Author's Notes: Written for Forum Birthday Challenge #5 on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

Write a drabble featuring Dumbledore's holiday on the beach

100 words exactly.


Hagrid had brought out a thestral, and Albus was in the process of fastening his carpet bag to its back when Minerva hurried out of the castle with a stern expression.

"Professor," she said, "just where are you going?"

"The seashore," he told her mildly.

Her eyes widened and her lips pressed together. "Do you not have… more pressing obligations here? Surely there are things you would be better off doing than going to the seashore?"

"Surely," Albus said, "being – forgive me – an extremely powerful wizard should not stop one from enjoying the healing effects of sunshine and ocean air."