Welcome to days 11 & 12 of Advent and my drabble today continues the story. Sorry they are late, but I had a house full of guests over the weekend and haven't had a chance to get online. Click here to see the other part.
Drabble, n - story of exactly 100 words
Revelations in a Broom Cupboard pt 11 & 12Fandom: Harry Potter
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: canon compliant only to Deathly Hallows, EWE
Author's Notes: Thanks to Soph for the beta.
Pause for Thought (Advent Drabble 11)
Draco paused and thought about what he was doing. This was supposed to have been a game, a bit of fun, a chance to try out The Boy Who Lived And Became A Very Shaggable Man.
That this solution had even come to mind told him that much.
"In the old forms there is such a thing as a consort," he finally said. "It's mostly not done now because lovers are easier, but it's still a respected tradition."
"And what does that mean exactly?" Harry asked.
Draco breathed deeply, what he was about to admit made him vulnerable.
The Pureblood Solution (Advent Drabble 12)
"Our world recognised a long time ago that not everyone was attracted to the opposite sex," Draco found the need to explain.
"Repression worked for Muggles, why not us?"
Draco glared at being interrupted.
"Because repression tends to twist a person's magic and we do not need more Dark Lords running around," he said.
"Yes, we have enough of those anyway."
It was hard to argue with that point.
"But for pureblood families, heirs are very important, so they came up with a solution: A marriage contract which is only about children and the position of consort, which definitely isn't."