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Worth It. (All Roads Lead Home - CH 30)

Chapter Title: Worth It.
All Roads Lead Home, CH 30
Author: [personal profile] digthewriter
Word Count: 365
Rating: PG
Prompt: 1. [community profile] adventdrabbles | [info]adventdrabbles PROMPT 30: Reindeer. 2. [community profile] hogwarts365 prompt 275: expedition.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Author's Notes: Unbetaed. (AO3 LINK)

"What?" Potter was once Draco had been staring at Potter - stunned silent - for a long time. "Why do you look like you just got kicked by a reindeer?"

"I… just processing the words you've just said."

"That I love you?" Potter said with a shy smile. "I do. I want us to be together. More than just long distance. I want us to really try."

"This entails my moving to Mexico?"

"For three months, and then spending some time apart. I mean, all I know right now is no matter what I said about making a commitment to the programme, I just wanna be with you. I want to leave everything, pack my bags, pack your bags and run away together."

"That's idealistic. It'll never work—"

"Yes! What will work is doing the mature thing. You may be showing me you want this too. More than just telling me. Is that too much to ask?" Potter looked so nervous Draco almost wanted to hug him. Almost. "I was afraid if I told you what I expect maybe it'll be too much. Maybe you'll think I'm not worth it."

"Is that how he made you feel? Whoever that bloke was—cheated on you. He made you feel you weren't worth it?"

Potter shrugged. "He made me think I was nothing more than my name and my money. I don't thin—I know you're not like him. You don't care about any of it. I mean, for your auction, I did so much—"

"I thought you cared about the kids."

"Of course I care about the kids. I could’ve easily made all my donations anonymous which I always do. I was doing all the extra things to get your attention, Draco."

Draco didn't reply.

"And what did you do? You didn't even look impressed. I don't know if it frustrated me more or made me like the happiest possible. You gave no fucks about me which meant I had to work hard—I have to work hard to impress you. It's absolutely mental but I love it. I love the challenge. I love you."

"So you just want me to follow you? " asked Draco.

"Yes, " answered Potter.


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