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(0) Lily Waters boarded the Hogwarts Express, eyes sparkling, hair wind blown. Lily trembled; it would be her first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and she hoped she would not disappoint her parents. She may of been quiet and shy now, but sooner or later, that crazy part would break loose. Lily Waters could be wild, mischevious and everything else. What got her started was when a boy by the name of James, James Potter hurtled into her... (Nemo, Age 8 to 12, 2/2/2003 9:28:33 AM, His_Parents)

(1) He got up and bothered to put his hand towards Lily's.Lily slowly accepted it and got up.James suddenly asked,"uh,what's your name?I'm James Potter by the way".Lily looked like she just saw an alien."Why,i'm Lily.Lily Waters".James nodded and got bumped onto Lily again when another person flew into them.James and ily were both annoyed and looked up into another boy.One who had unruly,black similar hair to James and deep blue eyes,as the night."Sirius!",James exclaimed.Lily wondered why he was so excited.She had just saw them walking to Hogwarts Express not long ago.Sirius gave James an readable expression with a sly grin added."Oh",James replied."This is L-".Sirius nodded."Yeah i know,Lily Waters".James gave a glare at him as if to say that he knew he was watching them both.Sirius raised his hand to Lily,as if to greet her.Little did Lily know,as smart as she was that Sirius had some kind of magical sweets.It was indeed Canary Creams.Since Lily was a muggle born witch,she wasn't sure what this was.As soon as she tried it,she shrieked and Sirius was laughing.James smirked a bit.A few minutes later,as Sirius was unexpecting,Lily had indeed punched him on the cheek,which left a pink bruise.James was laughing at his best friend and Sirius kind of looked annoyed.Lily couldn't help but smile.Soon enough,Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew came along.Remus Lupin was a handsome boy,who looked very kind hearted,yet those small shadows under his amber eyes made him look tired.Peter Pettigrew was a bit chubby,pale had blonde hair and blue eyes.He looked like he could easily disdain someone,but he seemed friendly.Soon they introduced themselves to Lily,Remus seemed to blush a bit by her questions,but Lily let it go.Soon enough they became fast friends.They talked about quidditch,etc.They had found out that Lily was a muggle born witch and they explaned that to her.She became fascinated. (Emily, Age 13 to 18, 3/28/2003 8:35:19 PM, His_Parents)

(2) Soon afterwards,a witch with a cart came and each of them took a little something,except Peter took a bit more.They played Exploding Snap and taught it to Lily and soon Lily was getting good at this game.They were getting to Hogwarts soon and they all went to change into their Hogwarts robes.As soon as they finished,Remus and Lily each read their Hogwarts books to get an early start,Sirius and James were talking about more quidditch and who was better and Peter was was finishing off his pumpkin pastries.Afetr a few minutes later,someone came in through the door.He had greasy black hair and black,cold eyes.... (Emily, Age 13 to 18, 3/28/2003 8:43:15 PM, His_Parents)

(3) Lily likes the game snap.She plays it all the time with her friends Peter, James, and Remus. (AMY, Age 8 to 12, 4/28/2003 9:51:17 AM, His_Parents)

(4) "Severus! Come join us in a hearty game of Snap!" James bellowed in a loud, fake voice. Some muffled laughted ensued the invitation. Snape turned his head and shot a cold glance in Jame's direction. His eyes scanned the room for any signs of mischief, then gave Sirius and Remus sour looks. After they lingered a while on Lily, Snape's eyes flew back to James. "Found yourself a new girlfriend, Potter? I am amazed. Was Amelia so dull?" Severus sneered as he casually slicked some lint from his robes. Lily felt her face go red. Jumping from her seat, she slapped Snape across the face. - Loud Cheering - (Golden Snitch o~, Age 13 to 18, 5/15/2003 8:01:43 PM, His_Parents)

(5) Snape reeled backwards. Still stunned and not quite believing, he hissed, "You slapped me?" Lily, who was quaking with fear, forced her head to bob up then down. "Yes, because you were very impolite to James, Sirius, Remus and me. I must insist that you leave now, before I decide I want to exercise my hand some more." James howled with laughter. Severus scowled, but backed away. "This one is protective James. But I'll be back. You'll regret this!" (Golden Snitch o~, Age 13 to 18, 5/15/2003 8:06:53 PM, His_Parents)

(6) Lily was trembling from head to toe. "Don't mind him!" James said reassuringly."He's just jealous that you have a better and stronger han than he does.!" To her surprise, Lily joined in their uproarious laughter. They played Snap until the train stopped. "First years this way!" called a man. "Who's he?" Lily asked. " I dunno." James said. "But he sure looks friendly. "Look at that tree!" Sirius said, pointing. "It looks huge and well, bad tempered. Better not try any tricks on that one. It looks like it would give you a good whomp back. A whomping willow!Looks ferocios, doesn't it, Remus?" "Um, yeah." Remus said uncomfortably. "What's the matter with you?" Peter asked. "Nothing, nothing." Remus siad quickly and forcibly cheerfully. The three boys excahnged a look. This was not the Remus they knew. (Aihpos Neyugn, Age 8 to 12, 6/2/2003 4:26:32 PM, His_Parents)

