ilikeithardy asked:

Number 6, with Lily and Sirius (:

6. “It wasn’t supposed to happen like that.”

Grabbing her book bag from the floor and swinging it over her shoulder, Lily rushed across the dormitory, wrenched the door open and attempted to hurry down the stairs. This would have been made much easier if there had been stairs present at the time, instead of the slide that meant boys had tried to access the dorms. 

She flailed for a moment before managing to grab hold of the door frame and save herself from falling flat on her face for the ride down. She’d only just managed to regain her balance when someone slid around the corner and knocked her legs from underneath her.

Yelping, she fell heavily into the lap of the person and looked up, expecting to be being swept along by Elanor, the only other girl staying over second year Christmas break, but instead she found herself looking up at -

Sirius!

“Alright, Evans?”

Before Lily could formulate a response they hit the bottom of the stairs and came to an abruptly stuttering halt on the common room carpet. 

“What on earth -” she asked, untangling herself from Sirius.

“Well, it wasn’t supposed to happen like that.”

“What?”

“Well, you weren’t meant to be there for a start.”

“And what, pray tell, were you doing?”

“Sliding.”

Lily raised an eyebrow. 

“Seriously, if you start right to the top, it’s pretty fun.”


————–

“Ready, Evans?” Sirius hollered up the stairs to the girls dormitory.

“Yes!” she yelled in reply.

“Alright, here goes!” Sirius responded and placed one foot on the bottom step.

A few seconds later, the stairs had flattened out into a slide.

Re-uploading because some friendly users let me know that my passionate defense for James was actually very negative towards Snape, and even though I’m clearly not his biggest fan, I didn’t realize I was being *too* passionate and at the same time hateful. Do forgive. I recently had had a very heated James vs Snape argument with an acquaintance and I now see I may have been too aggressive with my approach.


(If you’d like to know, this scene is what I imagine happened every once in a while during Lily’s pregnancy. Of course they’d have happy moments, but there would be times when despair would kick in, when they wouldn’t be able to ignore the fact that the Dark Lord was after them and, deep down, they knew they wouldn’t get to be Harry’s parents.)

Jily lion king AU. James runs away then he and Lily run into each other when they’re older, for anon.

James and Lily had been inseparable ever since they were born. Always around each other, playing and picking on each other like siblings.

“Lily, look what i’ve found!”

James snickered as he poked her with a long stick on which was running a little spider.

“Yuk ! put it away!”

“Come on, say hello to the itsy bitsy spider!” he laughed mischievously.

“James stop!” Lily screamed in horror.

He immediatly did.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you.” He smirked.

“I’m not scared!” She said defensively, crossing her arms.

On the next second, they were both laughing and playing again. It was how life was… peaceful.

Until James’ parent’s were killed.

It had happened so fast; James couldn’t have done anything. He was barely 10, and who could have seen it coming? but there was no way anyone could have convinced him that it wasn’t his fault. So he ran away to the country side, and was lucky to meet great people who took him in as though he were family. James never thought of ever coming back to the city; of ever seing his best friend again. It tore him apart, but the guilt he felt was way too strong for him to bear it.

Years passed, and James and Lily grew up. The year they turned 16, Lily’s parents allowed her to go on a road trip with her friends down to the country side. One late afternoon as she wandered alone in the fields, she ended up losing herself. James, who lived in a farm nearby, noticed her eventually. Her long, silky red mane seemed too fmailiar for him to ignore it.

“May I help you?” He called as he approached her. She started and spun around to face him.

It hit him like a rock; he could have recognized those terrified green eyes anywhere. It was her.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you.” He said, smirking.

“I’m not scared!” She said defensively.

Something like déjà-vu invaded her senses, and she frowned. James smiled and took of his glasses to sipe them with his shirt, without breaking eye-contact. Lily hadn’t noticed those hazel eyes behind the glasses; James started wearing them after running away.

“James?” She breathed.

“Been a long time, aye?” He smiled beamed.

Lily laughed and jumped in his arms. He hugged her tight.

“Lily…”

“Where have you been??” She asked pulling back to cup his face with her hands a take a look at him.

He took a deep breath.

“Let’s go have a sit somewhere.” 

He took her hand and they sat under a tree. He told her everything from the begining, how he ran away, how great the people he lived with were, and how he finally found happiness…

“But… I was so heart-broken…” Lily said in a shaky voice.

“Yeah, i know you’re addicted to me.”

She puched him on the shoulder, and they both laughed. Their eyes locked, and a brand new feeling made its way through his heart as he looked deep into her eyes; a feeling he had never felt before.

“I’ve missed you.” He heard himself say.

“Then come back home…” Lily whispered.

“I’ll think about it.” James smiled and pulled a strand of red hair behind her ear. “But for now all i want to do is catch up on lost time.”

6

We’re Not Gonna Take It-  Chapter 1 is up!

The first chapter of my new marauders era fanfic is up!!! I’d really appreciate it if you guys gave it a read and any feedback is greatly appreciated whether it’s on the website or in my ask box. Hope you like it!

fuckyeahginevraweasley:

probioticgod:

“if lily potter had had an abortion, who would’ve defeated voldemort?” ginNY FUCKING WEASLEY WOULD’VE EATEN HIM FOR BREAKFAST

ATTN all people replying with Neville Longbottom:

Neville would not have survived, because the only reason why Lily’s protection even worked was because Snape begged Voldemort to spare her, and Voldemort not only obliged, but Lily refused to accept. Do I think Frank and Alice would’ve died to protect Neville?  Of course, but it doesn’t matter because there would have been no one to beg for mercy on their behalf to Voldemort.  

