"How come she married him?" Harry asked miserably, "She hated him!"
"Nah, she didn't," said Sirius.
↳ obsessive lily disorder by procrastinator-starting2moro (bonus round) [x]
i tried animating james and lily’s wedding photo.
this is really messy and not fluid at all (cus i only did 4 frames),but besides that i kinda like how james turned out. lily on the other hand… not so much lol. still haven’t figured out her face.
i’ll try doing this again when i’ve got more patience for more that 4 frames lol.
“Lily, take Harry and go! It’s him! Go! Run! I’ll hold him off!”
Hold him off, without a wand in his hand!… He laughed before casting the curse…
The green light filled the cramped hallway, it lit the pram pushed against the wall, it made the banisters glow like lighting rods, and James Potter fell like a marionette whose strings were cut…
He could hear her screaming from the upper floor, trapped, but as long as she was sensible, she, at least, had nothing to fear… He climbed the steps, listening with faint amusement to her attempts to barricade herself in… She had no wand upon her either… How stupid they were, and how trusting, thinking that their safety lay in friends, that weapons could be discarded even for moments…
He forced the door open, cast aside the chair and boxes hastily piled against it with one lazy wave of his wand… and there she stood, the child in her arms. At the sight of him, she dropped her son into the crib behind her and threw her arms wide, as if this would help, as if in shielding him from sight she hoped to be chosen instead…
“Not Harry, not Harry, please not Harry!”
“Stand aside, you silly girl… stand aside, now.”
“Not Harry, please no, take me, kill me instead—”
“This is my last warning—”
“Not Harry! Please… have mercy… have mercy… Not Harry! Not Harry! Please—I’ll do anything…”
“Stand aside. Stand aside, girl!”
He could have forced her away from the crib, but it seemed more prudent to finish them all…
The green light flashed around the room and she dropped like her husband. The child had not cried all this time. He could stand, clutching the bars of his crib, and he looked up into the intruder’s face with a kind of bright interest, perhaps thinking that it was his father who hid beneath the cloak, making more pretty lights, and his mother would pop up any moment, laughing—
He pointed the wand very carefully into the boy’s face: He wanted to see it happen, the destruction of this one, inexplicable danger. The child began to cry: It had seen that he was not James. He did not like it crying, he had never been able to stomach the small ones whining in the orphanage—
And then he broke. He was nothing, nothing but pain and terror.
- Godric’s Hollow, October 31, 1981
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