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Almost Naked 
24th-Nov-2010 05:36 pm
Converse: black
This was written for the Harry/Draco Last Drabble Writer Standing – I forgot I hadn’t posted it!

Title: Almost Naked
Word count: ~300
Characters/pairings: Harry/Draco
Rating: R
Summary: Everyone experiences Occlumency differently; Draco sees it as cloth.
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: The prompt was fuck me, fix me at 299 words.

Everyone experienced Occlumency differently. Snape had pictured it as a black wall defending him from invaders. Draco’s mother saw her defences as a moat around the castle of her mind. Blaise’s Occlumency was fire, singeing the fingers of any who tried to root around inside his head.

Draco saw cloth.

It was gauzy, almost sheer: Draco couldn’t let Voldemort know he was Occluding. But the cloth surrounded his mind, holding off anyone who wanted to touch him intimately.

By seventh year the cloth felt like a shroud, entombing him under its cover.

Even when he survived, Draco couldn’t relax. He clung to his Occlumency, pulling it in deep folds around himself. His partners touched him only though the cloth. He huddled inside his Occlumency even as he sought stimulation that could reach him.

Perhaps he and Harry were inevitable.

Harry asked him out a little formally, and took him to dinner. They joked and told anecdotes and shared their pudding. Afterwards Harry kissed him very politely.

Draco kissed him back with enthusiasm.

They went to Harry’s flat. He undressed Draco slowly, palming Draco’s arse, stroking his face, tracing the ladder of Draco’s ribs. Draco opened for him easily: arms and legs and lips. Harry wasn’t especially skilled, but he was gentle and there was – something –

Harry entered him and caught his eyes at the same moment, and Draco cried out against Harry’s mouth. The cloth was gone. There was no barrier between them, nothing to muffle the slide of skin on skin or Harry’s piercing gaze.

Draco came first because Harry was a gentleman. Harry followed, and they lay panting in a sweaty, naked heap. Draco trembled, feeling newborn. This felt dangerous, yet nothing short of spectacular.

Even if come morning, he’d again be only almost naked.

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24th-Nov-2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
WOW! That was awesome. I loved them both in that - so sensitive and sweet!
24th-Nov-2010 07:55 pm (UTC)

anyways love this :D theyre so sweet xD
24th-Nov-2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
I liked this a lot. I mean A LOT! It was just enough to let me see into Draco's life post-DH and leave me wishing for more.
25th-Nov-2010 10:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
24th-Nov-2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I loved the form of Draco's Oclummency! And the way Harry make it go...
25th-Nov-2010 10:22 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! Harry breaks through Draco's defences very nicely :)
24th-Nov-2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Wow that was really eloquent.
25th-Nov-2010 10:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
24th-Nov-2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
This was brilliant and sexy!
25th-Nov-2010 10:20 am (UTC)
Thank you, sweetheart! :D
24th-Nov-2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
That was realy lovely, darling! Very sexy and heartfelt.

♥ ♥ ♥
25th-Nov-2010 10:23 am (UTC)
*beams* Thank you! It was funny reposting - I remembered it as way angstier than it was.
24th-Nov-2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
That was a beautiful way to use that prompt.
25th-Nov-2010 10:20 am (UTC)
*glows* Thank you!
24th-Nov-2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, I really liked this. The idea of different images for Occlumency is very cool and makes a lot of sense. And I like how Harry isn't a sex god or anything, but he's gentle and honest and something about that gets to Draco.
25th-Nov-2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much - I love this comment. :)
25th-Nov-2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Wow. That was very pretty. I particularly liked the imagery of the Occlumency becoming a shroud. The sex, though vague, felt so real. Gorgeous!
25th-Nov-2010 11:59 am (UTC)
Thank you, lovely! What a wonderful comment :D I'm especially pleased you liked the sex, cos I had to cut that down MASSIVELY for the wordcount.
28th-Nov-2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Love this. Love the imagery, love the contrast in the way they kiss.
28th-Nov-2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Awww bonus fic comment! Thank you :)
4th-Jan-2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
"Draco came first because Harry was a gentleman."

Best line!!
I really like that Occlumency is different for the user. That's an interesting portrayal of spell mechanics. Approved! :D
13th-Jan-2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Hee, thanks!

I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks very much, I love comments on older stuff.
31st-Jul-2015 08:50 pm (UTC)
MY FEELINGS. Love some Draco introspection.
26th-Aug-2015 02:17 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I do love me some angsty post-DH Draco.
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