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Holding Hands 
19th-Mar-2011 01:03 pm
Converse: black
Title: Holding Hands
Author: lokifan
Word count: 300
Characters/pairings: Harry/Draco
Rating: PG
Summary: Harry asks Draco out for lunch.
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 enchanted_jae, who kindly bought one of the Help Japan vgifts and requested H/D, sushi.

When Harry asked Draco out for lunch, Draco cocked his head and considered. Then his pursed lips grew into a wide smile, and Harry felt his clenched heart relax. “Sushi?”

Harry nodded, and they walked from the Ministry to the nearest hole-in-the-wall. Harry kept close to Draco on the crowded pavement, and felt their hands brush.

Draco ordered salmon nigiri and California rolls with the ease of habit, then got them both a seat around a little folding table. Harry watched Draco’s narrow, pale hands as Draco squeezed soy sauce carefully over his food, letting it soak into the rice, and added a dollop of wasabi to each.

Malfoy looked up; his pale eyes caught Harry watching him, and pink bloomed on his cheeks. “What?”

“Nothing,” Harry said. Hearing something perilously close to fondness in his voice, he hastily filled his mouth with wasabi peas.

Years of friendship with ink-stained, meticulous Hermione, and hundreds of chess games with a Ron gone narrow-eyed and focussed, had taught him to find careful movement endearing. It was a nice change after Dudley’s vicious carelessness and the chaos of fighting bad guys.

Draco’s fingertips were stained with soy sauce, Harry noticed.

He hid a smile in his bottle of water and imagined drawing Draco’s finger into his mouth, curling his tongue round the pad of it and tasting the tang of soy sauce and skin.

The little place was full of the smell of soy sauce and the steam of cooking; it was hard to hear each other over the hubbub of people ordering and the cooks sharing laughs. But Harry and Draco had had enough of yelling at each other over other people’s noise, so they sat and smiled and held eye contact until Draco blushed and looked away.

They left holding hands.

joomla visitor

19th-Mar-2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
Aawwww! So sweet! Though I'd really love to know what happened next. :)
19th-Mar-2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Harry got food poisoning :p

Thank you!
19th-Mar-2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
*goofy grin on my face* This was so sweet and charming!
19th-Mar-2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad to make you smile :D
19th-Mar-2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
19th-Mar-2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Hee, thanks!
19th-Mar-2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
*giggles* It's cute what Harry finds endearing, and how they are happy enough to just share some peace and quiet together. ♥
19th-Mar-2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you, lovely!
19th-Mar-2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
This is very sweet. ♥
19th-Mar-2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I am a fluffy being today :D
19th-Mar-2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Do you know that glorious suckerpunch to the gut you feel when you read or imagine something so crushingly sweet it suffocates you a little bit?
You just did that to me. I love that feeling. Thanks :D
19th-Mar-2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful comment - and icon, too :D Thank you so much!
19th-Mar-2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
This was so, so sweet! Very... gentle - if that makes sense. Lovely!
19th-Mar-2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
That totally makes sense :) And it's just what I was going for, since enchanted_jae is the fluffiest flufferton in Fluff Town. Thanks very much!
19th-Mar-2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
Adorable. Such a sweet moment.
19th-Mar-2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) I reckoned Jae would like some super-fluffy stuff!
19th-Mar-2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
Aw!!! That's so adorable! And now I want veggie rolls! :)
19th-Mar-2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

They have a deal on the ready-made sushi at my uni cafe... not the best, but I suspect I'll go and visit tomorrow :)
19th-Mar-2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
That is so completely adorable. I love all the shy smiles and the relative peace that surrounds them in the midst of all the craziness. Thank you, very much, for this!
19th-Mar-2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks so much :D I wanted to make it EXTRA FLUFFY for you, lol!
19th-Mar-2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Awww soooo sweet!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D
19th-Mar-2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you!
19th-Mar-2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Absolutely adorable!!!
19th-Mar-2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
19th-Mar-2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
20th-Mar-2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
:DDD What an adorable comment!
20th-Mar-2011 12:22 am (UTC)
I love Harry liking something in Draco because it reminds him of Hermione and Ron. I think they are his first loves--I don't necessarily mean romantically. While I want him to be able to accept something different and new as well, I like to think they taught him about what to treasure.

This is lovely. But now I want sushi.
20th-Mar-2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
Absolutely :) He never loved anybody, you know, alive before them - I think he imprinted on them in some ways, and they are his first and strongest-by-the-end-of-DH relationship.

LOL. I know, I wrote it and was like "...takeaway."
20th-Mar-2011 06:24 am (UTC)
20th-Mar-2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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