Okay, so I know I said that this was supposed to be a one-shot, but so many people wanted me to continue, so I gave it a shot. I think I made it go on too long and it's probably not that good, but here it is. Enjoy!
Lily Evans woke up with a pounding head ache and a growling stomach.
Her chocolate high was very much gone now. Her 'chocolate hangover' so to speak brought more than irritableness and extreme desire for food, though. It came with the horrible realization of what she had done last night. (A part of Lily's brain seemed to think what she did last night was a good thing, but she ignored it)
And after being forced to spend a lot of time with James Potter, Lily had learned one important thing. James would never let her live this down.
Looking around her dorm, Lily was relieved to see it was empty. She wasn't quite in the mood of hanging out with her friends just yet. She knew they would be suspicious as to where she went last night and what she did.
Thinking about exactly what she did, Lily shuddered. What had come over her? Perhaps that chocolate had been spiked with something… perhaps firewhiskey… that house-elf had looked rather sneaky.
Lily shook her head. Maybe she was just going mad. Anybody who was suspicious of an innocent house-elf was clearly going off the deep end.
Lily slowly got dressed, taking as long as she could. When she finally finished, Lily cautiously crept out of her dorm and went down the stairs. Just before getting out of the stairwell, Lily poked her head out and saw- much to her relief- that it was empty.
Lily glanced at her watch and saw why. It was nearly noon! She wondered why her friends hadn't woken her. They usually did and were probably dying of curiosity. Lily put the thought out of her mind as she left the Common Room. Lily made her way to the Great Hall and if anybody was watching her, she would've seemed very suspicious. She kept glancing around her and always checked around a corner if she approached one.
If only there were a handy tool to check where everyone was in the castle….
In fact somebody did see Lily. An innocent first year was just walking by and saw Lily sneaking along the corridor, muttering to herself. He had gotten quite a fright and scurried away as quick as he could.
Lily made it into the Great Hall with no sign of James and sighed with relief. She went to the Gryffindor table and sat down. She was in the process of spreading jam (strawberry of course) over her toast when somebody plopped down beside her.
Lily turned around in a flash, but she was relieved (or was it disappointed?) to see that it was only Sirius Black. He smiled charmingly.
"Hello Lily! Fancy seeing you here."
"What do you mean," Lily said suspiciously. Sirius was, after all, James' best mate. He was obviously in cahoots with whatever plan James was going to launch. (Lily was not paranoid, by the way, she just liked to think through all of the possibilities very carefully… paying extra attention to the highly unlikely ones)
Sirius raised his eyebrows at this, but didn't comment. "Um, I just never figured Lily Evans, Head Girl, to waking up so late. Aren't you more of an early worm?"
"You know, that muggle saying… the early worm gets the bird or something," Sirius said slowly, confusion filling his features.
Lily burst out laughing. "I think you mean the early bird gets the worm."
Sirius' expression cleared. "Oh. I get it. Yeah, that makes more sense. I was wondering how a worm could eat a bird, but you know muggles." He shrugged.
Lily rolled her eyes. "Okay, Sirius."
"So, where's James?" Sirius asked casually.
Lily choked on her toast. "What! I mean, erm… why would I know that?" (She ignored the butterflies that had suddenly erupted in her stomach at the mention of James)
Sirius looked at her with concern. "Lily are you okay?"
"Fine," Lily said hurriedly. "So, why would you ask that?"
Sirius didn't look like he believed her, but he didn't say anything again. "Just because I haven't seen him today. I thought he had some head stuff or something."
"Oh," Lily said timidly. Her mind was racing, though. Where could James be? What was he planning? Shouldn't Sirius know about it? Lily suddenly lost her appetite.
"Well, I'm done," she announced. "I guess I'll go study or something."
Lily ran out of the Great Hall so fast, she didn't have time to see the mischievous twinkle in Sirius' eyes.
Just thinking about James made Lily feel angry, happy, annoyed and absolutely giddy all at once. Far too confusing for one who woke up only an hour ago. These annoying emotions propelled Lily all the way to the library without her noticing. When she arrived she stared up blankly at the door, not knowing what she was doing.
