hi people!

thanks to all of my reviewers (including my first one): phoenixtear19, Galateagirl (which Galatea is your name based off of?), Strawberry (the anonymous), Rainbowthefairy, and Marauders032.

but what about the rest of you? it's the same as ever! 5 out of 173? that's a mere 2.7! i thought i said something about lectures! (grumble, grumble)...grrrrr...

anyway, this is the last chapter, and it's more of an epilogue-ish kind of thing. if you don't like the ending, bite me. nah, just kidding. but if you don't like the ending, make up your own and send it to me and i'll post it and give you credit.

anyway, that being said, read it.


The next morning, Lily woke up in bed without the slightest idea how she got there. The last memory she had was of falling asleep on James... wait a minute! Falling asleep? On James? And why was she referring to him as James anyway? Then she remembered how he'd tried to comfort her.

"No, it was probably because he wanted to pretend to be nice and then at breakfast he's going to humiliate me even more. Yeah, that's probably right."

But a voice niggled at her. What if he was being sincere? You have seen him be kind to others, haven't you? Actually, not really...Oh come on, Lily. Own up. He's not really that selfish, cocky, arrogant brat that you knew in first year who thought he was doing you a favor by asking you out. Please don't bring up memories of him during those years. That ass made my life a living hell. Cuz he liked you. And he's not really that bad; he did comfort you.

"Snap out of it, Lily. Stop talking to yourself and get yourself down to breakfast," she lectured to herself out loud. Her dormmates were too used to this by now to even glance at her. Still, she was last to leave the girls' dorms, waging a furious mental battle with herself.

"Lily."

She turned. James had waited for her. "Oh. Hi, James."

"Did you sleep well last night? You fell asleep and I didn't want to leave you in the Common Room, so..." He trailed off awkwardly.

They went down to breakfast together in silence, James longing to say something on a nice bland topic that wouldn't offend either or bring back the events of last night, and Lily trying to figure out James' hidden agenda while warring with herself about his sincerity.

"Well then..." James trailed off again as they reached the doors to the Great Hall.

"See you in Transfiguration," she replied and walked ahead to open the door. Then she paused and turned.

"Thanks, James," she said as she hugged him.


AGGHHHH! SO FLUFFY! TEETH ROTTING! but a nice ending, don't you think? anyway, just remember what i told you about not liking the ending.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! OR HANUKKAH! OR KWANZA! OR BODHI DAY! OR WHATEVER OTHER HOLIDAY YOU HAVE AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR THAT YOU HAVE PUMPED UP SO IT CAN COMPETE WITH THE COMMERCIALISED CHRISTMAS!

that being said, psychoticmassmurderer is going to turn in now.

annyoung!

PMM