Were Sirius Black somehow capable of getting some short and other very, very long messages to certain people at the moment he died, this is what he would have said.
To Hermione Granger: I am forever grateful for your intelligence and courage. I truly and literally owe आप my soul.
To Ron Weasley: I’m still really sorry I had to break your leg. It was necessary. I’m sure आप understand.
To Peter Pettigrew: I will find आप in Hell someday. आप mark my words.
To Molly Weasley: For all of our differences, आप are the closest thing to a mother Harry has ever known. I know आप will take good care of my Godson.
To Bellatrix (Black) Lestrange: Your aim has improved, Cousin. I am impressed. I suppose we are even now. For that time I brutally murdered your cat with a चाय kettle. The damn thing left scars.
To Minerva McGonagall: For all the hell I put आप through back in school, I know I earned a place in your heart. Don’t even try to say that my name doesn’t pop into your head every time someone refers to आप as ‘Minnie’.
To Albus Dumbledore: For every chance आप gave me – in school and after Azkaban – I am grateful. आप have always had faith in me when no one in their right mind should have. I am certain आप will guide my Godson and watch over him in my absence. Make sure he understands why I came to the Department of Mysteries tonight. I know Harry will not understand.
To Severus Snape: I have half a mind to come back as a ghost just to haunt आप for the rest of your days. You’re just not worth the effort. Treat Harry poorly for one और दिन and I’ll make your afterlife a living Hell. I swear it, Snivelly.
To Nymphadora Tonks: Don’t take this too badly. You’re still so young! आप have so much life left in you! Live now, while आप can. Don’t dwell over the casualties of war. These things have to happen. It’s all right. Tell your mum I कहा hello, won’t you?
To Regulus Black: I cannot bring myself to face आप even in death. आप could have been great, Reg. आप could have helped me shine a new light on the Black family name. आप chose a path as dark as our name, and for all my efforts, I cannot bring myself to forgive you. It never should have gone this way, Brother. It never should have ended like this.
To Harry Potter: आप must understand that I प्यार you, Harry, and this is in no way your fault. I am terribly sorry to have to leave आप after knowing आप for such a short time. I know my death is torturous for you, but it is not the end of your life. आप are destined for such great things, Harry. आप don’t need me to accomplish your goals. Life is worth living, Harry! It is worth fighting for! Your parents knew it and so do I. Fight for the ones आप love, Harry. Do what आप can to end this war. Snuffles will be just below the surface, always watching.
To Remus Lupin: I am so sorry, Rem. आप told me to stay घर and I didn’t listen. I couldn’t. आप know I couldn’t stay घर with Harry in such danger. I couldn’t stand to watch everyone leave to fight my battle. I had to help. आप understand, I hope. I never was very good at listening to you. आप always told me it was unhealthy. Right again, Mr. Moony. It must be horrible for you. Finally getting one of your oldest फ्रेंड्स back, just to lose him again – irreversibly this time. For that, I am sorry. I never meant to leave आप at all. I always loved you, Rem. आप know that. Since school, through Azkaban and after. I’m sorry we couldn’t grow old together. But don’t allow this to ruin you. Don’t let this consume you. There are others. There are people out there who are far better for आप than I ever was. There are people out there who will never leave you. Don’t give up hope, Remus. And don’t hold onto this. I can’t come back again – not from here. Not in this life. I प्यार you, Remus, and I always will. It’s okay to हटाइए on. Just don’t forget me, okay? I don’t think many people will remember me fondly. Do try. I really wasn’t all bad. My intentions were usually good, at the very least. And I’m going to see James again. And Lily. I’ll tell them आप say hello. I प्यार you, Moony. From your ever-faithful Padfoot.