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Chapter 1: What's wrong with Lily?
Disclaimer: I do not own anything Harry Potter (JK Rowling and Warner Brother do), because if I did Harry and Hermione would end up together.
This is a next generation story about Lily and Scorpius that complies with all of JKR's books and takes place after the epilogue. However, there will be Harry & Hermione!
Author’s Note: For this story, I have the ages of James, Albus and Lily closer than they are in the book. So James is 17, Albus is 16 and Lily is 15.
Lily hadn’t been feeling well the past couple of weeks and she had gone to Madam Pomfrey just yesterday to see what was wrong, not wanting to be sick over the Christmas holidays at home. She expected a quick spell and a potion to make her feel better and then she would be on her way. Imagine her surprise when that wasn’t the case. In fact, Lily was still so shocked by the news that she hadn’t really spoken much yesterday or today on the train ride back. Now, she was sitting in her room, crying uncontrollably trying to figure out what she was going to do. How was she going to tell everyone? Just thinking about it made her gasp for breath. She couldn’t deal with this, not right now. She had time to figure it all out. With that thought, she laid back on her bed and fell asleep instantly.
Downstairs her family was catching up. James was talking about how Gryffindor was going to win the cup this year because he was team captain and they had to win since it was his last year at Hogwarts. Albus just taunted him saying that obviously Slytherin was going to win because he was the team captain and they were clearly the better team. Harry and Ginny just laughed while the two brothers continued their argument over whose house team was better.
“Is everything alright with your sister, she seemed awfully quiet?” asked Ginny
“I don’t think she’s been feeling that well. I saw her yesterday in the halls and I asked her where she was off to and she said she was going to see Madam Pomfrey” replied James
“What did Madam Pomfrey say?” asked Harry
“I don’t know.” replied James
“You didn’t ask?” said Albus and Ginny at the same time.
“No, why?” asked James
Harry got up and then said “well, I’ll just go check on her and see how she’s feeling.” He climbed the stairs and knocked on Lily’s door but got no answer so he opened the door to see Lily sleeping soundly in her bed. Frowning, he thought she must be really sick to fall asleep in the middle of the day. He walked over to her and noticed that her cheeks were covered in tears and her eyes were all puffy. He was instantly worried. Lily didn’t cry, she was very much like him and it took a lot to make her cry. He sat down on the edge of her bed and brushed some hair out of her face, and wiped away the tears that remained on her cheeks. This act woke Lily and she looked up at him with sad eyes and said “Daddy?”
“Hi Pumpkin” replied Harry, then he continued “Is everything OK?”
Lily started to nod yes but then her eyes went wide and she covered her mouth and shot out of bed and ran to the bathroom. Harry was on his feet following her within seconds and found her vomiting over the toilet. He rushed over and held her hair and rubbed her back while she continued to vomit for several minutes. When she was done she sat down on the bathroom floor and cried. Panicking slightly that she was crying again, Harry gathered her up in his arms and brought her back to her room. “Come now, nobody likes to be sick but there’s no need to cry over it. I’m sure you’ll be better in no time.” said Harry soothingly. Unfortunately, this only made Lily cry even harder and she was gasping for air again within minutes she was so upset. Harry just hugged her and let her cry, not knowing what else to do. Why hadn’t he sent Ginny up to check on her, this was not something he knew how to deal with at all. Finally after what seemed like an eternity Lily cried herself back to sleep. He untangled himself from her and went to go get some answers from his sons. He was extremely worried about Lily and he needed to find out what was wrong.
When he got back downstairs his family had relocated to the kitchen and Ginny was making the boys some sandwiches to tide them over until dinner in a couple of hours. They looked up when they heard him enter the kitchen.
“Well, what’s wrong with her?” asked James not realizing the look on Harry’s face meant that he was very worried.
“I don’t know. When I went upstairs she was sound asleep and when I walked over to see her I noticed she had been crying. She woke up and I asked if everything was OK and then she shot out of bed and ran to the bathroom to vomit. She was quite sick and then when she was finished she cried some more until she fell back to sleep.” said Harry.
“Lily was crying?” Albus asked then continued “she never cries, never.”
“I know. What’s been going on with her at school?” asked Harry
Both boys just shrugged as an answer, which infuriated Harry. “Look she’s your sister, and I asked you to look out for her. She’s younger than you, THINK. WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER?” Harry asked angrily.
“Harry, please, losing your temper isn’t going to help. Boys, has she been seeing anyone that you know of?” asked Ginny.
“NO!” both James and Albus shouted at the same time.
Ginny raised her eyebrows at this and waited for one of them to continue.
James finally said “everyone knows to stay away from her or we’ll kill them.”
“What? You’re not serious, are you?” asked Ginny incredulously.
“Dead serious. Why, what’s wrong with that? She’s too young to date and no one’s good enough for her at Hogwarts anyway.” said James defensively. Albus just shook his head in agreement.
“She’s 15 boys, she’s not too young to date. And now by acting this way you have made it so that she is forced to keep her relationships a secret and you have no idea what is going on with her.” said Ginny quite irritated.
“What makes you think it has anything to do with boys, love?” asked Harry
“Honestly, you three have no clue” sighed Ginny then she continued “She’s a 15 year old girl, Harry, about the only thing they cry about is boys. She probably had a fight with her boyfriend or a bad breakup or something.”
Harry had to sit down, this was all a little much for him. “Ok, maybe the crying is about boys but she’s also sick.” replied Harry
“Yes, well hopefully that’s just a coincidence, or maybe she’s so upset that’s she’s making herself sick” relied Ginny darkly
“What do you mean, hopefully it’s a coincidence?” asked Harry
Ginny did not reply she simply gave Harry a meaningful look which made him think he might vomit himself. He ran his hands through his hair and put his head between his knees thinking that he surely couldn’t handle any of this. After a few moments of the boys asking what was wrong with him, he finally lifted his head. He was determined to find out everything he could now. He had an intense look upon his face that made the boys step back. “Sit” he said pointing to the living room couch. They didn’t hesitate.
Harry grilled the boys for over an hour. Who did she walk to classes with, who did she sit at lunch with, who did she study with, who did she hang out in the common room with, did she have friends in other houses, did she have a lot of male friends, who did she go to Hogsmeade with, who were her closest friends, and on and on it went. Finally, just as he was letting the boys go, he had one more thought.
“How much time does she spend with you two?” asked Harry.
“She doesn’t spend much time with me, but she spends a lot of time with Al” replied James.
“Yeah, she does spend tons of time with me and Scorpius.” replied Albus
Harry snapped his head up. It was Scorpius, he just knew it. Seeing the change in expression, the boys asked “What?”
“Scorpius” was Harry’s only reply.
“What? No, Dad. Scorpius is dating Rose, they’ve been together since last year. Besides, he’s my best friend, he wouldn’t go after my little sister” said Albus quickly
Harry frowned upon hearing that Scorpius was dating his niece. Maybe he wasn’t the one but something told Harry in his gut that he was, he just knew it.
“OK. You boys should go get ready, we have to head over to Ron and Hermione’s soon.” replied Harry.
Ginny watched the boys head upstairs and then went over to Harry and gave him a hug, and said “I hope that’s not what’s going on Harry, she’s still so young.”
“I know, I hope so too” said Harry hugging her back.
“I best go wake her so she can get ready” said Ginny heading upstairs.
Harry sighed heavily and headed upstairs to get ready for dinner at his friends house. Maybe he could get some answers from Rose.