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Rating
Mature
Chapters
28
Words
86,899
Characters
Dumbledore, Lupin, Snape, Sirius, A. Longbottom, F. Longbottom, Lily, James, Pettigrew, Voldemort
Primary Relationship
James/Lily
Secondary Relationship(s)
Genre(s)
Drama, Humor, Romance
Era
Marauders
Advisory
Strong Language, Mild Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme, Contains Spoilers
Story Reviews
125
Status
Completed
First Published
2010-03-12 12:32am
Last Chapter
2011-02-01 11:22am
Last Updated
2011-02-01 11:22am

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 Chapter 1: Smitten at Seventeen

Lily's 17th Birthday approaches and Alice Longbottom has invited her to dinner.  Little does she know that she has more than one birthday surprise waiting for her.

1,567 14
2 Chapter 2:Wining, Dining and Spying

James and Lily enjoy a walk home after dinner, but where James is, there's always bound to be a distraction nearby...

1,448 8
3 Chapter 3: Letters and Longing

James and Lily are enjoying the end of their summer. Their final year of Hogwarts will be starting soon and there are lots of suprises to come...

1,592 11
4 Chapter 4: Kisses and Curses

Things get exciting when the Head Boy and Head Girl meet each other for the first time.

1,786 5
5 Chapter 5: Close Quarters

After arriving at Hogwarts, James and Lily discover the perks and "quirks" of their new Job.

1,525 5
6 Chapter 6: Times of Change

James and Lily get used to living in close proximity and also learn that their job will be much more involved than originally thought.

1,999 7
7 Chapter 7: On the Rocks

It seemed for so long that James only chased Lily because he couldn't have what he wanted, but now that that she's so accessible, he won't reach out to her. Lily tries to deal with her frustration.

2,315 7
8 Chapter 8: Midnight Ride

James finally comes clean about what why he's been so emotionally and physically distant.

1,658 3
9 Chapter 9: Give & Take

Now that Lily knows the dirty little secret of the Mauraders, her and James' relationship can take the next step forward.

2,554 4
10 Chapter 10: A First Time for Everything

James and Lily take their relationship to the next level.

2,439 5
11 Chapter 11: No Regrets

Lily faces the first challenge in her relationship with James.

2,040 2
12 Chapter 12: Home Sweet Home

Lily and James are heading home for the holidays when tragedy strikes close to home.

2,969 2
13 Chapter 13: The Greatest Gift of All

Lily is pretty down right now. She didn't think she'd have to bury her parents so young. Luckily, friends are around to support people and give them a pick-up from time to time.

3,080 6
14 Chapter 14: In Sickness & in Health

Lily faces her biggest challenge yet: a sick boyfriend!

4,282 5
15 Chapter 15: Lilacs for Lily

James finally gets the courage to ask Lily the most important question that a woman wants to hear....

4,321 3
16 Chapter 16: Memories

As in any relationship, the good times also come with the somewhat more complicated!

3,432 2
17 Chapter 17: Lucky

James is lucky to be a live but has some other issues that are giving him temporary amnesia...

3,235 6
18 Chapter 18: A Wedding and a Funeral

The Marauders are preparing for their NEWTs, but not even that can go on without some unpleasant distractions.

4,914 4
19 Chapter 19: Like the First Day

James and Lily experience the biggest day of their lives (so far): Their wedding :)

4,984 2
20 Chapter 20: Dreams and Nightmares

Times have turned dark for Lily and James. They've taken quite a commitment offering their estate in Godric's Hollow as the Order of the Phoenix's HQ. Now they're smack dab in the middle of the organization. They'll learn that life has many battles, and not just battles with the enemy.

4,329 1
21 Chapter 21: The Man Behind the Mask

Lily learns the downside to dealing with her stress in an unhealthy manner and a familar face makes an appearance in a most unexpected situation.

5,822 1
22 Chapter 22: Tricks and Treats

Fate begins to unfold for James and Lily.

3,658 2
23 Chapter 23: With Child

Great News turns into bad news rather quickly.

4,793 2
24 Chapter 24: Roughing It

Living and hiding in the Muggle world presents many new challenges.

3,925 2
25 Chapter 25: Magical Muggle Memories

Lily and James have embraced hiding among Muggles and are learning that life can be quite wonderful.  Some days can be harder than others, however.

3,088 2
26 The Beginning of the End

A baby is born...

2,149 4
27 Chapter 27: The Decision

James finally understands where Lily is coming from, and the steps are made to finally return home.

2,944 1
28 Chapter 28: The Last Goodbye

A time of mourning and celebration approaches.

4,051 9

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