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Beyond the Veil by Harry-Potter-Spain Beyond the Veil by Harry-Potter-Spain
Harry saw Sirius duck Bellatrix's jet of red light: he was laughing at her.
'Come on, you can do better than that!' he yelled, his voice echoing around the cavernous room.
The second jet of light hit him squarely on the chest.
The laughter had not quite died from his face, but his eyes widened in shock.
Harry released Neville, though he was unaware of doing so. He was jumping down the steps again, pulling out his wand, as Dumbledore, too, turned towards the dais.
It seemed to take Sirius an age to tall: his body curved in a graceful arc as he sank backwards through the ragged veil hanging from the arch.
Harry saw the look of mingled fear and surprise on his godfathers wasted, once-handsome face as he fell through the ancient doorway and disappeared behind the veil, which fluttered for a moment as though in a high wind, then fell back into place.
Harry heard Bellatrix Lestrange's triumphant scream, but knew it meant nothing Sirius had only just fallen through the archway, he would reappear from the other side any second . . .
But Sirius did not reappear.
'SIRIUS!' Harry yelled. 'SIRIUS!'
He had reached the floor, his breath coming in searing gasps. Sirius must be just behind the curtain, he, Harry, would pull him back out . . .
But as he reached the ground and sprinted towards the dais, Lupin grabbed Harry around the chest, holding him back.
There's nothing you can do, Harry '
'Get him, save him, he's only just gone through!'
' it's too late, Harry.'
'We can still reach him ' Harry struggled hard and viciously, but Lupin would not let go . . .
There's nothing you can do, Harry . . . nothing . . . he's gone.'

~ J.K.Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Chapter Beyond the Veil)
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Severusiana Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
lorddurion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
I have a theory I would like to share
Eqg-AlmondB Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can we get this straight? My favorite character fell through a freaking curtain. Why? Awesome depiction! 💜
Cederlina Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
aww, such an emotional scene. Very sad. I really like this depiction of it.
skyclan199 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TortallChild Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Did they ever find Sirius's body? I'm just asking because if they didn't... well, the book didn't say that Bellatrix hit him with a deadly curse, so isn't there some teeny tiny minuscule possibility that Sirius is alive in a parallel world? Yes I am aware that I make no sense.
Sydcamp7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
It does make sense and she needs to put all of people's theories into more Harry potter books then I'd forgive her for killing Fred 'cus people think he should be a ghost at hogwarts .
TortallChild Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
yes, that is a wonderful idea
Sydcamp7 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
totally we should all email her and beg even pay her to make more books ! Now wizards ,squibs,muggles,and muggle borns unite to search the web if you find one reply to this and I'll try it .Now on ward troops!!!!!(I've always wanted to say that!):wizardhat:
Destinyforestwarrior Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes lets go!!!
TortallChild Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
:D onward! :XD:
Nephele73 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Photographer
why must this horrid moment be remade? ;[
Sango-HentaiTenshi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
god, I remember when I first read it. I was crying and everything and then I was like, "wait! It was really vague so he'll pop out from outta no where and be like 'lol, jk I'm still here!'" I was SO sure that he was still alive and JK would bring him back. So I waited... and waited and I was all the way through the godD*mn epilogue thinking "WHERE IS HE!!!?" -sigh- smh. He's still alive I just know it!
Destinyforestwarrior Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes i believe he was still alive
Caramelise Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Telleabelle Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
This made me do the same as Harry, lol!
Sirius is my absolute favourite...this scene breaks my heart every time! Excellently done :D
justeenx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sirius whahhah thats better for him hehehe
TheCalmOfChaos Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Student Traditional Artist

='[ I miss Padfoot *sobs*
Veylia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional Writer
sirius is dead... :(
Zinx95 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
:cry: This made me cry:( (this chapter)
Raven-Sakura Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
*sobs* I can't believe it, even though the series is over, I keep expecting him to pop out of the veil and be like, "hehehe- just kidding."

Fantastic comic. I just look at it and think "professional comic book."

Bundibird Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
:cries: I know that the book came out three years ago... but i still get SO SAD when i think of it!!! :(

:goes to cry in corner:

He didnt deserve to die. :cries:

Great job!!

