A pair of navy blue orbs kept darting to the clock near the bed while the Harpy paced back and forth in the dorm room. Sin mumbled, feeling the seconds tick by slowly "What could've happened to him? What's taking him so long? That crazy old coot better not have hurt him or I'll kill him!"
The teen growled, feeling frustrated and worried about his younger mate who could be hurt or worse! Sin shook his head, clearing away the horrible thoughts that his unstable mind conjured up. He took a deep breath, calming down slightly before turning to look at his cousin who had his bed curtains closed. The blunette wondered what was wrong with the blonde but knew the younger boy was as stubborn as an idiot so he just had to sit back and let the dragon take care of himself.
Sin turned to see his elder brother who came back from the dead and glared at the older boy. "It's Sin."
Virgil just smiled sweetly before he walked over to the younger boy who was the same height as him. The blonde blinked, looking straight into his brother's eyes and asked, "How come we're the same height?"
Sin smirked, loving the fact that he was as tall as Virgil. "Because I'm awesome. Plus, I've had more training and 'special' diets."
The blonde smiled in understanding and nodded. "True."
Sin continued to smirk but then stopped, looking at the older boy. "What are you doing here? Aren't you supposed to be with Cas?"
Virgil smiled, sitting on his brother's four poster bed. "I don't have to. Besides, I have some good news that I'm sure you'll like to hear."
The blunette raised an eyebrow. "When there are good news, there are bad news."
Virgil chuckled at the response. "You've learned Father's lessons well. But there are no bad news."
"Uh huh. What is it?"
The pleasant smile widened slightly as Virgil answered, "You're going to be an uncle."
Sin stared at the blonde, looking almost like a deer caught in the headlights before snapping out of it. "Have you told Father and Mum yet?"
"Why are you telling me first!? Aren't you supposed to tell people at a party or something!? This is huge! Bloody hell! I have a bastard nephew! The Damn Mutt's going to kill you when he finds out!"
Virgil blinked, tapping his chin with his long, lightly tanned finger. "I forgot about him but I'm sure he'll be fine with it."
"News flash! The Damn Mutt hates Von Hellfires!"
The blonde chuckled. "Don't be so melodramatic, Blueberry. And I should tell Mum and Father the news now. I'll see you later."
Sin stared at the older boy who just smiled at him before he left, thinking that Virgil's a goner once Black finds out one of his sons got pregnant by a Von Hellfire. The Harpy sighed before glancing at the clock and saw that Theo has been gone for more than three hours. He decided to go to the kitchens where he began to bake every chocolate product he knew as well as cinnamon cookies covered in a chocolate shell, knowing something big had happened to his mate.
Castor's golden orbs stared at the wooden door in front of him like it was going to attack him at any given moment. It could happen since Damian Von Hellfire is a cautious and unpredictable man whose whole life has revolved around security and protecting people. Castor was luckily Damian's favorite godson while the Harpy didn't like his twin due to Pollux's similar personality with their father so Castor knew he was somewhat safe from the Harpy's wrath. He felt his hand being squeezed slightly and looked up into bright blue-green orbs. The werewolf's cub couldn't help but relax and smile, knowing that Virgil was right at his side.
"Come on, Honeydew. Nothing bad is going to happen."
The brunette nodded as he watched Virgil open the door and followed the blonde into the room. Castor looked around Damian and Gabriel's temporary room at Hogwarts and was impressed that it looked almost exactly like the Von Hellfire Mansion back in Germany. The couple walked into another room, knowing it was Damian's office since it looked identical to the original. The two found Damian at his desk with Gabriel sitting on the table, talking to one another about something.
Virgil knocked on the door, gaining his parents' attention and smiled. "Castor and I would like to talk to you."
The older couple looked at the teens and nodded. Virgil and Castor sat in front of the parents who watched them, carefully. Virgil held Castor's hand and smiled at the brunette before looking at his parents and said with a calm smile "Castor's pregnant."
Gabriel stared at his eldest son and one of his godsons for a moment before an ecstatic grin appeared on his face and he wrapped his arms around the two teens who hugged back. The two blondes grinned as they talked about the baby excitedly with Castor smiling a little nervously while Damian was stoic as he sat behind his desk where he was writing down exercises he wanted his students to do until his son and godson walked in and told them some interesting news.
