Part Five: Five Months Later
5 Months Later
"Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Hugo, Happy Birthday to you!" everyone sang in the Three Broomsticks. The entire Weasley family were there with a two year old Hugo and a birthday cake.
"Who wants birthday cake?" Hermione asked, cutting a piece and putting it on a plate.
"OH! OH! ME!" Jade yelled, jumping up and down.
"Big baby." Molly said, shaking her head.
"ME TOO! ME TOO!" Aunt Muriel said, getting up and swinging her purse around.
"Be careful where you swing that thing! It might put someone's buttock out!" Fred said.
"Oh Fred, that was only that one time she did it because you were sneaking around her room, looking for her will." George said.
"And you both won't be getting it anytime soon because guess where I put it." Aunt Muriel said.
"You don't want to know." Bilius said shaking his head.
Aunt Muriel pulled out her will from the inside of her shirt and everyone took a step back.
"Oh my…" Molly said, covering her mouth.
"That's so smart, so do I! Well I don't have wills in there, I just have a lot of checks I haven't deposited in my Wizarding account." Lavender said, digging through her bra.
"Oh! The last piece of gum, anyone want?" she asked holding it out.
Jade made a face and walked away as everyone did the same.
"Fine, suit yourself." Lavender shrugged, eating it.
"I never actually thought of that. It's pretty ingenious if you think about it. I'm pretty unhappy that men don't have to wear bras now." Fred said to George who nodded along with his brother.
"I thought we established equality among men and women…but if you think about it, we're so much more inferior." George said.
"What the hell are you both rambling on about? That's disgusting! No man is going to wear bras to be equal with a woman. That's just one step down for us!" Ron said.
All the women sharply turned their eyes to Ron who slowly turned red and undid his tie to breathe a little clearer.
"Well just because you have the carrying capacity of a fly, doesn't mean the rest of us will either." Fred snapped. Fred and George left and Ron went back to everyone who started to ignore him.
"See…the key to being a Weasley man is to never open your mouth." Arthur said to Ron in a low voice.
"And that actually applies to all of the men worldwide. Unless you want to be told to piss off, don't open your mouth." Bilius said.
Jade sat down with Hugo on her lap and fed him a piece of his own birthday cake.
"I love you, you know. It's because of you I'm having cake today." Jade said, seeing Hugo swipe blue frosting from the cake. He put his finger to his mouth and looked up happily at Jade.
"I know the feeling love." Jade said. Ron took a seat next to Jade and nodded at her with a small plate of cake in his hand.
"Thanks again for holding Hugo's birthday here. Madame Rosmerta's must really like you to lend her pub." Ron said seeing Jade nod.
"I have a small little family here with the girls. So to her, Hugo is like her grandchild in a way." Jade said seeing Ron smile.
"Listen, I really needed to talk to you about something." He said.
"Go on." Jade said. Ron finished off his cake and placed it on the table behind him.
"I know you really like working here and you've created your own family and life in the Three Broomsticks…but your own cousin is under a lot of stress." Ron said.
"Uh oh." Jade said. Hugo squirmed in Jade's arms and ran after Rose and Teddy who held up Fred and George's Life Sized Troll Soap Bubbles.
"I need you back in the Ministry as an Aurseize." Ron said. Jade raised her eyebrows and before she went to say no, Ron quickly went ahead.
"Before you say no and tell me why, I just wanted to tell you that I know what you've gone through before as an Aurseize. With the Dahlia case, the Jester that put everything on fire and just recently, Greyback's case which was not because of the Aurseize case. I realize that this is a dangerous job but you found some way to get them back." Ron said.
"You're not getting your men back? Isn't Lavender helping out with anything? And what about your Golden Aurseize, Pansy Parkinson?" Jade asked seeing Ron curl his lip back.
"First of all; Lavender is Lavender. She lives in a world where time doesn't exist. She can't get the job done because it's not really her first priority." Ron said.
Lavender walked by in front of them and stopped when her cell phone rang.
"What? You found him? Fine, I'll get there when I feel like it." She said. She shut the phone off and yawned, looking at the bar.
"Yoo hoo Madame Rosmerta! A little Firewhiskey for me!" Lavender said walking off. Ron turned to Jade who giggled.
"Okay, I guess you're right…but she's a lot better than Parkinson right?" Jade asked seeing Ron nod.
