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The Housing Project by Michael Winges

Format: Novel
Chapters: 5
Word Count: 6,093
Status: WIP

Rating: Mature
Warnings: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature

Genres: Humor, Romance, Action/Adventure
Characters: Dumbledore, Lupin, Sirius, A. Longbottom, F. Longbottom, Lily, James, Pettigrew, OtherCanon
Pairings: James/Lily, Remus/OC, Sirius/OC, Other Pairing

First Published: 01/06/2010
Last Chapter: 11/16/2012
Last Updated: 11/16/2012

Summary:




Stunning banner by nostalgia. @ TDA!!


Dumbledore is off his rocker. He's making us stay with the one person that we despise - Alice with Frank, Ally with Remus, Alana with Peter, Natalie with Sirius, and I'm stuck with Potter - for our entire seventh year and the year after that. And we're supposed to act like we're happily married?! Thanks alot, Dumbledore. This is going to be an excellent year.


Chapter 1: Chapter One
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"Are you bloody serious?!" Ally McPherson yells. I smack her arm.

"Ouch!"

"Don't swear in front of the Headmaster!"

"Sorry, mum," she says, rolling her eyes. Her twin sister, Alana, is shaking her head. Alice Prewett is practically crying. And Natalie Cambridge is staring daggers at Sirius, who is sitting on the arm of her chair. The seventh year Gryffindors had been told to come to Dumbledore's office immediately after dinner to receive instructions on a mission. I had no idea that Dumbledore would want us to do this.

Speaking of him, he is smiling at me, chuckling.

"It is quite all right, Miss Evans," he says. I blush.

"Now, as I was saying, the ten of you have been paired up with each other and you shall go undercover as newlyweds. You have all been informed of the Order, correct?" We nod our heads solemnly. "Good. Now, since you are part of the Order, your mission will be working in the field. However, your safety is in extreme danger. That is why you have been paired up. And now, to give you your assignments: Alice, your new name shall be Alice Longbottom." Alice looks ashamed, Frank looks triumphant, and Ally is laughing her arse off.

"Allison." She shuts up now. "Your new name will be Allison Lupin. Alana, yours is Alana Pettigrew. Natalie, you are now Natalie Black. And that leaves..."

"... Lily and James," Natalie says. I'm too shocked to speak.

"What?" I whisper.

"Miss Evans, your new name is now Lily Potter," Dumbledore says gently. My mind is blank. All of my friends look at each other, concerned.

"Excuse us, sir," Alana says, standing up and coming over to me. "We will be back in a little bit."

The Gryffindor girls get up and follow Alana as she drags me out of the room. Potter looks at me, curious. When we are out of earshot, Alana and the girls turn and look at me. Ally is tapping her foot.

"Well?" was all she says. I start crying. They are so shocked, they have no idea what is going on. Alice comes over and comforts me.

"Sweety, what's wrong," she asks.

"R-r-remember when I received that letter last year about my p-p-parents?" They nod. "Well, Dumbledore ordered me to move in with the Potters. And it was horrible, at first. James was really mean to me at first. He would put some kind of creature under my pillow. Or Sirius would prank me while I was reading. Then, they started being nice to me. I don't know why, but James and I started hanging out more. And..." I stop, swallowing hard. This is really hard to say. "And I started falling in love. He was just so nice to me! But one night..." I start crying harder. They wait until I can breathe normally.

"He came home, with a random girl on his hip. And he looked so happy... and I thought that he had gotten over me. Do you know what feels like to have your heart ripped out?! I still love him, but he will probably never love me back." They stare at me, tears in their eyes.

"Oh, Lily!" They all hug me, tears streaming down our faces. After about ten minutes, we are ready to back up to Dumbledore's office. As we enter, my four best friends all glare at James. I keep my head down, tears still glistening in my eyes. I walk over to the chair that I'd been sitting in a few minutes earlier. James was standing behind it.

"Lily?" My heart thunders. Damn it.

"Are you alright?"

"OF COURSE NOT, YOU BLOODY DOLT!" Ally is lucky that Dumbledore had decided to step into his private quarters to retrieve something. The boys look at her, stunned. she is fuming.

"YOU HURT MY BEST FRIEND! YOU THINK WITH YOUR DICK! WHY CAN'T YOU USE THAT HEAD OF YOURS?!?!" James looks like he is wrongly accused.

