Challenge #10: Write a drabble featuring Fudge and Umbridge.


Powerful

As Dolores rises in the Ministry and Cornelius Fudge falls, she begins to be embarrassed by how much she once admired him.

Things have changed, but they still pass occasionally in the Atrium or the corridors, as Fudge makes his way to whatever forgotten Department they've shuttled him off to.

"Dolores," he says to her one morning in the elevator. "Is that a new brooch?"

"Oh, this old thing?" She touches the locket.

"Isn't it, er, slightly…dangerous?" Fudge asks, looking slightly unnerved.

Dolores smiles. So he can feel it too.

"I believe the word you're looking for is - powerful."