30 August 2008 @ 11:51 am
Drabble: What It Means To Be A Malfoy  
Title: What It Means To Be A Malfoy
Author: Lilith ([info]lilithilien)
Characters: Draco and Snape
Prompt: #3 Duty for [info]draco100
Word Count: 100 words
Rating: Gen
Disclaimer: I own absolutely nothing.


"You are a Malfoy."

Grey eyes gaze at the swaddled babe, a father's look of pride. His words return time and again, obligation indelibly impressed upon Draco like ink on ancient parchment.

These words he remembers as he stands before the woman he barely knows. Blue eyes lift to his, a stranger's look of trepidation.

"I bind myself to you for the eternity of our days."

Green eyes seek his from the crowd, a lover's look of regret. It weighs heavily on his heart, but can never be as burdensome as what he's known since birth.

"You are a Malfoy."
 
 
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[info]mac_tunes on August 30th, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
noooooooooooo *yowls* That's so sad. Duty bounded Draco had to... wah~ *cries* Such a horrible duty indeed, especially since he had found his heart's ease and now he had to bound himself to another for eternity? how cruel~
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Lilith: hp-caught[info]lilithilien on August 30th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
I know, it's heartbreaking, isn't it? But I have trouble seeing how Draco would ever be able to completely break free of it, no matter how much things changed after the war. I was just saying to my beta that I'm really glad my parents never expected anything of me!
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sweetmelodykiss[info]sweetmelodykiss on August 30th, 2008 11:17 am (UTC)
Aw, so sad. Very nicely done!
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Lilith: hp-draco's really sad[info]lilithilien on August 31st, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, sweetie!
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Sebastian: H/D - both go down together[info]kabal42 on August 30th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
Sad and very poignant. Well done!
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Lilith: hp-harry and draco[info]lilithilien on August 31st, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
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alisanne[info]alisanne on August 30th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
*sniff*
Poor boys. Maybe Astoria will be understanding? :/
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Lilith: hp-draco's really sad[info]lilithilien on August 31st, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
I really hope she is. Maybe if they'd let her watch?
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Snape's Angel[info]angela_snape on August 30th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Aw... poor Draco.
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Lilith: hp-draco's really sad[info]lilithilien on August 31st, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know ... makes me almost glad that my parents weren't fabulously wealthy landed aristocracy.
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elfflame: HP - HP/DM - my anti-drug[info]elfflame on August 30th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
How utterly sad. Lovely, though.
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Lilith: hp-caught[info]lilithilien on August 31st, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It is sad, but I'm really glad you liked it.
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seleneheart: after all[info]seleneheart on August 30th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'm pretending in my head that once they are empty nesters, they throw duty to the winds.
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Lilith: hp-obsession[info]lilithilien on August 31st, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I'm absolutely sure that's what will happen. No doubt whatsoever.
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