Black and White
After all, after this school year, he would start his own future outside the castle.
It was a cold evening. The trees of Hogwarts began to shed its leaves, them falling to the ground as the days passed by. Sirius was alone in his dorm room. His roommate, Alex, should be in the library, doing homework. Laid down on his bed, Sirius started to wonder what he would do after Hogwarts. After all, after this school year, he would start his own future outside the castle. For sure, he would want to be an obliviator. Other than that, he had nothing on his mind.
He then started to look for some phials in his trunk. A few of them stored some of his funny, precious memories from years past, memories he gained in his stay in the school castle. Looking at the right phial, he smirked and laid the contents in a pensieve owned by a wonderful Hufflepuff professor. She lent Sirius her pensieve for academic reasons as stated. Sirius then dived into the memory, excited of the contents of that day.
It was Sirius’ first year at Hogwarts. He was walking to the Charms classroom when he saw Enid, a badger in his year, crying along a corridor. He asked her why she was crying. “I miss my parents in Argentina”, she answered. That certain jolt Sirius felt urged him to respond to Enid. “Let’s go outside. I hear the Giant Squid is always near the surface these days. Maybe we are lucky this time around.”
The two first years walked down the field towards the lake. They bathed in the wind that cooled down the heat of the sun. After reaching the lake, they waited for the Giant Squid. Sirius would occasionally show his talent of throwing flat pebbles, making them bounce on the surface before sinking down the water. After fifteen minutes, the Giant Squid decided he would join the two students' games. They spent a whole period in the lake. They were dripping with water afterwards, but with smiles now on their faces, and they decided to go back up the castle.
Unfortunately, they met their Charms professor on the way. Seeing their wet faces, he decided to subtract five house points each from Hufflepuff. Sirius tried to reason out to the professor, that Enid was sad and crying a while ago and that the trip to the lake lessened her grief. It turned out there was nothing in the world that would convince the professor. “A rule is a rule, Mr. Fudge”, he replied. The memory ended there and Sirius was back in his dorm room.
Sometimes, he wished that life was not that strict and rule-based, that it was not just black and white. But that memory with Enid was worth it. Sirius smiled and went to sleep.