"Right, so here's the plan," Sirius said as he put his arm over James' shoulder. "We have a night on the town and blow all your hard earned money, and then we go and find Snivellus…"
"Don't you think we've grown out of teasing Snape?" James asked Sirius. Sirius stopped and took James by both shoulders.
"What did you just say?" Sirius asked with pure shock in his voice.
"I know what you said! How dare you say that," James' face cracked up into a grin and then he burst out laughing. Sirius looked at James with confusion. "What-"
"Come on, lets get the boys and lets go out to Diagon Alley," James said.
"You little-" Sirius grabbed James by the neck and fought with James for a bit. James laughed and fought back. They were in James' front garden. They tumbled to the floor as they continued to fight each other.
"Hi Sirius," said someone from the road. James and Sirius pushed each other away from each other and turned to look at the main road. James' next door neighbour was standing there looking at the two of them. She was a lovely girl the same age as them with long blond hair and sparkling blue eyes. She was your typical English blond beauty.
"Hi Jenny," Sirius said with a grin.
"Hi James," She said.
"Hey," James said. He got to his feet and brushed the grass off his body. "Sirius, you've got mud on my trousers!" James snapped as he looked at his knee.
"Yeah, well, I got grass on my top!" Sirius said. "We'll see you later Jenny," Sirius said as he got up. Jenny nodded and smiled. The two boys went into the house to change their clothes. "I might just drop out of being an auror," Sirius said as he shut the door. James had only one answer to that.
"Regulus," He said. He could almost feel the anger radiating off of Sirius. He turned to look at Sirius. His face was contorted with an anger that only the mention of his brother could bring about. "Sorry, it had to be done," James said.
"I know," Sirius muttered. "Come on, lets go,"
Lily sat with her legs crossed. She held the ring that James had given her in her hand and was looking at it. Should she marry him? She loved him more then anyone. More, dare she say it, then her parents. She didn't know whether she should or not. She wasn't ready to take that step, to lose her surname and live with James forever. They hadn't even tried to have sex yet, granted Lily didn't want to but still!
"So, you said yes?" Laura asked Lily. Lily turned to look at her friend.
"No, I took it though. He told me to take it," Lily said.
"I think you should say yes," Laura told her.
"You think?" Lily asked. Laura nodded. Lily took her necklace off and threaded it through the ring. She put the necklace back on and sat back in the seat. "I'm going to miss him but lets think about Japan shall we?" Lily said with a smile. Laura grinned.
"Yeah. I can't wait to tour Japan," Laura said.
"Do you think they have the problems there that we have in England?" Lily asked.
"I haven't heard anything about there being problems in Japan," Laura said.
"Thank god, I'm sick of having to hide the fact I'm muggleborn," Lily said. Laura laughed.
"They're just shallow idiots. You know you are so much better then people like…Lucius Malfoy and Sirius' cousins," Laura said.
"That's what Dumbledore told me," Lily said, "When-" Lily stopped as the plane shuddered. She held onto the armrests as the plane seemed to jump several feet at the time.
"What's happening?" Laura asked as she looked around. Lily couldn't speak. The plane continued to shudder. The air hostesses were running up and down the isles. The plane suddenly calmed down and returned to it's normal flight pattern.
"I'm sorry about that ladies and gentlemen. We flew through a sudden storm and encountered a little bit of turbulence," said the pilot over the speakers.
"That wasn't normal turbulence," Lily said. She turned around to look at her parents.
"Don't worry Lily, I'm sure it's nothing," her mum said.
"I don't think that's a normal storm," Laura said. Lily turned to look at Laura. She'd lifted the shutters and was staring out of the window. Lily leant over and looked out as well. The sky was absolutely clear except for a swirl of black clouds hovering over the French countryside.
"Voldemort," Lily muttered.
"Just what I was thinking," Laura said turning to Lily.
"I can't wait till we get to Japan. Get away from all this," Lily said.
"I hope James and the others will stay out of trouble," Laura said.
"Me too," Lily said as she touched the ring on the necklace.
