HARRY POTTER: Forgotten

The battle felt so much like last time that I forgot…

Forgot that I was fighting my cousin, Bellatrix… that she had no qualms about resorting to the Unforgivable Curses in a duel…

I forgot that I was not fighting side by side and shoulder to shoulder with James and Lily and that they'd have my back.

He's so much like James that I forgot that he wouldn't know to anticipate the next spell or curse…

Harry was just a kid… My godson.

I forgot that he wasn't my best friend who'd always have my back…

He was my godson that I'd sworn to protect…

But he fought so well that in a single moment… I forgot…

"Nice one, James!" I said, looking at Harry for a brief moment, taking my focus away from Bellatrix…

I realized that I'd called Harry 'James' just as I felt the curse… My last image was the confusion on Harry's face…

And my last thought was that I'd betrayed my godson… and I'd never forgive myself.