As a rhythmically challenged person, I feel it is only appropriate that I inform you that this was not my choice. I never wanted to compete, but sometimes you have to do things you don't want to. Especially now, I was realizing how true that statement was.
He curled his arm gently around my waist as we took a focused, synchronized breath together. His hair was pushed to the side and his eyes were bright with excitement reflecting back at me from their hazel depths. I sighed, momentarily forgetting about the crowd that was anticipating our next moves. My feet ached in the very tall heels that I'd jammed them into, and I felt a bit uncomfortable in this dress they'd given me, but he didn't seem to mind. I want to feel through you tonight.
"Ready?" His silky voice twisted its way through my ears, floating into my head, making the sound echo a few times. I opened my mouth once, and then closed it. He smirked, obviously enjoying this bit of power he had over me. I narrowed my eyes, and then took another breath.
"As I'll ever be," I joked. My voice resonated with a shaky vibe, I knew I sounded nervous. But I tried desperately to ignore this feeling, trying instead to focus simply on the music that would begin at any moment now.
A FEW MONTHS EARLIER
"Lily, honestly, you're overreacting. Divination is not that hard; with your brain you could sleep through it!" Ryana giggled. I let the corners of my mouth twitch in an attempt to pacify her, which was ironic as she was currently attempting to do just that to me.
I had complained for about two days now just how difficult this class was proving to be. When Professor Dumbledore told me that I had failed to take divination during my third year, as was requirement, I'd been distraught with his demands. I was to take it during my seventh year, and pass it with flying colors if I wished to graduate from the school. Normally, I would defend the professor and reiterate the numerous attributes that made him a great man, but this was ludicrous!
"I don't want to take it, Ry!" I groaned as I thought about how horribly annoying the professor was, and how I couldn't be like everyone else and just 'open my mind'. Plus those third year boys are annoyingly persistent in staring at the older girl. I shuddered, and let the weight of my head overtake me and I sank onto the table, pushing my plate and the other foods forward.
"Hey, watch it!" Mindy Rhodes cried as some chicken almost toppled onto her lap. I felt Ryana stiffen and I relaxed. I could always count on Ryana to diminish the hostility with just a tad bit more of her own.
"Keep your hair on," Ry hissed. She reached out and made sure all of the plates were well balanced on the table before continuing to consult me.
"I just want to skip this entire year and zoom into my adult life! I want to be away from classes, tedium, and him!" I let my index finger point at James Potter, who was sitting with Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew. My eyes opened briefly to see Potter beaming over at my reference of him, keen as mustard.
"He's not so bad, Lily," Ry tried to inform me, but I ignored her choosing to instead focus on eating the remainder of my pecan pie. When dinner ended, we shot up off of the bench and raced to the common room. After supper was usually my favorite time of day before the competition started.
After two hours or so of visiting with my other Gryffindor friends, I walked slowly up the stairs to the dormitory and prepared to have a peaceful night. But as I opened the door to the seventh year girls' dormitory, I was greeted by a very surprising, borderline disturbing sight.
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Adoration by LilyMaria
Chapter 2 : I Confess--I Was Desperate
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"Well," I sighed. "This is unexpected!"
James had the nerve to laugh like a git while I looked from both their faces and wondered how one could possibly find it possible to declare adoration for one person, and then get caught snogging their best mate. He ran a hand through his hair and looked awkwardly from me to Emily.
"Oh! Lily, I'm so sorry. This must be really weird. Er, James could you maybe..." Emily hinted to him leaving the room and therefore the conversation, but James remained oblivious, choosing to sit down on the closest bed instead, mine
"Whatever, just could you refrain from snogging while I'm within sight?" I asked, wanting this whole evening to end so I could sleep and prepare for the following day. I was going to try and appeal my divination course, as I didn't see it as a suitable class to be taught.