AN- I don't anything you recognize and this story does have male/male relationships, if you don't approve please don't read further.
When Saturday of the first week of school rolled around Harry received a three page letter from Caleb it was also his fourth letter of the week. He sat down with his morning coffee reading it smiling and even chuckling a few times at his sons antics. With a soft smile Harry headed out to the fields early wanting to get done.
As lunch time rolled around Harry decided the heat was too much and went back to the house for lunch planning on getting the laundry done while the sun shone, there was nothing better than sleeping in crisp sheets dried in the sun and wind.
Charlie smiled and started to do the laundry as a way to get into Harry's good side then narrowed his eyes when he found a pair of black boxers. He pulled them out then growled and moved downstairs with anger showing all through his body. He could hear Harry coming in. "Harry." he shouted angrily and tried to find him.
"Kitchen." Harry called making a cucumber sandwich for lunch and pouring himself a glass of tea, He sat down in the window seat overlooking the fields.
Charlie walked in then narrowed his eyes and growled. "I should have listened to my family when they called you a whore. Your cheating on me." he snapped angrily.
"What in the hell are you talking about?" Harry asked perplexed before taking a bite of his sandwich looking at Charlie like he was losing it.
Charlie growled and held up the boxers. "Your lover forgot his underwear. Your back with your bastard's father aren't you?" he snapped angrily.
"The boxers are Caleb's." Harry growled raising up glaring at Charlie. "Don't you dare call my son a bastard."
Charlie growled. "Your son isn't this size, don't try and blame your whoring yourself out on your son." he snapped.
Harry snatched the boxers back looking at the tag, "And neither was Draco." He snapped. "Any adult wearing that size needs to be admitted to the hospital because they're ill."
Charlie growled and raised his hand, bringing it down hard on Harry's face. "Don't lie to me you little slut." he growled out.
Harry staggered back with a whimper looking at Charlie in shock raising a hand to the spot below his eye where he'd been hit. "Get out." He murmured as he turned away.
Charlie stared in surprise then looked at his hand and stepped forward. "Harry I-I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to, I would never." he managed to say, moving closer to Harry, praying he was forgiven.
Harry shook his head scooting away. "Get out before I hex your balls off."
Charlie nodded and winced. "i really am sorry." he whispered then ported to the burrow.
Harry moved slowly back to the window seat shaking hugging his knees close to his body breathing deeply trying to calm himself down.
Draco sighed and headed to the floo, quickly calling out the address then sticking his head in. "Harry?" he called.
Harry jerked his head up hearing his name called from the other room, He took a deep breath putting on a normal expression and headed into the family room. "Draco." He exclaimed in shock. "What can I do for you?"
Draco frowned when he saw what looked like tear marks on Harry's face then stared worried. "harry will you open the connection?" he asked softly.
"Yeah come on through." Harry nodded opening the connection before walking back to the kitchen discreetly cleaning up his face a little and put coffee on.
Draco walked through then looked around and smiled softly at Harry's home. "Harry where are you?" he called.
"Right here." Harry replied poking his head around the corner. Before turning to return to the kitchen a little more slowly so that Draco could follow him.
Draco quickly walked over and moved in front of Harry, stopping him. "Who hit you?" he asked softly.
"Nobody why?" Harry stepped around him, entering the kitchen he pulled two mugs from the cabinet. "Coffee?"
Draco nodded his head but watched Harry closely. "Then why is there a bruise on your face?" he asked softly.
"Oh, that." Harry chuckled nervously. "My horse headbutted me, its nothing." he shrugged making Draco's coffee exactly how he liked it.
Draco smiled softly as he took the cup from Harry. "you remembered how I like it." he said softly then looked up and shook his head. "Harry, it's not the right shape or size if it was your horse."
"What can I do for you Draco?" Harry asked fixing his own coffee no longer making eye contact with the blond.
Draco sighed and took a sip of his coffee. "Tell me the truth about what happened to your face?" he asked softly.
"Charlie hit me," Harry sighed. "Now what can I help you with. My face isn't what made you decide to call."
Draco leaned against the counter. "I wanted to apologize for being an inconsiderate self centered ass." he said softly.