(7) "What's wrong with Remus?" James nudged Sirius. "I dunno." he replied. As they took their first glimpse of Hogwarts, the first years heard a scream and then peals of laughter. Sirius grinned at James. "You didn't." he said. "I really couldn't resist." he replied. "What did you do now?" asked Remus in exasperation. "Yeah, what did you do James?" asked Lily eagerl. "I turned that girl into a ferret." "A ferret?" Lily asked in horror. "There wasn't really much to do. She acts like a ferret and everything. That girl Olivia, I mean." But seeing the horrified look on Lily's face made James add, "It's temporary. Harmless really." (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 6/16/2003 3:50:31 PM, His_Parents)

(8) Entering Hogwarts Lily caught her first glimpse of the magical world. Moving staircases, and Peeves the Poltergeist. As she looked at Peeves she noticed he was aiming water balloons down at the first years. Including herself. James noticed to, and as Peeves chucked the water balloon at Lily, James dove in front of her and was the one soaked instead. This was surely the beginning of a boyfriend girlfriend relationship. (cerch, Age 8 to 12, 6/24/2003 8:36:39 PM, His_Parents)

(9) But no. Hermione made friends and they slowly grew apart. Not to the hating pont, but to the point where they weren't friends anymore. As she grew older, Lily saw James grow into a good Quidditch player, but a conceited one. He constantly ruffled his hair to give it the "just got off my broomstick" look. He also began showing off by releasing and catching a stolen Snitch. Lily bagan to think that James was growing quite arrogant and maybe she was right. Because one day... (sophiawin, Age 8 to 12, 6/27/2003 2:08:38 PM, His_Parents)

(10) When I said Hermione, I meant Lily. Sorry! (a person who made a mistake, Age 8 to 12, 7/2/2003 2:00:32 PM, His_Parents)

(11) she saw him with a crying first-year. She got the wrong picture; she thought he had hurt him but he had really only... (Sarah, Age 5 to 8, 7/5/2003 11:21:17 PM, His_Parents)

(12) tried to cheer him up. The next day Lily ignored James. When he called to her and waved she simpily held her head up high and walked away. Later at lunch Lily saw James sitting with a bunch of gils. She started to feel jealous, but she said to herself "What good about him? he's just a ugly show off" Later she hung out Jeff Grand, he was top of every class. After all the classes were over she started to walk to the Griffindor Hall with Jeff.He was called by Dumbledore. As soon as he left James came up to her, she started to run. She was no match for James speedy legs. He asked " Why are you mad at me?" Lily stopped and stared in disbelief " You know exactly what you did!!!!!" "I don't know what your talking about and I didn't hurt anbody!!!!" scolded James Lily's face softened, James was know never to tell a lie. " You really didn't do anything?" she questioned "No,James shook his head," Honestly" said James " Then what were you doing with that crying first-year?" asked Lily. James laughed "I was just trying to cheer him up." "Oh, ok" replied Lily (DDD, Age 8 to 12, 7/9/2003 10:57:10 PM, His_Parents)

(13) Then they heard the sound of footsteps coming fast from behind them. They whirled around to see an angry black-haired, black-eyed Slytherin girl. "POTTER!!!" she shrieked, her shrill cry bouncing off the walls. "Eh, hey Kitty," said James rather nervously. "Who is she?" hissed Lily. Kitty stalked testily to the two of them, and roughly pushed Lily out of her way. "You listen here, Quidditch boy," she spat. "If I find out it was you who cured all of my books to bite my hands and all of my ink things to spill on me, I will personaly make sure you don't ever ride that broom again for several reasons that I don't think would be appropriate to say aloud in public," she growled. "But Kitty, I--""I don't wanna hear it!!" she snapped, cutting him off. "Ya'll can pick on my idiotic brother, I don't got a problem with that, but just stay the heck away from me or PAY!" Without warning, the pissed off burnette smacked James on the side of his head with a crack sound as her ring hit him, then turned sharply on her heel and stalked down the hall. "Who was that?" said Lily in surprise. She had seen her around, but never knew her personaly. Apparently James did. "That was Remus's ex-girlfriend," said James rubbing his head. "Her name is Katherin or Kitty Snape, Severus's sister." (Tia, Age 13 to 18, 7/20/2003 1:32:31 AM, His_Parents)

(14) As they walked toward the common room, Lily was questioning James. "So, did you curse Kitt'y stuff to do all that?" "Yeah, Me and Sirius did," he said. "But why?" asked Lily. "Because she dumped Remus. And really, we were pretty afraid to do anything to that girl. She's got an attitude of a kitty in a pond. And if you think what we do to her brother is bad, you've never seen her do anything," he said. "So why did you curse her stuff if you knew she could beat the living crap out of you?" asked Lily. "Because she hurt Remus," he said. "After she dropped him, he was depressed for two weeks straight, so we figured we had to do something about this Kitty," said James. "Well, it sound to me like Kitty's got a temper," said Lily. "Yeah, but she doesn't have it in for me as much as for Sirius. We better check on him later and make sure he still has all of his limbs," said James. Lily looked back and thought she caught a glimpse of a silky-furred black kitten crossing the hall, carrying a quill and a prefect badge, but she blinked and the cat was gone. (Tia, Age 13 to 18, 7/20/2003 1:40:28 AM, His_Parents)

