Part Four: Goyle
Jade was on her lunch break when Lavender called again.
"I need help with this boil on my arse." Lavender said. Jade gave a look of disgust to the phone and went back to the conversation.
"Then go to a Healer!" Jade said hearing Lavender sigh.
"No, I'm talking about Stanley Dogget and there are a million cases piling up which I can't do by myself. I'm getting so stressed, I think my pubic hair is going gray." Lavender said.
"Ough! Holy crap, shut up I'll come but I have to get back in an hour, that's when my break's done." Jade said.
"It's fine with me!" Lavender said. Lavender appeared in front of the Three Broomsticks and waved for Jade to come.
"Where does he live?" Jade asked looking at the splotches of paint on Lavender's shirt and hair. "Er…" Jade said seeing Lavender nod roughly.
"That son of a bitch is going to eat his own eyeballs today. My hair-"
"I know, expensive extensions blah, blah." Jade said as Lavender grabbed her hand.
"Don't blah, blah me. You'd bitch too if you had paint in your expensive hair…but your hair is stupid and sticks out everywhere." Lavender said.
"As long as I don't look like Peter Pan." Jade said seeing Lavender grin.
"You don't look anything like Peter Pan now, just don't get blown up as much and Malfoy will keep you." Lavender said as they apparated.
"I'm not with Malfoy anymore. We sort of broke up yesterday." Jade said seeing Lavender frown.
"Oh Jade…you should have told me. If you feel bad, you can go, I'll understand." Lavender said seeing Jade shake her head.
"I'm all right. I might as well seize the day than be a helpless cripple over it." Jade said seeing Lavender sigh with relief.
"Thank Merlin; I was hoping you didn't leave but I thought I'd say it to be polite and not insensitive or anything." Lavender said.
"Hmm…you don't say?" Jade asked. Lavender took out a muggle gun and pounded on the door.
"Jeez Lavender, that's a gun!" Jade said jumping away from her. Lavender only shrugged.
"So? What's your point?" Lavender asked.
"That was my point!" Jade said.
"You always played it safe Jade, that's why you always landed in crappy situations, now watch this." Lavender said.
The door opened and Stanley looked out.
"Shit, you bought her along again. Where's the dog when you need it?" he asked.
"You need to get your arse back to the Ministry." Lavender said.
"Bite me sweet thing." He said.
With that he slammed the door in Lavender's face and Jade could almost see the lava bursting through Lavender's eyes and ears. She pointed the gun to the door.
"What are you doing?" Jade asked.
Lavender shot three rounds to the door and Jade felt like her ears were permanently damaged.
"Lavender you can't do that!" Jade squeaked but Lavender was already inside, looking for Stanley Dogget.
She felt a rough hand on her shoulder and she looked up to see a new boyish looking Auror, helping her up. He mouthed a few words to her and Jade squinted at him.
"WHAT?! WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?! I CANT HEAR YOU!" Jade yelled, seeing him flinch.
"Merlin, lady be quiet." He said. Jade looked at the house and the Auror took her arms.
"What? What are you doing?" Jade asked seeing him place a binding charm on it.
"You're arrested because you don't have proper documentation for being here." He said.
"But, but, I didn't do anything!" Jade said seeing him shove her away.
Another Auror appeared, escorting a pained Stanley Dogget and a very pissed off Lavender Brown from the backyard.
"I'm getting arrested! What am I going to do?" Jade asked.
"Why is she being arrested?" Lavender asked the new Auror.
"Because she wasn't supposed to be here." The new Auror said.
"But I didn't make the capture. What the hell is wrong with you Aurors?" Jade asked. He pointed a finger at her.
"Hey, don't make fun of an Auror. I know you; you were that ex-Aurseize that caused trouble and grief to everyone. You burned up the nursing home where my grandfather was and now he's living with us and making my family's life miserable!" he said.
"For the gazillionth time, I did not burn down the nursing home!" Jade said.
He apparated her off to the Ministry and Lavender promised Jade that she'd have her out.
"How are you going to get me out? I don't want to go to Azkaban!" Jade said.
"You're going to Nurmengard." The new Auror said.
Jade was thrown into a cellar in Nurmengard and held on to the bars for dear life.
"I don't want to be here! I didn't deserve to be here! I never killed anyone!" Jade screamed.
"Shut up! You're making my ears bleed!" Stanley said from behind her. Jade turned around and looked over him.
"I can't believe I'm sharing a prison cell with you. There should be a ladies cell." Jade said looking around.
"Shut up before I get a Dementor on you!" the guard cell yelled from the end of the corridor.
"Hey you can…I don't know, I'm not cool enough to pull that off." Jade said sitting down.
Stanley grinned at her and wagged his eyebrows.
"First time in prison?" he asked.
"First time in a Wizarding prison, I've been in a muggle prison before." Jade said seeing Stanley flex his muscles.
"Have you ever tried prison sex before?" he asked.
