Author's Note: Here's the next chapter. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Now, I'm asking for your suggestions on whether or not the name change for Snape should work and if so I'd like some suggestions for his new name. Thanks again for taking the time to read and review.
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"Well, are you going to tell me your forms or not?" asked Minerva after they shared a laugh at Hermione's comment.
"Just give us a few minutes and then we'll be ready," Harry replied to his godmother.
Which do you think we do first, magical or non-magical? he asked.
Why don't we show her our pack first, and then we can change one at time and surprise each other with the magical form when we show her those? suggested Susan.
That's fine. I can't wait to see my mates and we really need to research Gray Wolves. Hermione answered.
Fine with me too. Daphne said when they looked to her.
OK, we're agreed the pack then the magical forms separate. Harry replied before turning his attention back to Minerva. "We're going to change into a form we sort of share and it's a non-magical animal so no worries yet."
"Alright, I assume you know how to take the form then?" she asked.
"Yeah, apparently we just think of our form and the natural ability will guide us thru the change, or so I was told." he answered and received three nods from the girls indicating it was the same for them.
"Get a move on then the suspense is killing me," chuckled Minerva as she stepped back and motioned with her hands for them to proceed.
She watched as her godson and his wives took a few steps back into an open space in the garden and stood side by side. They shared a smile and a nod before turning back to look at her right before closing their eyes. Only a few seconds passed before they phased before her eyes. It was hard to describe the process, it was almost like they started to melt and solidify instantly into the four wolves that stood before her.
She knew who was who by the position in line but could have easily spotted which was which. Harry was easy to pick out since he was obviously male and the largest of the four by far. She looked him over noticing his dense and fluffy black fur was very close to his hair color and he retained his eye color. He seemed slender but powerful with his large deeply descending ribcage, massive shoulders, and sloping back. His abdomen was pulled in with a heavily muscular neck, long and robust limbs that ended in thickly padded paws that had five toes on the front and four on the back. His head was large and heavy looking with a wide forehead, strong jaw with a long blunt muzzle that contained his large, heavy bone crushing teeth. His ears however, seemed relatively small and sort of triangular.
She looked over the three girls and noted the differences. Hermione sported chocolate colored fur and eyes and was the largest of the three. Susan had chestnut colored fur and dark blue eyes and was clearly the smallest of the three. While Daphne had cream colored fur with shiny bright blue eyes and was the middle sized of the three. Overall Minerva noticed that the females, while looking quiet similar to Harry's male form, showed the differences you might expect due to gender. Their foreheads and muzzles seemed narrower and their necks looked thinner. Their shoulders weren't as massive and their legs looked slightly shorter.
She watched them look each other over before they started to see how their new bodies moved. They seemed timid at first but soon they were playfully chasing one another and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves.
Harry glanced over at his mates and took in their beauty and their powerful scents. He took a few shaky steps forward and then instinctively felt very comfortable in this body. He could sense his bond with his mates and he felt highly territorial all of a sudden over them and the area. He was bombarded by different scents from all over and just blocked them out except for his mates, which was really starting to turn him on.
Easy, there Alpha, Hermione chuckled, your scent is attractive to us as well, but we can't let it take over and have you mounting us in front of your godmother.
She's right about that, added Daphne, we have to get used to the overwhelming jump in our senses and see exactly how strong we are first so that we don't accidentally hurt one another.
Unfortunately, their both right. Not that I don't want to have you mount me, but I'd rather not have an audience. Susan responded.
Hey, what are we then? Daphne and Hermione exclaimed simultaneously.
That's easy, Harry said seriously, seconds and dessert.
The three girls shared a look before they looked back at Harry and started chasing him.
Oh yeah, Mister Alpha, we'll see who's dessert. They exclaimed together as they playfully chased their Alpha.
Minerva was quiet amused as they finally tackled her godson. She watched as they phased back into a tangled mass of limbs laughing on the ground. "If you four are through playing around, stand up and let me check you over to make sure you're fine."
They calmed down and stood up in front of her side by side.
"That was awesome. All I had to do was focus on my wolf and I phased into him." Harry said as Minerva ran her wand over him a few times.
"It was the same for me. I can't wait to read about our forms and find out exactly what we're capable of. Is it me or is your sense of smell heightened now that we've changed back?" Hermione asked.
