There was the sound of a door bell ringing in the quiet house on a Tuesday morning. It was almost nine in the morning and no one wanted the peace to end.
In the house was a woman, Amelia Talbot. She had red hair, was tall and thin with pale pink lips. Next to her stood a thirteen year old girl, Lea Talbot. She had the same red hair with green eyes and glasses on. Next to them sat a man with coffee colored skin. His name was Kingsley Shacklebolt, he was tall, almost six feet tall, with a muscular frame and chocolate colored eyes.
All three of them looked up at the sound of the door bell, then Lea turned towards the direction of her room. Her little sister, two years old, was waking up and moving around, trying to run to get the door.
Lea sniffed the air quickly and could smell Anja and Aaron, their newest neighbors, outside on the porch.
"It's Aaron and Anja," Lea told them with some surprise.
"I should go and change," Kingsley Shacklebolt said getting up. He wore a deep blue robe with purple hemming and a gold moon on his chest.
"That may be for the best," Amelia Talbot agreed.
"Mom, do you want them to come in," Lea asked Amelia Talbot.
"Yes, I'll make some tea. Would you grab the door and then get Juliet ready," Mrs. Talbot asked her.
"Sure," Lea said as she got up.
"Remember, no homework today. I don't want you running around the woods with company coming soon," Mrs. Talbot said, reminding her daughter that Lea's grandparents on her farther's side is coming over.
"Yes, ma'am," Lea said as she opened the door.
Lea and Shacklebolt were both different. Both could use magic, Shacklebolt was a wizard and Lea was a witch, going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Only, Lea was more different than most people knew. She was able to transform into any animal that she wanted and speak in their native tongues. Lea was also a werewolf.
She had been bitten by her teacher, Remus Lupin, last year during school. Both could hear, see, smell, and taste better than any other human. They also had an instinct called The Wolf that help them in times of trouble, and times between..
But unlike Remus, when she changed, she didn't need the Wolfsbane potion to control herself. Also, she could change during the full moon or choose not to and even change when the moon wasn't full.
Over the summer, the Talbot family had grown closer to Kingsley, who had been assigned to watch Lea to make sure she didn't go crazy during the full moon, and Lea even suspected that her mom might like him, and him her. She hoped so, Lea didn't really want her mother to have to deal with idiotic men while looking for one she liked and it was time for her mother to be happy again.
Lea got to her rooms and found Juliet sitting up eyes wide in wonder.
"Come on Jewels, time to get dressed," Lea said as she pulled off her pajamas. Then Lea put on a pink dress, and made sure not to put on a diaper, Jewels had began to potty train.
"Wanna play. Can I play?" Juliet asked Lea with a yawn.
"After breakfast. Then Grandma and Grandpa, from Daddy's side of the family, are coming over. Oh, and Anja and Aaron are here," Lea said with a smile. "Come on, time for breakfast."
"Orange juice," asked Juliet. Lea nodded and they walked out and down the stairs to the kitchen.
Kingsley came down sometime later, just after Jewels began to eat. He was wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, and a pair of white socks. He looked at Lea than at Amelia to see how he had done and both nodded. They had been teaching Kingsley about muggle, nonmagical people's, fashion, which didn't include robes. He had been doing very well.
"So, what brings you around today," Amelia asked, just finishing the small talk.
"We are here to ask you to move out of the village," Aaron answered in a quiet, but commanding voice.
"Why would we do that," Kingsley asked in confusion.
"We'd rather not live in the same town as Satanists, if you don't mind," Anja said with a superior tone of voice, yet quiet and commanding.
"We are NOT Satanists," Lea said aghast, wondering where that came from. She mentally kicked herself for avoiding their minds during her homework.
"Then how do you explain going into the forest everyday, coming out tired, and that infernal black cat always following you," Anja asked, referring to Raven. Raven was Lea's cat that she had saved, along with her bother and sister, who were wondering the village, but like to visit, when she was eleven. Their mother had been killed by a group of kids who still think Lea shouldn't exist.
"I have a loyal pet and I like walking in the woods," Lea said evenly.
"Then why are there always animal tracks instead of human ones after you get out of sight of the road, and it's always different animals, too," Aaron asked. He was getting louder.
