, the colour rising to her cheeks.
"Sorry?" Lily giggled
"What do you think of Frank?" Alice repeated, "I mean, as boyfriend material? Do you like him?" She added quickly, nervously playing with one of her blonde curls.
"Of couse I like him!" Lily said, smiling at her, "He's sweet, clever and he treats you right, so why shouldn't I?"
Alice looked like a humungous (sp?) weight had been lifted from her shoulders and slumped down onto the table. Looking up she grinned at Lily before saying, "I know I've been going out with him since the last day of Sixth Year, but I havn't spoken to you since and I've wanted to know what you think all Summer long!"
Lily laughed. It wasn't like Alice to get all paranoid over a guy. "She must realy like him," Lily thought to herself. "Well he makes you happy doesn't he?" when Alice nodded she continued, "Well that's good enough for me!"
Alice got up and gave her a huge hug, before saying, "Well now that's over and done with, I'm gonna go back up to the Common Room to get out of these clothes before Dinner.Honestly, I have no idea why I chose to wear this T-Shirt!" Laughing as she gathered up her things, she added, "Oh and I'm gonna meet up with Frank straight after Dinner, seeing as you have that Slugs Club Meeting to go to."
Lily smiled as she watched Alice leave the Library, before returning to her book. It wasn't long though, fifteen minutes in fact, before Alice came skidding back in.
Obviously unchanged and out of breath, Alice walked briskly over to where Lily was and sat down in the seat that she had sat in only fifteen minutes before. "GUESS WHAT!" Alice announced to the whole room. She was hastily shushed by Professor. Meade, who was watching over the Library while Madam Prince was away at St. Mungos, visiting her sister, who had suspectedly been attacked by one of the rising Dark Lord's, calling himself "Lord Voldemort", followers whom were rumoured to be called "Death Eaters."
"Guess what I've just found out young lady?!" Alice whispered excitedly
"Oh. No. What's she gone and found out now?" the voice in Lily's head moaned. "Is it something to do with me?" Lily asked curiously, not realy knowing if she wanted to knw the answer or not.
"Yes!!!" came the enthusiatic reply
"Is it something good that I would want to know?"
"Well what is it then?!?!" Lily whispered impatiantly
"I just heard from Sirius, who heard from James who is sulking in their dorm, who heard from Remus, who heard from Grace, who heard from none other than Frank Longbottom, who heard from the man himself that........."
"Jean-Piere Delacour likes you!!! He's going to ask you out in Sluggy's Club!!!" Alice squealed. She grinned so wide that her eyes screwed up.
"Lady's if you are unable to keep quiet in a library then I suggest you leave! This is your final warning!" Prof. Meade hissed from a nearby bookshelf.
"It's true!" Alice whispered to a shocked looking Lily.
"Realy? You're not making this up?" Lily asked, wide eyed.
"No, apparently he's liked you for ages but thought that you had a thing for James Potter which, incidently, is a common train of thought to everyone else in Hogwarts." Alice said, slightly raising her eyebrows, "Except me of course!" she added hastily as she saw the look Lily gave her.
When Lily didn't say anything Alice got up again and walked towards the exit, "Anyway I've really got to go this time, I said I would meet Frank in an hour and I'm still not changed or anything!"
When Alice had left, Lily's brain began to work into overdrive. She had had a tiny bit of a crush on Jean-Piere ever since he had transferred from Beauxbatons in the middle of their Sixth Year after an argument that had broke out between his parents and the Beauxbatons Headmistress, who apparently went by the name of "Madame Maxine". Although she had never done anything about it. What she needed to know right now, however, was if those feelings were still there. Suddenly her thoughts travelled to James sulking in his dorm, she felt a bit sorry for him because, after all, he was one of her friends. Then those thoughts turned to anger and hummiliation at the thought of the whole school and, probably James himself, believing that she had feelings for Potter. "Do I? No of course you don't!" She thought to herself. Maybe she would give Jean-Piere a chance after all, "I mean it's my last chance, my last year, right?" she thought, "I'm not going to pass up the chance of dating a, probably, really nice guy. Anyway, what's my other option? Spending another year being told that I like James and doing none other than contemplating that thought, sizing him up against Jean-Piere and the other guys that, I suspect, are similar to him? No way! Anyway, who is everyone to tell me my feelings?! I'm gonna show them what Lily Evans feels, all of them; James, the other Marauders, Grace......Amanda and all the rest of them!" the voice in her head ranted fiercely. "But what do I really know about Meester Delacour?" The voice said. It was true that she hadn't ever actually spoken to Jean-Piere before, and all that she knew about him was that he had previously dated many of the Hogwarts girls, was a Ravenclaw and hung out with Frank Longbottom. "Oh my God Lily! Why do you have to make everything so complicated?!?! Go out with the guy!" she muttered to herself. At that moment, thoughts of James came into her head as if settling the matter. She wouldn't let herself be brainwashed into liking James. She would go out with Jean-Piere Delacour.
"Talking to yourself Evans? First sign of madness...." James's voice said unenthusiasticaly.
"Speak of the devil!" Lily thought to herself, turning around to where the sound had come from, expecting to see James standing there. "James?!?"
Lily whirled around to see James sitting next to her. "How did y-?!"
James laughed, but Lily noticed that his eyes remained cold. "So," he said simply, when Lily didn't reply he tried again, "You're going to go out with the Jean-Piere prick then?" he said harshly
"Do you even know him?" Lily replied defensively
"That's none of your business!" she hissed
"The guy's a prick Lil's. He's a user. He's used almost every girl in Hogwarts and now he's going to use you!" James hissed back
"You seem to get on with him well enough at the Slug Club!" Lily replied heatedly.
Brushing her comment aside James whispered, "Listen Lily, do you realy want to go out with him? I mean doesn't it bother you that the whole school found out that he was going to ask you out before you did?!"
"Wh-!?" Lily began, but she was cut off by James.
"Tell me you honestly don't feel anything for me at all Lily," James said quietly, looking into her eyes and grabbing hold of her hand
"James........I........" Lily stuttered, blushing, his face was mere inches away from hers and she couldn't bring herself to look away.
She couldn't. She didn't know why. She stuttered a few more times, but faltering under his intense gaze. They looked at each other for ages until she did the only thing that felt right at that moment and kissed him. It took about thirty seconds for her brain to catch up with her. She broke away, suddenly realising what she had just done.
"Oh My God! I'm so sorry! I don't know what came over me!" She cried.
"What?" James replied, a dazed expression on his face.
"We're friends James! Just friends! We can be good friends - but that's.......that's it!" she said, flinging her things into her ba=g and feeling close to tears.
"Lily. Just calm down. You're the one who kissed me!" James said, clearly confused at what had just happened.
"I certainly did not!!" she cried
James stood up next to her and grabbed onto her arm. "Lily ......don't go......." he muttered.
"I'm sorry........erm Slug Club.......got to go......I'll........er.......see you later James," with that Lily Evans fled from the library, realising that James was also attending Slug Club only when she entered Professor. Slughorn's office with two minutes to spare.
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September 22nd, 2005, 8:09 pm
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Had a bad day. Jean-Piere Delacour likes Lily and from what I gathered, well listened in on, she likes him aswel. This is nicht gut. I just don't understand it. I really thought that she might like me. Obviously not. No, of course she does - she just musn't of realised it yet. God, I hope she hurry's up - at least I'm not big on marrying young. :sigh: This is just a minor set back, a tiny blip in the plan. Who am I kidding?! Not myself, that's for sure. I'm so confused. I mean, the girl kissed me - LILY EVANS KISSED ME! Then she pulled away and she didn't even need to say anything, I knew by her face - she regretted it. I was more confused then embarrassed really, but nethertheless I skipped Slug Club - I just couldn't face her.
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Lily sat and watched Professor Slughorn talking animatedly about his latest conversations with important members of the Ministry and such. Unfortunately, Alfred Bumbles whom Professor Slughorn had invited to talk to them about his job as the Vice-President of St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, was unwell and was having a brief stay at the said hospital.
This dissapointed Lily, as she wished to get a job at the Hospital one day, aiming to discover cures for the different diseases, her main goal being to discover a cure for werewolf bites. She had never told anyone this before, mainly because of the predjudiced take on werewolves that her generation had. Instead, the Professor was giving them all an "exciting" insight into his private life and was treating them to major embarassment by asking them to do the same.
Lily was watching the Professor, but not listening to him. It had not gone unnoticed to her that James had "accidently" managed to skip the Slug Club. Instead of being worried, Lily was guiltily relieved by this. She didn't think that she could face him right now. "What have I done?" Lily wondered to herself, "Have I completely ruined the friendship that we could of had?"Lily just didn't know what to say to James, no matter how she could say it she knew that he would be hurt. The truth was, she just didn't think that she had meant to kiss him. "Well obviously not, I made it pretty clear when I shoved him away and ran off!" Lily thought, rolling her eyes.
Ten minutes later, Lily was ready to crawl into a hole with embarrassment :blush: . Jean-Piere had stood up to say his part, right after Lily had bored them all to death by repeating the School Rules nad Regulations. He had told them about his time at Beauxbatons, his place on the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team, oh and, um - how he had a crush on Lily. When he had said this he had looked right at her, grinned and carried on - just like that, totally ignoring that Lily now resembled a tomato.
Lily knew that his gesture was meant to be a sweet one, but she still couldn't help feeling slightly angry that he had practically let the whole world know his feelings for her before she had even agreed to go out with him. Now even Professor Slughorn knew.
"Now, I daresay, my friends that would be a smart match," Professor Slughorn announced to the room, winking at Lily as she battled to keep her composure.
Another ten munites past. Now that Jean-Piere had finally sat down it seemed that his new goal in life was to catch Lilys' eye. There was a furious battle going on in Lilys' head. Lilys' brain was defending her pride, her heart was attacking, doing its' best to convince her, well... self, that the right thing to do was to look at Jean-Piere, who (whaddya know) was sitting opposite her on the other side of the circle that they had formed around Professor Slughorn.
At last, she looked up at her and he gave her a wide smile, before she looked away again.
Jean-Piere coughed loudly, making Lily look up. He looked straight at her, signaling that he wanted her attention, jerking his head in the dirrection of the door. He pointed at himself, then at her, then at the door, miming the word "After?"
It took a while for Lily to catch on, recieving many exasperated looks from Jean-Piere and him getting shrugs in return. Finally, after a very exaggerated gesture from Jean-Piere, she understood. "Oooooooooooh!" she mouthed, before nodding at him.
Laughing, he smiled at her again, making her blush slightly before she turned her attention back to Professor Slughorn, who was in the process of wishing them all goodnight.
Winking at her, Professor Slughorn said goodbye to her personally before saying in his booming voice, "Over to you Mister Delacour!"
Silently cursing Professor Slughorn, Lily made her way over to the door where Jean-Piere was waiting for her.
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September 26th, 2005, 7:44 pm
Hey :D Hope you like! No offence meant to any French people out there! Not that you are going to read anything offensive, just that I thought that I needed to put that coz some people get offended really easily! :angel: Thanx to the reviewers! Yo make my day! More More Moe reviews though pwetty plz! :eyebrows: :p
Lilys' heart pounded madly against her chest as she walked over to Jean-Piere.
So far she had managed to look at everything in the Potions Dungeon except for her classmate waiting for her outside, she was both embarrassed and slightly aprehensive at the same time.
Time seemed to stand still as she walked. "Oh my god, he keeps staring at me!" and "Oh No! I hope I'm not turning red!" were just some of the thoughts that were rushing in and out of her mind.
"Calm down! You're Lily Evans! You will let nothing, absolutely nothing, faze you!" said a positive voice in her head, she thought she recognised it as her old muggle P.E teachers'.
"Lily! You've like him since Sixth Year! I think you've got a right to panic!" said Alices', slightly exasperated, voice. Lily had barely had time to wonder where her own voice had gone to before she finally stopped infront of Jean-Piere.
"Bonjour!" Jean-Piere said, smirking at her, "Finally, we meet properly mademoisselle Lily!" he added.
Over in the Seventh Year Gryffindor Boys' dormitories there was complete silence. This was a highly unusual sitution, the only time when there was ever quiet in the room was when there was nobody in, or when the Seventh Years were asleep.
The Marauders where all sitting on James' bed. The boys were all silently fighting over who got the best look at the Marauders' Map, the extremely useful mischief making tool which they had invented in late Third Year, except for James of course, who obviously got the best view due to his feelings for Lily. The boys were watching the Head Girl and French students' conversation with anxiety.
Lily was unsure whether or not the French was a joke so she just smiled at him.
"You are probably wondering, or pehaps you may of 'erd," at this, Jean-Piere winked at her before continuing in his exaggereted french accent, "what ze purpose of me asking you to meet me 'ere zees evening was, no?"
"Well...er, yeah," Lily said, embarassed at her feeble reply.
Grabbing her hand Jean-Piere replied, "I am not one for making speeches Lily, so I will get straight to zee, er, point," Pausing for a second, Jean-Piere looked at Lily who, nodding her head at his words, seemed to give him some kind of encouragement, "Zee point is Lily, would you...argh, give me zee pleasure of accompanying moi on the next 'Ogsmeade visite?"
"Oh my god! Did he just ask me out on a date?!" Lily thought. Realising that he was waiting for an answer she replied, "Are you asking me to go on a date with you Jean-Piere?" just to be on the safe side.
"Oui - exactly...and? What is your answer?"
"Yes, um...oui!" Lily said laughing
"Um...as zee Eengleesh say...brilliant!"
Lily laughed, she felt giddy, Jean-Piere had finally asked her out on a date. After a year of confused feelings she, for that moment anyway, felt sure of what - and who - she wanted.
Over in the Gryffindor Boys' Dormitories a subdued silence could, erm, not heard. (sorry, bad sentence :huh: ) James was fighting the urge to go and magically seal himself in the bathroom but, as his friends were currently present, he decided against it.
"I can't believe it. With him aswell," was all James managed to say. He griited his teeth together and started to punch his pillow.
"We shouldn't have watched them. It was unfair to Lily, she would never have done it to any of us, we chose to pry and we got what we deserved."
"Shut it Moony!" Sirius snapped, "Nobody forced you to pry! Nobody made you fetch it from your trunk! An-"
"Guys stop it! H... H...How do you think James feels?" As ever, Wormtail sounded slightly stupid, this time he was probably just startled that they had actually taken the time to stop and listen to him.
He was right though, James had started to practically pound his fist into his pillow, making a loud thud where his fist was connecting with the wall behind it.
"Prongs! McGonagal gonna here!" Sirius said, pulling him back and away from the pillow.
James fought him off, pointing his wand at them all in a "Leave me alone" gesture, inspecting his sore-looking knuckles before getting into his bed fully clothed and pretending to fall asleep.
The remaining Marauders exchanged a look before following suit.
"So...do you know what time eet iz?" Jean-Piere asked her.
"Wait a moment..." Lily checked her watch, "...Yes it's...Goodness! Eleven O'Clock!" Lily exclaimed, "We need to get back to our Common Rooms! What was Professor Slughorn thinking?!"
"Calm down! Eet is Okay! We will simply sneak back to our dormitories ant the Professors will be, argh... none zee wiser!"
"Yes! Oh! But I'm Head Girl! What if I get caught?!" Lily said waving her hands desperately as she spoke.
"Eet will be fine! Would you like me to eescort you back to your 'Ouse?"
"No. I mean, no thank-you, it is very kind of you but we will be better off going back seperately. It will be easier for anybody to see us if there are two of us."
"Yes, Okay," Grabbing hold of her arm again as she turned to leave he replied, "Wait....Will I see you tomorrow?"
"Um, yeah O.K. Breakfast?" She whispered, backing away down the corridor.
"Eet eez a date mademoiselle!" He said blowing her a kiss, this time Lily was sure he was deffinately exaggerating his French-ness.
She smiled and waved before rushing back up the moving staircases to Gryffindor Tower, trying to be as silent as she could be and somehow managing to escape the wrath of Peeves. She couldn't wait to tell Alice! Maybe she would even apologise to Amanda and Grace especially! Nah, The whole school will find out soon anyway.
Then again, "I did kind of overeact" The good voice inside her haid said, "BACK DOWN?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!" The not so good one replied. Guess which one won? :evil:
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September 27th, 2005, 8:26 pm
The next morning was Sunday 16th September. Why do you want to know this? Because it was Petunia Evans' sixteenth birthday of course! (I just made that up, sorry if it's the wrong date but I didn't know if J.K had told us when the actual date was :angel: ) Lily had learned to dread Petunia's Birthdays, ever since Petunias' ninth, when Lily herself had just started Hogwarts as an enthusiastic eleven year old. Lily remembered that day all too well. It had marked a turning point in her and her sisters' relationship that, it seemed, they could never go back on. It was a small, well......gesture, on Petunias' part, but all the same, it had hurt Lily very deeply indeed.
*~*Seven Years Ago*~*
Lily Evans was lying on her bed in the Gryffindor First Year Girls' Dormitory, writing in her diary. Every single word had, so far, been read over her shoulder by her new best friend, Alice Longbottom. Alice and herself had only known each other a couple of weeks, but already they had become firm friends, almost like sisters actually. Lily had been writing all about Petunia; how it was her Bithday, what she was probably hoping to recieve from everyone, and how they had fought the previous summer.
"It's my younger sisters' Birthday today!" Lily announced to the dormitory.
"We know, you've told us about it every day this week!" Grace replied exasperatedly from underneath her pillow.
Lily laughed, "Sorry! It's ju-"
"Good Morning to you too!" Alice interrupted, bored of Lilys' diary and taking one of Lilys' muggle magasines, leafing quickly through it before retreating back to her own bed.
She recieved a small sort of grunt from Grace in reply. Lily smiled to herself - Grace had never been good at mornings.
"Anyway...It" Lily said, attempting to continue where she had left off before, but she was interrupted by Alice for the second time.
"Somebody's grumpy this morning!" Alice said to the lump undernesth the pillow, which seemed to be Graces' head.
"I AM TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING!!"
"I AM T-"
"I know what you are trying to do so tell me what it is already!"
Lily remained silent.
Lily still didn't say anything.
"I forgot," Lily mumbled.
Alice rolled her eyes.
"YOU WERE THE ONE WHO MADE ME FORGET!!"
Seeing the expression on each others' faces they both burst out laughing.
"What did you get your sister..er... what's she called again? Oh yeah....What did you get Petunia as a Birthday present? Have you owled it to her yet?" Alice called from her neighbouring four poster bed.
"I got her two tickets to see The Beatles in concert. They're her favourite band! I got them ages ago, they sell out so quickly! Yeah, I owled them off to her last ni-"
"WOW!!!! I LOVE the Beatles!" Alice exclaimed. For a moment, Lily had wondered what Alice was going on about, then she remembered, how could she of forgotten? Alice was a muggleborn aswell. "Is she going to take you with her?"
"Well I did hope she would, we used to be so close, more like twins than being two years apart, but it's seemed that she practically hates me all summer - ever since I got my Hogwarts letter," Lily felt suddenly very deflated, she hated not speaking to her sister, but she didn't understand why Petunia had to be so jealous of her.
Alice came and sat opposite her on the bed. "Don't worry about it Lil's, you'll definately make up now - who would say no to tickets to The Beatles?"
Normally, Alice had the almost mother-like ability to cheer anyone up. Except now. Lily knew who would be able to say no to those tickets - Petunia. Petunia absolutely adored The Beatles, but she was as stubborn and as quick tempered as Lily was, she would do anything to win an argument. Lily had a nasty, sudden sinking feeling in her stomach. She suddenly regretted very much that she had spent so much of her pocket money on Petunias' present, especially as Harriet, her new owl, tapped on her window.
Grace sat bolt upright, having a bit of trouble as she seemed to have forgotten that she had previously been underneath her bedcovers, but the effect working none the less, "Somebody let that bloody owl in!! For God' sake!!"
Lily walked slowly over to the window, she was nervous at what the letter might say, but more to annoy Grace than anything else. She unfastend the window catch and stood back, holding her arm out slightly for Harriet to land on. Lily wasn't too surprised that Harriet flew right past her, Alice and herself had brought up a large stack of toast from Breakfast and the remains had been left in the wastepaper basket in the corner of the bedroom. Harriet may look delicate, but she sure had one hell of an appetite! Lily felt bad that she hadn't spent much time with Harriet since she had got her, she quietly vowed to dedicate her evening to her snowy owl.
Alice laughed at the owl pecking at the toast in the bin. "Hey Lily! Looks like Petunia got her present!" Alice said smiling, "Wait.....you've got a letter! Must be good news! I can sense that there is a Beatles ticket in there!"
Excited, Lily ran over to Harriet who, putting up a bit of a fight, eventually let her retrieve her letter. Lily ripped it open, recognising the muggle envelope. She shook it upside down, hoping that she hadn't built her hopes up to let them be crushed again. When no ticket appeared, just a plain looking letter, she got the sinking feling in her stomach again. Noticing that Petunia had neglected to use her Christmas stationary, Lily unfolded the letter aphrehensively. "Goodness gracious Lily! The girl is barely nine! What can she do?" She thought despairingly. WIth a bit of her hope restored, Lily started to read her sistres' childish scrawl.
Thank you for the gift. I will be taking Annette from my class in school. Don't think that this makes any difference to our relationship. I mean what I said. We are no longer friends, barely sisters. You belong in your world, I belong in the real one.
Lily burst into tears. She couldn't believe that her nine year old sister had told her that they were now barely related. She threw the letter at Alice who had cam running over to see what was the matter. As Alices' eyes skimmed the few sentences that her sister had bothered to write her, Lilys' small body began to fill with anger. She wiped her tears. This was it. No more.
"Gooooooooood Morning Everybody!" Amanda said brightly.
*~*End Memory - Back to Story*~*
Lily lay on her bed, she had sent Petunia a card and had decided to send her a quill that she had purchased on the last Hogsmeade visit before the Summer Holidays, she had hardly used it and doubted Petunia would either.
Her thoughts that morning had been widely varied. She had thought of her friends; Alice, James, Remus, the rest of the Marauders, Jean-Piere, Grace, Amanda, her family, her lessons, the Slytherins, the upcoming Prefect Meeting and her head Girl duties. Her thoughts had briefly been on James' reaction to her and Jean-Pieres' relationship, but then decided to put it to the back of her mind. She had decided to ignore her guilt on the matter, it had nothing to do with James, but now that they were friends she cared more if he was hurt by her actions. True, she had never before intentionally set out to upset him, but deep down she knew that she had probably done so in the past and now, present.
Lily walked over to Harriets' empty cage, deciding to put more owl treats in for when she arrived back from her job. Along with petunias' card and gift she had written letters to her parents, her grandmother and her cousin Daisy. Looking around her room, Lily groaned when sh found that the rest of her friends were still asleep. For some reason, this made Lily feel a bit mischievious, she decided to play a muggle trick on the girls, but make it a bit more advance with magic. Lily crept over towards the centre of the room, trying to be as silent as she possibly could - she felt like a common muggle criminal!
Lily summoned three empty water glasses from the bathroom to her, filling them with water and making them hover a metere above each girls' head, one by one. Lily burst into fits of silent giggles. But when should she do it? Deciding that she couldn't wait any longer, Lily muttered the jinx and watched in slow motion as the glasses tipped out their contents. She saw the smooth ripple of water drop in an almost vertical line, feeling the coldness of it as if it had fallen onto her. She heard Grace gasp, Alice shreak and saw Amanda shudder as if a ghost had passed through her. All three of them were drenched from their hair to their necks. Lily ran. She flung open the dormitery door thankful that she had already dressed. The door closed with a snap. She just heard Graces' shouts of, "LILY EVANS!!! CURSE THE DAY SOMEBODY DECIDED TO MAKE YOU A WITCH!"
Lily collapsed into the nearest armchair and began to laugh uncontrollably. She thought that she was alone until she heard two very amused voices behind her.
"Looks like somebody's been naughty Padfoot!"
"Looks like they made fwiends again Prongsie old boy!"
"Not quite - I think that I just made it wose!"
"Oh dear oh dear! Let me go and get Remus, I swear, he's not even here and he's - argh! You know what he was doing when we left him? Checking his shirts for creases." James and Sirius exchanged knowing looks before Sirius crossed the common room in a few easy srides and bounded up the stairs to his dormitery.
Lily was left with James, a thought that she wasn't too keen on.
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September 29th, 2005, 6:36 pm
Lily didn't really know how to handle the present situation.. She hadn't spoken to James since their "moment" in the library, and they had to do their Head Girl and Boy rounds together tonight. She didn't want it to be awkward, after all, the rounds lasted for three hours. More still, she didn't know whether or not she should tell James straight out about Jean-Piere or let somebody else tell him instead. Even though she knew it would be better for her to tell him herself, the thought of somebody else doing it for her seemed much more appealing.
