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Some drabbles

May 19th, 2013 (08:07 pm)

Four drabbles, including... an Easter one, LOL!

Title: Guilty pleasures
Prompt: Red
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Note: Slightly edited!

Watching her was always a guilty pleasure.

Tonight, at the Ministry Ball, she was wearing red – slinky robes covered in glossy sequins – and she’d painted her pouting lips to match.

He followed her out onto the terrace, a familiar heat stirring his loins.

She was leaning over the balustrade, her supple curves sheathed in shiny scales. Her hand was near her mouth, and something was glowing red between her fingers...

Merlin, he thought, she’s breathing fire!

“Why are you always lurking, Malfoy?” she asked, wearily. “Here,” – she straightened up, turned, held out a small, rectangular packet – “d’you want a cigarette?”


Title: Passion Killer
Prompt: Easter eggs
Rating: R
Warnings: None

Who put that on my desk?

Draco closed his office door and, sitting down, surveyed the – gift? – with narrowed eyes. It was covered in a colourful imitation of gold leaf.


He picked it up, sniffed it, peeled back its gaudy wrapping, and – Merlin only knew why – bit into it.




Oh, shit!

The door opened.

“Draco,” said the bushy-haired colleague he’d desperately been trying to seduce for months, “Harry doesn’t want his. Would you like another...?”

Even Father, he told himself later, would’ve found it hard to impress a woman with creme egg dribbling down his chin.


Title: Coulrophobia (a fear of clowns)
Prompt: Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes
Rating: G
Warnings: None

“Why not go inside?” asks Granger.

Startled, Draco realises he’s still loitering outside the joke shop window.

She comes up beside him. “I know the jokes are silly, but some of the magic’s quite impressive – I’m sorry,” she adds, softly, “your father was sent to Azkaban.” And, as always, her weird niceness seeps through the chinks in his armour...

No! his blood shouts.

“Father won’t be there for long,” he boasts. “The Dark Lord needs us Malfoys.”

But as he marches off to the meeting at Borgin and Burkes, the clown above the joke shop door bursts into hysterical laughter.


Title: The grass is greener on the outside
Prompt: Regret
Rating: R
Warnings: None

Two red-haired cherubs came racing down the path. “Aunt Hermioneeeeee!”

Laughing, Hermione gathered them in her arms.

“We didn’t think you’d come today,” said Ron.

She ignored the concern in his voice. “You know how much I love seeing the children,” she said.



The sea crossing to Azkaban was rough.

Their conjugal visit was blissful, as always, but over far too soon.

“You must wish you’d never married me,” said Draco, struggling to give her one last kiss before the guards dragged him back to his cell.

“No,” cried Hermione. “Never, ever!”

It was only a tiny white lie.


Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 19th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
suitable job for a lady

The bitter-sweetness of that last one is spot-on - I think it has to be my favourite.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: May 20th, 2013 11:08 am (UTC)

Thank you :-) Bitter-sweet was exactly what I was hoping for.

Posted by: gowarily (gowarily)
Posted at: May 20th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)

Great batch

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: May 20th, 2013 11:09 am (UTC)

Thank you :-)

Posted by: Maz (thismaz)
Posted at: May 20th, 2013 05:10 am (UTC)

There is a nice range of moods in these and, like curiouswombat, I do like the last one, but it is the one before that, with its twisty suggestion of an AU world that I like best.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: May 20th, 2013 11:15 am (UTC)

Thank you :-)

I wanted to suggest that the clown's laughter might just make Draco question his beliefs.

Posted by: Nebride - Bishie Hunter (nebride)
Posted at: May 29th, 2013 02:40 am (UTC)

Just dropping by to say hello and read your totally yummy drabbles. Only you could make me like this pairing! *big grin*

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: June 1st, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)



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