his last best lieutenant

formerlybarbreyryswells  asked:

give me your Bella headcanon

  1. Her father always wanted a son. A male heir to a dynasty older than the Magna Carter, a perfect Slytherin to continue on from his place. Bellatrix Black enters the world as she lived in it–that is, screaming the place down. Not the son he wanted, but good enough.
  2. Sirius is her favourite cousin. They match, with their dark eyes and hair, pale skin and wicked senses of humour. They play “Princes and Princesses” and he always insists on being her Prince. Bellatrix will remember his smiling face as he falls into the veil, and something will stir in her stomach.
  3. She always preferred Rabastan to Rodolphus. They were both thugs, created for battle, but Rabastan had no delusions of grandeur, and he would always kneel before the female warrior.
    (Rodolphus never understood the concept of “you hit me once, I’ll hit you back.)
  4. There is a darkness in her that has nothing to do with her pure blood or the witchcraft in her veins. Bellatrix wants to maim the world that never took her seriously, the society that wrote her off as a tearaway, the people that rejected her, the father that never wanted her, the husband that was apathetic to her.
    Cissy thinks The Dark Lord feeds this darkness. Cissy has no idea that the void where her conscience once sat, Bellatrix removed herself. She cut it out and now–
    All around her will fade into History, but the Female Warrior, The Bellatrix will never die. 

anonymous asked:

I've checked your FAQ and I couldn't find an answer for this so I certainly hope I don't sound stupid. I was thinking about the death of Bellatrix today and how when Molly killed her, Molly didn't utter any spells. Do we know how exactly Molly killed Bellatrix then? What was see exactly?

Online the most common theory is that she used a curse that basically took all the air out of Bellatrix because her eyes “seemed to bulge” (Page 736 of DH), but since its just a theory I won’t provide links because you can easily google it. 

This is the google result basically:

But in the the books Bellatrix doesn’t explode. On page 737 of DH, there is a paragraph that may have confused some people into thinking she did, you know if the movie wasn’t misleading enough:

“Harry felt as though he turned in slow motion; he saw McGonagall, Kingsley, and Slughorn blasted backward, flailing and writhing through the air, as Voldemort’s fury at the fall of his last, best lieutenant exploded with the force of a bomb.”

So I might be reading too much into it, but I can totally see that wording confusing people into thinking she had exploded. Maybe. Farfetched?