"You come near me and I will do permanent damage so you won't have any kind of sex in your life." Jade threatened seeing him grimace. She heard a couple of cells nearby cackle in laughter and Jade looked around, feeling highly uncomfortable.
"How come you're not like your friend?" Stanley asked, lying on his cot. Jade curled up into a little ball.
"What do you mean?" Jade asked.
"She shagged me twice before apprehending me. How come you walk around with a stick up your arse?" he asked.
"I'm not that type of girl. I'm more of the romantic." Jade said.
"I can be romantic." Stanley said.
"I don't know you; I don't trust you, I don't think I even like you and you're not my friend." Jade said.
"My name is Stanley Dogget-"
"Miss Weasley, you're out!" a guard appeared, fumbling through his keys.
"Why? Did Lavender-" Jade stopped when she saw Draco appear, looking livid.
"I'm very sorry Auror Malfoy but it was Auror Spinnard who-"
"You told me that to death, shut up and get her out." Draco said holding up a hand for the guard to stop talking.
"I'm not going." Jade said sitting back down.
Everyone stopped what they were doing and looked at Jade.
"She's crazy, she likes it here. She should have gone to Azkaban." Someone from another cell said.
Draco snatched the keys from the guard, unlocked the cell and stepped inside.
"Get out." He said to Jade.
"I'm not going anywhere with you. I'm staying right here until someone else comes for me but I'm not leaving with you." Jade said stubbornly. Stanley looked at Draco and smiled sheepishly.
"It's because she likes me. She wants prison sex." Stanley said.
Draco turned around, picked him up and threw him against the wall.
"What the hell is your problem?!" Jade asked standing up. Draco pointed a finger at her, his eyes dark with rage.
"Don't get me started. I've had a bad day as it is and I don't need shit from you." he said.
Jade was scared stiff and didn't say anything when Draco grabbed her arm and dragged her out of Numergard. He took a Portkey out and took her to the Ministry to clear her papers.
"Stand right here." Draco said. Jade nodded and Draco walked into Percy's office.
"Parkinson get out, I need to talk to Weasley." Draco said. Jade smacked herself and Pansy strolled out, spotting Jade.
"Well, well, well, if it isn't Weasley. Word has it you and Malfoy broke up and he's shacking up with his new witness?" Pansy asked seeing Jade glare at her. Pansy smiled and looked her up and down.
"I suppose you know where Potter is?" Pansy asked.
"Why would you suppose that? I haven't heard from him since he disappeared." Jade said. Pansy crossed her arms and leaned closer to Jade.
"I have my eye on you Weasley. I know you'll lead me to Potter." Pansy said.
"And I'm keeping my eye on you too…I know you'll lead me to an STD." Jade said.
Pansy stuck her middle finger at Jade and sashayed away. Jade turned around and heard a small crash and Pansy scream.
"You fucking doughnut Crabbe! You spilled coffee all over my robes!" Pansy shrieked.
Jade whipped around and saw Crabbe staring at Pansy dumbly.
"Eh…sorry about that." He said. He stood around awkwardly, looking more concerned that he spilled his coffee than Pansy on the floor; Jade knew the feeling.
"Yoo hoo! I have a tissue. Wipe yourself down big boy, are you okay?" Jade asked Crabbe who looked up.
"Who are you?" he asked. Jade smiled at him and stuck out her hand.
"My name is Jade. You look so cute and I'm so sad that you spilled your coffee, why don't I buy you a new one and buy you dinner?" Jade asked seeing Crabbe's eyes light up.
"Really?" he asked seeing Jade nod.
"Of course." Jade said.
"I'm still down here." Pansy said.
"Then get yourself up." Draco said appearing from Percy's office.
"Can I go home?" Jade asked seeing Draco turn to her, his face hard and devoid from any emotion that could give him away.
"You have a few things in my house that you need to pick up. I'll tell Scarlett to keep her clothes on so she won't surprise you." Draco said taking out his cell phone.
"Hmm…I heard you'd get demoted if you slept with your witness." Jade said. Draco paled and took a step towards her, leaning close to her ear.
"And I heard that if you keep Harry Potter in your apartment, you'd get the soul sucked out of you." he whispered. He leaned back and watched the silent horror on her face.
"Are you going to buy me a doughnut now?" Crabbe asked, poking Jade's arm. Jade turned around and nodded.
"Let's go." Jade said.
Draco, Jade and Crabbe left the Ministry building and apparated to Draco's house. Draco opened the door and walked in to be greeted by Scarlett who threw her arms out at him.
"Darling you're home!" she said kissing him. Jade felt a streak of jealousy burn up her insides as she saw Scarlett fawning all over him. Scarlett turned to see Jade standing there and gave her a rude look.
"What are you doing here?" Scarlett asked.
"Relax. I'm not here to steal anything from you. I don't steal stolen stuff." Jade said as Draco handed her a box of her things.
"Thanks." Jade said.
Draco watched her leave and Jade nodded at Crabbe who was standing outside.
"Let's go big boy." Jade said.
Crabbe nodded, looked at Draco's doorway to see Scarlett. He looked away but quickly gave her a second glance.
