Title: Shedding Light
Character(s): Regulus Black
Rating: PG
Warning(s): None in particular
Challenge(s): Lumos
Word Count: 100


Regulus's conscience – what there was of it, at least – only permitted him to kill in the dark. This was his one requirement, that he never be forced to see the damage he had caused in his service to the Dark Lord. And this suited him quite well. Only once did he ever feel curiosity, a wish to know how victims looked when he had finished with them.

"Lumos," he whispered, and the light from his wand fell across the destruction he had caused.

The sight made him ill.

That was when he first questioned whether what they did was right.