I have decided to try a 100 Prompt Challenge by xXKissingSinXx. This is my first multi-chap challenge, so give me some feedback and tell me what you think!
Not all of the prompts will be related to one another, but a few of them will.
All of the prompts will be posted on my profile if you wish you check them out. I'll try my hardest to stay in order.
I needed something to break my writer's block and this seems to be helping, so Chapter 6 of I'll Believe It When I See It should be up soon!
Disclaimer: All credit goes to J.K. Rowling.
Promt #1 Haunted
Your own son couldn't even stand to be in the same room as you. You terrified him. He was afraid of the things you would force him into like you had done so many times before. He hated you for that. But he couldn't say otherwise. It wasn't appropriate. It wasn't my place to voice my opinion either, so all of those years I had been putting up blinders, pretending like I didn't see what was going on in my own home. But I was shown the light by witches and wizards I had always been told were beneath me.
Things didn't have to be that way.
You haunt me, oh darling husband of mine, even after all these years. The surprised look that you had on your face when I betrayed you- your own wife- lingers in my head, reminding me why I did it in the first place. How unexpected. How frowned upon to see a woman standing up to her husband. How disastrous it would be, in your mind.
But it had to be done. The decisions you made… they hurt us more than you will ever know. All of those nights I waited up for you, worried sick that you wouldn't come home, plagued by thoughts of if you would be casually taking the lives of someone else's loved ones.
This family was torn apart because of your stupid, selfish beliefs. The same beliefs you forced upon myself and my son. Draco never had a choice in his life. You made all of the decisions for him. I tried to tell him to do what he wanted, but you soon fixed that with a sharp slap across my face. Eventually, I quit trying. But I never stopped caring about my son.
My spirit shattered the day you connived Draco into taking the Dark Mark. My baby, my only child, following in the footsteps of his father. He only wanted to make you proud, Lucius.
That's what all parents want of their children, right?
I begged you to change your mind. There had to be some other way, but the only thing on your mind was power. "It would be so beneficial to the Malfoy name," you claimed.
If only you knew that your decisions would almost be the end of our entire family's history. But Draco and I, we saved ourselves.
We have changed for the better, Lucius. It's too bad you couldn't see past the fortune, the infamy, and the power to realize the lord you loved so much more than your family was the biggest hypocrite our world has ever seen. It isn't always better to be feared than loved. Remember that.
After all this time, I can't help but blame myself somewhat. If I would've tried harder to convince you to let go of your prejudices, if I would've stood up to you instead of cowering in fear, maybe… just maybe your fate would be different. But we weren't Gryffindors were we, Draco and I? We didn't have the courage, but instead the self-preservation that comes with being a Slytherin.
Draco reminds me every day that you sealed your own fate the day you sided with the Dark Lord over your family. But still, it haunts me.
Not all of them will be this short, but most will be about a full page written (front and back) on notebook paper.
So what did you think?
Review and let me know!
The next prompt: Clock.
All constructive criticism is welcome!