Part Six: The Chalice
"You're always fun to be around." Harry said driving Jade back home.
"This is so embarrassing. The whole world saw my rear end and Draco won't stop calling me!" Jade yelled when the phone rang again. Harry smiled and his eyes moved to the rearview mirror, watching something behind them. His smile vanished and his face looked stone cold.
"What do you see?" Jade asked.
"Someone's following us." He said, parking a house away from Draco's house. The car behind them whizzed past and screeched to a stop in front of Draco's house. Harry took out his gun underneath his seat and cocked it.
"Wait in here, don't go anywhere." He said.
Jade nodded and Harry stepped out of the car. Before he went to approach the vehicle, a jet of silver chains hit the car from Draco's house.
"What the fuck?" Jade asked. Harry took a few steps back and Jonah, Mona and Lola got out of the car, screaming.
"Don't kill us! Don't kill us! We were only trying to stalk you!" Lola screamed.
Draco got out of the house, holding up his hand and Jade saw heads of people she knew, poking themselves out of the windows.
"They're not vampires! Stop shooting at every car that comes by!" Draco said.
"Sorry about that! False alarm people!" George said with Sage and Fred in one window.
"George?! What are you doing here?" Jade asked getting out of the car.
"What does it look like we're doing woman? We're in a war! Get your non underwearing arse back into the car you little ninny!" Fred said. Jade gave him a rude gesture with a certain finger and everyone else started laughing.
"Put that finger back in your pocket! I didn't raise you to be rude!" Bilius said from the living room window.
"Dad? You too?" Jade asked.
"So is your Great Aunt. I'm ready to rip some blood sucking white arse…no pun intended, Jade." Aunt Muriel said in a window with Lavender who waved at Jade.
"Saw your pretty little bum on the big screen today! Lucky that you weren't standing in front of us when we shot that silver chain, or we would have shot your arse!" Lavender said. Aunt Muriel and Lavender cackled, giving each other a high five. Jade grew red and stomped towards the house.
"I am not a vampire!" Jade said. Draco grinned and took her arm, pulling her close to him.
"I thought it was pretty sexy." He said in her ear.
"Everything's sexy for you. A dog crapping on your lawn is sexy for you." Jade said seeing him wag his eyebrows.
"You're supposed to be at the hotel." Harry said seeing them sheepishly grin.
"We wanted to know where you lived…handsome." Mona said with a wink. Jade rolled her eyes and Draco looked at them strangely.
"We saw you three in the show earlier today. The one with the donkey and bears…" Draco trailed off.
"It's the Arizona Sisters!" Sage said from the window.
"Well, well, well. London has a hell of a lot of cute men don't they?" Lola asked, her eyes sweeping over Draco.
"Is this the boyfriend you were talking about?" Jonah asked Jade who nodded.
"This is Draco." Jade said touching the back of his head.
"Wow." Mona and Lola said, smiling goofily.
They looked back and forth at Draco and Harry, leaving everyone slightly uncomfortable. They heard a small crash and Jade, Harry and Draco sharply turned around towards the house.
"Wasn't me!" everyone responded.
"Sounds like it came from the basement." Draco said.
"You three can't stand around like this. It's dangerous." Harry said.
"What do you mean it's dangerous?" Mona asked.
"Harry behind you!" Fred called.
Harry turned around, seeing five vampires standing there, baring their fangs.
"Wow, I didn't know you celebrated Halloween in September!" Mona said.
A burly looking vampire grabbed Lola and Harry shot him in the heart, seeing his remains float into ashes.
"Holy mother of-" the sisters said but Jade screamed as another vampire got a hold of her arm. She kicked and punched him, seeing that he wasn't getting harmed. The vampire flipped her around and locked her head to bite into her neck but a stake ran right through his heart and he was reduced to ashes. Jade looked up to see Draco standing in front of her, twirling the stake in his hands and she smiled, jumping on him.
