Chapter One: Lily and James
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, and after writing these first few chapters, I'm glad I don't. I don't think I would've survived killing all these people.
Author's Note: Okay, I have a list of thirty pairings, and families who had to look at a person they loved for the last time. If anyone has any requests I'll add them to my lists. I have a lot, everything from Lily/James to Cedric/Cho to Rowena and Helena. Read and Review please!
"Lily, take Harry and go! It's him! Go! Run! I'll hold him off!" James yelled, pushing Lily towards the stairs. Lily ran up, clutching Harry in arms. She took one last look at her husband, a desperate look. She had to tell him!
Lily tried to tell him he was an idiot for trying to fight Voldemort without a wand. 'There's still a chance to grab it! Still a chance to run!' she wanted to scream at him. She tried to glare at him, but couldn't manage it. She couldn't leave him with that look.
Lily tried to tell him he was still an arrogant bullying toerag. He still made her angry to no end, and he still looked down on others. He would still hex Severus if he had the chance. He still looked at her with that smug grin he had the first time he asked her out.
Lily tried to tell him that she was sorry she didn't say yes until now. If she had just realized that he was one she was going to marry, they could've had so much longer together. They could've held hands in the corridors at Hogwarts more, and snogged in broom closets longer, told Sirius off longer... loved him longer.
Lily tried to tell him how brave he was. He was willing to die for her. For Harry. He cared more about their lives than his pain. She wanted so badly to tell him that she would rather die than know that she had to live without him.
Lily tried to tell him that she loved him, more than anything. She wanted him to know how much she wanted to stay with, right there, and die by his side. If it was any child but Harry in her arms, she knew she would've. She loved him, so much.
James stared at her, and when he was sure she had no time left, he nodded at her, eyes full of love and hope. Hope that she might survive and protect their son. Hope that she might be able to tell him how much he loved them.
He turned from her then. James knew it was the most painful thing he would ever do, and he knew dying would be nothing compared to leaving her like that. Lily ran up the stairs just as the door crashed open, and James knew that that was the last glance he would ever give to Lily.
Author's Note: I'm really hating JKR for killing them right now. Anyone else? Guess what? Reviews will make them come back! Not really, but one can dream!