Part Four: Respect The Pub
Jade woke up in the morning, feeling an arm draped over her. She turned around slowly to see Harry sleeping next to her, his breath on the nape of her neck. Seeing herself wake up to Harry and not Draco scared the living daylights out of her. She felt disappointed and a little disheartened at the thought of it. She wondered how Draco was feeling waking up to Scarlett. Jade shook the thoughts from her head and looked down at Harry. There was no doubt that Jade had strong and dangerous feelings for Harry. In a way she felt like she was turning her back on Draco and doing the exact same thing he feared but he was with Scarlett now. Jade pulled away from Harry but felt him tighten his arms around her.
"Uh oh." Jade said, feeling him slid his hands down to her waist.
"What are you doing on my bed?" Jade asked holding on to his wrists.
"You looked lonely." He said opening his eyes. Jade looked into his friendly green eyes and he tried to reached down again.
"I didn't look lonely." Jade said, trying to block him with her leg but felt him lift her up so she was straddling him.
"You're pretty in the morning." He said with one hand behind his head and the other holding her hand. Jade smiled at him.
"Well so are you." she said seeing him pull his eyebrows together and watch her curiously.
"Most women would have killed you right now for calling me pretty." Harry said seeing Jade laugh.
"Yeah I would have probably gotten stabbed with a mascara wand if I called you pretty. But I have a question." Jade said. "I have never seen you with a woman before." Jade said seeing him sit up with her still on him.
"I'm not a commitment type of man." He said resting his warm hands on her hips. Jade looked confused and scratched her head.
"I have friends and they're all I need. I don't like being tied down to a woman, especially someone who wouldn't understand what I do for a living." He said.
"And what about girls like me?" Jade asked cautiously. Harry chuckled and moved a strand of Jade's hair from her face.
"I've never met a girl like you. I had to admit…you were pretty tolerable in Hogwarts but after the Malfoy incident I thought you were just like the rest of the girls." He said seeing Jade frown.
"But I was far from the truth." He said.
"What were you wrong about?" Jade asked.
"A lot of things. Not a lot of girls become Aurseizes and the ones who do are women of substance. When I met you after all those years I couldn't believe Ron." Harry said.
"I knew you thought I sucked." Jade said crossly.
"Babe, to say you sucked was an understatement but somehow you managed to catch your fugitives so you had to be doing something right. I admit you were sometimes a pain but it started to grow on me." He said kissing her.
"And now?" Jade asked.
"Now is different. You're a good woman but you have relationship issues with Malfoy. I hate Malfoy but I know you don't and one day, you're going to eventually end up with him because he's good for you." Harry said. Jade blinked at him and Harry scooted her closer to him.
"I like you but I think I'm giving you false promises and hope for the future. All my life I had to deal with abnormal things and marriage and children never crossed my mind and I think it's better this way that I don't." he said as Jade nodded.
"I understand. I'm not the marriage and children type either…it sort of scares the crap out of me." Jade said.
"Sooner or later you'll want to marry someone but it won't be me love." He said.
"We'll cross that bridge when we get there. Hey, did you speak to Zane yesterday?" Jade asked trying to get off of him.
"Zane's clear but I still have my guards up. I don't trust anyone except for you so you know not to go around telling Lavender or Ginny." Harry said seeing Jade pull.
"Yeah, I'm not stupid." Jade said.
"But you're a woman." Harry said.
"Excuse me? What's that supposed to mean? I'm getting late for work. It's bad enough I have you making sexist remarks and other men actually treating me like crap by grabbing my arse." Jade said seeing Harry go still. His eyes narrowed and he grabbed Jade's chin.
"I spoke to Zane yesterday and he'll be at the restaurant monitoring you and getting a face. In the meantime, you need to know how to defend yourself. If I hear that a man grabs you again, I'll go there myself and break his arm off just so I could have something to hit him with." Harry said getting up.
"What are you doing?" Jade asked seeing him turning around.
"Teaching you a few defense moves. Now try to grab me with one hand." Harry said.
"I don't want to break an arm so early in the morning." Jade said.
"I'll do more damage if you don't listen." He said.
Jade let out a rough sigh and went to grab him. Harry instantly caught her hand and spun it lightly and had her against the wall.
"Ow, ow, ow, ow!" Jade yelped.
"I suggest you do it with enough force to break his arm off. Here's how you do it." Harry said.
Harry spent a half an hour, showing Jade a couple of defense moves that made Jade an embarrassing scapegoat. Harry would laugh at her sometimes when he'd have her in an awkward position and Jade would sometimes jump around when Harry tried to grab her.
