"Harry! Draco! Daddy, they here!" Caitlyn's excited voice shouted. There was a time when Draco wished that Caitlyn was able to pronounce his name properly but now that she could he really missed her name for him. "We can go home! Papa! Daddy! Ethan!" She demanded.
"Somebody's excited," Harry laughed picking up his sister. He couldn't believe that it was end of the school year already. The last couple of months had past so quickly and now he and Draco had packed their trunks to go home for the summer holidays. The past few weeks had been fairly relaxing for Harry and Draco despite the occasional nightmare. The therapy sessions with Madison had been going amazingly causing a change in the blonde. Draco was definitely beginning to open up and was gradually becoming his old self again and it was very rare that he felt to need to listen and obey Harry.
"You and Draco don't have class so you can play with me," she giggled trying to get into Draco's arms. Draco quickly took the small girl, kissing her cheek.
"You're very impatient aren't you, sweetheart," Draco smiled at her when Ethan came ploughing into the room.
"Dad and papa are taking forever in their bedroom," the young boy complained with a groan. "I knocked on the door but they told me to go away."
"Tell you guys what, I'll go get them," Harry grinned before looking at Draco. "Will you keep an eye on them for five minutes?"
"Yes Harry," Draco replied tickling Caitlyn. Ruffling Ethan's hair as he walked past, Harry headed to his godfather's bedroom. When he was younger and the couple had first got together, Harry would run into their bedroom but after a couple of times and a scolding, he learnt to knock. He also learnt the best ways to get them out of their bedroom when they were 'too busy'. With a grin on his face Harry started shouting.
"Remus! Sirius! It won't stop bleeding. Help me! Sirius! Remus!" It took about ten seconds before the older couple game out, both with swollen lips and the buttons on Sirius' shirt were undone.
"What happened? What's wrong?" Sirius said grabbing Harry and getting him. "Is it Ethan? Caitlyn? Draco?"
"It's Ethan and Caitlyn," Harry said, panic still in his voice. Quickly Sirius ran off leaving Remus standing there, staring and his godson.
"It's a trick to get us out isn't it?" Remus said and Harry smirked at him without saying anything as the pair headed off to the rest of the family with Remus mumbling about how Sirius fell for it every time to see Sirius now holding Caitlyn and getting her for any cuts and bruises but her giggling wasn't helping.
"Check Ethan, Remus," Sirius demanded but Remus just laughed.
"There's nothing wrong with them, Padfoot." He answered.
"No! Harry said there was bleeding. What's wrong with you both?"
"Nothing!" The two children yelled giggling. Ethan running behind Harry incase Sirius tried to attack him too.
"You weren't coming," Ethan laughed.
"We wanna go home now." Caitlyn smiled through the giggles.
"I did what I used to do. I swear it worked better than ever. Do you worry about them more than you did me?" Harry said.
"Why didn't you knock? You're going to give me a heart attack one day, Potter!"
"Ethan did knock but said you two were too busy."
"What were you doing?" Caitlyn asked.
"Grown up stuff," Remus said and thankfully that was the only explanation.
"Can we go? Can we go?" She demanded and soon Ethan began joining in the chanting.
"I thought you liked Hogwarts," Draco smiled at them both.
"But we have more toys at home." She replied.
"Are you alright, sweetie?" Harry asked after he had put their trunks into their new bedroom for the summer. Draco had been quiet since they arrived; even the loud giggles from Ethan and Caitlyn weren't enough to get a smile out of Draco.
"Can we talk, Harry?" He asked timidly.
"Of course we can," Harry replied taking Draco's hand as they sat down on the perfectly made bed. "What do you want to talk about, sweetie?"
"It's about the…um rules and punishments," the blond began shyly.
"What is it? Did you want to add more? Less? You don't need to be punished do you?" Harry asked panicking. Draco hadn't brought this up for a while and Harry worried that being out of the safety of Hogwarts might cause Draco to feel like he needed protection.
