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“That is the weirdest birthday you have ever had,” said Zilla sitting next to him on his bed.

“I hadn’t noticed Zilla.”

“No need to be snippy.” Zilla kicked him in the leg, making him wince.

“Who do you think that woman was,” asked Zero. Blake shrugged. He had no idea who the woman was. He only knew what he had caught in the tidbits of the conversation. Her name was Janessa and that the Ministry wanted her. What he really wanted to know what why hadn’t his mother or Uncle Harry taken her in. The pair of them were in charge of the Defense of Magical Beings.

“The butterfly was cool though. It looks like a rare species—-”

“Zilla, I don’t care which species the butterfly is. It’s a bloody butterfly from a woman whom my mother seems to really dislike.”

“Well you don’t have to be a bloody meanie about it.”

Blake sat up and stared at his best friend. “Zilla, I’m sorry but can you please save all those bloody smarts for school?”

“You say that now——” Blake’s bedroom door swung open, interrupting her, allowing Scorpios inside,

“Hey little bro, wanna eavesdrop on mum?”

Blake shot up in response, following Scorpios out of the room. Zilla and Zero tried to follow, but at the doorway, Scorpios barred their way.


“Sorry but you two aren’t quiet enough. Mums hearing is more heightened than ours.

“Scorpios please let them come, cast a spell.”

His older brother glared at him. “Mums forbidden us, for good reason.”

“Just this once Scorpios, please.”

Scorpios looked briefly down the hall, his foot tapping on the ground. “I could get Nate, but knowing his obnoxious self, he won’t help.”

“And I wouldn’t even let him. Not gonna give him something to hold over me. Scorpios please, just this once and I’ll clean your room for a month.”

Scorpios smiled arrogantly, his smile flashing one of his sharper than most canines. “Good deal, okay.” Scorpios shoved them all back into the room and shut the door behind him. Blake stood along to the side and watched Zilla and Zero stand together. “Kaens.” Light engulfed them while Scorpios staggered back a step, his breathing heavy. Blake went to his side but Scorpios waved him away, standing straight, giving them all thumbs up.

Tip-toeing together, they followed Scorpios down the hall where Scatlet, Arvad and Nate were eavesdropping. Nate glared at Blake then Zilla and Zero. Sometimes Blake couldn’t stand his cousin.

Arvad put a finger to his lips before waving Blake over. With his hear pressed to the door, he heightened his hearing.

“You could have taken her in,” scolded a voice he recognized as his Aunt Divina.

“Oh don’t give me that look, I’m much too old for that look.”

“Then tell us why you didn’t arrest her…again.” That voice belonged to his biological Aunt Selene. “Tell us why you’ve let her and the other two witches roam free.”

Other two?

“Because they’d only escapes…again. Short of killing them, there really isn’t much I can do.”

“So kill them,” he heard Selene say in a matter—of-fact tone.

“I think I’ve taken enough lives thank you. The last life I took me dearly remember.” Blake heard her sigh. He knew that story, they all did. The last life she took had given her back her mortality but ended her cousins life.

“Are the children in danger,” asked a calm voice belonging to Zoltron.

“Define danger.”

“Well we all that phrase well enough to know it means yes,” he heard Nila say. It was funny, but there was a bit of humor in her voice rather than worry.

“Glad you find this amusing,” said Divina.

“Oh hush, if we all survived Merwish, so will our children. I only hope it’s with less bruises,” Nila continued.

“Besides, I’ve already sent an alert to Magika and informed Vlad and Bianca. If anything we’ll be making sure Astraea, Janessa and Entia stay off school grounds.”

“What about our children at Hogwarts?” asked Selene.

“I’ve already taken care of that,” voiced Harry. Don’t worry, there is no way that they are getting onto those school grounds.”

“Good,” said Selene.

“Well this should be interesting,” whispered Nate. Scorpios and Blake glared at him. In seconds the door swung open. Arvad who had been leaning against the door fell onto the floor and smiled charmingly at the woman who had opened the door. Frightened, Blake looked up to meet his mothers gaze.

“Hi mum.”

“What have I told you about eavesdropping?”

“Not to,” said Blake wringing his hands together.

“And yet here you are. Go to bed, all of you.”

“But mum, who was that woman? Who are Astraea and Entia?”

“That is not for you to know yet Blake. Go to bed. I’ll explain all of this soon. I promise.” Blake just glared up at his mother. He was upset, he wanted to know what was going on. But he dropped it when he saw the torment in her grey eyes. So Blake did as he was told, storming to his room and slamming the door behind him.


Blake sat with Zilla in the Leaky Cauldron while they waited for Zero to return with their butter bears. Their parents were finishing some things at work, and all the younglings had been ordered to stay indoors until they returned. Blake stared off into space until a foot nudged him. Blake looked at Zilla who was staring at him concerned.

“What Zilla?”

“You shouldn’t dwell on it.”

“Mum never hides anything.”

“She never had, but this sounds really serious. Maybe it’s better if you don’t know.”

“Maybe, but still, I want to know what’s going on.” Zilla continued to stare at him fondly. A glass slammed down in front of him and a bit of foam splattered on his face.

“Drink up dear friend,” said Zero sitting down. Blake scowled.

“You’re beginning to act like Nate.”

Zero furrowed his brow in a pained expression. “Bloody hell that was an insult if I ever did hear one.” He took a sip of his drink, wiping the foam off his upper lip with his sleeve before he spoke. “Guess what I remembered.”

“I’m amazed you remember anything,” muttered Zilla under her breath. Zero scowled and Blake laughed. Zilla grinned, winking at Blake.

“Oh ha ha. Anyway, that woman Janessa, did you notice her eyes?”

“Yeah, what about them?”

“Oo,” said Zilla jumping excitedly in her seat, “the gold ringlet!”

Blake looked back and forth between the twins, his brow furrowed in confusion. “Yeah, what about it?”

“Didn’t your mum have a golden eyes enemy?”

Realization dawned on him. “Merwick!” How could he forget about him, he thought scolding himself. Memories of stories came flooding back, merging with the contents of the past few days. “He had three loyal minions. Girls. Janessa, Astraea and Entia must be them!”

“If that’s the case then why wouldn’t Tempy just tell you? We already know about them.” Zer0 nodded as he drank some more of his butter beer. Blake continued to as himself the same question when the door to the Leaky Cauldron opened.

Looking down out of curiosity Blake saw three young children enter. A boy and two girls. The boy and one of the girls had bright auburn hair while the other girl had blond hair. They were followed inside by an older man whose platinum blond hair matched the girls. Blake’s curious thoughts were shattered when the Callfrink triplets surrounded him. Zero shoved Dante off him.

“Tripelts!” exclaimed Sirena.

“Fun!” continued Ultima.

“Bloody hell, shove off you three,” said Zero. Ultima gave him a scolding look with her hazel eyes. She placed her hands on her hips while her hair snapped at his face.

“When did you become so mean?”

“I told him he was becoming like Nate,” commented Blake, sharing a high five with Dante.

“Again, that’s just mean and sorry, Princess, but you should have joined us to begin with.”

“Oh darling,” began Sirena, leaning over the banister, “Blake’s been so incredibly dull since his birthday.”

“It was ruined,” defended Zilla.

“So? Come on, cheer up. In a few days we’ll be on our way to the Nightmare Academy.”

“You know, I don’t think you used enough words,” joked Zilla, prompting Sirena to stick out her tongue. Ultima laughed before taking a sip of Zero’s drink. He scowled at her.

“Enough,” muttered Blake catching sight of something. The red headed girls head twitched to the side, like his mothers. Like him. “She can hear us.”

“How, we’re all the way up here?” said Dante crossing his arms.

“I don’t know, but she can.” Blake stared down at her, hoping he was not going to make a fool of himself, he decided to test his theory. “My name is Blake Phoebus Malfoy, who are you?”

The three siblings turned their heads and stared up at him. It was scary to see all three of them look at him. Zero swore under his breath. Blake ignored his friends as he continued to stare back at the three siblings. He watched them until their father stepped up to their sides. The blond girl pulled his hand and pointed up at Blake. The man smiled up at Blake kindly.

“Hello Mr. Malfoy,” he heard the man say. “Tell your mother Louis Morte says hello. We’re old friends she and I.” He waved goodbye, ushering his children toward the doorway to Diagon Alley. The boy stayed a moment longer, staring up at Blake, making him feel uncomfortable.

“Cursed,” he muttered, before running off after his dad. Blake stared after them all bewildered. What the bloody hell was going on, he asked himself.

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