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Another chapter and can you guess what day it is? Christmas! ~May
Lily awoke to realize it was Christmas morning, she squealed and tried to throw herself out of the bed but someone was holding her in place. She glanced over and realized it was James, once again. Rolling her eyes, Lily began to poke him; when this tactic didn't seem to work she took to drawing patterns on his back. James shuddered waking up and slowly raising himself to meet Lily's green teasing eyes.
"Good Morning." Lily sang and James shook his head reaching out for his glasses.
"I could get used to waking up like that." James joked evoking a small giggle from Lily.
"Well, it is Christmas morning and I want to open presents, so if you would be so kind as to release me." She pointed at him arm and James moved it in spite of his heart's protests. "Yes!"
Lily had rocketed out of the bed and disappeared down the halls before James even had the chance to say anything to the red-head. She was back at his room in less than five minutes, sliding her slippers on her feet.
"COME ON!" She snapped through the open doorway in which James was just rolling out of bed. She then preceded to the rest of the boys rooms to wake them, knowing her mother was probably already downstairs helping Evenescence in the kitchen.
"Lily, you're up!" Sarah smiled at her daughter as she dragged four sleepy boys into the kitchen.
"Just like usual." Lily grinned at her mom plopping down on the bar stool. The boys fell onto their own chairs; Peter nearly falling off, Sirius putting his head on the counter to sleep more, Remus rubbing his eyes trying to wake up, and James resting his head on Lily's shoulder causing her to blush pink.
"I see that." Sarah chuckled and Evanescence shook her head knowing that Lily would be good for her sons.
"We're opening presents after breakfast right?" Lily was bouncing up and down on her chair.
"Don't we always?" Her mother teased. "Besides you have that Christmas Concert later today and all your friends will be coming over for it. At least those Evelynn has involved in this music video episode scheme of hers."
"That was our idea mum." Lily gestured between the five teenagers.
"Oh, well Evelynn is taking it a bit over the top." Sarah spoke behind her hand as if Evelynn was listening in and Lily smiled at her mum.
"We've always known that. Remember the Petunia incident…" Lily broke off both of them grimacing; the rest of the room was now staring at them as if waiting for the story.
"What happened?" Sirius finally asked when the unforgiving silence finally got to be too much for him.
"Well, Evelynn was doing our family pictures one year." Lily started.
"It was the beginning of her career." Sarah put in before Lily continued.
"Evelynn decided that we all needed to dress up all fancy for the pictures. Well, Petunia didn't like that so she dressed in regular clothes."
"She only did it because you were dressing up fancy."
"I was trying to humor Evelynn." Lily clarified. "Well, she wears the ratty white top and holey jeans with thongs."
"Evelynn, in retaliation 'accidently' spilt the Christmas wine all down Petunia's front."
"Petunia was stained purple for weeks afterwards. Evelynn even took the picture of her like that. We only hang it up when Evelynn comes around, it's quite embarrassing." Lily was snickering slightly and the boys shook their heads at the girl.
"Here's your breakfast." Evenescence announced pushing five plates holding a Breakfast Burrito on them towards those at the counter.
After they ate the group of people, David had now joined them, gathered around the Christmas Tree to open presents.
Lily received a few new cassettes, a pillow, clothes, a beautiful necklace from James, a matching bracelet from Sirius (she had a feeling that James had picked it out as well), Remus gave her a few a new books, Peter admonished her with an electric guitar, and Mr. and Mrs. Potter gave her a set of earrings to go with the necklace and bracelet. She promptly put on the jewelry and they even waited for her to change into her new Christmas clothes.
James was given clothes, the new broom model, a few various Quidditch items, a new guitar from Peter as well (it matched Lily's except that Lily's was purple and James' red), Sirius gave him a leather jacket which the teens found extremely funny but no one else understood, a book from Remus (it was starting to seem like a standard to Lily), and a new tie plus scarf that matched the Gryffindor colors from Lily. He smiled at her and wished he could lean over and just kiss her then and there for it, but they weren't together… yet. James quickly put on the new tie.
Sirius was given clothes, a beater's bat with bludger (luckily properly restrained), new Quidditch gloves, a leather jacket as well from James (this one had white bands on the upper arms though), a muggle magazine from Peter, a blanket from Remus (surprising), and James Bond shades from Lily (which he promptly put on).
Remus was given a new stack of books and a pile of chocolate. Peter received food and a tan windbreaker.
"Okay all, let's set up this room for our Christmas set. We need to make this concert good." Evelynn announced as she waltzed into the living room which was scattered with wrapping paper and presents. "Good, leave all of that there, it gives it a homey look. Where are all the girls?"
"They'll be here momentarily Evelynn." Lily explained standing up to help set up the concert.
"They need to work on being on time." Evelynn grumbled and the group exchanged an exasperated look.
"We're here!" Marlene called as the girls all popped into the living room.
"Let's get this concert started then. Boys your Christmas song if you please."
The four boys shrugged and moved to the stage that was being set up discretely by Lily with magic.
"I don't think you should be risking your cousin finding out about magic." James whispered into her ear. He'd snuck up behind her and placed his head right next to her, his chin rested on her shoulder and his arms came up to encircle her waist. Lily jumped about a kilometer into the air and whirled around to face him.
"Don't do that!" Lily told him weakly shoving him away.
The girls finished the decorations and the stage by hand and the boys began to tune their instruments while Evelynn fixed all the cameras up to make recording easier.
