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Escape to Madness: Chapter IV
I didnt choose you
As she had promised, Bellatrix showed up in the throne room the next morning- and the mornings following that. For the next two weeks she lingered about the throne hall, sometimes talking with Ellette or Valania if she happened to show up, or even to Sheogorath- who, she hated to admit, she was growing fond of. He was unpredictable and clever; Bellatrix soon found his sly wit almost an even match for hers. At first she had found him rather arrogant, but his brilliance soon outshone it as she allowed herself to get to know the madgod. A sort of friendship was forming between the former assassin and the Prince of Madness- one that was not entirely unwelcome.
Some days she would simply sit near the throne- occasionally in it- when Sheogorath negotiated with his Lords, Ladies, ambassadors and his duke and duchess. Court life soon grew close to engrossing.
One morning, however, Sheogorath got to his feet almost immediately when Bellatrix came int
Escape to Madness: Chptr. VIII
Bellatrix, I think you should wear your hair down.
Why the hell would I want to do that?
Because you look gorgeous. Ellette bounced a black lock on her palm. Wear it down. Shock everyone!
Bellatrix gave a snort. Her fingers sought her long, wavy hair and ran through it. Her gaze in the mirror returned pensive as she considered Ellettes words. Heaving a sigh, she thought it best not to argue.
Fine. Arrange it nicely, please. No- not like that. Wait- actually just go ahead. I trust you. Bellatrix caught her lower lip between her teeth, watching Ellette carefully twist her inky black hair in the mirror. She occasionally lifted a hand to touch the loose curls, through which Ellette was placing miniscule, shining jewels.
If every man does not fall in love with you tonight, Ellette spoke up, then they are all blind. And my brother is halfway there already.
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