"I shouldn't have run off on you all those years ago." Harry shook his head with a soft sigh. "I could have tried harder to reach you."
Draco shook his head. "I felt hurt and that you used me. I didn't even open the invitation to Caleb's birthday till a couple days ago. Harry I should have tried harder to find you. I'm sorry." he said again then sighed when he saw the bruise again. "I want to hex that ass for doing what he did to you."
Harry shook his head. "I can handle my own domestic issues thank you, Nobodies parent wants to hear their child's professor hexed someone." He still blushed at Draco's protective comment.
Draco chuckled. "yes but maybe I don't want my son's papa being hurt by anyone. Has he ever hit you before?" he asked as he moved forward and gently touched around where it bruised, wanting to see if it hurt around either.
Harry winced moving away swatting at Draco like a fly teasingly. "No this is the first and last time it will happen."
He quickly went back to the floo and stepped through then grabbed his bruise balm and headed back. "Has he ever hinted at that kind of anger?" he asked as he moved back into the kitchen.
"He's acted like he wanted to almost before but never actually did it." Harry replied softly finding it too easy to fall back into his friendship with the blond.
Draco nodded and gently opened the jar of bruise balm, taking some onto his fingers. "This will feel cold as it heals." he warned, and slowly spread it over the bruise. "Don't let him come back here."
"I hadn't planned on it." Harry replied moving away from Draco's hand again as soon as the balm had been applied. "How is Caleb doing?"
Draco chuckled. "Caleb is an amazing little potion maker. I'm extremely proud of him. However I'm worried about his classes with Ms. Granger. She isn't treating him fairly." he said softly. "He makes friends fairly easily it seems as well."
Harry shook his head. "He told me in one of his letters about her but isn't he smart?" Harry beamed. "And so much like you." He teased.
Draco blushed slightly but chuckled. "Did he tell you about that sweet little prank he used on me?" he asked playfully.
"Where do you think he got the idea?" Harry raised an eyebrow hiding behind his coffee mug smiling.
Draco laughed and took a sip of his own coffee. "I wish I could have been there watching him grow. He's so bright and seems rather eager to learn. I am curious about one thing. Does he know how to ride?" he asked.
"How else do you think he'd get around the vineyard with me?" Harry asked with a laugh. "Of course he knows how to ride. Boys been on horses since he was four."
Draco chuckled then took another sip of his coffee. "What about brooms? Does he like flying? Maybe he will go up with me this weekend." he mused more to himself then Harry. "He agreed to give me a chance at being his dad."
Harry nodded, "He told me that as well. I trust you with him. As for flying he's the spawn of you and me." He set Draco with a 'what do you think?' look.
Draco laughed and grinned at Harry. "I hadn't thought of that. Know what kind of broom he likes? I want to get one as a gift for just me and him to use together ya know?" he asked a bit embarrassed.
"He likes the broom he helped design." Harry chuckled at Draco's enthusiasm. "The new lightening Rod 270. But don't you go spoiling our son. He's a good kid." Harry threatened.
Draco chuckled. "I won't spoil him. I want him to stay the great kid you raised him into. I'll buy us each a broom for things we can do together." he explained.
"I'm glad you have a chance to know him." Harry smiled patting Draco's hand before pulling his hand away. "Would you like to stay for dinner?"
Draco chuckled and nodded his head. "yeah, I'd like that. Oh I was wondering if you might be bringing an extra horse?" he asked. "I want us to go back to how we were before all this happened, where we could talk about anything and be alright. That and i just wanna race you on a horse again." he teased.
"What are we waiting for?" Harry asked raising an eyebrow as he finished his coffee. "The stables are right over the hill."
Draco smirked and finished his own coffee. "Lead the way. Lets see this lovely vineyard while I out ride you again." he said playfully.
"That just sounds dirty," Harry wrinkled his nose up. "Come on I'll show you around then we can see who can get from the back lot to the stable first."
Draco chuckled at the innuendo then smiled at Harry. "Deal. Lead the way." he said, his silver eyes sparkling.