(15) Sirius (fortunatly)did have all of his limbs. But, he was pretty bruised. When James visited him in the hospital wing, Sirius told what had happened. "Kitty hit me with a tripping jinx, and her new boyfriend started beating me up. I had to hit them with a leg locker curse before she would stop." "Oh come on, Sirius, you could have done better than that. ' James teased "Next time, try something a little more effective." "You try hexing someone when they've got you pinned to the ground." Sirius said grinning."Oh yeah, and guess who asked me out to the Halloween Ball?" (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 7/20/2003 9:26:14 AM, His_Parents)

(16) James looked shocked. "You got asked to the Halloween Dance?" He asked. "Yeah, Lily asked me" Sirius said. Suddenly all of the color drew from James face. "What?" James asked. "Yeah, weird huh? She just came in a few minutes ago, Looking really mad. So, I asked her what was wrong. She said nothing and right away got into the whole descusion about the Halloween dance. Then, She just-came out and asked me" Sirius said frowing as he thought about Lily. James was now burning with jelousy. "I don't get it! Lily asking you to the Ball! It just don't make sense!" James yelled throwing his hands in the air with fury. "Whoa, dude, don't have a cow! Why are you so mad anyway! I thought you'd at least be happy about me finding a date" Sirius looking very hurt. James breathed in and out and tried to calm himself down. For the longest time, He had a crush on Lily Evans. The girl who had always told him off everytime he was getting into trouble. The girl who had stuck up for greasy haired Snape. The girl who cheered him on at Qudditch games. And now, She was going out with his best friend. It made him think.....How can things get any worse? (Ginger_Snapes, Age 13 to 18, 7/29/2003 1:06:38 AM, His_Parents)

(17) But another problem was about to near.You see,Kitty,had fallen in love with Sirius and seeing him with Lily at the dance,well was going to cause trouble.Meanwhile,James was figuring a way to get Lily to dance with him,but then he'd feel guilty.... (Emily, Age 13 to 18, 8/8/2003 1:31:15 PM, His_Parents)

(18) Kitty tracked Lily down with fury."how dare u!" she screamed holding lily against the wall." how could u ask sirus out 2 the dance" she throw a punch at her" ooohh lily u hit the last straw" throwing another punch at her "u better keep ur dirty paws off my sirus" letting her grip loosen 2 kick her" and if u dont" kitty punched lily in the stumouch causing lily 2 bend over in pain then kitty kneed her in her face "ur life will be living nightmare" kitty slammed her fist on lily's back causeing her to fall down " and in that nightmare they'll be more of these"kitty kicked lily in her shins" and if u tell any one" slapping her face "you'll be sry"lily said and walked away grinning and muttering under her breath "and that was just a taster (Shawnie, Age 13 to 18, 8/12/2003 4:29:45 PM, His_Parents)

(19) Kitty tracked Lily down with fury."how dare u!" she screamed holding lily against the wall." how could u ask sirus out 2 the dance" she throw a punch at her" ooohh lily u hit the last straw" throwing another punch at her "u better keep ur dirty paws off my sirus" letting her grip loosen 2 kick her" and if u dont" kitty punched lily in the stumouch causing lily 2 bend over in pain then kitty kneed her in her face "ur life will be living nightmare" kitty slammed her fist on lily's back causeing her to fall down " and in that nightmare they'll be more of these"kitty kicked lily in her shins" and if u tell any one" slapping her face "you'll be sry"lily said and walked away grinning and muttering under her breath "and that was just a taster (Shawnie, Age 13 to 18, 8/12/2003 4:29:48 PM, His_Parents)

(20) James found her in the hallway. "Lily!?" Sirius looked horrified. "I'll bet that I know who did this." "Who?" James asked him."Kitty." "How do you know." "I didn't think that boys slapped their opponenet's faces when they fought. It had to be a girl. And Lily isn't hated by anyone." "Except Kitty." James said. "Well, come on, we have to get her to the hospital wing." (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 8/13/2003 9:38:07 AM, His_Parents)

(21) "Are you ok, Lily?" James asked the next morning as he and Sirius visited her. James brought her 2 dozen chocolate frogs. "Does it look like I'm fine to you?!" she asked. "Of course I am!" she said smiling. "She beat you up pretty bad!" Sirius said. He too had brought something sweat. He handed Lily half a dozen bags of Bertie Botts every flavour beans. (Jazzy D ( I hope that's enough to start of the story again), Age 8 to 12, 8/17/2003 4:11:20 PM, His_Parents)

(22) "Well, I'm glad that she's okay." James said as they walked from the hospital wing. "Yeah." Sirius said. "But how will we make sure that she doesn't get beat up again?" he asked. "I really don't know." James said, thoughtfully. "But I think that seh's safe from Kitty. For now." he added. Sirius stared at him. "What do you mean?" "I meahn, Kitty asked me today. And now, she's asking Wromtail.Before you know it, half the boys in the school will have been asked by her." (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 8/18/2003 8:25:10 AM, His_Parents)

(23) Sirius laughed. Lily frowned at him. "What?" "Remus?...Kit-ty?" Sirius replied between gasps, clutching his sides. "Come off it! I've known Remus since muggle preschool, he's siiiiingle, baby. No, wait, i think he's trying to court Morvena" Sirius nodded his head over at Remus, who was talking timidly with a very pretty, shy-looking black haired girl near the marble staircase. Sirius stopped laughing. "Who told you such doxy-dung anyway? Bet it was Snivellus." "No..don't worry" Lily frowned slightly and glanced at James, who was glowering at them from across the Great Hall. "well, shall we dance?" (..., Age 13 to 18, 8/19/2003 5:25:45 AM, His_Parents)

