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Summary: *HBP Spoilers* Two runaways seek refuge at a ‘muggle’ cousin’s house. *HBP Spoilers*

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The Muggle Cousin

Title: The Muggle Cousin
Author: Kneazles
Rating: FR13
Crossover: Harry Potter
Disclaimer: None of these characters belong to me and I am not making any profit from this piece, it is just for entertainment purposes only.
Summary: Two runaways seek refuge at a ‘muggle’ cousin’s house
Warning: HBP Spoilers~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

“Won’t they be able to find us here?” Draco asked as he watched his godfather release the wards to his house on Spinner's End.

Severus finished releasing the last ward and put his wand away. “Yes, they know its location—they can easily track at any of my normal places outside of school.” He said, his tone slightly odd.

“So why are we here then?” Draco asked as he followed Severus into the old house.

Severus ignored him as he pulled a drawer out and removed a pair of muggle style envelopes. One was yellowing but the other looked fairly recent. He slipped the envelopes into his robes. He removed his wand and waved it in the direction of his clothing, casting a glamour of muggle clothing. He turned to Draco and repeated the same thing. “Its time to go.”

“But—” Draco started.

“There’s no time.” Severus interrupted softly taking a hold of his godson’s hand. “I’ll answer your questions later.” He said

He apparated them out of the house and into an alleyway in London.

They left the alley and went to the bus stop. When they were seated on the bus, Severus cast a muffling spell.

“What did you get at your house?” Draco asked.

“Muggle money and a cousin’s address.”

“Muggle money?” Draco spat in disgust. “Why?”

“Yes muggle money.” Severus answered. “They wouldn’t expected it, so we’d be safer from Aurors.” He said. “The cousin’s address is one of the few muggle relatives I have that I hadn’t alienated; for some strange reason she keeps me updated on her address despite the fact I never reply.”

“Does this muggle know anything about our world?” Draco asked.

“No.” Severus answered. “She’s a Colonist so my father didn’t feel it important to inform her family of my gift.”

“We’re not going to the Colonies are we?” Draco asked in alarm thinking about the Dark Lord’s summons.

“No.” Severus smirked. “Her job takes her round the world, in her letter she said she’d be in England for several months.”

“Will we be there long?” Draco asked.

“I don’t know.” Severus said.

The bus pulled to a stop and the pair of wizards walked off. “We need to go to Devon.” Severus said. “We’ll use both muggle and magic means to throw any Aurors that might be following us off our trail.”

Draco nodded.

---Several hours later---
“Keep the insults to yourself.” Severus warned Draco as they walked up to the door.

Severus rapped twice on the door.

Willow answered the door. “Yes?”

“Willow Rosenberg?” Severus asked smoothly.

“I’m her.” Willow said. “Who are you?”

“Your cousin, Severus Snape.” Severus answered. “And this is my godson, Draco Malfoy.”

Willow’s brow furrowed slightly as she thought about it. “Oh yes, it’s been a while… I think the last time I saw you was in Phoenix for a family reunion.”

“Yes.” Snape sneered. “May we come in?”

Willow stepped aside, and watched them carefully. Both of them easily crossed the threshold. “So what brings you here?” She asked as she closed the door.

“We need a place to stay… I was hoping you could help out.” Severus said.

Willow frowned. “You should have given me advanced warning.”

“I know.” Severus said. “Unfortunately something came up and we had nowhere else to stay.”

Willow sighed. “I suppose you can spend the night… its late we can discuss it in the morning.”
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