Author's Notes: Written for Forum Birthday Challenge #11 on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

Write a drabble featuring Walburga as a portrait

103 words.


Other people could toy with immortality, risk their sanity for Horcruxes or the Philosopher's Stone. Walburga had a far more secure way of ensuring she lived forever.

When she started to realize she was aging – before she was ancient, though perhaps after she was past her prime, she hired a painter to take a portrait of her. She required that it be perfect in every detail, and oversaw its creation to be sure that every detail was how she wanted it.

And through magic that had taken her years to work out to perfection, when she died, her soul was captured in it.