The sun shown brightly through the window, at number three Mongolia Cresset, where a teenage girl sat up on bed and stretched. Crawling out of bed she quietly remade it and walked silently to the window seat of her extravagant room. Looking out she saw a young man playing with his dog and a jogger stopping to breathe along the perfectly sculpted street. Turning back to her wardrobe she pulled out her outfit for the day (an emerald green top and bellbottom pants). Slipping on her clothes she made her way to her vanity where she applied a small amount of make-up to her face, and fixed her hair. Glancing at her reflection she saw her long waist-length auburn hair and piercing emerald green eyes that matched her shirt perfect. Getting up she made her way through the large house to the kitchen. Glancing around the room she noted that her parents were not there (of coarse) and instead her maid or nanny if you would like to call her that sat watching the clock. "Good morning Ms. Lily would you like some breakfast before you leave for the train?" She asked standing up and showing Lily towards the breakfast room. "Yes please Claudia. But first where are my parents and sister?" Lily asked sitting down at her seat at the table. "I'm sorry to say Miss that your parents left early this morning for a conference in Fiji. And your sister is hanging out with her boyfriend all day. Your parents left you this letter and 100 galleons of Wizarding money for becoming Head Girl." Claudia said handing Lily a letter and a sack of money before she departed to the kitchen to prepare breakfast. "Thank You Claudia could I just have my usual cup of Breakfast Blend Starbucks Coffee and Bowl of that American brand Special K cereal?" Lily asked unsealing her the wax seal on the letter from her parents. "Yes Miss. Right away." Claudia said as she bustled into the Kitchen. Opening the letter she began to read as she heard the coffee pot begin to make her coffee.
We are very sorry we are unable to see you off for your last year of Hogwarts. We hope you have fun spending the money we left as a gift for making Head Girl. Tobious will see you to the train station to see you off on the Hogwarts Express. We hope to see you if you return for Christmas, we have a surprise for you until then. Good Luck at school and Congratulations. Please owl every once and a while to let us know how school is and how your friends are doing. We have set a gift ahead for you so that you will be surprised when you receive it. We love you and will see you when you return.
Mum and Dad
Closing the letter Lily swore under her breath. 'They never are here when I leave so why should this be any different.' Glancing around the room she saw Claudia coming back with her breakfast. "Is there anything else you would like Ms. Lily?" She asked setting the breakfast tray down. "Yeah" she replied. "A new life." Lily commented. "Oh Ms. Lily don't act so glum. At least you have a family and friends that adore you." Claudia said going back to the kitchen. "Hey Claudia, can I ask you a question?" Lily asked taking a sip of her coffee. "Why of coarse Miss whatever about?" Claudia said coming back over to Lily. "Well my friend Shyvan has this guy continually asking her out at school and no matter how mean she is when she does it he just continues to ask her out. But Shyvan said the reason she won't give him a chance is because she is afraid of getting hurt. What should she do?" Lily asked knowing that the friend scenario was a perfect way to get a truthful response. "Well I'd say that if this guy was that bent on dating her than she shouldn't worry to much about being hurt or the guy would have moved on by now." Claudia said raising an eyebrow at Lily. "Thanks Claudia I値l pass that along." Lily said beginning to eat her cereal. But Claudia wasn't finished. "This wouldn't have to do with a certain boy by the name of James Potter would it?" Almost spiting out her breakfast Lily turned once again towards Claudia. "Why Claudia what on earth would make you say his name of all people?" Lily said trying to avoid saying his name. "Oh I don't know maybe because I知 friends with his nanny also and we discuss you a lot. And also because he is the new Head Boy." Claudia said smirking and disappearing into the kitchen once more. Feeling frustrated by this knew development Lily stood up out of her chair and walked back to her bed room. Grabbing her money and her things Lily walked back down stairs to the entrance hall where the Grandfather clock read 9:45. Knowing it would take a while to get to London Lily went back to the kitchen to wish Claudia a good year when she saw the one person she could have gone all her life without meeting standing in the kitchen talking to none other than Claudia. "Ah Ms. Lily I believe you know who this is as we were just talking about him." Claudia said turning towards Lily. "Potter, what are you doing here?" Lily asked before turning back to Claudia. "Actually Ms. Lily I forgot to mention you and Mister Potter are to be riding to the station together seeing as his mum is at the same conference as your parents and his father is the Minister of Magic so he is a the Ministry. Therefore he will be catching a ride with you. Seeing as you are both Heads this year and need to learn how to get along." Claudia said before adding. "Oh and Tobious is waiting in the Limo for the two of you. Now shoo both of you, and have a good year at Hogwarts." Claudia said pushing Lily and James out of the Kitchen and shutting the door. "Well Potter I hope you're happy." Lily said before turning and marching down the hall to get all her stuff. "Hey Evans wait up." James called running down the hall to where Lily stood. "Turning quickly around to face him Lily found herself on the floor. "Watch out Potter and since were going to be working together I propose we start calling each other by our first names. Just so we can set a good example." Lily said grabbing her trunk and walking through the front door. "Whatever you say." James muttered as he also walked through the front door.
