“What are you thinking?” James whispered.
Lily stopped and turned to him with a smile. “Isn’t that a girl’s line?”
“What do you mean?” he asked.
“You know, that, like, girlfriend line.” At his blank look she continued, “You should know. I’m sure you’ve had those clingy girlfriends who, every five minutes, lean over and ask what you’re thinking.”
“Oh. Yeah I know them.” James nodded, “Yes. But this is different. I genuinely want to know. With them, ‘What are you thinking?’ doesn’t actually mean, ‘What are you thinking?’ because all they want to hear back is that you’re thinking about them.”
“Ah.” Lily nodded. “Well now I’m thinking that every time I’m with you I’m gaining a little more insight into the mind of James Potter.”
“Is that a bad thing?” James enquired.
“Sometimes I worry it is,” she muttered. (x)