The Marauders

This is the story of Harry's parents and how everything fell into place.

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14. Pro and Con

Lily's POV

"Lily," Marlee began, "I just can't believe he did that! He just scooped you right up and well...you know."

I laid on my bed while Marlee caught a quaffle repeatedly and paced back and forth. In the time between last class and dinner, we had 20 minutes to kill.

"Yes I very well know. I don't know if I can ever go near a broom stick again now." I sighed.

"Can't say I blame you, Evans." She remarked casually.

I shot straight up and looked at her.

"Really...Evans?" I asked disbelievingly.

"What? I'm trying it out. No good?" She shrugged.

"No good." I laid back down and closed my eyes.

"Why can't it be so simple? James obviously likes me, but so does Sam. Why can't I just pick one?" I balanced my hands back and forth like scales.

"Well," She plopped down onto my bed next to me and held the ball tight in her lap, "we could do a pro-cons chart."

"A what?" I asked sitting up again.

"A pro-cons chart. Here, let me show you." She grabbed a loose leaf of parchment, a quill, and a bottle of ink and drew a line down the center.

She scribbled James' name on the right side and Samuel's on the left.

"Okay, so what's something good about James?" She asked.

"He likes me." I added.

She wrote on his side, 'Pro: likes you'

"That's good, now what is good about Sam?"

"Very good looking." I smirked and she giggled, writing it on his side.

"Now a con about James."

"Rude sometimes."

"Okay, a con about Sam."

"I don't know him that well to give a con." I explained.

"Well, there you have it. You go with Sam." She smiled.

"What?" I asked.

"Because you can't think of a con." She smiled and jumped of the bed.

"You're right!" I exclaimed.

"Oh I know dear."

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