Story Title: Another Life

Chapter Title: The End Of Life As We Know It

Author: Jessica (Jess88)

Chapter: 1/?

Rating: K

Ships: Lily/James

Disclaimer: JKR owns everything.

Author Notes: The idea of a story like this has been floating around in my mind so i decided to write it.

Warning: Minor DH spoiler in this chapter.

"No Harry!"

"You can't save him!" A nasty voice laughed and a green flashed and Lily Potter woke up. She looked around the room and realized it was all a dream; James was snoring beside her not aware she just had a terrifying nightmare. Lily got out of bed and went to her son's room where he was sleeping soundly, she picked him up and sat on the rocking chair and started to sing. Lily stopped rocking Harry and just watched him, the next thing she knew, something was being pulled from her; and she opened her to se James taking Harry out of her lap.

"What time is it?" Lily asked yawning.

"Nine in the morning, I didn't want to wake you, but Harry does need to eat." James said as he watched his wife. "If you're tired, why don't you go back to sleep and I'll make us breakfast." Lily shook her head and stood up, and followed James downstairs. Harry was strapped in his high chair, Lily got out pots and pans to make breakfast but James told her to sit and relax. She sat in front of Harry and played with him while James made pancakes. James magically put the plates in front of them and made up a bowl of baby food for Harry.

"You know James that it's Halloween, in the muggle world the children go out trick-or-treating."

"They do what?" James asked with his mouth full of food.

"Don't talk with your mouth full James! They go out trick or treating, they go to door to door collecting candy, and it's a tradition that has been around for years. Petunia and I used to go out before I started Hogwarts." Lily explained. James just looked at her and shook his head. Harry noticed that his parents weren't looking at him and so he banged his bottle on his high chair and startled Lily who jumped and yelped. James looked at Harry to see him trying to laugh and then looked at Lily looking annoyed and laughed and rubbed Harry's head. Lily glared at James who shook his head.

"You know Lily you have to admit it was funny." James said.

"When will you grow up?"

"Never?" James said innocently while Lily shook her head.

"Broom! Broom! Broom!" Harry said clapping his hands together.

"When we get you dressed and washed up ok?" Lily told her son.

"What do you think trying for another one?" James asked clearly the plates.

"Not until we know Harry is safe."

"But he is safe; I mean nothing has happened to him or us since we've been in hiding. I mean Voldemort will suspect that we switched to Peter." James said seriously.

Lily shivered, she hadn't like the idea of switching secrets keepers, she certainly hadn't like the idea of using Peter, she had never really trusted him, but James did trust him, and Lily went along with his choice because she did after all trust her husband. She could not however shake the feeling that something terrible was going to happen, and it scared her.

"Yet, being the key word James," Lily said and took Harry to his room to get him dressed. James didn't know what to think.

"Lily I think you're over-reacting. Just relax alright, nothing is going to happen, to us ok, I promise." James said kissing her. Lily couldn't hep but smile but she was still scared. She took out her wand and pointed it at Harry and cleaned him up then took him to get dressed.

James signed, at least Lily had not suspected anything yet... but he knew it was only a matter of time. Lily was in the living room putting Harry on his small broom that hid godfather got him for his birthday, he loved it but Lily and James had to watch him every time he went on it to make sure he didn't crash or hurt him self. When the broom raised in the air Harry went forward and hit the couch and then bounce back and hit it again. James walked over and turned the broom and he fly through Lily's leg and chase after the cat who shirked and ran. Lily and James both ran after the cat, and levitated her, and she howled, Harry looked at his parents with a disappointed look who both looked him sternly. He flew away and his parents ran after him again. He was having fun until he crashed and hit the kitchen table. Lily untied him and picked him up. It took half an hour for him to stop crying, when James pulled out his wand and shot out floating fake animals.

