THE SONG THAT INSPIRED THE CHARACTERS

"Vindicated" by Dashboard Confessional is the song that inspired this duel fic and Jillian's character. My sister got the Spiderman 2 Soundtrack and I fell in love with this song (along with Track 5 by Yellowcard, Track 3 by Hoobastank, Track 10 by Smile Empty Soul, Track 11 by The Ataris . . . but that's beside the point).

Anyway this song got me thinking about imperfections and how when you're in love, you embrace those faults as well as the good qualities. And thus came about In Memory of Sirius Black and In Memory of Sirius Black II: The Seventh Year.

Plus, the first image that jumped to my mind when I first heard the song was the part with Jillian and Sirius kissing in Hagrid's cabin. :)

Hope you all enjoyed!

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Hope dangles on a string

Like slow spinning redemption

Winding in and winding out

The shine of it has caught my eye

And roped me in

So mesmerizing, so hypnotizing

I am captivated, I am . . .

Chorus

Vindicated

I am selfish

I am wrong

I am right

I swear I'm right

I swear I knew it all along

And I am flawed

But I am cleaning up so well

I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself

So clear

Like the diamond in your ring

Cut to mirror your intention

Oversized and overwhelmed

The shine of which has caught my eye

And rendered me

So isolated, so motivated

I am certain now that I am

Chorus

Vindicated

I am selfish

I am wrong

I am right

I swear I'm right

I swear I knew it all along

And I am flawed

But I am cleaning up so well

I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself

So turn

Up the corners of your lips

Part them and feel my finger tips

Trace the moment, fall forever

Defense is paper-thin

Just one touch and I'd be in

Too deep now to ever swim against the current

So let me slip away

So let me slip away

So let me slip away

So let me slip against the current

So let me slip away

So let me slip away

So let me slip away

So let me slip away

Chorus

Vindicated

I am selfish

I am wrong

I am right

I swear I'm right

I swear I knew it all along

And I am flawed

But I am cleaning up so well

I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself

My hope dangles on a string

Like slow spinning redemption . . .