||[May. 23rd, 2006|08:40 am]
Up To No Good- A (Recruiting) Marauder Era RP
Lily pulled on her black hat inside the limo, her face like stone. Petunia had offered to help with LIly's makeup, but she didn't feel right. It would just smear from crying. She put on her face as the limo came to a hault outside the cemetary. Lily got out under the umbrella and followed her father to the place where her mother would be left to rest.
As she walked a small group of people walked out from behind a large tree. It seemed odd that so many people just suddenly appeared from behind a tree.
Lily didn't notice, her eyes too focused on the ground. She watched as people began to gather, taking seats around the coffin. Lily took a seat in front, next to her father who still held the umbrella above them.
James, Sirius, Remus, Peter, Dumbledore, Frank, Arthur, Molly, and many more people from Hogwarts all stood in a group in the back. James started to walk up the center but Dumbledore grabbed his shoulder and pulled him back, shaking his head. He wanted so bad to run up and wrap his arms around Lily. But he knew that wouldn't do. So instead, he had to stand there and cry by himself.
Lily listened to the preacher, barely able to hear anything. She'd said goodbye, but the tears kept flowwing. She couldn't stop their assult down her cheeks. She stared at the white rose in her hand, not wanting to say goodbye again. And she hated herself for not being able to tell her mother so in the first place. Maybe she didn't belong at Hogwarts.
James had been fearing she would come back to the muggles. That someday she would leave Hogwarts thinking she felt more at peace with the muggles then with the witches and wizards that loved her so. Not for himself, but for the world. She made the wizarding world a better place. If only she truely knew. He watched her cry, holding a white rose, and started to shudder slightly. Sirius, Remus, and Peter stood around him, stone cold, except for Peter who was looking very sad, and watching the ceremony go on.
"Ashes to ashes, dust to dust." The preacher said, ending the ceremony. Lily stood, kissing the rose then tossing it into the grave as her mother was lower down into it. She sighed, "Good bye mom." And she walked past, letting others throw trinkets and what not into the grave. She finally looked up, and her eyes connected with James'
James stood in the wind with everyone around him. His eyes locked with hers, tears still running down his face.
Lily resisted the urge to run into his arms, and instead walked slowly over to the group. She looked at them all, trying to avoid James
They all half smiled and James watched as she went to the others first before him. He thought this kind of strange and scrunched his forehead slightly as she made her way towards him.
She finally had to face him, softly smiling at him, "Thank you James. For you letters and for being here. It means the world to me."
He half smiled and looked into her eyes, "I'm really sorry Lily. How are you holding up?"
She shrugged, "I...I'm holding up. My dad's worse. I don't know how he'd do it without us here."
"I'm sure your keeping him going. Hows your sister?" He asked, still a little confused why she hadn't touched him yet.
She shrugged again, "She and mom weren't too close, but she's talking with Vernon about it I guess." She said, pointing out the portly man.
James half smiled, "Looks like a winner."
She nodded, "He's alright. Works for a drill company."
James nodded slightly. Vernon looked over at the group and sneered slightly and James half recoiled, "Does he know we are all magical and such?"
She nodded, "He knows, but doesn't talk about it. He blames me for my mother's death, just like Petunia does."
James' expression turned to a frown and he grumbled slightly, "Jerk..." Was all he could manage and looked back at Lily, "Sorry..." He said quietly.
She shrugged, rocking on her heels, "It's ok." She said softly. "I don't blame them. They have a reason."
Now he did look at her strangely, "They do? And what reason is that?" He asked somewhat suspiciously.
She sighed, "When she died, the coroner couldn't pin point a cause. It was almost like the life had been sucked out of her."
Dumbledore's ear suddenly seemed to perk up slightly and he stepped over, "Miss Evans I just wanted to say that I am truely sorry for your loss. I hope if there is anything more that I can do for you, you will ask."
She nodded, "Just the work for the term. I think Christmas at home will be good for my family."
He nodded and smiled as genuinely as ever, "Of course Miss Evans. It will be done as requested." He nodded slightly and started pushing the rest of the group back to where they had come from. Everyone but James that is.
Lily looked at him once more, "How's Quidditch?"
He shrugged this time, "Eh, quidditch. We lost the other day. But we are still in the led, so whatever."
She nodded, "That's good." She was sick of the small talk. "Listen James, I don't think I can come back this term."
He had been dreading this part, "Yeah...so I read." He wasn't being mean, just sad. He was going to miss her, very much, but he did understand, "I understand Lily. I really do. You need to be with your family and all, but....it's just not gonna be the same without you is all."
She nodded, "I know what you mean. But I can't abandon them now. I'll see how things are after Christmad. Maybe come back then,"
He half smiled, "Do what you can Evans. I'll still be here for you. So will everyone else."
She nodded, turning to hear her father calling her name. "I'd better go. We've got people coming to the house."
He didn't want her to leave and he frowned again, giving her a sad look. She hadn't touched him once this entire time. He decided to make the first move and gave her a hug.
She leaned into him, fresh tears falling from her eyes, "You shouldn't have done that James." She whispered into his shoulder.
He half smiled and whispered, "I know." He kissed her cheek and let her go.
She pushed back, "Be safe, and don't meet anyone else. Please."
He cocked his head sideways, "Meet anyone else?"
She nodded, "Please, promise."
He smiled his best smile, "I promise Lily. I'm yours and no one elses. That I can swear."
She nodded again, turning to leave. "See ya." She said over her shoulder, going to her father's side
He half waved, "See ya." And he watched her walk over to her father's side.
He ushered her into the limo, and closed the door. Through the tinted windows she could see him. She smiled and sat back, feeling a little better.
He watched the limo drive off into the distance and over to the large tree. He leaned his back against the tree and slide down it onto the ground. Just then, the rain started to fall.