I've been wanting to write a new fanfiction for a while now and so here we are! This idea popped into my head a while ago and so I figured why not go with it. So I finally started writing it. I do have a lot planned for this but I do have a few warnings.

My OC is not going to be replacing Lily Evans. Lily is still in the story and I refuse to spoil the end but keep that in mind ;)

And I do not own Harry Potter in any way. I just own Rory Werner ;) my OC

I don't know how far I'm going to get with this but we'll see XD


"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."


Chapter 1

"Hey... Rory?"

I looked up from my book with a sigh. James Potter was standing above me looking more nervous than not. I was trying to finish this book and we were finally getting to the good part... and I knew that with James here I wouldn't get anything done.

Honestly though I was just questioning why he was talking to me in the first place. James had always chased after my best friend Lily and almost never acknowledged my existence. I mean we said hi every once in a while but it wasn't like we made small chat with each other. He was just too focused on Lily...

"What do you need Potter?" I sighed and closed my book- taking note of the page that I was reading. He grinned at me and took the seat, taking this as a sign for him to sit down.

"I was wondering if you wanted to go to Hogsmeade with of me tomorrow."

I'm sorry what? My mouth fell open at this. He had to be kidding right? At my disbelief James grew pink in the face and he ran a hand through his hair, an action that he did constantly as if habit. Embarrassed by this whole thing, I felt my face slowly grow red as well.

"What about Lily though? I mean you like her don't-"

"I need a break." He cut me off and my mouth shut as I thought about this.

James Potter was actually a decent guy despite what Lily said. I mean sure he was a bit overwhelmingly head over heals infatuated with her but... He was pretty fit. Lily was lucky that he was the guy who was chasing her and not someone like... Someone like Pettigrew.

But why the sudden change? I wasn't anything like Lily honestly and so I really was confused as to why Potter chose me out of all the girls in the school. Was it because I was friends with Lily? But he did say that he needed a break...

I was about to say no, knowing that Lily would be furious if I agreed to go out with one of the marauders when I looked up into his pleading hazel eyes. Knowing that I couldn't say no... I gave him a nod, pushing my glasses up the bridge of my nose with a slight smile.
"Fine... Do we have a plan or... what do we want to do?" I asked shifting awkwardly and his grin grew, expression lighting up.

"I was thinking that we could go to Honeydukes then maybe the Three Broomsticks and wander around the town a bit. Remus is sick, Sirius is on a date, and Peter has tutoring and so I figured I needed someone to hang out with."

"So I'm your last choice?" I asked, crossing my arm across my chest amused.

"Meet me in the Great Hall at 10 Werner." Potter laughed and climbed to his feet with. Giving me a wink he then left up to the boy's dormitory. I stared after him confused before shaking my head.

I wasn't sure how I felt about going to Hogsmeade with James but I honestly believed that it would be interesting day tomorrow. Maybe not better than sitting inside and reading my book... but more interesting for sure.

With a slight smile I opened my book back up. I of course had dated before, but being friends with the infamous Lily Evans meant that she overshadowed me more often than not. So it was exciting that I finally had gotten someone decent.

"Where you just talking to Potter?" Lily stared down at me with a raised eyebrow, her voice full of disdain as she spat his name and I couldn't help but to roll my eyes. You would think that since we were finally in our 6th year that she'd get over this hatred for him but apparently not. The loathing that she had for him wasn't going to go away from the looks of it.

"Does it matter?" I asked with a smirk and she just rolled her eyes and collapsed onto the chair next to me.

"You're so sassy these days." She snorted pulling a lock of my hair. Rolling my eyes at this I took a deep breath then looked around the common room. It was almost empty, a few 5th years like Lily and I sitting around studying in there own little corners.

Checking the watch on my wrist it took me a minute to realize that it was already 11 pm... How did Potter expect me to be ready by 10 in the morning!? Usually I left around noon... And considering the fact that I had half a book to finish... I would be waking up at 10 on a good day. 10:50 on a great one.

"Are you ready for your date tomorrow?" I nudged her shoulder and the red head couldn't stop the grin that had formed on her face.

Max Peters had asked Lily out a week ago and they were finally going to go out. He was a decently fit 7th year Ravenclaw who had held Lily's interest since the beginning of the year. Usually Lily, Marlene (one of our friends), Alice, and I would all hang out for our first Hogsmeade trip during the year but this time... this time everyone had a date. Including me for once. And honestly it felt great.

"I seriously can't believe that he had asked me." She gushed. "Are you sure that you'll be fine here alone...? I mean we could always meet at the Three Broomsticks or something if you'd like."

I bit my lip nervously. I had been hoping to procrastinate telling her that I was going to Hogsmeade with James but- she probably would have been even angrier if I didn't say anything... and I couldn't just lie to my best friend.

"I'm going with Potter." I said extremely rushed keeping my eyes trained on my page.

Silence...

Lily bursting into laughter almost caused me to fall off of the seat as it was extremely loud and scared the shit out of me.

"Haha- I'm sorry WHAT?! That's a joke right?" She laughed and everyone's eyes were on us. Of course there were only a handful of people in the room but I went completely red. "You cannot be going to Hogsmeade with Potter- The prat who's in love with me right?!"

I couldn't help but to smile a bit at her reaction and just gave her a shrug when she looked back at me. Lily ran a hand through her hair in disbelief and just shook her head in an almost amused way.

"This... You should really work on saying no Ror." Lily sighed then got to her feet. "I'm going to head up but make sure that you get some sleep tonight."

She ruffled my hair then headed up. My gaze followed my red haired friend and I then looked around again to see that everyone was slowly turning back to their work but they were also glancing at me from time to time. Looking back down I questioned myself.

I knew that Lily really didn't approve of any of the Marauders especially James but... was she just faking being okay with it for me?

I honestly didn't want to push her too far... Merlin what was I getting myself into?