PART 17: SAVING ME, SAVING YOU… KISSING ME, KISSING YOU?
Only one thing crossed Draco's mind at the moment. And that is to save Harry... And only one spell he could think of at the moment. And that is... "Avada kadavra!" Draco screamed as he threw his palm out to his aunt. A green illuminating light came out from his palm and hits Bellatrix. She is thrown a few metres back and hits a tree. She then lies dead on the forest's hard ground.
There are two more Death Dealers for him to take care of. But before he could even act out, Draco can only hear a loud scream coming from Harry "Avada kadavra!" towards the two Death Dealers with both of his palm thrown out to them. The green light coming out of it hits them. They were also thrown back and definitely, now, lie dead on the ground.
At the action, panting, Draco looks at Harry quizzically. "Harry, that was a murder spell you just used," Draco commented.
"Yeah I know. You used the same spell too," Harry said as a-matter-of-factly.
"I was a Death Eater back at our realm, Harry. So it's only normal for me to blurt out the spell but you-" Draco tries to prove a point at Harry but Harry cut him in.
"-Okay, okay. I was desperate. I lost thoughts of any other spells. Besides, there's no Ministry of Magic here. So..." Harry lost for words to say. He can only look into Draco's eyes in desperation for words. "I mean, I was trying to save you, Draco," Harry then defended himself with the truth.
"Harry, you got to stop saving me. I can save myself! I'm a different person now," Draco said to Harry in anger.
"Well I wasn't thinking. All I thought of was you! Why are you even mad at me for saving you?" Harry asked, feeling weird that Draco is getting all worked up over simple matters.
"Well, for starter, you're Harry Potter! The Harry Potter. What would people think if they knew you had used a murder spell?" Draco stated something that made Harry's stomach churns with guilt.
Harry now feels a bit angry at Draco for stating the obvious. "Well I think that'll be my own problem to deal with, Draco" Harry said to him, also, in anger.
Draco sighs loudly. He is feeling useless at himself for not being able to make Harry sees his point. "Blimey then, I must be stupid to think on your behalf, Harry." Draco said sarcastically.
"To think on my behalf? What ar-? Wait." Harry now feels that the whole situation is quite silly. He looks around and then looks back at Draco's face in wonder. "Why are we even arguing about this, in the middle of the Dark Forest, surrounded by three dead bodies?!"
Draco is quiet for a while. He then looks around, and then looks back at Harry. He thought that what Harry had just said is true. "Right," He commented. He then sighs and about to pull Harry's hand, saying; "We better go" when he realizes that his palm is bleeding. "Harry?" He called to Harry, looking at both of his palms and showing it to Harry.
Harry looks at Draco's palm in horror. And he now started to look at his own palm. His is also bleeding. They now lift their heads and look into each other's eyes in panic. What's happening?
Dumbledore and Snape had been informed by Harry and Draco regarding the three dead Death Dealers in the Dark Forest. Snape said that he'll take care of it. Draco and Harry are sent to the Hospital Wing. They were required to stay there that night.
They both lie still on their beds, which are next to each other, staring the ceiling, thinking. Then, Harry heard a loud sigh coming out from Draco's mouth. He looks over at him. Draco now gets up to a sit on his bed, sighing again. He shots a glance at Harry. For a while, they look into each other's eyes. Harry was the first one to turn away. He then heard a question coming out from Draco.
"Harry, why do you think our hands bleed? Dumbledore said that we can still use magic without wands here, right?" Draco asked. Those are the same questions that had been lingering in Harry's mind.
Harry shook his head, still lying on his bed. "I had no idea..." Harry said. He then gets up to a sit on his bed too. He looks down at his hand. "But the bleeding had stopped," he commented.
Draco gets up from his bed now and walks over to Harry's bed. He sits down next to Harry on Harry's bed. "Harry, about our argument earlier, I'm sorry. You're right. I should not be minding your business," he said, without looking at Harry's face. He only looks down to the ground.
Harry looks down to the ground too, thinking about what Draco had said. He then only realizes that he had never actually sit next to Draco side by side like this before. It actually feels quite nice. Harry can feel warmth feelings in his heart that it just made him smile. "Well, you saved me, Draco. I forgot to say 'thank you'. So, thank you," Harry said, looking at Draco's face now, still smiling. Draco seems to be shock and flattered at the same time by what Harry had said to him. "You're also right about one thing. You are a different person now. Look at you," Harry said, shoving Draco's shoulder slightly. "All so brave now," he commented.
Draco smiles at Harry too. He chuckles a little by Harry's comment and blush. He never felt this way before. He never actually feels so close to anyone before. His teenage life before was so lonely and pretty messed-up. He got nobody to really talk to. With Harry, he feels like he can talk about anything. He really feels like he can trust Harry and now regretted the fact that they were enemies before. It's automatic. With the closeness he felt in his heart, it just becomes quite automatic. He then leans closer to Harry. They look into each other's eyes for a while, hesitating. But they were sure it was right. So they both now feel their lips met with a kiss softly. It lingers for a very short while with their lips pouting against each other's. They now look into each other's eyes and realize the shocking truth. They both pull away from the kiss, gasping in shock. They had just kissed each other! Harry and Draco! God, what would happen if people find out?!
Harry started thinking about Ron and Hermione. What would they think? Ginny? He never actually loved her but… his kids?! God! God! This is so wrong! Draco now started to think about his father and mother. What would they think?! Damn! He'll be murdered for sure! This is so wrong!
"I have...," Draco started to blurt out something. "I mean…" He stuttered. "I better go to sleep…" He said and quickly rushes back to his bed and lies on it, facing the other way. He crooks his eyebrows in disappointment. He wonders what for anyway. But it's not the time to think about it. He forces his eyes to a close.
Harry lies on his bed too, facing the other side. "Yeah. Goodnight," he said, without facing Draco.
"Goodnight," Draco said without facing Harry too. It's decided. They're going to pretend like nothing had happened.