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Pregnant (Part II)

*Must read part one HERE first!*

My heart is racing a mile a minute, while my mind is everywhere. What will Draco think? What will he say? What will he do? I think to myself nervously. I try to piece together my thoughts, as I look down once again at the positive pregnancy test in my hand, as if it could magically change. Pregnant. I’m pregnant. I say over and over in my head like a mantra, trying to understand this whole situation. As my hands tightly grip the sides of the sink, I stare at my reflection in the mirror. I look at my face, eyes red and tired like I haven’t slept in weeks, my hair is messy and my uniform tie is crooked. My eyes then scan over my stomach. I gently place a shaky hand over top my robe, as I finally grasp the fact that I’m.. pregnant. I glance over at the time, and realise I was supposed to meet Draco in the astronomy tower ten minutes ago. I quickly attempt to fix my appearance and make my way out through the Gryffindor common room. As I reach the steps leading up to the tower, I hesitate. Not knowing if I can face Draco yet, but he’s the father and he must know, I reluctantly remind myself. Just then, a pair of familiar strong arms snake themselves around my waist, pulling my back close to their chest. “I’m so sorry I’m late babe, but I was getting you these.” He spun me around to face him, and held out a bouquet of two dozen red roses. “You seemed a little down, so I went to some muggle shop to buy these for you.” He beams, grinning from ear to ear. I look at him in disbelief. Draco Malfoy, the hater of all things muggles, went to a muggle shop to get his girlfriend her favourite flowers. “Wow, thank you, they’re beautiful Draco!” I beam, taking the flowers from his grasp, and bringing them up to my nose, engulfing their mildly sweet scent. “Anything for my beautiful girlfriend.” He smiles. I wrap my arms around his neck, pulling him down to my level, and kissing him passionately. Being with Draco has always made me forget all of my troubles and worries, and this was no exception. In that beautiful moment I completely forgot the news I had just discovered. I slowly pull back, and look sadly down at the beautiful flowers, gently playing with their petals, not wanting to make eye contact with Draco. “What’s wrong Y/N?” he asks worriedly. “You know you can tell me anything right?” he says to my hesitation. “Y/N, please, you’re scaring me.” he sadly pleads. I finally look up, and make eye contact with a sad and worried Draco. As I look into Draco’s beautiful grey-blue eyes, I feel a wave of sadness wash over me. What if he leaves me? What if he wants nothing to do with the baby and I? I think anxiously. Without realising it, tears being to stream down my cheeks and I feel a soft hand, gently push them aside. “Baby please tell me whats wrong.” Draco urges. This is it, I think, Draco deserves to know. “I’m pregnant” I mutter, just above a whisper. As I look over at a stunned and speechless Draco, I fear what he might be thinking. His silence terrifies me, and I feel fresh, hot tears falling rapidly down my face. “Shhh Y/N, it’s okay love.” He coos, rubbing my back gently. I pull my face from my hands and look up at a less stunned Draco, whose now a much happier version of his previous self. “You’re-your’re not mad?” I ask slowly. “Mad? Y/N, why on earth would I be mad? I’m going to be a dad..I’m going to be a dad.” His tone changes to a soft and excited one as he mutters those last few words. My face instantly lights up at his excitement. “Y/N we’re going to be parents!” he beams, whilst placing his large hand, ever so gently on my currently flat stomach. “Hi baby” he whispers quietly to my belly. “This is your daddy and I want you to know your parents love you very much.” he says softly, now rubbing light circles over the area. I feel a tear fall from my eye at Draco’s words. “Whats wrong love?” Draco asks, pulling my chest into his torso and gently playing with the ends of my hair. “Nothing, I was just scared for your reaction, but I know you’re going to be a great father” I smile up at him, causing a grin to overtake his features. “I know it’s not going to be easy, but we’ll get through this okay?” he more so states, pulling me out from his grasp and looking seriously into my eyes. I nod, “I love you Y/N and this little one, he says crouching to the floor, placing a gentle hand over my stomach, and I know I can expect a lot more of that to come. “I love you too Draco” I respond, bending down and kissing his forehead. 

‘ Rose Teeth ‘  backside of a plucked rose bloom.  Close up flower photograph by Bob Bauer. This is done with a scanner, not a camera.  Therefore it is very high resolution and can be printed very large.  It’s interesting what you find when you pull a flower bloom apart…