"Oh stop it Lily, since when have you ever backed away from anything? You don't owe James Potter anything. It's not your problem if he can't handle you having a boyfriend - " Lily lost her train of thought when she noticed James looking at her from the corner of her eye. She had been "intently gazing out of the window" for the past five minutes, a probably obvious excuse for not looking at James. "Just hurry up and tell him, Lily," she thought. It was now or never. She had to tell him about Jean-Piere and apologise about the previous evening so she, both of them, wouldn't have to spend the whole evening walking on eggshells. She looked up. James hastily turned away. She had to do it.
"I....er....um....I...." she began patheticaly.
James looked up. She saw the hurt flash accross his face before he quickly disguised it with an interested look. Lily took a deep breath.
"I, um, I got your letter," she said in a falsely confident voice. "LILY!!!!" she thought, "Great. You blew it. You had your chance to tell him and you blew it."
"When you, er, owled me yesterday," as soon as she said the words, she realsised how lame they sounded.
"Oh. That's good." he replied, nodding his head as he said the words and giving her a wry smile.
When she could think of nothing else to say Lily returned the gesture, nodding and smiling at him.
"I know about you saying yes to Delacour."
"Really? That's, er, good," she said in a higher voice than usual.
"Yep," he replied, tapping his fingers slightly on the arm of his chair.
"Er, how exactly?" He thought she sounded a bit wary, nervous, perhaps.
James stopped tapping. Lily was watching him closely. "Darn! he thought. he had forgotten that she didn't know about the Marauders Map. He ruffled up his hair, stalling for time. "Erm, what did you say?"
"How do you know about me agreeing to got to Hogsmeade with Jean-Piere? Lily narrowed her eyes. Knews didn't travel that fast in Hogwarts. She knew that Breakfast wasn't even serve for another half an hour, so how could he possibly know? She seemed more confident now, for some reason. It was probably because the conversation was now focused on him, and not her.
*~*James' Pov again*~*
"Oooh thaaat! Sorry, I thought you asked me if my House-Elf wore socks! Which er - anyway," Lily was pretty scary when she wanted to be and right now James thought it was best to avoid any shouting matches, Lily could wake up the whole house on a bad day, "Er...my good friend Frank told me last night. Of course he knew, he's Delacours' best mate!" "Traitor" he thought to himself, but inwardly he let out a sigh of relief. That should please her.
"But it was eleven o'clock when Jean-Piere left me."
Oops. "Yeah, but Frank was talking to Filch about something," James replied, rowling his eyes at her.
"Let me get this straight. Frank was out after hours talking to Filch about something?"
"But he's a Prefect! I need to have a word with him. Out of bed after hours and probably being told off by Filch! I don't know!" James had been nodding along in agreement when she added, "And I don't know what you think you're doing. A rule-breaker has just come forward and confessed to you and you let him go without even a warning! You're Head Boy Potter! I hoped that you were going to take this seriously!"
Oh no. She's ranting again. "First of all, my name is James, secondly of course I gave him a warning! Verbal of couse."
"I very much doubt that, James."
"Well, if you must know,I didn't give him a warning because I thought, that way, it would be of more benefit to you." "Oops, better make up an excuse - quick!" he thought.
"How did you manage to think that one up?"
"Well, If I tried to challenge Frank, a.k.a your best friends boyfriend, about being out of bed after hours don't you think that he might of asked why you were? Maybe he might of told on you in return, since he knows that you were aswell. Then, I would have to live up to my Head Boymanship and give you detention aswell. Now we wouldn't want that would we Lil's?" James said all this very fast, but overall he was very pleased with his excuse. Now Lily wouldn't be able to confront Frank about being out of bed. This was very good as far as James was concerned, seeing as he had made it all up.
Lily gaped, speechless. He had responded just like she would of if their roles were reversed. Lily was struggling to come up with a comeback that didn't sound like, "Yeah, Wellllll" so was greatly relieved when Sirius and Remus entered the common room, followed not long after by Alice.
After they had all exchanged pleasant "Good Morning's" in Alices' case a tired apology after yawning in their faces, Lily was made to explain her prank to the Marauders who scrutinised every detail telling her that "they had done it many times themselves" :angel: , with many exaggerated interruptions from Alice such as, "My entire life flashed before my eyes!" and, "I swear she could of drowned me! It was like an, er, tidal wave from, like, the air! What's it called? Oh yeah - a waterfall!"
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September 30th, 2005, 8:34 pm
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The Gryffindor Seventh Years sat int the Great Hall ten minutes later. They were the only people there, except for the odd random student and Professor. Slughorn, who kept on winking at Lily for reasons unknown to her. Sirius had apparently noticed and was giving her a funny look, receiving an "I know nothing" shrug of the shoulders from Lily. Lily seemed to be receiving quite a few funny looks. Amanda and Grace, who had refused to sit with them, choosing the other end of the table instead, were both shooting her twin glares which she was doing her best to ignore. They obviously hadn't gotten over her little trick in the dormitory, unlike Alice who had, seemingly, forgotten all about the mornings' excitement. Alice was busy colour-coding her time table. This made Lily, who of course had colour-coded hers the second she had received it, smile slightly. Alice was the most forgetful out of all her friends, and was obviously trying in vain to make herself remember her schedule for once. Remus was reading a complicated looking novel, which had various strange looking symbols decorating its’ cover.
Recognising the book, which was propped against the water jug, as the one that their Ancient Runes Professor had recommended to them during their previous lesson, Lily wondered briefly about asking Remus to pass the book over to her once he had finished. Deciding against it, Lily turned her attention to James who was obviously deep in thought about something. She could tell that something was playing on his mind by his uncharacteristic silence.
James, like I said, was deep in thought. Well not deep, but thinking about something anyway. What was he thinking about? Guess. Lily Evans of course! He couldn’t believe that he had forgotten the plan so easily! Yes, he was upset about her agreeing to go out with Delacour, but James knew that Lily was bound to get a boyfriend sometime. She was too pretty for her own good. James had prepared himself for it ages ago. He guessed that he couldn't really expect Lily to all of a sudden fall into his arms after years of, supposedly, hating him, well she acted like she hated him anyway - James was sure that this wasn't true.
Anyway, back to the plan. James was actually quite pleased with himself for coming up with it. He had woken up that morning with it fully formed in his mind, his subconscious had obviously been working on it all night. The plan was to play the “Tortured Soul” card. James thought that if he could make Lily feel sorry enough for him, then she would realise that she cared for him and.....dun dun duuuuuuh, go out with him[/]! He knew that this plan had little chance of actually working, but a plan was a plan nonetheless. James just couldn’t believe that he had gone back on it so easily. I mean, here he was having breakfast with her, less than [I]two hours after he had thought up the plan in the first place. This was just another example of how Lily was different from just your average girl. His feelings for her were deffinately unlike those he had felt for any other girl.
"That's what Lily is - different. She's miles ahead of the rest of them," JAmes thought, smiling. It was true, he had put her high up on a pedastal (sp?) years before and no other girl had ever been able to quite get up to Lilys' standard.
He didn't know what it was about her that he liked so much. Sure, she was beautiful, clever and whatever else James could think of that was good, but wasn't Alice? Weren't her other friends? Well, none of them could ever be as beautiful as Lily, was James' opinion. Even so, she could make him forget things just by walking into the room, no other beautiful girl could do that. James sincerely hoped that she didn't turn up to watch Quidditch Practice, then the team would be in trouble.
James’ thoughts of Lily, Quidditch and er, Lily, were interrupted when Severus Snape, a.k.a his worst enemy and the person that James loathed most in the world, entered the Great Hall. James couldn’t believe what he saw. Yes, he saw the greasy raven heard boy, with the long hooked nose, sly smile and terrible skin, but he had seen this all before. Severus Snape had done something extroadinary in James' opinion, it looked like he had, somehow, managed to get some, dare James er, say it, friends. Instead of sitting on his own, completely isolated like he normally was, Snape was, unbelievably, the centre of the Slytherin Seventh Years' attention. Yes, Severus Snape actually seemed to have got himself some friends.
"Pitty," James muttered.
James shook himself. Severus Snape with friends? James couldn't believe it. He was certain that nothing less than a miracle had occurred. But there he was, laughing and talking animatedly with the rest of them. How couldn't he of seen it before? He'd been back at school for almost three whole weeks. The again, James hadn't really seen Snape around school, he usually spent his time in the Library, which was somewhere that James Potter very rarely went. Apart from that, he had only seen him in some of his classes, even then couldn't recal seeing him with all theses people.
"It would of been hard though, seeing as only a few of them can probably read," thought James.
This wasn't good. Not that it bothered him in the slightest, that he probably wouldn't be able to find "Snivelly" on his own anymore - James Potter was no coward - it was just that anything that made Severus Snape happy was highly unforunate event in James Potters' book.
James turned around to see what the other Gryffindors thought of the Slytherins' sudden arrival. Craning his kneck so he could have a clear view of the opposite end of the table, James saw that Amanda and Grace were blissfully unaware of the present "situation". Lily, however, looked very alert, her eyes boring into his own, giving him a "Don't you dare!" look.
"Aw bless, no wonder Dumbledore made her Head Girl!" he thought to himself, smiling. No other girl could possibly do the job better in James' book.
Alice too, was fully aware of what was going on, she may be a bit dosy, but Alice was extremely bright. She was shooting worried glances at Lily, Sirius, Snape and himself every few seconds. Looking at the so-called-Marauder opposite him, Peter was completely ignorant to the tension that was rapidly spreading through the Great Hall. He was currently asking Remus, who was ignoring him and giving James and Sirius unbelievingly similar looks to the one that Lily was giving him, to "Pass the bacon."
Finaly, James turned his attention to Sirius, who was giving Snape such a ferocious(sp?) looking glare that James thought that his eyeballs were in danger of popping out. When their eyes met, James knew exactly what he was thinking, he didn't need Legilemens to figure out what was on Sirius Blacks' mind. They looked at each other and nodded simultaneosly, their brotherly bond showing as they stood up.
"Snivelly," Sirius breathed.
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October 1st, 2005, 1:34 pm
Lily watched in horror as the two boys in front of her stood up with their wands raised, pointing them at Severus Snape.
"James! Sirius!" she whispered in a deadly hiss, "Sit doooown.this.instant!"
When neither boys turned around, she kicked Remus under the table for support. Standing up herself, she cursed the Marauders as the group of people surrounding Severus Snape all stood up, shielding Sanpe, who was still sitting down with a smug smile on his face, from view.
"Lupin. You. Are. A. Prefect. Get your a$s over here right now and you'd better hope you can put a stop to this!" She gave him the most evil glare she could muster before he stood up aswell. Remus looked as though he would be all to glad to ignore what was happening, rather than choose between his two best friends and the Head Girl. Finally, he moved to stand next to her. Satisfied, Lily whipped around to face the situation at hand.
Worriedly, she glanced quickly at Professor.Slughorn, glaring at him until he decided to do his job as Head of Slytherin House and do something.
"Now, now children. Let us not get too excited! Why don't you all just sit down and get back to eating this rather delicous (sp?) looking breakfast?" He was obviously trying to control his voice, but it was shaking now. About twenty student were now standing up, preparing for duel, waiting for somebody else to make the first move.
Lily was fed up. She hadn't even been Head Girl a month yet and a fully fledged war was about to break out. She couldn't believe that Professor.Slughorn had so little control over his own house. It was up to her now. The Head Boy was unreachable, his mind was on the duel and nothing else. Lily Evans wasn't going to let this happen, not on her watch.
Alice had stood up next to her, followed shortly by Grace, the only Prefects to remain true to her on their own accord. She looked at the girls, along with Remus, and nodded slowly, mouthing the words, "Expelliarmus". Lily hoped that they understood what she wanted to do, and begged that she could trust Sirius and James enough for her plan to work.
"LOWER YOUR WANDS!!!" When nobody responded, seething she bellowed, "NOW!!"
James looked like he was about to obey, Sirius obviously thought so anyway, grabbing his elbow just in case, not taking his eyes away from the Slytherins ahead of him.
"Or what? What are you going to do exactly, Mud-?" Came the cold snarl, hidden somewhere behind the crowd of Slytherins.
Lily had to act fast. She couldn't give Snape a chane to end his sentence, she wasn't particularly bothered by it, but she knew James and Sirius would be. She gave her three friends the signal, giving them her infamous "Look".
There was a simultaneous(sp?) cry of, "ACCIO SLYTHERIN SEVENTH YEAR WANDS!" from Alice, Grace and herself, Remus seemed to have said the incantation silently.
A loud zooming noise, not unlike that of a muggle racetrack, told her that the Slytherin wands were hurtling at top speed towards her friends and herself. Mechanically, Lily held out her arm catching the wands in her outsrtenched hand. Quickly she binded them together with an invisible rope and threw them at Remus, hoping that Sirius and James wouldn't do anything stupid.
She walked quickly around the table and stood infront of Sirius and James. She was grateful for her vast knowledge of spellls, she knew that th Slytherins wouldn't be able to retrieve their wands, even if they did figure out a way how to without magic. Greater wizards than themselves had been bound together by the charm, unable to even escape by apparation. Lily very much doubted that there would be any other way for their wands to be retrieved unless she released them.
She stopped suddenly infront of Sirius. Holding out her hand for his wand, she stood waiting. He looked around the room, his eyes searching for an armed Slytherin. Finally, he stopped at Professor.Slughorn, narrowing his eyes he watched the Potions Professor closely. When he decided that the teacher wasn't going to attack him any time soon, he looked at James who nodded, defeated. Sirius marched over to the Gryffindor House table, scandilised, watching the Slytherin wands' in his friends' hand with utmost disgust.
Satisfied, Lily moved accross to James, who Sirius had een standing next to moments before. James, disgust etched accross his face, threw his wand into Lilys' hand before marching out of the hall. Lowering their wands, Grace and Alice looked at Lily for further instruction with sympathetic looks on their faces.
Sirius, Remus and Peter followed James, barging past an irate looking Professor. McGonagal without a backward glance at anybody in the hall. Seconds later, there was a crash and Jean-Piere stumbled into the hall. Guessing, Lily could only come up with the conclusion that one of the Marauders had tripped him up on their way out.
Seeing the scandilised look on Jean-Pieres' face, Lily remembered that she had promised to have Breakfast with him that morning. Hoping that she looked inocent (sp?), Lily smiled at him, pointing to a seat at the Gryffindor table. Jean-Piere looked at her as if she was mad, before taking a seat at the Ravenclaw Breakfast table. Rolling her eyes and not about to give in and sit at another houses' table, Lily sat down next to Alice, trying her best to calmly spead some jam onto a piece of toast.
"Miss Evans?! What is the meaning of this? Why do Mr.Snape and his friends have no wands?"
Sighing heavily, Lily abandoned the piece of toast asking alice to wait for her, before she gathered up the bundle of Slytherin wands and calmly walked over towards her Head of House.
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October 3rd, 2005, 6:40 pm
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Finally, after an hour of explaining and more explaining to Professor. McGonagal, Lily was on her way back up the marble staircase to Gryffindor Tower alone, Alice had obviously got fed up and left without waiting for her. In her hand Lily held three wands, two that she had confiscated; Sirius', James', which were still bound together by an invisible force, and her own. She was feeling rather grumpy, the hour of none stop Ginger Newt's, small talk with Minerva McGonagal and narrowly avoiding detention had worn her out. Lily was dreading going back into the Common Room, where she was certain that the Marauders would no longer be talking to her. This was going to make the task of giving Sirius and James back their wands even harder, not to mention her Head Girld duties with James later that evening.
Ten minutes later, Lily was climbing through the Portrait Hole - the entrance to Gryffindor Tower. When she was safely inside, Lily looked around her, trying to spot her friends which as far as she knew, included the Marauders, and trouble makers.
To her surprise, Lily saw James standing on one of the squishy armchairs surrounded by his fellow Gryffindors, apparently giving some kind of speech, there didn't seem to be anyone around that hadn't come to listen to what James had to say, and ,naturally, Lily had checked. Spotting Alice in the crowd, Lily crept accross, hoping to go unnoticed by anybody, especially the Marauders. Apparently managing to do so, Lily nudged Alice in the ribs.
Alice let out a very loud gasp, whirling around to find Lily grinning at her, "Lily!" she hissed, throwing her a filthy look.
"Hi!" Lily whispered, "What in the world is James doing?"
"What? Oh, he's just giving a speech about Quidditch. Apparently the team is two Beaters and a Chaser short," Alice replied, massaging her ribs.
"Well why is everyone here?"
"Coz it's Quidditch I guess. I was standing with Frank, but he abandoned me for a better place up there at the front," Alice replied, indicating to the edge of the crowd, where Frank, along with almost the rest of the house, was hanging on James' every word.
Lily nodded, "Well why didn't he just put up a poster or something?"
"Lily, this is James remember?! James is James. He probably wanted to make this as extravagent as he could, notice that he is probably the tallest person in this room, asides from Sirius and Frank, but he still found it essential for him to stand on the chair." Lily thoight that Alice was being a bit harsh, most people would of stood on a chair to make a speech, but Lily guessed that Alice was a little bit sore about her boyfriend being led astray so easily by James.
When Lily didn't say anything more, Alice threw her a filthy look, "God Lily, you didn't have to punch me that hard! It hurts!"
Lily rolled her eyes, "I didn't punch you, I-" She was interrupted by James, who had raised his voice.
"Well that's it, if you want to go over and sign up your name and favoured position on the sheet over there," James said pointing to the Gryffindor notice board, "Oh, and many apologies to Evans and Button, sorry if we disturbed you, maybe now they can continue their conversation in peace," James soid pompously, scowling at them. Laughing along with everyone as they turned to look at Lily, who was glaring back at him, and Alice, who had turned scarlet, and jumping off the armchair.
"Honestly," Lily said to Alice, rolling her eyes.
A loud cough behind them announced Sirius Blacks' arrival, "Ladies," he greeted them, bowing as they turned around to face them.
"Sirius," Lily replied, Alice just smiled, looking over his shoulder to see where Frank had gone off to.
"I don't do long, boring speeches like my friend Prongs over there, infact I don't do apologies either, so I'll get to the point. I believe you have something of mine Evans, my wand perhaps?!" It wasn't a question and it didn't really require an answer, unless you included the return of his wand.
"It wasn't boring, you looked like you were listening hard enough when I was talking!" James cut in.
"Whatever," Sirius replied lazily, "Evans...my wand?!"
"Well actually Black, I don't really care if you don't do speeches, actually I don't care if you don't do apologies either. However, you're going to have to give me an apology if you want your wand back," Lily replied calmly, she was pretty sure that any other girl would falter under the look that Sirius was giving her.
"Wha-?" James started, but was interrupted by Alice.
"You know very well what Potter, for the scene in the Great Hall. Alot of people could have been injured in that duel thing that you were about to start! You're Head Boy! For once in your life, GROW UP! You-" Lily smiled at her friend for backing her up, only to find that she was being dragged off by Frank, who had obviously sensed trouble.
Lily put her hand on her hip and gave James a "look", as if to say "See?"
Sirius looked uneasily at hius best friend, before saying, "Evans, we're sorry, we're sure it wont ever happen again, We-"
"-Promise!" James interrupted, "Li-"
"Evans, our wands now please!" Sirius cut in, obviously exasperated.
Lily silently handed Sirius's wand into his outstretched hand, and threw James' to His Lordship, who was standing slightly behind Sirius, before turning around and looking for Alice.
At 3pm that afternoon, Lily relaxed into an armchair by the fire. She had spent most of the day doing things that she thought would be well approved of by her "Head Girl Handbook", such as re-arranging and sorting the Gryffindor noticeboard, Inspecting Dormitories and she had given two Second Year boys detention for building an "Exploding Snap" tower too high, she had given this in the interest of "Health and Safety".
This was something that all four Marauders protested greatly about and at length, I should add. In actual fact, they had droned on about the detntion so much that they had actually managed to wear Lily down. They didn't shut up until she shortened the detention by half an hour and camped out in her dorm for forty five long minutes.
Lily took out her book, which was entitled "Alices' Adventures in Wonderland" when she was interrupted by a conversation between Amanda and Sirius behind her. Lily crouched low into her seat, hoping that they wouldn't see her. The last thing that she wanted was them two to find her, she couldn't be bothered making small talk with them bith when she was so tired. The early morning was starting to take its' toll on her energy levels. Taking a sneaky look around her, Lily was shocked to see that the Common Room was deserted, except for, well as far as she could see, the back of Amanda and Sirius' heads along with herself. She cursed inwardly, knowing that her presence was unknown by Amanda and Sirius, as Lily ahd chosen the odd, extremely high backed chair in the corner, facing the window. Her years at Hogwarts had taught her that this was by far the best place to read relax into a book in Gryffindor Tower.
"Well?" she heard Amanda's voice say
"What?" Sirius asked
"Well....Why did you bring me here?" Amanda laughed. Lily knew that laugh well. Amanda had a great laugh, tinkly but full of personality.
There was a pause. Lily thought that Sirius might have been smiling., then he spoke again, "I, erm, I needed to tell you something...in private," Sirius' voice replied, suddenly sounding serious.
Lily groaned softly, she knew she wasn't supposed to hear this. But what was she supposed to do? There was no way out. She couldn't exactly get up, make her excuses and leave. It was too embarrassing. Lily came to the conclusion that she would have to stay where she was until they had finished, then forget everything that had been said.
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October 6th, 2005, 11:11 am
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Amanda looked up to face Sirius, her hands self-consciously fidgeting in her lap. Was this the moment that she had been waiting for? Was Sirius Black finally going to ask her out, after almost two years of flirting? Amanda knew that they had dated before, for a brief two weeks in Third Year, but they could give it another go - right?
"Well, actually I need to ask you a few things aswell," Sirius said smiling, interrupting her train of thoughts.
"Wrong," she thought, "Oh well - plenty more fish in the sea. Shut up Amanda!!! You like him! He is the best fish in this sea!"
Sirius was looking at her. "What's he looking at me for? Oh God, have I got something on my face? Have I got to say something?! What do I do?! Calm down now. Think," Amanda thought dramatically, starting to play with a strand of her hair, something that she always did when she was nervous. Looking up at Sirius, she suddenly remebered what he was waiting for, "Oh, um yeah?" she replied, smiling what she hoped was a confident smile.
Obviously satisfied with her reply, Sirius blurted out the question, "How do you feel about me?"
"Well, he does like his girls to be brainless. OH MY GOD AMANDA! YOU DID NOT JUST THINK THAT! HAVE A LITTLE SELF RESPECT!!" Amanda thought, still thinking about her embarrassing "episode" before, she hoped against hope that she hadn't sounded stupid. He was giving her that look again. Oh no. He'd said something. "WHY CAN'T YOU JUST LISTEN AMANDA YOU STUPID BYOTCH!?!" Amanda's sub-conscious ranted. "Well you can't just sit there gaping, you're gonna have to ask him what he said!" the tiny voice in her head said in a thoroughly exasperated voice.
"Sorry!" she said letting out a short tinkly laugh, "Um, what did you say?"
"Er, I was asking how you felt about me?" he replied, he knew Amanda was a bit dosey, but this was getting slightly annoying.
"Oh. My. God." Amanda thought. "Do I tell the truth?!" she asked herself, "No duh," said a voice, "Just take a deep breath and say it. What have you got to lose?" it added, before another voice that Amanda was sure was her own sullenly replied, "Um - my pride?"
"Um...well," Amanda was shocked to hear her own voice, "I like you Sirius," this time Amanda was more than shocked. She was horrified. "WHY DID I JUST SAY THAT?!?!" she thought wildly, her brain was going into overdrive.
Sirius must have seen her shocked expression, because he laughed softly before saying, "It's OK 'Mand, I like you too. That's what I wanted to tell you," he said smiling and taking hold of one of her hands.
Amanda smiled widely. Her mouth, however, didn't seem to be finished yet because it said, "Um, didn't you say that you had to ask me a few things?" she said, her voice lingering on the word "few". Amanda could hardly believe her own cheek. DID SHE JUST SAY THAT?! "AMNDAAAAAA!!!!!" the voice inside her head screamed, "You've liked him for ages, don't go and blow it all now!!" Well, when Amanda said ages, she meant sice the beginning of the year on the train. "Oops," she thought. She had suddenly remebered what she was supposed to be doing later on that night, she was supposed to be writing to her muggle boyfriend that she had met in the Summer Holidays.
Sirius chuckled softly and moved nearer to her on the couch, taking both of her hands in his. "Oo-er," Amand thought.
"Yeah, I wanted to ask you," he said smiling up into her eyes, "If you wanted to go to Hogsmead tommorrow night with me?"
"Um yeah, of course," she said smiling.
"Great!" Sirius replied excitedly, briefly checking his funny looking wizards watch, which was decorated with an assortment of stars and moons, "Oops, got to go! I'm gonna be late for my detention with McGonagal!"
Sirius got up and kissed her on the cheek, before seeing the quizical look that she was giving him and adding, "She's blaming me for fooding the Boys Bathroom on the Third Floor! I can't believe that woman! She can sniff out a lie anywhere! I swore to her that i didn't do it, making my eyes go glassy with fake tears and everything and she still gave me detention with Filch!" He said all this very quickly, backing away towards the Portrait Hole. He gave her a funny sort of bow, before making his exit.
