Who:DEs, Ministry Members, Trio, Dumbledore What:Death Eaters in the Ministry, Trio on the Horcrux Hunt Where:Ministry of Magic When:This evening, dusk Rating: Adult – Violence and major character death.
When the appointed time came, their Marks burned – but only barely. It was a nudge, a reminder to His inner circle that there was work to be done, less meant to cause pain than it was meant as notice. They were His, and tonight they were His weapon.
When the black robed, white masked figures began arriving in the Ministry offices, there was the panic that had been expected from many. From others, there was a slow sort of realization and then a quick acceptance. This was not something that had been outside the realm of possibility, after all, and clever political types always had a contingency plan to save themselves. Some fought, some acquiesced. Some, like the man who’d arranged their entry, cheered.
But the figures who had appeared to strike terror into the Ministry were not here simply to make a good show of it. There was a job, many jobs, to be done.