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

103 words.


Lilies were symbolic of purity, and, Lily seemed to uphold that. She was a lily, people seemed to think, and she did nothing to dissuade them of that conviction. As long as people believed her as pure as a Lily, they would not suspect that, for all her insistences and demonstrations of fidelity, for all her whispers to James that she would never think to betray him, when his hands were upon her, it was another man who took up residence in her mind.

Where others saw Lily as her namesake flower she knew that she was a dark rose, impure and decadent.