Day 14. Harry Potter. Harry/Draco. Know that he'll always surprise you Title: Know that he'll always surprise you. Author:digthewriter Word Count: 650 Rating: PG Warning: EWE. Auror Training Academy. Made up stuff. Pretend Relationship. Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended. Author's Notes: This story is going to be called "Nothing Ventured. Nothing Gained." Each chapter is going to have a unique title but it'll all be part of one big story. I hope! AO3 link for all chapters in a row!
Not long after Rita Skeeter left Harry and Malfoy alone, Malfoy received an invitation from the Weasleys.
"What does it say?" Harry asked Malfoy, plopping down on his bed, and attempting to hide his nervous. He had a feeling this was going to happen soon. Especially since Harry had received that letter from Ginny accepting their relationship.
"An invitation for dinner. Tomorrow night."
Malfoy looked annoyed. "No. Of course not, it's for both of us, obviously. Why would I be invited alone? That's seems ridiculous."
Harry shrugged. "Molly invites Hermione over all the time without Ron. So it's not all that ridiculous."
"So is that your way of saying you're not coming with me?"
Harry shook his head. "I would never leave you alone in that house, are you kidding? You'll walk in through the door and George will start renditioning you with inappropriate Christmas carols while you're sitting next to the fireplace with the yule log burning. And then forced to sit next to Charlie and Neville at the dining table. Trust me, that's something I wouldn't want to wish on my most hated enemy--"
"Longbottom? Why would he be there?"
"Charlie and Neville are a thing now. They got together sometime around the New Year last year and well, whenever Charlie comes to visit during the holidays, they are always on top of each other. I guess it's what happens when you're in a long distance relationship and Neville works all the time in his lab, Charlie's got odd hours at the Dragon Sanctuary so it leaves little time to see each other."
"Oh. I didn't realise...That Weasley bloke, Charlie, he's the hottest one of the lot."
Harry's stomach turned with jealousy. Of course, Charlie was hot, but to know that Malfoy found him attractive--
"Good on, Longbottom. About time he got himself a proper boyfriend."
"You speak as if you know Neville well," Harry observed. Malfoy had relaxed on the bed by now. He leaned back and looked up at the ceiling and closed his eyes for a brief second. Harry watched Malfoy's neck, his Adam's apple bob, and Harry's cock stirred with interest. He wanted nothing more than to reach over, wrap his fingers around the back of Malfoy's neck, and pull him in for a kiss.
"I visited with Longbottom after the war. Pansy and I, we went to apologise as part of our penance. Well, it was her really and I accompanied her. I suppose, not surprisingly, and rather infuriatingly he was gracious. We met for coffee a few times before I joined the academy."
"Oh, I had no idea."
This time Malfoy shrugged and sat us as he started to remove his shoes and socks. "I asked him not to tell anyone. I liked becoming friends with him and I was afraid..."
"Afraid of what?" Harry asked as Malfoy trailed off.
"Afraid that he'd be taken away from me if people found out we'd become close. He was the only person in my life that never wanted anything from me."
Harry smiled ran a hand through his hair. "It was the exact same thing Charlie'd said to me about him. Neville is one of those rare finds, I reckon."
Malfoy smiled. "Indeed."
"So, we should go to the dinner then? You'll catch up with Neville, you know when Charlie's not busy groping him in front of everyone."
Malfoy laughed softly. "Why not?" Still, he looked nervous.
"It's been years after the war, Malfoy. You're not still worried about--"
"I don't think I'll ever stop worrying about that," Malfoy said.
They sat quietly for a few minutes, each on their own bed, and Harry couldn't help but notice how comfortable it was between them now. In the beginning when they'd started rooming together, there was always so much tension, but now that they were actually friends, sort of, it was better.