Part Seven: Beating Accents Out Of Arses
Jade opened her eyes, seeing that they were in Harry's hallway on the 8th floor. She tried to resist but she was dragged against her will by Harry who had no difficulty with it. Without a word, he opened his door and pulled her in, locking the door behind him.
"Let me go! Monster!" Jade screamed. Harry's stare burned into Jade who kept herself away from him.
"You murdered your wife and then you try to rape me! I hate you! You have no respect for women or anyone else for that matter!" Jade screamed.
He stood there like a rock, glaring at her and listening to every word she said but didn't react once.
"Why won't you say anything?" Jade asked. "Say something you brute!" Jade said.
She swung and hit his face as hard as she could. His face snapped to the side from the hit but his body remained solid against the ground. In anger, she tried to push him and punch him but fell in exhaustion and fell deeper in pain every time she hurt him. She placed her hands over her face and sobbed, feeling Harry wrap his arms around her. She felt the same comfort and protection with him she always felt all except for that night.
"It wasn't you. It wasn't you that night." Jade cried. She pulled back, seeing his nose bleed. "Why didn't you say anything? Why did you let me hit you?" Jade asked in tears as she wiped the blood from his nose.
"I wanted to know how it felt like." he lightly joked, running his hand through her hair. Jade shook her head and Harry smoothed her hair out. "I'm going to find out who did this to you. He won't hurt you again." Harry promised. He kissed her forehead and Jade closed her eyes, feeling an unconditional amount of love and security from Harry.
"I need to take you home safely, but I can't have you out and about when there's someone walking around as my counterfeit." He said.
Jade nodded and Harry touched her lips softly with his fingertips. He placed a soft kiss on her lips, moving her gently against the wall. Jade cradled his head with her hands and Harry slipped his hands up her shirt, feeling the bump.
"You're pregnant." He said his lips against hers. Harry kept touching his forehead with hers and he breathed in deeply, trying to clear his mind.
"What's wrong?" Jade asked.
"I can't get the image of him manhandling you in my mind." He said. Jade felt lightheaded at the thought of that horrific memory and Harry pulled back, his eyes tightly shut.
"He speaks funny. When he speaks, that's not even his accent." Harry said.
"That's what I thought too. He was sort of walking differently too. I'm so stupid. I can't even tell the difference between a fake Harry and a real Harry." Jade said.
"How many Harry's do you know?" Harry asked. He took her hand and pulled her out of his apartment.
"The next time he tries to send gifts or notes to you, let me know. But from now on, every time you see me, I'll be sending out a Patronus." He said.
"So we have absolutely no leads? No suspects?" Jade asked.
"None that I can see. Though I am a little curious between that exchange of you and Seamus." Harry said.
"That was a bit weird, but it can't be him…he's not crazy." Jade said.
"Sweetheart, crazy is not what we're looking for." He said.
"Well it's someone you're close enough with so he can take a hair sample from you." Jade said.
They walked into the elevators and thought as they went down. The elevators went down to the seventh floor where Harry took her down a polished marble hallway and knocked on a wooden door. The door opened and Hannah looked out, looking pleasantly surprised to see Harry and Jade.
"Mr. Potter! You're back from Romania! And your nose is bleeding!" she exclaimed.
"Hannah do you have any chocolate cake?" Harry asked.
"Oh." She said, her face falling slightly.
"You're not in trouble Hannah, I dropped Jade's cake." Harry said.
Hannah looked at the little smears of chocolate on the corner of Jade's mouth and she smiled nodding.
"Of course! It's a warm chocolate soufflé cake with hot fudge." Hannah said.
"Blimey!" Jade said, placing a hand on her stomach.
"You're pregnant! Is it a boy or a girl?" Hannah asked.
"Triplets." Jade said.
Harry looked extremely surprised but that didn't beat Hannah's reaction who thought she was joking.
"Triplets? Really?" she asked.
"Chocolate soufflé cake." Harry repeated. Hannah jumped and disappeared to get the cake. Harry looked back at Jade, looking at her.
"How did Malfoy take the news?" he asked.
"Not very well the first time he heard they were triplets but he's more excited than I am now. It's not like he'll be the one pushing it out of his special place." Jade said, rubbing her stomach.
