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A/N: My first James/Lily story, so i'm up for suggestions. Each chapter after this will show one of the ways on the list.


10 Ways To Get A Girl

1. Show concern for her well being – It sucks them right in. women like to be waited on – just ask my mother

2. Flatter her – even if you don't mean it, or you cant think of anything to say

3. "No" means "Yes" and "Get the hell away from me" means "Take me, I'm yours"

4. Try a surprise attack – always effective! Guaranteed results!

5. Show off your transfiguration skills! It's magic!

6. When in doubt, play hard to get

7. One thing never fails – ant that's a love potion.

8. Feel free to disregard their feelings – their just faking it.

9. One word: pickup line

10. If all else fails, grovel.

James read the list doubtfully as he and Sirius marched down the empty corridor on their way to potions class.

"I don't know, Padfoot," James said with a sigh, "It doesn't seem like the best advice – almost a little desperate, if you think about it."

Sirius gave a barking laugh.

"Desperate times call for desperate measures, my friend!" He replied, "I know for sure! The list never fails!"

James pushed open the door to the dungeon classroom and pocketed the list warily. The two friends took their seats in front of their cauldrons, and waited for Professor Slughorn to enter the room.

James greeted Remus Lupin with a cheery wave and a smirk, and Lupin nodded back in reply. However, James's attention was distracted by a pretty girl over Lupin's shoulder. A red haired, fair-skinned, freckled someone that sent chills up James's over-confident spine.

Sirius noticed James's distraction with a wry smile.

"Don't forget the list, Prongs," he hissed in James's ear, "It never fails!"

Remus laughed, and then sighed. James noticed how exhausted his friend appeared. His 'furry little problem' seemed to be getting the best of him. His sandy blonde hair was matted, and he was sporting a long gash on his forearm. Luckily, his arm was safe from prying eyes under his cloak, and most people just thought that Lupin had stayed up too late reading.

"Sirius, seriously," Remus said, and James chuckled, "James wouldn't try something as far-fetched as your list. He wouldn't sink so low, would you?"

Remus turned to James, and the smiles disappeared off of both of their faces.

"Well…" James started in a reply, but caught Lily's green eyes and shuddered.

He smiled smugly at her, and she rolled her eyes at him, holding a book in front of her face.

"Oh come off it, Remus!" Sirius said leaning back in his chair and putting his feet on the desk, "I am the master!" he added with a barking laugh, not noticing several girls glaring at the back of his head menacingly.

James sighed.

"I suppose I have no choice, unless you have a better idea, Moony?" James said, tapping on his quill with his wand and transfiguring it into a mouse.

Remus shrugged, "Tell her the truth?"

Sirius and James looked at each other before bursting out laughing. Remus reddened, picked up a book, and began to read. Lily shot the three of them a strange look and put down her book as Professor Slughorn entered the classroom.

"Good morning!" he boomed loudly and cheerfully.

James sighed. Was it?

A/N: Chapter one coming soon to a computer near you. Reviews are appreciated!