"Ready boys?" Evelynn called.
"Just tell us when." Sirius replied stringing his guitar. Lily and Marlene were twirling their hair around their finger while Alice and Jo stood off to the side. After a signal from Evelynn the boys began to play.
"I don't want a lot for Christmas; there is just one thing I need." Peter started
"I don't care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree," James sang and Lily raised her eyebrows at him, he winked at her.
"I just want you for my own more than you could ever know." Sirius patted his heart then pointed to Marlene who giggled.
"Make my wish come true." It was Remus' turn to carry the verse.
"All I want for Christmas is you, it's YOU."
"I don't want a lot for Christmas; there is just one thing I need."
"Don't care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree."
"I don't need to hang my stocking there upon the fireplace."
"Santa Claus won't make me happy with a toy on Christmas day."
"I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know. Make my wish come true, all I want for Christmas is you. You baby!"
"I won't ask for much this Christmas I won't even wish for snow."
"I'm just gonna keep on waiting underneath the mistletoe."
"I won't make a list and send it to the North Pole for Saint Nick."
"I won't even stay awake to hear those magic reindeer's click."
"'Cause I just want you here tonight, holding onto me so tight. What more can I do? All I want for Christmas is you. You baby!" The boys sounded so handsome together.
"Oh! All the lights are shining-" James led off to let Sirius pick it up.
"So brightly everywhere."
"So brightly baby and the sound of children's laughter fills the air." James really does have a beautiful singing voice, Lily though, then blushed wondering if anyone noticed.
"And everyone is singing-"
"I hear those sleigh bells ringing."
"Santa won't you bring me the one I really need. Won't you please bring my baby to me? Oh."
"I don't want a lot for Christmas this is all I'm asking for."
"I just wanna see my baby standing right outside my door." Sirius clicked at Marlene who giggled and blushed.
"I just want you for my own more than you could ever know. Make my wish come true; baby all I want for Christmas is you. You baby! All I want for Christmas is you baby."
"You're all I want, you're all I need; Christmas day baby you and me. You're all I want, you're all I need; Christmas Day baby you and me." Remus finished while the others sang back up chorus behind him.
The girls cheered and Lily jumped up on stage. It was now or never, she figured. Right there, forgetting that the camera was still rolling, she grabbed James by his tie pulled him down and kissed him full on the mouth. Everyone's jaws dropped as the witnessed the scene. James wrapped his arms around Lily's waist and pulled her closer to him. He'd dreamed about this moment for years, even though it was their second kiss, it was so much better than the hurried distraction at the concert.
"Please tell me you're getting this on camera." Sirius was gapping open mouthed at the couple Evelynn nodded.
"Perfect." Sirius grinned.
"Both of you owe me five gall-pounds." Peter quickly covered his mistake and Evelynn didn't seem to notice.
"All right." Remus pulled five gold coins from his pocket and pushed them discretely into Peter's palm, Sirius quickly copied the gesture.
"Lily." James mumbled pulling away slightly his lips still pressed against Lily's.
"What?" Lily whispered back playing the hair at the nape of his neck.
"I forgot." James replied then renewed their kissing.
"I like it when you forget things." Lily teased taking a moment for air.
"Maybe I should forget things more often." James grinned.
"Maybe you should. Kiss me?"
James pressed his mouth back over Lily's and she gasped as his tongue swiped her bottom lip.
"I love you." Lily told him pulling away and James stared down at her in surprise.
"I've loved you since the first moment I saw you on the Hogwarts Express." James told her honestly, then he lifted her off the ground slightly, each of them were fighting for dominance in each other's mouths, their kisses slowly becoming more heated not even realizing that the room was staring at them with wide eyes.
"James, there's people watching." Lily suddenly became aware of the fact that the room was staring.
"Let them watch, I don't care."
"James, we have plenty of time." She tried.
"I'm making up for six and half years of not kissing you Lily, just let me snog you a little longer." James growled which made Lily giggle.
"You sound like you're asking your mum for five more minutes of sleep."
"If this is a dream can I never wake up?"
"Only if I can't wake up either."
"Fine by me, I like sleeping with you." James pressed a quick kiss to her neck which made Lily let out a small squeak.
"I like it too." She replied.
"Want to go-" He began to pull away.
"You have a concert to finish." She reminded him.
"Oh right…" James paused for a moment. "Can't it wait till later?"
"Sadly no." Lily then pushed herself away and James suddenly looked like a mouse who'd lost its cheese.
Looky there, it was a Christmas to remember right? They'll be back at Hogwarts soon, probably next chapter. A few more chapters and this story will draw to a close. This chapter was also twice the length they normally are (do not compare to Chapter Six, there is a reason it is called Special Edition :]) I might change this story to a Harry Potter/Big Time Rush crossover, tell me what you think about that.
HumeraPotterHead212: Thank You!
Your average Gryffindor Girl: Did that satisfy you? I hope it did, I liked it.
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emmawatsonfan1: You make me smile and laugh. Thank you so much!
Bookworm11141: Does kissing count as telling him? Well she did tell him, but after she kissed him... I think she planned the whole tie thing. IDK, maybe, maybe not! It works.
Firestar007: Well, a lot of kissing apparently. lol, soon will be a big collection of my favorite BTR episodes turned into one giant Marauder episode.
Please leave me a review! Thanks! ~May