This is a prequel to my other story Sealed Fates, Soul Mates. It is about how Harry's parents and Misa's parents came together so it is a James and Lily and Snape/Oc story.
Also for those of you who loved the character Ariel she won't be in this story, not because I don't like her, but she was not mine and I did not get permission from the owner to use her. So…no Ariel.
One last thing. Most of it takes place after fifth years and till...Misa's conception I suppose, although there will be flashbacks to the earlier years like the train ride, the sorting, Remus acting weird, etc.
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter I only own one OC and that is my Chrysanthemum.
James Potter stood with his parents, his aunt, and uncle, and his two cousins on platform 9 ¾. One of those cousins was joining him at Hogwarts this year. The train was getting ready to go and all of their gear was already stored on the train.
"Be good." said his father
"Make friends." said mother.
His cousin was standing with her younger sister and her own parents. Her sister was eight years old and was sniffing into her sisters robes.
"You can't go." she sniffed.
"Relax M, I'll be back for Christmas and then we'll all have fun at Hogwarts together, alright?" she hugged her little sister and her parents.
"Come on Krys." called James. "We don't want to miss the train."
"Coming!" With one last good-bye they boarded the train and went off to find a suitable compartment. They walked through the corridor on the Hogwarts Express and sat down in a compartment with three boys, one with long black hair, one with soft brown hair looking grim, and a pudgy boy. Also in the compartment was a red haired girl with her head pressed against the glass.
"Who are you guys?" asked the black haired boy.
The boys introduced themselves ass Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew. They talked for a while laughing, the girl stayed silent. Just as the girl introduced herself as Lily Evans the compartment door slid open and a boy with greasy black hair and a unique nose stepped in and sat down next to the one named Lily.
They began to argue and during that the others learned the boys name was Severus Snape.
"You'd better be in Slytherin." he said encouraging her. She brightened up a bit.
"Slytherin?" questioned James, "Who wants to be in Slytherin? I think I'd leave. Wouldn't you?" He looked at Krys and Sirius.
"I know I would." said Krys smiling.
"My whole family has been in Slytherin." said Sirius. "But maybe I'll break the tradition. Where are you two heading if you've got the choice?"
"Gryffindor." said James and Krys at the same time. "Where dwell the brave of heart."
"Does that happen to you often?" asked Remus and the two nodded.
Severus snorted at their choice of house.
"Do you have a problem with that?"
"No, if you'd rather be brawny than brainy."
"Then where are you of too, seeing as you're neither." snapped Krys and Sirius.
"Ouch, Kryssy you've replaced Me." said James roaring with laugher.
Lily sat up, rather flushed, and looked from James to Sirius, and slightly to Krys in dislike.
"Come on Severus, let's find another compartment."
"Oooooo" James and Sirius imitated her lofty voice; James tried to trip Severus as he passed.
"See ya, Snivellus."
It was now almost the end of their fifth year at Hogwarts. They had just finished taking their DADA OWL exams and were exiting the great hall, heading towards the lake.
The four had mastered their animagi transformations after finding out in second year that Remus was a werewolf. James pointed out that after using the checklist they found in a book in the library about werewolves it wasn't difficult to see that their best friend and partner in crime was one.
James became a stag, Sirius a big black dog, Peter a rat, and Krys a tiger. They even got nicknames. James became Prongs, Sirius was Padfoot, Peter Wormtail, Remus Moony, and Krys became Crescent.
Remus became a prefect with Lily to the shock of all the marauders. They all agreed that it was probably Dumbledore's plan to tame the pranksters. But the pranks kept on coming. In fact having Moony as a prefect made things easier on all of them. This way they had a man on the inside….
"So Moony, how do you think you did?" asked James as they headed towards the lake.
"Please, James, what kind of a question is that?" asked Krys. "Mr. Smarty pants probably got all the questions right." Sirius, Peter, and James gave a chuckle.
"Well then Crescent, if you're so smart, how do you think you did?" asked Remus.
"Not as well as you oh annoyingly smart one." said Krys bowing her head.
"Let's go to the lake." suggested James.
"Why, so you could play stalker to Lily Evans?" asked Sirius and the others laughed.
"No, so we can start studying for our Transfiguration exams tomorrow." said James. "And I am not a stalker. She just happens to be the future Mrs. Potter. She's smart and Pretty and…."
"We've heard this speech before." commented Remus.
"Oh dear, look Padfoot, it appears that our dear Prongsie is going to attempt to impress Lily again." said Krys.
"Oh no, Krys, I think it's much worse." said Peter "He's turning into Moony with every passing moment."
The five walked out to the lake and sat down relaxing under the tree, but what they did not know was that somebody was following them and sat down under another tree close to them.
James took out a small gold ball from his pocket and began to play with it.
"You nicked the snitch?" questioned Remus, "Why"
"I was bored." replied James, "Plus this thing is fun to play with.
"Sure, because your not the one who has to catch it during the game." snapped Krys. She had initially tried out for the position of Chaser, but the previous captain, now James, said she would be better as a seeker and so she was.