Amanda laughed, then walked towards the Girls Dormitory, feeliong very excited about her date the next night. Climbing the stairs to the Sevent Year Dorm, she thought about the kind of things to right to Alex, her muggle biyfriend. "Well," she thought, "I can still write to him can't I?"
Lily sat in the chair, feeling as if a hundred ton weight had been lifted from her shoulders. She was ecstatic with the relief of going unnoticed by the two Gryffindors. "Thank the Lord," she muttered to herself. Suddenly she remebered something that Sirius had said to Amanda about going to Hogsmeade with him the following night. Lily had major problems with that statement she could assure you. (sp?) Lilys' problems were, ikn no particular order:
1) Tommorrow night was a school night.
2) Hogsmeade visits were never at nightime anyway, especially now that there was a Dark Lord recruiting followers.
2) Tommorrow day was a school day, so there was certainly no Hogsmeade visit planned.
3) James and herself hadn't even planned a Hogsmeade visit yet.
4) How were Sirius and Amanda supposed to get there?
5) What would they do when they got there? Wouldn't somebody recognise them and turn them in?
6) How could they be so irresponsible? They were setting a bad example for the other students, both young and old.
Lilys' anger was starting to rise inside her and, if she was not careful, bubble over the top. Well you know what they say about redheads. Lily felt very sorry for the person who would be on the recieving end of her wrath. Remebering that they were all at dinner, she took out her book and begn to read again. Almost as soon as she had opened her book, she heard a cough beside her. Lily turned around automatically, feeling a bit unnerved that there was nobody there. She didn't like this. Just to be on the safe side, Lily stuck her finger out, and sharply prodded the area where she thought that the noise had come from. She let out a loud squeel when it connected with something solid.
"Ow!" Came the soft voice.
Lily stabbed at the area again, unsure whether or not she could trust herself that there was something there.
"I said ow, already," came the low voice again.
"What are you?"
"WHAT? Excuse me, I think you'll find that I am Lily Evans!" Lily said pompously.
"Lily Evans, this is your conscience!" The voice whispered, in a husky, evil voice.
"Oh. My. God," Lily said slowly, lunging forward all of a sudden and yanking hold of the thing in front of her. She looked down, screaming when she saw that her hand was no longer there. Relying on pure instinct, Lily tugged with all her might at the silver fabric that she was now holding, falling backwards into her chair when it came away so easily in her hand.
Regaining her composure, Lily looked up to see a startled looking James Potter sitting on the arm of her chair.
"JAMES POTTER!!! OF ALL THE T-" she started, but seeing the look on his face burst into shrieks of laughter.
"Er, Lily, are you alright?" James said, standing up and watching her with utmost amusement.
Lily managed to get control of herself somehow, before asking, "What In the name of Merlin did you think you were doing?!"
"I wanted to see what the Lurve Master was up to," James said simply, beginning to laugh again.
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October 7th, 2005, 4:56 pm
big thanx to everyone who's reviewed, but i want moreMOREMORE muahaha *glares evily and then shakes herself so she's back to normal again* ANYWAY...sorry this is so short, and i h8 myself for doing such a short one, but i had the urge to post so....er....here it is lol :huh:
"The Lurve Master?" Lily asked, raising her eyebrows.
"Uh-huh," James replied with his back to her, "Sirius Black," he added, firmly.
"Yeah, I thought so," answered Lily, giggling slightly. When he didn't reply she said, "Er, James?" Still no answer. "James Potter, don't be so rude!"
"Huh?" James said turning around with a slightly dusty, gold mirror infront of him.
"I said -" Lily started, but seeing what James was holding in his hand, she changed the subject (kinda :huh: :evil: ), "What is that? And why is it keeping you from answering me?"
"This?" James asked, it wasn't really a question so he continued without an answer, "Me and Sirius nicked it from Filchs' Office last year, he has one and I have the other. This," he added, gesturing towards the mirror.
"What does it do?" Lily said, revealing her Muggle upbringings' ignorance for a second, "You stole it from Filchs' Office?" she added in a deadly undertone, quickly glancing around the common room just in case anybody was listening.
"Yeah but it's a long story," James replied in a would-be-offhand sort of voice, "I'll tell you sometime," he added hopefully. "You want to know what it does? Well this baby lets you talk to the holder of its' twin-"
"Sirius?" Lily questioned.
"Yeah. Anyway, if you speak the holders', Sirius', full name into the glass his face will appear and we can, well, talk," he finished feebly.
Lily let out a soft "wow" that seemed to restore James' confidence a bit.
"Yeah, we use it alot in detention and stuff," James continued, ruffling up his hair a bit, "But it doesn't seem to...be....working," James replied shaking the mirror madly in the air, before yelling, "SIRIUS BLACK!" into the mirror, making Lily jump about three feet into the air.
"Ssssh Prongs, I'm in detention, remember?!" came Sirius' harsh whisper from, seemingly, James' hand.
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October 8th, 2005, 11:05 am
Hey :D This post is for MarauderGrl, MWPP, beki14 and Hufflepuffian coz, er...they asked for it lolz and they are also some of my most loyal reviewers :D :cool: GO THEM!!!
James laughed, "Sorry Pad, I just wanted to show Lily here how these magic mirrors work," James said, and for some reason was winking at the mirror. (A/N do we know what the real name for the mirrors are?)
"James why are you winking at yourself?" Lily asked, giggling for a second.
"I...what?" He replied, frowning at her.
"You were winking at yourself," Lily teased.
Sirius' bark of a laugh could be heard from somewhere in the room and Lily whirled around, expecting to see him standing there.
"Show her Prongs!" Sirius whispered, but the amusement could still be heard in his voice.
"Show me what, exactly?" Lily asked, trying her best not to show that she was interested in what was going on, and cursing herself for going along with a bodiless voice that sounded like Sirius Black.
James grinned mischieviously at her, before edging closer to he rand offering her the mirror, "I told you what it does, you do believe me, don't you Evans?"
"Yeah...it's just....stop grinning at me like that! It's making me uneasy!" James laughed at her before she continued, "Don't trust anything if you can't see where it keeps its' brain," Lily said simply.
"You and your morals Evans," James said seriously, but she could see the laughter in his eyes, "Scared?" he added.
"I...NO!," she cried, grabbing the mirror from his outstretched hand and looking into it. Lily let out a loud gasp and a small, "Wow!" when she saw the secrets that the mirror held.
"Hey Evans!" Sirius whispered, giving her his traidemark grin.
"My names Lily, Black," she said in a bored voice. Lily had repeated this so many times to the Marauders, but they, except Remus, insisted on using her last name. She supposed James had set the trend and they had followed on.
"Oooh, on first name terms now, are we?" he said winking at her. Lily rolled her eyes at him in annoyance and handed the mirror back to James, who had unknowingly been watching from over her shoulder. When she realised this, Lily forgot completely what she was going to say, immediately feeling the colour rush to her cheeks.
James coughed from behind her, letting her know that he was still there.
"Huh?" She asked, in a voice very much unlike her own. "Who? What? When? Where? Why?" a little voice in her head asked. Lily didn't know what the question actually meant, never mind the answer, but she knew it must have something to do with the present situation. Her head obviously didn't like what was going on and Lily wasn't sure what even was going on, never mind why her brain was apparently protesting.
"Erm....we have a meeting with the Prefects in....er....four hours," James said, checking his watch in an exaggerated gesture, obviously he too was eeling slightly uncomfortable.
"Really? I...er...better go change then!" Lily said dramatically, before quickly walking up to her dormitory, completely forgetting that Amanda was there.
As she climbed the winding staircase, Lily couldn't help wondering what had just happened, but pushed the thought to the back of her mind as she pushed open the door that lead to her room.
She stepped inside and walked straight to the bathroom, passing Amanda, who was apparently engrossed in whatever she was writing, as she went. Lily leant against the sink, staring at herself in the mirror. Thankfully, the colour in her cheeks had subsided and she looked a normal colour again. But Lily didn't altogether like what she saw. (I know bad grammar - sorrrrrry :evil: ) She saw a pale faced, auburn haired girl, wearing little make-up and clothes that her gran would probably approve of. Lily knew that she was pretty enough, Lily knew that she didn't need much make-up, and hadn't she always been happy enough in her clothes? So what was wrong? Lily didn't really know. But she knew something was missing. Lily wanted a change, and she knew that the one person who could help her the most was on the other side of the bathroom door, clearly not talking to her.
Taking a deep breath, Lily took one last glance at herself in the mirror before taking a step towards the door. When she opened it, however, she colided with a excited looking Amanda who was apparently heading in the opposite dirrection.
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October 10th, 2005, 6:38 pm
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Rolling her eyes, Lily brushed past Amanda, keeping her head down so that she wouldn't have to make eye-contact with her now "ex-friend." Lily walked slowly over to her bed, trying to act like she wasn't bothered in the slightest that Amanda was in the room, when really all that she wanted to do was go over, give her a big hug and apologise.
Lily plopped herself down on her bed, careful to face the opposite dirrection to the one where Amanda was standing, as she could feel the other girls' eyes on the back of her neck. Lily leaned forwards and retrieved her book, titled "Jane Eyre," from underneath her pillow. When she shuffled back to where she was sitting, however, Lilys' back connected with something solid. At once, Lily and the thing let out cries of shock and pain.
"What in the nam-?!"
Lily turned around rubbing the small of her back, where she thought maybe a foot had struck, to find Amanda sitting behind her with a sheepish grin on her face. Scowling, Lily promptly turned back around, sitting in a straight backed position and holding her book high, shielding her face from view.
There was a sudden jerk as Amanda dived forwards on Lilys' giant four poster bed so that they were side by side, and able to talk face to face. Lily had hit herself in the nose with her book, as the mattress had sprung upwards catapulting her a couple of inches into the air.
Seeing how mad Lily was about to get with her, Amanda raised her hand in a "STOP!" gesture, thinking that it might make her hold her anger in a bit longer in order for her to aplogise, realising that it was the exact wrong thing to do as soon as she had done it.
"FOR GODS' SAKE, AMANDA!!!!!"
"Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!" Amanda rushed, hoping that she could stop her fuming friend before she really exploded.
"CAN'T YOU JUS-?!" Lily bellowed, bubbling with range.
"LILY JUST CALM DOWN!!!!!" Amanda screached, interrupting Lily.
"DON'T RAISE YOUR VOICE AT ME!!" Lily bellowed, standing up suddenly.
"DON'T SHOUT AT ME EITHER!!" Amanda replied, joining her standing on the bed with her hands on her hips.
"LILY I JUST WANTED TO TALK TO YOU! TO APOLOGISE!!!!"
"WELL WHA-," Lily stopped mid-shout, before saying in a almost-normal voice," What?"
"I said that I wanted to apologise," said Amanda to her feet.
"What for?" Lily pressed on, even though she already knew the answer.
"About the other night.....I didn't mean for it to get out of hand - I was only teasing," Amanda replied, sitting back down onto the bed.
"I know, I got wound up about nothing. It's my fault," Lily said sitting down opposite her friend, and giving her a brief smile.
"No, it's all my fault, I knew that you were uncom-," Amanda replied seriously, getting interrupted yet again by Lily.
"No really. It's me who is to blame," Lily replied solemnly, nodding after she had finished her sentence.
"Lily. I think we both know that if I hadn't said all that stuff about James Potter then you wouldn't have flipped," Amanda replied exasperatedly in a tone of voice that Lily often used with James.
Not wanting to start another argument, Lily replied, "O.K, It's all your fault!" Seeing the bewildered but slightly-angry-that-she-hadn't-said-that face that Amanda was pulling, Lily began to laugh as she felt a huge weight being lifted from her shoulders.
Both girls sat smiling at each other for a while......then;
"OH MY GOD-"
"I NEED YOUR HELP!"
"-SIRIUS ASKED ME OUT!!! BUT DON'T TELL ANYON-"
"-I NEED A MAKE-," Lily had began, but realising what Amanda had said, changed tack immediately, feigning surprise and putting on a very excited voice, "OH MY GOSH!!!! WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE?!"
"WAIT A MINUTE, WHAT WERE YOU GOING TO SAY?!" Amanda screamed, then realised that she had shouted, threw Lily an apologetic look before repeating the whole thing again in a low whisper.
"Oh nothing. Just that I kinda wanted to give myself a make-over and I was wondering if you could help me, but I-" Lily replied, but was cut off by Amanda. The girls had suddenly a lot to say to each other, even though they had only been in an argument for less then a week, and were interrupting each other all the time in order to hear each other out.
"REALLY?! OH MY GOSH LILY!! OF COURSE I'LL HELP YOU!!!"
"'Mand! You're shouting again!" Lily said teasingly, glad to have her old friend back, "It's not important - tell me this thing about Sirius first!" she added, not one to hog the limelight.
"Lil's you're too modest, of course this is a huge deal!! I've wanted to give you a make-over for like four years now!" Amanda replied excitedly, "No offence or anything!" she added hastily.
Lily knew better than to get offended by something that Amanda had said. Amanda had always been a bit ditsy, not unlike her sisters' Rebecca, who was a Slytherin, and Charlotte, who was a Ravenclaw and also Amandas' twin. To show that she hadn't taken the comment to heart, Lily waved her hand in a calm motion, signalling that she wasn't bothered and to carry on.
"Not that you're not naturally gorgeous, Lil's, it's just that maybe, well definately, we need to update your look. Ever so slightly." This comment made Lily laugh. Amanda was obviously trying to tip-toe round another argument and was paying her all these un-called for compliments to try and stay in her good books.
"Honestly, it's fine! just tell me your news first and then we can talk about this "new look" that I'm going for," Lily said kindly, smiling at Amanda, "And don't leave out any deatails!" she added.
Lily deeply regretted her last sentence. As Amanda, on Lilys' instructions, proceeded in telling her every single detail about her conversation with Sirius, and even adding in some things that Lily was sure never happened or were said, but she smiled, gasped and nodded politely like a good friend should.
About twenty minutes later, when Amanda had finished her account on her and Sirius' "relationship" as she was already calling it, she pressed Lily with questions like, "What do you want to look like?", "What style are we going for with your hair? Keep it your natural clour of course!", "When can we get the clothes, Hogsmead's too far off!" and "What will James do when he sees you!"
At the last comment that Amanda made, Lily glared at her and said, "Let's just get one thing straight, this has absolutely nothing, NOTHING, to do with James Potter, and you are absolutely forbidden to tell him, or anyone else for that matter, what we're doing! O.K?"
"Fine!" Amanda said, pouting like the school-girl that she was.
"To answer all your questions; I want to look natural with a bit of glamour, I want my hair to stay almost the same but sleek, shiny and easy to manage, we'll just have to wait until Hogsmeade, because no way are we breaking any School Rules!" Lily said mechanically, listing the ideas that kept floating into her head.
"Wow Lil's! You've got this planned out, haven't you!"
"No, it's a good thing. Now, we need to start right now. I'm going to give you some basic skincare treatments that I'll show you how to us-"
"I'm not retarded 'Mand, I know how to wash my face!" Lily cut in, rolling he eyes and crossing her arms accross her chest.
"Let's just get one thing straight," Amanda said in a perfect immitation of Lily, "I'm running this workshop so listen. I'm about to tell you one of the most important things that you will ever learn."
"This is going to take a while," thought Lily, as she listened to Amanda droning on about cleansing, toning and moisturising.
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October 11th, 2005, 7:01 pm
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An hour later, Lily was sitting infront of the girls' beautiful oak dressing table. Red in the face from the heat of the shower, complete with dripping wet hair and goosebumps from the cold as she was still only wearing her bath towel, Lily was not a pretty sight. She was getting impatient. Not to mention bored. Amanda had been rumaging in her trunk for God knows what in her trunk for the last ten minutes. Lily had resolved to watching her friend from the corner of her eye in the mirror, noticing with dismay that her friend had still not found what she was looking for.
"'Mand, hurry up," Lily whinged to her friend.
Still no answer. Amandas' head was out of sight, hidden underneath the piles of clothes and beauty products in her trunk.
Lily tried again with gritted teeth, "Amanda. I am cold. I am bored. Can you please hurry up!"
"Aha!" Amanda said, jumping up from her trunk and clutching a very large looking cosmetics purse.
"Good God! You're not using that much stuff on me are you? I said I wanted to look natural, remember?" Lily said, raising her eyebrows at the bag.
"Relaaaax Lil's. I know what I'm doing hon!"
Lily looked apprehensive. "Maybe this make-over isn't such a good idea, after all," she thought. "No Lily. You're doing this for you. You deserve it, you've been working so hard ever since you arrived at this place, six years ago! You need to loosen up a little. It's time for a change. It's time for you, babe."
Almost convinced, Lily took a deep breath and asked one final question before she took the plunge, "If I don't like something you'll stop, right?"
"Yeah, yeah. Of course!" Amana said happily, performing a simple drying spell on Lilys' hair before she transfigured the bath towel she was wearing into a pair of pyjamas.
Amanda twirled Lilys' chair around so that they were facing each other. Holding up two tubes infront of Lily, one rather larger than the other, she began to explain about what each one did.
"Right," she said in her business-like tone, holding up the smaller of the tubes, "These are both muggle products, so you may or may not of seen them before," Lily looked like she was about to ask a question, but Amanda held up her hand to stop her before ploughing on with what she had to say, "This is a tinted facial moisturiser. You put it on your face and neck at night before you go to sleep, like so," Amanda used Lilys' face as a demonstation, "It gives you a hint of colour so you don't have to mess about too much in the morning with lots of make-up." This sounded good to Lily, so she nodded her head in appreciation.
Amanda held up the next tube, which was the bigger of the two. "This is a moisturising false tan lotion," she said pointing to the label, "You apply it to your legs and wherever else you want to. This doesn't need to be put on every night unless you want to use it daily. In our case, we're lucky to have long robes so we don't have to put it on every day like the muggles do. Instead, I normally just put it on at weekends if I'm wearing a skirt or a vest top or whatever, but again it's Winter so that won't really apply to us right now." Amanda was in her element, happily telling Lily everything she needed to know about every single beauty product that she owned. Lily nodded politely, a bit bored by the talk but excited about the make-over nevertheless.
Finally, after another twenty minutes of explaining the uses of every beauty product under the sun, Amanda was ready. Lily, however, was still baffled that there was so many other uses of lipstick and hairspray than just on your lips and hair, so she took a while to realise that Amanda was talking to her.
"Lily!" Amanda said, the irritation in her voice obvious.
"I said, I think you would suit having soft wavy curls in your hair, do you agree?"
"Yeah 'Kay," Lily replied, thinking that it was best to agree with Amanda. She was a girl on a mission, after all. Anyway, she thought that the idea sounded nice. (to anyone who would know, think Angelina Jolie style :cool: ) All of a sudden, a loud "Click" was heard and a blinding flash of light shone into Lilys' eyes.
"It's just a picture Lil's, you know like a "before and after transformation" thing," Amanda interrupted, rolling her eyes at her friend.
Lily just scowled. Amanda stook out her tongue violently at Lily.
Lily was greatly pleased that she was a muggle-born, as Amandas' explanations and demonstrations would have taken even longer if she hadn't already heard of Clinique, not to mention the names that Lily doubted that she could even pronounce.
Lily looked in the mirror to find that Amanda was performing the dring spell again, but this time with almost military precision, trying her best to create the natural-looking waves on her friends' auburn hair. Lily watched the girl with interest, and began to relax. The other girl seemed to know what she was doing, thank God. Amanda would give a gentle flick of her wrist every now and again, creating the perfect Hollywood worthy curl. Lily had a nasty feeling that the style wasn't as easy to do as Amanda was making it look. Amanda saw her watching and began yet another explanation, this time including the incantation and telling her that it was so much easier to style your hair to be straight, when using your wand. Blahblahblah. Yadayadayada. So on so forth or whatever that saying is. :huh: :blush:
After eight minutes precisely, (hey, they're witches lolz :cool: :eyebrows: ) Lilys' hair was finished. She was amazed at how good it looked, and made a mental not to hit herself for not styling it sooner. Suddenly very excited at what was yet to come, Lily grinned widely at her friend before waiting patiently for her make-up to be done.
Amanda noticed the change in behaviour and smiled to herself, glad that her friend was pleased with the gradual transformation. She took out, mascara, clear lipgloss, bronzing pearls, pink blusher, cream coloure eye shadow and the most important tool of the make-up trade, her concealer. Amanda guided her friend through the procedure, step by step and explaining what each product did as she went along. She also showed Lily how it was best to be patient when guiding the make-up on with a wand. As even though they weren't muggles, it could all still go just as horribly wrong for them like it does for the non-magic folk. Even if you do have a handy "Undo" spell up your sleeve.
The make-over lasted two hours all in all, but Amanda explained that it only really took about fifteen minutes to do your hair and make-up of a morning with wands, so Lily needn't worry. Praying that she looked alright, Lily turned slowly in her chair to face the mirror, clamping her eyes shut when she was almost there. She couldn't bring herself to look.
Amanda laughed, "Go on! Open your eyes!"
Lily shook her head, saying childishly, "No! What if I don't like it?"
"You will! Promise!"
Lily slowly, ever so slowly, opened her eyes. She didn't see herself, there was somebody else staring back at her, their mouth slightly open and their eyes wide open with shock mingled with disbelief. Lily couldn't believe it. This wasn't someone else, it was her. For some strange reason, Lily felt overcome with sudden emotion.
"I know! Wow, I'm good!" Amanda said, grinning at her.
Lily squeezed her eyes shut, trying to make the lump in her throat dissapear. She didn't know what was making her so emotional all of a sudden and she didn't really care, she just wanted it to o away before she started crying.
Noticing that something was wrong, Amanda knelt beside her, giving her a hug. "Lil's what's wrong? Don't you like it?"
"Yeah I do, it's just.....I dunno!" Lily whimpered, adabbing at the tears that were forming in her eyes before they ruined the mascara that Amanda had worked so hard to create.
"You look gorgeous Lil's!"
Lily gave her a watery smile, before sniffing in a very unladylike manner and calming herself down.
Checking the wizard clock above Graces' bed, Lily realised that she still had an hour and a half to kill before the Prefcet Meeting and Patrol, so she decided to give into Amandas' pleas and tell her everything about her and Jean-Pieres' "relationship".
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October 13th, 2005, 5:25 pm
hey :D this post is dedicted to Marauder girl, as the whole eyelash curler was her idea!! :D :eyebrows: GO HER!!!! And also to Sheilajsn coz she gave me the idea for what im gonna call this chappie: Extreme Makeover 2: Hogwarts Style :cool: (I know, i've actually named one of my chapters, FINALLY! i always forget lolz :p )
After repeating the story of "When Jean-Piere Asked me to Hogsmeade" at least ten times to Amanda, Lily decided that enough was enough and left their dormitory to go down to the common room. Luckily, the Prefects meeting was only twenty minutes away, so Lily decided that she would round up the Prefects who hadn't already left and they could walk down together.
Just as Lily was about to step out of the room, Amanda called her from the bathroom, "Lil!"
"Uh-huh," Lily replied distractedly, smoothing down her robes. She was suddenly very self-consciuos of the fact that nobody apart from Amanda had seen the launch of her "New Look" and she was about to walk into a room jam-packed with her fellow Gryffindors. "Why did I do this?" she thought.
"Lilyyyyyyyy," Amanda tried again, breaking Lilys' train of thought.
"I SAID, "WHAT?"" Lily shouted, her nerves getting the better of her. Why was she so nervous? It was only a prefects meeting for the love of God.
"Come in her a sec, narky knickers!" Amanda called, popping her head out and peeping around the door, looking to see where Lily was.
"Why?" Lily asked, but followed her friends' beckoning hand anyway.
"I need to do something to you that I forgot," Amanda replied, stepping towards her holding a rather lethal looking steel object.
"What are you going to do, exactly?" Lily asked warily, backing away, "And what is that?"
"It's and eyelash curler," Amanda stated simply, stepping closer to Lily.
"I know what it is, I'm not retarded," Lily said scowling, "You're going to use that on my face? On my eyelashes?!" She asked, wide-eyed all the same. When Amanda nodded she shook her head frantically, "No, it's O.K, I like my eyelashes just the way they are, thanks!" Normally, this would be a time for sarcasm, but Lily was deadly serious.
Amanda tuuted and shook her head at her, raising her eyebrows, "Honestly, it's not going to hurt you! You won't even feel it! Anyway, If you're not retarded and you know what it is, then how come you asked me what it was and what I was going to do with it?"
Completely ignoring the last question, Lily stook her hand on her hip. "Oh yeah? Well how come last Christmas Petunia used one and it got jammed onto her eyelashes? I couldn't use magic in the house then, so mum had to pluck out all her eyelashes one-by-one until the eyelash curler came free?"
Quick thinking as she was, Amanda seized the opportunity while Lily was destracted, answering her question, Amanda dived forward with the eyelash curler and stopped it right infront of Lilys' open eye.
