Allegiance is a vow at a father's deathbed
to old ways remain true.
Allegiance is joined hands on a wedding day
to make one flesh of two.
Allegiance is a Dark Mark's summons
to answer the Master's call.
Allegiance is a lie for the greater good
to stand while others fall.
Allegiance is the profitable use of time
to build and plan and wait.
Allegiance is obedience to a returned Lord
to fight prophecy and fate.
Allegiance is imprisonment in Azkaban
to atone for failure with pain.
Allegiance is a family held captive
to grovel for favour in vain.
Allegiance is a choice on a battlefield
to save an only son.
Allegiance is a grudging debt
to enemies when war is done.
Allegiance is the hope of the future.
A marriage, a birth, a boy.
A new Dark Lord in the making.
My grandson. Scorpius Malfoy.
A/N: Readers of Our Little Secret and its sequel have wondered why Lucius acts the way he does. Now you know. :D If anyone wonders when the next chapter of Lost will post, I'm hoping for Friday the 21st. Tomorrow I'll post a James/Lily fic that should have posted at Christmas-but that's an another story. ;) Thanks for reading this one!