Harry stood leading the way out onto the back deck and down over the sloping backyard to the stable. "Take your pick." Harry chuckled bringing Anubis out getting him ready for the ride. "You're a big boy you can do it yourself." He teased.
Draco smirked and headed down the line then pulled out a beautiful black Andalusian stallion. "Got a saddle I can barrow or am I going bareback?" he asked.
"Hanging over there." Harry chuckled. "Unless your prefer bareback, that's your choice to make." He swung himself onto Anubis with a grin.
Draco chuckled and pulled the saddle off then smirked over at Harry. "There's only one thing I like to do bare-back and we both know what happened with that." he teased, then pulled himself up on the saddled horse.
Harry rolled his eyes. "Don't expect it to happen again either." He stuck out his tongue childishly as he lead the way out into the vineyards.
Draco laughed and followed along. "Didn't you say that before this happened?" he teased.
"Yes, and I learned my lesson." Harry laughed. He reached out plucking a few clusters of grapes from the vines offering one to Draco.
Draco chuckled and took one of the clusters, holding them over his head and eating it. "I will say this if it did happen again, I'd be there."
"You Mr. Malfoy have a boyfriend and cannot therefore flirt with me without a guilty conscious." Harry accused with a crooked grin,
Draco chuckled then nodded his head. "you sir are correct, that was just the honest truth." he said wink then took another bite.
"You are so wrong." Harry shook his head ducking his head to hide his blush. "Have you tried our wine?"
Draco shook his head. "Not any of the newer stuff. I had never heard of the vineyard so I never bought. I still haven't had a chance to go to the wine place I like and get a glass." he said sheepishly.
"What's your favorite wine ever?" Harry asked with a twinkle in his eye. "Bet you I can give you one better no matter what it is."
Draco chuckled. "I've always had a thing for sangria." he said softly.
"So I'm thinking Sangria with a Parmesan crusted steak dinner, asparagus and herb roasted potatoes on the side?" Harry asked throwing out a dinner option like he used to after Draco had chosen a spirit."
Draco pursed his lips then glanced over and smirked. "Do I get to make dessert?" he asked curiously.
"Sure." Harry nodded slowing to a stop. "Sooo..." He drew out. "This is the back field, see ya!" He exclaimed turning and racing back toward the stable.
Draco shouted then quickly turned and took off after Harry. "You bloody cheater!" he shouted as he got a bit closer.
Harry laughed leaning forward urging Anubis on. "Sorry what was that? I can't here you." He called back to Draco teasingly.
Draco laughed and coaxed his horse to speed up to as fast as it could go, getting close to Anubis's ass.
Harry took a sudden left taking a short cut back around to the stable jumping a stream and a few fallen logs laughing gleefully the whole time.
Draco stared back surprised but kept towards the barn, not risking getting lost, while laughing at the sound of Harry's voice at the same time.
Harry shot out of the vineyard right next to the stable slowly down riding back into it still laughing so hard he had to lean forward on Anubis' neck,
Draco slowed as he entered the barn then pouted. "You cheated." he said with a cutie smile then chuckled and slid off, walking over and offering a hand to Harry. "come down so you don't fall."
"Well of course,'' Harry teased. "I had to I wanted to win." he grinned allowing Draco to help him down, stepping quickly away from him.
Draco chuckled then sighed and shook his head. "harry I wish you would stop doing that. I'm not going to eat you, I'm not going to kiss you and I'm not going to rape you." he said softly. "I care about you deeply but I have a boyfriend."
"I don't like to be touched." Harry blushed letting a stable elf take Anubis from him. "It's not just you, I don't like anyone to touch me."
Draco nodded then smiled softly. "Harry how about we call Caleb through as well?" he asked.
"He would probably like that." Harry nodded with a small smile. "Why don't you go get him while I get dinner started?"
Draco nodded then smiled. "Do you happen to know what he likes best for dessert?" he asked softly. "I was going to make treacle tart because I now you love it but I want something you'll both love."
"Well, Why don't you ask Caleb when you go get to him." Harry asked backing out of the stable heading back up to the house.
Draco chuckled and put the horse away then followed to the house and walked through the floo to his office. He headed down to the Slytherin common room and started to scan for Caleb.
