Setting: Gryffindor Girls Dorm
Summary: Lorraine and Narcissa talk about Lily's secret.
Lily sighed and laid back on her large four-poster, waiting slightly impatiently for Lorraine to get back up to the dorms. Nerves were shaking her slightly, although she couldn't tell why... she just got nervous, she supposed, telling this secret of a secret to others, even if it was to her bestfriend.
Lorraine walked into the dorm room and saw Lily almost instantly, "What is going on Lily? Is everything okay?" She walked over to her and sat down beside her. The school year was almost out and she was curious what she need to talk to her about.
Lily gave Lorraine a smile. "No, everything's fine... I think." Honestly, she didn't know if it was fine or not. "I'm not really sure," she said with a bit of a forced laugh.
"Okay? Talk to me Lily tell me what is going on." Lorraine looked at lily waitign to see what she had to say she didn't want to saw much. She wanted to mak Lily comfortable and less nervous or worried.
"Well, you'll be only the second person to know this and hopefully one of the very last... you have to promise to never, ever, ever speak a word of what I'm about to tell you or I could end up in big trouble," Lily said. "Not that I don't trust you, I just have to make you swear first."
"I swear what ever you say will never cross my lips." Lorraine took her friend's hand as a comfort. Lorraine smiled at her waitign to see what she would say.
Lily smiled genuinely at that. "I knew you'd say that." Without wasting any time, she got into her story. She told her how she had been accepted into Healer training, but had gotten another letter from the Ministry asking her to do something different. "They're making me an Unspeakable, working on Experimental Charms in the section of the Department of Mysteries devoted to Love..."
"Oh wow. " Lorraine couldn't think of anything else to say. Lorraine always thought Lily could do amazing things which being a healer was one of them. She looked at her, "This is one secret that I won't even speak of it is too delecite. You will be wonderful Lily, don't be scared at all. You won't fail."
Lily laughed. "Yeah, but after what Remus told me about what the job entails, I'm not so sure that I shouldn't be scared. I guess I never really knew because I grew up Muggle and ignorant," she said. "This job sounds like James' sort of thing, not mine..the danger, and all."
"Lily muggle or not wizard or not this is something you can do you are meant to do. James maybe a great wizard, but you have the heart for this. James he is something else." Lorraine hugged her friend, "What does Remus know about this?"
Lily hugged back and felt as if she were gaining some sort of intangible strength from her friend.
"Remus knows everything," Lily said when she let go. "He helped me figure out what to do about it and he promised to talk to James for me to get him off my back about it."
"I am glad Remus helped you, James is hassling you?" Lorraine inqured.
"Yeah...well, he was until a few days ago, but I haven't really seen him since then," Lily repsonded.
"Does he know anyting?" Lorraine asked.
Lily shook her head. "No, he doesn't. But he does know I've been keeping something from him."
"What have you said to him?"
"I haven't said anything to him, but when we began to talk about what we were doing, I got nervous and now he knows something's up," she said, wearily.
"Oh I see, so what do you think Remus will say to him?"
"I don't know," Lily said truthfully. "I just know he's going to veer him away from the fact that I'm lieing...at least, that's what I think."
"I hope so, last thing you need is him hasseling you. If you wantme to say anythig to him I will." Lorraine smiled.
"No, no, that's alright. If anything, he might find it suspicious if everyone's talking to him about it," she said
"You are right, you are so lucky to have a job right out of school."
"Maybe to have a job, but probably not this job," she said with a laugh. "Anyway, I think I'm going to head outside for a while before dinner. I'll see you later, Lorri."
"Li, don't worry you are right for this job I am sure of it. If you fail then you can kick my butt." Lorraine laughed, "Alright i will see you down there in a bit, I just need to do a few things."