Remember that part in tlat when Lily, Alice and James are being held captive and Alice pretends to be James’s girlfriend, and the guy holding them is like “Personally I thought you looked better with the ginger” to James and it’s like
EVEN THEIR FREAKING ENEMY SHIPS IT
Q:Jiy- pre-dating jealously followed by flirting
A/N: Do you know how hard it was not to type jily instead of lily like seriously it was kind of really hard and it should not have been.
"I can’t believe he’s out with that slag!” Lily hissed ‘that slag’ being Jenine Wilder, a girl that Lily felt guilty for hating, but one she couldn’t help but want to stab in the eye with a fork, and ‘he’ being James Potter. Donna ignored Lily with a roll of her eyes, but Marlene took the bait. She snorted, popping her gum.
"Lils, it’s your own damn fault for not realizing you liked him until after you turned him down.”
"Yeah," Donna agreed, "The best thing to do is ignore him, he’s just trying to make you jealous."
"You really think so, Don?" Lily asked, infinitely more cheerful.
"The best thing to do,” Marlene added, shooting Donna a glare, “is to do the same thing. Give him a taste of his own medicine.
Lily liked that idea way better,
Avery Taline was a Hufflepuff sixth year, who had been trying to get Lily to go out with him for months. He’d been more than delighted when she’d asked him to go for a butterbeer on the next Hogsmeade weekend.
So, Lily wore her most flattering outfit, and magic’d her makeup to perfection. Then she went down to the Three Broomsticks to wait for Avery. She found a table in the crowd and sat down to wait.
About thirty minutes in, as she was beginning to get annoyed, she heard a voice to her right.
"Hey," She looked up to see none other than James Potter with his hands in the pockets of his dress robes. "D’you mind if I sit down?" He asked, shifting from foot to foot. Lily gestured to the door with the neck of her bottle.
"Uh, I was just waiting—"
"Until he gets here, then?" She nodded, and he slid into the chair opposite her.
"Don’t you have a date? With whatshername?" Lily waved her hand around, trying very hard to appear like she didn’t care about his answer.
"Sadly, it would appear that I’ve been stood up." Lily blinked.
"Really?" James grinned ruefully.
"Well, her loss." James blinked in surprise as Lily registered the words that had come from her mouth. "It—uh, it looks like the same thing on my end, honestly. I’ve been waiting here for almost half an hour." She couldn’t seem to bring herself to be upset about it, if this was the result. James leaned back in his chair.
"Well, why not make the most of this? Let’s just walk around and bash our dates instead of moping and hoping they’ll show?"
So, she and James left the Three Broomsticks, wandering around Hogsmeade aimlessly. Eventually, the conversation drifted from their dates and on to other things. At the end of the day they meandered back to the castle, and James started to roll his shoulders again. At the portrait hole, he touched Lily’s shoulder gently, wordlessly asking her to stop.
"Lils, I promise this is the last time I’ll ask, but this has been so great…” he took a deep breath. “The next Hogsmeade visit is on Valentines day. Would you be willing to go with me? Exclusively, I mean. Like, without a date. Er, I mean, with me as your date.” He stopped talking with a pained expression, and Lily pointedly ignored the snickering of the Fat Lady behind them. Lily smiled at him, stupidly happy that he hadn’t given up on her.
"I would love to."
A/N: If you’re wondering what happened to Avery, let’s just say there was an Incident with a Dog that James was not privy to the knowledge of.
So here is the first two paragraphs of a Jily oneshot thingy I literally just began writing wherein James and Lily are put in the same situation as Harry and Hermione were in Goblet of Fire with Lily being chosen.
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The moment Lily Evan’s name is spat from the Goblet of Fire, there is…
Yes do it. Please do it oh man.
lily evans getting bored in potions so she winks at james who somehow ends up falling
because gosh evans winked at him
But I mean, imagine if harry had been given a good, voldemort-free world. Like:
- Lily and James first being introduced to the Weasleys while holding a fussy Harry and Molly having the same problem with Ron.
- Ron and Harry first being shy but eventually becoming like brothers.
- Ginny being her…
Q:jily prompt: professor potter au
A/N: Woah look at that, James and Lily are alive the DADA post isn’t cursed and James is teaching it! (Probs not what you were aiming at, but hey.)
At 4 PM the first Saturday of September 1991, James Potter flooed to the ministry of magic to walk his wife home from work. Lily kissed him on the cheek in greeting and grinned at him.
"So what did Harry say when he saw you were his defense professor?"
"Aw you should have seen his face, Lils, it was priceless. His eyes popped right out of his head."
"How’s he doing otherwise?" She asked, letting go of his hand. They apparated over to Godric’s Hollow as James contemplated his answer.
"He was brilliant in defense today, and he’s got a few other good friends, Arthur and Molly’s youngest son," he said as they walked to their gate.
"Yes, Ronald, and some other boys. Dean Thomas, Seamus Finnigan, and a girl named Hermy or something." Lily rolled her eyes.
"Okay, now tell me about the sorting, since you refused to answer any of my owls!"
"Why don’t you ask him yourself?" He asked, as Harry pulled the door open and barreled out to greet his mother.
"Harry!" Lily crowed, "You’re not supposed to be here!!"
"Da snuck me out. I have to be back before supper, but I wanted to tell you everything!" He pulled back and pointed at his silver and green tie. "And look! I’m in Slytherin, just like uncle Reg!" Lily sat him down in the Interview Chair.
"Well, then, tell me everything!" She and James shared a look, and smiled. They couldn’t have been happier.
A few words about this AU