The life and death of Lily Potter née Evans

The life story of Lily potter née Evans

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3. Years at Hogwarts

At the age of eleven, she went to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where she was sorted into Gryffindor house. She became quite skilled at Potions and maby Charms, attracting the attention of Professor Horace Slughorn, who made her a member of his Slug Club.

                                                                                             Lily being sorted 
In her fifth year, Lily stood up for her then best friend, Severus Snape when he was being bullied by James Potter, whom she considered to be an arrogant toe-rag. She had addressed James by his surname Potter and James himself having called Lily by her surname Evans and attempted to stop his bullying. Snape snapped out at her in his humiliation, calling her a "Mudblood."  Severus begged for Lily's forgiveness and she, in turn, asked him if he still intended to join the Death Eaters. When he did not deny this, Lily realised that Snape did not understand what was wrong with the Death Eaters.

                                                                                               Lily in her fith year
This led to a parting of ways between Lily and Snape, as the former had already become dismayed by Snape's fascination with the Dark Arts, and his friendship with his Slytherin house-mates Mulciber and Avery, both of whom were aspiring Death Eaters. 
By Lily's fifth year, James was repeatedly asking her out, but she refused him, calling him an "arrogant toe-rag  because he bullied other students, particularly Severus Snape. James's best friend Sirius Black later commented that James could not resist showing off and making a fool of himself whenever she was around. Lily did not, however, hate James. While she did not approve of his bullying, she did admire how James stood up for his friends and other people who were cruelly treated by Snape's aspiring-Death Eater friends.
During their seventh year, James matured enormously, proving himself to be responsible and brave. This led to her finally agreeing to go out with him; and Lily's attraction to him grew into genuine affection and eventually love. The young couple were chosen to be Head Boy and Head Girl.
In late 1977, Lily and James had a devastating first meeting with Petunia and her fiancé, Vernon Dursley, which presumably took place over Christmas break, as they were both still at Hogwarts. When Vernon tried to impress James with his car, James in turn boasted of his own material wealth, and a row started to happen. The evening ended with both Vernon and Petunia storming out of the restaurant and Lily bursting into tears.
Petunia was married by the end of 1977. Though Lily and James were invited to the wedding, Petunia refused to have Lily as a bridesmaid, upsetting her deeply. At the reception, Vernon would not talk to James, but described him as "some magician" within his earshot.

                                                                                            Lily after being sorted             

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