Title: Unexpected Discoveries, Prologue

Author: Shannon/Raindrops on Roses

Rating: PG-13
Category: Drama, Romance, Crossover (JAG/NCIS/Harry Potter)

Spoilers: Season 1 (NCIS), "The One That Got Away" (JAG), Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter)

Disclaimer: These characters belong to DPB, CBS, Paramount, etc. No infringement is intended. Oh, and anything else that you recognize probably belongs to J.K. Rowling.

Author's Note: The long-awaited sequel to "Confused Memories". I'm sure you've all been waiting on pins and needles for it. *grin* If you haven't read ConMem, you really should--this story will make absolutely no sense otherwise.

Summary: A string of seemingly unrelated unsolved murders leads our favorite NCIS team to an amazing discovery.


The woman woke with a start.

She opened her eyes slightly and kept her breathing light and even. She glanced around the room. No one was there, but she would have sworn she heard a noise. She wasn't a very light sleeper--she couldn't be. Not in her line of work.

A whisper was all it took for her to roll off her bed and onto the floor. She yanked open the drawer to her nightstand and pulled out her sidearm. Her attacker swore violently. A bolt of light shot over her head, illuminating the darkened room.

"Come out, Major," a low, menacing voice growled. It sounded familiar... if she could only place it...

She forced her straying thoughts to the matter at hand. Removing the safety from her gun, she took aim.

Another bolt of light shot at her, this time connecting with her throat. Her eyes widened, and she dropped her weapon. She clutched at her throat and struggled to breathe.

Cold eyes stared down at her. "'Nighty-night, Irene." He leaned down and patted her on the cheek. He chuckled at the desperate look she gave him.

She slowly lost the fight to breathe. As she slipped into unconsciousness, the last thing she registered was the sound of a gunshot echoing through the room.

To be continued...