AN: So this is for the Uncommon Pairing Competition and the Not So Faint At Heart Competition. I hope you enjoy!

Memoria Excido; The Next Chapter

Prologue

"Lily, are you even doing your Defense homework?" My best friend, Naomi Malfoy asked with a roll of her eyes.

I smiled sweetly as I passed her my Defense homework which wasn't done but had a cute little note on it.

"Why would we do this when we have so much better things to do, such as..." Naomi read off the page, looking horrified. I smirked. "Professor Riddle is going to be so mad at you, your going to have detention until next year!"

"Nao, Nao, Nao, can you be any less Slytherin? Professor Riddle expects this sort of thing from me now, just wait and see," I said with my trademark smirk. Naomi just shook her head in disbelief but didn't make any further comment. Naomi and I have been best friends since we were little, and I love her worry some personality, even though it gets extremely annoying at times. We're both fifth year Slytherin students and also prefects. Even though I have detention every other week.

"What homework are you guys working on?" Ember Black, a fellow Slytherin fifth year and also my older brothers girlfriend asked with a tired expression. She sat next to Naomi and hauled out her potions and Defense books and some parchment.

"I'm working on Defense " Naomi answered showing her the two foot essay she had written so far. Ember nodded, scanning the essay and passing it back to Naomi. Ember, Naomi, and I have this sort of unwritten law that if we have an essay done, or partly done, we'll let the other person see it to get a general idea of where to go with it. It isn't perfect, and you still have to do your work, but it works for us.

I proceed to pass her my essay and she burst out laughing. "This. Is. Genius!"

"Thank you," I said with a grin, not missing the role of Naomi's eyes. She just didn't get the pure awesomeness of having detention with Professor Riddle, no matter what kind of detention it was. Professor Riddle was a dark wizard in my fathers time, but once all his horcruxes were gone he changed back into the person he was before them. Instead of making more he gave up and decided to just live his life.

"Where's Dakota and Serenity?" Naomi asked putting her defense essay to the side and taking out her Potions.

"Dunno," Ember said with a shrug. "They were in the common room last time I checked, I think Serenity is in trouble with her dad again."

"Again?" Naomi asked in disbelief and I just laughed. Serenity Riddle was just as troublesome as I when it came to her father, but nevertheless she was always in trouble for something, usually dragging Dakota down with her.

"Hey girls," my boyfriend and Naomi's brother said, wrapping his arms around me and kissing my cheek.

"Hey Scor," we all coursed and he sit next to me taking his own work out. Scorpius and I knew each other since I was nine years old as he's best friends with my brother, Albus. We have been going out for six months now, much to Albus' dislike.

By the time we were all done our homework it was almost time to head back to the common room before curfew.

"I'm going to bed," Naomi announced, yawning. We all said our good nights and went and joined Serenity and Dakota on the couch by the fire.

"Hey Sen, hey Kota," I said with a smile stretching as I plopped down on the couch. "I heard you got in trouble again."

"Don't even," Dakota said, glaring at Serenity who just shrugged. "We got caught trying to go to Hogsmeade."

"That sounds like the smartest thing ever," Ember said with fake enthusiasm causing Dakota to throw a pillow at her. I laughed and showed my Defense essay to Serenity who just burst out laughing.

"Your going to be in so much trouble!"

"That's what Nao said," I said with a smile, "But your dad expects this sort of thing."

"That's true," she said with a smirk. We stayed up and talked about our Winter Holiday's for a while and then we went to bed. Tomorrow was sure to be a interesting day.

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