Chapter 2 : Newbie... and Sirius :)
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Authors Note: This is an edited chapter. It may be a little bit different from the old one. An edited version of Chapter 3 will hopefully be posted soon after this, so it makes more sense.
I pinned my Head Boy badge onto my collar. I took a breath and read “Head Boy.” It sounded different and strange. I’m going to have a lot of fun this year”. Imagine the power I would have and what I could do to help our pranks be better than ever. “Hey Padfoot, imagine all the things I could possibly do, I can prove it to Lily that I am finally a responsible man who has realised what the duties of a head boy really is.” Sirius just stared at me like I was a sore loser. So I quickly changed it. “Or we can go around pranking 3rd year slytherine students.” I corrected.
“That’s the spirit mate. You nearly scared me, I was about to turn around and search for my real mate James.” Sirius said looking worried.
“Not funny Padfoot. Now watch what I do to that kid.” I walked over to a 4th year slytherine boy. “Hey you, the short one. What are you doing? Do you want to get in a load of trouble by me, I’m head boy. You better scurry back to your compartment before I start to take points off.” I yelled in horror. The moment he left I let the laughter spill. Padfoot was barking away. I couldn’t believe this was happening. I totally agreed with Sirius. Why would Dumbledore make me Head Boy?
“Come on James lets go back to our compartment before head girl comes along.” He continued laughing. I then remembered Lily, What if she didn’t attend the meeting because of me. Was she going to get madder than ever at me? It was not like I chose it to happen. I really would take it back if it was possible. I would have to talk to her.
““Padfoot these head Boy badges are awesome they are full of power, did you see me scare that boy? I was about to tell him I would take points off.” I ended flatly as I saw Lily Evans standing in the middle of our compartment looking completely confused and at the same moment annoyed. I hope she didn’t just find out about me being Head Boy!
“Yyou’re head boy!” she finally questioned. Perfect!
What luck! I guess she would have had to find out eventually. I went with the truth. “Yup” I said smiling widely fully hoping she would take it like a normal student would and leave the compartment with a nice congratulation.
“WHY WOULD DUBLEDORE MAKE YOU AND NOT REMUS HEADBOY. I HAVE TO SHARE A COMMON ROOM AND A BATHROOM WITH HIM” she screamed. I almost fell on top of Remus. She is taking it extremely badly.
“Hey Evans, you shouldn’t talk, where was head girl when there was the first head meeting on?” Sirius rebutted.
“I was recovering from an asthma attack!” she said glaring at me. She must have been talking about the incident in her compartment.
“Well James attended and he had a worse situation, looking at you was enough of a punishment for him!” he was going to make her blast.
“YOU AND POTTER WILL NEVER CHANGE! YOU BOTH SHOULD LEARN MANNERS OF REMUS!” she screamed at the top of her voice. I didn’t even say a thing to her!
“Enough” Remus now stepped in but I couldn’t let this continue either. I would just have to talk to her.
“Look Lily I’m sorry if you don’t like the news that I’ve become Head boy but you have to now get over it and accept it. We are going to have to work together throughout the year and we will have to be supportive to our year.” Everyone just stared at me with shocking expressions. I ran my fingers through my hair.
“Whatever Potter just keep Black away from me before I take points of him!” and with that she stormed out leaving the rest there to stare. I let out a heavy sigh.
“Don’t worry mate, she’ll be fine. Remus has changed already so we must be almost there, let’s go change!” Sirius was the first to recover from my impressive speech. I honestly was speechless; I didn’t know what to say. Did Lily just agree to what I’d just said? Won’t it be amazing waking up to know that Lily is in the same common room with you. “Come on James”.
“Agh” I tripped over as he dragged me along. I just really want to impress Lily for once and when every time I try everything just is going completely wrong. I don’t know how to prove to her that I am the much better and newly improved James Potter. Maybe by getting these extra privileges I will be able to impress her. I have two big responsibilities now Sirius, how am I going to keep up with them and prove it to Lily at the same time!”
