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Two drabbles

June 1st, 2011 (12:44 am)

Two Draco/Hermione drabbles, written for the dmhgchallenge. There's something wrong with the first one -- I think it's 'his breath catches', which is pretty much redundant -- but I was pleased with the second one :-)

Prompt: Fools
Title: Stubborn fools
Rating: R
Warnings: none

He’s been avoiding her for months.

Then Fortune brings them to the same restaurant, at the same moment in time, and contrives to place his hand on hers as they both reach for the door, and it’s as if a Stunning Spell had stilled his heart.

Their eyes meet, and his breath catches—he remembers their secret trysts, the long, blissful nights of making love—

“Table for two?” asks the Maître d’.

Draco’s startled back into reality. “Certainly not,” he sneers. “I’ve reserved a private chamber—”

“And I’m meeting my fiancé,” Hermione retorts.

Fortune sighs. Stubborn fools! Perhaps next time...

Prompt: A year
Title: Win-win
Rating: G
Warnings: none

The pile of Galleons, placed neatly on his desk, looked ominous. “What’s this?”

“My winnings,” said Hermione. “First prize in the ‘how long will Draco keep his job this time’ sweepstake. Ron said a week, Harry three months; I was right with a year. But I don’t need the money...”

She handed him an official-looking envelope and, in his mind’s eye, he could see a tiny Draco (arms waving frantically) swirling down the toilet bowl. “Bollocks! What’re they saying I’ve done now?”

“Read it.”

He did. Three times. “Promotion?

Hermione grinned. “So, Assistant Director Malfoy, the drinks are on you.”


Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: June 1st, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)

I think the first one is fine - but that you are right - the second one is better.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: June 1st, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)

Thanks :-)

Posted by: Rapidez (larapidez)
Posted at: January 13th, 2012 10:30 am (UTC)

Aww, you're right, the second one is awesome! The first one is mostly sad, but still, the last line was quite amusing. :D Poor Fortune.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: January 13th, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I was pleased with the second one :-)

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