These 2 quotes perfectly illustrate Sirius’s importance in Harry’s life
Before the first task:
“Never mind me, how are
you?” said Sirius seriously.
-” For a second, Harry tried to say “fine” - but he couldn’t do
Before he could stop himself, he was talking more than he’d talked in days
- about how no one believed he hadn’t entered the tournament of his own free
will, how Rita Skeeter had lied about him in the Daily Prophet, how he couldn’t
walk down a corridor without being sneered at - and about Ron, Ron not
believing him, Ron’s jealousy. […] ”and now Hagrid’s just shown me what’s coming in the first task, and it’s
dragons, Sirius, and I’m a goner,“ he finished desperately.
After the task:
the letter attached to [Pigwidgen’s] leg was much longer
and heavier than usual - Harry hadn’t been able to resist giving Sirius a
blow-by-blow account of exactly how he had swerved, circled, and dodged the
Harry tends to be pretty guarded. He acts as though he’s fine with Ron and doesn’t care what others think of him. But for the first time in his life, Harry has an adult that he can talk to. Not just about big things like the dragon, but about positively mundane things like his sudden unpopularity.
And after the task, he wants nothing more than to tell Sirius exactly what happened. Despite his normal reticence about such things, he can’t resist giving Sirius a play-by-play. And he knows that Sirius won’t be bored or think Harry immodest for writing a five page letter about his fight with the Horntail.
“Long white linen curtains hung at the windows; a large pile of fluffy white towels sat in a corner, and there was a single goldenframed painting on the wall. It featured a blonde mermaid who was fast asleep on a rock, her long hair over her face. It fluttered every time she snored.”
I think my favorite scene in the entire hp series is when the Weasleys come to get Harry for the quidditch World Cup like that entire chapter is so fucking chaotic and hilarious like the fireplace and the dust and the twins and arthur and esPECIALLY PETUNIA TUGGING ON DUDLEYS TONGUE WHILE VERNON CHUCKS TEACUPS AT ARTHUR that scene is so beautiful wow