i solemnly swear that i am up to no good
first ever manip i know it’s not great
♥ JILY WEEK→ Day One: Childhood/Hogwarts
None of us are who we were at age eleven or age fifteen or age seventeen. We are constantly changing, constantly evolving, constantly reinventing ourselves.
And thank Merlin for that, especially in the case of James Potter and Lily Evans. As far as first impressions go, theirs wasn’t the greatest.
They met at age eleven. He thought she was pretty with that red hair- he’d never seen hair like that before- but boy was she uptight. She thought he was cute if you didn’t count the hair- she’d never seen hair so messy before- but talk about an ego.
When they were fifteen things hadn’t changed much. She still loathed the way he jinxed people for no reason and made fun of her best friend. But there was something about the way he laughed with his friends and the fact that he’d do anything for them. And every time he smiled she had to berate herself for thinking that maybe she might possibly fancy the git. He still thought she was a stuck up swot and she could do with some time away from that greasy-headed git. But the way she helped the younger students with their homework and made sure Remus got the notes after every class he missed made James sure she was someone he wanted to know better. And when she smiled and flipped her hair it made him feel all warm inside and Merlin did he fancy her.
By the time they were seventeen everything had changed. Not just the two of them but the world they lived in. He wasn’t quite as arrogant and she wasn’t nearly as uptight. There was a war going on outside the stone walls of Hogwarts and they were both scared. But he realized that he loved her and she realized that she loved him. And whatever was going on outside Hogwarts could wait because they had each other for now and that was enough.
"Now, yer mum an’ dad were as good a witch an’ wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy an’ Head Girl at Hogwarts in their day!"
I can never go too long without drawing Lily and James
from afar || a jily playlist
from shouted insults and casual hexes to lazy mornings and gentle touches to clinging to each other because everything else is falling to pieces
from afar - vance joy // a daydream away - all time low // i wanna be yours - arctic monkeys // you - the pretty reckless // ho hey - the lumineers // you’ve got the love - florence + the machine // together - the fray // offering - the avett brothers // vanilla twilight - owl city // something i need - onerepublic
james, lily, and matching halloween costumes because drawing them as actual zombies seemed unnecessarily morbid
#CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THIS#HOW SHE CALLS OUT HIS NAME#THINKING THAT HE’S STILL ALIVE#AND THAT HE’LL COME AND HELP HER#AND SHE’S SO SCARED#AND SHE KNOWS THAT SHE’S ABOUT TO DIE#AND SHE’S YELLING FOR HIM#BECAUSE HE WOULD ALWAYS PROTECT HER#AND I AM SOBBING#WHYYYYYYYYYY
He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart can require time.