Author's Notes: Written for Forum Birthday Challenge #10 on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

Write a drabble featuring Fudge and Umbridge.

104 words.


"I'm sorry to see you go, Minister," Dolores told Cornelius, watching him pack up the things in his office. In truth, she was a lot more than "sorry to see him go" – she had sat up all last night crying after she heard the news.

"I am sorry to be going."

"You were… the best Minister that the Wizarding world could ask for. You did what you thought was right."

"You're a good woman, Dolores," Cornelius said, looking at her with a small, weak smile.


"I think you are." He reached out and took her hand, squeezing it. "And isn't that what matters?"