Chapter 10 : Falling
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“So Lilykins when you gonna get changed?” Sirius asked Lily looking at his watch.
“It’ll take me about threes hours to get ready, why?” Lily replied. Sirius looked at her oddly.
“You’re gonna turn up to the ball an hour late?” He asked; it was Lily’s turn to look at him oddly.
“What do you mean?”
“Lily, it’s five pm.” Sirius said eyebrows raised. Lily shrieked and jumped off the couch and ran to her room.
Once there she ran into the bathroom and showered very quickly. She washed her hair in strawberry scented shampoo and conditioner. Jumping out of the shower she dried her hair using her wand and then sat down at a vanity table wearing bathrobe.
She lined her eyes with black eyeliner and mascara; she placed nude lip gloss on her plump lips and a leaf green eye shadow on her eyelids. She got up and ran to her wardrobe to get her dress.
It was emerald green, with a corset top; the top was covered in beading around the top which slowly faded out at the bottom of the top. The skirt was the same emerald green colour and hugged her hips just the right amount.
Lily looked at herself in the mirror; she now only had fifteen minutes. She pointed her wand at her hair and muttered a spell to put her hair into a loose bun at the nape of her neck, ringlet curls falling gracefully from the bun.
There was a knock at her door just as Lily finished placing a silver chain with a large tear drop shaped emerald hanging from it.
“Lily, we have to go down now. Be quick.” James’ voice said from the other side on the door.
“Coming!” Lily called. She walked to the door and pulled it open.
She heard James gasp and Sirius whistle.
“Wow. I just, wow.” James murmured, however he barely removed his eyes from Lily’s chest, now don’t get me wrong here, Lily didn’t look slutty but it was one of the first times she had really dressed up and the first time James realised just how much Lily had grown in certain areas.
“James. James?” Lily said blushing.
“Oh…I-I, lets go down stairs.” James said, his cheeks turning red slightly as he ran a shaky hand through his hair.
James walked down the stairs ahead of Lily and Sirius. Sirius wrapped his arm around Lily’s shoulders.
“I don’t think he will be able to keep he eyes off of you. Not that I can blame him.” Sirius whispered into Lily’s ear.
“Sirius! Shut it!” Lily hissed. “It’s James, alright we’re mates but the just because he suddenly realises I am in fact a girl doesn’t change what happened, I can’t trust him as I can you or Remus.” Lily said and the pair came to the ball room.
“Well Lily you look stunning!” Bridget exclaimed looking delightful.
“Now Lily I would like to have at least one dance with the all of the most beautiful women, which between you and me are Bridget and yourself.” Harold said giving Lily a fatherly hug.
Lily giggled; she felt part of the family.
There was a ding-dong and the first visitors arrived. Not long after the ball room was full of laughing and smiling people, some dancing some chatting, but everyone was very happy.
Lily was currently chatting with two sixth year Ravenclaws, Emmeline Vance, a tall girl with chocolate brown hair and matching eyes, and Dorcas Meadowes, a equally tall girl with long black hair and baby blue eyes.
“So Lily, what’s it like living with the hottest guys in the school?” Marlene asked with a grin.
“Well, it’s like living with any guy, bloody annoying.” Lily laughed. “Nah they are alright.” Lily said.
“But still it’s James Potter and Sirius Black you are living with, and hang out with.” Dorcas said. “You must have snogged one of them.”
Lily laughed and tapped her nose. She wasn’t going to tell a soul about what she used to do with Sirius.
Soon Lily found herself giggling as she danced around the ball room with Harold. They weren’t dancing to the waltz properly as he just kept spinning the fifteen year old red head around, but it was good fun none the less.
The dance finished and Lily and Harold bowed and walked off the dance floor laughing merrily.
Bridget grinned as the two neared her.
“Well you two defiantly stole the dance floor.” She said cheerfully.
“Did we? I hadn’t realised.” Harold said grinning.
“Well at least you both looked like you were having fun.” Bridget said, eyes twinkling.
“Now if you don’t mind Lily dear I am going to steal Harold back from you.” Bridget said smiling and dragged her husband back onto the dance floor.
“Hey Lily, would you like to dance.” Asked Remus.
“Oh Remus, I hadn’t realised you were here.” Lily said smiling as the brown haired boy took her hand and brought Lily to the dance floor.
“Well I was hiding in some corner. I’m not really into these balls.” Remus admitted.
“Then why are you dancing with me?” Lily asked.
“Well I thought it would do my rep good to be seen dancing with the most beautiful girl here.” Remus said shrugging his shoulders slightly, grin plastered on his face, as Lily giggled.
“Why thank you mister Lupin.’ Lily giggled as she spun around.
All the while James was sitting watching the red headed beauty dancing; he loved the way she looked like an angel as she laughed and danced.
“Prongs, dude, we are not going through this again. Don’t just watch her, ask her to dance.” Sirius said from beside James.
“I can’t.” James muttered.
“And why the hell not.” Sirius exclaimed.
“Because, because. Look I just can’t.” James answered frustrated.
“You haven’t answered my question.” Sirius drawled, however he was currently eyeing up one of the girls.
“Fine Sirius, I can’t ask her to dance because I am ashamed, I was a bloody dick to her. It wouldn’t be right for me to go along and act like it never happened.” James said furiously. But to his horror he heard a snicker and nervous giggle sound from behind him.
“Well you were right you were a dick to me.” Lily said still giggling nervously.
Remus was bent over with laughter and Sirius was letting out his trademark bark like laughter.
“Erm…I… Oh Merlin.” James muttered and ran a hand through his hair.
“James would you like to dance?” Lily asked suddenly.
James looked at her and raised an eyebrow, Lily only stuck her hand out to him, and he took it willingly. James led her over to the dance floor just as a slow song started. Lily rested her hand on James’ shoulder as he placed his hands on her waist, it was stiff. But as the song carried on the two relaxed and Lily wound her arms around his neck and rested her head on his chest, James took in a ragged breathe before winding his arms around her waist, together they moved slowly to the music, completely oblivious to the fact that everyone and stopped dancing and just stood and watched the intimate scene.
“They are falling for each other.” Bridget whispered to Harold.
“I think you might be right.” Dumbledore said chuckling.
“I see you made it Albus.” Harold said, shaking Dumbledore's hand.
“Ah yes, I had a feeling something may happen tonight.” Dumbledore said cryptically.
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