Title: Services Rendered
Rating: FR 15
Fandom/Theme: Angel/Harry Potter
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters featured here. They belong to their respective creators and production companies.
Distribution: NeverNormal.com and TtH
Series: FFA Madness #4
FFA Pairing: Lilah Morgan/Lucius Malfoy
Summary: Wolfram and Hart send Lilah Morgan to collect on a contract in England
Author's Note: I have no idea where this twisted idea came, but I thought it worked...whatcha think?
She sat on the other side of his desk, coolly sipping a vintage chardonnay that he was trying to finish off before the Aurors came in the next few days to tally everything up for the imminent auction.
“Miss Morgan,” Lucius commented rather deliberately, “My contract with your company was such that I thought it was understood that you would preserve the Malfoy manor and name from me being a suspected Death Eater. And yet, this auction ordered by the Ministry to which the proceeds go towards recovery efforts continues!”
Lilah smirked ferally as she set her wineglass down and pulled the copy of his contract that she'd brought with her out of her folio and handed it to him, while she merely glanced down at the notes she'd made for reference material. “This is a copy for you to refer to while I explain why Wolfram and Hart is assured that payment with be made forthwith and in a timely manner. First, on page two, you had outlined your request to continue in the service and good graces of a Thomas M. Riddle, here after referred to as Voldemort. You did not, however, wish to lose either your standing or money in the Wizarding World by your actions. This was done by employing the help of one Rita Skeeter in a successful defamation campaign against one Harry Potter. Now, on page four, you added the addendum four years ago that any incarceration in Azkaban Prison would be brief and as such, we aided your fellow Death Eaters in your release,” she explained, albeit a mite slower, as one would to a child.
“The auction, though, Miss Morgan,” he ground out, already knowing everything she was covering about the contract so far.
“Then, two years ago, you requested assurance from us, in the form of help, that your son, Draco, would not be killed by Voldemort as seemed to you to be imminent. We have assured that all that was done and, per your contract, it is now come due for services rendered due to the lack of threat from a now permanently dead Mr Riddle, we-”
“I wanted my name, my lands and my money. I have none of them any longer,” he yelled, slamming his fist down onto the desk hard enough to make wine slop in Lilah's glass.
Lilah glanced at that action, raised a brow and smiled thinly. “If you had wished for sustained prosperity, Mr Malfoy, you should have invested in the perpetuity clause like we advised you when you came to us for the contract. As it stands, I will be by to collect the boy as payment in the morning.”
Lucius sagged, all the fight gone out of him. “He's my only son,” he whispered brokenly.
“Well, sir, next time, I would advise you to think carefully before listing ANYTHING
as your options to save him. He will be safe- merely as a wonderful member of the Wolfram and Hart staff. Good day, Mr Malfoy,” Lilah told him with a confident grin.