time long gone

eight facts about Sirius and Bella

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She was nine years old when Sirius was born, and when she first met him he sucked on her finger and smiled up at her. She decided right then that he was her favorite cousin, no matter what.

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At the age of two, Sirius decided it would be fun to hang from the tall banister at the top of the stairs of her house. It scared her more than she liked to admit, even though she knew he wasn't stupid enough to fall.

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She hovered underneath him, just in case.

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Both of their parents dragged them to a Ministry party when Sirius was four and she was thirteen. She spent the night holding his hands and dancing while he stood on the tops of her feet, laughing. It was the most fun she'd ever had at a party.

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She came to visit her Auntie Walburga when she was fourteen, and there was a nice looking wizard boy who lived down the street that liked talking to her. She had thought he might kiss her until Sirius had shown up with one of bras, using it to fling things at passersby.

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Years later, when she was rotting in a cell in Azkaban, that thought had made her snort with laughter.

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When Sirius fell through the Veil in the Department of Mysteries, she had a very clear memory of him clinging to her dress when he was six years old and crying that he wanted to stay with his Bella.

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That was also the last time she told him, "I love you."