Harry looked at them and tried to reach for them. after a few tries he managed to grab one and held it until it dissolved in his hands. James picked him and told him it was time for a nap, which Harry wasn't happy about and started screaming and trying to get out of his fathers arms but he was not getting anywhere. James put him in his crib and he left the room, Harry of course was not yet tired and wanted to play so he started to throw everything out of his crib and was left with nothing in his cot. He grabbed the bars and started shaking them. Of course that did not get his parents attention but he kept doing it, when he got tired of standing he fell to the mattress. He lied down and closed his eyes. Lily was on the other side of the door, listening to Harry's crying. She wanted to go in but it he had fall asleep on his own. After two hours Lily woke Harry up and started to fill the bathtub with warm water. She put him in and washed him and played with him then dried and dressed him then took him to the living room where he played on the floor while James and her talked.

"James I do want another child, but not right now. He wants us and he won't stop until we're dead. I don't want to be a more target than we already are." Lily said

"Lily we're always going to be a target while we like it or not and there's nothing we can do about it. I mean it could be years before Voldemort is dead. Do you really want to wait that long? I don't, and I don't think you do either." Lily didn't know what to say so she said nothing, James took her face in his hands and kissed her forehead, then held her, and they watched Harry play. Lily picked up Harry and turned to the window and saw a tall figure coming towards the door.

"James….. There's someone coming towards the door…" Lily said and James turned around and saw the figure and knew who it was instantly.

"Lily take him and go, save yourself!" James shouted and ran into the hallway while Lily grab Harry and tried to run to the back door, but Voldemort was too fast, he froze Lily and summoned Harry, but James flicked his wand out of his hand and grabbed Harry. Voldemort just laughed and picked up his wand.

"Give me the boy, and I'll spare your disgusting life." Voldemort sneered but James did not move, he held Harry close to him and tried run up the stairs but Voledmort stopped him. He pointed wand at James and uttered the killing curse. James' body fell to the ground, and Voldemort leaned over and pointed his wand over Harry, and again he uttered the killing curse. Lily watched as the green light went towards Harry but then it bounced off him and it went back to Voldemort and he screamed in pain along with Harry, then his body explored in bright light ans there was only a shadow like mist left and it fled the house. The house started to shake and pieces of the roof exploded and caved in.

Lily was stuck on the ground where she could not move, Harry was crying, but the body-bind curse seemed to be wearing off, Lily kept trying to move and little by little, she was able to move, it took her twenty minutes to fight it and Harry was still crying. Lily crawled to James and Harry, she picked him up, held him and looked at his fore-head where he was bleeding. She took her wand out and cleaned his fore-head. The blood disappeared but a lightening bolt cut lingered, Lily tried to close the wound but it was no use. She looked at her dead husband, she touched his face and it was cold. She started to sob, She must have cried for a long time. She calmed herself down.

Lily stood slowly and went to the closet where James kept his broom, she took it out and grabbed her cloak. She wrapped Harry in a small blanket and gave him a bottle from the fridge which put him to sleep then grabbed all the money she could take, muggle and wizard then went out to the, picked up a rock and transfigured it into a baby carrier, she put Harry in it and strapped him to her back then got on the broom and kicked off. She flew high, and fast trying to get away from the house as possible. She had no idea where she was going. She was heading to Scotland , but she knew she couldn't make that flight all in one night, so she headed down lower and landed in a dark alleyway. She got off the broom and shrunk it and put in her pocket. She also put a glamour on herself and Harry, so that no one would be able to see who they were.

Lily left the alleyway, holding a sleeping Harry in her arms. She walked for half an hour and found a hotel to stay in. She checked in and put herself under the name of Thomas. She went into her room, had a look around then got ready to have a bath. An hour later she was in bed holding Harry, trying to sleep but she couldn't no matter how hard she tried. The following morning she got up, dressed, ordered breakfast, then went on the roof of the hotel and kicked off. It was a good thing Lily decided to when dawn had started to come because muggles would have seen her, but she knew this. She also thought that the sooner she got to Hogwarts the better. It was just past lunch time when Lily finally saw the castle. She picked up more speed and landed in front of the door to the castle. The students were obviously on lunch because some were hanging out in the court yard and in the entrance hall. They looked at her, but she paid no attention to them and walked to Dumbledore's office, where she stood trying to guess the password.

"Lily, you're alive?" A voice behind her asked.