"Mine too," Daphne and Susan said at once causing them to share a chuckle.
"That's normal," Minerva replied as she continued to check the girls, "most animagi, who's magic is strong, adopt the abilities of their form, to a somewhat lesser degree. They will still be at their strongest in your wolf form but will be greatly improved over your normal human senses. Now, you all seem to be healthy and show no signs to worry about from the change, so we can go onto the next form."
"We're going one at a time so that we can all share in the surprises," Harry said, "I need you three to stand over by Minerva and I'll go first. Remember no matter what you think you know, you can keep your eyes open. Trust me."
The girls stepped back with Minerva to give him the clearing in the garden. They watched as he closed his eyes and phased. They gasped as they saw the basilisk in front of them.
"Oh my gods, Harry, how can we look you in the eyes?" Hermione stammered as she stared at him.
Well, if you notice my eyes are still emerald, that's because I have a retractable lens that covers the deadly yellow eyes, he told them as he lowered his head so that he was at head level with his wives.
They stepped forward and touched his brilliant green skin, noticing it was slick and surprisingly dry. After feeling his sides, they moved to touch the scarlet plume atop his head.
That feels nice, like your caressing me all over. I feel the sensations all across my body. Step back, I'll phase back, I think my godmother is on the verge of a breakdown.
They turned around to see Minerva still standing in the same spot with her eyes and mouth wide open. She was just staring at him as if her mind was gone. They stepped back beside her and watched Harry phase back.
"Minerva?" he said tentatively as he approached her. "Are you alright?"
Minerva shook her head slightly and closed her mouth. She opened it once as if to speak and then just closed it right back. She repeated this action several times before finally, "Sweet Mother of Merlin, you're a basilisk and you didn't think some kind of warning was needed before you scared the shite out of me? You are so much like James, it astounds me sometimes."
"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to scare you, just surprise you," he said as he hung his head a little in shame.
"Harry, I'm not mad at you, just shocked. I should've realized it was a good possibility though," she told him as she wrapped him in a hug.
After she released him and stepped back, he asked "Why was it a good possibility?"
All four were curious about that statement and she could see the curiosity in their eyes as she answered, "Because of the basilisk venom that you had introduced to your system in second year. It's an infective agent where as the phoenix tears were a curative one."
"Why didn't we think of that?" asked Hermione shaking her head at the logic of it. She saw Daphne and Susan shrug and figured they really didn't think too much into it. "Anyways, whose next?"
"I'll go, since I shouldn't scare the shite out of anyone," Daphne joked as she stepped into the opening where Harry had stood. "Ready?" she asked and phased after she received four affirmative nods.
They saw the kneazle stretch it's legs before it plopped down on the ground and looked up at them. They noticed she was a creamy tan color with blonde spots that was the same shade as her hair. They noticed she retained her eye color as well. She fit the text book description of a kneazle they mused: cat-like creature, spotted fur, large ears, and lion-like tail.
Harry walked over to her and ran his hand over her back and felt the soft fluffy fur that covered her.
Harry that feels wonderful, she told him while she started to make a sound that was a like a rumbling purr. OK, step back before I start purring for another reason altogether.
Harry smiled down at her but did as she said. She phased back and asked, "Well?"
"Your beautiful, Daph', it fits you." Hermione said and elaborated at the look of curiosity from Daphne. "Kneazles are very intelligent and can detect unsavory or suspicious persons very well and react badly to them."
"She's right, you definitely showed that ability living in the house of snakes for so long and surviving," added Susan.
"They are both right, it suits you," Minerva added with a smile, "maybe we can prowl around the castle together and look for some of those rule breaking snakes together."
They all chuckled at that before Minerva asked, "Who's next?" while looking between Susan and Hermione.
"I'll go, I'm dying to show off," Susan said with a large grin. She knew she was the smallest of them in wolf form and hoped that she was going to be the largest of the three wives in their magical forms. After Hermione nodded that was fine, she stepped over to the opening and phased.
The others watched in amazement as the large winged horse appeared and spread it's wings out wide. The wing span had to be at least 365 cm (12ft). She was chestnut colored with silky looking hair and her dark blue eyes.
"Oh my, you're an Aethonon, that's...wow," Daphne said as she looked her wife over. She stepped up and ran her hand through her crest that ran along the back of her neck and hung down her side. Harry and Hermione had stepped over and were caressing her as well.
