Chapter Nine:

The Return to London

So, I realize that it has been exactly 2 years and 5 months since I have posted a new chapter. I am so sorry that I suck at life. I'm not going to lie… I forgot. However, I now remember! And I plan to finish this! So I will be posting more frequently than ever two years. I am very sorry if you all hate me. And I know that Harry Potter is now over, but we're going to pretend that Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows never happened. And if anyone finds a discrepancy between this chapter and a previous one, please let me know. Again, I only own the things J.K. Rowling did not create. Thanks for reading!

"Dad?" Ron looked bewildered. "What are you doing here?"

Mr. Weasley swept past Ron and grabbed Lindz by her forearm. "What did you do?!" he hollered with such harshness in his voice Ron had never heard.

"I really hope your not here for the reason I think you are," Lindz replied, trying to remain calm.

"You need to get out of here NOW."

Any sense of calm in Lindz was slowly beginning to break down. She looked around her living at all of her things, at the suitcase Caitlin threw together for her, at Harry, Hermione, and Caitlin, and then finally at Ron. "Can I take anything with me?"

"No, we need to leave now!"

Before Lindz could say another word of protest, she and Mr. Weasley Disapparated.

Ron stared at the space his father and Lindz were standing in seconds ago, trying to figure out what happened.

Caitlin glared a Ron, trying extremely hard to not kill him. "What did you do?"

"Me?! Why do you assume I did something?!"

"Lindz had finally, FINALLY started to move on, and then you fall from the sky and put her back into an emotional place that took her six years to emerge from! "

"I didn't do anything! We were just talking, and then you lot just stormed in here!"

Caitlin's face fell. "It is very important that you tell me exactly what you two were talking about."

"Her father."

"LEVICORPUS!" Harry suddenly yelled, pointing his wand at a man rushing into the apartment.

"Petrificus Totalus!" Hermione added.

The sudden appearance and disappearance of his father, the sudden departure of a girl he had been kissing moments before, and now the sight of a strange man hanging upside down and stiff was too much for Ron. "WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE?! WHO THE HELL IS THAT?! AND WHERE THE FUCK DID MY FATHER TAKE LINDZ?!"

Caitlin circled the man who was hanging upside down. "Bedivere. You know that you are not welcome here." Caitlin waved her wand and Bedivere regained control of his face.

"I couldn't wait to see you again Caitlin. It has been so long. Tell me, how have you and your dear friend young Robinson been?"

"Cut the bullshit. How did you find her?"

"The Taboo. It was clever for you to leave her trace at another location incase she were to slip, but I luckily saw you walking with those two and that Weasley prick, and I followed you." He shifted his evil gray eyes around the room and rested them on Harry. "POTTER?!"

Caitlin punched Bedivere in the face and broke his nose. "Why are you here?"

"For the daughter." Blood was all over his face, but he appeared to be indifferent. "It's her time to shine."

"That is not going to be happening."

Bedivere's eyes filled with a lustful hate. "It will happen. The Dark Lord has it in his plans. It is young Robinson's destiny. Egan will not allow for it to fail."

Caitlin put the tip of her wand under Bedivere's chin. "Tell that bastard that Lindz has nothing to do with him. Tell him that while he rotted his Azoic, his daughter lived an evil free, happy life, and will continue to do so through the day he dies in his miserable cell."

A spark appeared in his eyes. "How foolish you are. Egan is with the Dark Lord now. Egan has been out of Azoic for a day now, and the American magic-"

"Then why did you come for Lindz and not him?" Ron interjected. Everyone in the room, including Ron, seemed surprised that he spoke.

"It's of no importance to any of you why the Dark Lord and Egan do what they do."

"I'm taking you to Azoic right now." Caitlin took her wand and pressed it against his chest.

"Funny. It seems that my Lord has other plans." And with that, Bedivere was gone.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione stood perfectly still, not wanting to say anything to upset Caitlin. Caitlin walked over to the couch and sat down. Hiding her face in her hands, she said, "Shit shit shit shit shit shit! I don't know what to do. This wasn't supposed to happen. We were so careful. I can't believe this is happening again."

Hermione was unable to keep her curious nature contained any longer. "What's happening? If You-Know-Who is involved, we can help."

Caitlin took some deep breaths, and proceeded to tell Harry and Hermione the story that Ron had heard from Lindz earlier. Ron walked over to the window and stared at the city. Where did you take her, dad? What can I do to help?

"Do you have any idea where he would've taken her?" Caitlin asked.

"Well he can't take her to the Burrow, they'll probably check there first," Hermione responded. "They've probably evacuated the Burrow, actually."

"He's probably taken her somewhere secluded that they won't think of," Harry added.

"No, they'll think of that first," Ron said. "Dad's smarter than that. He'll take her somewhere busy where she can blend in. He'll take her back to England, she's not really well known in the magically community there. At least I don't think she is, I've never heard of her. Hermione?"

"No, I don't believe I have. I know the story of Egan Robinson, but nothing about Lindz."

"The USMO has done a very good job of keeping her story quiet," Caitlin added. "They didn't want to create any panic or some kind of movement to kill Lindz. Anyone who actually knows her story knows how ridiculous the idea of her turning evil is. Even if she was a little bit tempted, she's never give in simply from the contempt she has for her father." Caitlin was very quiet. "She doesn't deserve this at all."

There was a long silence in the group. Caitlin sat on the couch, staring at the floor, silently crying. Ron stared out the window, unsure of what to do or say. Harry grabbed Hermione's arm and dragged her outside the door.

"What do you think is going on?" he asked her.

"I don't know. Oh, I just don't want to believe anything Bedivere said. You-Know-Who's been quiet for so long… I was hoping this was over. We need to tell Dumbledore or someone in the Ministry. This can't happen."

Harry grabbed Hermione's hand. "I know, but we have to do something. I know that we hardly know Lindz, but Ron seems to be really stuck on her. And if Voldemort is involved, you know that one way or another we will be, too. And you saw the way Bedivere looked at me. I guarantee that once he got back and reported on Lindz he mentioned me. I can't imagine the reward he would've gotten for bringing in both Lindz and me."

"I don't want anything to happen to you, Harry." Hermione squeezed his hand. "I don't want anything to happen to any of us. It's just… we've come close so many times to... I just don't want anything bad to happen."

"We've been able to get through things like this before. We can do it again. I don't think Ron will let us do nothing. I won't let us either. The sooner we get involved, the better our chances are anyway."

Hermione nodded and led Harry back into the room.

"So what's the plan?" Harry asked, taking a seat next to Caitlin.

"Well, I think this is going to be a long battle, so I've got some stuff I need to put in order before I head off to England for a while," Caitlin replied. "I need to get someone to look after the shop, visit the bar, and get this place taken care of."

"I want to go to London as soon as I can," Ron said. "I want to find my family, maybe I can figure out where Lindz is and whether or not we can see her. Do you want me to wait for you to get things figured out, or should I go now?"

"You go back and find your family, Ron," Hermione said before Caitlin could respond. "I'll stay here with Caitlin."

"I'll go with you, Ron," Harry said. "Hermione we'll meet you at Fred and George's shop in Diagon Alley in two days."

"Okay, sounds good. See you then."

Harry and Ron nodded, and then Disapparated.

Thanks for reading! I get chapter ten up as soon as I can.

Jen