Chapter 10, ' Lily's Plea'Lily lay, arms outstretched, in a bed of leaves, her head propped up on a mound of soft dirt. With a lazy smile she watched as the pale, underfed boy in front of her practiced levitating various objects: first a leaf, then some flower petals, a caterpillar Lilys gaze drifted over to the Snapes backdoor, which was gently slamming to and fro in the breeze. Eileen and Tobais had gone for the day, leaving their son behind to fend for him self. The moment they had left, Lily came running over; she and Severus immediately went to the backyard and began practicing magic.
Lily allowed Severus to practice a few minutes longer then she hopped up and tapped his shoulder. Severus spun around and scowled.
You scared me, Lil, he said, trying in vain to look annoyed.
Lilys green eyes sparkled and a tiny smile spread across Severuss lips. Lily beamed.
My turn, she said playfully,
Chapter 16: The ExperimentChapter 16: The Experiment
Spring was lingering over England like a delicious dream, bringing rainy days, balmy nights, perfumed flowers, and blossoming trees. Summer would be arriving soon, but for once no one was in a hurry for it. The warm scent of daffodils and wet earth wafted around, perfuming Spinners End and casting the spell of spring.
One warm morning Lily dressed in a hurry, drank her tea in one swallow, and rushed outside. The day was mild, and a sweet-scented breeze cast ripples over the previous nights rain puddles. Lily inhaled deeply. She could feel her peppermint tea tingle in her stomach. It was a curious feeling. Lily pulled her coat around herself and walked to the end of the road. She cheerfully traveled the overgrown path that led to the orchard. She had promised Severus to meet there today. They had made plans to practice potion-making, which