“I’m really proud of you James; you have been selected for the Gryffindor Quidittich team as captain and you are head boy, this year is going to be a whole lot of fun and as for Lily just be her friend and she ‘ll slowly realize that you two are just perfect for each other!” Sirius bellowed. I couldn’t agree more, the only solution right now was to act as a friend to her and win her heart, if that is even possible.
We changed and headed back to our compartment. I took only one glance of Lily as I walked passed. She had her head in a book reading. We had arrived at Hogsmead. We had taken a while so by the time we reached the carriages there was only one carriage left and it so happened to be Lily that was left behind with us.
“You’re kidding me!” I heard her whisper.
“Look Evans we are not happy either, so you can either come with us on this carriage or stay behind and by all means do that, we have no problem with it!” Sirius bellowed at her waving his hand a goodbye.
“No, it’s fine let’s all just sit down” I said. I needed her to see the sensible side of me if I wanted her to see it then I will have to act completely normal in front of her. They stared in shock again. It was getting kind of offensive now that they thought I couldn’t be intelligent.
We all boarded the carriage and started our own conversations. Peter and Remus were quietly whispering between themselves. Sirius was glaring at Lily and she was doing the same but to me. I decided to start a conversation. “Hey who can see what is pulling the carriage?” I exclaimed.
“I don’t think anyone here can Potter. You need to see death in order to see them so shut up!” she replied coldly. At least we were having some kind of a conversation. I went back to staring at the sky.
The moment I saw the castle I said “We’re finally home.” Hogwarts has always been like a home to the Marauders. We have had the most fun there and the thought of kicking the Slytherine team this year was even more exciting!
We all entered the great Hall and took our seats. I took a glance at Lily. She now had her hair hanging down her back. I was listening to the sorting ceremony until Dumbledore started to announce his regards to all the new students. Just as Dumbledore finished up his speech all the Slytherine students got out of their chair and started singing Christmas Carols. They wished Professor Dumbledore a happy new year, they even had dance moves. I knew Padfoot had planned this.
“Good one” I choked out during fits of laughter’s but Padfoot wasn’t paying attention to me he was looking at the new girl Alisha Moore. She was laughing with a cross looking Lily. “What is it mate, the new girl” I asked.
“What? No just wondering what her name is” he stuttered the sentence out. I laughed at him.
“Alisha, Alisha Moore” I told him. I hope he actually was interested in her; she seemed like a really nice girl who isn’t into beauty. I started to whistle but stopped dead on when I saw Lily giving me the glare of daggers, I looked away immediately. “She’s glaring at me Padfoot!”
“Prongs if you don’t shut up I am going to kill you myself, you are ruining the fun!” he whispered to me. I was really hungry; I was looking forward to the feast. Sirius and I dug right into the food when it was served. I got disgusting faces from Alice and Alora. Lily was busy talking with Alisha. I ran my fingers through my hair and sighed.
“Done yet Prongs?” Remus called from across me.
“Yeah, I will see you guys later I need to see Dumbledore about the Head Common room password.” We all got up and went our separate ways.
I walked to the front of the Great Hall where Dumbledore waited with a fierce looking Lily.
I walked inside the great hall with Alice and Lor and we sat next this girl who was sitting on her own. Her face was familiar as we got closer. “Hey you are Alisha Moore, right” the girl nodded slowly and stared at me. “Well I am Lily Evans. May we sit next to you? This is Alice and Alora.” I smiled at her. I observed her features. She had bright blue eyes and golden brown chest length hair. She was really pretty.
“Hi I am Alisha Moore, you may call me Ali and you may also sit next to me.” She grinned and scooted over to fit us all on.
“Hey” Alice and Lor greeted.
“So you’re seventh year?” I asked
“Yeah, I was home schooled all these years. My parents thought that I should finish my schooling at Hogwarts.” I nodded in response. Dumbledore was informing the first years about what school is like at Hogwarts. I just let my eyes wander in different directions.
