~One Too Many~
Sirius Black, Marlene McKinnon, and a small number of other members of the Order were sent on a mission that would turn out to be the last for some of them. Before backup could arrive, the team already suffered some losses. Forced to get separated by the death eaters that ambushed them, a certain Sirius Black fought back for a while, alone, until he lost his wand. Running for his life now, he found himself in a room where he laid eyes upon a corpse of someone that he did not expect to have lost their life. Not tonight.
As the realisation that one of his dearest friends was now dead hit him, Sirius’ heart didn’t only crack a bit more, like it did every time one of the members lost their battle. This time, it felt like an entire piece was ripped out.
Sirius looked at the way the body was torn. Only one particular savage could have done this. An animal. He knew exactly who that was, as he and his friends had crossed him on more than one occasion.
As he started losing control of his own breathing, Sirius heard steps coming towards the room. He had to get out of there. He needed to find his wand. Or just a wand. He could hear the rest of the order members that came with him to this mission. Running, screaming, as they were being hunted down, He needed to save them. He ran too. But not away.
As he was looking from room to room for a weapon, frantic Sirius bumped into a familiar figure. One he was certainly relieved to see. Not only the team’s backup, but his own too.
Seeing that oh so familiar face helped as a grounding. He slowly started looking calmer and calmer, feeling the need to hide his panic, not wanting to transmit it. Not that Remus couldn’t tell.
Remus heard no falter in Sirius’ voice. But he could see his dried out tears. The loss was so obvious in his eyes. He felt his own will fall back in his chest. When he heard that they sent for backup, he didn’t expect it to be this bad. But he ran to them anyway. Maybe he didn’t ran fast enough.
Remus Lupin: @askwhathasthiscometo
Sirius Black: @ lil ol’ me