Title: But I thought-
Description: Lily and James only
Lily Evans - August 3, 2007 12:53 AM (GMT)
james p o t t e r ;; O N L Y
The day was bright and the air was warm. It wasn't the perfect day in the eyes of Lily Evans, but it was close to it. As she walked down Diagon Alley, her bright green eyes scanned her surroundings for a nice place to rest her feet. She had been walking around Diagon Alley alone, for nearly four hours now. She was quite thankful that the trace was off of her and she could now use her magic to levitate her new belongingsbehind her, for as they were quite heavy. Finally, she spotted a tiny cafe, and headed inside, then took a seat by the window and placed her things in a neat pile by her feet.
After placing her wand in her bag, she put her elbow on the table, and placed her chin in her pale hand. A small smile crept across her face as she looked at a button in her other hand. Her Head Girl badge. It was only a few weeks ago that she received the yearly list of things she would need for her upcomming year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, this letter was a bit different. Enclosed in the small envelope was a badge. The headmaster had made her Head Girl and she could only assume that she made Remus Head Boy. It only seemed right, after all. He was a very wonderful student, like herself.[[haha that sounded like she was full of herself]]
After a few moments, she raised to her feet, tucking her badge in the poket of her jeans, then headed over towards the counter, still keeping a watchful eye on her belongings out of the corner of her eye. When it was her turn at the counter, she placed her order, then sat back down, patiently waiting for her coffee and coffee cake. As she waited, she put her back to the window and brought her knee up to her chest, then wrapped her arms around her leg. She couldn't help but wonder what this year was going to be like.
This was her final year at Hogwarts, and although she was glad to be leaving, she couldn't help but feel a bit sad. She was going to miss Dumbledore and the rest of her professors, not to mention her friends. The castle was also a bit more of her home then her actual house back with her parents and sister. Lily was a muggle-born and now that she had gotten accustomed to being a witch, it was hard to live in a non-magical environment. She sighed slightly at the thought of this and began to think of ways to tell her parents that she wanted to live back in Godrick's Hollow.
Finally, she was pulled out of her thoughts when she heard the soft clink of plates hit the wooden table-top. She looked down and sitting infront of her was her coffee and coffee cake. A small grin appeared on her face as she broke a piece of the fluffy cake off and stuck it in her mouth. Her eyes closed for a breif moment as she took in the sweet taste before she swallowed and picked up another piece.
James Potter - August 3, 2007 04:57 AM (GMT)
There were three weeks left of summer. Three weeks until hundreds of students would be making thier way back to Hogwarts, in many cases, for the last time. It was a saddening thought if you really considered it, but James didn't dwell on it. He was just aiming to have a good time, but that was nothing new. However, there was something new in his Hogwarts letter this year. Head Boy. Head Boy? It was just unfathomable. Sirius (who spent summers at the Potter's having abandoned his own lunatic family) didn't believe it until he saw the proof for himself, and then he had nearly peed himself laughing. Immediately, James sent the badge with his owl off to Remus, sure that he was the intended owner. But, of course, Remus returned it to him. Still, after Sirius found out, there was no keeping it secret. Not that James was worried... not really... But then again, what would people say? Bloody hell, even his parents hadn't believed the news at first. After all, they had raised the boy and seen his antics firsthand. Nonetheless, they were proud of their son and assured him that dumbledore had not gone senile.
Over the weeks, James had sort of gotten used to the idea. Especially when Sirius pointed out that James would get his own luxurious dorm this year... one that would be a prime location for awesome parties. It was at least a week before either of the boys said a word about the fact that there was a also a Head Girl badge floating around out there. Of course, the thought had definately crossed James' mind, but he had not spoken about it since he didn't exactly what to say. When they did finally discuss it, they considered the possibility that Lily might not even had gotten the badge, after all, Remus had also been a shoe-in for the glory. Sirius cheerfully suggested that it might be one of the hot, brainy ravenclaw girls... all of whom James had a better chance with than Lily. James laughed along, but secretly hoped that this wasn't the case. Now, the din around James' headboy-manship had kind of died down. However, a few days ago, Sirius had still seen fitting to permanently stick the word 'boy' to James' forehead (get it? head boy?) They had both laughed about this prank until Sirius informed him that it wouldn't come off for at least a week if not longer.