"What are you doing?" Harry asked seeing her jump on the bed.
"Making it harder for you to catch me." Jade said. Harry swiftly grabbed her leg and she fell backwards on the bed.
"You always make my days better." He said grinning at her. He kissed her lightly and pulled her shirt up, touching her bruise.
"Be careful." He said. He kissed her again and moved on top of her. Jade knew she was going to be a few minutes late for work but what did she care?
The doorbell rang and a knock soon followed after that. Harry looked out of the bedroom door and looked back at Jade.
"It's not Zane." He said.
Jade got off of the bed and opened the door carefully to see Draco standing there.
"Jade-" Draco went to say but Jade gasped and shut the door in his face. She turned quickly to Harry, making motions for him to leave.
"You have to leave!" Jade said seeing Harry look around and shrug.
"Where?" Harry asked.
"What are you doing?" Draco asked from outside.
"I er…I'm cleaning up." Jade said loud enough for Draco to hear but kept signaling at Harry.
"Draco's going to kill me if he sees you here. He might kill you." Jade said seeing Harry look threatening.
"I'd like to see him try to hurt you." he said.
"All right well just hide in the bedroom." Jade said.
Harry pulled her in a short kiss and left into the bedroom. Jade opened the door and smiled unusually hard at Draco.
"Wow, good morning eh? What are you doing here so early?" Jade asked seeing him look at her awkwardly.
"Are you…okay?" he asked seeing Jade nod vigorously.
"I am absolutely splendid. Never been better. What's up?" Jade asked.
"Can I come in? We need to talk." Draco said.
"We can talk outside! Inside is a mess, you don't want to be in there and the light in the hallway is so nice these days." Jade said slipping out of her apartment. Draco stood back, with his hands in his pockets.
"You're not wearing pants and what's wrong with you?" he asked.
"Nothing. Why are you even here? I have to get to work soon so make it quick." Jade said. Draco raised an eyebrow and looked at her door.
"Is someone in there?" he asked. Jade scoffed.
"No." Jade said.
"Then why won't you let me in?" Draco asked going for the door.
"Because," Jade said sliding herself between him and the door. "I'm not your business anymore. Whatever I do with my life does not concern you." Jade said. Draco clenched his jaw.
"I came to apologize to you. Will you at least get ready so I can wait out here and give you a ride to work?" he asked. Jade paused for a bit and nodded.
"Fine but you wait out here. Do you understand?" Jade asked seeing him nod.
Jade opened the door and went to go in but Draco beat her to it. He shoved the door open and walked in, looking around. His eyes fell on the muggle computers, guns, cell phones, keys and the new television.
"I know that smell." Draco said going into the bathroom.
"It's called soap, I'm sorry if you've never heard…of…it…" Jade trailed off when she saw Draco appear with a men's razor and aftershave balm.
"I uh…my legs sometimes needs a little-"
"This is Potter's. Potter's been living here. For Merlin's sake you're keeping a fucking fugitive in your apartment!" Draco yelled tossing the razor and the aftershave to the side. He went to the bedroom and Jade prayed that Harry wouldn't come out and stun Draco. Instead Harry was nowhere in her apartment; it was like he disappeared.
"Where the hell is that bastard? I'll rip him into nothing-"
"You'll do absolutely nothing to him do you understand? Harry's my friend-"
"Your fuck buddy. No need to be so formal about your relationship with him." Draco yelled.
"Keep your fucking voice down and get the fuck out of my apartment Draco Malfoy. You screwed our relationship up by bringing that witch in. Don't you even think about sending an innocent man to the Ministry or else I will never forgive you for it." Jade said. Draco nodded, looking like he was done fighting with her.
"Fine. You want Potter? Eat your fucking heart out. He can have you, all of you. I'm done with you." he said.
"You made it clear yesterday to me. And by the way, Scarlett likes to have her sex rough doesn't she? Those teeth marks look absolutely stunning against your ferret little neck." Jade said seeing him turn around. Draco immediately placed a hand on his neck, trailing over the bite marks. He turned red and went to explain but Jade held her hand up, shaking her head.
"Why did you come here?" she asked.
"Because I knew you were mad and that I'd give you time to cool off but I didn't know you'd be on your way living with Potter and screwing him out of his fucking head." Draco said.
"I haven't slept with Harry. I never have." Jade said seeing him wave his hand to dismiss her.
"I don't give a shit anymore Weasley. This is your business and I'm of the past. Goodbye, have a nice life with Potter." Draco said leaving. He slammed the door behind him and Jade felt her heart break all over again.
