Authors Note: Ok so this is my first ever fanfiction. So I hope it's alright... It's a songfic about Lily and James. The song is "Beth" by Kiss. I like the Glee version better though.

Disclaimer: I'm just an American girl who wishes she owned Harry Potter... And this song- it's amazing.

"James!" Sirius yelled my name. It scared me because I was on watch while we were out tracking possible Death Eaters. Remus and Sirius were asleep in the tent and I had to keep watch until we switched. Sirius took my spot so I went in and layed down on my sleeping bag but I knew I couldn't get sleep now. Thoughts of Lily kept me awake. I just wished I could tell her what's going on. I thought about what I would say to her. I practically composed a letter to her.

Beth I hear you calling but I can't come home right now.

I wish I could be home with you, but I have to do this for our children. For a better, brighter future.

Me and they boys are playing and just can't find the sound.

As much as we take our job seriously, there are three Marauders here, and although I would never admit it to you, this is the most fun I've had in quite a while. It's nice to be out with my friends.

Just a few more hours, and I'll be right home to you.

We have to finish watch tonight but then Fabian and Gideon are taking over for us. I'll be able to see you in just a couple hours.

I think I hear them calling, oh Beth what can I do? Beth what can I do?

I'll be sitting at home enjoying a meal or just talking with you and I'll see someone's patronus calling me to go on some other mission. I look at you helplessly and you shoo me out the door.

You say you feel so empty; that our house just ain't a home. I'm always somewhere else and you're always there alone.

I'm always leaving to go on missions and you're stuck at home brewing potions and being protected. A home is where your heart is. Mine is at the house with you but your heart is here with me. I don't mean to leave you. I don't mean to hurt you by leaving to help the resistance.

Just a few more hours and I'll be right home to you.

I promise I'll be home. Nothing will kill me before you're safe in my arms again.

I think I hear them calling, oh Beth what can I do? Beth what can I do?

Would it be bad if I told them "no I'm not going"? I want to be with you.

Beth I know you're lonely and I hope you'll be alright,

I know that the Death Eaters and Voldemort can't hurt you while you're at home, but I'm worried that I'm hurting you by being away. I hope you'll be okay for a little while longer.

'Cause me and the boys will be playing all night.

I won't be back until tomorrow. And I know I'll be gone again, just me and the Marauders.

All night.