Chaptered 3 A New Life
It was two months after the last letter that Heather managed to kill Voldemort. The barrage of spells meant to kill his magic and the magical backlash almost killed Heather. She had barely managed to limp to the hospital wing during the cleanup, her magic severally drained.
It was kind of amusing, in a morbid sense, that it was Halloween that began this story and that on Halloween is when it ended. Soon Harry Potter would vanish forever, most likely dying in Azkaban in a few months. Heather Yu, however, would be alive and well.
Heather slid herself onto one of the beds and slept, waking only briefly over the next few days. On the fourth of November, four days after she'd defeated Voldemort, Aurors from the new makeshift Ministry forced her awake. They read her a list of charges, most of which she'd done in fighting to free the world from Voldemort's tyranny, and carted her to a Ministry holding cell.
They declared her Dark. She was left with untreated wounds from the battle and wounds from the 'punishment' that the Aurors decided she deserved. It took until Christmas before she was coherent enough to remember Heero was waiting for her. She felt like one giant bruise, the small remnants of her magic had healed all the broken bones she'd gotten but she was still sore and hurting all over.
With great difficulty Heather pooled the remainder of her magic and made a golem, a perfect copy of 'himself' that would act and respond as her. Next she reached out to the teacup of magic she'd slid onto Heero's skin so long ago, and pulled herself to Heero, sliding through the anti-apparition wards.
When Heather reappeared she was standing in a room, it was rather plain. The decorations were only a desk, bed, and night table. The wall had two photo frames, one with a certificate, the other a group photo, while the night table had a book, photo frame, and a lamp. The desk was the most cluttered, with a stack of papers at the top left corner of the desk, a shoebox of letters with one left out next to a pen, placed beside the open laptop computer that was set in the middle.
When the door opened Heather instantly slid into the corner made by the door, she sighed in relief as the door closed and she saw Heero walk to the desk.
"Hee-chan." Heather breathed.
Heero jumped a foot in the air and pushed himself against the wall behind the desk, his hand over his heart, Mobie in hand.
"Feather, what's wrong, are you ok? You should have called me! I almost killed you!"
Heather shrugged, "Trust me, the plan was to call you! The magical world can go to hell they imprisoned me for freeing them of Tom. I'm tired can I sleep here?"
"Yeah, I use this room as an office anyway; we sleep in Duo's room. But, no one is here other than me, all on Missions I got back today actually Duo's due tomorrow with everyone else."
"'S'nice." Heather slurred, dropping onto the bed.
Heero smiled and tucked Heather in.
"Sleep well, Heather."
"'Night" Heather muttered, falling asleep. Heero turned out the light and left the room.
Heather woke early the next morning feeling much better than the previous night.
"Good morning, Feather." Heero said as he stepped into the room.
"'Morning" Heather slid out of the bed.
"I brought you some clothes, bathroom is through that door." Heero pointed to a door opposite the bed that Heather hadn't seen the night before.
"Thank you, how'd you know?"
"You weren't carrying anything and you can't meet Une covered in blood."
She looked down at herself, dried blood clung to her skin and clothing.
"I hadn't realized."
"You were really tired last night, barely said hi before you were out."
Heather smiled, "So how long do I have before the others arrive?"
"They won't come till Dinner but we need to go to headquarters so you can officially take the job and met the boss."
At 6:30 Harry exited the shower, dressed in the same dress she meet Heero in using the towel to dry her shoulder length hair.
"So glade I had the foresight to send you some of my clothes just case something like this happened.
"I'm just glad I keep them in here can you imagine Duo's face if he saw them?"
"Yeah, you and Duo are doing well?"
"Yeah, we're great actually, how about you, any guy I have to glare at?"
Heather laughed "Nah, everything there is gone, no one and honestly Hee-chan I'm not someone that needs you and Mobie to protect, though the gesture is appreciated."
"Yeah, I figured you'd say that." Heero said. "Come on; let's go to the kitchen so you can make breakfast."
"Would you dislike me terribly if I played a prank?" Heather asked as they walked down the hall then down the stairs, then down another hall, the walls filled with pictures, two of which were the pranks she had given Heero.
"Well, I'm warned now, go ahead."
