Welcome Ladies and Gentleman to Blueskywillow's long running epic 'Lily and James : Forever and Beyond'. Could everyone kindly keep all arms and legs inside the bus and to themselves as we tour the wonderful and exciting world of Harry Potter. Do not ask the characters questions or in fact reveal to them there fate as this could change the story dramatically. Now if everyone is ready and wearing their seatbelt we shall take off. The first tour consists of the past also know as BH (Before Harry). In this tour we will come across Harry's parents and their friends and how Harry came to be - will not necessarily how. So if you are ready for the first helping please read on.
Disclaimer: Blueskywillow does absolutely not own Harry Potter - Past, Present or Future, she merely runs the tour. And just to mention she doesn't get paid either, after all the tour is free.
Lily Evans stared out the window of the train compartment. It was a very cold and rainy day as it usually was in England around this time of year. Lily was deep in thought about her summer. She had had the most wonderful time. The first two weeks were spent tanning herself in the Caribbean with her parents. Her older sister, Petunia hadn't come as she was wanted to stay with her boyfriend Vernon Dursley. Lily hated that guy.
When Lily got home from the holiday she spent the next six weeks working in a drama youth group. She had done many plays including 'Romeo and Juliet'. The youth group director was a total Shakespeare freak, but Lily didn't mind she liked those kinds of plays, she also didn't mind because she always got the lead roles.
One of Lily's best friends, Sophie Clarke, was blabbering on about something or other. Sophie was a very pretty girl; she had long blond flowing hair that reached the middle of her back. She had blue eyes and looked very much the Barbie that she was.
"Lily did you hear what I just said?" Sophie asked. Lily snapped out of her daydream and smiled to her best friend.
"Sorry Sophie. What were you saying?" Lily asked sweetly.
"I was telling you about, what Kent gave me. It was a gold locket with my initials S. C. on it. It was the sweetest thing ever." Sophie smiled holding the locket. Lily forced a smile. There was a knock on the door as Lily's other best friend Michelle Warrington walked in.
"Hey Michelle." Lily smiled. Michelle's facial expression didn't change. Michelle had long black hair that just went past her shoulders, there was a fire burning in her hazel eyes. "What's wrong?" Lily asked as she sat down beside her.
"Those stupid Marauders! They think they are so cool cause they play pranks on everyone and get away with it! If they think they can play pranks on us they have another thing coming!" Michelle said angrily. Lily looked at her feet then looked up as Claudia walked into the apartment. Claudia Vivian Hampton III had long brown hair with streaks of blond through it. Her brown eyes sparkled as she sat down beside her best friends.
"Why are you looking so angry, Michelle?" Claudia asked.
"The Marauders!" Michelle snapped. Claudia sat down beside Sophie and rolled her eyes at Michelle.
"What new? Did you see Sirius square up to Nott in the corridor earlier? I swear I thought Sirius was gonna kill him. I wouldn't have blamed him anyway. Nott is a stupid prick." Claudia said. Lily tried not to laugh; it was only less than a year ago that Claudia was madly and deeply in 'love' with Nott. That relationship had ended horribly for Claudia but Lily and her friends couldn't have been happier.
They hated Nott and his slimy grease ball of a best friend Serveus Snape. That was the only thing Lily and her group of friends had in common with the Marauders - They hated most of the Slytherins!
Lily sighed as her friends started talking about their boyfriends. Lily liked to talk about her boyfriend, Jordan Kensington, too but there was more too life than boys and material possessions.
Lily had just realized that she had changed so much over the summer. She used to think that if you didn't wear make-up the world would never notice you, and that it was especially important that guys noticed you and for you to show that you didn't notice anyone. She was some times seen as stuck up but what many people didn't realize was that Lily was shy even though her friends were far from it. But every now and then she would let her voice be heard for the common good. But the summer had changed Lily and not just physically. A new and unexpected person came into her life and made her see things and as well as herself differently. She had more confidence to let her voice be heard.
Lily didn't understand where this new train of thought had come from. Her thoughts were interrupted by a knock at the door. Lily looked at the compartment door and seen that James Potter was standing there. James Potter was one of the Marauders. He stood in the entrance of the doorway. His messy black hair was no different than what it normally looked like and his mysterious hazel eyes stared straight at Lily. James Potter was very well known through out the school, either because of being a prankster, playing on the Quidditch team or for his surprising intellect. But let it be known he may be smart but he was still the bad boy of the place.