"I've been talking to Madison about them, for a few weeks and why I felt the need to have them when you saved me," Draco explained, talking fairly fast trying to get it all out before he lost the nerve to talk about it. "I told her all about them and what they are and what my father used to do to me and she told me that it was considered a natural response and coping method to what I had gone through. We spoke about everything that's happened since then and since I've been back at Hogwarts and how I've been becoming more confident again."
"What is it, sweetie?"
"Do you think we could get rid of them?" The younger boy asked as if scared of the answer.
"If that's what you want, sweetie," Harry said with a small smile on his face pulling Draco into his arms. "I thought you were going to say something awful."
"You're not mad?"
"Of course not. To be honest, I never wanted it in the first place. I never wanted to have to punish you. I love you way too much for that."
"I love you too. I will always love you." Draco said smiling as he leaned up to kiss Draco. Instead of it being a gentle kiss, Harry quickly pushed Draco down on the bed and began kissing alone Draco's neck enjoying the small moans coming from Draco.
"Boys, it's dinner time," Sirius' voice came from the other side of the door. "Get off of your boyfriend, Potter, and let him eat." With one final bang on the door, Sirius left the two teenagers once again.
"We should probably go get some food, Harry," Draco said as he began to move from under Harry.
"We could just stay here all night. We don't need to eat." Harry begged but at that moment a loud grumble came from his stomach.
"Some parts of me think that you do need to eat," Draco laughed as he ran out of the room heading downstairs to the kitchen listening to Harry moaning about Sirius ruining a perfectly good moment.
"Where are you planning on taking me, sweetie?" Harry asked. Draco had blindfolded him and the two were currently in Remus' car as he drove them some distance. They had been home for a couple of weeks now and things were settling down. Harry was surprised at how relaxed Draco was and how much he enjoyed teasing him now; being home and away from people was definitely making Draco open up even more. Draco would visit Madison in her office, although only once and week and he still wanted to continue these sessions when back at Hogwarts.
"You'll have to be patient, Harry," Draco replied with a soft laugh.
"Remus will you please tell me. Draco's being mean to me." Harry begged.
"Just wait ,Harry; you're just like Sirius. I swear to God I don't know why I put up with either of you. Honestly, you're both worth than Ethan and Caitlyn," Remus muttered and ten minutes later he was pulling into the curb. "I'm going to go down to that coffee shop down the road, come find me when you're ready Draco."
"Thank you for this Remus, I didn't want to wait until Harry got his license," Draco said and Remus just nodded walking down the road in one direction while the young couple headed the other way, Harry still blind folded and mumbling and moaning about not being able to see a thing. "Just wait one more minute, Harry." Draco said guiding Harry down a small footpath before undoing the blind. In front of the two was a small garden with a small cross under a large oak tree. Smiling carefully, Draco took Harry's hand taking him over towards the cross.
"Where are we, Draco?" Harry asked carefully, not wanting to upset his mate.
"This is about a ten minute walk from my father's house. I managed to sneak out a few times and once I found this place and it became an escape. I could only rarely visit it but it became my hide away before I met you." He said sitting down on the floor, Harry quickly coping him. "I wanted somewhere to get away to. I managed to come one birthday and it was when I really realised that my birthday was the day my mum died and I made my own little grave in her memory."
"Why are you showing me this sweetie?" Harry said.
"I want to share everything with you. Plus, this is quite away from your…own home and I won't be able to visit much. Not that I need to escape any more but I wanted to show you."
"Thank you, sweetie, for sharing this with me."
"I love you, Harry," Draco grinned kissing him gently.
"I will always love you too; always you." Harry grinned in reply as they sat in silence thinking about everything they had been through in the past twelve months. For once Draco didn't want to head back to Hogwarts at the end of the summer holiday, he wanted to enjoy his time with Harry. Draco finally had friends and a family that he was proud of and he knew that noticing would scare them away. This was Draco's life now, happy, free and safe with Harry and he wouldn't have it any other way.
Massive thank you to EnglishClassFics for being my beta. Thank you so much to everyone who has read my story, it was amazing hearing from all of you and having you with me on this journey. Maybe sometime in the new year I might write a sequel but I'm not sure at the moment.