I’m having really intense Draco-feels at the moment.
Let’s talk about how misunderstood Malfoy is. ‘Cause everyone takes him either a real bad guy or then he is in love with Harry. But I think that he was just the boy who made all the wrong choices as one gifset said. He got himself involved with the Death Eaters because his whole family was involved and I think he didn’t expect all that madness and dark powers, because, after all, he’s just a boy. He’s not evil. He is just a bit naïve and stupid and arrogant.
I’m a Drarry-shipper but I think it’s not canon or it wasn’t until… I don’t know, book six or seven. When he didn’t give Harry away to Bellatrix and others, I think he recognised Harry, but even though he didn’t like Harry, he didn’t hate him enough to KILL him or let him die. I don’t think such young boys can hate each other like that.
And he was really hurt and scared, wasn’t he? He was afraid of what would happen to him, to his family, to other Slytherins (I mean, he DID have friends, not just followers, FRIENDS like other people who he could hang out with. He just stood out and that’s why everyone thinks he’s a leader - but that’s with Harry too, Ron even calls him ‘boss’).
I’m thinking what kind of childhood Draco had. I don’t think the Malfoy family talked about Voldemort, so Draco probably didn’t hear about his creepy aunt in Azkaban. Maybe he was wondering why mother always got so sad and scared when Azkaban was mentioned and maybe he wasn’t allowed to ask about his father’s left hand. What were his Christmases like? Summer vacations? Spending time in that big mansion - all alone, perhaps?
And after the great battle in Hogwarts? What happened then? For example, he has a wife and a son. I’m just thinking, how he found his wife? Could he open up to his wife about his past, about all the terrible things he saw and went through? Was he able to have a stable, good marriage after all those years? Was he happy?
And it must’ve been hard. Trying to ignore the disgust how people react to your name, because you didn’t fight for anyone, you were just a coward who ran away when it was the time to rise and shine. But you can’t pick your family and Draco just had a bit coward-like parents and he wasn’t any better, was he?
I think I really need some books about Draco’s life. J.K. Rowling, I’m counting on you.