(A/N: If you are secretly hoping for a Severus/Faith relationship or are just curious, check out my new fic, Beauty and the Beast)
Chapter 51: A Visitor
Sarah placed Catherine in her bassinet when a knock sounded at the door. She looked up at the clock, Remus usually came home on Fridays to spend the weekend at home, but it was too early for him to be home yet. Sarah pocketed her wand and went to answer the door. A tall man with a mess of brown hair stood there. He had dark brown eyes that looked around curiously. He had a deep cut above his eye and his clothes were dirty and torn.
“Miss,” he breathed, “I was attacked in the woods, my wand was snapped in half…” he trailed off.
“Of course come in,” Sarah greeted opening the door wider, remembering her wand in her pocket. He nodded his thanks and she showed him into a bathroom so he could clean himself up. Her first thought was that he could be Lucius in disguise. This filled her with fear, but she was comforted by her wand and the fact that polyjuice wore off after an hour.
The man came out of the bathroom looking much better.
“Let me take care of that cut,” Sarah commented as she whipped out her wand and healed the deep cut.
“How long were you out in the woods?” she questioned.
The man thought for a minute and then answered, “Four days,” Sarah looked at him shocked. “You must be starved. Let me fix you something to eat,” Sarah offered as she began to fix the man something.
“That’d be nice,” he smiled meekly. Sarah quickly fixed the man a sandwich and cup of tea.
“My manners seem to have completely left me, I’m Eli,” he put in.
Sarah and Eli sat and sipped tea for quite some time. When she looked up at the clock she saw that two hours had passed since Eli walked in through her front door. This made her feel much more at ease. Suddenly, Catherine’s loud wails echoed off the walls.
“A baby?” Eli smiled gently. Sarah nodded and murmured, “Catherine,”
Sarah went into Catherine’s room, setting her wand down on her little dresser. She picked Catherine up, changed her diaper and rocked her for several minutes until she was back to sleeping. Sarah then went back into the kitchen. Eli was no longer seated at the table but rather face down on the floor. Sarah went to move towards him but a voice stopped her.
“He’s dead Sarah,” Sarah turned full of fear, standing there in the door way to her kitchen was Peter Pettigrew.
“Eli Lance, had a wife, and two kids. Muggle born wizard,” Peter added simply. “I must say, It’s a good thing he was attacked. Saved me a lot of trouble. I mean, I was going to come in all looking like Moony, but fate had other plans. Certainly played in my favor,”
“What do you want?” Sarah spat.
Peter made a tsk tsk noise and waved his finger back and forth, “That attitude will get you no where. I am here to tell you to come join us. You have a gift Sarah, Why waste it on stupid rebellions against the Dark Lord?”
“What gift is that?” she snapped
Peter sighed, “How many times have we talked about this? The gift to be used as an outlet for the Dark Lord’s powers. Think of all the power you could have. You and the Dark Lord coul-“
“Your wasting your breath,” she hissed.
“Thought as much…but I think I know how to get you to cooperate,” Peter said taking out his wand. In a flash of purple light, Sarah was on the ground.
Sarah’s head throbbed. The ground felt like ice, she got up quickly and was shocked to be in her kitchen. She looked and Eli was no longer on the floor. Maybe she had dreamed it all, but then she saw the Dark Mark etched into her wall. The house was silent and then Catherine’s wails filled the air.
Sarah stumbled down to her room and her blood ran cold when she realized that…Catherine was gone. Immediately the cries stopped and a cold laugh filled the house.
Remus walked through the front door of his house, it was quiet. Very quiet.
“Sarah?” he called. Sarah came out of Catherine’s room.
“Honey, whats wrong?”
“She’s gone,” she whispered softly. Remus went towards her and asked.
“What?” That’s when Sarah became angry.
“She’s gone Remus.” Sarah shrieked while pounding on his chest in anger…but not at him.
“What? Who is gone?” He asked grabbing her around her shoulders.
“Catherine, our daughter. That rat Peter took her. She is gone Remus. Peter took her to Voldemort.” Sarah sobbed.
(A/N: My new Lily/James is typed up and will be put up as soon as I am done reading the new Harry Potter book when it comes out on July 16th. I am very excited about this new fic, it is going to be excellent, I had a box of kleenex perched in my lap for a few of the chapters. I’m doubtful on a Marauders Misery 3 mainly because I don’t know what I would write about. But I might write a different version of Marauders Misery. It’d feature all the same characters with different twists…and a different time period…I can’t give away to much, but here is a hint: Witch Burnings anyone? What do you think?