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Hey Everybody! I am back! Sorry its been a while since my last update. I keep getting ideas for new stories, and it is filling up my head. So sorry, after this gets validated, I am adding a new chapter of Why Potters Like Redheads,(FINALLY!) and then I am adding a one-shot song-fic before I add another chappie of this story. Sorry it has been so long to people who read it, I wanted to add some other stuff, and there was some pure laziness in there to. Also, I would like to announce that I now have a beta, Luna_Lover on the forums. Thanks a lot to her! She did an awesome job!  Anyway, here is chapter 4.



                                                     Seven Minutes in Heaven


                                                   Chapter 4




James quietly walked back out to the Head Common room, stunned.

“What’s wrong James?” Remus asked.

James didn’t say anything, he just sat down in stunned silence.

“James what did you hear?” Remus asked gently.

“I need…to talk to Arthur” James mumbled.

“Okay,” Arthur said nervously.

The two went into James’s bedroom. When James went inside he saw it was the perfect place to talk. The room was simply decorated. Large drapes covered the windows and plain lamps were littered around the room on small tables. 2 large chairs were next to one table. “So James, what was it you wanted to talk about?” Arthur asked nervously.

“Well, what I heard was first of all, Molly totally has the hots for you,” James chuckled. “So now you can FINALLY go out now.”

“But how did you know I liked her?” Arthur stuttered.

“Mate, it was obvious.” James said.

“Oh. Well, what else did you want to say that you heard?” Arthur asked.

“Well…” Sirius barging into the room cut off James. “Mate McGonagall says if you don’t go to bed now she will never let you go to Hogsmeade again.”

“I better go then” Arthur said.

“Yeah, good night.” James said.

“Good night."


James could not sleep. It was now 3 o’clock in the morning and still he was awake. So he wandered out of his room and into the Prefect’s meeting room. He couldn’t stop thinking of Lily. What he would say when he told her? He hoped she would make it memorable. But he had to figure out how to act surprised, or else she would figure out that he had been listening in. Wow. A lot can happen when you want to tell someone about a meeting with the Prefects.

He snuck out of his room and went into the Prefects meeting room next door. He decided to write a letter to Lily telling her what he had found.

My Dearest Lily, he began. No, way too corny.

Hey Lily, he tried. No, too informal.

Dear Lily. That would work.

For an hour he wrote, starting over at least ten times. He wanted to make it sound perfect, or it could easily backfire on him. He tried fancy and slang, good handwriting and perfect handwriting, even code. He was almost trying too hard. By about eight in the morning, he had a rough draft, about 3 feet of parchment down from his first try 5 hours earlier.

Dear Lily,

This is really hard to write. I don’t exactly know how to say it, so I will just go straight forward about it. I sort of overheard you when you said that you liked me talking to Molly yesterday. I didn’t mean to listen in, I was going in to tell you about a Prefect meeting. I am really sorry. I am not mad at you at all, I wish you had figured out sooner. You are amazing, Lily Evans and I would never be mad at you.




Sirius barged in. “Man, do you want breakfast or not?” he asked.

“Yeah, let’s go,” James said.


“So how about that game last night?” Sirius said, arm around Maria.

“Yeah, it was…. Interesting,” James said, staring off into space, exhausted.

“James are you okay?” Sarah asked.

“Yeah, I am fine,” James mumbled.

Just then Severus Snape walked up. “Potter, Black, what did you do to the Slytherin common room?”

“Oh yeah,” Sirius snickered. “James put a charm on your common room so you can all bow down to our amazing selves.”

“POTTER!” Snape snarled.

“Yeah…. Go away… whatever,” James muttered.

“Fine.” He shouted. James didn’t see that Snape slipped a potion into James’s pumpkin juice. Snape walked away.

“James, what is up today?” Lily asked.

“Nothing. I’m fine. Really I am fine.” James said, and downed his goblet of pumpkin juice.

“JAMES! NO!” Lily screamed.

James fell to the floor, unconscious.


Well, what do you think? I absolutely adore that cliffy. Please review; your reviews make my day!


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