It seemed to take Sirius an age to fall. His body curved in a graceful arc as he sank backward through the
ragged veil hanging from the arch…
And Harry saw the look of mingled fear and surprise on his godfather’s 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 and then fell back into place.