Two weeks had past and more books had arrived from Tempests’ mother. Tempest had told Draco and her siblings about had was going on and Draco, being the sweet guy he was to her, invited her over. Tempest agreed thinking that it would be a good idea. Even her sister cared about her well being which let Tempest know that everything occurring was very serious business.
Tempest grabbed a book so her sister could look over it for her knowing how much Tempest was stressed out.
She had crept from her bed and went toward the fire place. She pulled out some floo powder that Headmistress Majika had giving to her at the beginning of the term and stood inside the fireplace.
Tempest emerged from a fire place covered in soot. She coughed and felt herself being lifted up from the ground.
"You okay Tempest?"
"Yeah fine Draco. Hi sis."
"Did you bring a book."
"I’m fine too, a little frustrated but all right nonetheless, thank you for asking," she said throwing a book at Selene.
"Thank you. Now if you don’t mind I have a date."
Tempest eyes widened. "Seriously?"
"His name is Oliver Wood. He is the Quidditch captain for the Gryffindor team and they met through your brother."
"Draco if I wasn’t in such a hurry I would kill you, but seeing as how I am, I’ll deal with you later." She dropped the book in her bag and left. Tempest burst out laughing as soon as she left.
"Draco, you just made my day."
"Are you skipping class?"
"Since when do you care, besides I got permission from the head of my house." He smiled and she sunk into a sofa. "You know what I need?"
"Fresh air. Do you have a uniform I can borrow?"
"No, but your sister might?"
"Right I don’t know why I was asking you. Well wait here I’ll be right back."
The day was calming and strangely enough Tempest felt more comfortable here than back at her own school. She stared at the forest and wanted to go in.
"I’m a disgrace."
"No you’re not."
"I am. Honestly, and don’t you dare tell a soul, but I feel like I belong here more than at the Nightmare Academy."
"I won’t tell. Now what do you want to do?"
"Go for a walk in the Forbidden Forest."
"We’re not allowed in there."
"Wrong. You’re not allowed in there, but I am." She smiled and dragged him into the forest.
They walked around for a while and sat quietly against a tree until Tempest heard a growl. She jerked up and pulled out her wand.
"Shh. Someone watching me."
"Damn you have bloody good hearing," said a voice.
"Draco and Tempest turned around and stared at Zoltron. He walked to her Tempest noticed Excaliber in its glass form.
"You! Give me back Excaliber!"
"So you figured out the true origin. I must say, took you long enough."
"Oh shut up. Look here, that belongs to me, so give it back . . . NOW!"
"Oh please you don’t scare me."
"Like you scare me. Look, I defeated Merwick once and I WILL do it again. You can trust me on that."
"We’ll see. Only time will tell Zephyr. Until next time then, and you can trust me, we will meet again."
He smiled and Tempest cast a spell at a tree in his path, completely destroying it. He stopped running and looked back at her. She glared at him and he saluted her before continuing on.
"I really hate him."
"Tempest we need to go now."
"Fine. Come on then, back to the dormitory I guess." She smiled to him and his face brightened a little. Draco took her hand and they ran back to the dorm. Upon return they were cornered by Selene.
"What were you two doing in the Forbidden Forest?"
"Who says we were in there in the first place?" Selene gave her, her famous "you’re kidding right" look and Tempest only smiled.
"Don’t you think its time for you to go back to school?"
"Must I," she said jokingly. Selene gave a look and Tempest rolled her eyes. "All right I’m going. I’ll write to you both later and Blade, don’t forget to tell me what you find out while you’re reading that book."
"All right," she said entering the fire place. "You now sometimes I get the feeling you don’t want me around. Oh I’m gonna keep the uniform if you don’t mind, you neve know might need it in the future." She smiled and grabbed her floo powder. "Slimythings common room!"
A couple days passed and Tempest thought about Zoltron. Nila said she would research her family bloodline while she read. Tempest was more than happy to oblige.
"Read Zephyr. You’ve only read like three pages of all theses books. You need to learn more to answer your questions," said Void.
"I already know all I need to know."
"And that is?"
"My sword is Excaliber and I need it back."
"I can already tell that this is going to be a long hard year."
All of a sudden the common room door opened and Nila ran in clutching a piece of paper.
"I take it you discovered something," mocked Void. Nila glared at him and continued walking toward Tempest.
"Zoltron is your cousin seven time removed, or something like that. Come on I’ll explain everything to you."
They walked over to the table at which she has sat herself down at and looked at the paper. On it was a crude drawing of a family tree.
"Okay, time for my own history lesson. Morgan and Author here at the top gave birth to Mordred. He in turn had two children, of course he hid them. Now this one over here is your family tree, you are all the way at the bottom but look over here, Zoltron is the last of his side. Someone on his side of his family went in search of Excaliber. See everyone on his side is good while everyone on your side is well dark."
"So why do, did, I have Excaliber, and why is he with Merwick?"
"I thought you knew all you needed to know," mocked Void.
"This is where it all gets sad. Someone from your side stole it but . . . "
"They massacred his entire family, burned his house down. He was barely three Zephyr and by all accounts Excaliber rightfully belongs to him. Zephyr, he grew up on the streets of the Muggle world. Wizard children can't control their magic so he would have been thought of as a freak. I'm sorry."
Tempest looked at her family tree. "This all happened before I even turned one."
"Tempest . . . "
"Don’t call me that."
"Zephyr. Calm down, its your family, not you."
"But I have to make this all right!" She stood up and walked over to blazing fireplace. "Did it say which family member it was?"
"Uh no, i--it didn’t say."
"Sometimes I hate my family so bloody much."
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