"I don't know what you see in him." Harry said appearing next to her.
"I don't know either." Jade said.
Jade apparated to work and walked into the Three Broomsticks.
"Jade! How are you feeling today?" Madame Rosmerta asked seeing Jade nod. She didn't have the best morning of her life but she should be thankful, other people had worse days.
"Meh." Jade said as Madame Rosmerta showed her to the bar.
"You know how to operate the bar don't you? This is Butterbeer, Cherry syrup, gilllywater, mulled mead etcetera, etcetera." Madame Rosmerta said, knocking her hand against the barrels of drink.
Jade nodded and went to ask about the kegs but they heard a small crash from the front of the restaurant.
"I quit! I can't take this anymore!" Clarissa bawled, ripping her apron off. She came to the bar and pointed her hand at Madame Rosmerta. "I'm quitting and you can't make me stay to be a live squishing doll for these perverted pigs!" Clarissa cried.
"But-" Madame Rosmerta said but Clarissa streaked out of the pub. All the men in the pub roared in laughter and Jade felt the tips of her ears grow warm.
"Hello? We're waiting for someone to take our order!" the same group of Hogwarts boys said, banging their hand against the table. Jade saw them leering at her and Madame Rosmerta sighed.
"I'll go take their orders." Madame Rosmerta said. She went to leave but Jade placed her hand on Madame Rosmerta's shoulder.
"No, you stay back. I'll handle them." Jade said.
The door opened and Zane walked through wearing his usual black shirt and pants. He met eyes with Jade briefly. He gave a small nod and Madame Rosmerta walked over to him, showing him his seat. Jade took a notepad and a quill and walked over to the Hogwarts boys.
"Look who it is. You went home crying didn't you? Sit on my lap and tell me all about it." He said patting his lap. Jade tapped the notepad and gave them a fake smile.
"Either you order or leave. Pick one and stick to it." Jade said seeing them scoff.
"Oh we wouldn't want to leave. Not after having a little fun." He winked.
"What will you have?" Jade asked.
"Your address." Another said.
"Fuck you." Jade said to him. He glared at her as the others sucked in their breath.
"Feisty aren't you?" he asked.
"We'll have steak fries." The one with dirty blonde hair said.
Jade slipped the quill behind her ear and went to leave but felt one of their hands grab her arse. From what Harry taught her this morning, Jade instantly grabbed his hand from behind her, twisted it in a full 360 degree circle and slammed it against the table, pushing her other hand on his upper arm. He gave a strangled yelp and the rest of the boys went to get Jade.
"Take one step and your friend is going to be a one armed kid." Jade snarled. The boys face turned ashen and they plopped onto their seats, watching her in horror. Jade saw Zane already on his feet, watching her precariously.
"Now you boys listen to me…and that applies to every man that walks their balls in here. This is a respectable pub with respectable women who work hard only to be treated like shit by dirty flaming wankers like you. If you come into this pub you better come with respect and treat us the way you would treat your mother and sisters. Fuckers." Jade said letting him go. He whimpered, clutching his arm and stumbled away.
"I'm going to tell the Aurors on you." he nearly wept.
Jade gasped and put her hands on her mouth
"No! Don't do that! That would…ruin us!" She said seeing them wobble away. "And then when the Aurors come in, I can tell them to suck on a bull's cock and hand each and every single one of you to them for harassment. In fact I'll do it to anyone who tries to act smart and touch another woman inappropriately again. Does anyone have a problem with that?" Jade asked looking around the entire room.
No one was speaking, they were all frozen with fear and fascination to someone standing up for the women in the Three Broomsticks.
"I said…does anyone have a fucking problem with that?" Jade asked a little more sternly. Everyone shook their heads.
"No of course not."
"No!" they said.
Jade looked back at the Hogwarts boys who advanced towards the door.
"You get the hell out of Madame Rosmerta's pub and come back when you're men with an arseful of manners." Jade said.
They scurried out and Jade turned around to see Zane grinning to himself. She smiled as Madame Rosmerta set him a mug of butterbeer and threw her arms around Jade.
"My hero! You saved us!" she said jumping up and down.
Jade took Madame Rosmerta to the back of the store and started jumping around with her.
"Now here's the deal. You're not allowed to let them walk all over you again. Never, ever, ever." Jade said seeing Madame Rosmerta nod.
"And if they do, you let me know but I doubt this will happen anytime soon." Jade said. Madame Rosmerta bubbled in giggles and walked back into the pub with new respect.