Part Four: Death Eaters
"Oh my God, what the hell are you doing here?" Jade asked, still reeling over shock at Harry's appearance.
"I've been living here for a few days." He said looking around.
"I know, I can see that…but why here?" Jade asked.
He set a couple of papers on the coffee table and put his hands into his pocket.
"It's the last place anyone would look for me…and it smells like you." he said. Jade sighed and went out to grab her clothes.
"I smell like hippogriff dung half the time. I don't know why it appeals to you." she said with her bag of clothes. She closed the door and locked it. She turned around to see Harry smiling widely.
"It's not just your smell." He said looking over her.
"Please give me a break. I just broke off with Malfoy." Jade said seeing his smile brighten.
"That's good news for me." He said.
Jade walked past him and entered her bedroom, feeling a surge of tingly feelings sensitizing the lower part of her body. Harry slept on her broom bed. As much as it felt desirable, it was extremely comical.
"Don't give me hell for it, I couldn't move a bed inside and raise suspicion. It's bad enough I have my men coming over every day to hand me files and they don't look quite social." He said seeing Jade nod.
"Well I guess I'm joining you now." Jade said wiping her eyes.
"How come you haven't left and contacted the Ministry yet?" he asked curiously. Jade looked up.
"I know you didn't do it Harry. We all know you didn't do it." Jade said.
"I'm wanted for murdering Snape and 5 other men." He said.
"Well did you do it?" Jade asked.
"Do you think I did?" he asked.
"Nope." Jade said.
"You're naïve." He said. Jade shrugged.
"That's the same thing Draco said to me. I need something to eat." Jade said.
"There are fresh fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator and a few sandwiches. What's mine is always yours." He said giving her a kiss on her head. Jade placed a hand on his back and leaned against him, feeling him wrap his hands around her.
"You smell good." Jade murmured into his chest hearing Harry smile.
"Tell me about your day." He said. Jade pulled away from him and shook her head.
"You need to tell me about you. The entire Wizarding World has gone bonkers over your disappearance." Jade said. She took out a sandwich and opened the wrapper.
"This is turkey…no mayo, no cheese…why?" Jade asked looking at Harry who shook his head, going back to his paper.
"Do you want one?" Jade asked seeing him nod. Jade tossed him a sandwich and he caught it with one hand, seeing her take out mayonnaise and cheese.
"That'll put a nice block to your arteries." He said seeing Jade shrug.
"A girl's got to eat. And arteries don't care whatever you stuff into them when you've just broken up." Jade said spreading mayonnaise on her bread.
She felt Harry's hands slip between her arms and waist and turn her around. He pressed her against the counter and Jade's butter knife slipped from her hand. Harry skimmed his lips across her temple and cheekbone and stopped above her lips.
"Babe when I get through to you, you won't even remember Malfoy's first name." he whispered. Jade shuddered from goosebumps and saw Harry smile and take the sandwich from behind her.
"No cheese." He said. He took her hand and took her into the living room, sitting her down on the hot lips sofa.
"I'm sure you've heard some of the small details around the Ministry." Harry said seeing Jade nod. "Here's the thing; apart from the Ministry, I have my own underground business that I attend to. Sometimes the Ministry is unaware and uninformed about some of the illegal activity that goes around in this world. Wizards and muggles everywhere are threatened by people who are willing to do anything for power and control. Just because Voldemort's dead, doesn't mean that we're safe. People like him are in the shadows and are just as bad if not worse if not attended to." He said seeing Jade nod.
"This particular case I was working on involved three men; Walden Macnair, Amycus Carrow and Igor Karakoff. My company was informed that they were dealing with something highly illegal and immoral." He said.
"What?" Jade asked.
"Making Horcruxes out of people." Harry said seeing Jade jump in her seat.
"What?! How in the world can someone do that?" she shrieked. Harry nodded and continued.
"Apparently you can. This was much more different from Voldemort and by that I mean much more sinister and dangerous." He said.
"But this doesn't make sense. Karakoff wasn't a part of the Death Eaters and You-Know-Who for years." Jade said seeing Harry nod.
"And Carrow and Macnair weren't the brightest of the Death Eaters either. This was a huge set up, targeting me." He said.
"But why was Snape there? And who was the other person?" Jade asked.
"Snape was hired by me, to work as a cover and the other was Jugson. I don't know why he came but he was a Death Eater too." Harry said.
"Parvati told me there was a witness who saw you committing the murders and escaped." Jade said.
"Vincent Crabbe. Malfoy's one and only." Harry said. He pushed a piece of paper towards Jade and Jade picked it up, reading Crabbe's statement.
"You've to be kidding me." Jade said seeing Harry sigh.
"I wish I was. Now I'm pinned for murder. I never saw Crabbe when I walked into the room and I made sure there were no cameras from beforehand, but the Ministry has clear footage of me walking in the building." He said. Jade looked at the papers and took a sip of water.
