Kady Dustin Granger
Okay, this story is 4 years after the war at Hogwarts. It is in the view of Kady Dustin Granger, Hermione's twin sister. Kady is fierce and is not afraid to speak her mind. When Hermione wiped their parents' memories and sent them to Australia, Kady was pi$$ed. She stayed with the Weasleys, not going to Hogwarts b/c of the new regimine. But she did not try to contact Hermione at all. When the battle for Hogwarts was over, Kady left and nobody knew where it was she went until now...
What the hell are they doing here?
"It's your loss then, love. He'll just be waiting for you back at the house." Heath and I shook hands.
We were betting on what my ex-boyfriend Draco Malfoy would do first since I dumped him while he was away at work for the Ministry and he's just now coming back.
"Come on you lot!" Orsino called over.
"Aw, hell. We have to go back to work." I muttered to Sophia as I swallowed the last of my butterbeer and stood up.
"Have fun!" She called from behind the bar with her Irish accent as Heath and I headed over to the stage.
Tonight was just the regular gig for me and the Weird Sisters at The Babberton Arms pub in Budleigh Babberton. It wasn't the whole band either, not anymore. Merton(cello), Herman(lute), and Gideon(bagpipes) had all settled down with a family about 2 1/2 years ago, right about when I met them all. Now that the band has broken up, they just do gigs at the occasional pub now and then. And I'm always a part of it now.
I sighed and pulled the sleeve of my red dress down to cover my bruises.
"Oi, Kady, it's time to get your arse in gear, love!" Myron snapped his fingers in front of my face.
"Don't rush me, Myron." I snapped, sweeping my waist-length hair into a clip on the back of my head. "Definitely not tonight."
"Okay then, let's get a move on then, shall we?" Kirley said quickly. I went to go stand at the front of the stage, but Kirley grabbed my hand. "Let's try putting a smile on that pretty face, love." He said quietly, raising an eyebrow.
Hard as I tried not to, I couldn't help but smile at him. Kirley was the one who cheered me up when nobody else could.
"Now that's more like it." Kirley grinned. "Now let's go with "Do the Hipogriff" then, eh?"
"Sure thing, Kirley." Orsino said. Then he began to bang on the drums. I waited until it was my cue to begin.
Move your body like a hairy troll
Learning to rock and roll
Spin around like a crazy elf
Dancin' by himself
Boogie down like a unicorn
No stoppin' till the break of dawn
Put your hands up in the air
/Like an ogre, who just don't care /
I took a deep breath as the guys joined me.
Oh! Can you dance like a hippogriff?
Na na na ma ma ny na na ny na
Flyin' off from a cliff
Na na na ma ma ny na na ny na
Swooping down to the ground
Na na na ma ma ny na na ny na
Wheel around and around and around and around
Na na na ma ma ny na na
(the lyrics are from http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Do_the_Hippogriff )
As I sang, I saw the door to the pub open, and in walked...well shiit. I closed my eyes for half a second. It was Hermione, Ron, Harry, Ginny, Fred, and George. Great, I have to deal with them and my pain-in-the-arse boyfriend tonight. What else could go bloody wrong?
Me and the guys kept on singing.
Ooh, come on
Mmm, you gotta move it
Like a groovy creature,
Creature of the night
In a flight
Ah, a creature of the night
Well, do ya' feel alright?
Do ya' feel alright?
All the music stopped and I did this part by myself.
" Ooooooh "
I saw Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Fred, and George stop what they were doing and stare at me, which is understandable.
I'm sure I had some rips in my fishnets, I know that my dress is very loud, and my stilettos were probably scuffed up pretty damnn good. Blimey, I probably look like a sloppy slut. And who gives a rat's fart? I thought to myself as I finished the song. The usual crowd at the bar and on the main floor applauded as I grinned.
(link to see what she was wearing: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=59843324)
I tossed the microphone to Myron and went and took my seat at the drums because Orsino was singing along with Myron for the next song.