(24) the sun was shining invitingly outside. Sirius was bored. He saw Lupin's homework diary lying open on the table. He scanned the Gryffindor commonroom. James and Peter were playing gobstones by the windowsill. Remus was asleep in a chintz armchair, no doubt exhausted from the dance last night. Sirius picked up the diary and read "Remus J Lupin" "Hey Moony," he called, "Moooony" Remus jerked awake. "Yes?" Sirius grinned. "What's your middle name?" (anon, Age 13 to 18, 8/19/2003 5:36:06 AM, His_Parents)

(25) Lupin frowned slightly. "Hmm..you'll have to guess it before midnight or you're not to find out for the rest of eternity." Sirius considered this for a moment. "Ok" he grinned "Hey, Prongs, Wormtail! C'mon..you've got to help me find Monny's middle name." Peter got a faceful of stiksap from one of James' gobstones while James roared with laughter. "Sorry..Padfoot, what was that?" Lupin rolled his eyes. "Sirius is trying to uncover the mystery of my middle name." he muttered, rubbing his eyes and began to read his Transfiguration essay. Sirius leaned over the table.James and Peter gathered around. "I bet it's Janus" Lupin shook his head. "Jay?" Peter suggested. "It's not just 'J', is it, Moony?" "I'm afraid not" Lupin smiled. "Jeremy?" "No" "Jesse?""No" "James?" James grinned. "No.." Lily entered the commonroom followed by a pretty Chinese girl. James glared at Sirius then said loudly "I'll be outside, Come on, Peter" and stormed out of the commonroom, trailed by Peter. Lily frowned after them. Sirius scrutinised the girl. "Wait a sec..you're Aeris, aren't you? Oops..I thought you were Morvena. She's you're twin in Ravenclaw, right?" Aeris nodded. She glanced at Remus, who was gazing at her. They both blushed and looked away quickly. Comprehension dawned on Lily's face. 'Sirius, will you come with me to the library?" She winked at him and looked from Aeris to Remus. Sirius looked surprised. "Ohhh, right." They made their way to the Fat Lady's portrait. Sirius was grinning mischievously. "We'll be back in an hour, Aeris." Lily called. "Yeah, Moony..ditto." Sirius was still grinning. They disappeared through the portrait hole. (anon, Age 13 to 18, 8/22/2003 8:27:05 AM, His_Parents)

(26) Aeris sat down beside Remus. "hello" he whispered. "hi". She smiled nervously. "I've noticed something..you're disappear once a month, always at full moon. You're a werewolf, aren't you?" she whispered gently, still smiling. Remus gazed perplexedly at her. "I..er..I.." he glanced hopelessly around the room. "Yes, I am. I've been trying to keep it a secret for over 3 years now. I'm sorry I didn't tell you last night..you see, I..." He sighed. Aeris continued to smile. "Yes?" "I..you're..you're the cleverest witch in our year, and I..I..love you." He glanced away, blushing. "Oh...Remus.." Aeris looked as though Christmas had come early. "I figured out that you were a werewolf ages ago..just that, it would seem imprudent to ask, wouldn't it? I don't care if you're a werewolf, seriously" She blushed. Remus gaped at her. "You..don't mind me being a werewolf?" "Why should I? Ok, I'll let you in on a secret.." Aeris whipped out her wand and transformed into a silver, sleek she-wolf. Remus gasped. "Aeris..." Words failed him. She transformed back into her own self. "Yes?" "I'm think I'm the luckiest person in alive." "Yeah, so am I." They stoodfacing each other, somewhat breathless. Slowly, Remus bent his face towards Aeris' and kissed her. A few minutes later, Sirius and Lily entered the room. (..:., Age 13 to 18, 8/22/2003 9:24:47 AM, His_Parents)

(27) Lupin and Aeris had stopped kissing. They were both blushing slightly yet looked extremely pleased about something. Sirius fought to keep a straight face "So, did you two kiss?" Lily glared at him and coughed slightly. Remus nodded, his hand around Aeris'. Sirius whooped and hastily turned it into a coughing fit when he caught Lily's eye. "We'll be in the West Tower..come on Sirius." Lily grabbed his arm and they departed from the room, Lily hissing audibly "You are so tactless!" (Jiji, Age 8 to 12, 8/23/2003 2:55:55 AM, His_Parents)

(28) Aeris turned back to Remus. "You know.." she said shyly "..the only reason i learnt to transfigure into a wolf was because i realised that you might be a werewolf. Now that i'm sure you are...there's no reason why i can't be with you when you transform once a month..aren't you only dangerous to humans?" Remus smiled and nodded. He drew a chair for her beside the table and they sat down. Aeris gazed thoughtfully at the fire. Her eyes widened. "Remus! I've got an idea! You know how you transform into a werewolf?" Remus nodded slowly "Yeeeess?" "Does it hurt" Remus nodded "Well...if you could transfigure into a wolf, then it mightn't hurt as much because a wolf to a werewolf..not much to change." Her eyes twinkled. Remus stared at her in amazement. "Yeah..maybe..should we ask McGonagall before i start trying?" Aeris considered this. "Hmm...maybe..i know this sounds crazy, but you might just be cured if you transfigure into a wolf when there's full moon because...it only seems to affect werewolves when they're as people...i'm sorry.." she trailed off apologetically. "No! it's a brilliant idea...yet...how come no one ever thought of it for, well, since the dawn of time?" Aeris grinned. "If you've bothered to look up the list of registered Animagi, there are only 7 this century and none of them since the first registered in the 1100s have been a wolf. I'm unregistered" she added. "You won't dob me in, would you?" The corners of Remus' mouth twitched slightly "Wouldn't dream of it. So...how do you start?" (anon, Age 13 to 18, 8/23/2003 3:18:29 AM, His_Parents)