Looking thunderous, Lily screamed, "AMANDA!!!!!! YOU CAN'T JUST GO ATTACKING MY EYE WITHOUT MY CONSENT!!"
Amanda laughed before saying, "Lily close your eyes," When Lily didn't budge, trying to kick her instead, Amanda commanded, "NOW!"
Lily glared at her.
"I have my wand. You don't. I am holding a metal, possible, weapon milimetres away from your eye. If you don't close said eye, then I will be forced to do something very creative with this said possible weapon," Amanda said through griited teeth, "I don't think you are in any position to disobey , do you?"
When Lily looked like she wouldn't mind disobeying, Amanda added in a deadly sweet voice, "Lily, right now you are getting on my last nerve. Close your eyes," (i borrowed that line from Mean Girls lolz :cool: :eyebrows: )
"Wow I didn't think that you would be scared of curling your eyelashes, Lil's! " Why was it that that word seemed to get her every time? It seemed that anybody who knew Lily could get her to do something by saying she was too chicken to do it or whatever.
"Fine!" Lily spat, clamping down her eyelids, clearly not too pleased with the whole situation.
Amanda proceded to curl her friends eyelashes for the next couple of minutes. When she was finished she said, "See that wasn't so bad!"
Lily gave her the worst glare that she could muster, before storming out of her room into the Gryffindor Common Room, with only ten minutes left before she was scheduled to begin the Prefect Meeting.
The whole room went silent as soon as her head became visible from the winding staircase that led up to the Girls' Dormitories. She heard a few people gasp, before loud whispers broke out amongst the students. Lily didn't know what was worse, people whispering about her or people openly gawping at her. Blushing furiously but holding her head high, Lily scanned the room for somebody that she recognised. Her eyes finally rested on Alice who, by the looks of things, had just entered the Common Room through the Portrait Hole.
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October 17th, 2005, 6:09 pm
OMG!! im so sorry for not posting in forever and leaving u hanging there :evil: im gonna try n make this post as long as i can. lol :eyebrows: sorry if this dissapoints any of you, those of you who leave feedback (:love: u guyz!!) will know what i'm talking about :eyebrows: (shameless act to try and get more feedback i know. lol :sad: :angel: )
Lily walked towards the Portrait Hole, keeping her eyes fixed on Alice and Frank and doing her best to ignore the hundreds of pairs of eyes that were following her progress. Holding her head high and hoping to look unbothered, Lily tried her best to concentrate on Alice, not on the loud conversations that seemed to feauture her name, or something unusually similar, as their main topic. Finally, after what seemed to take hours, she stopped infront of her best friend.
To Lilys' immense disatisfaction, her presence was recieved by a very dumbfounded looking Alice and Frank, who uncharacteristically had his mouth hanging open.
"Close your mouth Frank," Alice snapped, glaring at her boyfriend.
Frank obeyed wordlessly, tearing his eyes away from Lily.
Lily groaned, did she really look that stupid?
"What happened," Alice said, staring at Lily with a very shocked, strang looking expression on her face.
Lily sighed. If this was how her best friend and her best friends' boyfriend were reacting, then how would the rest of the school take it? And what about Potter? Lily closed her eyes in desperation.
"Amanda gave me a makeover," Lily replied simply examining her newly-manicured nails, trying to avoid making eye contact with her friend, who seemed to be having problems controlling her facial expressions. Right now, Alice was pulling a face that was resembling a petrified beast of some sort.
"You let Amanda give you a makeover?" Alices' eyebrows were now in danger of dissapearing way past her hairline.
"But you just sai-"
"I asked Amanda to give me a makeover," Lily replied, meeting her friends gaze.
"Since when have you wanted a makeover?!"
"Ages, I s'pose."
"Why didn't you tell me?"
Lily rolled her eyes. Did Alice have to make everything so difficult? "Does it really matter? Right now I need you to do me a favour," Lily said sweetly, "Please?"
Alice narrowed her eyes. "What kind of favour?"
"Tell me what's going on behind me. I can't see myself, you see," Lily replied.
Alice rolled her eyes at her friend, putting her hand on her hip and pouting spectacularly. Making it horribly obvious as to what she was doing, Alice stood on her tip-toes and stared around the room.
"Alice! Stop it! Lily snapped, dragging her friend down, "Don't make it obvious! If you can't do it properly then I'll ask Frank," she added, smiling at her friends' boyfriend.
Frank, who had apparently regained the use of his tongue, replied quickly, "Yeah sure!"
"No. I'll do it," Alice snapped, glowering at Frank and the Head Girl, obviously greatly displeased that her boyfriend was all too happy to help Lily all of a sudden. Grinning falsely at Lily she began to laugh, clutching her sides in disguise and quickly glancing past her friend towards the rest of the Gryffindor house. Annoingly, she met the gaze of most people in the Common Room, so she quickly toned down her laughter and began to tell Lily what she had seen, "Well, everyone is looking in our dirrection," Alice said diplomatically, but continued when Lily scowled at her, "Some people are talking about...er...us and the rest are, well, staring... or gawping ( :wow: :drool: lolz), however you want to put it."
Lily let out a long sigh and looked at the floor.
Smiling kindly at her, Alice added, "Lily Evans! What are you sighing for?! You look gorgeous!! Why else do you think all these people are staring at you?" When Lily looked as if she was about to turn around Alice added in a fast whisper, "Don't look! It makes it too obvious that we're talking about them!"
Lily let out a short laugh. If she looked on the brightside, she thought that the whole situation would be funny in a few hours...days...maybe weeks. Anyway, she liked the way she looked, it couldn't be that bad. "Why? What are they doing?" She asked nosily, wanting to know more. Well, they were talking about her weren't they?!
"Well, the boys are doing all the gawping, it's just the girls who are staring. Oh, you're getting a few glares - look!" Alice said laughing, obviously finding the whole situation quite enjoyable, "No! Don't look!" she added hastily.
Lily rolled her eyes. She was desperate to see what was going on for herself.
Sure enough, as if to prove Alices' point, a loud wolf whistle escaped from somewhere behind her.
Alice shook her head and Frank laughed, Lily looked thoroughly depressed. When he saw her face Frank asked, bewildered, "What? It's nothing bad! Whoever it is obviously thinks that you look nice!"
Lily made a noice that sounded very much like "Pfft!" and Alice replied, "Girls don't actually like it when guys do that, you know."
"Wolf whistle," Lily said, joining in the "debate".
"What? Of course they do!"
Alice just rolled her eyes and shook her head at her boyfriend. Frank was one of the cleverest students in the school, but he was totally clueless sometimes.
"No really, they don't," Lily replied, "Please tell every guy you know and save girls everywhere from being so well, unnerved."
Frank laughed, but still looked as if he had just heard that a muggle had became Headmaster/mistress of Hogwarts, "Point taken and duely noted!" (A/N What's that expression again?! lolz)Smiling, Alice cut in, " Oh, look! Sirius and James are coming over!" she said waving and mouthing, "Hi!"
Frank nodded (A/N how macho lol :p ) at them and Lily said, "Great!" under her breath.
Sure enough about five seconds later Lily felt a strong arm wrap around her shoulders. She looked up, shrugging out of whoevers' grip, expecting to see James, but instead she saw the other half of the "Gruesome Twosome" as Alice and Grace had called them (Sirius and James) back in First Year.
"Where's James?" She heard her mouth say before it connected with her brain. Predictably, she heard Sirius say quite seriously (A/N no pun intended lol. omg this is gonna annoy be having to put this every time after sirius says somethind serious :evil: :rotfl: AHH!! lol), "Ahhh, Lover Boy is coming along shortly," When she looked around to see where he was herself, Sirius added, "He's dealing with "Wolf Whistle Boy" over there, but we could go somewhere if you want? We don't need Prongsie over there to babysit us," he added, eyeing her up and down and letting out a low whistle.
Lily looked furious, and Sirius seemed to notice because he let out a bark of a laugh before saying, "Evans! I'm joking! God-"
But Lily didn't bother listening to whatever else Sirius had to say. She wante to find out what Sirius meant by his "Dealing with Wolf Whistle Boy" comment. Sure enough, she spotted James walking away from a startled looking Fourth Year, who seemed to have some strange looking Bats flapping there wings on his face. Turning back to face Alice when James saw her looking and blushing slightly, she said the first thing that popped into her head, "Um, Prefect Meeting anybody? It's supposed to start in three minutes!" Realising that her statement was true, she frantically rushed towards the Portrait Hole, barely having time to bade a bewildered looking Sirius Black goodbye.
Ignoring Alices' shouts of, "That's why Frank and I are here! To come and find you and walk with you to the meeting!" Lily almost managed to make it out of the Common Room without having to talk to James before she felt someone grab her by the waist. Startled, Lily froze, but relaxed when she realised that it was only James when she ehard him laugh and let go of her. Lily shook her head at him as she continued to walk down to the Prefect Meeting, with James at her heels, trying to keep up and Frank and Alice lagging somwhere behind them.
"Now really Evans, sorry Lily, you don't have to go changing you're appearence and stuff just to impress lil' ole me! You were fine just the way you were," James said, when he finally caught up with her.
"James Potter! Don't tell me you're really that arrogant as to think that any girl would change her appearence just for you!" Lily replied, the laughter obvious in her eyes, but adding when he looked sincerely at her, "But, um, thanks!"
"You're welcome. It's true! Not that you don't look hot now, but you've always looked like that to me Evans," He said, smiling warmly at her.
Lily didn't know what else to say, so she just smiled back at him. Thankfully, he didn't say any more, so they just walked to the presently unused Transfiguration classroom that Professor. McGonagal was allowing them to use for their meeting in a, strangely comfortable, silence.
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October 18th, 2005, 7:23 pm
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Nothing much had happened in the Prefect Meeting; Lily had taken control as everyone had expected, the Hogsmeade weekend had been aranged to be Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November (Halloween), the Prefects had all been issued with a "Patrol Rota" and they had briefly discussed ideas for a Yule Ball, which would be held, pretty obviously, on Christmas Day.
Lily was lying in her bed, trying her best to get some sleep. The meeting meeting had gone on for longer than she had expected (8pm-11pm) and she had just finished her new nightly beauty routine, it had taken her a lot longet than she hoped it would take, but she put that down to tiredness. Checking her watch, Lily groaned. It was midnight and she really needed to get to sleep, her rota told her that she had "rounds" with James the following night and she knew that she would be up until all hours. Taking a brief glance around her room, she noticed that Grace, Amanda and Alice were still out of bed. Too tired to go and do what the "Head Girl Handbook" was subconciously telling her to do, Lily turned over and fell fast asleep.
At half past eight the next morning, Lily took up her seat at the Gryffindor table between Alice and Amanda for Breakfast. She was glad to see that her friend were looking as tired as she felt and was sure she looked.
Lily had had a very strange dream the previous night, she was walking in a lush, green garden where she was admiring and smelling the aroma of a red rose, when suddenly she arrived at a fork in the dirt track that she had been following. Unsure of which one to choose, Lily had sat down in the middle of the two different paths, until she saw two hazy figures aproaching. The last thing Lily remembered from her dream, was standing up and dropping the rose that she still had still been holding in her hand. At that point, she had woken up in a cold sweat. Lily had had this dream twice in one night and already she was sick of it, she had tossed and turned all night afterwards, unable to get even five minutes of undisturbed sleep.
"Good Moooooooorning!!" came a cheerful voice from behind her. Looking up, she saw it was Sirius, followed closely by James and Remus, who budged Alice over so that they could sit next to her. Peter came running in later, looking close to tears that there was no room for him to sit down, he ate his muffin hovering behind Sirius, getting crumbs in his hair and causing his friend to hex him. The last thing that Lily saw of Peter Pettigrew that morning was his round, chubby body tapdancing out of the Great Hall.
"Morning!" Lily replied in what she hoped was a cheerful voice, turning back to her breakfast.
"What's up?" James asked her with curiosity.
"Nothing. Bad dreams," she replied, smiling at him.
James seemed to take her word for it and turned around to face the other Marauders, who were talking about something that Lily didn't want to know about. The word "Toilet Seat" and "Girls' Bathroom" seemed to come up in their conversation alot, so Lily did her best to stay out of it.
After five minutes of hearing none stop muttering beside her, however, Lily decided that now was the time for the Head Girl to intervene - years of experience with the Marauders told her that they were up to something, she just needing to know what.
"Remus, what are you talking about?" she asked politely in what she hoped was an off hand voice, directing her conversation to what she hoped would be a "weak link".
Seamlessly, Remus replied, "Oh, just the usual, Quidditch and the like," he said smiling at her. Lily was astounded at how good a liar he was. If she didn't know him, or rather his friends, then she would have believed him.
Smiling sweetly and letting out a tinkly laugh, she said, "Oh! Sorry!" then, seeing that he wasn't going to give her any answers, she turned to James, "What has a toilet seat in the Girls' Bahroom have to do with Quidditch?" she said smiling, her eyes flashing dangerously as she turned to Sirius, "Do share! A silly girl like me forgets these things, you see!"
Lily watched through narrowed eyes. If she knew the Marauders, which she did, she knew that they were very good liars and were just about to feed her a very good line that, no doubt, she was thoroughly expected to believe. No, There was no use listening to what they had to say, she had to watch them instead.
Lily saw everything. She was very good at reading peoples' body language,(surprise, surpise lolz :p ) so she was positive that they weren't telling the truth. She saw the nervous twitch that James made to his hair, the strained grin that Sirius was giving her and the alertness in Remus' eyes. They were caught, and they knew it.
"Well, well, well, look who's been taking a Blabbering Potion!" (A/N is that what it's called lolz?) James said laughing and flashing her a trademark grin, "If you want to talk properly in time for Potions Lils', I suggest you take essence of Hollymeade, just to clear up your synesis, you know!"
Remus nodded in agreement, "We all know how Professor Slughorn likes to ask your opinion in class, I'm sure he wouldn't want you to blibber on at him (lol! Blibber! funny word :eyebrows: ) about toilet seats when he asks you how many remedies there are for a Niffler bite!"
All of the three remaining Marauders stood up before Lily could say anything. Just before they left, Sirius said, "Do excuse us Evans, my friends and I are just about to go and pay a visit to my younger brother, make sure he's stanying out of trouble! You understand," he said winking at her and gesturing towards a boy who looked exactly like Sirius from behind, who was striding out of the Great Hall as they spoke.
Recognising defeat, Lily nodded and waved them off, finishing up her breakfst.
"Ready?" Grace asked. Lily nodded. It had been a while since she had last spoken to Grace and decided to keep things polite between them. Well, as polite as friends are to each other, anyway. She smiled at Grace, before standing up to leave after Amanda and Alice, who were already walking towards the entrance to the Entrance Hall.
As soon as she stood up, Lily wished that she hadn't. Her known prescence was greated with a hushed silence, as people viewed her "New Look". Dreading going through the whole "Gryffindor Commom Room" episode again, Lily very much wanted to sit back down again.
Grace, who had so far refrained from commenting on Lilys' makeover, stood besied her and gave the room a "Bite Me" look. She smiled at Lily, before saying, "They're just jealous - you look gorgeous, come on," and gesturing for her to follow. As they passed the Ravenclaw table, Lily noticed the same reaction that had happened the night before in the Gryffindor Common Room. People were whispering, in some cases talking loudly, but mostly boys were gaping at her with their mouths open and girls were scowling or ignoring her prescence completely. Unsure whether she liked this new found fame or not, Lily carried on walking until she felt an arm wrap arounde her sholulders. A second glance told her that it was Jean-Pierre.
"Hey babe," he said, grinning at her, then smirking a the boys around her. Lily smiled timidly back at him, feeling her cheeks go hot, especially as she noticed the scandilized looks that three Fourth year Hufflepuffs were giving her.
"We've got Potions with Slughorn next together, right?" Jean-Pierre asked her, waving at two Slytherin girls that Lily recognised from Slug Club.
"Uh-huh," she replied, in a rather higher pitched voice than usual. Unable to resist, Lily stuck her tongue out at the two girls as they made their way out, following Alices' curly blonde curls out of the door. Closing her eyes in embarrassment when she realised that Jean-Pierre had notciced, she was relieved to here him laugh.
"He's not as bad as James was making out," she thought as Jean-Pierre said "Cool!"
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October 20th, 2005, 7:10 pm
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Lily had been sitting in Potions for sixteen minutes exactly, according to her muggle watch, when a very peculiar, ahem, thing happened. She had been sitting in between a very agitated looking James and an unnervingly smug-looking Jean-Pierre on the front row, when things seemed to take a very unusual turn for the worse. Professor Slughorn was walking down the aisles of students, handing out some brightly coloured, expensive looking books and chatting to some select students as he passed.
Dropping Lily, James and Jean-Pierre’s' books in front of them, he winked extravagantly at Lily and started humming a tune that sounded horrifyingly like a jazzed-up version of, "It's Raining Men" by The Weathergirls. Letting Lily’s’ curiosity get the better of her, she was side-tracked momentarily, wondering how the Head of Slytherin House knew a muggle song. It was not long however when James’ shaking form and Jean-Pierre’s’ appreciative looks, told her that she should be very embarrassed. Remembering that the Professors’ strangeness was directed at her, Lily felt her face grow hot. Scowling at the both of them, Lily picked up her new book, following her present “Least Favourite Teacher’s” instructions and writing her name on the inside cover.
Following suit, Jean-Pierre picked up his book and wrote his name inside. From the moment his quill stopped writing, however, Lily’s’ world began to move in slow-motion.
Lily wasn’t sure what she heard first, Jean-Pierre’s yell or the sudden “BANG” that was the result of his chair zooming back, in to the front of the desk behind them. There was a sudden intake of breath from the rest of the class, as every person in the room, including Professor Slughorn, whirled around to face the source of the sudden disturbance.
Lily knew that one of her most prominent memories of her years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry would be Jean-Pierre’s horrified expression as he gaped wordlessly at her, just before his chair tipped upside down. Lily also knew that she would always remember the mingled amusement, curiosity and nervousness that filled the air, as Jean-Pierre whizzed past them all, apparently stuck to his chair, flying upside down out of the room. His terrified screams could be heard getting fainter and fainter as he flew away from them.
There was a short moment, when raucous cackles of laughter filled the previously silent dungeon. The class’s laughter died down not long after the look that Lily and some of the Ravenclaw’s gave them.
Lily turned ever so slowly to face James. He was laughing hardest of them all, with the possible exception of a certain Mr. Black. His laughter seemed to die down, however, turning into a nervous splutter, as soon as he felt Lily’s eyes on the back of his head.
Lifting his head up slowly from the desk, James slowly turned his head around to face Lily Evans, the girl that he had dedicated his prank to. Of course, she would probably never, ever know that. The last thing that James saw was a nervous thumbs-up from Sirius, before he turned his gaze on a seething girl, with flame coloured hair and a temper to match. Lily seemed too angry for words, however, because she fixed him with the deadliest glare that he had ever been given in his life. Recoiling back in his seat, James was sure that if looks could kill then he would most certainly be dead.
Turning back around to face Sirius in a daze, James returned the thumbs up. Giving his best friend a half-hearted smile, James heard the muffled sound of chairs scraping and excitement as the Seventh Year N.E.W.T Potions class storm out of the dungeon, lead by a ferocious looking Head Girl.
Raising his eyebrows as he looked around the now deserted room, to his almost-amusement James saw that Horace Slughorn had joined his rampaging pupils, James got up and made to follow his classmates. Then, realising that he knew the chair’s destination, James ran in the other direction, with and excited Sirius and a grumpy looking Remus, with an “I told you so!” expression on his face, at his heals.
Storming along the corridor at top-speed, Lily was in full “Head Girl mode”. With her wand held in front of her, Lily veered around corners, dodged students and dived through ghosts like there was no tomorrow. Stopping suddenly, she realised with much dismay that she had lost the “trail” that she was following. Well, she had really been running in the direction that Jean-Pierre’s screams were coming from, and following the occasional piece of chair leg that seemed to appear every o often underneath a chandelier. As she came to a sudden stop, she felt a pupil run into the back of her.
Lily turned around, seeing to her complete amazement that the whole of her Potions class had been following her, and some where now standing on tip-toes to see where she would be making her next move.
Trying to restrain herself from kicking the nearest suit of armour when she realised that she didn’t know what the hell she was going to do next, to Lily’s immense relief she had sudden inspiration in the form of three teenage boys.
It happened very quickly indeed. She just had time to catch a glimpse of messy black her, followed by two shaggy brown heads, to know that the culprits’ were now returning to the “scene of the crime”. (A/N Almost. Well, considering that the whole fiasco happened in the Potions Dungeons :huh: ) Lily started running again so fast, that she hardly had time to catch her breath.
Five minutes later, Lily was standing in the Girls’ Bathroom in the Fifth Floor Corridor, with a horrified expression on her face. Surrounded by students of all ages, who had obviously been drawn out of their classrooms by the sound of Jean-Pierre’s yells, Lily pushed her way through the crowd to face one of the school “Heart Throb’s”, who also happened to be her boyfriend.
Well, Jean-Pierre didn’t look so fanciable to anyone now, she could tell you that for sure. The “possessed” chair was now attempting to drop the French student upside down into the toilet. Jean-Pierre, however, was having none of it. His skills from being Keeper on the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team, must have taught him something, as he seemed to be puting up a very good fight.
After a very loud sounding cough from Sirius, (Lily couldn’t prove it, but she was sure it was him) the chair seemed to finally be able to abandon its “prey” and make for an escape.
“Heroically”, James seemed to catch it on its way out and perform some kind of counter curse on it, making the battered chair stiffen up in his outstretched hand. There was a sudden cheer for the “Gryffindor Lion” as Sirius held it up in the air, and holding his arm out, pointing at James and nodding his head, conducting some kind of song with his other hand, that the crowd of students were gladly singing for him.
James wasn’t paying attention; however, as he was too busy watching Lily as she struggled to pull Jean-Pierre out of the toilet. James was sure that Jean-Pierre was very heavy, but Lily’s job was being made worse by the fact that the toilet seat had taken to whacking Jean-Pierre continually on the backside.
Walking over to help her, James was shoved away by a rather hard slap in the face from Lily. Clutching the side of his face, James watched as Lily successfully freed Jean-Pierre and screamed for an irate looking Madam Pomfrey.
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October 27th, 2005, 12:41 pm
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Almost two weeks had passed since the “Unfortunate Event” in Potions class and even though I would like to say things had returned to normal, I can’t.
Grace was doing her best to look remotely interested in what she could see through her telescope, but was failing miserably, as her thoughts were concentrated on other things. A silent, but ferocious, battle was going on in her head and Grace was fully pre-occupied with participating. The argument, if you are interested, was between Grace Rosetta and her conscience.
“Face it, you like him Gracie.”
“I most certainly do not!”
“Yes, you do.”
“No, I don’t.”
“Please, this is getting boring, admit it – you like him!”
“Come on, you can do better than “But”!”
“I’ll only shut up if you go out with him.”
“NO!” Grace bellowed, forgetting that she was in the middle of her Astronomy Class.
“Excuse me, what did you just say Ms. Rosetta?”
Grace turned slowly to face the angry, well shocked, looking Professor Fullerene, cursing herself inwardly. Grace put on a brightly false smile before addressing the Professor, “Pardon, Professor Fullerene?”
“I said, what did you mean by your little outburst, Ms Rosetta? ” the Professor replied sarcastically.
“I didn’t say anything,”
"I believe you did.”
“Honestly Professor, I swear I didn’t say anything,” Grace said mechanically, wishing that the Professor would just go back to teaching his class.
“I expected better of you Ms. Rosetta. I would have thought that a Seventh Year Prefect like yourself would know by now that Hogwarts doesn’t appreciate liars,” Professor Fullerene stated, raising his eyebrows at her before turning to Amanda and asking her a question.
Without fully realising it, Grace went back to her thoughts. It certainly had been a strange couple of weeks. Lily and James weren’t -
“Excuse me Professor,” piped up a voice that Grace faintly recognised
as Remus Lupins’.
“Yes Remus,” the Professor replied silkily, addressing his favourite pupil.
“I don’t believe that Grace is a liar, and I think that it is wrong of you to think so,” he said simply, meeting the Professors’ gaze and quickly adding, “Sir.”
Grace snapped back to attention and gazed questioningly at Remus, who gave her a slight smile.
Professor Fullerenes’ eyebrows rose all the way up past his hairline before he spoke again, “You don’t?” he said, his eyes boring into Lupins’.
“No. I didn’t hear her speak and I don’t believe that anyone else did either,” the Prefect said simply, his gaze never faltering.
“No. At least, I don’t think so,” Remus replied conversationally, turning to face his fellow students who all shook their heads quickly in agreement.
Seeing this, Professor Fullerene glared at the class, trying to make one of them falter and speak up. Nobody did. Sighing exhaustedly he said in a deeply bored voice, “Very well.” Unable to stop himself he added sarcastically to Grace, “Apologies Rosetta.”
Grace smiled a smile that didn’t quite meet her eyes, turning to Remus and looking at him in wonder.
