Summary: Dumbledore has a very good idea. True, it may be termed as 'illegal,' but when it concerns the happiness and futures of two sixth-years, James Potter and Lily Evans, 'illegal' isn't really important, is it? His portraits agree.
And while it could be said that two inexperienced students should never be responsible for a mass construction project and the hosting of an international festival... well, the teachers of Hogwarts have never really paid attention to propreity, have they?
Summary: James wasn't good for Lily. She knew that. But sometimes, it's not that easy.
Summary: Its the day of Lily's wedding, and she hopes that she will finally get to talk to her sister. Things happen, and tears are spilled. Will Lily tell her husband the truth?
Summary: Lily Evans just finished her last exam at Hogwarts and contemplates her life. Meanwhile, James Potter is contemplating his own life, with her.
Summary: If you're looking for the usual James-loves-Lily-but-Lily-hates-James storyline, then this isn't it. The thing is, Lily doesn't hate James at all, he can just be annoying at the best of times. As she comes to realise why she doesn't hate him, it leads to the famous love we all know about. Set against the backdrop of a warring magical world where nothing is certain, can James and Lily hold onto each other and fight?
UPDATE August 08: It's FINISHED! Thank you so much to all those who have read and reviewed this story, I have loved your support. i hope there are still people out there who are willing to read it. Keep an eye out for more stories by me! UPDATE February '08: I have changed the chapter names of some of the 'Defied' chapters, to make this fit and to make it more plausible, as I see the 'thrice defying' of Voldemort as happening when James and Lily are part of the Order of the Phoenix.
UPDATE 20th September: I have altered my facts in the chapter 'Once Defied' as I made mistakes in the ages of James and Lily. It didn't matter so much in this chapter but had annoying repercusions for future chapters. It should all now be correct.
‘Love and hate are quite similar when you think about it,’ James said thoughtfully.
‘What do you mean?’ Lily asked.
‘You can’t hate someone for no reason without loving them a little,’ he said.
Lily rolled her eyes. ‘That’s stupid,’ she said.
‘No it’s not. Why do you think guys tease girls they like? Most people use hate to hide the fact that they really love someone.’
Lily didn’t say anything, so James continued. ‘After all, love is really just hate with a smile.’
Lily Evans hated James Potter. She always had, and thought she always would. But people change. Opinions change. Sometimes the line between right and wrong blurs … as well as the line between love and hate.
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Summary: "Remus Lupin thinks his life would be easier if James didn't smile so much."
James Potter's smile has been getting Remus into a lot of trouble recently. And, strangely, Lily Evans is usually involved in someway. A short, sweet romance about how Lily and James really got together, told in five chapters from Remus' point of view.
Summary: Seventh year brings many changes for James, Lily, and their friends; they learn to grow up, to make decisions and choose sides. But first and most important for James - how can he convince Lily to give him a chance? The Marauders try to aid him, Snape tries to thwart him, and Lily, well, is just trying to figure out what's going on.
Summary: Sequel to A Different Kind of Love: Lily's response to James' letter saying he loves her.
Part of me wants to say, please, let’s just be friends and forget what we’ve written to each other—these moments are too precious to risk spoiling them. But I know enough of the world to know that time is a one-way street. Forward is the only direction we can go.
Summary: Lily Evans has problems. She sleepwalks, (and always ends up in strange places) she is disorganised, flunking Arithmancy, and, to her dismay, was made Head Girl. There is also the problem of James Potter, who refuses to stop asking her out. Will she ever pull herself together enough to give him a chance?
Summary: Lily just wants the perfect last year at Hogwarts. James just wants Lily to finally agree to go out with him. What will happen? Will she change her mind, and if she does, why the change?
Summary: Lily discovers there is more to Remus Lupin than she thought, and more to James as well. Will love conquer her hate for James? Can one summer of letters change some one completely? Or will it be to late...
From Lily's POV
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Summary: When love prevails, no evil can divide it or poison the purest of feelings. Nor can it destroy the utmost defiance.
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Summary: It's James Potters and Lily Evan's Seventh Year at Hogwarts. James is determined to finally win over Lily's heart, but there are two problems. The first is that she still hates him, and the second is he already has a girlfriend. What's a guy to do?
Severus and Lily: the best of friends. That is, until one mistake too many destroys their relationship seemingly beyond repair. Still, Snape hangs onto the past, hoping that he might change Lily's mind, that he might earn her forgiveness.
"Did you think I was only mad because you called me 'Mudblood' more than a year ago? Well I guess some memories are slipping through the cracks! And did you think I was going to forgive you for those other things, which you’ve so conveniently forgotten?” Lily scoffed, raising her eyebrows. “Some things are unforgivable.”
James/Lily (and unrequited Snape/Lily). Rating for language.
Summary: The night before Lily's wedding day proves to be a tide of different emotions. As she ponders the upcoming events of the next day, Lily realises she cannot marry James without making one last decision.
Summary: COMPLETE. When trying to decide who might be worse - the Weasley twins or James and Sirius - the Fat Lady retells a story about overhearing James' confession to Lily. One-shot.
Summary: Lily Evans, Head Girl, has never been reckless. She has been reliable and careful, thinking through everything before making decisions. But when she recklessly takes on a challenge by Amelia Lance to see who can make James Potter fall for her by the Easter holidays, her life goes from orderly to complicated. However, Lily thinks she's got it under control. After all, this is James Potter, the boy who, at least, used to like her and ask her out. Winning this challenge should be child’s play, right?
It's amazing how wrong a girl can be...
Summary: “I’m willing to die for this war but I’m not willing to sacrifice my life for it! And maybe you don’t understand, but it’s not the same thing, James; it’s not the same thing!”
In the middle of the first war against Voldemort, James and Lily Potter's world is crumbling in around them. Will their marriage crumble as well? *one-shot*
Summary: Lily Potter spends her days waiting -- waiting for what will or will not come.