Everyone knew the war was over. They also hoped another one would not occur. But deep down, everyone secretly knew another war was soon to erupt.
Frank and Alice Longbottom were Aurors in the Ministry of Magic. They thought they were in as much danger as their neighbor. Little did they know they were soon to be attacked by some very twisted people. They had defied the Dark Lord thrice, but they had no knowledge of the prophecy concerning two young boys, one of which happened to be Neville Longbottom, their one-year-old son, who was visiting his Grandmum Longbottom.
“It’s absolutely terrible, what happened to the Potters, Frank,” said Alice handing him a cup of tea.
“Yes,” said Frank.
“I cannot imagine why He would target the Potters.”
Suddenly, they heard a bang.
Frank and Alice jumped up. There in their living room stood Bellatrix, Rodolphus, and Rabastan Lestrange, accompanied by Barty Crouch, Jr.
“Expelliarmus!” shouted Rodolphus and Barty, Disarming the Longbottoms.
“Wha- What d’you want?” asked Frank.
“You know what we want, Longbottom,” said Rodolphus.
“Where is the Dark Lord?” whispered Bellatrix.
Alice widened her eyes and turned to Frank. Dumbledore had announced to everyone in the Order that Voldemort had been in exile since the attempted-murder of young Harry Potter. They would never betray the Order.
“I said WHERE IS HE?” screeched Bellatrix when there was no answer.
“Bellatrix,” said Barty in a hoarse whisper, “I think they may need a bit of… Persuasion.”
Bellatrix’s lips slowly turned upward into a grin, revealing her yellow teeth.
~WARNING: VIOLENCE WILL BEGIN~
“Let’s see how long they last before they crack,” said Rodolphus, fully understanding what Barty was referring to.
“CRUCIO!” shouted the four Death Eaters.
The screams escaping both Alice and Frank’s mouths were terrible. But the Death Eaters found their pain hysterical. It was a double torture. Bellatrix and Rabastan aimed their wands at Frank while Barty and Rodolphus aimed their wands at Alice.
They lifted the curse. Alice and Frank were writhing in pain on account of the Cruciatus Curse.
“Shall I repeat my question? Where is the Dark Lord?”
“We… We don’t… Know…” panted Frank, attempting to crawl over to Alice.
“Crucio!” said Barty, pointing his wand at Frank.
Alice’s shrieks mingled with Frank’s, who was thrown onto the floor by the force of the curse.
Barty lifted the curse and Frank was twitching.
“If I recall, you have a son, no?” said Rabastan.
“N… No… Please…” begged Alice.
This sent Barty and Rodolphus charging around the house.
“No! You… mustn’t harm him!” said Alice, channeling all her strength into her words. She was not thinking straight, though, for Neville was safe with his grandmum. She was slowly starting to lose it, as was her husband, who was attempting to mutter insults at Bellatrix.
Bellatrix cackled madly. “While they’re gone, we should avenge our fellow Death Eaters’ deaths.”
“Crucio!” shouted the Death Eaters.
“Where is the Dark Lord?” asked Rabastan.
“We- don’t… Know!”
“You’ve got enough strength to say that, eh? CRUCIO!”
The screams of the Aurors were deafening.
Bellatrix was having a laughing fit, cackling like a woman insane- which was what she was.
“There’s no baby,” said Barty, descending the stairs.
“Humph. That really is unfortunate,” said Bellatrix, disappointed.
“Hey! They’re losing consciousness!” shouted Rabastan.
“Well? We’ll just have to remind them that we are here for questioning!” shrieked Bellatrix.
“CRUCIO! WHERE IS THE DARK LORD?” screeched Bellatrix.
“CRUCIO!” said Barty, Rodolphus, and Rabastan, adding to the pain.
They lifted the curse.
“I think they’re gone,” said Barty, sounding gleeful, like a child during Christmas.
“Let’s go. They were useless, anyway,” said Bellatrix coldly when they heard people rushing through the front door.
The Death Eaters spun around, but were Disarmed immediately.
There were Aurors, Ministry officials, and Healers. And then, there were Augusta and Neville Longbottom.
Augusta was clutching Neville and sobbing as the Healers walked into the house.
And the four Death Eaters were taken into custody.