A/N: I know what your thinking, 'shouldn't you finish Behind layers of silk before you start another one'... but I figure that since I added chapter three of BLS today I could get away with putting this one up. I hope you like it I know I do.
Harry Potter and everything about him ain't mine.. sadly..
Harry let out a shuddering sob from the corner where he was sitting. He'd been at it for about an hour now, just sitting with his knees pulled up to his chest, head resting against the wall, bawling his eyes out.
Draco stood awkwardly across the room from him. It broke his heart to hear the pain he'd caused Harry to feel, but he could do nothing about it. Harry knew that this was going to happen and that it was going to be hard, Draco had just hoped it wasn't this hard. "Harry.." He started for what must have been the hundredth time. He adjusted his silk tie once again before turning from the mirror to look the man in the face. "We both knew that this had to happen, right from the beginning I told you that."
Harry just let out another gut wrenching sob as a fresh batch of tears came flowing down his face. He bit his lip and averted his eyes to the ground so that he didn't have to look at Draco anymore. "I know." He choked out, tears splashing down on the inside of his glasses before spilling over on to his tux. "But why?" He swallowed the lump in his throat trying hard to stop the crying.
Draco sighed and walked over to the dark corner Harry had trapped himself in and looked down at the once strong and beautiful man. A part of Draco felt pleasure at the thought of being the only one able to have this much power over the boy-who-lived, the other part felt sick that it had to be him. "We have gone through this many times Harry my love." He whispered before kneeling down to the others level. "I have to marry-" At this Harry started sobbing harder. "A pureblooded girl who will help me continue my bloodline. It is an obligation that I can not bend the rules around, not even for you."
"But-.. but.. I.. love you." He managed between chokes and sobs, he looked up at Draco his watery green eyes full of emotion.
"And I you." Draco whispered. "But that does not make everything else go away. Just because we are in love does not mean that I can skive off on my duties to my house. I will marry today." He reached his hand out and touched Harry's cheek.
Harry automatically closed his eyes and leaned into the touch. He was frowning lightly, his brows knitted together, his dark wet eye lashes sticking to his cheeks. "Of course. How silly of me." He pulled away from Draco's hand and rested his head against the wall again. "I'll always be second."
Draco rubbed his face with his hands. "Harry." He started warningly.
"What!" Harry snapped. "You know it true, I can't compete with a wife." He brought his hand up to wipe away the tears on the back of his sleeve, his movement shaky.
"I don't love her Harry. Your the one I lov-"
Harry cut him off with a laugh. "You keep saying that, and yet it's her that will be sharing your bed for the rest of your life." He paused dropping his eyes again. "Not me"
"Harry, if you're trying to guilt me into doing something it's not going to work." He bite his lip and reached out again to stroke Harry's cheek. Harry flinched away violently.
"Don't touch me." He whispered dangerously.
Draco sighed but brought his hand back to his side. "Please don't ruin the day for me Harry. Weddings are supposed to be happy, and you are well on your way to ruining my mood." Draco said lightly.
Harry's frown deepened, and anger flitted across his face. "Oh, I'm so sorry. Please don't let stupid little me get in the way of your special day. Go and get married to your little slut and leave me the hell alone because, as you said, I'm just ruining your day." Anger and pain laced through his words.
Draco let out a frustrated noise. "I didn't mean to say it like that."
"Yeah well, you did." Harry sniffed and wiped more of the tears off his face.
"Harry look at me."
"Look at me." Draco demanded.
Harry's eyes fluttered over to Draco's face. They were silent for a few minutes before Harry broke it was a scared whisper. "I don't want you to marry her." It was all he could handle before breaking down into tears again.
Draco sighed and pulled the smaller man into his arms. "Shh, Harry. We have been over this, just because I'm going to be married doesn't mean that our relationship has to change." Draco smiled lightly and placed his hand under the ex-Gryffindor's chin tilting it up. He smiled and leaned down kissing his wet lips lightly.
He'd wanted to do that all day, it was so painful to keep up his appearance even in front of Harry. All he really wanted to do was take Harry in his arms and crawl with him back into bed and never get out again. This wasn't what he wanted, it was what he had to do.
