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Everyone was in such a rush. Tempest almost fell over a she avoided her little sister who was running up and down the stairs. People were packing left and right, getting everything they needed for their next school year. Tempest snatched a piece of chicken as she passed through the kitchen. There were no plates, people were eating as they were walking. No time to stop.Selene and Oliver had left the day before on their honeymoon. Selene and looked so happy. Tempest thought that she was a lucky one, for avoiding what had become of their house now.

Tempest gathered her clothes and Nilas' and packed them. It was quiet in her room. No sleeping Draco in her bed to watched her so lovingly. It was his own fault as to why she was mad at him, he broke his promise. The door opened and closed behind her. She looked at a dishevelled Nila as she lay on her bed.

"My god, this place is like a mad house. I almost tripped running all over the place."

"Hows Void?" she said as she continued to pack. Nila laughed.

"He's hungry as ususal."

"As usual." She sniffed the air. "Ah, I think I smell him coming." The door opened and in came Void, chicken in hand.

"Do you have any idea how hard it was to get this," he took a savage bite out of it and leaned against the door.

"Break any bones," laughed Nila. Tempest couldn't help but laugh a well.

"Oh ha, ha, you're very amusing."

"I thought so," said Nila sitting up seductively. Tempest saw Voids eyes linger over her body. He caught her looked and Tempest smiled slyly. He looked away and at the window and Tempest finally remembered her orbs. She flew to her window and jumped out. Tempest reached into the hollow of the tree and took out both orbs. She wouldn't listen to it, she promised herself she wouldn't, but she wouldn't leave them here where they could be discovered, where he could and would discover them. She carried them back to her bedroom and shoved them in her bag.

"Have you even listened to yours yet?" asked Void, shoving the last of the chicken into his mouth.  Tempest threw a pillow at him head and shook her head.

"You know I won't, now stop pestering me about it, or I'll have Nila beat you up." She laughed along with Void and Nila threw pillows at the both of them.

"Stop teasing me you jerks."

"Oh Nila you know we love you," said Void walking over to the bed.

She rolled her eyes. "Have you even packed yet," asked Nila laying down.

"Are you kidding me," said Tempest. "He's been packed for over a week now."

Nila looked at Void a little frightened. "Is she serious?"

He nodded, smiling his winsome smile as he banged his tongue ring against his teeth. "Yup, you know how organized I am and such."

Nila rolled her eyes again. "Oh yes, I know."

Tempest zipped up the suitcase and sat on the bed. "I'm so exhausted."

"Take a nap," suggested Void. She shook her head.

"I don't like sleeping much."

"Merwick or vision?" asked Nila propping herself up on her elbows.

"Visions, he doesn't usually come into my dreams, thank god." She stroked her hands through her hair and looked up at the ceiling. Her heart ached.

"I have to do something." She rubbed her neck and walked out of her room, avoiding the madness within and walked down the street. Walking down this street bothered her though.

Temepst climbed up the tree to his window and crawled into his window like she had done many times before. All the lights were off, no one was home, so she waited there in his bed until he came home.

Draco stared at her startled. He didn't turn on the light, just continued to walk towards her.

"Tempest—"  She shook her head and put her hand. "Don't. You broke your promise."  He looked away and wrung his hands through his hair.

"I know, I did."

"What do you see in this? What? Has your family brainwashed you that much." She was ready to cry, what happened to the Draco she loved since she was a child.

"Tempest come on, Voldemort—"

"Voldemort is insane!" She jumped off the bed and headed for the window. "Voldemort is just the same as Merwick, just as wicked, just as evil, the only difference is that Merwick isn't a snake." She looked out the window. "Voldemort has ordered both Snape and I to keep an eye on you. I'll be on your train with you." She jumped out of the window and walked back home in the rain. A cat jumped on her shoulder and licked her chim. She smiled.

"Hello Zoltron." He purred. "Yes, yes you lucky cat, you get to graduate this year." He looked at her. "Oh don't worry about it. Malfoy is just . . . I don't even know about him, I'm afraid I'm going to lose him." All of a sudden Zoltron began to hiss. "Zoltron what's wrong?"

"Zephyr look out!" It was Nila. She turned and saw it, the blade. Zoltron jumped off her and she flew to the ground. The blade barely missed her. She growled and took out Excaliber. She could hear him laugh.