Five minutes later, however, Grace had fallen back into her sub-conscious. Her thoughts were of her friends, especially of how Lily was refusing point-blank to speak to either James or Sirius, Lily couldn’t prove it, no matter how hard she tried, but she knew, along with almost everyone else at Hogwarts, that they were behind the “Possessed Chair Incident.” Even Remus was getting the cold shoulder from Lily, it seemed that the only Marauder with whom Lily Evans would speak with these days was Peter Pettigrew, as he had been in the Hospital Wing at the time. It was because of this that Grace had to fight the strong urge to hug Sirius and James every time she saw them. She hated, well greatly disliked, Jean-Pierre, Grace personally thought that he was the greatest prick ever to walk the Earth.
Grace also had a sneaking suspicion that there was more to Amanda and Sirius’ “relationship” that met the eye, she couldn’t explain why she thought it – it was just one of those things. Grace had often seen them together flirting much more than was necessary for “friends”. Another thin-
“Ms Rosetta,” Grace heard Professor Fullerenes’ voice state.
“Uh-huh,” Grace relied smiling falsely with a sinking feeling in her stomach.
“Give me an example of one of these things.”
“An example?” Grace replied, stalling for time even though she knew that she had no hope of finding out what the proper question was, never mind the answer.
“If you would.”
“I…..ummm,” Grace started, trying her best to think of something to do with space, “the Sun,” she blurted out.
Laughter filled the Astronomy Tower as Professor Fullerene did his best to be heard over the noise, “Wrong! No, the Sun is not one of Jupiters' moons. Detention I think Rosetta, once again you have failed to pay attention in my lesson. Any thoughts on that Mr Lupin?”
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October 27th, 2005, 10:22 pm
Lily sat in Breakfast the next morning in a bad mood. This was not unusual, Lily most deffinately wasn't a "Morning Person" and she strangely was prone to bad mood swings lately. Lily put it down to "stupid hormones" and her friends agreed with her, or so she thought.
Really, the girls were just humouring her, thinking it best to stay on her good side rather than being torn apart by yet another argument. Secretly, they had their own suspiscions, well it was hardly rocket science, that Lily Evans was somehow missing the friendship of James Potter. It made sense, if you thought about it, Lily had started to be a bit, ah, temperamental a couple of days after she had "Broken Up" with James.
Lily was doing her best to concentrate on her Breakfast. This was getting annoying. Seriously, she didn't know who was bugging, or should she say, staring at her more; James or Jean-Pierre. She could see James staring at her from the other end of the table with the corner or her eye and she could feel Jean-Pierres' intense gaze on the back of her head. Doing her best not to look at either of them, and turning an unatractive shade of red, Lily took to harshly stabbing at her sausage.
Finally, it all got too much for Lily. Why should she become a, er, prisoner of her own Breakfast table? She should be allowed to look up once in a while, shouldn't she? This was true, James had taken a seat next to Remus, who was almost opposite her, making it near impossible for her to look up without looking at him in the process. Lily thought that this was highly unfair of him.
Lily placed her cutlery down slowly, trying to keep control of herself, all the while staring meaningfully at her plate. Sensing possible danger, Amanda and Grace abruptly ceased talking, whilst Alice kept shooting her a mixture of warning and worried glances from where she was sitting with Frank. "Honestly," Lily thought momentarily of ALice and Frank, "those two really are unseperatable."
Lily stiffened her back, as she lifted her gaze ever so slowly to meet a red-handed James Potters'. Glaring at him in obvious annoyance, Lilys' gaze never faltered, attempting to stare him out. This was near impossible, as James never, ever, lost in anything. Actually, come to think of it, neither did Lily Evans.
Gradually, the other Gryffindor's became aware of the silent row that was currently in progress between the Heads. The older students thought nothing of it, merely shaking their heads and smirking, before going back to their own business - they were much used to, and bored by, Lily and James' arguments to think anything of it. The younger students, however, watched them as if it were a tennis match, their eyes flickering from Lily to James every few seconds. Bored already, Amanda began to read the Daily Prophet, Sirius stayed where he was, fast asleep, buried in his plate of kippers, Peter watching James with painful "excitement" whilst Remus attempted to strike up a conversation with Grace.
Lily, on the other hand, was in a desperate need to blink. "No!" she thought. She could not give up! She could not let "Potter The Prat" win! Suddenly, a distraction appeared in the form of her close friend, Amanda O'Hara.
There was a dull "clunk" as Amanda dropped her goblet of morning Pumpkin Juice on the table and let out a soft scream. Lily jumped out of her skin, causing James to laugh at the expression on her face, which was one of shock mingled with curiosity and anger at losing their "competition". Scowling at him, Lily turned around to face Amanda, who was as pale and as horrified looking, that was similar to a muggle who had just come accross a ghost.
"'Mand....what's the matter?!" Lily asked, suddenly getting a very nervous feeling in the pit of her stomach.
Clapping a hand to her mouth, Amanda just pointed to the front page of her copy of the Daily Prophet. With feelings of great anxiety, Lily lifted up the newspaper to her eye-level and beagn to read the large article (sp?) that covered most of the front page, entitled: THE BEGINNING OF THE END?
It wasn't really necessary for Lily to read more than the first couple of sentences for her to know why Amanda had suddenly become so terrified. So it was true. All the rumours of a "Dark Lord" growing ever stronger. The Hogwarts Head Boy (A/N was Riddle HB?)turned maniac that was trying to rid the world of Muggles and Muggleborns. A Mudblood, so some might say, like herself. But that was not all. According to the Prophet, and the Prophet was never wrong when dealing with these matters, there had been attacks, giving them hard, cold evidence that the rumours were true. Even the Ministor for Magic had admitted it wasn't all a huge hoax in the newspaper that Lily held infront of her.
Lily couldn't believe it. Ten people had been killed. Two Aurors (A/N are Aurors Unspeakables?), four muggles and a wizarding family-of-four, one member of which [the wizarding family] was a Pureblood. Lily felt sick. Not just nautious, but violently sick, as though she was just about to vomit. How could people do that? How could they kill, no murder, anything? Never mind their fellow humans!
A shocked, grave silence filled the Great Hall as other students recieved their copies of the newspaper. Not before long, nervous whispers growing louder and louder filled the hall as the story was repeated to anyone who hadn't yet heard.
Lily was scared. She was a muggleborn. No! She wasn't scared, Lily Evans was never scared. Worried slightly....maybe....postively. Lily looked up towards the Staff Table hoping to find some sort of reassurance or, well, anything that would make them believe that everything could be alright. Lily knew it was stupid, she was almost eighteen years old for crying out loud, but she suddenly felt very small and vulnerable. No reassurance or hope came, however, and she turned back around to face her fellow housemates.
Her eyes flew over students of all ages including Amanda, Grace, Remus, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius, Alice and Frank before resting upon the one person who she was looking for. The person with whom she had spent nearly two weeks fighting with. James Potter.
James looked straight back at her and the two reached a silent understanding. There was no use in fighting, things were about to get tough - who knew what lay ahead of them? Lily could handle tough, she just needed friends to help her along the way. Nethertheless one thing remained the same, James Potter had alot of explaining to do.
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Ten minutes later, Lily, along with Amanda and Grace (A/Nremember Alice isn't sitting with them, she's with Frank this morning. btw, don't think it's a big story line or whateva, i just wrote that in the other post for no apparent reason lol :p on with the story......), got up from the Breakfast table to head to their first class of the day; Transfiguration. Just as Lily passed the Gryffindor table, she heard somebody call her name.
Lily turned around, with a-hopefully-convincing curious expression fixed on her face, even though she knew quite well who it was. Glancing around the Great Hall as she waited for James to catch up with her, Lily noticed that Alice and Frank where showing rather sickening displays of affection. Frank was feeding Alice some rather lumpy-looking Porridge by the spoonful, much to the displeasure of Sirius who was sitting next to them. He was watching them wordlessly, through narrowed eyes and with obvious distaste. Lily shuddered slightly, making a mental note to say something, anything, to her best friend.
When Lily eventually tore her eyes away from whatever Alice and Frank were doing, she saw that James was already standing next to her, watching Alice and Frank as if there was somebody behind him, forcing him to do so. Realising that Lily was watching him, James turned around to face her, giving her a timid grin.
"Uh....Lily....?" James asked, messing up his hair and looking very embarassed.
"Yeeeeeeeeees," Lily replied, indicating for him to go on.
"I am," Lily stated, hoping to make this as painful as possible for him.
"Stop interrupting!" James said, with a pained expression as he glanced over to his friends, much to Lilys' satisfaction.
Lily didn't say anything, she certainly was not going to say "Sorry" if that's what you're thinking.
"Listen," James said again, watching her for a second, daring her to interrupt before continuing, "I'msorryforthathingtheotherday," he said quickly.
Lily just looked at him for a second, the expression on her face unreadable. Iside she was thinking, "What did he just say?"
Thinking her silence was one meant for him to carry on, James said slower this time, "And anyway, it wasn't even my fault!"
This time Lily heard. "How dare he try and blame it on someone else!" sh thought. "James Potter. If you are suggesting that Jean-Pierre flew himself-"
"Sickening eesn't it?" came a familiar voice from behind them, interrupting what Lily was going to say.
James groaned. Unsure of whether this was because their conversation had been interrupted or because Lily was in the process of lecturing him, Lily ignored it. Actually it was because James knew who was standing behind them.
Looking furious that somebody had interrupted the conversation that she had been waiting to have for nerly two whole weeks, Lily spun around, only to come face-to-face with her boyfriend.
"Oh, um....hi!" Lily said feebly, but brightly. (A/N does that make sense?! :huh: )
Jean-Pierre beamed at her, before he turned his attention to James, who was scowling at him. "Potter," Jean-Pierre said simply, returning the glare.
"Delacour," James replied in acknowledgement, nodding slightly but not ceasing with his glare.
"Um, what's sickening," Lily replied, raising her eyebrows slightly.
"Vell, not Potters' feeble apologee, but I vos refereeng to your freinds', er, deesplay," he replied with a smug smile lingering on his face as he glanced at James.
If Jean-Pierre had been hoping to get a reaction from James, then he had wasted his breath. James had already sworn to himself that he would always, well as often as possible, remain the "Perfect Gentleman" infront of Lily. Instead, he just laughed and smiled his most charming smile at Jean-Pierre.
Lily, however, reacted differently. "Actually," she began pointedly in harsh tones, "I think that whatever Alice and Frank do in their own time is their business. Not yours. As for James, he was just in the middle of apologising when you interrupted, so nobody has had the chance to deside if it's feeble or not."
Jean-Pierre looked taken-aback (sp?) at her reaction and settled for raising his eyebrows instead of commenting, realising that gossiping about her friends was a lost cause with Lily. James, however, laughed again, before being silenced by a "look" from Lily, and looked considerably more cheerful.
"Er, James," Lily said, still looking rather angry.
"Yeah?" he replied, smiling charmingly at her.
"You were in the middle of apologising, weren't you?!" Lily said pointedly, obviously meaning for him to continue.
"Yes, I was."
Lily rolled her eyes. Why did he have to be so difficult? "Well...." she said, daring him not to say anything.
Lily closed her eyes and counted to twenty before speaking again, "And why is that, James?" she said, through gritted teeth.
"It was a private conversation," James stated simply, "Between Lily and I, you know," he said pointedly in a pompous voice to Jean-Pierre, winking after he had said it.
An awkward silence hung in the air until it was broken by James, "Well is that it? I'll be off to Transfiguration, coming Evans?"
"Yeah, sure," Lily replied, waving good-bye awkwardly to Jean-Pierre, before following James out of the Great Hall.
They were alone for about ten seconds, which was the time it took for Jean-Pierre to catch up with them.
"What?" James snapped, whilst Lily watched curiously.
"I 'ave sometheeng to ask Leelian," Jean-Pierre said pointedly to Lily over James' shoulder.
"Who?" James said, looking around.
"Me?" Lily blurted out.
"Oui! 'oo else eez called Leelian 'ere?!" Jean-Pierre said in a amused voice.
"Actually, nobody. Seeing as I, nor anybody else is called Lilian," said Lily, with a trace of exasperation in her voice.
"What she said," James replied, trying his best not to laugh. It must have been obvious, as Lily scowled at him, before he raised his hands in defeat and smirked over at his friends who were watching the scene as they left the Great Hall.
Jean-Pierre waved his hand in a no-nonsense manner infront of their faces, before saying, "Whatever, I have somethin to ask you Lily, anyhow."
"Whatever it is just say no, Lil's, so we can get out of here," James said, failing to keep the boredom out of his voice.
Lily scowled at him again before saying, "You can go on without me if you want, just be sure to explain to Professor McGonogal. What is it Jean-Pierre?"
"Nah - I'll stay thanks," James replied.
"Well shut up then!"
"Actually, I vould like eet better eef Potter vas 'ere to 'ere thees," Jean-Pierre stated, smirking at James.
Lily felt something move in the pit of her stomach. She didn't say anything.
"Leely. Vould you do me zee pleasuure, no zee honour, of accompaneeing moi to 'Ogsmeade zees weekend?"
"Of course," Lily replied smiling, blushing slightly.
James laughed a cold laugh as Jean-Pierre turned to look at him. "You may go now Potter," Jean-Pierre said to him, as he himself turned to leave back to the Ravenclaw table.
Lily raised her eyebrows, looking as if she would like to give both boys a piece of her mind, but James spoke before she could say anything.
"Delacour!" he called, "Wait, come here!"
Jean-Pierre stopped in his tracks, turning to look at James in wonder and annoyance.
"Watch this!" James hissed, before turning his attention to a very pretty Ravenclaw girl, "Oi! Chang!" he shouted. James could hear Lily tutting behind him.
"What?" she called, giggling.
"Will you go out with me to Hogsmead tomorrow?" James said, Lily wondered how he wasn't embarrassed.
"Yeah, alright!" she called back, causing Lily to "tut" even more to herself.
October 31st, 2005, 9:48 pm
CONTINUED......... :eyebrows: ;)
Turning back to face Jean-Pierre, James grinned in a very smug sort of way and said, "And that, my friend, is how it's done!"
"What?" Jean-Pierre replied, then turning to Lily he repeated, "What?"
"Asking out Chang!" James said, rolling his eyes, as if Jean-Pierre was a slow two year old.
Jean-Pierre gave James a glare that would make Lily proud and began to walk back to the Ravenclaw table.
Unable to resist James shouted, "BEAT YA!!" to Jean-Pierre's retreating back. The Chang girl looked over briefly with her eyebrows raised, but turned back around, happily enough, when she recieved a trademark "Potter Grin".
Turning back around with a smile on his face James was put to shame by a "Look" from Lily.
"You know very well what, James Potter!"
"Honestly, I don't!" James replied, trying his best to look as flabbergasted and innocent as was possible.
Lily stood infront of him and glared for a second, before dissapearing out of the hall with a swish of her cloak.
James only had a second to mutter, "Girls!" under his breath, before something, or should we say somebody, yanked him by the arm out of the hall.
They walked in silence for a second, until Lily, who was finding it hard to keep a straight face as James was walking backwards infront of her with a truly "flabbergasted" look on his face, said; "We're already late for Transfiguration!"
When he didn't cease with the "Look" that he was giving her Lily snapped, "That means detention, James!"
Bored of annoying her already, James replied in a tired voice, "So? Who cares?"
"Name me one."
Lily thought for a second before replying, with her head held high; "Me!"
James just let out a small chuckle, saying when he regained his conposure; "Well, obv-"
"And so should you Potter! How many times do I possibly have to tell you? You. Are. Head. Boy!" lily interrupted in a exasperrated, but shrill voice.
James didn't say anything, and neither did Lily, (either because she was too angry, or just thought that she wold get him to Transfiguration quicker if she could get him to shut up)they both just walked in silence before James said randomly, in a teasing voice; "You know you just wanted to touch me Evans. You know it. I know it. Ev-"
"Wait a minute. What did you just say?"
"I said that you know that-"
Lily let out a exasperated sigh. "No, I know that, I mean, what are you going on about? No, not what - when?"
"Before! When you dragged me out of the Great Hall!"
"Oh...." Lily replied in amusement. She looked at him as if he was crazy and said simply, "O.K!"
"Whatever," James stated, rubbing the "Magic Mirror" that he had shown Lily in the Common Room with the sleeve of his robes.
They walked on in silence again before Lily, unable to resist, cried; "But...I'm agreeing with you!"
"Just to shut me up," James said knowingly, storing the mirror back inside his robes.
"I...So?" she spluttered.
"So, I'll shut up," he said smiling slightly, before sentencing himself to complete silence.
And so...they walked on.
"But just so you know...nah - it doesn't matter," James said in a melodramatic voice, not really knowing what it was that he was talking about.
"Potter!" Lily said threateningly.
"I said, nothing. I was jsut bored with not talking," JAmes stated, as if it as the most obvious thing in the world.
Lily closed her eyes and began to slowly count to twenty in her head. This was a daily activity for her since their second week in First Year, James annoyed her so much that she had to do this to calm down and regain her sanity. Her counting was interrupted, however, when she felt a strong arm drape itself across her shoulders. She didn't even need to turn around to know it was James.
James smirked at her, before holding his hand up in the air in a "I surrender" pose and saying, in a knowing and thoroughly bored sounding voice, "I know, I know - friends!"
"How can you say that so...sarcastically?" Lily challenged him.
"What do you mean?"
"That. What you just said. James, I have a boyfriend! And by the looks of things, you've just got yourself a girlfriend," Lily replied exasperatedly, for not the first time that morning.
"Jealous?" James said teasingly, knowing the answer but wanting to ask the question all the same.
"Yeah, actually I am."
James scowled at her for a second, "Then how do I get the feeling that you're lying?"
"'Cause I am," Lily stated simply, before skipping towards the door to their Transfiguration class which, by the looks of things, was already fully in session. (A/N or is that procession? I dunno. Anywayz- IT'S STARTED! :evil: :p )
James looked like he was going to glare at her, then deciding against it, gave her his trademark grin instead.
Before she entered the classroom, Lily whispered, "Tell me her name."
James smirked, then said; "Jia Li." (A/N incase ur wondering, it means good and beautiful :eyebrows: wish my name meant something like that :evil: )
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November 1st, 2005, 6:14 pm
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Looking satisfied, Lily began to push open the classroom door. She stopped in her tracks, however, when she heard James titter behind her. (A/N i know this sounds dumb, but what does "titter" actually mean?!) Against her own will, Lily spun around. "What, James," she asked in a harrassed voice.
"What were you looking at me like that for?!"
"You looked all...satisfied with something."
"I think we all would like to know that Mr. Potter," Professor McGonogal called dangerously from somewhere inside the classroom.
Closing her eyes in embarrassment, Lily slowly turned around to face her classmates, all of which were straining to get the best view of what they were doing, through the gap in the doorway that Lily had left open.
When neither said anything, Professor McGonogal called sweetly, "Well, get inside then!"
Knowing what was coming next, Lily and James obeyed and walked into the classroom, filling the two empty seats at the end of the row that the other Gryfindor's were sitting at.
Not about to let them off this easilly, Professor McGonogal began her "interrogation" again.
"Where were you both? I think that is the question that we would all like to be answered," the angry Transfiguration Professor asked in a dangerous tone, adding as she looked around the class at her pupils; "Am I correct?"
There was a murmur of agreement. The Slytherin's looked at them as if Christmas had come early, the Ravenclaw's in interest, whilst the Hufflepuff's showing them faces full of sympathy. Lily couldn't face looking at her own Housemate’s, who were looking at them with amusement and perplexity.
Neither answered the Professor's question, Lily staring at her shoes with a very pink face and James trying his hardest to make eye contact with Sirius, who was attempting the very same thing with Amanda.
"Potter. Evans," Professor McGonogal addressed them, "I will ask you again. Where have you been, during the..." the Professor trailed off as she glanced at her watch, "Twenty minutes!"
"There was an emergency with Peeves, Prof-"
They both blurted out their answers at the same time. Then, knowing that they were done for, they chanced a glance at each other, stealing enough time for both of them to pull a very evil-looking glare at the other.
"Ahah! As much as it pains me to say it, I shall be taking twenty points from Gryffindor, one point for every minute of my time you have wasted -" Just as Lily let out a sigh of relief - well, it wasn't that bad, considering - she heard Proffesoor McGonogal cry, "-each!"
Lily said a silent prayer that James wouldn't do something stupid to make things worse for them.
"Aw, come on, Professor!"James cried out.
"Leave it!" Lily hissed, from the corner of her mouth.
"Excuse me, Potter?!"
"Well, it really wasn't any of your business, so-"
Lily dug her heal hard into his little toe, trying her best to make him shut up.
"OW! " James yelled in pain, "What.Are.You.Doing?" he hissed at Lily, clearly seething with anger as he rubbed his little toe.
"Potter, shut up! You're making it all worse!" Lily replied, shooting daggers at him from the corner of her eye.
Just as Lily thought that things couldn't get any worse, well, for the Gryffindor's, she heard Sirius shout, "What he said!" in agreement to James' comment.
Lily looked up at the ceiling, as if to say, "Why me?"
"Mister Potter and Mister Black. Once again I hear myself saying these words in your presence; Detention, both of you!" Professor McGonogal said, in a thoroughly bored voice, "Cheek and lies," she nodded in Lilys' dirrection, "are not honourable traits for Gryffindor Seventh Years, like yourselves."
Feeling that she was about to die in embarrassment, Lily looked over to her friends for some sort of encouragement. Instead, she saw James and Sirius looking at each other, thoroughly un-bothered, as if to say; "Score!" She also heard Jean-Pierre, who had miraculously managed to get to class before them, begin to laugh heartily.
But that was not all, Professor McGonogal added; "Miss Evans, I will not be giving you detention. This is on the hope that you will continue to hold whatever amount of restraint you seem to have over Mister Potter, as I feel that he may have caused even more havoc in my class today if it had not been for you holding him back. For that, I thank you. However, if you are ever late for my class again, I can asure(sp?) you that it will be an automatic detention." After that, the Professor turned back to the blackboard, where she continued to write the words; "Animal Transfiguration."
Smiling for a brief moment at the Professor's thanks, Lily blushed one more as the word "DETENTION" rang in her ear. Lily heard Jean-Pierre hastilly turn his laughing fit into a throaty cough.
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November 3rd, 2005, 6:12 pm
Lunch that day was a very irritating affair. Lily spent the whole time answering question after question as, Alice and Amanda especially, seemed to enjoy scrutinising her time with James from every angle.
"So, tell me again," Amanda started, placing down her fork carefully, as if she were about to make an important announcement.
"Again?" Lily asked mutinously, jabbing her knife into her jacket potato with such force that it began to vibrate horribly in the air for a second.
"Why did you ask him to tell you Jia Li's name?" Amanda continued thoughtfully, totally oblivious to Lilys' last comment.
"Because," Lily said through gritted teeth, watching the knife through narrowed eyes, "I wanted to make sure he actually knew the name of this one. As I am Head Girl this year, I most certainly don't want a repeat of last years' screaming match in the middle of Dinner-"
"You mean when-" Alice interrupted, amusement etched in every line of her face (A/N seeing as she's only a teenager, she ahsn't got very many lines....but oh welll lolz :angel: ) as she referred to the time in Sixth Year when James had called his girlfriend "Lily" seven times in one date alone. Finally, the girl (whose name was Leanne) was drive to such emotional insecurity ,after many more similar incidents, that, on Madam Pomfreys' orders, she was ordered to miss lessons the next day to rest. The night before had been a bit of a showdown between James and Leanne, both of them battling out their differences in the middle of the Great Hall, which was packed full of students eating dinner.
Lily, the honest soul that she was, had attempted to live up to the then "Prefect" badge that had been pinned to her robes by trying to break up the fight. However, this only made things worse. Horrified that she was finally coming face-to-face with "The Notorious Lily" as Leanne had called her, she slapped both Lily and James in the face, before being forcibly "Kindnapped against her own will" by Professor's Sprout and McGonogal, both of whom had dragged her out of the Great Hall by one of her arms, apparently giving her a talk about "self respect" and the like in the Hospital Wing soon after. Not one to go out without a bang, Leanne's screams of "MY NAME IS LEANNE!!", "LEANNE, POTTER!!" and "DON'T YOU FORGET IT!!" could be heard as she was taken away and for hours afterwards, forcing the Slytherins to give her a huge round-of-applause every time she walked past.
In fact, Leanne had even been made a sort of "Honourary Slytherin" for the couple of weeks that people where talking about her. Leanne had become a sort of "Infamous Hogwarts Legend" and Lily had dreaded her children to perhaps hear of it in some years to come. Of course, Lily, and of course James, hadn't been let off lightly. For weeks, maybe months, afterwards, the pair were greeted by boos every time they passed the Slytherin or Hufflefpuff, which was Leanne's house, table's. Even some of the Ravenclaw's that had been there to witness the scene had given them the odd glare, but it all soon died down after Gryffindor beat Slytherin at Quidditch, three-hundred-and-twenty to one-hundred-and-sixty. Even though Slyhterin had caught the snitch, James had scored enough goals to guaratee a win for his sqaud.