I tappe out the beat with the drumsticks. "1, 2, 1-2-3-4!" I yelled and Myron and Orsino started belting out the song "This is the Night".
When all is dark and thereâ€™s no light
Lost in the deepest star of night
I see you
Your hands are shaking baby
You ainâ€™t been sleeping lately
Thereâ€™s something out there
And it donâ€™t seem very friendly does it?
If I could help you I would help ya
But itâ€™s difficult
Thereâ€™s something much more powerful
Than both of us possessing me.
We were all really getting into the music then. Heath turned in a circle as he played his guitar,grinning at me as he turned past. I was nodding my head as I played the drums. Myron and Orsino were dancing around and singing and Kirley was tapping his feet as he played the guitar.
When the song ended with a crash of cymbals (courtsey of yours truly), I saw Hermione waving at me emphatically.
Shiit. I can't really avoid them when she does that. I rolled my eyes as Donaghan waved his wand at the wireless to put on some dance music.
"Trying to avoid someone, eh, Kady?" Orsino raised his eyebrows at me. The other guys crowded around me too.
"No. I wanted to go give her a huge hug the minute she walked in the door." I said sarcastically.
The guys laughed.
"Well, come on then, you lot." Don said, pointing towards the booth that Hermione and everyone had sat themselves at.
I groaned as they all started walking. I saw Kenny, the landlord of the Babberton Arms was already over there, chatting nonstop.
I really didn't want to go over there. But then I'd be seen as a bloody coward. And we can't have that.
So I jumped off the stage and stalked over to the booth as well.
"Ah, Kady. There you are." Kenny said, being too cheerful as usual.
I shook out my long hair, tossed it over my shoulder, and crossed my arms over my chest. "Yeah. I'm here."
I saw Hermione look over at Ron, who squeezed her hand. Then she turned to me with a smile on her face. "Hey, Kady. It's been awhile, huh?"
I looked at my twin sister coolly and nodded. "Yeah. It has."
I felt Kirley jab me in the back with his hand, letting me know I needed to cool it.
I took a deep breath. "Sorry, Hermione. Yes, it has been a long time. Hey Ron, Harry, Ginny, Fred, George. It's good to see all of you guys...all at once."
My question that wasn't a real question was answered by Ginny, who climbed over Harry's lap to give me a smothering hug, whereas I barely patted her on the back. "Oh, Kady! We heard that you were staying in Budleigh Babberton, and we all needed a break from work, so we thought we'd give you a surprise visit!"
She said this all in a rush, like I would interrupt or something. Which I probably would.
"That's...great." I said awkwardly.
"We were just trying to explain to them that you really don't like surprises." Don said, half-laughing.
I nodded and looked at the floor. "Yeah, er...I'm pretty sure they already knew that, Don."
There was an awkward silence for a minute, but then Orsino cursed. "Bloody hell." he said, looking over my head.
"What? What the hell is it?" I asked impatiently, but having a feeling of dread deep in my stomach.
"Ex-boyfriend at 12 o'clock and closing in fast."
I did a quick survey of the restaraunt and sure enough, there was Draco. And bloody hell, he looked pi$$ed.
"Who are we talking about here?" George asked, confused.
I ignored him and turned to Orsino. "Screw him. You owe me 6 pounds!" I crowed gleefully. Orsino grumbled as he pulled out his wallet from his robe.
I turned back to my friends...are they really- but more on that later.
"Oh, it's nothing, really-" I started to explain, but my arm was suddenly being tugged on, hard.
"Granger. I need to speak with you. Now." Draco growled in my ear.
"You dated Draco?" I heard Ron blurt out.
Ignoring him, I turned to Draco coolly and said, "Can't you see I'm in the middle of a bloody conversation? Go get yourself a firewhiskey or something, Goddammit, and let go of me."
I started to turn away from him, but then Draco socked me in the jaw so hard that I saw stars and went flying backward into the corner of the booth. I crashed to the floor in a heap, crying out in pain.
