The Aurseize

Part Seven: Unsettling Love

After cleaning up, Clarissa and the rest of the girls left and Jade locked the door up after them. She went back to the counter to count the money for the day but heard soft creaking upstairs. At first, she thought that it would have been one of the waitresses but she had already sent everyone home. There was absolutely no one else left.

Jade froze as she heard the soft creaking turn into heavy footsteps, walking and then pausing. She dropped the money, feeling her heart rate start to climb. She was absolutely alone with an intruder upstairs and she needed to think quickly. What would James Bond have done? Of course he'd get whoever was up there and kick the living organs out of the intruder but what if James Bond were pregnant?

The footsteps started to walk towards the staircase and Jade looked at the front door, seeing that it was too late to escape. The door was locked and Jade didn't even have the keys on her. She had her wand with her but getting into a duel with another wizard seemed too dangerous for the health of her babies. Before she could hide or take any decisions, a mass of jet black unkept hair peered out and Harry stared out at her from the stairs.

"Jade?" Harry called awkwardly.

"Harry! I got so scared! I thought it was a thief and where the hell were you?" Jade asked.

His shoulders hung lazily and he walked differently towards her, smiling so hard, the corner of his mouth could touch his eyes. He stood in front of Jade, looking unsure of what to do, his eyes focusing mostly on her chest.

"Are you…all right?" Jade asked, seeing him nod quickly.

"I just…" he said, moving his arm hesitantly. He quickly placed his hand over her breast, seeing her odd reaction.

"What's wrong-"

"Nothing. Nothing's wrong with me, I'm perfectly fine." He said, enunciating his words in a very peculiar manner.

"I just didn't know when I'd be able to touch you again." He said, getting closer.

"Harry please." Jade said grabbing his wrist. She tried to push his hand down but he resisted. Harry pushed her against a table and kissed her roughly. Jade found herself kissing almost an entirely different person. She knew Harry's kisses and they weren't messy or desperate like this one was.

"Harry." Jade said, breaking off her kiss with him. Harry didn't seem to listen but kept continuing by kissing down her chest.

"Harry. Harry listen to me!" Jade said, pushing him roughly. He stumbled back, in an obvious state of shock and Jade rearranged her shirt and smoothed down her skirt.

"What? What the fuck are you pushing me away for?" he asked angrily.

"We can't do this! I'm pregnant, didn't you see? And I'm getting married." Jade said softly, seeing him look impatient.

"Yeah so? What's yer point?" he asked.


"I thought you liked my roses and notes. I'd send them to you every day love." He said.

Jade didn't know how to respond to that. She didn't know how to deal with him at the very moment.

"Listen Harry, your wife is looking for you." Jade said.

"What?" Harry asked in disbelief.

"Don't try and deny it anymore. I know. Seraphine came to see me and she told me that you married her and left her with nothing after six months together. Why wouldn't you tell me something like that Harry?" Jade asked.

Harry muttered something under his breath, looking highly irritated and looked back at Jade.

"She's nothing to me. I know you're the only one for me." He said, going to touch her cheek. Jade pushed his hand away, seeing his eyes flash in anger.

"We love each other." He growled.

"You need to work things out with your wife-"

"YOU are my wife! And I can do whatever the fuck I want with you." he said, grabbing her. He pushed her on the table and pinned her legs with his thighs.

"We're going to be together. So you need to stop fighting with me. It might hurt our babies." He said, holding her face tightly in his hand.

Jade felt herself break into tears. The last person she would expect to do this to her was here, on top of her. She never thought of Harry attacking her and disrespecting her like he was right now. If she was in any danger, felt scared or hurt, he would always be there to shield her from anything that could. Harry lifted up her skirt and Jade freed her leg, kicking him at the side of his stomach. He doubled over and fell off of the table and Jade scrambled up. She stumbled off the table and nearly ran out of the pub. She looked back, seeing that Harry had disappeared from his spot.

"Accio keys!" Jade shouted.

The keys zoomed into her hands and Jade locked the pub and apparated as soon as she could to Draco's house.

"Mummy's taking an awfully long time coming back." Sage said as Draco combed her hair back. Draco glanced at the clock, reading midnight.

"She really is, but she needed to close down the pub. Probably a busy night." Draco said.

"Can we call her? What if she can get us chocolate mini owls?" Sage asked, her eyes lighting up. Draco pinched her nose and smiled.

"You just brushed your teeth Missy, no chocolate before bedtime for you." he said.

The doorbell rang, leaving Draco and Sage to jump to their feet.

"I'll get it!" she shrieked.

Draco followed her to the door and Sage opened it, revealing Jade who was puffy eyed and tear stricken. Her hair was a mess and her clothes looked disheveled.

"Jade, what the hell-"

"I don't want to talk about it." Jade said sharply. She stormed past Sage and Draco, upstairs, leaving them appalled.

"Mummy." Sage said softly. Draco went to close the door but he saw Seraphine watching them from her car. He closed the door and locked it.

"Come on Sage." Draco said, picking her up. He shut the lights off and went upstairs, hearing the shower running from the bathroom.

"Goodnight honey." Draco said, kissing the top of Sage's head.

"Will Mummy be ok?" Sage asked as Draco pulled the covers over her.

"She'll be fine. She's strong like you, don't worry about her ok?" he asked seeing her nod.

"Goodnight Daddy." She said.

Draco smiled and left Sage's bedroom to his. He sat down on the bed and took off his shirt, waiting for Jade to get out of the bathroom. When she did, he watched her walk in, trying hard not to cry.

"What happened today?" he asked softly. Jade shook her head and Draco stood up, brushing her wet hair back.

"Tell me who I need to kill." He said. Jade covered her face and Draco her around, picking her up. He carried her like a little child towards the bed and sat down rocking her back and forth.

"I don't want to talk about it. I really don't." Jade choked.

It took Draco enormous willpower to set whatever unsettled Jade, aside. As much as he wanted to know, he couldn't and it worried him to no end.

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