" Alux, you have an owl." Lucius said, getting out out the bed and pulling on a pair of pants before pulling the curtains back and letting the owl fly in with the sunlight. The creature flew around the room then dropped an envelope on my lap. It didn't take long for it to fly back out into the morning sun.
" Who is it from?" He asked and I pulled the covers up around me, shrugging my shoulders.
" Read it, out loud." He said and I looked at him, raising an eyebrow.
" Don't order me around." I said and he crossed his arms.
" I just want you to read it to me."
" I will if I see fit, not because I'm ordered too." I said and he let out out an angry breath.
" I'm my own person, not your possession. I'm not going to be bossed around. I can make my own choices, Lucius." I said, letting the letter drop from my fingers.
" Fine, I hope you have fun finding your way to the kitchens. I'll let the house elves leave a plate for you. But you can tell them what you would like." He snapped and I ran a hand through my hair, grabbing his hand as he went to walk away.
" Lucius.." I said softly and he yanked his hand away, stalking out of the room.
I sighed and opened the letter, groaning as I saw Molly's hand writing.
I want you to know that I am very sorry. You are old enough to make your choice and I can't control that, neither can Arthur. Please come back to the burrow. The children miss you very much as does Arthur and I. Please forgive us.
Of course, she must of found out I was here. I sat the letter on the nightstand and pulled the cover around me to find some clothes. After dressing casually I headed down the long hallway, trying to remember where the kitchen was. Finally, I opened up two large golden doors and Lucius looked up, peering over his reading glasses as he looked at me over the paper.
My heels echoed off the walls as I walked over, flinging the letter down on the table. He looked up, his eyes big as he layers the paper down, picking up the letter and sighing.
" Are you leaving?" He asked and I sat down beside him at the large table.
" I don't know.. I need to talk to them at some point so.. I don't know. They really made me mad and I don't think I can forgive them." I said and poured me some coffee, taking a long sip from it.
" What did you argue about, if I may ask?" He asked and I ran a hand through my hair.
" They were mad because I.. I told them about my feelings for you... And how I was confused.. And.. Molly said some things and I did and then I was told to leave, so I did." I said and he called for an elf, clearing his dishes away.
" What did she say about me?" He asked and I looked at the table.
" That you were a death eater... Thats what you will always be.. And that I shouldn't trust you.. You would end up hurting me because you are so high up and You-Know-Who can get to Harry through me by you getting through me to him.." I said and he took my hand in his.
" I.. Would never. Maybe a few years ago yes. But.. Not now. Not since I have you here.. I just wished you didn't have to leave." He kissed my open palm and I smiled.
" I have to go to work, silly." I laughed and he looked up, meeting my eye.
" No you don't.. I have enough money you can live without a job for the rest of your life and Dracos and so on." He said and I shook my head, holding my hand up when he started to speak again.
" I have to go back go Hogwarts. For Severus and my nieces and nephews." I said and he scrunched his nose up, leaning back and looking at the center of the table.
We sat in silence, the sound of the spoon hitting the cup every now and then would echo through the room. Finally he spoke up.
" What did you say to her when she said that about me?" He asked and I blushed, tucking my hair behind my ear.
" That I trust you not to hurt me or anyone near me.." I said and his face froze, his nostrils flaring.
" Why do you trust me so much?" He asked and I shrugged.
" I.. Don't know. But I have to go." I stood up and he did too, kissing me softly as he pushed me back to look me over.
" You look amazing with my family crest on your robes, did you know that?" He asked, fingering the smooth material of my now favorite robe.
" You look amazing in this robe.." I slipped my hands into the front of it, feeling his smooth muscles against my fingertips.
" Do you have to go?" He asked and bent down, softly kissing my neck.
" Yes, I do. I will be back later though, I promise." I said and pushed him back, standing on tip toes to kiss him.
" I shall return soon... Unless I get lost in the castle you call a mansion." I laughed and he rolled his eyes.
" I shall see you later, be careful." He called as I headed out of the kitchen and to the door that led outside.
I knocked on the door, Ginny opening it up and smiling happily at me.
" Aunt Alux! You are here!" She hugged me tightly and I smiled, stepping past her and out of the cold air.
" You have on a Malfoy robe?" She asked and I shrugged it off, revealing the large sweater and leggings with my high heels.
" You are dressing like one too!" She pointed out and I rolled my eyes, hanging the robe up and walking into the living room to find Molly and Arthur both reading.
" Hello, you wished to see me?" I said and they both stood up, rushing over and hugging me.
" Oh Alux! We are so sorry! We shouldn't of said what we did!" Molly gushed and I rolled my eyes.
" It's okay, really." I said and Arthur put his hand on my shoulder.
