James frowned and apologized by kissing her. With a flick of his wand, music swayed in the breeze, and they danced, until they were interrupted by Snape's curse.
"Expelliarmus!" he shouted.
James was thrown back and collided with the ramparts as his wand flew in Lily's direction. His head hit the edge and flopped down onto his shoulder. She ran over to him and felt a lump growing where his head had been hit.
"I wish you would stop running away from me, my delicate, little flower," Snape whispered coming up next to her.
Lily turned on him, feeling a rage more powerful than she had ever felt before. Snape took a step back, as if sensing her anger.
"Get out of here," she ordered in a deadly hiss.
Snape ignored her, and took a step forward and placed a hand lightly on her shoulder. Her temper flared, and before she knew what she was doing, she wrenched out her wand.
"STUPEFY!" she screamed.
Her spell forced him backwards and lifted him off his feet. Snape flew through the open doorway and with heard him tumble down the stairs. Feeling satsfied, Lily looked back at James. Lily raised her wand once more and muttered, "Ennervate." He looked up at her.
"What happened?" he asked groggily.
"Snivellus hexed you, and I Stunned him," Lily explained. "The way your heads looking, I'd best haul you back to the Hospital Wing."
She picked up James' invisibilty cloak and threw it over one arm, as she offered him her other hand and pulled him up, bringing his arm over her shoulder. When they were at the bottom of the stairs, Snape was lying a few feet away. He looked pretty beat up. His legs were pointing out at odd angles, and a tiny trickle of blood was forming a tiny pool below his nose. Lily's lips thinned, then she looked at James.
"Should we bring him? After all he's done to us in the past two days?" she inquired.
James looked at his rival, lying on the floor. Then he made his decision.
"I guess we should," he answered. Lily looked at him incredulously. "We should because what if we do? Someone could find him and ask him who did this. He'll accuse one of us in an attempt to get you."
"Fine, we'll take him," Lily conceeded. "But I'm not touching him."
James pulled out his wand with his free hand and said, "Mobilicorpus."
Snape's body rose from the ground and floated in front of them, as they walked down to the Hospital Wing in silence.
"I knew you missed me!" Sirius exclaimed as Lily and James trudged in, the latter moving Snape forward.
"Yes, Padfoot, I left, and Snivellus here made sure I came back," he commented.
"Should we wake Madam Pomfrey?" Lily asked. "Or just slide these two into bed?"
"Just put them in bed," Sirius said. "She's coming back in here to make me drink some more of that foul potion."
James gave his wand a little wave and Snape landed on a bed at the end of the ward. Lily brought James over to the empty one next to Sirius and helped him in. As she glanced down to the end of the ward, she got an idea. She got out her wand again and whispered, "Furnunculus." The hex hit it's mark, but the victim, who was still unconcious, made no noise. The two Marauders looked at her, their mouths agape.
"Well, I'd better go," she announced, pretending nothing had happened. "Unless you want me to stay, then I'll be forced to hex myself."
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