Just some lame theory about Draco
Sometimes when I read the Harry Potter books over again, as I am doing currently, I find myself wondering if maybe all of Draco’s so-called “bragging” couldn’t be interpreted differently. What if all the “my father will hear about this” was Draco’s way of warning Harry and company that this news will inevitably get back to his father and they need to prepare themselves for the incoming storm that was Lucius Malfoy, PTA mom. Because on occasion, the “threat” of his father hearing about some injustice or other is what helped Harry and company avoid a bigger issue, or helped them figure out a problem. And what if all the boasting loudly of his plans, or his father plans, was his way of letting Harry know what obstacles lay ahead and subtly letting him know that he needed to find a new way around things. Like “hey, Potter, you better watch out because *insert bad thing here* is happening!” And people took it as taunting but really Draco was worried and wanted Harry to have more information, so he wouldn’t get hurt. Idk, I could be reaching, but sometimes Draco is so over the top that it is hard for me to believe he wasn’t secretly trying to help Harry without his father realizing he was he’ll Harry.