When Dumbledore finished his speech I saw these pink bubbles floating around the Slytherine table. I looked around to see if anyone else noticed. When everyone single person had their eyes fixed at them, all the bubbles popped with a bang and gassed that area. When the gas slowly cleared up all the Slytherines got up and started to sing and dance. The Hall was filled with Christmas Carols.
I didn’t need to look to know who it was. I just glared at him, Potter did this! “It’s a good thing if you stay away from the Marauders.” I warned
“Who are the Marauders?” she questioned.
“Oh they are the ones that did this. If you want to stay out of trouble you have to stay away from them.” I was trying not to smile. I had to admit that Slytherine singers were just hilarious. I couldn’t help but erupt into a fit of laughter, Alice, Lor and Ali joined in too. When Mc Gonagal left the marauders with their weeks’ worth of detentions, Dumbledore announced the feast to begin.
During the feast I told Ali more about them and how they called themselves the ‘Marauders’. I said that Potter was dim witted and his best mate Sirius was an inflated, oversized balloon that one day needed his head to be pricked and I also said he was nothing but a player that had every girl in the hall dying for him. Peter was just a confused boy and Remus was the only one I said she should trust from all of them.
“Thanks, I was wondering who Sirius was. A bunch of girls were saying how much hotter he had grew after the holidays.” I just nodded with disgust. I hated those girls that hanged of Black’s shoulder every minute of every day. They were so plastic and fake, just like a Barbie doll.
I shook those thoughts out of my head.
“I guess I’ll see you tomorrow” I tied my hair into a ponytail and waved a goodbye, I walked to the Front with no surprise that Potter wasn’t there. Dumbledore acknowledged my presence and walked towards me.
“Miss Evans, I am very pleased that you accepted the post of Head Girl. I hope you know that this duty involves a lot of hard work and determination which I know you have.” He spoke with a smile placed on his lips. I looked up from the floor to see the git Potter walking towards us.
I glared at him when he arrived. He was bound to be late. “I have faith that you will complete all your duties with Mr Potter and that you will both make decisions together as a team.” I smiled back and nodded.
“Yes professor, you can count on us but Potter…” I started but got cut off by Potter.
“Yes, I will be honoured to carry these duties with Lily this year.” He smiled back at Professor Dumbledore.
“Excellent Mr Potter. Now follow me, I shall take both of you to your common room.”
I glared at Potter while we followed Dumbledore. We stopped in front of a portrait with a young lady sitting on a chair. ‘Good Evening Miss Alison Gerson, I would like to introduce you to this year’s Head girl and Head boy.”
“Hi Miss Gerson, I am Lily Evans” I waved at Alison.
“Pleasure to meet you Miss Evans. Please call me Alison though.” She smiled then looked at Potter who was staring at his shoes moving on his heel.
I elbowed him in the ribs and motioned my head at Alison. He smiled guilty and stepped forward.
“I’m so sorry. I’m James Potter. Honoured to meet you Alison” he greeted with a smirk that showed all his teeth. I raised my eyebrows. Alison. Who allowed him to call her Alison?
I looked over at Alison to see a blush creep onto her cheeks. I groaned and glared at Potter. Of course she would find this git attractive. “Honoured to meet you too, Mr Potter.” I heard Dumbledore cough and I turned to face him.
“Well I do hope you enjoy the common room and have a lovely night. The password is ‘scrofulous. Goodnight.” Dumbledore said and turned to leave when Potter asked.
“Sir, what exactly does that mean?” I chuckled and faced him.
“I’m surprised you don’t know Potter. You are the definition of scrofulous.” I saw him smirk.
“Well I’m not sure about that but scrofulous means ugly Mr Potter" And with that he left us. I saw his grin turn into a frown. I simply smirked and walked through the portrait hole with him following behind.
I gasped and smiled in awe at the sight of the room. It was amazing. The room was a tiny bit bigger than the Gryffindor common room with Red and Gold wall colours. There was a door on either side of the room. There were also sofas surrounding a fireplace. This was too much things for just two people.
“If that’s my room and that’s your room. Who’s is that one?” Potter asked pointing at a small door in the corner.
