CHRISTMAS WISH

Lily Evans? Who's Lily Evans?

That's what crosses most people's minds when they hear my name. Not like it's that often. I'm not exactly the most popular topic of discussion among my peers.

Not that I'm mean or hated or anything. They just don't know me.

See, I'm very shy. Probably one of the shyest girls you'll ever meet in your life. I can't remember a time when I wasn't shy. I've never had very many friends because of it. Not that I have no friends. I have a couple of very close friends, Charli(her real names Charlotte but everyone calls her Charli) and Gabriella(or as me and Charli call her, Gabby).

Charli and Gabby are about the only two people I can really open up to outside of my parents. I can't even talk to my sister. Not that I'd ever want to. She pretty much hates me. We used to be close but when I got my Hogwarts letter everything changed. Now she ignores me whenever I come home for the summer holidays. It's been 6 years since then so I'm used to it by now. Not that I don't miss the days when I could actually depend on my sister.

I do have some good qualities though, outside of being shy.

I'm top of my year at Hogwarts and have been since first year. Even though I'm from a muggle family, most of what I've learned in my 6 and a half years here has come easy for me, especially potions. Potions is my favorite subject. Professor Slughorn says I'm a natural at it. I can't say I disagree with him though. I don't think I've ever received lower than an E in that class before.

I also got 7 OWLS, the highest of anyone in my year. Well, I wasn't the only one who got 7 OWLS. I tied with Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, and James Potter.

James Potter.

James is the most popular boy at Hogwarts and has been since the second he arrived. Not only is he good looking and smart, he's been the captain of the quidditch team since fifth year and is the star player on the Gryffindor house team. He's helped Gryffindor to the quidditch cup 5 years running. It's still a mystery how he wasn't picked to be on the team in his first year. James is usually followed by Sirius, Remus, and Peter Pettigrew, his best friends. You rarely ever see James Potter alone. Heads turn whenever him and his friends walk by. He's at the height of cool and everyone admires him.

He's way to popular to ever notice someone like me.

I've had a crush on James Potter since third year. Sadly, he's never given me a second glance. He probably doesn't even know my name.

At least that's what I thought.

A/N: Hey! I'm back!! Sorry I deleted That Summer to anyone who liked it. I just ran out of ideas and didn't see it going anywhere. So, I was going to start Becoming Someone Else but with the holidays coming up I thought I'd start with this one. I hope you liked the start. It will get better I promise. And I will finish this one. The next chapter is the start of the actual story. this is just kind of background information. And the whole story will be from Lily's POV. It takes place around Christmas time in Lily and James's final year at Hogwarts. So, read and review. IF you have nothing to say, just 1234.

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Emma