|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in cels_fic_haven,|
@ 2011-08-01 12:04:00
|Entry tags:||hp ficlets draco/harry, hp quill-it 100.3|
HP ficlet: No More Lies [Draco/Harry, general]
Title: No More Lies
Length: 600 words
Summary: Harry's tired of living with the lies.
Note: For quill_it, 100.3, prompt 18, "lies".
"I'm tired of the lies, Draco." Harry bowed his head. "Usually only by omission, but they're still lies."
With a pang Draco saw silver strands among the dark, more of them than he remembered.
"I thought you didn't want to hurt your family?"
"I've begun to think that telling the truth would hurt everyone less than all the evasion. I'm sure Ginny suspects; it she ever asks outright she'll be hurt as much by the fact that I've been lying to her, by omission if nothing else, as by my being unfaithful. As for the kids, well, I don't want them to think that it's okay to cheat on a partner. When I thought that this between you and me was just an affair, that it wouldn't last long -- that was one thing. But we've agreed we both want to be together in a way that isn't possible under the present circumstances. Asteria may not care that you live apart from her, but that isn't an option for me."
Draco winced. He had seen this moment coming, but that didn't make it any easier. While it was true that he had long since agreed with Asteria that they would be happier leading separate lives, they had both always been very discreet about it. If Harry left Ginny, the relationship between Harry and Draco was bound to become public, and very likely a scandal. Rita Skeeter would see to that.
On the other hand, Draco couldn't imagine a life without Harry any longer.
"Come here." He held Harry tightly. "I can see that letting things go on as they have been isn't an option for you anymore. When did you want to tell Ginny?"
"I don't know. It isn't as though there will ever be a good time to explain that I'm in love with someone else and want a divorce, so I suppose sooner rather than later. The summer holidays are less than a month away; maybe I'll see if the kids can go to their Weasley grandparents for a fortnight and tell her then. No, that's silly. I can just as well talk to Ginny before they're out of school. If she's really upset, she can go to stay with her parents, and if need be the kids could join her there."
"Would you keep the house, then?" asked Draco.
"I don't know. Sirius left it to me, but..." Harry shook his head. "I suppose that will be something else we'll have to talk about. Damn. It's going to be awfully difficult, isn't it?"
"I suspect so. You don't have to go through with telling her, you know. I'm content to carry on as we've been doing. Perhaps you should think about it a little longer before you make up your mind," Draco said, stroking Harry's back. "If you decide this is the right thing to do, I'll support you, but once you've told Ginny about us, there'll be no going back."
"I know." Harry sighed. "Take me to bed, Draco. Remind me why I love you so much that I'm destroying my family for you."
"And here I thought you loved me for my mind," Draco said.
"I do. Bad joke, sorry. Sex with you is fantastic, but if it were just about the sex, this affair wouldn't have lasted more than three months." Harry kissed him.
He was right; the conversations they were able to have together were more seductive, and more long-lasting, than sex could ever be. Draco kissed Harry back.
"Agreed. But I'm going to take you to bed and wear you out anyhow."