The battle went on.
Sirius fell through the veil
Rose was on the other side of the wall.
Silence, but they were there just a second go, a smile on their lips, it couldn't be-
just beyond the veil
on the other side of the wall
they were alive and they would re-emerge laughing and shaking their hair
stepping out from under the arch
pressing a yellow button on a necklace
and they would laugh and they'd apologise for scaring him and they'd say
that they weren't gone, they didn't leave
because he needed to say goodbye, he hadn't said it, he hadn't said
Sirius, you were there, you were more than a godfather you were the only family I had Sirius-
Rose Tyler, I-
But he had turned time before, he was
a time lord
and so he did what he could do.
He took the
And he fell back into the past, just observing, over and over, just to see their face again.
He could never interact, but he would stand a little distance away, and watch them laugh in the past.