Disclamer: I unfortunately am not blessed to have the first name of Joanne and otherwise i would be writing an official Marauder prequel ;)
" Please Lils! Me and Alex just want to pull one tiny little prank on the Marauders, to show them that they aren't the only clever ones, and I need your complete brilliance at potions and silent spells to do it! pleeeeeeeeeeeease! "
Lily, Liam, Zahra and the male Alex were walking to OWL Arithmancy which Ravenclaws had with Gryffindors. Lily was talking to Zahra while blatantly ignoring Liam, and enjoying his 'sucking up'.
Eventually Lily sighed and turned around to face him.
" What do you need me to do to help? Or do you want me to pull the prank seeing as no-one ever notices me?"
It had been 5 years since the start of their Hogwarts career and Lily was practically unknown in the school.
Since the 'miscall' in the sorting ceremony, no one in the school, except for the 5th year Ravenclaws and a couple of the 6th year ones, even knew there was a Lily Evans - upon sight of her, most thought she was the popular Talitha Elfinbere.
Lily just hated Talitha based on the fact that because of her, she had no identity. Talitha was the only Griffindor that knew about Lily- Lily loved it when Talitha,the Zanity twins and Frank(the 5th years that she wasn't so close with) walked up to Talitha, talking about some random thing that only Lily would get, only to realise that it wasnt Lily; instead they were facing a very pissed Talitha ( and if Frank was the one asking, a very pissed Alice). Frank though, generally did it on purpose to see if Alice really did like her. Lily mentally rolled her eyes. The lovesick idiot.
" Knew you would come around.All I need you to do is help me and Alex make a potion; originally yours course, and then during the prank make a spell so it's permenant"
Lily glared at Liam, but let it slip and giggled with Zahra as he winced as if he was in pain.
"Okay, how 'bout a charm that makes it last…"he trailed off, not knowing how long Lily was willing to let it last. He didn't want to be sitting on another stinging hex like he did during Ancient Runes.
"A month" Alex and Zahra said at the same time, and promptly smirked at their identical thinking. If it helps, we can get Talitha involved too" Liam said, just to make sure that Lily would help him
Lily smiled evilly " It would be a great honour t-" Lily was cut off, by the same person who did after potions. And Tranfiguration. And Charms. And Ancient Runes. And all her classes that she had in common with him. They were in the same house after all.
James Freaking Potter
" Oi! Elfinbere!"
Lily turned around and grimaced as she saw the 3 times runner-up for the 'Hogwarts' sexiest' competition run up towards her ( Sirius Black, Potter's best friend, had beaten him to the top prize each year)
" I know you can't resist all this" he pointed to himself. Lily held back a shudder. "So why bother trying? Go out with-"
Lily was the one to cut him off this time. She turned around and as she started walking she spat
"I'm not Elfinbere actually. She's. Over. There. " and then pointed to where Talitha was, standing with Alice and the rest of the 5th year Gryffindor girls. Except Lily of course.
"Oh, sorry." James said, nonchalantly. "Oi! Elfinbere!"
James Simply ran off, not caring that he had mistakes someone else for Talitha for the…
"The 374 time he's done that to you Lils. I'm sure that has to be some sort of record" Zahra laughed as she added a mark to her tally on a scrap of parchment.
"You would think that he would want to know who looks like his ' precious, darling, beautiful Talitha'. "Alex mocked, putting on a dreamy Potterish smile, making the group laugh.
"I'm just scared at what would happen if they dated- one day he could put his arm around me. Merlin forbid, he might accidentally kiss me!"
The expression on Lily's face alone was enough to send the group into laughter again, while Lily scowled.
All through Arithmancy the two boys planned what they called 'The Marauders' and Talitha's demise' while Lily and Zahra finished their work and also spent the rest of the lesson looking for ways of making the original potion and charm that was needed for the prank to work.
After Arithmancy the four went their separate ways, as Lily had charms, one of the three classes Lily, as a Gryffindor, didn't have with Zahra, Liam, Alex or Alexa( what they called the female Alex), as they were Ravenclaws.
As she walked to charms, she was still amazed that she had long, bright red hair, emerald green eyes, thought these were covered by her hair, and still she went past unnoticed by nearly everyone. Not that she didn't mind- its like people force her to eavesdrop. She smirked, not realising it. Especially the Marauders.
it was third year when Lily was in the Gryffindor common room at about 1am, which was unusual as she normally slept in the bed that she had slept in, in her first night ever at Hogwarts - in Ravenclaw. Lily really wished that she was a Ravenclaws in all ways, but she was an honorary one, two 7th years that were leaving that year gave her their tie and robes the year before to 'make it official'.
As she was reading, she heard people tiptoeing down the boys stairs. She didn't bother to move- if they wanted her gone she would go in her own time.
It turned out to be the infamous Marauders: Leaders James Potter and Sirius Black- the two boys that all of the lower school were in love with and some of the upper school too. They had also come second and first in the 'Hogwarts' sexiest' competition respectively.
