Wretches Know How to Make It By

A HariPo freeverse piece

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not to me. My first Draco/Pansy. There's just something about them… Read, review, and enjoy! *Note: The lyrics used at the beginning and at the end are from Depeche Mode's "Love, in Itself."


All of these insurmountable tasks

That lay before me

All of the firsts

And the definite lasts

That lay in store for me


Oh, crap

Here we go again

Draco comes around, acting like I'm



He comes to the school when he feels like it,

But I know he's got


things to do

He seems to think he's, he's…

a lieutenant

in the Dark Lord's army

But that's a lie

&& he really ought to realize that by now


what does he do?


in&out of this castle

leers at this&that witch

when all he needs is

my arms, to welcome him

my lips, to comfort him

my ears, to hear the pain that is plain on his face

I used to be Draco's


for everything

(& no, you twits, I won't go into detail)

But now I have realized so many things


—can't handle that pain—

—won't hear what he's done—

DON'T want this life—

which is…probably why…he started really



(tsk, damn Astoria)


But I

w i s h

that things were different,

that things weren't coming to an end,

that Draco felt LOVE for me

But I've been corrupted by victory—

I'm actually good inside


There was a time

When all on my mind was love

Now I find

That most of the time

Love's not enough

In itself


:( I think it's kinda sad that we just don't know more about how Draco suddenly went from Pansy to Astoria…or did he even? Maybe he was still with Pansy for a while yet after the war… This FV takes the idea that Pansy, though not having necessarily fought in the war, decided that her loyalties lay with the school, ultimately. Again, another interesting idea, and one that could make for a good fic.

Thanks for reading, and please review!

-mew-tsubaki :)

2016 note: Ahhh, I've had up and down feelings for Pansy in the 6 yrs since this fic, but I find I like her quite a bit. Dransy, tho…who knows. :P