Part Four: Lucid Dreaming
Jade opened her eyes, breathing deeply to see that she was in Ginny's flat with Draco sitting in front of her on the bed.
"You've fainted from shock, that's all love. Your arm will heal because he wasn't in his werewolf form to make the bite seem permanent." Ginny said. Jade nodded and looked at Draco who tried to look neutral.
"How do you feel now?" Draco asked seeing Jade sit up.
"I feel fine. I just need food." Jade said, seeing Draco nod.
"That can always be arranged. Do you think you can get up?" he asked.
"She'll need a little assistance. She can say she can all she wants but she's going to fall and it's going to be embarrassing." Ginny said.
Jade stood up, feeling the room spin and closed her eyes, feeling Draco wrap an arm around her waist and loop her arm around his neck.
"I've got you…for now." Draco said.
They exchanged wary looks and looked away when Ginny made a tiny sound.
"Thanks Ginny." Jade said as they walked away.
"Any time love." Ginny said. Jade spotted a watch on Ginny's nightstand and recognized it to be Zane's.
"Hey, you have Zane's watch." Jade said. She looked at Ginny who looked at the watch and her entire face grew red. It only took Jade a second to understand and she gasped out loud.
"Zane! Oh my God, you and Zane?!" Jade asked seeing Ginny bite her lip.
"Oh sod off, it's not like you tell me things either." Ginny said crossing her arms.
"What don't I tell you Ginny?" Jade asked.
"The same things you never told me." Draco said. Jade elbowed his rib and Ginny threw her hands up.
"It happened the night when Zane was attacked by Lavender's fugitive and when we saw Harry. He's so sweet and cute and at the same time so sexy-"
"I don't want to be here." Draco said pulling Jade away.
"No! Wait, was that the only night?" Jade asked seeing Ginny blush again.
"No?! No? You've slept with him after that too?" Jade asked seeing Ginny nod violently.
"He sees me every day, whenever he can. He's such a softie and I really like him. He says he likes me too." Ginny said as Jade smiled.
"How touching." Draco said sarcastically.
"I'm happy for you both Gin. He's a nice bloke…even though he hardly says anything." Jade said seeing Ginny giggle.
"Oh trust me…he says a lot of things." Ginny said.
"Can we go? I think my ears are about to fall off from listening to another word about how sweet and sexy one of Potter's men are." Draco said.
"You have a real pole up yours Malfoy, you know that? I'm trying to be happy for my cousin here." Jade said seeing Draco look at her coldly.
"How about we do lunch tomorrow without the ferret?" Ginny asked.
"Forget it; I'm not leaving her out of my sight after what happened tonight." Draco said.
"Why don't you come over? Malfoy's girlfriend is probably going to get on my nerves and you can be there so I won't have to kill her." Jade said.
"Sure. I'll be there at noon." Ginny said.
"What the fuck?" Draco asked in disbelief. Jade waved at Ginny who closed the door and looked back at Draco who didn't look so pleased with tomorrow's arrangements.
"My house isn't some bloody café where you can invite your girlfriends for lunch." He said.
"Then I'll go out. Either way, I'm going to see Ginny because you're a tyrant and Scarlett's a whoring boyfriend stealing idiot." Jade said seeing Draco roll his eyes. They apparated to his home and passed Scarlett who was watching television with Albert and Blaise.
"Fuck, it's a good thing you came, we were about to die by Ice Queen over here." Blaise said.
"Yeah, Draco you owe us. Oh look it's Jade, so good to see you again. Are you both together again? Please tell us you're together." Albert said.
"Not a chance." Draco responded.
Jade threw his hand off of her waist and stumbled up the stairs.
"I am not an Ice Queen. I'm a nice person." Scarlett said.
"Yes and I'm Dumbledore in a swimsuit." Blaise said.
"What happened to your arm Jade?" Albert asked, looking at Jade's arm.
"Just fell, that's all." Jade said.
"She's faking it." Scarlett said.
"So do you." Draco said, taking Jade back up again. Scarlett looked at Blaise and Albert who made a run for it, out.
"What do you want to eat?" Draco asked, setting Jade on the bed. Jade yawned and lied down.
"Maybe a sandwich…I dunno." Jade said closing her eyes and falling asleep. Draco drew the covers over her, deciding not to run his hand through her hair or kiss her goodnight. He switched off the lights and sat on the floor, next to her bed staying up the whole night.
Jade was running through the dark woods, as fast as her legs could carry her. Her heartbeat climbed rapidly from the chase and fear of getting caught.
"You can always run…but I'll catch you eventually." He whispered. Jade turned around, seeing Fenrir gaining on her, his eyes glowing in the dark.
Jade opened her eyes and breathed hard in Draco's bedroom. The sun was just starting to rise and Jade saw Draco sitting on the floor, his head on the side of her bed. She thought of Harry telling her the other day how Draco would risk his own life to save hers. Jade fell asleep, knowing that she was safe in his house with him right next to her.
Jade was running again through the woods, hearing a howl from a distance away. She had absolutely no idea where she was going, but she needed to get out. She stopped to see two paths and in the middle of the pathway, Crabbe's head.
"It's under the moon." He said. Jade heard another howl, closer this time.
"What's under the moon?" Jade asked.
"Greyback's death." Crabbe answered.
There was a low growl nearby and Jade whipped around to see Fenrir Greyback in his werewolf form, staring at her hungrily.