"I love you." she murmured into his lips.
"I love you-"Draco said shoving another stake into a vampire running towards them. "A little more." He finished.
Harry ran the sisters into the house and locked the door.
"That was crazy! Were they actual vampires? I thought they didn't exist!" Jonah said, her voice a few pitches high. Harry took his leather jacket off and reloaded his gun.
"You'd be surprised." He said.
Aunt Muriel, Lavender, Fred carrying Sage, George, Bilius, Alfie, Rita and Shetty appeared from all over the house in the living room. All of them were wearing black and dark green clothes with black war paint smeared across their faces.
"There are more out there." George said.
There was a soft knock on the door and everyone jumped, taking a few steps back from it. Harry placed his hand on the doorknob and opened it, seeing Edward standing at the doorway.
"Harry Potter." Edward smiled, his face stark white and the rims of his eyes red.
"Edward." Harry said in a calm, cool tone.
"I see…how clever of you to have figured out my real name. I can't say the same for a good friend of yours." Edward said.
"What are you talking about?" Harry asked.
"She's wrapped up well. Don't be too impressed with my work; I have a great deal to show you and the rest of how much I can really do." Edward said.
Harry took out his gun from his holster and shot a gaping hole at Edward's foot. Edward hissed, his fangs showing and dark red blood, spewed out on Draco's front steps in its black lacquer.
"And we'll show you how to throw a real party." Harry said. He threw the door shut and Draco walked into the living room, gagging and pale faced.
"Draco? What's wrong?" Jade asked walking towards him.
"A body in the basement. They threw her in from the window" He said.
When everyone tried to move forward to see it, Draco put an arm out, shaking his head.
"Sage you can't see this." He said. Sage frowned and he took her back into the living room.
"Don't go too close to the body; we have to save the evidence." Draco said.
Jade and Harry went down the steps to the basement and they immediately smelled the stench of a rotting corpse. Jade covered her nose and mouth with her hand and peered down to see long black hair of an Asian woman, half of her face gone from the maggots crawling around.
"Merlin." Jade said, recognizing her face.
"It's…Cho Chang." George said.
Jade felt Harry tensing against her, watching Cho's body. Jonah, Mona and Lola gave a small shriek and ran away upstairs.
"Poor girl. Bless her soul. No one deserves to die that way." Bilius sighed.
"Except for that rotten good for nothing vampire!" Aunt Muriel said.
Harry turned around, locking his eyes on Alfie. He pushed past everyone and grabbed Alfie by the collar.
"I'm going to kill you before I lay a hand on anyone else." Harry said in a low growl.
"What did I do?! I didn't do anything!" Alfie sobbed. Harry heaved Alfie out of the basement, into the hallway. He took out his gun and pointed it to the center of Alfie's eyes.
"Just one move of my finger and you'll be left with nothing but a hole in your brain." Harry said.
"What do you want from me? I'm the victim here!" Alfie said.
Jade gave a laugh of disbelief and walked over to Harry's side.
"You're the reason why this is happening in the first place! If you hadn't gone stealing the Chalice from Vlad's castle, those innocent people wouldn't have died!" Jade said. Alfie whimpered, looking around everyone's murderous faces.
"People are dying because of Alfie? This pile of dick wad?" Aunt Muriel asked pointing a finger at Alfie.
"You stole a Chalice from a vampire's castle?" Draco asked Alfie.
"Not just any vampire, Vlad the Impaler's castle, which now belongs to Edward." Jade said.
"This is absolutely peachy. You know why?" Draco asked seeing everyone look at him.
"It's been your lifelong dream to get drained out drop by drop from bloodthirsty pissed off vampires?" Fred asked.
"Of course. I also look forward to them ripping my family's necks off and sucking them dry right in front of me." Draco said, his voice laced with dry humor.
"So romantic." Mona said shaking her head.
"You consider us family? How sweet of you Malfoy." George said batting his eyelashes.
