For the Speed of Lightning Competition. Requirement – exactly 100 words.


"These Emerald Eyes"

His eyes are haunted.

He stares into the mirror in the bathroom at Grimmauld Place, and that is what he notices. Haunted emerald eyes.

It's the first time he's seen his reflection in months, and it scares him how different he looks. If the eyes reflect the person within, how different must he be?

All innocence is gone. These emerald eyes are old, now. These emerald eyes have seen too much.

He's done too much. He's done things he'd never thought possible, for him. Things he would never have done, before. Before they became necessary.

These emerald eyes have killed.