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10th-Apr-2006 11:49 pm
with a flower in her hair
Hello my lovely friends...Thank you for friending ourtrueloveways. Unfortunately, our graphics are still being processed ;D so our actual update is a little late. However, to make up for it, here is a small tidbit of L/J. This does not have the same focus as OTLW will, and it takes place later on in their lives. Our True Love Ways will begin at their birth, and will proceed as such. This is simply a small little one-shot that I wrote to make up for the lateness (:

Sorry and thanks for being patient!

The five of them were sprawled out on the grass, underneath the dappled shade of an oak tree. The scene was almost disgustingly postcard-like, Lily noted, glancing at the red and white gingham blanket that Remus had dug out from his attic. There was a picnic basket lying in the middle of it, and Peter was reaching in for one of the ham-and-cheese sandwiches that Lily had made that morning. Sirius and Remus were tangled up in each other, their faces close, noses brushing once in a while. James was fiddling with a muggle camera, black hair messy as ever and shining in the light of the sun. Lily could hear him muttering, and she was absolutely sure that they were inappropriate words.

Their reunion—which at first had spawned from a few joking comments that Sirius and Lily had made in her journal—had at first been scheduled for once a year, but quickly changed into once a month in the midst of the stress from the War. It was their safe haven: a place where they could pretend that they were still students in Hogwarts, that their lives hadn’t changed and been scarred, that they hadn’t all sobbed at night and dreamt of dark red blood on their fingers, bright lights flashing in front of their eyes.

It wasn’t hard to do: they piled into Lily and James’ backyard and sat there, casting illusion charms to pretend as if they were somewhere far away. It was silly, they knew it, but it was addicting, too. And it was vital. Every time a Dementor approached Lily, she would recall this feeling, the breeze on her neck and the sun on her skin. This sense of sanity that was provided only by the meeting of five close friends.

And, in a little muggle baby-carrier, a tiny little boy with eyes like his mother and hair jet black as a crow. Lily bent over him and smiled, her hand brushing over the smooth, unmarred paleness of his forehead. James called out to her, and she turned, only to be half-blinded by the flash of a camera. Even as bright spots danced in front of her eyes and she pretended to chastise James, her heart swelled with happiness.

This was it. If they had each other, come what may, they could survive anything. There was nothing in the world that could touch them. She laughed, bright and clear, wrapping her arms around James and hugging him tightly. If only this were a moment that could last for eternity, this feeling of peace and contentment. If only they lived like this forever.

Before their next reunion, Lily and James Potter would be dead. Sirius Black would be locked up in Azkaban, Peter Pettigrew pronounced brutally murdered, and Remus Lupin left to pick up the pieces. By the next year, young Harry Potter would carry the scar that would make him famous and seal his fate.
11th-Apr-2006 07:31 am (UTC)
how surprised are you that i am your official First Commenter? :P i just felt it was my duty as official First Fangirl.

so you already know that i LOVE this but i'll say it again: i LOVE this! ♥ even though, Tracey, you've gone and done your trademark kill-CJ-with-the-angst bit, i still adore it.

brilliant. *loves you both*
11th-Apr-2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
Hahahha...how about not at all? ♥ you, Siege.

When I write one-shots, it's like I can't write them correctly unless they're angsty. Oneshots, for me, are all angsty D: What's wrong with me?? And thank you love.

We love you back!!! [I'm speaking for Ary here 'cause I know she feels the same XD]
11th-Apr-2006 10:22 am (UTC)
This piece just makes me excited for OTLW to start!
11th-Apr-2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
Awww, you are such a sweetheart! I wish we could give you an actual update, but alas, we both procrastinated, hahahha. However, trust me when I say that I am just as excited as you are (:!!!
11th-Apr-2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh I loved that!! So sweet and calming and the right at the end....*sighs* Seems like stories are everywhere....you guys starting this, me finally putting up chapter one of my fic....I wonder if I shouldn't create a community for it....would it really make sense to do so? Why am I rambling this in a comment to you???

