Fandom: Harry Potter
Challenge/Prompt: A to Z Challenge: A
Word Count: 345
Summary: Muggle! AU. James and Lily meet as children.
James and Lily were both born in the 1960s. In fact, they were both born in 1960. There were many differences between them. They lived in two different cities. While Lily had an older sister, James was an only child. If Lily made a promise, she tried to keep it no matter what, but James had a tendency to forget about his promises due to a distracted mind. Lily shared her things, but James could be possessive.
And despite all of their differences, one meeting when they were both ten years olds changed their destinies.
"Please, hurry!" Petunia ordered.
Lily rolled her eyes when they walked into the doctor's office that their parents had forced Petunia to bring her to. They were both working so Petunia was stuck with the task.
"Go sit down and be quiet," Petunia hissed.
Lily went to sit next to a boy that was reading a book. Curious by nature, she looked over his shoulder. "'Love is a part of all happiness and you have to be open to that.' What are you reading?" Lily inquired.
"The book is mine so go away," James hollered.
Lily narrowed her eyes, not liking the boy's tone at all. "Excuse me," she spat.
"You heard me," the boy's hazel eyes narrowed as he looked at her.
"You are an arrogant toe-rag."
"And you are an annoying... annoying..."
"Annoying what? Can't think of a good insult?" Lily taunted.
"James Potter! Come over here right this minute!"
The boy broke the stare-off to look over at a woman who looked to be Lily's mum's age. With one last scathing look in her direction, the boy – James – left.
Lily had no way of knowing it at the time, but that was the first of their many meetings and all of them would be hostile until they book awakened and became aware of their true feelings, and realized they had fallen in love with each other. And then they would become husband and wife. Lily would be aghast if she was told the truth about her future.