Ministry Interference

Disclaimer: Just a warning but this story contains Slash and MPREG. All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended. The non-existent original characters and the plot is all mine.

The war is over. Voldemort is dead and the ministry passes a marriage law. Many people are unhappy about it but mostly the pure-bloods. Harry, Draco and the gang are in Hogwarts for their last year of schooling. We start with the Malfoy POV and go on to the Potter side.

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Lucius Malfoy stared at the paper in his hands; it was a letter from the ministry. Within seconds of snapping his fingers to call for one of his family's many elves, one appeared. He told it to request his wife's presence and then dismissed it. Several moments later, Narcissa Malfoy walked into his study.

"What is it, Luc?" She asked.

He handed her the letter and waited.

"Are they out of their bloody minds? How can the ministry do this? Is it even legal for them to propose a marriage law?" Narcissa asked outraged.

"Is that all you object to, Cissy?" Lucius glared. "It says that it will only allow mixed blood marriages! Our son will be deprived of a pure-blood spouse! They are even refusing to allow international travel until the person in question is pregnant with their first child! We should've betrothed Draco to that boy he was seeing a few years ago."

"We'll just have to accept a half-blood into the family if we want him to continue the family name. Oh, no; he'll have to forego the traditions!" She whispered as her hand flew up to cover her mouth. "My baby boy won't have a traditional courting!"

Lucius rolled his eyes. "I'm sure that's the least of our problems, Cissy."

"Oh, dear…did you see this?" She continued to read. "Since he's gay, Draco will have to choose the submissive or dominant position in his marriage and the ministry will pair him with someone of the opposite persuasion."

"Well, that's not a problem… He'll be the dominant one, of course." Lucius decided.

"We should go to Hogwarts to advise him since the term has just begun. I'll floo the headmistress." She said as she turned and walked out of the door.

Draco Malfoy felt lost and very confused. Oh, he knew who and where he was but he'd never been in control of his life and decisions before. His parents and the Dark Lord always had control. This stupid letter from the ministry was asking him to take that control into his own hands- no, it was demanding it. He may not want them in control of his life any longer but he sure didn't want it himself, either. He read it again to clarify things.

Dear Mr. D. L. Malfoy,

We at the Ministry congratulate you and your family on the outcome of the Malfoy trials.

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of a new law which has just been passed in response to the extremely low number of births this year. The Marriage decree has been in place for a few short hours and will enable a re-population of the wizarding world. All men and women age 16 and above must marry during the month of October and procreate within thirty days of marriage. Only mixed blood marriages are allowed. Those with 'pure-blood' must allow half-blood and muggle-born matches unless already under a betrothal contract. Same-sex marriages will be permitted, but it must be decided as to which spouse will take the dominant or submissive positions.

Your parents have been informed of this also but, since you are seventeen, the decision is left to you. Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will place you on a list of available young men to be matched with partners. You will be informed of your spouse's name and other vital information as soon as it is available. You are allowed one veto. The second assignment of partner will be automatically accepted for you.

All marriages will be given one week from the date of the ceremony to be consummated. The Ministry will be verifying this with spells. One of each pair must become pregnant within a month of the ceremony.

Hoping you are well,
Mafalda Hopkirk
Ministry of Magic, Department of Marriage and Families

"Yes, I'm sure you're bloody thrilled about the verdict, dear Mafalda…and now, the blasted ministry has put out this ridiculous marriage decree. Mixed blood marriages only, eh? I guess it's a good thing I don't care about blood anymore…What's this? Same sex marriages will be permitted…?" He spoke the words from the letter as if they'd personally offended him. "Well, they'd bloody well better be, because there's no way I'm marrying a woman. A woman couldn't satisfy my needs if they tried…I only have to decide my Dom or Sub status and fill out the form, then? I suppose Mother and Father will be here shortly to decide for me so I'd better be ready to tell them what I wish to do…" The blond sighed. "So, what is it I truly wish to do?"

What did he want for the rest of his life? He didn't know… He knew only what he didn't want. He didn't want to make the decisions anymore. Hopefully this would be the last one he'd ever have to make. Of course, that meant that what he really did want was to be taken care of. As he thought about that, he felt deep longing begin to build and Draco nodded to himself. He acknowledged silently that he longed to be held and kept safe… protected, pampered and even pleasured… Perhaps, one day he'd even be loved… He took a deep breath and summoned a quill and ink-pot. About to place an X in the box he'd chosen, Draco was interrupted by Headmistress McGonagall's face suddenly appearing in the fireplace.

"Mr. Malfoy, your parents have just been escorted to an empty classroom for a brief meeting with you. Please proceed to the corridor near my office. There will be an auror outside of the room where they're waiting." She said before cutting off the connection.

Draco said nothing but pocketed the letter and left the common room.

To all my readers:

I'm really sorry I've abandoned my writing for so long! While I enjoy it, it's not the only thing in my life and I do occasionally get bored with a subject. I'm ashamed to say that my interest in Twilight has fizzled a bit. I'm really into the whole Drarry thing for now and very involved with three new plotbunnies so it will be a while before any of my Twilight stories get updated. I'll let you know as time goes on.