Author's Notes: Written for Forum Birthday Challenge #15 on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

Write a drabble using strange metaphors

104 words.


"Andromeda!" Narcissa fumed, storming into Andromeda's room. "You wouldn't believe– Lucius–"

"Is about as pleasant to be around as a slab of maggot-infested pork, yes," Andromeda said, not looking up from the book she was reading. "Does this surprise you?"

"Well… no," Narcissa admitted. "But he's– he's being unfaithful to me!"

"You're unfaithful to him as well."

"That's different!"


Narcissa's lower lip trembled, and tears spilled from her eyes. "You're being horrible, Andi! Would it be so difficult to offer a little sympathy?"

"Sorry," Andromeda said, looking back at her book, "I reserve sympathy for people who aren't cheating on their boyfriends."