Harry gave out a bark of laughter and Hannah came back with a container of chocolate soufflé cake drizzled with hot fudge and topped with a raspberry.
"I love you Hannah." Jade said seeing Hannah giggle.
"I love you too Jade." Hannah said.
Harry wrapped an arm around Jade and walked back to the elevator. Jade immediately dug in, in the chocolate cake and wished that she could roll around in warm chocolate fudge with chocolate soufflé's falling from the sky.
"Do you want?" Jade asked Harry who was watching her.
"You or the cake?" he asked.
"For now, the cake." Jade said. She went to suck the chocolate that dripped onto her hand but Harry took it, licking it off for her. Jade shivered, feeling the good old times when Harry used to live in her apartment. The elevator stopped on the fifth floor and Harry stepped off, guiding Jade who finished the cake.
"Mr. Potter." A man said, nodding at him. Harry nodded back and walked into a small office where a couple of men worked with headsets attached to their heads and computers in front of them.
"Mr. Potter." They chorused. One of them got up and ran off and Jade looked at Harry, wondering what that was all about.
"I need you all to run an extensive search on Seamus Finnigan." Harry said.
The man in black who fled, came back with a first aid kit and Harry pointed to Jade. The man handed Jade the first aid kit and Harry sat down, waiting for her to heal his nose.
"Seamus Finnigan, born in April 26th, 1980, his mother Audrey Finnigan a Pureblood and his father a Muggle man, working a blue collar job in Surrey." A man read off as Jade wiped Harry's nose off with an alcoholic pad.
"Works as a Healer in St. Mungo's, currently on leave-"
"How long was that leave for?" Harry asked.
"For about seven months now." The man said.
"Can you please look up Seraphine? I don't know what her last name was, but she was married as Seraphine Potter." Jade said to Harry.
In a matter of seconds, Harry's men got Seraphine's record.
"She's worked as a social worker from the South of England and has a clean record. But it says here that she's married to you Mr. Potter." The man said.
"Get someone to go down to Seraphine's home and collect some evidence. We're looking for another man using my identity. Make sure if anything suspicious comes up or sightings, notify me immediately. Tell security on the second floor to be aware of anyone using my identity to enter this area and get cameras installed around the perimeters of the Three Broomsticks." Harry ordered.
"Yes sir." They said. Harry got up and nodded towards the door for Jade to leave.
"Do you really think it might be Seamus?" Jade asked.
"At this point I can think it's anyone." Harry said.
They took the elevator to the parking lot and Harry took out his keys and unlocked one of his black cars. Jade went in and buckled up as Harry started the car.
"Until I get to know who's behind this, you should stay locked up in Malfoy's home. Whoever this is has either a very thick wit or more bravery than my entire army of men. He knew what he was getting into when he did." Harry said darkly.
Jade swallowed her own fear, knowing that what Harry said was true. She almost felt sorry for the poor soul who was about to meet Harry's wrath.
"If you have any medical emergencies, try not to contact Seamus anymore." Harry said.
"I don't. Seamus always comes to me. I contact St. Mungo's hotline and Seamus is always there." Jade said.
"What about Ginny?" Harry asked.
"Gin's in her own damn world." Jade scowled.
"Seamus used to be a private Healer here." Harry confessed.
"What?!" Jade asked seeing Harry nod.
"He has blood samples from me. I'm thinking he can easily make a potion with those samples. He knows everything around here and the people that work for me. I guess he's been studying me this way." Harry said. He turned a corner and stopped at a red light.
"How was Romania?" Jade asked.
Harry gave her a dark look and Jade nodded.
"Did you finish at least?" Jade asked.
"Do I look like an incomplete man to you?" he asked.
"On a personal level yes." Jade said.
"Your fault." Harry said, looking off into the road. His eyes looked at the rearview mirror as he saw a black car turn the corner from where he was going.
"Here kitty, kitty." Harry said softly. He stopped a block away from Draco's house and turned off the engine.
"What's going on?" Jade asked, looking behind them.
The car that was tracking them a block away parked and shut their headlights off.
"Looks like we have a fan." Harry said.
"What are we going to do?" Jade asked.
"Not we, me. Get out; I'll walk you to the door."
