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My Mistake 
16th-Apr-2010 09:10 pm
Converse: black
Title: My Mistake
Author: lokifan
Word count: ~300
Characters/pairings: Hermione/Draco. Really. I can’t believe it either.
Rating: very soft R
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: The boys and girls belong to JKR, even though I’m often much nicer to them than she is.
Author’s Notes: This was written for sortinghatdrabs; the pairing was Draco/Hermione and the prompt was my mistake to make. I kept trying to write something angsty and reflective of both their flaws, but it just wanted to be hopeful and cute. IDEK.

“So I told Ron and Harry,” Hermione said.

She was naked, lounging on cotton sheets with her arms crossed under her head. Draco was drinking in her breasts, examining the stretch marks and the dark shape of her nipples and the wonderful, heavy curves, and her voice was calm. It took him a moment to register what she’d said.

“You what?!”

“I told them about this.” Hermione waved a hand between them; the gesture somehow took it all in. How he’d made sad eyes at her, sitting pale and drawn in the Ministry cafeteria between hearings as he fought for his father’s soul. She’d bought him coffee. She’d been aggressively competent, her arms full of legal papers and her eyes full of the certainty of self-reliance; her hair smelt lovely.

And he’d known that if Hermione helped him, he could save his father from the Kiss.

So he’d charmed her – more by his failure to be suave than by his wit – and ranted about the mishandling of his father’s trial. Her passion for justice and his big grey eyes had done the rest.

But if her friends knew –

“What did they say?” Are you going to listen?

“That you’re here out of some ulterior motive, that you’ll hurt me. That this is a mistake.”

“But you didn’t listen,” Draco said, wanting reassurance.

She smiled at him, her eyes chocolate-dark, sweet and close. “Even if it’s true, you’re my mistake to make.”

His throat closed up; his face froze so that he could barely smile, though his soul was singing.

I need to make my own mistakes. Not my father’s.

“Hermione, I need to tell you something.”

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16th-Apr-2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
short, sweet, and a cliffy that made me scream at my computer. good job!
17th-Apr-2010 02:31 am (UTC)
:D Thank you!
16th-Apr-2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
omg I need closure, lol! Lovely!!
17th-Apr-2010 02:31 am (UTC)
LOL. Thank you!
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17th-Apr-2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Guilt-stricken Draco is ftw!

Thank you. :)
17th-Apr-2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! I love the philosophy behind this.
19th-Apr-2010 05:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! Specially for being a flister who wasn't too APPALLED, I TELL YOU the Dramione to comment.
19th-Apr-2010 09:06 am (UTC)
Haha I've read it before. I spent quite a while in the HP fandom I'll have you know missy! I think I read one Draco/Harry story about 5 times, and it was novella length. Something about them having a jouranl they wrote to each other in but the ink was poison and they were all secretive.

I'm functioning on about 4 hours of sleep so sorry if this doesn't make sense.
20th-Apr-2010 01:01 am (UTC)
:D I know, it's just that most of my flist is all about the slash/femmeslash. And Hermione/Draco, in particular, is pairing non grata. Hell, I don't like it.

Oh, yes! Er. Can't recall the name, but I do know which fic you mean!

Now I must go and sleep, or I'll be functioning on four hours myself!
21st-Apr-2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
I think about 90% of fandom is just in it for the slash :P but I'll read pretty much anything. I do, however, skip past ships I don't like pretty regularly. Not sure why I like a bit of Hermione/Draco but I do.

For some reason I'm now reminiscing about all my old fandom and OTPs lol, what did you think of Spike/Buffy? Just found some scorching old fics I used to love.
22nd-Apr-2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
:) yAY!

I liked Spike/Buffy, and still do! It's perfect for those of us who slash enemies - the literary-doubleness, the epic-battleness, are totally there. As is the hotness and the snark.