Love Bundi
Drusillah Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
:( :( :cries:

Nicely drawn! :) Please draw all the scenes from all the books, lol!! :P Then we'd have true movies to the books! :XD:

Forgive my insolence, but I can't make out what that piece of skin is behind Harry's head. is that smn else? I can't figure it out... *hides*
Harry-Potter-Spain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
That piece of skin was supposed to be Lupin, holding Harry back, but there was a huge chunk of text all over his face, so I decided to just draw him in a vague way :blushes:

Thank you so much for your comments! :glomp:
pinkordarkfaerie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
:S I cried for 45 minutes, I HATE BELLA!!!
that is so sad... why him, It would be better that lupin died :S
LucyDawg Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Writer
why couldnt bellatrix leb!tch die?
invader-zim-14 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
:cries:, it wouldn't... :tears:
x-Sweet-Sacrifice-x Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007   Photographer

It was a big shock in the book to read that.

And re-reading it is just like '_'
MissPadfoot Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
Siriuuuuuss!!! NOOOO
I didn't cry when he died, I was in denial. Then like two weeks later I reread, then cried.
Porque? Sirius es uno de mis personajes favoritos, (posiblemente porque soy igual de imprudente...*Sonrie*)
Me gusto mucho to trabajo, bien hecho.
deliciousnewyork Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007

I want a juicebox

do you have


I love this thing you've done here

it moves me

to go get a juicebox
Sigilien Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
After this scene I was like: Dude... wait... .... ...
And after that I cried.
fantana Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
so cool... :wow:
babekitty92 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006   Digital Artist
So sad, but it looks really, really cool!!!
orbthesela Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
Sirius Black; escaped Azkaban, avoided dementors, foiled ministry, Killed by drapery.....

One thing which has always bothered me is why on earth the ministry kept a killer curtain around without perhaps a velvet rope blocking it for safety reasons.
LucyDawg Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Writer
thats what i dont get, he did all those things, then got killed by a curtain? what the hell J.K. Rowling?
Tricksy-Hobbitses Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007   Writer
aeriefairy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
*tear* I haven't read that in a while... the picture with it just makes it so much sadder and real!very good picture though!
lemonfox2002 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
miyabiikari Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god, THIS scene....

VERY powerful and I like how you did it.
pottering Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
you know... that was cruel... :cries:

Yues-Woman Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
Sirius Black: KILLED BY DRAPERY!!!
unseeliefaery Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! You really captured the moment!! Great job :D :clap: :boogie: :clap:
Tsukiame Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
no....Sirius was my favorite....I'll miss him. Nice job on this ^_~
LizetM Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
Oh, that is really good! I hadn't seen that in comic form before, and seeind this made me smile. :D
I love the way you made the Veil look.
Great, job!
padfootsgurl8179 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
i cried when i understood that part the first time i read it
RusticE-Moose Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
That was probably the lowest point those books can reach...dumbledore was expected...but Sirius shouldn't have gone! Great JOB :)
Belgakins Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
such a sad moment :( but you captured it well as always! *hugs*
TaraKavanagh Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Professional Writer
:cries: Poor Sirius! Why did he have to die!? :+fav: anyways
engelkatze Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
There is canon evidence in the description of his face. It was obvious to me the instant I read iy and I am surprised that no one else picked it up.
PandoraBlack Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Interesting argument; however, I think you have obvious holes. First, most of your rationale is your own interpretation. I find it quite interesting that the quote you select to strengthen your argument against Harry's choice of color is the exact quote that corroborates his choice. Your quote:

"Only one couple were still battling, apparantly unaware of the new arrival. Harry saw Sirius duck Bellatrix's jet of red light: He was laughing at her: "Come on, you can do better than that!" he yelled, his voice echoing around the cavernous room.
The second jet of light hit him squarely on the chest."

This proves that Harry's use of a red light is valid. JKR states that the first jet was red and that the second has no specific color. This leaves it open to interpretation. Cannon proves that it could be anything, and that it is only your interpretation that labels the second jet that of the AK or green light. Therefore, using this rationale, Harry's choice is correct and not against cannon, as you suggest.
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