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I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
13th-Aug-2009 09:11 pm
Title: Markings
Word count: 300
Characters/pairings: Ron/Draco
Rating R
Challenge: freckles
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 rondracodrabble’s current prompt, freckles.

Draco can remember a time when he scorned Ron’s freckles. They were as much a mark of the lower classes as a farmer’s tan. Not like Draco’s pale skin, that he was so proud of: his pallor marked him as a Malfoy, and he kept his skin flawless with glamours – and curses. Only Dark magic can keep a teenager’s skin clear.

Now Ron’s wholesome freckles charm Draco, and his skin is no longer clear. The Sectumsempra scar makes him wince, but it’s not like the knot of dead tissue on his arm, where the snake and skull used to be.


Ron can remember clearly how jealous he was of Draco’s skin when he was a teenager. He had so many spots and freckles and Draco was unblemished. Ron was bitterly resentful; he wished he could hex Draco, cover him with marks.

Now both those things have happened to Draco, but he’s even more beautiful than he was before. The first time Ron saw him naked, Draco saw his eyes fall to the Mark and shuddered. He curled up on Ron’s sheets, pulling his arm tight against his body.

That moment is the only clear memory Ron has of that night.


They’ve learnt each other’s bodies since; memorised every line. Ron knows that if you pull Draco’s hair, his legs fall open; Draco can interpret the timbre of Ron’s different moans. Ron’s learnt how to draw a delightful blush; Draco’s learnt to kiss Ron’s earlobes.

Their pasts and families are written in the marks left by their lives: Ron’s Weasley hair and scarred arms; Draco’s Malfoy nose and Dark Mark. Everything that should keep them apart is etched on their bodies, but their bodies draw close nonetheless.

Afterwards, they curl up together, and Ron’s freckled arms hold Draco’s marked body close.

joomla visitor

13th-Aug-2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
I'm speechless.

There's something so...comforting about this drabble. I-I can't explain it.

:snuggles up to this drabble and goes to sleep with it:
15th-Aug-2009 04:54 am (UTC)
:D I love this comment, thanks so much!

*tucks you and the drabble in*
14th-Aug-2009 12:34 am (UTC)
That was so very, very beautiful. Loved it!!!! <3
15th-Aug-2009 04:53 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
14th-Aug-2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
I love this so much, loki.
*prints out copy and shoves it under her pillow*

Only Dark magic can keep a teenager’s skin clear. Well. I wish someone had told that back in school...

Seriously though, this drabble is so good. Just... amazing. I don't know what it is, but it's so right.
This just makes me love Ron all the more.
Everything that should keep them apart is etched on their bodies, but their bodies draw close nonetheless. *sighs in contenment*
16th-Aug-2009 05:27 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I wish someone had told that back in school...

LOL! Seriously though, if you had magic when you were fourteen, wouldn't you have used it to fight spots?
16th-Aug-2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
30th-Aug-2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
30th-Aug-2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
*looks down in shame*
14th-Aug-2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Fwaaahh. I just love how you write everything and it just makes SENSE and it's so awesome...
15th-Aug-2009 04:52 am (UTC)
:D Thank you, sweetheart!
5th-Nov-2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
You just know it took them years to learn everything about one another bodies. Growing old together, always learning something new.

This little drabble was just so lovely.
10th-Nov-2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
:) Thank you! It's one I like better of my own stuff.
4th-Dec-2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Oh hi, I'm late!

This is GORGEOUS, I really have no words for it ♥

50 points to R/D!!! hehe.
5th-Dec-2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much, lovely :)
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