Thanks guys, Susan said as Daphne was backing up with the others. "I thought it was pretty wow too," Susan said after she phased back. "I was hoping to be the largest of the magical forms between us girls since I'm the smallest wolf."
"That was very wow indeed," Minerva smirked, "that only leaves you Hermione."
"OK, here goes," she said as she took her turn in the opening and phased.
All four gasped as they saw her take the form of a phoenix. She had a crimson red body and head, flame yellow and orange tipped wings, with some dark blue around her neck. She stretched her wings and looked up at them before tucking them back in.
"Of all the magical animals 'Mione, you had to be a phoenix. You hate to fly after all," said Harry jokingly.
I was informed that it wasn't the flying I was afraid of, it was the falling and that was not an option in this form.
"As long as you're alright with it, then I think it's brilliant," he responded as he and her wives stepped forward to stroke her feathers gently.
After they stepped back, she phased back to normal and said,"I was surprised too about being a flying animal but my form told me that we were alike in a lot of ways before we joined. She said that I was intelligent, loyal, faithful, and that I carried heavy loads, whether it was responsibilities or burdens but I always persevered just as she has done."
"That is very much correct, now this has been an incredibly long day, so since you're all fine I'll owl you tomorrow," Minerva said after she hugged them all and had told them how incredibly proud of them she was, before apparating away.
"Dobby," Harry called.
"Yes, Master Harry, what can I do for you?" he asked when he popped in front of them.
"I want you to pop us to our floor and afterwords inform Dan and Emma that we'll see them in the morning that it's been a long day for us," Harry replied.
"Yes, Master Harry," Dobby said as he reached out and took Harry's hand, popping them away.
"Now, what was that you said about seconds and desserts, Love?" Hermione asked as she stalked towards Harry while blocking him out of their mental conversation. Daph', do you remember the modifications we were making on the body-bind and sticking charms?
Yeah, can I assume you have found away to test those using our dear husband here? Daphne replied.
Of course, I'll get him in position while Daph', you handle the body-bind and Susan you take the sticking charms. I think we'll be able to show him why he shouldn't tease us. Hermione smirked as she finally had Harry backed up beside their bed.
Harry knew that smirk and knew he was either going to get extremely lucky, wish he hadn't teased them earlier, or both. "Take it easy 'Mione, you know I was only playing, having a bit of fun."
"I know Harry, why don't you just relax while I make you more comfortable." she replied as she began undressing her husband. She pulled his shirt over his head quickly and leaned forward and captured his lips in a searing kiss. While she deepened the kiss, she nimbly popped his button, unzipped his jeans, and pushed his jeans and boxers down toward the floor. He stepped out of his clothes and broke the kiss. "You're all over dressed my dears."
"Relax Harry," she said as she pushed him down on the bed and guided him back toward the headboard. She straddled his lap as she ran her hands up his chest and nipped at his neck while she ground her clothed center over his growing erection. He groaned at the sensations as she ran her hands across his sculpted shoulders and down his arms. She grasped his wrists and pulled his arms up over his head until his hands were about a foot apart. Now.
Hermione kept her hands up with his as she switched from his neck to his mouth. She released his lips and sat up while she rolled her hips on him and finally released his hands as she sat back and saw Harry tilt his head up to try and see why his arms were still in place. With an evil grin Hermione said, "Relax Harry, you're just going to help us test out some modifications we've been making to a few spells. You see we altered the body bind so that you don't go stiff as a board, while your head and pelvic region remains mobile. The sticking charm keeps you in position until whoever cast the spell releases you."
"Well, they seem to be working fine so you can release me now," Harry said as he noticed the spell indeed let him have full range to move his head while his cock was almost full mast.
"What do you think girls should we release him?" asked Hermione as she got off Harry's lap and moved off the bed to stand with Daphne and Susan.
"I'm not sure I'm ready to let that comment slide that easy 'Mione," Susan grinned knowing they were going to push Harry to his limits before they released him.
"I agree, I think he needs time to see what his cheek is costing him," sniggered Daphne. "I must say though that the sight of him bound and aroused is making me wet. Care to help me take care of it?"
"Of course," Hermione and Susan said simultaneously as they reached for Daphne's hands to lead her to the end of the bed.
