Your Worst Fear

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He stumbles, his hearing muted from the explosion, and sees Peter gone in that violent, nightmarish flash. It all falls startlingly into place as he regains his feet and looks at the crater where the street was.

Lily and James dead, thanks to him and Peter.

A boggart, he realizes, as the distantly quiet screams begin.

He's always been pants at remembering incantations on the spot—but the main thing, he learned for nonverbal spells, is the intent. More importantly, the precisely worded incantation is only one component of this particular spell. Sirius easily remembers the next step in banishing boggarts.

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[le bruit de rire]