Written for the Pairing Diversity Boot Camp Challenge, prompt: After the incident with the others was resolved, I /he /she /we /they felt a lot better, pairing: James II/Lily Luna, and for the It's All About Family Challenge. I don't own Harry Potter, but ya'll know I wish I did.


"Okay, I know you're mad," Lily Luna began, staring at her eldest brother.

"Mad? Lily, mad doesn't even begin to cover it!" James said, sending his sister a glare.

Lily felt her eyes well up with tears. "James, please, just let me explain."

James let out a huff, turning towards his sister. "It looked like you were cheating on Vincent."

Lily shook her head. "James, I know it looked bad, but I wasn't! I love Vincent, and I would never hurt him like that. Scorp and me were just talking, that's all!"

James crossed his arms. "You two were rather cozy in the library."

"James, I wouldn't do that! Why can't you believe me?" Lily Luna asked, wiping a few of her tears.

James sighed. He hated when Lily cried. Walking over, he pulled her in for a tight hug. "I know you would never hurt Rose or Vincent, but Lily, it just looked so bad, imagine if someone else saw you like that."

"I know," she sobbed, clutching at his robes. "We were just studying though, honest!"

"Okay," he said softly. "Just don't study alone next time, you don't want anyone to get the wrong idea. Please?"

Lily Luna nodded, wiping the tears from her eyes. "Thank you James."

He grinned, ruffling her hair. "I'm your big brother, I may give you a hard time, but I'll always be there for you, no matter what. And I'll always listen to what you have to say."

Lily Luna sighed, giving her brother a small smile. After the incident with James was solved, she felt a lot better.