Marauders fan art
I personally like this headcanon that James eventually stopped asking Lily out (not because he gave up on her, but because he wanted to at least be friends with her if nothing else) and Lily realized she'd fallen for him, even if she didn't want to admit it. After weeks of denial and then acceptance and then frustration that James wouldn't ask her out, Lily swallows her pride and just asks him out one day.
love. curiosity. freckles. doubt.
The Marauders - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter Nineteen ↳ The Servant of Lord Voldemort “Remus!” Pettigrew squeaked, turning to Lupin instead, writhing imploringly in front of him. “You don’t believe this… Wouldn’t Sirius have told you they’d changed the plan?” “Not if he thought I was the spy, Peter,” said Lupin. “I assume that’s why you didn’t tell me, Sirius?” he said casually over Pettigrew’s head. “Forgive me, Remus,” said Black.