"What can I do for you professor?" Caleb smiled looking up at him from his chair where he was reading.
Draco chuckled and walked over. "I was hoping you would join me and your father for dinner at your home. I thought you might like to see him." he said and offered a hand.
"Why might I ask are you visiting with my Da?" Caleb asked curiously allowing Draco to help him up before taking his hand away. "I'd love to go see him but why are you?"
Draco smiled. "Because your father and I were once great friends and I'd like that back. Plus I wanted to apologize for being an inconsiderate something that I will not mention. By the by whats your favorite dessert?" he asked
"Cherry cobbler and ice cream." Caleb replied raising an eyebrow. "Why?" he folded his arms.
Draco chuckled. "Because I'm making dessert. I wonder if you guys have fresh cherries." he mused and led the way up to his office then to the floo. "Remember, call it out clearly, unless you'd like me to go through with you."
Caleb rolled his eyes. "I'm not two Pa." He shook his head not realizing what he had said as he stepped into the floo calling for home. He stepped out at home and into Harry's arms.
Draco grinned a full grin then stepped through, unable to stop smiling. He moved his hair back. "So Caleb since your Da is starting dinner, how about you help me make cherry cobbler?" he asked sweetly.
"Sure." Caleb shrugged kissing Harry's cheek.
Harry stepped back over to the stove continuing to cook
Draco smiled and looked to the pantries. "So what's where?" he asked playfully.
Caleb moved about the kitchen pulling out all of the ingredients sitting them on the island, then went to a chest freezer bringing out a bag of frozen cherries from the tree out back. "Anything else we are missing?"
Draco pursed his lips then chuckled. "Best cherry cobbler I ever had, added little shavings of chocolate to the top. Wanna try the Malfoy secret recipe?" he asked playfully.
"Won't be a secret anymore if you tell me." Caleb smiled softly.
Draco grinned and kissed Caleb's forehead. "It's still in the family though." he said softly then found a few bars of dark chocolate and pulled it out. "Let's make the cobbler then I'll teach ya how to shave it on top with out it melting."
Caleb nodded following his instructions in interest filing it away in his brain for a later time,
Harry cooked dinner and took care of the Sangria listening to Draco and Caleb interacting with one another, a smile gracing his face.
Draco grinned as he pulled the cobbler from the oven then set it on a cooling rack on the counter. "It's gotta cool five minutes before you shave the chocolate on, if you do it too soon, it will all melt, if you do it too late it doesn't soften." he coached.
Charlie sighed as he carried the large box of chocolates and flowers to the door then knocked on the door.
Caleb ran out to check who was visiting and peeped out the eye hole. "It's Charlie." He called not opening the door. Harry's eyes went wide his hand tightening around the spoon in his hand.
Draco frowned. "Caleb come and stay in here with your father, I'll handle this Harry." he said softly and headed towards the front door wiping his hands off, then opened the door.
Charlie narrowed his eyes. "What are you doing here Ferret." he snapped.
Draco crossed his arms. "Weasley leave." he snapped. "You hit my son's father and he asked you to leave before. That means you leave for good."
Charlie growled. "I'm not talking to you Ferret. Harry!" he shouted.
Harry put his food on stasis and peeked his head around the corner. "I don't want to talk to you." He murmured while Caleb looked at him in shock. "Da, he hit you?" the boy whispered.
Charlie growled. "I'm not leaving until I talk to you Harry. Your mine not his." he shouted angrily.
Draco sighed and pulled a button from his clothes then spelled it into a portkey and stuck it to Charlie, making him port away. "Harry change the wards." he called.
Harry quickly chanted a weaving of spells to ward the vineyard against Charlie before grabbing Caleb hugging him. "He's never going to be part of our lives again." he promised.
Caleb nodded . "I'm so glad you're getting rid of him, "He whispered to his Father.
Draco walked in and smiled softly. "You two alright?" he asked softly, wishing he could have been there for more. "If any give you more trouble you can use that trick or call me."
"I'll be at the castle by weeks end anyway." Harry smiled looking up and letting Caleb go. "Sirius will be here in the morning too. I'm fine." He nodded.
