Extremely Secret Diary -- Lego Snape (lego_snape) wrote,
Extremely Secret Diary -- Lego Snape
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Mothers.

I'm a grown man, for Merlin's sake. Closer to forty than thirty, in fact; it's young for a wizard, but even so, I'm no teenybopper. And THIS is my mother's idea of an appropriate birthday gift? A bloody DIARY? Even after all these years, Mum still wishes I were a girl.

I've reached the point in my life where I can accept my parents for who they are. Most people who know them have a great deal of respect for them, even me. There was that dark period when I decided to rebel against everything they stand for, and joined the Death Eaters; that came as a right shock, I imagine, like a slap across both of their evil-fighting faces. It's all in the past, really, we've all forgiven each other and tried to make peace. But it's hard to face them sometimes.

Because deep down, I rather miss those darker days.

I don't think anyone would believe me if I decided to tell them, but the fact is that we had a lot of fun. Not the Muggle-torturing, or the killing; they both had their appeal, but my heart was never really in those things. No, I stayed with the group as long as I did for the extracurricular activities. Let's just say that death isn't the only thing Death Eaters like to eat. Even our master got in on the fun; we didn't call him "master" just because he could obliterate any of us on a whim.

Every now and then, in my dreams, I can still smell the fresh leather.

Maybe this diary thing isn't such a bad idea after all. It's kind of nice to have a place to remember.
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