Characters: Lucius Malfoy, Narcissa Malfoy, Draco Malfoy; Severus Snape and Bellatrix Lestrange in absentia
Rating: hard R
Warnings: Heavy angst, possible incestuous undertones if you squint, major character death: murder and suicide, lots of blood
Summary: Lucius can't cope with his loss...
Word count: ~1100
Notes: Written for dark_fest. I'm a little ashamed for doing this to my favourite characters... but only little :) My heartfelt thanks to my wonderful betas cindas and celestineangel, whose invaluable suggestions have (hopefully) helped me improve this, at least some. All remaining errors are, as always, entirely my fault.
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters. JKR does. So do Warner Bros., Bloomsbury Books and many other big companies. I make absolutely no money out of this. In fact, I help them make their millions (by buying the books and DVDs). No one said life was fair.
The Emptiness Behind Your Smile