Draco smiled then looked at Caleb. "Come on, lets go finish off the cobbler, it should be okay still." he said, wanting to cheer the two up.
Harry removed the potatoes from the oven and plated up everyone's dinner placing it at the table. "Dinner's done." He announced.
Caleb finished putting the chocolate on the cobbler and practically skipped to his seat for dinner.
Draco chuckled as he watched him, then followed him to the table. "Thank you Harry." he said softly then sat down next to his son.
"What are you thanking me for?" Harry asked with a laugh offering him the Sangria . "Dinner?"
Draco grinned and took the wine. "Yes, well that and giving me a good day." he said simply then took a sip and stared surprised. "Tastes great."
"You should taste the strawberry wine Caleb brewed last year." Harry bragged causing the teen to blush. "Must you brag about that to everyone?" he whined.
Draco grinned. "I would love to. I have a thing for strawberry wine." he said honestly then turned to Caleb and smiled. "It's what parents do. I'm still baffled at how you got that prank past my tests on my food. " he teased.
Caleb grinned, "I learned from the best." He winked at Harry getting up to get a bottle of his strawberry wine he brought it back to the table handing it to Draco.
Draco smiled and finished what was left of his sangria then poured it into his glass and took a sip before he looked over. "Is it on the market?" he asked curiously while taking another sip happily.
"Not yet." Harry chuckled. "That was his first batch and we saved it for special occasions, there are only twelve bottles of it."
"I call it bleeding heart." Caleb smiled proudly.
Draco stared surprised, then smiled. "May I have this one?" he asked. "I would love to keep it for my personal collection and once it is on the market, if you decide to, I'll be an avid buyer." he teased.
"I'll get you a new bottle from the cellar." Caleb beamed glad Draco liked it.
Harry laughed. "I'd be happy to let you do tasting anytime you'd like." He teased.
Draco grinned fully. "I'd love that. Harry you've done an amazing job raising him." he said softly then slid a seat over and kissed Harry's temple. "Thank you for being such a good father for him."
Harry nodded with a smile, his cheeks turning pink. Caleb looked at them with a raised brow and Harry began to shake his head. "Don't look at us like that Caleb. It's not like that."
Draco chuckled. "Harry is a friend. I have a boyfriend at the moment." he said softly. "now come over here and finish your potatoes."
Caleb nodded his head in understanding and finished first his steak then his potatoes before moving on to his asparagus. "It's just odd to see." He smiled.
Draco smiled as he finished his asparagus then stared curiously. "Seeing me an your father?" he asked.
"Seeing my family having dinner together." Caleb replied quietly causing Harry to stare sadly at him. "Never thought it'd be something I'd see."
Draco smiled softly then nodded his head. "How about I make you a promise. Whenever you want, we can get together as a family and be a family." he offered.
Caleb looked to Harry for his opinion first, "Da, Can we have a family night please? For me?" He pouted. "Just one day a week."
Harry chuckled at Caleb's enthusiasm. "I think that will be okay." he nodded
Draco grinned. "You pick the night love." he said as his way of agreeing then finished his food and leaned back, sipping his wine.
"Saturdays like this?" Caleb asked sweetly. "We can make dinner and dessert together then watch a movie or play a game."
Draco nodded and smiled. "Sounds like an amazing plan to me. Oh I had a question for you little snake." he said playfully.
"What's that?" Caleb asked tilting his head to the side curiously.
Draco smiled. "A little bird told me you helped design a broom. I was wondering if you and me could get a couple and go flying tomorrow?" he asked.
"I only got to design it because Da didn't want to ." Caleb chuckled. "But I would love that."
Draco grinned fully. "I got an obstacle course set up at my home for when I get a chance. We can go to the alley tomorrow and get the brooms then you can see my home." he offered.
"Would that be okay with you Daddy?" Caleb asked Harry biting his lip nervously.
"That's fine Cal." Harry chuckled. "Just behave yourself."
Draco smiled over at Harry then stood up and lifted his empty plate. "How about we get the cobbler and eat it outside?" he asked.
