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Fragile Heart


A warm body next to his, soft hair against his cheek, rhythmic breathing within his arms, a slender hand pressed to his chest. James Potter yawned as he opened his eyes. Haze rushed over his hazel eyes as he lay in unfamiliar crimson bedsheets. He sighed contentedly as he looked at the beautiful redhead sleeping deeply next to him. She truly was amazing. His closed his eyes as memories of the previous evening filled his head.

James stood, pushing papers into his briefcase. "James?!" an incredulous voice asked.

He turned, "Lily! Hey!" he smiled warmly. "Fancy seeing you here in the office," he said. The office was a large room where ten of the younger aurors had desks to do paperwork.

"I just got transferred, they thought I'd be more use here," Lily smiled.

James nodded, so he'd be working with Lily here from now on, "well, I can certainly use your smile to brighten up my day."

She grinned again, looking at him, "say we could do with a catch-up and you can tell me about the sort of cases you normally do in this section, how about you come round to mine for a bit? We could grab a takeaway on the way home."

He nodded, his old feelings for her rising, "don't see why it would hurt," he agreed.

"Come on," she smiled once again, as she put on her scarf and jacket.

They talked for hours, remembering school, about work, enjoying themselves immensely.

"You look so handsome tonight, James," she told him, stroking his cheek.

"And you, look bloody beautiful and sexy," he replied, kissing her palm. He raised an eyebrow seductively at her and she looked at him, shock flooding her face.

"James, it's been so long," she told him.

"So long since what?" he said huskily.

"Since you showed any interest," she clarified.

"I haven't seen you, have I?" he reasoned, he was now looking at her deeply.

"James, please don't look at me like that," she said.

"Why not?" he said, his eyes dark with passionate want.

"It makes me feel uncomfortable," she said, lowering her gaze.

He lifted her chin and placed a chaste kiss on her slightly parted lips. She placed her arms around his neck and moved into his lap. She captured his lips with hers. The kiss was harsh and full of desire. Their passion coursed through their bodies as they kissed again and again. The kisses became deeper and their self control was all lost. Soon James' shirt was on the floor as his hands roamed round Lily's body, moving up her thighs. She moaned into his mouth, this was too good.

"You have a bed in this place of yours, Evans?" James asked, as he kissed her neck.

"Yes," she nodded, running her tongue playfully over his shoulder.

"C'mon, Lils, let's find it," he said, playing with her hair.

They made their way along the hallway, pushing each other against walls. As they moved closer to her bedroom they left a trail of discarded clothes. As they got to the door James was in only his boxers and Lily a lacy red bra and knickers.

They kissed as they undressed and in the late hours of that night James Potter finally made his high school dream come true as he made love to Lily Evans.

"James?" Lily asked, as she opened her eyes.

"Hey," he said, running his fingers over her smooth skin.

She smiled, "hi."

"You alright?" he asked, sweetly.

"Yeah," she said, running her fingers through his dark hair, "last night was amazing."

"Sure was," he agreed.

She stretched against him, "what day is it?"

"Saturday," he replied.

"Oh, good, at least there's no work," she laughed.

"Yeah," he said, taking her hand in his.

"Cause I'm really tired," she continued.

"Aw, babe, did I wear you out?" he asked, innocently.

"Just a little," she said, affection sweetening her voice.

"Did you enjoy yourself, though?" he said, pulling her naked body against his.

"Absolutely," she told him, "I've never had more fun in my life."

"Ah, yes, it's the Potter charm," he joked.

"Of course it is, James," she smirked.

He kissed her forehead, "I've gotta go," he said, sadly.

"What? James?" this wasn't how it was meant to be, she was supposed to fall back to sleep in his arms now while he watched her sleeping.

He detached himself from her embrace and retraced his steps from the previous evening to find his clothes. She pulled on a creamy white silk nightgown and followed him as he dressed.

Once he had collected his belongings, he opened the door and turned to leave. Lily stood on the doorstep and said quietly, "will it ever happen again? I mean, are we official now? A couple?"

He turned to look at her, "I don't think so and never mention this to anyone. See you at work, Lily."

"James? JAMES!" she yelled, as he walked off down the street.

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Love SG xoxo

(I am NOT planning on making this a dirty story! Okay?! I just had to have a dirty-ish opening scene. It should be more fluff for the rest of the story. Will eventually be very cute and romantic.)