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Beholden (Or Otherwise) 
24th-Jan-2010 07:09 pm
Converse: black
Title: Beholden (Or Otherwise)
Word count: 200
Characters/pairings: Harry/Draco
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: The boys belong to JKR, even though I’m often much nicer to them than she is.
Author’s Notes: This was written for dracoharry100’s current challenge, compassion.

“I don’t need your pity!” Malfoy seethed. He was pale as ash and looked exhausted. His gaunt face looked pared down by stress.

“It’s not pity,” Harry tried. He had no idea what to say – he couldn’t argue with Malfoy, not when the other boy looked as if he’d be knocked over by a stiff wind. “It’s compassion.”

“Sod compassion, that didn’t stop you gutting me like a fish! I’m not going to take your charity, Potter.” He hesitated, then set his pointed chin. “What do you want from me? We’ll make a bargain.”

“I’m not being bribed to testify!”


“Consider it a debt paid. So what shall I give you? I don’t have much any more…” Malfoy looked as though the words had bloodied his throat as they left it.

“You don’t need to – ”

“I won’t be beholden to you. I’m not going to be saved by you again, I refuse to need it. You can fuck me.”

Harry nearly choked. “What?”

“You can fuck me.” Malfoy’s voice was more certain than his eyes. “The offer’s more than fair.”

A pause.

“Why don’t we just start with dinner?”

The way Malfoy’s face lit up made Harry’s breath catch.

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24th-Jan-2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Oh melt! Wonderful. Love it.
25th-Jan-2010 11:45 am (UTC)
:D Thank you!
24th-Jan-2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Aw. Yay for noble!Harry!
25th-Jan-2010 11:44 am (UTC)
Yay indeed!
24th-Jan-2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
This put a smile on my face. Oh, Draco.
25th-Jan-2010 11:46 am (UTC)
I'm glad! Harry will look after Draco. :)
25th-Jan-2010 02:36 am (UTC)
osurhgfaourfhjal. AW. :D THE ENDING. AHHHHHHHWWWWWWWW. The proper way to woo, soothe and win over Slytherins. ;D
25th-Jan-2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
:D I did like writing a version of vulnerable-offering-himself-up!Draco who gets taken care of instead of taken advantage of.
25th-Jan-2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
26th-Jan-2010 10:40 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
18th-Sep-2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh Draco, could you be more oblivious? Like, he was waiting to offer his body really. And, of course, Harry wants the whole package. Tiny children.
18th-Sep-2015 07:44 pm (UTC)
Draco's a bit too blinded by fear/war trauma to recognise this peculiar sensation of wanting to be near Potter, I think. Lucky Harry's there to help. ♥
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