AN: I know its been forever and i hope that no one hates me but here it is...school is almost over and i should have much more time to write when it's done with.

Disclaimer is in previous chapters


Chapter8

"What do you think they could possibly be whispering about?" Harry asked Draco while watching Professor Snape and Madame Pomfrey converse in the corner.

They had been in the hospital wing for what seemed to be forever doing test after test to see how far apart they could officially get. Both were now sitting on a hospital bed; anxious to here the results.

"I have no clue but they need to hurry up because I'm famished and it is almost dinner, I don't want to miss it."

Harry just rolled his eyes at the aristocrat. "Oh relax I'm sure that we'll be out of here soon."

"Oh right, I forgot that you spend plenty of time in here that it's almost like a second home to you now. Well pardon the rest of us who would like to be out of this oppressive atmosphere and be around other people."

"What, I'm not good enough company for you now, I thought you were really enjoying hanging out with me before." Harry wriggled his eyebrows suggestively reminding Draco what they were doing before Professor Snape came and got them.

Harry was treated to see a light pink tinge on the Blonde's skin.

"Well I had to find some way to pass the time considering your lack of conversational skills." Draco said with a smirk.

Harry looked over to see Draco trying to repress a smile.

"Jerk" Harry said rolling his eyes, before his eyes turned towards the Professor Snape who was stalking towards the bed closely followed by Madame Pomfrey.

"Well trust you Potter to get into a situation that has no definitive answers we can only give loose predictions on what may happen and where you currently stand."

Madame Pomfrey took over "Answer this question for me, have you two been getting on better than you usually do?"

They looked towards each other and then quickly looked away. Draco, unlike Harry, had practice with covering his emotions so his face remained passive while Harry's face tinged a light pink and avoided the gaze of anyone in the room.

"Well," Draco drawled as he tried to avert Pomfrey and Snape's attention from the blushing boy next to him "You can hardly be stuck with someone like this, share a room and not at least be civil."

Madame Pomfrey frowned at him while snape just looked back and forth between the two boy's or rather young men sitting in front of him. Draco just stared back daring him to say anything, Snape just watched the blonde with a question in his eyes.

"Well I would say that is a vast improvement from how you previously behave towards each other. So that leads us to where you are now, Professor Snape and I believe that the bond you two have is similar to the bond it was originally supposed to be in the way that it has brought you together that you need to learn to depend on each other to live encouraging trust. Now, where your bond differs from the original is that you cannot use each others magic with out the other actually lending it and it can severely drain the giver. Also we are unsure of how to break the bond or what needs to be done to finish it. There is one other difference, the original bond was to encourage trust between to people and they faced the same predicament as you both do, being unable to be apart for a certain time. Now the one you used in class was a lesser variation just the lending of magic is available; it is the auror version of the spell. The base spell or the original, it seems, was made to be able to set a time limit on it and the affects were time released; after so much time the separation would slowly begin."

Madame Pomfrey paused in her explanation for a moment looking slightly reluctant to share her news with the two boys.

"What about for us and our mutated spell?" Harry asked wishing she wouldn't drag it out and just tell them.

"Well it seems that you bond release is not based on time, obviously because there was no time set for the bond and you have already begun to be able to separate from each other." The boys nodded their head "So the Professor and I have come up with the theory that your bond release is based on an emotional level of some sort, what exactly is what we don't know. This is why it is so unpredictable your emotions and feeling are uncontrollable no matter how much you wish to feel something it just might not happen and even if you could we don't know exactly what you need to be feeling although we do suspect that it may be trust, but with your previous history we are…unsure."

"So what you are really telling us is that we are bound together until we feel a certain way, but we don't know what that is so we can be stuck together until tomorrow or for the next twenty years!" Draco finished out of breath and a little riled up.

"Well Mr. Malfoy I am pretty sure that it will not take twenty years..."

"But you are not positive so it very well could be."

"Mr. Malfoy," Snape cut in "I am sure that it will wear off or we will find a way to end...whatever this may be."

