The twins always decide to start kicking right when I try to sleep.
So does James.
"I think my brain is exhausted from studying. Would you like to distract me?"
James smile faintly at her words, hoping that her spending some time with him could at least distract her from the pain of loosing her parents for just a littke bit. The pain wouldn’t go completely, James knew that better than anyone, but he could at least push it aside for a bit. He smiled as he took the present into his hands and unwrapped it slowly, and his mouth fell open slightly at the photo album that she had made. It started with him as a baby, ;pictures of him with the family dog, and with his parents, before it moved on to images with the boys, and then with her. James felt his heart swell, and he took in a deep breath. “Wow, Lils…this is… it’s amazing. Thank you.”
She had been working on his present for a while but it seemed even more special for her to give him now. Smiling at him, she spoke again. ”I really hope you like it. I’ve been working on it since before all this happened and I just want you to be happy. I figured it was more lily-like than alcohol like Sirius told me to get.” She smiled at him. ”I love you. Happy Birthday, James.”
I know, I hate it. My kids are confused too. They hate having to stay in the house all the time.
It sucks. I just want things to be normal.
It’s terrible. We shouldn’t be living in a world like this.
I hate it. I can’t even walk down the halls without worrying something will happen.
"Well, you can focus on me." James laughed a little, trying to lighten the mood, however he knew it was futile. When his parents had died, it had taken days for him to smile again, let alone laugh. "I’m always here for you, Lils. Just like you are for me."
"I want to feel better. I just want to lose myself in you and just focus on something except the pain. I just, I need you. But before I give you hopefully amazing birthday things, how about an actual present?" Once they were in their dorm, she pulled him with her. "Okay so I know that you probably expected some sort of quidditch thing but I got together with Sirius and he helped me with this." Lily then handed him a wrapped box with a picture of album of some pictures Sirius got for her of James with his family and then more from Hogwarts. "I hope it’s okay."
I just don’t see how it accomplishes anything.
It doesn’t, at all.
All these deaths… What has the world come to?
It’s really sad. It’s getting worse and worse every day.
"I know you didn’t love, but I would have understood if you had, you know." James smiled softly down at her before wrapping his arm around her shoulders. "Let’s make this about both of us, yeah? It may be my birthday, but you need me more."
"I know but it’s still your birthday." She smiled at him, as they moved closer to their destination. "I do need you. I need to just, I don’t know, I need to feel better and just let myself focus on something else for even a little while."