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.

102 words.


Narcissa paced the parlour nervously. Cygnus was away, Druella had been out all night, and Narcissa had quite a good idea of where she was. It was making her edgy, and she did not dare talk to her sisters about it for fear Bellatrix might kill Druella.

"Kreacher!" she said sharply, needing to lash out at something, anything.

The House-elf started at the unusual harshness in Narcissa's voice. It was usually Sirius, or very occasionally Bellatrix or Andromeda who spoke like that – not Narcissa.

"Yes, Miss Cissy?"

She paused for a moment, thinking, then snapped, "The kitchen needs cleaning. See to it."