"Hey Alina," Lily said as she slid into the chair next two her two weeks after the tutoring had started. Alina and Lily had become fast friends, and had a surprising amount in common. They both loved Elvis, but weren't really into the Beatles, they loved spicy food, and hated hamburgers (A/N Hamburgers, even with cheese, SUCK!).
There were other things, and Lily was always thinking about those reasons for their friendship, and about something else. She knew what happened when she had friends. This would not end well. Not in the least.
Lily couldn't say she didn't enjoy having a friend, though. She and Alina ate together a lot, which Lily knew Jezebel didn't like. Lily had picked up on the fact that Jezebel didn't like her that much, though Alina seemed oblivious.
Lily didn't know how long this friendship would last, but she hoped it would be there for a while. Do you blame her, though?
"So, Lily, you going to the Quidditch match today?" Alina asked Lily. The latter put on a face that clearly said that she would rather snog Snape senseless. "No, I'm just fooling around with you. Of course I'm going! Unless you suddenly stopped being a Beater," Lily said.
"Well, I have thought about it…but leaving Sirius to stop the Bludgers from hitting James and the other Chasers on his own would be cruel," Alina joked with Lily.
Lily faked a sympathetic expression. "He's not that bad. I mean, he's better then the ones on Slytherin. Though, then again, compared to you, Oh Great One, he stinks royally."
The two girls laughed at that, and Lily could feel someone watching her, but when she turned her head to see who it was, nobody was looking in their direction. "What's wrong, Lils?" Alina asked.
"Nothing, Lina. Just my imagination acting up."
"AND GRYFFINDOR WINS, 290 TO 20!" The announcer screamed. The crowd, or at least, three-fourths of them, cheered. The Slytherins didn't take losing very well.
Lily met up with Alina outside the team's locker room to congratulate her. "You were great!" Lily exclaimed as she walked back up to the castle with Alina. The rest of the team, which was made up of Sirius, Jezebel as Keeper, James, Frank Longbottom, and Alicia Graham as Chasers, and a Seventh year named Tally Young was Seeker, were a short distance behind them.
"Since when was Alina such great friends with Evans?" Lily heard Jezebel ask Sirius. "I don't know, but who really cares. She's expanding her horizons. It's not a big deal," he replied. Lily could hear Jezebel rolling her eyes.
Well, it wasn't like Lily didn't know Jezebel held her in disdain. She just didn't know why…..
The Easter holidays arrived, and Lily was the only Gryffindor left in the school. With You-Know-Who coming to power, people were always going home when they could. Except for Lily.
She spent most of her time reading, and using the enchanted parchment Alina gave her to stay in touch. It always seemed like Alina was having a really good time with her younger twin sisters, Antonia and Audra.
Lily felt a pit form in her stomach when she read about the things they did, no matter how hard she tried to fight it. At least they weren't identical twins, or Lily might have had some problems, since she and Daisy had done similar things growing up.
As she fought the urge to cry, Lily wrote back a short reply, telling Alina that she was right, her sister were the next Marauders…..
Lily was thrilled when the holidays were over and Alina came back. Alina was more then caught up by the end of April, but they kept the tutoring session going, though it was more of them just hanging out.
It seemed that the friendship wasn't in jeopardy, and Lily felt that fear just disappear, or at least going in hiding in the darkest, dankest, and most unused corner of her mind.
After one of the tutoring sessions in the second week of May, somehow the subject of Lily's family came up, but she didn't say much about them. Lily thought Alina seemed a little taken aback, probably since Lily had never acted so nonchalantly towards the girl since they had become friends.
Things were good for Lily, that was for sure, but it wouldn't last for long. And Lily knew it.
"You have no idea how much I hate the Marauders," Lily told Alina as she held in her laughter. "Go on then," Lily said, "laugh, I know you want to."
The after Easter prank that the Marauders always did was directed at Lily this year, and she was not happy about. Especially since it won't go away until she said the password, which they were refusing to give her.
"Come on, Lily, admit it. If you weren't the one that they had picked, you'd be laughing right now," Alina told her. Lily nodded her head in agreement. "Yeah, you're right. But it is on me, so help me get the stupid password from your boyfriend," Lily told her friend, and got to see Alina blush at the mention of Remus.
"I don't know if he'll give it up, but we can at least try," Alina said, and the two made their way to the corner of the Common Room where the Marauders were sitting.
"What is the password?" Lily asked them. "Relax, Evans, you're smart, you'll figure it out," James told her. Alina took a step back, but no one noticed that besides Lily, who gave her friend a nod that showed that she has done the smart thing.
"I want that password," Lily said, her voice dangerously low. The Marauders, or at least the ones who weren't dating her best friend, laughed, and then ignored her, which was not easy.
Have you ever succeeded in ignoring an angry red head in a magical bunny suit that would not stop changing colors? "Give me the Goddamn password, or I swear I'll curse you into oblivion." The Marauders laughed until they saw the expression on Lily's face.
"The password is 'Little Sister,' like the title of that Elvis song that James is obsessed with," Sirius said. Lily could feel the bunny suit disappear. "Thank you. And how can you blame him? Elvis is awesome!"
"What did you just say?" Lily asked the boy, her voice dangerously low. School would be over in a week exactly, and it was a nice day out. All Lily wanted was to get some fresh air, but then this idiot opened his mouth.
"You heard me," the boy taunted. Lily fingered her wand in the pocket of her robes. No, Lily thought to herself. Not a good idea. I don't want to get in trouble so close to the end of the year.
"Yeah, well, I'd like to be sure I didn't hear you wrong," Lily replied, her hands clenched into fist. "Fine," the Slytherin said, "I'll repeat myself: Alina Jones is a cunt who no one likes at all."
"What did you do that for?" the Slytherin asked, rubbing his sore cheek. "It's simple, really. You insulted my friend, and no one gets away with that."
Aww, look! Lily slapped a guy because he insulted Alina. Really, because of what happens next, you're gonna wish that Lily had never even spoke to that guy.
I'd tell you why, but that would ruin the surprise. Plus it involves a huge cliffie soon enough. Then my updates won't be as often. HA!
Yeah, well, if you would just, oh, I don't know, REVIEW!! I would update quicker. Just thought I'd let you know.
And Alina, if you're wondering, you don't get do slap anyone anytime soon!
Not until, like, chapter twelve or something. I don't know, I just finished this chapter, and I'm planning on posting Chapter three the day after I'm writing this (Which, if you're wondering, the date today is October 3, 2008)
Oh, and I don't really know if they used that evil little c word back in the 70s in England, but it's the worst insult I know of, so live with it.