He was always in trouble but somehow seemed to keep perfect grades. But one thing that surprised everyone - James barely dated. But everyone knew why. He had eyes for one person and one person only.
"What do you want?" Michelle asked him angrily.
"I need to talk to you." James said talking to Lily and Lily only. Lily nodded. The three girls stood up.
"Lily we're gonna go talk to Bertha Jorkins. Get the goss' out of her. She's next-door so don't hesitate to call if something bothers you." Sophie said with a flick of her hair before leaving with the rest. James stepped out of the way to let the girls pass; as they left James stepped into the compartment and shut the door behind him.
Next-door Michelle, Claudia and Sophie sat down beside Bertha and two other girls.
"What's wrong?" One of the girls asked. It was Natalie Cole, she and Bertha were best friends.
"World War MMMX (3010) is about to break out next door." Claudia said rolling her eyes.
"Wha?" Bertha asked confused, she wasn't the brightest in the bunch.
"Lily and James needed to 'talk'. In other words all hell is gonna break lose in about 3...2...1-" Michelle was cut off by shouting coming from next door. Everyone went deathly silent as Lily and James screamed at each other.
"You are such an arrogant jerk!" Lily screamed.
"Lily, keep your voice down people can hear you!" James said.
"I don't care!" Lily shouted
"I'm sound proofing this room!" James said.
"Go ahead!" Lily screamed. There was a mutter of words then no sound at all. All the girls shook their heads except for the smallest girl who was obviously Bertha's younger sister.
"Why were they fighting?" she asked.
"We don't know anymore. I mean it's odd. James claims that he likes her a lot but when they are around each other they fight." Sophie said sadly.
"You know I think they would make a really cute couple. If Lily would just like him back maybe it would be perfect." Natalie said excitedly. Her face then fell when she saw the other girls' faces. "You know because of the hate they hold for each other it would cause great passion..." Natalie trailed off. Michelle and Claudia tried to hold back laughter but couldn't help it, there were tears rolling down their faces they were laughing that hard.
"Lily would never go out with that jerk. She's too smart to fall for his charm." Michelle said.
Meanwhile in the compartment next door, Lily and James were lying on the seats making out. Lily slowly kissed around James' neck.
"You know Lily I do have to talk to you." James said. "That little screaming match we pulled wasn't just so I could make out with you." James grinned. Lily sat up, as did James. She looked at James seriously.
"What's wrong?" Lily asked. James laughed at the look on her face.
"It's not really that serious. Its just Dumbledore wants us to talk about the Halloween ball and arrange it and stuff." James smiled. Lily looked at him.
"But I'm meant to be nothing that with head boy." Lily said. James grinned.
"You are." James said. Lily's eyes widened and she threw her arms around him.
"This is so great." She screamed with delight. She pulled away then started kissing him again. Half an hour later Lily had her head on James' chest and was staring out the window. Lily was thinking about how James and her had gotten together . . .
Lily was sitting in the common room with Sophie. It had gotten really late and Lily had missed her dinner because she was with her boyfriend, Jordan Kensington.
"Why don't you go down to the kitchens and get something to eat." Sophie had said to her. Lily rolled her eyes.
"I'm waiting for my nails to dry, duh!" Lily said. After a while Lily decided that her nails were dry and stood up. "You coming?" She asked Sophie.
"No. I'm gonna wait for Kent to come down." Sophie smiled. Lily rolled her eyes again then walked out of the common room. The castle was cold and Lily regretted not bringing a jacket. Down in the kitchens there were four very familiar people. Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew and James. Lily sighed as she walked in, she really wasn't in the mood for a fight with James, so she went over to one of the house elfs. The house elf bowed low to Lily.
"How may Inky serve Miss?" Inky asked.
"Inky, do you have anything left over from tonight's dinner? Only I didn't make the dinner." Lily said innocently. The four boys had noticed Lily now and were watching her.
"And why was Miss Lily not at the dinner?" Sirius asked his eyebrow raised. Lily rolled her eyes as Inky sat her down beside James and laid a plate in front of her. It seemed as though they hadn't been at the feast either.
"I believe you didn't answer my question." Sirius smiled turning in his seat to face her.