"I did nothing of the sort! I had an amazing summer with Lily." I try to hold back a sob, but fail. Everyone turns to me. The tears are now running down my face as I lift my face up. And everyone can see how much pain I'm in right now. My hands are in tight fists. James is really confused now. I shut my eyes.

"If it was so amazing," I whisper. "Then how come you decided to break my heart?" I open my eyes again. James looks really upset.

"I didn't do anything to break your heart!"

"Then what was that with Brittany?"

"That was the biggest mistake of my life! Besides, I thought you hated me!" He moves closer to me.

"You were wrong about that," I whisper so that only he could hear me. My hand starts inching toward my wand.

Good thing Dumbledore chooses to enter now.

"I have found them!" He exclaims. He sets down a small box on his desk and opens it. Inside are gold wedding rings. He hands the Marauders (and Frank) two rings each. Sirius is about to put his on, but Dumbledore has different plans.

"Ladies, please take a ring, slide it onto your partner's right ring finger, and say 'I promise to be your wife, protect you, and be happy whenever you are around for the next two years.'" We do as he says. Then Dumbledore tells the guys to do the same thing. After this is done, we wait for Dumbledore to give us directions.

"Each pair has a house that is on the same street. If you need anything, you can go to each other's houses. The houses are in Surrey, a small muggle village with a few magic folk living there. You are going to leave tonight at midnight. Filch has been told to let you walk through the halls late, to say goodbye. Oh, and before I forget..." He snaps his fingers and ten picture frames with diplomas in them come floating to us. I reach out and grab mine, enthralled. "You are now Hogwarts alumni! Your trunks are still up in your rooms. Unfortunately, your robes have been removed. Now, you are allowed to go up to your dormitory to say goodbye." We walk out of the office. I am behind everyone. My eyes are starting water again.

"Lily." I turn around. Snape is walking toward me. I glare at him.

"Piss off."

"Lily, I'm so-"

"I said piss off!" And I run down the corridor. He follows me. I don't watch where I'm going, thus making me bump into James.

"Oi! Watch it - oh, hi, Evans. What is it-" I plant my lips on his. I feel a shock as my lips make contact with his. He's shocked at first, but then he starts kissing me back more passionately. I hear Snape gasp. I could care less. We break apart to breathe. James is smiling.

"Lily..." Snape whispers. I turn to see the tears in his eyes. James scoffs.

"I thought I told you to fucking piss off, Snivellus," I say, trying out his new name. He stands his ground.

"You silly girl," he says. I glare at him. "You don't realize that he's just going to break your heart. Unlike me." He took a step closer, his greasy hair shining in the light of the torch. "I will always love you." James puts himself between Snape and me. His wand is pointed between Severus' eyes.

"How dare you talk about my wife like that," he snarls. Snape jumps back in surprise, but recovers and whips out his wand.

"Lily, are you just going to let this tosser - this wanker - call you something so -" he glances at my left hand. I put it on my cheek, smiling brilliantly and flashing the silver band in the light. Snape glares at us and runs around the corner. James turns around and I crash my lips onto his. He kisses back fervently. He backs me up into a wall and brings my leg up to his side, caressing my thigh. My small hands slide up his chest. After a bit of snogging, we hear Sirius yelling at Natalie, making us jump apart. We are both breathless.

"I was waiting for that to happen for almost seven years," he whispers. I smile.

"Now we really can start acting like a married couple," I whisper back. He kisses me again. After five minutes, we pull apart, breathing heavily.

"We should go." I nod, still ecstatic. We walk back to Gryffindor Tower, hand in hand.


Chapter 2: Chapter Two
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James is an excellent driver, seeing as we haven't crashed. Yet.

The radio has just finished playing "Love Me" by Justin Bieber and is now playing "Tik Tok"by Ke$ha. I start singing along.

"Don't stop, make it pop, DJ turn my speakers up tonight. I'm a fight, 'til we see the sudden lights..."

James chuckles. I give him a confused look. He smiles and shakes his head.

"Your singing voice is very beautiful," he says. I blush and my magiphone vibrates. Magiphones are phones that let you have the ability to join in a text/call conversation at any given time and you already know what the conversation is about (don't ask, it's really complicated).

Help! - Ally

I need somebody!

Help! Not just anybody.

Help! You know I need someone.

Heeeeeelp!

Oh, ha ha! Y'all are bitches.

Oh, chill, Ally! At least you don't have Black with you.

