Title: From Time to Time

Author: Leela

Rating: PG

Summary: Lily and the Marauders are transported forward in time…to Harry's sixth year. Trouble ensures when Voldemort finds out and sets out to exterminate them and eliminate the threat of Harry. It's a race against time for Harry and his friends as they fight to find a way to take the Marauders and Lily back to their own time, while trying to not change the future. A slight misstep could prove fatal…

Disclaimer: Don't own Harry Potter. Never will.

A/N) I have read several time-travel fics before, but this idea came in to my head and I wanted to see what people thought. It's different, I promise it is.

Chapter 1

It was a hot, Saturday afternoon in the month of May. The students were taking a day to relax in the hot sunshine and do what ever they pleased. Students played Quidditch in the Stadium; others lazed in the shade; others remained inside trying to work.

James Potter, head-boy, and all-around mischief maker, was one of the people lazing under the trees, his girl-friend, Lily Evans sat beside him revising for their coming N.E.W.T exams that were beginning in a months time. Lily's friends were looking up something in the Library, but Lily had wanted to be with James.

Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew lounged around beside them, looking bored. Remus held a book about Transfiguration but he felt that the intense heat was too much for him to bear. Sirius and Peter had given up long ago. James kept going…only for Lily's sake. Everyone knew that James was a natural and didn't need to revise…but it made Lily happy and James was content in doing something that showed his devotion to both Lily and his school work.

When the sun was at its highest, Lily at last proclaimed it was too hot to continue studying and the group made its way back to the Castle.

They walked the familiar corridors heading towards the Gryffindor Common Room.

Lily turned to James, shaking her hair out of her eyes. "Can you coach me at Transfiguration?"

"Sure," James replied, "You know I'd help you out. Ask me anything and I will willingly help you pass you exams. I'm sure you'll do fine even without my guidance."

Lily blushed. James liked spoiling her. Ever since that first Hogsmeade weekend in October last year, Lily had been infatuated with James. Lily loved James, but she had been too weak to realise who he was as a person before. She had watched him be a rebel ever since first year. She had never gotten to know the real James Potter, and now she was glad that that chance had come across. She wouldn't change James for anyone else in the world.

"Mr Potter!"

James looked behind him and saw Professor Greenhelm, the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, who was a loyal member of Dumbledore and had worked at Hogwart's for over ten years.

"Yes, Professor?"

"I've got something to show you if you wouldn't mind coming to my classroom. Your friends may come as well."

James shrugged. They had nothing better to do.

Professor Greenhelm led them to his classroom and to his office. He reached into his trunk and pulled out a shining Gem that was white, glittering even in the darkness.

"Here take it."

James took hold of the Gem Professor Greenhelm held out to him. He looked at it turning the smallish Gem around in his hand. The others crowded round.

"What is it?" Peter asked.

"A Gem, Wormtail, what do you think?" Sirius answered.

"Sorry." Peter blushed. He hated being spoken to like that.

"All of you hold it at once." Professor Greenhelm instructed.

"Why?" Lily asked. She was suspicious.

"You will be able to see into the future if all of you do."

Sirius and Peter each put a finger on the Gem, waiting for the others. Remus hesitated and then finally agreed. There was something wrong about this situation, but he couldn't place his finger on it.

"Come on Lils," James urged, "Let's see what our future is."

Lily stared at the Gem. "I don't think it's wise."

"Oh, don't be such a spoil sport! What could possibly happen?" James said.

Signing, but against her better judgement (but she only did it for James), Lily placed a finger on the Gem.

Nothing happened.

"Uh, Professor…" James started but stopped short.

"Portus!" Professor Greenhelm shouted as James began to speak.

A sudden jerk. And all of them, who held the Gem blacked out as they went flying forward in time…though none of them knew it.

TBC

I know it's a bit crappy but I've never written a story like this before. It will get better…that is a promise. Lots of stuff planned. Please tell me what you think. It's not as straight-forward as you think it would be.

Signing out for now,

Leela