"SIRIUS! COME DOWN HERE NOW!" Sirius heard mother scream. Sirius can't say he's been abused here, but his parents were always a bit brutal to him. For every mistake he made he was punished, but he could stand it... well as long as it was mother. Father a completely different story. Sirius got up lazily. He wasn't an exactly morning person. He liked to sleep in. Sirius came to the kitchen, were everybody was already eating breakfast.

"You are late" Mother said.

"Sorry. I was j-" but Sirius was cut off by mother, who was getting up from her chair.

"Do you think sorry is enough? YOU WERE LATE!" she said hitting his face hard. Sirius didn't react. It was nothing new, getting hit by mother and if you got hit by father, it's like getting a nice pat from mother. Sirius sat down quietly. He was thinking how to get mother and father to let him go and spend some time with the Potters. James just send him an invitation. He said it's been so long and it's only been two weeks since the holidays started.

"Er" Sirius spoke up "I was wondering if I could go and see one of my friends sometime soon?" Mother and Father looked up.

"Depends..." Mother started "Who is he, is he pureblood, are we related to his family?"

"Well James is pureblood..." Sirius said.

"James Potter?" Mother asked Sirius just nodded. Father looked angry. "Come with me." Father said. Sirius looked at him and followed. He knew this is not going to be nothing good.

When they were in the hallway, far enough, that nobody could hear them, father pushed him into the wall.

"HOW DARE YOU! HOW DARE YOU EVEN COMMUNICATE WITH THESE BLOOD TRAITORS! DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA, WHAT KIND OF DISGRACE YOU ARE TO YOUR FAMILY?" he shouted hitting every part of his body.

Sirius tried to remain calm as thought nothing happened, but it was no use, his father saw he was in pain and sneered.

"So weak." he continued hitting him from the side, so Sirius nearly lost his balance

"stupid" he said hitting him again, but just that this time he succeeded,

Sirius was thrown on the floor, but before he could get up he received a nasty kick from his father, who clearly wasn't finished

"blood traitor" kicking him again.

"With no respect for his family" but this time he didn't kick Sirius, but got hold of his hair and pulled him up opened the door of the room with the tapestry and basically chucking him in. Sirius fell hard against the wall. He tried to stand up but failed.

"Do you see this tapestry of the black family tree?" he asked Sirius in a calm but dangerous voice. Sirius didn't answer, which only made his father angrier

"I SAID DO YOU SEE THIS TAPESTRY OF THE BLACK FAMILY TREE! ANSWER ME WHEN I ASK YOU A QUESTION!" he shouted pulling Sirius up and hit him into his stomach, so he fell again.

"Yes" Sirius said trying to breath "Yes I can see the tapestry of the Black fr-family" he could just stop himself from saying Black freaks, which he normally does in company. If he did say it he would be dead.

"Well, do you know what means being a Black?" he asked pushing him into the wall.

"Yes" Sirius answered quietly.

"And why aren't you doing as you're told? WHY ARE YOU EMBARRASSING YOUR FAMILY?" shaking him hard against the wall

"WHY ARE YOU SUCH A DISGRACE TO THE BLACK FAMILY?" but Sirius only herd bits of it. His mind was blank. His body was aching. He could hardly feel the new punches, that his father was giving him. Suddenly it stopped. Was it over? The rough hand let go of Sirius, who fell onto the floor. He opened his eyes and saw his father who was on his way out. He turned, looked at Sirius and grinned evilly.
"And mark my words, if you don't do as told, you'll get much worse" and he left.