Hey guys! This is my first Lily/James fanfic. I hope you like it!

Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter. *sob*

Chapter One

The Letter

She woke up to a loud beeping noise somewhere in her room. What WAS that? She waved her hand in the air as if to tell it to be quiet or go away, but the beeping continued.

"UGH!" she sat up; her auburn hair disheveled, and looked around for the source of the noise. There by the door was an alarm clock. How many times had she told people to NEVER put alarm clocks in her room? Wasn't it bad enough that she had to wake up everyday in the first place and leave the comfort of a bed?

She pushed herself off the bed and stomped towards the clock, swaying a little from just having woken up. She picked it up and looked at the time. 5am.

"Are you KIDDING me?" she whined, and took the batteries out of the alarm clock. She opened the door and looked down the corridor. It was dark. Great, she thought, even the suns not up.

She marched down the hallway angrily to Petunia's room and opened her door with such force that it ricocheted off the wall and swung back, hitting her in the face. She grabbed her nose in pain, but nevertheless, stalked over to Petunia's bed, not bothering to be quiet.

"What is this?" she said to the sleeping form of Petunia, who didn't stir. Irritated, she pulled back Petunia's covers. Petunia woke up quickly, and looked around.

"Lily! What are you DOING?" she whined and pushed her sister away. Lily, determined, didn't budge.

"Why is there an alarm clock in my room?" Lily asked again. Petunia just stared at her.

"Well I don't know do I?" she said, and got out of bed, "It's just a freaking clock Lily get out," and with that, Petunia grabbed her sister by the hair and pushed her out of the room. The door slammed behind her and she stood there, in the dark hallway, irritated.

"Ugh whatever I need to sleep," Lily said, going back to her room.

Lily's eyes flew open and she felt a sharp pain in her neck. She looked around. She was still in the hallway outside of Petunia's room. She must've fallen asleep on her way back to her room. She stood up, feeling a weight on her shoulder. She rolled her head backwards, and screamed when something hooted in her ear.

There was an owl on her shoulder staring at her. Looking around to make sure there was nobody around, she went to her room and set the owl down on her desk and took the letter from its leg. It flew out of the window but Lily wasn't looking at it. She was suddenly wide-awake. It was a letter from Hogwarts.

Excited, Lily sat down on her bed, not caring that it was only 7 in the morning, and ripped open the seal on the envelope. She pulled out a heavy, coffee colored piece of parchment and opened it.

Dear Ms. Evans,

Enclosed is a list of schoolbooks you will need for your seventh year of schooling at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


Minerva McGonagall

Deputy Headmistress

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Lily's smile faltered a little. She was already in her seventh year of schooling and she had no idea what she wanted to do after her last year at Hogwarts. Everyone she knew already knew what they were going to do. Her best friends, Alice, Gwenog and Hestia already what they wanted from their lives after Hogwarts. Alice was going to be an Auror, Gwenog a Quidditch player, and Hestia wanted to work for the Daily Prophet.

She sighed and shook her head. She would figure it out when it was time to. She threw her envelope to the side and it landed on the floor with a thud. Odd. It was supposed to be empty. She leaned over her bed and picked the envelope from the floor. She turned it over and out fell a golden badge and a letter.

She picked up the letter first, recognizing Dumbledore's cursive slanted writing. She felt a pop of excitement as she opened the letter.

Dear Lily,

Congratulations on becoming Head Girl!

Lily froze. Becoming what? She quickly searched her bed and found the badge. Taking a deep breath, she flipped it over, to see the letters HG on a golden badge with a Gryffindor lion on it. Lily sat there, frozen, staring at her badge. She was head girl? She, Lily Evans, mudblood, head girl? A wide smile spread across her face. OH MY GOSH I'M HEAD GIRL! She screamed and bounced up and down on her bed. She couldn't believe it. She had never expected to become something as prestigious as Head Girl. Though she wouldn't admit it to herself, or anyone for that matter, she hadn't expected it because of her mudblood status. She shook her head, the smile on her face not vanishing, and went back to reading.

Dear Lily,

Congratulations on becoming Head Girl!

I am very pleased to declare that you are one of the brightest minds here at Hogwarts and you deserve this prestigious position.

On the Hogwarts Express, you and our Head Boy will be meeting in the prefects carriage at the beginning of the journey, and will discuss the plans for this coming school year. You will then have to round up the prefects and brief them before going to your compartment.

I look forward to seeing what joys you will bring to Hogwarts

Have a lovely summer,

Albus Dumbledore.

Lily screamed again and her mother came running inside her room holding a frying pan, "What's going on?" she yelled as she barged in, armed with her frying pan weapon. Lily looked at her mother, in her pink fluffy bathrobe, and matching pink fluffy slippers with a frying pan raised over her head and burst into laughter.

Jane Evans, seeing there was no danger, lowered the crude weapon and looked at her daughter, "Lily this isn't funny. I thought you were being attacked!" she sighed, exasperated , and sunk onto the bed next to Lily, "why were you screaming?" she said, looking irritably at her daughter. After all, Jane Evans, just like her daughter Lily, hated mornings, and because of Lily's screams she had sprinted up the stairs to come to her daughter's aid.

Instead of saying anything, Lily handed her mother the letter with a radiant smile. Lily watched has her mother's eyes widened and as a smile split across her face.

"OH LILY!" she squealed, pulling her daughter into a hug, "I am so proud of you! Congratulations! Oh and so wonderful to get this on your birthday!" her mother squealed.

Lily sat there shocked. It was her birthday? How had she forgotten? She was seventeen today. She was of age. She could perform magic at home. Her smile, if possible, grew even bigger. Her mother hadn't noticed Lily's internal realizations and squealed once again. Lily turned to see her mother holding her Head Girl badge.

"Oh Lily-pie I'm so happy! I'm going to go tell your father!" she squealed and ran out of the room, letter and badge in hand. Lily was left sitting on her bed smiling to herself. She turned and reached into her pillow and pulled out her wand. She pointed across the room to the door her mother had left open, and shut the door. She laughed to herself, it was such a thrill to be able to do magic at home.

She decided to do everything by magic that day. She made their breakfast by magic (Petunia did not approve of that and didn't eat any breakfast), she did her chores by magic, and even dressed herself by magic. At lunch, she changed her father's clothes so they were bright pink, and changed her sister's noodles to worms and back, resulting in an irritated Petunia leaving the table, but not even her sister could burst Lily's bubble today.

An owl flew through the window and dropped a letter in Lily's lap. She tore it open, not recognizing the handwriting and read:


Happy birthday! Seventeen..wow that's..well…huge! Congratulations. Well I guess I just wanted to say happy birthday and I'll see you on the Hogwarts Express.

From your Head Boy,

James Potter.

Lily sat there in shock, her bubble burst.