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"Twins, Born to three, Children of a Saviour,
One of the Gryffin and Flame, One of the Raven and Shadow,
Will stand against the rising Darkness and its Daemons,
Their Bonds will be tested,
But they must stand strong, as only their combined powers can defeat,
An Ancient, but New Evil."
Albus Dumbledore watched gravely as Professor Trelawney came back to herself. This was the third prophecy she'd made, and once again, it had something to do with Artemis, only this time, it was centred on her newborn babies.
He sighed and shook his head. Artemis had been through more than enough. She and her family deserved some peace. But alas, it would seem it was not to be. He had no choice, but to inform them of this terrible news. She didn't deserve this. And neither did those two innocent children.
Albus made a vow to himself then, to do everything in his power to protect Blake and Tala, no matter what it took. He found himself infinitely glad of the silencing charms he'd placed on the room. The worst had happened, the last time someone had overheard a prophesy like this.
It had been a week since the twins' birth and I was currently feeding Blake while Logan and Victor attempted to keep Tala occupied from food. She had a dummy in her mouth, and I had suggested reading her a story. It was quite a funny sight, seeing them arguing over what book to read her. Her daddies antics were obviously amusing Tala too.
I'd just finished feeding Blake, when there was a knock on the front door.
"I'll get it." I said. I walked over, and opened the front door to see grandpa. I smiled. "Grandpa! It's nice to see you again so soon, how are you?"
"Ah, Artemis, I'm here to give you some news." He said.
From the grave expression on his face, I could tell it wasn't good. "You'd better come in then." I said, and I stepped aside for him to come in and then, led him to the living room. Logan moved Tala onto his lap and shifted over a bit more so that I could sit between him and Victor. He then handed Tala to me, so I was holding both Twins.
Grandpa sat down on an arm chair. "I am sorry that this news has to be brought to you, but you need to know." He started, sighing heavily.
"What is it?" I asked. "What's happened?"
"Professor Trelawney has made her third true prediction." He said.
I felt my blood run cold, as I clutched my babies close to me. Victor and Logan wrapped their arms round the three of us.
"What about?" Victor asked roughly.
"Maybe if I showed you the memory from the pensive?" grandpa suggested, as he placed silencing charm on the room.
I conjured a table, and summoned my pensive. Grandpa placed his wand tip to his forehead, and drew out a memory strand. He dropped it into the pensive, and shook the stone basin. The ghostly figure of Professor Trelawney rose out of the pensive. I held my breath, and tightened my hold on the babies slightly, and Logan's and Victor's arms also tightened. And then Professor Trelawney began to speak.
At the end, I had tears coming down my face. My babies were at the centre of a prophecy. And a bad one by the sounds of it.
"What's going to happen now, what is this new threat?" I asked.
"I honestly don't know, Artemis. But the children hold the power to defeat it. They must be protected and trained."
"They'll be protected alright." Victor said.
"And the moment they're old enough, we'll start training them." Logan said.
I nodded, in agreement of both their statements.
"May I suggest a Fidilius charm around the house?" Grandpa asked.
"I'll ask the professor, and then I'll use my variation of it, if it's alright with him." I said.
"Your own variation?" Grandpa inquired.
"It will allow me to be secret keeper. I also have another idea, but I'd rather not say at the moment." I explained.
"Of course." Grandpa said. If you want, I'll place certain wards around the grounds?"
"You'll have to ask Chuck about that, bub." Logan said. "But I'm sure he'll be fine with it, just so long as mutants who need a safe place can get here."
Grandpa nodded, returned his memory to his head, and stood. "I must leave, but I will do all in my power to ensure the children are protected."
"Thank you Grandpa." I said. He smiled sadly at us, and left. When the door closed, I started to sob. "Why does it have to be our children?" I asked, sobbing.
"I don't know. But nothing is going to take them away from us, or us them. I promise." Logan said.
"We aren't going to let anything hurt our cubs, darlin." Victor said, a growl lacing his tone. "Even if it means we have to leave."
"I hope it doesn't come to that." I sniffed, holding my children close, as Victor and Logan held us. "I want them to know people here. They're good people."
"We'll do whatever it takes to keep them safe, Artemis. But how about this, we keep moving as a last resort."
I nodded. That was fine with me. I rested my head on Logan's shoulder, and let out a deep breath. I had to keep telling myself that everything was going to be fine. There was no timeline on the prophecy. It could be fulfilled in twenty years time, or more. There was no need to panic. And besides, panic would only make things worse. The twins needed me, Logan and Victor to keep level heads in all this. And that was what was going to happen.
We asked Professor Xavier about placing the Fidilius charm on the house, and he agreed. That night, I placed the charm, tying the secret to me. There were others we knew we could trust, but I felt better if it was me, Victor or Logan who held the secret, and I knew that my mates wanted to know there was no chance at all of us being betrayed. I also placed the modified tracking charm on the twins. Only Logan, Victor and I knew about it.
I was determined that everything was going to be fine.
The lone cloaked figure walked among the ancient trees, looking for the perfect spot. It would take years to prepare everything needed, but she was confident she could preform the ritual. And then, her revenge could be served and the Darkness would reign with her at its right hand side.
A/N: I know, a bit of a cliffy, again, and to add to it, this is the end of 'A New Life'. I promise that i will get started on the sequel soon. It will start just before the twins recieve their school letters, and I hope to get it out soon. Please review, and tell me what you thought of the story. Thank you to all who have reviewed, and all who have given me ideas. I hope you read the sequel, and enjoy and review it. Any ideas you have, I will look at, and take into consideration. Thank you, dragonoffire3