Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Tasha27 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

By the Window Seat

By Tasha27

Humor / Romance

By the Window Seat

She's sitting quietly in the window reading a book. The rain drizzles outside and the raindrops slide down the glass. For a rainy day the Gryffindor Common room is surprisingly quiet.

She hears familiar footsteps and stiffens, her breath catching in her throat. She's hoping he'll walk past, but at the same time hoping he'll stop and say something. She keeps her eyes glued to the page in her book, putting on the facade of reading, but her mind is elsewhere and her heart is beating faster and she's incredibly warm. The silence is broken by his deep voice:

"You stole my spot."

It is a simple statement and although his hazel eyes are twinkling and she knows he's joking, she can't help but get defensive.

"I don't see your name anywhere." She retorts.

"It's right there." He says pointing at her.

She looks behind her at the window and turns back to him confused. He's closer than before.

"I don't see any-"

He cuts her off with his lips pressed against hers. Her hand tangles in his hair and he pulls away, shifting so he's standing between her legs, adoring hazel eyes meet emerald green and her breath catches in her throat again.

He chuckles breaking the silence again, and she feels too warm to function. His face is close again and she runs her tongue along her lips all of a sudden nervous again.

He whispers one word: "Relax" and she finds that now, more than ever that she can't, she's always felt anxious around him. Her eyes scan the room and she realizes what felt like an eternity has only been a few minutes and that no one has noticed their hushed presence by the window seat.

His lips meet hers again, and this time her right hand is touching the stubble along his jaw- something she's dreamt about doing for a while.

It comes naturally, kissing him, like learning to ride a bike, only she's never kissed anyone before today, so her mind really isn't making much sense. But when has it ever around James Potter?

He pulls away panting, and he smiles saying:

"I wasn't lying before; when I said my name was there."

"Where is it then?"

He takes her finger and places it on the wood of the window frame and gently traces an indent in the wood.

And sure enough there carved into the window frame is the name James Potter, along with the rest of the Marauder group.


Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Tasha27
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

bethnaloza: It's really long so that's a good thing!!It's really funny I started to crack up hard just by reading it!!It's romantic but doesn't have that mushy love stuff so that's good too!!It's a little sad and depressing but it's what makes this book awesome!!I love this book!!It's really good. And I prom...

Flik: Hi! ^.^ huge fan of yours on ff.net! When I saw the note about this contest on The Way We Smile, I couldn't help but rush over here, create an account, and vote! XD Seriously love this story and would recommend it to anyone! :D best FT fanfiction out there. Amazing story, amazing concept that wa...

catd69: Karim is a very talented writer. When I started reading his journey it took me into the book and I was in the story till the end. I've never felt this way with any other writers stories. If you want to read a gripping adventure, this will be the one book I would suggest you pick.

Marijana1: The melancholy present throughout this story has the power to influence and etch into the minds of the readers, to stay there and refuse to leave even after they have finished reading the story. This is a deep, powerful story, making the readers wonder about everything – about love, about their e...

mullikin902: Do not start reading this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Superlative! Addictive! Deliciously wicked characters you can't get enough of. Impatiently waiting for the sequel!

Katy Rayne: i really enjoyed this book. i have to say i didn't know what to expect, but with every chapter that came something crucial to keep you reading happened. I was disappointed with the ending if this is for another book i will defiantly carry on reading the next book.

Grapes Are Juicy yes!!!: I give this novel FIVE STARS ! This novel is worth reading from the beginning to the end! The plot and conflicts in this story are very smartly integrated. The language facility is a little odd , but i guess this was done on purpose, given the novel's set era. Other than that, this should definit...

the unedited writer: It's a guilty pleasure. The characters are brought to life and you find yourself loving them worrying for them and so on. The plot was serious but at the same time it had a light tone that didn't make you depressed as other drama genres. 5 stars for me

More Recommendations

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

diabolka: This book is a fascinating twist on mythology, fantasy and romance genre. The author has done a fantastic job combining Greek mythology with a modern day twist, tying in a plot that offers twists and turns that are both expected and unexpected. The hero, Ross, and heroine, Antara, are complex, ...

bethnaloza: Good book... bad grammar though it gets a little annoying though but otherwise it's good..I stayed up like almost 4am for this damn book!!!It's good and frickn *JehshhsDjjdjxjxmsdbhsjDhsjkakanabshjsjssA

christylynnr5: This was beyond amazing! Its plot was so unique! It was a beautiful romance story with a mystery twist! I can't believe it ended the way it did!!!! There HAS to be a second book!! This needs to be published and made into a series!

263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...

SandraHan1: This story is very descriptive, with vivid scenes from the very beginning, which made for a good scene setting. I love the symbolism in names, such as “Naysayers”, “Hadd”, etc . The story itself is revolutionary, intriguing, emotional and exciting. I was very pleased to see that there is a happy ...