Damian sighed. "I really do hope Luke's mate isn't a Lupin-Black."
Virgil and Gabriel chuckled at the Harpy's wish before they talked about the upcoming child. Damian made sure to create his favorite godson a strict exercise and diet program while Gabriel would be Castor's healer.
Sin got kicked out of the kitchens once it was dawn since the house elves were all annoyed that they couldn't do anything for the Harpy. The teen sighed but then saw the time and walked down the halls where he bumped into his father who was stoic as ever.
Damian looked down at his son, raising an eyebrow when the boy didn't greet him like he normally did and knew that something was wrong. "Sin, what's wrong?"
The younger Harpy bit his tongue anxiously before he answered, "Theo got called to Dumbledore's office and he hasn't been back since. I'm really worried."
Damian remembered his conversation with Gabriel and knew that Theo was most likely told the truth and placed a hand on his son's broad shoulder. "You don't have to worry. Theo will be fine."
Sin tilted his head slightly and repeated, "Will be? What does that mean? He's not fine right now!?"
The military leader rolled his eyes as he walked toward the lake while his son followed behind him, asking questions about his mate. The two Harpies met up with Aura by the lake where Damian made Sin start training despite the snow that started accumulating since the teen was his son and the training he was going to give the other students was considered a walk compared to Sin's level of training. Also, Damian had Sin exercise to keep his mind off of thinking the worse that could happen to Theo and that way, Sin wouldn't be freaking out around him that would give him a headache.
A few moments later, the Hufflepuffs arrived along with the Slytherins which was an odd combination to see. Sin finished his own training before he stood with Draco who looked indifferent causing the older boy to smack the blonde upside the head.
The blonde glared up at Sin who smirked at him. Draco frowned and shook his head while Sin wondered what was wrong with the boy since he was acting so different. It probably had to do with Harry and whatever he did to bring back Black but Sin wasn't sure about the details of the situation. He just hoped Draco and Harry would fix their problems before they got out of hand and almost kill one of them.
The Gryffindors and Ravenclaws decided to show up and Sin instantly sought out Harry but saw that Theo wasn't with him like he thought he would which made his worry heighten another couple of levels. The black haired Harpy mouthed to Sin telling him that Theo was fine but Sin wasn't any relieved, needing to actually see and hold Theo to feel better and relax. Sin snapped out of his thoughts for a while when his father started instructing everyone.
Damian glanced at the students who had actually showed up and frowned slightly at their appearances. He was going to make sure they were all healthy and fit before the idiotic war starts or he'll actually have to take his Harpy Army out of hiding and use it. He addressed the teenagers "You will be running twenty laps around the Quidditch Pitch and if anyone complains, they will run ten more laps than the others."
The Harpy ignored the groans of protest and led everyone to the pitch where he timed everyone, making Aura take down the times for future reference. After the laps, Damian had them do cardio, strength, agility, and reflex exercises before he let them free.
Sin followed Draco back to their dorm and took a shower, Theo never leaving his mind. The Harpy got dressed in his uniform and sighed, hoping that Theo didn't run away or anything without telling him. He started heading for class when Hermione called out to him and told him where his mate was hiding. Sin thanked the girl before he ran off, quickly to the Quidditch Pitch where he found the brunette sitting in the stands.
Theo looked up at the older boy as he ran up to him and said, "Hey."
Sin kneeled down in front of Theo, inspecting him. "Are you all right?! You're not hurt are you!? Did the old geezer hurt you!?"
"I'm fine. I'm not hurt. And no, he didn't."
Sin sighed in relief and sat next to his mate, wrapping his arms around the slim figure. "What happened?"
Theo leaned back into the embrace and answered, "Family stuff."
The Harpy frowned, asking, "Nott's not trying to take you out of school or anything, is he?"
Theo was confused for a while, forgetting that Sin didn't know about his current situation and replied, "What? No, he's off being a Death Eater and all that crap."
"Then what family stuff?"
Theo waved it off. "You don't want to know."
Sin held him closer. "I'm your mate. I always want to know."
"...I don't wanna."
