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Duty // PG-13
icon by dandelion, art by ursula vernon
Title: Duty
Author: hikaru / _regarde
Archive: Please ask permission.
Feedback: If you so desire.
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Lucius, Severus, and a poor innocent Muggle
Disclaimer: They're all J. K. Rowling's, and I've got the feeling that she'd have my head for this.
Summary: Severus is initiated into the Death Eaters.
Notes: For the first time challenge. Written for hp100.

Lucius perched one hand on Severus' shoulder. "Do you understand why you must kill?"

Nearly imperceptibly, Severus nodded.

"Tell me."

Severus shook his head. "We must do this because He requires it." He paused. "We must show loyalty."

"From your initiation until your death, you are His." The men spoke in unison, Lucius' voice proud and cocky; Severus' soft and halting.

"Then do it. Show loyalty to our Lord," he whispered harshly. The older man nudged his protégé forward until Severus was before a body-bound Muggle.

Severus inhaled, raised his wand, and uttered the most Unforgivable curse of all.