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Lily Evans & James Potter: A History by EW4eva

Format: Novel
Chapters: 7
Word Count: 8,949
Status: WIP

Rating: 12+
Warnings: Mild Language

Genres: Humor, Romance, Action/Adventure
Characters: Lupin, Sirius, Lily, James, Pettigrew, OC
Pairings: James/Lily

First Published: 12/24/2008
Last Chapter: 04/11/2009
Last Updated: 04/11/2009


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ON HOLD! (Sorry) This story follows Lily and James along with the rest of the Marauders throughout their years at Hogwarts and after stopping at their untimely death. (Already have 23 chapters written, moving from other site)

Chapter 1: The Magic Within
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A/N: This is (or rather was- im reposting it off another site) my first fan fiction story so bare with me, please review and tell me what you think of it so far. There is some funny stuff on this page, well at least I think so I was smiling when I wrote it. Anyway on with the story. I hope you like it!!!

Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter… yes I know it stinks but hey life must go on!

Chapter 1: The Magic Within

This story begins in Northern England in a house where a young five-year-old girl lived. Her name was Lily Evans. She was a very pretty little girl who was most noted for her thick, dark red hair that fell just passed her shoulders and her startling green almond-shaped eyes.

Lily was only five when this story begins, but she was a very kind and loveable person. Except to one person who didn't agree and that was her sister Petunia.

Petunia always hated her sister, mostly because Lily was pretty and in Petunia’s opinion got all the attention, while Petunia was considered to be horse-faced and thought she was unequally loved my her parent’s.

Petunia was only three years older than her sister Lily. She always disliked Lily, until one day something happened that made her dislike towards Lily turn into both hate and fear.

One day when Lily was five and her sister Petunia was eight, they were all alone in the house. Their dad was at work, while their mum was out at a friend’s house down the street. Petunia started to take Lily's dolls and toss them out the window of the living room, because Lily was disturbing Petunia while she was trying to watch her favorite television program.

Her dolls landed in a rather large pile of mud. Lily stared at the dolls, tears starting to well in her eyes. Lily turned to her sister slightly defeated, when her sister started to laugh at the sight of her. Lily felt so much anger towards her sister. She wanted to hit her, but she knew that she couldn't. Petunia was much older and larger than she was, if she tried to hurt her, she might end up with a broken body part. However, she could fill the rage continuing to well inside her.

The next thing she knew Petunia was screaming as she flew off the couch and out the window, her legs and arms dangling wildly. She landed in the pile of mud, right next to the dolls. Both of them were so stunned, nobody knew what happened.

Petunia of course told their parents. Her parents didn't believe her, and they grounded her for making up stories. Since then, Petunia has always hated her sister because of her unnaturalness. She only approached her when she absolutely had to.

That however was not the end to the strange things that seemed to happen whenever this young Lily happened to get very angry or upset.

One day on Lily's seventh birthday her and her family had a small celebration at the house. Petunia got angry because her parents were telling Lily how she seemed to grow prettier every year. Petunia never got that compliment from her parents. They always just told her how they were so surprised that Petunia was already blank years old and how time flies.

So when it was time for cake, Lily made a wish and blew out the candles. After they were removed, Petunia went up to Lily as if she was going to give her a hug. When she got to her however she 'accidentally' pushed Lily's face into the cake. The next thing Petunia knew she was covered in gigantic, purple, puss-filled boils that didn't go away for three weeks! Her parents were so stunned when it happened that they didn't even ground Petunia.

After that Petunia learned not to mess with her sister, but just to stay as far away from her as possible and act as if she never existed. That was still not the end to the strange madness that seemed to happen to the little Lily Evans.

For the next few years, there were occasional flying dishes, levitating objects, and a few other strange things. They seemed to happen less as Lily got older and learned how to control her anger. Her parents never knew what to think of their child, but they loved her anyway. Petunia, however, did not.

Chapter 2: The Letter
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Disclaimer: Like I said before Harry Potter doesn't belong to me, it belongs to J.K.R. Also there is a bit from the sorcerer’s stone in here

Chapter 2: The Letter

Lily was eleven when one night on the 25 of July she was looking out her window. She was thinking about how she wanted to go somewhere far, far away! Somewhere where her sister wouldn't be. Even though this young girl knew that it was impossible, it didn't stop her from dreaming about it.

She didn't like her life. She had no friends. Everyone thought that she was very weird because of all the strange things that occasionally happened to her or those around her.

It wasn't a wonder why, because one day when Lily was eight her very mean history teacher, who was in a particularly fowl mood, decided to pick on Lily in front of the whole class. He kept on asking questions that Lily or no one in the class would know. Such as ‘what is the capital of Virginia?’ Lily knew that Virginia was one of the states in the United States but she had no idea what the capital was!

He reacted to this very badly and started yelling at her that these were things that she needed to know and on and on. Until Lily was between both tears and fury. Somehow Mr. Cromwell's fake toupee was seen hurling itself off his head and out of the second floor window. No one knew for certain that it was her, but all the students avoided her after that, knowing all the rumors that surrounded her already.

