In Hot Water

Bellatrix pushed the younger witch into the cramped and dirty bathroom. She slammed the door behind her and pointed to the large white tub. "Got your bath ready for you, now hop in" she said with a smirk. Hermione's frightened eyes glanced over at the bathtub. It was full almost to the very top, steam arising from the water. A shiver went throughout her body.

"Well what are you waiting for? Get your clothes off and get in the tub." Bellatrix demanded, "I made this water nice and hot especially for you." The older witch grinned ear to ear showing her crooked and stained teeth.

"It's too hot!" Hermione cried, "Please don't make me get in there" Her eyes pleaded along with her voice, trying to reason with the madwoman before her.

"It needs to be hot, all mudbloods need a good scrubbing" Bellatrix said firmly as she pulled at Hermione's sweater, signaling her to remove it. "You take these clothes off or I'll just do it for you" Hermione looked at Bellatrix and then at the tub. She thought if she stalled long enough the water would cool down.

"I'm waiting!" Bellatrix snapped, already starting to get impatient. "Don't think I don't know what you're doing, I used a heating spell on this water so that means it'll stay hot" Hermione's heart sank when she heard this.

Bellatrix reached up and grabbed a handful of Hermione's hair, giving it a hard pull. "Now get in already!"

"Okay! Okay!" Hermione shrieked, trying to escape Bellatrix's grip.

The older witch let go and scowled at the girl, "Hurry up mudblood!" Hermione trembled and looked at the bathtub with it's rising hot steam. Don't make me go in there! her mind screamed over and over again. She couldn't get in it, her body stood frozen with fear.

"That is it!" Bellatrix snarled, seizing Hermione's sweater once again. "I tried to make this easier but see what you do?! Typical mudblood!" She savagely tugged at the garment, the fabric coming apart in a loud rip. Hermione screamed and tried to get away but Bellatrix threw down the torn clothing and grabbed her. The younger witch was slammed hard into the wall. "Where do you think you're going?"

"P-please" Hermione begged, tears leaking from her eyes.

Bellatrix just grunted and began pulling off Hermione's brassiere. She carelessly threw the garment down and grabbed the hem of the girl's skirt. "Here we go" she said, pulling hard and ripping the skirt from the younger witch's body. Hermione now stood in just her underwear.

"Well undies won't help you much anyway, so let's get you in" Bellatrix eagerly began pushing the girl towards the bathtub.

"No!" Hermione shrieked desperately. She let her legs collapse, her knees hitting the hard wood floor.

"Damn you!" Bellatrix hissed. She started lifting the girl up by her armpits. Hermione let her body stay limp in defiance.

"I won't do it!" she shouted boldly.

"Oh yes you will!" Bellatrix yelled angrily. She suddenly let the younger witch fall to the floor but then she grabbed Hermione by her hair. "I'll teach you to mess with me little girl!" She held the girl's head back for a few moments and then she slammed Hermione's face right into the side of the bathtub.

Hermione felt a jolt of pain as blood instantly poured from her mouth and nose. She whimpered and spat out two of her teeth, she wanted to scream but the blood just leaked down her throat causing her to choke. Bellatrix released her grip on the girl's hair and lifted her up by the underarms. Frantically she tried to get away but it was no use. Bellatrix shoved her head first into the scalding hot water.

The heat on her skin was excruciating, her white flesh instantly turned beat red. She struggled to get above water and when she finally was she screamed, her screams almost inhuman. Her painful and angry eyes went to Bellatrix. She shouted incoherent things that she herself didn't understand and she lifted herself up just enough to grab Bellatrix and pull her into the water.