Lily was sitting in front of her mirror carefully applying mascara to her long eyelashes.

There was a sudden knock at the door and only by pure luck she didn’t ruin her makeup.

“Lily come on!” Whined James from the other side of the door.

“One second!” Lily called and grabbed her emerald tear drop necklace. She put on the necklace and slipped on her black pumps looked into the mirror once more then walked towards the door and pulled it open.

“Wow.” James looked stunned; Lily hadn’t allowed him to see what the dress looked like on. She was wearing the same dress as the black one only it was emerald green.

“Mr. Potter don’t you look handsome.” Lily said curtsying, a smile plastered on to her beautiful face.

“Well Miss Evans you look radiant.” James said bowing causing Lily to giggle.

Together they went down and entered the ball and not a moment too late as the other guests had started to arrive.

Lily was dancing with Kieran, he wasn’t too bad but he defiantly shouldn’t take up dancing as a day job.

Lily eventually found herself sitting on one of the many round tables surrounding the dance floor, listening meekly as an idiot fifth year twittered on about Quidditch.

“Well they said that I was suitable for the game. And well if figured they just meant that it wouldn’t be right for them to have a player like myself on the team because I just out do everyone else, I’d make them look terrible. It’s a shame because they really could do with some one with my talent on the team. But there you go; I’m just too good for them.” Lily stared at the boy with incredulity.

“What’s your name?” Lily asked him.

“Gilderoy Lockhart, but I think you a little too old for me.” Gilderoy said nodding his head submissively.

Lily raised an eyebrow at the boy. And to think she used to think James was bigheaded and conceited.

“I don’t want to go out with yo-“ Lily said

“Oh please no further, I have seen girls like you. You’ll be under the windowsill. I think it best that I move away.” Gilderoy said and got up and left.

“Oh dear.” Was all Lily could say.

“Hey Lily what were you doing talking to Lockhart?” Remus asked as he neared the dumfounded red head.

“He came over to me. And he started talking. And then turned me down, I think.” Lily said tilting her head to the side and looking thoroughly confused.

“That doesn’t surprise me. I’ve been told he is awful to be around, worse then James used to be.” Remus said chuckling.

Lily smiled and giggled lightly, she looked around at the smiling faces of adults and children alike. They were so free in this moment, they didn’t have to worry about evil men or war because in this moment they were dancing and laughing.

“How are you feeling?” Remus asked, concern lacing his face.

“I’m fine.” Lily said smiling lightly, self consciously placing a hand over her stomach where she had been hit by the spell.

“Well you know there are lots of people here to help you.” Remus said and left to go dance with some Ravenclaw fifth year.

Lily watched Harold and Bridget dance and stare into each other’s eyes lovingly, she adored the way they radiated love. It was addictive, making you nothing less then what they had.

“Lily?” Lily pulled herself away from her own thought and turned to see James standing beside her.

“Hey what’s up?’ Lily asked.

“Do you want to dance?” James asked shyly.

“Sure, I would like that.” Lily replied beaming up at James.

They walked to the dance floor and James wrapped his arms around Lily’s waist as she wrapped her arms around his neck and rested her head on his chest.

They swayed gently together to the beat of the music.

Everything was so peaceful and right.

Lily looked up at James as he looked down at her.

Their faces only centimeters apart

There was a sudden flash and before anyone knew what was happening the room shook, one of the walls collapsed and screams surrounded them.

“Oh no!” Was all Lily could say as she was faced with hundreds of deatheaters.

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