Basic Gist of Comment: WONDERFUL! I can't wait for it to officially start! ♥ and thanks for listening to me ramble!
12th-Apr-2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Oooh hooray for some chapters of Sarabi!fic [hahha coughprisonseckscough] If you want to make a community I'd say go right on ahead and make one! :D

And I like rambling, so yay! And double yay for being excited about it starting. ♥♥
11th-Apr-2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
So I've said it before in CJ's comments that I'm not a big J/L fan, but I decided to friend the comm, anyway, because she said it would not disappoint.

She was right.

I'll be waiting for the first installment, trust me. The angst has nearly killed me dead, even before the last paragraph, I was sad, because we already know that it all ends and badly at that, but you always hope for a brief moment that it won't. Things will be alright. Wars won't break people apart, and death can be avoided. :(

Again, a lovely little one-shot, and I can't wait for the official start. Especially if you're throwing some R/S into the mix, because OMGFANGIRLSQUEE. :[ I'm such a slasher.
12th-Apr-2006 02:17 am (UTC)
Eee! That is so sweet of you, thanks!! And yes, like I said to Siege [err, CJ XD] earlier in a comment, I'm totally bullocks at writing one-shots that aren't angsty, particularly about angsty subjects. And yes!! I know exactly what you mean about that brief moment. It's like watching a car accident: you wish it would just stop and rearrange itself, but you can't actually do anything about it. ):

Thanks!! And yes, there will be R/S, though not at first...since the first edition is "Pre-Hogwarts" stuff. I didn't use to be a slasher until I read SBP, damn them! Hahahaha, then I fell in love with R/S because honestly, who wouldn't?
12th-Apr-2006 02:30 am (UTC)
I'm the VP for Fangirl CLUB of OTLW!

I Lovveee it and got all teary eyed over it! 'Cause that's what i do with L/J I laugh, cry, get angry, love, and just everything. It's my homeship and am so FLIPPING GLAD you two are doing this.

12th-Apr-2006 02:36 am (UTC)
First things first: I heart your icon XD I don't know why, I just do. Because she looks SO smug.

Second: Aww, thanks Aussie, ♥!! I love L/J too [obviously, hahhaha] so I totally know what you mean by that. And I'm SO thankful that we're doing this, because...it's fun (:

Third: There is no third, I just like doing things in threes...because that's the magical number, yeah? :D
12th-Apr-2006 02:52 am (UTC)
Hee! And your icon. It rocks. really. It made me pause on my flist. I think it's the colors.

*breaks into school house rock*
12th-Apr-2006 02:58 am (UTC)
Hahha :D It's from 8th & Ocean, my new I-shouldn't-watch-this-but-it's-so-addicting show on MTV. It's the one about the models? Hahaha.
12th-Apr-2006 02:41 am (UTC)
You bitches posted this while I was asleep/in class/at rehearsal! *rages* And then it didn't show up on flist. Don't worry as the Molly to your Gred&Forge, I ♥ you anyways (though will send you a Howler for good measure). This was good the first time and I can't wait until the first actual post.

I'm still wicked crazy happy that minus with the help of shoebox helped to inspire this. Cause it's love.
12th-Apr-2006 02:51 am (UTC)
I know, I was afraid I'd forget otherwise!! [and I was kind of afraid people would start getting like 'uhh wtf liars!! D<'] Hahah yeah, hopefully the actual post will be coming soon x_x!!

Don't forget rockstar! :D Without CJ this would not have been possible, and OMG I heart it too. [well I better, if I didn't, it'd be hell to write.]
13th-Apr-2006 01:40 am (UTC)
I eagerly await the actual thing, then. ♥
11th-Dec-2006 10:47 am (UTC)
Wow, can't wait to read the real thing if this is just an apology for being late! I loved the last paragraph. Gave me chills. Off to read the first installment of the real thing.

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