Harry pulled away and bit his lip. "Draco, stay with me." He tightened his grip on Draco's arms. "Please? You can come with me and we can run away! They'll never find us! And we can live together and be happy!"
Draco felt his stomach churn and he looked at the ground his eyes closed. "I'm sorry Harry. I can't."
Harry let out a cry of anger and pushed Draco away from him. He rubbed his face and used the wall for support as he stood. "You're an asshole." He spat looking down at Draco in disgust. "If you want to be with me you be with me, and me only." He paused, his bottom lip quivering. "You can't have your perfect little wife and me on the side, it just doesn't work that way. It's not fair to me and it's not fair to her." He sniffed. "I love you Draco Malfoy but if you're not willing to give me all of you then I can't let you have me." He shook his head and started towards the door before his feelings could get in the way of his head.
"Harry!" Draco stumbled as he rushed to get up. "Harry, please wait!" He yelled as Harry threw the door wide open.
"Goodbye Malfoy." He said softly causing Draco to freeze.
This was what he wanted wasn't it? He was going to get everything he had ever wished for when he was younger, and yet he felt like he was losing everything at the same time. The door slamming shut stirred him out of his thoughts. Hands wrapped firmly around his stomach he whispered to the floor. "Goodbye Harry."
Harry turned the third corner and feel to his knees before violently throwing up. He couldn't believe he had just did what he'd done. He had half a mind to run back to Draco's room and ask to be forgiven. The sad truth was that he wasn't sure he could live without Draco in his life. It had been so long since he had had to live without the blonde. Years even! They had been together since their 6th year at school, four years! Four long, beautiful, wonderful years of passion and sleepy kisses. He covered his mouth with his hand and hung his head. He couldn't go back now. Today would just have to be the last day he saw Draco. It would just be too painful after today.
He felt awful but he refused to let himself cry anymore, to get anymore upset then he already was.
He heard light footsteps behind him but didn't have the energy to look up to see who it was.
"Oh dear!" It was a light female voice. The footsteps made fast clacks on the stone floor as she rushed forward.
Harry felt as the little body knelt behind him dresses swishing. "Are you okay honey?" Her voice was soft and small like that of a child but it was warm. Harry looked up and his throat closed, she had wide blue eyes and long blonde curls. She was the picture perfect girl for Draco and Harry wanted to hate her so bad.
"Is your name Caeli?" Harry asked softly.
She smiled widely and put out her white gloved hand. "Why, yes I am! You must be one of Draco's friends! Your the first one of them I've seen, in fact I haven't even seen Draco in person. I've only seen his picture. A right looker he is, I can't wait to meet him!" She paused and put her hand over her mouth. "I'm sorry, here I am rambling on about nothing and you seem to be sick. Are you okay?"
Harry smiled awkwardly and a little sadly. "Just my stomach." He lied quickly, banishing his mess, and wiping his eyes and mouth.
"Aw, have you been crying?" She asked lightly turning his face towards her.
Harry bit his lip and pulled her into a hug earning a small gasp from her. "Please be good to him. Don't hurt him, make him happy." He whispered lightly and kissed her cheek. Pulling back he took the ring off his right hand and placed it in her hand. "Take this as a wedding gift from me. I'm sorry if this is the last time I see you but I'm leaving. I'm sorry I'm going to miss your wedding." He whispered and got up.
She looked down at the ring and gasped. It was beautiful. The thin band was of a dragon and a snake intertwined and set with diamonds and emeralds. "It's beautiful. Where did you get it?" She asked looking back up at Harry.
He smiled lightly and put his hands in his pockets. "I got it a long time ago from the person I fell in love with."
She held it back out. "Well then, you should keep it. It must mean a lot to you."
He shook his head. "The person I fell in love with isn't with me anymore. I think you should have it. I hope you love it as much as I did." He replied turning away his heart breaking.
"What is your name?"
He smiled. "Harry."
See it wasn't that bad! Please Review it gives me insperation! Next chapter coming soon!