➄ The Portrait「Peter Pettigrew」
⅋ Book Five of Messrs Series ⅋
"It's not easy to be a traitor, Atlas."
【N】o one knew, how the safest place on earth, Hogwarts castle was came to be under attack of Death Eaters. The sight of the black robes and masked faces were enough to bring fear to students and naturally, they didn't miss second to leave the Great Hall.
【A】mong them, Peter Pettigrew, maybe for the first time felt lucky to be a rat. Finding an empty corridor, leaving running students and his best friends behind, he transformed to his animagus form and hid among the shadows.
【H】e heard the end of the attack from portraits. The whispers, painful cries, fearful sobs, every sound made him feel more and more terrified. The attack proved that there was no longer safe place away from the Dark Wizard and Peter once again questioned if it was too late to join Death Eaters, as it sounded much better than dying.
【R】unning through the corridors, Peter only stopped when he noticed a lonely portrait, away from others. It was a portrait of a beautiful young woman, her eyes covered by a tulle and unlike other portraits, she was not moving.
"Why do you not move like other portraits?"
"Because I have to carry something on my shoulders."
"Something what? There is nothing on your shoulders."
"I'm glad you can't see it, yet. It means there is still a chance to save you."
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters and settings are belong to J.K. Rowling. All OC characters are belong to RSB.
cover credit to @vibrantlysassy