"I don't know, have you thought of ANIMALS making those tracks," Lea asked defensively.
"Sissy like the trees. She and Raven play there," Juliet said with a smile. Lea hid a smile at the small lie, knowing that it was for the best, but also knowing that Jewels was having fun.
"We KNOW that something isn't right with you, and you are Satanists. How else would those three be able to use dark magic," Anja and Aaron said in unison. Those neighbors are creepy.
"I have no notion of what you speak of," Lea said, using the same tone of voice as when she was asked who had pulled a prank in Remus' class last year. It was full of utter innocence and confusion.
"If you don't mind, I would like you to leave," Amelia said as she stood and motioned with her hands for them to go to the door.
"Actually, we do mind. We also do not want to live next to a couple that are not married and yet continue to-" Anja started.
"Eww!! That is so gross!! HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT THAT THEY ARE COUSINS?" Lea screamed, trying not to finish Anja's sentence in her head, with limiting degrees of success.
"What gross," Juliet asked, as innocent as ever.
"Nothing, this is for the bigger people," Lea said as she tried to smile.
"I do think it is time for you to go," Kingsley said with his deep voice, it usually sounded kind, yet now it was threatening.
The couple got up with glares to the family, and quickly made their exit.
"Okay, I'm never EVER talking to them again. Nor will I I anywhere near their minds," Lea shuddered.
"Would it really bother you if we were a couple," Kingsley asked as Amelia's eyes were downcast.
"What? Oh, NO!! Not at all!!! You'd actually make a cute couple. No what bothers me is thinking of my mom's love life, no offense," she said to both of them. "But, it's just a bit weird. And gross."
"Mommy and Kingsley getting married," Juliet asked. She still though of 'couple' as 'husband and wife'.
Kingsley blushed slightly. "Wait, are you toe dating yet," Lea asked. She had made a point not to go into their minds, and both knew that hushed whispers could be heard by Lea, so they only talked about it when she was in the forrest, Juliet was usually still asleep.
Both looked at each other for a moment and slowly nodded. "What did you mean by 'yet'?" Amelia asked.
"I told you, you make a cute couple and I've kinda been expecting it," Lea said with a small blush.
"For how long," Kingsley asked innocently.
"Beginning of summer," admitted Lea. "When did you start dating?"
"Around the end of June," Lea's mother said. Lea grinned, then it faltered. "What are you going to tell Grandma and Grandpa? Ahh!! Do they know where I go to school," Lea asked, now worried.
"We going to tell them the truth, and no, but I was hoping you wouldn't mind explaining," Amelia said.
"No problem. When are they suppose to be here again? And do I say anything about me being a werewolf," Lea asked her parents.
"Yes, you should. That would explain why I am here," Kingsley said.
"They should be here at about noon," Amelia said, only for a knock on the door to interrupt her.
Lea giggled. "You're wrong. They should be here around 8:15," Lea said with a quick look at the clock, which read 8:15.
"It's your grandparents, already?!? They shouldn't be here this soon, we still had to clean," Amelia nearly yelled.
"Relax, we can just clean it all up real fast and-" another knock at the door interrupted Lea. "I'll get it," she said as she made her way to the front of the house.
Outside stood an older couple, but they weren't able to be considered old. One was a man, the other a woman. Both had kind faces and a few wrinkles that went with their fifty-some years. They were both reflected in Lea's face, she had her grandmother's chin and her grandfather's eyes.
"Hey, you weren't suppose to be here until noon," Lea said as she opened the door more to let them in. They made their way to the living room where they found Kingsley sitting on the couch smiling slightly as Juliet tried to sit on his bald head.
"Okay, enough climbing on him," Amelia said as she plucked Juliet off of him, only for Raven to come running and jump on top of his head, succeeding in staying there without claws.
"I do believe that includes you," Kingsley said as he lifted the cat off his head.
"But your so warm and comfy," Raven complained. "Can you ask him to leave me up there?" Raven asked Lea, who simply smiled, took Raven and shook her head.
"Who are you," Lea's grandpa asked, a little aggressive.
"Grandma, Grandpa, there something I need to tell you," Lea said.
"I do too," Amelia said with a small blush.