Even now, the memory of the night still brought a tear to Lucius Malfoys' eye, apparently.
"-Yes, I'm sure she does Ali," Amanda cut in bossily, obviously wanting to get back to Lilys' "Question and Answer" session that Amanda seemed to have got going. "Anyway," Amanda continued, "You were saying Lil's?"
"I wasn't saying anything," Lily said in a bored voice, "Anyway....Grace; Amanda tells me that something was going on between you and our good friend Lupin in Astronomy the other day," Lily added, smirking, trying to steer the conversation in her other friends dirrection.
No such luck.
Grace scowled, but before she had time to say anything, Alice interrupted, "Grace will tell us in a min, won't you Gracie?! Right now, we're talking about Lil's and James."
"No, rea-" Lily began, but was silenced by the look that Amanda gave her. The girl was on a mission.
"Yes, you were. I quote; "Because, I wanted to make sure he actually knew the name of this one. As I am Head Girl this year, I most certainly don't want a repeat of last years' screaming match in the middle of Dinner", and then you stopped. 'Cause you were interrupted by Ali," Amanda replied mechanically, she had obviously been thinking about what Lily had been saying.
"All's I was gonna say was; at least if he knows her name she can't just be one of his bimbo's...airhead's...whatever you want to call them."
"You mean his girlfriend's?!" Sirius said, joining in their conversation and sitting down next to Amanda, ready to dig into his lunch. Lily was pretty sure that they hadn't told anyone that they were a couple yet, so she decided not to say anything, preferring to consult Amanda on the matter in private later.
"Uh-huh," Grace said when she realised that nobody else would, the other girls were all busy hanging on Lilys' every word - not realising that she had finished with what she was saying.
"Figures," Sirius replied, taking a huge bite of his bread roll.
"Of course she's an airhead!" Amanda scoffed, "You really think that he would have asked her out otherwise?!"
Sirius laughed as Peter, who had just joined them, said; "Hear! Hear!" (A/N or is that "here! here!" ?!?)
Lily looked extremely offended, thinking, as James had always liked her, that for some unknown reason everybody thought of her as an airhead.
"Jia Li's not an airhead! She's in Ravenclaw!" Lily hissed menacingly, trying to stick up for herself.
"What she means, Lil's, is that James only dates airhead's because he can't have you. If he can't have you, then he can't be bothered having a serious relationship," Alice said quickly in a soothing voice.
"Exactly. That's how I see it. I mean, what's the point in having a serious relationship when the girl of you're dreams isn't gonna be part of it?!" Amanda beamed at him, but Sirius was paying more attention to the jacket potato that he was in the process of destroying. Looking extremely pleased with what he had just said, Sirius winked at Lily in a suggestive manner. Seeing Lily's horrified expression, he fell about laughing.
"How did I even get into this conversation?! I mean - it's not like I'm bother-" Lily began, but was interrupted, yet again, this time by Amanda.
"Oooh - here's the devil now!" Amanda said in an excited whisper.
Sirius ceased with his laughter just long enough to splutter; "The devil?"
"Yeah...you know...the expression!"
"'Mand, honey, that's 'speak of the devil'," Grace replied, looking at her friend in wonder.
"Yeah...I know," Amanda replied, rolling her eyes, "but we were speaking about him..."
Grace nodded at her, smiling encouragingly, before attempting to roll her eyes at Sirius, who was laughing uncontrollably into his pumpking juice.
James appeared out of, seemingly, thin air. He sat down opposite Lily, taking a seat next to his best friend in the process, who had started to choke on a gulp of pumpkin juice that he had just swallowed by accident.
"You...j...just missed t...he funnies...t th...ing...EVER!" Sirius spluttered at James, who was patting him on the back with an unnerved look on his face.
James looked at Lily for an explanation, who said; "I have no idea."
Amanda looked at her "Secret Boyfriend" in amazement, as if really seeing him for the first time. She shook her head, as if thinking to herself how immature boys are.
"You do care," Alice, who was sitting next to Lily, whispered to her in an undertone, so that nobody else could hear.
Thinking that it was pointless to say "About what?!" Lily replied, "Don't."
Suddenly everyone's heads shot up, wondering what in God's name was Lily on about.
Remebering that she had forgot to whisper, Lily rolled her eyes in Alices' dirrection. Alice, who was smirking at her, looked as if she was about to say something so, not taking any chances, Lily asked her best friend; "So...what was that thing with Frank about this morning?"
Turning slightly pink, Alice replied, staring at Lily defiantly; "What 'thing'?"
"You know...at Breakfast...feeding each other?"
Alice turned crimson, and started paying alot more attention than was necessary to her kiwi fruit.
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November 7th, 2005, 8:27 pm
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This was geting annoying. Alice was looking at her. Again. For about the one hundredth time that lesson. Why was she doing this? More importantly, when was she going to stop?!
Lily had been sitting in her favourite lesson, Charms, for the last three quarters of the hour, doing her best to ignore the looks that her best friend was "sneakily" giving her. She was sitting inbetween Morelos Lovegood, a loveable Hufflepuff boy, and James on the front row. Much to most of the classes displeasure, Professor. Meade had decided to put the whole class in a Boy/Girl seating plan, making the classroom a more "efficient" environment for her to teach in. Actually, Lily was secretly glad that the Professor had re-arranged the class. It had so far brought most of the class to order and Lily had so far found it a lot easier to learn this way.
Seeing Alice glance in a smug like way in her direction from the corner of her eye, Lily turned around so fast that she had to close her eyes for a second whilst she waited for her sight to catch up with her - attempting to catch Alice in the act.
Ker-ching. Yep, there she was - staring right at her. Hastilly, Alice turned around, suddenly becoming "engrossed" in conversation with Grace on the row behind her. "Gotcha!" Lily thought. Uh-huh, Lily Evans was the best. You couldn't fool this Head Girl.
"Miss Evans. Kindly turn around and pay attention," Professor. Meade snapped. Wow, that woman had eyes in the back of her head.
Blushing, Lily did as she was told.
Apparently there was a downside of sitting on the front row after all.
Lily lay on her bed that evening, thinking of how she couldn't move after the huge dinner that she had just eaten. She was also thinking of something else. That something else was French, and also going by the name of Jean-Pierre Delacour. It was rare that she actually got to think about anything these days. There was hardly a moment's peace to be had in Hogwarts. Well, in the Gryffindor Girls Seventh Year Dormintory, anyway. Nevertheless, she was thinking about Jean-Pierre.
It was the Hogsmeade trip the following day. Their First Date. Lily was politely nervous about it. Not so much about Jean-Pierre, she thought it was obvious that he was eager to impress her, so she wasn't worried on that front - it was more about the actual "Date". Did she actually want to spend time with him? Did she even like him? Oh well, it was too late now. Besides, it would be fun - wouldn't it?
Of course it would! Hogsmeade was always fu-
"Lily!" Amanda called from the other side of the room.
"Huh?" Lily replied dreamily.
"Pass us a chocolate."
"'Kay," Lily replied, banishing the chocolate box to where Amanda was sitting at the end of Alices' bed almost unconsciously.
"Merci," Amanda replied, trying but failing to do a French accent whilst reading one of Lilys' muggle magasines.
"What was I thinking about again?" Lily said aloud by mistake.
"Dunno, soz babe," Amanda replied dreamily, reading her magasine and stuffing two chocolates in her mouth at once in a very un-Amanda-ish way.
Smiling, Lily went back to her thoughts. Something stirred in the back of her mind. Amanda had said "Merci". This reminded her of something......"Ah-hah!" she thought. Jean-Pierre. So anyway. That was settled, it would be fun at least. Hopefully.
Lily seriously needed to relax, she always managed to find a fault in everything. Lily presumed that she had got it from Petunia. Perhaps she needed to thank her. She presumed that this was probably a very good quality to have as Head Girl. Smiling to herself, Lily reluctantly went back to thinking about Jean-Pierre. Her boyfriend. Oh, and another thought, "How come he's able to change his accent so frequently?" Lily wondered to herself. She was sure that once before Jean-Pierre had spoken to her in almost perfect English.
Narrowing her eyes, Lily decided that she would thoroughly investigate the matter tomorrow. Now, she would think about something else. She scanned the hopeful looking faces that appeared infront of her minds eye. Finally, to Lilys' annoyance, her subconscious stopped on James. Lily smiled. James had bored her to death all day, well in Charms anyway, about all the Quidditch tactics and moves that he had planned for their up-coming match against Hufflepuff, which was a little more than a week away, on Saturday.
James had exclaimed rather loudly that the match was "Easier than a practice session" for his Gryffindors', much to Morelos Lovegood's, who was sitting on the other side of Lily, irritation. The pair had exchanged evil looks all lesson, neither willing to be the first to look away - even when the bell rang, signalling that class had ended, at the end of the lesson - much to Lilys' silent amusement.
Suddenly, Lilys' thoughts were interrupted by Alice and Grace merrilly stumbling into the dormitory. No, they were not drunk ( A/N honestly you people :rolleyes:) - merely high on life. Though, Lily was quite why. Exchanging looks of complete and utter astonishment, Amanda and Lily watched on as Grace and Alice colloapsed on their beds', well Alice on on Amanda's as Amanda was on her own :rolleyes:, in a seemingly never-ending fit of giggles.
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November 8th, 2005, 9:12 pm
:angel: sorry that this post is a bit s.h.o.r.t - i wasn't gonna post tonight but then......i have :scared: :wow:
Lily woke up early the next morning, her feelings a mixture of nervousness, slight dread and excitement. As Grace, Alice and Amanda were still fast asleep, Lily had to tip-toe accross to the bathroom, trying her best not to bump int herself or wake one of her friends.
Looking back at the room, which was still drenched in darkness, as she closed the bathroom door, Lily thought about how stupid she was not using the simple "Lumos" spell. Surpressing a fit of giggles as she heard an almighty snore escape Grace, Lily forced the toothbrush into her mouth, snorting into her toothpaste (ew :p ) when she saw her reflection in the mirror. She hadn't bothered taking her make-up off the night before, being too tired and simply forgetting to after listening to Graces' "encounter" with Remus, which Alice had explained in full, over and over again. Lily was still dressed in her pajamas, with hair that closely resembled a neglected birds nest and a ghost white complexion, complete with obscenely smudged mascara.
Twenty minutes later, Lily had been showered and was busy with watching the commotion that had suddenly engulfed (A/N does that make sense?) her dormitory. The girls, well most of them, had woken up. Grace, however had to be dragged out of bed before she had begun to show any signs of life.
Amanda was bossily standing on the top of her bed, Lily wasn't quite sure why this was neccessary but she knew that her friend had a fondness for dramatics, note much unlike herself. Amanda was attempting to install some order into the room. She was currently ordering Grace to get back out of bed, yelling at Alice, who had hesterically streaked past Lily into the bathroom as soon as Lily had emerged back out, to calm down, and attempting to get ahold of Lilys' attention for long enought to tell her that, "You really need to wear either blue or green Lil's. Decide which and then get back to me - I'll tell you which shade, 'kay?!"
One hour later, all four girls were assembled on each of their corressponding beds, all of them, with alot of help from Amanda, were loooking seemingly perfect. Seemingly.
Amanda and Lily had manged to escape the havoc of their dormitory unscarred, but Alice and Grace were different matters. Alice had tripped over Amandas' open cosmetic bag, which had been left lazilly on the floor, spraining her arm in the process. Since that none of the girls had known a spell to correct it and Alice didn't want to go to Madam Pomfrey, she simply refused to miss, or be late for, her date with Frank. Instead, she had decided that she would just try and keep it still and out of everyones way. So far, she had been unsuccessful, banging it carelessly into doors and knocking it into Grace by accident on their way in and out of the bathroom, wincing painfully every time it made contact with anything. The rest of the girls silently doubted that it would go unnoticed for the rest of the day.
Grace was also wincing in pain, but for another reason. She had been let off alot easier. The other girls, mainly Amanda, had forced her into a pair of extremely tight jeans of Lilys', which were so tight around her waist that she was forced not to breath. Try as they might, the fabric just wouldn't stretch with any spell. Lily put it down to the jeans being made in the Muggle world, and not being sold at one of the muggle colthing shops in Diagon Alley. Grace had been highly put out that Lilys' jeans didn't fit her, but Lily easily consoled her by saying that she hadn't tried them on in years, so they probably didn't fit her either.
Lily was wearing a pair of skinny drainpipe blue jeans, with a pair of silver flats which were slightly studded with emerald diamontes, along with a white tank top, a silvery sort of shrug and an emerald necklace. Lily had her hair down with her natural curls and wore only simple emerald earings.
Amanda had on a vintage-look cream coloured almost-knee length dress, complete with pale gold flats and a gold pendant necklace. Her golden blonde hair was in a scruffy-style bun, with some of her soft curls framing her face. She also wore plain , small golden studs.
Alice wore a plain brown tank top, with a flowing neutral-coloured gypsy skirt. She also added chunky wodden bracelts and a necklace, wearing simple jeweled flip-flops and her light blonde hair also down in sof curls.
Grace had on a pair of Lilys' dark denim jeans, which were tucked into her mid-calf length, black suede boots. She also added a long white vintage-style T-shirt, which had black and coloured sort of line designs on it. She had her dark brown hair down straight in a some-up some-down style. She wore no jewelry except a silver ring, a simple silver bracelet and white gold hoops.
While the girls were sitting in the dormitory, Alice treated them all to another account of the night before. Apparently, the Marauders had all stumbled into the common room, acting suspiciously drunk, were, setting their eyes on Alice and Grace had gone over to join them. Instead of sitting down on the couch like a normal person, Remus had insisted, rather uncharacteristically, on sitting himself down on Graces' lap. Grace had apparently put up a very good fight, pulling, to Alices' delight, some very unusual looking faces in the process. James, eventually taking pity on her and finding the situation no longer funny, had rescued her and ordered Remus, along with the other Marauders to go up to their dormitory. According to the girls, the only one that had been acting normal, well - for the Marauders, had been James of all people.
When they were just about to head downstairs, Lily realised that Grace would be spending all of the Hogsmeade visit alone. Alice was going with Frank and Amanda, after finally coming clean about their relationship, was going with Sirius. Of course, Liliy thought as her stomach did a sort of awkward lurch, she would be spending the day with Jean-Pierre.
well that wasn't QUITE as short as i thought..... :huh:
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November 10th, 2005, 6:21 pm
hey :D i know that some of you are sorta looking forward to reading this chappie, so im really sorry if i dissapoint :upset: :blush: :)
The Gryffindor girls sped down to breakfast in a bit of a rush as they, well apart from Grace, all had dates to meet. Amanda was going with Sirius, Alice was going with Frank and Lily was to meet up with Jean-Pierre. The Great Hall was a frenzy of colours that morning; students rushing from table to table, all dressed in muggle clothing, trying to find their dates for the Hogsmeade visit.
Lily spotted the Marauders almost imeediately. So did Amanda, apparently, as she began to stride, or should I say strut, ahead of the other girls,over towards were Sirius was sitting; which was next to James on top of the breakfast table, surprisingly in perfect view of everyone. Lily looked on alarmingly at her friend, as did many of the other Hogwarts students, but for other reasons. If there was one girl in the Great Hall who wasn't looking suspiciously jealous of Amanda, then they were a very talented actress. Sirius seemed to notice this, as he was smirking as he draped his arm accross Amandas' shoulder and lead her out of the hall. Amanda had obviously forgotten her breakfast.
Lily watched as Alice walked into Franks' open arms and a very sullen-looking Grace stalked over to the breakfast table, and plonked herself down in a seat next to the remaining Marauders. Lily followed, carefull to avoid looking at the Ravenclaw table. No way was she going to miss out on a good breakfast.
"Leelean!" James greeted her in a very good mock-french accent, that coincidently was a very good immitation of Jean-Pierre. Lily decided to ignore the very strong resemblance, digging into the awaiting breakfast instead.
"Bonjour," Lily replied as she took a huge bite out of her croissant.
"Looking stunning, as always, Evans," James remarked, taking a seat opposite her as he spoke.
"Charming as ever, Potter," Lily replied, not even looking up. When she did, however, she almost spat out her croissant. James looked hot. Since when has James looked like...that?! she asked herself. She had always wondered why so many girls would throw themselves at his feet. Realising that she was staring, Lily hastilly grabbed the jug of orange juice. Then, noticing that she didn't have a goblet to pour it in, she seized one of those aswell.
James was watching her. Whatever you do, don't spill the juice, Lily recited in her head. She heard James clear his throat. Lily looked up to see that James had left his seat and was standing instead.
"I'm gonna go and get Chang," James announced to the table, winking at Lily and waving to the rest of them, in farewell, as he spoke, whispering; "or, should I say, Jia Li?!" as he walked past Lily.
Lily rolled her eyes and, feeling herself go slightly pink, reached for one of the sizzling pancakes, so she wouldn't have to look at her friends. As she did so, Lily caught sight at James and a extremely pretty Chinese girl leaving the Hall. Lily suddenly felt a rush of hatred towards Jia Li. Then again, she supposed, she hadn't ever really liked Jia Li anyway. After all, Jia Li was almost as clever and pretty as she was, and on the Ravenclaw Quidditch team to boot. Not that Lily would ever think that she wasa pretty, it was just what an outsider would think.
When Lily had decided that it was safe to look up from her breakfast, Lily decided to go and get Jean-Pierre from where he was sitting at the Ravenclaw table. She, not unlike James, waved at Peter and Remus whilst asking Grace, who looked considerately happier; "Are you going to be O.k?"
"Yeah, sure!" Grace replied smiling, then adding in an undertone to Lily; "don't think that you can get out of this that easilly!"
Lily shot her a scandilized look, before stalking off in the dirrection of the Ravenclaw table. Jean-Pierre greeted her with an ecstatic "Leelean!!!" that shot through her. She really did need to convince the poor boy that her name wasn't, and never would be Lilian. Apart from that, she was rather excited about the Hogsmeade trip, and she hoped, maybe you could even call it 'prayed', that Jean-Pierre would live up to her expectations.
*~*~*~*~*~TwO hOuRs LaTeR*~*~*~*~*
Lily had somehow been convinced into spend the morning in Madam Puddifoots, as it was terribly cold and rainy outside. So far, she had been told about two-hundred-and-fifty of the "One Thousand Rules of Quidditch" by a a very enthusiastic looking Jean-Pierre. Or should we say 'Jean', as Jean-Pierre had insisted for Lily to call him within the first ten minutes of their date. She had lost all trace of happiness when Jean-Pierre had reached the one hundredth, but Jean-Pierre seemed to feel the need to plough on no matter how desperately bored she was looking.
Actually, Lily thought to herself, It wouldn't be so bad if James hadn't have already of told me all this already. Sometime during their Fifth Year, in an unfortunate History of Magic seating arrangement, James had bored Lily to death by telling her every Quidditch rule their was, having to stop when he was almost half way through, as it was the end of the lesson. To top it all of, he had also thrown in "James Potters' Top Five Quidditch Goals By Me" in random intervals, whilst he was remembering the next rule.
Speaking of the devil, James was also in the squashed tea-room, accompanied by Jia Li Chang. He didn't look like he was having the time of his life either, but he looked alot happier than Lily pictured that she was looking. Spotting her staring from the corner of his eye, James gave her a small smile why he was listening to Jia Li talk about something. Seein her dat smile at something behind her, Jia Li turned around. seeing it was Lily, Jia Li turned and gave her a smile that didn't quite reach her eyes. Lily returned a similar one, before turning back to Jean-Pierre, who seemed unfazed by her lack of attention.
Near to breaking point, Lily cried out in despair; "Can somebody, please get me another hot chocolate?!"
Everyone turned to look at her, but Lily didn't care. A small elf-like woman scurried over to her, and looked startled as Lily, clearly not in the best of spirits, plonked down a large galleon infront of her. In a way of apology for her behaviour, Lily told the waitress to "Keep the change".
Suddenly, as if the Heavens ha heard her pleas, the clouds parted and the wind and rain ceased, letting the sun shine through. Lily even thought that she could see a rainbow. Then again, it might have been her mind playing tricks on her. After all, she had been saved from the brink of despair, and been stuck in a dimly lit squahy little cafe, that Lily never wished to return to again, for three whole hours.
"It's stopped raining!" Lily cried out in tones of wonder and amazement, thankfullness etched on her face.
"What?" Jean asked her, looking almost stunned to see her there.
"It's sunny!" Lily cried, "We can get out!!" Once again, Lily Evans was the centre of the tea-rooms attention, but she didn't care. They were saved! She heard James' familiar laugh from somewhere behind her and Lily tried her best not to smile, as she literally dragged Jean-Pierre out of the room.
James had to struggle with himself as he watched Lily out of the corner of his eye. She looked as if Delacour had just told her that Christmas had been cancelled and she had failed all her N.E.W.Ts at the same time. Poor girl, James thought as he smiled to himself, at least his date wasn't that bad. Even though she kept going on about some Owl that had just died in some accident, James had decided that she was quite nice. Wel, alright, anyway. He would much rather be the person who was sitting next to Lily, but....he wasn't, and his date could have been going a lot worse.
Suddenly he heard someone call out, "It's stopped raining!" Well, O.K - he knew that someone was Lily. James watched in amazement as Lily seemed to be ecstatically dragging Delacour out of the shop. He burst out laughing at the expression on Jean-Pierre's face. Now, if only he could convince Chang to get out of this place. True, it was one of the most pathetic places he had ever been in his life, but he wanted to somehow follow Lily and make sure she didn't get up to anything with the Pierre dude.
Lily decided that the best thing to do was to get as far away from Madam Puddifoot's as they could, so she decided to walk out in the dirrection, towards that old abandoned house that they called the "Shreiking Shack".
The house was now in full view. Jean-Pierre put his arms around Lilys' soulders as they were walking. Lily suddenly got a sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach. It wasn't because Jean-Pierre had his arm around her, it was because she realsised that he would probably find it upon himself to tell her the 'legend' of the Shrieking Shack. If there was one thing that Lily had foun out about Jean-Pierre; it was that he could never just shut up.
Aha! Lilian had decided to take him to the abandoned old house. He was liking this girl ore and more by the minute. Perhaps the old Parisian charm was working on her after all. Thank god he had gotten her away from Potter. He hated Potter. Potter was always sticking his nose in when it wasn't wanted.
Like the time when the arrogant git had cornered him after one Transfiguration and told him that he "had better look after Lily". Nobody told him anything. So they certainly, especially Potter and his friends, can't tell him how to treat his girl.
Another thing, Potter & Co had tried to hummiliate him infront of the whole school! How dare he! Well, if the plan had been to turn Lily against him, then it had failed miserably. If anything, it had only made Lily think Potter to be more pompous than she had thought in the first place. Jean-Pierre had thought about getting Potter back for this, but he realised that he had Potters' girl. Everyone knew that the only girl that Potter had ever wanted was Lily and Evans, and Lily Evans was Jean-Pierre Delacour's girlfriend. Potter nil. Delacour one.
Suddenly, there was another down-pour of rain, followed by a tremendously loud clap of thunder, which made Lily scream in shock. Jean-Pierre grabbed her hand and started to drag Lily down the street, braking into a run.
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!" Lily bellowed at him, struggling against his grip.
"We can still make eet to zees 'Shreekeeng Shack' eef we run! Zen we can shelter from zee rain!" Jean-Pierre shouted from beside her.
"NO!" Lily yelled back, wrenching herself free and pointing in the dirrection of the nearest shop, which happened to be the joke shop which the Marauders were always raving on about. She didn't much like the idea of sheltering from the rain in an old abandoned house with Jean-Pierre. Even though he was her boyfriend, Lily didn't really even know him yet. She didn't even know if she could trust him yet.
Jean-Piere, who looked greatly put-out at this, reluctantly followed her into the store.
TO BE CONTINUED....... lolz ;)
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November 15th, 2005, 8:32 pm
hey :D i just want to apologise for the pathetic way in which i write Jean-Pierre, as the way i write his French accent is the most pathetic thing i have ever seen in my life :evil: i blame this on not knowing anybody french. except my french teachers. but theyre PAID not to talk in english to you :angel: whatever lolz :p
Lily almost fell into the shop. As if by magic, as she was mid-fall some kind of invisible force pulled her back upright again. Too cold and wet to delve into this mistery, Lily uneasily blamed it as a trick that the door pulled randomly whenever someone walked into the shop. Of course, the "Trick Door" was the reason for her near-fall aswell. Naturally, Lily Evans did not fall. Or trip, for that matter. Especially not in public places, where her peers could of very well seen.
