Part Seven: Milk And Cookies
"Oh shit." The waiter said softly. He left quickly and Jade sat there burning from embarrassment and confusion. Who the hell was this woman, claiming to be Harry's wife?
"I'm going to need proof of that." Jade said.
Seraphine took out her purse and put down pictures of her and Harry on their wedding day, smiling at the altar. Harry was wearing the same black shirt and black pants and Seraphine was wearing a wedding gown, holding his hands. Jade looked through pictures of them on vacation, of them on the bed and another daunting picture of Harry posing with a machine gun. Something about this picture seemed off about Harry; this wasn't like him.
"That bastard left me six months after marrying me. One morning I just woke up and saw that everything was gone. My money, my jewelry, my furniture, everything!" she said.
"I'm sorry to hear that but-"
"I know you know where he is." Seraphine hissed.
"Hey lady, I don't know where Harry is. I can't help you." Jade said.
"Oh you'll bring me to Harry. He's going to want to see his ex wife again. I'm going to follow every move you make until he comes to you and when he does, I'll blow his brains out." Seraphine said.
Jade watched her get up and leave. Her eyes started to water and she felt ridiculous about the idea of Harry marrying Seraphine and abandoning her so suddenly. It didn't sound like Harry, who would leave all of his responsibilities behind and even if he did, he wouldn't leave any trace of evidence behind or slip up this way.
"Jade?" Draco asked. Jade looked up to Draco who took a seat next to her. "Are you all right?" he asked.
The food arrived and the waiter set down their food.
"Did she bother you at all honey? I'll call the Aurors on her if she did, you look so pale." The waiter said.
"Who came and bothered you?" Draco asked.
"I'm all right, thanks." Jade said seeing the waiter nod.
"If you need anything, just give me a wave." The waiter said. He left and Draco turned towards Jade, expecting her to tell him what was going on.
"Do you remember that woman we saw outside of St. Mungos?" Jade asked seeing Draco nod.
"Your doppelganger." He said.
"Um…she's Harry's wife." Jade said.
Draco looked expressionless while listening to Jade.
"She told me they were married and six months later, he left her by taking all her money and jewelry one day." Jade said.
"What does she want from you?" he asked.
"She's looking for Harry. She thinks I'm going to lead her to him." Jade said. Draco picked up his glass of wine and gave it a swirl. He paused, smelling the wine but was obviously thinking things deeply.
"What do you think about this?" Jade asked. Draco took a sip of his wine and sat back.
"Doesn't sound like him." Draco said.
"What am I going to do? She'll be following me." Jade said.
"She's not a threat. She's not after you, she's after Potter and when she sees that you're wasting her time, she'll leave you alone." He said.
Jade wasn't entirely appeased with the idea of Seraphine Potter tracking her every move. Harry was off in Romania or not but he was somewhere in this world, sending her flowers and notes every day. Something wasn't adding up to Jade, just like the first time she had gotten that rose and note. This was definitely a good time to contact Harry.
"Gin? Do you get to speak to Zane often?" Jade asked Ginny through the floo.
"Of course we do. He calls three times a week but we keep it as short as possible and often write to each other. Why? Is everything all right?" Ginny asked.
"I just needed to speak to Harry that's all. Do you think you can pass that on to Zane? Tell him to tell Harry that it's an emergency and I usually wouldn't bother him during a mission but it's very important." Jade said seeing Ginny nod.
"I'll make sure to pass it on and you take care of my nieces and nephews in there woman!" Ginny said.
"I will, bye Gin! Bye Enya!" Jade said seeing Enya wave her hand back and forth and make a tiny spit bubble. Jade closed the floo and got up to walk outside to see Sage and the little boy on the front steps, talking to each other.
"Hi Mum." Sage said seeing Jade standing behind them.
"Hey love. Hello." Jade said to the little boy who smiled at her.
"Mum, this is Lark." Sage said.
Lark smiled at Jade, extending his thin and bony hand.
"Nice to meet you Mrs. Malfoy." Lark said.
"Nice to meet you too Lark. I love your hat." Jade said seeing him pat his Boonie Hat.
"My father bought it for me. We use to fish every Saturday." He said.
"That's nice. How old are you?" Jade asked sitting with them.
"I'm seven years old Ma'am." He said politely. Jade smiled at Lark, loving that he had good manners.
"Do you kids want anything? Cookies? Milk?" Jade asked.
"No thank you Ma'am." Lark said shyly.
Jade could see the blush creep up to his cheeks, leaving her to bit her lip from giggling. Sage blinked at him and Jade grinned, nodding.
"I'll get something just in case." Jade said.
She went to leave but her eye caught Seraphine from far away, in a muggle car, watching her. Jade narrowed her eyes at Seraphine who was sitting on the other side of the street. She was in a black Jeep with tinted windows. Jade felt her blood starting to set at a boiling temperature. She walked back into the house and grabbed a phone, going into the kitchen.
"Yellow." Draco answered.
"She's across the street from our house, watching us. I'm not having that." Jade said. She heard Draco sigh from the other line and could imagine that he was either rubbing his forehead or banging it against his desk.
"Just leave it alone and let me deal with it when I come back." He said.
"Sure…ok." Jade said.
"You're not going to listen to me are you?" he asked. "When have I ever?" Jade asked.
"Just don't do anything that could make you end up going to jail. I've seen you behind bars and I don't like it one bit." Draco said.
"I'll try not to. I'll see you soon." Jade said. Draco disconnected and Jade turned off her phone, looking at the tray of cookies and milk. She picked it up and took it outside, seeing Lark standing up and reciting an exaggerated fishing story for Sage.
"Sit right here and don't go anywhere." Jade said setting down the tray.
"Thank you Mrs. Malfoy." He said.
"You're welcome buddy." Jade said ruffling his hair.
She left Sage and Lark alone and walked across the street, towards the black Jeep. Jade rapped sharply against the tinted window and waited. The window hummed down and Seraphine looked back at Jade with an unwelcoming glare.
"I see you've got yourself a boyfriend and kids." She said looking at Jade's stomach.
"They are none of your business." Jade said.
"Relax bitch, I don't care about them. I only want Harry." She said.
"Now you listen up…back the fuck off of my family. Drive your sorry arse out of here because I don't even want to see your face around here anymore. Whatever it is you have with Harry is not my problem anymore so don't get me involved." Jade said.
Seraphine took out a gun and pointed it at Jade.
"I'm not going anywhere." She said. Jade stepped back, raising her hands.
"Whoa…be careful where you point that thing." Jade said laughing nervously.
Seraphine pressed on a button and the window hummed back up. Jade walked away from the car and back towards the house, waiting for Draco to come home.