Hermione pulled Daphne close and wrapped her arms around her neck. She brushed her lips against Daphne's and moaned lightly before she sucked her bottom lip in between her teeth before she ran her tongue across those lovely lips asking for entrance. The two continued the sensual kiss while Susan stood behind Daphne and reached around and began pulling her shirt up slowly. She cupped her breast and rubbed her palms across the hardened nipples before she continued to remove the shirt.
Hermione and Daphne broke the kiss long enough to allow Susan to remove the garment before they crashed their lips back together with a throaty moan. Susan unbuttoned and unzipped Daphne's jeans and peeled them down her long slender legs leaving only a black thong. Susan ran her nails up the backside of Daphne's legs and when she reached her bum she rubbed it in caressing circles before she stunned not only Daphne but Hermione as well, when she gave her left bum cheek an open palm slap.
Daphne released a deep moan and felt her desire spike as she felt the sting from her wife's unexpected spanking. "I think she liked that Susan. A lot," Hermione said after she pulled back from the kiss and pulled her shirt over her head quickly revealing her pert breast before she captured Daphne's lips again.
Harry watched his wives as they explored one another without him. He let out a deep moan when he saw Susan smack Daphne's firm bum. He could just see the light red hand print as he watched Susan hook her fingers inside the waist of the thong and pulled it off her hips, down those long tone legs before she had Daph' step out of them. Susan tossed the damp thong near Harry's head teasing him even more as the scent of Daphne's arousal grew that much stronger. Damn his heightened sense of smell, he was already aching he was so hard.
Susan watched the lust build in Harry's eyes even more as she slowly stepped over behind Hermione and began undoing her jeans and removing them. This left Hermione totally nude since she had forgone knickers this afternoon. Susan ran her nails up the back of Hermione's legs and stopped short of her bum. She knelt down and placed soft kisses on each cheek before she slowly stood and ran her tongue up Hermione's spine, as she massaged her bum cheeks, until she reached her neck where she nipped playfully. She licked her earlobe before whispering, "I think we may have to explore Daph's reaction further another time since we already have Harry bound this time. Now, love, why don't you help me out of these clothes."
Hermione released Daphne's neck and asked, "Care to help me?" as she pulled Susan between the two of them. They made quick work of removing Susan's clothes and had her on her back across the end of the bed sandwiched between them. They were latched onto a breast as their hands roamed her stomach and thighs barely skimming over her mound lightly ever so often, as their teeth would skim or nip her nipples in between the sucking and licking. Needless to say she was whimpering with need within minutes and breathing oh's and ahh's of pleasure.
Harry watched enraptured, scared to say anything that might disrupt the moment. Even if he was aching this was something he didn't want to miss no matter how bad he wanted to grab his cock and stroke it to the sight before him. His cock throbbed and twitched at each noise of pleasure and each whiff of arousal. He watched as without releasing her breast they pulled her legs apart and ran their fingers up and down her slick folds before they dipped in between the swollen lips and flicked or rubbed her clit.
Susan's moans grew as they began alternating who was circling her clit and who was driving their fingers into her opening. Hermione was currently licking her nipple while she thrust two fingers in and out of her before she pulled those lovely fingers out and rubbed the juices coating them around the areola and nipple that Daphne just released. Daphne didn't waste any time as she latched back on as soon as Hermione was done. She savored the taste of her lover as she took her turn thrusting her fingers inside her. Susan felt a little disappointed when they removed their mouths and hands from her body but it didn't last long as she saw them both move down her body.
Hermione and Daphne situated themselves above Susan's swollen lips and shared a deep kiss before each used one hand to pull Susan's legs apart as far as humanly possible. Once she was fully exposed Hermione lowered her head and ran her tongue across her swollen clit and sucked it into her mouth as Daphne lowered her head and circled Susan's opening before exploring it as far as she could only to pull her tongue out and run it down the sensitive skin until she teased her puckered opening.
Susan cried out 'Oh gods' as Daphne ran her tongue around her puckered ring. She had come to find that she loved her backdoor played with and knew that she would want Harry to take her there one day. She had shared this info with her wives who said they would help with the stretching and things that she would need to get used to first before having Harry enter her with his cock. She was brought from her musings as she heard Daphne whisper a cleansing spell they found along with a lubrication spell before she felt Daphne slide her finger inside her.
