Author's Notes: Written for Forum Birthday Challenge #2 on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

Write a drabble featuring Molly Weasley in her kitchen.

102 words.


Molly Weasley stood in her kitchen, a wooden spoon hanging limply from her fingers, watching the soup bubbling on the stove. It looked comforting and homey, the same soup she had cooked all her life, but the sight of it now made Molly miserable.

She wanted to cook it to make things normal again, to have a reminder of how life was before the war. But things were different now, and soup wouldn't change that. Soup wouldn't change that Fred was gone, that George was maimed, that Molly had blood on her hands.

The war was over, but the memories still hurt.