The Metamorphmagus' Mates
C3: First Day of Work
Standard Disclaimer: I don't own any of the recognizable characters.
A/N: As you might have noticed, I've changed the title of this story a bit, since it was sitting on my PC for such a long time, I kind of forgot what my initial plan was when I focused on this again. More of this will become clear in future chapters, and this one will give sort of an introduction to the secondary pairing in this story, one I have liked to write for a long time. I hope you enjoy this chapter and I will see you for the next one.
The following morning Fabian woke up to find his sister drooling lightly on his chest, which made him smile at his mate.
He pulled her a bit closer and smiled at his luck. To have the girl he had always loved finally in his arms was still mind boggling for him, and now that their Bond was confirmed, he could only marvel at her beauty in the early mornings.
When she shifted on top of him he groaned softly, since her pussy was soaking wet and had an immediate effect on his cock.
Nymphodora moaned softly and kissed him softly as she slowly woke up. "Good morning, my love. how did you sleep?" She asked softly.
"Good morning Nymmie. I slept amazing, as I do every night you sleep next to me." He said as he kissed her softly.
She smiled and cuddled into him. "I had the most amazing dream last night. We were getting married and if I'm not mistaken I was pregnant at the time."
"You know I would love nothing more than to one day marry you, but I would like for us to wait with children until after we said 'I do'." He said with a smile.
Nymphodora smiled at that. "You read my mind baby, I would like to keep my figure while I still have it, especially after working so hard to get here."
He smiled and kissed her. "You will always be beautiful to me, my love."
She blushed a little at that. "Thank you love, but we really should get up. Ms. Bones will probably want to have a word with you before you start, and since I have to come in early as well to show you around, we should be getting ready soon."
He nodded and gave her a last kiss as she rolled off him. "Let me guess, you volunteered to show me around?"
She only nodded and smiled as she stretched and got out of bed, knowing he would be looking closely at her.
"You're so beautiful Nymmie. I can't believe I'm mated to you." He said softly.
She smiled as she got dressed. "Thank you baby, I still have a hard time to believe this is reality as well."
He smiled and rolled out of bed as well, getting dressed quickly as well, as not to be left behind by his sister.
When they got downstairs a few minutes later, they were unsurprised to see their mother waiting for them, a bright smile on her face. "Good morning my dears. I hope you slept well?" She asked with a smile.
"Of course we did, mother, we spent the night together after all, which is enough for us to have an amazing night." Fabian said with a smile.
Andromeda smiled at him. "That's good to hear, sweetie, and I am glad that you two managed to drag yourselves out of bed on time."
They blushed a little at that. "Well, it wouldn't do for my dear brother to be late for his first day at work, otherwise Amelia would never let us hear the end of it." Nymphodora said with a smile.
"I doubt she would, but I think you two should go, otherwise you might actually be late." Andromeda said softly.
They smiled and nodded before giving her a hug. "We'll see you tonight Mum. Have a good day." Nym said softly.
"Stay safe, my sweets, I'll see you tonight. And Fabian, good luck today." Andromeda said with a soft smile and a few tears in her eyes.
"Don't cry Mum, it's not like you are never going to see us again. we'll be back tonight before dinner." Fabian said with a smile.
Andromeda smiled at them. "I know, but today is the first day of the rest of your lives, and I couldn't be more proud of you both, and while I know it will take a while before you truly strike out on your own, I just can't escape the feeling that you two are now truly grown up."
The two smiled and gave her a tight hug. "We'll always be your children Mum, and in a few years I am sure someday you will be a wonderful grandmother as well."
"It's a bit early in the morning to talk about this, now go, before you are late, but we will be talking about this at another time." Andromeda said softly.
They nodded and gave her a kiss on the cheek before they made their way to the Floo, stepping through with a smile to their mother.
As they stepped out of the fireplace in the Ministry of Magic Fabian was surprised to see how quiet it was this early in the morning, which Nymphodora of course noticed. "Most people start work around nine, but we as Aurors start at eight, so it is usually pretty quiet when we have to start."
"I figured as much, but I have to admit that it will take some getting used to coming here every day, and to have such a position at my age." He said softly.
She smiled at him. "You know full well why Amelia gave you this position, it's the same reason she allowed Harry and Ron to enroll in the Auror training so easily, and why Hermione has a similar position as you have, in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, but something tells me she will move up pretty quickly. You guys were the deciding factor in the war, and without you having done what you did at school while they were hunting Horcruxes, this war would still be raging."
