Draco still can’t believe his luck. He doesn’t know what he did to deserve this. In fact, considering everything he’s done in the past, he doesn’t deserve any of this. Yet, here he is, three years after the war, happy and content. At least theoretically.
Like most nights, Draco clutches his blanket and stares at the ceiling. Sleeping has been difficult. Not because of the nightmares. They’re not completely gone, but it’s much better now. No, it’s because his chest won’t stop hurting.
He slowly turns his head to gaze at the sleeping man beside him. Draco flinches as his heart gives another painful squeeze. He stretches out his hand and carefully buries it in the mop of black curls, relishing the softness. Harry makes a pleased sound in his sleep and his lips curl up ever so slightly. Draco presses his own lips into a tight line.
Sometimes he feels like his heart is going to burst from all the happiness he feels. It’s like his body can’t cope with it, because it doesn’t know how. He’s never felt like this before. But most importantly, he doesn’t deserve this beautiful and kind man, sleeping next to him.
He still doesn’t understand what made Harry want to go out with him. He even initiated it. And now they’re living together. Draco still has a hard time showing his feelings. How can he be open about it, when he’s so conflicted and doesn’t even know what to feel most of the time? It’s hard to just accept the happiness and the way Harry seems to love him so freely.
Draco thought about ending it numerous times. Harry could do so much better than him. Not that he would ever admit that out loud, but it’s true, Draco thinks sadly. But he is far too selfish to give up on Harry.
When Draco brushes his fingers against Harry’s cheek, the other man stirs and knits his brows together.
“Can’t sleep?” he mumbles without opening his eyes.
Draco smiles at him.
“It’s okay,” he whispers. “Sorry for waking you.”
Harry takes Draco’s hand and interlaces their fingers. He scoots over to him and buries his face in the crook of Draco’s neck. He inhales deeply and lets out a contented sigh.
Draco feels that familiar squeeze in his chest again. He wraps his arm around Harry and plants a kiss on his hair. In this moment, he vows something to himself. Not a day will go by without him trying to make this beautiful man in his arms as happy as possible. He will do everything in his power to show Harry how grateful he is that Harry chose him, for loving him, for making him want to be a better man. But how?
On the outside, he’s still as haughty and snarky as ever, but his friends keep telling him he’s changed. For the better.
He apologised to Granger and Weasley, but he knows he can do better and he’s determined to do so. Not only for Harry’s sake, but also his own.
And that’s when Draco realises, the only way he can make his boyfriend truly happy, is by being happy himself.
It won’t be easy. He can’t just stop feeling guilty and undeserving. But he hopes he will get there someday. He can’t erase what happened in the past, but what happens in the future, that is up to him. He’s grateful he even got the chance at having a future, let alone with Harry.
So yes, Draco thinks again, he will do everything he can to make Harry happy. And that, apparently, starts with him admitting he is truly happy himself.
Cedric x Harry (Idk if you ship them????) (Also what is their ship name I am confused)
who wakes up first in the morning: so technically cedric wakes up First but he likes to make sure harry is on time for his definitely-not-law-enforcement-related job so he usually very gently, very softly, very considerately rouses harry from his definitely-not-nightmare-plagued slumber,
who’s the first to fall asleep at night: cedric and harry are secretly the oldest of old people and drink a mug of Sleepy Time tea together while watching survivor reruns in bed but generally speaking cedric falls asleep faster because he really hates all the Drama of tribal council and harry lives for that shit obviously so
what they playfully tease each other over: cedric teases harry about his inability to find a pair of jeans that a) fit correctly, and b) were produced before 1995. harry teases cedric about the pta moms who do periodic drive-bys of their house during the day Just In Case cedric is outside pruning the rosebushes or mowing the lawn or single-handedly rescuing a nest of baby squirrels from a bald eagle
what they do when the other’s having a bad day: harry is helpless and deeply aware of that so he usually just puts on the notebook and lights some candles that smell like christmas cookies and awkwardly pats cedric’s shoulder whenever he starts sighing. cedric, on the other hand, books a weekend trip to their cabin in the mountains that is literally two hours away from any kind of civilization because nature is calming and harry needs to decompress sometimes
how they say ‘i’m sorry’ after arguments: they say “i’m sorry”
which one’s more ticklish: cedric is very sensitive, always
their favourite rainy day activities: cedric has a really long list of wholesome childhood memories that he’s painstakingly trying to recreate for harry, who received his first real birthday present when he was eleven years old,
how they surprise each other: harry possesses a genuine and very understandable aversion to surprises so they…do not….do this
their most sickening shows of public affection: oh, god. god. their Greatest Hits of pda are literally comprised of like 133 volumes so
