James and Lily spent the holidays at his parent's house. There, late into the night, Lily and James consummated their relationship.

"I can't go back."

"Why? Lily, Hogwarts is the safest place we could possibly be right now. Lily, pleaseā€¦"

"James, I can't go back to watching my every move with you. I can't go back to sleeping alone. Now that you're mine, I want you every second of everyday."

"Lily." James collapsed onto one knee. "Please, I know it won't reduce the pain, the need, but will you agree to be my wife? Will you marry me?"

"Of course!" James slid the ring on her finger.

It was elegant. It was small, inconspicuous. She could cherish it, and no one would be the wiser.

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