'Come on girls! We haven't done anything fun in ages. A movie and popcorn night is just what we need. And Graceyou can have Sirius there and Mary can have Remus there, and well we know that they will be in the heads dorm with James anyway. Please, Please! I need a sleepover with all my friends.' Lily pleaded.
Variations of this same argument had been ranted by Lily for the past half an hour to the girls sitting the Gryffindor Dormitary that Lily Evans used to share with them herself. Although this year she hadn't seen them as much as she would have liked due to her Head girl duties. Lily felt like she needed something fun too do, and keeping one of the biggest secrets in her life at the moment was causing a lot of stress.
Over the summer holidays Lily had run into James Potter, quite literally, when she was on her usual morning jog around her neighbourhood. Apart from her initial shock of seeing James in her Muggle neighbourhood, she was pleasently surprised to realise that her hate for him over the past 6 years had ebbed some and her strong feelings for him had broke through. From that morning on they would meet and jog the same route around the neighbourhood and then sit on the same park bench and chat. She found the James's family had moved to the small muggle village to not bring more attention to the death eaters of their where abouts.
Over the summer, Lily learned more about James and decided that she really did like the whole prankster side to him after all. It seemed almost endearing to her now. Anyway, after Lily admitted her feelings for James a week before they headed back to Hogwarts, she decided that the best prank to pull on her friends was to pretend that their relationship didn't exist until unexpectedly one day they would just kiss in the great hall. James was thrilled with the idea, and they could still have alone time together in the dorm due to them both being announced the school Heads.
Their secret relationship had been easily contained for months now and a few weeks ago they had taken to sleeping with each other at night time. Both of them admittedly getting a better nights sleep afterwards. Although with this, a few close calls had been made when Sirius or one of the other Marauders would come into the heads common room looking for James. Once, Lily had to hide under the covers until Sirius left with a smirk on his face. None the wiser that it was actually Lily under James' Duvet not another Hogwarts girl.
Anyway, back to the scene taking place in the Gryffindor seventh year girls dormitory. Mary and Grace exchanged a look and then sighed in defeat.
'FINE! Lily yes, yes, yes we will come. I'm actually kinda glad that you put a television in your dorm.' Grace replied. And Mary added onto the end that she would stop past the kitchens and grab their snacks.
'Okay. Great, YAY! see you guys at 7.' Lily replied excitedly before tearing out of the dormitory and down the stairs. She ran through the common room, through the portrait hole and all the way through the castle until she came to the portrait of a small girl with pig tails and sitting on a broomstick, smiling cheerfully.
Lily recited the password, and entered the comon room calling 'MARAUDERS!'.
Sirius, James and Remus poked their heads from over the back of the couch and looked questionably at her. She walked over to them and James winked at her distcreetly before she started telling them in one breath.
James smiled cheerfully and then looked towards the other two Marauders. All three exchanged grins before turning back to Lily and saying in perfect unison 'We would love to!'.
'Okay, well good. The girls will be here in about half an hour. So go back to Gryffindor tower and get your things for the night. We can all camp out on the floor of my room. It's big enough.' Lily told the boys with an excited grin.
Sirius and Remus replied with quick goodbyes before leaving the dorm to collect their things for the night. Once the portrait swung closed, Lily pounced on James over the back of the couch and snogged him senseless for quite a few minutes. After their quick snogging session, they walked around Lily's and James' room trying to get rid of everything that would draw conclusions of their sleeping habits. With the pair of boxers from under Lily's pillow and her lacy nighty from under James' Pillow they placed them in the respective owners rooms. Just finishing in time for the portrait door to swing open and Sirius, Grace, Mary and Remus to fall through with pillows, snacks and an overnight bag each.
'Hey everyone' Lily greeted.
'Into Lily's room, oh but Padfoot and Moony come change in mine first so the girls have a chance to get dressed in their pyjamas' James also addressed the small group.
'Sure thing Prongs' Sirius replied, while Remus nodded and the boys headed toward James' Room while the giggling girls entered Lily's.
Some time later, Grace, Mary and Lily were all sitting on the floor in front of the television going through the massive pile of videos that Lily owned, trying to find a suitable one. They were all either to romantic, or to sad, or to much of a fluffy chick flick or even too childlike.
'Snow White? Really Lily?' Mary chuckled and Grace joined in, all three girls being muggle-born understood all of the childhood fairytales. They all burst into fits of giggles now, and were only interupted when a soft knock sounded on the door and James creaked the door open a little and called 'are you girls decent?'
'Yes!' all three called out before dissolving into more giggles. Lily was wearing a pair of small shorts and a green camisole, Grace in a old Holyhead Harpies shirt and Mary in long sleep pants and a deep purple camisole
The three boys came trudging into the room James topless and wearing long sleep pants, Sirius wearing nothing but a pair of black silk boxers and Remus in a tee-shirt and long pants.
'Yeah so, me and the boys have decided that why don't we just duplicate the beds. saves us sleeping on the floor.' James said with a grin.
'Yeah sure thing, as long as you guys do the wand work.' Lily answered, smugly.
The boys had duplicate the beds in a number of seconds and relised that there was only enough room for 5 beds in the room, not six.
'It's okay guys, I can sleep in this gap between beds on the floor' James announced, not at all worried about it.
Lily locked eyes with James. Emerald gazing into Hazel. Forgetting who else was in the room, Lily spoke and obviously James had also forgotten who was in the room as their conversation went on.
'You can't sleep on the floor James. . Just sleep on your side of the bed.The sun will wake you up when it comes through my window that way'
'Yeah, I know. You know how much I like waking up like that. Second only to having you in my arms'
'Well, that happens every morning so at least when you wake up to the sun it gives me a break from your snoring and from pushing me out of bed.' Lily ended with a smirk. Then the blood rushed to hers and James' faces as they realised what they had said and who was in their company.
They slowly turned to see the astonished faces of their best friends all looking at them in shock, and their jaws happing open. Sirius was the first one to show a sign of life, he gulped before speaking.
'Would one of you please explain what the hell is going on here?' Sirius asked.
Lily and James shared a look, both held similar expressions of embarassment.
Lily turned back to her friends and muttered 'Oh crap.'