"Do you always recite poetry when you drink?"
"Do you always... Hey..."
James arched one eyebrow, stepping subtly forward and cocking his head to one side. "What are you talking about, Snaps?"
Lily nodded towards the porch light. "Orange. You look orange." She giggled again, and James snorted.
"You're toasted, Snaps."
"Well so are you! I bet you couldn't even... couldn't even..."
"Couldn't even what?"
"I dunno! Do something really simple that only sober people could do! Snap with both fingers!"
James raised both hands to eye level and began to snap, causing Lily to laugh. "You're ridiculous," she told him. "Stop it."
"No," teased James. "You wanted me to snap, and I'm snapping."
"Shhhh," hushed Lily, glancing towards the upstairs window where her mother slept. "James, stop it!" But she wasn't really angry.
"Nope. I am snapping, Snaps."
Lily grabbed both of his hands with her considerably smaller ones, trying to hold them down, to little success until James relaxed his arms. The victorious Lily smirked up at her defeated adversary, only to realize that she now stood quite close to him. The toes of her shoes brushed the rubber tips of his trainers, and she still held his warm hands in hers. The space between their noses was primarily due only to the height difference; James stared down at her, and she stared back, the smile not quite faded from her lips...
Her lips, which were, incidentally, dangerously near to his.
So um...this was supposed to be a cute sketch and it got out of hand during the colouring phase. I had been asked to draw this one before, too, and here it is, finally! One of the best scenes of TLAT! Can't wait for the next update. If you haven't read it already, [link]
The story belongs to the excellent jewels5!