Lily became use to it. Instead of complaining like a normal person would, she took to becoming as smart as she could. She read as much as she possible could. She figured that she didn't need friends and that all she needed to do was work on her future. So ever since the day of the flying toupee incident she was always seen with a book in her hand. She was always reading about something, anything that she thought might be useful somehow.

However, even though this determination seemed to work on the outside, on the inside she wished for more! More friends, more happiness… anything!

So, on this rather eventful night Lily Evans could be found in her room, daydreaming. Her mom would come tell her to go to bed soon since it was almost nine o'clock at night.
She was staring at that pitch-black sky when all of a sudden she saw an owl flying in the distance. She smiled, she didn't normally see owls. The owl started flying towards her house…towards her very window. It stopped suddenly at her windowsill, nearly crashing into the glass. Then it did the strangest thing, it started tapping on the window, as if asking for permission to come inside.

Lily didn't know what to think! Maybe the poor animal was hurt and it needed help. She opened the window and the owl flew in like it was normal for it to be entering houses like this. Then it extended its leg out towards her.

Lily was staring at the owl in bewilderment when she noticed some form of paper tied to its leg. She went over to the owl, thinking about how cruel people were tying things on helpless animals, when she saw that there was a letter and it was addressed to her. That was very strange, who would be sending her a letter? And by owl? What ever happened to using the post! She untied the letter cautiously and as soon as the string was detached from the owl’s leg it flew away.

The letter seemed to be made out of a very old, thick type of yellowing parchment. There was an address written in emerald- green ink that read:

Ms. L. Evans
The Second Bedroom to the Right
143 Vince Street

Lily’s eyebrows raised in shock and bewilderment as she studied the address. Then flipping it over, she opened the letter being careful of the wax seal, which was bearing a lion, an eagle, a badger, and a snake all surrounded by a large letter H. Inside was a very strange letter that said the following:

Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock,
Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. Of Wizards)

Dear Ms. Evans,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.
Yours sincerely,
Minerva McGonagall
Deputy Headmistress

There was also a second sheet of paper that had a list of all the supplies needed. Lily just stood there staring at the paper, transfixed by it. Then she came to her senses.

"Mum!!! Dad!!!" Lily yelled as she ran from the room.

Chapter 3: Diagon Alley
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A/N: Ok I know what you are thinking or at least what I am thinking 'Where is James Potter? I thought that this was a Lily AND James story?' Yeah…well… I kind of got rapped up in Lily's story… so James will be in this chapter plus Diagon Alley too!!! I promise! Don't forget to review!
Oh yeah, and before you say anything, YES I KNOW THESE CHAPTERS ARE SHORT! But I wrote then in 2004 when I first got into ff, so you’re going to have to wait till after ch 23 to get a bit longer chapters. BUT at least I’ll update like every day for a while!
Chapter 3: Diagon Alley

It was July 26th, a young boy with very untidy black hair and hazel eyes by the name of James Potter had just woken up to a tawny owl tapping lightly at his window. James jumped up excitedly and rushed over to the owl. He let it in and practically tore the letter from the owl’s leg, must to it’s indignation. It pecked him roughly on his finger, gave a small hoot, and then flew off out the window. James looked at the letter happily, completely ignoring his slightly bloody finger. Without even opening it, he ran downstairs to tell his parents.

Lily woke up on the 2nd of August happy and completely excited. Today was the day when her mother was going to take her to a place called Diagon Alley to purchase all the things that she would need for Hogwarts. Lily was so happy that no one could spoil her day, not even her sister Petunia. She was so amazed when she had gotten her letter. She ran into her parent’s bedroom shoving it in their faces, while she was jumping up and down. It took her parents a while to realize that the letter was real, they only believed in it when they remembered all of the things that their daughter had done. The levitating dishes, the toupee incident, the boils, so they agreed that would take Lily to this so-called Diagon Alley on the 2nd to purchase her books.

Lily remembered the look on her sister’s face. The hatred, the disbelief, she thought back to all of this and smiled. She couldn't believe that she was finally leaving at last. She was going to a school to learn magic, which meant that she would get away from her sister and even learn some spells to put on her. She thought over all the possible things she could learn to make her sister’s life horrible and her smile grew even wider with the amount of possibilities. It would be wonderful to be able to fight back for once.

Lily got up and got ready. She took a shower and then got dressed. It was 11: 30 now and her and her mum headed for the car. They drove over to a small shopping area and parked in a near by parking lot. Then they walked over to what must have been the Leaky Cauldron.

Lily and her mum looked at it, and then looked at each other both unsure. Lily thought that for the entrance to what should be the great Diagon Alley that the pub didn't look very exciting. The sign was not even legible unless you really looked at it, if you weren't pay attention there would be no doubt you would walk right by it.

Lily and her mum looked at each other again and then her mum gave her a reassuring smile, walking towards the dingy pub, with her daughter following closely beside her. They walked in over to the bartender.

"Umm…excuse me…" Lily said awkwardly.

"Yes?" replied the bartender.

"Umm is this the Leaky Caldron?" She asked unsure.

"Why yes it is," He replied "Hogwarts first year I’m assuming?"

Lily signed with relief. She had no idea if she was in the right place at first.

