"So Maddalena shall arrive whenever she feels the need to get ready, you shall feed, clean and dress her. She must be perfect; the dress I have selected for her is over there. Don't make her too girly." Bellatrix ordered me and my 'assistant' at 6am when we arrived.
It's now nearly 7oClock
"Mum, I'm bored. I've been punished enough!" My daughter complained, again.
"You wanted to come" I reminded her
"Yes, just to get out of my stupid room" she complained again
"Well that's what you get for telling Dumbledore you need 'have a family visit' for an emergncy" I cannot believe she is still complaining
"But we're not even doing anything here! Why can't we just go?"
"Because we have to dress Bellatrix's child"
"Are you sure she's coming? I don't like being blond haired, green eyed"
I simple glare at her
"Fine, but you don't even know how old she is, all you know that her birthday is today! Is she one, two, three?"
"I don't know. I didn't even know my sister was pregnant!" I exclaimed
"Some sister" she mumbled her hair becoming more brown
"Nymphadora, stay in disguise!"
"I thought we'd be in and out in 10 minutes to catch a glimpse of her. Not wait around for hours on end and dress her! I bet she's a brat!"
"That's your cousin you're talking about"
"You point is?" she asked, I was just about to answer when the door slowly opened and a young girl poked her head around the corner
"Hello, I was led here?" she asks
"Are you Bellatrix's daughter?" I asked shocked receiving a nod "Then yes, we are you stylists, come on in"
"OK" she walks in fully revealing her still in pyjamas and closes the door behind her, she walks up to us and perches on the settee opposite.
"What's your name?" Dora asks rudely, this makes the girl sit up straight
"Maddalena Bellatrix Hermione LeStrange" she states
"I apologise for my assistances behaviour, I'm your stylist, Mrs. Bones and this is my assistant Miss. Bird" I lied and watched her nod her head. Suddenly she smiled in excitement and exclaimed
"You're a metamorphosis! That's is so amazing! I remember reading that my Mum's blood traitor sister has a daughter who’s a metamorphosis; I think her name was Nymphadora Tanks or something. Anyway, it's so amazing to change your appearance whenever you want. Can you change your hair colour for me please?" She begged with wide eyes. Those eyes are not for the Black family and not from the LeStranges either, who is this girl, where did my crazy sister get her?
Mad was standing, just getting the final touches made before she went downstairs. Andromeda was still disappointed she didn't find out how this young girl appeared over-night but knew she's have to come back. Thankfully Maddalena agreed not to tell anyone that my assistant is a metamorphosis. We just finished and she looked amazing, well amazingly dark. Let's hope its good enough.
Dead on 3:30 we walk her down stairs into the ballroom seeing the Malfoys already there, Oh No, Narcissa, she recognises me. Bellatrix strides up to us "Turn" she orders and I watch Maddalena turn instantly "Good" she hands over a bad full of gold coins and sends us on our way. I'm a little bit confused as to why Cissy didn't tell Bella who I was but I am glad.
We had just flooed into the LeStranges coming face-to-face with Bellatrix and Rudolphus, we both said our hellos when Hermione, well Maddalena comes into view with her stylists behind her. It takes me a second but I remember, I came up with that disguise, the only other person that knew about it was, Andromeda. I'm just about to say something when Bellatrix orders Maddalena to 'turn'. I decided not to say anything as behind her I notice a teenager, must be her daughter. She leaves confused, and I know why, she knew I knew it was her.
As soon as the door closes Bella screeches 'my protégée... daughter is 6" which causes Maddalena to run towards Draco to greet him. She only really likes him from this whole family, doesn't she?
The Party! No POV
The room is lit with bright candle lights making it look evil but bright; Maddalena is doing a great job and remembering everybody’s names and manners. Although she is more open with the children then the parents. Bellatrix is annoyed that the Weasleys actually turned up; she just presumed they were too poor to attend parties.
Maddalena was dancing with whomever asked her, when both the twins approach her she expects the same,
"Hi, I'm George and this is Fred" one of the twins introduces
"Hello, I'm Maddalena, but you can call me Mad" she replies politely which catches them off guard, they were going to play a joke on her but she seems nice
"Would you like to dance?" The other one asks; Fred
"I would love to Fred" She replies leaving George to hover around, slightly lost...
Fred and Maddalena get to the dance floor as the song changes,
"I don't know how to dance to this song" she confesses embarrassed
"Don't worry, neither do I" he smiles "Here put your arms around my neck" he guides her hands and rests his around her back loosely. "My Mum nearly had a heart attack when she got the invitation, why did you invite us?"
"I didn't. I don't know anyone apart from the Malfoys. My Mother and Father did all the arrangement. Although, are you a Weasley?"
"I am a Weasley" he smiled
"My Father said that your family is so poor that you won't be able to afford to attend a party but that your still purebloods so it's not as bad as Halfblood and Mudbloods" she informed him
He stopped moving a just stared at her, he was about to say something hurtful back but she spoke first
"I'm sorry, I didn't realise how rude that sounded until I said it. You look really nice and I don't care if your poor, you're happy and that's all that matters. I'd rather be poor and happy and safe then rich and sad and not safe" She informed him completely honestly.
He just gaped at her and she felt self-conscious and so pulled away from him and quickly retreated towards Draco, getting stopped by Narcissa and pulled into the corridor
"What was that about with Weasley?" Narcissa whispered
"I was mean, but I didn't know. I think I hurt his feelings. But I just said what Father and Mother say" she replied her eyes watering
"Look at me. I want you to promise me something. Promise that you wont change who you are to please Bellatrix, she's not right all the time. You have to remember who you are, OK?"
"But I'm not who I was, I'm Maddal..."
"No you are still Hermione Jean Granger, no matter what your name is, you are still that girl who ran away from home and jumped in the river with Draco. The girl my husband brought to the manor. The girl who snuck cookies from the kitchen. You are still her, please stay pure and don't let her corrupt you. If you ever feel like you are losing yourself or that you cannot cope, you are always welcome at the manor, and I will always be there for you. As will Draco and Lucius"
Maddalena had tears gently falling down her eyes as Narcissa pulled her into a small hug before drying her tears and taking her back to the party. Unfortunately she still had slightly puffy eyes and Fred thought it was his fault...
Thank you so much for reading, I hope you liked this chapter x
Sorry it's shorter then usual - been very busy
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Did you like what Narcissa said?
Did you like that Andromeda snuck in to see Maddalena? And that Narcissa covered for her?
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Sorry about the wait x