Harry couldn't believe what he was seeing. Daphne had sat up and grabbed her wand and whispered a few spells he'd never heard before she slide her finger inside Susan's bum and if the marvelous sounds Susan was making was anything to go by, she really enjoyed it. He watched as Hermione continued to pleasure Susan with her mouth as Daphne sank another finger inside her bum. He struggled against the spells that kept him from the sight before him. His cock twitched and he begged, "Release me Please!"
"Now, now Harry," Daphne smirked as she continued to thrust her fingers in and out of her wife. "What would you learn from that?" She looked down at Hermione as she ran her tongue through Susan's folds and sucked her clit back in her wonderful mouth. Susan moaned and said 'Oh gods...I'm cumming' just before she tightened around Daphne's fingers and thrust her hips up towards Hermione's probing tongue that immediately lapped up the juices that began flowing from her lover.
Susan's body went limp as she collapsed back on the bed. Hermione ran her tongue up through her folds and up her flat stomach, between her breast, along her throat until she reached her destination and captured Susan in a smoldering kiss. She pulled back and asked, "Did you enjoy that love?" as Daphne slipped her fingers out and climbed up besides them and said, "Now, 'Mione, you know she did after all you drank in the proof."
Daphne said, "Why don't you take a rest love while Hermione and I take care of each other? You can watch with Harry."
Susan scooted backwards until she was resting next to Harry. She was laying on her side facing him. She let her eyes wander down his torso to his cock where she could see pre-cum leaking out his head. She watch it twitch and throb. She longed to reach out and stroke him to give him some relief but knew that now wasn't the time. She shifted her attention to the beautiful women that were engaged in a heated kiss as they groped one another and let their hands roam freely. The next few minutes was filled with the throaty moans and whispers coming from them before she saw Daphne pull herself off Hermione and turn around and position herself above her.
Moving into the sixty-nine position, Daphne lowered her head and ran her tongue through Hermione's wet folds savoring the taste. She buried her head as she felt Hermione pull her down and start licking her clit in teasing circles before she would run her tongue down and dip it inside her opening before moving further down and teasing her pucker as she had done to Susan earlier. Hermione used her thumb to rub Daphne's clit while she alternated between sliding her tongue deep inside her before she would pull it back and lap at her pucker.
They was driving each other to the brink quickly since they were both highly aroused from everything that had happened so far. Hermione grabbed Daphne's hips and began to pull her down onto her questing tongue as she started to buck her hips up into Daphne's. They both increased the friction and pressure until they pushed one another to their peeks simultaneously crying out in release before collapsing on top of one another.
Harry was throbbing and had that familiar sensation start building in his balls. When he heard Hermione and Daphne scream out their releases and smelt their juices with his new heightened senses, his balls tightened and his cock jumped as he shot strand after strand of hot cum onto his stomach. He couldn't believe he had came without anyone touching him.
Hermione and Daphne crawled up to where their spouses were positioned and looked at Harry's stomach coated in his cum and then to his still erect cock. Hermione grinned evilly and asked, "Should we release him or should we just leave him like this?"
They shared a look before Daphne said, "I say we keep him like this until after we've rode him long enough to satiate his and our needs."
"Daphne, we'd never release him then, let's just have seconds and dessert," chuckled Susan as she sat up and threw her leg across him and straddled his lap. She moved her hips causing her slick wetness to slide up his length causing Harry to groan before realizing that he was going to be extremely lucky the rest of the night whether they released him or not.
Edgar Parkinson knew that he was going to be punished anyway but he hoped that he would receive some mercy since he was willingly before his Lord to deliver the news of today's Wizengamot session. He was currently waiting in the throne room for Lord Voldemort inside the manor house in Little Hangleton. He was shown in by the rat faced Pettigrew and told to wait because their master was busy.
He dropped to his knees and bowed before his Lord as soon as he heard the door to his personal chambers open at the back of the room.
Lord Voldemort swept into his throne room, robes billowing behind him as he approached his throne. He took his seat and saw Edgar Parkinson before him, "Rise and speak," he commanded the prone man.
"I'm here to report on today's session my Lord," Parkinson stammered after he rose to his feet before the Dark Lord.