(29) Well I started by learning about the wolf.Have u told Peter and Lily and Siris and and James yet?ask Aeris. Well, no i acutlly haven't. haven't ur friends notice u leave every full moon once a month?asked Aeris. I suspect they have noticed. But i'm afraid if i tell them their going to not be my friends any more.replied Remus. How did u get turned into a were wolf? (Katy, Age 8 to 12, 8/27/2003 6:07:55 PM, His_Parents)

(30) Remus sighed and sank into the chintz armchair in front of the window. "I was only 6 when I was bitten..my parents are keen astronomers, and we have a mansion near a forest. So one night, my father and mother took me stargazing near the edge of the forest. I wandered off by myself, chasing a Bowtruckle and went deeper and deeper into the woods, where I met a werewolf. If it had not been a cub, I would have died, but perhaps death would have been better than this..." his voice broke off.."well, ever since, I see myself as a burden to my parents. They are the best parents a werewolf can have- they tried everything, but there is still no cure...they have done more than enough for me." he stared out the window. Aeris gave his shoulder a gentle pat "Maybe tonight you can start practising," she said softly, "i'd better be going- i promised Lily to be in the library by 5" Remus nodded silently and Aeris left. When she had left, he murmured "Just a few more years and i won't bother you anymore, mum, dad...i know you will leave me everything as inheritence, and will probably suppport me if i can't find a job, i won't take a sickle from you or mum after i leave school..and if i really need to borrow money, i'll return all of it, to the last knut...because, i don't deserve it. I'm sorry, mum, dad, for not listening to you that night..." he buried his face in his hands and a glistening tear fell through his fingers (Jiji, Age 8 to 12, 8/28/2003 3:59:47 AM, His_Parents)

(31) He sighed deeply. "I never really deserved any of this, Mum,Dad. All that you've done for me- its so much. I just feel as though I disappoint you and disobey you, too much. I'll try harder now. I really will. I'll try to deserve all that you've done for me." This time, he said this firmly to himself, a resolution to try to deserve the love and devotion that his parents had given him. He looked out of the window. Professor Dumbledore had taught him to calculate when the next full moon would be. Two days, he thought. Two days. (Jiji,you're a really good writer) (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 8/28/2003 12:39:04 PM, His_Parents)

(32) Remus continued to gaze out the window above steepled fingers, a faint line between his eyebrows. Dusk was drawing nearer, darkness slowly conquering the sky. The moon was hovering near the horizon. Remus glanced at it perplexedly and turned away slowly as though pained by it's presence. "Why..?" he murmured (thanks, Sophian!! *smile*) (Jiji, Age 13 to 18, 8/30/2003 8:11:42 AM, His_Parents)

(33) Remus started for the passageway quickly. He had put this off way too long. But as he was about to turn the corner, his friends were blocking him. “Hi, Remus.” Sirius said. “What’s the matter?” James asked, looking concerned. “Oh, I’m feeling rather sick.” “But the hospital wing is the other way.” Peter said, looking confused. “Oh, umm.” Remus was trying to see a way out of THIS one. “We need to have a talk.” Sirius said, grasping one arm. “That’s right.” James said. Lupin tried to fight his way out of their grasp. Finally he waved his wand, and disappeared. “What happened?” Peter asked. “He disappeared.” James said, looking around. Remus ran up to the statue, muttered a word, and then slipped into the darkness. He didn’t want to go to the Shrieking Shack right then. He would do that later, but for now, at night, he would transform here. Meanwhile….”I bet that I know where he is.” James said, turning abruptly. “Where, where?” Peter asked eagerly. “James tapped the statue. It opened to reveal a werewolf, on its way to the village. “Oh my-“Sirius said. His mouth opened. The werewolf seemed to be able to detect their presence and turned around slowly. James finally had the sense to slam the entrance shut. “Who is a werewolf in this school? I never heard about one before.” Peter said. “Peter, don’t be stupid, people aren’t going to go in front of the entire school and scream out, ‘I’M A WEREWOLF!!!’ “All of a sudden, something seemed to hit him. “Sirius, is it full moon?” “Well, I think so, why do you ask?” “I think that we should pay a visit to Remus in the Hospital Wing.” James said, walking quickly. “He knocked on the door. “Excuse, me, we’re here to visit Remus Lupin.” “Remus isn’t, here-Oh, I mean, he can’t have any visitors right now.” The nurse replied. “Suspicious.” Sirius said. “Okay, you two, let’s go to that secret passage when the full moon wanes.” “Why?” Peter asked. “Because.” James said impatiently. “I have a hunch on who that werewolf is.” (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 9/1/2003 1:32:02 PM, His_Parents)

