And in the last moment…
A HariPo freeverse piece
Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not to me. My 2nd Lily/Sirius, and another birthday present for Morghen. :P Read, review, and enjoy!
"I've got to get to you first
Before they do
It's just a question of time
Before they lay their hands on you
And make you just like the rest
I've got to get to you first
It's just a question of time"
—Depeche Mode, "A Question of Time"
My blood is turning to
i c e
I know what's going to happen
I know we were wrong all along now
(Dumbledore was wrong!)
We were tricksters in school
& foolhardy idiots as adults
had time to be adults…
It doesn't matter, though
Not here, not right now
We considered the wrong man
I wanted to trick him, trick
but it wasn't him…!
Dammit, dammit, dammit!
Spilled all the
&& now everything's whirring by me
Because I screwed up
(making that RAT Secret-Keeper)
(letting him get away with killing Muggles while a Death Eater)
& I CAN'T afford to fuck up
I do love them both
But all I can see in my head
I know she's panicking
(though Dumbly said this was coming)
But she's panicking
&& James is doing all he can to protect her
(and my brother in life will probably fall first)
But she's going to
r u s h
up to baby Harry
I know she will
It's Lily, for Merlin's sake
& HE is going to go through her to get to Harry
of the house
I barely have time for hysterics
as Hagrid comes to take my godson away
But I'll go find Peter
I'll make him pay—
You'll pay, you filthy rat
Don't try anything in front of those 12 Muggles
I, on the other hand, plan to kill you
You won't get away—
No, no, no…!
&& just like that, more than Lily was stolen from me
Ah, another Lily/Sirius… This is really sad, but again, Sirius is caught up in the emotion of the moment. In case you didn't catch it, he discovered Peter was the sell-out, he went to the Godric's Hollow after Voldemort disappeared, and then—after giving Harry to Hagrid—he went to hunt down Peter…when Peter used the Curse to kill the twelve Muggles and make it appear as though Sirius had killed him. So, in summary…this was nearly CANON! Which is another weird thought, as I rarely write canon… :D
Thanks for reading, and please review!
2016 note: Again, another "hmm" moment for me… Perhaps I like its predecessor, "A Fleeting Star Can Be Caught By Anyone But Me," better? Hmm. :L