Today is Michael's Harry Potter Blogfest! We had to write a scene during the holiday season featuring any of the Harry Potter characters we wanted. I picked James and Lily and is exactly 500 words.
James Potter tucks his golden snitch into his pocket and grabs a present with flying broomstick wrapping paper from the table. Lily Evans just walked through the portrait hole. “Oy Evans!”
Lily twirls her willow wand, “No need to shout Potter. I’m not deaf.”
“I know. I’m just making sure you can’t use your ‘I didn’t hear you’ excuse today.” James runs a hand through his hair and thrusts the package towards Lily, “I got you something. For Christmas.”
Lily’s green eyes narrow and she pokes her wand at the sloppy bow atop the present. It flops in a rather pathetic matter. “Is it going to explode?”
“I’d never-” James sees the girls face twist in rage and back pedals, “Oh come off it Evans, that was once in first year!”
She glares and her foot taps to the beat of a condemning metronome.
“Okay fine, maybe it was thirteen times but I’ve evolved since then.”
“Have you?” Lily taps her wand against her shoulder. “Will it turn my hair green and silver?”
“It won’t even add gold highlights. I like your hair far too much.”
Lily looks a tad worried, “Is it chocolates filled with love potion then?”
Sirius Black snorts from the red armchair closest to the fire, “He didn’t think of that one, no.”
She must decide James hasn’t the potions skills for she moves on, “Will I get a nose bleed?”
“I’d never harm you.”
“Will I contract Dragon Pox and end up in St. Mungo’s so you can sit at my bedside and act like some knight in Quidditch clad armour?”
James rolls his shoulders and pushes the present under her nose, “I just said it’s not going to hurt you.”
“It won’t dismember, mar, or taint me in anyway? I won’t be angry?”
“I swear on my overly inflated head and Quidditch Captainship.” James holds his hand to his heart.
Lily waits for him to burst into laughter and say it’s all a joke. When he doesn’t, she says “Okay then-”
He grins, “Merry Christmas Evans.”
“Can I finish? I was going to say, if it’s perfectly harmless you won’t mind keeping it.” And with that, Lily Evans turns on her heel and stomps up the girl’s staircase.
Sirius laughs, “Better luck next time mate.”
James chucks the present at his head. “She likes me.”
“Yes and next year you’ll be Head Boy and Girl, she’ll realize she was terribly wrong about you, you’ll fall madly in love, get married and have a kid. People will never forget the beautiful love story of Lily and James Potter.”
James pulls the snitch from his pocket and its wings graze the tips of his fingers. “Our son will be a Quidditch star! There’ll be photos of him all over the Daily Prophet and he’ll be mentioned in books! He’ll be famous. You just wait and see Padfoot. Everybody in the Wizarding world will know his name.”
Sirius palms his face and sighs melodramatically, “I was kidding.”
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