Narcissa sat alone in the drawing room and waited for her husband to come back home from work. It was well past 11pm and Draco was fast asleep when she heard the door slam. It was Lucius. Narcissa stood up and went to welcome her husband just like she did for so long now. She approached Lucius and stopped few steps away from him. Narcissa smelled Fire-whiskey and some perfumes on him but they weren't hers.
"Welcome home Lucius." Narcissa smiled lightly at her husband. "How was the day at the Ministry?"
Lucius didn't say a word, he just nodded and headed to the kitchen. Narcissa quietly followed him behind.
"Where's my dinner Narcissa?" Lucius exclaimed.
She forgot. How could she forget about the dinner? She was in big troubles.
"I-I..." Narcissa stumbled. She was frightened of how Lucius will react to the situation.
"I have asked you a question! Didn't I?" Lucius shouted furiously and back handed Narcissa. Her eyes teared up. She was frightened.
It wasn't the first time that Narcissa was hit by Lucius. It all started few weeks after Draco was born. They argued about their son's future. Lucius wanted his son to follow his steps and become Death Eater whereas Narcissa wanted her baby to do whatever he wished to do. That angered Lucius to the point of hitting his wife. After that night their life was never the same. Narcissa regularly got beaten up by Lucius for the next 3 years. Days, weeks, months passed and Narcissa was still Lucius' victim. She wanted to leave her husband but was afraid that he might take Draco away from her. She couldn't have that. Draco was the only reason for her being alive, she lived and took every Lucius' hit for her baby boy. To Lucius it never occurred that he hurt Narcissa or if Draco saw or heard his mother's cries of pain.
Lucius raised his wand and pointed at Narcissa with it. "You'll pay for your disobedience. Crucio!"
Narcissa fell to the floor crying in pain. Her body writhed at Lucius' feet. It felt like hours before Lucius stopped punishing her leaving a crying and panting Narcissa on the kitchen floor. As soon as Lucius was out of her sight she slipped into unconsciousness. She woke up couple of hour later to gentle tugging. Narcissa opened her eyes and saw three years old Draco sitting by her and successfully attempting to wake her up. Draco smiled at her and Narcissa smiled back.
"Mommy you fine?" Draco asked in his girlish voice full of worry. For him it wasn't the first time to see his mother in this state.
"Yes, mommy's fine little one." Narcissa lied to Draco. She couldn't tell him the truth that Draco's father hurt her again as she knew that her little boy would stand up to her and get hurt himself. Narcissa slowly sat up. "Where is your daddy Draco?" She asked as she sat Draco on her lap.
"Me no know where daddy." Draco said as he shook his head with his hands raised in the air.
"Alright. Come on, let's get dressed up. I'm taking you for ice cream." Narcissa grinned at her son and kissed his forehead.
She helped Draco get dressed and summoned her coat before apparating to the Diagon Alley to go for the ice cream that she promised her son.
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