Part Four: The Unexpected And The Uninvited
Jade woke up in the morning, seeing Draco appear in the room with a cup of coffee in his hand.
"Ready for work?" he asked kissing the top of her head.
"I don't like working in the Three Broomsticks." Jade whined getting up. She walked into the bathroom, seeing that Draco cleaned up well from last night. After having their dinner, Draco joined her in the bathtub and an hour later, the entire bathroom floor was spilled with water and soap. Jade fell as soon as she got out she slipped and there was a large bruise on the side of her hip.
"Do you want me to kiss it again and make it all better?" Draco asked seeing Jade shake her head.
"You did that last night and it got worse. Don't make me late for work again." Jade said seeing him chuckle.
After showering and having a quick breakfast, Jade kissed Draco off and apparated to the Three Broomsticks.
"Two minutes late Jade." Madame Rosmerta said as Jade walked in.
"Sorry about that. I took a big fall last night." Jade said seeing Madame Rosmerta shrug.
"Get on to those tables quickly! Those boys are getting rowdy." Madame Rosmerta said.
Jade wanted to die than rather take any orders of young Hogwarts boys in their prime years.
"I know how you feel…those dirty little fuckers." Madame Rosmerta said, pouring butterbeer.
Jade picked up a tray of two butterbeer pitchers and slowly walked over to their table. The boys, who were laughing and hyped up over something, turned their faces towards Jade who started to flush.
"So what can I get you all today?" Jade asked taking out her notepad.
A boy with a light blue eyes and dirty blonde hair leaned over, grinning.
"Why don't we start off with an appetizer with your shirt off?" he asked. He was clapped by his other friends and Jade pressed the quill into her notepad.
'Think about nice bunnies…think about nice bunnies.' Jade thought.
"I'm sorry we don't offer that here. What can I really get for you?" Jade asked.
"All right…well we want steak fries, English cheese balls and you on the side." He said.
Jade nearly burned a hole through her notepad by concentrating so hard. She wrote down their orders and gave a brief smile.
"As much as I'd like to think that women can be purchased, to my knowledge they never were…but I'll see what I can do for you." Jade said.
"You don't know shit. I can buy 40 of you and have you all suck my cock." Another boy said.
Jade started to see red flashing before her eyes and alarms going off in her head. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw Madame Rosmerta and the other waitresses staring in horror. Madame Rosmerta whispered something to the waitress and Jade could probably tell that Madame Rosmerta asked her to step in before Jade chewed off an eye. Jade went to leave but the boy reached over and gave her arse a hard squeeze.
"Don't worry about me too much sugar tits." He winked.
Jade went to launch herself on him but the other waitresses flew in and grabbed her back.
"Don't even think about it Jade. We've all been there and it's not worth losing your job." Clarissa said from behind Jade. Jade's eyes blurred in tears and she broke from Clarissa's grasp and walked out to the storeroom, crying her eyes out.
"Oh sweetheart, I know how you feel…they still do that to me." She said patting Jade's shoulder.
"But that's not right. They shouldn't be doing pulling these acts. This falls under harassment do you know that? I'm going to get Draco and he'll-"
"No! No! No! Jade, I have a business to run and if I file harassment charges, I'll lose my customers." She said. Jade shook her head in disbelief and took off her waitress apron.
"I can't work here like this. I'm not going to allow some pig head Hogwarts boy make a grab at me like that. It's insulting." Jade said getting up.
"I'll tell you what. Why don't take the day off and starting from tomorrow, I'll give you the bar. You'll make drinks and send them off with no one to harass you." Madame Rosmerta said.
Jade considered it heavily and ultimately nodded. There was no other way she could earn money. Jade hugged Madame Rosmerta and apparated back to Draco's home. Jade rang the doorbell, leaning against the doorway waiting for Draco to open the door. The door opened all right but it was no Draco Malfoy.
"Oh my…you caught me." Scarlett said, only in a towel with her skin still wet and her hair slicked back as if she just got out of the shower.
Jade felt all the muscles in her body harden and she gaped at Scarlett who smirked back.
"What the fuck are you doing here?" Jade asked seeing Scarlett cross her arms and lean close to Jade.
"I told you I'd get Draco back." Scarlett said.
"Who is it?" Draco asked appearing at the doorway without a shirt on. He too looked like he just stepped out of a shower. He froze when he saw Jade and looked at Scarlett.
"Oh no. No, no, no. This is just one big misunderstanding." He said seeing Jade who nodded her head slowly.
"I bet this is. Wow, you could have at least told me. Fucking wank." Jade said storming away. Draco chased her down and turned her around.
"Will you at least let me explain? This isn't what it looks like. Scarlett's under private investigation and she's the sole witness to a murder. She's under my watch." Draco said seeing Jade flare with anger.