but ive seen so many people say that the lgbtqa+ fans of shadowhunters should be thankful we have a gay couple on screen. trust me, we are thankful, it’s great representation, and the fact that ½ of the relationship is a moc is even more amazing!! but there’s also been so much erasure of the lgbtqa+ couple we’ve all grown so fond of. malec has a big part it the show, yes, but the creators of shadowhunters are erasing their importance. many people are saying that clace (jace and clary) might be getting a sex scene, not sure if it’s true yet but a lot of people suspect that. isabelle and meliorn got a very heated scene in one of the first few episodes. simon and clary got very heated in one of the episodes. magnus and alec got a five second kiss and then the screen faded to black. the creators practically pushed them to the back of the room, saying “youre not as important as these heterosexual tv couples, take a few steps back”. dominic sherwood (who plays jace) spoke about how he thought malec was rushed, stuff like that. (not too sure what he said exactly, but he participated in erasing the importance of an on-screen gay couple) and while he apologized, he is still participating in the erasure of malec. during the panel at SDCC17, he took attention off of the malec conversation and instead spoke of how hard it has been for clace recently. yes ! it’s been hard ! not denying that ! but malec has had it hard since the very beginning and they’re STILL having it hard. robert lightwood referred to magnus as an AFFAIR. imagine the uproar if he said that to jace about clary. just imagine it. but it was alright since it was about magnus and alec, right? wrong. its not okay. im tired of writers and directors erasing all passionate and even simple moments of lgbtqa+ couples on screen, and i’m tired of fellow costars continuing the erasure off screen in interviews and on panels.
ARTHUR WEASLEY IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED CHARACTERS IN THE SERIES AND CERTAINLY THE MOST UNDERRATED OF HARRY’S FATHER FIGURES ok this man:
is so passionate about his job and supporting muggle rights that he doesn’t give two shits abt his reputation as a blood traitor even tho it’s apparently the reason he never got promoted at the ministry
wrote the book on why u should not enchant muggle objects and literally has a shed full of flying vehicles and shit that he hopes his wife doesn’t find out about??? lmao what a rebel?? i love this guy
was concerned about harry before he even met him because ron was worried that he wasn’t responding to letters and when harry came to stay he totally could have been like ‘shit another mouth to feed’ but was really really happy that harry was there and safe??? ‘pls sit next to me at dinner, child, i need to ask you ten thousand questions about muggles’
like he was actually the first adult ever besides maybe hagrid to sit there and ask for harry’s opinions and recognize that he had knowledge and thoughts to offer im crying
fixed harry’s glasses for him after they broke in the floo ;-;
gave zero fucks about what everyone else thought should be done and told harry about sirius black bc he wanted this kid to be aware and safe as possible??
dragged the dursleys for not treating their nephew like a human being (and destroyed their living room what a great moment tbh)
gives advice that harry remembers years later bc he respects this kind ginger man so much ‘don’t trust something that can think for itself if u can’t see where it keeps its brain’
(lol remember that one time molly was upset about death eaters at the quidditch world cup and he made her some tea and then was like ‘i think this needs some whiskey too trust me i’m a doctor’)
agreed that harry should be told certain things about the resistance because he knew harry was competent and intelligent enough to handle it but like also kept in mind that harry was a kid in the middle of a war
took harry to work with him and made sure he got to his hearing on time and distracted him and ‘smiled at him encouragingly’ when he knew he was nervous im dying this was so sweet
was part of the group who threatened the dursleys to keep their hands and shitty attitudes away from harry and he was so ‘light’ and ‘pleasant’ abt it omg this dude was throwing so much shade
was ready to fight scrimgeour with remus when the minister wanted to get harry alone and harry had to be like ‘omfg stand down pls’
‘am i about to discover where you, ron, and hermione disappeared to while you were supposed to be in the back room of fred and george’s shop?’ … ‘how did you-?’ … ‘harry, please. you’re talking to the man who raised fred and george’
never raised his voice except for that one time he told a fully trained auror to back the hell off and get out of his way so he could see his injured son and harry literally thought ‘holy shit’ it says so right there in the book u can check
fought in the battle of hogwarts and after fred and harry had been killed he went into full on rage mode and teamed up with percy to fuck up the minister for magic
‘madame delacour glided forward and stooped to kiss mrs. weasley too. “enchanteé,” she said. “your ‘usband ‘as been telling us such amusing stories!” mr. weasley gave a maniacal laugh; mrs. weasley threw him a look, upon which he became immediately silent and assumed an expression appropriate to the sickbed of a close friend.’
a friend wrote me a hp next gen fic so i made her some doodles for scorpius and along the way i drew albus too and my million versions of rose weasley… cause there wasn’t enough of her in tcc ; w;; (btw amandla stenberg is my fav rose ref)
I want you to listen to me very carefully, Harry. You’re not a bad person. You’re a very good person, who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.