Title: I Slithered Here From Eden
Theme: "envy" (prompt at dmhgchallenge)
Series: Harry Potter
Character/Pairing: Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger
Rating: Fiction K/General Audiences
Notes: Post-Hogwarts. Title from the song "From Eden" by Hozier.
He is here because he wants to feel it again. That comfort he felt while sharing a coffee with Granger one muddy afternoon.
He had been surprised at the ease in which she approached him that he felt it only proper to follow her lead. They had sat in silence, slowly slurping the bittersweet concoction.
He glances at her now. She looks bright and effortless as she talks to her friends.
Granger and Potter and Weasley. The Gryffindor Trio. A holy trinity unto themselves.
This is not for you.
She is not for you, a bitter but honest reminder.