(34) Sirius let out a bark of laughter. "No.." he stopped, frowning, "James, are you saying that REMUS is a werewolf?" James stopped walking abruptly. There was a manic gleam in his eyes. "Yes, let me see..." they had reached the Gryffindor portrait. "Password?" the Fat Lady mumbled sleepily. "Wolfsbane, I reckon." Peter piped up. "That's the one." the portrait swung open, revealing the empty commonroom. 'Did i ever tell you i had an invisibility cloak?" James turned to the other two, his hand on the doorknob of their dormitory (Neri, Age 13 to 18, 9/5/2003 8:19:29 AM, His_Parents)

(35) Peter and Sirius gaped at James "Really? Whoa, mate, how could you hide something like that from us?" "Shhh!" James hissed furiously, "I'll explain inside" he closed the dormitary door after them. "Well?" Sirius bounced onto his bed. "Here." James fumbled with the lock on his trunk and pulled out a cloak made of some sort of shimmering, fluid grey material. Sirus and Peter's eyes widened. "Think of all the fun we could have under that!" Sirius breathed. "That's not the point," James frowned slightly and rubbed a spot of dirt off the hem of the cloak, "We're trying to track down Remus." "Pity Muggle video-camera's don't work around here.." Peter mumbled. James laughed and went over to the window. The whomping willow was swaying menacingly in the moonlihgt. James stopped laughing. There were two figures under the tree, one smaller than the other and the other was prodding something on the trunk with a long stick. "Psst, hey, ou two, come over here..." Sirius bounded over. "What is it..?" "Look" James whispered. A cloud shifted overhead, allowing a sliver of moonlight to illuminate the grounds below. They all gasped- Remus Lupin was being led into a trapdoor near a small hut by Madam Pomfrey. (Jiji, Age 8 to 12, 9/7/2003 9:04:00 AM, His_Parents)

(36) Moments later, Madam Pomfrey appeared again. There was a faint yello light in the shack. A terrible howl filled the night air. Sirius, James and Peter all shivered. It was coming from the hut. The hut where Remus was supposedly in. Was he being hurt? Without sparing as much as a glance at one another, the three friends tore out of the castle towards the shack. (chriture, Age 5 to 8, 9/9/2003 5:00:44 AM, His_Parents)

(37) They stopped in front of the whomping willow. "Quick! Under the Invisibility cloak!" James panted and threw it over their heads. "Hey, is that a knot on the trunk?" Sirius squinted at through the knot of menacingly swaying branches. "Yeh, reckon so..it's about where Madam Pomfrey poked it." James picked up the stick that she had used to freeze the tree and poked the knot. The tree froze immediately. "Right, where's the trapdoor?" James scanned the forest floor. "Here!" squeaked Peter, indicating to a dark brown wooden slab near the base of the willow. Sirius swore. "It's locked.. Alohomora!" Nothing happened. They ran toward the shack, looking for another entrance. All the windows were boarded up. James peered through a sliver between two boards and gasped. In the room was a werewolf, ripping up a chairleg. Sirius craned to look too. "Blimey!" he whispered weakly, "Is that..." James swallowed and nodded. "Who?" Peter said, bobbing unsuccessfully to look too. "Remus Lupin is...a werewolf." murmured Sirius, still staring through the crack. (Jiji, Age 8 to 12, 9/9/2003 5:17:12 AM, His_Parents)

(38) The next morning, Remus joined them at breakfast. His robes were hanging loosely and he looked pale and peaky. His face was slightly grey and there were dark shadows under his eyes. "Remus." whispered James "Remus, you're a werewolf, aren't you?" he grinned. Remus almost knocked over his goblet. He did not answer. "Well?" Sirius whispered. Remus slowly nodded. "But how? How did you find out?" "We had our means." James and Sirius exchanged winks. 'So, I guess you won't want to be friends with a werewol.." "Don't be daft, Remus." Sirius cut in briskly. "You're one of our best friends. "Yeah, all we have to do now is to find a way to be with you when...you're sick." James yawned. Remus's eyes went wide. "You mean, you don't mind..?" "Why should we? It'll be so cool having a...wer...I mean,a friend like you." Sirius muttered, glancing furtively over to the Slytherin table at Snape, who was clearly trying to eavesdrop. Remus frowned slightly "Do you know where Peter is, by the way?" (Neri, Age 13 to 18, 9/9/2003 5:37:31 AM, His_Parents)

(39) "No"ansered James.then after breakfast Sirius,James,and Remus went back to the commonroom "Wolfsbane" Lupin said.And they entered the commonroom."Hey Prongs"said remus "can I ask again how you found out that I was a werewolf?" "Sure" ansered James.Just the Lily entered the commonroom."Are you guys up to something?" she asked. (Aaron, Age 8 to 12, 9/29/2003 7:18:16 PM, His_Parents)

(40) No ansered JAmes. Oh I was just wondering if you were-""BUT WE'RE NOT UP TO SOME"*cough cough coooooough*tHING"and he spit the candy licourice wand out of his mouth."Wormtail!your here where have ya b-""worm- AH HA YOU are up to SOMETHING"shouted Lily.and she ran out of the common room."Where have you been Peter?" asked Sirius.To get you guys some sweets. said Peter."Sweet!" exclaimed JAmes. (Aaron, Age 8 to 12, 9/29/2003 7:39:30 PM, His_Parents)

