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Summary: Lily Evans was never paid heed to be 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 twenty-five: Fool Me twice; Shame On Me

My eyes were closing. Closer. Closer...just a little bit more and then... BAM! A rule slapped down on my desk. I looked up to see the disapproving eyes of Professor Tuttle. I winced as he just stared at me. It was worse than getting yelled at by far. Without a word he walked to the front of the class and resumed teaching.

I was so tired. I hadn’t slept at all after Sirius had explained even more to me. In the end it was so much information and surprises that my brain was completely shot. What I wouldn’t give to be in bed right now. But no, I’m in Potions class trying to cram for my charms test next period.

Luckily (I guess), I had gotten James as a partner. He told me to study while he made our potion, but that’s all he said to me. He hadn’t even looked at me. God, I hate it when he does this. It seems every time he doesn’t look at me, I have to spend the whole time watching him. Does that make sense? Well, it doesn’t to me! I’m going bloody insane, I swear it.

The bell rang signaling for us to leave. I closed my books, and began to gather up everything around me that was mine. Unfortunately, I had gotten one thing that wasn’t mine. “Lily!” James yelled just before I could exit the room. I had to push past some people exiting the room just to get to him.

“Yeah?” I asked thinking he wanted to have our “talk”

“I, uh, I think you have my potions book.” He mumbled not meeting my eyes again. Damn it.

I quickly looked through my books trying not to drop everything. Sure enough, his book was located between my charms and potion book. “Sorry,” I mumbled handing it to him.

“S’ok.” He grabbed the book and walked away from me. Just before he exited the room he yelled over his shoulder, “Good luck on the charms test!” I smiled. It’s funny how one sentence can lighten up the whole mood of your day.

i!i!i!i!i!i!

I failed it. I couldn’t believe it. I failed another charms test. Not just any charms test, but my chance to prove I don’t need a tutor. My chance to prove I can do anything I put my mind to. I knew exactly why I had failed. I blame The Marauders! Damn them!

Ok, not really. I know it’s not their fault. Even though they did keep me up all night as to where I couldn’t get the rest I needed to be able to do well on my test. Damn them again. Oh well, maybe I should have studied last night and not in potions class. Maybe I should have listened to James when he was tutoring me. Stupid world for being against me.

I was currently sitting in the library waiting on James to arrive so we could go over my failed test. I resisted a whimper. I don’t want to have a tutor.

Just as I started to read over my test someone interrupted me, “Hello, Lily.” I looked up to see Peter pulling out the chair in front of me.

“Oh, hey.” He sat down. No chance of him leaving.

“I was wondering if you wanted to eat supper with me in the Astronomy Tower tonight.”

He did not expect me to go on another date with him, did he? I bit my lip. Of course, he did. I went on two dates with him, let him kiss me, and escort me to James’s party. Well, it wasn’t going to be three dates. I looked up meeting Peter’s hopeful face. He was holding his breath. He was actually anticipating my answer.

“It wouldn’t be a date.” He said quickly as if reading my mind.

“Just friends.” He mumbled darting his eyes away although I could still see the hurt in them.

Now I would like to take the time to damn my good heart. Sadly, my heart went out to him. As annoying as he is...I knew exactly how he felt. Ok, maybe not exactly, but I had an idea of what it was like to be forgotten.

I sighed in defeat, “As friends...ok.”

His eyes moved back to mine and a smile stretched across his face. He was happy again. All was right with the world. Even if I was stuck in a very bad position. Now, I had to eat with him.

It was another ten minutes after Peter left before James arrived. His hair was messed up, he was sweaty, and still in his quidditch uniform. I swear I saw a few girls wrinkle their noses at the sight of them. Of course, they stopped when they realized it was The James Potter.

“Sorry, I’m late.” He mumbled sitting in the seat Peter had just left, “Practice got held over.”

“S’lright.” I opened my charms book and turned to the front page of my test that held a gob of red marks, “Let’s get started.”

I could feel James’s eyes on me as I started to ramble on, “Ok, I really have no clue why I missed problem number one. I could have sworn I read that in this chapter, and I was going to tell Professor Flitwick about it, but I didn’t have the chance. So I thought you could-” He cut me off.

“Lily.” He whispered since we were in the library. I swallowed hard and looked up to meet his eyes. My stomach twisted as he smiled at me. “Come to the astronomy tower with me?”

