"Bring Regulus down for tea. And I shall need to have a word with the lot of you later."
The elf's ears drooped as it scampered off to find her houseguest. She had fetched Regulus from Hogwarts the day before and now it was time for their little chat. She settled back and poured herself some tea as she waited, thinking about what she was going to say.
Bellatrix wandered into the sitting room at her home and looked around with a disapproving air. She had told those elves to make the room spotless, but she could see a bit of dust on the mantel above the fireplace. Of course, this could just be her way of making an excuse to torture the elves later (not that she needed one), but she swore it was there. She tsked and walked over to the table she had had the elves set with tea. Settling herself in a chair, she summoned one of the house elves.