Lily had been waiting in the common room for a good five minutes before she finally heard feet stomping down the stairs from the boys dorm.
"Well it's about time," she laughed. "Have a good sleep, boys?"
They all mumbled yeses, obviously still tired even after all the sleep they had gotten.
"Well, the notes are all here. Copy what you want," Lily said, moving off the couch to make room for the four boys.
She walked over to one of the armchairs and pulled out her wand, accioing a book from her dorm. Lily pulled the blanket that was laid over the back of the armchair onto the bottom half of her body and settled down. She opened the book and started to read.
It had been only a good ten minutes when she felt eyes on her. Lily looked up, her eyes meeting James'. She raised her eyebrow and motioned with her face for him to continue copying her notes, she knew he wasn't done.
Lily went back to reading her book even though she could still feel his eyes on her.
"Lily," James said.
"Hmm?" She hummed, turning a page of the book she was reading.
"James?" She answered, continuing to read.
"Lily," he said, trying once again.
"What is it?" She asked, finally closing the book she was reading after figuring out he wouldn't stop until she actually acknowledged him, face and all.
"C'mere," James said.
"Please don't," Sirius begged. "I don't need you two snogging on the couch right next to me while I'm trying to copy notes."
"I'm with Sirius on this one," Remus piped up, Peter nodding in agreement.
"Oh hush up," James muttered.
"I'll come sit by you, but no kissing." Lily reasoned, moving from her spot in the armchair to James' lap.
James agreed, but was clearly annoyed that he was forbidden to make out with his girlfriend.
Once Lily situated herself in his lap she leaned back against his chest, resting her head on his shoulder. James wrapped the arm he wasn't using around her waist, keeping her firmly against him.
Using his other hand, he picked up the quill that was laying on his parchment paper and continued to copy the rest of the notes he had missed. Soon enough day had turned to night and he and Lily were the only ones left in the common room.
Lily had fallen asleep on James a while back so he was trying everything in his power to not move too much. He knew she hadn't been getting enough sleep lately so he wanted to make sure she got as much as possible now that she was finally sleeping.
It wasn't until she started mumbling things under her breath that he wanted to wake her from the nightmare she was having, maybe that's why she hadn't been getting enough sleep these days.
"I'm not a freak," she mumbled, moving slightly.
"I'm not a freak," she mumbled again, more assertive this time.
"Shut up, 'tuney! I'm not a freak!" Lily yelled out, frantically jumping out of her sleepy state.
"Hey, hey. Lils calm down babe. Shhh," James spoke, trying to comfort a frantic and sobbing Lily Evans. He quickly wrapped both of his arms around her, pulling her into him tightly. James softly ran his thumb up and down Lily's hand, trying to soothe her.
Her sobbing quieted down, turning into soft sniffles. She clutched James' hand tightly, as if she thought he would leave her if she didn't hold on.
"Lils?" James asked softly, hoping she would open up to him.
"James," Lily answered, her voice hoarse from the crying.
"What happened to you, baby?"
"Can we not talk about this now?" Lily asked tiredly. "I promise we can later. When I'm ready. Just not now. Just, just hold me please. Don't leave me."
James' face dropped, not because she didn't want to talk about what had happened, but because he was sad she thought he would leave her.
"I won't leave you, Lils. I promise. I'll never leave you," he whispered into her hair, kissing her head.
They fell asleep an hour later, just holding onto each other. That's how the three other marauders had found them in the morning, cuddled against each other, not letting the other go.
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well that was interesting! anyone have any clues as to what could have happened?598Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡadmAZNqrwins 22.214.171.124da2
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