So, the more I read this, the more I love James and Lily. Not just your versions, though you write them brilliantly, but the whole James/Lily pairing in general. They're just awesome.
I love that James knows what he wants, that he'll fight for it if necessary and wait when needed. He's just - ah, he's just the James I see in my head. Silly and mischievous at times, intelligent, though not always used for academic reasons (Map? Animagus? Yep, I'll say no more ;)), and he cares about his friends, even when wanting more. I just want to hug him... No, I want Lily to hug him. But maybe we'll get to that later. ;)
AND, when talking about the girl's dorms not allowing boys in, the sensors, that really made me laugh. But - no boys in the girls. Lily can go in mine, I think - why can boys not go in girls, but girls can go in boys? That wouldn't stop certain things from happening... Not that I'm expecting that to happen between James and Lily. :)
Oh, Lily. I understand her guilt, how hard it is for her, but I just feel so sad that she doesn't want to allow feelings for James to grow. Moving on and living, being happy, is what her parents would want, I'd imagine. I hope she has that (well, we know she does, as much as one can during war - she marries James and has Harry - but I hope she lets it happen eventually, though I'd also imagine it won't be soon).
Finally, their little reconciliation was so sweet. I loved the end - "friends?" then a handshake. It kinda reminded me of what kids do when making friends and though what they've been through so far and what we know they go through shows how much they've grown up and will continue to do so, it's nice to see that they're still somewhat young.
A few things I wanted to point out:
What does that matter, thought? - though?
He sensed the sober part of is brain start to pick at him - his brain?
Loved this chapter, Jami.
Author's Response: Hi Sam ♥
Aren't they just an awesome pairing? I'm pretty sure I'd defend these two and the fact they belong together until I'm blue in the face :P
I'm not really sure about the no boys in girls but boys in girls. That's how it was with the dorms in the series, Hermione could go in there's but they couldn't go in hers, so I figured I'd stick with tradition. Most more exclusive boarding schools in Europe do offer rooms to the Head boys/girls as their own sort of reward, and sometimes the prefects get their own area as well, so I decided to stick with tradition by giving Lily and James their own. Though it won't ever turn into a 'love den' ;).
I'm so happy that you want to hug them. I do too... seriously I feel like I have to stop myself from writing, "and then Jami pop's in through her computer and squeezes Lily and James until their heads pop :P" haha!
I'm so happy you're enjoying the start of this, and thank you for pointing out the typos! I'll go edit those in right away :)!