"A whole lot better. Parkinson is like a gigantic cancerous tumor who can't get anything done. But this is what I'm telling you Jade. No one's bringing in my fugitives and Harry's been busy with his own business and hardly picks up any more cases." Ron said. Jade looked at Ron silently, thinking things over.
"It's funny actually…you would have sold your organs off by not having me to work as an Aurseize." Jade said.
"I didn't know you were going to be this good at it. Well you're not good at it but you manage to bring him in at the end of the day. Do you think you'll be able to do this for me? I really need you back." Ron said. Jade sighed.
"I'll need to think about it." Jade said.
"Well think about it and if it's a yes, be in my office by ten in the morning." He said as Jade nodded. Ron smiled and gave her a small kiss on the cheek.
Jade apparated back to her building with Ginny and Hermione who wanted a girl's night out.
"You look really stressed Gin, mind telling us what's wrong?" Jade asked, unlocking her door. She opened the door to find Harry on her sofa, flipping through the channels and Hermione and Ginny froze.
"Harry! Where have you been?" Hermione asked. Harry got up and walked over to Hermione and kissed her cheek.
"I just came back from Brazil. Sorry about Hugo's birthday." Harry said seeing Hermione shake her head.
"It's all right. I understand, but it never hurts to visit once in a while." She said lightly pushing his shoulder. Harry smiled and looked at Ginny who started turning green. He took a step sideways and Ginny threw up all over Jade's carpet.
"Babe…you need to clean your carpet." Harry said to Jade who rolled her eyes at him. Hermione helped Ginny to Jade's bedroom and Jade was left with Harry.
"So you came to sneak up on me after disappearing for 4 months." Jade said seeing Harry lean against the wall.
"It's okay, it's not like I have feelings or I never get worried when a friend disappears and doesn't even have the decency to write me an owl." Jade said, cleaning up the carpet. She heard nothing from him and looked up to see him look at her tenderly.
"Don't look at me like that. It doesn't make me feel anything. And it would be really helpful if you actually said you were sorry." Jade said. She was finished with the carpet and threw out the paper towels.
"I don't say sorry very often to people." He said behind her. Jade felt his warm presence behind her as she washed her hands.
"That's nice that you have good manners. Very charming in a man." Jade said. She dried off her hands and turned around to Harry who started to smile.
"I missed you." he said. He brushed off her bangs and kissed her forehead. "And I'm sorry." He said.
Jade softened a bit and Harry kissed her. Jade backed against her sink counter, feeling Harry's hand firmly grip her thigh. He picked her up to set her on the counter but Jade fell into the sink, turning the water handle on. Jade yelped and Harry started laughing uproariously at her, helping her out of the sink.
"I swear it only happens to you." he said still grinning.
"I don't like me." Jade said, twisting the back of her skirt from the water.
"I like you a lot." Harry said seeing Jade smile.
"You love me." Jade corrected. Harry pressed a kiss on her lips and took her hand.
"I stand corrected." He said walking her to the living room. Hermione walked out of the bedroom, her entire face flushed.
"What's wrong Herm?" Jade asked. Hermione took a seat on the sofa and placed a hand on her head.
"Ssh! Don't tell! This is exactly why I came here to tell you both!" Ginny said appearing from the bedroom.
"To tell us both what?" Jade asked.
Ginny looked at Harry who looked at Hermione and Jade.
"I'm leaving…but I need a few words with you." Harry said to Jade. Jade walked him out of the door and into the hallway.
"I need you for something." Harry started.
"Uh oh. I told you I was off of men for a while." Harry crossed his arms and slightly tilted his head.
"That's not what I meant and of course you're not." he said, slipping his finger under her bra strap. "I need you to slip in a listening device." Harry said seeing Jade raise her eyebrow.
"It's a man isn't it? Because Zane and Ryker are too scary looking…and people are scared to bits and pieces with you around?" Jade asked seeing Harry grin.
"Are they? I didn't know I scare people." He said, stroking her bare shoulder and neck with his fingers.
"So what's his name? I'll put the bug in for you but…" Jade said seeing Harry lock his eyes with her.
"But…what?" he asked in a quiet threatening voice. Jade gulped and continued.
"I want to see where you really work and how you get these cases." Jade said. Harry pulled away from her and Jade caught his arm.
"You have these men working for you, how did you get them?" Jade asked.
