Wow, what an excellent story. Like the others, I can't say I enjoyed it, precisely, but I appreciate it for the fine piece of writing and characterization it is. Beautiful job. Dolores's sort of evil is more insidious and ultimately destructive than the more showy, obvious sort that Voldemort shows, and in this story, you show exactly why. Your characterization of Arabella is beautifully done, too -- the way she talks to her cats, the poignant way she has accepted her parents' and wizarding society's attitude towards her. I cheered aloud when the cats protected her, and despite the horror of it all, my final feeling is one of admiration for Arabella's strength.