The 10th chapter has been posted, and the next one should be up in about a week as usual. Comments and feedback, even negative, would be appreciated.
He looked trough the window as he walked towards the door. He could see Harry already inside, sitting by the bar disk, looking rather like Dudley felt. He was talking to a good-looking young man with blond hair. Probably the guy Dudley had talked to on the phone. The flatmate. Dudley couldn’t remember his name.
Thinking that having a third person there could hardly make things more awkward, Dudley opened the door to the pub and entered. He stopped in the doorway as the blond man put a hand on Harry’s shoulder and said something Dudley didn’t hear. He raised his eyebrows. Could it be…
He walked over to them a bit cautiously.
“Hello, Harry. Happy birthday.” he said. Harry looked up at him and smiled, seemingly a bit startled.
“Hi, Dudley. Good to see you again.” he said. “This is Draco Malfoy, my flatmate. Draco, this is Dudley Dursley.”
So sorry for the delay, you guys. What was supposed to be a few days suddenly turned into a month. Let’s blame it on Real Life.
The next chapter should be up in about a week (for real this time). Here is a small excerpt of the chapter:
Harry moaned slightly as he opened his eyes and sat up. Hermione was sitting in the armchair, apparently reading through the cooking notes Draco had made earlier. She looked up at Harry with a smile.
“Good, you’re awake.” she said.
“How long was I out of it?” Harry asked, a bit disoriented.
“Barely ten minutes.” Hermione answered, putting the notes back on the table. “Draco is still unconscious.”
Harry walked over to Draco, a little worried. He wondered again what he was going to be like when he woke up. Draco wouldn’t have all his memories yet, just a fraction of them, but he would still be more Draco Malfoy than he had been in years. Would he act like it as well?
Harry was still leaning over him as Draco stirred and then slowly opened his eyes. He stared at Harry for a few moments before he spoke.
“Potter.” he said.
“You, Voldemort’s right hand and heir?”, Harry repeated, amused in spite of himself. “I don’t even remember you. And what forces? You’re the only one left!”
“Not quite.”, said the man. “Look behind you. Malfoy, kill him!”
Harry actually had to laugh at that point, even more so when Draco threw his hands up and answered:
“You leave me out of it. I have no idea who you are either.”
“BLOOD TRAITOR!”, the man screamed, and cast a curse in Draco’s direction. Harry reacted too slowly, having been distracted by the ridiculousness of the situation. The curse hit Draco with full force, sending him flying for a few meters before falling to the ground, lying very still.
The next chapter will again be up in a few days!
The 6th chapter has been posted, and the next one will be up in about 2-3 days as always.
Here is a small excerpt from the chapter:
“Where is he?” Harry asked, and Draco looked puzzled. “Where does he want you to go? Can you feel anything?”
Draco thought for a moment, then answered.
“Yes, I can feel the place, but I don’t recognise it.” he said. “I don’t know how to get there.”
Thinking fast, Harry took out his wand and pointed it at Draco, who suddenly looked scared.
“What the hell, Harry!?” he exclaimed.
“It’s ok. Relax.” Harry said, trying to sound reassuring. “I’m going to perform Legilimency on you.”
“You’re going to do what to me?” Draco said, wide eyed. Harry shook his head.
“I’m going to read your thoughts.” Harry explained. “I have to know where he is. Don’t worry, it’ll only take a second. And it won’t hurt.”
Draco looked disbelievingly at him, and Harry really hoped he wouldn’t protest. He didn’t want to do this against Draco’s will, but they were running out of time.
“Fine.” Draco said reluctantly. “Don’t make a mess.”
Chapter five has now been posted, and the next one will be up in a couple of days, as usual. Thanks to everyone who’s read it!
Here’s a small excerpt from the chapter:
Harry sat down on the bed, putting a hand on Draco’s shoulder and gently shook him awake. Draco looked sleepily up at him. Harry smiled.
“What time is it?” Draco asked, yawning.
“It’s still early.” Harry said. “Listen, I just got a summon from the ministry and have to leave. I’ll be back in the afternoon.”
“Is it bad?” Draco asked. “Should I be worried?”
“No, it’s nothing. Just the Ministry being annoying.” Harry said. “I just wanted to tell you. You can go back to sleep if you like.”
Draco nodded and fell back on the pillow as Harry rose from the bed.
“Oh, and Draco?” Harry said.
“Mmmm?” Draco mumbled.
“Don’t leave the house.” Harry said. “Please.”
The forth chapter has now been posted! The next chapter will be up in 2-3 days again. Thanks for reading!
Here is a small excerpt from the chapter:
“So, Harry, did you bring the wand?”, Hermione asked. Harry nodded and gave it to her. She looked at it for a moment, then handed it to Draco. He gave her a questioning glance as he took it.
“Try doing magic.”, she said, and continued after Draco gave her a blank look. “Just wave it around and point it at things. Even if it has changed its allegiance, there should be some response.”
Draco didn’t comment, he looked sceptical as he began waving the wand around in a series of movements. Harry couldn’t decide whether he looked impressive or ridiculous. Ron had apparently made up his mind about that, as he was trying to hide a laugh with his hands. Hermione gave him a disapproving look.
“It’s useless, nothing is happening.”, Draco said. “I could just as well be twirling around a hairbrush.”
Harry laughed a little at that, and Hermione frowned at them both. “I was afraid of this.”, she said. “I have a theory.”