Dramione AU #7
After the battle at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy went on hiatus. Nobody had seen him in 5 years. Draco had locked himself in his bedroom. he never forgave himself for what he did with the vanishing cabinet, but more than anything, he hadn’t forgiven himself for what he let his aunt do to Hermione.
Hermione Granger, the only woman besides his mother that he ever loved. He thought about her all the time. He could still hear her screams echoing in the walls of the manor, his heart broke every time he thought about the scar that his aunt Bellatrix gave her. He had to make things right. He thought of every memory he had of her and apparated to her house. He landed outside of an apartment door. He lifted a shaky hand and knocked twice on the door. he heard foot steps coming towards the door and it swung open, revealing Hermione. Her jaw dropped in shock as she stood there in silence. Draco was about to open his mouth to start talking but stopped as he saw a small engagement ring sitting on her finger. he then saw a tuft of orange hair appear behind Hermione. Ronald Weasley, he thought. Draco shook his head slightly and apparated back to the manor. He couldn’t do it, he had lost his chance.