I'd rather have Sirius than Longbottom!

Al, you know you're head over heels for him.

Yeah, you're right.

Wait... Al just admitted she's in love!

HA! Y'all owe me three galleons. EACH!

Aw, Lils! No fair! Just 'cause Nat coaxes it out of her doesn't mean we have to pay you.

According to the bet, yes, you do. Nat can keep hers, though.

YOU GUYS BET ON MY LOVE LIFE?!

It was Ally's idea!

How could you?! How can you turn on your own sister, Alana?!

Will you five just SHUT UP?!?!

EYES ON THE ROAD, BLACK!


I look in the rearview mirror to see the car behind us swerve. I laugh. James looks pleased.

Good going, Sirius.

Your input isn't helping, Evans!

KEEP YOUR FUCKING EYES ON THE FUCKING ROAD!

Natalie, just yell at him in person! You're right next to him!

I. REFUSE. TO. TALK. TO. HIM!!!!!!!

I turn off the device and go back to singing. I pick up a magazine from the floor. It's called What's In at Hogwarts. It's a magazine that started up in our third year and mainly follows the Marauders and my friends. I read a scandal about how all the seventh year Gryffindors were chased out of Hogwarts by Death Eaters. I grab James' hand in mine. He kisses my knuckles and holds my fingers. We sit in a comfortable silence for a while.

"Thank you for not saying anything about me."

"You're welcome."

"We're almost there. Just to let you know," he says, smiling. I sit up in my seat, moving my box as I adjust. My box contains my wood and plastic clarinets, my baby grand piano (I used an expansion spell), my music, and my music stands. I drum my fingers on the 'music' box (it really says 'music' on it's side).

We turn onto West Apple Front Boulevard and onto the first driveway. James turns the car off and we sit in silence for a few seconds. He looks at me.

"You know, Miss Evans," he says, smirking. "I've been meaning to ask you something for a really long time now." He leans over so that we're mere centimeters apart.

"Lily Marie Evans," he whispers. "Will you go out with me?"

"Oh, James," I say sternly, like i was about to deny him the chance of dating me. His face has fallen. I smile. "You didn't use my new last name, silly boy! It's Lily Potter now, remember?" His eyes lit up.

"So, that's a yes?"

"You're an idiot to think otherwise," I say, crushing my lips to his. We make out until someone knocks on our window. I turn to see Sirius getting towed away by the ear by Natalie. I laugh and James groans.

"I'm gonna kill that boy," he mutters. I laugh more and get out of the car. The house is two stories and has red bricks. I sigh and walk into the house. I set my box down and - magically - start taking things out. James walks in with three boxes in his hands and places them at the bottom of the stairs. Thus, we begin the process of moving in.


THREE HOURS LATER

James and I are currently curled up on the couch, enjoying each others' company. It started raining about an hour ago. Suddenly, there is a knock on the door. I look at James and get up. Ally, Alana, and Natalie are all standing outside, crying and soaked.

"Girls! You three shouldn't be out here at..." I look at the clock on the wall. "Nine at night! What were you three thinking?!" I ask as they walk through the door.

"I'll, uh, just be upstairs," James mumbles.

"Remus is a werewolf," Ally says, tears beginning to run down her face. James and I freeze. I've known this fact since third year, when the other Marauders had all gotten the swine flu. Remus had told me. I'd cried because one of my friends was in pain.

"How'd you find out?" James turns around and puts his arm around my waist.

"He told me. Just now. And Lily's a bloody traitor!" I smack her on the arm.

"Just 'cause you start going out with a Marauder, Lils," Alana says. "Doesn't mean you can't tell us!" She squeals and hugs James and me. Nat and Ally do the same, albeit Ally's was grudgingly. We talk for awhile about relationships - Ally and Nat admit that they actually do like Remus and Sirius. Everyone knows that Alana likes Peter. Then they leave to go back to their houses. And finally, finally, James and I are alone.

"Well, well, well," he says as I make my way up to our bedroom (it has the only bed in the house). "If it isn't my delicate flower." I smile and walk over to James, who is on our bed. I take his hand in mine and peck his lips.

"I need to get ready for bed. Can you wait one minute, please?" He nods, sighing. I go pull out a pair of short shorts and a tank top and walk into the bathroom. After five minutes, I walk out and find James, laying in bed with nothing but cotton pajama bottoms.

