Julian (asphodel_rain) wrote in hh_sugarquill,

Ficlet, Challenge 74 (No dialogue)

Title: With Purpose
Summary: Some of Sirius' thoughts as he escapes Azkaban
Characters/Pairings: Sirius Black
Genre: gen
Rating/Warnings: PG
Medium: Fic
Word Count: 259
Can the Order post to Tumblr?: sure
If yes, your Tumblr username: spookygondolier

Sirius has memorized the timing of the Dementor patrols, by now, so he knows the perfect moment to silently slip out of his cell on the foggy night he finally decides to make his escape. He's skin and bones, thin enough to slip right through the bars as a dog and possibly as a man as well, though the Dementors would be able to sense if he was stupid enough to try that.

They call the others mad, the ones who tried to escape before him. Because no one had ever done it, they'd been stopped by the ocean or the Dementors or recognized by someone on the other side, but Sirius isn't mad, he's not. He has a plan, the Dementors can't sense animals as well and he can swim, the only person who might recognize him as a dog once he hits land is Remus and Remus would never turn him in, he's sure of it. Unless Remus, too, is a filthy traitor.

That filthy rat-traitor who got away. That's his purpose, that's why he can't just let himself drown in the ocean once he makes it to the water. He has to keep going so he can kill Peter and do it right this time. Everyone will know, soon enough, that he has escaped of course. He has a very brief window of anonymity but it might be enough. And if it isn't enough, he'll stay on the run til he can track down the bastard.

At least Sirius knows where to look. He's at Hogwarts.

14 points earned
Tags: *challenge, *tumblr allowed, character: sirius black, creator: asphodel_rain, genre: gen, rating: pg
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