Fell for You (Draco x Reader)
“can i have a draco x reader where the reader gets sick or passes out during class?? like really fluffy thanks!!!” thank you so much for your request! hope you like it!
Ever since Slughorn took over as the new Potions professor, class has been nothing short of interesting. The first couple of lessons were challenging since no one really knew what Slughorn was really like, would he be as strict as Snape or caring as Lupin had been? You all soon found out that he was the definition of frazzled, not all quite there, but overall he meant well. And of course, just like Snape, he had his favorites, meaning Harry Potter. That didn’t sit well with most of the Slytherins in the class, but you tried to ignore their nasty remarks towards your friend but sometimes their teasing was too much and as a fellow Gryffindor you had to defend both your friends and your house. But today you weren’t feeling much of the fighting spirit in you, you had a terrible headache and wanted nothing more than to be curled up in bed but alas you trudge your way to class.
You slowly made your way to your seat, but you noticed that Lavander Brown had taken your usual seat since you were late. Probably so she could stare at Ron…The only available seat was next to Draco so you begrudgingly made your way there as Harry and Hermione sent you a sad smile knowing that you were in no mood to put up with the Slytherin Prince.
You weren’t feeling well and it didn’t help that everyone was being extremely chatty today,
“Settle down! Settle down! Ms. Brown, please stop making googly eyes at Mr. Weasley…As I was saying, today we will be making a very challenging potion, the draught of peace! So, let’s get to it!” Slughorn announced, and with that everyone stood up and headed towards the back to grab what they needed. You weren’t surprised to see that everyone pretty much grabbed all of the moonstone powder so you had to wait for someone to be done with theirs so you could start.
But it looked like everyone was taking their sweet time getting set up and actually starting the potion.
“I’m almost done adding the powder, you can have it after it.” Draco said to you once you sat down. Were you hallucinating or was Draco Malfoy actually being nice to you? You and Draco never really talked, except for the cordial ‘hello,’ from time to time.
You simply nodded as you tied your hair back, most of the class had ignited their cauldrons and the heat was starting to get to you.
You both worked in silence and had a system of sharing going on, you had the ingredients needed for the second half of the potion and Draco had the beginning ones, so you would switch when you needed to.
“Stir until the potion turns orange, and then add more porcupine quills until the potion turns turquoise.” You read out loud for what seemed to be the third time, the heat in the room was becoming unbearable and you were having a hard time focusing.
“Are you alright Y/L/N?” Draco asked you after the fourth time.
“Um, yeah, never been better,” you said trying to sound convincing. He simply nodded and went back to his own potion but he wasn’t the only one showing concern for you, Hermione kept shooting you worried looks. After a few more minutes she poured some of her potion into a vial for grading and then made her way towards you, she was expecting a nasty remark from Draco but he simply looked up and nodded towards you, his brow furrowed in concerned.
“Hey, I just finished mine, do you need any help, Y/N?” she asked as she came to stand next to you.
“Hi ‘Mione, and no that’s okay, I’m nearly finished, I just need to get add some more powdered porcupine quills and I’ll be done.” Unbeknownst to you, Draco was listening intently to your conversation. He noticed how quiet you were during breakfast in the Great Hall and how you were late to most of your shared classes. He has a soft spot for you, most of the Slytherins didn’t mess with you in fear of receiving backlash from Draco. Ever since class started he noticed how flushed you were. He was thankful Hermione came over to you because he knew you didn’t really trust him.
He was done with his own potion, and Hermione was helping you out until Ron stole her away because he needed help putting out the fire he created.
“Almost done?” he asked.
“Yeah, I just need to, to…to get a vial and bottle it up.” You said softly, becoming more and more dizzy with every word you spoke.
“Hey, are you okay?” He said looking alarmed by how pale you had turned all of the sudden.
“I’m fi-” Your world turned black before you could answer back.
You were definitely not fine.
You woke up a few hours later with a pounding headache, you slowly opened your eyes, but promptly closed them because of the bright lights of the infirmary. After a few minutes you tried once again with much more success and tried to sit up but felt the room spin out of control once again.
“Woah, take it easy there.” A voice said next to you, soon enough your eyes met the worry ones of none other than Draco Malfoy’s.
“What are you doing here?”
“Well after you decided to test out if gravity, Potter and I brought you to Madame Pomfrey.” He said as he softly pushed you back into the plush pillows.
“Where’s Harry?” you asked, not seeing the mess of curls anywhere. Draco’s eyes flickered with something that you’ve never seen before. It wasn’t the usual flicker of annoyance.
“Sorry, your little boyfriend had to go to Quidditch practice. He said he would come by later.” Draco said curtly.
“He’s not my boyfriend.” You said with the same curt tone but before he could say something else you cut him off.
“Wait, don’t you have practice as well? Don’t Slytherins usually practice at the same time and place to piss off our team?”
“Well I skipped today.”
“The Slytherin seeker skipping out on practice? I certainly feel honored, your team must really hate me right now.”
“Yeah, I would definitely watch out for them if I were you.” He chuckled.
“Did you really skipped practice for me?”
“Well, I had to make sure you were okay, I’m not as bad as Potter and Weaslbee make me out to be.” He said, his cheeks turning a soft pink as he rubbed his neck nervously.
“Thank you, Draco.” You said grabbing his hand and giving it a gentle squeeze.
“You’re welcome, Y/N.” that was the first time he called you by your first name.
“So, I was thinking, if you’re done testing out gravity, would you like to go with me on the next Hogsmeade trip?”
“Draco Malfoy, are you asking me out on a date?” you said, unable to fight off the smile spreading across your face.
“That depends, if you say yes then yeah I am.” he said, trying to fight off the nerves with his usual debonair.
“It’s a date.” You answered smiling softly, Draco smiled rivaled your own. You were certainly glad that you literally fell for him today.