Damn. He's hot. I blink, looking away from his six pac and blushing. He laughs.

"Lils, it's ok. You're my girlfriend now. You can stare if you want to," he says. I laugh and crawl into bed next to him. I place my lips on top of his. the kiss starts out slow, but starts building momentum. Before I know it, James is on top of me, hands in my hair, and totally out of breath. We break for air. I smile while he blushes. I touch his cheek.

"I love you, James," I say.

"I love you, too," he murmurs. Then he kisses my forehead. "And it's almost midnight. Goodnight, Lily."

"Goodnight, James." After a few seconds, I fall asleep.

 


Chapter 3: Chapter Three
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I wake up with a start, look at the clock, and groan. Three in the morning. It had happened again. I'd had that dream again. My friends all knew that I was having nightmares, but I never told them what they were about. But I can never get rid of the images in my head...


...I wake up in the house that James and I are currently staying in, except something is different. The house is changed.

James is calling me.

"Lily! Harry needs to be changed again!" I sigh, a smile plastered on my face. I walk downstairs to find a tiny baby boy crying in his father's lap. I pick him up to find that he has my green eyes and a very stinky diaper.

"Don't worry, love," I say. "I'll take care of the scary diaper for you." James rolls his eyes and lays down on the couch, closing his gorgeous hazel eyes. I take the little boy called Harry upstairs to change his diaper. As soon as I'm done, I hear James shout.

"Lily! It's him! Take Harry and run!" Then, there is a green flash, and I hear James' body crumple to the floor. I let out a whimper as tears start streaming down my face. I run to Harry's room and look at the window. I put Harry down in time to hear Voldemort turn the knob on the door...


I wake up just before Voldemort comes in every time. I can feel the tears running down my cheeks. James stirs and open his eyes to find me curled up in a ball on the floor, crying.

"Oh, Lily," he whispers. This is the third night in a row that I've done this. I still haven't told him about the dream. I guess I should tell him now.

"I had the dream again," I whisper. He gets up immediately, confused, and sits down next to me. I take a deep breath. Here I go.

"I keep having nightmares."

"About...?"

"About us. We're married and live in this house - and keep in mind, I've been having this dream since third year - and we have a so named Harry. I 'wake up' to you calling my name and telling me to change Harry's diaper. I smile and pick up our son and change his diaper. As soon as I'm done, you yell," I gulp, more tears run down my face. "'Lily! It's him! Take Harry and run!' And then... he kills you."

"Who? Harry?"

"No... V-voldemort." James looks stunned at the fact that I can say the name. "I hear you crumple to the floor and I take Harry into his room. I put him into his bed and look around. Just in time to hear him open the door..." I cry into James' shoulder. He sits there with his arms around my tiny body. I can tell that he's crying because I can feel hot tears on my shoulder.

"James," I whisper. "I'm scared."

"Don't worry, love," he says, hugging me closer. "Everything will be ok." I nod and plaster myself against him, his warmth immediately calming me down. I bite my lower lip and stare at his lips. He leans in to kiss me.

There was a knock on the door downstairs. I groan and get up to answer the door. Everyone of my friends is over. They have smiles on their faces. That is, until, they see my face.

"Lily? What's wrong?" Sirius asks. Natalie rolls her eyes and grabs my arm, dragging me over to my own couch. I cry into her shoulder.

"Are you gonna tell us this time?" She asks, although she sounds like she already knows that I'm going to say no. To her surprise, I nod my head yes. Ally, Alana, Alice, and the four boys all came over and sat down around us.

"Ok, so, it starts out every time -"

"Hold up!" Sirius shouts. "What are we talking about?"

"I've been having the same nightmare every night for the past four years. It start out where I 'wake up' to James calling my name..." And I tell them about my nightmare. James walks downstairs about halfway through. At the end of the story, I notice that Sirius and Peter are eating popcorn. I glare at them.

"What? I'm hungry! Cut me some slack!" Sirius says with a mouthful of popcorn, which actually sounds like, "Ut? Aye ungwy! Ut eee um wack!" I laugh at his lack of annunciation. He smirks - he met his goal.

"Anyways, why are you guys here?"

"HOUSE WARMING PARTY!" Natalie shouts in my ear.

"AT BLOODY THREE IN THE MORNING?!" I shout back.

"It's four in the morning, Lils."

"Still! Y'all are loons."

