1Chapter Nine! Yay, and the last! Maybe...
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Danielle (As I told you before, I'm signing in my own name, not Denierure anymore. Besides, I type Danielle faster then I do Denierure.)
James bent his head up, eager and excited; he thought he'd explode from joy when their lips met in a sweet kiss. He would have deepened the kiss if he hadn't felt a strange tingling in the pit of his stomach, which bubbled and traveled up his chest and warmed his head.
When he and Lily broke apart he opened his eyes, as did she, and his mouth fell open in shock. Lily was glowing in a glittery golden light, which enveloped her like a magnificent, warm hug. James looked down at his hands and saw that they were surrounded by a similar scarlet light that glittered like a thousand sparkling rubies. He gawked at his shining red hands and then felt a feeling he hadn't experienced in weeks.
He and Lily, simultaneously, let out a roar as they felt pain slice through their head, as if someone stabbed a two edged sword through their forehead and poked it out the other side. They didn't crumple to the ground this time. Five seconds after the pain came, it went away. Just vanished; like smoke.
After a whooshing sensation, James blinked open his eyes (he had shut them tight when the pain first erupted in his skull) and expected to be looking up at a mass of messy black hair and wire rimmed glasses. Instead, a small, red head averted his attention downward. His mouth broke into a grin as the small red head groaned and looked up.
"James? Oh my–my voice! It's back to normal! It's my voice! Oh James!" She threw her arms around his neck and crushed her lips onto his. He placed his hands around her waist and pulled her body close and snug to his. She kept one arm around his neck but let the other roam around through his hair, resting on his cheek at last. She pulled away and smiled at him.
"I love you, James Potter."
"I love you, Lily Evans."
"I LOVE YOU BOTH! Now come here!" Sirius pulled them both into big hugs. "Wow, mate, its good to have you back in your own body. It felt weird hugging you when you had boobs."
"Thanks Pads...it's...nice to be appreciated..."
"So." Remus said, speaking for the first time since Lily and James' arrival inside, their fingers interlaced in each others'. "What are you two going to do now? Everyone at Hogwarts is going to be shocked."
"What do I care!" said James, pulling Lily close and kissing her cheek. "It may have taken six and a half years, but I've finally gotten my girl."
"Your girl?" Lily asked, amused. James so graciously ignored her in 'the bliss of the moment'.
"Oh, Lily, it'll be so fun!" squealed Alice. She nudged Frank. "Don't you think so Frank?" He gulped; his face was bright red.
"Um...yeah...hey, can I talk to you in private...for a minute...Alice?"
"Er...sure. We'll be right back. Follow me Frank; we'll go in the Library." They left the room, Frank still blushing profusely.
"What's up with him?" Lily asked, pointing with the hand not encased in James'. The other boys smiled knowingly.
"You'll see." James whispered close to her ear. A few seconds later there was an excited squeal, sounding like Alice, and an "oof!" and resounding thud as a body hit the floor. Lily's eyes widened.
"What in Merlin's name are they doing!"
"Um...I don't think we want to know." Sirius replied with a suggestive arch to his eyebrows.
"Sirius Black, you perverted fiend! We are not doing anything!" said Alice, exiting the Library with Franks arm around her waist and a goofy smile on his face. It was the same look James' had. "Except getting MARRIED!"
"Are you serious!" Lily yelled, tearing her hand away from James' as Alice did the same with Frank's arm and the two girls hugged. "Oh I'm so happy for you! You're engaged?"
"As of thirty seconds ago I am!" Both girls squealed and hugged each other tighter.
"Oh my goodness..." Remus mumbled.
"So you already asked her parents?" Lily asked Frank. He nodded. "Yesterday morning." He said, in answer to her questioning look.
"Now how are we going to tell Hogwarts?"
Lily bit her lip. Everyone was staring at her and James in astonishment, or their hands at least. James looked down at her, frowned, and squeezed her hand to get her attention.
"Lils...don't worry about them. They'll come around eventually and realize that we're together."
"I think they realize it James...I just don't think that they except it yet." James couldn't think of an answer to that so he pondered it the rest of the way until they got to the great hall and sat down next to the other marauders, Alice, and Frank, to eat lunch. Girl's all over the Great Hall were glaring at Lily. She tried to ignore it. Finally, a few minutes into the meal, her own plate un touched, Lily stood up. Everyone regarded her with unconcealed curiosity.
"Where are you going, Lily?" Alice asked, popping a grape into her mouth.
"I can't take this. Everyone in this room is staring at me. If you guys need me, I shall be in the Common room for the duration of lunch." Lily picked up her bag, swung it over her shoulders, and snatched a banana and a roll before walking away. James took one last bite before jumping up from his seat. "Wait Lils, I'm coming with you!" He wiped his mouth off with the back of his sleeve and ran out of the Great Hall. Every girl in the room audibly sighed. The marauders rolled their eyes.
James caught up with her on the staircase and was going to say hi until he realized the direction she was going. "Where are you going?"
"Oh, I realized I didn't feel like going to the Common room so I thought I'd go to the Astronomy Tower. Want to come with me?" He entwined his fingers with his and bent his head cole to hers.
"I'd go around the world with you." She giggled and kissed his nose.
"Okay, Sir Corny-Pick-Up-Lines, let's go!"
"And now, a speech by our very own Head Boy!" Yelled Dumbledore to a roar of applause. Every seventh year sat in the great hall, accompanied by their parents and siblings. Whistles and whoops were thrown at James as he stood up to the podium. All of the teachers and Lily, sitting up on the stage, beamed at him.
"Thank you everyone, thank you, thank you...This years' been a quiet year," Loud snorts from every student in the room, "But we've made it and we're proud, right? You've found out where your talents lie, you've learned the copious subjects of Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, Transfiguration, Potions, and Herbology. And best of all, we've gotten to play a little Quidditch, haven't we?" Booming cheers resounded through the hall. "You've made life-long friends here at Hogwarts that you couldn't have made anywhere else, and better yet, some very special few here have met their sole mates...the people they want to share the rest of their lives with. I know I have." Here, James turned to Lily and smiled. "Could you come over here with me for a second Lily?" Everybody clapped to cheer the blushing red head on. She stood up from her seat and made her way slowly to James. James winked at the Marauders and turned to his girlfriend, taking her hand, and bending on one knee. Everyone in the hall shushed their neighbor to hear the next line in James' speech. "Lily Marie Evans..." He pulled a box out of his pocket with his free hand and opened it. Inside was an enormous diamond ring surrounded by several smaller diamonds.
"...will you marry me?" Lily grinned happily.
"Yes! Yes!" He slipped the ring onto her left ring finger and stood up. She jumped into his arms and kissed him. Catcalls were thrown at them and cheers and applause from everyone. James rested his forehead on his fiance's'. "Now we can go around the world together." Lily whispered.
"Anywhere, and I'll go with you."
YAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I am feeneeshed! FINALLY! So there you go peeps. I hope you liked it. Please review...yes it was short but it was sweet and to the point! Right? Aww...I love you guys. I did hope of getting to a hundred on the reviews but I can settle for what I have now I guess.
Danielle P.S. You all will hold a special place in my heart. Your compliments have boosted my self-esteem higher then you know.