(41) Then they start munching on it.After the little snack,they went to defence against the dark art just then Lily came and said "Professor Dumbledor wants you they went to Dumbledor's office. "Hello James and Peter you will both be put in detention,meet me by 8:30p.m. at the whopping willow." said Professor Dumbledor. (A.H., Age 8 to 12, 10/4/2003 10:55:32 AM, His_Parents)

(42) This is just a comment: This story rocks! (Lily Evans, Age 13 to 18, 10/30/2003 4:52:06 PM, His_Parents)

(43) I must agree! P.S. Check out www.neopets.com! (Evans, Age 8 to 12, 11/1/2003 11:01:56 AM, His_Parents)

(44) So when it was 8:30 p.m. James and Peter went to the whopping willow."Okay," said Dumbledore."Your detention will be going up the whopping willow," said Dumbledore. (A, Age 8 to 12, 11/9/2003 8:24:25 PM, His_Parents)

(45) "Are you crazy?!" James said,"That's it!" James took a stick and smashed Dumbledore's face in. Then Peter's. Soon he walked to a cliff and jumped off. (Zeplon, Age 8 to 12, 11/12/2003 9:47:08 AM, His_Parents)

(46) "Lily! James!" cried dumbeldore. Their ghosts appered out of nowhere. "Where is our Harry?" they demanded. "Defence Agains the Dark Arts." So the 2 ghosts floated down, down, down. Until they reached there. (Heather, Age 8 to 12, 11/13/2003 11:25:30 AM, His_Parents)

(47) DUMBLEDORE CRIED WATS UP HARRY.HARRY REPLIED I'M FINE. SO HARRY WENT TO THE GREAT SPIDER AND SAID I NEED THE PRISNER OF ASKABAN SO THE GREAT SPIDER LEAD HARRY TO THE PRISNER OF ASKABAN AND HARRY DEFETED THE PISNER OF ASKABAN SO JOIN ME NEXT TIME. (DYLAN, Age 8 to 12, 11/13/2003 11:34:29 AM, His_Parents)

(48) ignore the last 7 postings please they make no sense! (H.G.P, Age 8 to 12, 11/24/2003 10:36:27 AM, His_Parents)

(49) So Peter and James had detention. In the commons, at 7 o'clock.. "I wonder why we have detention."said James. "We didn't do anything wrong, did we? And why the Whomping willow? It's dangerous!" Peter looked terrified. Then the clock struck 8. "Let's go" said James. Peter's answer was a squeak. When they got to the Whomping Willow, Dumbledore wasn't there, another person was there, with a sneer on his face "Hello James and Peter" said Severus Snape. (Julie, Age 13 to 18, 12/7/2003 7:30:24 PM, His_Parents)

(50) "You!" gasped James "Why?" Severus scowled "You have no brains, do you Potter? I have called you here for a duel, because I despise you, and your deflated head." Peter squeaked "Why am I here?" Snape sneered. "Lucius" he called "come out now." And suddenly a boy with silver blond hair appeared out of the forbidden forest. "Malfoy!" muttered James. "You, Peter, will be dueling with Lucius here." Peter gasped. "No! You know I can't duel! James, help me please!" Suddenly they heard a scream. Lily was running toward them. "Lily?!" said James, clearly puzzled. "Yes, I knew there was something wrong when I saw Professor Dumbledore in the hall. So I came to see who had set you up." She glanced at Snape and Malfoy. "Oh, it's you, the slimy gits." Snape and Malfoy cursed at her. "Now,now that won't hurt me will it," she said and she took out her wand and yelled "Furnunculus!" The hex hit Malfoy, and suddenly his face was covered in fungus and boils. "You look much more handsome now, you slimy git." she laughed. James was staring at her. "Lily, you..you're AWESOME!" She smiled. James and Lily started to move toward each other. But suddenly Lily was blown off her feet. Snape had hit her with the Stunning spell. James pointed his wand at Lily "Ennervate" he yelled. Then he pointed his wand at Snape "Expelliarmus!" he shouted. Snape's wand flew out of his hand, and he was blown off the ground and he landed on Malfoy, who had been crouching on the ground, whimpering. All this time Peter had been staring, terrified, around him. Now he pulled out his wand and said "HA! We beat those guys, didn't we James?" James lifted his eyebrows and helped Lily to her feet. He asked "Are you okay?" She looked in to his eyes "With you here, yes, always, James." She fluttered her eyelashes. James muttered "I thought you liked Sirius." Lily said "I only wanted to make you jealous so that you would like me more." She looked down. "I'm really sorry, I've been such a dork." James tilted her chin up. "I can't like you more, Lily." Then they kissed. (Julie, Age 13 to 18, 12/7/2003 7:45:00 PM, His_Parents)