"But we're your loons," Ally says, batting her eyelashes at me. I shove her face away, smiling.

"You guys sure know how to cheer someone up." We sit there, talking until dawn. Sirius and James toss a quaffle back and forth. That's when they start falling asleep. I have to step over Sirius to get to James, who has been standing in the doorway the entire time. I press my lips to his. He closes his eyes and moans.

"Lily," he whispers. I giggle. "So, you've been dreaming about me since third year?" I nod my head, blushing.

"What day?"

"Ummm... the day that Snape and I got into our first fight ever... March 30."

"You started dreaming about me... on my birthday and the day I realized that I liked you?"

"Your birthday is March 30?" He laughs.

"Yes, love. It is." I yawn. He wraps his arms around me and kisses my forehead.

"Love you, Lils."

"Love you, too, James." And I guess I fell asleep, 'cause I don't remember anything after that.

 


Chapter 4: Chapter Four
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I sit at the kitchen table alone. James was sleeping in. I guess it is fair, considering that it's seven o'clock on Saturday morning. I hear my Magiphone go off. I pick it up to see that Natalie had texted.

Sirius is sleeping. What about the other guys?

Peter's out.

Remus is, too.

James is sleeping.

And so is Frank! We can finally go shopping!

SWEET!!!!!!!!

Allelulia!

Keep religion out of this, Alana.

Damn you!

AHHH! ALANA'S PMSING AGAIN!!!!!! RUN!!!!!

She's not that bad!

And I'm still in this conversation!!!!! Thanks, Lily.

No problem!

Shut up and let's go!


I smile and pick up my purse. Shopping... I sigh. We're finally going shopping in Muggle London. I haven't done that since the year before my parents died. I pick up my car keys and my wad of cash. I head upstairs to kiss James on the forehead. After doing that, I run outside to get in our new Ford Expedition. James' parents bought it for us two days ago, and we were surprised that they knew where we are.

I wait for the girls to come by turning up the radio and singing along to the songs. Out of the corner of my eye, I see something dark. I look at what it is. A hooded figure stands there, looking straight at me. He seems familiar. He lifts his head and I jump.

Severus Snape stands a few feet away from the house. My house. I hop out.

"What are you doing here, you bloody arsehole?" He looks hurt. Too bad.

"I got expelled from Hogwarts. Just like you did," he says innocently. I laugh harshly.

"I graduated early, you twat," I spit. "Dumbledore said that all of the Gryffindors have nothing more to learn from being in Hogwarts. We have diplomas." He looks at me with rage.

"You're living with Potter, aren't you?" He asks. I roll my eyes and hold up my hand with the wedding band on it. Snape glares at me.

"I still can't believe that you married that wanker. He is so thick headed!"

"How dare you call my husband a wanker? You are infinitely worse than him, you backstabbing tosser!"

"You tell 'em, Lils!" I turn around to see Ally followed by Alana, Natalie, and Alice. I smile as she stands right next to me.

"We all did. I'm with Remus, Alana's with Peter, Natalie's with Sirius, and Alice is with Frank. Now piss off!" She grabs my hand and we get into the car. Snape apparates away from here. I pull away as fast as I can.

ONE HOUR LATER

"Lily, come look at this dress!" I sigh and walk over to where Natalie is standing. I look at the emerald green dress. She hands it to me.

"You want me to try it on?"

"Uh, duh!" She shoves me into a cramped changing room. I put the dress on quickly and walk out. The girls are all waiting for me. They gasp.

"What?" I ask. Ally turns me around. I gasp.

The dress is perfect. It's a strapless cocktail dress that matches the color of my eyes. I turn back around.

"You have to get it!" I smile.

"I will." I go over to pay for the dress.

"Is that all you want today, bitch?" I look up to see my older sister fuming at me. I nod and pay her the one hundred pounds. She glares at me until I'm all the way out the door.

"What was up with her?" Ally asks.

"That was my horrid sister," I say. She backs off when she hears my tone. I feel my Magiphone go off again. And again. And again. I take it out of my purse and answer it.

"Hello?"

"Lily?! Where are you? I woke up and you were gone!" I smile at James' concern.

"I'm shopping with the girls, my love." He calms down a little.

"Well, where are you?" I sigh.

"I'm near Harrod's," I answer. Then I hear a click and a pop! I turn to see James standing in the entry way of the ally that I just passed. I smile as he runs up to me.

