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Chapter 9 End of the Summer

It was the night before leaving back to Hogwarts. Sirius and James were lying in their beds. It was still hard to believe that Lily now knew everything about them being wizards.

"Looking forward to our fifth year," Sirius asked.

"Not really," James admitted.

Sirius laughed, not believing this. Then again, he hadn't met Lily then either.

"And why not," Sirius asked.

James rolled his eyes and gave Sirius a what-do-think look.

"One, I'm going to be hounded by Snape all year. I wouldn't be surprised if he even tells one of the professors what I did," James sighed.

He moaned and fell to the pillow.

"What's the other," Sirius asked.

"We're taking our O. this year," James said.

James turned as Sirius began laughing.

"Oh, come on. We've got nothing to worry about," Sirius said.

James yawned and started going through his books he had gotten for school.

"Still, I'll be happy when it's over," he said.

"Here, here," Sirius replied with a yawn.

James looked down at his books and laughed.

"What's funny," Sirius asked.

"Looks like old McGonagall has it in for us this year," James laughed.

Sirius sat up.

"Why you say that," he asked.

James waved his hand towards the books.

"You do realize that she requested six books," he asked.

"We'll manage," Sirius said.

James sighed and pushed the books away.

"I'm going to have no free time whatsoever," he said.

"You're overreacting," Sirius laughed.

"Think about it, Sirius. I'll have to manage studying for these tests on top of my regular homework and Quidditch practice," James said.

The two boys fell asleep soon after.

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James and Sirius were walking out of the house, on their way to the Leaky Cauldron, when Lily cane running after them.

"You didn't think you'd leave without saying goodbye, now did you," she asked.

Sirius and James turned and smiled. Lily stopped in front of them as they dropped their trunks.

"Of course not," James said.

Lily sighed and rested her arms on James's shoulders.

"Will you be coming back next summer," she asked.

Sirius rolled his eyes and turned around.

"You know it," James smiled.

Lily bit her lip.

"I'll see you then. Goodbye, James," she said.

James placed a hand on her cheek.

"Bye, Lily," he said.

Sirius eyes grew when he saw the pair in a fierce kiss.

"Ok… ok. That's enough," he said.

Lily's face was flush as they broke apart. She smiled and looked over at Sirius.

"Sirius, do me a favor and keep him out of trouble," Lily said.

Sirius laughed and threw an arm around James.

"I'm afraid that won't do any good," he said.

"And why not," Lily asked.

The two guys smiled at the confused look on her face.

"When he gets in trouble, I'm usually his crime partner," Sirius said.

Lily began shaking her head and laughing.

"Why am I'm not surprised," she asked.

"But don't worry. I'll tell Remus to," Sirius said.

"Why him," Lily asked.

"Well, he's the logical one in the group," Sirius explained.

James pulled Sirius's arm away.

"Not the sanest, but…" he began.

Sirius got a little tense.

"What's that supposed to mean," Lily asked.

James opened his mouth, but Sirius covered it quickly.

"Nothing," Sirius said.

James gave him a confused look as Sirius lowered his hand. Did Sirius actually think he'd tell Lily that Remus was a werewolf?

"We need to get going. Your parents are meeting us to take us to King's Cross," Sirius said.

Lily gave a small smile when James turned to her.

"I wish I could see you two off," she said.

James smiled and took her hand.

"So do I," he said.

Sirius allowed them to have a small kiss.

"You two have a good term," Lily said.

"You too," James smiled.

Lily looked down and took a deep breath. She then looked up and smiled, clearly trying to hide her sadness.

"Bye again, James. See you, Sirius," Lily said.

"Later, Lily," Sirius smiled.

They waved goodbye and walked away. From that point on, James and Lily couldn't wait for the summer holidays.

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