Part Three: Silhouette
When Jade opened her eyes, she found herself on her sofa with Harry sitting at the end with her feet propped on his lap. She blinked at him, seeing him watching her.
"How are your romantic feelings for Charles Parker?" Harry asked, lightly squeezing her ankles. Jade covered her face with her arms and groaned.
"I wish people would stop asking about that. That was the most horrible and embarrassing experience I've ever had to live through." Jade said hearing Harry softly chuckle.
"It was pretty cute." He said. Jade opened her arms and looked at him strangely.
"Pretty cute? You were threatening to kill me. You know you had a real stick up your-I mean…" Jade said seeing Harry grab her ankles and lean forward.
"I had a real stick up my what?" he asked. Jade tried to sit up but Harry had a firm grasp on her ankles.
"You were in a horrible mood earlier." Jade said.
Harry nodded, starting to run his fingers along her feet, sending shivers across her body.
"I shouldn't have taken my anger out on you. I'm sorry." He said. He looked up, seeing Jade gape at him with large eyes.
"Y-you don't have to apologize to me." Jade said seeing him shake his head.
"It wasn't your fault and my behavior was unnecessary." He said. Jade sat up and touched his shoulder.
"Hey, it's okay. I know how it feels sometimes. This job always gets me to snap on the people who don't deserve it." Jade said. Harry nodded, trailing his hand up her leg.
"So now that you've gotten your mind off of Parker and I've been rude to you, why don't I show you a real apology?" he asked. Jade jumped out of the sofa and took a few steps back, seeing Harry grin.
"Hey how about a beer? Maybe you could tell me about that Australia adventure." Jade said seeing him shake his head and stand up.
"You wouldn't want to know about my adventures babe. It's not something for good people to hear." He said. He took the gun that was lying on the coffee table and tucked it behind him in his waistband.
"Did you at least catch the bloke?" Jade asked seeing Harry look up. He gave her a small smirk and grabbed her chin with his two fingers.
"I always get what I want." He said. He took her hand and started leading her out.
"Where are we going?" Jade asked.
"I heard you were off the Dahlia case." He said as Jade scowled.
"Malfoy that idiot took my case away from me. He was afraid that she'd try to kill me after that incident in his house. I think it's ridiculous for him to risk his life to save mine." Jade said. Harry locked the front door and escorted her to his black truck.
"Would you do the same for him if she was the one terrorizing his life?" Harry asked.
Jade looked pained. She would save Draco in a heartbeat without thinking at all about herself. As long as he was safe, she was happy.
"But it's not fair that he has to pick up my crap. It's my problem, why can't he let me deal with this on my own?" Jade asked seeing Harry give her a puzzled look.
"What?" Jade asked.
"You don't know anything about men do you?" he asked.
"What about them?" Jade asked. Harry shook his head and drove off.
"Babe, it's obvious Malfoy and I don't get along, but I can say that the only thing Malfoy ever did right in his life was to properly take care of you when needed. I actually think he's right to take Dahlia's case off your hands." Harry said stopping at a light.
Jade sharply turned towards Harry, giving him a glare.
"Why on earth would you ever agree with Malfoy?" Jade asked.
"Because he's right to save your life." He said.
"He's risking his own life to save mine and that's mad!" Jade said. Harry cut her a look.
"I don't care about his life, I care about yours." He said.
He stopped in a parking space and pointed to a house.
"That's Dahlia's house." Harry said.
Jade looked at the lone corner house, looking scarier than usual in the night, under the moonlight.
"What are we doing here?" Jade asked.
"I thought you didn't want to be left out of the action. Look who we've joined." Harry said pointing to a dark green car a few cars ahead of them.
"Hey it's Draco." Jade said.
The door to Draco's car opened and Pansy flew out, landing on the street on her arse. The door closed back and Pansy got up, brushing herself off and went to the car, pounding on it.
"She's so annoying…cant you shoot her with your gun or something?" Jade asked seeing Harry smile.
"I'd love to but the Ministry won't be too happy with me." He said.
Pansy gave a hard kick to Draco's headlight, breaking it completely.
"That's it." Jade said going to get out of the car but Harry held her back.
"Malfoy's going to flip if he finds out we're here." Harry said.
"Not if we both help him kick her arse." Jade said.
Harry dragged her close to him and brushed his lips against her ear.
"He won't like that you're with me." He said.
He kissed the tender spot under her earlobe and brushed his lips against hers. He kissed her softly, traveling his hands up her shirt. Jade enjoyed the kiss but when Draco crossed her mind, she immediately broke it.
"Oh my God, I can't do this to Draco." Jade said, getting off of Harry who grinned at himself.
Jade sat in her seat with her arms crossed tightly to her chest and her eyes fixed at the house. She couldn't trust herself for her life and felt guilty for fooling around with Harry when she was with Draco. The corner of her eye caught Harry smiling and she turned her face towards him.
"Why is this so funny to you? I'm here feeling horrible about this and you're laughing at me?" Jade asked seeing his smile vanish.
"I'll be clear and frank about this. I like you just as much as Malfoy does but I'm sorry if it makes you feel horrible. Whatever I want to do with you, I don't care what Malfoy thinks of it; I care what you think of it. I'm only looking out for you and I." he said, looking back at the house.
There was a small flicker of light and Jade and Harry stilled.
"Did you see that?" Jade asked Harry who nodded. Jade looked at Draco's car, seeing him get out. He slipped into the shadows and disappeared into the house. Jade's stomach knotted and twisted in terrible anxiety. She didn't want to be sitting here if something happened to him or if he was being neutered by Dahlia. She looked at Harry who understood her plight and opened his door.
"You can't make a sound and do exactly as I say and never leave from my sight." He said seeing her jump out.
"I'm all yours Captain." Jade said.
Harry led her to Dahlia's house and they heard nothing from inside. They moved in the shadows, hiding themselves from being exposed and finally made it to the house. Harry clicked the lock open in the back door and moved in with ease. Jade's arms and legs were shaking the entire time and she wished she hadn't taken Dahlia's case in the first place. Harry would have gotten Dahlia in no time and none of this would have been happening. She went inside with him and stood close to the back door. She heard Harry making his way around the first floor.
"Where is he?" Jade whispered to Harry who shook his head.
"Probably-" they heard feet shuffling upstairs and Harry snapped towards the sound, going up the stairs. Jade was too chicken to go up the stairs so she waited at the bottom, hoping that he found Draco and Dahlia.
There was a sudden crash and scuffling upstairs and Jade froze, hearing other things breaking. She gasped and lingered on the stairs, deciding whether or not to go up or stay downstairs. Amidst all the brawling upstairs, she heard someone behind her. Jade whipped around and saw a silhouette of Dahlia in front of her.
"What-" Jade stopped when Dahlia stunned her.