Title: Every Fifteen Seconds
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, implied past Draco/OC
Summary: The faceless men Draco Malfoy fights these days don’t offer redemption or salvation. They don’t offer answers or even friendship. Draco is tired of answers, and though he still has a few friends, most of them have lives of their own and can’t understand how Draco is still haunted by the ghost of someone he hasn’t seen in four years. And as for salvation, Draco gave up on that years ago. Because even the Saviour couldn’t be saved.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. Nothing else referenced is mine either. The title comes loosely from Worried About by Lissie. Go listen to it, it’s brilliant. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): Violence of the good old-fashioned fist-fight kind. And blood, as a result of said fist fights.
Epilogue compliant? Negative
Word Count: 20,540 if gdocs isn’t yanking my chain
Author's Notes: Dear prompter, I hope this doesn’t jump the shark too far from what you asked for. I worked in some of your requests, but elected to leave out others in the interest of…well…my sanity. The vague idea for this was brewing in my head before I saw your prompt, but the general theme and the song referenced above sort of ganged up on me, and here we are. My thanks to B, E, and N for their hand-holding, cheer-leading, and for cleaning up all my messes, hot and otherwise. There were plenty of them. All remaining errors are entirely my fault.
( Every Fifteen Seconds )