Summary: "Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it." (Macbeth 1.4.7-8)

Author's Note: Just a short drabble, inspired by a quote from Shakespeare's Macbeth (see summary), and also my thoughts on how Peter could repay his Wizard's Debt. Also, the horcrux plural (horcruces) was borrowed from Full Pensieve's story.


Repentance

for those who don't believe
that he was just an annoying little boy


Peter Pettigrew was a simple fellow; he cried when he was hurt, he laughed when he had fun, he always gave back borrowed money, and never returned library books past their due date. He had the greatest friends a boy could ask for -- loyal, fun, and considerate. His life was normal (as normal as a wizard's life could be, anyway) and his childhood was easy. His adulthood, on the other hand, was not.

No one could understand why exactly Peter Pettigrew turned dark. Maybe it was the teasing, maybe it was the annoyance of falling into the shadows of his friends, or maybe he was coerced by the Dark Lord. Anything, really is possible.

One may argue that without Peter Pettigrew, the Dark Lord would not have risen again; however, it is a simple fact that without Peter Pettigrew, the Dark Lord probably wouldn't have been defeated for a long time.

He could have been planning it for awhile, or it could have been decided instantaneously, but when Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger arrived to kill the sixth and seventh horcruces, Peter Pettigrew did what no one expected. While the trio was distracting his master, Peter Pettigrew killed Nagini, Voldemort's pet snake and the sixth horcrux.

And as Voldemort became enraged and killed his "faithful" servant, he was struck down by the Wizarding world's Chosen One.

Peter Pettigrew was a simple fellow; he cried when he was hurt, he laughed when he had fun, and he always, always paid back his debts.