Suddenly, she felt somebody's forceful grip steer her into the shop, she didn't need to take the second glance which told her that it was Jean-Pierre. Lily stumbled forwards, narrowly missing the shelf that housed the many "Dr. Filibuster's Everlasting Fireworks". Closing her eyes for a brief moment, before she turned to face her "Boyfriend", Lily silently dreaded what would of happened if she hadn't gained control over herself at the last minute. Lily opened her eyes and gave Jean-Pierre the trademark "Evans Look" that was a sort of heirloom, which had been passed down by the female members of the Evans family for generations, or so her aunt had once told her one Christmas when she was slightly tipsy.
Lily did a subtle double-take as she saw the two figure's that were hovering just beside Jean-Pierre. Lily felt a wave of relief pass through her as soon as she spotted Remus and Grace. Feeling like this was the second time that she had been miraculously rescued in one day, Lily beamed at the pair. Instead of words of welcome, however, the first thing that Lily said to them was; "Where's Pettigrew?" Wow. Her brain worked faster than even she knew sometimes.
"He...er-" Remus replied.
"We lost him," Grace cut in.
"Uh-huh, and what have you two been doing all this time then...hmmm?" Lily asked, as if on some sort of quick-fire muggle question and answer television show.
"We...erm-" This time it was Grace's turn to stutter.
Remus just turned scarlet.
"Ah-" Grace said, trailing off and giving Remus a pleading look again.
"Buying Christmas presents," Remus stated, his face looking unscrutable.
"It's not even Halloween."
"They were. I saw them," Sirius cut in, coming to his friend's rescue and grinning at them all like the cat that got the cream.
"No you didn't."
"He did. 'Cause so did I," Amanda stated, arriving on the scene.
Feeling as if they were all ganging up on her, Lily snapped, "Don't lie to me. If you saw them, then you can tell me where they've put the presents." The resemblance between Lily and Professor McGonogal at that moment was uncanny. Well, Lily didn't take her role as Head Girl lightly.
"He-" Sirius began.
"-They...." Grace corrected.
"We, er-" Remus started.
Amanda just smiled at them all with a glazed look on her face, looking thoroughly bored.
"They bannished them, didn't they?!" Sirius answered, speaking to her as if she were three years old.
"Who?" Lily asked, eyebrows raised.
"I did," Remus replied, not quite meeting her eyes.
"Detention," Lily stated simply, "for using magic outside the school grounds, for putting others at risk by bannishing an object to freely fly back to a castle that is a matter of kilometres away, and above all for being a Prefect and setting a bad example to those around you."
Everyone gaped at Remus for a while, watching to see how he would take the news. He seemed to be thoroughly contemplating his answer. Grace looked as if she wanted to slap her friend in the face, whilst Amanda was still oblivious to the whole scene, staring at a spot that was slightly to the left of Lily through narrowed eyes. Jean-Pierre, whom Lily had forgotten for a moment was there, was giving both Sirius and Remus a look of utmost distaste.
"WHA-?!" Sirius began, but was cut off by Remus.
"Jolly good," Remus replied breezily, rubbing his hands together with cold, as if he had just been told the weather forcast.
"What?" Grace wondered out loud.
Lily, who seemed to be the only one, seemed immensely satisfied with his reaction.
Elaborating, Remus replied; "Well, I'm pleased to hear that Lilian isn't taking her role as Head Girl lightly. I probably would have done the same if I was in Lily's position," Lily nudged him in the ribs for the "Lilian" comment, but, apart from that, she noticed that there wasn't a trace of sarcasm in his voice.
"No you wouldn't Moony, you're too much of a nice guy for that," Sirius said sullenly, grabbing Amanda's hand, adding; "C'mon" to her before storming out of the shop.
Lily shook her head slightly, turning to Remus who looked passive and Grace who was bighting her lip. "I am sorry, you know, Rem," Lily said seriously, in more friendly tones, "it's just-"
"I know, I know. It doesn't matter," Remus replied, smilingly. Distracting Grace, who looked as if she would most certainly love to give Lily a piece of her mind, he added; "want to go for a butterbeer?"
"Sure," Grace replied, already heading for the door.
"Coming, Lily?" Remus called from the door, then adding in a more strangled voice; "Jean-Pierre?"
Lily looked at Jean-Pierre briefly, who shrugged. "'Kay," she replied, following her friends out without a backwards glance. Perhaps if she would of looked back, she would have seen Jean-Pierre kick a what seemed to be an invisible solid object, which so happened to be in exactly the same spot as Amanda had been staring at no longer than five minutes before.
Twenty minutes later, Lily was on to her second Butterbeer in the Three Broomstick's pub, making awkward conversation with Remus, Grace and Jean-Pierre.
Lily surveyed Remus over the brim of her Butterbeer bottle, feeling positively awful for giving him detention not long ago. It hadn't been his fault, it had been Sirius's. The object of her little "exercise" was to make Sirius admit to the truth, so she could give him detention. She had been longing to say that one little word to him ever since the "incident" in Potion's class. As soon as the words were out of her mouth, however, she regretted them. Lily could tell by Remus's face that he wasn't going to tell on his friend, and by the perplexed look on Sirius's that he hadn't thoroughly realised what had happened, so was no time soon going to admit to it either.
Oh well, it didn't seem that it had jeopardised their friendship, so Lily decided to just let the whole thing go over her head. After all, Remus didn't seem to be bothered in the slightest, so why should she? she was only doing her job. A loud silence seemed to have absorbed their table; Jean-Pierre was glaring at her for staring at Remus; Remus was studying the menu, trying his best not to look up, having noticed that Lily was looking at him; whilst Grace seemed thoroughly pre-occupied with the conversation that was going on behind her.
Lily wished that she was sitting in Grace's seat. Bellatrix Black seemed to be having a silent, yet ferocious-looking, argument with her boyfriend Lucius Malfoy. Malfoy, much to Lilys' absolute delight, looked petrified. No wonder, Bellatrix was practically frothing at the mouth with rage. Grace, noticing Lilys' gaze, nodded when Lily gave her a "Tell me everything!" look and mouthed: "Later" at her friend, before coming absorbed in the Black v Malfoy fight behind her.
Suddenly, Lily watched in slow motion as Bellatrix grabbed Lucius by the collar of his shirt, screaming into his face: "YOU SLEPT WITH HER LUCIUS, YOU LYING, SCHEMING - ARGH!!" Bellatrix, who was apparently too angry to continue wioth her sentence, let go of her boyfriend and stormed out of the pub. Malfoy didn't follow her, however, he seemed content with leering at them all, smoothing down his clothes and hair.
Grace and Lily shared a look of amazement, but weren't given a chance to say anything, as all too soon a drama of their own unfolded.
James and Sirius barged through the doors, Sirius especially looking beyond angry, with an excited-looking Amanda trotting along behind them. Without even so much of a look of aknowledgement towards their fellow Gryffindor's, the two Marauders appeared infront of their table as quick as a flash. Lily tried her best not to burst out laughing at the look of utmost glee that Amanda was giving her from the other side of the room. Lily suddenly began to get the message. She got a sinking feeling were this was going. It had to be something to do with her, as James was refusing point-blank to catch her eye, but they musn't be angry as Amanda wouldn't be giving her the look that she was giving her. The penny dropped. It wasn't her that they were angry with, it was........
"YOU!" Sirius boomed, pointing his finger right in Jean-Pierre's face.
"HOW DARE YOU!!" James bellowed, adding in his two-cents. (A/N is that the right expression?)
"WHAT DID YOU THINK YOU WERE DOING?!"
"Excuse me?" Jean-Pierre replied, standing up from his chair and swatting Sirius's finger away.
"YOU HEARD!" James yelled.
"I think the whole pub heard you," Jean-Pierre replied like the stuck-up little prince that he was, gesturing around the room and trying his best to both stay calm infront of Lily and wind up the two Gryffindor's at exactly the same time. Lucius Malfoy laughed.
Ignoring this, Sirius ploughed on, "YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST ASSULT MY MATE, DO YOU?"
"Oh look, Potty and the Prince think that they're real hard men!" Malfoy announced to the whole pub in a sing-song voice, laughing.
Again, ignoring Malfoy, James said: "THINK YOU CAN KICK A MAN WHEN HE'S DOWN, JUST 'CAUSE YOU KNOW THAT YOU COULDN'T TAKE HIM ANY OTHE WAY?!!"
At this, realising that this argument was going to go on for some time yet, Lily and Madam Rosmerta screamed at the same time:
"GET OUT OF MY PUB!!"
Ignoring those around them once more, the boys carried on.
"WELL HOW ABOUT WE-" Sirius started.
"-KICK YOU!!" James finished.
It was at that moment that full pandemodium broke out among the Hogwart's students: James booted Jean-Pierre in the stomach; whilst Sirius did the same to his privates; Lily stood up to try and break it up; Grace pulled both Lily and Remus away from the fight, knowing that they would both try and break it up somehow; Lucius Malfoy stood up to get a betterlook, laughing his head off the whole time; Amanda ran over, jumped on Lucius Malfoys' back to get a look then, realising who it was, jumped back off and slapped him in the face; Madam Rosmerta stood shell-shocked before making numerous threats about summoning the Headmaster; and others crowded around the boys, which was now just James and Jean-Pierre, fighting muggle-style, as Sirius had left his best friend, thinking that he was alright to handle it on his own.
Finally, breaking free of Grace's strong grip, Lily fled over towards the scene, struggling through the gaggle of Hogwarts students, until reaching the centre of the commotion. "STOP!! " she screamed at the top of her voice.
"I SAID: STOP!!!!"
An immediate hush fell upon the student, but still, the fight went on.
Getting frightened, and losing control completely, Lily brought her Butterbeer bottle, which she still held in her hand, on top of James's head, knocking him out. Jean-Pierre didn't seem to realise this, so it wasn't until Lily literally dragged him away from James that he ceased throwing punches at mid-air.
Fuming, Jean-Pierre turned to her and yelled: "WHAT?"
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN, 'WHAT'? DON'T YOU GO RAISING YOUR VOICE TO ME EITHER!" Turning to the crowd of Hogwarts students, Lily bellowed: "EVEYBODY OUT!" then adding more calmly: "there's no more to see here."
Lily didn't wait to watch the crowd part, nor did she listened to her friends screams that James was dead :wow:, she immediately rushed over towards James's limp form and silently performed a revival curse that Professor Slughorn had taught to her one Potions lesson, when Lily had finished all of her work and the Professor could think of nothing more to teach her.
James immediately began to stir, and Lily helped him up, elbowing the Gryffindor's and Madam Rosmerta out of the way as she did so.
"What," James started through gritted teeth, "was that for?"
"You wouldn't listen, so I had to do something."
"Don't you think that was a little, let's just say, drastic?"
"Drastic measures for drastic times."
James shook his head at her before saying in more hushed tones, after beckoning her forwards: "You don't have one of those spell thingy's for this, do you?"
"For what?" Lily wondered aloud.
"This," James replied, pulling up his shirt slightly so she could see the huge, blackening bruise that was forming on his side.
Lily gasped. It was horrible. "How did you do that?" she whispered. She didn't really know why she was whispering.
James didn't say anything, merely pointed at Jean-Pierre.
Lily scowled darkly at her boyfriend, before saying: "So he did actually 'kick you whilst you were down'?"
"Yep," sensing that she wanted him to elaborate, James added: "I was under my invisibility cloak in Dervish and Bangers, when....he kicked me."
James groaned. He really didn't want to talk about it. For one; it was embarassing, and two; he didn't really like being the victem in something. A trait tha he learnt last year, making it one of the factors that changed his ways.
"Why was I under my invisibility cloak? Because I told Chang that I had to get back to the school to get away, when really all's I did was sneak the cloak on and come to find you guys."
"You have an invisibility cloak?" Lily hissed.
Ooops, James thought then slowly nodded.
"Eef you don't mind, Potter, I want to speak to my girlfriend, alone," Jean-Pierre spat.
"Sure," Lily replied brightly, almost skipping over to her boyfriend. Anyone who knew her could tell that this was a danger sign. Jean-Pierre, apparently, didn't.
Jean-Pierre smirked at her, then said: "Let's go."
"Where? To school?" Lily asked, simply.
Jean-Pierre caught James's eye, then said: "Wherever you want."
"With you?" Lily replied, raising her eyebrows.
Jean-Pierre nodded, as if he were in the company of a small infant.
Jean-Pierre smiled at her for a second, then, realising what she had just said, replied: "What?"
"I'm not going anywhere with you. Ever again." With that, Lily Evans slapped Jean-Pierre Delacour hard in the face.
"What was that for?"
"James!" Lily called, beckoning for her friend to come over.
James did what he was told. To his utmost surprise, Lily grabbed hold of his shirt and pulled it up, showing Jean-Pierre the huge bruise that was slowly darkening on James' side.
"That's what for."
Then, satisfied, Lily lead the Gryffindor's out of the now deserted pub, into the frosty but sunny village of Hogsmeade.
Lily held back a laugh as she heard Amanda going through the days "events", "First Lucius Malfoy cheats on Bellatrix Black, then Sirius and James hava a muggle fight with Delacour, then, Lil's dumps Delacour and slaps him in the face."
Lily couldn't resist holding back to say to her friend, "Not a bad day out then, 'Mand?"
"I haven't even told you my news yet," Grace stated, winking at them and laughing at the expressions on their faces.
sorry i know i didn't really do that much justice, but it took forever and i've got so much hwk tonight :upset: :td:
anyways, plz review whatever comments you have :D:D:D :eyebrows:
November 17th, 2005, 5:14 pm
hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :D thanx for all the wonderful comments i recieved about the last post!! u guys are gr8 :tu: :angel: :D
The Hogwarts students arrived back for dinner that night in numerous groups of two's and threes, apart from the Gryffindor Seventh Year's, who made their entrance in one big group, much to Severus Snape's distaste. Severus had obviously been wanting to make some sort of announcement when Lily and James walked in, but decided against it when he watched the, seemingly, endless stream of Gryffindor's pour into the Hall behind them. Lily guessed that whatever Snape was about to do had something to do with the Hogsmeade(A/N does Hogsmeade hav an 'e' on the end???) vsit, as his 'New Best Friend' Lucius Malfoy was sitting next to him, looking at them all with a sickening amount of satisfaction.
All during dinner, Lily spent her time repeatedly doing three things: completely avoiding looking at the Ravenclaw table, completely avoiding James's gaze and, her favourite, attempting to cadge any information that she could from a very flustered looking Grace about her 'News'. So far, nothing was going to plan. Her eyes kept sneakilly taking glances at the Ravenclaw table, she was finding it impossible to manage to not look at James, and Grace was refusing point-blank to tell them anything. Lily had a sneaking suspicion that this was because Remus was sitting next to her, but she carried on asking anyway. She would talk about anything if she could avoid talking to them all about "The Break-up".
Finally, dinner was over. Just when she was getting excited about seeking refuge in Gryffindor Tower, James had to remind her that they had "Patrol" that evening. This also forced her to remember that she still had to find a sample of the "Lemorphi Shrub" for Herbology, track the course of Venus's orbit over the weekend for Astronomy, figure out how to change Alice's bellybutton back to it's origional colour (Amanda had attempted to do some strange enchantment on it that she had read about in Witch Weekly, as you may have already guessed - it failed, going horribly wrong and turning it a unnatractive shade of yellow) and write a one hundred inch essay about the advantages and dissadvantages of earmuff's for Muggle Studies. Everybody always wondered why Lily had chosen to take subjects such as Astronomy, Herbology and Muggle Studies to N.E.W.T. level, but she couldn't resist. She wanted to keep her options open. Lily didn't like to tell anyone, but she didn't really know what she wanted to do after Hogwarts, it changed every day.
I am SOOOO sorry about the horribley short post!!!!! i was planning on making it alot longer :upset: but i reallyreally need to go, i need to go and see my mum off at the airport. :angel: oh and also, im really sorry but i'm not going to be able to post until monday! *escapes the flying daggers that have suddenly been throwing at her* ;) j/k
November 21st, 2005, 7:56 pm
hello :p I don't really know what I’m going to do with this post, so i'm sorry if it's poo. :angel:
Lily felt a sickening sensation in her stomach as she watched Jean-Pierre cross the Great Hall. Deciding not to give anyone any satisfaction, Lily turned back to her plate, concentrating very hard on the pile of sherbet lemon's that had somehow managed to appear there. She hadn't popped the first one into her mouth when she received a very sharp kick in the shins from James, who was sitting opposite her. She looked up, with a fierce scowl already plastered across her face, ready to strike. First, the boy had the cheek-
Her thoughts were interrupted when she was made fully aware that they had a "situation" on their hands by Alice and Grace. Alice had the expression on her face that gave the impression that she had swallowed one of Lily's sherbet lemon's whole, whilst Grace looked as if she was about to have a fit, her eyeballs growing steadily bigger as she gawped at something behind her.
Lily tried desperately to catch one of her friend's eyes, but it was proving to do so at the moment. Judging by the fact that Alice, Grace and James were fully pre-occupied with the "thing" behind her, which Lily was all to keen to avoid looking at, as her gut feeling was telling her that it had something to do with her. Remus wasn't in eye-shot, as he had moved to speak to Frank about something, whilst waiting for his friends to finish with their meals. Sirius and Amanda seemed to be immersed in a "serious talk" that they were having. Well, as serious as the pair of them could manage. Peter was well...Peter. For anybody who actually knew "Wormtail", this would be a reasonable explanation.
Having a flair for the dramatics as she did, Lily thought that this was no time to be flippant. Deciding that she would call upon the only person who seemed to want to give her the time of day at that moment in time, Lily leant forwards and leaned across the table, calling: “Frank!”
“What is it?” Lily hissed, using her eyes to indicate behind her. The person must have stopped to talk to somebody, as they seemed to be taking a long time to reach whatever their destination was. Lily sincerely hoped that their “destination” wasn’t her. Either that or the world was moving in slow motion.
“What’s what?” Frank replied, not bothering to control the level of his voice. Lily had to hand it to Alice, if a boyfriend of hers was this slow, he would probably last two seconds, and that’s even less than Jean-Pierre. Now that was a depressing thought.
“What’s everyone staring at?” Lily replied, struggling to control her eyeballs, as they were in danger of rolling out of their sockets’.
Frank shrugged, with an “I know nothing” expression on his face, he turned to face, what looked to Lily like herself, and waved enthusiastically, beckoning her over to sit with him.
Lily just looked at him blankly, with a puzzled expression on her face. He mustn’t be talking to me, is he? she thought. Thinking that it was better to be safe than sorry, Lily began to mouth: “What? Frank, I’m ove-“
She was interrupted by none other than Frank, who was giving her sideways looks that told her that he was both deeply concerned and unnerved. Lily looked on the bright side, Frank must have seen and heard a lot stranger things in his six-and-a-bit years of sharing a dorm room with the Marauders, than watching her “mysterious” facial expressions. Something in her was willing her to pretend to be waving “Goodbye” to “somebody” behind Frank, so that he would think that she was merely having a conversation with someone behind him. Realising that she wasn’t joking, she was actually considering the prospect, Lily silently scolded Professor Dumbledore for making James Head Boy. His Marauder ways were beginning to wear off on her.
Tuning back into the real world, Lily watched, as if in slow-motion, none other than Jean-Pierre Delacour take a seat not too far away from her own in order to talk to Frank. Talk to Frank. “Traitor,” Lily mumbled under her breath. Since when has Jean-Pierre ever took it upon himself to come and sit at the Gryffindor table? In all of his seven years at Hogwarts, which was the time that Jean-Pierre and Frank had been friends, Lily could never recall Jean-Pierre coming and sitting at the Gryffindor table. This move was almost definitely directed at either herself or the Marauders.
Lily’s instincts were telling her that it was both of the former. Then again, hadn’t Lily’s instinct told her that something bad was going to happen to her , only a few moments before? Yes, Jean-Pierre sitting at the Gryffindor house table in the middle of dinner, could only be a bad thing, but Lily had to point out to herself that her instincts were saying that something bad was going to happen to her.
Lily took a moment to silently laugh at the stupidity of the supposedly-bright Ravenclaw boy. Surely, he didn’t think that he could take on the whole of the Gryffindor house, did he? After all, this was what he was most certainly going to have to do if he didn’t make himself scarce, immediately. Suddenly, as if awakening out of a very long sleep, Lily remembered something: she was Head Girl. As Head Girl, Lily was expected to put a stop to trouble. Preferably, before it even started. Now she knew how James constantly felt.
Lily looked over towards her friends, looking for a bit of reassurance. She didn’t get much, however. Apart from Amanda, who was looking completely calm, all of them were staring at Jean-Pierre. Grace was looking like she was a Spanish bull who had just seen red; Alice looked as if she had been slapped in the face; Remus looked thoroughly stressed, and was showing it – he looked about fifty years old; Sirius was looking like the spitting image of how Grace was looking at that moment; Peter looked as if his brain was thoroughly thinking through something, whilst looking almost terrified at the exact same time; James was looking like Sirius but considerately worse. He was staring at Jean-Pierre horribly, but looked as if he was numb. As if he had just been confunded.
Lily took a quick moment to think over the situation. Jean-Pierre wasn’t stupid, neither was he unpopular. So this must mean…aha! She was right. Lily didn’t have to look very far before she found what she was looking for. Almost directly behind her own seat, over at the Ravenclaw table, sat the familiar-looking faces of , what she guessed, were Jean-Pierre’s friends. Sure enough, when one of them spotted her looking, he through a piece of French baguette at her head. It pained Lily to admit that he had a very good aim.
not sure if i like that post that much...it's a bit rambly (yep, i know it's not a word :rolleyes: ) and not much happens :sad: but please tell me what you think and review. the links in my sig :eyebrows:
EDIT: hey :D i just re-read that post and i just want to apologise because it doesn't really make much sense! the reason why all Lily's friends were staring was because jean-pierre (who they all HATE) was walking accross the hall and it looked like he was heading for lily. they all thought that he might SOMEHOW convince lily to give it another go, so they all went into major panick mode, meaning that they over-reacted and....stuff :rolleyes: i was supposed to include all that, but i forgot :huh: :blush: sorry again, the post wasn't very clear at all so no wonder you all got confused!! :angel:
November 24th, 2005, 6:05 pm
hey :D i really hope you like this. it isn't long but it's okay :evil:
Oh my God, Lily thought as the bread hit her on the back of her head. Lily suddenly felt a wave of embarrassment sweep over her. The feeling didn't last long, however. Oh no he did not!, she thought angrily, whirling around to face her "attacker". James apparently felt the same way.
"Protrego...Expelliarmus!" James cried from his now-standing position, next to the Gryffindor table
It all happened very fast, as you would presume in an accademy full of adolscent witches and wizards. Some of the students screamed, some hurled curses at James instead. Lily watched in horror as "Padfoot", obviously getting too lost in the moment, climbed aboard the Gryffindor Table and retaliated with venom. Deciding that this was a good idea, James, Peter and Grace all joined him, Peter taking it way too far and dive-bombing into the crowd of students. He was clearly ready for some sort of fight, muggle style. She wasn't sure if this was because he wanted to impress the other Marauders, or simply because he had a very violent streak in him.
Lily didn't actually see who started it, as Amanda's cry of; "THAT'S MY BOYFRIEND!" had been her cue to turn around, but, apparently, Jean-Pierre had managed to sneak up on the Gryffindor's and attack Sirius from behind. Lily doubted that this was true: 1. This was Jean-Pierre that they were talking about 2. Lily didn't think that the Marauder's and Grace could have all managed to go temporarilly numb at the same time, neuther being able to hear him behind them or see him climbing onto the table. On the other hand, Lily didn't have yime to think about it and, hey, stranger things had happened.
All that Lily could actually see was Amanda dangling from the back of Jean-Pierre's neck, where she was clinging on for dear life. It didn't take a genious to figure out that she had jumped on the back of him. Even though seeing Jean-Pierre get beaten up by a girl seemed very appealing to Lily at that moment, she decided that now would be a rather good time to intervene.
Not taking a second to check what the other students were getting up to, (luckily they were doing nothing but watching the scene unfold on the Gryffindor dinner table, thinking that the Gryffindor v Ravenclaw fight was much better than their own) Lily climbed up onto the table from her own seat and ran the length of it down to the where most of the chaos was stemming from. Running as fast as she could, Lily slowed down slightly so she could concentrate on both keeping her balance and aiming her wand at the same time.
Lily decided that, even though it was against every moral fibre in her body, she would figh violence with violence. Calling for back-up like an old army sergeant, Lily bellowed: "POTTER! LUPIN! BLACK! ROSETTA! BACK ME UP!!" as she ran. Taking aim, Lily narrowd her eyes as she pointed her wand in the dirrection of the small of Amanda's back, yelling: "PROTREGO!" Yes, she felt bad, and yes, Amanda was one of her best friends, but a Head Girl has gotta do what a Head Girl's gotta do. ;)
Lily squinted her eyes as she felt and heard Amanda scream in pain. Shouting before running to comfort her friend: "Levicorpus!" at Jean-Pierre. Lily watched as Jean-Pierre was drawn by an invisble thread to the ceiling. At least he was out of harms way, Lily thought guiltilly as she heard some of her supposed "back-up" laugh.