"As it seems there is nothing more than to monitor your bond I think it is time for you both to go it is almost time for dinner you have a little while to get freshen up. I would ask that you both keep up on what's happening with the bond how far you can be apart and for how long. I will eventually call you both back here again just to check up, alright, you're free to go." With that the nurse bustled off tending to the infirmary.

"Mr. Malfoy before you leave I would like to have a word with you…in private, excuse us Mr. Potter."

Draco and the Professor moved a few beds down and drew the curtain closed.

"Draco I have a few things to talk to you about. First is your father, I know that he will be here in a week and I know that you do not wish to see him, but the only way that I can help you seeing him is that if you let me tell the headmaster about what you told me-"

"NO! You can't tell him, I don't want anyone to know, could you imagine what would happen to me if someone in school found out or if nothing happened to father and I had to go back there, it would be ten times worse than it already was, I can't risk it, I'll be of age in a couple of months and I will leave once I get my trust from my Grandfather, but I can't do it before and definitely not publicly!" Draco's was breathing rapidly; his nerves were all over the place after Snape's suggestion.

The Professor let him rant "Draco, breathe, relax I will not tell the Headmaster or anyone else for that matter," If he told it would only make things worse, he would lose Draco's trust and right now this young man needed someone he trusted to talk with; he could not help someone who wasn't willing to except it. "Alright, I want you to know that I am available any time you need to see me, you know where my secret entrance to my private chambers are, and if you need to use them please do so."

"Yes, thank you Professor."

"The last thing that I want to mention to you is that I think you need to talk to someone about what has been going on in your life. I know that you do not wish to but I think that it would benefit you; I only want what is best. I have an acquaintance that you would be able to talk with, he is psychologist very qualified and entirely discreet, and I can personally vouch for that."

Draco did not miss the insinuation that Snape had made about knowing about this psychologist, but still that didn't mean he wanted to talk to this stranger about his personal problems, in his opinion too many people knew already.

Professor saw the doubt on his young students' face.

"Draco I believe that you need this especially if you will be seeing your father next week. Do not wait as long as I did for some type of assistance, it will not be good for you in the long term."

"I will think about it Professor, Thank you for your concern." Draco said with genuine gratitude.

"It's nothing Draco; please do not forget what I said about seeing me, anytime. When you decide about my suggestion tell me either way."

"Of course I will."

"Alright, well take Potter and go get ready for dinner."

With that Professor Snape left the infirmary soon followed by the two boys. Harry couldn't hold his curiosity for long.

"What did Professor Snape want to talk to you about?"

"My father and a few other…things."

"All okay?"

"Yeah for now it is."

They went back to there room and changed there clothes, they were able to put a nice amount of distance between them especially if they were in the same room, the father apart they were the less time they could spend that way. Dinner was uneventful and afterwards they returned to their room ready to just fall into the four poster bed and sleep until the morning.

The week between the hospital visit and his father's visit seemed to fly by and drag at the same time. He just wanted to get it over with but he never wanted it to come, it was a lose/lose situation.

But finally the time had come it was Friday and his father was to visit sometime after lunch. Draco's nervous anxiety woke him from his sleep his eyes snapped opened the room was mostly dark a small light signaled the sun had begun to rise.

It was quite, the only sounds were his and Harry's breathing, the other boy was lying on his stomach arm under his hand facing towards the blonde.

Draco just looked at him; he was so peaceful as he slept, like he had not a care in the world too bad it was not like that when he woke. They had talked and talked about Draco and his problems they couldn't be ignored especially after his panic attack, but they had barely talked about Harry. Draco knew the basics, there was the Dark Lord, obviously, and the pressures that came with The-Boy-Who-Lived stigma, he had two best friends Hermione and Ron and he was a Gryffindor…pity. But that was really all that he knew and it made him feel slightly uncomfortable that it was so unbalanced, well he would have to change that.

Reaching out his hand he touched the Gryffindors' cheek, but yanked it back whenthe boy let out a soft moan. He waited a moment to make sure he was still asleep and let out a breath he didn't realize he was holding, when the other boy didn't say anything and stayed asleep.

