Bellatrix twisted up her face and turned away from us, as if she was just observing the other people on the train platform. Father was staring blankly back at me, as mother was doing a moment ago, before she began sobbing into father's arm. I tried to hold back the lump in my own throat.
I still couldn't believe what I knew. I couldn't believe I had just told them what I knew. Though she could do nothing about it, as no one in my family could, I still shouldn't of told them. They would have found out when she didn't come off the train, right? So that made it alright. It made telling them alright, but it didn't make the fact that she was gone alright. Nothing could.
I looked at my family, hoping Bellatrix wouldn't lose it. Or Father. Not in front of everyone. But she didn't. Nor did father...until we got home.
* * *
Mother wailed again. I tried to keep a tear from streaking my makeup. Father hadn't spoken. What was there to say? Bellatrix looked like she was about to say something the entire universe would hear, but didn't know exactly what.
"I'll miss her a lot." I whispered, and all eyes fell on me. They obviously had been thinking different things.
"MISS HER?!" Bellatrix burst, "She ran off with a mudblood, spited our name, didn't even have the backbone to tell us, and you say you'll miss her?!"
I tried not to cry and glanced towards mother for help. She must have missed Andromeda too. Why else would she have been crying? But mother looked just as stunned as father.
"But you all loved her!” I shouted “Won't you miss her at all?" I began to cry. I couldn't help it.
Father and Bellatrix began to yell, but I wasn't sure what was happening. Mother screamed something and everything fell silent. I wiped my eyes and looked up. Mother was staring at me intently.
“Andromeda did a wretched thing. Do you realize that Narcissa?" mother asked, sounding frightened.
"Yes mother, but-"
"And you will never follow her example, will you, Narcissa?"
"No, mother, but-"
"But what?" mother said, suddenly angry.
"But won't you miss her?" I asked quietly.
"No, Narcissa, I won't. You have no idea of the trouble I went through to find that girl someone to marry. Then the wedding arrangements, the family name, everything, it all goes down the toilet!"
"But won't you-"
"No! And if you mention that wicked girl or the fact that we should all care about her so much again, you'll end up just like her!" mother snapped.
I nodded and went upstairs to my room, wiping my face.
I could've owled Andromeda, or gone to visit her without anyone knowing, but didn't. I had said goodbye to her already, and besides, mother was right. I was better off without her. Andromeda was far from dead, but she was gone forever. And I missed her.