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.


Rowena was the eagle, people assumed.

It seemed simple – that was the animal she bore upon her crests and chose to represent her in the construction and creation of Hogwarts. But Rowena, great as her wisdom was, knew it was not so simple.

She could entertain her high-minded ideals of aloof intelligence, the eagle soaring overhead and overseeing other animals while maintaining its distance, and it was often thought that Rowena did indeed behave so. But in her heart of hearts, Rowena knew she was not so noble as the eagle.

In her heart of hearts, she was as much a serpent as Salazar.