Disclaimer: I do not own any of J.K. Rowling's fabulous characters. I thought of this plot on my own but there is always the possibility of someone else thinking of it too. Please R&R.
"Oh for Merlin's sake shut up!" Lily exclaimed. "For the last quarter of an hour it's been nothing but bickering from you two! And I'm sick of it! Now James, apologize to Sirius." She commanded.
"NOW." She gave him a glare that she usually saved for him. Seeing this he quickly turned to Sirius and mumbled,
"Right. Now you, Sirius."
"Look, James may be your slave but I'm not."
Lily narrowed her eyes at him. He shook his head.
"Sorry. Not scary."
She narrowed her eyes even more and grabbed part of his shirt and twisted.
"AHHH!" he cried falling to the ground.
"Nipple crippler! Nooo! Pain! I'm sorry! I'm bloody sorry, already!"
Lily smiled as she let go of him.
"Now that wasn't so hard, was it?"
Sirius whimpered and rubbed his chest. They all sat down at the Gryffindor table and looked up at Professor Dumbledore, who was motioning for silence.
"Before we dig in," he said in his foggy voice
"I would like to announce a new contest that Hogwarts will be hosting. If you enter, you will write an essay on why you wish to be a teacher. Then after we, the teachers slash judges have read the entries we will select the winners."
"What's the prize?" a random kid called out.
"The prize" said Dumbledore
"Will be becoming teacher for a week."
A rouse of excited murmurs filled the air.
"We will assign each of the winners a class. They will then teach that class however they wish. You may teach things your way, and grade your way. Each teaching position will be filled. Including mine. And we, the teachers will be going around to classes, replacing the students who are taking our jobs." He added.
"All essays are due to Professor McGonagall no later than next Monday. We will announce the winners Friday morning. And now good luck and happy eating!" He finished.
The tables around the hall filled with food as everyone began to talk excitedly.
"I am definitely going to enter." Lily announced.
"Me too." Agreed Remus.
"And me" James piped up.
"And me as well" added Sirius.
"Sirius, you hate classes. Why would you want to be a teacher?" Lily inquired. Sirius looked at her as if the answer was obvious.
"If I can teach, then I will enjoy classes." He explained.
"Ah. I should've known." James signed.
"Well Prongsie, I am a mysterious man." Sirius told him wiggling his eye brows for effect. "You just wait. I promise I'll win a spot."
"Silence please! Silence!" Called Dumbledore. "It is time to announce the contest winners!" The hall went immediately silent.
"Thank-you. Now remember, once we call out the winners, they will come up here and switch spots with the teacher they will be replacing. And now, moving right along." He pulled out his wand and waved it slightly. A piece of parchment appeared in his hands.
"The winners." He began.
" For Astronomy taught by Professor Midwan, will be Matilda Williams of Hufflepuff."
The hall erupted into cheers as Matilda and Professor Midwan exchanged information packets including schedules, passwords to dorms, and other information. Dumbledore continued on until there were only 4 classes left.
"And for Transfiguration, we have none other than James Potter."
Cheers filled the hall once again as James went up and took Professor McGonagall's seat at the staff table, grinning broadly.
"Potions will be taken by Sirius Black"
Sirius puffed out his chest importantly as he stood up and joined James.
"History of Magic will be taken by Remus Lupin"
Remus blushed as he, too, joined the table. James, Sirius, Peter, Remus, and Lily all held their breath. There was only one spot left.
"And as for my position of Headmaster, will be taken by…….." Dumbledore paused for effect.
"Lily Evans" the hall began to fill with screams and applause as Lily walked up and exchanged packets with Dumbledore. Dumbledore smiled and shook her hand strongly and went to join Professors McGonagall, Felliwin (History of Magic), and Warren (Potions) at the Gryffindor table. Lily looked around expectantly and saw Dumbledore nod to her.
"Right. Well, SILENCE!" she called. Everyone stopped talking at looked at her. "Err, well, thank-you all. I know we'll all do a great job. And since dinner is over, um, your all dismissed."
She said unsure of how she was supposed to be doing this. She waved her hands as if pushing them away.
"Off you go! Back to your common rooms! All of you! And err, teachers meeting right now in the staff room."
She walked away with-out another word. Sirius raised his eye-brows at James.
"What should we do?" he whispered.
James looked up and saw Dumbledore filing out of the Great Hall with the other Gryffindor's and shrugged.
"I guess we follow her. She is the boss, right?"
"Let's go." Remus said, getting up.
"Okay! Well, welcome, everyone!"
Lily said a few minutes later. She was at the head of a round table surrounded by her new fellow teachers.
"I'm really excited to be doing this. But I just wanted to lay down a few ground rules before we all go off our separate ways."
Sirius groaned, but Lily ignored him.
"I want everyone to make sure that they're on time and prepared for lessons." She told them all. "And I know you might be lenient, but keep some order. Also, if you have a student who's giving you troubles, send them to me at once. I might be in my office, or I might be patrolling the corridors. Any questions?" she asked after she'd finished.
"Yeah, where do we sleep?" asked Sirius.
"There's a door on the side of your office that's a bedroom." Lily explained. "Anything else? No? Alright, then. Get to work." She said dismissively.
James leaned over to her and whispered into her ear.
"Does the Headmistress want to bunk with me tonight?"
Lily began to blush furiously.
"James! Not here! There are-"
"Everyone else is gone."
Lily looked up and realized he was right. The room was empty. Even Sirius had went off.
"Lils?" he pressed.
"Oh alright. Come on, then. Mines biggest." She said after a moment.
James grinned and pulled her out of the staff room.
A/N: Well? How was it? Next chapter coming soon! Please R&R!