*I do not own Harry Potter or any of the wonderful characters that J.K. Rowling has created.

This is just a quick write; popped into my head; made me tear up...

A blast of light...

That was all he saw before he hit the ground with a thud. What had happened? He wasn't sure where he went wrong... He had made sure he was aware of his surroundings..aware of the curses that were being thrown his way. But apparently...he failed...

He closed his eyes, overcome with the fear and panic that was coursing through him. What was happening? He was sure he knew...he just didn't want to face it...

As he opened his eyes, he found himself surrounded by a strange warmth...that type of warmth that you feel when you're freezing cold one second, then the sun comes out and warms up your back.

'I'm dead...' he thought to himself, 'Do I care..? Hm..no...' he smiled to himself as he looked around at his surroundings.

As he floated onward, wherever it may be, he was content...Images of his life- a life of pain and suffering- of happiness and love- flashed before him on a white in a static black and white film.

He came to a halt, the film stopped – and he was alone... or so it seemed.

"It's about time you got here Moony..." a voice called from behind him. Remus Lupin spun around to see his friends, all smiling at him from a group of other people he knew, "Did you fall asleep reading under a tree again?" a young Sirius Black walked up to Remus, smiling brightly, "You're always losing track of time like that..."

"Yeah, something like that..." he smiled and felt tears well up in his eyes.

"Welcome home, Moony," James Potter called with a wave.

"Welcome home, Moony..." Sirius smiled and leaned down, placing a loving kiss upon the sandy haired boy's lips; a kiss that seemed as though it had been an eternity between their last one.

"Home..." Remus smiled and embraced Sirius tightly, their lips meeting once more.