I walked over to the extra door and gently pushed it open. I couldn’t believe it. A very own library for us. “Yay” I squealed and ran over to the nearest shelf checking out the different types.
Potter walked in a groaned. “Figured, it would be something like this.”
I ignored his rant and started on about the books. “There are so many. Ancient, Modern, studying books and even muggle novels.”
“Yeah, and that’s why the call you a bookworm.” I glared at his back and watched him leave.
After a minute or two I went to explore my own room. My room was lilac with a huge bed in the middle. There was a closet on the right and a balcony on the left. I could see the Black Lake from here.
I left the balcony and went to unpack my luggage and sort out the space in the bathroom.
I did hear a knock but figured Potter took it. I continued to unpack until I decided to take a break and read.
I quickly changed my clothes and ran to the couch with my book. Of course he was already there on one of the couch with Sirius. I could hear them discussing Quidttich so I decided to go to the other side of the room where I found Alora and Alice.
“Hey” I greeted them.
“Lily you are so lucky. This is huge.” Alice stated.
“Yeah but I’m sharing it with Potter.” I groaned.
“It can’t be that bad. Can we check out your room?” I nodded and watched them both leave.
I turned to my page and started reading. I ignored the knock but looked up to see Remus and Peter taking a seat opposite of me.
“Hey Lily” they both smiled at me.
“Hi” I greeted at them. When Alice and Alora came back we all went into a huge conversation about our subject selections. I laughed when I heard that Remus chose divination as a subject. It was boring and I didn’t really think of Remus as a fortune person.
I kept glancing up from my table. Remus was sitting with Peter and the girls. He was so trusted by them. I envied Remus for that. Which I knew would never happen for me.
I was sitting with Sirius discussing timings for Quidittich tryouts. “Yeah so hold tryouts this coming Sunday then we will sort out all our strategies when we have a team.” Sirius was going on about that for a good 10 minutes. I wasn’t paying any attention.
“Ah huh” I just nodded every now and then. My concentration was fixed on tomorrow. Class will start. Head duties officially start as well as choosing quidttich tryouts for the upcoming games.
“Now can we please go to bed, I’ve cleared your mind and you are also going to be fine at being head boy!” Sirius kept on whining.
“Yeah you can go. Lily and I have to do rounds.” I got up and stretched. Everyone also figured that it was time they left too. Lily and I walked out of the room and started walking around the corridors.
“So do you like your room?” I asked quietly.
She looked up narrowing her eyes then slowly nodded. “Yeah mine is purple with a balcony that has the view of the black lake.” She answered back.
“Me too!” I exclaimed. “Except for the purple room, mine is green.” She laughed a bit then stopped. I couldn’t help but smile back. I actually made her laugh.
We finished our rounds in silent and headed back into the room, leaving separate ways. I was astonished when she spoke. “Night Potter” it was not said lovingly but it wasn’t rude either. It was nice.
“Night Evans” I called back.
“Potter! Wake up there’s like twenty minutes before Mc Gonagal hands out our timetable!” I rolled over and grunted as I came face to face with the ground. Way to start the day, with the love of your life screaming at you.
“Ouch” I groaned. “I’m getting up!” I found my feet and went to the bathroom to have a steaming warm shower. I changed and turn to face the mirror. With my fingers running through my hair I left our dorm right after grabbing my books. I went downstairs to find Lily standing there with her arms crossed over her chest “Come on then!”
I found the guys on the way and we headed to breakfast together. We started chatting when Professor Mc Gonagal started handing out timetables. “Mr Potter, Mr Black, Mr Lupin, Mr Pettigrew...” and she continued after handing ours. I glanced at my schedule for today.
Mr Potter JAMES
8:15-10:25 Double Potions –with slytherine
12:10 -1:10 Lunch
2:00- 3:05 Charms
3:30- 4:20 Runes
I had eight subjects this year potions, DADA, Charms, Ancient Runes, Astronomy, Herbology and Transfiguration. We all had Potions with Slytherines first up, delightful!
Author's Note: I will post the next chapter as soon as possible it is going to be edited.
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