and the prisoner of Azkaban

I’ve been living in the Forest ever since…. except when I come to watch the Quidditch, of course… you fly as well as your father did, Harry…”

He looked at Harry, who did not look away.

“Believe me,” croaked Black. “Believe me. I never betrayed James and Lily. I would have died before I betrayed them.”

<3 Sirius Black

and the Chamber of Secrets

“Listen to be, Harry. You happen to have many qualities Salazar Slytherin prizes in his hand-picked students. His own very rare gift, Parseltongue… resourcefulness … determination … a certain disregard for rules,” he added, his moustache quivering again. “Yet the Sorting Hat placed you in Gryffindor. You know why that was. Think.”

“It only put me in Gryffindor,” said Harry in a defeated voice, “because I asked not to go in Slytherin…”

Exactly,” said Dumbledore, beaming once more. “Which makes you very different from Tom Riddle. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

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