"That's interesting, they gave her to her ex boyfriend and you took it." Jade said.
"She's a friend of mine, she needs my help and I care about her." Draco responded hotly. Jade crossed her arms and stood away from him.
"There are limits to some friendships Draco. I know you haven't forgotten when she told me that she'd have you. Well there she is, in your house with your towel around her waiting to seduce you when I'm not around." Jade said seeing Draco glare at her.
"For your information Weasley, Scarlett fell into those mud holes in our front yard and I had mud all over myself while I tried to help her up. She showered in the bathroom upstairs and I took a shower downstairs." He said seeing Jade smirk.
"I'm sure that's what happened, but you don't have to censor anything out for me Draco. I'm a big girl. I can take it when you tell me if you shagged her brains out in the shower after rolling around in the mud with her." Jade said.
"Stop coming off as some jealous terrorizing bitch." He said. Jade's eyebrows shot up and she looked at Draco whose hands flew to his face.
"Fuck…fuck, fuck, fuck. Holy Merlin; that came out so wrong." Draco said. He looked at Jade and went to touch her but Jade slapped his hand away, feeling the waterworks coming through.
"That came out perfectly. At least you were honest right? I had a really bad day and I came home thinking about you and this is what I get." Jade said pressing her thumbs to her eyes, forcing herself not to cry. Draco tried to get her back but Jade shoved him aside.
"Get your fucking hands off of me." Jade said.
"Jade, just listen to me." Draco pleaded.
"Dirty little chicken fucker." Jade said.
"Stop calling me that!" Draco said. Jade repeated it and Draco put his hands on his hips.
"I don't know how other men would put up with you every day." Draco said as Jade went into the house and to the bedroom.
"Trust me Draco, other men only need one woman to deal with but you have two. Guess you don't need me anymore." Jade said, packing her clothes.
"Don't do this to me." Draco said seeing Jade look up.
"I'd say the same thing about our situation but you set yourself up for this. You should have at least told me about it." Jade said, picking up her things.
"I don't think I need to explain myself when I'm trying to help out a friend. I certainly don't even need your permission for that. And don't think you don't do it behind my back. You know how much I hate Potter but you still went ahead and worked with him when you were an Aurseize. You'd still do now. Just like you said last night how you didn't believe him to be the murderer, well Scarlett's my friend whether you like it or not." Draco said as Jade went down the stairs.
Scarlett was waiting at the bottom of the steps with a cup of coffee in her hands, looking flawless in a long T-shirt and her damp blonde hair. As much as Jade didn't want to admit it, a tiny voice in the back of her head told her that Scarlett was miles ahead in beauty than Jade would ever be. Even without the makeup, Scarlett looked stunning.
"What's going on?" she asked innocently.
"Shut up. You won your ferret now get off my case." Jade said, taking Jerry's tank.
"You're taking Jerry?" Draco asked seeing Jade shoot him a look.
"He's my turtle." Jade said.
"He's mine too." Draco said.
"But you've got Scarlett. You'll be screwing her brains out so frequently, you'll forget to feed Jerry, he'll die and I'll kill you both." Jade said sweetly.
"I think that's a threat. That goes against a Wizarding law right?" Scarlett asked Draco who sneered at her.
"So does stealing but you don't see me filing a complaint against you, do you?" Jade asked going out of the door. Draco followed her out and grabbed her shoulder.
"I hate you, get away from me." Jade snarled, seeing his expression start to sober. He looked at her for a while and smiled sadly.
"The first three words that came out of your mouth for me. It's so easy for you to tell me that you hate me but so hard to tell you that you love me…which you never once said." He said.
Jade couldn't respond to that. What was she going to say without making herself look stupid? Why, because she was too afraid to say it. Draco took a step back from her with his hands in his pocket.
"And you know what the crazy part about all of this is?" he asked softly. Jade felt tears leaking out of her eyes but her arms were occupied with her things and Jerry's tank.
"I still love you…and I'll probably still love you after you leave." He said. Jade's heart broke and she looked over at Scarlett who smiled at herself.
"If you loved me, you would have let me known that she was staying over but you didn't. It's fine I guess but don't waste your time and energy on me anymore." Jade said. Draco didn't say anything and Jade left with an apparition.
Jade appeared in front of her building and walked up the stairs, sobbing silently to herself.
"It's good for us." Jade said setting her bag of clothes down.
She opened the door to her apartment and walked in with Jerry, walking past a man who was standing in the middle of the room.
"He can go screw her all he wants. I don't care… so what if I didn't tell him I loved him? I don't have to say it…he should have seen it. Son of a chicken fucker." Jade said setting Jerry where he belonged. Jade turned around and walked past the man.
"Hey Harry." Jade said going to leave the apartment. She suddenly froze and whipped around to see Harry look slightly disturbed.
"Babe…you need help." He said.