Heather grinned wickedly, "Cool."
"And suddenly I'm frightened, here's the kitchen." Heero opened the swinging door and they entered the room.
The wallpaper had to custom made; it had pictures of gundams in battle, flying suits, and gundams everywhere. The countertops were granite and circled all the walls but the one they had just entered, a break was where the sink was on the left, there was one where the oven was nestled on the opposite side, the stove burners above it. Above the counters were cupboards as well as below them, built into the counters. In the center was a barstool island, above which hung several types of pans. In the corner were a toaster and a knife holder; next to it was the refrigerator which was a freezer combo. In the other corner was a door, which no doubt lead to the pantry. By the sink was a coffee maker that already had coffee being made, set on a timer by Heero, so he could have coffee when he woke.
Heather gleefully rubbed his hands together.
"You like it then?" Heero asked with a grin.
"Like it? I love it Heero, this is amazing," Harry said, bouncing up and down excitedly, "My aunt's kitchen was so small compared to this, and," Heather dashed across the room and opened the refrigerator and then the freezer, "full of junk food, most of what's here is fresh."
"I asked Quatre to design this, didn't tell him why, because none of us can cook anything worth eating so Rasid cooks most of the time." Heero smiled as he leaned against the door frame.
Heather turned to look at Heero with tear filled green eyes, which he wiped at harshly.
She sniffled, "No one has ever done something like this for me, Moony and Padfoot tried but neither of them had time to learn about what I liked, they knew what I needed."
Heero wrapped an arm around her, "It's okay, besides I did this for us too, as much as I love Duo, I really don't want him to try to bake me a cake, which he will, worse he'll do while Rasid's out."
Heather grinned, "So, any allergies I have to worry about?"
Heero shook his head.
"Okay." She said as she darted to the 'fridge pulled out everything he needed to make chocolate chip pancakes, eggs, bacon, and French toast.
Heero watched as Heather dashed around the kitchen to cook them breakfast. Heather seemed happy, for which Heero was glad. When she had remained silent after entering the kitchen he had thought she didn't like it, it also made him angry that this was the first time someone had done something like this for Heather.
Later on, a man how Heather assumed was Rasid came in, he looked absolutely shocked to see someone else cooking.
"You must be Rasid," she said, his eyes going to Heero as he jumped and spilled his coffee on his shirt, "Hee-chan mentioned that you usually make breakfast, why don't you sit down and eat, I made you a plate."
Rasid looking shocked sat next to Heero at the island as she placed a plate with eggs, bacon, two chocolate chip pancakes, and two pieces of French toast in front of him. She also placed a fork next to the plate, with a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.
"When did you find the plates?" Heero inquired, as he refilled his cup of coffee.
"Are you going to change your shirt? I found them a few moments ago when I was looking for the spices while you were in thought." she replied.
He started but was interrupted by a yell Of "HEE-CHAN" And was clumped by what looked like a hyper ball of brown hair.
"Dou what are you doing here?"
"I got out early and wanted to see you" he said as he kissed Heero.
Heather smiled thoughtful maybe she could have a life like that someday. 'Get real how would want a girl who only knows war and pain' she quickly snapped herself out of that track and put up the mask. "Well Hee-chan how about you set another plate"
"Make me" he snapped everyone just stared no one ordered Heero Yuy.
Heather got her hand on the nearest frying pan and literally growled "Do you really want me to"
Heero quickly realized his mistake and said "What do you know we need another plate I'll go do that right now, and I'll put on some tea for you Feather."
"Smart move" she then turned to Duo who seemed scared for some reason "Hi I'm Heather I guess you can call me Hee-chan's sister. It so nice to finally meet you I'm glad you and Hee-chan are together took forever for him to say he liked you to me."
He seemed to relax after hearing that. "Nice to meet you to I'm guessing you're the new agent we were told about. Quatre will have a hard time staying focused with you in his office working with him. How do you keep boys off you?"
"I've never actually had to deal with boys too much" she said softly "I'd tell you why but it will just be easier to tell you with everyone else"
Heero realized she was getting scared and shoved some food in Dou's moth. They all watched as he chewed and swallowed. "We have a kitchen Angel in are mist. How did you learn to cook like this?"