Harry nodded his approval. "I'll get the coffee and we can go out to the deck."
Caleb got up from the table and gathered all of the plates and silverware taking them to the sink. "I'll get the ice cream."
Draco smiled proudly at his son then followed him to the kitchen. "I'll do the dishes afterward." he promised and started to cut the cherry cobbler.
"I can get them." Harry waved off Draco's offer.
"Oh," Caleb bit his lip. "I need new strings for my guitar daddy."
Draco smiled softly. "How about I get them while we are out tomorrow and you can play for me?" he asked.
"Oh," Caleb blushed. "I can pay for the strings." He smiled. "I wanted to play a lot of instruments so we agreed I would pay for guitar myself."
Draco stared curiously then moved his hair back. "How many do you play?" he asked.
"Guitar, piano and violin." Caleb replied softly.
Harry nodded. "He wanted to do violin and guitar at the same time so I agreed to pay for one is he the other."
Draco chuckled. "I'm wondering if I have the most talented son in the world." he teased while he cut up three pieces of the cobbler.
"Well I am the spawn of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy." Caleb rolled his eyes. "The amazing boy who lived and top of his class ice prince." He teased his parents pouring himself a glass of milk. "Daddy can we play the one we wrote before I go back to school?"
"Of course." Harry chuckled. "After dessert you can show Draco the art studio and then we will play."
Draco stared surprised while he scooped ice cream on top of the still warm cobbler then shaved a little chocolate on all three. "A musician, an artist and the best potion maker in his class, and more then likely the one above. Harry have you had him tested as a genius?" he asked.
Caleb looked down with a blush. "Anyone can be good at things if they put their minds to it and try hard enough
Harry chuckled. "He doesn't think what he does is special, he hasn't picked things up easily he has just refused to give up."
Draco smiled then walked over and kissed Caleb's temple. "Your very special just for that quality. I am very proud of you." he said then levitated the three desserts up. "Shall we go to the porch?"
Harry grabbed the two mugs of coffee and Caleb carried his milk heading out the the deck complete with patio table and hot tub.
Harry had just sat down with his coffee when Catarina came out of the house. "Do you need anything before I turn in?" She asked.
Caleb laughed running over to hug her. "You only came down because you wanted to see me." He teased knowing she would have retired to her rooms long before now.
Catarina grinned. "Now why one Earth would I want to see you?" She teased Caleb back.
"Cat, this is Draco Malfoy. Draco this is Catarina." Harry introduced the two waiting for Cat's reaction.
"Malfoy eh?" she asked sternly.
Draco smiled and stood then bowed slightly. "Are you the lady who's been taking such good care of my little one and his papa?" he asked curiously.
"Are you the guy who hasn't?" Catarina asked stubbornly.
"Cat!" Harry reprimanded. "You I'm just as much at fault as he is. Stop it."
Draco winced then sighed and nodded his head. "yes I am. I'm an idiot for not opening the letter Harry had sent me. You are right to be angry with me." he said softly.
"I know I am boy, you don't have to tell me." Cat nodded pointedly. "Will you be staying for breakfast?" she asked causing Harry to blush hiding behind his coffee mug.
Draco chuckled and shook his head. "No ma'am. I'm not with harry like that. Tomorrow we have a lovely day planed for me and Caleb." he explained.
"You take good care of him or you'll have me to deal with." She acted like she was talking about Caleb but she glanced at Harry as she said it. "And you have fun tomorrow Caleb. I'll send you some fudge soon." She kissed his cheek heading back inside.
Draco chuckled and nodded his head then set the cobblers on a small table on the porch then smiled at Caleb. "Let's dig in boys." he teased.
Harry dug into his cobbler in anticipation. He had always loved Draco's desserts. Caleb enjoyed his a little more slowly lost in his own thoughts. He couldn't help but wonder if it would make him and his Da happier to have Draco in it. But he also liked things the way they were when it was just his Daddy and him.
"What are you thinking about?" Harry asked with a soft smile. The muggle condition his son had sometimes made it difficult for him to sit still or concentrate on something that didn't particularly interest him, and he often lost himself in his own thoughts.
