Hi! I love Kelly Clarkson so much, I'm making a double songfic!!! I want to do one where Lily is abused and all that, and holes up inside herself, then James comes and brings her out. Gonna be sad and fluffy. Italics are song lyrics. The – means I'm changing songs. Not any break in between. Just so you know.

Lily's mother had left her and Petunia with their father when Lily was seven. After that, her father had changed. He started abusing the two girls.

I will not make the same mistakes that you did and
I will not let myself cause my heart so much misery
I will not break the way you did
You fell so hard
I've learned the hard way, to never let it get that far

The two sisters had taken it in different ways. Lily would not make a sound while he hit her, and she would only cry at night, in her room, where no one could hear her.

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust
Not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you...
I am afraid

Petunia would scream and cry when he beat her, which made him hit harder. Life was at an all time down for the two.

I lose my way
And it's not too long before you point it out
I cannot cry
Because I know that's weakness in your eyes
I'm forced to fake a smile, a laugh
Everyday of my life
My heart can't possibly break
When it wasn't even whole to start with

They both tried their best to please their father. Lily succeeded, by getting good grades and never mentioning anything to anyone, she holed up inside herself. Petunia couldn't get the grades Lily did, and their father nearly forgot about Lily, except for an occasional beating, but Petunia wasn't able to keep her grades up. She got beaten steadily worse and a rift formed between the sisters.

Because of you

I never stray too far from the sidewalk

Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side
So I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust
Not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you...
I am afraid

Then she got accepted to Hogwarts, and her father started beating her again. When she finally got away, she couldn't make friends at Hogwarts. Despite people trying to break through to her, she holed up inside herself like she had been doing ever since her mother left her and her sister to a father who became cruel and heartless.

I watched you die
I heard you cry
Every night in your sleep
I was so young
You should have known better than to lean on me
You never thought of anyone else
You just saw your pain
And now I cry
In the middle of the night
For the same damn thing..

And then there was James Potter. He constantly annoyed her, pulling pranks on her with his stupid friends. They were all too full of themselves to see her life was already hell without them helping. Then in fourth year he started asking her out whenever they met, increasing her hatred of him. And on top of that, when she came home for the summer, her father would beat her harder.

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I tried my hardest just to forget everything
Because of you
I don't know how to let anyone else in
Because of you
I'm ashamed of my life because it's empty
Because of you
I am afraid

She hated life, all because of their father.

Because of you
Because of you
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But things changed at the beginning of sixth year. James Potter left her alone, stopped pulling pranks, stopped asking her out. It was strange, but Lily welcomed it. Her life was still horrible, but it was becoming tolerable. Then one day, she had been standing alone in a corner of the Griffindor common room, and James had walked up to her and kissed her.

Is this a dream
If it is
Please don't wake me from this high
I'd become comfortably numb
Until you opened up my eyes
To what it's like
When everything's right
I can't believe

And all of a sudden, it was like the last nine years hadn't happened. She was carefree, and she wasn't afraid. He had broken through to her, to the real her, in that one kiss.

You found me
When no one else was looking
How did you know just where I would be
Yeah, you broke through all of my confusion
The ups and the downs
And you still didn't leave
I guess that you saw what nobody could see
You found me
You found me

By second year, people saw that she was a lost cause. They knew they couldn't break through the protective covering that surrounded her soul. They had given up on her. But James crakes the way to her heart easily, and after that, they began dating, and Lily slowly found herself surrounded by more and more friends until no one remembered the covered up girl she had once been. For the first time since she was seven, she was herself, surrounded by people who cared about her. Whenever someone mentioned family, she would get quiet and not talk until someone changed the subject.

So here we are
And that's pretty far
When you think of where we've been
No going back, I'm fading out
All that has faded me within
You're by my side Now everything's fine
I can't believe

Then once, James pulled her aside. It as right after the start of the new term, right after New Years, and her father had made her come home, and she found out when she got there that Petunia had gotten married and her father just needed someone to beat. So she had collected many bruises, the most prominent of which on her collarbone, which was the result of him hitting her hard and it got broken. She had healed it by magic and got a letter saying that the next time she used magic outside school, she would be expelled from Hogwarts.

You found me
When no one else was looking
How did you know just where I would be
Yeah, you broke through all of my confusion
The ups and the downs
And you still didn't leave
I guess that you saw what nobody could see
You found me
You found me

But that day she had forgotten about said bruise, which was large (about the size of two fists), and worn a low cut neckline, and as soon as James saw her, he took her aside and asked where she had gotten such a huge injury. She was about to tell a lie, but she couldn't do it. So she told him everything. When she had finished, he looked so horrified and angry, he was all for going to teach her father a lesson. But she told him he would get expelled, and he stopped ranting.

And I was hiding
Till you came along
And showed me where I belong
You found me
When no one else was looking
How did you know, how did you know

She told my friends too, who told her she should go to Dumbledore and tell him this and that she couldn't go back to her house. And she did. He told her she never had to live with her father again, that she could choose whose home she should live in for the last summer she needed to, and that she should see Madam Pomphrey about her injuries.

You found me
When no one else was looking
How did you know just where I would be
Yeah, you broke through all of my confusion
The ups and the downs
And you still didn't leave
I guess that you saw what nobody could see

You found me

She couldn't believe it. She was free of her father. She never had to see him again. And it was all because of James. He had broken through.

You found me
(When no one else was lookin')
You found me
(How did you know just where I would be)
You broke through
All of my confusion
The ups and the downs
And you still didn't leave
I guess that you saw what nobody could see
The good and the bad
And the things in between
You found me
You found me

"James?"

"Yeah?"

"Could I stay at your house until I turn seventeen?"

"Why my house?"

"Because you found me."

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