Sin pulled out a chocolate bar he had made the other night and held it up so Theo could see but not grab. "Please, Theo."
The younger boy eyed the chocolate before agreeing. "...Fine." Sin smiled, handing Theo the dessert and thanked him. Theo began to eat the treat and said, "Later."
"No. Now. Unless you don't want the rest of the chocolate I made for you."
"Fine. My father is...uh...taking me out of his will." Theo groaned dramatically as he exclaimed, "It's horrible!"
Sin raised an eyebrow, can see that Theo wasn't telling him the truth and called him out. "You're lying."
"How do you know?"
"Your eyes darted to the side and you said, 'uh'."
"So? I saw something interesting and got side tracked."
Sin turned serious, looking very much like Damian and instructed Theo "Then look me straight in the eye and answer me again."
Theo stared at his boyfriend and was a little unnerved to see him looking stoic. "...You look like Damian." He threw up his hands in annoyance and exclaimed, "I can't talk to you like this!"
The Harpy decided to put on a hurt puppy dog look and whimpered, "Please, Theo. I love you."
The younger boy closed his eyes, not wanting to give into the hurt expression that made the muscular boy look cute. "You can't do that. It's unfair!" Sin continued to whimper as he pleaded. "Agh! Stop it!"
Sin stopped and said, "I'm your mate, Theo. Why can't you tell me the truth?"
"Because it'll make it more real!"
The Harpy took Theo into his arms, holding him close as he rubbed soothing circles on his back. "I'll always love you no matter what."
The Wizard finally gave in and said, "I'm not a Nott."
Sin tilted his head, surprised that Theo wasn't thrilled to get away from the abuse and neglect. "Aren't you happy?"
"No! Why would I be happy!?"
"Because you won't be abused and neglected anymore."
Theo frowned and replied, "At least he took care of me! At least he didn't give me up!"
"Maybe your real parents couldn't take care of you."
"They didn't want me. I give up on parents. I don't need them. I'm going to be parentless."
"What are you going to do about money?"
"That's where you come in."
"True, but what if something happens to me before we get married?"
"Well, just write me into your will now or something."
Sin raised an eyebrow, since he had never even thought about writing a will or anything despite his suicide attempts. "Why won't you give your real parents a chance?"
"Because I don't want to."
"That's not a real answer, Theo."
"It's the only answer I'm giving you."
"Who are your parents?"
"I don't have parents, remember?"
"Theo, tell me."
"That's not an answer."
Sin smirked as he replied, "It's the only answer I'm giving you." The younger boy punched Sin in the arm for the comeback but Sin ignored it as he said, "Come on, Theo. I would just like to know who gave life to an angel." He took Theo's hands and kissed them.
Theo was unaffected by the words as he informed the Harpy "Corny lines aren't going to work."
"Then you won't get the rest of the chocolate I made for you."
"Then you get to sleep alone."
"Fine. I'll just go find some other rich student to live off of."
Sin knew Theo was bluffing so he agreed. "Good luck then."
Suddenly, Theo's eyes started tearing up, shocking the older boy since they usually threatened each other without Theo ever crying. Sin looked at the brunette and asked, "What's wrong?"
Theo began to cry as he said, "You're just going to leave me like my parents! Nobody cares about me!"
Sin held Theo close, trying to calm him down. "You know I was joking. We do this all the time. You know I love and care about you."
"No, you don't! You wouldn't say something so horrible if you did!"
"I do love you. You're everything to me. Besides, you're the one who said you'd go find some rich guy to live off on."
"Because you don't care about me!"
"I do care about you." Sin kissed Theo, lovingly and handed him a teddy bear. The younger boy started crying even harder, making Sin wonder what was wrong with him. "Come on, Cinnamon. Please stop crying."
Theo sniffed, hugging the bear. "The bear's cute..."
The Harpy smiled and kissed him on the cheek. "Not as cute as you."
"I'm not cute, I'm fat!"
Sin blinked in confusion as he said, "You're not fat. You're perfect."
"No, I'm not."
"Yes, you are."
"I AM NOT!"
Sin started to get freaked out by the sudden mood swings. "I'm sorry."
Theo calmed down as he said, "I'm sorry...I think I'm just freaking out..."
