Author's Notes: Written for TuesdayNovember's "Time" Challenge on xoxLewrahxox's Bellatrix Lestrange: The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.

This fortnight's challenge is 'times of day' (or night). For this challenge, I want you to set or focus your fic at a specific time, be that either an exact hour (X o'clock) or something more vague, like afternoon. The time can be either a prominent feature, or just a subtle reference, as long as it's included.

And, to return us to our challenge roots, so to speak, the word limits are either 100 or 500 words (give or take a few.)

Also written for femslash100 Challenge #306 – "Dream" – on Livejournal.


Guilt plagued Andromeda as she lay in bed with her little sister. Narcissa was only fifteen years old, how could she have seduced her like this…

Andromeda wanted the night to end so she could get up out of bed and busy herself with her usual life, but the ticking clock on the wall had scarcely reached midnight.

Andromeda turned her head, to look at her sister.

Narcissa was smiling in her sleep.

Andromeda's guilt melted away instantly when she saw that smile. She turned back over, and shut her eyes, smiling as well before she slowly drifted into dreams.