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Summary: Lily Evans was never paid heed to by the Marauders. Why should this year be any different? But there is one difference in this year; the six years are assigned to be a job shadow for two months. Lily Evans is assigned to be a Medi-witch. James falls off his broom and has to spend a few weeks in the hospital wing. Rated R for language and sex. R/R!!!

A/n: My first Lily/James story. I hope it turns out the way I want it to. I have so many ideas for it that I didn’t know which one to do. Finally I decided to explain out how Lily and James got together, of course, and why Peter Pettigrew suddenly held a grudge against the two. Just what did drive him to do what he did? I hope to explain that in this story! So sit back and Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I own nothing…….

Chapter 12: Edge of Seventeen

I woke up extra early on Monday, November 26th. It was my birthday. My 17th birthday. I'm getting so old. Next year I will be an adult witch! I ran down to the Gryffindor Common room to find it empty. I resisted the urge to pout. I wanted to tell someone it was my birthday. I wanted them to wish me a happy birthday! Most of all, I want presents! Well, not that I expect them to give me presents, but it’s nice to think they would.

Since no one was in sight I headed straight for the Great Hall. Surely there was someone there who would tell me happy birthday. Unfortunately as I enter the Great Hall I noticed it was practically empty. Maybe I woke up a tad too early. Oh blah! No one even knows it’s my birthday. Who am I fooling? Besides myself.

That morning I gave a whole new meaning to break’FAST’ . I really don’t know what the rush was since I was up early, but I suddenly felt the need for speed. I ran toward the doors almost ramming right into McGonagall.

”Miss Evans! Please! Watch where you are going.” The older lady took a step back. I blushed, “Sorry, Professor. I was just rushing to go get my books. Charms test today. ”

“Yes, well, you’ve got plenty of time. Please do be more careful.” I nodded politely and turned to leave. I didn’t get very far before she stopped me again, “Oh Miss. Evans, don’t forget you and James Potter are due to clean bathrooms again today.” I frowned. It seems like we just did it the other day. Oh well, I’m sure she knows what she is talking about. She isn’t head of Gryffindor for just any reason.

”Yes, ma’am.” I turned and fled. Damn everything. Now I had to find Potter and tell him we have to clean tonight. There’s no doubt he had already forgotten. Luckily Fate was on my side. I turned a corner and rammed into the chest of a tall brown haired boy.

”Oi, Evans, stupid blind ass.” Ouch. That was rude.

I ignored him; “We have to clean the bathrooms tonight.”

James continued to stare at me, “And?”

“And…. be there.”

“I was planning on it.” PSH! I bet you didn’t even know.

“Ok…. See you then.” I ran from him too. He seemed to be in his pms mode. Let’s just hope he gets out of it before cleaning time.


I let my head hit the desk in front of me with a loud thump. I had just failed my charms test. I don’t think I’ve failed a test since first year.

”What’s the matter, Evans? Drink too much last night?” I turned to face Sirius Black, who had sat down right next to me today.

I glared, “No. I don’t drink.”

”I was joking, Evans. I know you don’t drink. You’re not the type.” He stretched his arms of over his head. Not the type? I could get just as drunk as the next person. Well, I’m sure I could if I tried it.

“Just what is the type, Black?” I don’t know this offended me. I guess I just don’t like being told I can’t do something I think I could do.

“Definitely not you.” He grinned lazily at me. I sighed, “I suppose Mary Heur-Wood is?”

Sirius nodded, “I’ve seen her get drunk off her arse before.”

My eyes widened, “When?” There are no parties allowed at Hogwarts. One time a student suggested a birthday party for a seventh year and all the professors flipped out. Partying just can’t be controlled with teenagers. I’ve never been to a real teenage party. Not that I would want to go.

”At James’s winter bash. It happens every year at his house.” He said as if I was stupid for not knowing all about me. I suddenly had the urge to make a strange face. I stuck out my tongue sideways and looked cross-eyed.

Sirius snorted, “Very sexy.”

My face returned to normal, “Of course, I am.”


“I don’t understand why you’re so mad at me, again!

”I told you! You blocked the best hex I’ve ever thought of.” James mumbled a spell that instantly cleaned the mirrors in the boy’s bathroom.

”Well, I’m sorry for not wanting you to get in trouble!” I practically yelled dropping my wand. I was sick of cleaning. The bathrooms hardly ever got dirty anyways. What was the point in it?

“What do you care anyways.” James mumbled even lower than the spell. I had barely heard him, but I did.

”A lot more than you think.” I matched my voice level to his. He probably wouldn’t even hear it. His head snapped up, and he looked me straight in the eye. Damn, he did. I coughed uncomfortably. It’s time for a subject change.

“What did Snape say anyways?”

James’s eyes shifted a bit, “It’s nothing.”

I sighed, “Typical answer.”

James glared at me, “It was just something about Lucius.”

I raised an eyebrow, “Didn’t know you cared about Lucius so much.” And the glare gets harder. I can be really mean sometimes.

“It wasn’t about Lucius,” He said through a clenched jaw, “Well, it was, but not like that! Snape said something that made me think Lucius is planning something. That’s all it was so just drop it.”

“Yes, sir.” I replied sarcastically.

It took us another good twenty minutes to clean the rest of the boy’s bathroom. “Ready to go to the girl’s bathroom?” Bet that’s a sentence no girl has ever said to a guy. When James didn’t answer I turned to face him. He was staring at me with a blank expression.

“James?” I asked confused. He ignored me again. Ok, now I’m getting a little worried. What if he starts to black out again? What would I do this time? I doubt Professor Tuttle would come along in here. I really don’t want him to.

I hadn’t noticed, until now, James scooting slowly towards me. I swallowed hard. At least I knew he wasn’t going to pass out. I looked up and was met with James’s dark eyes. He was awfully close, and it looks as if he is getting closer. I could feel his breath on my lips.

His eyes sparkled “Happy Birthday, Lily Evans.”

Next, I did something shocking. Well, it may not shock you, but it did me. I smiled. I ACTUALLY smiled. James Potter was making me smiled. Something changed in his eyes. The smile can off his lips. He was going to kiss me. Then the unexpected happened. The door opened.

A/n: A cliffhanger! Mwhahaha!!! Thanks for the reviews!!!


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