Another laugh issued, this time void of nervousness. This whole thing still seemed preposterous at times. It felt like they were playing at a marriage, putting on a show for their parents and treating it like a private joke. As much as they appreciated one another now, sometimes Nikolas couldn't quite figure out why they hadn't moved beyond that. He knew there were things you couldn't force, and affection was definitely one of them.
Still, he realized that he didn't really believe that it was impossible for him to develop feelings for Daphne. It hadn't happened yet, but Nikolas supposed it could. They were just so young. And she still didn't seem to give herself enough credit.
"Well, realistically, we'll probably have to give them an heir at some point." He'd said is casually, as he might if discussing a Quidditch match, though the idea of that sort of responsibility still rankled him. Nikolas let a moment pass, then tried to break the tension with a bemused grin as he nudged Daphne gently. "That'd have to be a hell of a kiss, to get you pregnant."