Part Four: Sweatshops
Jade woke up extra early in the morning the next day, got ready for work and left with Harry still sleeping on the bed. She apparated in front of Draco's home, feeling the nostalgia hit her like a demolition ball. She missed his home terribly and missed the familiarity, the nosy neighbors, the kids running around the friendly sidewalks and their lawns. Now in the morning, everyone was still asleep and the grey skies with the morning dew mellowed out the entire atmosphere. No matter what the weather, Draco's house looked like a picture out of a book.
Jade rang the doorbell, smelling the coffee brewing from inside and Draco opened it, looking like hell had run him over. Jade's heart stuttered and her cheeks warmed looking over him. Those damn feelings never left for the life of her, did they?
"Hi." Jade said seeing him look surprised.
"Hi…what are you doing here?" Draco asked.
"I came here to talk to Scarlett…if you don't mind." Jade said seeing him open the door wider for her.
"She's still asleep. It's six in the morning." He said seeing Jade nod.
"I have work in two hours but I thought I'd drop by and talk to Scarlett for something really important." Jade said.
"Is this about the werewolf case?" Draco asked seeing Jade nod.
"But what does that have to do with anything with you? Are you having problems with the werewolves in your life?" he asked seeing Jade roll her eyes.
"It's six in the morning; do you really want to get into another argument?" Jade asked.
"Does this have anything to do with Potter?" Draco asked suddenly.
The rain started falling again and Jade stood outside, feeling the cool drops fall on the top of her head.
"It's raining." Jade said seeing Draco nod.
"Come in." he said. Jade walked in and shrugged off her cloak. "I'll wake her up." Draco said leaving.
Jade looked around his living room, seeing that his furniture was kept the way she wanted it. She remembered how much he hated the way she rearranged his furniture but he had kept it the way she left it. Jade wanted to believe that he kept it because he missed her but that seemed ridiculous. She saw two framed pictures and another that was faced down. Jade impulsively picked up the third frame and nearly dropped it when she saw a smiling picture of Draco and her posing for the camera which was taken at Narcissa and Gary's wedding. Tears blurred rapidly in her eyes and she ran her fingers down the picture.
"Why, what's going on?" Scarlett murmured when she was taken down the stairs.
Jade jumped and looked around to place the picture back but she shoved it in her purse instead. Scarlett looked at Jade and her eyes narrowed.
"What are you doing here again? Didn't you learn your lesson the last time you were here?" she snarled. Jade moved her eyes to Draco who walked away, rubbing his face with his hand.
"Vincent Crabbe's head was found behind the Three Broomsticks for me with a note." Jade said handing Scarlett a paper. Draco and Scarlett read over what the note had read. Scarlett paled and the paper trembled in her hands.
"I…I don't know w-why. I don't know." She stuttered.
"We know you were the one that instructed Crabbe to testify against Harry for those 6 murders. We also found Goyle and know who is behind all of this." Jade said.
Scarlett let out a squeak and plopped down on the sofa. Draco stared at Jade openmouthed and back at Scarlett.
"You fucking knew all of this? You're tied into the Potter case and didn't even tell me?" Draco asked furiously. Scarlett turned to him, crying out loud.
"I was in danger. I had to stay quiet so he wouldn't find me and kill me. He already killed Crabbe and Snape, Karakoff and everyone else. He said he'd kill me if I got in his way so I made up a story and came here to stay safe because I knew Draco's house was the safest place…and that I needed to break you both up." She whispered at the end.
Jade's eyes looked around for something convenient to throw at Scarlett's head.
"Who's behind all of this? If it's not Potter, who is it?" Draco asked. Jade looked at Scarlett who clamped her mouth and shook her head.
"Scarlett…Fenrir Greyback is making human Horcruxes as we speak. Harry's life is in danger; your life is in danger and in somewhat way, so is mine." Jade said.
"Fuck…fuck my life. I can't believe what I'm fucking hearing. Fuck, fuck, fuck. I need a calming draught and a drink." Draco said, banging his head against the wall.