I actually wrote a Buffy/Spike PWP for Kink Bingo - These Boots Aren't Made For Walking. Little bit awkward cos the kink was 'foot fetish', but it was fun.
23rd-Apr-2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
I think Spike was my first fangirl crush. I even saw his band when I was 14. I had posters of him all over my room. The cheekbones. The hair. The BADASSERY. *swoon*

These were pretty much my favourite PWP ridiculousness stories of hotness The pr0n it buuuuuurns.

Love your boot story.
23rd-Apr-2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
:D Heh, my fangirliness is totally vanquished! That's brilliant.

Wanna know a secret? I'm not all that attracted to Spike. :D I WAAAY prefer Buffy. Also, thanks! :D

Heh. Demon pheromones! I'm not usually a fan of Aliens Made Us Do It, which this blatantly is, but I might settle down to be buuuuuurnt.

...It's been a really long time since I had time to read fic, okay?
23rd-Apr-2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hmm...I don't think I was ever that into Buffy. I loved Willow. It's where I first got the urge to become a red head (and a lover of red heads) and of course one of the first positive gay icons I had in my life. My family's a bit slow. My eldest sister only realised Stephen Fry was gay when I told her last year.

Aliens Made Them Do It is such a classic! There are so many hilarious bad scenarios. I think there's actually a Trek fic where Kirk is with Spock but whenever Spock goes down on a landing mission the alien forces make him do it with McCoy. Kind of a parody of Aliens Made Them Do It but hilarious.
25th-Apr-2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
My family's a bit slow. My eldest sister only realised Stephen Fry was gay when I told her last year.


That sounds like a great fic! Because yeah, why should the Aliens only Make the people who are sekritly destined for each other Do It? :DDD
26th-Apr-2010 11:45 am (UTC)
She went to uni in Brighton-there's really no excuse. Apart from the fact she was born technically a little bit dead. She's not the brightest pixie in the forest.

It is pretty funny, mostly because Kirk has to listen each time they do it, and Spock is all methodical and they're all very male about it but are most definitely NOT enjoying it *eye roll*
18th-Apr-2010 10:35 am (UTC)
I think I love this. Very well done! :)
19th-Apr-2010 05:36 am (UTC)
:) Thank you! Nice to have flisters reading the dreaded Dramione!
23rd-Apr-2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
Heh, the more I think about it, the more intrigued I'm becoming with the idea of Hermione/Draco. Hmm. ;)
25th-Apr-2010 01:39 pm (UTC)


Edited at 2010-04-25 01:40 pm (UTC)
25th-Apr-2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Hee, sometimes it's fun to be traitorous. ;D
20th-Apr-2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
What? A cliffhanger?! LOKI!
Although I get the feeling I know where this is going, anyway, so it's not too bad of a cliffie.

I like this.
I kind of went, "Draco/Hermione. Cool. [Pause.] Wait. [Pause.] What?", but I like this a lot. She's who she is and she understands that even if Draco is using her, it's her own problem, not Harry or Ron's. And that's fine. She will deal with it if it comes to that, and it's not as if she isn't a willing participant.

So yes, I liked it.Despite looking like a confused puppy after seeing the pairing.
21st-Apr-2010 06:12 am (UTC)
LOL. Yeah, happy ending!

LMAO. Yes, exactly - both on your understanding of Hermione, and the WHAT. I mean, I looked like a confused puppy after seeing the pairing. Especially since I kept TRYING to write something angsty and grown-up, with their flaws making a healthy relationship impossible, and then it went all cute. I don't even know.
10th-Jul-2010 05:23 am (UTC)
My immediate thought after reading the last line is "I'm pregnant." Which, coupled with the previous one, makes it kind of hilarious.
10th-Jul-2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHA DED OF LOL. Have a Commenter of the Month prize! (The prize is the knowledge that you made me laugh. Look, I don't have a sponsor, I can't be handin' out iphones like they're sweets.)
10th-Jul-2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
LOL. That's ok, I don't need an iPhone anyway. :P
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