Moving Pictures (Bellatrix/Lilah Morgan)
(Angel season 2 during "Reunion")
Watching Drusilla prepare the flowerbed reminded Lilah of her mother. Her mother didn’t care for flowers and other dainty things, but she was a bit batty like Drusilla. As Lilah watched Drusilla pat and kneed the dirt, she was reminded of a forest beyond a castle.
“Were you there?” Drusilla asked.
Lilah looked up from the vampire’s soiled hands to her mesmerizing eyes. “Where?”
“At the battle of the snake prince and the lightening scar,” Drusilla spoke.
“Yes, my mother was the prince’s second, she died there.”
“I remember the war, but I couldn’t attend. Do the animals know who you are?”
“They think they do, but no one knows who my father is, was…”
Holland chose that moment to interrupt. Lilah opened the door to her apartment, at the flick of her wrist the lamps turned on. She picked up a picture frame and watched the figure in the worn photo grins and hugs the young girl next to her. Lilah went to her bedroom and pulled an album off the book shelf. She opened it and watched as the photos came to life. Her mother smiled and laughed in almost every picture including in the Prison of Azkaban mug shot. She stared at the photo of her mother rocking her as a baby, beneath the photo read, “Bellatrix Lestrange and Lilah Morgana Lestrange.”