Part Three: Reunion Of A Lifetime
Jade left her father's house with a bag of food and Aunt Muriel's hideous painting of the half Kneazle and half woman. She apparated to the Ministry and walked down the Auror Department to see Blaise and Albert sleeping on their desks and Draco still working over his files. He looked stressed with his hair ruffled and his eyes looking dead tired. Jade drew up a chair and placed the bag of food on the side of his table, seeing him look up.
"Hi…what are you doing here?" he asked, looking truly surprised.
"I bought you dinner…do you have a little bit of time?" Jade asked.
He smiled, the corners of his eyes crinkling and closed his report, setting it aside.
"I think you just made doing this pain in the arse job a lot easier for me." He said as she laid out the food on his desk.
"I love my Dad. He made my favorite today; rack of lamb." Jade said serving food on Draco's plate. "Ever since my Mum died, he buried himself in thousands of cookbooks trying to cook for the both of us. If you lock that man in a room with a few vegetables, he'll make an entire meal for England itself." Jade said.
She looked up to see Draco staring at her pleasantly.
"What?" Jade asked.
Draco shook his head and picked up her hand. He kept his thoughts to himself and Jade decided not to ask him.
"You're lucky to have a Dad who cares a lot about you." he said.
"And you're lucky to have a mother who cares a lot about you." Jade said seeing him smile and nod.
They sat in silence, thinking to themselves about their parents. Jade heard Draco chuckle and press a kiss to her forehead.
"Are you still mad at me for the hair comment this morning?" he asked seeing Jade sigh.
"Well if I was still mad at you, you'd still be here without dinner and I'd be at your home, sleeping by myself." Jade said seeing him grin.
"Does that mean you want to sleep with me?" Draco asked seeing Jade stick out her tongue. Draco went to kiss her but Jade pulled back, laughing.
"Aren't you hungry?" she asked handing him his food. Draco scowled and started eating.
"So do you mind explaining to me how you got to that body in Dahlia Noor's house?" Draco asked seeing Jade sink into her seat.
"The door was open." Jade said.
"Big fat lie." He countered.
"I swear, that's the truth. The back door was open and I walked in, looking for Dahlia and the next thing you know, I open this closet with a rotting corpse and I run out of there as if there was no tomorrow. Then I called you because there was no way I was going back into that house." Jade said.
Draco sighed and pulled out a folder.
"The body's name was Lisa Newton, Kingston Newton's wife." He said to Jade who nodded.
"Who was Dahlia married to?" Jade asked.
Draco scanned the file and rested his hand on a name.
"She was married to Hoyt Fisher but she never changed her maiden name…would you change your maiden name if we ever got married?" Draco asked suddenly.
Jade dropped her fork and looked horrified with the food still in her mouth.
"What?! What's that supposed to mean?" Jade asked, feeling the panic rise in her chest.
Draco grimaced and closed the file.
"I was just joking. You can calm down now." He said.
"Can you please not joke around like that?" Jade asked. She picked up her fork and dumped it in the bag. Draco handed her his fork and dumped his plate into the back.
"I've had great lamb in my life they are nothing like your fathers. It was like cutting through butter and eating a piece of heaven." Draco said, downing a bottle of Firewhiskey.
"I sort of met Dahlia before I received this case." Jade said carefully. She glanced at Draco who slightly raised his eyebrows.
"Did she try to hurt you?" Draco asked seeing Jade shake her head.
"No…I was locked up in a muggle prison with her. Remember when you were an arse to me and got me in trouble with the car thing?" Jade asked seeing him throw his head back and laugh.
"Sweetheart if you don't know how to drive a car, you shouldn't. It wasn't my fault, but tell me about her." Draco said.
"The cell I was in, there were about 5 crazy women including her. She was locked up for murdering her husband because she found him cheating on her with his girlfriend. Do you know how crazy women get when they find their partner cheating on them?" Jade asked seeing Draco's eyebrows shoot up and down to indicate that he had been there and done that.
"More or less." He said.
"Well Dahlia cut his penis off and gift wrapped it to his girlfriend." Jade said.
"Ouch…it's a good thing he was dead when she cut him off. You wouldn't do that to me would you?" Draco asked softly to Jade who helped herself to a slice of chocolate pecan pie.
"I was seriously contemplating it in Hogwarts but I guess times have changed now." Jade said.
Draco tugged her to his lap and brought her closer to him as he nuzzled her neck.
"Times change, people change…are you going to eat all of that pie by yourself?" Draco asked. Jade fed him a forkful of pie and set it away.
"It's all yours. You'll need all the sugar you can get to stay up the whole night." Jade said seeing him lean his head back, giving her a sly look.
"I have all the sugar that's available to me for the entire night; she just doesn't want to let me have her." He said.
"Cheeky bastard." Jade said.