Remus Lupin stopped to look at Sirius. He'd stopped outside a shop window to fix his hair. It seemed that now that he was going into Auror training he was trying to get with as many girls as possible. Remus walked back over and pulled Sirius after him.
"Come on you git," Remus said. He glanced at himself in the mirror. His light brown hair and pale skin was nothing against Sirius but Remus wasn't too bothered about it. He dragged Sirius behind him as they went to catch up with James and Peter. Peter was a chubby little guy who had rather watery eyes. When Remus looked at him he could see the similarities between Peter and his rat animagus. Sirius laughed and began running. Remus ran after him as they raced to the end of the road.
"Hey guys, wait up for me!" James said as he started sprinting. The three bigger boys all raced to the end of the corner before coming to an abrupt stop so as not to be run over by a lorry. Peter followed at a jog. He could never quite keep up with the other boys.
"Where to now, Master Potter!" Sirius asked.
"That way!" James said pointing to the right.
"Alright then, come on Moony!" Sirius said.
"Don't you call me that in public!" Remus laughed as he jumped for Sirius. Sirius dodged him and tried to urge Remus into a fight.
"You're too slow, Moony, are you gaining weight?" Sirius asked. Remus laughed and was about to throw a friendly punch at Sirius when the lorry that had nearly run them over exploded. The explosion pushed the four boys to the floor.
"What the heck was that!" Sirius asked as he turned around and looked at where the remnants of the lorry were. There were a few people who, like Sirius and his friends, had been thrown to the floor. Sirius got to his feet and helped up Remus. James and Peter got to their feet as well as they watched the lorry.
"Are muggle vehicles supposed to do that?" Peter asked.
"Not that I recall," Sirius said.
"Come on, lets check it out," James said. The four of them made their way towards the flaming lorry when out of nowhere wizards were apparating around them. They stopped and stared at the wizards. For a moment James' heart was in his throat until he realised that these were Aurors. Or at least a few of them were.
"James, get your friends out of here," said an Auror that James recognised.
"Frank? What's happening?" James asked.
"Get them out of here James!" said the voice of someone else who James recognised from various functions his parents used to throw. He turned to see Moody.
"Um, sure," James turned to see that Peter had already gone. "Come on Sirius, Remus," James concentrated on his home in Godric's Hollow and felt himself suddenly being pulled towards the house. A moment later he was there. Sirius and Remus joined him a few seconds later. Peter was sitting on the sofa shaking.
"I hate it when that happens," Sirius said. "I can't wait to get out there and kill them all!"
"You don't want to kill them," Remus said, "You have to find out if they're evil or not first,"
"Yeah, I suppose," Sirius muttered. "Well that put a stop to the night," He said.
James sat down and ran his hand through his hair. He'd made a conscious effort not to do it when Lily was around but it was a habit now, he just had to do it. He looked at his friends and then grinned.
"What is it?" Remus asked.
"London may be over run with Death Eaters but Godric's Hollow isn't. Whose up for Quidditch in the dark?" James asked with a grin. Sirius's frown became the widest grin in the world.
"I'm the beater!"
"Oh, no I don't really feel like playing," Peter told James.
"Aw, come on!" Sirius said as he went to Peter.
"No, really, I don't really feel like playing," Peter said. He was still very pale and shaking slightly. Remus frowned slightly with concern and looked at Peter.
"Are you alright?" Remus asked.
"That's the first time I've been attacked like that," Peter mumbled.
"We weren't even attacked!" Sirius said.
"Cut it out," Remus hissed to him.
"Oh right, well you can go home if you want?" James said uncomfortably. What would Lily do in this situation? She'd probably make a hot drink, comfort her friend and stay with them…but they were guys! Guys didn't do that! "Or we could just stay in, I suppose,"
"I'll head over to my Aunt's house," Peter said, "Have a good night guys,"
"Be careful!" Remus said just as Peter apparated out of the house.
"Ok, whose up for Quidditch?" Sirius asked.
"Sirius, you're so insensitive," James said with a shake of his head.