"Yes," she said "Uh how do I get into Diagon Alley?"

"Ah Muggle-born, are you?" He asked.

"Excuse me?" Lily asked confused.

"Ah right, well let me show you how to get in, here follow me." He said and left from behind the counter. Lily and Mrs. Evans followed as he led them to a backroom.

"Since you have never been to the Wizarding world I should tell you that first you need to go to Gringotts." he said with a smile, staring at Mrs. Evans as her face contorted in confusion.

"Gringotts?" she asked, "what on earth is Gringotts?"

"Ah like I was 'bout to say Gringotts is the bank for wizarding folk. You will need to go there in order to exchange your muggle money for wizard money. Otherwise you won’t be able to get your supplies for school." He said as he came to stop at a wall.

Lily was going to say something, when he started tapping the wall with a stick. Lily looked at him and then at her mum. 'What an earth is he going' she thought to herself but then stopped and just stared transfixed at the wall at it gave a tiny quiver. Then to her utter disbelief the bricks started to move, forming a hole in the used to be solid wall. Lily and Mrs. Evans couldn't move. They just stared at the wall and the now visible shops dumfounded.

"Right, have fun!" said the bartender as he turned and left them.

That seemed to wake up Lily. She looked over at her mum who at also turned to her. All of a sudden their disbelieving faces turned to wide grins. ‘This is going to be one magical day!’ Lily thought to herself as she gathered up her courage and took the first step into this unknown territory.

James walked around the shops. His mother was off buying his books, while he was left to go get fitted for his school uniform. He knew he was suppose to go to Madam Malkin's, but he wasn't he didn’t feel like going just yet. He was heading for Quality Quidditch Supplies when a very pretty red head caught his attention. She was dressed in muggle clothing, looking at all the shops in awe. James had no idea who this girl was, but he found that he couldn’t help but smile as he looked at her. The girl went into Gringotts pausing to look at the sign at the door and then entering.

When she was gone James had to practically smack himself to snap out of it. After a short, momentary second of silence he continued on like nothing had happened.

A/N: What do you think? I was going to continue but I found that that was a good place to stop ever though James has about two paragraphs, but oh well it wasn't any new to him going to Diagon Alley. Anyway that is the end of Diagon Alley, for the first year anyway, next stop King's Cross Station. Oh yeah remember to review, and also that I am just getting started!!! So it will get better...I hope... :)

Chapter 4: Platform 9 and 3 whats?
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A/N: Okay so I am going to skip about a month in the story so now they are going to be at King's Cross. Sorry if you don't like this idea but the story has got to get interesting some time! Ok so in the last chapter the end might have been a little corny but whatever. A lot of people thing that James liked Lily since the first time that he saw her, and I think so, too. Also sorry all James fans since he really wasn't in there a lot but he with get to be soon…maybe…I am still making things up as I go along, anyway on with the story!
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, but I can still dream can't I?

Chapter 4: Platform 9 and 3 whats?

Lily walked through the entrance of King's Cross Station, and looked at her ticket. She was suddenly confused as it said that she would be leaving through platform 9 and ¾, but that couldn't be right! She pointed this out to her mother (her father was at work, and her sister refused to come) who shrugged.

"I suppose that we should just head towards platforms 9 and 10!" she said hopefully.

Lily just looked back down at her ticket and frowned.

"I suppose…" she said.

Then they walked towards the two platforms. Lily wasn't surprised when she didn't see the mysterious platform that she was suppose to be boarding from. Lily was getting worried, the train left at 11:00 and it was already 10:30! Just then she saw a girl pushing a trolley, much resembling the same stuff that was in Lily's. Lily walked over to her.

She looked like she was about to start running when Lily tapped her on the shoulder.

"Excuse me…" Lily said trying not to sound rude.

The girl turned around. She was very pretty. She had shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes.

"Ah, hello" she said nicely. "Can I help you?"

"Umm, yes, well I was wondering, do you by any chance know about
Hogwarts?" Lily asked reluctantly.

The girl suddenly smiled. "Muggle-born are you?"

"Umm, yes, I suppose that I am…" she said still having no idea what a muggle-born was.

"Right then, so I suppose that you want me to show you how to get on the platform." she said and without waiting for a reply and continued, "Just run straight at the wall any you with be able to get through."

She said it as if she did it everyday. "Umm are you sure about this?"

"Well yes, I haven't actually tried it though, see I am a first year, too, but my parents told he how to get through," she looked at me then she said, "Here I'll go first and then you follow, I'll wait for you on the other side." And with that she just ran straight at the wall and to Lily's amazement went straight through. Lily stood there for a moment then turned back to her mum who was watching the girl, too.

"Well, I guess this is where I leave you mum…" Lily said sadly.

There were tears in her mothers eyes as she said, "Oh my little Lilian is all grown up and going off to school…"

"Oh mum, I won't be gone that long!" Lily said as she tried to comfort her mother. "I'll be back for the holidays!"

"Yes, yes, I know…" she said "Just don't forget to sent me an letter with Hestia after you arrive!" (Hestia was her brown tawny owl that
they bought in Diagon Alley)

"I won't mum" Lily said as she gave her mother a big hug, "See you on Christmas!" she said, and with that she turned around and ran straight at the wall after the girl.

