Date: 3rd September, 1975Li
Character(s): James Potter, Lily Evans, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Marlene McKinnnon, Lucius Malfoy, Narcissa Black
Summary: After a long potions lesson the 7th year students find out they have a major project to work on in pairs.
ly Evans found herself heading towards the library after their potions lesson. Not only had she been given a lovely potions partner to work with they were also given their first major assignment of the year. They had been warned that the work was just going to get more difficult now that they were preparing for NEWTs. Unfortunately Professor Slughorn had quite the sense of humor that day. They were given a project to work in pairs and her partner had been none other then Sirius Black himself. Just great, she didn’t get the master, she got the mutt. She would shake her head as her light footsteps led her towards the library. They would need a few tomes in the Restricted section since they were each given a different potion to research. Li
ly was horrified to find out that her partner was Sirius Black himself. Ever since their first year she could never remember ever seeing Sirius Black within the confines of the Library. Did he even know where it was? She wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t. But despite all that she had told him to meet her there. Lily hadn’t waited for him; he seemed quite busy ribbing James for his misfortune when it had come to lab partners. And he hadn’t seemed too interested in what she had to say. She even doubted he’d show up, which meant she would be working alone on most of the project. Something she wasn’t looking forward to in the least. Fi
nally she had reached the large oak doors that held all the knowledge one would want to gain – the Library. Reaching for the handle she pulled the door open, slipping inside the vast room. A smile would grace her perfect lips as long lashes fluttered closed over emerald eyes. She would take a deep breath, inhaling the scent of old tomes – her favorite smell in all the world. Lashes would flutter open to gaze around the high ceiling room. Tall book stakes would be found everywhere. She had to duck her head as a book came flying passed her to go b back into its proper place. This had been her favorite place in the castle and she would come here often when she had free time. Walking to the back corner of the room, weaving in and out of the shelves she would find herself in a deserted corner of the Library, close to the Restricted section. Lily would throw her satchel on the table, taking a seat in one of the chairs. Reaching inside the bag she would pull out her notes from that day’s lesson. Pe
ering over her cursive she would review the assignment at hand before she pulled out a few pieces of parchment, her ink well, and her eagle feathered quill. She would scribble down an online of exactly what needed to be done for the assignment. Reaching up she would pull out the hair tie holding up her crimson locks so that they would fall down her back in waves. With a shake of her head they would bounce around before settling. Lily would reread what she had just written down on the parchment. Unconsciously she would bite down on the end of her quill in thought. A habit she had developed over the years.Gl
ancing towards the side her emerald gaze would fall on Madam Pince herself. She offered the aging woman a smile. She had always adored Madam Pince and would talk to the woman from time to time. Some would suggest Lily had always had special treatment from the librarian. Whether that was true or not she couldn’t say but she hadn’t found anything wrong with the woman. Of course Lily had heard stories from the other students but she never believed them. “Lily dear we’ve received some new charms books today. I’ve got them behind my desk for you if you’d like to take a look at them.”
“I’ll come round later to see. Thank you Madam Pince, I might need your help locating a few books later.”“Quite alright dear. I’ll be running around the library for a few moments but I should be back at my desk shortly. Good day Ms. Evans.”Li
ly smiled at the retreating woman’s back. She still couldn’t understand how just a nice lady could be so misconstrued. A slight shrug of her shoulders would be given as she heard the distinct shushing in the distance."This is a library! Keep your voices down!”We
ll maybe she was coddled by the school’s librarian but only because she was pleasant to the old woman. There wasn’t anything wrong with being friendly. Still no sign of Black of course though and she was about to give up hope he’d even show up. Then again she had situated herself at a table that hadn’t been in view of the door. Lily usually found herself in this corner but Black wouldn’t know about that, would he? A sigh would escape those lips; he would get an ear full later. There was no way she was going to work on this project by herself, none at all.