28 September 2008 @ 11:34 am
Drabble: Pride After the Fall  
Title: Pride After the Fall
Author: Lilith ([info]lilithilien)
Characters: Draco and Harry
Prompt: #7 False Bravado for [info]draco100
Word Count: 100 words
Rating: Gen
Disclaimer: I own absolutely nothing.

Morning brought sunlight streaming through the broken windows of the great hall, falling on his mother's fair hair and staining it blood-red. And it brought Potter, like a cockerel ready to crow over his victory.

"If there's anything I can do..." he started, but Draco brusquely cut him off.

"Save your heroics for someone who needs them, Potter. We'll be grand."

Potter's eyes narrowed. "You don't have to be like that, Malfoy."

But he did. Draco looked to his parents, standing proud as if this horrible night had never happened, and he knew that now, more than ever, he did.
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쉘리 I whip my hair like Bang Bang: hp - draco bw&green[info]sdk on September 28th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
Very nice!

I love how Draco assumes that Harry's going to be cocky about things (and of course Harry isn't) and I always think that Draco assumes that because that's how he would act were he in Harry's position.

And of course he can't show any weaknesses. Not a Malfoy!

Amazing how you can show so much about Draco in just 100 words. Nicely done!
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Lilith: hp-h/d go down together[info]lilithilien on September 28th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
I think you're exactly right about Draco's assumptions -- if his side had won, you can bet he'd have been lording it over Potter (if he was still alive, that is). They have such different ways of presenting themselves to the world, which I think is one of the reasons they make such a fascinating pair.

Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it!
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alisanne[info]alisanne on September 28th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, this is so very Draco. *sigh*
Well done!
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Lilith: hp-draco's really really hot[info]lilithilien on September 28th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I know, poor boy. He just doesn't know any other way to be.
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Snape's Angel: draco[info]angela_snape on September 28th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
Aw... Draco, you don't have to be brave like that - Harry will help you.

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Lilith: hp-old school ties[info]lilithilien on September 28th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
He is such a stubborn boy, isn't he?!
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[info]jennybliss on September 28th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Poor Draco!

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Lilith: hp-slytherin house[info]lilithilien on September 28th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
I know ... but he'll be fine, don't you think? I imagine the Malfoys are real survivors.
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sweetmelodykiss[info]sweetmelodykiss on September 28th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, so very Draco. Excellent!
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Lilith: hp-draco's really hot[info]lilithilien on September 28th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. Poor Draco, I feel so sorry for him.
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Keeper of the Cocks: Draco[info]torino10154 on September 28th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Perfect. You've nailed Draco. Great job.
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Lilith: hp-draco's really sad[info]lilithilien on September 28th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you liked it!
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