"I need to take a shower." Jade said seeing Harry look at her and raise his eyebrow.
"I'm wanted for murder and you want to take a shower?" he asked. Jade waved him off.
"My mind usually works best when I'm taking a shower." She said seeing Harry break into a grin.
"No kidding…me too. Let's brainstorm together." He suggested. Jade shook her head and grabbed a towel and fresh clothes.
Jade turned the shower on and stepped in, feeling the hot water melt off the day's stress. She didn't need to think about Draco and Scarlett who were probably making steaming love to each other for all she cared. Jade choked back a tear at the image of Draco with another woman. He had told her he loved her and she couldn't even say it back to him to save their relationship? From what she saw, this was her fault. There was a knock on the bathroom door and Jade poked her head out of the shower curtain.
"What?" Jade asked.
"I can hear you sobbing from the bedroom. You got distracted didn't you?" he asked.
Jade didn't answer and Harry opened the bathroom door and looked in.
"Do you want me to shoot Malfoy?" he asked.
"No! Of course not. I just sort of keep thinking about him and it's hard not to you know. I work at the fucking Three Broomsticks where those guys grab my arse and humiliate me, I don't-"
"What?" Harry cut in, his eyes narrowing.
"What? I work in the Three Broomsticks." Jade said.
"And men do what to you?" he asked. Jade slumped her shoulders and started to lather shampoo on her hair.
"This stupid job is worse than being an Aurseize. Every day you have to hear 'I want butterbeer and a plate of you' or 'I'll pay you extra if you sit on my lap.' It's all bullshit. Today was just the usual, except one of the customers felt up my bum today and I went to kill him but Madame Rosmerta stepped in. I would have filed for harassment but Madame Rosmerta said she didn't want to lose her customers." Jade said, rinsing herself off. She waited for Harry to comment but didn't hear him.
"Harry?" Jade asked.
She looked outside of the curtain, seeing that Harry wasn't there anymore. She turned the shower off and grabbed a towel, wrapping it around herself. She went to leave the bathroom but Harry walked in, bumping right into her. Jade fell on her hip again where she had fallen on last night.
"OW!" Jade said lying on the tiled floor. Harry helped her up and removed a small portion of the towel wrapped around her.
"What are you doing?" Jade asked in a panicky voice.
"Relax, I'm looking at it and this isn't the first time I've seen you naked." He said inspecting it.
"I've never seen you naked." Jade said seeing him look up.
"Would you like me to be?" he asked. Jade clapped her hand over her mouth as Harry trailed his fingers over the bruise.
"How did you get this bruise?" he asked gently.
He slipped his hand through her back and kissed her collarbone. Jade hummed and Harry pulled the towel off. He soaked in her form and looked back at her. They stood still for a nanosecond until Harry attacked her with a snog, carrying her into the bedroom. He set her on the bed as Jade pulled his shirt over his head. She nearly drooled at the sight of Harry without his shirt. He was lean and sculpted wonderfully. The grooves defined his abdomen and narrowed down to his waist.
"You're staring." Harry smirked, unbuckling his belt.
"I just…didn't know." Jade said still staring at him. Harry kissed her and crawled on to the bed, guiding her back. Harry went to take off his boxers and a sudden thought popped into Jade's head.
"DEATH EATERS!" Jade yelled. Harry sprang off the bed and looked behind him and outside of the bedroom. He looked back at Jade who sat up, covering herself with her sheets.
"Death Eaters! They're all Death Eaters!" Jade said.
"Yeah…we all knew that." He said.
"But you said someone set you up. It could be a possibility that someone framed you because they found out that you were on their case for dealing with Horcruxes. Someone you know, who you see every day, someone from your company is feeding all the information to create a set up between those Death Eaters that had no idea what they were in for, except for Snape! Think about it, who else did you tell about the cameras?" Jade asked seeing Harry take a seat on the bed.
"I told a couple of my men to take care of it." He said.
"Someone who works for you is in on this. Crabbe knows him too because whoever is operating this wants you out because you've always been in the way and they know that you're working on them. They know when and where to operate the cameras after they've been unplugged." Jade said seeing Harry shake his head.
"That's impossible. All of the men that work for me are carefully screened. I used Legilimency thoroughly and even asked Snape to break into their minds. It's impossible for me and Snape to miss it." Harry said. Jade chewed on her lower lip and saw Harry get up.
"I can't trust anyone anymore." He said getting up.
"Where are you going?" Jade asked as he put his pants on.
"I'm getting Zane. He's the only one who knows I'm here and I'm not taking your life at risk either. If they find out you're here with me they'll kill you too." He said. He ran a hand through her hair and kissed her forehead.
"Stay here and go to sleep. I'll be in the other room talking to Zane." He said seeing her nod.
"Night." Jade said seeing him leave. Harry closed the door and Jade lied down on her bed, falling asleep.