Suddenly Krys felt something. "Guys we have an extra presence." They turned and saw Severus Snape sitting close by with his nose in a parchment.
"Want to see me take his pants?" asked James, shouting Levicorpus forcing Snape into the air.
Other students ran in to watch, including Lily.
Ever since he met her James had a thing for Lily. But since third year he has been trying to get her to go out with him. This wasn't going to help. Krys just chose to stand to the side and watch her cousin get into another ugly situation with the lovely Lily.
"Put him down." yelled Lily.
"Maybe I will." said James, "If you promise to go out with me."
"I wouldn't date you if it was a choice between you and the giant squid, you bullying toerag. Now put him down."
"I don't need help from a Mudblood." snapped Snape.
"Hey apologize." snapped James.
"I don't need your help, Potter." said Lily angrily and turned to Snape. "Fine, last time I help you." she snapped walking away.
When the marauders got back to the Gryffindor common room they headed right for the secret room they discovered way back in their first year. The room happened to have passage ways into all four common rooms. The Gryffindor common room's entrance stood under a carpet with access via a latch hidden behind the most boring book in the world.
They sat around the room ignoring the questioning portraits. "She hates me." said James annoyingly.
"To be fair she just hates your ego." said Remus. They all starred at me. "What? I think deep down she likes you….she just currently detests you. What do you think we talk about when we're out on patrol?"
Sirius sat calmly not saying a word when suddenly an idea hit. "Krys you're a girl."
"No, really, Padfoot? I had no idea."
"What I mean is that you can talk to her. You're a girl and girls tell each other secrets."
Krys slapped a hand to her forehead. "Just because I'm a girl doesn't mean anything. Lily knows I'm part of this little gang of trouble makers. She won't tell me anything."
"Maybe you could get a date with one of her Ravenclaw friends in the process." said Peter intending on being funny. Krys turned sharply at him glaring two thin blades deep into his eyes before getting up.
Dating wasn't on this Tiger's list of things to do before leaving Hogwarts. Boys weren't….she didn't want to date. Of course whether or not she wanted to or not didn't matter. Boys, outside the marauders, seemed to avoid her like the plague.
"Peter if you come near me, I will eat you."
Krys and Peter were never all that close, but their friendship got even more awkward when they discovered their forms. Tigers were felines after all and cats loved mice, or in Peter's case rats.
She left the secret room and went up to the girl's dormitory, which she shared with Alice Raver who was dating Frank Longbottom and Lily Evans, along with Mallory Twiddle, Gwendolyn Morgan and Catriona McCormack.
Krys felt like a bit of an outcast whenever she entered the dormitories. She saw the four girls huddled around her. "Why did he say that, he was my friend and stupid Potter…" She stopped when she saw Krys standing in the doorway. "If it wasn't for your arrogant cousin…"
She ignored Lily and got out her Transfiguration book. "Not now Evans, I have a Transfiguration exam to study for."
Lily huffed and went downstairs, the others followed, except for Alice. "That was cold."
Krys shrugged jumping up on her Gryffindor four poster. "I'd rather not hear anymore rants about James Potter. The sooner she realizes she likes him the easier my life will be."
The next day after the Transfiguration exam Krys headed off from the group and ended up in an empty Dark arts classroom. Someone was sniffing, from sobs.
She opened the door and saw Snape huddled in a corner of the classroom with his knees pulled up to his chest.
"Sniveles…Severus, are you alright?"
"Lily hates me, I hurt her and now she hates me." he looked up and saw who it was. "Did you come to hex me?"
"Contrary to popular belief my entire life doesn't revolve around hexing people." she said sitting next to him. "What Lily doesn't realize is that people make mistakes and sometimes their sorry for the rest of their lives."
"What do you mean?"
"I have a sister; she was supposed to be a second year this year."
"Hufflepuff, right?" Krys nodded.
"We said she went to Beauxbatons, but the truth is…she was killed by this new evil terrorizing everyone…Voldemort I think his name was."
"She went to a friends house…I tried to stop her…but when I came outside to run after her…Voldemort was out on a raid and she was killed just a few blocks from our manor."
"I'm sorry…we're you close?" asked Snape moving closer to Krys.
"A little bit…not lately though." said Krys. "Sorry, I shouldn't be dumping all this on you. Especially with what you're going through." She moved closer to him.
"You know without all the pranks you're actually a decent person."
"Well….thank you…I think… come on let's not dwell on the past. We've got to move on and just deal…who knows perhaps this is destiny or something pushing us to something else." They both now realized how close they were getting and Krys quickly stood up. "Um…if you want to talk…you could write me."
"What about Potter, don't you two live together?"
"I live in the Tinsley half, the East, he lives in the Potter half, the West. So if you want to talk. Let me know."
She headed out of the room and walked to the great hall to see James getting hexed by Lily.
That's it, don't hate me, let me know what you think, any questions and anything else you've got. Ideas ans suggestions are welcomed.