Bel's Drabble: "Justification Defense"
tdu000 won a free HP drabble from me, and unwisely told me I could pick my own topic. Here is the result. Let it be a warning to you.
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Title: Justification Defense
Length: 100 words
Warnings: I don't think I'll let any of you know where I am after this…
Umbridge rose as Fudge entered her office.
"I've decided to change my name," he announced.
"Yes, I'll contact the Hall of Records tomorrow. I'm going to call myself Three Eleven Twenty-Nine."
"Three Eleven Twenty-Nine?" she said weakly.
"Yes. But you, Delores dear, must call me Three."
"Of course." She paused. "I wonder, Minister, why you made that choice."
"It's quite simple, really," he said, smiling. "Being Minister isn't enough. I want to become Prime Minister."
Although Umbridge was eventually convicted and sentenced, the Wizengamot had never before considered whether an Unforgivable Curse was justified by criminally bad humor.
To give credit where credit is due, my daughter gave me the idea for this one. But she can't be blamed for my choice actually to write it.