This is the last chapter….I'm sad for it to end. But really it would probably end up horrible if I dragged it on for much longer. This chapter will be in Lily (Evans) and James's POV. It's back to the Marauder's time frame. I hope you like it.

Chapter 8: New Beginnings

Lily's POV.

Strange things had been happening lately. For one, James Potter was no longer acting like a complete asshole. This in itself is a miracle. And then I keep catching myself staring at him. I think I'm going completely mad! I get all nervous around him, butterflies fluttering around like crazy in my stomach. I'm constantly blushing and then the other day, when my hand accidentally brushed against his, it felt like electricity travelling through my body.

Like I said, I'm going insane. There is no way that I like James Potter.

"Lily?", Alice asked suddenly. We were sitting by the fireplace in the common room doing an insanely difficult essay for Transfiguration.

"Yeah?", I said absentmindedly.

"I think I love Frank", She said quietly. My head shot up. Alice and Frank had been dating for four months now and were inseparable. Now was one of those rare occasions when Alice was without him.

"Really? That's great!", I squealed. She grinned at me.

"I know. He loves me too. Told me so the other day. I've been thinking about it since then and realised that I do love him. I never stop thinking about him, whenever we touch it feels like electricity is pulsing through me and well, I've never felt like this before…", she trailed off, a glazed look overcoming her.

I froze. What she had described sounded much too familiar. But that was impossible, because that would mean that I loved James. No. That can't be right. Can it?

James's POV.

Ever since the poster incident, I haven't been feeling the same, well, acting the same woulld be a better way to put it. Moony says that I've finally grown up. I guess it's true that I don't pull stupid pranks on everyone anymore. With the exception of Snape, of course. I suppose I must be acting my age then as Moony puts it.

Even Lily must see a change in me because she looks at me a lot. I haven't asked her out in three weeks. New record. I won't kid myself into thinking she likes me though. For once she isn't insulting me and actually talks to me. That's a first too.

Everything was going fine until I discovered something strange in my trunk. I was searching for a quill when I saw the Marauders Map and decided to see what Lily was doing. I opened it and out fell an envelope. "James" was written on the front.

I glanced around quickly to make sure I was alone before I tore open the envelope and read what was inside. It was short and extremely confusing.


In the future, you will need to choose a secret keeper.

Whatever you do, DON'T CHOOSE WORMTAIL!

You will understand when the time comes.

Trust me; I know what I'm talking about.


P.S: Don't give up on Lily.

Secret keeper? J.S.P.? Who the hell was that? And how do they know Peter's nickname? And how in the name of Merlin do they know about the future?

I pocketed the letter and map and set off for a deserted corridor. I sank down to the floor and leant against the wall. After taking out the Map and opening it, I took out the letter and read it again and again. It still made no sense whatsoever. I sighed heavily.

I glanced down at the map and saw that Lily was about to come into this corridor. I looked up and there she was, walking slowly up to me. Surprisingly, she joined me on the floor.

"Hey James", she greeted shyly.

"Hi", damn, why does my voice have to be croaky now? I quickly cleared my throat.

"I just wanted to ask you something….", she continued, her cheeks were now pink. My heart was thumping loudly in my chest. Was she really going to ask me what I thought she was? Her beautiful green eyes locked with mine and she took a deep breath.

"James, do you want to go to Hogsmeade with me this weekend?", Lily asked.

I swear she could hear the celebrations in my stomach. My jaw dropped as I stared at her hopefully. Was she serious? Wait, was it a date? Or just as friends?

"Like a date?", I asked, trying to keep the hope from my voice but failing miserably. Lily blushed furiously.

"Yes. But I completely understand if you don't want to. I mean, after all the times I rejected you and now I'm asking", she babbled.

"Are you kidding? Of course I want to go! I mean, yeah, sure." Oh, yeah, smooth.

Lily laughed her mesmerizing laugh. She stood up.

"Ok, great! We'll leave at 9, if that's ok with you?"

"That's perfect".

"Alright…I'll see you later", She said brightly. She turned and walked away down the corridor, her dark red hair shimmering in the sunlight streaming through the windows. I watched, captivated, until she disappeared around the corner.

I couldn't believe it. After all these years, I finally had a date with Lily Evans. And she asked me. I felt like I was floating on air.

"YES!" I leapt up and punched the air. I swear I heard Lily laugh.

I was dating Lily Evans. And somehow, I knew that we would never part.

The End.

A/N: That's it. :'( I like how it ended. It feels finished. Thanks to everyone who has read, favourited, alerted or review. I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoyed this story.

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I didn't want to include this in the story coz it's kinda out of place, but this is how the letter changed the future. I think you can guess who wrote it.

Secret Keeper was instead changed to Dumbledore. Voldemort never got to the Potters. Peter stopped being friends with them. Harry never got the scar; he wasn't famous as a baby. The prophecy still existed so Harry did kill Voldemort but he had help from his parents as well. Sirius never went to Azkaban. Lily and James lived. Basically, it was better.