Chapter 1: Meetings
Harry watched as the Ministry searched his bedroom with a sneer on his face.
"Are you finished?" he demanded as they moved Ashanti's perch.
The Auror looked at him with disbelief.
"Watch your tongue boy,"
"Why what does it do? Anything good? You forget your in my house idiot, you're touching things you couldn't afford in your wildest dreams,"
"How is it in here Dawlish?" Kingsley Shacklebolt asked.
"Nothing here, sir," the Auror stated with a sigh.
"Just as I expected. We're sorry to have bothered you young Malfoy, protocol you know," he stated with a swish of his wand righting everything again.
"If your expecting my gratification you're looking in the wrong place," Harry snapped as the man looked at him. "Your team made the mess in the first place,"
The two Auror's left and Harry snorted as the black dog at his side barked and wagged his tail.
Only three week ago his Godfather had escaped from Azkaban as he realised Peter Pettigrew was at Hogwarts.
He had without question ended up at Malfoy manor unfortunately the family had been in the Bermuda islands but when Harry had looked at his two way parchment he'd smirked and demanded they go home at once.
His parents still didn't know that he was hiding Sirius in their manor but he knew they'd find out eventually but he was hoping it would be when he was already tucked away safe at Hogwarts.
Draco entered the room and smirked.
"Come on Hades! We're going to Diagon Alley, mother wants us to have an early trip this year so we don't come in contact with the mudbloods,"
Harry smirked and nodded pulling his emerald cloak off his bed.
"I'll fetch you something back," he said to Sirius. "At least you'll enjoy the time you don't have to be a dog,"
The dog barked at him and Harry shrugged before leaving with a swish of his robes.
Draco shook his head.
"You're dead when they find out you know,"
Harry grinned throwing his arm around Draco's shoulders.
"By the time they find out we'll be going to be back at Hogwarts ready for a nice relaxing year,"
Draco snorted he wasn't sure why he was surprise that Harry wasn't taking the threat serious.
"The way you're going Watcher, you're going to end up a Prefect in fifth year," Harry snorted seeing Draco shaking his head.
"If I become a prefect the only reason I'll have the title is to reign you in," Draco said dryly.
Harry pounced on his twin.
"Take it back," he sniggered.
Draco wrestled with him with the same amount of vigour.
"Boys," Lucius said coming out of the dining room to see what the ruckus was.
They sprang apart and looked at their father cautiously.
Lucius surveyed them before turning and sweeping back into the dining room where he was meeting with some associates.
Draco snickered and stuck his foot out tripping Harry as they entered.
Harry smirked promising his own back silently as they took their father's associates' attention.
"Ah boys I haven't seen you since you blew that hole in the courtroom," a man with black sleek hair said with a cold smile.
The boys looked at him coolly.
"A more brilliant piece of magic in our eyes, Mr Yaxley. I do hope you had fun trying to fix it," Harry goaded locking eyes with the man.
"We heard it took you nearly twelve months to stop it from caving in every time someone stood on it," Draco added with a smirk.
Yaxley's nostrils flared before he smirked and turned to Lucius.
"You can tell they're your boys, Malfoy,"
"Are they wrong though, Yaxley? Did it not take you all that time to fix what they'd done," Lucius smirked a flash of warning going across his features.
"It was marvellous magic boys, especially without a wand," a second man with thinning hair said throatily.
"You're Danielle's father aren't you," Draco asked coldly.
The man nodded and a smirk appeared over his face.
"She is a prize I cherish, more than I ever could have expected her to be,"
"Shame the same couldn't be said about Theodore, though isn't it," Lucius said offhanded.
Nott looked at Lucius sharply but didn't say anything to reboot his comment.
Harry recognised Crabbe and Goyle's father's there as well as Mr Greengrass and Mr Parkinson.
The latter saw him looking.
"Ah I so do look forwards to my daughter's hand joining yours,"
"I'm not the oldest, I'm Hadrian you idiot,"
Draco pulled a disgusted face at the man and Lucius shot them both a look that had them wiping their faces of any emotions.