"And I hope for your sake, that Scrimgeour is now the Minister if for some reason Fudge is not," Voldemort said in his breathy tone that usually scared the wits out of his followers.
"No my Lord, neither are Minister. Madam Bones was elected," Mister Parkinson said in barely a whisper.
"What exactly happened?" questioned Voldemort as he stood from his throne and stepped toward the trembling man before him.
Mister Parkinson was practically vibrating he was trembling so bad as he answered, "Potter showed up with his wives and took their seats inside the Wizengamot or appointed representatives where needed and formed a rather large voting block, my Lord. I protested but was over ruled. I also nominated Scrimgeour but Lord Greengrass nominated Madam Bones and she received the backing from Potter and his alliance's."
"Who was acting in the Chief Warlocks absence?" asked Voldemort as he began circling Parkinson.
"Augusta Longbottom, my Lord," he replied.
Voldemort was not pleased at all. In fact he was furious. Not only was Fudge ousted but the one person he couldn't control was placed in his spot. He had ordered that fool Dawlish to stop Longbottom from attending the session and apparently he had failed in that as well. Potter was going to be an obstacle inside the Wizengamot now as well and would hinder anything he tried to have pushed through that would help his cause at all. NO, he wasn't happy at all as he stopped in front of the terrified man.
"You willingly reported this disturbing news to me even though you knew it would anger me greatly. Even though you are showing your fear, I respect the attempt. However, you will be punished for your failure but know that your actions have caused me to not punish you as severely as I would have, had I had to call you before me. Now, you have a daughter that was contracted to the son of Lucius correct?"
"Yes, my Lord, the contract is no longer valid as you know," Mister Parkinson answered not sure where this was leading and not sure he liked the direction.
"You will bring her before me at the next meeting and I will have a mission for her to carry out. Should she fail as you have, not only will her life be mine but so will yours. Is that understood?"
"Yes, my Lord, it will be done," Mister Parkinson replied with his head bowed.
"Now, leave my sight," Voldemort said as he stood in front of the man once again.
Mister Parkinson bowed again and turned for the door. After he was halfway across the room he heard, "Oh and Parkinson, Crucio!" right before the pain racked his body as he fell to the floor twitching in agony and screaming.
After Voldemort released Mister Parkinson, he called for Wormtail and informed him to summon Auror Dawlish before him. He retired to his throne to think over the possibilities he had left in taking over the Ministry with that bitch Bones as Minister. He didn't have long to wait before Wormtail showed Dawlish in.
"My Lord," the nervous auror said as he bowed before the Dark Lord.
"Can you explain why Madam Longbottom made it into the Wizengamot session, when I instructed you to stop it anyway possible."
"I waited in ambush outside the court and fired a deadly curse at her my Lord, and before I portkeyed away I heard someone scream out. I assumed I had hit my mark my Lord, and had only the one chance as she was surrounded by Potter and others." Dawlish explained while he shivered in his shoes before his Lord.
"Apparently, you missed, and unluckily for you I do not. Avada Kedavra!"
Narcissa Black was nervous. She had a few minutes before the portkey provided by Nathaniel Greengrass would activate and take her to the home he shares with the love of her life, Danyella.
She'd spent hours getting ready while listening to Andy tell her to calm down. She couldn't help but be nervous, she felt like her future happiness hinged on this dinner. She knew if anything was to happen with her and Danni that it would involve Nathaniel too. She wasn't opposed to the idea. She'd noticed that he was an attractive man and he apparently knew how to treat women unlike Lucius. It all depended on their ability to get along.
The portkey activated and she felt the familiar tugging sensation before being deposited gracefully on her feet in an elegant sitting room. After a brief glance around she heard a small voice behind her, "Mistress asks that you wait here for her to greet you, Madam."
The little elf popped out and Narcissa continued to take in her surroundings. She noticed it was elegant but also seemed welcoming and comfortable, instead of sterile and proper like the sitting room at Malfoy Manor. She was so engrossed in noticing the small touches that she knew had to come from Danni that she missed the woman's arrival.
Danyella watched as Narcissa observed her surroundings quietly. She watched her move around with all the grace she remembered. She could tell that Narcissa was nervous by the way she fidgeted with her hands, it was one of the many mannerisms she would never forget. She took in the way the dress clung to her curves and the way her platinum blond hair flowed down her back.
