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Chapter 9: Dreaming?
Lily woke up with a gasp. Looking around, she realized quickly where she was: she was back in the astronomy tower. Lily bit her lip, and slowly looked at the watch on her hand. It was only 8:00! Dinner had been around 7:30, so… it had only been about 30 minuets? Suddenly realization hit Lily, “It was a dream.” she whispered. “It was just a dream!” She screamed for the world to hear.
Quickly, she raced back to the Gryffindor Common room, praying they would be there. When she got to the portrait, she felt many things at once: nervous, happy, scared, excited, worried, and hyperactive. Most importantly though, she felt love. “The giant squid,” Lily told the Fat Lady breathlessly. The woman with no good vocals let her in. “Please be here, please be here, oh dear God please be here,” Lily whispered breathlessly to herself.
The first person she saw was Marie. “Marie!” Lily screeched. She grabbed her best friend and pulled her into a tight hug.
“Lils-can’t-breathe,” Marie chocked out, but wrapped her arms around Lily all the same.
“Sorry, I’m just… thankful,” Lily admitted with a smile.
“Thankful about what? And are you ok? After what happened at dinner…” Marie trailed off shaking her head.
“Oh yeah, I’m WAY over that. It feels like it happened days ago,” Lily said in a rushed voice. “0h! And I am thankful because of what a great friend you are. I know you don’t like some of the guys I date, and I have a feeling you won’t like them in the future either. However, you’ve never ditched me. So thank you, for being my sister, and I love you” Lily finished softly.
Marie had tears in her eyes and nodded a lot at her friend. A watery laugh escaped her as she pulled Lily in for another hug. “I love you too, babe,” Marie whispered.
Lily slowly pulled out of the hug. “I’ll be right back, I have more people to make cry,” Lily said with a small smile. Marie simply nodded while Lily ran over to where Sirius and Remus were talking.
Lily couldn’t help but gasp when she saw Remus. She knew it had only been a dream, but that changed nothing. For him to die, by his own hand? It was just a dream, it was just a dream. Lily repeated to herself over and over again.
“Hey guys,” Lily managed to force out.
“Hey Lils. I’m really sorry about dinner. Prongs just gets so over dramatic sometimes, but you have to believe he means well,” Remus begged.
“I believe it Remus. And don’t worry, it feels like it happened in a past life or something,” Lily said with a strangled laugh. She could feel the tears welling up, and knew the boys would notice.
“What’s the matter Lils?” Sirius asked worriedly while Remus looked at her carefully.
Lily was sure she looked like a fish, with her mouth opening and closing as she tried to think of what to say. Finally, she just threw her arms around the boys and held tight. In Remus’s ear, she whispered, “You are worth SO much! You have no idea. And never think that you’re a monster, because you aren’t. You’re compassionate, kind, caring, helpful, beautiful, amazing, brilliant, and so freaking smart!” Lily was saying what she would have said to 14 yr old Remus in her dream. Lily knew this, but couldn’t help it.
Lily ignored his look of confusion, and whispered into Sirius’s ear, “Even as a Slytherin you could be changed to good in a heartbeat,” Lily said simply as she held on to them for dear life.
“Lily? I, umm, I don’t, I mean, I-” The voice made Lily pull out of the hug with the boys. Turning around, she saw him.
“James,” Lily croaked. The tears that had been sitting in her eyes suddenly tumbled down. She ran into him and wrapped her arms around him tightly. “I am so sorry I’ve been such a bitch to you. Please forgive me!” Lily begged.
“You’ve done nothing! Just, can we please pretend dinner didn’t happen? I want us to be friends again,” James told her, his eyes showing the worry he was feeling.
“No,” Lily said simply. When she saw James’s face fall she quickly continued. “I want us to be more. So much more. You-” Lily took a deep breath and gathered all of her Gryffindor courage. “You were right, I do love you. It just took me a loony dream to figure it out,” she added with a laugh. She knew by now her face was probably blood red, but she didn’t care if James didn’t care.
A huge smile grew on James’s face. Suddenly she was lifted off her feet and being swung around. He began kissing her all over her face. “I love you, I love you, I love you,” he began whispering to her. Lily soon joined in with the saying.
After a couple hours of cuddling, they both went to bed. As Lily changed, she realized she had something in her pants pocket. “What the?” She murmured confused. Pulling the thing out of hew pocket, a sob escaped her. She would have fallen if she hadn’t grabbed her bed. This was for one reason, and one reason only. Sitting in her hand, was the medallion Sirius had giving her in the dream. If she still had it, that meant… “It wasn’t a dream.”
How many of you thought I would end it with her just having a dream? Lol, I almost did, but then I felt bad! Now, this chapter is 915 words! I think I am kinda proud of myself now. This is the first time I've finished a story that isn’t a 1-shot! I am SOOOOOOOOOO sorry for the wait! I just didn’t have the time! Now, please tell me what you think! You can flame it, tell me you like it, anything! Just please review!