"You don't want know; trust me." Harry said.
"But I want to. Isn't that why I asked?" Jade asked.
"I don't want you to know." He said. Jade pouted and Harry softly sighed, shaking his head.
"You like getting scared don't you?" he asked.
"I'm a curious creature." Jade said.
"Be ready tomorrow night. I'll pick you up." Harry said going to leave.
"You're going to show me where you work?" Jade asked.
"I'm going to show you what I work with." Harry said.
"That's not what I asked you." Jade said, but Harry already left. Jade cocked her head to the side, watching Harry's fantastic rear end in those fitted black pants.
"Stop staring." he said, going down the stairs. Jade instantly blushed and stomped her foot.
"Was not!" she yelled. She didnt hear a reply and shrugged at herself. "Who am I kidding? Such a beautiful arse." Jade said, shaking her head.
Jade walked into her flat and saw Ginny and Hermione on her hot lips sofa, looking extremely stressed and tense.
"It happens to people! Maybe the condom broke, I don't know. It's not my fault that Zane likes his sex rough!" Ginny said.
"Why couldn't you use a contraceptive charm?" Hermione asked.
"Like that'll make any difference. Contraceptive charms only work 98% of the time, so how is that different than a condom?" Ginny asked.
"Contraceptive charms don't break! Not unless he says 'Anticonceptio' which would be the last thing on his mind!" Hermione yelled.
"I didn't know that." Ginny said.
"Ginny! This isn't the first time you've slept with a man and you're a bloody Healer! How could you not know to how to take precaution? How could you be so careless?" Hermione asked.
"Oh good Merlin, you're pregnant?" Jade asked. "I'm glad you've finally caught up with us Sherlock." Ginny said sarcastically.
"Hey, I'm not the one with an embryo in my sac." Jade shot back.
"Jade, what do you use before you perform any sexual activity?" Hermione asked.
"Well it depends on what I'm doing-"
"Jade!" Hermione said.
"Fine, I always use both a contraceptive charm and I always tell him to wear a condom. It's safer isn't it?" Jade asked.
"See! Follow your cousin!" Hermione said.
"I'd rather not. She bounces back from Malfoy to Harry." Ginny said, making a face at Jade.
"Sod off, that's none of your business." Jade said taking a seat in front of them.
"So what do I do now? I haven't told Zane yet. I don't even know how he'll react to all of this." Ginny said.
"Try thinking what Aunt Molly and Uncle Arthur are going to react when they hear this. They nearly killed me when they heard I slept with Malfoy in Hogwarts and they're not even my parents." Jade said seeing Ginny nod.
"I thought about it and I stopped just because of that." Ginny said.
"So you'll be keeping the baby I suppose?" Hermione asked.
"Of course I will! It's not his fault that his parents screwed up." Ginny said.
"This is a pretty major decision in your life Gin. You should really talk to Zane about whether or not you both are ready to have this baby in your lives. You've only been with the man for almost a year." Jade said seeing Ginny sigh.
"Zane has been wonderful to me. I know I probably sound like a little teenager in love but he makes me feel very comfortable and has great qualities in him that I love. He might seem like a brutish and dangerous looking man but he's a big softie inside. I'll definitely talk to him about this but whether he wants to be with me and this child or not, that's his decision. I'll never abandon my child." Ginny said placing a hand on her stomach.
Jade's lower lip trembled as she burst into tears and so did Hermione.
"I love you girls…even though you do very stupid things." Hermione squeaked.
"We love you too Hermione…no matter how much you remind me of my mother." Ginny said.
"I can't believe I'm going to be an Aunt again." Jade bawled, hugging Ginny and Hermione tightly. They cried in each other's arms and slowly started laughing at each other because of the state they were in.
"I'd have a drink…but I'm having a baby." Ginny said, wiping her tears.
"Well I'm not so I guess I'll be having a drink." Jade said.
"I'm not either, so I'll be joining you." Hermione said as Jade took out the Whiskey from the cabinets, pouring Hermione and herself a glass.
"To Ginny, Zane and our unborn Niece or Nephew!" Jade said.
"And to good health!" Hermione said.
"And to hoping that I live to see tomorrow when I tell Mum and Dad." Ginny said, holding up her glass.
"That too." Jade said.
They downed their drinks and Ginny hissed.
"What?" Jade asked.