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From The Life and Times by Jewels5

“Sometimes, she thought that if she stepped off the Astronomy Tower, she would just float away.

He could not remember the last time he’d looked before taking a leap.

She believed in God.

He smoked too much.

She had her first kiss in a sun-soaked garden at the age of fifteen.

He lost his virginity to a girl named Sarah at the age of fifteen.

She wanted to write.

He wanted to play Quidditch.

She thought she was in love and disliked the fact.

He knew he was in love and positively hated it.

She smiled and laughed a great deal.

He did, too.

She was dramatic.

He was dynamic.

She was precise.

He was impulsive.

She excelled in diplomacy.

He excelled in diplomacy, but often resorted to throwing punches instead.

She served seven detentions in as many years.

He served seventy four.

She thought he was barking mad.

He thought she was positively insane.

Whatever else this may turn out to be, it is first and foremost a love story. It is the story of how a boy and a girl came to be- and then realize that they were- in love with one another. You see, it is probable that falling in love was the most important thing that they ever accomplished, and they accomplished a number of quite important things. He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart can require time.”


One of the best introduction of the characters I’ve ever read.

Chapeau.

First Year:

“I asked out Evans again,” a forlorn James announced to Sirius and Remus.

“Well that explains the lack of eyebrows,” Sirius smirked.

“What! I didn’t even realise,” James groaned.

“That girl’s already far too sneaky for you,” Remus added, chuckling.

Seventh Year:

“I asked out Evans again,” James said, leaning back onto the pillows of his four poster bed.

“Oh Merlin, I thought you’d grown out of this,” Remus groaned.

“Are all body parts still in tact? Is a trip to Pomfrey recquired?” Sirius smirked.

“No,” James said in a quiet voice.

“What?” Remus asked, shocked. “You- you mean…”

“He couldn’t…”

“How?”

The day that James asked Lily out, and she said yes. 

Seemingly out of nowhere, a tall boy with messy black hair appeared somewhere just behind Marlene.  James Potter-for that was who it was-pushed past everyone else and in one simple, graceful, and utterly shattering motion punched Nicolai Mulciber square in the jaw.
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The Life and Times by Jewels5

still the best character introduction though

The Life and Times by itreallyatemyhand

Chapter 7 – Failures of Courage

(Lily Evans LearnsJames Potter Smokes Too Much)

James looked at her carefully. In the dying torchlight andartificial moonshine, Lily Evans seemed just about perfect, and James knew what he wanted, but he also knew that this would be the last time in a very long time that she would sit so close if he told her the truth just now. Instead, he quiet safely said: “Well what do you want me to say?”

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Whatever else this may turn out to be, it is first and foremost a love story. It is the story of how a boy and a girl came to be—and then to realize that they were—in love with one another. You see, it is probable that falling in love was the most important thing they ever accomplished, and they accomplished a number of quite important things. He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart can require time.   [x]