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Story:

Lily Evans was a "normal" 15-year-old girl, what I mean by "normal" is she was kind of popular, there was no "most popular" person at Hogwarts... and there wouldn't be until Harry came... Anyway, she had long, curly, unruly red hair down to her waist, but you wouldn't guess it was that long because she always wore it in a braid or a bun. Her eyes were like a deep green pool, people would always find themselves lost in them.

James Potter was also a "normal" 15-year-old boy; he had dark chocolate brown eyes and the hair the color of a raven. He was popular among the ladies, and his three best friends, Moony, Wormtail, and Padfoot, James being of course, Prongs.

Lily and James were considered by many, best friends. Everyone always thought so; the students at Hogwarts never imagined that there was once a time when the two of them couldn't stand each other. But that was a long time ago, neither of them think about it anymore. Now they are as close as can be.

**********FLASH BACK**********

"James Harold Potter! I hate you with the venom of a thousand cobras! How could you!?" Screamed a ten-year-old Lily. James had just crashed her sleep over and sprayed everyone there with silly string. Lily's face so full of anger, that it was as red as her flaming hair.

"Sorry Lil, I just couldn't help it! I saw you all from across the street, and I just couldn't help it!" James yelled in retaliation. James lived across the street from Lily.

"Don't call me Lil! I hate that! Why don't you EVER leave me alone!?" Lily screamed back at him. Then she chased James out of her house. Then she came back to her room, panting, but happy.

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(2 months later, but still FLASH BACK)

"Lily! I can't believe it! I just can't believe it! My mom was in a car crash! And she... she... she died!" James sobbed at Lily's front door. Lily just stood there, dumbfounded. She didn't know what to do. Nothing like this ever happened before. So she took James into her arms like you would a small child and comforted him.

"It's okay, it's okay James, it's going to be alright... It's going to be alright, I'm here for you..." Lily soothed James.

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"Hey Lil! What's shaking?" James called to his best friend, as he sauntered over to her at the Gryffindor table for lunch.

"James, you know I don't like it when you call me Lil! It sounds as if you are saying that I am little!" Lily replied with a small chuckle.

James laughed out loud and responded with, "But you know I'm not calling you little! You are hardly little! You're taller than Moony and Wormtail!"

Lily was the only outsider that knew about the Marauders.

"Oh hush up Jamsie!" Lily used James' nickname that she knows he hates.

"Oh hush up yourself," James responded.

"And nothing is shaking here, but you might want to check out the Slytherin table, word around is that Padfoot put a shaking spell on Snape after Potions class. It should be taking its toll right about now," Lily told her very best friend.

James looked over at the Slytherin table just as Severus Snape leap up from his seat, yelped, and starting to shake violently. James then started to shake uncontrollably also, but it was only because he was laughing so hard.

"What the hell is going on!?" Roared a very angry Snape.

All he got for a response was a very loud roar of laughter coming from the whole of the Gryffindor table.

Then it clicked in his brain...

Kill Black went through his brain many times.

Snape tore after Prongs, who was on his knees laughing so hard. When Prongs saw the oncoming Snape, he headed towards the nearest exit.

James and Lily were still laughing when the Potions teacher, Professor Lombard, came over to the Gryffindor table. She looked very stern and not the least bit amused. James and Lily both automatically pointed to Lucias Malfoy, indicating that he was the culprit. All of the Marauders and Lily always blamed everything they did to Snape on Malfoy. It was an instinct.

"Lucias Malfoy! Detention!" Professor Lombard told a very confused Slytherin.

"But, but, I didn't do anything!" Malfoy protested.

"That's what they all say!" Lombard replied.

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A couple of days later:

"Hey, Prongs, what's up?" Moony called to one of his best friends.

"Nothing much Moony, you?" James returned.

"Not much. Word is that Padfoot got busted for putting that spell on Snape. He squealed."

"Snape is a wuss, a girl," James replied.

"Hey! Don't think I didn't hear that! Because I did!" Lily said as she entered the room.

"I didn't mean it like that..." James said, a little embarrassed.

"Sure..." Moony said, smirking.

"Anyway... Padfoot is in detention... Snape told on him. SO I did a little retaliation of my own..." Lily laughed.

"Like what?" Both Moony and Prongs said in unison.

"I made his robes turn bright pink and purple when he was talking to this 6th year girl... yeah, like he's going to get her anyway..." Lily explained.

"Good one!" James commended.

"That's great!" Moony agreed.

"Hey, are any of you guys going home for Christmas this year?" Wormtail said as he walked into the common room.

"Nah, I know Padfoot, Lily, and I are staying," James responded.

"Me too," Lupin said.

"Oh, my mom wants me home this year," Wormtail explained.

"Oh, that sucks! The Marauders won't be whole!" Prongs said, a tad disappointed.

"Yeah, but I will! So cheer up!" Lily told him.

"Heh," was James' response, which earned him a kick in the shin from Lily.

"So you guys better do stuff to Snape and Malfoy for me, I heard they are staying for Christmas too... I guess their parents don't love them enough," Peter said, but then remembering that his four friends were staying too, added, "Not that you guys' parents don't love you..." Wormtail went a little red.

"Heh," came the reply from James, Lily, and Moony.

"Hey guys! What's up?" Came the voice of Sirius as he entered the common room.

"Nothing, just talking of our Christmas plans. Wormtail is the only one leaving. Why are you covered in that white stuff?" Lily asked him.

"its just dust. Lombard made me clean the entire trophy room. Without magic! It was awful and I totally didn't deserve it! It took forever!" Padfoot always exaggerated.

"Well, I have GOT to study. I need to memorize the ten things that you can use unicorn hair for, if you need me, I'll be in the library," Lily told them as she headed out the portal.

"Wands, restoring the leg limbs to the right size, making gross bubble things that don't really do anything..." Moony trailed off.

"Forget it, she's gone," Sirius said with a chuckle.

"I was just trying to help..." Moony replied.

"Anyway, Prongs, you going to take anyone to the Christmas Ball?" Padfoot asked James.

The Christmas Ball was a yearly tradition. Anyone from fourth year and up could go to the ball. If someone who made the requirements asked a younger year, then they could go also.

"Don't know yet..." James replied with a somewhat far away look on his face.

"Oh come on, we all know who you want to ask to the ball," Moony replied with a nudge.

"I have no idea about what you are referring to," James said, trying his best to look confused.

"Prongs old buddy, we all know you got a thing for Lil," Padfoot elaborated.

"What?" James said, still trying to act confused, but failing miserably.



AN: Please review it! I'm not done yet! (well, no duh!) please tell me if you like it! Rate it from 1-10, 10 being the best! Thanks! Merry Christmas everyone! Happy Various Holidays!