Characters: Lucius, Severus.
So, it was now my job to recruit Snape into our ranks. We needed someone with his intelligence and with a little sang froid, like myself. We had too many hot headed idiots around here, and Snape should be a breath of fresh air. The only problem was that he would be harder to persuade than anyone else. Since when did I do all the legwork around here? Surely Bellatrix or Amycus could do some of this recruiting? Wait. One's still at school, the other's avoiding Aurors.
I sent Narcissa to do some shopping, which she never objected to, and today didn't bother me in the slightest, because I had business. I told the house elves to get some coffee ready, because I doubted that Severus would fall for the 'get you drunk so you agree' trick. I had to respect his intelligence a little more if I was to get him onside.