"Hello there Zephyr." She swung around and matched her blade with his, their strength was equal. He laughed. "Oh don't be so mean, I just came here to tell you that you need to thank your mother——"

Tempest pressed down harder. "She's not my mother."

He sneered. "Okay then, well when she wakes up, if she wakes up——" Tempest poured all her strength into the swipe, cutting his chest.

"What did you do to her?!"

"Nothing, but to thank her for the recipies of your vials." He vanished and Tempest ran back home. Nila was in the basement with Void and Jason, surrounding Vivaldi.

"Did he bite her?" Tempest was frantic, but luckily Jason shook his head. Her breathing returned to normal.

"I'll set up her bed. Jason carry her up." He nodded and Tempest walked up to her mothers room followed closely by Void and Nila.

"How did it go," asked Void.

"How do you think," she said avoiding his gaze. She fixed the bed and ordered Nila to boil some water. Nila scampered out and Void pulled Tempest away and slammed her against her mothers closet.

"What the hell is wrong with you?!"

"What are you talking about?" She shoved him away and heard a crack, he popped his wrist back into place.

"Do you care at all about her?"

"I do. She raised me," she said unblinking.

"Is that all she is to you? Someone who raised you."

"Among other things, yes."

"Really because for fourteen years she was your mother."

She glared at him. "My mother killed herself."

"Yes I know." He pressed his body against hers and leaned. His chin against hers. "Temp—no one is changing. She's still your mother whether you want to acknowledge it or not."

She closed her eyes and wrapped her hands around his neck.. "Everything is changing Void. Whatever happened to all our sneaking, to all our fun?"

"We grew up Zephyr, it's part of life." The door opened and in walked Jason and Nila. Tempest looked at her as she placed the bowl of water down on her mothers black oak bedside and headed back to them.

"She has a wound on her hip. It's not a bite, but a gash, probabaly from that sword of his." Void took a step back and leaned against the closet.

"How bad is it," he asked.


"I'll fetch herbs for you, it's probably infected," said Tempest. "We haven't cleaned the basement floor in ages." She walked out and back towards the basement, Nila followed.

"She'll be all right Zephyr."

"I know she will. Go finish packing." Nila walked off and she gathered the herbs necessary for a healing potion.


Jason escorted them to the train station. Vivaldi wasn't fit to walk there and back. Tempest loaded her stuff on the train to the Nightmare Academy.

"I'll be on the Hogwarts Express if you need me. Aidan take care of them."

"Like we're the ones that need looking after," scoffed Void. Nila laughed and her bat perched itself on her head. Artemis purred as Tempest stroked her chin smiling.

"I'll see you later you guys." She walked off, narrowly avoiding her favourite person, Astrea. Louis gave her a genuine and smile and Astrea glared at her. Tempest simply smiled and wave before shoving her hands deep into her pockets.

Back on the platform, Tempest made her way to platform 9¾. She could already see his pasty blonde idiotic head. She rushed to him, using her vampiric speed to further herself and he barely looked at her as she appeared next to him.

"You're early."

"Of course I am." Tempest crossed her arms and could see him look at her lovingly.

"Lets get on the train before anyone sees you." She nodded and followed his lead.

The train was empty, except for them. Tempest picked a cabin and they sat there, across from each other. Tempest wanted so badly to kiss him, to move her hands through his hair. She looked away and stared out the window.

Draco came over to her and stroked her cheek. She wanted keep eyes away but she soon found herself looking into his eyes.

"Tempest, I am sorry."

"So you keep saying." She could feel his breath on her lips, could see the little specks of green in his wolfish grey eyes.

"I mean it."

"Of course you do." They sat there, heard a voice or two, but then he kissed her. She wanted to pull away but instead she found her hands going up his shirt. He leaned onto her and she willingly laid down. She missed kissing him, she missed his touch, he warmth, something her cold vampiric body lacked. She didn't know how he could stand her cold body, but he had never once flinched. More voices were heard, people were getting on the train. She could feel his heart beating faster, his breathing becoming erratic, faster and faster. She moved her hands through his soft blonde hair. He pulled away briefly and took off his shirt. She quickly attacked him and kissed him again. She couldn't stop kissing him, no matter how mad she was at him.

