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A/N: Dedicated to all reviewers, particularly Are You Afraid of the Dark for those nice reviews! And moonangel93 for suggesting an epilogue!


He hated it.

Hell, there was nothing he hated more than his friends (read Ron, Seamus and Dean here) glaring at Draco as if he was still their enemy.

How could Draco take this? He would have left, he knew he would. As it was, the blonde was pulling him closer. He wondered what his lover was dreaming about.

It had been three months.

Three bloody months.

Why couldn't Ron accept that he loved Draco? If Ron was his friend… why didn't he try to make Draco happy? The others… well, he wasn't that close to them. Of course, Draco assured him that didn't care much, but he did.

It showed him that Ron didn't care to accept this part of him. Why didn't he understand?


He walked into the Great Hall with Draco. Silently, they made their way to the Slytherin table. It still amazed him how the Slytherins got used to the idea quicker than the Gryffindors.

Well, he told himself, Draco has upped me on that one. His friends are willing to accept him no matter how he is… unlike mine. Did I really choose the wrong house to enter? Perhaps if I hadn't… I would be the friends of the Slytherins. At least Draco and I don't have to feel so weird then.

"Harry?"

"Yes, Draco?"

"What are you thinking about?"

"Just…"

"Just what?"

"It's amazing. They accepted us…. but not my own house. Ironic, huh? How Gryffindors are supposed to be courageous and loyal and all that… in the end, it's just a flimsy façade. "

"Well… I did have to threaten them and do some…other stuff before they accepted us, but I suppose you never thought of that…"

Harry felt sure he had heard a soft "Gryffindors!" muttered by Draco at the end of that. He laughed. Yes, he had never thought of that.

"So you see, it's not that you were inept, just that you used the wrong method."

Harry only nodded.

"I love you, you know."

"I know that."

"That's the part where you should say 'I love you too', Draco!"

Draco only muttered something that sounded suspiciously like "Sentimental Gryffindors" under his breath.

"What was that?"

"What was what?" Ah, Draco was using his best ploy-wide eyed innocence.

"Never mind." He knew better than to argue with the blond. The last time that happened, he had found half a dozen random items flying at his head.

Now his lover smiled and ---oh---…

He had learned that his lover loved physical contact, loved soft, slight touches on the skin and hugs… he craved touch.

At this time, Draco was literally snogging him senseless. It was kind of hard to think of anything else.

"I'll always be there for you, you know that."

And Harry smiled.


Five years later…

"Aww… 'Mione. Can we not go?"

"You just don't like to see them kiss. But I do."

"'Mione! It's…disconcerting. I don't mind that they are in a relationship, don't care if we are going to visit them, just not on their anniversary! Remember what happened last time?"

"That's the reason we're going!"

Hermione had finally convinced Ron that Harry's feelings were true and that they were no reason to despise either Harry or Draco.

"Sometimes you're impossible."

"But it's hot!"

"I'm sure snogging and forgetting all about your friends is hot. How about we do that now?"

"Tempting…"

Ron looked at her, a glimmer of hope in his eyes.

"But the answer is no."

His face fell. Ah well, another year of seeing his friend and the-one-whom-they-used-to-be-enemy snog each other senseless and head to the bedroom, quite forgettiung that there were spectators.

Still, he could honestly say that he was happy for them. And he was really glad that Harry was happy.


A/N: Thanks to all these people, I've been able to get this far.:

Are You Afraid of the Dark: Saying it again: I absolutely loved your reviews. So you're the first person I have to say thanks to. This epilogue is especially for you. You don't know how much your reviews brightened up my day, Well, bye, I guess.

Aya Kurayami:Short reviews, but yours mean so much to me.

You're My Everything: Simple reviews, but spectacular all the same.

Troubled Spirit Of Hell: I know it's not your thing anymore but you still read it for me... thanks!!!

Peachie Bunni: You were reviewing from start to finish, like these others, so I have to say you were so great for making the time.

Plain Jane Is A Vampire: Thanks for continuing to read this story... and thanks for the lovely reviews!

moonangel93: Yep, this is it. So, this is for you.

Andree-Squee: Short, but sweet reviews. Thanks for your support!

Ashayu:Thanks for everything... the reviews and the other stuff... it really means a lot...


A/N:Yes people, this is really the end, no sequel. Sorry. Check ourt my other HarryDraco story, Silly Rumours, if you have the time. Thanks for your time...