Chapter 5 : Memory Lane
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He never went home to Grimmuald Place after going to Hogwarts, and for that he was ousted off his family tree. From then on, he lived with James Potter. Now there was a man, though if Emily ever said that, James would get a punch in the face.
Emily didn't know what it was about him, but she had fallen in love with him at first sight, even though it took Sirius longer to see it. And even when James would bring up girls, he would make a smart ass remark.
“Really? I'm not ready for girls yet. We having too much fun right now!" he would say. He could say the stupidest things, but Emily didn't care.
She remembers that day that he saved her life. Not by catching her from falling or mumbo jumbo hero things but being himself. It was in her fourth year, and Emily was out in the forest, when all of a sudden she bumped into nothingness, then the next minute, she was lying on the ground, being trampled. She didn't know what had happened, and she was in the forest screaming for help, but no one could hear her.
He did not hesitate to volunteer, and within a few weeks, Emily was as new as could be. Sirius always teased her about how she is mixed like him. Mixed like a dog. Something she didn't get until after they were married.
"So Weasley," he would say to her. "Looks like you still have your fiery red hair today. I'm sure it's going to turn dark black soon. Mark my words Weasley; you're going to end up a Black!"
But Sirius was only like that around his friends. But Sirius had his kept secret side from James and the rest of the Marauders. Their nickname they got by a Slytherin boy they always tormented, Severus Snape. But she was unaware of what they were actually doing every month or so. Sometimes her and Sirius would go out and walk around the grounds at night, trying to keep from getting caught. One night he took her to where she had her accident. She noticed animals, horse like creatures, with black wings.
“What are they?" asked Emily.
“Thestralls", said Sirius. "They were the reason why you had your accident."
"Wh...wh...", she said trying to find the word.
"The reason you couldn't see them before, was because you hadn't had a near death experience, or nothing tragic has happened in your life.", he said to her. "Not until that night."
She had tears in her eyes. That night, she knew that Sirius Black was her soul mate. They snogged for what seemed like an eternity, that is until James came walking up on them."
"Well, well, well...what do we have here?", he said. "Are you going soft on me Padfoot?"
"In your dreams Prongs.", said Sirius. "What's up?"
"Uh, well it's late, and I'm sure that Ms. Weasley here needs to get some sleep. And as for me being a prefect, and you two up out of bed, it could cause a whole heap of a mess.", said James, just as snooty as he always is.
Emily got up, and looked him straight in the eyes. "James, your such a prat!", she said. "Perhaps you should take a lesson from Sirius and finally go talk to Lily."
"Whoa....." asked Sirius. "Lily? As in Lily Evans?”
No, you’re being delusional,' he said. "Just like Weasley here. My dear madam, I have no idea what you’re talking about."
"Oh please, every girl knows when a man looks at them," she said. "and you Mr. Potter have eyes for Lily Evans. All the girls know it."
"All of them?" he asked.
"Every last one, down to the first years!" she said sarcastically.
"Bloody hell!" James said with his face beet red.
"You devil, you", said Sirius. "Hey Lily is a great woman. Just don't screw it up."
“Yeah, like it would happen." James said. "I'll tell you what Sirius, if and that is a big if, if something happens between me and Lils."
"Lils.", said Sirius.
"Shut up!", said James. "If something does happen, then I'll make you the godfather of my first unborn."
"I already have dibs on that", he said.” I’ll have to kill you if you make Wormtail a godfather before me!"
"OK, deal then?" James asked.
"Deal!" said Sirius, with a smile on his face.
Emily started stirring in her bed. She’s been dreaming of Sirius and that night, ever since McGonnigal told her about Sirius and Dumbledore’s death. It had been a long day for her and Hailey and the two of them met with a few people, and Molly suggested that they get some sleep before dinner.
“That's me on the broom." She turned around startled, but looked right into the spitting image of her friend James Potter.
"I know," she said to Harry, who seemed to be sitting in the other corner of the room, on a large chair. "I use to change your diapers. How long have you been there?”
“An hour, I think” he said to her. “Sorry.”
“You do not need to be sorry for anything Harry” she said to him. “It amazes me how much you look like James. I’m sure you get that a lot, but there is one thing that makes you different.”
“I have my mother’s eyes” he said to her. “I know. Everyone tells me that. Remus kept remi….”
“Remus Lupin?” she asked. “How is old Moony?”
Harry lowered his head, and Emily knew that didn’t mean well.
“I’m sorry Harry” she began to say. “I have spent so much time….I mean….it’s so unfair….”
She couldn't find the right words. Harry looked at her, knowing what she wanted to say. He went over to her and immediately gave her the biggest hug. He hadn’t done that since he came to Grimmuald Place the first time, and saw Sirius after breaking him out of Hogwarts tower. He sat next to her after the hug, and looked at the picture. He picked it up. In the picture, there was his mum, dad, and Sirius, laughing. He has looked at this picture a million times since hearing he had a sister. He looks at the sleeping Hailey. The sadness in his eyes can tell a very long story.
"How could they keep her quiet?" he said. "How did...."
“You want to know how Dumbledore kept everyone quiet about Hailey and me?” she said looking at her adopted daughter. Harry nodded.
“Dumbledore made sure that the memories of your sister be quiet.” She said. “After they were marked for death, and went into hiding, Dumbledore came up to me. He said he had a mission for me.”
“You were part of the order?” Harry asked. Emily nodded.
“Voldemort and his followers were so powerful” she said. “They were killing people every day. Making a long story short, he wanted me to take Hailey far away from here. Just until things calmed down. Little did I know that it would take 14 years for him to come to where me and Hailey were staying.”
She continued. "Anyways, Dumbledore gave me Hailey, while your mom and dad kept you. Then he erased everyone in the Order’s memory, all except me and Sirius” she said. “Sirius was supposed to come with us but at the last second decided not to. I realized that he was going to come, because he talked Lily and James to make Peter their secret keeper. Well, you know the rest.”
She started to cry, as tears were falling hitting the picture. It seemed like the little boy on the broom was dodging her tears. Harry looked at the picture, then back at his godmother.
"You can have that if you want?" he said to her.
That's very kind of you Harry," she said. "But I already have this one."
She goes to her bags that are neatly placed at the foot of her bead. She pulls out a picture, and hands it to Harry. He gasps for a mere second. This picture is just like the other one, except there was no big tear in it. This time, Harry sees what the entire picture looks like with his own eyes. The picture had his mum and dad and Sirius and him with a baby on the broom, just like the other one. But next to Sirius, where the picture was ripped, sat a very younger looking Emily, and a baby girl in her lap.
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