James was looking in all the compartments trying to find an empty one. He finally came to one near the end of the train. He stored his trunk up above him and sat down. He was sitting for about fifteen seconds when someone opened the door. It was a boy around his age who had dark hair that fell into his grey eyes.

"Oh hello!" He said to James then pointing to the seat across from James and asked, "Mind if I sit here?"

"Oh, go right ahead!" said James politely.

"Thanks," he said, "My name is Sirius by the way Sirius Black."

"My name’s James Potter," said James then he stared at the boy suspiciously, “Black, did you say?”

The boy visibly tensed at this, and said, “yes, but if you choose to judge me now, I would ask you to take into consideration that I think my family is full of nutters and if I could, I’d send them all off to Azkaban right now!”

James stared at him for a moment, and then grinned, “Right, well I’ll wait and see for my self if your not a nutter.”

Sirius relaxed slightly, “mind if I sit here?”

"No, not at all!" James said, motioning for him to take the seat across from him.

They sat there for a few moments not knowing what to say. Then Sirius asked awkwardly.

"So, do you like Quidditch?"

And that was the true start of their friendship.

Lily walked through the barrier not knowing what to expect she was met with the sight of a large scarlet-steam engine. Then she noticed the girl who said that she would wait for her on the other side.

"Ah, so you finally made it!" she said jokily. "What took you so long?"

"Oh, I had to say good-bye to my mum…" said Lily kindly. "I never caught your name by the way…"

"Oh, how rude of me!" She said while smiling, "My name is Athena, Athena Muring."

"Nice to meet you Athena," replied Lily, "I'm Lily Evans"

They smiled at each other, then Athena said "I suppose that we should go get a seat"

Lily nodded and then followed her onto the train. They stopped at a compartment that had only one young, pretty witch, who had long dirty-blond hair, and hazel eyes. She looked at them and smiled. She looked rather nervous.

"Ah hello," said Athena, "do you mind if we sit here?"

"Oh, no, not at all!" she said now smiling.

"Oh I'm Athena, by the way, Athena Waring, and this here is Lily Evans" she said kindly.

"Oh hi," she said rather shyly, "I'm Alice, Alice Turner."

The three got along together splendidly, they talked the whole time about there new school and everything. Apparently Alice was a Muggle-born too. Which happened to be, as Athena pointed out, someone who was a witch or wizard born from a non-magical family.

Lily had a lot to learn and so did Alice. Lily was very glad that there was some one else who was just as clueless about the magical world as she was. Athena told them all about Hogwarts and the four houses and before they knew it one of the prefects came in and told them that they must change into their school robes, since they were getting close to Hogwarts.

A/N: I know this one is super short and boring. Next one will be a lot more interesting!

Chapter 5: The Sorting Hat
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Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, J.K.R. does!

Chapter 5: The Sorting Hat

Lily and her new two friends had to follow a gigantic man with the rest of the first years until they reached the boats that would take them up to Hogwarts. It was a beautiful night out. The three girls got into a boat and were joined by a frightened looking girl with blond hair that was up in pigtails.

"Hello" said Lily. She knew that she was scared, too, but she knew that she wasn't as afraid as this girl was.

"Hi.." she said finally looking down at her feet, she was extremely shy.

"I'm Lily Evans, this is Athena Muring, and this is Alice Turner." Lily said hopefully.

"Hello!" said Athena, and Alice happily.

"Hi," the girl said again, "My name is Kaitlin Abbott, but everyone calls me Katy." she said finally after about a minute of looking at her shoes.

James and his new friend Sirius Black sat down in a boat which had two other people in it.

"Oh, hello!" said James, "Mind if we sit here?"

"Oh go right ahead!" said a rather sickly looking boy with light brown hair.

"Thanks, I'm James by the way, James Potter." said James.

"Yeah, and I'm Sirius Black."

"Oh hello, I'm Remus Lupin, and this is Peter Pettigrew." said Remus.

"Hello!" piped up Peter in a squeaky voice.

They rode in the boat across the lake. James swore that he felt something knock against the boat from down below in the dark lake.

When the first years got their first look at Hogwarts they saw that it was perched atop a high mountain. There was a loud "Ooooh" from all of the first years. They finally came to the other side of the gigantic lake and followed the huge man named Hagrid up to the castle. Then he knocked three times on the castle door.

The door opened up to a black haired witch in emerald-green robes, she had a very stern look on her face.

"Good-evening," she said, "and welcome to Hogwarts. I am Professor McGonagall. The Sorting Ceremony will begin shortly. During which, you will be sorted into one of the four houses. They are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. The Sorting Ceremony is very important because the house that you will get sorted into will be like your family whilst you are at Hogwarts. You will sleep in your dormitory, and have classes with the rest of your house. You may also spend any free time in your house common room." she said, while everyone listened intently.

"Each of the four houses has its own noble history. While you are here your triumphs will earn your house points, while any rule breaking will lose you points. At the end of the year, the house cup will be awarded to the house with the most points. Now please follow me into the great hall where you will be sorted.”

