First Day at Hogwarts
While James was fast asleep, Lily was in the girls dorm pacing.
What if I fail all my classes? Lily thought, biting her lips.
She couldn't bear the thought.
"Lily, quit your walkin' and come to bed!" Alice said, laughing.
Lily blushed and went to her wardrobe to get her pajamas. She was pretending to be rummaging through her wardrobe when really she was listening to the girls.
" I think that Sirius boy is kind of cute," Taylor said while combing her long, straight blonde hair.
"I don't know," Alice said seriously. "James is pretty handsome!" All the girls including Lily laughed.
Lily and the others climbed into their sheets and slowly fell asleep.
The full moon drifted right across their window and the stars were beautiful.
There wasn't a single sound to be heard except the occasional sound of a teacher passing to see if the students were okay.
Early the next morning, Lily was the first one up.
She looked at the door to see if the schedules were posted, like the Head Girl had said.
She found hers and quickly scanned it.
She had charms, potions, defense against the dark arts, ancient runes, and history.
"Wow," was all she could manage to say.
She slowly drenched herself under the shower then went downstairs to the Great Hall. She got lost at least a million times.
There were trick staircases, talking pictures, ghosts that weren't too helpful, and even something called a polterigist who pelted chalk at the first years.
All the second years seemed to know the school inside out. After half an hour of getting lost, Lily finally made it to the Great Hall.
She vowed never to go downstairs by herself.
James and Sirius were already sitting there. They made new friends with boys named Peter and Remus.
Peter was a mouse-looking boy, and Remus was handsome, Lily had to admit, but he looked awfully pale.
She sat down with the boys, waiting for Alice and Taylor to come.
"Mornin' Lily," said James, reaching for a piece of toast.
"This is Remus and this is Peter." said James ruffling his hair and pointing to them with his other hand.
"Hello," Lily said politely.
"What's your schedules?" she asked the boys.
"We've all got the same classes together. The Gryfindors I mean." Sirius said.
"Oh," said Lily blushing slightly.
Taylor and Alice came down together and sat down next to Lily.
"Hey Lily," Alice said.
"Hi. I'm going up to the charms classroom. Anyone want to come with me?" she asked, looking hopefully around her friends.
"I will," said James right away, getting up.
Lily looked taken back for a second.
"Okay, let's go."
She and James walked up to the third floor together.
They got up and set their books down in the classroom. They weren't the first ones. There was another boy there they saw at the sorting ceremony.
He was in Slytherin. A small, timid boy with messy black hair.
James looked sidways at the name on his book. It read Severus Snape.
"Hello, have a seat take your books out, no questions," Professor Sherowski said without taking his eyes of the board that he was writing on with his wand.
The two shrugged and did just what they were told. Five minutes passed and they still hadn't said anything. Finally James broke the silence. "So your muggle-born right?" he said casually.
Snape turned around, his eyes wide open.
"Yea, I'm kind of new. Professor Dumbledore told me some tips though. Like what a muggle means...some stuff about wands...you know." she said
"I see," James said. "Well, if you need help, don't hesitate to ask me," he said smiling.
She smiled back at him.
The students started flooding into the room. Soon the entire class was present.
Professor Sherowski started a boring lecture about charms, and how all students should know it. Lily perked up everytime he said 'you need to know'.
James yawned and looked around as if he already knew this stuff.
Finally class was over. Lily walked out with Alice and Taylor and went to their next class, potions. Potions was a little more interesting.
This time they were actually asked to do something. They had to make a sleeping potion, which Professor. Slughorn said was the easiest potion.
Lily was the first one done, and had made it perfectly.
"Good job Lily, ten points for Gryfindor!" his voice boomed over the class.
Lily sat there stupified. After potions was over, it was lunchtime.
Before she knew it, the day was done. Lily, Sirius, and Alice returned back up to the common room together. They all went and sat down in the common room. There was no homework at all.
There were a couple of sixth years and a group of fifth years torturing a third year. The three friends sat down near the fire.
They were all exhausted, and a few minutes later James, Remus, Taylor and Peter joined them.
They talked the rest of the night about their day and what they thought tomorrow would be like.
After they all said their goodnights and went into their seperate dorms, James lay awake all night. He was thinking about Lily.
She's so beautiful. Her beautiful eyes, her hair, everything! Maybe she likes me too! Probably not. Oh well, there's lots of other girls.
He tossed and turned and finally fell asleep, dreaming about Lily. Just as he had the night before.
Boy that was a long one! It's going really slow I know, but it will speed up. I'm gonna skip the second, third, fourth and fifth year.
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