Chapter 18- You're My Angel

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As they students entered the great hall they took in the amazing transformation.

The hall was decortated like a clearing in the forest with a thin layer of white snow on the ground and pine trees surrounding the hall, including the traditional dozen, decorated in ornaments.

The walls were filled with colorful tapestries, filled with beautiful Christmas scenes, that Santa whooshed in and out of each tapestry, shouting "HO HO HO". Fake snow was falling from the ceiling of the great hall, but melted before it reached the ground.

The four long house tables had been replaced by small, circular tables that seated 6 each. In the middle of all the tables was a frozen pond that would serve as the dance floor. Up against one wall was a table with drinks, hot chocolate, tea, butterbeer, and snacks, such as cookies or honeydukes finest chocolate.

Before the actual dance started they were having a Christmas Dinner. All the students took a seat at one of the round tables and the teachers took their seats at the staff table. Instantly, the tables filled with food. They had turkey, beef, corn, mashed potatoes, and any other food you could possibly want.

Before long, the whole hall was filled with kids talking and knives and forks scraping plates.


At one end of the hall, Lily sat at a table with Jordan, Megan, Remus, and Mitch.

"Lily are you ok?" Jordan asked.

Lily, who had been staring at her plate snapped her head up. "Huh? what?"

"I asked are you ok?" Jordan repeated.

"Oh. I'm fine" Lily said, taking a bite of her turkey.


Once the last plate of trifle disappeared, all the students got up and headed towards the dance floor.

"You coming?" Megan asked Lily.

"No. I'm just gonna stay here" she said.

Megan shrugged, took Remus's outstretched hand, and walked over to where Jordan and Mitch were dancing on the dance floor to a fast song.

The music for the dance was all muggle music so only muggle borns had heard of it. This caused some controversy among the pure bloods, but at the moment, no one seemed to care, as they were all having fun dancing and hanging out with their friends. She sighed as she saught out her friends jumping up and down to the music like wild things. Lily watched as Jordan stumbled and fell over in her heels. She laughed at her friends lack of cordination as she continued to stare as Mitch helped her up and the two continued to dance.

The 17 year old glanced around at all the couples, either sitting at a table drinking hot chocolate and eating cookies, or out on the dance floor. Her eyes grew wide as she saw James sitting by himself on the other side of the hall.

Lily looked around for Lauren and spotted her out on the dance floor with her friend Jessica and her date Michael Ritchman.

I wonder why shes not with James Lily thought.

Lily took her eyes of Lauren and turned back to the spot where James was sitting.

or sat.

She searched the hall and spotted James over at the snack table with Sirius, who was also dateless.

Lily began to wonder why the two most popular 7th years didnt have dates, but then, Miley entered the hall and made her way towards Sirius. He smiled at her as he placed his hand around her tiny waist and led her onto the dance floor, for they had just started playing a slow song and all the couples were slowly swaying to the music.

Not sure why, but Lily made her way over to where James sat at a table by himself near the snack table. He had a plate full of cookies and cup of hot chocolate. It didn't take Lily long to notice he looked miserable.

"Hey James" Lily said once she reached James's table.

"Oh, hey Evans" James replied.

"May I sit here?" Lily asked.

James shrugged. Lily, taking that as a yes, took a seat next to James. "What's up?" she asked.

"Not much." James answered breaking a piece off of one of the cookies.

"Why aren't you with Lauren?" Lily asked, but instantly regretted it.

"Oh," James started. Lily noticed that he wasn't looking at her, but at the table. "I just decided I didn't like her that much."

Lilys stomach squirmed.

"Why not?" Lily asked before she could stop herself.

James looked at Lily for the first time during their conversation. "Because she's not you."

Lily's hear began to race. "What?"

"You heard me." James told her, "She's not you. You're the only one I wanted to go with. I just asked her because she was hot. But looks aren't everything."

Lily was surprised that James was telling her this. He couldn't believe that James Potter actually didn't think looks were everything. It almost made Lily look at James in a whole new light.

"Um James. I have to tell you something." Lily said.

"What?" James asked.

"Well you see. Once I found out that you were taking Lauren, I got, um, jealous" Lily blushed. Lily stared at her knees, not wanting to see the smug look on James's face when she told him.

James however, took his hand and placed it on Lily's face and lifted her head so that they were looking eye to eye. Lily searched his features for a smug, I-always-knew-you-liked-me look on his thin face.

It wasn't there.

"Really?" he asked.

Lily nodded, continuing to look at James. Then, his face broke into a smile. "It took you long enough."

Lily laughed quitely.

"What changed your mind?" James asked.

"I'm not sure. I never thought I'd like you like that. I never thought I'd like you at all. I never, in a million years thought I'd try to talk your date out of going to the dance with you."

"You what?"

"Well...I sort of spent the last week trying to convince Lauren not to go to the dance with you." Lily blushed even more.

James laughed. "Oh that's funny Evans."

"Whats funny?"

"How things have changed." James smiled.

"I guess" Lily said.

"So," James said. "You want to dance?"

"Sure" Lily answered.

The two stood up, Lily took James's outstretched hand and walked over to the dance floor, where everyone was dancing to "You're My Angel".

Lily put her right hand on James's shoulder and held his right hand. James placed his left hand on Lilys waist and the two swayed to the music.

Don't know what I'm gonna do
About this feeling inside
Yes it's true - Loneliness took me for a ride
Without your love - I'm nothing but a begger
Without your love - a dog without a bone
What can I do I'm sleeping in this bed alone

Lily looked around. She noticed a lot of people staring and pointing at them. But she didn't care. Nearby, Lily spotted Jordan and Megan dancing with their dates, both with huge grins on their faces as they watched Lily and James. Lily smiled at them as she continued to dance.

You're my angel
Come and save me tonight
You're my angel
Come and make it all right

Come and save me tonight

You're the reason I live
You're the reason I die
You're the reason I give
When I break down and cry
Don't need no reason why

James smiled at Lily as the song played on. Then, unexpectedly, James placed his left hand on Lilys chin and brought her face to his and the two shared a soft, passionate kiss.

I can't believe this is happening. Lily thought as she took in James's lips on hers.

After what seemed like hours, the two broke apart, both smiling at the one another, not breaking their sync with the music.

Baby , Baby
You're my angel
Come and save me tonight
You're my angel
Come and make it all right

You're my angel

"Lily?" James asked, as the song came to an end and a faster one came on.

Lily looked up at James.


James's face broke into a huge smile, the biggest smile she had ever seen him wear.

"You're My Angel."

A/N: whew. changes category to complete , the final chapter to You're My Angel. Tacky ending I know. I hope you liked it and sorry it's not longer. And sorry it's taken me a while to update. These past 4 days all i've had time for is to sleep, eat, go to school, volleyball, and homework. Thankfully it's finally the weekend. Anyway, the song is, of course, "Angel" by Aerosmith. It's not like the best slow dance song but I love the lyrics. Thank you all sooo much for reading this even though sometimes it took me like a month to update. Mwahhh! (blows kisses to my readers). So read and read and review for the last time. You know the drill. 1234. Now I'm going to be continuing That Summer, so read and review that one. It's also Lily and James.