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12 April 2006 @ 07:08 pm
Ficlet: Hard to Trust (Harry/Draco)  
Title: Hard to Trust
Challenge: Trouble in Paradise
Stage: Break up
Rating: PG
Word Count: 343
Summary: Harry shocks Draco.
Disclaimer: They definitely don't belong to me. They belong to J.K. Rowling and I'm just borrowing them.
Author's Note: And after reading this, I really feel the need to go write the fourth entry for this series. First, I have one other entry to do though. Hope you guys enjoy and feedback's always welcome!

Previous Parts: Jealousy, First Fight

He couldn’t have heard right. He must be going deaf.

Maybe someone had slipped something in his drink during breakfast that day. Or maybe this was someone who was just pretending to be Harry, someone who’d discovered the joys of Polyjuice Potion.

Because there was no way that Harry had just told him that he thought they should break up.

“What?” It was the only thing that Draco could think to say.

Harry looked away. “I don’t…I just can’t do this, Draco.”

Draco took a step closer. “Is it because of the way I feel about Blaise?” And why wasn’t he saying something else? Why wasn’t he blasting Harry for doing this?

Why did he feel as if he’d been punched in the stomach?

“No.” Harry shook his head. “It’s because of the way you looked when you said it.” He turned back and saw the confused look flash across Draco’s face. “You thought I’d be tempted to be with him, didn’t you?” This time it was Draco who looked away and Harry smiled sadly. “I can’t be with someone who doesn’t trust me, Draco.”

Draco’s gaze snapped back towards Harry. “You think I don’t trust you? Bloody hell, Harry! I trust you with my life.”

“And your heart, Draco? Do you trust me with that?”

Draco froze. He knew he needed to answer because if he didn’t then he was going to lose Harry. But he didn’t know how to answer. How did he explain to Harry, who seemed to love so easily, how hard it was for him to trust? Oh, he knew Harry hadn’t had a perfect life, far from it. But it wasn’t as if Draco were used to just saying what he felt.

Harry watched as Draco seemed to struggle with himself for a few more moments before nodding. “Exactly,” he said softly as he reached up and trailed a finger down the side of Draco’s face. “It’s better for both of us this way.”

Draco could do nothing more but watch as Harry walked away from him.
LOL, SCONErolling_scone on April 13th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
awww... I would have chalked Draco's behaviour up to insecurity... awww...
Nicole: Pride & Prejudiceblue_icy_rose on April 13th, 2006 10:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, poor Draco didn't see it coming. I just want to give him a hug now, lol.

Now...off to write the next part.