Author's Notes: Written for Forum Birthday Challenge #4 on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

Write a drabble featuring Bellatrix and Wormtail together on a mission.

101 words.

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Bellatrix knelt before the Dark Lord as he paced, as she pleaded with him not to punish her for failing at her most recent mission

"My Lord," she appealed, "It was not my fault that the Aurors escaped – if Wormtail had not been there–"

"You would not have found the Aurors in the first place," he said coldly. "You should be a powerful enough fighter to be able to subdue them even if Wormtail did accompany you on your mission."

Bellatrix swallowed back tears. She hated disappointing the Dark Lord like this.

"Yes, Master," she whispered. "You're right, of course…"

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Fin