PREFACE:A FEW WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR


DRAMATIS PERSONAE

Abraxas Malfoy, father of Lucius Malfoy
Alecto Carrow, Death Eater
Alphard Black, brother of Cygnus Black
Amadeus Parkinson, Hogwarts student
Amycus Carrow, Death Eater
Andromeda (Black) Tonks, wife of Ted Tonks
Augustus Rockwood, Death Eater
Barty Crouch Jr., Death Eater
Bellatrix (Black) Lestrange, wife of Rodolphus Lestrange, Death Eater
Cassiopeia Black, sister of Pollux Black
Cygnus Black II., father of Bellatrix, Andromeda & Narcissa Black
Eridanus Lestrange,father of Rodolphus & Rabastan Lestrange
Dierna (Goyle) Rosier, wife of Macellius Rosier
Druella (Rosier) Black, mother of Bellatrix, Andromeda & Narcissa Black
Fenrir Greyback, Werewolf, Death Eater
Igor Karkaroff, Death Eater
Irma Black, mother of Cygnus Black
Lucius Malfoy, son of Abraxas & Elphaba Malfoy, Death Eater
Macellius Rosier, brother of Druella Black
Narcissa Black, Hogwarts student, daughter of Druella & Cygnus Black
Orion Black, father of Sirius & Regulus
Penthesilea Ebersole, Hogwarts student
Pollux Black, father of Cygnus, Walburga and Alphard
Rabastan Lestrange, brother of Rodolphus, Death Eater
Regulus Arcturus Black, Hogwarts student, Death Eater
Rodolphus Lestrange, husband of Bellatrix Lestrange, Death Eater
Severus Snape, Hogwarts student, Death Eater
Sirius Black, Hogwarts student, member of the Order or the Phoenix
Ted Tonks, husband of Andromeda Tonks
Voldemort (Tom Marvolo Riddle),the Dark Lord
Walburga Black,mother of Sirius & Regulus, sister of Cygnus & Alphard


SUMMARY

You can find the complete family tree of the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black at the calm before the
storm: He Who Must Not Be Named and his attendants act covered in shadows. In the waking of Voldemort's
First Wizarding War, Narcissa Black grows up as the youngest of three sisters, descendant to the Noble and
Most Ancient House of Black, suffering from an undesired and cold love. But all too soon, she has to realise
that her family is going through dark times, although her parents struggle to maintain the Black family's pure
blood and honour. So, Cygnus and Druella Black offer her the choice between the desires of her heart and the
principles and ideals of her family. Either way, she will find love – and loss.

A FEW WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR

This piece of fanfiction was ought to be a mixture of a Lucius & Narcissa love story and a Black family chronicle.
I started it as a plain translation of the German fiction 'Get rich or die trying' by Ayu & Ihu Production – which
broaches the same issues – but during the process, I widely extended the story and added scenes that weren't
present in the original, until it became an entirely new fanfiction.

Regulus turned out to be less schizophrenic, but more artistic and creative, and I softened Bellatrix's role as the evil
older sister. Furthermore, I focused more on Lucius's and Bellatrix's motives that made the two of them chose to
become Death Eaters. I gathered my thoughts around the question: 'Are people born wicked or did they have
wickedness thrust upon them?'

And - because I've been asked about it and I know that it is considered to be a rather sensitive topic among the Potter-
verse - I'd like to explain the role of marriages in the story. Referring to J.K. Rowling, Bellatrix agreed to marrying
Rodolphus, because it was expected of her. I clung to this statement, though the relationship between Druella and her
children might be portraited differently. To me, Druella Black is kind of match-maker who picks several candidate
husbands for her daughters. Still, the Lestrange marriage is on Bellatrix's choice rather than betrothal. The reasons
will be explained during the course of the fanfiction and is closley connected to her careet as a Death Eater.

So, I just tried to keep the entire story as In-Canon and In-Character as possible. Still, I'd appreciate reviews of any
kind. I wanted to share this story with you, so, I am glad, if you let me know what you think of it, whether your
opinion is positive or negative. Thanks to everyone who took his or her time to give comment on 'Love & Loyalty'
in advance

Besides 'Harry Potter'-series, Marion Zimmer Bradley's 'The Mists of Avalon' and Gregory Maguire's 'Wicked: The
Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West'
had a major impact on my writings and influenced and inspired this
story tremendously. I placed my many small tributes to both 'Avalon' and 'Wicked' throughout the story, like naming
Lucius' mother Elphaba, after the protagonist of Maguire's novel.

Special Thanks to elyearu from the Ink Archive who did a great beta on the chapters. I really appreciate your work,
because my English is so extremely miserable! XD

Most Inspiring Songs for 'Love & Loyalty I'

Nightwish "The Poet and the Pendulum"
Wicked the Musical "No-one Mourns the Wicked"
Wicked the Musical "No Good Deed"
Shivaree "Goodnight Moon"
Nightwish "Amaranth"
Nightwish "Bye Bye Beautiful"
Nightwish "Cadence of her Last Breath"
Celtic Woman "The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun"
Celtic Woman "Newgrange"
Creed "My Sacrifice"

DISCLAIMER

This is an unofficial, non profit fanfiction, and is in no way connected with J.K. Rowling, Scholastic Books or Bloomsbury
Publishing or Warner Bros. It is not endorsed by any of the aforementioned parties. Rights to characters and their images
is neither claimed nor implied. This story remains the property of its author and must not be copied in any form without her
consent.


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