Of course, you could say that there would be no Peter Pettigrew to betray them, but that ends up with no Neville as the Boy-Who-Lived, and no Chosen One Neville.  

Besides, if Neville was somehow the BWL, whose to say he’d be the same as he was in the books, and even if he was, a lot of his kickassary in DH was built up because of the belief and confidence shown in him by Harry, Ron, Ginny and others in the earlier books.


Huh never really thought of it that way.

  • Neville’s parents were tortured after Voldemort killed the Potter’s, not before.  Bellatrix was looking for evidence that Voldemort had survived.  It is entirely possible that had Voldemort would have gone after the Longbottom’s if he thought Neville was the boy in the prophecy, and that they would have died to protect their son.  I have no idea why you think Voldemort was going to spare Lily, but it was her dying to shield Harry that created the charm that protected him all his life, not Snape’s love for her.  

It was a culmination of the events that led up to Harry surviving the killing curse.

Firstly, Severus Snape, because of his feelings for Lily Potter, requested that Voldemort spare her life.

Secondly, Lord Voldemort decided that he would offer Lily the chance to save her own life, at the cost of her son’s.

Thirdly, Lily Potter refused Voldemort’s mercy for her, and still died to protect her son. 

—-

It wasn’t the fact that Lily died to protect Harry that created the charm, it was the fact that she died even though she had the chance to live that created the charm, and the only reason that Voldemort offered her that chance was because Snape asked him to.  No one would have asked for mercy from Voldemort on the Longbottoms’ behalf, so Voldemort would simply have killed the Longbottoms.  If simply dying protecting someone created the charm, then James’ death would have created a protective charm for Lily.

Voldemort offers Lily the chance to step away from the crib.


“If she means so much to you,” said Dumbledore, “surely Lord Voldemort will spare her? Could you not ask for mercy for the mother, in exchange for the son?”

“I have.  I have asked him.“ 

Snape telling Dumbledore that he requested mercy for Lily in the Deathly Hallows.

He forced the door open, cast aside the chair and boxes hastily piled against it with one lazy wave of his wand… and there she stood, the child in her arms. At the sight of him, she dropped her son into the crib behind her and threw her arms wide, as if this would help, as if in shielding him from sight she hoped to be chosen instead…

"Not Harry, not Harry, please not Harry!”

“Stand aside, you silly girl… stand aside, now.”

“Not Harry, please no, take me, kill me instead.”

“This is my last warning.”

“Not Harry! Please… have mercy… have mercy… Not Harry! Not Harry! Please ¨I’ll do anything…”

“Stand aside. Stand aside, girl!”

He could have forced her away from the crib, but it seemed more prudent to finish them all…

The green light flashed around the room and she dropped like her husband.

Voldemort murdering Lily Potter, after twice offering her the chance to live.  

So Snape asked for Mercy, and Voldemort was clearly willing to grant Snape his request, because he murdered an unarmed James Potter without a second thought, but he twice offered Lily the chance to live.

 

Hogwarts Library, 1977

“Oi, Evans-”

“Piss off, Black, I’m studying.”

(Taken by Sirius Black while “Evans Watching” because James was too distracted by “how-beautiful-and-wonderful-and-amazing-and-o-my-god-half-our-children-would-be-her”.)

Honestly, the whole “Snape was totally a meninist” or the “Snape’s whole backstory was that he was ‘friendzoned’” posts are REALLY starting to bother me.

I don’t love Snape. I think the way he treated Neville was absolutely inexcusable. I think he did a lot of horrible things. 

But:

  • Snape was in love with Lily Evans, but he never told her that
  • He never made a move on her
  • He never asked her out
  • He never tried to kiss her
  • He wasn’t “friendzoned.” Lily never knew how he felt.
  • He didn’t give Harry those memories so that Harry would feel sympathetic towards him. 
  • He gave Harry those memories so that Harry could 1) Understand why Dumbledore trusted Snape and 2) So that Harry would understand he needed to die in order to defeat Voldemort. 
  • Lily Evans was the only person (except for maybe Dumbledore) who ever actually cared about him
  • It’s strongly implied that Snape was abused or, at the very least, neglected, as a very young child.

I’m not defending all of his actions. But I do wish people would understand his motivation, and I really wish people would stop making posts like “Harry! Name your child after me! I was friendzoned by your mother!”

That’s not what happened. Snape was friends with Lily as a child. He fell in love with her. He didn’t tell her. He didn’t try to get her to date him. He loved her. He became a bad friend. He betrayed her. He regretted it. He tried to save her life. He failed. He tried to protect her child. He wanted to protect Harry for Lily’s sake. He wanted to at least partially make up for the way he treated Lily. That was his motivation, not “he was friendzoned.”

He isn’t a good person. He isn’t a bad person. He’s a person. A human being. That’s why Harry named his child Albus Severus– because the world is not divided into good people and Death Eaters. That’s something Harry didn’t learn for a long time. That’s what Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape taught him. Harry wanted his children to understand something he himself struggled with-: good and evil are not always easy to see. Bravery does not always equal kindness. Unkindness does not always equal cruelty. Look at J.K’s characters, like Draco, Dumbledore, Snape, Sirius, and Ron, and you will see that is a major theme. PEOPLE ARE NOT HEROES OR VILLAINS. PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE. THEY HAVE BOTH GOOD AND BAD QUALITIES. THAT IS ONE OF THE MAJOR POINTS OF THE ENTIRE SERIES. 

You don’t have to like or respect Snape as a person, but please understand him as a character.