I'm really really sorry for not updating for so long. If anyone's still with me it'll be a miracle. I know I said I wouldn't do a letter this chapter (I was going to have some lovely family bonding) but this just wrote itself. Harry and Ginny WILL find out next chapter, I promise!


Lily sighed in her sleep, and shifted position slightly. Her eyelids fluttered- she was dreaming. Sounds of laughter drifted through the slightly open door- she still couldn't sleep without the landing light on. The door creaked and two dark figures froze. What if their parents had heard? But the laughter and conversation from downstairs continued. Moving stealthily, Albus and James crept up on their little sister.

"Argh!" she shrieked as Albus jumped on her legs and James clapped a hand over her mouth.

"Be quiet! Mum and Dad have got Uncle Ron and Auntie Hermione over!" he hissed.

Lily glared at her brothers. "What do YOU want?"

James drew a pile of crumpled papers out from who knew where- Lily didn't want to speculate on it.

"What's that?" she asked.

"More letters!" he proclaimed triumphantly.

"I didn't see you nick those!" she exclaimed. "Can we read it?" All thoughts of going back to sleep left her mind as she tried to see the papers.

"What do you think we're here for, Lily, you silly billy?" Albus said.

"Hey, that rhymes," chuckled James.

Lily glared at him. "Some day, I'm going to learn the Bat Bogey hex, and you'll be sorry!"

"Ooooh, I'm soooo scared…" laughed James.

"Oh, shut up you two! I want to know what's in the letters!" Albus interrupted.

Lily crossed her arms and glared at her brothers. "He started it."

"Whatever," said Albus. "Read it James."

"I'm older than you! You can't tell me what to do!" James exclaimed. But nevertheless, once the light had been turned on, he started to read.

Dear N,

Same place, same time.

G

"Huh?" asked Lily.

"Shush," Albus whispered. "You know we're supposed to be asleep."

"Maybe there's a clue in the other letters," James frowned, before resuming his reading.

Dear G,

Same place, same time?

L

Lily opened her mouth at this point, only to have a hand firmly push it shut again.

"Carry on reading, and if she talks until you're finished we'll dangle her over the stairs!" Albus was no longer in protective older-brother mode.

"But I just wanted to know why 'L'- who are these people? Why can't they just talk?"

"Lily…" James whispered. "I don't know! Now SHUSH!"

Dear L,

Yes.

G

Dear L,N and G

I'm watching you…

M

To the Foul, slimy snake,

Bog off.

G

Dear Gryffindor scum,

I've told the Carrows.

M

Dear G,

Are you ok? I heard what those brutes did. I can't believe M told them!

L

Dear L,

I can. And I'll be fine. Nothing I haven't put up with before.

G

Dear L,

Is G ok? She won't talk about what happened.

N

Dear N,

I think they really hurt her. How did M find out?

L

Dear L,

He followed us. I wish we had that invisibility cloak of H's.

N

Dear N,

I wish we had H!

L

Dear L,

So do I. Don't mention it to G though, she still cries over him.

N

Dear L and N,

I know you're talking about me and H. Kindly stop.

G

Dear G,

It should be 'H and I'. Grammar, G, grammar.

L

Dear L

STOP TRYING TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT!

G

Dear G

I'm sorry.

N

Dear N,

It's OK.

G

Dear L and N,

Tonight? We need a code.

G

Dear G,

Yes- L

Yes-N

P.S I'll get the others- N

Dear N,

What about something like the coins HG made?

G

Dear G,

Great idea! But some people might not be trusted. Their families have been stolen. How will we know who to trust?

N

Dear N,

They can be trusted. I'm sure none of them want a repeat of HG's pimple attack. I've been practising that spell… we could use parchment instead, charm it so only the person it belongs to can read it.

G

Dear G

I think they can be trusted, whatever N says.

L

Dear G,

I'm not saying they WANT to betray us, I'm saying they might have to.

N

Dear N,

Your pessimism is getting me down. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

G

"What's pesi- pesimesm mean?" Lily interrupted.

"Pessimism. And it means to look at the world un-cheerfully." James told her. "Now SHUT UP! I'm trying to read!"

Dear G,

Ok, fine. Don't blame me when the Cs get you again.

N

Dear N,

Oh, SHUT UP! I've made the parchments, you know the time and place…

G

Dear L,

Just checking you still know where to meet. You're not as airy as you used to be, but still.

G

Dear G,

Of course I know. I'm not stupid, I'm a R!

L

"That's it," James stopped reading.

"Really?" asked Albus.

"Well, it's the end of that series, all the rest are normal letters, not notes, and Lil's falling asleep. Look at her."

Albus did. She was visibly drooping.

"Not tired…" she mumbled.

"You are, and we're going," James said, scooping up the letters. Albus switched the light off and they both left Lily's room, leaving her to drift back into her peaceful dreams.


Hope you enjoyed it! In case you hadn't guessed:

G= Ginny

L= Luna

N= Neville

H= Harry

HG= Hermione

M=Malfoy

And R= Ravenclaw.

I'm going to start work on an Inheritance Cycle fic soon, but I'm not going to post it till it's done so that I won't be tempted to leave it unfinished. You know what do… click the review button!