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From Hate To Love And Back Again by Irish_Ginny

Format: Novel
Chapters: 27
Word Count: 66,986

Rating: 12+
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature

Genres: Fluff, Humor, Romance
Characters: Lupin, Sirius, Lily, James, Pettigrew, Voldemort, OC
Pairings: James/Lily, OC/OC, Remus/OC, Sirius/OC

First Published: 05/31/2006
Last Chapter: 10/23/2006
Last Updated: 11/01/2006

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This takes place during James and Lily's 7th Year. After James is once again rejected by Lily he asks the other Marauders for help. But is this a good idea? Especially if Sirius is helping? Join James, Lily and their friends as they tackle their last year and everything it brings; love, loss and laughter. PLEASE REVIEW!!!! I really need you to tell me what you think!!

Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Flower Dilemma

DISCLAIMER: I do not own Harry Potter or anything got to do with him. He is all J.K. Rowlings (lucky!)

Chapter 1: Flower Dilemma

“Ah! This is so frustrating!” said James. He was alone in his room after once again being rejected by Lily Evans. He fell down onto his bed with a sigh.

“Prongs mate, I think you’ve gone completely mad this time,” siad a voice from the door.

James looked up to see his best friend Sirius Black standing in the doorway.

“I’m getting a vibe that this is women trouble, or rather Lily Evans trouble. Am I right?” said Sirius.

All he got was a sigh in return.

“Ok, sit up little grasshopper and let the master help. We are going to sort this out once and for all. If not for your sake, for mine. We haven’t pulled a good prank in ages. You’ve been too rapped up in your ‘oh so pathetic’ love life.”

James sat up with a sigh. “Ok, what are we going to do?”

“Well for starters, don’t take his advice. His idea of a relationship is making out with a different girl in a broom cupboard everyday,” came a new voice, that of Remus Lupin.

“Hey, I resent that Moony. I haven’t been with any girl today.”

“Oh yeah? What about that 6th Year in Hufflepuff?”

“Oh yeah. Ah well, it doesn’t matter. This is about Prongs, not me. He is too pathetic at the whole dating thing and I think it’s about time I stepped in and helped. He’s been making a fool out of himself for years and he’s ruining the name of the Marauders.”

“He is not pathetic. He just doesn’t know how to handle Lily.”

“In case you guys haven’t noticed, I’m still in the room. Do you have to talk about me like that?” said James lifting his head.

“Sorry Prongs, but you have to admit you are terrible when it comes to Evans. I vote you forget about her. Why go through this for a girl?” said Sirius.

But this was definitely the wrong thing to say.

“She is NOT just a girl. She is THE girl. There is something special about her, I just can’t think of it. And where do you get off Padfoot? You’ve never felt anything for a girl. You couldn’t possibly know what I’m going through. You’ve got no heart when it comes to girls. You only care about what they look like and how long it will take for them to go to a broom closet with you. You’ve never been in love!” yelled James, jumping off the bed.

“Ha! I have succeeded in my first task! I got you out of your bed,” yelled Sirius triumphantly, smiling his usual charming smile.

But it seemed that what James had said finally registered in his head. His smile faded quickly.

“Prongs, did you say you were in love with Evans?”


“Prongs! What is the no. 1 rule of the Marauders? ‘No Marauder is EVER to fall in love’.”

“Actually,’ interjected Moony. “The no.1 rule is ‘Always stick by your fellow Marauders’.”

“Fine then! It’s the second rule…”

“No, the second rule is ‘Cause as much mayhem in Hogwarts as possible’.”

“It doesn’t matter Moony!’ came an exasperated Sirius. “The point is he broke the rules. He’s not allowed fall in love. When you fall in love things like this happen and the Marauders are no longer the four, well maybe three, Wormtail isn’t that hot. Anyway, we’re the three hottest guys in Hogwarts! We must stay available so we can please the women of Hogwarts. If we fall in love, who will be there for them? They’ll fall apart. They’ll be heartbroken. They’ll die because I’m not there. They’ll…”

“Ok Padfoot, you’ve made your point,” said Remus.

