He blinked once, twice.

Still, Sirius stood there.

He honestly didn't believe it.

He couldn't…

Unless he was…?

That was the only explanation.

He turned his head left, then right.

Tonks wasn't on either side

He blinked again.

Now Sirius held out his hand, offering it to him.

A strange instinct formulated itself in him. He turned around to see Tonks, also offering her hand.

A choice lay before him.

Man…or woman?

Death…or life?

Hell…or heaven?

He blinked again.

He took a decisive step toward Sirius, then another.

Even if being with Sirius meant death, he couldn't leave him again.