“Okay, okay! FINE!” I giggled, whipping out my wand.
Oh my goodness, this is the best sleepover ever. I can’t even express how much I missed this. Girl time is SO nice. And I guess I’ve kind of realized that I was being a bit…melodramatic about this whole thing. I wasted a huge amount of time moping.
Oh well. Shit happens.
That’s my new motto. Shit happens.
Oh, do shut up. I’m a genius. And not even your sarcasm can ruin my good mood!
Anyways, it’s been a great night. See, first off, we had a pillow fight. I mean, an EPIC pillow fight. There are feathers everywhere; On the floor, in my hair, stuck to the ceiling (you don’t want to know)…and I’m pretty sure I ingested about 40 of them.
Wait, if you eat feathers will you get pregnant with a chicken?! Shit!
Really, Lily, really? What is wrong with you??
Heh…I WAS TOTALLY KIDDING.
Okay…Sigh. Soon, I’LL be the one in therapy.
Anyways, after that we painted each other’s nails, did each other’s hair, and gave each other makeovers. I currently have zebra striped nails, pin-straight hair, and enough black eye makeup to make even the biggest racoon-eye flinch. Ah well. SHIT HAPPENS!
And so now, after much persuasion, I’m going to conjure up some ball gowns and we’re going to dance around in them.
…What? We’re teenage girls!
I giggled, whispered an incantation, and 5 gaudy ball gowns appeared from nowhere. Good lord, they were tacky as hell.
I snorted, and the girls started cracking up.
“God, Lily, I’ll never let you go shopping for me if THIS is what you’d pick!” Caity yelled.
“Yeah, what the hell? We’re going to look like those beauty pageant contestants with the fake hair and tiaras and shit!” Lissa screamed gleefully.
“Shut up! I’d like to see you try to make 5 dresses out of nothing!” I said peevishly.
“Aw, it’s alright Lily. This makes it like 10 times more fun!” Karyn grinned impishly.
And so we stripped into our undergarments and slid the tacky dresses on. I took one look at everyone and let out a great “HA!” and before I knew what was happening, we were on the floor, clutching each other for support and trying not to pee ourselves.
Because--Oh god! You should’ve seen us!
Karyn was in a blue, rhinestone encrusted thing with a skirt that was so stiff it must have been made of concrete. Caitlainne’s dress was red and mermaid-cut--awkwardly tight from her chest to her hips and then super poofy at the bottom. She looked like she couldn’t breathe. Lissa’s was white and covered in gold ‘jewel’s. It was sleeveless and the skirt was so large, she looked like she was drowning. Mine was green and had long sleeves and was oddly low cut with HUGE flowers all over.
But Alice’s was really the crowning glory.
It was light blue and so sparkly you couldn’t even look at it. It was empire waisted with a fluffy tulle skirt. But worst of all, she had these gigantic puffy sleeves absolutely encrusted with fake diamonds. She looked like ghetto Cinderella, which I guess is why we all lost it.
Ten minutes later, we had re-gained control over ourselves and sat up.
“Well, what should be do now?” Alice asked. We took one look at her and dissolved into giggles again.
“I say we do some truth or dare!” I proposed.
“Yeah! But let’s make it more interesting.” Lissa said.
We all looked warily at each other. “More interesting HOW?” Karyn asked nervously.
“Well, let’s make it ONLY dare, no truths allowed!”
I grinned. “Yeah! Let’s do it!” The others looked at me like I was crazy, but let’s be honest, I totally am.
After 5 minutes of hard persuasion, everyone finally agreed and we began.
“Okay, Karyn. How bad should this be?” I asked.
She gulped. “Not bad, please.”
I grinned and said, “Okay. Take a picture of yourself in the ball gown and sign it. Then give it to Remus Lupin tomorrow morning at breakfast!”
She gasped and we snickered. “Oh no! I couldn’t--I mean--Goodness, how awful!”
“You have to do it. You know the rule. Either you do that or you announce your love for Harold Snuffkin to everyone in the great hall.” Lissa smirked. Harold Snuffkin is this Hufflepuff 5th year who is almost completely round. He has this upturned nose that he constantly picks, and then wipes his…er…findings on the backs of chairs. Charming lad, he is.
We go around 3 times like this; Lissa steals Sirius’ favorite yellow socks, Caitlainne cuts her hair to her chin, and Alice has to lick Karyn’s feet. Finally it’s my turn, and I shiver with anticipation.
I bloody love dares.
“Hmm….” Lissa says. Then, she grins evilly. This cannot be good. “Put on lingerie and run across the way to the boys’ dorm. Find Landon Smith’s bed. Wake him up, tell him he’s dreaming, and then tell him you think he’s the sexiest thing on the face of the earth.” I let my jaw drop.
First off, Landon Smith *is* the hottest thing on the face of the earth. Second…Holy hell, we had to go to underpants? Really?
“Guys…” I trailed off.
“Come on Lily, a dare’s a dare! It’ll be fun, I promise. I bet he won’t even remember it come morning!” Caity says.
