Dark crimson eyes stared into dancing flames, watching a girl as she made potions for her class in Hogwarts. Long bushy brown hair and brown eyes narrowed in concentration, a crease on her white forehead and small mouth compressed into a tight line as she struggled to measure the exact amount of ingredients needed.

The eyes turned to the woman quietly setting the table for their dinner. She was the very image of the girl found in the flames. Except that where the girl's hair was brown and bushy, the woman's was sleek and midnight black. Where the girl had brown eyes a bit red from wearing the contacts that concealed her real eye color, the woman had electric blue orbs, captivating in their depth and vibrancy.

"Rowena," he said, catching her attention.

"Yes, dear?"

The eyes turned back to the dancing licks of flame, and the figure so delicately found there.

"We will fetch her at the Platform when the year is done. No matter WHAT happens, we will be there."

Rowena gasped and, in her shock, dropped the plate she was holding effectively shattering it into a million tiny pieces. He didn't return her gaze, choosing instead to focus on the figure framed by the flames. She... who'd defied the laws of Fate and been born to HIM, the beast that was said to have no heart. But he did... and after the year was done... he would prove it to the world...

Finally, Rowena walked over to her husband, placing a pale hand on his shoulder and gazing into the fire, longing evident in her electric gaze.

"Yes, my love..." the man hissed. "It is time to bring our daughter back!"

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Yeah, I know what you're all thinking. She must be bloody fuckin' CRAZY to start yet ANOTHER fic while her OTHER ones aren't even half-way through yet! And on the same day as ANOTHER fic that she'd only put up the first chapter to!

Well peeps... guess what? YUP! I'm now officially mental... yeah, I would have to be to have 6 ONGOING FICS AND BE ALIVE!!!!! COUNT THEM PEOPLE! SIX!!!!!

Ahem, now that's out of the way... please review and tell me how ya'll liked it 'cause if ya'll don't... I'll leave it at that and focus on my other fics.

And the reason I wrote this down and posted it anyway???? I WAS going mental having dreams about the damn plot and couldn't focus! Better have it out in the open then in my head and buggin' me while I sleep and destroying my beauty sleep!!!

Ahem, that... people, was the end of tonights AN. I hope you enjoyed the ride and please come again soon...

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Ignore that 'or else' up there... Fox just got something up his ass yesterday...(