The ride to Kings Cross wasn't a very exciting affair seeing as Lily sat by the window listening to her head phones and reading a book (Hogwarts A History). As Lily sat by the window she started analyzing James Potter and why on earth he could want her. 'He has a really great body and he is really cute when he smiles that lopsided grin.' 'No Lily get a grip on yourself you don't need any distractions this year and how could you be saying James Potter is cute?' Lily questioned herself as they pulled up to Kings Cross Station. Shaking herself out of her mental daydream. Getting out of the Limo she went around to the trunk where Tobious was unloading hers and James' trunks. "Thank You Tobious, I'll see you when I come back at Christmas probably." Lily said stepping forward and giving him a hug. "Yes Lily we wait for your return. Now have a good year and stay out of trouble, and I'm terribly sorry your parents couldn't be here to see you off." Tobious said closing the trunk. And returning Lily's hug and giving her a kiss on the forehead. "Now go off and have fun and study hard." "Yes Tobious I will and I値l see you soon." Lily said grabbing her buggy full of luggage and turning towards the entrance. "Come on James we don't want to be late for the train." Lily said turning back to James. "Yeah I guess your right, it was nice meeting you Tobious." James said shaking Tobious' hand and grabbing his things as well. "Bye Lily have a good year and it was nice meeting you James." Tobious said before getting back into the Limo and driving away.
As Lily and James began walking James felt curious to ask about why she was so close to her hired hands. And he did. "Hey Lily why are you so close to your chuffer and maid?" James asked his curiosity burning. "Well James They are the ones who practically raised me and being as I barely ever see my parents I have just began to hold them in high respect, being as they are my elders." Lily said stopping and turning to face James. "How often do you see your parents?" He asked getting even more interested. "Well lets see..." Lily started. "I saw them two weeks after break began, then I saw them two weeks after that, and finally I saw them the day before yesterday and they left unexpectedly as usual without saying goodbye to me or anything and then they think giving me money and saying good luck this year will substitute for them not being around." Lily said turning back towards the barrier between platforms nine and ten. "Man, and I thought I never saw my parents enough." James said pulling his buggy towards the barrier. "At least your parents will sit and talk to you when you are at home. My parents sometimes take their time to say hi before they go out to fancy parties and stay out all night and leave me to take care of myself." Lily said running through the barrier. But James stopped before running through and began to think. Was this the same Lily Evans that last year wouldn't speak to him and now was suggesting they go by first names? And was this the same girl who never said anything against anyone(except for himself)? Who now stood before him saying how much she hated her life? Coming out of his revelation James hurried through the barrier onto platform 9 3/4.
