Draco and Ginny at the Burrow for Yule! Throw in tense dinners, shocking family secrets, Santa suits, and a dragon or two… what could possibly go wrong?
A Cookie From Chapter 27:
“I already know you’re not noble, Draco,” she was saying, punctuating her words with a stab of her finger now and then. “You’re not going to do anything for abstract, high-minded sorts of reasons.”
“You’re certainly right about that,” he said, sitting next to her, his voice teasing and light, his arm round her splendid bare shoulders. He had no idea how they’d got onto this sticky topic in the first place, but he was more than ready to leave it and move on to more pleasant pursuits. “You know me so well.”
“Oh, I do,” she said. Something about the look in her golden eyes disturbed him, though, or perhaps it was the heavy sound of her voice.
“Do put that drink on a flat surface, Ginny,” he said, plucking the glass out of her hand, still keeping his tone neutral.
“I wouldn’t want to stain your lovely new sofa, Draco.” She gave a strange little laugh. “How awful that would be.”
“Er…” Draco always felt a bit guilty when he looked at that sofa. It was by far the newest item in his rooms; every other bit of furniture was a grand, imposing antique that had been in the family for generations. He’d bought it in a rebellious moment, wanting something for himself and Ginny to sit on that didn’t carry the weight of Malfoy tradition. But it was utterly different from everything else in the manor, and he wasn’t entirely sure how well cleaning charms matched to Malfoy furniture worked on new white leather.
“It doesn’t really fit in here, does it?” asked Ginny, with her trick of catching his train of thought all on her own.
“Ah…” What on earth is she getting at? He wondered. “Perhaps not, but I rather like it,” he settled for saying.
She put her drink down on the coffee table carefully, centering the glass on a coaster, and she looked at him directly. “Do I fit in here?”
Draco could feel himself starting to break out in a sweat, even though the room, like all the rooms in the Manor, was always rather cold.
Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Arthur Weasley
, Draco Malfoy
, Ginny Weasley
, Molly Weasley
, Narcissa Malfoy
, Other Characters
, Pansy Parkinson
, Ron Weasley
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