"About this whole parent thing."
"Just give them a chance. You don't have to call them Mum and Dad or anything. Just spend like five minutes with them."
"I'd rather not."
"Want me to torture them?"
"Want me to talk to them?"
Theo shook his head. "No. You might actually like them."
The brunette sighed, knowing that Sin wasn't going to stop asking and said, "Fine. You might as well know. My 'parents' are a werewolf and an escaped convict. I'm a Lupin-Black."
Sin's eyes widened at the thought of Sirius Black finding out that his baby son was with another Von Hellfire. "Oh Harpies! You'll protect me, right!?"
Theo looked at the usually brave Harpy who looked scared out of his mind. "Protect you? Why you?"
"Black hates Von Hellfires!"
Theo was silent for a moment, lost in his thoughts before grinning. "Let's get married. Now." Sin blinked at the sudden request. "What?"
"Why get married now?"
"Because I'll be a Von Hellfire and Black hates Von Hellfires so he'll not want me to be his son. It's brilliant!"
Sin tilted his head, informing his mate "We'll need parental permission if we try to get married now."
"I don't have parents so I'm covered."
"Technically, you do have parents."
"But they aren't my legal guardians."
"Then you would need Nott's permission."
Theo waved it off. "Easy done. He wants to get rid of me as much as I want to leave him."
"I guess..." Sin cringed a little as he said, "There is the possibility of Black trying to kill me."
"He'll hate me too so no problem."
The Harpy shook his head, a few strands of blue-black hair getting in front of his distressed navy eyes. "He wouldn't kill you. Only me."
"He'd kill me. Besides, killing you would ultimately kill me."
"I guess. If you really want to get married."
"...You don't want to marry me. That's the whole problem, isn't it?"
Sin was shocked that his mate thought he didn't want to marry him and shook his head, frantically. "No! Of course not! I'd love to marry you! It would be an honor! But we never even talked about marriage before."
Suddenly, Theo began to look nervous as he started twisting and pulling the hem of his shirt. "Maybe the whole marriage thing is a bad idea..."
The Harpy kissed his mate, holding him. "Whatever you want to do, I'll support you."
"Let's run away then."
"Okay. But why are we running?"
Theo pouted. "Do you always shoot down my spontaneous, stupid, unthought through plans?"
"You like my idiotic plans?"
"Some of them."
Sin smirked, remembering their recent plans together. "The ones that involve humiliating Draco."
The younger boy smirked back. "Very true."
Sin smiled and asked, "So, what do you want to do?"
Theo simply answered, "Eat." The Harpy pulled out a bag of the chocolate he had made for Theo but was surprised by what Theo had to say next. "I was thinking more of steak."
Sin blinked, surprised that his vegetarian mate wanted steak but decided not to argue with him. "Okay." He took the wizard to the kitchens and began to cook a steak for him.
Theo sat on a nearby table as Sin prepared and cooked the meat. "Why don't you let the house-elves do it?" The brunette watched the elves stand around, anxiously for something to do for the two wizards.
"I wasn't raised on house-elves. I had to learn to do things for myself."
Theo almost cringed at the thought of doing things for himself as he replied, "Poor you."
Sin chuckled as he served the dish to the younger boy. "I don't mind. Anything else?"
"Um...Chocolate sauce and ice cream with marshmallows?"
Sin was surprised at the request but got the items for Theo who placed the sauce and ice cream onto the steak before he ate it. The Harpy was suspicious but didn't question the boy. "You really going to ignore Remus and the Damn Mutt?"
"As long as I can."
"All right. What about Pollux and Castor?"
Theo looked up from his dinner and asked, "Who?"
"Oh right. Well, Pol and Cas are your older brothers."
The brunette frowned and glared. "They'll keep them but not me!? Way to play favorites!"
"Actually, Pol and Cas were raised by my parents after Black got himself sent to Azkaban. Remus gave birth to them in Germany so the British Ministry of Magic has no records of them so they didn't take them."
"If it makes you feel better, they suffered through my father's training programs and diets."
Sin smiled and kissed Theo's cheek. Theo then pushed his food away causing the Harpy to ask, "What's wrong?"