"Cissa," she said in a gentle voice so as not to scare her.
Narcissa turned around at the sound of her name. She knew Danni was there shortly after she arrived. Oh, she missed it at first but she caught a hint of the perfume Danni used to wear. She would know that scent anywhere and was waiting on her to speak.
"Danni, it's good to see you," she replied. "I was just admiring your sitting room."
"It's good to see you too," Danyella said as she stepped forward and pulled Narcissa into a tentative hug. Once she had her arms around Narcissa she didn't want to let her go. Reluctantly she pulled out of the hug and said, "Nate's waiting on us in the dining room. Follow me."
They had a good dinner after the introductions. The conversation flowed easily as they kept to safe topics. Narcissa and Nathaniel got along surprisingly well and even shared many of the same opinions. When the dinner was over Danyella suggested they have drinks in the living room.
After the drinks were served, Nathaniel asked, "So you think you'll enjoy living at the castle while you teach?"
"I believe I will, of course, it will limit my time to visit. Hopefully, after I've settled in, I can manage a Sunday off the grounds," Narcissa replied. They had mentioned spending more time together over the rest of the summer and so she hoped things would go a long way to bring her the happiness she craved with Danni. She enjoyed Nathaniel's company so far and wouldn't rule anything out.
"Actually, I have some news of my own to share with you this evening. I admit I was saving it for a surprise." Danyella said with a smile. "I am going to be the new teacher for a new class called Introduction to Wizarding Government and Law. So Nate and I will also be moving into the castle."
"Are you serious, Danni?" gushed Narcissa. "We'll be back inside Hogwarts together again?"
"Yes, it's true. I'm glad you seem to like the idea as much as I did." answered Danyella with a blush. "So we have all the time we need. Not that I think it will take that long for us to reacquaint ourselves."
Over the past few days since Amelia had been named Minister, she was overwhelmed trying to understand some of the things Fudge had done. Worse was trying to fix those same things. She knew it wouldn't be easy and was glad she was about to take care of one thing on her list. She was interrupted by her secretary announcing the arrival of Augusta.
"Please, take a seat Augusta," she said as the woman entered her office.
"Amelia, how are you?" Augusta asked as she sat in front of her friend.
"Overwhelmed, but you can help with that," Amelia said with a smirk.
"How can I help?" Augusta asked not sure she liked the smirk at all.
"Well, as the Chief Witch you can help me get the right laws repealed quickly," Amelia answered.
"Amelia, you know as temporary acting Chief I don't have that kind of authority," she replied.
"Which is why I have enough votes and the endorsement from the ICW to make your position permanent." Amelia smirked, "All you have to do is accept."
"If it will help you and our fight, of course I will accept," Augusta said a little overwhelmed that her friend had done this so quickly and had also gotten the endorsement of the ICW.
"Excellent, now would you like to hear some news that I have received from Bloodtooth," Amelia asked with an evil grin.
"This must be good," Augusta chuckled as she nodded for her to proceed.
"Well, it would seem that Molly Weasley hasn't taken to her new accommodations too well. She apparently, threw a tantrum when one of the guards in the mine told her to and I quote 'move your wobbly fat ass human'. Then she turned on him as if to charge like a raging bull and found herself not only being whipped for her actions but also given to the guard as his personal servant to do with as he pleases for the next three months."
After the laughing subsided Augusta asked, "Any news on the other two?"
"Ronald has been receiving several lashings a day and Ginevra has been doing remarkably well. She seems to understand the seriousness even if the other two do not." Amelia said before adding, "I hope we can all learn from the relationship that Harry has developed with the Goblin nation. We need to try and remove some of the prejudices in our world and I think that should start with us removing some of the laws that encourage those prejudices to continue."
"I think if we start by looking at just about anything that Umbridge pushed for we will have a pretty good starting point. She was the main culprit in the last werewolf restrictions that were passed." Augusta stated as she took a cup of tea from the tray that appeared before them.
"I'm going to assemble a team from the law department to start cataloging the laws pertaining to all magical beings listed as magical creatures and such." Amelia informed her friend as they sat sharing a cup of tea.
They spent the afternoon coming up with solutions and finding ways to improve the ministry. They both agreed on one thing for sure, they had to purge the ministry of Voldemort's followers quickly.