the right note
for Jily Week day 3: letters (or notes)
The only reason James aims most of his parchment missiles at Lily Evans is because her head is so distinctive, with that all that dark red hair, that it makes a perfect target.
It’s certainly not because, as her friends claim, he fancies her.
In fact, that just goes to show how stupid girls are, because James would not waste his time on fancying girls, not when he could be doing much more fun things, like Quidditch and exploring …
… and perfecting his aim.
History of Magic is the perfect place for this: nobody pays any attention, not even Remus, who seems to feel that schoolwork is important. Professor Binns might as well not be there for all the notice he takes of what his class is doing, and while the girls are playing Consequences (and giggling inanely), James, Sirius, Remus and Peter are using the hour productively.
Pink in the face, Mary Macdonald spins around in her chair to scowl at Sirius, whose projectile has just hit her on the ear. As soon as she’s facing the front again, he launches another.