Author; Corculum.

Disclaimer; Hmm, if I actually owned Harry Potter then why would I be wasting my time sitting here writing FANfiction when I could be writing the real thing? Clearly there is no logic in your reasoning ;)

Summary; Harry and Draco start talking, and getting to know each other better ;)

Rating; PG-13

Warning; The slash is coming! So if that's not your cup of tea, then this is not the story for you…

Updated; 22nd of September O.O :sweatdrop:

This chapter is dedicated to my little sister,

although she doesn't know I havethis account :S (we share one) and she will probably not be reading this…


Nosce te ipsum

Know thyself

Know thy… enemy?

The two devastatingly handsome young men sat on different sides of the room, Draco on the plush silk-covered stool, and Harry on the floor with his back against the wall, no one had wanted to sit on the bed… obviously. They had sat in silence like this for just over an hour, apparently an hour too long for both princes; Harry found the floor quite uncomfortable and Draco found the stool – and the room in general – to be far too pink for his liking, neither was satisfied with their current situation, but neither would willingly be the first to break this horribly tense silence, not if they could help it at any rate… What was there to say anyway?

'How about, 'I want to lick you'?'

'What? Where do you come up with this stuff?'

His inner voice shrugged, if that was possible… 'It sounds appropriate to me.'

'Appropriate? How exactly does 'I WANT TO LICK YOU' sound appropriate?'

'Careful, you might have said that a tad too loudly,' He could just feel the grin there.

'Said? Too loudly? What are you-'

"Lord Malfoy? Is… something wrong?"

Draco's head snapped up and he stared at Harry in shock for a moment before he came back to himself and feigned ignorance, "No, why do you ask?" The question sounded perfectly innocent but on the inside he was screaming; what if he had shouted 'I WANT TO LICK YOU' out loud? He would die… simply fall dead from embarrassment, and nobody wanted that…

"Oh, I, er… nothing, I just thought you said something…" Harry said eying him as though he was a fearsome predator and he was worried about being eaten…

'Sounds like a plan,'

'Don't even start,' Once again, he could feel the grin… 'This is ridiculous, I spent all my life learning how to disguise and replicate emotions, my 'mask' is – WAS – perfect, now what has happened? What has changed?'

'What has changed is that you are not used to being stuck in a room with a luxurious bed and a deliciously handsome young man, see how well the two go together?'

'… I am… not even going to dignify that with an answer, but yes I suppose you are right, no – not about what you are thinking – I mean, I am not used to being in such a small space for so long a time with… this kind of company…My bedroom is at least three of four times larger then this cupboard,'

'Quality not quantity,'

'Ah but my room is of much better quality and certainly better taste,' He eyed the pink room hatefully.

'But did you ever have such wonderful company in your bedroom?'

'We are not discussing the company, we are discussing how positively awful this room looks and how glamorous mine is,'

'Trying to avoid the subject, eh?'

'Since when is 'eh' part of our vocabulary?'

'Oh you can avoid it all you want, but you'll have to come to terms with it eventually, come to terms with the fact that you might just be attracted to him, to the luscious lad!'

'Luscious lad? … Luscious… lad?'

'Alliteration anyone?'

Draco rolled his eyes and sighed, he was quite tired and he wished he could just fall – gracefully of course – into his own bed, this was not what he wanted to be doing right now.

"Lord Malfoy?"

The blond didn't bother to look up, choosing instead to examine his perfect nails, trying desperately to hide how nervous he was, "Hmm?"

"How did you get here?"

"What?" He looked up and frowned at Harry, "What do you mean?"

"I mean, how did that witch manage to get you up here?"

"What are you implying?" He asked, eyes narrowed; if Harry was trying to say he was fat then…

The raven-haired beauty sighed in exasperation, "How did the witch kidnap you?" He asked slowly.