"Yes Pansy will make a fine wife for Draco, just as Daphne will for Hadrian,"
The boys looked at him sharply.
"Father?" Harry asked.
"Later boys," Lucius said wafting his hand as if batting away the question. "I believe your mother is waiting for the pair of you," he said dismissively.
Draco lead Hadrian out of the room knowing his brother wasn't happy about what they'd just heard anymore than he was.
"Mother tell us it isn't true," Hadrian exclaimed as he spotted his mother waiting for them in the kitchen.
"I see you boys have spoken with your father," she sighed.
"Mother, he's -"
"Making sure your future brides are pure-blooded, Draco, you both have a duty to this family to keep it pure,"
"Mother we understand this and no mudbloods appeal to us so why is father arranging our wives?" Hadrian burst.
"It is how it's been for generations. Your father and I fell lucky, we fell in love after getting to know each other but our marriage was arranged for us also. Had it not being we may not have ever been married," Narcissa said her sharp tone cutting off any further argument.
Quietly seething they followed their mother as she flooed to the Leaky Cauldron.
"This is unbelievable," Draco muttered. "I don't want to be married to Parkinson. She may be pretty but she's annoying,"
"At least your future wife's moods don't give you whiplash," Harry growled.
"Boys I'm going to leave you to shop on your own for an hour, meet me at my store in an hour for your robe fittings," Narcissa said seeing her shop completely compacted with people.
She didn't even wait for them to respond before rushing in to help her store manager.
"Is it just me or are we getting less and less of their attention if we're not being uncontrollable?" Harry said staring in disbelief.
To the two boys it seemed as if their parents no longer appreciated who they were.
"Lets just shop, we don't get the opportunity to do it on our own a lot," Draco muttered.
As they shopped the boys decided they no longer cared that they didn't have their parents with them.
It was much easier for them to get the materials they needed for their pranks and such if they didn't have to cause distractions.
"Well, well, well, the Malfoy Twins don't have mummy and daddy holding their hands anymore,"
The boys turned around to see Indigo Vixen sat at a table in the ice-cream shop they'd just entered.
"I'll get our order," Draco said not even acknowledging her.
Harry raised his eyebrow at the girl.
"Where are your parents Vixen?"
A flash of something went across her eyes before she covered it up.
"Not here obviously,"
"Yeah but why?"
"That's none of your business, Malfoy," she spat before standing and leaving.
"Poor girl has been here every day on her own since the beginning of July," Mr Fortesues stated shaking his head.
"Do you know why?" Harry asked.
"I asked her where her parents were and she just said she wasn't staying with her parents anymore," Fortesues said with a shrug. "Pleasant girl though, are you friends with her?"
Draco snorted under his breath and Harry grinned at him before turning back to the Ice-cream man,
"No, we're not,"
He seemed to realise who they were as he said this and read the humour on their faces because he served them their ice-cream and busied himself.
"Amazing the reaction people have to us," Harry chuckled sitting on a bench just a few stores away from their mother's shop.
"I wonder how Neville and Blaise are doing. It's just our luck that we had to come back off our holiday sooner than expected or we'd be on holiday too," Draco said shaking his head.
"They're supposed to be back today aren't they? School starts in two weeks," Hadrian said running his hand through his hair.
"No idea," Draco shrugged entering their mother's store.
"After Melissa has sorted you boys you're to go to the Leaky Cauldron for some dinner, your father will be waiting," Narcissa said after making sure they were ok and the day alone hadn't affected them badly.
The two boys nodded and allowed the girl to fit them for their new school robes.
"They just keep growing," Narcissa said looking at them fondly as she heard Melissa's measurements for them.
"Happens to happen with time mother," Draco said with a grin.
"To a mother, Draco, time just seems to fly when their children are involved,"
"You're all Mrs Malfoy talks about boys," Melissa said with a smile at her boss.
Narcissa chuckled with a shrug as they looked at her.
"I'm a very proud mother, how can I not be?"
AN - So the start of a new Book, what do you guys think so far? I know it's not the most interesting of chapters but you won't have to wait long ;)