Sirius Black was part of a very old and rich Pureblood family, and looking at him, you could see his aristocratic face framed by his long black hair and finished off by his grey eyes.
James Potter was also part of a very old and rich Pureblood family, with raven coloured messy( but in a neat way- she remembered from the platform in first year) hair and hazel eyes.
James was chaser for the Gryffindor quidditch team since second year, and it was rumoured that Sirius was going to try out for the beater position next year when the two spaces became free.
Lily remebered with a light blush that in first year she had had a major crush on James, but that was because of who she met on the platform, and soon lost interest after the pranks on random people( mainly Severus, her potions partner who they had jinxed so he could not wash his hair) and after about the fifth time of James calling her Talitha.
It was obvious that the two were going to be man-whores when they were in about fifth or sixth year. Sirius more so though, as James was currently infatuated with Talitha, Lily's lookalike.
Then, there was Remus Lupin, the nicest in the group
Lily now thought as she walked into the charms classroom and easily completed the charm silently and was now working on it wandlessly, that even thought Remus was nice, he still couldn't notice Lily even as fellow prefects.
Not that it was his fault this year- due to the head students, Ravenclaw was patrolling with Gryffindor and Huffelpuff, Slytherin.
About halfway through the lesson she finally got the charm wandlessly and allowed herself to submerge back into her daydream
he was kind and hardworking, but was also very pale, Lily knew he had a secret but was yet to know what. She supposed it was something to do with his monthly trips home to his sick
"No Way!" she shouted out in the middle of class. The class turned to her but seemed almost to look past her. She now studied Remus carefully and saw faint scratches on his skin. She couldn't believe that Remus was a werewolf. She was also upset that she could do almost all of her charms, transfiguration spells and her DADA curses and charms silently and wandlessly, yet she couldn't see the signs.
Her and Liam had been trying to work it out since second year. She would tell him, she told him everything, but Lily supposed that being a werewolf wasn't something you'd like everyone to know, and she decided to let Liam figure it out on his own.
It took about longer for Lily to settle back down into her daydream into her own mind pensive; Talitha was glaring at her from across the Charms classroom as she tried and failed to do the charm with a wand and vocally- Talitha might look the same but she certainly didn't have the same natural flair for lessons.
Lily smirked back before finally settling back into her daydream.
something to do with his monthly trips to his sick mother. Remus had light brown, almost honey coloured hair with tired amber eyes. He did not have the stand out looks as a 14 year old that Potter and Black did, but he was handsome enough for quite a few girls to crush on him.
Lastly, there was Peter Pettigrew. He was a short, and slightly chubby boy with watery blue eyes and thin blond hair. Lily remembered with a giggle that Liam had once said that he saw a bald patch and gave him some hair growth cream for it.
He was not particularly attractive, and most girls just went out with him for the sake of saying that they had gone out with a Marauder.
Peter had always scared Lily, as he had always seemed to have something deeper in his eyes- he was the but of many jokes from Potter and Black, and he would laugh too but she wondered how long before he would crack.
She had once shared these thoughts with Alex and Alexa- the gamblers of the group. Alex bet graduation. Alexa bet he would crack earlier than that, but no one would know until it was too late. Trust Alexa to say that, she loved divination and she was rather good at it.
Anyway, the four boys came downstairs and were whispering in a corner.
"Anyone down here?" potter asked " nope, it's completely clear" squeaked back Peter. I refrained myself from snorting.
"good, now are you sure you have everyone." Remus asked
I was confused. Got everyone? Why? Who?
" yep, I just used some Sirius charm, and I got all one Gryffindor from each year 'cept ours to write down the people in each house."
That time I did snort, but the ignorant gits didn't notice it.
"charm, sure" Potter muttered
"Oi! I can hear!"
"So, what about the people from our year, we got those?" Remus seemed to be in charge of the whole operation. " Yep, tell me if I've missed anyone out" and Potter started to read out the whole list, with Black and Remus occasionally putting in correct spellings or pronunciations. Once they got through the list I realised who they forgot. Me! They had remebered the rest of my group. Liam was the seeker and the two Alexs were the beaters for the quidditch team so I guess they were known. It wouldn't be hard to get the rest of us if I wasn't so invisible.
They begun to put a series of spell on a piece of parchment. I fell asleep, only to wake up to:
"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. "
What sort of shoddy password is that?!
" will we have to do this every year" Peter asked
" nope, we only had to do this the first time for everyone whose in the castle. The map will be able to refresh its self when anyone new comes in. "
"come on mates, let's go to bed"Black finally said. "Mischief Managed. "
I can't deny that their Map has become very useful for me. If the Mauraders can't find their map, you know who has it ;)
WHOOOOO!!! I got my first review EVER! I'm so happy! Please continue to review. I'll try and reply, but I'm on my iPod, so it's kinda hard.
( A lota is an Indian pot by the way, I just thought it sounded cool :P )
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