Jade exited the car and saw Harry put his arms around her. "I know he's watching us." Harry said.
"Draco or Finnigan?" Jade breathed. Harry grinned and kissed her slowly, pressing her against the side of the car.
"Maybe when Finnigan gets mad enough watching us, he can try to do this in front of Malfoy." Harry said, nuzzling his nose against her neck.
"And when Draco murders him, it'll be all over and Draco will be sent to Azkaban." Jade said.
"A win-win situation for me." Harry said.
Jade pushed Harry lightly and was pulled forward towards Draco's house. Harry dropped her off at the steps and Jade rang the doorbell, watching Harry get inside his car. The door opened and Draco looked out with the telephone in his hands.
"It's three in the fucking morning and no one knew where you were!" he said.
"Explain by all fucking means." Draco said.
Jade walked in but Draco watched Harry's black car drive by. He turned around to Jade, narrowing his eyes at her.
"Spending a few precious hours with the man who's killed his loving wife?" Draco asked.
"Draco, it's not like that." Jade said.
"Of course it isn't! I'm here at home with our child, waiting for you to come back home but you come back 3 in the bloody morning with your other boyfriend to drop you with his shiny black car. He looks like an idiot! How can you be attracted to that hideous lightning bolt shaped scar on his fucking head?" Draco asked.
"Sometimes I wonder who's pregnant you or me because sweetheart, your hormones are driving me insane!" Jade screamed, making wild hand motions with her head.
"And what about your hormones? Driving them to Potter's arms! By the way, you have a little Potter still hanging from your lips." Draco said bitterly.
"You're a fucking tart Draco Malfoy that's all I can say." Jade said.
"Of course you'd say that honey. You love the wife-killer more than me…the wife lover!" Draco said.
"You don't know the entire story. Harry and I-"
"Got married and almost lived happily ever after until that bastard Draco Malfoy showed up and saved you from his wife killing!" Draco shouted.
"He's not a wife killer, he's-"
"Told you that didn't he? Very classy of him. Why don't you not marry me and get married to him and when he sends you off to that very special place where his wife is, you'll tell me how it was!" Draco barked.
Jade frowned, feeling her tears rapidly spew from her eyes.
"Y-Y-You want me dead." Jade wailed.
Draco dropped his sinister stare and immediately replaced it with worry.
"No, no, no. Honey I don't want you dead. I love you." he said, holding her shoulders.
"You hate me!" Jade hiccupped.
"I don't! I love you. I could die for you. You know I didn't mean any of it. I just hate Potter being around you. He's been wanted for murder and-"
"You know he didn't do it. He didn't kill Seraphine but we sort of know who did." Jade said.
"Who?" Draco asked his face hardening.
"If I tell you, do you swear not to be an arse about it and hunt him down?" Jade asked.
"You know I can't keep promises." Draco said.
"Then I won't tell you." Jade said quickly.
"Fine." Draco said.
"Seamus Finnigan. We're not absolutely sure but…we have reason to believe that he's behind some of this." Jade said.
"Finnigan? Exactly why would Potter accuse Finnigan for killing his wife?" Draco asked.
"Draco…there's something I didn't tell you." Jade said, avoiding Draco's eyes.
"What?" Draco asked.
"Remember that night a few days ago when I came back, really upset over something?" Jade asked seeing Draco nod. She told Draco about the awkward exchange between her and Seamus and how the fake Harry attacked her. The vein on the side of Draco's head grew and Jade could see that he was barely containing his anger.
"I'll beat his accent out of his own arse, I swear on Merlin's grave I will." Draco said through his teeth.
"You'll do absolutely nothing until we've confirmed it. For now I'm taking a few days off from work but I need you to be extra careful as well. I don't want you to get hurt in the middle of this." Jade said.
"Why? Why does it always end up being you? Why is it always me? Why can't I have a normal life?" Draco asked, kissing her hand. He touched her face and leaned in to kiss her. He instantly retracted back and shook his head.
"I need you to bathe and brush your teeth. You smell just like Potter and it's disgusting." Draco said, wrinkling his nose.
"Fine I will." Jade said, picking at her shirt.
"I swear, snogging you isn't so much different from snogging Potter, only you're much hotter to look at." Draco said.