Draco smiled and she kissed him lightly, feeling him run his tongue against her lower lip. Jade had her hand placed on his chest and felt the rhythm of his heart go faster and faster. Draco brought her in closer and slipped a hand up her shirt, feeling her around. Jade felt herself starting to lose her mind again and noticed that this was a bad place to start something intimate.
They heard Blaise waking up and grunting in his sleep and stopped snogging to see him look at them, extremely tired.
"Oh…oops…were you both in the middle of something? I'll close my eyes and pretend not to hear." He said.
Jade looked back at Draco who rolled his eyes.
"I guess I'll just go home and have your bed all to myself." Jade said kissing Draco's forehead.
"Don't be surprised if you wake up with no clothes on with me next to you in the morning." He said kissing her neck.
Jade tried to get up from his lap but he held on to her tightly.
"Don't go, please stay." He said.
"You won't do anything if I'm here. This is what you're going to do instead of your reports and then you'll blame me later on for distracting you." Jade said trying to pry off of him.
"Maybe I love distractions." He said. Jade turned around to him.
"Then come home with me. Just take a short nap and then you can come back to the Ministry." Jade said seeing him stand up.
"That sounds like a pretty good idea actually." He said.
He cleaned up his desk and Jade picked up Aunt Muriel's disastrous painting, wishing that Draco would never be able to see it. Draco threw the garbage out and went to walk with Jade but his eye had already caught the painting.
"What's that?" Draco asked.
"What?" Jade asked innocently.
Draco looked at her and down to the painting again.
"Oh…it's a um…rectangular shape." Jade said.
"Do you think I'm stupid?" he asked taking the picture from her.
"I really wished you were." Jade said.
Draco looked horrified at the painting and flipped it over to Jade.
"What the fuck is this?! Did you buy this with money?" Draco asked.
"Of course not!" Jade said.
Draco looked disgusted and amused at the same time and wrapped an around Jade.
"I really like you, but I don't think I'll ever like you or love you enough to have this piece of crap on a wall in my home." He said.
"Stop calling it a piece of crap." Jade said seeing him nod.
"It's not a piece of crap…I'm sorry. It's like Kneazle vomit or something." He said seeing her frown. "Holy crap, I didn't mean to hurt your feelings…you didn't make this did you?" he asked seeing her shake her head, still frowning.
"My Aunt Muriel made it." Jade said.
Draco felt enlightened and he realized that it was normal for Aunt Muriel to make bizarre things. This was exactly her nature to do so.
"Ah…I see…it's completely suited of her." Draco said.
"And she told me that she especially made this for you…because she appreciates you for taking care of me." Jade said, trying to choke up a tear.
She personally felt bad to see Draco look uncomfortable and helpless to see her so sad but she needed to get rid of that hideous painting.
"She didn't have to do that…no really; she really didn't have to do that." Draco said hugging her.
"But she did and you hate it…what am I going to tell her now? I'm going to have to tell her that you hate it and she'll hate you, then she'll hate me and-"
"All right, all right. I'll keep it. Don't tell Aunt Muriel." Draco said, smoothing Jade's hair out.
Blaise woke up again and took a look at the Kneazle painting.
"Holy crap…whoever made that painting should be shot! They've got the tits all wrong!" Blaise said.
Draco opened the door to his home and let Jade walk in. He carried the painting up to his room and put it in his closet. Jade went into the shower and in the middle of it, the water started growing weak. Jade looked at the showerhead and twisted the knobs but the water shut off.
"Draco!" Jade called. She got out of the shower and heard Draco from the other side of her door.
"What's wrong?" he asked. Jade quickly wrapped a towel around herself and wrung out her hair.
"There's something wrong with the shower, there's no water." She said.
"Let me see it." He said. Jade opened the bathroom door to see Draco look at her considerably.
"The er…plumbing must be bad." He said with a hand behind his back.
Jade eyed him suspiciously and she leaned over to try to see what he was hiding but he leaned against the doorway, smiling at her.
"Did you shut down the main pipes?" Jade asked seeing him put a wrench on the sink.
"Caught me." He said.
"Good I-" Jade stopped to see him unbutton his shirt and shrug it off.
"Were you saying something?" he asked, unbuckling his belt. Jade felt her knees start to wobble again and her stomach perform a free fall. Draco knew her weak spots and knew them well.
"The wait is over." Draco said unbuttoning his pants. They dropped and Jade nearly convulsed when Draco walked over to her and slid a hand under towel.
"Oh!" Jade squeaked when his fingers made contact with her. She couldn't remember the last time she had a healthy round of orgasms, but tonight seemed promising. Her towel dropped and Draco swallowed hard.
"Maybe we should have done this a long time ago." Jade breathed seeing him look up.
"See, it's better to listen to me sometimes." Draco said lifting her off of her feet and carrying her back to the bedroom.