The New Arrival
Here is the sequel as promised. Next chapter won't be as long but they'll come slowly but surely along with some chapters of safe and warm. Please enjoy and don't forget to leave a review to let me know what you think. Thanks.
He had known the minute it had happened.
He just hadn't told Harry yet.
He wasn't sure why he hadn't told him, he just hadn't. He didn't really want to be treated any differently and he really enjoyed his teaching.
Harry was scarily protective sometimes, in fact almost all the time, and Draco knew that it would only get worse once he found out.
Draco was just lucky that Harry didn't have a clue what was happening because he had been raised with muggles.
The only reason that Draco knew anything about it was because his Uncle on his father's side had been gay, disowned of course, and he had gone through the exact same thing.
He hadn't even told his mum yet. He wanted Harry to be the first to know, even before Poppy. However for the moment he was content with it being his little secret.
His favourite class was his seventh years, they were amazingly talented and he loved to teach them. He knew that soon he'd have to give up as so many of the potion ingredients would be harmful to him.
He knew he would have to make the announcement soon because he'd have to go and get checkups with Poppy soon enough. Though he liked being the only one who knew, it was his secret.
Three weeks he had kept it a secret but now it was time to come clean.
Draco had had the afternoon off from teaching and he had spent all of his free time preparing a beautiful meal, just for him and Harry.
Harry was enjoying teaching just as much as Draco. It was a welcomed change of pace for him. It was nice not being attacked constantly.
He couldn't have been happier, he had a great job and a wonderful boyfriend both of which he loved. He was pleasantly surprised when he got back to his chambers and was greeted by the wondrous smell of sausage casserole which had swiftly become one of his favourites.
"Wow, what have I done to deserve all of this?" Harry asked as Draco came up to him and kissed him passionately.
"I've got something to tell you." Draco said with a mischievous smile. "You sit down and I'll bring the dinner over to you."
"Good or bad?" Harry asked as he took a seat at the table.
"Can't you just tell me?" Harry asked somewhat impatiently. He grabbed Draco as he passed by and pulled him on to his lap. "Come on, tell me."
Draco smiled at Harry's impatience before kissing him. "Okay, seeing as you're so desperate to know. I have fantastic news for us."
"What is it?" Harry asked excitedly.
"We're going to have a baby!" Draco said happily.
"Don't I get a say in this, I mean if we're going to get a surrogate mother to have-"
"No, we're not getting a surrogate mother, we don't have to." Draco said interrupting his boyfriend.
"I don't understand." Harry said suddenly concerned that Draco had cheated on him with a girl and had got her pregnant.
"I'm pregnant Harry." Draco said.
"No you're not, you're a guy. Men can't get pregnant, it's impossible we don't have the equipment."
"In the muggle world that might be true but not here. It's all magic, you have to be pretty powerful but it can happen." Draco explained.
"Are you sure you're pregnant?" Harry asked in absolute astonishment.
"I haven't been to see Poppy yet to confirm it but I'm pretty sure."
"Do you really think that we're ready for this Dray? It's a baby! It'll rely on us for surviving, for everything! People don't do well around me, they don't always survive. I'm a walking jinx! How can I take care of a baby? I can barely take care of myself. Just look at the way I was raised, in a damn cupboard! There is no possible way that I'm responsible enough for this!"Draco stopped Harry's incessant rant by kissing him.
"Do you love me?" Draco asked, harry nodded in confirmation. "Then we work on the rest. Don't panic okay, we have nine months to figure this out."
"I'm not sure I'll be a very good dad though. No child should go through what I went through."
"Our baby won't, he or she will be so loved, so protected that nothing and no one will ever touch this child. I promise you that. We are both so powerful we are very capable of protecting our baby."
"Wow" Harry said in a mixture of shock and awe, "Our baby."
Draco smiled, a hand coming to rest on his abdomen, "Yes, our baby."
"Can we go to see Poppy, make sure everything is okay, get everything concerned. I'm sure she'll be able to explain to me how this is even possible." Harry said, he couldn't quite process what was going on. He had always wanted a family but having come to terms with his homosexuality he had thought that it would never happen. Having thought this for so long that to suddenly have Draco pregnant was mind blowing.
"Okay sweetheart, whatever you need. I should go and see her anyway. Let me just sort the tea out so we can have it when we get back." Draco said getting up from Harry's lap after one final brief kiss and set about charming the food to stay warm for when they returned.
Harry took off his teaching robes and changed into some jeans and a t-shirt. He did so numbly, still struggling to process everything. He was going to be a dad, Draco was pregnant despite being a man. It was all so much for him to handle.
Draco was more than slightly concerned over how Harry was reacting. He was hoping that by going to see Poppy it would help Harry understand a little more about how and why he had come to be carrying their baby.
He was also hoping that Poppy would have time to check him over and ensure that he and the baby were in perfect health. Draco couldn't have been happier about the baby but he knew that Harry was struggling to come to terms with it and he knew that it was a mixture of how he was raised and what had happened to him throughout his wizarding life as well.
