I'm rather out of ideas for the next one-shot, so any ideas you might have are very welcome. Thank you for reading, even if you haven't left a review (no pressure there .... PRESSURE, PRESSURE, PRESSURE! :])

The first time I killed a human. It was in cold blood, on orders from my father. I couldn't just disobey, because then my act would be given up. It was a good thing that I was a better liar than my father, like Severus, because it meant that I didn't have to fight for him. I often wish that I'd never killed, but what can one say? It was for the greater good.

I was sent to kill a young wizard in London. I was to seduce him, gain his trust, learn his secrets. Then, I'd swoop in for the kill. I just couldn't stand the cruelty of those orders, so I tweaked them around a little.

I did get to know him; I did get all of his secrets. But I was honest with him; I told him who I was. He was afraid at first, very suspicious, as expected. Eventually he realized that I was on his side, and he told me what I needed to know to twist the truth.

He was the one who ended up telling me to kill him. He said that he'd rather die peacefully than hide forever from my father. He'd gotten all his affairs in order, we'd make it look like an accident. His suicide wish probably had something to do with growing pressure from the Death Eaters that had infiltrated the Ministry, where he worked. They were the 'bad cops' in Operation Information.

So I did it. I made it quick, easy. I'm not like Bellatrix Lestrange; I don't enjoy torturing people before I kill them. I'm the cat who doesn't play with his food unless absolutely necessary.