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James crashed into his dormitory, the door hitting the wall so hard that it made a dent. He stormed over to his bed-side cabinet and swept the entire contents on top of it onto the floor. He grabbed the frame which contained a picture of Lily and him being congratulated on becoming Head Boy and Girl and threw it across the room where it hit a wall and smashed, showering Remus’ bed with glass.

Why did she hate him so much?! What had he done to earn so much distrust?! He’d tried so hard for her and yet it still wasn’t good enough! What did she want from him?!

His anger not yet sated, he ripped the bed-clothes off his bed and began punching the mattress as hard as he could, the afternoon’s events running through his mind like a tape on fast forward. He began punching the mattress harder and harder as Lily’s accusatory voice filled his head.

“I hate her, I hate her, I HATE HER!” he screamed, swinging round and punching a clean whole in the wall.

The pain in his hand finally shook him out of his consuming-state of anger. He began to sob as he sank down onto his, now broken, mattress, putting his head in his hands as blood trickled down the one that had punched the wall.

He heard the door creak open and someone enter.

“James? Prongsy?”

James remained where he was, not bothering to even look round at who he knew was Sirius.

“Gees mate! You’ve made a right mess in here!” said Sirius, taking in the devastation of the room.

He swore when he saw the hole in the wall by James’ bed.

“Shit, James! Did you do that?!”

“What do you think?” murmured James sarcastically, staring at a hole in the carpet.

Sirius marched over to James, grabbed the front of his robes, pulled him to his feet and shook him hard.

“Now you listen to me, James,” he said sternly his face inches away from James’, who was looking away from him. “No one, not even Lily-fricking-Evans should EVER make you loose control like this! She’s not worth it mate!”

James looked round at Sirius.

“But she is! Sirius I love her! I can’t not!”

Sirius let go of James’ robes and stared at him incredulously.

“You love her?” he said in a stunned voice. “Even after the way she treated you?”

James pushed past Sirius and began pacing.

“I just…” he struggled to put into words how he was feeling. “I just…she’s the one mate, I know it!”

Sirius looked at him with raised eyebrows.

“She’s a bitch, Prongs!”

Sirius saw James’ eyes widen.

James rushed over to Sirius and pinned him up against the wall.

“Don’t you ever say that about Lily again! Do you understand me?!”

“Get off me you idiot!” yelled Sirius, pushing James off of him. James crashed into the bed post and smacked his head.

“Ow!”

James whipped out his wand but found Sirius was already pointing his own wand in his direction.

“I don’t know what the hell has gotten into you, James, but it’s like Evans said, you’re acting like a man-possessed!”

James glared at Sirius then looked away.

“I just…I just want her to see me! You know? The real me! The guy who’s loved her since forever. I just want her to give me a chance. But I don’t think she ever will and I can’t bear that idea!”

Sirius was alarmed to see that James was crying.

“Prongs, no! No, no, no, no! You are not crying over some dumb girl! Where’s your manliness gone, huh? Marauders don’t cry, we part-iy!”

James laughed.

“That was completely crap, Pads!”

Sirius grinned.

“Yeah but it made you smile!”

James bent down and grabbed a pillow, which he threw at Sirius.

“Hey!” yelled Sirius in a muffled voice as the pillow hit him in the face.

James smiled and wiped at his eyes.

“Thanks mate. Really. I’m sorry I shoved you against the wall. I just… needed to let

off some steam.”

“No worries mate. And you only managed to do that ‘cause I let you!”

“Shut up! I’m way stronger than you!”

“Oh yeah?!”

“Yeah!”

“Bring it on!”

Sirius grabbed James in a headlock and started going round in circles.

“Who’s the strongest now huh?”

“Get off me you dumb-ass!”

“I’m sorry, what was that?”

“Let go, you great b-”

They were interrupted by a knock at the door.

“James?” said a voice tentatively.

Sirius let go off James, who fell with a crash to the floor.

“Shit, it’s Evans!” he said, looking alarmed.

James mirrored his expression.

“What should I do?!” he said in a panicked voice.

“I dunno - it’s up to you!”

“James? Are you in there?”

“Shit!”

“James? Please open up!”

James looking round at Sirius, eyes wide.

“Help!”

Sirius looked at him apprehensively.

“Do what you want mate, I’m outta here!”

He walked over to the door and flung it open.

A very surprised Lily stood in front of him.

“Um, hi. Is James there?”

“How should I know?” replied Sirius coldly.

“Oh, I just-”

Sirius pushed past her.

Lily spun round.

“Look, I just wanted to tell Potter that I was sorry!” she yelled after his retreating back.

“Why don’t you just tell me yourself?” said a voice right behind her.

 
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Really short, I know, but the following ones do get longer, I promise!
Thanks for reading:)

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