Author's Notes: Written for Forum Birthday Challenge #8 on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

Write a drabble featuring Narcissa and Kreacher.

103 words.


Narcissa sat in the attic of Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place. She had gotten fed up with the games her sisters and cousins seemed so determined to play, and had slunk off to be alone.

Wallowing in her own misery, she jumped when she heard the creak of a floorboard.

"Kreacher apologizes, miss Cissy."

The sound of the elf's creaky voice was strangely comforting to Narcissa, and though she simply nodded and looked away, knowing he was there in the attic with her made her feel better. Even having an elf who disliked her family's noise as much as she did was a comfort.