He smiled and hugged her into his side, albeit briefly, since they were technically brother and sister to the outside, although that would change soon enough when their announcement was published in the Prophet.
Nymphodora led him to the Auror Department and showed him where everything was, ending up in his own office, where his name was already emblazoned in gold on the door. "Here we are, sweetie, your own office. I trust you won't have any problems personalizing it a bit, and if you need me, my office is right down the hall, next to Amelia's, but for today I will act as your secretary, at Amelia's request."
"I'm glad you will be right next to me when I have to do these interviews. I have no idea what to expect and what to look for." He said with a smile as he looked around his office.
Nymphodora smiled at him. "Once you see the list of candidates, you'll make your choice instantly, I'm sure of that, although I must say most of the candidates are your former classmates, and most of them you have bedded at least once."
He groaned softly as he took a seat. "Great, that shouldn't make things awkward at all."
Nymphodora closed the door and took a seat in his lap. "It'll be fine love, they've all forgiven you and one of them will jump at the opportunity to be close to you in a professional manner, she knows you so well after all."
He smiled at that. "So Luna is one of the candidates, do you happen to have a list of who else is coming in today?"
She smiled and nodded and handed him the list on his desk, which he took from her with a smile.
The names on the list surprised him, like Nym had said there were at least five girls on it that he had shared a bed with at Hogwarts, among them Angelina Johnson, Katie Bell and Alicia Spinnet, but also quite surprisingly Daphne Greengrass and both Padma and Parvati Patil.
"Well, this is going to be more easy than I thought. Out of all of the girls on this list Daphne surprises me the most. She never seemed like the person to take orders from someone."
Nymphodora smiled at that. "I know, her name surprised me too, but I have to ask, did you part with these girls on good terms? Otherwise there might be some awkward situations."
"I did, for most of them I was the first boy they spent the night with and they were glad that I wasn't like most boys at Hogwarts, who were full of hormones. For me it was always about their pleasure."
"You're too sweet sometimes, it almost makes you forget about all the girls you have bedded at school." Nymphodora said with a wink.
He blushed a little and snuggled into her, but to his surprise she pushed him away. "Not yet, brother. We can't be seen being intimate just yet, and besides, I need to go and pick up the first candidate. You just relax and think of what you need and want in a secretary." Nym said with a soft smile.
He pouted a little but understood where she was coming from. Their relationship had to remain a secret until their mother had the opportunity to make the announcement in the Daily Prophet. "I guess you're right baby, but it's so hard to not be close to you."
"I know, and I feel the same, but in a few days we don't have to hide it anymore. Just relax for now while I go and pick up the first candidate." She said softly.
He nodded and smiled to himself as his sister flashed him a last wink before she left him alone in his office.
He relaxed in his chair and noticed how bare his office looked, and he wanted to change that this coming week.
A few minutes later Nymphodora returned with his first candidate, and he couldn't help but smile when he saw the pale blonde hair and grey eyed girl walking into his office, in one of the cutest outfits he had ever seen her in, and he couldn't help but see the slight blush on her face.
"Good morning Luna. How have you been?" He asked with a smile.
She smiled at him. "Good morning Fabian, I've been doing well, thank you for asking, but I must say I didn't expect you to be the one to be the new Auror Commissioner."
He smiled and motioned for her to take a seat, while Nymphodora took a seat next to him. "As you know I wanted to go into the Auror Corps after school, but I knew I wanted to help my sister and her colleagues in some way, and that is why Ms. Bones offered me this function."
Luna smiled at him as she fidgeted a little in her seat. "I understand that, and I'm glad you want to take the time to talk to me."
He smiled at her. "Personally I think you would make a wonderful secretary for me, since you have always been able to keep me on track while we were in school."
"I had to, since no one else besides your sister was able to, although I seem to remember you grounded plenty of girls while we were at school." She said with a smile.
He blushed a little at that. "What can I say, I was quite promiscuous in school, but I have turned over a new leaf and decided that I will wait for love."
She smiled and nodded. "I'm glad to hear that Fabian, although I must thank you for being my first, it gave me the courage to ask the girl of my dreams out on a date."
"Are you meaning to say that I turned you gay Lu?" He asked with a smile.
"Of course not, I have known that I was attracted to girls for a long time, since before I came to Hogwarts, you are the only man I ever even considered sharing a bed with, and you know how picky I am when it comes to bed partners." She said with a dreamy smile.
He smiled and nodded. "I remember, and I still feel so honored that you chose to spend so many nights with me."
Luna smiled at that. "You are and will always be my best friend Fabian, and of course the only one who protected me from the bullies in our house."
