a/n-OK people, this is it-the last chapter. I'm so glad those of you who have reviewed have liked the story. Thanks so much for reading!

Chapter Five

James and Lily are probably the only two people I know who have gone from hating each other's guts to finding their true love in the other.


"James was doing it again today." Sirius informed Remus and Peter as he dumped his bag on the floor next to the couch they were sitting on.

"Doing what?" Peter asked, looking confused.

"He was staring at Lily during class." Sirius answered..

"Why is that a problem?" Peter asked.

"James is obsessed with her." Sirius said, as if it were the most obvious thing in the world.

"But I thought they were friends now?" Peter said, looking confused. "James said he was giving up on her ever going out with him."

"James Potter saying he was giving up on Lily Evans, and James Potter actually giving up on Lily Evans are two totally different things." Sirius informed the shorter boy.

"That's got to be the smartest thing I've ever heard you say." Remus said, looking up from the homework he had been doing on Sirius's other side.

"So James still likes Lily?" Peter clarified.

"James is always going to like Lily." Remus put in.

"You know what we need?" Sirius asked suddenly.

"No." Remus and Peter said at the same time.

"We need a plan." Sirius said. "We need a plan to get those two together."

"But what if they don't want us to get them together?" Remus asked.

"Then they don't know what they really want." Sirius replied simply. "Now, I have the perfect plan…"

"I can't believe I actually took part in this." Remus said from his position underneath the invisibility cloak that Sirius had stolen from James's trunk.. "Lily is going to kill me when she finds out."

"No she won't." Sirius said, waving his hand dismissively. "Lils needs you, so she can have intelligent conversations with someone."

"They're coming." Peter said suddenly, as he looked down at the Marauders Map.

"How did you convince Lily to go to the library, anyway?" Sirius asked Remus curiously.

"I told her we have an Ancient Runes Essay due tomorrow." Remus told him. "So she ran off to get a few books."

Sirius nodded. "James thinks he's going to Quidditch practice."

"Soon." Peter muttered. "There about to do it."


"Beautiful." Sirius said softly.

"They just ran into each other." Remus told him. "Lily dropped all of her books on James's foot. How is that beautiful?"

"Just wait for it." Sirius said quietly.

"Oh, I'm so sorry James." Lily said, quickly bending over to pick up all of her many massive Ancient Runes books.

"It's OK." James said, wincing as he rubbed his foot.

"This isn't going to work." Remus muttered softly under his breath.

"Shh." Sirius hissed. "They'll hear us."

"Uh, guys?" Peter interrupted suddenly. "I think they're a bit too busy to hear you right now."

"Huh?" Sirius and Remus said at the same time.

"Look." Peter said, nodding his head at Lily and James.

As one, they both turned to see their two friends locked in a tight embrace that made a blush creep up Remus' cheeks, and a buoyant grin appear on Sirius's face.

Lily and James had finally achieved the impossible: they had acted upon their true feelings for each other.

End Flashback

Now that, is one of the moments in my life that I am most proud of.

I'm also proud of how Lily and James are about to turn out, because I was there for all of it.

I was there when they first met. I was there when they had their first fight. I was there when Lily finally came to her senses and realized she liked James as more than someone to get mad at every five seconds. I was there for their first kiss, even though I was never really able to figure out how it came about. And even though I'll never admit it to anyone, I, along with Remus and Peter, was there for their first date.

And now, I'm going to be there for another first for them. I've been standing at this altar, next to my best friend, for what has felt like an hour. And guess what? The music just started. I, Sirius Black, James Potter's best man, am about to be witness to their beginnings as James and Lily Potter.