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Always: Heaven

Chapter 2: Heaven
A Harry Potter Fanfiction
Pairing: James/Lily
Alternate Universe

Lily Evans was the kind of girl who wished she could wear pajamas day in and day out. But today, she decided to wear those not-so-comfortable skinny jeans, with a dress shirt and her black boots just for a boy. A boy who has now made her wait for more than an hour. She was now impatient, and paced down the library, just about ready to leave, when she heard a soft clearing of a throat, followed by a ‘Er…Evans?”

She looked at the boy with so much spite, that it might have killed him, if she were magic. He looked ashamed. “Hi. I, uh, I fell asleep,” said he. Her look of contempt made him drop his gaze to her feet. Suddenly, he looked up and said, “I waited for years, this is just an hour, yeah?” At her look of total fury, he said, “Not the right thing to say, huh?”

The pair of them, after about five minutes of bickering, walked out of the library, and into the waiting Mercedes of the boy. They zoomed through the city lights in absolute silence, but the songs playing on the radio.

After about ten minutes, the car stopped outside a homey shop, in a lane clearly not frequented by many. “What place is this?” she asked, hiding curiosity and doubt. “You’ll see,” was the confident, almost nonchalant reply.

It was after Lily walked in that she finally realized that heaven is, in fact, a place on earth.

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Always: Waiting

Chapter 1: Waiting
A Harry Potter Fanfiction
AU James/Lily

It was snowing outside and she was waiting. Always waiting. Sometimes she thought he might just think of her as a conquest. Like Sirius and he might have divided girls between themselves in freshman year. And she was the only one he hadn’t won over. Till yesterday, that is. Yesterday, she asked him. She initiated the conversation, while he played it cool. Like after the past three and a half years of begging for her to “just get one cup of coffee, even discussing about brain anatomy for the AP class” would do. But yesterday he played it cool. And it annoyed her.

A cold wind was blowing over. She had to ball up both her fists and put them inside the pockets of her sweater. Even breathing took an effort, but she decided to walk it up to the city library.
As soon as she entered, the smell of his perfume hit her. She wanted to turn back and run away, instinctively, but that, she knew, was pointless. And a reflection of her cowardice. And of all things, coward, she was not.
He bumped into him. “Evans!” he acknowledged. She nodded in return. “I was on my way back. Do you want me to wait for you?” She said no. He walked away, nonchalantly. And it infuriated her for some reason.
So, obviously she rung him on the phone. And asked if he wanted to revise AP Biology over coffee soon. He said he’d check his schedule and call her.
After an hour of waiting for him to return her call, and bashing herself over it, he texted back asking her to meet him the next day in the school library.

And now, it’s been an hour. She’s been waiting for an hour. Nobody has made her wait for an hour. She is annoyed that he had to check his schedule. She is annoyed that he texted her, instead of calling her back. She’s annoyed that she has to wait for him in the cold.

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Just The Way We Are

A James Potter/Lily Evans Fanfiction

She walks in with sunshine making her head look like fire. A quill stuck between her ear and her head. A sling bag almost slides off her shoulder, flexed by the weight of a dozen books she’s carrying in her hand. Her eyebrows cross in concentration.

He stands alone, his hands in his pockets, his body leaning against the cold wall. To be honest, he was waiting for her to come this way. And now that she is walking towards him- his direction, that is, she’s actually headed towards the library- he relaxes. He chuckles looking at her. Her green eyes meet his hazel.

She is shocked to find him there early morning. Her shock turns into surprise as her hands are suddenly free of the additional weight. “Forgot you’re a witch, Evans?” she hears him chuckle. “If you want them to be carried, allow me,” he added.

He sees her pale cheeks growing red slowly and- oh my Merlin! Was that a giggle? He feels something beyond his explanation as she now walks towards him. “Hey! What are you doing here?” she whispers leaving goosebumps on his skin. “Why waiting for you, obviously!”

She looks at him questioningly. Why was he waiting for her? “Oh relax Lil, I just wanted to see that you aren’t overworking yourself. And propose doing Potions together?” Her heart skips a beat as he says ‘propose.’ She looks at him a little too giddyly, in her opinion.

“Oh the mighty James Potter ask someone for help? Oh, this is interesting!” she says. He is now embarrassed. “I don’t mind asking for your help. I don’t have to guard myself in front of you. You’re… You’re a part of me.” Foot in the mouth. Way to go, James!, he thinks. But to his disbelief, she chuckles. “You’re lucky, then. I was about to revise Potions right now. After you, sir!” He looks disbelivingly for a second.

“Oh no, I insist, my lady. After you.” She feels her her cheeks burning. My Lady. That’s so amazing. Shut up Lily! She walks ahead so as not to embarrass herself any further. As the familiar scent of old parchment hits her, she suddenly feels at home. Quickly glancing through, she decides to go and sit by the window facing the Forbidden Forest. As she paves her way, she suddenly remembers James was quietly following her. So she stops abruptly.

He walks right into her and all her books fall down. She follows them making a louder thump and he has to balance himself so that he doesn’t fall on her. She looks visibly embarrassed and he lets out a barking laugh. She narrows her eyes, and asks for his hand to help her up.

He laughs with his hands over his stomach. She wants to cry, but looking at him laughing, she suddenly feels lighter and starts laughing.

He suddenly stops laughing, hearing her laugh and is left breathless. The way the light reflects her eyes, and accentuates its uniqueness makes it impossible for him to stop looking at her. He tears off his mind painfully from the daydream he’s weaving and gives her his hand.

“Lily, you’re not hurt, yeah?” She looks up. He’s even more handsome from down here. It’s a little difficult for her to breathe. She realizes she hasn’t breathed in for about half a minute. She scoops down and takes her arms off the ground and pulls her up. And she lets him.

She doesn’t fight him off, and he considers it positively. They continue to walk to some dark corner of the library he never knew existed. While this excites him, he’s also a little unsure. Why would she take me to a secluded place? If it were me, that would make sense.

She suddenly feels inspired and doesn’t not want to take him to places she has discovered. Even if they aren’t as amazing like the Room of Requirement. She suddenly wants to tell him every little secret and every little thought she has. She wants him to be the person whom she’d talk to and not just listens to. She wants to hold him and never let him go. Through fire and snow. And this dream feels normal and not scary at all.

He wonders what goes through her mind. Why she is quietly leading him to unknown places. But he doesn’t want to force her to talk. He knows she doesn’t do disclosure. Perhaps with Marlene? Or Karen? But he’s sure she’s mostly secretive. He wonders which guy she likes. Whom did she obsess over? He knew about Snape, but he genuinely hopes she never liked him. Ugh. Perhaps a celebrity crush? Maybe one of those Muggle movie stars?

They finally reach the place Lily goes alone to. James looks at her then and finds her grinning. “Shall we?” she asks, as she procures two very comfortable looking bean bags and a tiny study table. They both take seats opposite to each other and they have to keep their legs touching to fit in. They both grin visibly at this.

“So, Potter. How may I be of assistance to you?”
“How about we call in for tea and sandwiches?”
“Hey! I refuse our first date to be in the library.” She suddenly looks down and blushes, realizing what she had just said.
He looks at her in amazement and a little disbelief. Sensing her embarrassment, he tries to say something. But all he can manage is, “That’s true.”

After about a minute of awkward silence, Lily starts laughing. He runs his hair through his hair, as she brushes her warm hand apparently accidentally. “Let’s go over to Hogsmaede tonight, yes?” he asks her finally. Her eyes light up. That was the most bewitched James Potter had been all his life.

That night, Lily Evans decided that one day she might just sign off as Lily Potter, and be happy about it.