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26 February 2007 @ 01:22 am
Thread: James Potter and Lily Evans  
Who: James Potter and Lily Evans (and anyone else who feels inclined to join)
Where: Library, Gryffindor Common room, and who knows where else.
When: 25 February - Sunday Evening.
Rating: PG for now
Summary: James is back.

Trying to make the day go by as quickly as possibly, Lily had been tucked studiously away in the
Library for most the afternoon and well into the evening hours studying for the coming week’s Potions assignment. She'd only taken a break to grab a bite of dinner and to see if anyone had heard from James or Sirius, but, as she had expected, they hadn't. Though, when they did come back, she half expected them to make some sort of grand entrance to announce it to the masses. Smiling into her book at the thought, she flipped a page and scribbled a few notes down on a piece of parchment.

"Where are you two?" she mumbled to herself after another hour had passed and she looked down at her watch. Tossing her quill on the table and slouching back into her chair, she looked around the semi-vacant library. There were a few people in there, but no one she really knew personally; just their faces. Looking back at her books, she rolled her eyes and closed them up and stuffed them, along with the rest of her materials into her bag.

Deciding it'd be best to head back to Gryffindor to drop her stuff off before rounds in an hour, she headed that direction instead of her usual one after finishing in the library -- the Great Hall. Mostly because she had been doing her rounds with Remus most the week and the two were usually tucked away in the Library until it was time to check the school for any rule breaks, so they had just been taking their books along with them while they set about their task at hand.

"Toffee flavoured Jelly Beans," Lily said quietly to the Fat Lady and smiled as the woman opened her portrait for her. Climbing inside, she furrowed her brows at the throng of people collected in the center of the common room. Standing on her tiptoes to see over them, her eyes went wide and a smile found itself on her face. "James!" she cried, dropping her bag by the portrait and racing towards the crowd.
James Potter: Laughingprongsy_wongsy on February 26th, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
The crowd parted in front of James and all he saw was a flash of red hair before he dropped his bags with a grin.

"Lily!" He pulled her into a hug then lifted her up and spun around, laughing as he did.

"I missed you," he said softly, setting her down and tucking a bit of hair behind her ear. Just looking at her made him forget all about the crowded common room.
Lily Evans: Gleeful - surprisedflaming_evans on February 26th, 2007 06:59 am (UTC)
Lily held tight to him, not wanting to let him go. She laughed when he spun her around and smiled up at him when set her back down. "I missed you more," she said, her eyes tearing up a bit as she caught the hand on the side of her face and intertwined her fingers with his.
James Potter: giggleprongsy_wongsy on February 26th, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
"Oh, don't you cry," he whispered, noticing the extra shine in her eyes. He cupped her cheek and leaned close, kissing her softly.

"You don't want me to start crying now, right? I've got an image to keep up with," he said playfully.
Lily Evans: b&w - cover up; smileflaming_evans on February 26th, 2007 07:24 am (UTC)
Despite feeling overly emotional, she couldn't help the laugh that escaped. Wiping at her eyes with the back of her other hand, she nodded. "Would hate for all these people to think you're soft," she said, ducking her head. It felt so good to have him back. And it had only been a week. What was she going to do when summer rolled around?
James Potterprongsy_wongsy on February 27th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
"Glad to know you understand, love," he murmured, watching her. He really did miss her.

Merlin, he loved her.

"Have fun without me?" he asked, slipping an arm around her shoulders and walking over to the common room entrance to pick up her things.
Lily Evans: Smile - Happyflaming_evans on February 27th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Lily's arm snuck around his waist and she leaned into him, glad to be back in his arms again. She leaned down, still holding onto him and picked her bag up.

"Not at all," she said, looking up at him and pushing her hair back before throwing the bag on her shoulder again. "It's been too quiet and too uneventful without you or Sirius here."
James Potter: laughprongsy_wongsy on February 27th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
"Are you actually saying that you miss our pranks?" he asked, eyes going wide with mock shock.
Lily Evansflaming_evans on February 27th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
"Not you pranks, per say," Lily said quickly, poking his side and rolling her eyes at him. "It's just you two are usually a lot louder than everyone else and never cease to surprise any of us, and with you gone a whole week, it's just been strange."
James Potterprongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
"We'll have to do something about that. You know, staying home leaves a lot of time for me to think," he said, walking back towards the crowd to pick up his things.

"Being home really helped with my creativity."
Lily Evansflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
"I guess I'll keep some asprin around in case of a headache," she teased, her arm still wrapped around him. She smiled at Sirius when she saw him, even giving him a bit of an awkward hug before returning and plastering herself to James' side.
James Potter: hideprongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
"Aspirin...that weird muggle stuff again?" he asked, heading for the staircase.
Lily Evans: Look up - shy - secretflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
She nodded. "I suppose I could make a potion for it, but taking a pill just seems so much easier." She looked where they were going and back at the party of people in the common room. "Where are we going?" she asked him quietly, though already guessed the answer.
James Potter: hideprongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
"Up to the dorm," he replied, glancing at her. "More quiet. Less people, too. I do think we deserve a bit of time just between you and I."
Lily Evans: b&w - chinknee - at easeflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Her cheeks flushed a light shade of red and she nodded, liking that idea. She stepped ahead of him to go up the stairs, leading the way up to his dormitory and pushing the door open for the both of them.
James Potter: winkprongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
"Thanks." Taking her hand again, he led them over to his bed. He pulled back the curtain and sat down, pulling her into his lap.

"Oh, and, mum and dad said hello."
Lily Evans: teasing smileflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Her arms wrapped around his neck, holding on, as her fingers played with the hair at the nape of his neck.