"You shouldn't be out, Lily," he says. I look at him, confused.

"Voldemort could be out and about." I laugh at him for a second before realizing that he is right. I look around me to see if I can see any Death Eaters.

And for the second time today, I see Snape coming towards me. Followed by two Death Eaters. James sees them, too, and moves in front of me. I hear four more pops and Frank, Peter, Sirius, and Remus are standing with their respective other. Snape stops right in front of James.

"Move," he says, his tone deadly. James whips out his wand.

"No." The Death Eaters whip out their wands as well. We have ours out before they do. Snape remains wandless. He points to Alana.

"Get her," he commands. We all watch as Alana gets magically pulled towards them. James attempts to stun them. He fails as they apparate. I'm too busy crying. Peter screams.

"NO! YOU CAN'T! SHE'S PREGNANT!" We all turn around and stare at him. He doesn't care. Sirius smiles and pats him on the back.

"Good job, mate! You got the virgin to break!" Peter waves his hand away. Ally slaps Sirius.

"First off, we've been here for three months and I knew she was pregnant! She's my twin! She lost her virginity three year ago! The only virgin here is Lily! And this is not the time to congratulate someone on having coitus with someone!" She storms off toward Remus, who is shaking his head and comforting Ally. Natalie and Alice are also crying. James leads us to the Expedition. He expands the seats and we climb in. I sit next to him in the front. We cry the entire way home.

When James and I enter our house, he pins me up against the wall. I think he's going to take advantage of me. But I am wrong. He kisses me gently and caresses me. He looks at me lovingly. I look up at him, sad.

"What's gonna happen," I ask in a small voice. He looks down at me.

"They're going to keep her hostage until one of us comes to get her. Or turns to the dark side," he says, tucking a strand of my hair behind my ear. Fresh tears spill over my cheeks, the salt stinging my eyes. None of my friends can go through that.

"Poor Peter," I say. "He's going to be a father and his 'wife' is being held hostage." James hugs me tighter. I just cry harder.

After about forty-five minutes, James asks me a question.

"So, you're still a virgin?" I nod, sniffling.

"Don't you dare change it!" James kisses my forehead and shakes his head.

"I was just asking. I won't push you." I smile up at him.

"We've been together for three months to the day," James winks. I smile wider and kiss his lips. This is a great relationship.

Someone is knocking on the door. James goes and answers it. Alice runs straight toward me while James and Frank shake hands. James closes the door behind them.

"Peter's gone," Frank says. James stops in his tracks. Frank pulls out a piece of parchment. James reads it out loud.

"Dear friends,
I am going to find Alana. Don't follow me.
Sincerely,
Peter"


James punches the wall next to him. I flinch and rub my arm, thinking about when Snape and I had gone out. He'd beaten me up until he'd called me a Mudblood. I still have scars.

James looks at me in a weird way. I explain what happened. He punches the wall again, this time denting it.

"James! Stop!" Alice goes over to him and touches his shoulder. He looks at me apologetically. I shake my head, pleading him to not leave me. This is going to be a long night.


Chapter 5: Chapter Five
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Lightning just struck outside. It has been raining for about three hours now. Since Al and Frank came over. We'd discussed our options: to follow him, or to wait until he returns. We'd decided on the latter. Alice had seen that it was pouring and asked if they could spend the night. I'd conjured up a bed for them to sleep on.

Currently, I am comforting James, who has been crying since we decided to stay.

"Hey, honey," I say, lifting his chin. He looks at me with sad, puppy dog eyes. I hug him. "Everything will be fine, love."

Suddenly, I hear a faint pop! and a loud crack. I jump up and quickly run outside. I find Peter holding a frail-looking Alana. I see a black, skull-like mark on his left arm. I scream at the top of my lungs. James apparently hears this and runs out of the house quickly. I run to help take Alana into the house.

"Get away from me!" Peter yells in my ear. I stop in my tracks and let the tears fall from my face. The rain is making my hair stick to my face.

"Peter, let me help you," James says. Peter glares at him. He gets up and carries Alana down the street. We watch him as he stumbles down the street.

When I hear their door close, I turn into James' shoulder and cry. We walk into the house to find Al and Frank fast asleep. We quietly move upstairs. Once upstairs, James picks me up and I cry into his shoulder.

Two hours later, I finally stop crying. I look up at James, whose eyes are red from crying and lack of sleep. I kiss his cheek.