Lily and the rest of the first years followed Professor McGonagall into the Great Hall. Lily gasped, as did a lot of others. She saw that it was lit with thousands of candles that were floating in midair over four long table.

She looked up at the ceiling and saw that it looked like the sky outside, dark with thousands of stars. They walked towards a stool that had a hat on it which was very patched and frayed. Just then to Lily's great surprise a rip near the brim opened wide like a mouth as it began to sing:

"Oh, many people wonder how the great Hogwarts came to be,
Listen up, for I will tell you the very grand story!
It started when the four founders had a great ambition,
To start a school, was there great and noble mission!
There was Gryffindor, the bravest, who taught those who were daring,
Patient Hufflepuff, who took the hard workers who were caring.
Wise Ravenclaw took those whose intelligence mounted high and tall,
And lastly, cunning Slytherin who took those who would never fail or fall.
Now you may ask yourself 'Which house is right for me?'
Well never fear for the Sorting Hat will tell you where you ought to be!
Now try me on, and I will look deep within your mind,
I will look at all the things that you may not even be able to find!
So come now students and try me on,
And never fear for the Sorting Hat is never wrong!"

Then the song was over, and the hall burst into applause. Lily watched as Professor McGonagall unraveled a long roll of parchment and said the first name on the list.

"Abbott, Kaitlin!"

Katy Abbott walked rather slowly and shyly up to the Sorting Hat. It was slipped onto her head and after a moment the hat yelled out, "Hufflepuff!"

Katy got up and walked over to the Hufflepuff table, which was now cheering. Lily sighed for she didn't think that she would be in Hufflepuff, after Athena explained the four houses to her. She thought that she would probably go into Ravenclaw since she was very smart, and usually had her head in a book.

"Balet, Colin!"

After about two seconds that hat cried out "Ravenclaw!" and the boy named Colin got up and rushed over to the Ravenclaw table.

"Balet, Laura!"

Colin's twin got up and walked over to the hat. "Gryffindor!"

"Black, Sirius!" was the next name that was called, and a boy with black hair that fell into his eyes walked up to the hat, looking nervous.

It was about two minutes before the hat finally called out an answer.
"Gryffindor!" The boy named Sirius looked rather relieved as he walked towards the Gryffindor table.

James was clapping hard as Sirius walked over to the Gryffindor table. He had to get into Gryffindor, he just had too! There were a few more names until one in particular was called. The name meant nothing to him at first, until he saw the familiar looking red hair.

"Evans, Lily!" said Professor McGonagall, as slowly a girl with long red hair, and almond-shaped green eyes walked nervously up to the hat.

James just stared at her like he did on the day that he had first seen her in Diagon Alley. She was very pretty he thought to himself. He only snapped out of it when the hat called out a name…

Lily felt as if she had been sitting under the hat for ages. She could hear the hat discussing to itself where it should put her.

"Well, I see that you would do well in Ravenclaw, very wise. Ah but what is this, bravery, yes I can see a lot of bravery. Very well I have made up my mind." and then Lily could her the hat cry out "Gryffindor!" So she got up and walked over to the cheering Gryffindor table and sat down.

'Well that surprising,' she thought to herself, 'I was so sure that I would be put into Ravenclaw, but it said that I am very brave. That isn't right! If I am so brave then why didn't I stop Petunia from making my life so horrible?'

Her thoughts were interrupted however when she heard a name that she recognized get called.

"Muring, Athena!" said Professor McGonagall, as Athena made her way up to the hat. Lily was hoping, praying that she would become a Gryffindor. Then the hat opened its mouth and called out, "Gryffindor!"

Athena ran over to the table and sat next to Lily. She smiled at Lily happily, as Lily beamed back at her. There were several more people who were called. Then they got into the P's.

"Pettigrew, Peter"

"Gryffindor!" A very short, fat boy came over and sat near Sirius.

"Potter, James!"

"Gryffindor!" A boy will untidy black hair came over to their table and sat next to the boy named Sirius. They were a few seats down.

Then a name that Lily was not expecting got called, “Snape, Severus!”. Lily stared up in confusion at this. Where had she heard that name before? As she stared at the boy with greasy black hair, she suddenly remembered. It was the boy that lived nearby her in Spinner’s End. The two had played together when they were both eight.

They had started to become good friends when he suddenly stopped coming over. She had gone to his house to see why he had stopped playing with her, when his father opened the door and told her to leave. He had said that she wasn’t welcome there and that Severus wasn’t allowed to see her anymore.

It had nearly broke her heart, seeing as she had no other friends. But seeing as she was a child, she bounced back easily after some time. It was odd, thinking back to her time with him she remembered some of the conversations they had together.

She remembered telling Severus about the weird things that seemed to be happening to her. And he in return told her about magic and this amazing school that took in witches and wizards and trained them up. It was odd that she had not thought about any of this until now. When she was younger, she had dismissed what he told her as being nothing more than mere fairytales. It didn’t help that he disappeared a few days later, so that he could do nothing to persuade her that he was serious.

