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.

97 words. Takes place in OotP.


Narcissa was sitting in the parlour of Malfoy Manor, reading a romance novel and not thinking about anything else, when she heard the distinctive crack of a House-elf apparating.

She shrieked, dropping her book and clutching her chest, and stared at the ancient animal that had appeared in front of her.


"Miss Cissy," he said in a low, gravelly voice. "Kreacher has missed you."

"Why are you here? I thought you were in the care of my dear cousin."

"Kreacher is," he confirmed. "But Kreacher has information that will be… interesting to Miss Cissy, Kreacher thinks."