Draco could understand why he was hesitant. Draco had heard horrific stories about Harry's up bringing but he hadn't wanted to ask questions, however now he thought that they might be justified if he was going to convince his anxious boyfriend that they were going to make wonderful parents.
They arrived at the hospital wing and were greeted by Poppy, who had only one other student. Harry couldn't help but notice the symptoms of the puking pastels. However he still felt some small loyalty to those who wanted to cause a little bit of trouble so he didn't mention it to Poppy.
The medi-witch looked suspiciously at the two. Harry's insomnia had been cured and she hadn't expected to see either of them for a long while but in her heart she knew exactly why they were here.
She eyed them disapprovingly, "I suppose you had better tell me why you two are here." She said with a sigh.
"In private if possible" Draco said, he didn't want anyone else knowing just yet and he was overly aware of the one puking student in the corner.
Madame Pomfrey nodded and ushered them into her office. It was a small office but roomy enough for a single bed in the corner. It wasn't often she managed to retire back to her own chambers, she was a very busy medi-witch.
"Now what can I do for you two?" She asked closing the door and casting a few charms to insure that they had their privacy.
"Before we tell you, we need to ensure that it will be kept a secret, no one is to know." Draco said.
"I agree, now what is it that you are here to see me about?" She asked getting somewhat annoyed with how they were dragging it out.
"I'm pregnant." Draco told her, "I've known for about three weeks now, I wanted a quick check up to make sure everything was okay and Harry needs to be told exactly how this works, he didn't know that men could get pregnant in the wizarding world." Draco said and Poppy just nodded.
"I thought as much. Right Draco you had better sit on the bed and I'll look over you. As for you Harry I have a few books that you can borrow. It'll explain the ins and outs of it, I suggest you read them as well Draco. The next few months are going to difficult on you and your body, not to mention your magic. Male pregnancies are rare and difficult for the person carrying the child. Though I am not in the least bit surprised considering the magic you both have between you." She said withdrawing her wand.
She summoned the books to them first and handed them to Harry to hold, she then turned to Draco who had sat himself down on her bed. He wanted to do this where he was sure no one would figure out what was going on, remaining in Poppy's office seemed the best option.
Harry watched Poppy nervously as she instructed to lie back and roll up his shirt, which he complied with. His abs were just as defined as ever making Harry think of something extremely sexual he would like to do to Draco then and there but of course he reframed.
"Well I can confirm that you are indeed pregnant. You conceived about three-four weeks ago. The baby is only miniscule and I cannot tell the sex yet. Have you experienced any morning sickness yet?" Poppy asked.
"No, not yet, am I supposed to?"
"It can start any day now, you'll be lucky to avoid it all together." She said, "Though I am going to have to recommend that you reframe from teaching very soon. As I am sure you are aware the majority of the ingredients you work with daily can be harmful to both you and the unborn child."
At this Harry perked up, listening intently, his protective instinct kicking in immediately. "I'll inform Minerva at once, as soon as a replacement arrives he'll stop teaching." Harry said, Draco glared at him.
"I'll be careful, I'll wear all my protective clothing including gloves and I won't brew the potions myself. I'll be fine to continue teaching for a while." Draco said stubbornly, this was exactly what he had been afraid of.
"Dray, you heard Poppy, it could hurt you and the ... I don't want you hurt." Harry was still struggling to come to terms with the fact that Draco was carrying a baby, though the thought was slowly becoming easier for him.
"Harry, I love teaching and besides I'm not going to sit on my arse and eat chocolate frogs my entire pregnancy! I'm not that person."
"I know Dray but you heard Poppy, you could get hurt, the ...baby could get hurt!" Harry said, he was just as stubborn as Draco was, this wasn't going to be an easy battle.
"I am not taking sides but I am sure that as long as Draco wears all of the protective clothing and doesn't brew any potions himself then I am sure he can continue to teach but only until he starts to show." Poppy said trying to reach a compromise for the two of them.
Harry looked more than slightly annoyed at the whole thing, Draco looked smug that he didn't have to stop teaching right away.
"When will he start to show?" Harry asked in an attempt to wipe the smug smile off his face.
"Well if he's four weeks today then I suppose he'll start to show in eight weeks or so. It'll take a bit longer to show because it's your first baby and the muscles will have to adjust."
"So I can teach for another two months?" Draco asked to be sure.
"Yes, if that's how long it takes for you to start to show. Though if you were hoping to keep this hidden from the rest of the wizarding world then you might want to stop before then. You would have to see how the pregnancy progresses."
"But the baby is okay." Draco said.
"Yes, your baby is of perfect health." Poppy said, "If you feel any dizziness or light-headedness you need to sit down and have someone fetch me immediately. Your magic store is likely to be depleted considerably as the baby will be feeding on your magic to survive. Draco, I cannot stress this enough, use as little magic as possible. The key to male pregnancies is the magical womb, the baby will need your full magical store to survive and flourish."
"I understand." Draco said.
"I'll make sure he doesn't use any magic." Harry said knowing that that would be one of the most difficult tasks to undertake as Draco had been around and used magic his entire life. Harry knew that it wasn't going to be easy to keep him off magic.