(51) James sat at the edge of the hall, watching Lily and Sirius dance together sulkily. Then Remus came and sat beside him. "where's rebecca? "he asked. "dunno," said james, "gone to get a drink i think." they sat in silence for a bit. then remus spoke. "James," he said, "what's up? Don't lie to me." James shifted in his seat. "it's sirius." "yes?" said remus. "oh, it's just that- well, lily asked him to the dance and, well, i really like her and i was SO pissed when Sirius told me. So now i'm trying to figure out a way to dance with her." "oh. so that's why your'e not the life and soul of the party tonight." james nodded. Remus thought for a second. "why don't you just tell Padfoot that you really like her? I'm sure he'd give way, i don't think he's that into her anyway." " if he wasn't into her anyway, then he would of said no-there are plenty of other girls who would of said yes if he asked them" "well," said remus awkwardly "there is that but i suppose, well, lily's a nice girl and i guess that Sirius just wanted to get to know her better. I'm sure he'd understand." james pondered this. "prongs," said Remus, "why does old Kitty over there keep glaring at Sirius?" "dunno moony" answered James. "she already got him back for what we did to her." "So, what are you gonna do?" said remus returning to the original subject. "you can either go talk to Sirius or you can wait till Rebecca gets back and act like James is supposed to act at a dance. You cant sit around here all evening, you look stupid." "Okay. Youre right, remus. I cant sit here all day. things to do." "so you'll take my advice?" said Remus. "moony, old boy" said james, standing up, "it's already taken" "which part though?" Remus asked. "this part" said james, and... (The Queen, Age 13 to 18, 12/14/2003 6:18:50 PM, His_Parents)

(52) (52)Remus suddenly fainted while talking to silly James. James run towards him with a bottle of medication oil in his hands. (Bao Ru, Age 8 to 12, 1/5/2004 9:18:17 PM, His_Parents)

(53) Skip that paragraph....----------------------And walked to the middle of the dance floor and tapped Sirius's shoulder. He saw Lily's eyes widen and she shook her head in disbelief, because as everyone knows, she hates James for his overinflated head. James smiled slightly, knowing that he had trapped her. (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 1/16/2004 4:01:13 PM, His_Parents)

(54) I'm sorry,Julie, I'm such rubbish, but can we skip your paragraph??? If not, okay... (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 1/16/2004 4:02:30 PM, His_Parents)

(55) snif snif, okay, you can skip it...I'm writing on fanfiction now anyway...my pen name is xxGinnyxx! (Julie, Age 13 to 18, 2/13/2004 8:24:40 PM, His_Parents)

(56) OMG!! I'm reading your story right now....I'm serious, no lie. (puts up both of her hands.) It's Ready for Love...You updated a lot..last time I was just on the part w/ Uncle Vernon and the beer, and then you put on ten chapters! Wow! I wish that I could join fanfiction, but I'm still under 13...oops.. (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 2/21/2004 4:12:28 PM, His_Parents)

(57) Aww...that sucks! You would be a really good writer on fanfic! Yeah, I update every day-with some exceptions! Thanks! (Julie, Age 13 to 18, 2/24/2004 8:32:24 AM, His_Parents)

(58) Yeah, I review a lot. I'm going to ask for my parents' permission precisely on the 18th of Sept, and then (two days later), exactly at midnight, I will press the button and become a fanfiction author! I'm seriously watering at the mouth...I'd love to write on fanfiction. OK...back to the story......................Lily reluctantly took his hands and began dancing. But then an idea struck her. "James! There's an escaped Snitch in here!" James jumped. "Where!" And so Lily made her escape. (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 2/27/2004 4:18:06 PM, His_Parents)

(59) (Wow! you have to tell me your penname then, I'll read your story;)) Lily quickly grabbed Sirius's hand and ran to the garden. "I love stars." she said, trying to fill the awkward silence as they sat on a bench. "What? Oh yeah...so you like me?" joked Sirius. "Huh?" "Well..you know..Sirius..the star.." he said slowly, disappointed that she hadn't understood the joke. "Oh..." she nodded understandingly "Now I get it. Haha.." Suddenly James came running towards them. "Hey." he panted as he reached them. "What do you want?" asked Lily coldly. "I want to talk to Sirius for a sec, sorry, Lily." he said apologetically. Sirius shrugged and they went to stand a bit further. (Julie, Age 13 to 18, 2/27/2004 8:28:08 PM, His_Parents)

(60) ??? (sack31211, Age 8 to 12, 2/29/2004 10:38:13 PM, His_Parents)

(61) Hmm...This looks hard.................Lily eyed James suspiciously for a minute, and then stalked off. "Sirius, what are you doing?" James asked. "YOu know I like Lily!" (Pathetic, I know, but this is a hard thing to update) "I do." Sirius said simply. "And-" "And what?" "So why are you with her?" "Well, to tell you the truth-" Sirius's eyes strayed toward the ballroom. "Aha! So you like Dorcas Meadowes, don't you?" "Shut up, James! Not so loud!" (sophian (really pathetic, I know), Age 8 to 12, 3/3/2004 7:02:32 PM, His_Parents)

(62) u lot really r sad! (jason robinson dinoguy87@yahoo.com, Age 13 to 18, 3/5/2004 9:17:11 AM, His_Parents)

(63) u r sad 2 if u have nothing better 2 do than type like dis. if u think we r so sad, then LEAVE US ALONE!!! (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 3/8/2004 2:20:31 PM, His_Parents)

(64) I have a qustion. In the beginning before they find out about Remus, they call eachother Prongs, Moony etc. But didn't they get their nicknames after they found out and learned to be an animagus so they could go with him? Just wondering. (Mrs. Helta-Skelta, Age 8 to 12, 3/28/2004 2:28:49 AM, His_Parents)

(65) Yeah, I agree with you. (Julie, Age 13 to 18, 3/30/2004 8:54:07 AM, His_Parents)