"Ali! Please help me with my Charms essay," James whined as he sagged into the couch sitting in front of the fireplace.
"Oh, my dear, fellow Gryffindor. Where is you're bravery? Can't stand to face the dangers of an "essay" needed only be one paragraph?" I questioned, slapping him lightly on the arm.
Let me introduce myself. I'm Allison Majors, Ali for short. Sixth year at Hogwarts, and the star Keeper on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. I'm you're average height for a sixteen year old, and relatively skinny, yet fit. My hair is a light red, more so of a strawberry blonde, but more red then blonde. Make sense? No? Well, doesn't matter! I have striking blue eyes and fair skin. Only a few freckles here and there. In my free time I'm always with my friends. Well, that's enough about me. For now.
"But amazing Ali, how can I write this paragraph when I don't pay attention to the lessons?" He retorted.
"Typical you, James. Well, come on, I'll lend you my notes," I said giving in. I reached into my bag and took out my notes before handing them to him. As he thanked me over and over again, I felt a body sit down heavily on me, and another at my feet.
"Um, Aireanna, not that I don't love you and all, but why exactly are you sitting on me!" I said clearly. Aireanna was one of my best friends, as we had met on the train back at the beginning of first year.
"You're comfy!" She cried, her blonde hair getting in my mouth. I spit it out and tried to get my hands out from under her.
"It's been such a long day Ali! First Professor Adams totally chewed me out for dosing off in Charms, then Professor Longbottom just had to give a lesson on those biting plants. One of them bit me so hard it broke my finger. See?" She said, holding up her blue finger which was wrapped up.
"So that's where you've been!" I said. She nodded and I laughed as she stretched her legs over onto James' lap.
"Ali! Get her legs off!" He muttered.
"Air, I really don't think he likes that," Caleb called from the floor where he had sat as he came in with Aireanna. Aireanna groaned but got up and joined him on the floor, pulling out her Potions homework.
The four of us sat around chatting, the other three also doing homework. I was already finished with mine. James was just giving me back my Charms notes when Eric, the final guy member of our little "gang" came in.
"Where have you been Eric!" James asked as soon as he sat down.
"Detention," He huffed.
"Why?" We all asked at the same time.
"For being an insufferable know it all and smart alec in the words of Professor Kinsmen. The slimy git of a teacher! How Headmistress McGonagall ever agree to give him the post for Potions Master, I'll never know."
"Oh, Eric, it's fine!" Aireanna cried. She swung her arms around his neck and hugged him close. I took a deep breath, realizing a big snogging session was coming on.
"Really guys?" Caleb cried covering his eyes. James and I laughed as Caleb pretended to be disgusted with his brother and one of his best girl friends making out. Truthfully, I could tell he was happy for them.
James grinned as they broke apart and ran out of the common room hand in hand. His arm hovered close from my back, draped across the back of the couch. I felt myself blush and fidget as he turned and laid his legs out on top of me. Merlin, why was he affecting me like this? We had known each other since first year, and he never made me this uncomfortable. His arm was now in his lap, playing with the hem of his shirt. I hesitantly placed my hands over his legs, my fingers playing with each other.
"Thank God it's Friday huh?" Caleb asked, breaking the tension I realized we had created.
"Uh, yeah. We have that Quidditch game against Hufflepuff. We're totally going to kick their sorry butts. Right James?"
"You know it!" He grinned. I smiled.
"Um, I'm going to uh.. Well, be right back," I stuttered. I jumped up, resulting in James falling off the couch and ran up to my dormitory, my bag thumping behind me.
"You okay?" Cassidy, a girl in my dorm asked as I tossed my bag on my bed.
"Yeah! Why wouldn't I be," I started. Upon seeing her look, I looked away and blushed. "Uh no, I'm not. I just had this really awkward moment with James."
"Yeah? He is so sexy, don't you think? Oh, I wish I was his girl, even if only for a day," She sighed. I rolled my eyes and left her dreaming over Mr. James Sirius Potter while I ran back down to see James and Caleb taking, James laying out on the couch and Caleb still on the floor. James looked up and saw me, their conversation immediately ending. Okay?
"Hey, so Ali…" James said nervously.
"Uh, yes?" I asked.
"Um okay. So, Air and Eric come back yet?" I said, changing the topic quickly. Caleb was staring at James in a "that was you're chance, you're such an idiot" way before turning to answer me.
"Nope. Probably off snogging in a broom closet somewhere," He grinned.
"Hey, look Caleb, it's Klairissa…" I drawled. James and Caleb looked up, and sure enough heading our way was Caleb's ex girlfriend Klairissa Stevens.
"Hello Richards," She moaned before she straddled his legs. Her hands ran up and down his chest, sighing as her hands felt his abs. "Gorgeous as ever," She hissed. James' mouth was hanging open and I don't think my eyes could go any wider. I watched the interaction, moving to sit on James' legs at the end of the couch. He barely noticed.
"How are Klair?" He asked, his voice going slightly high.
"Great, now that I'm with you."