Walking down the train James looked in every compartment for Lily, because they had to meet in the head's compartment. Opening one door he recognized her immediately, along with her two best friends Michele and Snowy. Sliding open the door he began to speak to Lily. "Good morning Ladies but might I borrow Lily for a few moments. "Morning James, are we supposed to be in the Head's Compartment now?" Lily asked getting up from where she was sitting before her friends could answer for her. "Yes Lily we are that is why I came to find you. We have to meet all the prefects for the year and some things like that. Are you ready to go?" James asked backing out of the compartment. "Um sure, hey guys I値l see you when we get finished." Lily said turning to her friends and grabbing her coat and starting to the door. As the two started down the hall they stopped abruptly as a group stepped in front of them, and the famous Malfoy sneer could be heard. "Well, well if isn't Lily and Potter. Lily I was wondering will you go out with me?" Lucius said stepping towards Lily. "In your dreams Malfoy, I would date James a million times over before I even considered dating you which would never happen." Lily said glaring at Malfoy before whispering a short spell and grabbing James' hand and pulling him towards the Heads' Compartment. What Malfoy didn't realize was his robes had changed from a regular black to Hot pink and had the words 'I shag Voldemort every Saturday night during breaks, and my fellow death eater and I have orgies every Friday during school, since on Saturdays I feel myself up and shag Snape' scrolling horizontally along the back in black. Then turning back to Malfoy Lily laughed and said "Oh and Lucius, if I were you I wouldn't try changing my robes because knowing my capability at Charms it will only prolong the effects. And to change the saying just say 'sedincium'." Lily said before pulling James into their compartment. Plopping down on a couch Lily looked up to see an astonished James staring at her and Belatrix Black and none other than Malfoy coming into the compartment. Muttering a quick disarming spell Lily caught all the wands and pointed a threatening glare at the two slitherins. "I dare you to call me a mudblood. This year I am head Girl and have the full authority to take points and give detentions. And you slitherins will not stand in my way. Now I知 not much of the pranking type but I know many people who wouldn't mind playing a 'harmless' little prank on their fellow classmates who just happen to be slitherins. One of those people happen to be standing right next to me. Now that we have established that we need to let our other prefects in and discuss rounds and such." Then giving them all their wands back Lily let all the Prefects in and she and James began the meeting. Thirty minutes later after the prefects had been dismissed and the compartment was empty James walked over to Lily. "You are aware that you have now royally pissed off Lucius Malfoy right?" James said sitting down. "Yeah I know I did it on purpose to. What do you think of his new choice of robes?" Lily said also sitting down (next to James). "I have to say that that was one of the best pranks I've seen played in forever." James said with an awkward silence falling. "James I have a deal to offer you. And that is friendship and the only catch is you can't tell your friends and the way you seal the deal is you agree to not ask me out each day like you have done for the past six consecutive years. Deal?" Lily asked sticking out her hand to shake his. "Yeah I think I can do that but here is my catch, I値l be your friend and keep your secrets if the first Hogsmede weekend you will go with me as a friend." James said giving her his hand. "Alright I think I can hold up my end of the bargain if you can. Do you want to come back to my compartment? I have a suspicion that your friends will be there, seeing my two friends fancy two of yours'" Lily said not realizing how close their faces had actually come. "Sure why not" James said looking into her eyes 'God they were beautiful he could get lost in them forever.' James thought to himself. Then taking a leap of faith he pressed his lips gently onto Lily's and to his surprise she didn't pull away but deepened the kiss. After several minutes of intense snogging they pulled apart just as the compartment door slid open and in walked none other than Sirius Black and Remus Lupin (Peter is away for the year, wink.) Then in walked Lily's friends. Still rather flushed from the 'incident' Lily jumped up and struck up a conversation with her friends. The time passed quickly as the group discussed anything and almost anything. By the time the group reached the great hall they were famished and ready for a really large feast.
The Future years shall not erase these gems of memories rare,
Yet oft we'll live these scenes again,
Impressed so firmly there,
Many will suffer loss and pain,
As houses unite and their elders fight,
Together we will stand as enemies make alliances,
And lovers fall for each other once and for all.
Yet some will be resistant and some will turn for good.
While others remain safe right here.
After a startling sorting song and a really long feast James and Lily made there way up to Dumbledore so that he could show them to their Head Dorms. Their dorm entrance could be found on the Seventh floor guarded by an enchanted suit of armor. "This is the entrance to your new dorms you can change the password as you see fit and there is a book of charms and transfiguration on your beds so that you can adjust your rooms to the way you see fit. Now if you excuse me I need to see to some other things throughout the castle." Then turning around Dumbledore made his way down the hall. "Alright what do you want the password to be James?" Lily asked turning to face him for the first time since earlier that evening. "Oh I dunno how about 'Tiger Lily'" James said facing her. "Um ok... that'll do well I guess I will see you in the morning." Lily said turning slowly towards her door. "Um yeah I guess." But before Lily could leave James pulled her back into his tight embrace and once again found himself kissing Lily, for the second time that day. Then pulling away James made his way into his room. Running to his trunk James quickly pulled out his two most prized possessions, his invisibility cloak and the marauder's map. Then quietly sneaking out his door James made his way down to the womping willow where he transformed into a great stag. Who was then met by a great dog (Sirius).