|This is My World
Author: DominoTyler PM
When Lily Evans is betrayed by her best friend and her traitor heart is slowly but surely falling for her enemy, she thinks she's lost her life to insanity. Now she has to deal with her feelings and the Death Eater Youth? How impossible. EVERY DAY UPDATE!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - James P. & Lily Evans P. - Chapters: 42 - Words: 63,124 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 08-27-11 - Published: 07-15-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7183796
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Hello, readers! It's me again, with another story. I'm pretty notorious for how long my updates take, but I've got a treat for all of you guys. Every day updates! I've got about half of the story written. I may have days where I just can't update-next week, for instance. I'll be camping-no wifi. Or if I'm grounded or something. But I will try my hardest to have something for you every single day!
I started writing this last year and got really far, then set it aside for my other fanfictions, but now I'm very pleased to start posting again. ^^
So, at the close of the hugely successful Harry Potter, the final movie being released today (VERY GOOD, by the way) I am starting mine. Please enjoy, guys.
Disclaimer-I do not own Harry Potter or anything else I may refer to.
I like to believe that a girls imagination is her very own, personalized world. I live in this world most of my time, fantasizing about anything and everything, making sure to keep out those who could disturb my perfect utopia. Those who fell under that category were the Slytherins. It hadn't been all of them at first. In fact, until that day in fifth year, I held a very large plot of my world open to a Slytherin very close to my heart. Severus Snape. I soon realized, though, that he was invading my world, trying to take it over. And so when he called me that dreadful word that day in my fifth year, my world was shut down. When Tuney had become angry and jealous of me, more was ripped from my precious land. There was a single light shining on it. In my world was only allowed my four best friends-Alice Shorttop, Mary MacDonald, Marlene McKinnon, and Remus Lupin. No one else. And under my list of people not allowed into my world was James Potter.
If I allowed James into my world, it would fill it with even more darkness than I ever wanted to allow. Ever.
Those who came in could never come out unless they took more of my world away. And if that happened, I'd dwindle away to nothing, considering how much Snape had taken when he had betrayed me that day. I didn't think that we'd ever fall in love or anything-heck, I'd chew my heart out if I did. I just didn't want anyone else to get close to me. I couldn't stand that much pain, and I'd be reduced to a hollow, empty shell that people would call Evans, and soon forget.
Today was a week after the Severus Snape incident, and a few days before I was finished with my fifth year. I was walking down the hallway, off to my next class. As I rounded a corner, a boy my year, a Ravenclaw named Larry Price, almost plowed me over...
"Oh, Evans!" He exclaimed, catching her by her wrists before she fell.
Lily smiled. "Thanks," she said.
He smiled back. "No problem." He paused, looking as if he wished to say something. "Listen, I saw what happened last week with the Snape kid...I know you two were close."
She nodded. "I don't want to talk about it," she said.
He nodded. "I figured. But listen," he repeated. "I'm here if you ever need a shoulder or just someone to talk to."
Lily smiled at him again. "Thanks. That really means a lot."
She examined him. He had short red hair, big blue eyes, and pale, freckled skin. He looked cute enough to cuddle.
He smiled and rubbed the back of his neck.
"So...you want to meet in the library tonight after dinner?" He asked. "You know, we could do homework..."
Lily nodded. "I'd like that."
He grinned happily. "So, see you at 7?"
"Sure," Lily replied. "By, Price."
"See ya, Lily."
She continued on, rounding another corner. She had traveled back to her own little world, and was wondering how this date would go-hopefully better than any other she'd had.
She was so immersed in thoughts of what may happen, that as she rounded said corner, she crashed into yet another body. This one was rock solid, and caught her around the waist as she fell.
"Potter?" She said.
He grinned down at her.
She rolled her eyes. "Let me go."
"Wait, I think there's something in your eye..." He said, leaning closer. "No, sorry. Just a sparkle."
She rolled her eyes again and pushed against his chest, beginning to walk away.
"Wait!" He called.
She sighed, not stopping.
"Are you doing anything tonight?" He called after her.
"Yes," She replied, still walking, ignoring the fact that he'd ran to catch up, and was walking right beside her.
"What are you doing?"
"I've got a date," Lily replied. Normally, her reply would have been something like, "What's it to you?" or "Do I look like I want to tell you?" But today, she was just hoping this would get him to leave her alone. "Don't pretend you didn't hear that back there."
James shrugged. "Sure, I heard it. It's not going to stop me from asking you."
"Merlin, Potter," Lily said, angry. "Can't you go a single day without asking me out?"
"And break my everyday streak from Halloween in third year? Ha!" He began to laugh. "Never. Not until you go out with me." He didn't ask that often, but still.