The library doors abruptly opened and Alice Prewitt and Mary Silver, Lily's best friends, stepped out. They looked surprised to see her there.
"Lily?" Mary said concernedly after Lily didn't say anything.
Lily blinked a couple of times and smiled. She had just been thinking of the unsettling feeling she got whenever she accidently made contact with James. (Yes she really was that pathetic by now)
"Oh hello guys," she said.
"Hi…," Alice replied raising her eyebrows. "What are you doing here?"
"Oh, well, I was going to go study, but I don't really need to."
Alice and Mary shared puzzled glances.
"Well we were heading to the owl— ow!" Alice cried, rubbing her arm. Mary had just elbowed her hard.
Lily looked at her friends with her eyebrows raised, but Mary quickly stepped in front of Alice and smiled.
"We were just heading to the common room! Why don't you come with us?"
Lily looked confusedly at her friends, but nodded— not seeing any harm. Mary smiled broader.
The three girls trooped off to the common room, Mary slightly in front. This may have been to hide the extremely evil smile on her face. Alice was slightly behind Lily and seemed to be aware of what Mary was doing. She was beginning to develop a slightly psychotic smile as well and when they passed a first year she wiggled her eyebrows at him that looked quite alarming with her grin.
The first year gave a little yelp and hurried off to some random corner wondering what was wrong with the upperclassmen of his school.
When they approached the Fat Lady, Mary gave the password and then stepped back to let Lily in. While this action was a little more kindly than normal for Mary, Lily did not see anything odd. She stepped inside the portrait hole.
The portrait slammed shut behind her.
Lily looked at the portrait hole with mild confusion, until someone cleared his or her throat behind her. Lily whirled around and found to her extreme fear that James was standing in the middle of the room with his arms crossed and a smirk.
"Hello Lily," was all he said.
"Uh…." Lily could not make any words come out of her mouth, she was that frightened. (There was also a little bit of her that was screaming madly in euphoria, but Lily was ignoring that bit)
James ignored her. Instead, he began to walk towards her which forced Lily to walk backwards.
"You didn't thoroughly explain yourself last night, you know."
Miraculously, a little bit of Lily's brain managed to come to its senses and decided to talk for her. "Right! About that…well, if you must know I was eating chocolate in the kitchen and it's not really good for me to eat chocolate before bed because it affects me weirdly or something, especially the delicious kind the House Elves have."
Lily briefly realized that she was blabbering. It only seemed to make James' smirk grow wider.
He seemed very happy, far too happy than he should be feeling. It could've been because he was advancing towards her this time, but Lily didn't have much time to consider the irony of her situation.
And then Lily found herself being pulled into the 'Potter Gaze' as it is called. The one in which a girl finds herself quite helpless in the presence of James. He was renowned for his gaze and could boast that nearly all the girls at Hogwarts had been pulled into it. The only one who hadn't been pulled in yet was Lily. It seemed that Lily could no longer boast of her skill any longer. What a shame.
"You know, I don't think it was the chocolate talking," James mused out loud.
"You- you don't?" Lily asked. She was still struggling against his infernal 'Potter Gaze'.
"No. I think that youwere talking and simply pretending that it was the chocolate."
"Yes, but I don't blame you. It's difficult to function in front of someone as dashingly handsome as I am, I'm sure." James grinned.
This arrogant comment worked wonders for Lily. She raised her eyebrows at James and found herself being able to resist the 'Gaze' quite easily now.
"I'm not sure about that," Lily said thoughtfully. "I think that it's difficult to function in front of you because your ego is so large it's hard to concentrate on anything else. Really yours is massive."
James furrowed his brow. He obviously didn't expect Lily to say anything of the sort.
"Well, maybe that's the case for other people, although I doubt it. For you I'm sure it's because you fancy me." He said this very smugly.
Lily widened her eyes to appear astonished. "Fancy you? I'm pretty sure I made it quite clear that I fancy Peter."
