Disclaimer: No, I don't own Harry Potter. I simply own the OCs that weren't mentioned in the series at all.

Chapter 25


Ever felt like you were in some weird Twilight Zone episode or an Alfred Hitchcock movie that you knew it would be something you're going to wonder why it was?

Well, that's how I'm feeling at this very moment. I looked around in my surroundings and I saw that this place was bare empty.

How the hell did I wind up here?

It looked like this place hasn't been used in years. I looked out the window and there were people moving about as if nothing had happened. Even if the world end that people wouldn't even notice about. Just saying.

I pulled my cell phone out and started to dial a number. I waited for awhile but after three rings, someone finally picked up.


"Hey Mara, it's me," I said.

"Nick, are you okay? Is everything alright?" she asked.

"I'm fine I'm actually here…I think," I replied.

"How did you get here? I didn't think you would be able to get a ticket so fast," she said.

"Yeah that's the thing with the travel part…."

"You used magic, didn't you?"

"Isn't it obvious?" I said sheepishly.

"Did you tell anyone that you were coming here?"

"Only Becky which by the way she knows about you know…"

"Oh dear, how?"

"Any other typical younger relative would know; by reading my journal by accident," I said.

"Oh wow,"

"Yeah and I'm not sure where I am. Do you think you can come get me if it's not too much trouble," I asked.

"Nick, it's never a problem. Do you know where you are?"

"Is calling the weird looking old buildings an exact location? Wait, one of them say something but all I can make out was est. 1682," I replied.

"I'll e right there, I know where it is," she said.

"Thanks and also, don't tell the guys; especially Cedric, that I'm here," I said.

Awhile later, we got back to her place. I sat in the living room as the TV was on. I texted Becky and told her to tell the family that I went off on an emergency trip to London and that I would be back soon. I wasn't paying any attention to what was on TV. It was the last thing on my mind.

"Have you talked to Cedric?" I asked, afraid to know what the answer would be.

"Not that much, I can see why you would be mad at him for not telling you what's been going on but.."

"Crap there's always that but," I said.

"But I can also see why he hid it from you," she said. "He wanted to protect you and he loves you to death. He didn't want you to deal with more stress since you guys are planning the wedding."

"Please, I've been doing most of the planning he just sometimes agrees with me or comes up with a compromise," I noted.


"Bingo," I replied.

"I never knew," she said.

"I'm surprised but I'm also surprised on how much work we've done while we're living in two countries," I said.

"What about the tuxes and everything else?"

"They were done back home remember when the guys came over?" I said.

"Oh yeah I forgot about that," she said. She grew quiet for a minute.

"What is it?" I asked.

"Nothing it's just that in a short time I've known you, you've practically been like my sister," she replied. "I can't believe that you're getting married."

"I know how weird is it? Have you and Ernie ever talked about marriage?"

"We have but…"

"But what?" I asked.

"I don't know if he even wants to get married," she said sadly.

"Why would you think that?" I said. "I know that he's in love with you."

"Believe me I think when I know that he doesn't want to get married. We've been together since seventh year back in Hogwarts. You would think by now we'd be planning our wedding. Not that I'm jealous of you or anything," she said.

"It takes time," I said. "Look I had no idea that Cedric was going to propose. It was a total surprise and shock but it's something that I'll always remember. Just try not to worry too much and it will happen when you least expect it."

"I suppose," she said.

"Are you sure no one knows that I'm here," I asked.

"Quite sure," she replied.

Just then the door opened. We looked at each before we heard Ernie's voice.

"I'm back love, I didn't know whether you wanted to basil or the rosemary for the sauce so I bought both instead," he said.

When he stepped into the room, he looked surprised to see us. "Nikki, I didn't know you were going to be here," he said.

"Yeah well, call it spur of the moment," I said.

"Does Cedric…"

"No he doesn't know and I prefer if you don't tell him I'm here. For now at least," I said. "I know what I said to him was stupid and I regret it."

"No I can understand why you would say those things but also I understand from Ced's point of view that he didn't want you to worry about what was going on and just focus on your family and the wedding," Ernie explained.

"I know but still I'm going to be his wife I thought we would be honest about things," I said.

They looked at me with some sadness but they know I have a point. I think right now I shouldn't worry about our fight. I should worry about what's going on right now.

"Do you guys know what's going on?" I asked.

"As far as we know, the ministry had put double the patrol at night for London and the other counties nearby," Ernie said.

"Do you think that's going to be enough?" Mara asked.

"I hope so," he replied.

"Is Cedric with them," I asked worriedly.

"He's with his dad back at the ministry," he said.

"Then why are we just sitting around doing nothing?" I asked.

"Nikki, what are you saying?" Mara asked warily.

"I'm saying is that we need to help them beat Bellatrix once and for all," I replied.

A/n: Uh, hi. I know it's been so long and well I've been sidetracked. A lot.

Anyways, I am going to finish this story no matter what. If it takes a few months or long months, this story will be finished. Since this is the final story of this series, things will happen.

Editing for Trapped in Hogwarts are on hold until I start them back up again. Because when I saw what I wrote I went WTF was I thinking? So I do hope to make them better once I start working on them again. Some things will be different in the first few chapters but I think you'll be satisfied with them.

Okay so if you want you can leave a review. I know I feel like I don't deserve them for being away from this story for so long but you can review if you want. You guys have been amazingly supportive and patience and I can't seriously thank you enough.

Until next time,