"Go to sleep, love," I say in a hoarse voice. "We'll see each other in the morning."

The Next Morning...

I wake up to James moaning my name in his sleep.

"Lily..." he says softly. I smile softly and snuggle into him.

"Lily, I love you..." he whispers. I smile widely and gently kiss his lips. This immediately wakes him up. He kisses back with a hungry passion. I lick his bottom lip. He opens his mouth a little wider and we kiss each other until he is on top of me. His hand slides up the bottom of my tank top. I break away quickly and shove at him to get off of me.

"James!" I say in a stern voice. He looks at me with a confused face. I shake my head and sit up. "Although you might find your hand up my shirt comfortable, I don't. Please remove your hand." Realization dawns on his face and he sheepishly moves his hand out from under my shirt. I kiss his forehead. "Thank you," I say. I get up and walk into the bathroom.

Half an hour later, James and I are eating breakfast. Alice and Frank had left earlier this morning. I had found their note sitting on their bed. I then used magic to put the bed away.

James is an amazing cook. He is making us french toast again. When he sets it down in front of me, I remember something.

"James?" He peers at me over his glasses. "I'm not sure, but I thought I saw the Dark mark on Peter's arm last night." He looks at me with a dark look in his eyes. He shakes his head at me and then looks away.

"I also saw that wretched mark on his arm," he says, the dark look still in his eyes. I look away from him, fear evident on my face.

"James," I whisper. He looks up and flinches. "You're scaring me." He puts down the food that he was making and comes over to me. He picks me up and we move to the couch.

"Lily," he says. I look up at him. "I did not mean to frighten you. I'm truly sorry." He kisses me gently.

There is a sudden knock at the door. I get up and answer the door. Professor Dumbledore is standing there along with Professor McGonnagall. James sneaks up behind me and wraps his arm around my waist.

"Pardon the interruption, Mr. and Mrs. Potter," McGonnagall says. "But we received complaints about Death Eaters in this area of town. So, from this point on, we are going to have to put you into hiding." I cannot believe my ears - hiding?! Dumbledore pulls out a piece of parchment from under his cloak.

"Your new address, along with your friends addresses," he explains. I look over the addresses.

"Wait, Professor," I say. "We're nowhere near our friends!" I hand the list to James.

"Hey, what's up with that, Professors?" He says. Dumbledore holds up a hand.

"First off, call me Dumbledore and you can call Professor McGonnagall by your fond nickname for her," he says with a twinkle in his eye. "Second, you two and Alice and Frank Longbottom are part of a prophecy. It will be explained to you later. But, now, you must pack your things." And with that, they decide to disapparate. James closes the door behind them and we hurry upstairs to pack our things.

Two Weeks Later

"James!" He runs upstairs to see what's wrong. I pull out the small velvet box that was sitting in his sock drawer. I was doing laundry the Muggle way. I look at him with a confused expression. He shakes his head.

"No! You weren't supposed to find that! Fuck!" He hurries over to me and takes the box. I jump back a little bit. He closes his eyes.

"I was saving that for tonight, Lily," he says in a soft, pained voice. He shakes his head again. "Well, it's too ate now," he says to himself in a low voice. He gets down on one knee. I gasp.

"Lily Marie Evans, will give me the honor of being your husband?" I fight back tears of joy.

"Oh, James," I say before hugging him. He doesn't know what to do at first. He eventually hugs me back.

"Is that a yes?" I look him in the eyes and smile.

"Yes, James," I say ecstatically. "Yes!" He has the biggest smile on his face. He kisses my lips passionately. I sit down on his knee and I kiss back with just as much fervor. This is the best day of my life.

I pull out my Magiphone and take a picture of the ring. The phone goes nuts with texts.

Oh. My. GOD! - Natalie

Lily Marie Evans, how could you hide this from us?

DIBS ON MATRON OF HONOUR!

Damn you, woman!

Black, you're a bloody prick!

Shut it, Prewitt!

That's Longbottom, prat!

Well, I know that Natalie will be the prettiest one there.

Wait, are you serious?

Natalie, you spelled my name wrong. But all jokes aside, I really do like you. GO out with me?

She doesn't respond, so I'm assuming she is either bitching him out or snogging him.

I think there are going to be two weddings! Frank proposed!

OMG! Congrats, Alice!

You know what this calls for?

SHOPPING!

Lets go to Kleinfeld! Monday?

Totally!


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