Chapter five! Sorry this had taken so long, but I think I'll end it soon!
"Lilikins, is that YOU!?!?!" A heavy body slammed into the bed and began to climb on top of Lily and James. "What have you two been UP TO???"
"Sirius? What on earth—" Lily started groggily, but James' hand flew over her mouth.
"Wait Lils. Maybe he's an illusion," Sirius smirked and rolled his eyes. "Maybe if we try really hard, he'll go away."
"Try…try what? What's going on?"
"Wow Prongs," Sirius said, pride in his voice, "you did well! Not only did you get her into your bed, but Alice's as well!"
"Whoa, sorry lilikins; that may not have been the best thing to say to you. Let me ask, how many curses do you know this early in the morning?"
"Enough to inflict bodily harm on you, Sirius, now would you please remove your kneecap from my spleen?"
"WOOPS, sorry!" He removed the offending body part from her stomach.
"Thank you. Now go away."
"No WAY! I want to hear all the juicy details. I mean, what's a guy to think when he arrives at his adopted cousins' house, ready to demand scrambled eggs, and finds his adopted brother and his long-time infatuation in bed together in said cousins' house? You don't want me to draw the wrong conclusion, do you?"
"If it takes you out of a five mile radius between us, then come up with whatever you want."
"Oh lilikins, bless you. You're incoherent! You don't really mean that—"
"How much you want to bet?"
"—because I know deep down you love me more then Prongs here."
"Well," Lily said, sitting up, "If Prongs here would be so kind as to disentangle his leg from mine—" here Sirius snickered and James blushed, "—then I will go take a shower. Don't burn the house down while I do and DO NOT stick your head in every five minutes to demand something ridiculous like me needing more towels."
"Don't flatter yourself Lilikins, Alice has a shower curtain." Lily got up and stumbled her way to the bathroom adjoining the room.
"Hey Lily!" Lily turned to James. "You never said I couldn't stick my head in!" She gave him a speaking look before closing the door behind her and clicking the lock loudly.
"That's nothing a good 'Alohamora' can't fix, you know!" Sirius shouted to the door. They vaguely heard the shower turn on. "I bet your imagining different articles of her clothing hitting the floor right now, aren't you?"
"AH, SIRIUS!!" James threw a pillow at him.
"You sound as if I'm talking about Alice. This is Lily, the girl you're head over heels with, remember?"
"Yes, and I don't want you ruining anything between us."
"Why, what's happened?"
"Well you did find us in the same bed." James replied somewhat indignantly. Sirius scoffed.
"Yeah, fully clothed."
"I'll let you know we've snogged at least fifty times—"
"JAMES POTTER, WE HAVE NOT SNOGGED FIFTY TIMES!!" came Lily's angry voice on the other side of the door.
"Just take your shower Lils, Padfoot and I will fix up breakfast!"
They thought they heard, "Merlin's pants, I hope it's edible." But they couldn't be sure.
"Alice? Alice, wake up."
"Fr-Frank?" Alice groaned and lifted herself from the couch where they had fallen a sleep the night before. Then, once realization hit, her eyes flew open and she glared at him, her mouth opening.
"Alice, don't worry! We didn't do anything! Look, all your cloths are on, see?" He almost sounded frantic. Alice rolled her eyes.
"Are you that scared of me?"
"Well, I did move your wand out of reach before waking you up, but you can never be sure when one regularly used wandless magic."
"Frank, that was only a few times during school—"
"Yeah, and it scared the pants off of me every time it happened."
"—and anyway it's only happened twice since."
"It always happened when you were especially angry. What's happened to make you so angry?"
"Well…the first time, Sirius knocked over my great-grandmother's vase that I had gotten in her will. I was so mad that all of the window in the house shattered. Sirius still has glass embedded in his right elbow I think."
Frank gulped. "And the second time?"
"Oh, my mistake. That was the second time. The first time was when you…moved." Frank's eyes bulged.
"What happened when you found out?" He barely whispered.
"I don't think you want to know…"
"No, tell me."
"I set James on fire. He was the only one in the room with me. I broke down and the curtains caught fire and James was leaning against them. I don't think he particularly thanks you for that, by the way. Says it was your fault. So, really, my family has suffered because of you." She said it so calmly that it scared him even more then the thought of her with a wand.
"Wow…I never knew…"
"Well of course you didn't. Bu don't think on it, I've forgiven you."
"No problem. Would you like pancakes or waffles this morning?"
"Waffles. And some black coffee, please."
"I think I've shaken you up a bit, haven't I?"
He gave her a considerably shaky laugh. "Yeah…I guess you could say that."
Alice smiled and leaned forward. Once her lips were mere centimeters from his, she stopped. Her half lowered lids opened and she look right into his eyes. Her cool breath tickled his face. "Well…" she whispered, her eyes straying back to his lips, "How should I calm you down then?"
Frank took a deep breath then shoved his lips against hers. Alice's back curved as he forced his way upon her. He pushed her down on the couch and covered her, his lips leaving hers as he began to suck on her neck. "Alice…I must have you. Would you marry me?" Alice pulled his lips from her collar bone and looked deep into his eyes once more.
"Do you mean that, Frank?"
"With all my heart darling. I don't know how I survived without you for the past two years. Surely you've felt the same?" he asked, his voice rough with passion and the need to hear her answer. Alice thought for a moment.
"I haven't really thought about it…but I think I have to say yes. I don't particularly forgive you for leaving—"
"It wasn't my fault—!"
"—Yes, Frank, I know. But now I realized… I love you." Franks eyes widened. Then he grinned and smothered her in a bear hug.
"Oh, Alice, do you truly mean that?" He cried, joy written on all his features. Alice laughed, suddenly light-hearted. "I've waited so long to hear you say that! I've dreamt about you agreeing, but never in a million years did I ever think you'd actually accept—!"
"Frank!" He quieted at her fierce look. "Just kiss me and shut up, please."
He readily complied.
A few days passed in blissful lovingness.
Frank and Alice began planning their wedding, visiting family members, getting father's permission, the works. Every time they were seen together Alice held Frank's hand, never releasing him for anything. She had lost him once; she wasn't readily going to again.
Lily and James continued to live at Alice's house. Sirius came over about every other day. They spent all their time together, be it watching Muggle television, going to the nearby village, reading together on Alice's bed, or just talking during mealtimes. They took long strolls hand-in-hand around the lake behind Alice's house, and Lily began to learn everything about James, became to love every little thing about him. How on earth did I pass seven years disregarding this magnificent man?
He told her of his ambitions, the most upfront one of him becoming an auror. He always told her interesting stories from auror training, and how he hoped by the end of the month he would finally get his badge.
Every time he mentioned the end of the month, her heart constricted painfully. That would also be the end of their friendship…no, scratch that, Lily thought firmly. I've fallen in love with James. As much as she wanted to disregard the feeling for the first few days, she was falling head-over-heels in love with the idiot. And he truly was an idiot. She couldn't marry him, cause then their children would be half-idiot.
But then every time she thought of his goofy, lop-sided smile, her heart beat faster, her cheeks flamed up at his unwavering gaze, and every time they kissed…all her senses went reeling, as if on fire.
"Lily? Are you alright?" Lily blinked and came out of her reverie, looking up into his concerned hazel eyes. She smiled serenely, tucking her arm into his.
"Never better, Potter." He grinned and kissed her.
I know, it's a bit shorter then my usual chapters. I've come to a road block kind of though, so I think there'll only be one more chapter. I'm going to wait for some inspiration before writing it though, ok? Thanks for being so diligent with the reviews though guys, I love you!!!