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Chap. 1—A Typical Summer

Lily Evans was sitting on the swing made out of hammock materiel on her porch. She had to get away from her sister, Petunia. Petunia always made her feel bad, ugly (even though Lily was the prettiest girl at school, Petunia always managed it.) and miserable. She escaped to the porch to cool off.

James Potter was sitting on his deck with his best friends, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin. They were thinking of fresh new pranks to use in their upcoming sixth year at Hogwarts. They heard shouting from across the street and saw Lily and her sister fighting.

"Well, Prongs, you're not the only one she has a temper with." Sirius chuckled.

"Shut up and listen, Padfoot." He responded.

Lily heard the sliding glass door open behind her and saw her sister coming own, looking miserable to be there. "Listen, freak, mum says your dinner's in your room. Personally, I don't think you need it, you're fat enough already." Petunia sneered. That was a lie, Lily had a perfect body.

"Shut up!" She yelled.

"Don't tell me to shut up freak." Petunia said coolly.

"STOP CALLING ME THAT!" Lily yelled at the top of her lungs, as loud as she could.

"Sorry, don't wanna." Petunia answered.

"GO AWAY! I HATE YOU!" Lily shouted.

"Yeah, well, I hate you too!" Petunia screamed and walked inside. Lily screamed out of fury and kicked the deck, not noticing James, Sirius and Remus watching her.

"Well, that was entertaining." Sirius stated. Remus laughed but turned it into a cough when he saw James's glare.

"Um, how about making Snivelly's books attack him?" Remus suggested, trying to change the subject. James and Sirius laughed loudly as they wrote it down.

Lily heard laughing and looked across the street. She saw James Potter and his friends, most likely planning another prank. She didn't want to listen to them so she walked a few streets away to her one of her best friends, Katie's house. She rang the doorbell and Katie answered. She was a slightly tall girl with beautiful, shiny blonde hair and stunning, sparkling blue eyes. She had a huge crush on Sirius, who was so good looking. Lily had a slight idea Sirius liked her too.

"C'mon, let's get Teresa and go for a walk." Lily suggested. Katie followed and they walked to their other best friend, Teresa's house. Teresa walk the same height as Lily and had pretty wavy, golden blonde hair and amazing honey-colored eyes. She agreed to take a walk with them.

For an hour they caught up on everything, and Lily calmed down and relaxed. They stopped at James's house, after Katie and Teresa finally convinced Lily to go. The boys came downstairs to visit them.

"Hey, Lils!" James said cheerfully.

"Hi, James." She said reluctantly. James loved her slightly wavy reddish brown hair and pretty green eyes. She was so beautiful, if only she would go out with him.

"Hey girls!" Sirius said and flung his arms onto Katie and Teresa's shoulders. They smiled and turned around, making his arms come off of them. They laughed as he nearly fell.

After an enjoyable afternoon (even for Lily) they headed home and Lily went straight to bed, avoiding her family. She watched TV in her room until she fell asleep.

James and Sirius stayed up late after Remus left. Sirius ran away from home earlier in the summer and now he lived at James's house. They went to the beach, which was only a short walk away and ran around in the sand until Sirius stepped on a crab. It was definitely a fun night. They woke up at eleven and fooled around the house, since James's parents were at work. They were eating bowls of surgery cereal and talking about Hogwarts.

"So, Jamesy, still liking Lily this year?" Sirius joked, knowing the answer.

James rolled his eyes, "What about Katie...or Teresa?" James played around, knowing Sirius couldn't decide between the two.

"Aw c'mon, that's different!" He wimpered.

James laughed, "How? You switch to the other every year, so what is it this year, Katie? Maybe instead of talking about it like you did in 2nd and 4th year, you might ask her out!" James said. Sirius threw a plastic spoon as James and ate his cereal again.

Lily was finally alone in her peaceful house. Her parents were at work and Petunia was at her stupid boyfriend's house. She got into her swimsuit and went to the pool in her backyard, enjoying the peace. Katie and Teresa came over later and the girls splashed around, having a good time.

James and Sirius went for a walk on the beach, while girls were flashing smiles in their direction. They smiled back at a few, laughing silently, knowing if Remus was here he would be rolling his eyes after every smile. They got into a splash fight in the water and walked home, dripping and soaking wet in their clothes. James saw Lily and her friends on the third level deck, in sunglasses and swimsuits, also wet. James waved and they laughed at how wet they were.

After seeing James and Sirius walking home, soaking wet just made Lily's day. They looked so funny like that and all the girls laughed. When Lily's parents came home they were awfully quiet. Lily didn't question them and just said good bye to her friends. After a nice dinner (because Petunia stayed for dinner at her boyfriends too) Lily went in her room and listened to music until she heard a knock on the door.

"Honey, can I come in?" Came her mom's voice. Lily got up and opened her door. Her mom sat on her bed and so did Lily.

"Lil, I need to talk to you." She said.

Author's note—please review and I'll put up chap. 2!!!!