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.

Warning: implied bestiality.

104 words.


Lucius sat in the manor gardens, and extended a hand full of birdseed. One of the albino peacocks swooped down from the walls immediately to peck at it.

"You understand me," he murmured, stroking its feathers. "You peacocks… know what it's like to have to keep up appearances even when everything goes wrong." Like when your son is a Death Eater and your wife is in another man's bed.

The peacock tilted its head and considered Lucius, who looked back, an idea forming.

"Come on," he said, lifting it into his arms and going inside, up to his bedroom. "I'd prefer you to Narcissa."