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18 May 2016 @ 08:00 am
FIC: Teachers Pet, Part 18 (Charlie/Draco, PG)  
Title: Teacher's Pet, Part 18
Author: gracerene
Pairing: Charlie/Draco
Word Count: ~350
Rating: PG this part, NC-17 overall
Warnings: professor/student
Challenge: hp_may_madness 2016 Day #18: Speech, mushrooms, company
Author's Notes: Unbeta'd.

Part 17

Draco ate his food absently. The subtle flavors of his favourite mushroom sauce were completely lost on him as he contemplated the letter he'd be writing when he got back to his room.

It had been a ritual ever since he could remember to write a letter to his mother every Sunday while he was away at Hogwarts. In his earlier years, it had been all that could sustain him in his homesick longing for home, and in his later ones, a nagging chore that dragged him away from more interesting activities. Now, he took comfort in the tradition, in the familiar scratch of his quill across the parchment, the bloom of ink giving breath to his thoughts. He was lucky he and his mother had both survived the war, and he wasn't going to start taking her for granted now.

He'd naturally always censored his letters to an extent—no teenaged boy needs his mother to be made aware of all his activities—but the omissions were weighing on him more and more recently. Of course, he couldn't tell her about the company he'd been keeping, about his private meetings with Charlie and the shy kisses they'd exchanged beneath the canopy of the Forbidden Forest just last night. Even if Charlie hadn't been his professor, Draco still wasn't sure what his mother would think. Charlie was a man, and a Weasley at that—hardly the pure-blood witch she'd imagined him ending up with.

No, Draco couldn't tell his mother about Charlie yet, and he certainly couldn't tell her about him in a letter. It would have to be done in person, with a well-rehearsed speech to counter all of her potential arguments. He wouldn't even bother with his father. Lucius would be far less understanding, but Draco knew he'd do what his mother told him. She was the one he had to convince.

But not yet.

Draco couldn't hide forever, but he needed more time. Needed time to see if Charlie and him would last, to see if they had any kind of future.

He'd wait until after he'd left Hogwarts, and then he'd tell her.

Part 19
 
 
 
kerrilee75kerrilee75 on May 18th, 2016 05:13 pm (UTC)
Interesting to imagine how Narcissa might react to this news.

Are you just winging these each day based on the prompts or do you have a plan for where you'll take this? I look forward to this every morning!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on May 18th, 2016 07:48 pm (UTC)
LOL, kind of a combination of both. I started off totally winging it, and then realized that I needed to sort of vaguely plot things out so I didn't have them sleep together on Day 5 and then have to deal with the next 25 days...But I didn't know what I was going to write for this one at all. All I knew was that it was Draco's POV, I didn't want him and Charlie to be interacting in this one, and I didn't want it to have Pansy/other Slytherins either.

Once I got the prompts, I realized a non-Charlie/Slytherin Draco thing could involve his family, and the tensions that will come up there, and this idea popped in my head. :D

LOL, long answer!
kerrilee75kerrilee75 on May 18th, 2016 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing. I wanted the insight!
Melissa Rose: DracoGif1_melodic_ on May 18th, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC)
Oh I really enjoyed this little interlude as we learn more about Draco's plans and thoughts!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on May 18th, 2016 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, lovely!
smirkingcatsmirkingcat on May 18th, 2016 08:35 pm (UTC)
oh telling narcissa will turn to be very interesting
and imagining what charlie meeting dracos parents would be like is always fun!
but i also adore the fact that draco likes to write to his mother now!
sweet chapter
wicked smut goddessgracerene on May 18th, 2016 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Keeper of the Cocks: Dracotorino10154 on May 18th, 2016 09:49 pm (UTC)
I just love the change in how Draco views writing to his mother, from child-like to petulant to appreciative. Really nice.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on May 18th, 2016 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed that little detail. :)
alisannealisanne on May 19th, 2016 04:06 am (UTC)
Draco has such pressures on him, poor thing.
Somehow I think Charlie will help him through it, though. And that Narcissa will be supportive once she sees how deep Draco's feelings run. :)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on May 19th, 2016 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I think Charlie will be most helpful. ;)

And yeah, it'll take some getting used to, but Narcissa cares far too much for her son to let his choice in partners ruin her relationship with Draco.
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on May 24th, 2016 01:00 pm (UTC)
You know how I feel about Narcissa. I think for her the war also changed her priorities for her family. Well, I like to think so. :D Brilliant update. Brilliant story!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on May 24th, 2016 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely! I don't think Draco dating Charlie is at all what she wants for her son, but she won't let it drive them apart.