Let me talk about this GIF:
But as he reached the ground and sprinted toward the dais, Lupin grabbed Harry around the chest, holding him back.
"There's nothing you can do, Harry -"
"Get him, save him, he's only just gone through!"
"It's too late, Harry-"
"We can still reach him-"
Harry struggled hard and viciously, but Lupin would not let go...
"There's nothing you can do, Harry...nothing...He's gone."
So I was going through tumblr and I came across this GIF. It reminded me of how hard I cried in this scene because Harry had just lost Sirius. Watching the movie, I was very focused on Harry but in this GIF, I suddenly took a look at Remus and I thought, he's just lost Sirius, the only other surviving genuine friend he had.
While Harry had only known Sirius for two years, Remus had lost his childhood friend after only having had him back for two years. It was probably bad enough that he thought he'd lost everyone back when Harry was just a baby. But a second time. Wow. That's just a punch in the gut. So now, when I look at this image, I see Remus holding on to the only thing he has left of his friends. Of all the things his friends left in the world, Harry was the most important one. So he held on to Harry. While, obviously, he was doing it to protect Harry, I think it was also in some way to keep his friends alive somehow. I think it's especially painful in the movie because of the moment when Sirius calls out to Harry: Nice one, James! as if it were just like old times. And MAYBE if that's how Sirius felt, Remus felt the same way too? A rush of adrenaline of it being like a midnight duel with the Slytherins in the Trophy Room or something. And then it was over. Sirius was gone and all he had left of all his friends was wrapped up in his arms trying to follow them through the veil. :(
AM I READING TOO MUCH INTO THIS?