Part Four: The Unbreakable Vow
At noon, Ginny came in with food and Firewhiskey.
"Jade and the ferret! Food!" Ginny said walking in as Draco held the door for her.
"I can't tell you how much I've missed you." Draco said dryly. Ginny put down the food and hugged Jade.
"Who's here?" Scarlett asked.
Draco, Ginny and Jade looked up to see Scarlett in a grey print pattern dress with her hair done up.
"Is that Malfoy's girlfriend?" Ginny asked.
"She's not my girlfriend." Draco snapped.
"Am too. We slept together as soon as this one left the house." She said.
Jade cut a look towards Draco who clenched his fists, not really minding if Fenrir Greyback came in and took Scarlett away.
"Aren't you both charming?" Ginny asked looking at Draco accusingly.
"Draco has a quick rebound." Jade said opening a Firewhiskey.
"You're much quicker." Draco responded.
"Well I wouldn't say that exactly. You had Cilla living here without telling me." Jade said. Draco's lips tightened into a flat line.
"And Potter was hiding out in your flat and you were living with him until he decided to drop you in my house." Draco said.
Jade stood up, forgetting that she had any sentimental feelings for him.
"That's because he left to destroy those Horcruxes and doesn't want me to get hurt!" Jade said seeing Draco smirk.
"Or maybe he couldn't stand to live with you any longer and dumped you on me." Draco said.
"Uh oh…should not have said that." Ginny said moving back with the food and Firewhiskey.
"Is that what you think of me? Some kind of garbage that can be dumped for someone to throw out?" Jade asked.
"That's not what I said." Draco said.
"That's what you fucking meant and I know it." Jade said, pushing him as hard as she could. Draco only staggered back and Jade walked away from him. She came back down with her clothes packed and went to the door.
"Where the fuck do you think you're going?" Draco asked, stopping her from leaving.
"I'm leaving so get the hell out of my way." Jade said.
"You're not allowed to leave. You're on my watch." Draco said.
"Says you and whatever you say to me isn't important at all. And let's face it Draco, I'm just another load that was dumped on your lap by Harry right? You're not authorized to keep me in and if you do, I can report you to the Ministry for holding me as a hostage." Jade said. She went out of the door but Draco followed her out, taking her arm.
"Jade listen to me. Please don't even do this for me but do this for yourself. Greyback attacked you last night-"
"I'd rather have him bite my head off than have to live with you for another second. Let me go." Jade said yanking her arm away.
She apparated to her father's house and knocked on the door. Aunt Muriel appeared when the door opened and Jade walked in.
"Jade! It's been ages! Do you like my hair?" Aunt Muriel asked, sporting a cherry red bob.
"I love it, I'll probably go blonde myself." Jade said. Bilius appeared from the stairs and was surprised to see Jade.
"Well it's about time I got to see the face of my only daughter." He said hugging her.
"Would you mind if I stood in with you all for a couple of days?" Jade asked.
There was a knock on the door and Draco appeared with Ginny behind him.
"What's the chicken fucker doing here?" Aunt Muriel asked.
"Do you want me to beg? Get on my knees? Kiss your feet? I'll do anything for you to just stay with me for a couple of days until Potter comes back. Then you can forget about me and chew his brains off as much as you want." Draco said.
"You're not really good with apologies." Ginny said shaking her head.
"Why are you being so persistent? What part of I-don't-want-to-live-with-you, do you not understand? You're a pig and you think I cheated on you with Harry when I was with you. I'd never do that to you Draco and you know me better." Jade said seeing him nod.
"I will be everything you want me to be but please come back." Draco begged.
"What did he fuck up on this time? I've never seen a man so desperate since your Uncle Muriel asked the Angel of Death to take his soul away from me." Aunt Muriel said.
"I think I have to ask harder." Bilius said thoughtfully.
Draco took Jade's head and leveled his face to meet hers.
"I'll do anything you want me to do. Anything you want to get you to stay with me." Draco said.
Jade looked over Draco carefully, trying to understand exactly what his motives were.
"Hang on…" Jade said prying Draco's hands off her face gently. "There's something different here. You never step all over your pride for anything. You want me in your home until Harry comes back…" Jade trailed off seeing Draco wince for a second.
"What's wrong with me worrying about the fact that there's a bloodthirsty werewolf out there, waiting to rip you apart?" he asked. Jade gave him a silent stare and Draco clutched his hair, walking away to cool himself off.
"I'm on the edge of insanity." He said. He started murmuring to himself about 'Weasley women' and Bilius chortled.
"He's human just like the rest of us." Bilius said.
"I'm not going anywhere until you tell me the truth." Jade said. Draco turned to Jade, trying to compose his anger.
"I promised Potter that I'd protect you from Greyback." He said.
"I'd say he's secretly gay but it won't be a secret anymore." Aunt Muriel said to Ginny who giggled.
Draco shot them a terribly hostile look and they clamped their mouths shut, trying to keep straight faces.
"I made an Unbreakable Vow with Potter." Draco said. Everyone in the room gasped and Jade stared dumbly at Draco.
"Huh?" Jade asked. Draco nodded, looking pained.
"If something happens to you until Potter doesn't come back, I'll die." Draco said. He leaned in closer to Jade's ear and whispered softly. "Unbreakable Vow or not, if something happened to you, I'll be really damaged." He said. He kissed her temple and walked away from her, exiting the house.
"Now isn't that sweet? No one's made an Unbreakable Vow for me." Aunt Muriel said.
"No, I wouldn't say that Aunt Muriel…I'm sure that's how Uncle Muriel died." Bilius said. Aunt Muriel scowled at Bilius and took out her wand.
"Don't make me send your knickers through your crack and hang you from the roof boy!" Aunt Muriel said.
Jade walked out of the room and outside where Draco sat outside on the steps with his hands cupped around his mouth. She sat down next to him, seeing him take a deep breath.
"I didn't know you'd do something like this for me." Jade said softly seeing Draco shrug.
"You don't know half the things I'd do for you. I'm starting to think that whatever I'll do or say can never bring you back-" Draco stopped suddenly, realizing something.
"What?" Jade asked seeing him get up.
"I left Scarlett back home with the door open." Draco said, grabbing her hand. They apparated to Draco's house, seeing that the door was wide open and inside a wreck.
"Oh my God." Jade said, seeing the trail of blood on the floor.
"She was dragged." Draco said going up the stairs.
Jade heard a small clutter from the kitchen leading into the backyard. When she opened the door, she saw Scarlett on the ground with her hands and feet tied together and her mouth taped over.
"Dra-" Jade felt a heavy blow to the side of her head and white stars erupting behind her eyes.
"We're going to play a little game." Fenrir whispered before she lost consciousness.