Hello. So, I got this idea: Tonks gets cornered in an alley by her Aunt Bella. Bellatrix might seem a little out of character, but just wait till the second chapter.

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At the Mercy of Bellatrix Lestrange

Chapter 1:
Aunt Bella

Nymphadora Tonks raced through the streets, desperately trying to lose her pursuer. She turned a corner, and, within moments, stood facing a brick wall.

A dead end.

'Damnit,' she thought. Suddenly, she felt her wand fly backwards out of her hand and heard it clatter on the ground behind her. She turned and grabbed for it, but, when her fingers were mere inches from it, a woman's voice shouted, "Accio wand!" and Tonks watched her wand fly into her opponent's outstretched hand. She straightened and began backing up as her opponent removed her hood, and she now recognized who it was.

"Bellatrix Lestrange," she said venomously, continuing to back up. Her aunt cackled.

"Don't you mean Aunt Bellatrix?" she asked mockingly, her face alive with maniacal glee.

Tonks said through gritted teeth, "You were never an aunt of mine, Lestrange." She suddenly felt the wall against her back and heard her aunt click her tongue as if in disapproval.

"Now, now, you know you ought to show respect for your betters, Nymphadora."

"DON'T call me 'Nymphadora'!" she shouted, clenching her fists. Her face was forced upward as Bellatrix had put her wand against Tonks's neck.

"Why not? It is your name, after all."

"Go to hell, bitch," she said and spat in her face. Bellatrix slapped her cheek, screaming with rage.

"You'll pay for that, you little blood-traitor. Crucio!"

Tonks screamed and fell to the ground as an unimaginable pain exploded in her body. After a moment, it stopped, and she lay on the ground, gasping for breath, then…

"Crucio!" The pain exploded again, and she flipped over onto her stomach, clawing at the pavement. It stopped again, and Bellatrix cackled madly. In the interim, Tonks struggled to get up. She had managed to get to her knees, her hands shakily holding her up, when a foot painfully made contact with her side. The impact knocked her flat on her back.

"You'll learn some respect! Crucio!" The pain once more exploded inside her, and she curled up, wrapping her arms around her stomach. She gritted her teeth against the pain and tears streamed down her cheeks, when it stopped for the third time. Tonks barely managed to open her eyes enough to see her aunt raise her wand again, about to once more.

"WAIT!" she yelled, holding out a hand. "Please," she gasped, wrapping her arms around herself again. "Please, don't. I'm…I'm pregnant." She saw her aunt's jaw drop in shock as she slowly lowered her wand. There was a moment of silence between them as Bellatrix took in this new information while Tonks struggled to get to her feet.

"Crucio!" Tonks fell back to the ground. Her vision started going black as she began to lose consciousness. She barely saw her aunt's feet stop in front of her. "Very well," she heard Bellatrix whisper in her ear as she felt her press something into her hand. It felt like her wand. "Next time I might not be so merciful." Bellatrix straightened, backed up a few steps, turned on the spot, and vanished. Tonks heard footsteps approaching, and familiar voices shouting her name.

"Tonks!" Someone knelt beside her and lifted her head. "Tonks!" They said in her ear and she recognized her husband's voice. "Say something." She felt him gently shake her and she slowly opened her eyes to see his worried face looking down at her.

"Ow," she whispered hoarsely. The last thing she saw was his smile of relief as she allowed the darkness to take over her vision.