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"Shut up, you stupid bird!" Sirius called the afternoon of October the 31st. He was beginning to get ready for his annual Halloween party when an owl landed in his bowl of onion dip.

"Ah! Son of a-" He walked over to the owl and un-tied the letter from its leg. He ripped his note open when he noticed his best friend's writing on the envelope

Hey, Mate!
Can't wait for your party tonight! I'll try to find someone to baby sit little Harry, but he's getting as selfish as I am. I don't think that's a good sign.
Anyways, neither Lily nor I can find Peter. Have you seen him? Just tell us if you can find him! --James

He looked at the note for a moment. It never really came to his mind that Peter had been missing an awful lot lately. It started in seventh year, actually...

But what could a moron like that be doing? Probably trying to find out if he left his stuffed mongoose in the hiding place he was assigned by James and Lily.

"Argh," Sirius muttered quietly. "I'd better go get him," he said before apparating in an empty alleyway located in London. There he pushed a dumpster aside and walked through the wall behind it (similar to how to get to platform 9¾).

As suspected, Peter was laying there taking a nap. Something didn't seem right though. Sirius stepped forward and looked at a weird stain on Peter. Walking closer, the mark became clearer and clearer before Peter woke up.

"Wormtail," Sirius muttered angrily, "you traitor." He pulled out his wand and pointed it to a spot between Peter's eyes. "What have you done?"

===Meanwhile, at the Potters===

"So what are we watching tonight?" James asked slightly exhausted. "Sirius said he wanted us to bring a video to watch at the party."

1 year old Harry wobbled over carrying one of their videos.

"Harry wants us to bring-"

"NO!" James yelled defiantly. "I am NOT going to bring-"

"Oh, c'mon! It's not that bad!" Lily replied picking up a tape filled with episodes of Little House on the Prairie. "I know it's not that scary, but- "

She got interrupted by a large bang on the door. Someone was trying to get in.

James took Harry and pushed him into Lily's hands. "Lily, it's him. Take Harry and run. I'll hold him off."

Lily through the movie aside and held the, now crying, Harry in her hands. She kissed him before running up the staircase.

James stood there, his wand pointing at the door. A thought of something Dumbledore told him at his wedding flashed into his mind:

It's amazing how life seems to go by in the blink of an eye

The banging grew louder as he heard Lily trip over some of the stairs.

One moment you're in the happiest state, like here at your wedding...
And the next moment

The banging door was blown aside as a hooded figure entered the room.

May be your last...

=End Story=

Author: I seriously want to thank EVERYONE that reviewed my story! You guys are so cool. And for those who read my entire story and didn't review any of it: Thanks so much for not flaming me! I noticed my story started going downhill since chapter 15 ended, so I wanted to end it quickly. I'm beginning to start a new story (I actually wrote the first and second chapters already), but I can't upload it anytime soon. My internet's been down (I'm uploading this on my cousin's computer)

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