" honestly I don't like him at all, but you do.. I will tolerate him but won't hesitate to kill him if he harms you." He said and I crossed my arms looking between the two.
" I want you two to know that really hurt me, and I was very displeased. Severus has the same mark but you treat him with more respect. Lucius is a human just like us. He made bad decisions and I have no idea where he lies but I do know that I trust him and believe he won't hurt me or my family. You can say what you would like to try and change my mind but you will fail." I said and they both looked to each other.
" Where did you go?" Arthur asked with a worried look.
" I looked and asked everywhere but it was like you were gone." He said and I rocked back and forth on my heel.
" I went to the three broomsticks.. But then Lucius came and got me.. I have stayed with him for the past two nights and probably will again tonight and tomorrow. I have to head back to Hogwarts in 4 days so after heading to London to get Harry.. It should be time." I said and Arthur furrowed his brow.
" You stayed with him? You didn't.." He was uncomfortable and angry. I could tell by the way his eyes darkened and he cut that sentence off.
" Last time I checked, that was none of your concern." I said and turned around, walking into the kitchen and looking for fire whiskey. I wonder if I could summon his elf that helped me these past few days to here..
Arthur wasn't far behind me, Molly following right behind him as he hit the kitchen table.
" Dammit Alux! Are you crazy? What if you were to get pregnant?! You would be carrying that things baby." He yelled and I grabbed my wand, holding it tight in my hand.
" Tibby." I yelled and Arthur looked at me confused.
" Who is-"
A small pop was heard and the house elf was infront of me, her big blue eyes looking around the untidy place. She was bouncing from foot to foot, itching to clean it all up.
" Yes, Ms. Lady Weasley ma'am?" She said and I bent down to her level.
" Tell Master Lucius I won't be long and will you fetch me a bottle of Firewhiskey? The good kind, not the stuff he keeps in the drawing room." I asked and the elf bobbed her head and vanished with a pop.
" You are using his elf? Are you insane?" Arthur shrieked and I shook my head.
" You just said you could tolerate him and now you are doing this? I don't want to hear it anymore. I'm old enough to make my own decisions, Arthur." I said and Tibby arrived, tugging me down so she could whisper in my ear.
" Master wants Tibby to ask what Misses wants for dinner. Master Draco was called away to Ms. Traitor Woman's home and it will be you twos.. May Tibby offer Misses favorite?" She asked a little above a whisper.
" And what favorite is that?" I asked and she out the bottle of Firewhiskey beside my hand.
" Duck, misses. Yous is always having duck when with master. It's yous twos dish. Always leads to inny outie." Tibby said and I heard a fake gag.
" Instead how about something light, ask Master if chicken and wine is nice, will you? If he says to come back tell him I will be home within the next five to ten minutes." I stood back up and popped off the lid, Lucius already had drunken half of the bottle!
" You have already changed, Alux." Arthur said as I took a long drink from the bottle.
" I haven't changed, Arthur. You have pissed me off and I don't want to even be a Weasley anymore because of you." I said and tears formed in my eyes.
" Yes, you are.. Different." He said and I laughed, taking another gulp from the bottle.
" The only thing difference is the effect Lucius's alcohol has on me. I don't want you to talk or owl me again." I turned and pointed to Molly.
" And you, don't try apologizing until my brother is under control." I said and went to walk past him, putting the bottle back to my lips.
" Next thing we know you will have that mark on your arm just like your little boyfriend and best friend, won't you?" I stopped, my hand on the door.
" excuse me?" I said and turned around, my wand in my hand.
" You heard me. You will be bowing before Voldemort in a month. I know it." He said and I slung the bottle at him, stalking over and pushing my wand tip into his throat.
" Not ten minutes ago you were saying it was okay. Now, it's a sin." I felt Molly's wand in my side and dug mine deeper into his throat.
" Don't ever fucking speak to me again, Arthur. If you do I will have to tell boyfriend, best friend, and leader to make you stop. STUPEFY!" It hit Molly, sending her back into the wall.
" Expelliamus!" My wand flew from my hand, Arthur's wand on me.
" Reducto!" I waved my hand, blocking his spell.
" STUPEFY!" He yelled, making me back closer to Molly's wand by my feet.
I reached down and picked it up, pointing it at him.
" Give me my wand." I said, my voice dripping with anger.
" Why should I?" He asked and I smiled, bringing both hands to rest on the tips.
" I'll break it." I threatened and he threw my wand at me.
" I'm leaving." I said and slowly backed out of the door, watching him.
I opened the door and then hit him with a jelly leg jinx, wiping the angry tears away as I put my robe on and walked out the front door to the screams of my niece and nephews.
I apparated to the Manor and collapsed on the stairs, crying all the anger out of me.