I look at their eager faces and let an easy grin fall onto my mouth. These girls rock. They really care about me, don’t they? Oh merlin, I’m tearing up.
“Lily? Are you okay? Why are you crying?” Karyn asks, a worried look on her face.
“I’m fine…it’s just…you guys rock, okay? I love you. And I’m doing the dare.” They smile and hug me.
In the end, no one had lingerie, so I had to put on a pair of Lissa’s more scandalous bra and panty sets.
God, I feel like my boobs are going to explode out of this thing! What the hell! What in the name of Merlin’s fuzziest knee socks would possess someone to actually buy something like this! I’m pretty sure that if I tried, I could rest my chin on my chest. Yep! “Lissa, what the fuck?” I yelled. “Why do you own this?!”
“I like it…” She said sheepishly.
We all gave her ‘What is wrong with you?/Are you on acid?/It is now a question of just how often your parents dropped you on your head’ looks.
“Alright, then. I’m going to go. If I’m not back in 15 minutes, come after me!” I whisper nervously. They nod and wave me on my way.
Okay, it’s bloody cold out here. And--gah! These steps are making so much noise, I swear I’m going to wake everyone up and they’ll be here to bear witness to my shame!
Am I a whore? I look like a whore! Omigod, this is my future. Walking around in my panties and telling random dudes that they’re sexy! WHY IS THIS MY FUTURE? WHERE DID I GO WRONG? Oh no, I can see it all now! I’m going to be a stripper and my stripper name will be ‘Candy’ and one day, they’ll kick me out because I’m too old to be a stripper and I’ll die of syphilis in the street!
Or wait, what if I’m like…an Auror! A super-uber dangerous Auror! And then You-know-who will come after me and my family and PERSONALLY murder us!
…or maybe I’ll just be a Healer. Pff. Like I’d ever be important enough to be murdered by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named!
Aw shit, Here I am. The Gryffindor Sixth Year Boys’ Dorm. I gulp and slowly turn the handle.
It’s surprisingly quiet. I was rather expecting snores and grunts and farts and the like, but no. It’s just a bunch of teenage boys sleeping. I quickly find Landon’s bed and pad over to it. I tap him lightly on the shoulder and he jolts awake.
“Bloody…” He moans, and opens his eyes a bit. “What the bloody--”
“Shh. You’re dreaming.” I say. He seems to relax. “Landon…I think you are the sexiest boy--no, man, to ever inhabit this earth.”
His jaw drops. And then--no, I don’t believe it--he went back to sleep.
What the shit? Boys. I laugh silently and start heading back towards the closed door. I reach for the doorknob and out of nowhere, the door flies open. I gasp, looking up into the face of the last person I’d ever want to see at 3:00 in the morning wearing nothing but a lacy red bra and panties.
“Lily…” He breathes, looking at me. “What the…what are you doing here?” But before I can answer, I duck under his arm and sprint down the boy’s stairs, across the common room, and back into my dorm before you could say ‘awkward’, slamming the door behind me.
I look around to see the girls staring at me.
“Lily, you’re bright red. What happened?” Alice asked.
I let out the breath I hadn’t realized I was holding. “Nothing, I just ran into someone unexpected.” I said quickly.
“Who?” Lissa asked suspiciously.
“Bullshit. It was James, wasn’t it. Don’t lie to me, Lily.”
“Fine. It was J-James.” I could barely force myself to say the name aloud.
“Lily…” Karyn trailed off.
“Drop it.” I advised her.
“No. You know what? No! Lily, we know you love James.” I began to protest, but she cut me off. “We KNOW. So cut the crap. Ever since you saw him with that bint, you’ve been freaked out but you know what? You’re better. He KNOWS you’re better.” Karyn was breathing hard.
“You know what that bitch told me the other day?” Lissa asked. “She told me to tell you to stop crying over ‘HER’ boyfriend!”
“I will cut her. You know what? I will destroy her! Who’s with me?” Caity asked.
“Guys, stop. He can make his own decisions.” I said tiredly.
“No, Lily. You need to stop being so passive and go on the offensive! Let’s destroy this evil bint and get you your man back! Come on. Just a few pranks! I bet you Sirius will even help us!” Lissa shouted.
I looked from one outraged face to the next. I thought for a moment. I thought for a long moment. And then--
“Yes. Let’s do it. I give you free rein. Operation Bring Down The Bitch is now in motion!” I said triumphantly.
“We’ll talk specifics tomorrow, but can we go to bed now? I’m wiped out!” Alice yawned.
We agreed, and after 15 minutes of whispers and giggling, one by one everyone fell asleep.
I was almost asleep when a thought floated to the front of my mind.
When I saw James, I was in nothing but a bra. But he looked at my face the entire time.
And with that thought, I fell into a dreamless sleep.
A/N: Yo! So i'm like super pumped about this chapter. But like, what was with the lack of reviews for chapter 11? Am I a bad author? Omigod, I am! Do you hate the new banner or something? COME BACK TO ME!
But anyways, hope you enjoyed! I also hope it was funnier than the last one! And yeah, in case I don't update before the holidays, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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