|ALL WORDS ARE AWESOME WORDS!!!! (tryslora) wrote in hp_tarot,|
@ 2011-09-21 06:58:00
|Entry tags:||draco malfoy, pg, round 4, type: fic|
No Matter Where You Go... (There You Are)
Title: No Matter Where You Go... (There You Are)
Length: 5100 words
Main character or Pairing: Draco Malfoy
Card: Knight of Wands
Card Interpretation: Departure, absence. I took this to mean a fair-haired youth on a journey, but not only the physical sort.
Disclaimer: The people and world of Harry Potter belong to JK Rowling; I just like to write here. No infringement is intended.
Warnings: None needed. EWE.
Summary: When the war is done, Draco walks away. Eventually, he realizes it is time to stop leaving, and to find a new path and possibly an end to his journeying. A surprise encounter with an ex-classmate adds a few unexpected bumps in the road.
Author Notes: Thank you to eternaleponine for the beta (and her patience with this being longer than I meant it to be originally!). Thank you to ravenna_c_tan for hosting this fest; I had fun!
It wasn’t quite over when Draco left for the first time.
Blaise was still back there, somewhere, along with the charred remains of a boy who had been Draco’s shadow since childhood. The others he had grown up with—Pansy, Daphne, Theodore—they were all somewhere amongst the crowds. Alive, he hoped, although he couldn’t be sure. But Draco left, his mother’s arm across his back, his father trailing somewhere behind, with furtive glances to make sure they were not followed. They walked down the long path together. The Malfoys: disgraced, set aside, alone.
He wondered why they were being allowed to leave.
He wondered how far they could get before anyone noticed.
And he wondered if he would truly be able to leave it all behind.