He smiled at her. "Of course I did. I have always hated bullies, and have always felt protective of the people I care about, and like you said you are and will always be my best friend."
"I'm glad you think the same Fabian, it settles a lot of nerves for me, but I suppose you would want to get on with the interview now?" She asked softly.
He only smiled at that. "I know your credentials and unless someone with twenty years of experience walks in, I have already made my decision. I'll send you an owl later tonight with the results, or was there something you still wanted to know?"
"Well, I would like to know what I can expect in this position, if given the job of course." She said with a smile.
He nodded at that. "Honestly, I wouldn't know just yet. As far as archiving cases and managing my schedule, I have no idea what else there is at this moment, but I do know it won't pose a problem for the two of us."
She nodded and stood. "Then I'll await your owl Fabian, have a nice day." She said with a smile.
He only nodded at her as she was walked away, Nymphodora closing the door behind her. "It seems like you already made your choice, haven't you brother."
"Of course, Luna is one of the few girls I trust implicitly. She'll be perfect as my secretary, she knows how to keep me on a schedule after all." He said with a smile.
Nymphodora smiled at that. "As long as you don't start an affair with your secretary, I'm okay with everything." She said with a wink.
He blushed a little at that. "Of course I won't, I already have the perfect woman by my side."
She smiled and stole a quick kiss from her mate. "I know, I was only teasing you, shall I pick up the next one?"
Fabian nodded and smiled at her as she swung her hips as she walked out the office.
Later that afternoon after all of the interviews were over, Fabian and Nymphodora were reviewing the candidates, and so far the pile that were immediate rejects was greater than the pile of acceptances, which at this moment only held Luna's file.
"I guess your wish is going to come true, love. Luna really was the only one that came even close to what you need." Nymphodora said softly.
He smiled and nodded. "I know, when I saw that list I knew that Luna was the only one even remotely qualified for the job."
She smiled at that. "That she is, so why don't you send her an owl while I go and see if there are any things on my desk that need my immediate attention."
"Sure love, shall we grab lunch afterwards?" He asked with a smile.
She nodded and gave him a peck on the cheek before she made her way to her own office.
Fabian watched as his mate put a lot more swing into her hips than she usually did, and he figured it could only go right for so long, since his sister was a bit uncoordinated at times.
He was proven right seconds later when her shoulder impacted with his doorpost, making her blush brightly as she hurried to her office.
Now that he was completely alone again, he decided to unpack a few of his belongings, that he had brought in a box that he quickly resized to its normal size again.
There weren't many things in it, a few pictures mainly of his mother Eliza, Andromeda and of course his most fond memory of all, a picture of him and Nymphodora when they went to their first family dance together, which was still the only time he had ever seen her in a dress.
He also had some books in the box that deserved a spot in his office, but other than that, there wasn't anything else that deserved a place in his office.
He decided to put the picture of him and Nym on his desk, since he knew how embarrassed she would be if anyone else saw her like that, while on the other end of his desk he put the picture of his mother, who was smiling brightly at him, and that was exactly how he remembered her.
"If only you could see me now, Mom, you'd be so proud of your son." He said softly as his vision glazed over with tears.
Unbeknownst to him Nymphodora had come back into the office and had a few tears in her eyes as well. "She would be proud of you, my love. like we all are." She said in a whisper.
She then slowly walked up to him and wrapped him in hug. "You okay, baby?" She asked softly.
He relaxed in her arms and smiled. "I'm okay love, just thinking about my Mom a bit and what she would say if she was still alive."
"She would be as proud of you as me and Mum are. You've grown so much over the last few years and into such an amazing young man that I am proud to call you my mate. You are the man I will spend the rest of my life with and I'm sure that we will one day give Mum some beautiful grandchildren." Nym said softly.
He smiled and turned around in her arms, so he could rest his head in the crook of her neck. "And I would love to be a father someday, and if you are the mother, I'm sure any children of ours would surely drive us and their grandmother mad."
Nym smiled at that. "I'm sure they would, but I have an idea, how about we get some lunch and then go and visit the graveyard before we go home."
He smiled and nodded. "You know me like no one else baby, I'd love that."
She smiled at that. "Of course I do, don't we know every bit about each other by now?"
"That we do, but you are not the only one that knows me through and through. Luna probably knows me just as well, albeit a bit differently." He said with a smile.
"That is hardly surprising, given how many nights you spent with her." Nym said softly.
