Love Her From Afar
Pairing: Draco x Fem!Reader
Warning: Angsty, maybe?
Her yellow dress was a stark comparison to the boy’s black clothes. Her hair, today in curls, was pinned in a bun but there were a few loose strands falling on her face. Her hands on the boy’s shoulder and his on her waist made Draco’s stomach churn. Her eyes lit up and she let out a laugh at something that the boy whispered in her ear. He couldn’t take it anymore. He turned away from the scene of the happy couple only to be met with Blaise Zabini.
“What happened to your face, Malfoy? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.” Blaise said sitting next to Draco.
He looked behind Draco and nodded his head in understanding.
“Ah! I see. Your best friend has ditched you for that Durmstrang lad, hasn’t she?” Blaise smirked. “I mean, she looks happy. She has been laughing since she came here. I think she really likes the lad.” Draco felt like punching Zabini and his smirk meant that he knew it.
“You must be really happy for her. Since, you know, she’s your best friend.”
Draco glared at his housemate.
Zabini’s smirk grew bigger, if it was possible. “Oh, look who’s coming over here.” Draco turned around to see (Y/N) making her way towards them with the Durmstrang lad on her heels.
Her smile was contagious. And that smile was directed to him. “Hello, boys. This is Zeke.” She said nodding towards her date.
Draco snorted. What kind of name was that?
He acknowledged Zeke with a nod while Blaise pat his back like the two happened to be long lost pals.
“Zeke, my mate, how do you find Hogwarts?” asked Zabini. Mate? Blaise did not even know his mate’s name ten seconds ago.
“Well, my experience here so far has been incredible.” he responded moving his arm towards (Y/N)’s waist causing a rosy tint to appear on her cheeks.
Something dropped in Draco’s stomach. He clenched his jaw and tried to control the bitter feeling mixed with anger rising inside him.
“Of course. Why wouldn’t it be when you and (Y/N) have been at each others side as if stuck with glue?” grunted Draco.
(Y/N) looked at him with a confused expression making her eyebrows scrunch up which melted his heart. She had him wrapped around her finger and she had no clue.
She opened her mouth to say something but before she could get a chance Zeke dragged her off for another dance. Seeing them laughing and gliding on the floor broke Draco’s heart.
He was the Slytherin Prince.
He didn’t get jealous of others.
But right now he would give anything to take Zeke’s place.
“Quite a couple, aren’t they?” Zabini pondered out loud with an innocent look on his face.
He was aggravating Draco on purpose. He knew it. Blaise Zabini knew that Draco was in love with his best friend. So why couldn’t (Y/N) know it too? Because Draco was a coward. He would rather be by your side and see you be happy with some other guy than confess his feelings and lose you.
(Y/N) was the closest person to him but he could only love her from afar.