She nearly missed the hat as it called out “Slytherin”. Lily stared after Severus with a curious but warm gaze as he made his way slowly to the house full of green and silver decorations. Severus, who must have felt those stunning green eyes boaring into him, turned his gaze to Lily. He instantly recognized her, but instead of smiling, he sent her a quick nod and continued on to find a seat.

Lily frowned at this, but then turned back to the hat, seeing as it was Alice's turn. She sat under the hat. It took about three minutes for the hat to decide before it called out, "Gryfffindor!"

Lily was so happy that the two friends that she made on the train where in her house. She didn't even notice that a young boy named James was staring at her during the feast. She was too focused on her new friends, and seeing quick glances towards the Slytherin table.

The feast was marvelous, the food just appeared after their Headmaster Albus Dumbledore had welcomed them and told them that the Forbidden Forest was, well, forbidden, and also a list of items, which were not allowed at school.

The food was amazing, there was just about everything that Lily could think of, and it was even more amazing when as the food began to disappear the plates would refill themselves automatically.

When they had finished dessert they were asked to follow the prefects to the entrance of the Gryffindor common room, which turned out to be a portrait of a fat lady.

On the way there Lily and Alice were looking at all of the pictures stunned as they all moved. They also noticed that they were ghosts floating all around the castle! When they got to the Fat Lady she asked for the password.

"Tarantallegra," said one of the prefects to the Fat Lady, and then to us added, "Remember that, because you will need it each time that you wish to enter the common room." Then the prefects walked inside and the first years followed.

"Girls dormitories up and down the stairs to the right, boys the same on your left." said one of the prefects.

Then all of the first years went inside there dormitories for a bit of rest. Lily, Alice, and Athena went up and stopped at the door labeled 'first years' and went in. Their luggage was already there.

They picked a bed, got changed, and laid down to rest. The girls were so tired from the feast that they didn't even introduce themselves to the two other first year girls that shared there dormitory.

Lily thought about this as she drifted off and mentally reminded herself to meet them in the morning. Then she smiled, while she was lying there in her four-poster bed. She smiled at the thought that she actually left her old no-friend life behind, left Petunia behind, and was starting a new, and what she hoped would be, a better life.

She fell asleep thinking about all the strange things she had done as a child. Now she knew that there were others like her and she wasn't a 'freak' as Petunia liked to call her.

James Potter lie in bed thinking about the very busy day that they just had. He was so glad that he was in Gryffindor. He was so glad that he had already made three friends. However that wasn't the only thing that was in his head while he began to fall asleep. James thought of the girl named Lily Evans. The one with the unusual red hair, and almond-shaped green eyes. James thought of her and smiled as he fell asleep.

Chapter 6: Classes
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Chapter 6: Classes

Lily woke up the next morning feeling very happy. Alice was already awake while Athena was lightly snoring. It was only 7:10 so Lily decided to take a shower and get dressed. When she got back to her dormitory Athena was still sleeping. Lily decided she better wake her up. Although, Athena had other things in mind.

"Athena..." Lily said softly, but she did not make any sign that she knew Lily was even there.

"Hello! Athena!" Lily said more loudly now lightly shaking her, but she didn't move.

"Athena!" Lily yelled in her ear, "Wake up!!" Athena just covered her head with a pillow and said, "Five more minutes mum..."

"Athena, wake up now!" Lily said again while taking her pillow and whacking her with it, "If you don't you will miss breakfast!"

Athena looked up sleepily, "Food? Where?"

Lily smiled now that she knew how to wake her up. "In the Great Hall, remember!"

"No," said Athena sitting up still half asleep and apparently not listening, "I don't see any food!"

Lily just rolled her eyes. "Well get dressed and we can go get some!"

Then Lily walked over to Alice. "I have a feeling that food is the only way to wake that girl up!" said Lily smiling and pointing over to Athena. Alice smiled to Lily and then walked away, over to the two girls that shared their dormitory. Lily followed.

"Hello," said Lily cheerfully, "I'm Lily Evans! And this is Alice Turner!"

"Hi" said one of the girls, "I'm Emily Cauldwell!" Emily was very pretty. She had long blond hair and beautiful blue eyes.

"Yeah," said the other, "And I'm Laura Balet!" Laura was also very pretty, with short brown hair and hazel eyes.

"Hi!" Said Lily and Alice again.

"Who is that?" ask Emily as she pointed to Athena who was dozing off again.

"Oh, that's Athena Muring,” said Lily as she turned around. "Athena! Wake up!"

Athena, who was beginning to doze back off whilst in a sitting position, jumped up, "I'm awake, already!" Lily just turned back around, rolling her eyes.

When they were finally ready, which took awhile because of Athena, they headed down for breakfast. During which they got their schedules for their classes. Lily and her fellow Gryffindors had History of Magic, Transfiguration, lunch, and then Charms.

There was also something else that happened during breakfast. To Lily's great surprise hundreds of owls came into the Great Hall carrying letters and packages. It reminded Lily about her promised that she made to send her mum and dad a letter, once she arrived. ‘Ah well’ she thought, ‘I'll just send one today, no big deal.’

Lily got up and followed her friends to the History of Magic classroom. Lily wanted to sit in the front, while Athena wanted to sit in the back. Alice however didn't mind where they sat.

