Present Chapter


"You still don't remember anything Jade?" Severus asked as he walked into her bathroom where she was combing her hair.

"Nope not much has come back since the Dark Lord did the unbinding spell yesterday. Thanks to that though I remember a lot more of my education and earlier life. I still can't remember how I fell from the building though," she put her head in her hands.

"It's ok Jade," he kissed her forehead as she put her brush away.

"No it isn't because Beck's being blamed," she started looking through her bathroom frustrated.

"What are you looking for?" he asked sensing her mood.

"My extra toothpaste, don't I have any?"

Severus reached below the sink and pulled out her new one. "It'll come back Jade it just takes some exploring, think of the house as an adventure," he smiled half heartedly and hugged her before leaving.

"Dad?" she asked quickly turning around.


"Is Draco coming over today?"

"He comes over everyday Jade of course he's coming over today," Severus rolled his eyes at the boys constant presence.

"Do you think he'll bring news about Beck?"

"He's been released from prison since there's no evidence that he was involved, but he's not allowed to come near you."

"Does that mean we broke up?"

Severus looked at her before kissing her forehead and walking out of her room. She went over to her closet and grabbed a red dress to wear after changing out of her pajamas. When she was dressed she walked from her room into her large house. She went down to the front room and sat on the couch waiting for Draco to come.

The doorbell rang and she shot up from the couch and opened the door.

"Hey," Draco smirked, he was wearing a dark blue collared shirt and some black pants. "I thought we'd go somewhere fun today," he smiled at her. "You might be a tad over dressed though, come on," he held his hand out for her and she took it.

"What would you do without me?" he said walking her towards her closet. "Let's wear this today," he pulled out some blue jeans and a purple shirt. "I'll wait outside," he said walking out.

Jade changed quickly and walked back out to meet Draco. "I'm all changed," she walked out and showed her new outfit to Draco. "Does this look ok?"

"You look great," he smiled. He knew that she wasn't quiet back to her old Jade self yet. She seemed a little more timid than usual and the old Jade never would have let him pick her clothes out for her. She looked at him and he took her hand, "hold on tight we're going to apparate there ok?" She nodded and with a crack they arrived at a theme park.

"We don't come to places like this," Jade arched her eyebrow at him. He smirked a bit, we're here to get a snow cone then I'm taking you shopping then to dinner.

"I do like snow cones," she smiled as she allowed him to buy her a snow cone.

"Blueberry, just like you love," he handed it to her.

"What flavor did you get," she lent over to look at his.

"Watermelon and bubblegum," he took a bite of his. She smiled and took a bite of his as well.

"It's really good," she smiled at him.

"Shall we shop?"

"We can window shop but I don't need anything."

"I guess I could just take you home," he sounded sad.

"No I want to window shop because I want to spend time with you," she looked up at him.

"Oh good," he smiled.

"Draco," she whispered.

"Ya?" he asked holding his hand out for her.

"I'm eighteen," she took his hand still looking down.

He didn't say anything for a little while, "I know," he whispered back.

"We're engaged," she said again.

"I know."

"Are you ok with that?"

"Ya I mean you're beautiful, you're smart, and sophisticated."

"I'm not a pure blood," she said as they touched down in the shopping center.

"Your only flaw," he smiled and kissed her cheek.

"Is that why you're acting all couply?"

"I don't think that's a word," he smirked cockily at her.

She shoved his snow cone up his nose.