James blinked. Then he realized what she was doing. He narrowed his eyes. (The bit of Lily's brain that was still being pulled by his gaze found this saddening)
"Really? And why haven't you said anything before?"
"Oh you know, I was shy," Lily said, grinning now. She seemed to have gained the upper hand. Lily would so much rather be on top than admit she fancied James (something that had been causing her alarm for some time now).
"I see," James said. "Well I think I can help you then."
"You can? And how do you propose to do that?" Lily asked. (A bit of Lily's brain was screaming at her to just admit it, but she stoutly ignored it)
"I'll tell him for you. And then you can kiss him, as I'm sure you've been dying to."
Lily looked at him warily. She wasn't sure if he was joking or not. After all, James had fended off all guys who had shown even the slightest indication that they liked her for years now. And now he was letting her kiss somebody else? Somebody who happened to be one of his best mates?
Before Lily could say anything, James called out, "Oi, Peter! Get down here!"
Peter appeared in front of Lily and James far faster than he should've if he was up in his room at the top of the tower. Lily looked at him suspiciously, but Peter's attention was focused solely on James.
"Yes James?" Peter asked.
"Lily told me something very interesting just now." James looked at Lily from the corner of his eyes. She kept her face blank.
James leaned toward Peter conspiratorially. "She told me that she fancies you."
Peter tripped down the last stair in shock. "She- she fancies m-me?" he squeaked.
James nodded solemnly. Lily stared at James, horrified.
"She also told me that she wants to snog you."
Peter looked at Lily with wide eyes. His face was so funny; Lily would've laughed aloud if the situation hadn't been so horrifying. Did James actually expect her to go through with this?
"Erm… so what should I do?" Peter asked confusedly.
James looked as if he was struggling not to roll his eyes. "So you should go up to her!"
Peter hesitantly walked in front of Lily. She realized that he was shorter than her by nearly six inches. The two both looked at James, who was watching them expectantly, a small smile playing at his lips.
"Go on," James urged Lily. "Kiss him! You said…."
Lily huffed. "James you are the single most annoying person in the whole entire universe!"
James grinned broadly and Peter looked confused. Then Lily realized that James knew she wasn't going to kiss Peter. He just wanted to force her to admit it. (So admit it! her brain screamed)
Well she was not going to do anything of the sort. Two could play at this game.
Giving James a haughty sniff, Lily leaned down and pecked Peter on the lips. When she straightened up, she saw that his expression was one of confusion. He probably had never kissed a girl before in his life. Poor Peter.
Lily turned towards James, struggling not to smile. She saw (to her absolute delight) that he looked startled.
Lily slowly approached James, a smug smile on her face.
"I told you," she said sweetly.
James didn't answer. He still looked shocked.
Lily rolled her eyes. Now was a good time to give in to her annoying brain. She sighed dramatically.
She stood on her tiptoes to whisper in James ear, "But I lied. I really fancy you."
And then Lily kissed James.
When they broke apart, Lily was grinning madly and so was James.
Lily turned to Peter and said, "Sorry Peter."
Peter shrugged. "Oh I knew you were kidding." He grinned at the two of them before dashing up the stairs, no doubt to tell Remus what happened. Unless he was hiding behind the wall and listening to everything. (Lily bet all the money in her purse he was)
James grabbed Lily's hand and pulled her towards the portrait hole. He obviously was thinking along the same lines as Lily. When they pushed open the Fat Lady's Portrait, they heard a loud thud.
Lily saw Mary, Alice and Sirius on the ground, smiling up at them sheepishly. She rolled her eyes.
"I know you were all in on this," she told them.
They grinned at her.
"Now if you'll excuse us," James said. "We have some pressing matter to discuss."
And James pulled Lily along with him, both of them laughing and ignoring the kissing noises their friends were making.
Lily brain made a satisfied sound. It was pleased.
Lily was pleased too. And she spent the rest of the day with her new boyfriend in absolute bliss.
I don't really like this at all, but I would appreciate it if you guys would review! Please! You can even review to tell me it's bad, I won't mind.