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I Love You

James' liking towards Lily wasn't just a silly little crush. It was love. Yes. That was the answer. He loved her. He wanted her to love him as he did to her. As he got off the train, he watched her hugging her friends. It was the end of seventh year. He one chance left, and if she said no, his time would be up. There would be no way he would get her to be his. He would probably never see her again. He wouldn't be able to take it if he couldn't see her emerald green eyes, or hear her soft voice. He's grown so close to her during the year. This was his last chance.

"She probable only likes me as a friend now. I might mess up and ruin our friendship." he thought to himself.

Another voice came into his head. It sounded strangely like Remus. "Give it a shot. The worst she could do is say no... again."

As he walked over to her, he took a deep breath. This was it. His last chance. When he was in front of her, he saw she was crying. She pounced on him and gave him the biggest bear hug possible.

"James, I have something to tell you." she said. She pulled away and looked up at him. "I realized this year that... I... James, I... I love you."

He looked down at her and into her eyes. "Really?" She nodded. He smiled. "I love you too."

Before he could ask her, she said the answer. "Yes, I will finally go out with you." He smiled even wider. Even though Mr. and Mrs. Evans were standing right there, he pulled her close and kissed her. She was his. He finally had her.

When they pulled apart, panting for breath, James and Lily heard someone calling her name. James looked up and she turned around. Her parents were waiting.

"Come on." she said. She took his hand and entwined their fingers. "I want you to meet my parents." They walked over and began chatting.

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So that's how I imagined it if they didn't get together during seventh year. Now, remember: James, Lily, the Hogwarts Express, and Platform Nine and Three-Quarters are all J.K. Rowling's. I only own the plot. I know it's short, but it seemed a bit longer when I wrote it during third period... Anyway, if you liked it, review it.

Mademoiselle Ashley Brooke