Caleb looked up at him with a bright smile of innocence, "Nothing important." He shrugged.
Harry rolled his eyes, "Let me know if you want to talk about it."
With a nod Caleb dug into his cobbler with a little more enthusiasm.
Draco chuckled as he watched his son curiously. "he has trouble doing two things at once?" he asked curiously.
"Not exactly." Harry shook his head as he finished his cobbler, "He just gets lost in his thoughts sometimes."
Caleb nodded. "And sometimes it's hard to pay attention." He added licking ice cream from his spoon.
Draco smiled softly. "Distracted easily then?" he asked and took another bite of his own cobbler.
"Unless it something he's really interested in," Harry laughed. "Then you can't peel him away from it."
Draco chuckled and offered Caleb the rest of his cobbler. "Here want the rest?" he asked.
"No thank you." Caleb shook his head. "It was delicious but I want to go to the studio now." He pouted. "Please?"
Harry nodded with a smile. "If Draco is ready then yes."
Draco chuckled and set the unfinished cobbler on the table then stood and stretched. "I think I can pick myself up enough to." he teased.
Caleb stood excitedly practically bouncing. "Come on, Come on," He begged Harry.
"I'm coming." Harry laughed getting up and leading the way down the stairs and across the lawn to a barn that they'd renovated into the studio. Caleb ran forward placing his hand on the door using his magical signature to open the door lights came on automatically when the door opened revealing a music room complete with a recording studio.
Draco stared around in surprise. "I thought it was an art studio." he said surprised.
"That's upstairs." Caleb grinned. "Would you like to go up and see my paintings?"
Draco nodded and smiled fully. "yes please." he said happily
Caleb ran up the stairs into the studio holding the door open for Draco, The room had skylights that allowed the room to be flooded with light during the day and track lighting for in the evening. All over the walls paintings of the horses and the vineyards were displayed but there were also portraits of Harry, Severus and Sirius. Hanging on the wall next to a supply shelf was one of Draco himself the painting was motionless but the detail made it come to life.
Draco stared in surprise then walked over and stared curiously. "Caleb? You painted this?" he asked softly.
"Yes," Caleb nodded. "Da gave me a picture of you to model it after." He blushed. "Do you like it?" He asked.
Downstairs Harry picked up his violin sliding the bow across the strings softly.
Draco smiled softly then pulled Caleb into a hug. 'I love it. You are an amazing artist." he said proudly then chuckled when he heard the violin.
"Da says he learned how to play violin for lack of anything else better to do while he was pregnant with me." Caleb giggled as Harry actually began to play.
Draco chuckled as he listened then smiled at Caleb. "and why did you learn?" he asked playfully.
"I like the sound." Caleb blushed going to turn an easel with a large canvas propped on it. "This one isn't done yet."
It was a painting of a picture that had been taken while he and Harry had been dating. They were walking down the beach in the sunset hand in hand.
Draco stared at it in surprise then smiled sadly. "I remember this." he said softly.
"You still love him," Caleb accused crossing his arms.
Draco sighed then turned to Caleb. "I won't lie kiddo I do still love your father, but I don't know how it would work even if we did try again." he said sadly.
"Why wouldn't it work?" Caleb asked quietly fiddling with a jar of paint brushes to avoid making eye contact with Draco.
Draco sighed and gently kissed Caleb's cheek. "I am seeing someone Caleb and I don't think your father still cares for me the same." he said softly.
"I understand." Caleb nodded with a frown. "I want to go play piano with my Daddy now."
Draco nodded and kissed his son's forehead. "Come on I wanna listen." he said softly.
Caleb moved away from him running downstairs sitting down at the piano quickly catching up with his Father's melody integrating the two instruments together perfectly.
Draco sighed and headed downstairs to where they were, watching them with eyes full of longing. He wanted his son and Harry as his husband.
Harry eventually put down the violin and went to sit at the piano playing a duet with Caleb, They returned to the house when it was time for them to leave and Harry hugged Caleb telling them goodbye.
