Author's Notes: Written for TuesdayNovember's "Time" Challenge on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

This fortnight's challenge is 'times of day' (or night). For this challenge, I want you to set or focus your fic at a specific time, be that either an exact hour (X o'clock) or something more vague, like afternoon. The time can be either a prominent feature, or just a subtle reference, as long as it's included.

And, to return us to our challenge roots, so to speak, the word limits are either 100 or 500 words (give or take a few.)



Hermione was in bed, reading with a torch despite her parents' instructions to go to sleep, when she heard a tapping at her window.

The sound scared her, and she dropped her book with a crash, then opened the window and stared around.

An owl flew into her bedroom.

Hermione screamed, and her parents came rushing in, but it just sat on her desk and stuck its leg out.

Years later, Hermione could picture the moment she took her Hogwarts letter from it, right down to the glowing face of her clock reading 1:29.

The moment her life changed completely.