"It's not the time to make jokes!" Bilius scolded.
"Well where's the Chalice now? If we give the Chalice back to him, he can leave in peace and no one would get hurt!" Rita said.
"We don't know where the Chalice is." Harry said, still pointing the gun at Alfie's head.
"What?" Draco barked. "What do you mean you don't know where the Chalice is?" Draco asked.
"Mate…it means he doesn't know where the Chalice is." Shetty said.
Everyone gave him a pointed look and he raised his hands, backing up.
"What did you do with the Chalice?" Jade asked Alfie who sat up.
"I sold it to a merchant who gave me good money for it." Alfie said.
Jade hung her head, feeling all hope had lost.
"This is a disaster. We're all going to die." Jade said sitting against the wall.
"I honestly didn't mean for this to happen. If I knew, I wouldn't have touched it…honest. When I started to feel guilty about selling it, I went back to the merchant and he said he already sold it to another merchant in another country. Then a month later, he was murdered by the Noaptea Vinator. I panicked because I knew the Noaptea Vinator was looking for his Chalice. I knew that he would catch on to us if I didn't try to do anything about it so I broke it off with you so you could come back here without getting into the mess I caused already." Alfie said.
Jade was dumbstruck. She was taken truly by surprise by Alfie's story and by looks of everyone else's faces, they were too.
"I thought you…hated me." Jade asked reddening.
Alfie shook his head, wiping his lip.
"I never hated you. I never hated the sex. Sure you were a real pain in the arse, you will really good at giving-"
Draco cleared throat and Harry cocked his gun again, the upper corners of his lips twitch.
"So you broke up with Jade because you wanted to protect her?" Bilius asked. Alfie nodded and Lola giggled.
"How many men have you been with?" she asked.
"You little slut!" Mona said punching Jade lightly.
"They're not together, quit it." Jonah said.
"Well…didn't know you were this civilized Alfie." Aunt Muriel said.
"As much as this has been heartwarming for all of us, it still doesn't change that we don't know where the Chalice is and why he wants Sage." Draco said.
"Was this the Chalice he was looking for?" Sage asked, holding out a bejeweled golden Chalice. Jade and Alfie's eyes widened, staring at the Chalice.
"That's it! That's the Chalice!" Alfie shrieked.
"Sage, where did you get this from honey?" Jade asked kneeling in front of Sage.
"I remember a weird looking man sold it to my Mum and Dad. He smelled awfully bad and looked like he needed to poop." Sage said.
"Poop?" Jade asked.
"Poop…Dung…oh Merlin's walking stick." Fred said slapping his head.
"What?" Harry asked.
"Mundungus that sneaky little twit." George said shaking his head.
"Who?" Jade, Alfie, the Arizona Sisters, Rita and Shetty asked.
"Fuck me." Draco sighed, walking away, covering his face.
"You've got to be fucking with me." Harry sighed, putting his gun away.
"Am I free?" Alfie asked.
"You saved Jade's life; you're off the hook with this one." Harry said.
"So I don't get shot?" he asked.
"Would you like to? This still is your fault you little fucker!" Aunt Muriel stomped.
"Jeez…why haven't you died yet?" Alfie asked.
"I'll give you something to die about!" Aunt Muriel said advancing towards him.
"Just what I need in my house! A group of pissed off vampires outside and a Granny beating up on a leprechaun!" Draco yelled.
A second after he had said that, deafening shots of gunfire were shot all around Draco's house.
"Duck!" Harry ordered.
"Where?!" Shetty asked, looking around for ducks. Harry forced him down to the floor and Jade grabbed Sage, covering herself over her on the ground.
"Shit! Shit! I'm too young to be killed by some nasty vampires! Holy crud what if they try to turn me into themselves?! I'm going to be a few pounds heavier than I'm supposed to be! My pounds are going to be immortalized!" Lavender yelled.
"SHUT THE FUCK UP!" Everyone roared unanimously.