"Come on Lily!" said Athena, "I don't want to sit in the front, it makes you seem like you want to pay attention!"

"And that's a bad thing?" asked Lily surprised.

"Well, yeah, I don't want to pay attention!"

"Well I do!"

Then Alice cut in, "Why don't we just sit in the middle, that way it’s in between!"

They settled for that and sat in the middle. While Lily got out a quill and parchment to take notes, and Athena just rolled her eyes at her. When class started Lily wondered where the teacher was. She gasped when he just floated through the wall.

Lily had no idea that Professor Binns would be a ghost and she got very excited. He didn't even introduce himself to the class nor take any notice that any of them were even there. He just started writing on the board, and Lily quickly began her note taking.

James and his new three friends quickly took the desks in the back in the History of Magic classroom, much to Remus' dislike. James just sat talking to Sirius while Remus got out all of his things to take notes.

After about fifteen minutes of class practically everyone was asleep, and only two people where still taking notes, Remus and the red head Lily Evans. James was practically asleep himself, but he watched as the girl named Lily sat wide-awake writing down everything that Professor Binns said.

Every time one of her friends began to fall asleep she would quickly jab them in the side with her elbow. Her friends didn't seem too happy about it. She got one of them with dirty-blond hair, whom he believed to be Alice something, to actually take notes for about five minutes before drifting off again.

The other one with brown hair, who he knew as Athena, just got tired of getting hit in the side so she just elbowed her back much harder and Lily then seemed to decide it was best to just leave her alone. He had no idea why he felt so strangely every time he was around this girl.

'Come on James!" he thought, 'your only 11! Plenty of time to thing of girls later!' The next thing he knew he was falling asleep and didn't wake up until class was over. At that time, they got up and headed for there next class, Transfiguration.

Professor McGonagall spent the first five minutes of class lecturing them on how Transfiguration is the most difficult form of magic. She then turned herself into a cat and back again.

A lot of people were disappointed when they learned that they must register if they ever wish to transform into an animal. They spent half of the class taking complicated noted. After that they spent the rest of the time trying to turn a match into a needle.

James did by far the best in the class. Nobody else even got close, except that Lily Evans who managed to turn her match red when she started to get frustrated, though it was still a match. Professor McGonagall wasn't too happy about it though.

"Miss Evans!" she started to yell at Lily, "Please try to keep that for Charms! This is transfiguration, and your job here to it transfigure!
Though I am sure that Professor Flitwick will be delighted." And then for some strange reason she smiled at Lily a little before she continued on.

Lily and her friends walked out of Transfiguration and headed to the Great Hall for lunch. They whole time was spent talking about their first ever class with Professor McGonagall.

"Well, that wasn't as bad as History of Magic!" Athena said.

"History of Magic wasn't that bad!" said Lily, "Maybe if you paid attention..."

"I was trying to pay attention!" Athena explained while Lily raised an eyebrow. "I was trying to pay attention to falling asleep, but you just had to keep on jabbing me with your bloody bony elbow!"
Lily just rolled her eyes at that.

"So, how did you turn that match red, Lily?" asked Alice, "I wasn't even close to changing mine at all!"

"I have no idea!" said Lily truthfully.

Then they reached the Great Hall.

"Yes finally we get to eat!" said Athena happily.

"We didn't eat that long ago!" said Alice.

After Lunch the three headed over to the Charms classroom. To Athena's displeasure Lily made them all sit in the front, telling them that this was the class that she was looking forward to. Athena finally agreed.

Their teacher Professor Flitwick was so short that he had to stand on a pile of books to see over his desk. For the first class they were to try to work on making a feather fly with a charm called 'Wingardium Leviosa'.

To Flitwick's great delight Lily managed to do it on her first try, and she also was the one to make her feather fly by the end of the class. Flitwick was so delighted that she managed to do it that she got ten points for Gryffindor. She was so happy, she managed to get her first points in her now favorite class.

After dinner Lily finally remembered that she decided to write her parents a letter that day. So she sat in the common room trying to figure out what to say.

Dear mum, dad, and Petunia, (Even though she knew her sister was probably never going to read it)

It is amazing here! I got into this house called Gryffindor, which is one of the four houses that they separate you into. I was surprised that I got into Gryffindor because the students are all suppose to be brave more than anything. I thought I would make it into Ravenclaw where everyone puts brains before everything. Oh well, I made friends! We get along really well.

Anyway, like I said it is amazing here! Hogwarts is a giant castle on a giant lake, and there are mountains in the distance. It’s beautiful! And in the castle there are so many floors, I got lost just trying to find the Great Hall, which is where we eat. Anyway I love the classes, and oh yeah would you believe that they have ghosts here! They aren't what you would think though they are all pretty friendly!

Well I am sorry this letter was delayed but I was busy with school. I hope that you are all well, and I love you! Can't wait to see you at Christmas!



Lily being satisfied with the letter got up and left the common room to go to the owlery to go find her owl Hestia. It took her about an hour to actually find the place but she finally managed. She walked inside but she wasn't alone. There was a boy who Lily knew from the feast as James Potter, even though she had never talked to him before.

