Narcissa protested. ”Heeeeeey! It’s not like I do anything I really want to do. Look at me! I’m here with no goals in my life other than to marry whomever our parents set me to. And I don’t really want to do that!” She drank another round of her tea. Inheriting their mother’s looks was pretty much the best attribute Narcissa had got. She was crap at potions and had no idea what she wanted to do after graduation, either. ”Besides, you’re stronger than I am and you’ve gone out and done what it is that you liked before you even had to settle down. You escaped the confines of our school for nearly an entire year…and you still haven’t told me what it is you’ve done in that time!”
”You can do anything you want. You just let what people think of you get in the way.That’s your problem.I’m not saying there won’t be consequences. But you’re the only one who can weigh whether it’s something you’re willing to do.” She was stuffed.She leaned back in her chair.She wondered if their mother would lecture them about improper eating habits when they’d be inevitably summoned to dinner. “In some ways, yes. You just need to find what your strengths are for yourself.”Bellatrix finished off her fourth cup of tea.”It wasn’t a picnic, Cissy. I didn’t know what I was doing. “
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Cissy whenever Rodolphus would visit the weeks before our wedding.
Cissy tossed her head back and laughed. ”You with a cane? I can’t imagine that!” She tried to picture Bellatrix old and hobbled. ”Bella, you’re thinking too far into the future to be an old lady! Besides, you’re not even married yet and already you’re imagining yourself as some old matronly—” She cut herself off and laughed loudly again. ”Okay, so how exactly are you going to prove yourself equal to other men? I already know you can beat a few guys up. Though I can’t recall if you’ve made any of them cry.” She chuckled, looking away. ”I can remember a time or two you made me cry. But I’m not like you.”
“I’m not saying I’d need a cane. I’d just have one so I can trip people I don’t like and blame it on my old age.”Bellatrix drank more from her cup. “Simple. I’ll work harder and be better.”Bellatrix smiled.”I’ve made a few cry.”She set down her cup. “No, you’re not. People like you.And you will do well in whatever you want to do.The family looks, your own grace and charm, anything.”
Narcissa dropped by Bellatrix and Rodolphus’ residence unexpectedly. Having let herself in, she was already sipping tea in the dining room (assisted by a house elf, of course) while awaiting her sister’s presence. Lately she had seen unusual things concerning her sister…and this house.
Bellatrix descended the stairs and entered the dining room.Narcissa was elegant as ever, sitting comfortably, and drinking tea. If it had been anyone else, Bellatrix would’ve bristled at the liberty and been cross at a visitor showing up unsummoned. “Cissy? To what do I owe the pleasure?” She dragged a chair out from the table and sat.
No, I think they must be avoiding the place now. We’ll find someone else.
Nott? I’m not sure if his parties are good or not.
Narcissa raised her eyebrows while cradling a cupcake in her hands. ”Mrs. Lestrange, is it?” Her lips slowly formed into a grin. ”I shall have fun teasing you with that, Bella!” At Bellatrix’s protest of marriage, Narcissa made a face. ”Oh, come on, Bells. Mrs. Black is Mother and Aunt Walburga. You don’t want to sound like an old matriarch, do you?” But the title of “Mrs.” in general was too foreign to either of them, especially at their young ages. ”Yes…your period of disappearance left me so distraught. I was stuck with hardly a friend to talk to. And I rarely see Katie nowadays! You’ve never told me what you really did, though. Except for your trip across Europe, of course.”
But the youngest Black was oh so eager to throw her own parties and start her own family. Well, more so on throwing parties as she didn’t want to lose her figure just yet. And there was the matter of getting married. ”Kieran Christie—he’s in the same year as me. We just happened to talk to each other a lot and, well, it led to us dating.” At Bellatrix’s comments about herself, Narcissa smiled again. ”No, I haven’t said that, although he clearly knows who you are.”
Bellatrix arched a brow when Cissy said she’d have fun teasing her. “Then, you’ll be the only one allowed the privilege.I’m doomed to be an old matriarch someday,”said Bellatrix biting into a biscuit. “I’m not particularly looking forward to it.Though, biting everyone’s head off because I’m to be respected and experienced might be fun.” Bellatrix finished off her biscuit. She hadn’t meant to distress Cissy. She’d just needed to get away.Away from the noise and a castle full of people who didn’t care much for her anyway.”I didn’t mean to…I imagine she’s been quite busy lately.”She shrugged. “I learned to be more independent. That’s all.I learned more useful things than what goblin rebelled when…”
Cissy spoke a little about Christie.”As long as he treats you as you ought to be treated,”said Bellatrix. “They haven’t forgotten me, then? Huh. I thought they’d be pleased to be rid of me.Or maybe they just don’t have fresh gossip material.”