Admitting It

Chapter 5- finite

"Daryl?"

The boy pulled away, and turned to look at Lily. His eyes widened when he saw who she was.

"Lily… its not what you think—"

"I trusted you!" said Lily furiously, "and you, the bloody prat that you are, cheated on me! Gee, Daryl, if you were this eager to snog you could have broken up with me you know! Guess you weren't that smart. We're over Gray!" with that she stalked out of the tower, leaving a crestfallen Daryl behind.

Hot tears spilled out from Lily's eyes as she made her way down to the head dorms. How could he? She thought fiercely to herself, how could he? That bloody git! He is such a prat!

"Crystal!" she snapped at the portrait, climbing inside.

"Lily, what's wrong?" asked a concerned James, noticing the tears on her face, "you OK?"

"Nothings wrong, and I'm fine!" said Lily, wiping away tears, ad turning to her room, "I'm going to bed, ok?" she started up the staircase, but James caught her wrist.

"You're not fine," he said calmly, pulling her down, "what happened?"

"Nothing" she said again.

"Come on, you can tell me," he coaxed. She said nothing, but threw her arms around, him, burying her head in her robes, sobbing violently.

"I should have listened to Arielle," she said, her voice muffled, "I should have known she'd be right. He's just a cheater! And a player! And a mega git!"

"Who's a mega git?" asked James, stroking her hair, hoping the answer was what he thought it was.

"Daryl Gray!" she said.

"Oh" said James, trying to curb the happiness coursing through him at the sound of that name. "Listen, Lily, he was just a prat, you don't have to get all worked up over him! He didn't know what he lost when he kissed that girl up in the tower. He lost you. And you, Lily Evans, are the best person I have ever known." He took a deep breath, and continued. It was now or never. "Also Lily, there's something else, I've liked you for a long time, well, loved you actually, and I was … well, I just wanted to tell you that I loved you, and I've been wanting to do this for a long time"

Lily looked up at him.

"what?"

"This" he whispered, lowering his head and kissing her. Lily gave in, and kissed him back.

"I love you" he said, pulling away"

Lily finally admitted the truth she'd been keeping from herself for so long:

"I love you too."

The End

AN: its over! Yes! My first completed fanfic. Thank you, all of you, who've stuck with me so long, and please read my other story, ;the seventh year roller coaster'. As for this one, there will be one or two sequels coming up soon! Review please!!

-dolphin