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Review:MargaretLane says:
Your stories sounded interesting in your reply to the "Genres" blog, so thought I'd check them out.

Love the beginning of this story. Really atmospheric.

I also like the comments about how Lucius Malfoy hated the humiliation. Fits his character perfectly. He's so obsessed with his position that I think the disgrace itself would be quite a punishment.

It's interesting to see Lucius Malfoy in a vulnerable position, since it's a side we don't really see of him in canon.

Wow, I never thought of him as ever having had a religion. I think it shows how desperate he is that he is almost turning to a greater power than himself (or the Dark Lord). *laughs*

I also like the way you show his love for his wife and son. I love the way he's evil and yet loves his family. It gives him depth as a character.

And that was an interesting connection and contrast between his wife's kiss and a Dementor's Kiss.

You've actually made me feel sorry for Lucius Malfoy here, which isn't easy. Excellent story.

Author's Response: What a lovely surprise Margaret! I'm really excited you came by to read my little one shot. It means a lot to hear from you :)

You're very right about Lucius. When I was thinking about how to write him in this story, I imagined this moment as his ultimate fallout. Starting this moment would be his fall from that high position he always held himself to. I wanted to make it as symbolical as I could (no one coming to help him out of prison, himself living in a cell full of rats and dung and with no way of facing the sun as opposed to his mansion, etc.). I thought that showing his descent from the upper position would be the best punishment for him (although I ended up feeling sorry for him, as you did).

I've always been of the opinion that no matter how evil someone is, there must be something or someone that person cares about. In his own way, of course, but there HAS to be someone. I never had a doubt that Lucius cared for his family so it felt natural that they were the ones he'd turn to for support in his time of need, even if they were not physically present, you know?

Thank you so much for the surprise review! I'm very happy you liked my story!


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