Chapter 20 : Before we call you, we try to plan out what we're going to say...
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A/N : Takes place before James and Lily start dating.
Alright, I can do this. It was the first day home after school ended and I was sitting in my room, staring at the felly-tone that I had just bought. Remus taught me how to use the felly-tone. It'll be a piece of cauldron cake. Right? It can't be that hard. Oh man. What if I say something stupid? I should probably plan out whatever I say. Yeah, that's a good idea.
"Hi!" I said happily. Hells to the no. That sounds stupid.
"Oh hey," I said casually. No...that sounds like I'm trying too hard.
"Hello!" I tried. No...sounds too formal. Oh jeez. This shouldn't be this hard.
"Hey Lily," I tried out. Hmmm sounds good.
Wait! What if somebody else answers the phone? Damn...gotta try something else out now. Ummmm....
"Hi, is Lily there?" That sounds fine...I think..
What should I say after she says hi? Umm..I'll be like, "So, how are you? How's your first day home been?" and then she'll say she's fine and ask me in return and I can say, "Oh, I'm good. Just got home from Diagon Alley" and she'll ask me how I learned how to use the phone and I'll say, "Oh this old thing? I've had it for ages. I always knew how to use it!" and then she'll get all impressed and say she never knew that and I'll mysteriously say, "There's a lot of things you don't know about me flower.." Hmmmm, maybe I should write all this down..
I pulled out a piece of paper from my bedside table and transfigured one of my dirty socks into a pencil.
J - Hey Lily
L - Oh, hi James!
J - So, how are you? How's your first day home been?
L - I'm great now that you called! How are you?
J - Oh, I'm good. Just got home from Diagon Alley.
L - When did you learn how to use the phone?
J - Oh, this old thing? I've had it for ages! I've always known how to use it.
L - Really? Well, I guess that's expected since you are the smartest boy I know!
J - Oh, stop it
L - I'm serious James, you sexy wizard.
"What...are you doing?" I looked up to see Sirius looking over my shoulder at the paper I was writing on. Shit...
"...nothing...." I said timidly.
"Are you planning a conversation with Evans?" He asked incredulously. "You know it never works out like that right?"
"Shut up Sirius...nobody asked you," I retorted, covering the paper. He snatched it out from underneath my arm.
"Sexy wizard? James...do you really think she's gonna say that?" He asked me with a smirk on his face. Of course she's gonna say that. She loves me! I didn't wanna say it to Sirius because I wasn't very interested in getting laughed at. He'll crush all my dreams and I'll get too nervous to talk to her.
"Sirius...how the hell did you even get upstairs? I thought you were going to Peter's house." I finally asked.
"I decided to come back early. Decided it would be funner to watch you freak out before you call Evans," he said. I narrowed my eyes.
"Meanie," I said, sticking my tongue out at him. He raised his eyebrows.
"Prongs, if you think your guys' conversation is gonna work out like this," he pointed at the paper, "then you are special with a capital R," he said oh-so-wittily. What the hell does that even mean?
"...What the hell does that even mean?!" I asked exasperatedly. He stared at me silently.
"....Retarded, James. It means retarded." He said, with a bored look on his face. GASP...he insulted me... I was silent for a minute trying to come up with a good comeback while he stood there and stared at me. I broke the silence eventually.
"Get the hell out of here Sirius! I'm gonna call her now!" I shouted when I couldn't think of anything. He laughed at me and walked away. Why am I even friends with that bully? Okay...I gotta focus...deep breaths, deep breaths. It'll be fine. I picked up the phone and dialed the number Remus gave me.
It rang twice and then I heard a voice say, "Evans Residence." Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God...
"Um...Lily?" I asked nervously. Damn it. I already screwed up the plan.
A sigh, and then "I'll get her," and then I heard someone start yelling for Lily.
"Hello?" A voice asked breathlessly. My stomach flipped. Shit...what was I supposed to say? I grabbed the paper from the bed where Sirius had carelessly thrown it. He obviously doesn't understand the importance of my wonderfully crafted script.
"Hey...Lily?" I asked.
"Hi...who's this?" Lily asked. My heart sank. Damn it. It's not going according to plan at all.
"James." I answered. Awkward silence. Shit. I was trying to avoid this.
"Oh, hi James. Umm, how are you?" She asked. Damn. That was my line.
"I'm good." I answered. Silence again. Shit, I forgot to ask her too! "And you?" I asked hastily.
"I'm good too..." she said. Silence again. Crap. I knew I should have spent more time on the script! Awk-warddddd. "I'm sorry James, but I have to go," she finally said, breaking the silence.
"Oh...that's okay. Sirius is calling me anyway, so I'll talk to you later. Bye." I hung up after she said bye and stared at the paper in front of me. "Stupid piece of paper. Didn't even help me. Geez." I mumbled. I was so excited to talk to her and now I'm gonna have to wait for tomorrow. I crumpled up the paper and threw it into the rubbish bin and walked out of my room looking for Sirius. He was sitting at the counter in the kitchen.
"How'd it go buddy?" He asked, about to eat a spoon of ice cream from the bowl in front of him.
"None your damn business." I muttered, grabbing a spoon from the drawer and stealing his bowl from him. He looked at me offended and stuck his nose up in the air and walked away. Whatever. I didn't get to talk to Lily. After all that planning. Nothing else really mattered to me right now. But, it's all good. I'll call her tomorrow...it's all good. Yeah...
A/N: Okay...honestly...I hate this chapter. It's boring, and badly written, and it's not remotely funny. I'm sorry. It's all the stress from my exams at the end of the month. I'm so close to failing my math class, that I've been studying day and night. I only wrote this chapter because I felt bad that I haven't updated in such a long time (sorry sorry sorry) so I wrote it quickly, not really caring. I'm for sure not going to be able to update for a while...exams and whatnot this month. So I have no idea when the next chapter's gonna be written cause I'm running out of ideas for chapters...so yeah...sorry guys.
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