Author: Nicole White PM
It's sixth year for Lily Evans and the Muarders. The first day of Potions, three students are given samples of five different potions. One being a love potion and one being a luck potion. The combination of people and potions are not a good one.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Lily Evans P. & Sirius B. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,471 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12-10-09 - Published: 08-06-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5281568
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Disclaimer: I sadly, do not own any of this. Not Lily, not James, not Snape nor Sirius. Wish I did. But I don't. Sad day.
A/N: Guys! I have two stories now! Which does mean that I have more to keep up with but still. So…please read and review!
"Books, robes, broom…there it is. And wand…wait where's my wand?" Lily asked herself as she packed once more for Hogwarts. She checked under her bed, under her desk and was in the process of checking her closet when she heard a voice.
"Pathetic Lily," it chided from the doorway, startling Lily making her jump and smash her head on the top of her closet. She emerged rubbing the top of her head and wincing. "Absolutely pathetic." It was Petunia.
"Hi Tuney." Lily said still rubbing her head where she could practically feel the bump.
"Don't call me Tuney. You've long since lost the privilege of nicknames with me Lily." Petunia snapped.
"Well excuse me." Lily replied. Her sister didn't respond for a moment and Lily returned to her search.
"You leave tomorrow." She heard Petunia say from the door. She sighed but didn't turn to look at her sister.
"Yeah I do. As I have for the past five years."
"Exactly my point."
"You didn't have a point. You merely pointed out the fact that I was leaving tomorrow." Lily snapped. "Now, if you have a point to make I would suggest making it now."
"You've left me….us every September for the past five years." Petunia said in a strained voice. "You just…you didn't even bother asking if I could come…"
"Don't blame this on me Petunia. Don't you dare blame this on me!" Lily said in a calm scary voice. "You wrote to Dumbledore asking and you couldn't go. So don't even try to make me feel guilty."
"But that's just it! You didn't even think of me! I was the one who had to write to him!"
"Well I'm sorry that I didn't think of you right then. In case you hadn't noticed I just figured out that I was a witch. A witch Petunia! Who could do magic!" Lily whirled around to face her sister, her green eyes flashing. "So I'm terribly sorry that you weren't the first thing on my mind when I was thinking about going to Hogwarts!" Petunia didn't respond. "SO if you're done berating me I'd like to finish packing." She turned back to her trunk fighting the tears of rage building up in her eyes.
"Fine." Petunia whispered from the doorway. "I'll leave. Have fun at the freak show with Snape and the rest of your freak friends." And with that she spun on her heel and left. Lily sunk to her knees in front of her trunk still fighting tears. She hadn't wanted this. She hadn't asked to be a witch and go to a fancy school and leave her family. She hadn't asked for her sister to hate her. It had just happened. She wiped her eyes and continued looking for her wand. She looked around her room wondering where it could be and saw it sitting on top of her desk near the door. She grabbed it and threw it in her trunk and was done packing. She dropped onto her bed and didn't move until her mom called her for dinner, three hours later.
The next day Lily was sitting on the Hogwarts Express with some of her friends, trying to forget the events of the previous day. They were all laughing and talking about their summer holidays when four boys walked past the compartment. A sudden quiet fell as they walked past and all of the girls eyes locked on the first one. A tall boy with messy jet black hair. Lily rolled her eyes and resisted the urge to hurl.
"Oh. My. God." A girl named Kayla sighed. "James Potter is so hott. I mean he was before and now he's just…wow." She finished. Lily rolled her eyes again. Seriously? What did they see in him? He was hot headed, egotistical and self centered. What was there to like? His partners in crime were just as bad. Sirius was exactly like James and Peter was a helpless tag along. Remus wasn't so bad. He was pretty cool actually. But the rest of them were just….eww.
"I know! He's just perfect." Another girl named Izzy said.
"Are you guys serious?" Lily asked. The rest of the girls looked at her in wonderment.
"Yeah. Why?" Kayla asked.
"Hello! This is James Potter!"
"He's an insensitive prat! Not to mention egotistical and hot headed." She said exasperated.
"But he's a hott egotistical, insensitive, hot headed prat." Izzy said. Then the rest of the girls turned to talk more about James and guys in general. Lily stood up and slipped out of the compartment door, unnoticed. She honestly didn't want to be in a room full of girls who only cared about boys. She finally found an empty compartment and curled up with her book. She stayed like that for the rest of the trip. She loved her friends and would do anything for them but sometimes she just needed to think. As the train slowed and finally stopped she uncurled herself and joined the rest of her classmates in heading up to the castle. She grabbed a carriage with her best friend Amy and a couple Ravenclaw girls and they talked happily until the reached the castle. Lily stepped down out of the carriage and smiled as she saw the huge oak doors of her favorite place in the world. Amy came up behind her and smiled too.
"Good to be back isn't it?" She asked.
"Oh yeah. We're finally back where people understand us." Lily replied.
"Not that I don't love my parents but, well they just don't get it."
"I know. Trust me I know." Lily said with a sigh. "Petunia is the worst. My parents just think its crazy but Petunia…well, I don't know what she thinks." Amy looked at her friend and smiled.
"Come on, let's go." And with that she dragged Lily up the stairs and into Hogwarts.