The door opened and someone coughed. It was dear old Crabbe and Goyle. Draco looked up at them and ordered them to get out.

"Pansy is coming," said Goyle gruffly. Draco swore under his breath and sat up shoving his arms and head back into the shirt. Tempest fixed herself up. Joy, the one person she just wanted to see more than anything.

"Well do you two think you could give Draco and me a moment alone." They quickly shut the door and she adjusted her chains and buckles on her black gothic pants.

He stood next to her and looked deeply into her multi-coloured eyes. He went to kiss her but she forced her head away. She was not going to permit him to tantalize her again.

"No, Draco, I can't, I just can't okay."

He punched the side of the cabin and stood up. "Dammit, why not?!"

"You know why not." He just looked at her then looked away. He understood, he knew what she lived through day in and day out, he was there at her first attack when they were three. He looked at her with eyes so understanding . . . hurt.

"I'll be on the ceiling, cloaked in invisibility."

"Yeah, that would be best." Tempest pulled out her wand then remembered that she wasn't suppose to be on this train, her wand use would alert the officials. She quickly put it away and concentrated her magic through her hands onto herself. She could feel Draco watching her.

"Occulto." She became invisible and walked onto the ceiling waiting and watching. Pansy and a few other Slytherin she knew came in. Draco laid his head on Pansy's lap and she stroked his head. To Tempest, relief swam over her. Draco didn't pay any attention to Pansy, just stared up at the ceiling. Some time passes and someone came in. Tempest saw the door jam and a foot appear. The door was suddenly jerked open and Tempest saw Harry Potter. She caught her breath and looked at Draco. His eyes flared, he had noticed.


Tempest had spent the entire ride watching Potter hide and wondered why he was there to begin with. The train slowed. She briefly closed her eyes.


"Yes Mistress?"

"I'm arriving at Hogwarts. From this point on converse with Lestat and Artemis. Okay?"

"Understood Mistress."  
Tempest said goodbye and watched Potter and Draco. The train stopped and Tempest heard people exit. Everyone in the cabin got out and Tempest went to the floor and waited for what she hoped would not happen. She had foreseen her visit, used her gift to her advantage, but only briefly

Harry Potter exposed himself and Draco attacked. He punched Potter, cast a spell and threw his cloak over him. Tempest was disgusted had hoped this would not have happened. She followed him out and undid her magic.

"That was a dirty rotten thing you just did Malfoy." He just stared at her and leaned against a door. They were utterly alone.

"What do you care, it's only Potter."

"Why do I care?" She was so speechless and horrified. What happened to the Draco she loved? "You're a dirty rotten good-for-nothing Death Eater bastard!"

She walked off but he ran after her and spun her around.

"Tempest—"  She jerked away. "Don't you dare even call me that again. You lost that right when you betrayed me and everything I stood for!" She walked off and went straight to Dumbledore's office. She looked around and saw Tonks hidden. Tempest looked around again before she ran to her.

"Tonks!" Tonks looked at her alarmed then relaxed.

"Hello Zephyr. What's wrong? Tempest turned around and watched Draco leave the train.  "Zephyr what's wrong?"

"You have to get on that train. Harry decided to spy on Draco for some god forsaken reason, but I saw him and I guess his cloak flapped open because Draco saw him too and then when they were alone, Harry confronted him and —— look, please just hurry." Tempest felt like she was about to cry. She hugged herself

"Zephyr, what's really bothering you? Why do you look so sad?"

"Oh lets see, maybe it because I'm cursed. Maybe it's because I lost my mother and father and than I'm being hunted by a mad man who blames me and all dark witches for his own faults. Or maybe it's because the boy I love, I seem to have lost to this madness branded on my arm!"  Tempest fell against a wall and fell into tears. Tonks hugged her. "Tonks I can't loose him, I just can't, I've already lost so much I couldn't bear to lose any more."

Tonks lifted her head up. "Zephyr, you know him better than anyone, do you really think you've lost him?"

Tempest shook her head. "I don't know." She wiped her tears. "Go get Harry. I have to talk to Dumbledore about something very important. I'll see you around." She waved goodbye and walked to Hogwarts. She walked up the castle wall up to Dumbledore's office window and waited, crying her eyes out.

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