"Greyback knows that I'm involved and he sent Crabbe's head to me. He knows where I work and he knows where I live. If you don't tell me where he is and how you got involved, not only am I going to die, he'll hunt you down too right into Draco's home." Jade said.
Scarlett sobbed and wiped her eyes.
"He came into my private Villa in Hempstead, telling me that he knew I had…a business in a few parts of the world." Scarlett said.
Jade and Draco exchanged looks of confusion and looked back at Scarlett.
"What kind of business and exactly where?" Draco asked.
"Ough…I opened up sweatshops in Cambodia, Nicaragua, Honduras, Pakistan and there are a few other places." Scarlett said as Jade took a seat.
"Sweatshops? Sweat-fucking-shops? You've got to be kidding me. Are they children?" Draco asked. Scarlett bit her lip from crying and Jade placed her hands on her mouth.
"Holy crud. It makes perfect sense now! Fenrir likes little kids!" Jade said. Draco looked disturbed and Jade shook her head wildly.
"No I didn't mean it like that! He loves infecting little children so they could grow up to be just like him. He's using those kids in your sweatshops to turn them into werewolves or make Horcruxes out of them!" Jade said seeing Scarlett nod.
"The more children he infects, the more Horcruxes he makes, the more invincible he gets." Scarlett said.
"Oh my God." Jade said putting her hands on her face.
"I've met insane and cruel people but you're one of the worst." Draco said to Scarlett who stood up and pointed an angry finger at him.
"This is not my fault! Fenrir is the one making werewolves and Horcruxes out of those children!" Scarlett yelled.
"And if it weren't for you owning those sweatshops for your stupid fashion line, this wouldn't have happened! Now we have to kill these innocent kids with a piece of Greyback's soul. Shit this is bad; I need to report this to the Ministry." Draco said taking out his phone.
"No! Don't report this to the Ministry. Not yet at least. I have to get this out to Harry." Jade said taking out her phone.
"What do you mean not tell this to the Ministry? I'm not letting this go on for another second. We could save a little boy or girl-" Draco started to say.
"Listen, I know how you feel but I can't let you do tell anyone without talking to Harry first." Jade said.
"You know where Harry Potter is?" Scarlett asked.
"That's none of your business." Jade said. She took out her phone and dialed Harry.
"Babe." Harry answered.
"We need to talk. It's really important." Jade said.
"I'm not home. Where are you right now?" he asked.
"I'm in Malfoy's house. Where are you?" Jade asked.
"In one of the houses where Greyback left an hour ago. He took everything except for pieces of clothes. They're not ripped up, they look like samples." Harry said.
"Yeah, it'll all make sense when I see you. Can you meet me back home?" Jade asked.
"Tell him to come here. I don't want to be left out of anything." Draco said tersely.
"I don't think that's a good idea." Jade said.
"It's either that or I tell the Ministry." Draco said.
"I'll come but don't expect me to be civilized." Harry said. Jade closed the phone and turned to Draco and Scarlett.
"He's coming." Jade said.
Draco cracked his knuckles and left to pour himself a drink. After 15 minutes, the doorbell rang and Jade opened the door to Harry who walked in.
"Where's Zane?" Jade asked, seeing Harry brush his fingers across her cheek.
"I don't know, he said he needed to attend to some personal issues." He said.
Jade shrugged and Harry's eyes swept across Draco's living room, settling on Scarlett who looked like she was looking at Death himself. Draco walked into the room with a cup of coffee in his hand and the other hand in his pocket.
"Potter." Draco said stiffly.
Harry nodded at Draco.
"Malfoy." He said.
"Take a seat." Draco said sitting in his own chair.
Harry and Jade took a seat and Jade explained everything to Harry as Scarlett stared at Harry in horror and the nerve in Draco's temple bulged.
"So that's the story. I don't even know where Greyback is now but Scarlett knows every single sweatshop she has around the world." Jade said looking at Scarlett who nodded slowly. Harry took out his cell phone.
"Malfoy, I need a word with you." Harry said. Harry then turned to Jade.
