Way Number 6: Smile During Death Eater meetings and say you taught him everything he knows
"Wait, we're doing what?"
"I have no idea…Bellatrix just said we were doing something!"
I sighed. Poor Charlie was never able to get any information right.
"Alright, alright." I was trying to think, how exactly could I get out of this one. Usually I was able to get out of any assignment by sticking by Bellatrix, but, this time, she was the one forcing me to go.
"It can't be that bad," Charlie said, trying to be reassuring. And I knew it wasn't going to be, I just had work to do. It had been a month now and the kangaroo ears had worn off, it was time to set the next plan in motion. Plus, there was I list I had made myself of things I had wanted to do in England before I left; people to meet, places to see…
"Besides, I hear Teignmouth is nice this time of year."
Foods to try, games to play…wait. "Teignmouth? That's where we're going?"
Charlie shifted uneasily. "Um…yeah. Didn't I mention that?"
I grinned. I could probably rig something up to have some other Death Eater in house perform the next task on my list. I had my own list!
And number one, two, and three on that list just happened to be in Teignmouth.
I had decided that Eviolla was downright scary when she had that look on her face. Things happened when she got that look on her face, sometimes downright unpleasant things. And every time I told her that, she'd walk away laughing.
It was enough to make any man uneasy.
And now I had to spend a week with her in Teignmouth, which she seemed oddly ecstatic to go to. It wasn't a horrible place to be, but it wasn't exactly the most exciting either. Plus, neither of us knew exactly what we were doing there.
Maybe that's why as soon as we got there she conveniently got us lost.
"My plans are more important!" she told me. Somehow I doubted that, but I went along with it anyway.
That's how I found myself standing guard outside a phone booth while she looked through the phone book (for who, she wouldn't tell me). She came out after ten minutes with a list of 13 names.
"What is that for, exactly?" I asked.
"Something for my own enjoyment," she replied. She never gave me straight answers to anything.
"Don't you think everyone else will get angry when they realise we're gone?"
Eviolla shrugged. "Don't worry about it." That was easier said then done. "Right now our job is to track down all these names," she said as she waved the list in front of me. It went by so quickly I couldn't even read the names before she folded it up and tucked it in her pocket. "Lets go."
We went around to about 6 houses, all of which slammed the door in Eviolla's face and threatened to call the Muggle police.
"Are you going to tell me what it is we're doing?!" I asked, frustrated that I had to be kept in the dark about everything.
That's it. After two hours, I'd had enough. "I'm going to find the others," I told her as I walked away.
"You have fun then," she called back.
After another two hours, with no luck in finding anyone, I decided to give up and apparated back to headquarters, deciding that dealing with everyone else was better then aimlessly walking around a city with no clue as to where I was.
"Where's Eviolla?" Bellatrix asked when she saw me.
"Busy," I said, annoyed. I honestly didn't care anymore, I just wanted to go back to my room and sleep, or maybe read, or anything.
I ended up falling asleep for the rest of the day. When I woke up, it was time for another meeting. I quickly put on my robes, locked my door, and dashed to the meeting room.
When I got there, I was surprised to see Eviolla, smiling, sitting in her usual spot. And across from her, someone I didn't recognize, obviously a new recruit, who was also smiling.
I knew immediately that something wasn't right.
"Who's that?" I asked as I sat next to Eviolla.
She shrugged, "I honestly have no idea."
It was then that Lord Voldemort walked into the room. He started talking about the success of the mission from yesterday (I still don't know what it was, even though I was supposedly a part of it) and so on and so forth…
Paying attention during these things was so hard sometimes.
And then it happened. The smiling new recruit turned to me and said proudly, "I taught him everything he knows."
I looked at him and blinked. I must have heard wrong. But then he turned to the person sitting next to him (Adam was it?) and repeated himself. And again and again, all around the table, he told everyone, proudly, that he'd taught Lord Voldemort all he knows.
Was this bugger out of his mind!?
The meeting was stopped, Lord Voldemort obviously annoyed, and the new recruit was dragged out of the room, still saying, "I taught him everything he knows!"
After that, people cleared the room. No one wanted to be near the Dark Lord when he was obviously very, very annoyed.
I managed to catch up with Eviolla in the halls.
"Where did you go yesterday!?"
She just smiled and continued walking to her room.
Something told me I'd never find out…
In a house somewhere in Teignmouth, three boys sat around a table, two with drum sticks (one banging them on the table and the other twirling them in the air humming the theme to Spiderman) and one idly strumming a guitar.
"Any ideas?" the one with the guitar asked. The other two shook their heads. He sighed, at this rate, they'd never come up with a new band name.
It was then that the doorbell rang.
The boy with the guitar got up and opened the door. On the other side was a tiny girl, list in her hand, mumbling something to herself, before she finally looked up and gasped.
"Holy shit! It's you!"
The boy looked at her, confused.
"I've been looking for you all day and-oh look! They're the other two!" She waved at the other two boys sitting at the table, who waved back, though rather confused at who this girl was. "I just wanted to say that I think you guys are absolutely brilliant! An inspiration to a lot of people and-and-that you're all just so amazingly talented!"
The boys were confused. Their band was good and all, but they weren't really that well known, and this girl sounded like she was American.
"So, yeah," the girl went on, "I just wanted to say that…you're brilliant. And…yeah. That's all!" She gave the boy standing at the door a big hug and then waved to the other two. "Toodles!" And then she ran off.
"What the hell was that!?" the boy who had been previously humming the theme to Spiderman asked.
Guitar boy shut the door and stood there for a few moments, thinking. While the encounter had been, well, strange, her talk about inspiration had given him an idea…
Then, something historic happened.
Matt Bellamy turned to his band mates, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme and said, "What do you guys think of the band name Muse?"