Author's Notes: Written for Forum Birthday Challenge #13 on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

Use a lot of alliteration.

95 words.


From infancy, humanity's horrible fears of friendlessness fascinated Tom Riddle. People, it seemed to him, from his careful observations of their conduct, were perpetually persistent in pursuing passions, yet petrified of being partner less, despite the way that pain rarely survived such states.

Tom Riddle scorned this simpering and simplicity in so many men and women. Their ridiculous rationales for wanting unreasonable romances, their sickening stupidity, all corroborated his conviction that they were all completely crazy and needed controlling.

And he, Tom Riddle, was well past the point of being willing to do that controlling.