December 5th, 1977
I was planning to come see you this weekend, but your darling Headmaster says he prefers no outside visitors. He says you are under 'restrictions'. How lovely. I rather thinks he's afraid of me, don't you? Maybe I'm a bad influence on you.
Do you think I'm a bad influence on you, Rabastan?
Rodolphus was quite amused by your most recent adventure, but never tell him I said that. Actually, he just looked over my shoulder and he said that I'll give you a big head. I think that's the goal, really, but don't get too full of yourself, darling.
I was planning on bringing your birthday gift with me when I came to visit. It's not really something I can suitably send by owl. It will have to wait until Christmas, I guess. We do miss you around here. I have a great many plans for the holidays. I think you will be most pleased.
Terribly sorry that I can't come visit you. And I was so looking forward to publicly chiding you. I think you would have enjoyed it too.
Your loving sister,
Current Mood: flirty
I think that you're a wonderful influence but I don't think that my idiot headmaster agrees. I hope they don't screen these Owls.
Rodolphus was amused?
You're fucking having me on! You're joking. I think my work here is done, if that's the case. Hogwarts is hell right now. Stupid professors don't teach us anything worthwhile and every time I use my "initiative", I end up in detention.
Can you give me a clue about this birthday gift, Bellatrix? I'm really bored in school. Can boredom kill? I think it's killing me. I wish you could come up. A public chiding from you is far more preferable than being told that I've just lost Slytherin another fifty points. Oh, your baby cousin says hello. That thing I told you about him before? I think it's true.
I have to go now, Bella. Detention with that rat-faced caretaker again.
PS -- Would it be really bad if I just left? I could live with you and Rodolphus couldn't I?
PPS -- Couldn't I, Rodolphus?
I ador you, have I told you! You always give me a good reason to chuckle. I don't think they screen the owls, though, because I always received some of the most interesting ones imaginable from friends outside of school.
We both realize you are terribly bored there, darling, but try to trudge through it. For me.
I'm sorry, but no. Simply because it would be far too incriminating if they were to screen these owls. But you can amuse yourself by imagining what it is that could possibly be so incriminating. I know you'll enjoy that. Perhaps my cousin can help you guess. I have been thinking about him, Rabastan, as I promised. I've asked my aunt if she would let him stay with us a few nights over the holiday. We'll see if what you said is true.
Tell that rat-faced caretaker that you know he watches girls in the showers. See if that can get you out of a few nights of detention. Rodolphus says you cannot leave at all under any circumstances, so don't even think about it.
He's gone to his office now, though, so I'll tell you that you are wasting your time there and appearances or no, you should leave the second you reach majority. DO NOT tell Rodolphus I suggested this. You may stay with us, but it would be best if you waited until his anger abaited. I daresay it won't take long. I'll see to it that it doesn't take long. You're far more useful out of that prison and he knows it.
I'm just out of detention now. I didn't know there were so many chamber pots in the hospital wing. Surely this sort of thing is beneath me? I mean, the mudbloods are probably used to cleaning things by hand but it's really disgusting. Thanks for the tip, though, I'll be sure to mention it to him next time I'm talking to him.
By the way, Bellatrix. Those suggestions? You are officially my favourite Black-Lestrange. I will take them under advisement.
I hope to see you sooner, rather than later.
Your brother's asleep now. I've worn him out. Pity.
I do look forward to seeing you again.