Summary: You and Draco have been friends since childhood, but as you’ve gotten older, your friendship has become a little different.
A/N: This takes place in 2021, I tried to make everything time accurate but I may have gotten a few things wrong. Also it’s super short mainly because I’m blanking, sorry :(
(Gif not mine)
“Y/N? What the hell are you doing here?!” You felt someone come and hug you from behind. Knowing exactly who it was, you turned around in his arms.
“Draco! I could ask the same thing?” you said, excitedly.
“I work here, actually.” Draco said, chuckling a bit.
“Draco Malfoy? Working? A disgrace to the Malfoy Name!” you joked and placed a hand over your mouth, gasping.
“Very funny. Now why are you here? Are you sick?” Draco seemed concerned and placed his hand on your arm.
“No, I’m actually bringing shame to my family as well. I work here too. Just started today.” The thought of getting to work with one of your best friends growing up calmed all of your anxieties about choosing to work. “Draco Malfoy, the healer, huh? Who would’ve thought?”
“Being rich is boring. What made you decide to work?”
“After my parents were killed, I sort of realized how little I want to be associated with our world. All that power led my parents to a dark place, and I decided that I didn’t want that. I wanted to heal instead of hurt.” you said. Draco grabbed your hand, rubbing the back of it with his thumb. You always loved how he was sweet to you, regardless of how much of an ass he was to others. Now seeing him turn into the good man you always knew he could be was heart warming.
“The war was awful. I’m sorry.” he said, simply. “Well enough heavy, let’s go to your new office and get you set up, shall we?”
As you two walked to your office, you caught up with each others lives. You told Draco how you’ve never married, mainly because you never found anyone that got you; Draco told you about Astoria and Scorpius, and how determined he was to be better than his dad. You knew Draco got married, but never knew about the rest of his life.
“I’m so sorry, Draco. I had no idea.” you said, sincerely.
“Thank you, Y/n.” Draco said, somber. “Anyways, here it is!” You noticed how he tried to shift his tone, but you could still sense the sadness.
“Wow, offices are nice here. The last hospital I worked at was bloody awful.”
“Thank the Malfoy money. I remodeled after I began working here because it was absolutely dull.” You were a bit shocked that Draco was behind the redecorating, but decided not to comment. “Well, I’ll leave you to unpack. Nice seeing you.”
“Hey, did you want to grab a drink later?’ you said with hope and a smile.
“Uh, I’ll have to see if the Potters will watch Scorpius. Let you know.” He gave her a smile, and left the room. Seeing Draco was reigniting old feelings that you used to share for him. You were always in love with him, but you had never told him. You shook off your feelings and decided to get to work.
After making your rounds on patients, you sat in your office studying cases and brewing a few potions.
“Knock, knock.” You looked up to see Draco standing in the doorway, out of his work uniform.
“So, I’ll take that as a yes?” you asked, hopefully.
“Yes, turns out Scorpius was already planning on staying over at the Potters.” he said.
“That’s still so weird to me, a Malfoy child and a Potter-Weasley child being best friends.” you said shaking your head.
“Oh, trust me. It’s weird for us, too.” Draco came in and sat down in a comfy arm chair.
“I’m just finishing up this potion, then I will be free.” He nodded and picked up a book about Muggle medicine. “So you and Potter?”
“What about us?” he asked, not sure where you were going.
“You two are friends?”
“Not exactly, but we’re not enemies. More of an agreement to be civil for Scorpius and Albus. I would consider Ginny a friend, however. She’s not as insufferable as her family.” Draco said, in his usual tone.
“And your father, what does he think about this?” you asked, cautiously. You remembered how strained Draco and his father’s relationship could get.
“Lucius passed away a few years ago.” Draco said, seemingly untroubled.
“I’m sorry, Draco.” you said, looking up from your work to look him in the eyes.
“Thank you, y/n.” he said, meeting your gaze.
“Alright, I’m all finished. Ready to go?” You held your hand out to Draco. He looked at it for a second, then grabbed it.
“Let’s go.” He said, a bit of that old Malfoy smirk on his face.
Interviewer : Lets’s say you wake up, just having an off day. How do you get yourself up ?
Josh : When I’m sad he ( Tyler) will just come up to me and give me a big old hug. And then when he’s sad , he doesn’t love to be hugged as much , so I’ll bring him like a Redbull. And that’s like the equivalent to being embraced . So that’s how we basically get each other back in the groove.
Tyler: *Smiles wide and nods gently to support Josh’s words.*