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Chapter 1 : Changes...Or Not
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Finally! Lily boarded the Hogwarts Express for her seventh year. She couldn't wait to graduate! It would be so exciting to become a healer at St. Mongo's. She could meet a smart healer and fall in love! Or she could fall in love with one of her patients who turns out to be next in line for the Minister of Magic's job! Or, she could come back to Hogwarts and teach. Transfiguration or Charms were her best classes; she could teach them. Then, she could meet a man at Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley. Oh, she could meet a nice muggle man during summer break! Well, whoever she falls in love with, he'll be strong, handsome, smart...
"Hey Lily!" The voice of James Potter interrupted her thoughts. She glared up at him to find his friends Remus, Surius, and Peter behind him. They sat in the compartment with her. Yay, Lily thought, a fun time with these idiots.
"Hello, Remus." She ignored James and kept her eyes on Remus; if she looked at James, he might get some bright ideas. "How was your summer?"
"Oh, you know, the usual." He answered casually, "Playing a lot of baseball, getting some summer reading done, James and Surius blowing up Mr. and Mrs. Potter's house, both of them nearly killed..."
"You blew up your parents house?!" Lily asked, her eyes on James.
"Well, it wasn't on purpose or anything..." He answered looking a little guilty, which was unusual. He normally would brag about it.
"How'd it happen?" Lily asked, turning back to Remus.
"Oh, they just decided to see which one of them was a better duelist and ended up using too many spells at one time." Remus answered. Lily rolled her eyes, exactly what those two were capable of, and after just becoming of age!
"Ya, well, I won anyways." Surius said. He had a smug look on his face and, surprisingly, James didn't object. What's up with him?, Lily thought, It's like he's becoming less arrogant, or something. Then again, that embarassed look on his face could be just for her. He might be trying to get her to believe that he changed when he truly didn't.
"Hey, guys!" A girl's voice said. They all looked to see Lily's best friend, Alice, "Mind if I join you?" She asked.
"Of course not!" Lily said. Alice sat next to her, "How was your summer?"
"BORING!" Alice answered, "Longbottom came over a few times and drove me nuts! I tell you, he acts just like Potter sometimes." At this, James turned a very light shade of red, from embarassment and anger.
"I tell YOU," Lily said, "He's not nearly as bad as Potter." She said this to purposely make James mad. It worked.
"What do you mean by that?" He asked. Lily looked at him like he was crazy.
"Hmm, well, you ask me out every second, you seem to stalk me, and you are the most arrogant person in the world." Lily over-aggegerated, making James even angrier.
"Well, now that you say it, you're right." Alice said, "He is worse than Longbottom. I mean, he's actually pretty nice and only asked me out once or twice." Lily gave a laugh.
"Did he give up after you said no?" She asked. Alice turned red.
"Well, I said no the first time. Then, I said yes the second time." She said. Lily looked surprised, but soon smiled and nodded to her best friend.
"That's good." She said, "I guess he's a nice guy." Alice smiled brightly. Across from Lily, James was taking mental notes of what kind of a guy she liked. He was going to get her to go out with him this year.
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