I've got a secret
Characters: Zach and Debi Summary: Zach finds out Debi's news
Zach looked up when Hawkins banged through his office door. It was odd, and not a bit disconcerting, to see the man grinning like he'd just won the Daily Prophet Galleon draw.
"Right then. What's got you so chipper?" He asked by way of greeting.
"Oh nothing, just your next case. Woman just came in oozing from just about everywhere. I'd take it, but I'm about to go on break," he joked, tossing the chart onto Zach's desk.
"What d'you mean, break? You just got here," Zach grumbled the last of it because Hawkins had already turned and left his office with nothing more than a handwave in farewell.
Zach sighed and looked at the file. "Bloody piker. Always did hate the oozing ones. Probably off to hide in the tea room until he's sure she's gone."
He took a moment to increase the protection charms over his clothes and hands, then picked up the chart. He gasped. The moment he touched the parchment he'd felt a pull just behind his navel and, in his surprise, it took him a few seconds to fumble his wand out of the inside pocket of his robes. With everything that'd been going on lately, he wasn't about to arrive wherever the Portkey was taking him unarmed and unprepared.
His landing wasn't easy, not having taken a Portkey in a while, and he stumbled a few steps before righting himself. Prepared for anything, or so he told himself, he did a quick 360 degree turn to figure out where he was. The frown formed almost at once.
He was in a resort. Calypso music was light on the air and he could feel the warm breeze as it ruffled his hair.