→ Interesting fact: Lucius’ boggart took the form of Lord Voldemort (x x)
” Ah poor Lucius…What with Voldemort’s fury about the fact that he threw away the horcrux for his own gain, and the fiasco at the ministry last year. I would not be surprised if he is secretely glad to be safe at Azkaban at the moment”
I admit I haven’t seen the movie
and never EVER will and I don’t remember this from the books, but I believe this is true. Especially in the last few books it really felt like Lucius was terrified of Voldemort. And this might be just my impression, but I thought this especially applies in relation to his family. What Voldemort could do to his son. To all of them, if he screwed up just one more time. And it even came true, in a way, as it is explicitly stated in the 6th book, that Voldemort entrusted the task of getting the DE to Hogwarts to Draco because he didn’t believe Draco would make it. He wanted Draco to fail and then kill him JUST TO MAKE LUCIUS PAY. Of course Lucius was terrified. After the battle of Hogwarts is over and everyone is gathered in the hall, book 7, the Malfoy family is actually quietly cuddling in the corner, silently, peacefully, all by themselves “not sure they even belong there” - but they don’t leave. Because finally, finally they’re free. I felt that moment was very strong.