"Babe, could you go upstairs for a minute?" he asked.
"Why? Why can't I know what's going on?" Jade asked.
Harry gave her a look and Jade's mouth dropped.
"I thought I was helping you!" Jade said.
"You can help me by not dying." Harry said.
"I won't die. Have I ever died before? No. So why would you expect me to die on you now?" Jade asked.
Draco snorted and took a sip of his coffee.
"That's Jade for you all day every day." Draco said. Harry nodded at Draco.
"I know what you mean. I've underestimated you Malfoy." Harry said.
"It happens. No one understands once they live in a couple of days with her." Draco said.
"Excuse me…I'm sitting right here." Jade said.
Draco and Harry both turned their heads toward her.
"We know." They responded.
Jade got up, feeling entirely agitated at Draco and Harry ganging up on her. She liked them both better when they hated each other than not getting along and agreeing to how annoying she was. Jade sat in Draco's bedroom, looking around the place. It was a while since she had been here and the last time she saw it, it was when she was packing to leave. She saw a picture on his nightstand and her heart seemed to spike when she saw a flattering framed picture of herself. She was caught laughing at something, looking away from the camera. She touched the frame, wondering why Scarlett would allow having Jade's picture in Draco's room; unless she didn't sleep here.
Jade heard someone coming up the stairs and she stood up, seeing the door open. Draco walked halfway in and stopped when he saw Jade.
"Potter's downstairs to say goodbye." Draco said. Jade furrowed her eyebrows and Draco stepped aside for her to leave.
"Where are you going now?" Jade asked going down the stairs. Harry motioned out of the door and Jade walked him out of the door.
"Malfoy and I agreed to have all of your things shifted here." Harry said.
Jade's eyes went wide and she went to respond but Harry placed the tip of his finger on her lips, preventing her from continuing to do so.
"Because I'm going to be gone, destroying Greyback's Horcruxes and we both don't want you to be alone and unprotected while he's prowling around, looking for you." he said. He stepped closer to her and brushed her hair behind her back.
"And the last thing I ever want is to see you to end up dead or cursed as a werewolf." He said softly. He kissed her forehead softly and let her lean against him.
"I can't believe I'm going to stay under the same roof with Malfoy and Cilla. I can't even believe I let you and Malfoy make the decision for me." Jade said seeing Harry playfully grab her chin.
"Sweetheart, you'd stay here with or without your say. I'm making sure your pretty little arse is protected, I don't care if it's your ex-boyfriend who I'm handing you over to." Harry said seeing Jade look grim.
"He loves you. Even though I hate him, I can't walk away from the fact that he'll put his own life down to save you." Harry said.
"And what would you have done?" Jade asked curiously. Harry took a step back, looking at her carefully.
"I love you as well…but not the way Malfoy does." He said.
Jade was stunned, feeling like her lungs had stopped working on her. It didn't feel the same when Draco said it to her, this felt like a thrill running up her spine and spreading across her entire body and through her fingertips.
Slade apparated along with Ryker and Knox who carried Jade's things towards Draco's house. Draco, who had been watching from the window, opened the door to them and told them to leave it all in the Master Bedroom. Jade felt Harry touch her arm and walk away with his men.
"Stay low and locked in this house. Do not go anywhere outside without Malfoy escorting you. Until I come back, you'll follow this." Harry said seeing Jade make a face.
"Yeah I'll try Dad, thanks." Jade said.
Draco snorted and Harry shook his head, sighing softly. He went into a car with Knox as Slade apparated and Jade glared at the space where Harry had abandoned. She turned around to see Draco watching her.
"I'm not staying in the Master Bedroom." Jade said.
"You can have the Master Bedroom; I just won't be joining you. I'll take the sofa in the living room." Draco said walking away. Jade checked her watch and almost jumped.
"I'm late for work. Feed Jerry and I'll be back around midnight." Jade said.
"Call before you leave so you won't have to come back alone." Draco said sternly. Jade sharply turned around and went out the door to apparate into the Three Broomsticks.