Author’s Note: Last Chapter! Get ready for a sequel!
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Rodolphus looked over at Bella suspiciously and shot a stunning spell at Sirius. The jet of red light hit Sirius squarely in the chest and he fell backwards through the veil.
Rod hooted in excitement. “He’s dead! Black is dead!”
Bella fell to the ground in agony. She only looked up when Longbottom cried, “It’s Dubledore!”
She rose to her feet and walked over towards Rod. “You killed him… You killed him…”
“I did,” sneered Rod, “You should be happy that the blood-traitor is no more.”
“He was my cousin,” growled Bella.
“You hated him.”
“People can change.”
“Stupefy!” Bella yelled. Rod fell to the ground, stunned. Bella lost her footing and once more fell to the ground.
She heard a voice in her head. “Bella, my oh my… What have you done?”
Bella snapped, “Get out of my head.”
The voice came back louder and Bella closed her eyes. “Open your eyes Bella… I have a surprise for you…”
Bella’s eyes flew open. Standing in front of her was the Dark Lord and his face was taut with anger.
“Bellatrix Lestrange… a traitor…” he said slowly.
Bella stared mutely at him. He pointed his wand slowly at her and said, “Legillimens!”
She could feel him inside her head, searching for the reasons of her betrayal. “Force him out, force him out,” she said to herself.
She heard a sarcastic laugh that was both inside her mind and outside as well. “Force me out? Me? The Dark Lord?”
Bella closed her eyes and pushed with all her might against the presence of the Dark Lord in her mind. There was a flash of light and he was out.
Bella opened her eyes. The Dark Lord was on the ground. He got up and said, “No matter, Bellatrix. I have what I need.”
“Yes…” Bella said.
“Dumbledore! It’s always him!” exclaimed the Dark Lord, “He will pay?”
“Will I?” said a voice from behind him.
The Dark Lord’s eyes flashed. “You!” he growled angrily turning around.
“Yes. Me.” Dumbledore said calmly.
“You lost me my servant, Dumbledore.”
“You will die, old man.”
“Maybe I will, maybe I won’t.”
“Avada Kedavra!” the Dark Lord, no – Voldemort, yelled. The jet of green light shot towards Dumbledore. He dodged out of the way and shot the Conjunctivitus curse at Voldemort.
Voldemort’s eyes started to water and he shot a spell at Dumbledore but it missed and went towards Bella. She deflected it and raised her wand. Dumbledore ran over to her and knocked her to the ground. “Stay still.”
He shot a curse at Voldemort but the latter deflected it and sent it back towards the caster. Dumbledore sent a lasso towards Voldemort and it tied around him.
Voldemort struggled against it but couldn’t break free of it. Dumbledore strode over to him.
“Well Albus, you’ve won. But what about Potter, eh?” Voldemort sneered. Dumbledore’s eyes widened and he ran to where Potter lay on the ground, convulsing.
Voldemort smirked and glanced at Bella. “You’d better run Bellatrix Lestrange. I will find you and I will kill you. I promise you of that.”
“At least I will die a free person without guilt,” said Bella defiantly.
“My dear, Bellatrix, you will always have guilt. The Longbottoms, the Rhodes, the Ancestras, the Davises, all the little muggles?”
“I will be free, at least,” she said.
“Will you be free? You’ll be Dumbledore’s henchman then.”
“At least he’s honest and won’t manipulate me,” she said.
“What about when I’m dead and they have no need for you anymore. They’ll charge you for all your crimes.”
“Let’s face that day when it comes,” she said.
“They’ll cast you out… like a leper.”
Dumbledore started walking over to them. “Good bye, Bellatrix Lestrange.” Voldemort said before disapparating away.
Bella faced Dumbledore. “How’s Potter?”
The old man said warily, “He’ll be fine…”
Bella nodded. “The other Death Eaters?”
“All in custody,” he said, “Stop beating around the bush. Ask your questions.”
“What will happen to me?”
Dumbledore thought carefully for a second. “Go into hiding. I cannot imagine the Ministry dropping any charges against you overnight. I will come and get you when the time is right and I’ll bring you to headquarters.”
Bella nodded and asked tentatively, “Does the Ministry believe?”
“Yes, they do.”
“The minister saw him before he disapparated away. Coincidentally, he saw you talking to him, so you’d better leave.”
“Thanks for the warning. How do I get out of here?” she asked.
Dumbledore pulled out a shoe from his robes and tapped it. “This will take you to the Forest of Dean.”
Bella took the portkey and said, “Farewell Albus Dumbledore.”
“Until next time Bellatrix Lestrange,” he said kindly.
Bella felt a pulling of her navel and she appeared in a forest. She took a deep breath and went into the mists of loneliness.
Author’s Note: So how bout that? It’s done! I thought the turn of Bella went quite well, don’t you? Review your thoughts please!
Sequel will soon be posted! “A Witch Named Bellatrix: Into the Mists”
I’m also thinking of using the first chapters to make a canonical story about Bella where she stays bad!
Thanks to everyone who thoughtfully read and reviewed!
I would like to give shoutouts to Simon, Lord Sophiemort, icequeencissa, Cherchelecoeur, and cadence hamilton!
Edit: Oct 1, 2011
Yeah... Ignore that Author's Note... This is now officially a novella! A Witch Named Bellatrix will now run from OOTP to the end of DH!