THE PERFECT MATCH [DRACO MALFOY]
request: “Hi. Could I ask for 14, 15 & 16 with Draco x reader. Also I love your writing. It’s so amazing and well done. Thank you xoxo” — by anon
a/n: thank you 💓 hope you like this as much i liked writing it hehe
14. “Who in the right mind would trust me?”
15. “This is the part where I tell you to mind your damn business.”
16. “Wow. True love sucks.”
Late night sneaking out has been your thing ever since your second year at Hogwarts. You didn’t particularly know why you loved doing it, you just knew that the thrill of running around the castle with Filch and Mrs Norris hot on your trail gave you such a rush. That’s why whenever it was the last day of the week, you would take it as a job to go out of your common room at midnight to go to the Astronomy tower or maybe even the Black Lake if you were feeling up to it.
Though it was no question that ever since Umbridge became Headmistress of Hogwarts, it weren’t only two people (or cat, for Mrs Norris’ case) that were your concerns, it also happened to be the Inquisitorial Squad who also roamed around the corridors even when everybody was fast asleep, making your habit hard to do.
“Where do you think you’re going?” the usual drawling voice called from beside you just as you stepped outside your house’s common room, Draco Malfoy leaning casually on the wall. “Sneaking out again, Y/L/N?” he smirked.
You gladly returned the gesture.
“Malfoy, what a surprise. Shouldn’t you be sleeping right now?” you asked innocently, unfazed by the fact that he was a Prefect and a member of the Inquisitorial Squad.
He chuckled. “I should be asking you the same thing.”
"Well, I’m sad for you because you ain’t getting an answer.“ you winked.
Draco straightened his posture and walked towards you, pulling you towards him so that you stood closer to his body. "I miss you, you know.”
You rolled your eyes at him, your boyfriend for over a year now, while he grinned. “It’s that pink toad’s fault we can’t see each other properly — and let me remind you that you’re working with her now.”
He kissed your forehead. “I’m only doing that to get on her good side, of course.” he gently let go of you in case his colleagues would see, since you and Draco weren’t even supposed to be within arm’s reach because of the dumb rule Umbridge gave Hogwarts. “Which brings me to my previous question, are you sneaking out again?”
Draco, of course, knew about your late night adventures that at some point, he even joined you despite not being really keen on breaking some rules. He knew that if his father somehow found out that he wasn’t doing well in school, Lucius would be disappointed and probably pressure him even more.
But when he was with you, he didn’t care. He was happy and you were the exact reason behind it.
“Maybe.” you shrugged. “Not going to stop me, are you?”
“Frankly, I am.”
You raised your eyebrows at him. “I see that you’re finally learning to betray me, Draco.”
He chuckled. “Don’t be dramatic, I’m doing it for your own good. I know what Umbridge does to those students who get caught and if you get caught, I wouldn’t be able to stop her.”
“But I won’t get caught.” you insisted. “Besides, don’t you trust me?” you took a step closer and held both of his hands.
Draco cocked an eyebrow. “Are you seriously asking me that question?”
You broke off into a grin, aware that Draco was well educated on how you were so mischievous and daring. “Yeah, you’re right, I wouldn’t trust me either. Who in the right mind would trust me?”
“No one.” he played along and the both of you quietly chuckle. “Okay, can you now please go back to bed?”
“Draco, I’m going to the Astronomy Tower.”
“You’re not. This is the part where you go back your common room and sleep.”
“No, this is the part where I tell you to mind your damn business.” you bluntly replied.
He sighed. “You do realize that you are included in my business and that I have the right to command you to go back now both as a Prefect and a boyfriend, right?”
You snorted. “Hate to break it to you but you’re not my mum so —”
“Y/N, please.” he cut you off. “I’m really trying hard here.”
“Fine, if you don’t want me to sneak off alone, come with me instead.”
Draco looked at you as if you were joking, apparently realizing soon after that you weren’t because of your determined expression.
“You’re serious?” asked Draco.
You looked around you as if to catch anyone looking, “Yes, Malfoy. Let’s runaway together.”
He still had a hard time processing your proposal in his head. “Y/N, I love you but —”
“Wow. True love sucks.” you didn’t let him finish his statement. “That’s literally all I’m going to say if you say you love me but you can’t risk getting caught.”
You sighed, dropping his hands and wrapping your arms around his torso instead. “Come on, love. Just this one night. I promise you won’t regret it tomorrow.”
Draco thought about it for a few more seconds, in the same time enjoying your embrace. Finally, with a grit of his teeth, he slowly nodded which brought a big smile to your face.
“Yes!” you kissed his cheek. “Now, come on, before someone else catches on. We’ve been on that spot for ages …”
And as you drag him along, he couldn’t help but think that you were really his perfect match. You balanced him out, let him do something that was completely out of his comfort zone. He didn’t actually want to admit it to others but he was also starting to change his views and perspective in certain topics because of you. You kept him sane and for that, he didn’t know how to be thankful enough.