"Some help they were," Lily muttered to herself, as she stopped running and paused for breath.
She didn't even bother to explain when she threw her wand in James's direction, dashing off to help and aoplogise to Amanda instead. Lily hoped that James would understand to keep Jean-Pierre dangling until he thought it was safe to let him down.
sorry that it's short again :evil: i hope you like it and understand better what's going on now (well, you won't if yo haven't read the edit at the bottom of the last post :p ), but if you don't just leave me some feedback and i'll promise to get back to you. plzplzplz leave me some feedback, just let me know if it's a :tu: or :td:
December 1st, 2005, 6:51 pm
hey :D sorry to keep you all waiting for so long! ;p
Ten minutes later, Professor McGonagall had successfully intervened (apparently, she had got the gist of what was going on, after experiencing, in her own words: "an earth-quake worthy amount of noises and vibrations" from underneath her Transfiguration classroom, many rooms above) and was busy conversing with the Hufflepuff's about the afternoons' events (according to the Professor, the Hufflepuff's stood on "neutral-ground", so would be more trustworthy with their answers).
Amanda had been sent off to the Hospital Wing moments before, Sirius, looking like he had reached a cross-road and after, eventually, choosing his girlfriend over staying where "the action was", followed on moments later.
Jean-Pierre was currently still hanging upside down in the air by his ankle, so Lily decided that her next project would be to get her wand back from James. She was calling it a "project" because she was unsure as to whether or not James would actually give her wand to her on his own free will first time around, or whether she would have to beg or hex, no - threaten to hex, him first.
Sure enough, James was still holding her wand stiffly upright, not taking his narrowed eyes off Jean-Pierre and muttering swear words under his breath. Remus was cautiously standing next to him; Grace was sitting on the floor, looking thoroughly put out that they were no longer duelling; Alice was hovering between Frank, who was showing signs of mingled excitement and anger, and Remus, unsure whether or not to intervene with whatever James was doing or to stay put; Peter was nowhere to be seen at first, but Lily was sure that she had seen his head momentarily pop out from underneath the Hufflepuff table. Peter was definitely a strange character, he was probably either trying to eavesdrop on Professor McGonagall’s conversation with the Hufflepuff's, scavenge for food, or he had simply lost his nerve and changed his mind about duelling anyone, so hiding underneath the table that was farthest from the fighting, instead.
Shaking the thoughts of Peter and his ways from her mind, Lily made her way back over to James and Jean-Pierre.
She tried again; "James?"
Still no answer. James Potter should have known by now never to test Lily Evans's temper. Obviously, he didn't.
Even Professor McGonagall was listening now. Lily thought that she heard James gulp before he answered her.
"What?" he replied in a monotone, still not taking his eyes from Jean-Pierre's still struggling form.
"Please may I have my wand back?" Lily asked, trying her hardest to keep her voice sweet.
"What?" James answered in false tones of curiosity, taking a sidewards look at her and obviously stalling for time. Lily hazarded (sp?) a guess at thinking that he probably was thoroughly against her having her wand back, thinking that she was a soft touch when it came to forgiveness. She was correct. He was wrong, well, partly.
"My wand, Potter."
"As Head Boy, I shall have to say no, Evans," James replied simply.
"And why is that Potter?" Lily spat.
"My dearest HG, I don't believe that you will punish this fellow as much as you he deserves."
"And why is that, Potter?" Lily repeated, dangerously stepping closer towards James, but in her mind she was having difficulty at what a "HG" was.
"You have a romantic entanglement with him," James announced to the room at large, he had abandoned scrutinising Jean-Pierre's every mover, now, he only had eyes for Lily. "How do I know that you won't just, simply, let him off?" James added, sounding very much like a future Severus Snape.
Lily could feel her cheeks going hot, and could hear he fellow peers tittering behind her. This meant war. Or, maybe it didn't. Stay calm, Lily thought, clenching her fists tightly, still drawing closer to James. Remain cool, calm and collected at all times Lily, she thought.
"I most certainly do not," Lily replied in Professor McGonagol's direction, gritting her teeth and letting out a false laugh at how "absurd" James's last comment was.
Jean-Pierre answered for James, letting out a muffled groan from where he was floating above their heads. Maybe he hadn't quite gotten around to telling his friends, as a matter of fact anyone, about how Lily had dumped him.
James refrained to comment.
Lily, too, was at a loss as to what to say next.
Professor McGonagall wasn't, however. "Miss Evans and Mr Potter, can we wrap up this little tiff, please?" she asked in a sweetly dangerous voice.
"Of course, Professor," Lily replied, glaring dangerously at James and rigidly holding out her arm in front of him, gesturing for him to hand over her wand.
James didn't respond, just stared at her hand as if it had just insulted his mother. Just as he looked as though he was going to hand it over, Grace intervened.
"Accio wand!" Grace said sullenly, in a very bored voice, before, once catching it, silently banishing it back to its owner. Lily graciously caught it in one hand, beaming at Grace as though just about to make her a Prefect, and looking at James as though saying; "Look what I can do!"
In a blink of an eye, Jean-Pierre had his feet back on the ground=d and was being escorted out of the Great Hall by Professor McGonagall. (A/N i know, i've spelt McGonagall about one thousand different ways during this post lolz ) Much to the delight of the Gryffindor's, who were looking at the Hufflepuff's with a mixture of glee, amazement and a look, from some, that plainly said that they had just become Honorary Gryffindor's for life. The Hufflepuff's had obviously made the Transfiguration Professor believe the Gryffindor version of events, over the Ravenclaw's, who were looking at those of the "Loyal House" with glares rivalling those of any Slytherin.
Five minutes later, most of the students had filtered out of the Great Hall; Remus, Peter, Alice and Grace (who received one last admiring loom from Lily) had gone to see how Amanda was doing; and Frank were picking up the pieces with the Ravenclaws (seeing how Frank hung out with most of the Ravenclaw Seventh Years, he was welcomed as if one of their own. Something that Lily believed that no other student could accomplish); James was being hugged like a hero by Jia Li Chang, whose friends were eyeing him with a mixture of distrust and admiration, whilst Lily was magicking the Hall back to normality. The duel had left one or two statues and chairs misplace, and the odd painting wonky, but overall, no damage had been done.
Lily looked towards Jia Li and James hugging, suddenly feeling the urge to throw a very heavy, blunt object at the back of Jia Li's head. She settled for prodding James sharply between his shoulder blades with her wand, telling him that they had to "go and do their Head Duties".
James smiled at her smugly, Jia Li doing the same, and walked out of the Hall without waiting for Lily. Lily stood shaking her head at him for a couple of seconds, before running after him. When she caught up with him, she waited until they were safely out of eye or ear-shot from any other students, before grabbing hold of the back of his shirt and roughly bringing his ear down to her level, hissing: "Don't you ever...EVER...attempt to undermine my authority again James Potter, do you understand me?"
James struggled against her grip, breaking free and rubbing his back, looking like he was going to answer with something else to the Yes/No answer that she required. (A/N sorry that line doesn't really make sense )
"Yes or no, Potter?"
"'Kay," James replied in monotone.
Lily rubbed her hands together similar to Mr.Filch on a cold day and replied brightly; "Well, let's get moving then!"
James, similar to Lily moments before, waited a moment before catching up and shook his head at the Gryffindor ahead of him. James, however, muttered under his breath; "Back to square one, then." Indeed, he didn't seem very annoyed with theses words, in fact, he seemed excited, even enthusiastic, about it.
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December 13th, 2005, 6:13 pm
hi :D long time no see :p sorry I haven't posted in so l..o..n..g :grumble: hope this post makes up for the wait...but don't count on it :grumble: then again...i live in hope. :cool:
Sirius stood in the Hospital Wing, next to the door to Madam Promfrey's office, waiting for the nurse to finish treating Amanda. She had drawn a large screen around Amanda's bed with her wand, moments before, so she could do something or other to Amanda's back, Sirius couldn't remember exactly what. Apparently, whatever she was doing would stop any scars appearing on Amanda's back after the Protrego that Evans had cast at her. Whatever she was doing was taking ages, but, being the fantastic boyfriend that he was, Sirius stood and waited for them to finish.
After five long minutes of doing nothing, Sirius moved over to a window on the other side of the room, which had a good view of the distant Quidditch Pitch. He tapped his fingers on the window sill, absentmindedly thinking about his family. Sighing as he saw some students milling around on the pitch, Sirius smirked as he remembered what his cousin Andromeda (sp, s'il vous plait?) had told him in her last letter. Andromeda had written to tell him, well - laugh, about how her father had been approached by Mortimer Malfoy on behalf of his son, Lucius.
Mortimer had thought it would be a "splendid" idea to arrange the marriage of Lucius and Andromeda’s sister, Narcissa Black. The marriage would take place at the end of the school year, of course, and apparently neither of the betrothed knew about it yet. So this meant that Sirius was under strict orders from Andromeda not to tell a soul, which in other words meant, tell no-one but James. Andromeda had said that her father hadn't even agreed to it yet, but if Sirius knew his uncle then he wouldn't hesitate to guess that really the man would be just pretending to think it over, his decision would have been made a split second after Mortimer had finished speaking. The decision, of course, would be a yes. After all, it would be too much of a risk to say no, and it wasn't like there was someone better, in other words a richer Pureblood, for Narcissa to marry.
As if hearing his name mentioned in Sirius's thoughts, Lucius Malfoy zoomed past the window on his latest broom. In fact, if Sirius had of blinked, he would have missed him. Lucius was flying in a way that, it suggested, was the equivalent of a man strutting. He was so arrogant, Sirius half expected him to be sitting side-saddle on his broom, like the woman on her horse in the muggle movie that he had watched in James's house. James had said something about her being the muggle Queen. Sirius had thought it was very peculiar that there was a Queen of the muggles, he had thought that they already had a perfectly good Prime Minister. Then again, when had he ever understood anything, well...much, about the Muggle World.
Sirius strained his eyes to see where the tiny green speck, that was now Lucius Malfoy, was flying off to. He watched as Malfoy stopped in mid-air and did some kind of fancy dive towards the ground. Sirius smirked at the image of Malfoy being unable to stop and crashing headfirst into the ground. If only he wasn't so far away, he - along with the help of his wand - could soon make that dream into a reality.....
Sirius wasn't too surprised to see that the students he had seen milling around the Quidditch Pitch earlier were also dressed in green and had long hair, meaning that the Slytherin Girls had come to watch Malfoy fly. He suppressed a laugh (they had to remain silent in the Hospital Wing) as he saw Lucius pompously step off his broom and a young girl with long black hair run and wrap her arms around him. Sirius did a double-take when he realised that the girl was non other than his cousin, Bellatrix Black, sister of Andromeda and Narcissa. He didn’t waste too long on thoughts of Narcissa’s feelings – he knew better than to get himself involved with the doings of his family.
Turning away, Sirius stomped loudly over to a chair facing the screen that Amanda and Madam Pomphrey were behind, hoping that the women would hear him and hurry up. Apparently, they did no such thing, as he was left to wallow in his boredom, for Merlin knows how long.
Minutes, maybe hours passed and Sirius, being both a Marauder and a Black, soon took it upon himself to find out what they were up to.
He leaned as far right as was possible in his seat, straining to see around the corner of the screen. No luck. Sirius decided to move his chair over as far right as was possible, as there was a slight gap between the screen and the wall. Sirius groaned and cursed inwardly as the chair made a loud screeching noise as its metal legs shuffled across the stone floor. Abandoning the “discreet chair movement” idea, Sirius picked up the two front chair legs and tip-toed sideways over to the wall.
Gently placing the chair back down on the floor before abandoning it, he tip-toed in an embarrassingly girl-is manner over to the gap in the wall. Silently praising himself, he leant forwards to peer into the temporary room. Alas, as soon as he moved his head a fraction of an inch forwards, the screen started to spring back to where it was normally position whilst not in use, the opposite wall. Sirius didn't know what made him do it, but he seized the bunch of fresh flowers from the vase beside him, holding them safely in his hand before both his girlfriend and the matron came back into view.
It took a moment before Amanda asked, watching the water from the stem of the flowers steadily drip into a puddle at his feet, in tones of half exasperation, half wonder: "Sirius, what are you doing?"
Sirius gaped wordlessly at her, before replying, with a "you caught me" expression on his face: "Alas, the jig is up (A/N is that the right expression?). I was in the middle of picking out a flower, for you."
“Yep,” Sirius replied, beaming at her and slowly pulling out a single white rose from the bouquet that he was still holding.
Amanda smiled and gasped inwardly, as she took the flower from his outstretched hand, “Wow, Sirius!”
Sirius just smiled, before taking her hand and counting his blessings that he had managed to save himself from...Merlin only knew.
Madam Pomfrey rolled her eyes, before ushering them out, mumbling something to Amanda as she opened the door for them and gently pushed Sirius out, Amanda following, beaming at the back of his head.
When they got back to the Common Room, Amanda was soon lost in a swarm of Gryffindor’s, lead by Alice and Grace, who all wanted to know if she was alright. Amanda watched Sirius disappear behind a mountain of Exploding Snap cards that Remus and Peter were carefully building, before telling a much exaggerated story of how she had injured her back. Not to her surprise, everybody believed what she told them, even though most of them had seen the incident and knew that a deflected hex form Dumbledore hadn’t sent her flying into the Ravenclaw table.
Not a moment too soon, a flustered, from repeating her *ahem* story over and over again, Amanda was in a safe and secluded armchair in front of the fire, and telling Alice and Grace how Madam Pomphrey had treated her and the rose that Sirius had given her.
“Where’s Lily, by the way?” Amanda asked randomly.
“She’s doing Head Duties with James,” Grace replied, giving Amanda a knowing look.
“What did you say, Sirius gave you a white rose?” Alice squealed excitedly out of the blue.
Amanda and Grace shared a bemused look before Amanda nodded, with a raised eyebrow.
“But, how can you two remain so calm? A white rose is a symbol of everlasting love!”
Grace promptly was lost in a fit of giggles, but Amanda was suddenly all ears. She gave Alice a wide-eyed look, and sat upright in her chair, an Amanda-signal for Alice to say if she was speaking the truth.
Alice hastily nodded, beaming at her friend.
Amanda looked like she was about to scream in delight, and ever so slowly (Amanda was known amongst her friends for being melodramatic, not unlike Lily) turning her head towards the pile of Exploding Snap cards where Sirius, Remus and Peter were somewhere behind.
Grace stopped laughing and joined Alice and Amanda in staring at the three boys. Suddenly, the Exploding Snap cards exploded, and the musketeers were soon covered with black soot. However, none of the girls laughed, except Grace, who looked like she was having a fit of silent giggles, and the three Marauders soon noticed that they were staring. Peter gave a shy wave, Remus smiled briefly before going back to building the cards, and Sirius looked from Amanda and Alice, who were giving him looks of awe, to Grace, who was curled up in her chair in an unsuccessful attempt to hide her silent laughter, before promptly bursting out with barking laughter himself.
Alice turned back around and shook her head, muttering something that sounded a lot like “so immature”, under her breath and giving Grace a dirty look for laughing. Amanda turned around as if she had just been pronounced “Miss World”, with a glassy eyed expression, as her thoughts were clearly somewhere else.
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December 19th, 2005, 7:53 pm
hiiiiiiiiiiii :D it's me. I just want to kind of set the scene - not because it's an important post - because I’m guessing that nobody has a clue about what point we are at, if that makes sense (which, knowing moi, it probably doesn't :rolleyes:). It is Hogsmeade Weekend (a Saturday) and the "gang" are all back from Hogsmeade.
PLEASE READ THIS: (thanks)
Lily: has split up from her boyfriend, Jean-Pierre, in Hogsmeade, hours before, and is currently doing her Head Girl duties with James (Head Boy). There was a bit of a riot in the Great Hall a couple of hours ago (which Sirius, Grace and, more importantly, James and Jean-Pierre), which Lily, being the fantabulous Head Girl that she is, was left to break up. Being successful in breaking up the fight, she has a bit of a fall-out with James, as he undermined her Head-Girlship in front of the whole school.
James: has returned from Hogsmeade with his date Jia Li Chang. Almost as soon as he got back, he engaged himself in a fight with Lily's ex-boyfriend, Jean-Pierre. He is currently on Head Boy duties with Lily, and back to square one with her...sort of.
Sirius: been involved in "fight" with Jean-Pierre.....waited for his injured girlfriend, Amanda, in the Hospital Wing.....unknowingly presents her with the symbol of eternal love, a white rose. (golly gosh ;) )
Amanda: Is currently on cloud nine, as Sirius has given her a white rose...blahblahblah. Been injured in "riot", nothing serious, just a slight back injury (which has nothing to do with the plot). at all. :rolleyes:
(you can tell i'm getting bored with doing this, can't you? lolz)
Grace: been one of the dateless in Hogsmeade, so had to spend it with her fellow reject (jk :p ) Remus Lupin. Still has some "news" to tell the other girls, but is nothing too important (and is probably very predictable :rolleyes: ) , but *golly gosh* the other girls will think of it as the news of the century. :p
Remus: Nothing, really. has spent the day with Grace and, partly, with Peter in the village of Hogsmeade.
Peter: Nothing. *note to self* think of storyline for character. blah. ;)
Alice: has spent the day with boyfriend of about six months, Frank Longbottom. nothing new really, needs a bit of a twist to her character, methinks :grumble: ;)
Frank: nothing. is boring. :grumble:
Severus Snape: will come into the story, eventually. so far the most that we know is that he has gotten himself some new friends, or "followers" should we say. *hint hint* :p
Lucius Malfoy: will also come into story. he is dating Bellatrix Black, again, (remember we saw her dump him in Hogsmeade?!) but is unknowingly, and newly, betrothed to Narcissa, sister of Bellatrix. :cool:
ON WITH THE STORY......
Lily and James walked through the corridors in silence. They had been doing so for almost two hours - except for the occasional one word answer to a random question, or the telling off of a student – and, to put it bluntly, it was boring. Well, they were walking in silence until James started humming, anyway.
Lily tried to ignore it, she really did, but, whether he was aiming to or not, James was really starting to bug her. Who went around humming “Jingle Bells” in the middle of October, anyway? How did James even know a muggle Christmas Carol. Then again, you just had to expect the unexpected with James Potter.
“James?” Lily asked, through gritted teeth. Not a moment too soon did she ask the question, as James’s humming was getting steadily louder.
“Umhmm?” James sounded, without even opening his mouth.
“Shut up,” she replied bluntly, looking at him.
“Why?” James asked, defeatedly.
“You know what they say about silence?”
“Nope,” he replied, predicting what she was going to say next, so deciding to make it easier for her to lecture him.
“It’s golden,” Lily replied in a sing-song voice.
Grace was doing her best to stem the flow of constant chat that Amanda was sending at her, by picking up a tattered old book left behind by one of the other students, and pointedly beginning to read it. She had to laugh, though, Amanda was obviously dreadfully - no, painfully - excited about Sirius's gift to her. Actually, judging by the nervous smiles that Sirius was now shooting in Amanda's direction, she was positive that her suspicions were correct.
The thing was, Grace had a sneaking suspicion that Sirius didn't have the faintest idea that he had presented his girlfriend with the symbol of everlasting love. She would never have thought of Sirius and Amanda's relationship as a serious one. After all, that wasn't Black's style...was it? Well...it wasn't like she would know. Whatever, she was starting to confuse even herself.
Grace's thoughts were disturbed by a loud call of her name. Turning back around, she faced Amanda, who - she correctly guessed - had called her name. "What?" she asked, desperately fighting against rolling her eyes.
"What were you staring at?" Amanda demanded, with a hint of confusion in her voice.
"What? When?" Grace replied, wondering what the hell Amanda was talking about. She looked at Alice for support, not surprisingly snot receiving any. Alice just smirked at her, jokingly, as if to say...haha - you're in trouble.
"What?" Grace spluttered, confused.
"You were staring at Sirius," Amanda shot at her in a false friendly voice.
Oops, Grace thought, she hadn't realised that she had been staring, "I wa-" Grace began, but was interrupted.
"She was staring in that direction," Alice corrected.
"Well, what was she looking at then...Peter?" Amanda replied sarcastically, spitting out the word "Peter" and turning to face Alice. She must have said it loudly, however, as Peter turned to face them with a worried expression on his face.
"Remus," Alice stated simply, in a hushed voice, not faltering under Amanda's glare.
Amanda didn't reply, just stared at Grace with a massive grin on her face.
Grace sighed, inwardly. She just shook her head at them both and returned to the book, which she had forgotten all about, with a secret smile on her face.
"Graaaacie," Amanda began, but was interrupted by the loud sound of the door of the Portrait Hole slamming shut and muffled voices.
Someone started laughing, and, turning to face them, Grace learned it was Sirius. He winked slyly at her, but Grace just grinned and rolled her eyes, returning her gaze to the entrance to the Portrait Hole. Ah, Grace thought, Lily and James.
Seconds later, a whirl of black and red, also known as Lily Evans, had made an appearance at the arm of Grace's chair. Grace had to keep a straight face at the expression on Lily's face, she was wearing the "James frown" again.
"What's the matter 'Lil?" Alice asked kindly.
Lily sighed loudly, and glared at her as if to say "What do you think?"
"Sit down, honey," Amanda said knowingly, patting the seat on the couch beside her and summoning a box of Honeyduke's Best Chocolate from her room.
They sat in silence for a couple of minutes, everyone watching Lily, and Lily watching James high-five Sirius in greeting with a look of annoyance on her face. Lily turned to look at them in surprise, then said, obviously trying to deter the subject away from herself: “So, anyway, Grace, you said you had news?”
Remembering, Grace glared at her friend, before replying: “Really? I don’t remember.”
“Aw, come on Gracie….what is it?” Amanda asked, sharing a knowing look with Alice, and glancing over at a certain Marauder. If you need a clue, his name begins with “R”.
“Nothing – I really can’t remember.”
“Really?” Lily asked, in an unbelieving tone of voice.
“I think that you’re lying,” Lily replied, as if she were talking to an untrustworthy student. She really is a good Head Girl.
“Well, I’m not. Honest.”
As soon as I ended the last syllable on the last word, a loud, piercing noise started from, seemingly, me. I jumped up as if I had just been electrocuted, much to the other student’s amusement.
In a mad moment, I thought that my nose was lengthening, like in that old muggle film I watched at Lily’s in the holidays. The one were the boy’s nose grows every time he lies. Well, the thing was, I was lying, I could actually remember what my “news” was, I just didn’t want to tell them what it was just then. That’s all.
The noise was getting louder, and I looked around wildly to check if anyone could hear it too – it wasn’t just in my head. Phew. Alice was cowering in her chair with a cushion squashed on either side of her face, to block out the noise from her ears.
“TURN IT OFF!!” James bellowed from the other side of the Common Room.
I didn’t even bother to open my mouth, when James said something, it was a given that Lily would reply; “SHE HASN’T TURNED ANYTHING ON, STUPID!”
I looked around the room, only to find my fellow Gryffindor’s all standing on their tip-toes, straining to see were the noise was coming from and covering their ears. Some First and Second Year’s were on each other’s shoulders, the Gryffindor Seventh Year Girls were cowering from the noise, and the Marauders were rolling around on the floor, laughing – all except one.
Sirius was racing across the room, in a blur of black school robes. I looked over towards Amanda, who gasped and immediately stopped screaming, one hand automatically flying upwards to her hair. Sirius pulled me out of the way, and dive-bombed onto the chair that I had been sitting on, moments before.
He ripped the cushions off the seat, searching frantically for something. When he found nothing underneath the final cushion, he threw it behind him in outrage. Amanda immediately trotted over to comfort him, causing the whole of Gryffindor house to groan simultaneously.
The cushion landed at Alice’s feet, and, surprisingly, so did the noise. Curiously, Alice, gingerly, picked up the cushion and, comprehension dawning on her face, placed her hand inside the fabric. She laughed out loud when she, pulling out the rounded plastic object, realised what it was. Thankfully, it had stopped.
“What is it?” I asked, as the room filled with silence. Though, I could still hear a strange, loud, buzzing noise in my head.
“A Sneakascope,” James answered, walking over to join us, stealing a glance at Lily to look for some kind of praise.
“What is it?” I asked again, flabbergasted.
“A dark detector,” both Lily and Alice answered, simultaneously.
Everybody ignored Lily, but they all look at Alice, questioningly, wondering how she knew.
Alice shrugged, but smiled over at Frank, who was standing at the bottom of the Boys staircase. Apparently, Frank wanted to be an Auror.
“It’s mine, is what it is,” James put in, as if the conversation had never been interrupted. He pointed his wand at the “Sneakascope” and said, loudly and clearly as if proving a point: “Accio!”
The thing zoomed into his outstretched palm with a soft thud, and he said: “Merci!” in a heavy French accent. The whole room burst into laughter, and went on with their “activities”. Even Lily looked as though she was struggling to keep her face unscrutable.
The Marauders all walked away, Remus called out, over his shoulder: “It looks as though someone’s been lying….or untrustworthy.”
I turned beetroot.
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