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Drabble: Sirius is Late

Title: Sirius is Late
Author: seren_canis
Rating: G
Word Count: 356
Summary: Sirius is late.
Author's Notes A drabble written for a rp application, I was quite proud of this so decided to post :). I just luuurve writing things from Padfoot's POV! Enjoy!

“Shit,” mutters Sirius, looking at his watch, then up at the sky.

He lets his hand fall to his side, weighed down by the ornate heirloom watch, and begins to walk. The sky overhead is tinted fuchsia pink, and his footsteps echo on the wet, wide cement as he breaks into a run. He runs until the cement is replaced by warm grass, and his frantic footfalls turn into a soft thump thump thump. Guarded and hidden out of sight by the tall trees, Sirius checks over his shoulders before allowing his body to shimmer and shift. Without breaking his stride, his world turns black and white, and his strong canine legs propel him forward through Green Park.

His world is suddenly not measured in sights and sounds, but scent. He can smell them on the wind; the green sting of the tree sap, the earthy woodchips, the rabbit that ran through here only minutes before, and the border collie that marked his scent on the large Oak tree hours ago.

Padfoot continues to run, the world solid beneath his heavy feet. He cannot see the now darkening sky overhead, but a sense of urgency propels him nonetheless. Sirius is hardly ever Padfoot alone, and a part of his canine brain whines at him... where’s packmate? ...but he shakes these thoughts away. He even somehow manages to quench the powerful, primal desire to run after rabbit.

Eventually Padfoot reaches the other side of the park, and under the watchful eyes of the trees, shimmers back into Sirius. This time he isn’t so smooth, and stumbles over his feet with an enraged “shit!” before starting up running again. He ruffles his hair in the wind, James-style, and pulls his jacket closer about him.

Finally he sees the house, and trots up the steps to the front door to the Order Of The Phoenix headquarters. Sirius pulls his wand from his pocket and performs the correct enchantments before crossing the threshold. Rehearsing his best butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-his-mouth grin, he takes a deep breath and opens the parlour door:

“Sorry I’m late everyone,” he says, grinning apologetically, “lost track of time.”




( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 6th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
there is something about this that i LOVE SO HARD. i hope someone else comes along and strings together some coherent sentences together to explain it. stuff like this is what keeps me in the fandom, even when it seems to be dwindling. thanks so much.<3
Jun. 6th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
What a ridiculously kind comment! Siriusly, what an absolutely lovely compliment I'm so so flattered you felt that way :) The fandom may be dwindling atm but it will never die <3
Jun. 6th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
oh wow, i really wish i had proofread that comment before posting it! apparently last night i thought the word TOGETHER was very important. ;)
Jun. 6th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
No, no, no, never proof-read your comments if they're all as enthusiastic and as lovely as that! xD :D Together.....well, it is one of Remus & Sirius favourite words after all ;)
Jun. 6th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
fayte is right, this is a really nice piece. Just real and beautiful
Jun. 6th, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much hon :) Glad you liked it
Jun. 7th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
No probs, I'm glad YOU wrote it :)
Sep. 26th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Great story, but sorry to SPAM you!
I have so much love for this, it's not even funny. You write Padfoot so well (the rabbit bit was awesome), but the image of "shimmers back into Sirius" is just too lovely.


Sorry that this is in such an inappropriate place, but we need to contact you ASAP. Your rs_games submission was due on 9/23/11, but we haven't heard from you. And we all adore you!

If you have need and extension, that's okay, we just need to know about it. And if you have to drop, we'll be sad, but we'll understand.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

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