"Hello, mum and dad," she said, giving a bit of a laugh. "Is your mum doing better now?"
James Potter: hideprongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
"Much better. Dad...I don't know. He's usually more active with Sirius and I. But I guess his age is finally catching up with him.." He shrugged, looking away for a moment.

"I don't know if I'd want you to meet them, though. They'd embarrass me."
Lily Evans: b&w - cover up; smileflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
"Maybe he's just tired? It has been a busy week," she suggested with a shrug. "And I have already met them, silly," she said poking him in the side. "Remember? Dinner at Christmas with my parents and yours?"
James Potter: eh?prongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
"I hope so. It's usually my mum that I worry about, so it's strange." He shook his head.

"Yeah, but at my house? Where there would be family portraits and that photo album my mum keeps?" he said, raising an eyebrow as his cheeks coloured a bit.
Lily Evans: b&w - bubblesflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
"I'm sure he'll be okay," she said, her fingers still playing at the back of his neck.

She laughed and let one of her fingers touch his reddened cheeks. "But I'd like to see baby pictures of you in the bathtub with your hair sticking up with soap or you running around in a diaper!"
James Potter: eh?prongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
James stuck his tongue out as he shook his head again. "Oh, no. No, no. You don't know how many times Sirius and I have tried to destroy them."
Lily Evansflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
"Oh, come on!" she said, still laughing at him. "I'll even let you see some of my embarrassing ones. And trust me, they're awfully embarrassing." Especially that one of her naked and covered from head-to-toe in mud.
James Potter: all business babyprongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
"Hm, well in that case, I guess you can," he replied, grinning. He reached out and played with her hair, twisting it between his fingers.
Lily Evans: headtilt; smileflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
"Next time we're both home, we'll steal them from our mum's and compare horror stories." She nodded, smiling at him, her eyes dancing back and forth between his.

"I really missed you," she said after a moment, her hand catching the one in her hair and lacing their fingers together.
James Potter: bit tiredprongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
"I've missed you, too," he whispered, his arms slipping around her waist. He pulled her closer and rested his forehead against hers.

"That was only a week...I don't think I ever want to leave you again.."
Lily Evans: b&w; lazy; pillowflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
"Then don't," she said softly, letting her eyes close as she rested her head against his, too. "Because I'm definitely not letting you leave me for that long again."
James Potter: bit tiredprongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
James watched her silently, thinking.

"You mean that? Because I honestly don't want to. Ever."
Lily Evans: Flower; loveflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
Lily pulled back, her eyes opening, and she looked at him.

"Of course I do," she said, nodding. Touching his cheek, her eyes danced back and forth between his. "I love you."
James Potter: all business babyprongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
"I love you, too." He cupped her cheek and leaned close, looking into her eyes.

"I will marry you, Lily Evans."
Lily Evans: kiss and dipflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Her eyes widened, having not expected him to say that. At least not yet anyway. Sure, there were nights when she would lay in her bed and thinking about it. She'd even scribbled Lily Evans Potter on a few pieces of parchment when she was in classes taking notes, but it was just fanciful thinking. They were still young; too young to be thinking such thoughts. Though, there was a war going on and it did scare her, but still, she was naive about things and believed they had all the time in the world.

Letting her hand rest against his chest, above his heart, she leaned in and kissed him gently, her lips playing softly against his. Her eyes fell closed as her arms wound around his neck and she pressed herself flush against him, trying to show him with her actions that she wanted that future just as much as he did.
James Potter: hideprongsy_wongsy on March 5th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
His arms tightened around her again as he laid back on the bed, pulling her with im. He didn't expect that reaction, especially since marriage was the main reason why Hestia decided to leave him. But he wasn't thinking about her at all now.

He knew they were too young, and he wasn't expecting them to run off into now. But he wanted to let it be known where his thoughts were and that he really wanted more with Lily in the future.

"I will," he whispered against her lips.
Lily Evans: b&w; bite lip; secret; minxflaming_evans on March 5th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Lily fell on top of him, her lips never leaving his as the upper-half of her body was touching his as her legs fell beside him. It was an awkward angle, but she managed; she wanted nothing more than to be with him.

She pulled back and looked down at him, a soft smile playing against her lips as her fingers played with the material of his shirt. "I believe you," she said quietly. "You'll finally make an honest woman out of me," she teased a moment later, giving him a quick peck on the lips.
James Potter: laughprongsy_wongsy on March 6th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
"I'd hope so," he laughed, looking happily up at her. He wished they had more time like this.

"What took us so long, though?" he asked.
Lily Evans: b&w - chinknee - at easeflaming_evans on March 7th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
Lily smiled down at him, pushing a piece of fringe off his forehead. Her brow creased when he asked his question. "What took us so long to.. what?" she asked, wondering if he was asking why it took so long for them to have sex.
James Potter: hideprongsy_wongsy on March 10th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)
"What took us so long to get together," he explained, watching her.
Lily Evans: Hair back - studying - watching youflaming_evans on March 10th, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
Lily looked down at the fabric of his shirt, studying the intricate patterns of the way the material had been sown together. She shrugged, looking up at him. "You were an arrogant bully and I was too proud and stubborn to see mast that fault," she said, giving him a sympathetic look.
James Potter: giggleprongsy_wongsy on March 11th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
"I'm still arrogant," he said, grinning. "I won't say that I'm a bully, though." He reached up and cupped her cheeks, pushing them together so it looked like she had fish lips.

"You're still stubborn, too."
Lily Evans: trying so hard not to laughflaming_evans on March 11th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
Lily tried to say something, but his hands pushing her cheeks together didn't allow it. Playing along for a moment, she made the face and moved her lips like a fish would before pushing his hands away and laughing.

Shaking her head, she flopped back down beside him, rolling onto her back to look at the top of his bed. "Perhaps," she hummed. "But I'm not as bad as I was before."