Lily and I sat under the large Elm tree by The Black Lake studying for our charms O.W.L.s, which would take place later on to day. I was reading about the Avis charm, I had written it off as a girly charm and didn't listen when Flickwick talked about it in class. I stopped my reading when Lily called out to me.

"Sev?" Her sweet voice rang through the air, making my heart pound in my chest.

"Yes, Lily?" I asked not looking up from my book.

"Have you ever.. Um.. Kissed anyone?" I looked up so fast I could have gotten whiplash, my eyes wide with surprise, as fear shot through me. Had Lily kissed some already, and if so, who?

"Why, have you?" I asked, a little bit of the fear I felt seeping into my voice.

"No, that's why I was asking, I thought, maybe, you could tell me what it's like." As soon as she said that relief flooded my body. I saw her sit up all the way so she could look at me better but as soon as I looked her in the eyes I looked down blushing slightly.

"So, have you?" I heard her ask again.

"No, I haven't" I was sure that my pale cheeks now held a light pink color as I hared her take a deep breathe.

"Do you want to?" she asked lightly.

"Yes" I replied at once, looking up at her. she closed her eyes tight before asking a question that held the power to ether kill our friendship, or bring it to new heights.

"Would you like to kiss me, Sev? " I smiled slightly as I confessed to my deepest fantasy.

"I would." she scooted closer to me, so we were sitting knee to knee.

"Then kiss me." She told me, her voice barely louder then a whisper. I leaned forward and closed my eyes as she closed hers, our lips meeting for the first time in a soft kiss. As soon as our lips touched a feeling of deep contentment filled my body and any lingering doubts I had about my feelings for the green eyed Gryffindor flew from my mind. This was right, I just knew it. We pulled away all to soon for my liking, feeling like I had just taken a bludger to the head. she smiled at me before kissing me again, smiling into my lips when I started to kiss back. She wrapped her arms around my neck and I let mine go around her small waist. We kissed for a few minutes before pulling apart again. She rested her forehead on mine and smiled when she saw the grin on my face.

"Merlin, Lily," I breathed,

"that was bloody amazing"

"I could say the same for you Sev." she leaned in and kissed me lightly on the lips.

"I love you, Lily." the words had left my mouth on their own accord but before I could say anything else she cut me off.

"I love you too, Severus." smile broke a crossed my face upon hearing her say those words.

"Really?" I asked, causing her to smile at me.

"yes, really." She said as she sat down be side me and picked up her charms book again. About half a hour later she looked up at me.

"We should go in for lunch." she told me.

"you're right" I said with a sigh. We picked up our books and started to make our way back to the school. When we got to the Great Hall I looked down at her and asked her the question that had been on my mind since our kiss. "Lily, will you be my girlfriend?" she beamed up at me. "yes, I will. Meet me by our tree after our O.W.L.s?"

"Of course Lily." she stood up on her tip toes and kissed me on the cheek. "Good luck." she pulled away and we went to our house's tables. When I sat down at the Slytherin table my roommates gave me a hard look, one that I paid no attention to as I started to eat my lunch.

After lunch we were sent to our Rooms to put away our books. On my why down to the dungeons Regulus Black came up to me.

"Hey, Severus, did you hear about the attack on the family of half-bloods? I hear You- Know-Who asked them to join him and didn't take kindly to being told no." I smiled down at Regulus, outside of Lily the younger Black was one of the few people at the school that I could talk freely to.

"That seems like something he would do, the bloody awful git" We were also some of few Slytherins that didn't want join the so called 'Dark Lord'. We talked the rest of the way to and from the Common Room before going our separate ways at the Great Hall, Reg having to go to herbology while I Joined the rest of the fifth year for our O.W.L.s in Charms.
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