"I feel sick."
Sin noticed the pale complexion and asked, "Do you need to go to the Hospital Wing?"
The older boy blinked. "All right. Need to go to the bathroom?"
Theo shook his head. "I should be fine."
"All right. But if you need anything, just tell me."
"Wanna get me out of training?"
"I'll try my best but Father has a stick up his arse."
"I know. So...I was thinking."
"The whole marriage thing."
"What about it?"
Theo looked up at the taller boy. "I have a compromise. No marriage and no kids in exchange for whatever you want."
Sin tilted his head. "Now you don't want to get married and have kids?"
"Well, marriage destroyed my foster parents and I'd seriously screw up some poor kid's life."
"We're different from your foster parents and you don't know that."
"How do you know and I do."
"Well, I truly love and care about you and you won't screw up our kid's life."
"Face it, Sin. I'm a screw up."
"You're not a screw up."
The boy glared up at the Harpy. "I am!"
"You're not. You're amazing, Theo."
Theo frowned. "I've repeatedly almost killed you and myself."
"We've both changed and you're the only thing that's keeping me alive."
Sin smiled, taking Theo into his arms. "Lucky me."
The two kissed but then a moment later, Theo pulled back as he said, "I'm gonna be sick."
With that said, the brunette ran out of the kitchens and ran off to the nearest bathroom with Sin running after him. Surprisingly, the shorter boy was quicker than the military trained Harpy at the moment so Sin couldn't reach him in time as Theo ran into the bathroom, locking himself in while locking Sin out.
Sin worried about the boy, wondering what was wrong with him since he could hear Theo vomiting and knocked on the door, lightly. "Are you all right, love?"
A few minutes later, Theo walked out of the room, looking pale. "Fine..."
Sin took his hand, noticing the slim hand was clammy. "Come on."
The couple walked to their dorm room where they were alone and Sin muttered a spell, changing Theo out of his clothes and replacing them with a pair of silk pajamas. The Harpy tucked his mate into bed causing the younger boy to pout and inform him "I'm not a child."
Sin smiled, kissing Theo's head. "I know." The brunette poked his tongue out causing the older boy to chuckle. "Just rest for a while, all right?"
"Why should I?"
"Because you just vomited."
"How do you know?"
"I heard you."
"I could be faking."
The Harpy raised an eyebrow at the boy. "Why would you fake it?"
Theo smiled innocently. "So, you'd let me out of training?"
"I'm not my father, Theo."
The brunette muttered under his breath "You act like him."
Sin got into the bed and cuddled Theo causing him to smile. "Some times."
"So, when is the next training session?"
"It's every morning."
Theo crinkled his nose at the thought of waking up early every morning. "Morning?"
Suddenly, the brunette thought of something and smirked. "Okay, I'll go."
Sin raised an eyebrow, wondering what his lover had in mind. "What's with the smirk and what are you planning?"
Theo smiled sweetly. "Nothing."
The Harpy pouted, looking hurt. "Please tell me."
"Hey, I've told you enough already." Sin continued to pout so Theo turned over so his back was to the older boy. "I'm tired. Night." He closed his eyes and began to fake sleep.
"You're gonna piss off my father, aren't you?"
Sin shook his head, not knowing why his lover wanted to anger his father. "All right but you better be careful."
Theo turned back over, looking up into navy blue orbs. "Why? What's he going to do to me?"
"Make you train even more or give you private lessons."
"Hey, I'm sick. I need my rest."
Sin smiled, kissing Theo's cheek. "Then rest, Cinnamon."
Theo sighed but agreed. "Fine."
The Harpy smiled, holding his mate in his arms as the brunette drifted off to sleep. Once he was sure Theo was asleep, Sin began to ponder over the day's events and Theo's strange behavior. The younger boy has been acting weird all day and he had the signs of a pregnancy. Sin moved his hand swiftly onto Theo's flat stomach, feeling a little bit of magic radiating from it. The Harpy was thrilled at the idea of becoming a father but wasn't sure what Theo would do if he found out he was pregnant. The wizard can be unpredictable and he may not keep the kid. Sin held the boy closer, swearing to himself, Theo, and his future kid to always love, care, and protect them no matter what.