He only nodded and gave her a quick kiss. "That's most certainly true, but before we stay here and talk the rest of day away, I should probably owl Luna that she's got the job."
Nym smiled and nodded. "Then I'll go and inform Amelia of your choice and tell her that we'll take the afternoon off. I don't think she'll make a problem of it."
He nodded and took out a piece of parchment and a quill, writing a quick note to Luna that she had the job and could start tomorrow if she wanted.
When the ink was dry he made his way to the department's owlery to send his letter. That way he made sure that Luna would get his letter today.
Once his letter was on its way, he made his way to Amelia's office, where Nym was already waiting for him. "Everything is taken care of, brother. We can go if you want." She said with a smile.
"Then let's go Nymmie, I'm famished after all those interviews." He said softly.
She smiled at him. "If I didn't know any better, I would say you were a Weasley." She said with a teasing tone.
"You take that back Nym. I don't eat nearly as much as Ron or Ginny, I'm just hungry from these interviews." He said with a slight pout.
"You are just adorable when you pout, sweetie. Of course you are not a Weasley. You just wouldn't be my brother if you had red hair." She said with a bright smile.
He smiled at that. "Well, I think there are more things about me that you like than just my hair color, but we'll leave that in the middle. How about we go and get some lunch?"
Nymphodora smiled and nodded as she looped her arm through his as they made their way back to the Floo system.
They appeared a little while later in the Leaky Cauldron from where they would apparate to central London. They made sure to keep some distance from each other until they actually were outside of the Magical Community, no one knew them in Muggle London after all.
When they appeared in one of the various alleys of Muggle London, Fabian couldn't resist taking his sister's hand in his own, which earned him a smile from his sister.
"How bold of you Fabian." She said with a teasing smile.
He smiled at her. "I just can't resist being close to you, my love. I've hidden my feelings for you for years, and now that I finally can, I will be as close as possible to you."
She smiled at that. "And I want to be as close to you as I can as well, my sweet brother, but until Mom informs us that the announcement in the Prophet has been taken care of, we have to be careful in our world, but while we are here in Muggle London, I have no problems showing you exactly how much I love you."
Fabian blushed a little as they walked into one of the various fast food places that were located in the center of London. "Really Nym, you want hamburgers for lunch?" He asked with a quirked eyebrow.
She smiled at him before kissing his cheek. "I've been craving burgers for almost two weeks now. It's been so long since I had one, and I was hoping my boyfriend would join me for one or two."
He shook his head and smiled at her as they walked up to the counter and placed their orders.
After taking their seats, Nym smiled at her brother. "I never imagined that our first date would be at a McDonalds. It's hardly as romantic as I know you can be."
"This is not our first date, Nymmie, this is just lunch. Our first date will be something a lot more romantic." He said with a smile.
Nymphodora blushed and smiled at him. "You're too sweet sometimes, Fabe. I'm glad we can finally be together."
He smiled and squeezed her hand softly. "So am I Nymmie, there is never been anyone else for me. It has always been you."
"It's the same for me, love, you have always been the one for me." She said softly.
"Look at us, we're already acting like a newly married couple. We can only imagine how we will be when we actually get married." He said as he softly rubbed the back of her hand with his thumb.
Nym smiled at that. "I think we really will be attached at the hip by then. I just hope we can honor our promise to our mother."
"I think we will, as much as we love each other, we wouldn't want to upset her when she has allowed us so much over the years." He said softly.
"That she has, and I think she'll see the change in us pretty soon after word gets out. I just hope we won't ostracized by our co-workers when they read it." She said with a soft smile.
He smiled at that. "We'll deal with them appropriately, like I said before, no one but us needs to know what we do in the privacy of our own room."
She smiled and kissed him softly. "That's one of the many reasons I love you, your ability to take everything in stride.
"It's something I learned from Luna, because you know I wasn't always like this." He said with a soft smile.
Nym smiled at him. "Then I will have to thank her for making my mate an even better man, you'll remind me of it, won't you?"
He only nodded and kissed her before they stood to throw away their trash, making their way to the nearest alley afterwards.
They then apparated to the graveyard where Eliza was buried, making their way towards the grave silently.
They of course quickly founds it, because Fabian knew the route by heart by now.
Today marked the fifth year that Fabian made this trip, but the first time he did it with Nym by his side, since every other time he would have gone with either Andromeda, Narcissa or Bellatrix there.