She walked into the owlery a little further; seeing as how the boy didn't even know she was there she decided she wouldn't disturb him. She looked at all the owls trying to find her own. Then she finally spotted her. She was sleeping, but she knew she had to send the letter so she called her anyway,

"Hestia!" called Lily a little louder than she intended too.

James jumped and turned around. By the look on his face she could tell that she had startled him.

"Sorry..." said Lily as her owl swooped down to her.

"Its okay." he said as Lily started to tie the letter on her outstretched leg.

"I didn't mean to scare you," Lily said rather shyly.

"You didn't scare me!" He said quickly, "You just...startled me, that's all!"
Okay," said Lily trying to see the difference in between the two. "No need to get angry!"

"I'm not angry!" he said rather angrily. Lily giggled.

"What's so funny?" He asked, his face squinting in both confusion and frustration.

"Nothing!" Lily said while shaking her head. Her owl flew away and Lily turned and left.

A/N: Okay so not such a great place to meet your future husband, but hey that's the way the cookie crumbles! Anyway I hope you liked it, please R&R! Sorry this chapter took forever to get up, I’ve been super busy!

Chapter 7: Classes part 2
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Disclaimer: I'll say it once more: ME NO OWN HARRY POTTER! Though I own the stupid people that I made up and make no money off of…shame…
Chapter 7: Classes- Part 2

The next day the first years set off for their next set of classes. Lily hoped that the classes would be as fun as charms, or at least not as complicated as Transfiguration. Lily and her friends headed towards Herbology, in which they had to go out of the castle to the greenhouses for class.

Professor Sprout, the Herbology teacher, was also the head of Hufflepuff. They had Herbology with the Hufflepuffs, and though Professor Sprout didn't seem to favor her students it was obvious that Herbology was a lot of the Hufflepuffs’ best subject. Nonetheless, Lily managed to earn a few points for Gryffindor for answering a lot of Professors Sprouts questions on the strange plants that they were to learn about.

There next class was Defense Against the Dark Arts. Lily thought the subject seemed interesting enough. Their teacher Professor Claude was a friendly middle age wizard who believed in practical lessons but that understanding must come first. So for their first lesson they took notes the entire time, though it was more interesting than the notes that they took in History of Magic. They were also a lot less complicated than the notes taken in Transfiguration.

After Lunch the first years headed off to their last class of the day, potions, which they had with the Slytherins. Lily and her friends walked through the dungeons toward the classroom. They were almost just outside the door when Lily accidentally ran into one of the Slytherin first years.

"Watch were your going, you filthy little mudblood!" he said rather rudely.

Lily had no idea what a mudblood was but she knew an insult when she heard one. Several people gasped and looked at Lily to see her reaction. She had no time to say anything because the next thing that she knew James had his wand out and was pointing it at the Slytherin. Lily knew that they didn't know much magic, but she didn't know how much this James person knew.

"You'll pay for that one!" said James.

Lily didn't need to think twice. She got out her wand and pointed in at James.

"Leave him alone!" yelled Lily. She could tell that James was surprised because he just stood there staring at her puzzled. But no one had time to react, because the next person to step in was their Potions professor, Professor Baddock.

"What do we have here?" the Professor asked while surveying the three first years. "Ah, are you threatening one of my students?”

It wasn't really a question because he didn't wait for an answer, nor for any sort of explanation to what was happening.

"Well then, you may join me in detention tomorrow evening at seven o'clock sharp. And let's see twenty points from Gryffindor. Now if you all will-"

"But Professor," said James, who seemed to recover first, "He called her a mud-"

"That is another five points from Gryffindor, for interrupting me with pointless things. Now everyone make your way into the class before I take away even more points."

"Thanks a lot Potter!" Lily whispered angrily while the professor walked into the classroom.

"What did I do?" James asked shocked.

"Thanks to you I now have detention!" Lily said and without waiting for a reply walked into the classroom to sit next to her friends.

Lily asked her friends what the word ‘mudblood’ meant. What she found out didn't surprise her. Now she knew what to expect in the wizarding world. Lily didn't talk much the rest of the day; she was upset that she would never really be accepted anywhere, in the muggle world or in the magical one.

James sat down at the Gryffindor table for dinner. He still didn't understand why Lily was mad at him. He also didn't understand why she pointed her wand at him when it should have been pointed at the bloody Slytherin. However, his thoughts were soon interrupted by Remus.

"Hey guys, I am leaving tomorrow to go visit my mum," he said rather sadly.

"Oh, is she ill?" Sirius inquired.

"Yeah," he said while looking down at his plate.

"When will you be back?" asked James.

" Um, Friday," he said still looking down.

"Oh, alright," said James, "I hope she feels better."

James and Sirius started up a conversation about Quidditch. They had no idea what Remus had no plan to go visit his 'sick' mother, but was actually planning to spend Wednesday evening in a certain house for a certain reason.

A/N: Right well… before everyone gets all huffy. I KNOW Slughorn is there professor. But I don’t really want to rewrite every potion scene with him, so I’m just going to have him come in later… namely third year. So anyway, I know its short. I’m going to go ahead and start editing the next one.