"Oh my God…" Crabbe said. Jade rolled her eyes and went to tug Crabbe along but the red from his cheeks vanished and the food fell out of his mouth.
"I know her." Crabbe said.
Jade looked at Scarlett whose eyes were as wide as truck tires. Her face had 'panic' written all over it and Draco and Jade were the only ones who didn't understand. Scarlett grabbed Draco's arm, pulled him inside and shut the door. Jade apparated Crabbe to the Three Broomsticks and dragged him in.
"Jade where did you go?! Your lunch break was supposed to be over 5 hours ago!" Madame Rosmerta said seeing Jade grimace.
"I was arrested and sent to Numergard. It's a long story and I'm really sorry." Jade said seeing Madame Rosmerta shake her head.
"I should be thanking you. After you scared those idiots away and gave this pub a new name, I've had so many girls coming over to show their appreciation and even file for a job! They know they're safe when you're around." Madame Rosmerta said seeing Jade laugh. Clarissa appeared with a few other girls and they looked more than happy and teary eyed to see Jade.
"You've done such an amazing thing today…not just for yourself but for us…for me." Clarissa said seeing Jade blush.
"I really didn't do anything really." Jade said.
"Excuse me, can someone tell me where I can fill out an application for a job?" a gentle soothing voice asked.
Jade turned around to see Rita with her long sunny blonde hair in a light orange shirt and a long white skirt. Right next to her was Shetty, one of Jade's past fugitives she had to apprehend during the Dahlia case. He was wearing a long sleeved loose white shirt with his hair out and his trademark purple spectacles.
"Jade! So good to see you!" Rita said brightly.
"Whoa mate…I can feel the good aura everywhere here." Shetty said waving his arms around.
"So you're here to fill out an application?" Jade asked seeing Rita nod.
"And I bought cookies for everyone." Rita said.
The girls and Madame Rosmerta all took a piece and Jade shook her head. Crabbe who was standing next to Jade took a cookie, shoved it in his mouth and his face wrenched horribly. Jade heard a couple of gags behind her and she tried to keep Rita occupied before her heart broke again.
"Here's an application and what are you here for Shetty?" Jade asked seeing Shetty wrap an arm around Rita.
"I'm supporting my soul mate." He said. Rita smiled and snuggled against Shetty who hugged her tightly.
"Wow…I didn't know. That's great congratulations!" Jade said seeing them nod.
"Look." Rita said sticking out her hand. Jade saw an engagement ring on Rita's ring finger.
"Holy crap, you two are getting married?" Jade asked seeing them nod happily. "Aw…this is so sweet. I'm so happy for you both." Jade said hugging them.
"We're happy for you too. After how you stood up for this place and gave respect back to women. It's so admirable!" Rita said as the other girls agreed.
"Three cheers for Jade! Hip, hip..hooray! Hip, hip…hooray! Hip, hip…hooray!" Jade shook her head in embarrassment and Crabbe poked her again.
"You promised me food." He said. Jade sat him down and took down his order.
"So…you've seen Scarlett Cilla before?" Jade asked seeing Crabbe look up.
"Is that her name? I didn't know." Crabbe said shrugging.
Jade handed him a Thunderwhiskey and saw him shoot it down. Crabbe got his food and Jade waited patiently.
"So I heard you are the main witness to the Harry Potter case everyone is talking about?" Jade asked seeing Crabbe nod.
"So many women want to sleep with me now…is this where it's leading to? You sleeping with me?" he asked.
Jade blinked at him and continued.
"But is it true? Did you really see Potter killing all those people?" Jade asked excitedly. Crabbe smiled goofily and leaned forward.
"Don't tell anyone…but it's a secret that's only between you and me." He said seeing Jade nod.
"Your secret is safe with me." Jade said.
"Potter didn't kill anyone. He was framed." Crabbe whispered. Jade gasped and slapped Crabbe mockingly.
"You naughty little devil." She said seeing him giggle and his cheeks flush red.
"The girl…Scarlett planned this. She gave me orders to lie to the Ministry." Crabbe said.
Jade felt her blood run cold as soon as she heard this.
"You could be mistaken. Maybe it's not her." Jade said seeing Crabbe shake his head.
"I swear on my dead mother's grave, that was her. She gave me the orders." Crabbe said.
"So she was the one who killed all those men?" Jade asked seeing Crabbe shake his head.
"I don't know much," Crabbe said.
Jade nodded. Big surprise.
"But I do know this much. Cilla was taking orders from someone else. He's so smart, he got someone working with Potter and Potter didn't even know about it. Isn't that great?" Crabbe asked. Jade wanted to slam Crabbe's thick head through the heavy wooden table but knew that he gave her a valuable clue to this mess.
"Do you know anything else? Anything at all? Have you seen the man that works for Potter?" Jade asked seeing Crabbe nod.
"He was a Death Eater. He used to go to school with me." Crabbe said.
"Who is he?" Jade asked. Crabbe leaned in close and whispered in Jade's ear.