"Oh come on! You're starting to sound like Lily now! Maybe you shouldn't marry her so we can get our James back," Sirius said. He sounded annoyed but he did have a large grin on his face.
"Well, there's nothing wrong with being like Lily, there was a reason she became Head girl," Remus said. James grinned as he remembered a few snapshot moments while patrolling the corridors with Lily.
"Yeah, she was a good head girl," James said with a childish grin. "I miss her."
"She's only been gone for six hours," Sirius said.
"I miss her," James said. Sirius shook his head and rolled his eyes.
"Remus, shall we leave James and his memories alone for a while," Sirius said. Remus grinned.
"Alright then," He said.
"What? No, wait guys, we should spend this time together," James said.
"Oh, but you and Lily can't wait," Sirius said with a smirk.
"Sirius, you're going into Auror training next week. He'll disappear under the stacks of books, spells and training!" James said. Remus laughed.
"I still can't believe you applied to go into Auror training," He said.
"I'm surprised that he even got in!" James said, "What did you do? Sleep with the interviewer?"
"That old man, no way! Besides, I don't do guys," Sirius said holding his hands out. He crossed his arms and gave a grin. "I will be the greatest Auror ever!"
"Better then Moody?" James asked as he leant back in his seat and put his hands behind his head.
"Of course!" Sirius said.
"I'll believe that when I see it," Remus said as he stretched out on the sofa.
"I feel so offended that neither of my best friends has faith in me," Sirius said touching his chest with his left hand and pretending to wipe away a tear with his right. "It makes me feel so inadequate!" James threw a cushion at Sirius.
"Shut it drama queen!" James said.
"Queen! Who you calling a Queen!" Sirius said as he threw back the cushion.
Lily sat at the window staring down at the earth below her. It was amazing that they were able to fly so high with just four engines! She watched as the terrain slowly turned from a rocky brown colour to white.
Siberia She thought. How she would love to visit Russia but unfortunately the restrictions of the Muggle Cold War also applied to witches and wizards. When Lily and Laura had gone to Germany last year they'd nearly been thrown into a muggle prison because they'd accidentally apparated into East Berlin instead of West Berlin. Russia, also, was a place that was out of bounds. The Russians hated the West. Lily still didn't fully understand why but if this plane was caught flying over Russia then…
Lily sat upright and looked out of the window even more urgently. They were flying over Siberia. Siberia was part of Russia. What the heck was this plane doing over Siberia? They should have been flying over China! Lily looked about but everyone was asleep. Laura's head was resting on Lily's lap while her legs were stretched onto the spare seat by the isle. Lily's parents were both asleep behind them. Lily pushed a small white button, which would call for an air stewardess.
"Can I help?" Asked an air stewardess with not a hair out of place.
"Um, I was just looking out of the window and I noticed that we're flying over Siberia. Why are we flying in Russian air space?" Lily asked.
"Oh?" The air stewardess craned her neck to look out of the window. A small frown crossed her face but that was soon replaced with a kind smile. "I'm sure that the pilot knows what he is doing, miss. Would you like anything else?" Lily scowled then nodded.
"I'm a little hungry," Lily said. The Air stewardess nodded and walked off. When Lily had settled back into her seat. "Great, if I'm not killed by Voldemort I'll be killed by the Russians," she muttered to herself.
"Hmm?" Laura asked sleepily.
"Don't worry," Lily said. Laura nodded and went back to sleep. Lily continued to stare out of the window as the air stewardess returned with a cup of water and a packet of biscuits. Lily was about to settle down and watch the in-flight movie when she saw something black pass the window. She looked out of the window to find a Russian Mig following the plane. Lily's eyes went wide and she shook Laura awake.
"What is it?" Laura muttered.
"That's not supposed to happen," Lily said pointing out to the Russian fighter plane,
"What?" Laura asked. She looked out of the window and jumped in surprise. "What!"
"It's a Russian fighter plane," Lily said as she touched her trousers to make sure her wand was still there.
"How do you know?" Laura asked.