"Er, yeah, 'bout that. Can you get off?" He asked. Okay, I lied, my eyes could go wider. He just turned her down, he was completely in love with her when they were together! Okay, I don't think I've ever seen Klairissa ever get rejected.
Klairissa got up and quickly stalked off, looking around for her next victim.
"Mate, you just rejected Stevens," I clarified.
"I know," Caleb said. "She's way clingy, moody, and not pretty at all."
"Okay, what is going on?" I said loudly.
"What? I just don't like her anymore," Caleb explained slowly. I shook my head and smiled as James laughed at my expression.
"Glad I can amuse you Potter!" I hissed. I tried to keep my face straight, not succeeding and soon the three of us were in hysterics. We laughed for a while before I started to calm down.
"Hey! Ali get off!" James cried, just noticing I was sitting on him.
"Took you a while. Scoot," I ordered. He sighed and after I stood up, moved to give me space on the couch. "Thank you.
"Whatever. Now who's up for a game of Exploding Snaps?" He asked. I rolled my eyes as he and Caleb cleared the table for their game.
I watched as James skillfully dealt the cards. His raven black hair was extremely messy and I smiled to myself as he ran a hand through it. He looked so adorable messing it up even more. As the two played together and laughed, I turned to the portrait hole as someone called my name.
"Ali!" Rose Weasley called. I grinned largely and jumped up, running to hug her. She was the final person in our group of friends, six of us. Three guys, three girls.
"Okay, spill. How was it?" I asked, referring to her date with Scorpious Malfoy. They had been getting "friendly" since fourth year, and Scorpious finally got over his dad's unhappiness to ask her out. I took her arm and led her back to the couch. Caleb looked up and smirked at Rose's blush.
"So?" James asked, putting his cards down.
"It was brilliant," She breathed. James immediately went into protective cousin mode and Caleb's face looked serious as he contemplated possibly ripping Scorpious apart.
"We kissed. And it was bloody amazing," She informed, smiling at me.
"Yes! Finally!" I cried, throwing my fist up in celebration.
"He does know that if he does anything, anything at all, we'll hunt him down, right?" James asked quietly.
"James, as much as I respect that, if anything did happen, I would handle it," She said gently. The boys nodded then returned to their game as if the whole conversation never happened.
"They're only like that because you're a year younger then us and to them one year difference is like you're a baby," I explained. She laughed and smiled.
"I know," She said before jumping up and running to her room where I'm positive she was writing to her family.
"In your face! I win. Again!" Caleb bragged while James groaned. James had his head in his hands, and Caleb was grinning in triumph.
"Caleb, can't you let him win once? It'd be good for his ego," I joked. He looked at me like I was crazy. "Kidding! I know his ego is already way too big!"
"So funny guys," James laughed dryly. I rolled my eyes but sat next to him and hugged him anyway.
"You know I love you," I teased, ruffling his hair.
"Majors!" Someone called. I turned to see Alexander Scotts waving me over. I groaned to myself. There wasn't a bigger jerk around then Scotts. I felt James tense up next to me and Caleb glare in Scotts' direction. That guy had no permission to talk to me. Not after last year's first Hogsmead trip. I refused to go anywhere near guys for a week. Which was hard to do considering three of my best friends were guys.
"I'm just going to pretend I didn't hear him," I say to myself.
"Yeah, so when he called your name, you turned on coincidence, not because you heard him or anything!" Caleb scoffed. I fixed him with a tight glare. He held his hands up in mock surrender and I giggled slightly.
"Just don't go over there. Besides, I'm so much more handsome and charming. Kind of hard to resist huh?" James joked. I grinned, but realized he was right. He was extremely sexy and actually kind of hard to resist. I sighed. When the bloody hell did I start to feel attracted to James Potter!
"Majors! Come here," He called again. I sucked in my breath, waiting for something big to happen. Only a minute later I heard him stomp over, towering over me. I shrank into James' side, smiling on the inside as he put a protective arm around me.
"I told you to come over to me Majors," He hissed. I shrugged out of James' grasp and stood, my wand already out and aimed at him.
"You could ask a few people in this room how marvelous my Body-Bind charm is. Or you could find out. I've heard that it really hurts once you've fallen over, then you get attacked by my amazing Rictusempra Charm and can't breath it tickles so much. Would you like a demonstration?" I growled.
James and Caleb were laughing very loudly, as were a few other students around the room as Scotts started to back away slowly.
"You know- I'm good," He whimpered.
"Really? I don't believe you. Petrificus Totalus!" I whispered. He stopped, petrified and as he fell, I hit him with my finisher. "Rictusempra." He started to laugh uncontrollably, however he couldn't do anything like hold his sides as he was in a full body-bind. "Night guys," I said to the boys before flitting upstairs.
Once upstairs, I changed into my pajamas and laid in my bed, thinking. And for once, the only thing on my mind was how amazing James Potter looks playing Quidditch. Crud, I'm in a dilemma.
Hey! So hope you liked this. Review! Give me ANY feedback or ideas please! If you read my House of Anubis story, I'm working on the next chapter. I think I might end that soon… And I have plenty projects I'm waiting to put up. Recently my computers not been letting me post anything! : ( Well, anyway… REVIEW!