I find it really twisted that Albus and Gellert justified their plans to Ariana by promising her freedom, while they are complicit in her imprisonment and soon her death. But even then, Ariana is so convinced that she can never be free or in the open, an attitude that I think the rest of her family is partially to blame for
It breaks my heart that in this piece part of what gets her worked up is that she doesn’t want to hurt anybody, and she is afraid of being taken away from where she is safe, and that’s what pushes her over the edge and leads to her death.
I think it’s interesting that you (or at least Ariana) make the point that Gellert changed Albus, and implied that the things that Albus believed were maybe not his most natural convictions, but he assumed them for the sake of having Gellert in his life.
I like the indictment of Albus for trying to use reasoning in the wrong situations, which amounts to inaction. But at the same time, it seems a little weird that Ariana is upset at the others for taking their wands out, and upset at Albus for not doing so.
That interesting, that you specified green light for Ariana’s death. I had never thought the killing curse was used, since they never knew which one of them really killed her. The use of green light brings up an interesting question - is it clearer than we thought who killed her, or were they all at the point of using the killing curse?
Well done with this piece.