Draco closed his eyes trying to go back to sleep for the two hours until breakfast. Just as he was about to fall asleep a moan made him snap his heavy lids back open. He looked over and the Gryffindor was still asleep, but his breathing had definitely picked up and he was now unconsciously biting his lower lip.

The blonde closed his eyes again and tried to ignore the sounds of the heavy breathing next to him, but the slight rocking motion that was now moving the bed prevented him from sleep.

Then it stopped and he felt Harry move and the covers shift and then still. Draco tried once more to sleep when another moan escaped the others boys lips, this time more pronounced. There was no doubt in Draco's mind what kind of dream must be playing inside the dark haired boys head.

The fabric rustled again and Draco opened his eyes and his mouth dropped at what he saw.

Harry eyes were tightly squeezed closed as he bit his lip and his hand was in his pajama pants stroking his more than noticeable erection, thepajamas hiding nothing.

Draco couldn't take his eyes off the other boy and was shocked when suddenly he was looking into two dark green eyes. Neither of them said anything but with the small amount of light Draco could see the blush that immediately spread all over Harry's face.

"I'm sorry" Harry blurted out "I couldn't help it, it's been over a month and you're always there I didn't mean to-"

But he never finished the statement as there was a mouth covering his own, soft lips moving against his, a tongue probing for entrance.

Draco pushed Harry onto his back and laid flush on top of him settling in-between his legs grinding his hips down making him moan in pleasure. Harry pulled away from the Kiss to gasp for air. Draco started kissing, licking and sucking any exposed skin he could reach.

"Draco, Draco, stoop for a moment."

The blonde froze hips falling still, he could feel Harry's hardness against his own and he desperately wanted to move and create that wonderful friction.

"What is so important that it couldn't wait a few moments."

He tried really tried to keep his hips still but with no success he rocked ever so slightly back and forth and could see Harry's eyes drop close but then open just as quickly.

"Is this okay for you?" He heard Harry ask him.

"Why would this not be okay, It feels good, doesn't it?" Draco practically purred, with a smile on his face.

"Are you comfortable, I don't want you to feel upset or anything…I mean…uh…with everything that has happened and all."

Draco realized what he was talking about.

"Wow Harry you really know how to kill the mood."

"I just don't want you to be upset in a few hours we are still stuck together I don't want something that can potentially be great cause any problems." Draco softened at the concern he saw on Harry's face.

"Harry Listen to me. Yes, a terrible horrible things has happened to me, I know that, But I am a Malfoy and if I know anything is that to damage someone the most is to be able to inhibit the rest of there lives, to takesomething away from them. I won't let anyone take anything away from me." Draco paused thinking and whispered his next words "There are limitations at the moment, I can't just erase from my mind what happened and how I feel but I refuse to let them take anything at all from me. And this feeling right now is what Ideserve. Sex and everything can still be good and I know that so please help replace those memories with new ones, better ones. I know my boundaries but I want to get rid of them I want my life to be mine without any second guessing."

Harry just stared at him, this was the most emotion that Draco had shown since the hospital wing after his attack.

"Okay, I just wanted to be sure and know that you were sure."

"I'm sure and I good with this for now. So now let's get the mood back shall we." Draco smiled and leaned down to capture the lips below his own. The kiss was passionate and needy as Draco tried to memorize the feel. Still in wearing there Pajamas, Harry's legs wrapped around the blonde's waist pullingthe others arousal to his own, moaning at the heat and friction.

Harry's hands were roving across Draco's back ending on his arse pushing him down harder, the rubbing felt wonderful, but he knew it wouldn't last he was hard when he woke from his dream and now was begging for release.

"Please, please, pleasepleaseplease, Harder…uh uh uh…"

"Come on, so close...uh, do it..."

Harry's orgasm blinded him, pleasure washing over his body all tension leaving him with his release.

Draco felt the body under him stiffen and then relax, but he held on thrusting his hips wanting his own completion.

"Come on Draco" Harry whispered

At the sounds of the others voice he let go, falling onto the body below his.

