Samantha and Drake walked into their home, their daughter Maddie in their arms. Both of them were extremely worried after the meeting they had just come from at the Burrow. The fact that Harry Potter, the man who had saved the Wizarding world last time, had no idea who was behind it or who was going to be killed next frightened them.
They were married and had a daughter. They didn’t want to lose that. They didn’t want their family to be ripped apart because of some psychotic murderer who held a grudge with the Weasley family. Maybe they wouldn’t be targeted since they weren’t actually part of that family. But they were friends with that family and that had been enough for Rolf Scamander and Hannah Longbottom to be targeted.
One thing that gave them hope of survival was that their connection to the family was being friends with Kristen. Kristen wasn’t even related to the Weasley’s by blood. That would put Samantha and Drake pretty far down on the list of possible next victims. They hoped that the killer was caught before they got to their names.
“Who do you think is going to be killed next?” Samantha asked.
“I wish I knew,” Drake replied, “There are so many people who actually could be targeted.”
“I bet some slimy Slytherin is behind this whole thing. They always hated the Weasleys. Besides, a lot of them are related to death eaters.”
It was easy to blame a Slytherin for everything. They had been the ones who backed Voldemort; they had grudges against the Weasley family. Everyone was pretty sure that one of them had finally decided to take action.
“There are a lot of Slytherins though. How do we know which one is behind all of this?” Drake asked.
Samantha really had no idea. She just wanted to figure out who was committing all of these terrible crimes before they struck again.
“How about the Richards twins?” Samantha asked, “After all, they really hated us while we were at school.”
“What would they have against people like Percy Weasley and Rolf Scamander though?” Drake argued, “Maybe it’s Draco Malfoy? He was a death eater.”
“His son is married to Rose. I highly doubt that he’d be trying to tear the family apart.”
They went on for a long time naming people from both their generation and the one before it. However, by the time they got through a long list of nasty Slytherins, they still had not agreed on someone they both thought it could be.
“We’re getting nowhere,” Drake stated, “We still have no clue who is behind all of this.”
Samantha sighed, sitting down in a rocking chair and rocking Maddie back and forth. However, this gave her little comfort.
“Drake, what is the likelihood that we’re going to die?” she asked.
“I’d rather not talk about that,” Drake replied quickly.
He was getting awful images in his head of Samantha and Maddie lying dead on the tile floor. He wanted to cry. Those images were unbearable. He loved his wife and daughter so much.
“We have to,” Samantha argued, “I want to know how much of a chance there is that we are going to die.”
Drake sighed, trying to think of an answer.
“It really depends whether the killer wants revenge on the war heroes or on the whole family,” he replied after a while, “If it’s just the war heroes, we probably won’t die, considering none of us are close to them. However, if it’s the entire family, the chance that we will die increases quite a bit.”
“So we really have no idea whether we’re going to die or not?” Samantha asked.
As much as Drake wanted to lie and tell her that he knew what their chance of survival was he couldn’t.
“We have no idea whatsoever.”
Raven walked up to the Smith’s front door and rung the doorbell. She was sure that Samantha and Drake wouldn’t mind; they were always extremely kind and hospitable towards her. That would make doing what she planned on doing next even more difficult to do.
She was going to have to kill the lovely couple. Out of all the people associated with the Weasley’s, they were probably her favorite. Unlike the majority of everyone else, they didn’t roll around in how special they were to be related to the stupid golden trio. However, their deaths were inevitable. They would cause some of the people she hated the most intense pain.
“Hello,” Drake said, smiling as he opened the door, “I didn’t know that you were stopping by today.”
“I decided to stop by unannounced and see some of my good friends again,” Raven replied, mirroring Drake’s smile as she walked through the door.
“Would you like some coffee?”
They walked towards the kitchen where Samantha sat with little baby Maddie.
“Hi!” Samantha exclaimed, handing Maddie to her husband and wrapping Raven in a hug.
Raven awkwardly hugged her back. She had never been a big fan of hugs. Besides, being hugged by a person that she was about to murder made Raven a bit uneasy.
“So how are things going with you guys?” Raven asked, sitting down in a chair.
“Everything is wonderful,” Samantha replied, watching as Drake put Maddie in her high chair, “Maddie should be walking any day now. Really, everything is so perfect. I couldn’t be happier.”
Raven fought to suppress the smile that threatened to sneak on to her face. Even if she did like the couple, she was thrilled knowing that their happiness would be obliterated in a matter of minutes. Samantha and Drake would never get to see Maddie’s first steps, and that brought her a twisted form of joy.
“I’m glad you’re so happy,” Raven managed to reply, once again plastering a fake smile on to her face.
“So is there any reason you stopped by today?” Samantha asked, quickly adding, “Not that we aren’t happy that you’re here.”
Raven smiled. This was almost too easy.
“Well, I’m here on a mission that I needed your help on,” she replied.
“Sure, we’ll help you! What would you like us to do?” Samantha asked, eager to help.
If only she knew what was about to happen, she probably wouldn’t have been so eager to help.
“Well could I have you and Drake stand over there by the refrigerator,” Raven instructed.
The two of them quickly rushed towards the refrigerator. A feeling of guilt quickly rushed over Raven. These two were so innocent. They didn’t deserve to die. They weren’t like the rest of the Weasley’s. However, suffering was a very important part of Raven’s plan, and Samantha and Drake’s deaths would insure that that happened. The feeling went away as quickly as it had came.
“Now, just stand there while I get my wand,” Raven continued, fishing her wand out of her pocket.
“What do you need your wand for?” Drake asked, curious.
“You’ll see in a couple seconds.”
Raven now had her wand in her hand. The couple before her had no idea what was about to happen. Baby Maddie sat quietly in her high chair, interested in what her parents were doing. Little did she know that she was about to watch them die.
The spell quickly hit Drake in the chest. Maddie burst into tears as her father fell dead to the ground. Samantha hurried for her wand, which sat next to the microwave, but was unable to reach it before the fatal curse hit her as well. Her body crumpled to the floor.
Raven walked over to where Maddie was now screaming and sobbing. A small smile appeared on Raven’s face as she looked down at the sobbing infant.
“Don’t worry, I’m not going to kill you yet. As bad as I may seem, I don’t kill people who aren’t old enough to defend themselves,” Raven said, Maddie becoming silent for just a moment, “However, this isn’t the last you’ve seen of me Maddie Smith. I will return.”
Raven walked out of the house with her head held high. She was unstoppable.
***I hope you enjoyed that chapter :) I combined a couple of chapters, which is why it's quite a bit longer than most of them. These two deaths were not easy to write- the characters of Samantha and Drake are based off of these two people who I really think would be awesome together. But their deaths were necessary. Any more thoughts on who Raven and Viper are? Who do you think will die next? I'd love to know! As always, I hope you continue to read, review, and enjoy this story :D ***
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