The young blond grimaced, "It's a long story,"

"Well it's not like we have anything else to do, we are trapped in a tower and we can't sleep because there is but one bed, tell me you don't need a distraction," Harry finished, one eye brow raised.

'The raised eye brow thing looks so much better on me,' – 'He looks so adorable,'

'Shut up,' – 'Shut up,'

"As I said, it's a long story,"

"We have time,"

Draco saddened with that thought… "… I had a fight with my father, I left the estate to clear my head," He waited to be asked what the fight was about, he was not going to answer but the question never came, he looked up at Harry, the brunette nodded that he should continue. That was a relief. "I rode to the lake, where I decided to stay for a while… I must have been so lost in thought, that's why I never heard – or saw – her coming… Everything went black… and then I woke up in this disgustingly pink room and heard you shouting obscenities down below. End of story." He finished, crossing his arms self consciously and looking purposefully out of the blocked window.

Harry sighed, "Do you know who the witch was?"

Draco frowned slightly, and found that thinking about it, he couldn't bring himself to remember what she looked like. He found this quite disturbing, perhaps she had placed some sort of charm on him?

"You know… I'm trying, but I can't even remember what she looked like…" Harry suddenly said.

Draco's head snapped up, "I can't remember her face either," He said, looking worried. "Some sort of charm?" He asked.

"Must be…"

"There are certainly charms for this effect," Harry nodded, "and perhaps I know her, otherwise… why would she bother?"

"Maybe she just doesn't want you to remember her… but perhaps you're right… Can you think of anyone who would want to kidnap you?"

Draco snorted, "If I were to make a list of all the enemies of my family I should need a never-ending scroll,"

"Ah,"

Draco rolled his eyes, "We are a very famous family, as I'm sure you know, and though we are quite popular among most we have managed to gather many a foe over the years,"

Harry nodded, "She might be holding you for ransom I suppose, I can't see any other reason… unless of course she just wants to get some real, nasty vengeance…"

"Why thank you for that thought, I shall sleep easy tonight with thoughts of torture and 'nasty vengeance' on my mind," Draco replied, oozing sarcasm.

"Sorry, I'm just trying to decipher this puzzle,"

"I know," Draco sighed.

"And… it's almost morning now anyway,"

Draco raised an eyebrow, "So I will sleep easy, whenever I get the chance to," He supplied. Harry appeared to be adequately sheepish.

"If you're tired, you should get some sleep. I will stand watch, someone should anyway," Harry said, rising from his position on the floor.

Draco eyed him with suspicion, he should not by all accounts let his guard down and fall asleep in this stranger's presence, it was a dangerous idea. And yet, he was exhausted… and he felt as though he could trust this, rather attractive, stranger. But it was still a bad idea.

Harry saw his hesitation, "You can trust me, I'm not going to throttle you in your sleep, or escape without you; you needn't worry,"

Draco was finding it hard to resist that reassuring gaze, and in the end Harry and his tiredness got the better of him, as he sighed and got into the bed (after removing his boots of course, but nothing else while in company). Harry drew the gloriously pink hangings shut, smiling one last time at Draco before they were completely separated by the fuchsia hangings. Squinting at the offensively bright colour, Harry turned around and sat down on the stool dressing table.

Draco meanwhile was wondering why he had given in so easily, perhaps because he was in a fragile state of mind, what with all this stress, if he had been in his usual calm, and balanced state of mind he wouldn't have agreed at all, he would have stayed up defiantly and not closed his eyes for more then three seconds. But, things change with circumstances, and he was just so tired, he hadn't slept since last night after all, yes, he was kidnapped at night, true he had been unconscious for a while, but he did not justify that as resting, he had woken up mid-morning sometime. And that was when his tall, dark and handsome companion had turned up.

And now, as he lay in this horribly coloured bed – he refused to say the word again – he found his eyes closing and his body relaxing as he fell into a deep sleep.

He dreamt of dark knights and blonde princesses…

To Be Continued...