Lily sighed. "Whatever."
She walked into Transfiguration, closing the door as if she hadn't been aware James was walking directly behind her, slamming it right in his face, then took the seat beside Alice, in front of Marlene, and behind Mary.
That night, Lily wandered into the library, her eyes searching for her date.
She saw him finally, waving from a corner in the back. She smiled and sped up her pace, then sat across from him.
"Hello, Larry," Lily said happily, unloading her backpack.
He nodded, grinning. "Lily."
Lily knew what he was thinking. That he was lucky. Lily Evans was asked out constantly. Some were persistent, but none as persistent as James Potter. He knew he was lucky, because Lily Evans never dated. She turned almost everyone down. She was at school for friends and education, and believed a boyfriend would simply distract her from recieving the best education she could possibly get.
"So what did you want to start with?" Lily asked him. It was her first test, to see if he was eligable.
"How about Potions?" Larry asked, pulling his half finished essay out of his bag.
Lily grinned, nodding. He's really doing homework. Pass.
The two of them worked together for about an hour, successfully finishing all of Lily's extra credit.
She began replacing all of her things in her bag, when her wand rolled off the table.
"Oh, here," Larry said, retrieving the wand, though Lily could have reached it without leaving her current position. He examined it and handed it to Lily. Pass.
"Willow," Larry said. "Nice. Good for charms."
Lily smiled. "That's exactly what Mr. Ollivander said. Although he added that it was 'swishy.'"
Larry smiled back.
They both smiled.
"I'll walk you to your common room," Larry said, holding the door to the library open. Double Pass.
"You really don't have to..."
Make that triple.
The two made their way to the Gryffindor common room. There were several people coming around the corner, but Lily ignored them.
"Meet you here tomorrow?" He asked. "I'll walk you to breakfast? At six?"
Lily wanted to laugh at how nervous he sounded. "Of course." She stood on her tiptoes and kissed him on the cheek. "See you at six."
He smiled, nodded, wished her sweet dreams, and left.
"Oh, excuse me," she heard him say as she whispered, "Tietwinetothreetreetwigs," to the Fat Lady. She laughed as she always did at this particular tongue-twisting password, and swung open.
Her friends were all sitting together when she entered, and she rushed to them.
"Guys!" She exclaimed. "I met an amazing guy!"
"He qualifies with the Lily Evans standards?" Alice asked incredulously.
"Yes!" Lily exclaimed. "He's absolutely amazing!"
"Who is he?" Mary screeched.
Lily spun quickly to see James Potter and the marauders enter the room. James' face was angry and red, jealousy radiating from him in waves. He marched straight over to Lily.
"You're dating Larry bloody Price?" He asked.
"Yes," Lily replied as calmly as she could.
"Have you met that prick?" He exclaimed.
"Yes, just this afternoon," Lily replied. "You were there, actually."
"So you don't know anything that people say about him?" He demanded.
"Come on, Prongs," Lupin said. "We don't even know if those rumors are true."
"I do," James said, still impossibly mad. "I've seen him!"
Lily rolled her eyes. "Potter, cool down. Larry Price is the nicest boy I've ever met, next to Remus, of course, and though I don't know what rumors you're talking about, I highly doubt that they're true. Now, leave. You're idiocy is making my head hurt."
James was practically shaking with anger.
"Come on, James," Sirius said, strangely calm for Sirius. "We'll just have to keep an eye on him. We can't make Evans believe."
"But you were there!" James exclaimed. Lily was incredibly happy that most students were still out and about, and that the only attention they were drawing was from a few curious first years. "We could use the pensieve! I know how I can get it."
"Leave it, James," Remus said.
James sighed. He looked at Lily sadly. "Just...be careful. Okay?"
Lily looked up at him curiously. "You need counseling."
He seemed very agitated, though, so Lily sighed and said. "Alright! I'll be careful! Just. Go. Away!"
James nodded, and headed up to the boys dorms.
"That..." Alice said, "Was incredibly weird. I'm going to bed."
Lily nodded. "Night, Al."
"Goodnight, Mrs. Price!" Alice said, giggling as she skipped up the stairs.
Lily laughed, then answered every question the girls had about Larry. She let them get the girly out of their systems, then climbed up and into bed.
So, here's chapter one! Tomorrow will be chapter two, Sunday will be chapter three, and so on and so forth. Reviews are much appreciated! I usually don't reply, but I might. I just want you guys to know that I read every last one and appreciate and take all of them into account. Criticisms are welcome. I've learned how to take them better since the whole ordeal during the Life Project.
Goodbye, and stay tuned!