So, there James was, walking around Diagon Alley with the word 'boy' on his forehead. He had come to London to get supplies and what-not. Sirius had come with him, but they had been *cough* seperated when the pair had run into a few sixth year hufflepuffs, who happened to adore Sirius. James was sure that Sirius would catch up to him later, looking slightly disheveled and wearing some girls lipstick. Strolling through the streets with a small bag filled only with a few bags of owl treats, James couldn't help but stop by his favorite store Quality Quidditch Supplies, which just happened to be across the street from the cafe. As he walked up to the store window, he spotted Lily, looking as lovely as ever... even more so than usual, if that was possible. He was distracted from the new brooms in the window (Oh.My.God.) and got the sudden urge to go talk to her. To say anything really, ask her about her summer perhaps. In fact, he was dying to ask about the whole head boy, head girl thing, but didn't know if he should ask her flat out or be sneaky about it. For some reason he had the feeling that if he were sneaky, it would take too long and she would send him away before he ever got around to finding out what he wanted. However, he was currently blocking traffic standing there staring at her, so he urged his legs toward the door of the cafe and stepped inside. Remembering his tatoo courtesy of Sirius, he brought his hand to his forehead and tried to flatten his hair over it. Though unsure if she would understand the cryptic inside joke on his head, he didn't want to take the chance. He went directly to her table without ordering anything and said, "Hey Evans! How you been?" Meanwhile he sat down opposite her and flashed a trademark grin. He figured that if he had waited for an invitation, he would be standing around till school started.
Lily Evans - August 3, 2007 03:16 PM (GMT)
A few more delightful bites into her cake, she stoped and ran her fingers through her firery long hair. In one swift move, she had pulled it back in a messy bun on the back of her head. She wasn't really expecting to run into anyone today, so she really didn't care what she looked like. Besides, when did she ever care? She had alot of confidence in herself and didn't need anyone's approval. After a few moments, she resumed to picking apart her cake, a small grin on her face. She hadn't tasted something this good in a long time. Her mum was usually the one who did all the cooking, but she had been not feeling up to par for the past couple weeks, so, unfortunately, her father and Petunia were left with the cooking. She sighed slightly after she finished off the delicious treat, then picked up her coffee with one hand as she proceeded to examine her new badge with the other.
However, she jumped slightly and dropped the badge when she heard an all too familiar voice comming from directly across for her. Her green eyes immediately bolted towards the source and she let out a sigh as she rolled her eyes. James Potter. Although he seemed perfectly content with talking to her, she was in no mood what so ever to speak to him. She simply set her coffee down and reached to the floor to get her badge, then sat back up. "I've been fine thank you, Potter..." she muttered as she raised a pale hand to brush a lock of hair from infront of her eyes. Quietly, she placed her badge in the back at her feet and picked up her coffee again, her legs crossing.
After a few minutes of silence (and refusing to look at him) she finally let her eyes study his figure. His dark hair was messy and unkept, as usual, and he still had that ever classic goofy grin on his face when he looked at her. For years now, he had been begging her to give him a chance, but all the same, Lily has forever turned him down. As far as she knew, she was the only girl in the castle that had said no to him. And that's the way it was going to stay... right?
Right. So, to avoid further thoughts of this, she pulled her new astronomy book from her bag and gently opened it to the first page. The first two pages had an enchanted illustration on it of the many constellations that hung in the night sky, and occasioally, a shootin star would shoot across the pages. She smiled gently at this. Even though she was getting older, the simple things that magic could do, like make a piece of art come to life still amazed her. She loved how just a few simple words and a wave of her could bring life to a dead rose.
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