Flying Out of the Shadow

A HariPo freeverse piece

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not to me. This pairing is a Mew and Mor's Weird Pairing, which you may find in the M&MWP forum (see my profile for details). Check out and join the forum FUN! Read, review, and enjoy!


"The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything." —Chinese fortune cookie



you saw it happen all the time

& you

p.i.t.i.e.d him

when he least needed pity

A poor rich boy

who needed someone other than those


he had

But you didn't step in

You went on as if

he were just a S-H-O-W

to watch

&& you could only watch


Did you know?

You were essentially his



He could work off some of that

pent-up aggression

when flying around

&& he actually appreciated

the discipline you provided

because everything e…l…s…e

in his life was too out-of-control

& most aspects were beyond



There was…one thing




He didn't have any big shoes to fill

But there was that

shadow he so desperately wanted

to escape

But it was too late the day Sirius went to school,

for Regulus would always just be his "little brother"

So you should've known

If Sirius is on the side of the Light,

then how do you B_A_L_A_N_C_E this equation?

You guessed it

Regulus could only end up with that crowd

&& you saw & let him spend time with them anyway

when, with a little more training, he… He—

… He would've been a world-renown Seeker


Awww… :( Poor Reggie. Whether with Rosmerta or being admired by Hooch, he really led a sad life. …he's a great case study. XD Anywho… Btw: I really did get that quote from a fortune cookie. Siriusly!

Thanks for reading, and please review!

-mew-tsubaki :3

Thanks as always to Morghen for beta'ing! XD

2017 note: Honestly, my only comment for this old piece is that, if Reg had a fav teacher, Hooch makes a lot of sense to me, since he was a talented Quidditch player. :O