When they approached the grave, he conjured up a bouquet of red and white roses, which were her favorites. "Hey Mum, we did it. Tom is dead, and so are Robert and Lucius. You would have been so proud of everyone, Bella killed Robert and Nymphodora and I killed Lucius, in your honor. I wish you were here to see me, I found my true love with Dora and I have found a place to work at the Ministry. I miss you so much Mum, I wish I could see you again." He said before breaking down into tears.
Nymphodora held him tightly and rubbed his back in an attempt to comfort him. "Hey Aunt Eliza, I just want you to know that I truly love Fabian, and promise to take care of him for as long as I live. I wish you were still alive to see the man he has grown up to be, you would have been so proud of him."
When Fabian had calmed down a bit they placed the bouquet on the grave and held hands as they silently cried together, both of them feeling themselves grow closer in this emotional moment.
When they arrived home an hour later, they were unsurprised to see Amelia Bones sitting in the living room with their mother, both women smiling as they saw them. "Good afternoon, my sweets, how are you today?" Andromeda asked with a knowing smile.
"As good as I can be on this day, I guess, but I thankfully had my girlfriend next to me to keep me together." Fabian said after hugging his mother.
Andromeda smiled and rubbed his back as she held him. "I'm glad you finally had the opportunity to take Dora, I know you have wanted to for a very long time."
He only smiled and relaxed in her embrace, calming down enough to take a seat next to his sister once Andromeda let him.
"Now, how was your first day? I want to know all about it." Andromeda said with a smile.
"Sweetie, Fabian only had interviews with his potential secretary's today, his true first day will be tomorrow." Amelia said with a soft smile.
Andromeda smiled at her girlfriend. "I know, but I'm just curious who he chose."
"I chose Luna of course. She is possibly the only one besides Nym who can keep me grounded, and besides that, she is the only one of the candidates that actually has what I need in a secretary." He said with a smile.
"And if I'm not mistaken she is the only one that knows you as good as I do." Nymphodora said softly.
He smiled and nodded as he kissed her cheek. "You know she doesn't know me as you do, my love, I don't think anyone knows me like you do."
Nymphodora blushed a little at that. "I hope no one will ever know you like I do."
"I know no one will know me like you do, baby, not now, not ever." He said with a soft smile.
She smiled at him and cuddled into his side. "Aren't you two just precious together, but I think that is hardly surprising, given the amount of time you two have spent together already, I just hope you two remember your promise."
"We do mother, we honestly have no intention of shaming the trust you have placed in us." Fabian said with a smile.
Andromeda smiled at them. "I trust you two of course, but we should get ready for dinner, I've invited Narcissa and Bellatrix to celebrate both Fabian's and Draco's new jobs."
Later that evening after dinner, Fabian and Nymphodora were back in their room, lying in bed tired but content after a long day.
"I must say that it was quite the day, my love. I'm dead tired." Fabian said softly.
"You still have it easy love, tomorrow you will have a bit more to do at work. We have a hunt tomorrow for the remaining Death Eaters, so you'll have plenty of paperwork to do." She said softly.
He smiled and kissed her cheek. "Just promise me you'll be careful. I don't think I could handle it if you got hurt."
She smiled and cuddled into him a bit more. "I promise baby. I have someone to come home to after all." She said softly.
Fabian smiled at that. "I'm glad you see it like that. I know I can't stop you from doing what you like, nor would I want to do that, but that being said, it will be very likely that I will be quite protective of you now that I can finally hold you like I want to."
"Baby, you know there is nothing more that I like than being in your arms like this, naked and comfortable. I know that you will be protective, and chances are that I will be quite jealous at Luna for a while, just because she can be in your company every day." She said with a soft smile.
He smiled and kissed her softly. "Baby, you know that you're the only one for me, what Luna and I shared at school was nothing more than a relationship of convenience, I have always suspected she was gay, and the fact that I was the only boy she ever considered sharing a bed with told me everything I needed to know. You and only you know me completely and deserve every bit of my love."
She blushed at him when she saw the love in his eyes. "At times like this I can't feel anything but honored that you are my mate, and of course I get the urge to do certain things to you."
He smirked and shuffled down a bit, so she ended up on his chest. "As much as I would love to do similar things to you, we can't just yet. I want to take you on at least one date before we go that far. We made that promise to Mum after all."
She nodded and slung one leg over his. "Then I think we should get some sleep, I have to come in early tomorrow, and I think you wouldn't mind accompanying me to work."
"I want to be by your side as much as possible, so yes, we should get some rest if we want to be awake enough to get out of bed early."
She smiled and kissed him softly. "Good night, my love, sweet dreams."
"Sweet dreams, princess." He said softly as they closed their eyes and fell asleep soon after.