Title: The Waters Know Their Own
Pairing(s): Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, Theodore Nott/Pansy Parkinson, Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger (mentioned)
Summary: Harry and Draco decide to spend Christmas with the Notts, although neither of them seems to know precisely why. Harry finds most of the company lacking, and some of it downright dangerous.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): Discussion of dark themes, including madness and death of peripheral, non-canon characters.
Epilogue compliant? Some aspects of Ron/Hermione have been retained; otherwise, EWE.
Word Count: ~15,800
Author's Notes: The title is drawn from John Burroughs' Waiting. Many thanks to M for her wonderful suggestions and thoughtful beta-reading! All remaining mistakes are my own.
( The Waters Know Their Own )