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The sun shone down on King’s Cross fiercely, making the heat unbearable.  Although it was September first, the humid weather of August was still lingering on. It was the hot, sticky, burning weather, which you would not like to travel in. Unfortunately for seventeen-year-old Lily Evans this was not an option, as she had to make the two-hour drive with her family to the station so she could return to school. This young lady attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and yes, she was a witch, much to the annoyance of her older sister Petunia. Nineteen-year-old Petunia Evans was forced to make the drive with the family to bid her sister goodbye. She would much rather have stayed with her boyfriend of three months Vernon Dursley. Ever since Lily got a letter to Hogwarts at the tender age of eleven, both girls had never got along.

As their car reached King’s Cross-at ten thirty, Lily eagerly opened the door and jumped out. She was wearing a pink tank top and a pair of shorts, she always changed on the train.  Her thick, dark red hair drifted slightly behind her with the slight breeze. She rubbed her sweaty arms and looked around with her startling green almond-shaped eyes. Hot beads of sweat formed on everyone’s forehead and each looked like they would rather stay the day at their air-conditioned homes.

Petunia got out the door, grumbling, “Why did I have to come?” she whined, “The freak could have gone herself, she doesn’t need normal-” She was silenced by the stern look her mother sent her. Normally, Lily would retaliate, but she was too happy to do so ‘I’m going back’ she thought happily.

“Thanks Daddy!” she chirped as her father rolled a trolley over to her. Her parents helped her load her trunk onto the trolley while Petunia stood at some distance, trying to look like she wasn’t related to the crazy people with the owl. Lily smiled and placed her owl, Artemis on top. She slowly wheeled her trolley around to face the barrier between platform nine and ten. She walked towards it, distinctly hearing Petunia say, “But I don’t want to go in THERE!” Lily closed her eyes just before she hit the barrier and found herself, once again on Platform 9 ¾. Her parents and Petunia soon emerged from the barrier, Petunia looking very sour.

She smiled at the incredulous looks on her parents’ faces when someone pulled her into a bear hug, “LILS! So good to see you again!” came a booming, male voice.

“Lily, who is this?” asked her mother with a smile.

Lily turned around and glared at the black-haired boy. It was Potter, the arrogant, bullying toerag. She glared even more as James Potter smiled down at her, knowing fully well she would be polite to him in front of her parents. “This is Ja- James Potter, he’s in Gryffindor with me, “ she grimaced, offering no further explanation.

“Very nice to meet you Mr. and Mrs. Evans, at Hogwarts, we all love your beautiful Lily. She’s the highlight of my day,” he winked at Mrs. Evans as he pompously shook their hand. He ran a hand through his messy hair and turned to Petunia, “And you must be Lily’s wonderful sister, uh… Petunia if I recall correctly?”

Petunia looked mortified at being addressed by such a person and by her relationship to Lily, “I am not!” she replied hotly, “That freak is no sister of mine, we just happen to live under the same roof!” And with that, Petunia marched right back through the barrier leaving a stunned James and her speechless family. Lily felt tears welling up in her eyes and quickly wiped them away as she realized James was now looking intently at her.

“Um, so that was not your sister?” he asked, confused.

Mr. Evans sighed, “That was Petunia, excuse her, she’s been having a bad week.”

James nodded and smiled kindly at Lily, “Well Lils, I’ll see you on the train. Nice to meet you!” and he disappeared, probably in search of his fellow Marauders.

“We’ll have a talk with Petunia dear. I’m so sorry, I should have told her to wait in the car,” sighed Mrs. Evans.

“It’s okay, Mom, don’t, it’ll just make things worse. Well I better go, I’m Head Girl this year.” She gave both her parents a big hug.

Just before she left, her mother whispered into her ear, “That James seems to be a very nice young man. And he seems to have a certain something for you!”

Lily smiled slightly and watched as her parents re-entered the muggle world. She wheeled her trolley around when someone grabbed her arm, she felt a jolt in her stomach, one she had never felt before, her arm was now tingling, and she wondered why, “What was that about?” It was Potter, again.

Lily sighed, “My sister dies not like that fact that I’m a witch, she calls me abnormal, she basically hates me.”

“Oh,” he replied, not letting go of her arm. She pulled her arm away, and the tingling vanished.

 “Do you want to go out with me? I’ll make it better! We can plan the destruction of Petunia if you want.”

Lily tried to suppress a laugh, “No thank you Potter,” she replied and wheeled her trolley away.

“POTTER!” shouted Lily, he had pestered her all the way to the Head’s compartment, “Get OUT!”

“Why?” he asked with a smirk, ruffling his hair.

Lily groaned, she thought he might have matured a bit, apparently not. She tried to ignore the butterflies in her stomach. Even though he hadn’t matured, he sure had gotten—NO! Lily Evans, you do not think James Potter is hot! Argh!

  She took a deep breath and turned to Potter, “Because, Potter, if you haven’t noticed this is the Heads compartment,” she replied dangerously.

“Oh really? So that would make you my head girl, huh?” he said smirking even more. He didn’t seem to realize that she was fingering her wand, and shooting a deadly glare at him.

“Yes Potter, I’m Head- WHAT DID YOU SAY?” she panicked, he could not be Head Boy, yet there was the badge, gleaming on his chest. Oh dear, she was starting to hyperventilate. How could one boy infuriate her so much?

“That’s right Evans, I’m Head Boy, and with you as my Head Girl, we shall rule the school.” Lily banged her head on the wall; she closed her eyes and counted to ten. When she dared to peek, Potter was still there with and amused look on his face.

“Okay, whom did you nick the badge from? You took it from Remus, didn’t you?” she questioned.

“Not actually, I didn’t nick it. But you could say that I nicked it from the owl, wait can an owl be Head Boy?” he looked at her inquiringly.

“An owl would do a better job than you Potter,” she replied through the teeth, “Dumbledore must have lost his marbles.”

Just then an owl soared through the open window with a letter, it had the Hogwarts crest embedded in it. Lily reached for it, but James got there first, due to his qudditch reflexes. He teased her, holding it just out of her reach.

“Just read the blasted letter,” she snarled.

James scanned the letter and turned to Lily, smirking even more. “What?” she asked, “Read the bloody letter Potter!”

“ Dear Mr. Potter and Miss. Evans,

            Let me congratulate you on becoming Head Boy and Girl. You are to meet the prefects about halfway through the train ride and give them their duties. Miss. Evans, you can inform Mr. Potter of these The Heads usually live in the Head’s Room but it is currently under re-construction. Peeves was in a joyful mood over the summer. It should be ready about two weeks into school. You will have to patrol the halls every other day. Set up a schedule with the prefects also. As you are well aware of, you can now reward or dock points. Mr. Potter, I must ask you not to abuse this privilege. You can also hand out detention and Miss. Evans I am sure you know the rest.

 Oh and Miss, Evans, there is no mistake; I did choose Mr. Potter as Head Boy. Although I have lost my marbles, the ones I used to play with Dedalus Diggle as a child. If you come across them, you will return them to me, won’t you? This letters will now self destruct.”

BOOM! The letter exploded sending ashes everywhere. Lily shook the soot off of her, momentarily stunned.

“So Evans, how would you like me to escort you to Hogsmeade, whenever that is?” he asked grinning.


((A/N: Ok, so this chapter had to be re-done slightly, instead of Amelia we're using Mary, as Lily mentioned her in the seventh book. Also chapters will be slightly shorted from now on. Please leave comments, they really help me move forward with stories! Thanks for reading! ))

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