I vaguely heard people shouting, but before I could move, I got a kick in the gut and then kick in the head. "Oh God, oh God, oh my God!" I screeched as I desperately scrambled backwards under the table, tripping over everyone's feet until I reached the wall.
I heard scuffling out in front of the table and then Draco yelled, "You Goddamm sluty biitch! What the bloody hell is wrong with you!"
I didn't say anything, just pressed my hand to my mouth and tried to muffle a sob. Because the pub was silent, I'm pretty sure everyone heard. I berated myself silently. I was not going to be crying now.
I heard a crack! and then there was silence.
I pulled myself up into the booth nonchalantly. I was in between Fred and George. Everyone in the pub was gaping at me. I blew out a sigh. "Nothing like a good brawl to get the party started, eh?"
"Oh my God, Kady, are you okay?" Hermione squeaked out.
"Do I look like I'm dying? No? Then I'm bloody brilliant." I turned to the pub. "I'm fine, go back to having a bloody god time, please!"
Gradually, the pub got louder, and everybody went back to what they were doing. I leaned back in my seat and crossed my arms over my chest. I looked up and saw that everyone at the table was still gaping at me.
"Are your jaws stuck that way? 'Cause I could fix 'em. I've just been taught a mean suckerpunch." I grinned.
"How can you joke about this, Kady?" Hermione said angrily. "This is serious!"
"Yeah. You see Hermione, you don't know what's been going on in my life, so you can't just try and barge into it immediately by telling me what I can and can't do." I grabbed a hair that was stuck on my dress with my two fingers and dropped it on the ground.
"I would know if you'd just tell me!" Hermione shot back.
"Do you think that right now is the time for that?" I snapped. "It's not my fault you haven't been a part of my life for the last 2 years, now is it?"
Hermione gasped and I punched the booth behind me. Then I turned to Fred, who was on my left. "Pardon me." I said as I walked in front of him, basically sitting on him as I got out of the booth.
"No, excuse me." Fred joked, grinning.
I rolled my eyes. "Aw, dammit." I cursed.
"What now?" Donaghan asked exasperatedly.
"I've got another rip in my bloody stockings, that's what now."
The guys chuckled and Fred and George said, "Aren't they supposed to be like that, love?"
I shook my head. "Bloody hell, no. That's ridiculous."
"Then why not get new ones?" Ginny asked, confused.
The guys and Kenny laughed even harder.
I grinned. "Well, you see Ginny, it's as simple as this: I just don't have the bloody money for new anything."
"What the hell is that supposed to mean?" Harry asked. "You're friends with the Weird Sisters, for God's sake."
I started laughing then as the guys continued to laugh. "She...she never lets us pay for a damnn thing, man." Heath choked out.
I snapped my fingers and turned to Heath. " You my friend still owe me six pounds!"
Heath rolled his eyes and handed over the money.
"Now, who fancies a drink?" I asked, pocketing the money.
"We'll have butterbeers, Kady." Orsino said.
"Same here." Hermione and Ginny chimed.
I turned to the twins, Harry, and Ron. "Well? What'll it be, boys?"
"What're you having then?" Fred and George said.
"Firewhiskey. I really could use some of that bloody stuff right now." I said, scratching the back of my head.
"I'll have that." Ron said. Harry nodded.
"Us too!" The twins chimed.
"I'll be back in a jiff." I smiled before turning, making my way through the crowd and got up to the bar.
"What'll it be?" Sophia asked, leaning over the bar, raising her eyebrows.
"Er...eight butterbeers and five firewhiskeys." I quickly counted in my head.
"That's quite the order." Rupert winked at me from next to Sophia as they set about getting the drinks.
I nodded absentmindedly. "Yeah, well. I think we all need a bloody drink to loosen the tension over there."
Rupert nodded understandingly and passed the tray over the bar to me.
"Thanks, Rupert." I smiled faintly before lifting the tray up and over my head as I made my way back through the crowd again.
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