“…they’ll cry every night over the ruined Marauders. They’ll kill every girl in Hogwarts to find out who we’re with. They’ll…”

“Shut up Padfoot. I thought we were going to help Prongs with this? That is why you came up here right?” said Mooney from the end of James’ bed.

“Well no actually. I came up here to annoy him to come out and play a prank on dear old Snivellius. He was walking by the common room, but then I got up here and Prongs was moping about Evans for what must be the millionth time! So I decided he needed my help.”

“Oh yes Padfoot, you’re the best person for advice. If he ever needs to know how to date six girls at once, he’ll come to you,” said Remus.

“Six is easy. Now eight that’s...”

“Otherwise,’ said Remus, he’ll come to me. I am more understanding than you. Although that’s not hard. You after all have the emotional range of a teaspoon, if even that.”

“So Prongs,’ said Remus turning to James. What happened with Lily?”

“It’s obvious isn’t it, Prongs-”

“Sirius, shut up!” said Remus.

“Fine, fine Moony. I’ll let you handle the, as I like to call it ‘Flower Dilemma’,” said Sirius. “I’ll just sit here and observe quietly.”

“Sure Sirius. The day I see you sitting quietly is the day I enjoy being a werewolf,” said Remus before turning to James and giving him a look that told him he should start talking now.

“Ok,” said James with a sigh. “Well I was walking back to the common room from McGonagall’s office and I saw Lily in front of me. Her beautiful red flowing hair blowing around behind her as she walked, like an angel…”

“Ok Prongs, we get the point. Lily looked great, continue please,” said Remus.

“Well, she was alone so I walked up to her,” said James.

“After he stopped drooling over her,” commented Sirius.

“Shut up Padfoot. Continue Prongs,” said Remus, glaring at Sirius.

“Well, I walked up to her and…”

“Hey my Beautiful Flower, how are we doing today?”

“Get lost Potter. I’m not in the mood for you today,” Lily sounded very irritated, but noticing things like this was not James’s strong point.

“You don’t have much choice my darling angel; we are Head Boy and Girl after all. We have rounds to do later.”

“Exactly, later. I don’t want to deal with your giant head right now Potter. I don’t know what charm you put on Dumbledore to make you Head Boy but it won’t work on me. So please leave me alone,” Lily hissed at him.

“Ok Evans. I’ll leave you alone if you answer my one question and give me the right answer.”

“I will not go out with you Potter so don’t waste your breath asking me.”

“But I want to waste my breath on you my love. So anyway, since you are Head Girl and I of course am Head Boy, I feel it is only fitting that we go to Hogsmeade together. What do you say?”

“I say the same thing I’ve said for five years; I’d rather date the giant squid.”

“Now, see Evans, you’re in denial. I can sense it. You really do like me and want to go out with me, you just won’t admit it. I mean I can see why you would want to go out with the handsomest, most intelligent, funniest guy in Hogwarts, but I don’t understand why you’re hiding it Evans. I won’t reject you if that’s what you’re worried about be-”

But he didn’t have time to finish his sentence before Lily pulled out her wand and yelled ‘Rictusempra!’ pointing her wand at James.

James was thrown forcibly backwards and landed on his back. When he looked up Lily was standing over him, looking murderous.

“Listen here Potter. How dare you accuse me of wanting to go out with you. I will NEVER go out with you. Get over it. I’m sorry if I just squashed your dreams of dating every girl in Hogwarts but it doesn’t matter. I would NEVER even consider going out with an arrogant, big-headed, toerag who thinks he is God’s gift to the women of Hogwarts. Well let me tell you Potter, you’re not. You are an evil bullying git who picks on students who are weaker than you. Just because you have a natural ability with jinxes and hexes doesn’t mean you can parade around this school like you own it and expect everyone to fall on their knees before you. So grow up. Don’t ever ask me out again Potter. Because next time you do, I’ll make sure you go to the Hospital Wing with a lasting injury,” Lily yelled at him.

With that said she stomped off back up the corridor and turned in the direction of the library.

“What is her problem,” James asked himself before getting up off the ground and walking rather awkwardly towards the portrait of the Fat Lady. After all, if you’re hit with a jinx sent by Lily Evans when she is really angry, she makes sure you can’t walk straight for a week.

Hope you all liked it. It is my first fic so it starts slow, but it gets better!