"Natural Gift" she said as she smiled "cooking the one thing I know I'm good at"
Heero then placed a cup of tea in front of her which was followed by a plate of food. "Here you go feather you need to eat." He said as he hugged he and kissed her forehead.
"But Hee-chan I'm not hungry"
"I'm not letting you play that game with me. Let me tell you everyone in this house can pick up a lie like nothing so you cannot pull the 'I'm fine thing' on us. Don't pretend I didn't notice the mask going up when Dou walked in. Now I am driving you to the mall after this and you are going shopping after you eat and letting me pay for it."
Heather looked down defeated "But…"
Dou took this time to interrupt "Let me save you some trouble Hee-chan is as stubborn as an ox so if he wants to pay for your shopping trip let him. And I could tell you had a mask up. I swear we have another Quatre on are hands" Heather gave up and started eating. "Hee-chan why are you insisting this much, you normally don't when me and the other's say were not hungry"
"Dou I know you have had some good meals in you unlike her how has been mentally and physically abused her whole life"
"Not my whole Life it didn't start till I was 5 old enough to cook and clean by myself"
"No that is old enough to help clean not clean by yourself" Rasih said.
Dou quickly changed topics "Hey do you mind if I cut your hair before you go shopping? There is a lot of potential their"
She looked at him strangely "Dou is actually really good at cutting hair he does all of ours." Heero said
"Um… Ok If you think you could do something with it let me finish eating"
Soon she was done eating and Dou started on her hair. After an hour of sitting still Heather looked in the mirror with shock on her face. The hair that was once a mess that covered her face now was bouncing and somewhat curly the framed her face perfectly. "Oh my gosh, I can't believe you were able to control it."
"Hey it not that hard, now let's go shopping"
Two Hours Latter they went home to make lunch witch they were going to eat at the preventer's office.
Later in the preventer office they knocked on the door "Come in" they opened the door "Agent Dou do I even want to know why you did not come see me as soon as you returned?"
"Probably not" he replied
"Any way thank you for coming now" she then turned to Heather "Heather it so nice to finally meet you Heero told me all about you I am so sorry for what you had to go through and the loss of your god father"
She winced at that "Thank you, Heero told me all about you to, and the deaths, there fine it no problem, I was fighting a war, people die"
"Yes that is sadly true, now let me introduce my top agents WuFei Chang, Trowa Barton, Zecks Merquise and, QuatreWinner."
"Hello it nice to meet you"
"This is Heather Yuy formally known as Heather Potter. She is going to be the new addition to the Alphas and Quatre's new partner"
"What!" the WuFei said "I hardly believe a girl can be at our level with us"
He failed to notice Heero silently telling him to shut up franticly. Until he realized he was being lifted into the air by his ankle with an invisible rope and a very angry Heather looking at him. "Don't ever call me weak I have had to stand with the best of them and will do it again if I have to. I've was raised as a weapon just like Heero and I will not let anyone call me weak do you understand" he just nodded. "Good" he then fell to the ground as she sat next to Heero.
"Well that was interesting way to bring up what I was about to say next magic is real…" she then explained Heathers story.
It was quite in the room lintel Quatre spoke up "how is it that you were able to do magic without a wand?"
"Good question" Heather responded "there are two types of magical cores you can draw magic from the first is the earth's core you would need a wand for it which will tie you to it. There is also the space heart that is what I draw my magic from some people tap into it accidentally and are normally seen as empathetic. Though they may be able to pull amazing stunts or survive situations when they should have died"
Everyone but Heather looked at Quatre "that explanted a lot" Trowa said.
"Yeah" Zecks said.
"Well I let you go to your new office Heather and get to know each other."
They all left and went to the office for food and getting to know each other heather pulled out the pizza.
Dou ran to it his mouth watering as the others took a slice. "She's the creator of this most delicious piece of Yummiest." Duo said around his own mouthful.
"Hee-chan, do your friends have no table manners?"
Heero shrugged, his mouth being full as well.
"I see, I suppose that I cannot allow them dessert, as it requires the use of forks."
"Dessert?" Duo asked, lighting up a little.
