She doesn't love you like I do

Elizabeth knows that Lily doesn't love James, but she does. She could be everything James wanted and more.

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1. The Beginning

James Potter has never been the one to give up but in my opinion he would better off to. My name is Elizabeth Collette and I am the fifth member of the Marauders and totally in love with James Potter.

I met James on the train in our first year. I was looking for an empty spot. I finally find a compartment with one other person in it. I open the door. “Can I join you? Everywhere else is full.”

The boy looks up and grins. He had black hair that would not lay flat and blue eyes that were as pure as the ocean. “Sure.” I go in and put my trunk up and let my cat out of her cage. “I’m James Potter.” He holds out his hand and grins.

“Elizabeth Collette.” She shakes his hand.

Two more boys come in and smile at us. “Can we join?” The black hair boy asks us.

“Sure. The more the merrier.” James tells them.

The black hair one sits next to James and the one with brown hair sat next to me. The black hair one had grey eyes that went into your soul and figured you out in seconds. The one with brown hair had kind brown eyes. I grin at them both. “I’m Elizabeth Collette.”

“Remus Lupin.” The one with brown eyes tells us.

“Sirius Black.” The one with black hair says.

“Nice to meet you two. James Potter.” James tells them and smiles.

Just then two more people come in. A girl with red hair and a guy with greasy black hair. “Can we come in? I know it will be crowded but everywhere else is too.” The girl asks.

James grins and nods. “Sure.” He moves over and pats the seat. The girl comes over and sits down. The guy sits down by me and glares at me. “What’s your name?”

“Lily Evans and this is Severus Snap.” The girl introduces them.

“Nice to meet you.” I say.

“So what house do you all want?” James asks us all. “I want to be in Gryffindor. My whole family has been in that house so I am going to be in it too.”

“My whole family has been in Slytherin.” Sirius says.

“Oh and I thought you were good.” James says

“But I’m hoping to change that. I’m going to be in Gryffindor.” He says proudly.

“Is it important to be in Gryffindor?” I ask.

“You must be a muggleborn. It doesn’t matter that much were you end up, but I would try not to get into Slytherin. They are all the bad guys.” James tells me.

I nod. “Should I be taking notes?” Everyone but Lily and Severus chuckles and I look around and frown. “What did I say?”

Remus moves over to my other side and places a hand on mine. “Don’t worry about this stuff Elizabeth. Just know Gryffindor is for the brave, Hufflepuff is for the loyal, Ravenclaw is for the wise, and Slytherin is for the cunning.” He explains to me.

“Now I really feel like I should be writing this down.” I say and everyone but Severus laughs. I smile and look around. I was never really popular or had friends at my schools at home so it was nice to be included here.

“I would rather be cunning than brave. Brave is just another name for stupidity.” Severus says in a slow deep voice.

“Of course you would. You have the makings of a dark wizard.” Sirius says. “I see guys come through my house all the time.”

“Hey don’t talk to him like that!” Lily stands up and yells.

“Let’s go somewhere else Lily.” Severus says and leave. Lily glares at Sirius and James and leaves.

“Wow…” Sirius says.

“Yeah…” James says and smiles. “That is the girl I’m going to marry.”

We all look at him. “Dude you just met her. You don’t even know her.” Sirius says and sits down.

“I know she is the one for me.” James says and looks at us all. “It was love at first sight.”

“Wow…” I say and giggle. “And I thought I was the only girl in the compartment.” Sirius laughs and holds his hand up. I look at it and then at him. “What are you doing?”

“It’s a high five…” He says slowly. “You put your hand on mine.”

I put my hand on his and he lowers his hand and so I do the same. “Oh… Cool…”

“You are a strange one Elizabeth.” Sirius says. “You know what? Elizabeth is too long. I’m going to call you…. Lizard!”

I groan. “No.”

He grins and nods. “Yes. You are Lizard now.” He looks around. “No one else can call her that either.”

“Lizzie.” James says.

I look at Remus. “What do you want me to call you?” He asks.

“I don’t really care.” I say and shrug.

“Lizbeth?” He asks.

“Lizbeth… Never heard that one. I like it.” I say and smile.

“So we have Lizard, which is the best, Lizzie, and Lizbeth.” Sirius says and grins.

“Do you all get nicknames?” I ask.

“Nope. You are the one with a too long name.” Sirius says.

I roll my eyes. “Fine.” I point at Sirius. “You are star butt.” I point to James. “You are…. Messy butt.” I point at Remus. “And you are…. Remus butt.”

Remus laughs and Sirius pouts. “Star butt?” He asks.

“Sirius is a star so you are star butt.” I explain.

“But why is Remus just Remus butt and I am star butt?” Sirius asks.

“Because I say so.” I says and cross my arms.

“Lizbeth has spoken, so it shall be done.” Remus says and smirks.

James gets on the ground and starts bowing. “Praise Lizzie! All mighty Lizzie.”

I start laughing as Sirius joins him. The door opens and a small pudgy boy comes in. He stops as he sees what is going on. “Um… Should I leave?”

I start laughing more and Remus shakes his head. “No come in. These two are just idoits. Forget about them.”

The boy comes in and sits down. “I’m Peter.”

“I’m Remus butt. This little girl is Elizabeth, but don’t call her that. You have to pick a nickname for her that isn’t Lizard, Lizzie, or Lizbeth. The messy black haired one is James and other one is Sirius, or as Lizbeth calls them, Messy butt and Star butt.” Remus explains.

Peter laughs. “Nice to meet you all.”

The rest of the way we played exploding snaps and joked. I hadn’t this good in years.

When we got to the school, we heard someone calling “First Years! First Years this way.” We looked and saw a giant.

“Woah…” I say and Remus pulls me along. “He is huge.”

“He is only a half-giant.” Remus tells me in a whisper.

“Only half… woah…” I say.

“Only four to a boat.” The half-giant says.

I look at the boys and they were all trying to decide who wasn’t going to go with us. “I’ll just go on another boat…” I offer.

“No way. I saw Peter should. He was the last one in our group. He doesn’t even have a Lizard nickname.” Sirius says.

“That is true. Peter you are voted off of our boat.” James says.

Peter frowns and nods. He goes to another boat. I frown and follow the boys on the boat. “I would have gone on another boat…”

“Nonsense. You are part of this group and deserve to be on the same boat.” James says and grins at me.

I can’t help but grin back.

We get inside and the sorting starts. Sirius was first. Everyone was shocked when he was sorted into Gryffindor. I was second. I got up there and sat down. Professor McGonagall places the hat on my head.

So a muggleborn. Very smart. And loyal. I see that you could be really put into any house. I hear the hat say in my head.

Please put me with my friends. Sirius was put into Gryffindor and I know James and Remus will be in that house. Put me in Gryffindor please. I think to the hat

Are you sure? You could be great in Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff… It says

I’m sure. I want to be with my friends. I tell it.

“Gryffindor!” The hat yells out. I get down and sit by Sirius.

“We got Lizard!”  Sirius yells.

I blush and look down. Remus was next and got into Gryffindor, as did James and Peter.

Soon we were known as the Marauders and causing trouble everywhere we went. In our second year, we found out that Remus was a werewolf. We achieved becoming animagi in our fifth year. James was a stag, Sirius a dog, Peter a rat, and I was a wolf. In the summer between our fourth and fifth year, Sirius finally moved out of his house and into James’. We never knew what went on at Sirius’ house and he never offered up any information so we just moved on. As the years moved on I feel more in love with James as he feel more in love with Lily. It was horrible to see him get rejected again and again. Lily wasn’t right for him. I knew it and I would get James to know it too. 

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