Okay, so I’ll admit, I had my difficulties with this prompt :D (which I’ll put at the end, so you guys can be as oblivious as our boys :D) That’s why it has taken me ridiculously long to get to this ask. I thought of maybe doing something about Auror partners and a fake relationship thing… Maybe I should have gone with that :D Anyway. Another idea hit me when I was listening to Taylor Swift’s new album on repeat ever since she released it and there’s this song and I love it so, so much and so… yeah… here we go :D
He didn’t want to move. There was so much pain. Pain everywhere. His arms, his legs, even his toes felt sore. And thinking, thinking felt like someone was drilling a hole in his head. This really wasn’t fair. Ron never got hungover. Was this the universe’s way of creating balance? Punishing Harry for Ron’s dumb luck?
He tried to sit up, regretting it immediately. His stomach definitely didn’t agree with moving. At all.
“Ugh, I’m never drinking again,” Harry mumbled to himself, slowly sinking back down.
“You say that every time.”
Startled, Harry turned around much quicker than he should have. The room started spinning, making him extremely queasy. His eyes wouldn’t focus properly, but he could make out a naked torso beside him. Pale skin. Blond hair.
“Oh, it’s you. For a moment I thought I would be forced to have a really awkward conversation with one of our friends.”
“Which one of our friends?” Draco asked, raising an eyebrow.
“I don’t know.”
“Are you telling me you were so drunk, you would have slept with Blaise? Finnigan? Thomas? Theo?” He paused. “Longbottom? Weasley?”
Harry wanted to laugh, but he was afraid of what his stomach would do then. So instead, he settled into a more comfortable position, putting his hands underneath his pillow.
“God, can you imagine? Besides, you were supposed to keep an eye on me. You know what happens when I drink.”
“I do know. Why do you think I’m here?” Draco said, shaking his head in mock disapproval. It made Harry frown.
“You sleep here almost every night. I don’t even remember the last time you slept in your own bed.”
“Is that a complaint?” Draco said in a challenging tone. Harry wouldn’t have needed to see his face to know there was a smirk on his lips.
“Yes. You’re very clingy in your sleep,” Harry replied with an answering smirk.
“Excuse me, I was under the impression you liked that. Well, if you feel that violated, I’ll just sleep in my room tonight.”
It was on the tip of Harry’s tongue. He bit his lip to prevent him from embarrassing himself. It was bad enough he had feelings for his flatmate… Okay, at this point, Draco was definitely more than his flatmate. He had become his best friend. He couldn’t ruin that by blurting out something stupid. No.
“Seriously though,” Draco grumbled as he threw back the covers and leaned down to retrieve his clothes, “I can’t believe you were thinking about sleeping with one of our friends. Who, by the way, are all in committed relationships. It would have caused so much drama!”
“I wasn’t thinking about sleeping with anyone!”
Now that wasn’t exactly true. And it became harder and harder to hide it every day. Literally. Draco, running around the flat in just his pants or simply a towel, really wasn’t helping this whole situation either.
“I know you weren’t,” Draco said with a grin as he buttoned up his shirt. “I guess you’ll stay a virgin forever.”
“Hey!” Turning beet red, Harry grabbed one of the pillows and threw it with all his might. “Take that back!”
“They should call you ‘The Boy Who Stayed Abstinent For The Rest Of His Life’.”
If only Draco knew! But even if Harry decided to tell him, he wouldn’t even know where to begin. Just thinking about it made him so nervous, he felt like throwing up. Oh, wait, maybe that wasn’t nervousness… Yeah, it definitely wasn’t nervousness.
“Ugh,” Harry groaned, pressing his face into the mattress.
“Five more minutes, Sleeping Beauty. Then you’ll have to come and help me clean.”
“How come you don’t feel sick? You had more to drink than me!”
“Easy. I’m better at everything,” Draco chuckled with a shrug. Harry rolled his eyes and pulled the covers over his head. Going back to sleep wasn’t an option, though. He’d feel awful afterwards, he knew it. Reluctantly, he manoeuvred himself into a sitting position.
Getting dressed took about ten minutes longer than it usually did. Not only because his stomach protested to this kind of activity, but because he couldn’t find any clean socks.
Harry’s heart instantly began beating faster. Socks. Oh Merlin! He nearly felt assaulted by the memory his mind was suddenly springing on him. It had been such a disaster!
“Draco,” Harry whispered. “Draco, wake up.”
The blond let out a grunt and buried his face in the crook of Harry’s neck.
“Let me sleep.”
Harry chuckled, ruffling his hair. He didn’t want to wait. He knew it was childish. Christmas morning was tomorrow. But he wanted Draco to have his present now.
Christmas had always been a little sad for Harry. It hadn’t even been the fact that he’d had to watch Dudley open his ridiculous amount of presents each year. Well, that too, because it had been a reminder that there was no one in this world who cared for him. At Hogwarts, it had changed. He had come to spend Christmas with his new family. And being with the Weasleys was one of the best things Harry could have imagined. He hadn’t thought it could get any better than that. That was before Draco had joined them.
“Accio present,” he muttered, careful not to move around too much. A moment later, the messily wrapped present flew into his waiting hand.
“Draco,” he whispered again. “Merry Christmas.” He held the present to Draco’s ear. Maybe the crinkling would pique his interest.
“What’s going on?” Slowly, Draco opened one eye and rested his chin on Harry’s chest.
“It’s your Christmas present.”
“You’re supposed to give me that tomorrow. Has nobody taught you how Christmas works?” Draco froze, realising what he had just said. “I didn’t mean it like that, I-”
“It’s okay.” Harry’s smile was genuine and he felt a warm trickle down his chest when Draco gave him one in return.
“Alright, you impatient child. Give me my present.”
Harry watched anxiously as Draco took his time with the wrapping paper. For Merlin’s sake, how long was this going to take? When Draco’s hands stopped moving and his expression became puzzled, Harry stopped breathing.
“Socks. You’re giving me socks?”
Harry pressed his lips together.
“They’re… fluffy socks.”
“Seriously? Socks? The most boring present ever?”
It was hard not to feel hurt.
“And this couldn’t have waited until tomorrow because…” Draco looked at him expectantly.
“I was too excited,” Harry said sheepishly, trying to hide how tense he was. Well, what had he thought Draco’s reaction would be? Of course he’d think it was weird. And boring. Draco had no idea what these socks meant to Harry. What he was trying to say with them.
“i’m not used to people giving a damn about me, and i don’t know how to give one back, let alone love someone … and i don’t know if i ever will. and that’s the truth, and that’s why it’s hard, because who’s ever gonna want to be with somebody like me?”
So here we are, my versions of Vampire!Sherlock and Were!John. I overdid it with the BG, I know. I was trying to be cool and creative, and I failed, meh. I’m happy with it otherwise, but it took ASININELY long because I did all the individual hairs on John’s body, and I added silly things no one will see like pores on Sherlock’s skin. Ugh, my perfectionism knows no bounds, and it’s why I can’t finish anything in less than a month, honestly. I started colouring this back in mid-September, LOL so YAY at least it’s done on time! :D
Anyway, I LOVE MY JOHN. SO MUCH. I love his face so much. Just I love my design for him. My Sherlock wasn’t turning out at all no matter how I drew him. This one on here is actually a second version of him. He’s okay.
I need to get better with my shadows and lights. Digital art is hard, LOL. Also kept with the black lineart… thinking maybe I should have not. I dunno.
I had fun with this one. I hope you guys like it <3
Have a safe and Happy Halloween, everyone <3
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