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Chapter 14—Leaving Hogwarts

Lily and James levitated their trunks to the Entrance Hall where everyone else's was waiting to be put on the train.

"C'mon," James said, putting his hand on her back. "Let's go to lunch." Lily nodded in agreement. They sat down with their friends and noticed Sirius pigging out again.

"It's the last Hogwarts meal we'll have!" He said innocently. Shelley rolled her eyes but smiled. It was an enjoyable meal and it seemed as if everyone's favorite foods were there. Once they were finished eating, they slowly walked back to the Gryffindor common room.

"I really can't believe we're leaving this place already." Lily said for the umpteenth time. No one replied, but everyone knew what the other was thinking. Shelley went up to the girls dorm, followed by Lily.

"We'll be back in a minute." She told them. They guys went into their dorm.

"I don't think I've been in here all year." James said, plopping down on his old bed.

"Yeah, well yours dorm was much more comfortable." Sirius said as he stood up on his bed, which creaked. He jumped off and landed on his trunk.

"What are you doing, Padfoot?" Remus asked.

"It's my method of closing my over-filled trunk." He explained.

"Why is it even full? Yours is always empty." James said.

"I've got about 6 things of Shelley's in there. She couldn't fit them in hers. Anyway, I gotta go get this to the Entrance Hall." He said and levitated it out of the room. James and Remus slid down the rail of the stone steps and landed smoothly on the floor of the common room. The girls were sitting on the couch, waiting for them to come down.

"Let's take a walk around the grounds. We still have an hour before we have to go to the village." Shelley said. The left the dorm and walked down the corridor. Sirius met up with them in the Entrance Hall. As they approached the Quidditch pitch, Lily heard James sigh. She took his hand into hers.

"Man, I'm gonna miss this place." He said, looking at the tall goalposts. Lily gave him a tight hug and he kissed the top of her head. After walking around the pitch and lake, the kids went inside. McGonagall's magnified voice echoed around the school.

"All students please check your dorms for any left behind belongings and please be on the train in 20 minutes." She said.

They walked back to the common room and Shelley, Remus, and Sirius, went to their dorms and Lily and James went to the Heads room. Lily grabbed her purse that was on her bed. She and James checked the room for anything. Lily felt so said. These 7 years (with the exception of Jacob's death) had been the greatest years of her life.

"Lils, it'll be fine. Think of everything that happened over the 7 years." Lily laughed at that.

"Like the time you dropped a water balloon on my head in second year?" She raised her eyebrows. James grinned and kissed her lightly.

"Let's go." Lily took one last look at the room and headed down the stairs into the common room. Everyone else was there, waiting for them. They slowly walked into Hogsmeade, where the train was ready for them. Students off all years were walking around and boarding the train. Lily spotted an empty compartment and got it for them. A few minutes later, the train began slowly pulling out. They all took one last, long, and sad look at the castle and stared at it until it disappeared from view. A tear slipped down Lily's cheek, and James wiped it away.

"Lily," He said, looking into her eyes. "Think of all the things to come! We're going to go through Auror training, work at the Ministry of Magic, live by ourselves. It's what we always dreamed of." He told her and she smiled sadly.

"I know, it's just that I can't believe that these 7 years are over already. It feels like yesterday I was eleven saying 'wow, 7 whole years!' but now it seems so short." She said and everyone nodded in agreement.

The train ride home was enjoyable. They played games of Gobstones, chess, and bought a ton of treats from the trolley. Finally the train pulled into Kings Cross and the students got off and grabbed their trunks. The Gryffindors found an empty space to apparate.

"Okay, we'll see you guys later." Shelley said, turning to face the guys. They hugged and said goodbye. "Okay, Lily what is it?"

"Um, CastleLake Apartment 230." Lily said, reading off a slip of paper. Shelley repeated that, snapped her fingers and disappeared. Lily, with one last wave, also apparated to their new apartment.

She arrived on the deck on the second level of a nice apartment building, luckily it was a wizarding apartment complex, so they wouldn't be seen. Shelley looked over the railing into a pretty grass and garden area while Lily dug out the key. She slid it in and opened the door, to reveal a pretty, large, and bright living room. The furniture guys had already come, and a couch that Lily's parents bought for them sat by a big window. They walked inside and to the back, though a door-less archway, through to the kitchen. The kitchen was also bright, and had a small table, counter and fridge. Down the hall was a bathroom that they were sharing, and their rooms. Shelley's was painted a light, calming, sea colored blue. It had a queen-sized bed with a blue and white comforter. There was a white dresser and vanity table which sat by the window. Shelley smiled. It was the perfect room for her.

Lily's room was a pretty yellow and had a matching comforter on the bed. It was very similar to Shelley's room. Lily dragged her trunk from the living room to her bedroom, and plopped her two extra suitcases that her parents sent of her stuff from home, on her floor. Shelley brought her stuff to her room and began unpacking. A few hours later, their rooms were almost completely done the way they wanted. Shelley came into Lily's room.

"What should we have for dinner?" She asked. Lily looked at her.

"Do you know how to cook?"

"Nope." Shelley shook her head.

"Pizza then! We better learn how to cook eventually…" Lily replied and Shelley grinned.

"We could go over to James's house." She said. Lily slowly nodded.

"Okay." The girls changed their clothes and put on fresh make up before apparating to James's. They arrived in the living room at the same time, and made the guys, who were playing Gobstones, jump. The girls laughed.

"Hey, what are you girls doing?" Sirius asked.

"We don't have anything for dinner, and we have no clue how to cook." Shelley grinned.

"Well, we've got fried chicken heating on one of those portable fires, Remus conjured one." James said.

An hour later, they sat relaxing on the balcony of James's porch, just chatting away.

"You can stay here for the night if you want." James told them but Lily shook her head.

"Nah, it's the first night in our apartment." She replied. James nodded. "Okay, well, meet you at the Ministry tomorrow around 1?" He asked and they nodded. James and Lily kissed good bye (so did Sirius and Shelley) and the girls apparated to their apartment.

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At 10 o'clock, Lily and Shelley got ready to go to the Ministry to apply for Auror training. They were ready by one and apparated to James's house, where all 5 of them would go together. The arrived outside the door and were ready to walk in.

Walking through those Ministry doors, was like walking into a whole new adventure.

-o-THE END-o-

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