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Rating
Mature
Chapters
15
Words
91,342
Characters
Dumbledore, Lupin, McGonagall, Snape, Sirius, Lily, James, Pettigrew, Voldemort, OC
Primary Relationship
James/Lily
Secondary Relationship(s)
Remus/OC, Sirius/OC
Genre(s)
Drama, Humor, Romance
Era
Marauders
Advisory
Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse
Story Reviews
848
Status
Work In Progress (WIP)
First Published
2010-08-29 4:20pm
Last Chapter
2012-09-15 12:28pm
Last Updated
2012-09-15 12:28pm

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1 Chapter One: Of Unfulfilled Promises and Horrible Sisters

REAL STORY SUMMARY INSIDE. SORRY. IT WAS TOO LONG TO POST OUT THERE.

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2 Chapter Two: Of Odd Feelings and Ground Rules

“How does it feel to finally be the one leading this meeting?” he grinned. “I bet you’ve been looking forward to this for ages.” He sat down in one of the two seats at the head of the table and propped his feet up.

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3 Chapter Three: Of Age Differences and Mixed Feelings

“We don’t make out at the table!” Adara cried indignantly. “We have more control and self-dignity than that!”

“Honestly,” Sirius added, looking very offended.
On the table is much different than at the table and I would appreciate it if you got your prepositions right, Prongs.”

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4 Chapter Four: Of Growing Up

She’s biting her lip; it always drove James crazy when she did that.

She’s biting her lip and it’s driving him crazy and then he’s looking at her like she’s a prize and he’s just hit the jackpot.

She’s biting her lip and driving him crazy and then he’s looking at her like that and James can’t do a goddamn thing about it.

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5 Chapter Five: Of Dating and I’ve Never

“Is there a reason why Diggory is standing outside the portrait hole looking like an idiot?” Sirius interrupted as he walked in, pointing a thumb over his shoulder. “Not that he doesn’t always look like an idiot, he is in Hufflepuff after all, but he looks especially…” he caught sight of Lily then and she was a second too quick to hide her bags. “Well, well, well,” he grinned shyly and sauntered over to where James was sitting and Lily was standing. “I think I’ve found the culprit.”

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6 Chapter Six: Of Fights and Friendships

“Maybe that’s why I got so mad, okay? Because you never even let me close enough to do anything, even talk to you, but you were off pal-ing around with one of my best mates –”

 “His head wasn’t the size of a small country. He’s a tolerable human being.”

 “And you don’t think that I am?”

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7 Chapter Seven: Of Quidditch Days and Crazy Nights

She shrugged and leaned in closer to him until she could barely feel his breath on her face, “You’re kinda cute when you’re all worked up.” She smirked a bit.


James tried to say something, but all that came out where disjointed syllables.

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8 Chapter Eight: Of Emergency Avoidance Mode and Emotional Wreckage

“I don’t want to fix things!” Lily interrupted him. “I know what I did was awful and I’m ashamed and I feel terrible. I need you to know that it’s not anything you did. It’s completely my fault!”

He was silent for a long moment after her outburst, “Is there someone else?”

Lily’s heart sped up. She swallowed hard. “Amos –”

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9 Chapter Nine: Of Chest Pains and Heartaches.

It nearly killed him. It nearly killed him that she was hurting so much because of him – or, more, because he wasn’t with her. He knew after last night that he wasn’t being conceited or cocky about it anymore; that Lily Evans legitimately cared about him now and he was doing nothing about it. He was causing her pain and that caused him to hurt more than he thought it was possible to hurt.

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10 Chapter Ten: Of Resolutions and Confessions

Lily wished she could just be purely pissed at the boy in front of her, but something was preventing that. She could get mad at him, sure, but she couldn’t hate him. She couldn’t be just mad at him when she was so conflicted about her feelings and about what she wanted. She wished she could more than anything, though; after all, anger was easy, caring was hard.

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11 Chapter Eleven: Of Good and Bad Receptions

“Shut up! No one asked your opinion –”

“That much is obvious; I would have told you to pick a color that didn’t resemble Granddad’s hemorrhoids!”

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12 Chapter Twelve: Of Cuts and Bruises

“Looks as if we haven’t stumbled across a purely muggle celebration,” he said, Voldemort said. His voice was like a hiss, low and dangerous, and it sent a chill up Lily’s spine that seemed to grab onto her insides and hold tight.

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13 Chapter Thirteen: Of Past and Present

As a Marauder… no, as a bloke, there were things that James was good at – pranking, memorizing quidditch statistics, finding that perfect balance between being a mama’s boy and being a man – and there were things he was decidedly not good at. Well, one particular thing, really: dealing with sensitive topics.

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14 Chapter Fourteen: Of Christmas and Unexpected Visitors

“I can’t imagine,” Lily looked at her hands. “When I thought… that you…” she took a deep breath and her dad pulled her into his lap in a tight embrace. She laughed as he balanced his seventeen-year-old daughter on his knee.


“I think I may be getting a bit big for this, Dad.”


“You’re never going to be too big for this,” her dad said, kissing the top of her head.

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15 Chapter Fifteen: Of Surprises and Stupidity

“Eating fifteen cockroach clusters in under a minute,” he continued. “Acting as Slughorn’s armchair –”
 
“What are you doing?” Lily asked him, very confused.
 
“Making a list of things I’d rather be doing than sitting here, having this conversation with you,” Sirius turned to face her.

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