"I see you guys weren't there either." Lily observed turning the subject onto them.
"We where. Just Peter here got a little peckish." Remus said. Lily looked at the small plump boy. Peter had very rat like features in his face and had blond hair. Peter had a plate full of food in front of him. Lily rolled her eyes again as she dug into the small plate full of Roast beef and potatoes. After ten minutes Lily had finished. She picked up her plate and took it over to the sink, she began to rinse it when Inky came up behind her and started pulling at her robes. Lily set the plate down and turned round.
"Has Inky done something to displease Miss? Was the dinner not nice?" Inky asked.
"It was wonderful, thank you very much." Lily smiled. She walked back over to the table; she lifted her glass of pumpkin juice and downed it with one gulp. The boys watched her do this. As Lily went to walk away Sirius grabbed her round the waist and started hugging her.
"Lily wanna go somewhere private just the both of us?" Sirius said to her. Lily rolled her eyes and tried to pry him of her.
"Wanna say that to my boyfriend?" Lily asked.
"I don't wanna go somewhere private with him, I wanna go with you." Sirius laughed, Remus and Peter laughed, but James just shook his head. Lily noticed this. James looked up from the table and into Lily's eyes; she looked into his. That split second she had felt something there, a tug at her heart or something. Lily quickly looked away. She got out of Sirius's grasp and walked to the door, she stopped and looked at him.
"That's ancient history between me and you, Sirius. You'll never get that chance again." Lily said, she flicked her hair then left the room. The boys gazed at her as she left. As Lily was walking along the corridor to her common room a sleazy voice stopped her in her tracks. Lily looked round to see Snape standing there.
"What are you doing out of bed at eleven o'clock at night?" Snape asked. Lily looked at him coldly.
"I could ask the same about you?" Lily said.
"I'm just making sure no unwanted guests are roaming the corridors." Snape replied.
"Well you had best go back to your job then." Lily said turning on her heel.
"What's going on?" A voice said behind them. They both turned to see James standing there. For the first time in her life Lily was happy to see James Potter.
"Mind your own business Potter!" Snape growled. Lily yanked her arm out of Snape's grasp.
"There is no business here for him to mind!" Lily said walking away. James and Serveus stared daggers at each other then both walked away. James ran up behind Lily and started walking with her.
"Thanks back there." Lily said quietly. James was shocked this is the first time Lily had ever been civil to him. James just shrugged. "Why are you being so different to me?" Lily asked suddenly. James looked at her. "Back at the Kitchens you barely spoke a word to me, heck Peter mumbled more than you. You've barely said any of your dumb comments to me for weeks." Lily was getting angry. James rolled his eyes.
"So we're getting into a fight because I didn't hit on you. Jeez Lily you sure change your tune." James said.
"What does that mean?" Lily asked stopping in her tracks. James stopped as well.
"First minute you scream at me for telling you I think you're pretty then you scream at me for not saying it. I though you were actually different than your friends." James said.
"I am different to my friends. And their different to me and there is nothing wrong with that. Just because-" James couldn't have been bothered listening to her anymore. He kissed her. Lily was taken back at first but kissed him back then realized what she was doing and pulled away.
"How dare you kiss me!" Lily said outraged.
"It was only to shut you up." James said angrily.
"Well you still shouldn't have done it." Lily said a little less angrily.
"Like you didn't enjoy it." James laughed. Lily stamped her foot in protest.
"You are so full of it, James Potter!" Lily said walking off in a huff. James laughed and ran after her.
"Where are you going?" James asked walking along beside her.
"The common room, where else?" Lily said angrily.
"You wanna go have some fun?" James asked raising his eyebrows.
"What kind of fun?" Lily asked slightly interested.
"Wanna help me pull a few pranks?" James asked. Lily thought about this. She might as well she had nothing else better to do and plus she was curious of how they pulled there pranks off.
"Sure." Lily answered after a pause. James took her by the hand and led her through to a secret passage.
That's how it had all began between Lily and James. As their midnight pranks on people progressed. So did Lily's feelings towards James. But by the time Lily told James this, they were on there way home from Hogwarts. They both agreed to keep in touch over the summer and they had. They had had several rendezvous' over the holidays. None of their friends knew and they felt it was best to keep it that way.
Lily looked into James' eyes then slowly started kissing him again.
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