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All I see

"Lily!" A middle aged couple called. With a wave, a young girl, no more than five, looked up and beamed. A sudden gust of wind blew her blood red curls into her deep emerald eyes, blocking her mother and father from view. When she looked up again her mother's red hair and green eyes, so similar to her own, were gone. Her father's rich blond hair and cheerful ocean blue eyes were also no where to be seen.

Panic seized her little heart as she raced back and forth between the trees in front of their house. Around a corner, under the branch, through the hollow log, she looked everywhere! Still, Lily's parents were nowhere to be found.

Then, turning around the corner, Lily got her first glance of her parents' mangled corpses. A man stood near, laughing an evil laughter. He turned and Lily saw two red slits where there should have been eyes. Laughing still, he muttered two words and a flash of light appeared heading straight for her. The last thing Lily Evans remembered was those cursed eyes and a voice so evil it would haunt her dreams for years to come, whispering, "I'm going to make it seem like the whole world is against you. You will join me, after all, that is the only way to get your sight back. Welcome to hell."

The beeping of the heart monitor was the only sound that could be heard as the healer delivered his heart stopping news to the impatient parent near the door. "There is really no reason why he collapsed like that, Ms. Potter. We honestly don't know what happened."

The young boy lying on the bed opened one chocolate brown eye and whispered so softly he was barley heard, "She's in pain."

"Who?" His mother whispered back just as softly. She walked over and ran a hand through his messy black hair. "James?"

Without a word he brushed aside the concerned hand and got up. Ignoring the healer's protests that the boy should not be up, the two pushed by him. They walked down two flights of stairs and toward the ambulance entrance. (Author's note: I'm not sure if a magical hospital has ambulances, but pretend they do.) The boy never wavered as he led his mother toward an ambulance pulling in to the hospital. He pointed a shaky finger at the vehicle as healers rushed in and took a still girl, about the boy's age, out. Carrying her between two of them, the healers suddenly stopped as the girl let out a soft green light. Opening her dull, dark green eyes, she stared straight at the boy and his mother. Ms. Potter watched as a soft chocolate light emitted from her son, stirring and mixing with the girl's and his normally alive eyes went dull. Stepping toward each other, two out stretched hands interlocked and the girl said, "All I see is black".

"All I see is white," the boy answered.

Then they uttered, "Together, can we see gray."

With that said, James Potter and Lily Evans collapsed onto the ground for the second time that night, the eerie light blocking anyone from approaching them for hours, hands still clasped tightly.