Wow, I haven't updated this one in a while. You can thank my friend Ashley for my newfound interest in writing it. ^.^ Read, review, and enjoy!
"What's the matter, boys? Can't keep up?" Lily teased the two young wizards as she flew past them on skates for the up-teenth time that night.
James lost his balance again, grabbing onto Sirius, and causing them both to fall to the ground. "I don't understand this," James complained to Sirius. "Why would anyone even want to roll about on these - these - death traps?!"
Sirius chuckled. "I donno. It's not so bad, though. Once you get the hang of it. Here, c'mon," he said, pushing himself back up and holding out a hand to pull his best friend with him.
James smiled slyly. "Next time she goes to pass us, let's get her."
Sirius smirked. "Sure thing, Prongs." They separated slightly so that Lily would have to go between the two of them. "Here she comes," Sirius warned James as he glanced behind them.
James held up three fingers, dropping another as Lily neared. When the last one was down, the two of them slid together, blocking Lily's path.
Sirius smiled. "Well hello, there, Flower. You come here often?"
"Oh shut it, Sirius." Lily told him, trying to maneuver her way around them.
"Tut, tut," Sirius said, shaking his head in mock disappointment. "Me thinks doth protests too much," he told Lily.
"I'm protesting you getting in my way," she told him, her hands on her hips. "Now move!"
"Not until you promise to teach us how to do what you're doing," James told her, a smile spread across his face.
"Ugh! Fine! Fine! I'll teach you how to skate properly!" She exclaimed, exasperated.
"You promise?" James asked.
"Yes, yes, I promise, now shove off!" Lily retorted, pushing at him.
"Excellent," Sirius said, moving so that Lily could comfortably skate between himself and James. "So what's the first step?"
"You need to sort of glide your feet out," she told them. "Like this," she demonstrated how it was done.
James tried several times, but kept falling, much to Lily's delight.
"James, you're a Quiddich player, for Merlin's sake!" She exclaimed, giggling. "I thought you'd have more balance than this."
He looked up at her, his brows furrowed in frustration. "It's not the same thing. I'd like to see you fly like I can."
Lily laughed. "Fine, then. Arrange it, and I'll show you."
"Really?" James asked, surprised that she would have agreed. As far as he had known Lily didn't care much for Quidditch or for flying in general.
"Yes, really," she told him. "Now get up."
"Help me?" He asked, holding up his hand. When she leaned down to help him up, he pulled her to him.
"James," she laughed. "Let me up!"
"No chance of that!" He said, hugging her middle tightly as she fought to make her escape.
She elbowed him in the stomach, forcing him to let go. She stood up. "Hah!" She exclaimed triumphantly. "See how much help I give you from now on." With that she skated up to where Sirius was attempting to spin.
When the night was finally over, James was still absolutely wretched, but Sirius was a right roller diva. "Did you see my split?" He asked his two companions for the twelfth time on the walk home.
"We saw it, Sirius," Lily and James moaned in unison.
"Jinx," Lily teased.
"What? Why are you jinxing me?" James asked, clearly confused.
"It's a muggle thing," she told him.
"It means you can't talk until she says your name, mate." Sirius told James, smirking.
James looked at the two of them, bewildered. "But - "
"No talking!" Lily yelled, clapping her hand over his mouth. "I haven't yet said your name, you know. And if you speak while under my jinx, then you owe me one favor for each time you opened your mouth.
James glanced at Sirius helplessly. "Sorry, mate," he shrugged. "I'd help you, but I'm not the one that jinxed you. You know, this never would've happened if you weren't in love with the lass. - Ooof." James had punched Sirius in the arm. "What was that for?!" He asked. His friend just looked pointedly at Lily who was now politely ignoring the both of them. "What? You think that Lily doesn't know that you're in love with her? Lils!" He called.
"Yes?" She asked, turning around.
"Did you know that James is in love with you?" Sirius asked.
Lily smiled slightly. "I know that James believes that what he feels towards me is love, yes."
"Well it's settled then," Sirius said, throwing an arm around the two of them as they walked up the front steps to Lily's house. "Lily knows that you love her."
James just rolled his eyes.
"Night, boys," Lily said as they entered the mostly dark house. I'll wake you up in the morning."
Sirius looked at James. "Could you, er, do something about that one, please? The quiet's going to drive me insane if it keeps up all night."
"Goodnight, James," Lily told him. "Let me know when we're going to go out flying, won't you?"
"Of course, Lily. Goodnight." And with that they went to their rooms for the night.
Eeeeh, I donno how I really feel about this chapter. It's just whatever, I guess. I'll try to update soon. Cross my heart. Review, please. Love, Asia. !D