Author's Notes: Written for Forum Birthday Challenge #1 on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

Write a drabble featuring Lucius Malfoy and a peacock.

104 words.


"Lucius?" Narcissa purred, sitting down beside her husband and resting her chin on his shoulder.


"Those peacocks you've bought for the walls…"

"What about them, darling?"

"I want you to silence them," Narcissa told him. "Their… crowing is giving me terrible headaches. And I want you to clip their wings so they can't fly. Every time they hear a noise from my bedroom, they practically attack the window."

"I'll have them taken care of immediately," Lucius assured her, kissing her and trying not to think of what sounds could be coming from her bedroom that would be loud enough to disturb the peacocks.