This was written for The Lady Rogue.

Fandom: Harry Potter
Main Pairing: Narcissa Black/Lily Evans
Warnings: alternate universe; femslash;
Prompts: (Trope) Reincarnation; (Word) Boring; (Word) Gorgeous; (Word) Jail; (Word) Love; (Word) Spark; and (Word) Tree

Pure Ambition
002. Together Again

It happened in Madam Malkin's. They locked eyes from across the room. That's how it worked every time. They would look in each other's eyes and it would all come flowing back. It would be several lifetimes worth of memories and knowledge and only two seconds would pass.

Lily Evans blinked as she kept her eyes locked on Narcissa Black. She had to bite her lip to keep from laughing. This was perfect. She saw a spark of recognized in those grey eyes.

Over one hundred incarnations and they were back at the beginning. After hundreds of years, she was back to being Lily Evans again.

Running a hand through her red hair, she took a moment to savor the looks and feel of it. Lily Evans was one of the only lives in which she had long, red hair. It was nice to have it back.

"–you alright, Miss Evans?" asked the concerned voice of Professor McGonagall.

Looking up, Lily offered the woman a smile. "Sorry, professor," she began, "it's a lot to take in. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed."

The woman returned the smile. "You'll adjust in no time," McGonagall assured her.

Lily glanced over in the direction of Narcissa Black, who was motioning her over.

"I think I'd like to be fitted for a few sets of causal robes as well," she muttered, running her fingers over a set of powder blue robes. She knew from experience it was important to have casual robes.

"That is an excellent idea, Miss Evans," McGongall agreed. "I would suggest three sets, at the minimum."

"What else would you recommend, professor?" the redhead asked, looking around the robe shop.

"Nothing else from here," the woman replied. "Though I think light green would go well with your eyes."

"I believe you're right, professor," Lily nodded as she grabbed two sets of casual robes before rushing over to join Narcissa in the fitting section.

Lily barely stepped into the changing room before she found herself pulled into Narcissa's arms.

"You're back!" Narcissa Black whispered, hugging her soulmate tightly.

"I'll always find my way back to you," Lily whispered, returning the hug.

Narcissa pulled away a few seconds later. The soft and loving looking in her grey eyes was quickly replaced with hardened anger. Reaching out with her left hand, she smacked Lily in the back of the head. "I can't believe you did that!" she hissed. "You died on me, again!"

Lily offered the other girl a sheepish smile. "I'm sorry, love," she apologized. "I couldn't think of anything else."

Grey eyes narrowed further. "You should have talked to me," she hissed.

Unable to think of a reply, Lily pulled her skirt off as she got to work on changing into a set of casual robes.

"I can't wait until we're fifteen," Narcissa muttered, fingering Lily's red hair. "You're cute, but I can't help but think of how gorgeous you will be in a few years."

Lily offered her a smile. "I know the feeling," she whispered in agreement. She pressed a kiss against Narcissa's cheek before leaving the changing room and getting onto a stool.

Narcissa joined her a moment later.

As she was fitted for one set of robes after another, Lily let her mind wonder. This was a boring affair, and it wasn't one that required her undivided attention. Glancing at Narcissa from the corner of her eye, Lily couldn't help but smile. They had been through so much together.

The one constant in Lily's numerous lives was Narcissa. She had no clue what she would do without Narcissa by her side in all of their lives together. In the first five lives together, they were enemies – each was reminisce of their original lives where they were opposite sides of the war. After those five, they made an effort to get to know one another – each realizing they were stuck together for awhile. Over the next ten lives, they became friends. On their twentieth life together, they began much closer and they started dating. From then on, they were together. It was them against the world.

Lily stood by Narcissa as she learned what it was like to be a muggle-born and later a muggle. Narcissa helped Lily navigate pure-blood circles and politics. She held Narcissa's hand through childbirth and Narcissa held hers in the reverse. In one life together, Lily climbed up a tree to rescue Narcissa's kitten. Lily would argue it was her duty as the older brother, but she would do anything to see her little sister smile. There was a time when Narcissa woke up early to bail Lily out of a jail for crashing a car. They were the best of friends and loyal to each other until the end.

An hour and a half later, Lily left Madam Malkin's with several sets of robes. She left Narcissa with a kiss on the cheek and plans to meet up on the Hogwarts Express in a few weeks. They wouldn't be able to see each or send letters.


Lily was the first to arrive on at King's Cross. She hugged her parents and Petunia farewell on platform ten. They watched until she disappeared by running into the barrier. On Platform Nine and Three-Quarter, Lily glanced at the people gathered. It was early in the morning, and there were only twenty people.

After claiming a compartment in the middle of the train, she stored her trunk before warding it. She didn't want anyone to find her, accept for Narcissa. Lily knew Snape would be along shortly, and she didn't want to deal with him. In the meantime, Lily selected down with a book.

About an hour later, Narcissa entered the compartment. She grabbed her trunk on the floor before gracelessly collapsing on the bench next to Lily.

"I forgot how horrible my family was," she muttered, closing her eyes and placing a hand against her forehead. "I think Cousin Sirius has the right idea."

With a fond smile, Lily looked up form her book. "What's the plan?" she asked.

"Not Slytherin," Narcissa replied.

"Or Gryffindor," Lily added. "While I fondly recall James, I don't want to deal with him again."

"That's the same with Lucius," Narcissa admitted.

"How 'bout Hufflepuff?" Lily asked, meeting Narcissa's grey eyes.

"A Black in Hufflepuff!" Narcissa gasped in a mocking tone. "Aunt Walurga will be scandalized."

"Even more so than her own son in Gryffindor?" Lily asked in a teasing tone.

A smirk formed on Narcissa lips as she joked, "Between the two of us Walburga is surely to have a heart attack."

Lily laughed.

Words: ~1,100

This was written for

The Drabble Game
For: The Lady Rogue
Request: Narcissa/Lily in (Trope) Reincarnation

Are You Crazy Enough to Do It Challenge
577. (Word) Gorgeous

Build a Zoo Challenge
Gorilla (Toy): (Color) Red

Character Boot Camp: Character Diversity
24. Spark

Character Boot Camp: Character Trait
20. Loyal

Character Boot Camp: Favorite House
13. Boring

Climb to the Top of Mount Potter
Prompt: (Word) Tree

If You Dare Challenge
154. Someone to Love

Once Upon a Time Character Category Challenge-itition
Ingrid: Write about Narcissa Black Malfoy.

Pairing Boot Camp: Pairing Diversity
21. Jail

Pairing Boot Camp: Slash/Femslash
47. Love