"Look, Russian flag on its tail," Lily said. The fighter plane flew ahead to the nose of the passenger plane. Laura reached forward to get her wand out of the pocket on the back of the seat in front. The seat belt lights went on and the Pilot's voice started on the announcement speakers.
"I am sorry for this inconvenience but we have encountered a few problems. So please sit tight for a while. We may experience some turbulence like movements so please bear with me for a while," The plan suddenly veered to the side. Laura and Lily both clipped their belts on immediately.
"What the heck is going on?" Laura said. Lily turned to look at her parents.
"Mum, Dad!" She hissed through the seats. They stayed asleep so Lily took out her wand and used it to clip their seat belts on.
"At least they'll be alright," Laura said. The plane suddenly dropped causing the girls and everyone else to be lifted out of their seats for a few moments. The plane this time veered to the left. It veered quite sharply as someone who was sleeping in the nearest aisle seat slid onto the floor. Lily took Laura's hand and held it. Laura looked at Lily.
"We'll be alright," She muttered. It seemed as if they were in trouble. The plane dove again. This time some people actually hit their heads on the ceiling of the plane. Some of the overhead compartments burst open and bags spilled onto the floor. Lily watched as the Russian fighter jet dropped back to behind the plane.
"Oh my god!" Lily said as she looked out the window. "I'm not going to be able to see James again am I?" She said to Laura.
"Don't be stupid," Laura said. She sounded confident but she was pale.
"Lily, Laura," said Lily's dad.
"Yeah," Lily said.
"You girls ok?"
"You could say that," Laura replied. There was a sudden boom and the plane went into a sharper dive towards the floor. Lily's hair was suddenly whipping around her head and anything that wasn't held down was making its way towards the back of the plane. Lily felt Laura's grip on her hand get harder. Above them the gas masks came down and jiggled uselessly in front of them. Lily reached forwards to pull one off and put it on. Laura did the same without letting go of Lily's hand.
"I should have accepted James' proposal," Lily muttered so Laura could just hear her. "I can't believe I left him still waiting, I should have said yes!"
"Don't say that, you'll see him again," Laura said, "and at least you've got someone," Lily turned to look at Laura right in the eyes. She gripped her wand and turned to look outside. The earth was getting closer and closer. Suddenly an idea popped into Lily's head but she'd never even dreamt of trying it before. Was it even possible? Lily turned to Laura.
"We'll apparate out," Lily said.
"What?" Laura asked.
"Get hold of my mum, I'll take my dad and we'll apparate out," Lily told her.
"But what about everyone else?" Laura asked. Lily hated the idea of having to abandon everyone. It was selfish of her to just take her parents and not help anyone else. Lily took a deep breath and took off her belt and oxygen mask. She leant over the seat and looked at her dad.
"Dad take my hand!" She shouted. She held out her hand for her dad to take.
"Lily, get back into your seat!" He shouted at her. Laura sighed and did the same. They both grabbed hold of Mr and Mrs. Evans. Lily closed her eyes tightly and tried to block out the panic that filled her mind. The wind against her face suddenly became cold and died somewhat to a gentle breeze but there was something wrong. The hand that had taken hold of her dad was empty. She opened her eyes to find herself alone. Laura apparated next to her, also alone.
"Holy crap," Laura muttered. "What happened?" They both looked up to see their flight passing a few hundred meters above their heads. The tail was on fire and parts were missing. There were two Russian jets that were following the plane for a few minutes before turning to return to their base.
"MUM! DAD!" Lily screamed as she ran after the plane. Laura followed knowing it was hopeless.
A/N:-Sorry i aint updated. I'm kinda in the middle of my exams. They start this time next week and end at the end of May, so i may not be able to update so much. Anyway, I thought i'd add in a bit of extra Muggle history. I noticed that very few stories actually acknowledge the fact that when Lily and JAmes were alive was during the cold war. Anyway, yeah...keep reveiwing/reading (preferably reading but if you want to review that's cool). Hopefully i'll be able to update in 2 weeks, if not it'll be a little later. I've got these stupid first year finals at uni...and I kinda want to get into my second year of uni. So thanks for your patience and ttfn.