"Mmmm, that was nice." Harry said in a husky voice.

"Nice is an understatement but I'm too tired to argue this point."

"Don't fall asleep just yet. Accio wand. Scourgify. Alright now we can sleep."

The next time the boys woke it was time for them to get up shower and start there day.

"I don't wanna get up the bed feels so good." This was the first thing Harry heard, Draco as curled up to him.

"I know but we have to, come on lets go."

Harry tired to move but the arm wrapped around his chest held tighter, he turned on his side to face the blonde Slytherin, putting his own arms around him.

"Come on we have to start the day just so that it will end quicker."

"I think lying in bed all day is just fine."

"And what happens when someone comes looking for us, that could lead to questions, and then you won't have anytime to get ready to appear before your public."

"You do bring up a valid point, fine I'll get up." Draco pushed himself up planted a kiss on Harry's mouth and headed for the bathroom, leaving behind Harry who had a goofy smile on his face.

Breakfast was a quite affair spent at Gryffindor table as they had taken to just sitting there all of the time, Draco was sure the person to tell his father was a Slytherin and he was not wanting to spend any time with them.

Not that it didn't keep the Slytherin's away from him. They felt abandoned by there leader and were not taking to it kindly. The sneers and jeers that were usually directed towards Harry were now also towards Draco. It grated on his nerves but it wasn't anything that he couldn't handle, after all most of what they know they learned from him, he knew all their tricks, he was still a Malfoy and they were still petrified of his father.

His father that's what this all came down to. In a mere few hours he would be face to face with the man. It made shivers run through his body and his stomach to clench with anxiety.

His nervousness only grew through the day; he was on edge and could barely concentrate, the last thing he needed was to deal with Gryffindor's but it seemed as though this just wasn't going to be his day.

"Harry we are going to kidnap you and drag you up to Gryffindor Tower it's time that you visit and if you wont come on your own then we will just have to make you." Hermione's voice traveled over.

"Hermione, I know I haven't been up but I will when I can."

All of the Gryffindors had been bugging them to come and visit but it was just never the right time.

"Mate when was the last time that we played a good game of chess or cards?"

Harry, Draco, Ron, Hermione, and a gaggle of loyal Gryffindors walked through the school on there way to lunch arguing again when Harry would come up to Gryffindor Tower.

"We'll come up sometime next week, promise."

"You've been saying that and every time something comes up and you can't."

"Well this time I really, really mean it."

Draco passed lunch in relative silence while the Gryffindor's chatted around him, his stomach was churning in anticipation and anxiety. He was busy pushing his food around his plate when a shadow fell over him. He turned to see Professor Snape standing over him a grim expression on his face.

Draco knew what was coming before he said it.

"Mr. Malfoy your father has arrived and is waiting for you in the Headmasters office."

The chatter around him quieted as he nodded his head, turning to look at Harry who was already watching him with worry.

"Alright well let's get this over with."

Both boys stood and left the hall walking in silence to the Headmaster's office.

When they reached the gargoyle Draco just looked at it dreading going in there, he didn't want to do this but he couldn't run away.

Sighing in resignation he said the password "laffy taffy."

The statue sprung aside and the pair stepped up on the stair case as it started to turn upwards.

Harry could feel the tension coming off the other boy and felt compelled to say something to try and comfort him or at least ease the tension.

"Try and relax remember that I'll be there the entire time as Professor Snape and McGonagall and the Headmaster."

He could see the worry in the gray eyes and cupped his face with both hands and laid a soft and sweet kiss on Draco's lips, he could feel a slight amount of tension leave the others body.

"Thank you" Draco whispered as they came to stand in-front of the Headmasters door. It opened before they even had a chance to knock.

The Headmaster sat behind his desk, the two heads of house were there, as they said they would be, and sitting in the last chair was none other than the aristocratic Lucius Malfoy himself.

"Hello Mr. Potter," He glanced at the Gryffindor with distaste. His eyes then landed on Draco with a look as though he was staring right through him "Hello Draco."

"Father."


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