The feast went well as always and everyone went up to their common rooms content and tired. Lily dropped into bed almost forgetting to change into her p.j.'s then fell asleep.
The next morning, Lily and Amy headed down to breakfast talking about the books they had read over the summer. Since both of them were Muggleborn they understood what it was like outside of Hogwarts in the muggle world and could relate. They were in deep discussion about a book called My Sister's Keeper as they sat down at the Gryffindor table.
"I know! I cried so hard! And then at the end!" Lily was saying as they sat.
"Yeah. I liked that all of Sarah's points of view were from like, when Kate was being diagnosed or when Anna was having surgery." Amy said.
"Yeah the flashbacks added a certain element to the story."
"It explained the story Lils." Amy pointed out.
"I think she could have gotten away with out them really but they were still good." Amy just stared at her best friend.
"Girl you are crazy." Lily smiled and reached for the pumpkin juice. As she reached for it so did Sirius Black. Their hands touched for a split second and their eyes met. Lily's heart did something she never would have expected when she looked at black. It skipped a beat. She pulled back her hand and he grinned at her.
"Ladies first." He said. She looked at him in disbelief but he nodded.
"I think your going soft mate." Said none other than James Potter as he snatched the juice from under Lily's outstretched fingers. Lily sighed.
"Boys are so…" But before she could finish James interrupted
"Incredible?" He asked.
"Amazing?" Sirius offered.
"Immature!" Lily snapped. She turned back to Amy, her anger simmering and tried to focus on what her friend was saying. Near the end of breakfast Professor McGonagall handed out schedules. Lily skimmed it and grinned. She loved lessons and couldn't wait for them to start.
"Excellent!" Sirius said. "We have Defense Against the Dark Arts before lunch!"
"And tonight I have Quidditch!" James said.
"Of course." Lily huffed. "The only thing boys care about is fighting and sports."
"Well at least we don't go for soft options like Charms." James retorted.
"At least there practical!" With that she stood up and left.
The last lesson of the day was potions. Lily walked into the dungeon classroom and was hit with the aroma of potions brewing. Potions was her favorite, and best subject. Plus she really liked Professor Slughorn. She sat down in the front of the room as always and began un packing her stuff for this class. She didn't even notice when somebody, actually two sombodies, came and sat next to her. When she did look up she realized, to her happiness, that one was Amy and the other, much to her displeasure, was Sirius. She grimaced and tried to ignore him. Just then Slughorn entered the room in his usual fashion.
"Hello and welcome to your first day of Potions!" He said happily. "First off I want to congratulate you on your high O.W.L.'s that led you to be sitting here." He beamed at everyone then turned to the table behind him gesturing to the potions. "As you can see. I have a selection of potions here and a small vial of each shall go to the person who can name them and tell me their properties. Ready?" He asked. "Can anyone tell me what this first one is?" Lily's hand shot up first. "Yes Miss. Evans?"
"That is Polyjuice Potion. Add one hair or something along those lines from the person you want to become then drink it. But it only lasts an hour."
"excellent. Ten points to Gryffindor." Slughorn said beaming. "And the next…Miss. Evans?"
"Vertimasium. Colorless, odorless and tasteless in any drink. Three drops is enough for anyone to spill their darkest secrets. When asked a direct question that is." Lily finished.
"Another ten points. And…Miss. Evans?" Slughorn asked amused mow.
"Draught of Living Death. It's a sleeping potion right? A really powerful one."
"Yet another ten points. Well done. How about the next one?" Lily looked at it and the name was on the tip of her tongue but someone else raised their hand first. "Yes Mr. Snape?" Slughorn asked. Lily twisted in her seat and saw Severus who she hadn't seen before and grinned. He smiled back before answering the question.
"That is Felix Felicis. Liquid luck." He said.
"Yes. Quite correct. Liquid luck. Ten points to Slytherin." Slughorn said excitedly.
"Professor?" Lily asked, "Have you ever taken it?"
"Yes. Twice. Two Perfect days." He drifted off into a sort of daze for a second. "Anyway. The last one anyone?" Next to Lily Sirius's hand shot up. "Yes Mr. Black?"
"I believe that it's Amortentia. A love potion. A very powerful one at that. Its mother-of-pearl sheen is what gives it away most times. It also smells like whatever the person loves most in the world."
"Yes! And do you mind if I ask what it smells like to you?" Slughorn asked. Sirius grinned.
"To me it smells like a fire, and fresh air and warm vanilla sugar." He said the last part a little quieter than the rest but Lily still caught it and stopped breathing. Sirius knew full well that the shampoo she had used for the past 5 years.
"Excellent. Another 10 points to Gryffindor." He glanced at the clock and sighed. "I see that our first class has gotten away from us. Alright well class dismissed. Oh Miss Evans and Mr. Black and Snape please come collect your potions." The class packed up and left but Amy, Lily, Snape and Sirius stayed behind.
"Go on Amy. I'll catch up." She said and her friend turned to leave. Lily watched her and saw that she caught up with Remus and she couldn't help but smile. Then she turned and went up to the table with the various potions.
"Here you are Miss. Evans. One vial of Polyjuice potion. One of Vertimasium and one of draught of living death." He handed her all three and she took them carefully.
"Thank you sir." She said then left without another word.