Chapter 13: Yes! No!
The glassy look left her face and Lily leant towards Sirius and whispered, not so quietly, the first thing which came to mind.
“I had a massive crush on him in 4th year,” she said matter-of-factly. Sirius gasped dramatically and withdrew from Lily as he turned to face James who jaw had dropped.
Lily twirled a hair around her finger and glanced at Sirius who had his head tilted whilst looking at her. He thought the potion had a pretty good effect and he was eager to question her once fancy of Remus.
“You know what Black?” Lily suddenly asked, continuing before he answered. “It’s quite a shock I’ve never had a crush on you; you’re very handsome,” she turned and surveyed him through narrowed eyes. “Hmm, not really my type though,” she said with a shrug. “What made you ask about Remus anyways? And why am I telling you all this?” She began questioning herself and the three boys turned to Remus wide eyed.
“Side effect?” he shrugged. The potion wasn’t meant to have the drinker questioning his or her behaviour. “We must have done something wrong.”
“Anyway,” Lily said shaking her head. “You guys can leave me and James alone to finish this now.” She shooed everyone before suddenly jumping up and ordering them to sit again. “Actually stay!” she said a few decibels higher than her usual pitch.
“What’s wrong?” Peter asked cautiously sitting down.
“I don’t think I should be left alone with James,” she said quietly. “He looks at me.”
Sirius choked out a laugh and James actually blushed slightly. “I don’t look at you!” he stammered adding, “much.”
Lily blushed. Why was she blushing? She never blushed at anything he said; it was as if she couldn’t hide what she was thinking from them.
“And even if I do I am allowed,” James stated. “I just find you nice to look at,” he smirked but inwardly sighed. That was proof, even if only a little bit, that Trevor was still lurking somewhere.
“Yes but it gets frustrating,” Lily replied looking at her fists which were balled on the table. James looked at her with a frown. “Because I’ve been finding my self looking back lately and it’s not right. I keep telling my self not to look at you,” she glanced up momentarily before dropping her gaze again. “But I can’t stop and I think it’s because...”
“STOP!” James suddenly shouted, lifting his hands in the air.
“What’s wrong?” Lily questioned.
“This isn’t right; I don’t want to hear this because of the potion,” he sighed. “Well you see, the reason you’ve been telling us all this stuff,” James glanced at Sirius who gave him a don’t-you-dare look. “Well it’s because we,” Remus, whose hand was on his shoulder, squeezed tightly making James cringe. “It’s because we,” Peter gave a little screech. “I’m going to tell her,” he told the boys with a serious expression
“We kinda figured,” Sirius growled.
He turned back to Lily. “You’ve been telling us this stuff because we made a potion which makes people say what’s on their minds. It was meant for Zayda but since you drank her drink, well, you know,” he shrugged innocently.
Lily’s eyebrows rose almost into her hair line and she frowned as her fists started shaking at her sides. “You did what?” she asked through clenched teeth.
“We’re sorry Red!” Sirius quickly apologised as he remembered the temper of the red head.
“Sorry! SORRY!?” She repeated loudly. “I’ll show you sorry. Why by the time I’m done with you four…”
James, who had been watching her with a smile on his face he couldn’t hide, cut in. “You’re even more beautiful when you’re angry,” he stated.
Lily’s mouth snapped shut and her eyes widened. “Not as much as you when you’re reading,” she glanced down and squinted her eyes. “How do I stop this?” she screamed.
James Potter has just almost passed out as he watched the love of his life rant on about how dead they would all be once she could trust herself to speak properly around them.
“You must have put something in there to make me speak nonsense!” she was saying before James came round and spoke the first thing that came to mind.
“Go out with me?” he asked, which sounded like a demand, eagerly.
“Yes,” Lily immediately snapped. “I mean no! NO!”
“Oh but you were speaking your mind when you said yes,” Peter pointed out excitedly.
“But she was also speaking her mind when she said no,” Remus replied with a shrug.
“But her first answer was yes,” Sirius stated.
“But she would never mean yes,” Zayda argued hotly.
“I’m not so sure of that statement as of lately,” Alice piped in.
“Has something been said?” James asked with a smirk.
“No,” Celina snapped glaring at Alice. “She’s still not interested.”
“Oh whatever Bell, we all know she wants him.”
“So was it a yes or a no?” James asked quickly.
“Yes,” said Peter and Sirius.
“No!” Celina and Zayda snapped back.
“HELLO!” Lily shouted over all the noise. “I think I’m the one that knows the answer…”
“Stay out of this Lily!” all but James shouted back as the “yes” “no” argument continued. Lily watched in frustration for a couple of seconds before sighing loudly.
“YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF IDIOTS!” she shrieked throwing her arms in the air and stomping from the common room.
Silence fell over the group and they all turned to James who sat in a comfy chair. “Well done Prongs, you did it again,” Sirius said shaking his head. James cocked an eyebrow and looked at his friend amused but a sudden headache had him cradling his head as he realised any growing chance he had, was now ruined.
Back to square one, he thought. Trying to be her friend was getting him no where. But, if he constantly asked her out again, maybe he could pester her into saying yes for a change.
He seemed to forget how that plan had failed for 6 years.
A.n. Ok, right, the SHORTEST chapter of this story i do believe..possibly the shortest one i've ever written =O ANYWAYS! Lets call it a filler...cos it makes me feel better n_n I could have gone on with it but i felt like ending it where i did =] Ima probs be concentrating on this story for a little while now so updates should be coming regularly for a while, until i write a few chapters of my other story =] Anyways, please leave a review, even if it's just to tell me how sucky short this chapter was...but try not to, cos i do realise and i feel bad enough already =P OH YE! and this is chapter 13 and i dont like 13 so it means ima get like no reviews now lol! Soo, i wanna post the next chapter asap to get it off of 13, but i need a couple of reviews first 'cos im not sure which direction to go in and ima figure it out from what everone thinks..So try and leave some feedback for me ye =]
P.s. IM STUCK! I cant think of any ideas for pranks and i need them 'cos after the ball im scared ima run out of interesting stuff! =D So, i know that so many of you out there have AMAZING imaginations so would yu do me the small favour of thinking up a prank for me =] ??
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