Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing, Characters: Hermione/Draco
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The first time you woke up screaming, I wanted to crawl into bed beside you and take you in my arms, hold you until the nightmares go away.
Because I've had them too. The dreams, filled with misted, muted faces, the dull thud of bullets as they pierce flesh and bone. I know what it's like to wake up and not know where you are, to be too scared to open your eyes in case there's a man standing over you, holding a gun to your head.
Your eyes were so blue, but hazy, unfocused. I wanted to run my hands over your shoulders and draw you close to me, to drive away the shadows that hide in your dreams.
But you stood up, and you muttered about getting ready for work, and you pushed past me before I could even stretch out a hand. My palms tingled anyway, and now, as you're shouting at me with your bravado and your ridiculous pride, I think that maybe I'm the one who needs to be held, who needs the shadows pushed away.
And my palms are still tingling.