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Chapter 3 : Kidnapped
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The corridor leading to the Department of Mysteries was empty, like it almost always was. Other than the Unspeakables barely anyone who worked at the Ministry actually knew where the Department was, it had designed this way so that people could not find or use the valuable information inside. Victoria turned into the small hallway that led to door and opened it with a flourish, stepping inside before closing the door quietly behind her. Not many people worked in the department and the only reason Victoria was given the job was because of the amount of dedication her father had put in before he had retired.
"Good morning Vic" Victoria's partner and closest friend- Pandora Winton cheerfully exclaimed as Victoria slung her bag onto her desk. Victoria sent her a warm smile which Pandora happily returned. Pandora was twenty-one, four years older than Victoria and had wavy dark brown hair, which was in a ponytail today with a cute front fringe and matching chocolate brown eyes. Many times had she and Victoria been mistaken as twins. The pair had been partners since Victoria's first day at The Ministry and had developed a strong bond- Pandora was the only one who knew the truth about Regulus.
"Morning Dora" Pandora sent her a sarcastic smile; She hated being called Dora with a passion.
"You busy tonight darling?" Pandora ignored Victoria’s previous comment as she scribbled something down on a piece of parchment.
"Yeah, Regulus came home" Victoria replied, smiling to herself. Pandora grinned at her friend.
"About time, You've been miserable for days" Victoria sent her an annoyed look before the pair walked over to the Time Room, where they would spend the rest of their shift observing any changes. "Don't give me that look you know its true" Victoria sighed.
"I suppose so. So what were you planning tonight? I might be able to talk Regulus into it" Pandora smiled softly, writing down a few notes on her parchment.
"Well we haven't been down to the club for a while" Victoria tilted her head to the side and tucked some of her hair behind her ear.
"I'm sure he'll be interested"
“As long as you’re there darling, he’s always interested” Victoria rolled her eyes.
"See you tonight then darling" Pandora said, as the two of them left the elevator ready to go their separate ways.
"You betcha" Victoria replied, kissing Pandora on the cheek before walking away, sending a small wave over her back. She pushed her way through the crowds and finally found herself outside, smiling she slid off her shoes and began to walk home. Waving to a bunch of neighbourhood kids on their way home from the park as she turned her key and pushed open the door. "Reg?" She called, turning into the living room and looking around for him. "Where are you?" She called again, turning into the bedroom. The bed was neatly made and on top of Victoria's pillow was a note that read, Sorry. I love you. Victoria rolled her eyes, and placed the note on her bedside table before opening her wardrobe and picking out a dark grey strapless mini dress and matching with some white pumps. She smiled at her reflection and apparated to Pandora's house.
"Darling!" Pandora exclaimed as she caught sight of Victoria, She smiled back at her taking in Pandora's appearance. She had let her hair down and it rested just below her shoulders, She wore sunflower yellow dress and a pair of plain black heels. "You look amazing!" Pandora exclaimed, before pausing. "Where's the boy toy?" Victoria looked down at her shoes- trying to escape her friend’s cheerful smile. Pandora’s face quickly fell. "I thought he was home?"
"He left" She whispered, Pandora looked outraged and threw her arm over Victoria's shoulder.
"Never mind, we’ll have more fun without him, eh?" Victoria grinned. The best thing about Pandora was that she always knew just what to say to make Victoria smile and forget everything. She knew that Pandora wasn’t overly found of the way Regulus would leave her, but she knew never to say anything.
"Let's go" Pandora cheered, and the pair apparated to The Uprising , an underground club the pair that come across a months ago and had instantly loved the feel of the place. Once inside the pair headed straight for the dance floor, and were joined by several guys who including a blonde who seemed quite smitten with Pandora, although he was probably drunk off his face.
“I’m going to get some drinks okay?" She yelled over the music, Pandora nodded and kept dancing with the blonde beside her. Victoria rolled her eyes "Typical Pandora" She muttered before walking towards the bar and ordering two vodka's and making her way back over to Pandora, someone grabbed onto her arm and start pulling her towards the door- trying to fight her way out of their grip she dropped the two bottles which landed with a smash, that was covered by the loud music. "Pandora" She yelled becoming desperate, she could see the top of her best friends head bopping up and down with the music but it was evident that her friend wasn't able to hear her. The cold air hit Victoria unexpectedly and she shivered, a jacket was thrown at her. "You can't do this. My boyfriend will know I'm gone and he'll find you" She screamed, digging her nails into her kidnapper’s skin.
"But little Regulus isn't around now is he?" A voice whispered into her ear, her eyes widened if they knew Regulus then...Her thoughts were interrupted as she made contact with the floor.
Authors Note; First of all I'd like to mention that I edited Victoria's job in the the previous chapter so she is now an Unspeakable. I got all the information on the Unspeakables from Hp Wiki, Now that's done I'd like to thank everyone who has reviewed or read so far so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You guys are what inspired me to actually write this chapter so yeah...thank you. From the next chapter on is really where it begins to get interesting and this time I'm going to write a few chapters ahead so it doesn't take as long to update. I'm aiming to have Chapter Four up in about three weeks but it depends on the queue length. Thank you guys for reading and please review!
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