I look at Hope. "You can't live without the letter 'H'?"

She shrugs. "My name starts with an 'H'."

"Well, I can't live without the letter T," Selene announces.

"The letter 'T'?" Remus questions.

"Why can't you live without the letter 'T'?" Sirius asks.

"I can't be-"

I know what's coming. "Well, I can't live without the letter 'P'" I interrupt.

Hope smiles gratefully at me. She knows what's next too.

"Like in 'Potter'?" James asks.

"Like in 'Petunia'," I inform him haughtily.

"And 'Poppy'," Selene adds her younger sister's name.

"And ''," Sirius says.

I feel bad, because it really was 'Potter' I can't live without, for some weird reason, and he'll never know. Because I'm a coward.

I'm a flipping coward.

"I can't live without the letter 'L'," James says.

"Why?" Hope asks.

"Because I love Lily Evans," he says.

And thus it ends. Draw your own conclusions. I had a huge problem writing this. It kept switching to past tense. Argh.

It was for "I Can't Live Without…" on HPFC, which closes today.

"Lily (and James) can't live without the letter *insert letter here*." (e.g. Lily/James can't live without the letter b. - don't use "b")

I don't own HP.