A/N: So... I'm back and better than ever! No, I'm kididng. I come bearing gifts, though. :D I wrote it during Filipino class (honestly, when else do I write oneshots?) and I decided to try a new writing style. So no banter and humor, I'm afraid. It's more of a drabble, but whatever. Er, I'm afraid it doesn't really make sense. Review, please? :D

Tell me, tell me, what makes you think that you are invincible?

I can see it in your eyes, that you're so sure

Please don't tell me that I'm the only one that's vulnerable


- Vulnerable, Secondhand Serenade


He was in love with her.

James Potter was head over heels in love with Lily Evans.

His heart beat faster just thinking of her. He smiled whenever he heard her name. She had him wrapped around her little finger.

Sure, he might hide it with arrogance and cockiness, but, really, he's so vulnerable when he's with her.

He's wearing his heart on his sleeve, showing his feelings to the world when he's talking to her.

He's vulnerable when he approaches her, but even more so when she rejects him again. Lily Evans always manages to bring him down from the top of the world to lying down on the floor, trampled, with just one syllable.

But still, he persists and keeps asking her. He can't help it. She's the bloody girl of his dreams and he'd die before he lets her slip through his fingers.

Over the years, she's broken his cocky façade down; and when he walks up to her in the middle of September in seventh year, so vulnerable, so ready and willing to jump off the Astronomy Tower if she asked him to, she bites her lip nervously and her cheeks flush.

He looks up, feeling a spark of hope. He thought it wasn't possible to be any more vulnerable than he already was, but she had never hesitated before answering.

He knows that if she rejects him again, he won't be able to take it.

There's only so much heartbreak a bloke can take.

She leans forward slowly, moving close until their noses are tip to tip. She opens her mouth and whispers one word.


And as he wraps his arms around her waist and presses his lips to hers, he feels invulnerable.


A/N: So there. Like it? Cool. :D Love it? I love you. :D Hate it? Review and tell me why.

Argh, I changed the last line, but it still sounds wrong. But I think it sounds better than the last last line. :D