Review Responses;

DarkDreams69 – YAY! You do like it , lol. I'm glad you liked those last lines, hehe, I liked them too -.-; (is that a bad thing:S)

Dracori – It was funny? Yay! Ok, lol. And how could anyone not say that Draco's cute everyday? O.O It's only natural as he is absolutely adorable!

Lucky, you have a new laptop:sighs: Oh well… How could you possibly get on my nerves:)

Brenna8 – Well at least you're not dying from boredom when you read this! O.O Or are you?

Lol, Well your story is really good, I couldn't resist 'pimping' as you put it :) Oh and I know what you mean by lazy soul, join the club -- lol, I await the next chapter with great anticipation:)

moon8 – Lol, yes well that's the plan :) I'm really glad you like it!

Gwaihiril – Well, he has to look on the bright side otherwise there would just be two sulking/fighting (Hmm, I like fighting better…) young men ;) in a room, oh wait… that's basically how it is anyway, lol.

Grooviness, 'Lady of the Wind' yes, I like it a lot :)

insight-to-insanity – You know I had already written the first paragraph when I got your review and when I saw what you said; 'two devastatingly attractive men and ONE bed' I was like, 'My, we do think alike' ;) hehe :rubs hands together: Only one bed, whatever will they do? Hehe.

I'm really glad you like it!

Fish – Adorable, really? Thank you! You love my writing style? Thank you so much for saying that, you made my day!

The tropics huh? Sounds good:) Don't freeze to death:sends heat: I hope you've warmed up since you submit the review, lol.

Uke!Harry? Hmmm, ok, then you'll like my other fairytale fic I'm writing, I'll try and get that out as soon as I can for you :)

mojo-jojo245 – Wai! I'm so glad you like it:D If you're still interested (it has been a while… :sweatdrop: ehe) then please feel free to archive it! Even if you don't, I'm so flattered that you asked and wanted to when you read it:floats on cloud:

MirrorWakes – Hi:waves: Thank you for reading my (bad) story:) I love fairy tales, so rewriting them with Harry and Draco as the stars! I just loved the idea :D

crazyfrog – Thank you! Sorry this update is so late… O.O :sweatdrop: don't hurt me…

zan189 – Thank you sooo much for the review! I'm so glad you like my (bad) story:D :bounces on ceiling:

SilverDragon1610 – Thank you for your review! I'm really glad you like my (bad) story!

I myself have found over time that I prefer Bottom!Harry, but just between you and me, I think you can tell who's going to be bottom on this story :grins evilly: If you want to find more Bottom!Draco stories, I suggest you go check out Dracori! All of her fics are Bottom!Dracos :nods: and they are all very good:D Oh and Uke means bottom in Japanese, and seme means top :)

Oh, and even though this update is sooo incredibly late, it's not that late for you because you only just read it recently :sweatdrop: You prompted this update by the way:D

Question for everyone; Some people have already told me who they prefer as uke, and I just wanted to ask everyone else too, so if you leave a review can you please put which you prefer, uke!Harry or uke!Draco, lol. In fact if you didn't want to leave a review and you weren't going to because… you couldn't be bothered or whatever (I know the feeling, lol) then that's all you have to put in there, just send a review saying;

'Uke!Harry'

Or

'Uke!Draco'

You don't have to, I just want to know if there's a majority :)

But if you really want to, giving me your reasons for your preference would be really, really nice ;)

I am really sorry for the delay :S It's just a lot has been happening, add that to the fact that I am lazy by nature and you have a bad combination I'm afraid :( Oh and I was sick for a week… Are my excuses working? They are true :nervous smile: Please forgive me?

You know the last chapter really did look longer on Microsoft Word… ehe :sweatdrops:

I'm thinking that there must be a picture of me in the dictionary next to the definition of 'lazy'. Maybe I should change my username to 'lazy ass'?

:gives everyone chocolate Dracos and Harrys: please forgive me? Ehe :hides behind rock: