My Side of the Veil
I hear someone calling my name.
I ignore them. I am trying to keep a straight face.
I spin around and say "what?" in an irritated tone of voice. I knew all
along who it would be. Who else would watch every time the Order did
something special? Who else did I know that would be waiting for me when I
came to heaven? Of course it was Mom. (April Fools!) James is the only one
thick enough (besides Pettigrew, the traitor) to keep calling my name when
I didn't answer. He runs up to me and squeezes me so tight I can hardly
"Okay, okay. So did you miss me?" as soon as I say it, I know it's a stupid
question. Actually, I knew it before I asked it.
"Sirius!" Lily comes out of nowhere. Her long red hair is streaming behind
her. I must say, she looks pretty in white robes and a golden halo.
I smile at her and turn away. "Harry's doing fine," I say before she can
ask. She always was the parent-y one.
James looks serious now. "You have to check in at the gate. They have to
make sure you aren't a mass-murderer or something."
"Are you saying that people up here think I'm a murderer, too?"
"Afraid so. But if you can prove yourself worthy, then you can stay."
"So what do I do to prove myself?"
"I have absolutely no idea. But you better, or else you're sent back down
to Earth to posses someone. Good luck!"
James pushes me forward and I stumble toward the golden gates. A man behind
a desk looks at me. "Name?" he inquires.
"Sirius Black," I say.
"The mass murderer?"
"I was innocent!" I yell. Why doesn't anyone believe me?
"Okay, okay. Since no one knows if you are innocent or not, you'll have to
pass a test."
Oh no! The dreaded prove-yourself-worthy test! I get nervous.
"Follow me," says the big dude behind the desk. I gulp, look at James and
Lily one last time, and follow him.