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Chapter 1 : The Hogwarts Express
 
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CHAPTER 1: HOGWART’S EXPRESS

Lily Evans stepped off the Hogwarts Express. She tucked her fiery, shoulder-length, red hair behind her ear and continued to pull her trunk off the train. Her emerald green eyes looked at her friend, Emma Scott.

“Hey, Em, are there any trolleys left?”

“None that I see,” Emma said, she had already gotten her trunk down and was now sitting on it, as she pulled her curly blond hair up in a ponytail.

“I hate getting these stupid things off the train!” groaned Lily’s other friend, Cassie Denver.

“I know, me too,” agreed Lily, “but look at this way, we only have to do this one more time.” With one final tug, the luggage landed on the ground with a small bang.

Cassie rolled her light blue eyes.

“I can’t believe we only have one more year left,” said Emma.

“Yeah, neither can I,” said Lily.

She looked over and saw four figures coming their way, causing her to groan: The Marauders. James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew. The main source of Lily’s displeasure was James Potter.

Emma looked over to see what Lily was groaning about. 'Oh,' she thought to herself. Then, she looked at Lily. “I don’t see why you don’t just give James a chance. Personally, I think he’s kind of hot.”

“Yeah, but his personality bites,” Lily said bitterly.

“So, you think he’s cute?” Emma asked, grinning.

“I did not say that!” said Lily.

Cassie was not listening to their conversation. She was still trying to push her trunk off the train. Finally, she became so frustrated with the over-sized box that she kicked it. The Marauders were now up the girls. James’ hand jumped to his, already messy, jet-black hair; it had a habit of doing that when he was around Lily.

“Cass, baby, kicking it won’t help,” Sirius Black said, going over to help his girlfriend.

Cassie put her arms around his neck and kissed him. When they pulled away and Sirius picked up her trunk.

“So what do you guys want?” asked Lily.

“Well, we saw three lovely ladies in need of help,” replied Remus, his eyes looking right at Emma when he said 'lovely.'

Sirius walked over to the others carrying Cassie’s trunk, as James reached down for Lily’s trunk.

“Potter, leave my stuff alone.”

“Can’t I do anything nice for you?” he asked even though he didn't pick up the trunk.

Lily just crossed her arms and looked over to see Emma and Remus talking. Emma was in the middle of saying something when Remus reached his hand to her face.

“You’ve got an eyelash on your face,” he told her. His hand moved closer to her eye, and she blinked, he asked her not to. His hand touched her face as he brushed the eyelash off with his thumb. Transferring the lash to his index finger, he held it in front of her face. “Make a wish.”

“Huh?”

“If you have an eyelash on your face then you wipe it off, make a wish, and blow it away. Then your wish will come true.”

“I see,” said Emma. “Well, I think you should make the wish, since you wiped it off.”

“Yeah, but it’s your eyelash, so you make the wish.”

“Alright,” said Emma. She thought about it for a moment. “Okay, I got it. I wish-”

Remus stopped her urgently. “No, you have to say the wish to yourself, or else it won’t come true.”

“Oh, okay,” Emma closed her eyes. A few seconds later, she blew the eyelash away. She opened her eyes to find Remus smiling at her; she was unable to stop the smile that had formed on her own lips.

“So,” began Emma, “have any of your wishes ever come true?”

“A few; but there's this one in particular that I want to come true.”

“Care to tell me what it is?”

“Now, I can’t do that because then it wouldn’t come true.”

“Oh, yeah.”

“You guys, we should probably get off the platform,” said Lily and the others agreed.

Lily looked over as James picked up her trunk.

“Potter, I told you, I can get it myself.”

“Evans, there is no way you're going to be able to carry this thing.”

“Fine, then carry it,” Lily said. She heard Remus and Emma talking again.

“Er-I can carry your trunk for you, if you’d like,” Remus offered.

“Uh, sure,” said Emma. "Thanks."

Remus picked up her trunk and moved next to James, while Lily walked with Emma.

“He totally likes you,” said Lily.

“Who? Remus?” asked Emma.

“No, Santa Claus,” Lily said sarcastically. “Yes Remus!”

“No, he doesn’t,” Emma said uncertainly. “Does he?”

“Yes, it’s so obvious. I mean, when he said lovely, he looked right at you. And, he was flirting.”

“He wasn’t flirting.”

“Oh, yes he was,” Lily said. “And if he wasn’t, then what was that whole eyelash thing about?”

“I had an eyelash on my face, and he wiped it off.”

“He told you to make a wish; he was totally flirting with you, and you flirted back.”

“No, I didn’t.”

Lily raised an eyebrow.

“Okay, maybe I did, just a little.”

“So, do you like him?”

Emma was about to deny it, but knew there was no point. "I guess, I mean, he’s cute, with those blue eyes and sandy brown hair. Plus, he’s nice and strong too.”

Lily asked why she didn't just tell Remus all of that.


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