Disclaimer: I don't own anything recognizable. J. K. Rowling does. I am merely borrowing.

A/N: Happy New Year 2009! Remember, any parts in bold are the inner thoughts of Lily Evans.


Previously on The toilet paper and the "Invisible Being":

James jogged up to where I was standing in wait for him, and slipped his hand into mine again. He grinned at me, gave me a kiss on the cheek, and began pulling me up the stairs. After a few steps, though, I stopped again.

"Hey, Sirius?" I called back.

"Yeah?" came his hopeful response.

"You have toilet paper stuck to the bottom of your shoe."


Chapter 3: Should I…?

I reached for the handle of the main doors, but James put his arm out to stop me.

"It's after curfew, we'll have to be careful getting back," he whispered. "We wouldn't want a prefect getting in trouble, now would we?"

I gave him a small smile and rolled my eyes in response. "Yeah, sure."

We made our way back to the fat lady's portrait without any incident, and slipped inside after giving her the password.

"Good night, James," I whispered, before walking towards the stairs to the girls' dormitories.

Before I reached the stairs, though, James put is his hand on my elbow, stopping me and turning me around.

"Don't I get a proper goodnight?" He asked with mischief twinkling in his eyes. James licked his lips, looked down at mine, and began leaning in.

This is going too fast! I put my hand against James' chest, stopping him from leaning in anymore.

He looked down at my hand in surprise. "What? What's wrong?"

"This is going a little fast, Potter. I was caught up in the moment before, I didn't mean to let it get this far. Just because Brett and I are having problems, doesn't mean you use it as an opportunity!"

James' eyes hardened and he took a step back. He ran his hand through his hair. "What the fuck are you talking about Lily? And we're back to last names now? I kissed you and pulled away when you didn't respond. YOU pulled me back—"

"I know! I know, I just… I'm confused. With my feelings about you, about Brett, what I should do. It's not like we've exactly been friends all of these years either…"

"Lily, I-"

"Time. I just need some time. Please, James?"

His eyes softened a little when I used his first name, but I could tell that he didn't really want to wait, that he didn't really want to give me that time.

James stepped forward, and put his hands on my waist. He looked down and took a deep breath before looking up to meet my eyes.

"I'm willing to wait as long as you need me to, Lily. I'll wait for as long as it takes."

James placed a soft kiss on my lips. "Good night, Lily."

Then he placed a kiss on my forehead before turning and leaving through the portrait again, to join Black, Pettigrew, and "Moony".

I put my fingers up to my lips and stared at the back of the portrait for a few minutes, trying to gather my thoughts.

What should I do? I thought to myself as I climbed the steps up to my room.

My roommates didn't even shift in their beds as I entered the room and changed into my pyjamas.

My mind was still racing from all that had happened tonight, and I sat at the window seat to gather my thoughts. There was a full moon tonight, and it illuminated the sky.

I don't know what to do or what I feel. I've been with Brett for 6 months, and he swears that kiss with Shannon was an accident. He swears it was only that one time and it would never happen again. It was the only time I saw myself, but I've heard rumours before that he wasn't really being faithful. And that kiss with James was amazing. When James kissed me, I felt my whole body go on fire and I never wanted him to stop. But can one kiss with James outweigh a six month relationship with Brett?

Should I give Brett another chance? Or should I see how things go with James?

To be continued...


A/N: Here's chapter 3! I know it's short, but I hope you like it. I think this turn of events makes the circumstances and relationships a little more realisitic. I believe that it's important to see how any relationship (friendship, etc) evolves and develops, and not just jump from one kiss to marriage. Not that I'm saying the characters that kissed in this chapter will get married. Who know, really? ;)

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