Authors note: Sorry this chapter took so long. But around halfway through it I got writers block. And I've been sick the last week or so. Hope you enjoy
Dancing with the Devil
When Harry woke again it was in the middle of the night. Blinking the sleep from his eyes, Harry reach for his glasses on the nightstand, biting his lip to muffle the whimpers of pain. When he finally got his glasses he laid panting for a second before putting them on. A quick glance around the infirmary showed that it was empty. Madam Pomfrey had probably gone to talk to Dumbledore, while she expected Harry to sleep.
Sitting up with a wince of pain Harry started to cough violently. The coughing fit became even more violent and Harry's eyes widened when he realized he couldn't breath. His good hand came up to clutch his chest as his whole body shook with the force of his coughs. Harry tumbled off the bed not feeling the pain of the impact or the pain from his injuries. Harry didn't hear the infirmary door open or Madam Pomfrey scream, he didn't even feel the pair of strong arms that lifted him.
Something was sprayed into his mouth and when he took a little gasp of air his coughing fit gave a slight break, and started to calm down. A couple of more sprays and Harry started to become aware of his surroundings as he gulped in air. Strong arms were wrapped around his chest holding him gently as not to hurt his wounds. The person was bracing him against his chest so he wouldn't fall.
Harry gave little gasps of breath as he closed his eyes. Soft hands wiped away tears he hadn't even realized were there. Opening his eyes again Harry, much to his surprise, saw Draco was the one that was wiping his tears away. Feeling too tired too deal with the fact his rival was being nice to him Harry closed his eyes once more. His breath finally evened out as he fell into slumber.
Severus breathed a sigh of relief as Harry's breath evened out as he fell asleep against his chest. When he had walked in and saw Harry on the floor pratically not breathing, he had surprisingly felt panic. Draco looked up at him and gave a shaky smile.
"His asthma must be more severe than I thought." Madame Pomfrey said shakily.
"I'll mix up some potions that should help." Severus said.
"The Headmaster thinks it's best to release Harry into your care, but after this incident I think I should keep in for a little while longer." Madame Pomfrey said.
"No, I'll be taking him as planned. I'm fully capable of taking care of him." Severus answered.
"Besides Madame Pomfrey your staying at Hogwarts for most of the summer. So if anything happens we'll let you know." Draco said.
Madame Pomfrey nodded and started giving Severus instructions on what to give Harry.
"…And make sure he eats. If he doesn't eat right then he'll stay sick and his wounds won't heal as well." Pomfrey finished.
Severus nodded as he picked Harry up carefully after wrapping him in a blanket. Draco followed closely behind as he walked down the halls making his way toward his rooms. He said his password and the portrait swung open. Severus set Harry down on his couch gently.
Severus brushed Harry's hair out of his face carefully.
"This is going to take some getting used to for all of us." Severus murmured.
Draco nodded his agreement, though he had the feeling everything would work out, and he and severus might just find what they were missing.
There we go, done…..