Time meandered around,
giving Harry, Ron, Hermoine, and Ginny time to catch up on the happenings of the world.
Harry was being informed about one Order of The Phoenix meeting when Arthur, Bill, Charlie, Percy, and someone he didn’t
know showed up through the back door. Bill seemed very pleased about the whole
thing, not letting the female stranger leave his side. It wasn’t until
introductions were being made did it click.
It was Aurora!!
She was okay. Now all Harry had to do was figure exactly who she was.
When Bill brought
Aurora around to Harry and Ron, Aurora gave him a critical eye and the kissed him on the cheek. Harry was officially befuddled. Dinner was quite normal. Everyone laughed and talked and ate too much.
Instead of sending everyone to bed, Mrs. Weasley encouraged everyone to stay up and talk. Fred and George came after dinner and looked rather relieved to see Aurora.
No one had said where she had been and what had happened to her. Harry
was just about to ask something, but Aurora asked a question instead.
near by? I’d love to have a chat with him about . . .about. . what’s
wrong with everyone?” Aurora looked from Bill, to Mr. Wesley, to Charlie,
to Harry. She stared at Harry as if expecting an answer. “He’s your Godfather, Harry. Tell me where Sirius
is, please?” She was pleading with him.
Mr. Weasley was the
first to speak up. “Harry, you don’t have to answer that. Aurora, you must understand that . . .”
tell her,” Harry said, speaking loudly and uncertainly. “I’ll
tell her where Sirius is.” He turned to Aurora as if she was the only person
there. “At the end of the last term, Voldermort (everyone flinched) lured
me to the Department of Mysteries to steal the prophecy about him and me. He
lured me by showing me a vision of him torturing Sirius.”
“No, he couldn’t
have gotten Sirius. Albus told me he wasn’t to leave the house.”
have Sirius. I believed he did anyway.
I risked everything and everyone to get to him. Sirius fell through the
veiled doorway in. . .”
“He what? The Veiled doorway? Why didn’t
someone just? . . Oh, of course. Why didn’t someone tell me? Let me talk to Cornelius . . .” She kneeled in front of the fireplace in the kitchen and beckoned
Cornelius Fudge forward. He arrived minutes later, looking fluster and irritated.
“Now see here,
you can’t just summon me in the middle of the . . .Aurora?” Cornelius
looked fearful. “My dear, you’ve been found. Who came for you?”
“Never you mind
that,” she said, aggressively. “I’d love to hear what you have
done to find me for the past three months. First, however, I would like
your consent to bring back someone from the Veiled Doorway?”
Cornelius asked, thoroughly bewildered.
Aurora said, stepping forward as Cornelius felt the need to take a step back. “He
is innocent of the crimes he was sent to Azkaban for. He was never a supporter
of Voldermort. I would think you held the company I keep in higher regards then
“Sirius Black? My dear, he has helped Death Eaters escape from Azkaban. I can’t let you go retrieve him. Lucious Malfoy would
never let me live it down.”
Malfoy is a known Death Eater. I really don’t think you should be
having any contact with him at all. So he gives money to everything. I could do that.” Aurora walked around him, making him
more nervous. “Give me permission Cornelius. I will do it either way. This is just a formality, if you
will.” Cornelius reluctantly agreed.
“I will be coming to the Ministry tomorrow morning, first thing. I
expect full cooperation. Don’t tread on my feet, Cornelius, it’s
not a pretty sight.”
back through the fireplace without another word. Aurora sat down again, Bill
taking her hand in his. As Mrs. Weasley was about to shoo everyone into bed,
Fawkes the Phoenix came flying through the back door.
“Not safe for
even eight hours and he summons me,” Aurora said, leaning her head against Bill’s shoulder. “I should go.” Aurora stood and gathered herself,
looking more exhausted then ever.
understand if you wait until morning,” Bill said, still having a hold of her hand.
“I have to
rescue Sirius tomorrow morning.”
“You know, this
is just the reason you were so easy to catch last time,” Bill said, suddenly getting angry. “Off again because someone needs you. Can’t you
just rest? You need strength, too. There
are other people in the world that can help. You don’t have to do everything. You don’t have to do anything. You
are going to go to sleep. I will send Albus a letter or go see him myself. We are going upstairs . . .now.”
at Bill in horror for two seconds before turning on her heels and running up the stairs.
An hour later, everyone
was making his or her way to bed. Fred and George had left. Ron and Harry were about to go to Ron’s room when they passed the room Bill and Aurora were staying
sorry for making you angry.”
okay,” Bill said. “I was so upset when everyone was told you were
missing. I cried a lot, didn’t eat for days, and couldn’t work. I wanted to drop everything and go looking for you.
Albus showed up right before I was about to leave. He told me to stay
put so it wouldn’t look odd. I did as I was told, but there was a moment
that passed I didn’t think about looking for you.”
sorry for making you so upset. I do what I do because I can and very few can
follow in my footsteps. Tell me about Hermoine Granger. I’m training her to take my place so I can enjoy life. So
I can enjoy the marriage we’re about to partake in.” Aurora smiled. Bill went into stories about Hermoine.
Ron and Harry stared
at each other. Aurora must be an Enchantress because that’s what Hermoine
was going to start her training in. Why was she captured though? Why hadn’t anyone mentioned her before? Why did Harry
have the vision that must have saved her? Oh yeah, how is she getting Sirius