The Madness of Lily EvansThis was done for mwpp_mischief on livejournal. The fest is done, and the prompts posted were really terrific, well worth a look! Here is the prompt I responded to:The Madness of Lily Evans4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"It's hard to argue when
you won't stop making sense
But my tongue still misbehaves and it
keeps digging my own grave with my"
-Snow Patrol, Hands Open
The Madness of Lily Evans
Ah, the library.
I do not hesitate to say that it may be my favourite place in all of Hogwarts. And it's not because of the books, although those are certainly a bonus.
It's because the library is a James Potter-free zone.
It is, in fact, always free of all the Marauders (I don't count Remushe really is a lovely fellow, and in fifth year I very seriously contemplated dating him, but that is beside the point.) Now that James and I are sort ofwell, in a waykind ofmates, I spend time with his gaggle of friends more often than I ever did before. Every once in a while, their ridiculous boyishness gets to be a bit much and I have t
Prompt: RegulusAs they take their seats at the Gryffindor table, James watches Sirius. His friend has been unnaturally silent ever since they'd met up at Platform Nine and Three Quarters that morning.Prompt: Regulus2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
On the train, before Remus and Peter joined them, James had wasted no time in asking Sirius why he was so tense.
"My brother's starting this year," he'd told James, nodding towards their compartment window as a well-dressed boy walked by. "Regulus," Sirius added as the boy glanced at them through the glass. His eyes briefly ran over Sirius and crossed to James, where they lingered for a moment. Then he'd spared a quick look at Sirius once more, and then he was gone. Sirius knew that Regulus was curious about James Potter - the boy their mother often complained about at dinner, and blamed for Sirius's rebellious ways. He'd looked at James after his brother passed, hoping James hadn't noticed the way Regulus had gawked.
Of course James, sharp and observant, had noticed.