"No, not me, not now."Jade whispered. The werewolf sprang from his stance and lashed out Jade.
Jade woke up screaming as Draco was over her holding her up, yelling her name.
"It's ok. It's all right, nothing ever happened. You're safe, it was just a nightmare." He said, trying to melt off her terror. Jade breathed as hard as she could, clutching onto Draco's arms.
"He killed me. I saw Crabbe and-"
"Don't think about it. Just go back to sleep." Draco said lying her back down.
Scarlett opened the door irritably and looked in with her hair tied up and an eye mask resting on her forehead.
"What the fuck were you screaming about? Were you getting raped or something?" she asked.
Draco got up, pushed her firmly out of the door and locked it shut. He turned around, seeing Jade lying on the bed, thinking about the dream. He sat next to her, seeing her turn herself towards him with both her hands resting under her cheek.
"Did you get to speak to Harry?" Jade asked seeing him shake his head.
"His phone is off but I left a message. Go to sleep." He said softly. Jade nodded, closing her eyes and falling asleep, wishing that there wouldn't be a nightmare this time.
"What are you thinking about?" Draco asked kissing her shoulder. Jade took her sunglasses off and smiled at him.
"Just how nice life is when I think about you." she said. Draco grinned and wrapped an arm around her.
"Life is worth it when you're here with me…alive and well." He said.
Jade smiled and nuzzled her neck close to his neck. She got up and he looked at her, seeing her walk away from him.
"Where are you going?" he asked seeing her run. Jade laughed, running away from Draco who ran after her, trying to catch her.
Draco drank his coffee, watching Jade turn in her sleep. She clutched the sheets lightly and her eyebrows pulled together.
"Catch me Draco." She said. Draco looked over her seeing her sleep silently for a while, her eyes running back and forth under her eyelids.
"Love you both." Jade said.
Draco felt a flash of heat running over his body when he heard her say that. He set down his cup of coffee and brushed her hair back, seeing her furrow her eyebrows again.
Jade saw Harry standing a few yards away from her and she waved to him. She ran towards him and he disappeared, appearing farther away from her. Every time she came closer to him, he'd appear a few yards back again. Jade stopped and looked at Draco who was a few feet away, walking away from her.
"Why are you running away? Catch me Draco!" Jade yelled. Draco turned around and shook his head.
"You don't love me. I can't run after you like this when you're running for Potter." He said. He disappeared, appearing farther away from her.
"But…I love you…I love you both!" Jade said.
They stood there and dark grey clouds started hovering over her and a roll of thunder was heard. Wind started picking up and her hair flew madly but Draco and Harry stood in their spots, unaffected.
In a flash, lightning struck her down.
Jade shook awake and Draco sat there, trying to analyze her.
"What did you see?" he asked. Jade ran a hand through her hair and sat up looking around the room.
"Nothing…it was nothing." She said. She looked embarrassed to tell him what happened so he didn't push her.
"Do you want some coffee?" he asked.
"I'll get it myself." Jade said seeing him shake his head.
"I'll get it." He said.
He left to make her a cup of coffee and Jade went into the bathroom to brush her teeth and wash her face. She opened the door to Scarlett who walked in past her and knocked her shoulder against Jade's.
"What was that for?" Jade asked.
Scarlett only slammed the door and Jade went down the stairs to see Draco hand her, her coffee.
"I had a strange dream…I was in the forest, running from Greyback. Then I saw two paths, I didn't know which one led to where and Crabbe's head was in the middle of both." Jade said seeing Draco listen to her intently.
"He said Greyback's death was under the moon." Jade said.
Draco paused for a minute, drinking up the last of his coffee.
"You're worrying. It doesn't mean anything." Draco said.
"What if it does?" Jade asked. Draco sighed evenly and looked down at her hand resting on the counter. He wanted to take it, kiss it and tell her not to worry about it, but he had his pride and didn't want to put his foot down.
"Dreams don't mean anything. I don't believe in dreams. They're just a figment of your imagination that mirrors the worries, fears and situations played out in your life. You have a lot of nightmares but they only tell me how bad this affected you. It took months for you to stop having nightmares about Shirley's death." He said seeing Jade look away with tears in her eyes.
A few tears fell and Jade wiped them off with her sleeve. She felt Draco get up and take a seat next to her. He wrapped his arms around her, pulling her onto his lap and held her tightly kissing the top of her forehead. Jade felt something break inside of her as she shut her eyes tightly and muffled her sobs in his chest. Draco smoothed her hair back, loving that she smelled the same and nothing about her changed; except for the fact that she had feelings for Potter. When Jade started breathing again, Draco wiped her face with his hand.
"Remember after Dahlia? You kept dreaming about when we were on the beach and always woke up in the mood to…" he said wagging his eyebrows. Jade gave him a puzzled look and softly laughed, seeing him join her.
"Usually the first thing I think about is my breakfast when I wake up." Jade said seeing Draco nod.
"But to you, I was much more irresistible than food." He said looking into her eyes.
Jade smiled lightly, looking at Draco. Their faces leaned in slightly until Scarlett walked through the kitchen, almost shrieking her head off. Jade jumped off of Draco's lap and walked away from him to see Scarlett trying to rip out a roller from her hair.
"This is stuck! My life is ruined and so is my hair!" She said, tugging at it. Draco rolled his eyes and turned to Jade.
"That's what I had to live with." He said leaving.