As soon as they were gone Harry felt the emptiness of the house settle in. Catarina was in her apartment above the garage and he was alone. After pacing back and forth a few times trying to not cry over the asshole who'd hit him Harry decided a moonlit horseback ride through the vineyard might calm him down. He practically ran to the barn to take out Anubis,
As soon as the horse was saddled Harry swung onto him and took off into the dark fields letting the wind whip his hair around his face he felt free.
Draco sighed as he laid down on the small couch in his apartment rooms. He poured himself a cup of wine then sighed and leaned back, taking a sip and staying there.
Draco's boyfriend Blaise had arrived home from a mission early and decided to surprise Draco, He slipped into his rooms and leaned over the back of the couch. "Why the long face Ace?"
Draco jumped in surprise then looked up and chuckled. "Just thinking about could have been would have been ya know?" he asked.
Blaise had been away for a few months on an under cover order from the ministry and hadn't been allowed contact with anyone. "What's wrong?" He asked Draco moving to sit under his legs on the couch.
Draco chuckled. "Didn't get the letter I sent did you love? I have a son." he said softly. "I got to spend tonight with his father and my little boy."
"A who say what now?" Blaise asked in confusion. "Your son and his Father?"
Draco nodded and sighed. "Do you remember back when I wouldn't give up my search for Potter?" he asked.
"How can I forget? You were an emotional disaster." Blaise nodded massaging Draco's feet.
Draco shivered nearly moaning at the feeling. "I got letters from him and I didn't open them. I met Caleb on the first day of school. He looks like me. I went with him and Harry today and I just can't help thinking what could of been." he explained.
"So you're telling me you have a child with Harry Potter attending school here?" Blaise asked, he was having issues grasping the concept.
Draco nodded and smiled softly. "That night we spent at the hut, he found out he was pregnant with my child after and that's why he didn't come back." he explained.
"And now you're laying around wondering what life would be like if he hadn't left you?" Blaise asked quietly.
Draco nodded and smiled softly. "Yeah I guess. But at the same time I wouldn't change anything. I love you Blaise." he said softly.
"Well then I have good news." Blaise teased with a grin.
Draco stared curiously. "Whats your good news my love?" he asked.
"Somebody here has the next month off." Blaise grinned. "I'm not running off on you anytime for the next thirty days."
Draco grinned fully. "Are you going to stay here at the castle with me?" he asked curiously.
"Some," Blaise nodded. "But I'll probably spend some time at my flat as well though."
Draco chuckled then leaned up and kissed Blaise fully. "I missed you." he said softly
"Missed you too love." Blaise chuckled. "Ready to go to bed?" he asked softly.
Draco nodded and chuckled. "Yeah let's go." he said and finished his wine happily.
Blaise jumped up racing him to the bedroom diving into bed with a laugh.
Harry's moonlit ride went on and on beyond the vineyards into the lush forest surrounding the property down to a stream under the stars where a rock jutted out into the stream, Harry tied Anubis and went out onto the rock finally letting himself break he hugged his knees close crying sobs wracking his body.
Draco chuckled and followed him in then stripped and slid in, just holding Blaise close. "Would you ever want kids with me Blaise?" he asked softly.
Blaise sighed. "Draco you know we've talked about that. I can't have children and I wouldn't feel right having someone else do it." He shook his head. "I don't think I'm cut out for kids."
"I don't want kids Draco," Blaise sighed. "You've never pushed this before. Why now?"
Draco frowned and sat up. "So that's your thing. I'm pushing this because Blaise if I'm going to be with you I want to marry you and start a family. I want someone to teach the Malfoy heritage too and so much more." he said softly.
"I'm not Potter, I can't have children." Blaise reiterated sitting up as well.
Draco frowned. "I'm not saying you are. That doesn't mean we can't adopt." he said softly.
"We will talk about it more later." Blaise replied irritated. "Good night," He rolled over pulling the blanket up around his ears.
Draco sighed and moved out of the bed, not wanting to sleep next to an irritated Blaise. He grabbed his pillow and his extra blanket and headed for the couch.
Blaise listened to him leave before getting up and apparating back to his flat climbing into bed with a brunette kissing his shoulder. "Finished up faster than I thought," He whispered as the man rolled over pulling Blaise close.