Just A Smile

James Potter II

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BeautifulTrauma: Hermione is really born in their time. McGonagall is really her aunt. I don't really like the concept of the time turner and the travelling back in time thing although it is very appealing. I don't think I can write this story in the same concept because I'd probably just mess that up.

Disclaimer: I do not own the Harry Potter series.

Chapter Three

James Potter II

"Ouch! Ow! Ahh!"

Everyone lifted their heads because of the odd noise and watched as a number of books flew by and started chasing and attacking James Potter and Sirius Black around the Library. They were puzzled when they saw Madame Pince chasing after the books, waving her wand futilely whilst she screeched at the boys to stop running.

"Is she crazy?" Sirius hissed at James as he ducked behind a bookshelf. "Doesn't she see the amount of books trying to kill us?!"

"Ow!" James howled and gritted his teeth before sprinting, pulling Sirius behind him, when a book had bitten his ankle.

A bloody book. Bit. Him.

He didn't even know that books had teeth and that it would hurt!

"More running, less talking!" He panted to the grey eyed boy.

It wasn't supposed to end up that way; with books chasing them and with them running for their lives. For one thing, it was supposed to be Snivellus in the first place.

They learned the day before that the greasy git was going to study in the library for a Potions test tomorrow afternoon. James had an ingenious plan to sabotage him. He thought of a way to charm the books so that whenever Snape opened one, it would automatically attack him.

Sirius laughed and exclaimed that he was a genius. Remus only shook his head and continued reading. Peter merely asked if they could go to the kitchens that night.

He thought that it was a great idea.

If only he and Padfoot weren't pants at Charms, that is.

One misspoke latin word, one wrong flick, and a dozen of books suddenly became animated and started attacking them, thus prompted Madame Pince to chase after the books, and in effect, them.

"Heeeelp!" Sirius shrieked, waving his hands in the air as they both frantically headed towards the doors.

"Go! Go! Go!" James pushed Sirius, scrambling behind him, feeling his ankle throb in pain.

They were just about to welcome their freedom when someone had stepped in the doorway, completely blocking their exit, and James dug his heels on the floor when he saw wild brown hair and tawny eyes. He halted and grabbed Sirius on his collar, preventing him from colliding with his precious Ravenclaw.

James forgot about the evil books when her eyes landed on him and he felt his lips quirking up into a trancelike smile.

She looked absolutely love—


"OWW!" James howled when a book slammed into the back of his head and the other books started beating him and Sirius until they fell on the floor and covering their heads with their eyes closed.


Suddenly the beatings ceased and James opened his eyes to see the books suspended in the air. He turned to his lovely, his most precious, the love of his life, Hermione Granger, who had her vine wood wand out. A dreamy sigh escaped his lips as she twirled her wand in her fingers.

"Oh, thank you, Miss Granger!" Madame Pince called out as she huffed and panted towards them. She casted a glare towards the boys laying on the floor. "I don't know what you were planning, boys, but your Head of House will hear about this, I can assure you!"

Sirius and James slowly stood up, groaning as they felt their sore muscles and tendons from all the beatings and running. Not only did James' ankle throbbed in pain, the back of his head felt like a bludger had repeatedly hit on it. It was pulsing in pain.

"Bloody hell, fuck!" Sirius swore, rubbing his stinging arm.

"Language!" Hermione admonished.

James smacked the back of Sirius' head. "Don't curse in front of a lady," he berated before he flashed a charming smile to Hermione, which would've been effective if his left cheek wasn't swelling purple. "Hello, Hermione. You look so beautiful today!"

Behind him, Sirius snickered.

Hermione sent him an confused look before she turned to the books in the air, brandishing her wand and casting a, "Finite Incantatum." She did another wave, causing the books to float and glide towards the bookshelves, filling in the gaps.

Madame Pince gave her a stink eye that could make anyone cower, even the great Albus Dumbledore. However, Hermione didn't falter and bestowed the elder witch a small smile that made James' heart thunder against his chest.

"Don't worry, Madame Pince," Hermione reassured the witch. "They're all in their respective places. Not one is misplaced. I promise."

Madame Pince harrumphed. "We'll see, girls." She switched her glare to the boys. "Well? Are you just going to stand there or are you going to go to the Hospital Wing?"

"Thank you for your concern, Madame." Sirius gave the older witch a suggestive wink.

Madame Pince shrieked at them to leave and the two boys immediately limped towards the exit. James looked over his shoulder as he went away, his eyes only on hers, and the last thing he saw after they left was her sweet smile that would never get old and he would never get tired staring at.

James had never felt so light until that moment.

The feeling didn't go away even after Professor McGonagall had given them detention.

A/N: Reviews are welcomed!