“Let me see.” The platinum blonde cooed softly to the brunette who was sitting on the other side of the bench to him.
“Why, are you going to tell Umbridge I’m hiding it?” She all but snarled at the blue eyed boy.
“I want to make sure you’re alright.” He defended. While most would flinch under the fierce brown eyes of the girl when she spoke like that, Draco had become so accustomed to it, it no longer bothered him.
“Should have thought about that before you rudely interrupted class.” She bit at him, turning back to her book.
“What did you want me to do, T?” He pleaded as he reached out to tuck some of her medium length, dark brown hair behind her ear so he could see her face better. Torri swatted his hand away before he could touch her.
“Everyone in Slytherin joined, do you understand what I would have gone through if I didn’t?”
“I thought appearances didn’t matter to you anymore.” She finally turned to look at him fully. Her brown eyes were dark in annoyance, her thin lips pressed tightly together to form a thin line, her dark eyebrows furrowed at the blonde, not understanding his reasoning. She was studying him, the blonde knew that, and he also knew what he said next, she would hold against him forever.
“I shouldn’t.” Draco finally admitted to the Ravenclaw, “I know I shouldn’t. But fear of rejection drives me, fear that someone would hurt you, Torri, drives me. I offered you to join the patrol as well, we would have loved to have you.”
“I would rather be prepared for what will come, then get some extra credit, thank you.” Torri snapped and closed her book, preparing to leave the Slytherin.
Her olive hand was caught just as she rose. She looked over at the boy who had pleading eyes.
“It’s only going to get worse, Draco.” She told him gently, her dark eyes lightening in colour to meet her tone, “You don’t have much to worry about because you’re a pure blood, and your parents are very influential. I do have things to worry about, even if you are there to protect me. I need to be able to take care of myself.”
She shook off his hand as she looked away, “Besides, boys and girls aren’t allowed within 6 inches of each other.”
Her chin was suddenly pulled to the left and she was forced to look deep into the icy blue eyes of the Slytherin next to her.
“For you,” He said slowly as he leaned in slightly, “I would break every rule, that pink toad could come up with.”
They met in the middle, sharing a gentile kiss sharing how much they cared for the other in it. Short and sweet, that’s how they liked to keep it while in the open.
“Maybe break a few more, and stand on my side next time.” Torri whispered before kissing his cheek before the two of them were thrown apart.
“Mr. Malfoy, Miss. Stephenson, I know you are both aware that boys and girls are not allowed within six inches of one another.” Professor Umbridge croaked as she glared at the two of them, “That will be detention again, Miss. Stephenson. Mr. Malfoy, I expected much more of you. Your disciplinary membership will be revoked, and if I hear you’ve broken another rule, I will not hesitate to give you detention as well, am I understood?”
“Yes, professor.” Draco nodded, glancing at Torri to make sure she was alright.
“Yes, ma’am.” Torri said, not looking up. Her eyes getting darker by the moment.
“Good.” The pink witch croaked, then turned on her heel and sashayed away.
Once she was well out of ear shot, the brunette turned her attention back to the blonde.
“Want to break a lot of rules?” She asked with a devilish smirk pulling on her lips.
“What do you have in mind?” Draco asked, a smirk mirroring her own on his face.