AN: The song is Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon. Just a drabble that popped into my head while listening to it. Wrote this in like 10 minutes and it's unbetad, so I apologize for any mistakes.

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She doesn't understand. She should love him. She's supposed to love him.

Somewhere there's speaking

It's already coming in

Oh and it's rising at the back of your mind

You never could get it

Unless you were fed it

Now you're here and you don't know why

She's not really sure how they got to this point. Not the marriage, no, she understands how they got there. But here, in this place where they don't talk anymore, don't touch anymore, don't interact anymore. She's not really sure when their son became their only common ground. Because really, it's for Draco that she holds this together at all anymore. It used to be about Lucius, but it just isn't anymore.

But under skinned knees and the skid marks

Past the places where you used to learn

You howl and listen

Listen and wait for the

Echoes of angels who won't return

She used to think he was perfect – an angel. He was older, but not too much, just enough to make him exciting. With his angel-white hair and his molten silver eyes, he was handsome and charming and everything she was looking for.

He's everything you want

He's everything you need

He's everything inside of you

That you wish you could be

He says all the right things

At exactly the right time

But he means nothing to you

And you don't know why

He was everything she ever wanted. He was the pureblood aristocrat who knew how to carry himself in every setting: home, work, public. He was graceful and elegant and tactful, everything she strived to be. He was a veritable model of put-togetherness – so much so that he would never deign to use such a word as 'put-togetherness' at all. He would've chosen immaculateness, perhaps, or impeccability. She wanted to be like him. She envied his composed demeanor and silver tongue.

But she didn't love him.

It was the one thing she could never understand. He was perfect. He was hers. But she didn't love him.

You're waiting for someone

To put you together

You're waiting for someone to push you away

There's always another wound to discover

There's always something more you wish he'd say

He doesn't get her. He doesn't understand that she isn't content with coexistence, that she wants love. He doesn't. He doesn't need it or want it. And that, she thinks, might be why she can't love him. She can't love him because he won't love her.

She feels like they are always on the edge of it. That if one of them would say just the right thing, do just the right thing, they might finally find that love she's searching for. But maybe not. Maybe that's just wishful thinking.

He's everything you want

He's everything you need

He's everything inside of you

That you wish you could be

He says all the right things

At exactly the right time

But he means nothing to you

And you don't know why

But you'll just sit tight

And watch it unwind

It's only what you're asking for

And you'll be just fine

With all of your time

It's only what you're waiting for

But he says nothing. And he does nothing. And so she does nothing. And they teeter on the edge of potential happiness and do nothing together. In this, at least, they are united. United in inaction, she muses. Wonderful.

Out of the island

Into the highway

Past the places where you might have turned

You never did notice

But you still hide away

The anger of angels who won't return

He's everything you want

He's everything you need

He's everything inside of you

That you wish you could be

He says all the right things

At exactly the right time

But he means nothing to you

And you don't know why

He's everything she wants. But she doesn't love him.

I am everything you want

I am everything you need

I am everything inside of you

That you wish you could be

I say all the right things

At exactly the right time

But I mean nothing to you and I don't know why

And I don't know why

Why

I don't know

He tries to be enough for her. He does all those things for her. He is suave and charming with everyone, but only for her. He tries to be everything. But it never seems to be enough.