Headcanon: Draco realizing his true feelings towards Harry during 4th year in the Triwizard Tournament. He tries to act on them but soon finds
himself caught in a love triangle with Cedric. Here’s how it goes…
When Draco witnesses Harry battling a dragon, he’s struck by the strangest sensation which causes him to be extremely fearful and worried about the boy he thought he hated.
With the reality sinking in of Harry dying at any second and Draco seeing it firsthand, that feeling intensifies and becomes much stronger, something which he doesn’t quite understand.
Draco becomes even more anxious with the second task and gradually more aware of what that feeling really means. He tries to help, but he can’t find a way, which makes him more miserable.
Meanwhile, Harry and Cedric have been bonding over this tournament with them helping each other when they’re supposed to be competing against each other.
Draco thinks maybe he should say something to Harry, anything. He attempts to talk to him before the last task but he can’t say anything other than insulting him. He then awkwardly wishes him good luck and asks him to be careful, before insulting him once again.
Harry, however, is overwhelmed with confusion. He could see beyond Draco’s insults that he’s really worried. He could see it in his eyes and hear it in his voice. It is unlike him to be that way.
It sparks something in him that leaves him wondering what that was really about, what it really meant, but he doesn’t have much time to think about anything other than the task ahead of him.
Now comes the time for the last task and Harry and Cedric have that canon moment. They both grab the cup and return with it together.
Yes, no Voldemort for now. Cedric lives. He and Harry come
back side by side.
Between the cheering crowd, there is Draco whose face is gleaming upon seeing Harry alive, with a smile that is so full of life.
But he gets an uneasy feeling in his gut when he notices that Cedric is now hugging Harry in a very… well, affectionate way.
He is then quite alarmed when Cedric drags Harry away from the crowd, apparently wanting to be alone with him.
Draco immediately follows them to a dark, secluded spot and into a nightmare: Cedric is kissing Harry, and what’s even worse, Harry is kissing him back.