"Mmm, chocolate cake, with chocolate icing made from scratch, topped with strawberries, cherries, and chocolate chips, or as I like to call it 'Death by Sugar.'" Heather smiled as he pulled a plastic bag that they hadn't seen him set by her new desk, and carefully open the box, setting the forks and plates to the side.
Once the cake was served and every one was eating it, she hid her grin behind his piece as the boys, besides Quatre of course, changed color.
Heero's skin turned a beautiful shade of magenta, his hair turning puke green, Duo's skin turned deep blue with pink spots as his hair turned a deep orange, WuFei's skin turned a deep purple color his hair becoming a bright yellow color, Trowa's skin turned dark green with white and grey hearts as his hair turned a shimmery blue, the long haired blonde's skin turned neon orange with his hair becoming a bright pink.
Quatre looked at Heather as the boys changed colors, "You must be related to Duo, and Treize, because you are evil." But inside he was laughing; Harry could see it in his eyes.
"What?" Duo asked looking at Heather and Quatre.
Heero chose to look up from his cake and saw the others and their strange coloring.
"Heather." He whined.
"Yes, Hee-chan?" she said looking innocent.
"Why did you have to prank us?" He moaned.
"WHAT!" Duo shouted and dashed out the door towards the bathroom.
Heather couldn't hold the laughter in any more, she laughed until she couldn't breathe, which gave Heero time to collect Duo from the bathroom where he had fainted.
"I don't understand you and Quatre ate the same cake." Trowa said looking at the cake seriously.
"Ah, But I left a portion of the cake un-pranked for Quatre and I." Heather explained as Heero poked Duo awake. "So, want to give some to anyone special?" Heather's eyes twinkled.
The others perked up and grinned evilly "Sally and Une." They said as one.
"Quatre and heather, you'll have to deliver it as we are multicolored and that would give it away." Heero said seriously.
Heather enjoyed being able to say he had corrupted Heero.
"My little prankster is growing up," Heather fake sniffled. "I'm so proud."
"Feather, I hate you."
"Aww, is Duo not putting out? You're awfully cranky." Heather asked winking at Duo.
"Heather, my sex life is not an agreeable subject for my sister." Heero glared.
"But I'm not getting any and everyone is afraid of your glares, except your friends and well you'd find a way to scare them off too, I'm sure, or make them wet their pants." Heather whined.
"Fine, but from now on no pranks before work"
"But you pranked them before work"
"You sent them to me and I decide their humiliation is worth it to see you smile"
"WAIT" Dou yelled as he woke up to that statement. "You two are the pranksters"
"Yeah you see my dad, godfather and, Uncle where pranksters but they all died so it my way of keeping their memory alive. And well Heero told me no one would suspect him so I sent them to him told them what they did and he set them up"
"Ok, but you do realize this mean's war" Dou said
"I gladly accept the challenge" everyone palled at that "now Quatre let go give Une my 'thank you for hiring me gift'."
"Ok I'll also introduce you to Sally, WuFei Partner and girlfriend"
"Wait he has a girlfriend, surprised she can stand him"
They left with Heero saying to WuFei "I suggest you either apologize quickly or get used to being hit in the head with a frying pan"
That night left Heather existed and tired with meeting every one and running from them after they ate a slice of cake. She was now being lead blind folded by Herero throw the house "Come on Hee-chan I'm tired and I still need to get a hotel for the night"
"Do you really think we are going to let you stay at a hotel? You have wormed your way in to all of their hearts though WuFei refuses to admit it. Quatre told us of a room that will be perfect for you. All are rooms are near each other in case of nightmares, your next to Quatre and me and Dou." They now seemed to be walking upstairs which seemed weird to Heather because they should have already been on the bedroom floor. "Well here we are" Herero said as he took off the blind fold
"Oh my gosh… Heero you didn't have to… wow" the room she was in was amazing. The wall where draped in alternating green and blue sinks strips that hung from the chandler. The floor was the soft carpet she ever felt that marched the walls perfectly. There was a king-size bed right under a enormous window she went to look out and blinked, she now understood why they had to clime the stair she was in the tower. The house was an old house from when they still had towers attach to the buildings. There was a wardrobe and desk in the room with a matching changing screen.
"Well do you like it?"
She responded by hugging him and saying "I'm finally Home!"