If possible my stomach twisted even more, and I know my eyes were as big as a deer caught in headlights, “Now?”

He nodded, “We can...study there...” Instead of answering him I stood up and gathered my books in my shaky hands.

We walked the whole way in silence. Every once in a while James would glance at me to make sure I was still with him, but other than that we avoided contact. Finally we reached our destination, and to our luck it was empty. He took my hand as we walked into the dimly lit room.

Before the door was fully shut, even before my eyes could adjust to the light, I was being pinned against the wall by James’s body. In a matter of seconds his mouth was on mine making the world vanish. I immediately responded by opening mine wider.

I wrapped my arms around his shoulders forgetting about my books as soon as they hit the floor. His tongue was quick to enter. Quick. I closed my eyes tightly. This was happening way too quickly. I pushed on his shoulders and broke the kiss. He backed away from me. Both of us were trying to catch our breath while we just stared at each other.

I was the first to speak. “We have to talk first.”

James nodded his still sweaty hair falling in front of his eyes. He was smiling, and he looked adorable. As much as it pained me to admit it, I thought he was the adorable. Not just adorable, but probably the most handsome guy I had ever met. And he was kissing me...for now. I frowned as Maggie invaded my thoughts.

I glared hard at the boy, “How could you kiss her!”

The smile fell off his face, “I assume you mean Maggie.”

“Have you kissed any other girls beside me since then!” I yelled. A new feeling was rising in my stomach and I didn’t like it. Most people would probably call it jealousy, but I wouldn’t...

He shook his head ‘no’, and scratched the back of his neck, “I didn’t want to kiss her.”

I glared even harder, “Yeah, right.”

I could see anger starting to build up inside of him, “She kissed me first!”


“But you didn’t pull away!”


He paused as if thinking about something hard, “So what! It’s not like we’re going out or anything! Why should it matter?” Because for some strange mixed up reason it really hurt...

I was steaming, “Because you had just kissed me two days before! If we hadn’t of been interrupted so many times we might have...Ugh! You’re so bloody frustrating.” I walked away from him and sat down in chair closest to the window. After a few seconds I heard James walk over and stand behind me.

He began to chuckle, “You know. We are probably the only two people who can go from snogging to yelling at each other with in a matter of ten seconds.”

As much as I didn’t want to I smiled slightly, “Yeah. We probably are.”

He walked around and kneeled in front of me, “Lily, I’m sorry. You just have to understand. I was so confused. I went from hating you to wanting to kiss you with in a weeks period of time, and to top it off my ex girlfriend showed up wanting me back. Not just any ex-girlfriend. The only girl I ever...” He coughed, “The first and only girl I have ever, well, slept with.”

I shifted and looked away from him, but he continued talking. “She broke my heart right after, I was hurt all summer. But then suddenly she wanted me back. I guess part of me still liked her.”

“I see.”

He shook his head, “I don’t think you do. That kiss wasn’t the same as the one we shared, Lily. I’m truly sorry for hurting you.”

I sighed in relief, but didn’t let it show. “You didn’t hurt me...”

He raised an eyebrow before breaking out into a grin, “Yeah, sure. You know you were hurting for some James Potter love.”

I smiled even though I was still trying to be mad at him, “I most certainly was not. I never h-”

He did it again. Cut me off in the middle of my sentence. We moved our lips together slowly as if wanting to cherish the moment. After a few more seconds James wrapped his arms around my waist and pulled me on to the floor without breaking the kiss.

I allowed him to deepen the kiss as I laid myself on top of him. Just as his hand slid up my shirt the door to the astronomy tower flung open and there was a crash. We broke apart just quick enough to see Peter staring at us in shock. He had been holding a picnic basket, and he apparently dropped it.

I stood up quickly trying to straighten my shirt. Before I could call out his name to stop him he was out of sight. James also stood up. I sighed, “I guess dinner’s off...”

A/n: Ah! Only one more chapter left! I’m going to cry. I love this story so much. Anyways, to end all the questions of there being a sequel, I’m afraid there isn’t going to be one. I’m sorry, but I can’t read a sequel to a story. Let alone right one! Lol, but I do have a new story I am posting. It’s a Draco/oc and a AU. The summary is posted on my xanga.

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