This is How I Disappear

By justification to wormtail

Summary: What if, on that night in the Department of Mysteries, Remus Lupin took leave of his senses and followed Sirius Black through the Veil? What if they somehow managed to return?

A/N: this has nothing to do with my other fic, I had gotten this idea before the other and I've really been wanting to type and post it on the site. It will not interfere with the writing of Quills as I am writing and posting it all over the weekend.

Disclaimer: the characters in the Harry Potter books belong to me only in my imagination, otherwise they belong to JKR. The title is from a song by My Chemical Romance.

Last note: if somebody has already typed a story along the same lines as this one, please notify me so that I will can remove this fic from the site as soon as possible, I do not mean to steal someone else's idea/plot.

Thank you! – nicole

Begin chapter one

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It's been fourteen years…

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Only one couple was still battling, apparently unaware of the new arrival…

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Fourteen long years…

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Harry saw Sirius duck Bellatrix's jet of red light: He was laughing at her…

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The pain is still so new…

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"Come on, you can do better than that!"

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He missed so much…

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The second jet of light hit him squarely in the chest…

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So much that he would never know, never learn…

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The laughter had not quite died from his face, but his eyes widened in shock…

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There was so much that he had still wanted to achieve…

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His body curved in a graceful arc as he sank backward through the ragged veil…

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And he was leaving…

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"NO!"

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Nothing will ever compare to that scream…

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"SIRIUS!"

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The sorrow will never be duplicated…

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"YOU PROMISED!"

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Like a thorn pierced heart…

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Lupin was sprinting fast as a wolf giving chase to prey towards the dais…

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It was ironic…

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Tears were streaming down his face, flying past him…

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The pure love etched onto their features…

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"AVADA KEDAVRA!"

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Because of her my father was gone…

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Lestrange gave no cry…

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Their eyes were pleading…

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Hands reaching for a hold…

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Eternal slumber…

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"I've got you…I've got you…"

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A whisper that was the echo of a shout of despair…

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"Don't leave me…"

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A plea that was a cry for mercy…

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Worried smiles of a shared passion…

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Time was at an end…

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"I've got you…"

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The curtains gave a slight swish…

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And the lovers disappeared…

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It took forever…

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Glasses shattered on the floor…

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It all happened so slowly…

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"Harry, please," Dumbledore pleaded, "we've got to finish this…

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And it was all over in a single heartbeat…

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End chapter one