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04 May 2008 @ 12:33 am
Harry's New Terms - 9 of 16 of 'As The Catboy Purrs'  
Title: Harry's New Terms
Author: byaghro
Word Count: 674
Pairing: H/D
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Characters are the property of JK Rowling, et al. This drabble was written for fun, not for profit.
Author's notes: (1) Beta-ed by dysonrules *adores*
(2) X-posted to harrydraco, hp_creatures and hp_animagus
(3) Updates will be suspended until my return from NYC on Monday, May 12
Summary: Harry has agreed to help Draco again but at what cost?

Start at the beginning - Meow

Sequel to Renegotiating

Harry kicked up clods of dirt as he raced full tilt down the hill. He'd been running non-stop for almost an hour now and his breath created steam in the midmorning air as he panted heavily from exertion. When he got to the bottom of the hill, he searched frantically through the weeds. Finally, he found what he was looking for and turned around to tear back up the grassy slope.

The green armchair looked more than a little out of place in the middle of the large field but Harry didn't mind. He dropped his prize at the feet of the chair's occupant and waited expectantly.

Malfoy peered around his book, looked at Harry, looked at the ground, and looked back at Harry again. With a sigh he leaned down and retrieved the stick. "The Boy Who Lived To Play Fetch, Merlin this is ridiculous."

Harry barked in a 'shut up and throw it already' kind of way that Malfoy apparently interpreted correctly because, without further complaint, he cocked his arm back and flung the stick in a high, wide arc. Harry, currently in his Animagus form of a large black dog, took off like a shot across the expansive meadow the Room of Requirement had provided for his playtime.

As he ran, paws pounding the ground, ears flapping in the wind, Harry considered his current situation. He knew that when Malfoy had asked him to continue helping with his Animagus training Harry could have made the Slytherin do pretty much anything he wanted as payment. A number of options crossed Harry's mind, everything from a general request like 'leave me and my friends alone for the rest of school', to something humiliating 'you have to wear a Gryffindor girl's uniform to meals for a week', to the impossible 'I'll only help you if you swear to never join Voldemort'.

In the end, Harry went for mundane. Yes, it was silly to ask Draco to play fetch with him but no one else would (Hermione always told him he should be studying and Ron lost interest quickly) and the exchange seemed fair. Harry got to practice using his Animagus form and Malfoy got to do the same.

A chuckle escaped his lips, sounding raspy and strange coming through a dog's vocal cords, as he remembered the first time the Slytherin saw Harry's Animagus form. Malfoy had been late to their meeting so, out of boredom, Harry had transformed and was lounging by a convenient fireplace when the door to the Room of Requirement opened. The blond took two steps into the room, spotted Harry, jumped up in a chair and hissed loudly. He hadn't even been in his cat form at the time. So much for not acting like the animal he becomes, Harry thought with a doggy grin.

Finally tiring of his game, he loped over to where Malfoy sat and barked once to get his attention. The other boy glanced around for the stick before looking at Harry. "Finally done?"

Harry barked again.

"Good. Now turn back so you can shower and we can work on my Animagus practice."

Harry was about to comply when a wicked thought entered his head. With a yip and a pounce he flung both of his muddy front paws into Malfoy's lap.

The Slytherin shouted and tried to throw him off. "Argh! POTTER! What have I told you about jumping on me? Bad dog!" He bopped Harry on the snout with his book.

The Gryffindor immediately transformed back into himself. "Ow! Malfoy! What was that for?" he asked, rubbing his injured nose.

"It was for putting your dirty paws on my clean robes, you slathering beast. Now get off of me!" Malfoy huffed in annoyance.

Harry, realizing that his hands were still on the blond's legs, scrambled up quickly. "I'll, um... I'll just get my shower then." The Room morphed into a casual sitting room with an attached bath.

"You do that," the other boy snarled, casting several hasty cleaning charms on his soiled garments.

Next: That Thing You Do
Current Mood: busybusy
thrnbrookethrnbrooke on May 4th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Oh tooo funny! No wonder! They truly are opposites!!!
Byaghro: Ouran's Honey - With Cake!byaghro on May 4th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
I considered making Harry a cat but he just seems too much like a happy, playful puppy to me! *grin*
sorringmaysorringmay on May 4th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Agreed true opposites but still, now they can cuddle each other.
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 4th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
Yup! Much easier for a cat & dog to cuddle than a cat & stag. At least for this arc. *grin*
(Anonymous) on May 4th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 4th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks!! XD
Jaeenchanted_jae on May 4th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
OMFGodric! What an absolutely hysterical thing to have Harry request of Draco! It was so amusing that I'll forgive you for the fact that he didn't demand sex. Ha ha!
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 4th, 2008 07:37 am (UTC)
I struggled with the request. I WANTED him to request sweaty smex. You know how I love hot, yowling cat sex between our lovely boys. But I just couldn't convince Harry (this Harry anyway) to do it. He insisted on being cute and innocent, at least for another post or two. He will snog Draco before the end of this if I have to resort to the old "lock them in a broom closet until you hear strange noises" method. LOL!!!
kawanalekawanale on May 4th, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
omg, harry's animagous form is a large black dog! then you've got malfoy as a haughty siamese cat. oh yeah, opposites indeedy! the reaction of draco to harry as a dog was funny; jumping up on the chair and hissing. i bet draco's tail poofed, hehe.
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 4th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
LOL! Yes, I'll bet Draco's tail poofed and stayed that way for a good five or ten minutes. Especially since Harry probably spent the next five or ten minutes laughing too hard to change back to show Draco it was him. Haha!!
Zebruizebrui on May 4th, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
"Yes, it was silly to ask Draco to play fetch with him but no one else would... and the exchange seemed fair"

Awww, I heart this Harry in his innocence :) The meadow scene was love - the image of bored Draco lounging in the chair and exasperatedly picking a stick and throwing it for Harry amuses me to no end!
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 4th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
XD XD Thank you!!

The image of Draco conjuring some sort of pompous chair in the middle of a meadow while he played fetch with Harry made me giggle too!! "You didn't think I was actually going to stand here and throw this for you did you, Potter?"
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Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 4th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
*grin* Thank you!

Sadly the next installment won't be for a bit, but maybe I can convince them to snog. XD
mayu_makimayu_maki on May 4th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
aww, Draco jumping on a chair and hissing is sooo adorable <3
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 4th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
That image made me laugh too! Although, I can't decide if jumping in a chair & hissing is more or less dignified than letting out a high-pitched girly scream. LOL! XD
chyldofeternitychyldofeternity on May 4th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
XD YES! I love the new terms!! I love that Harry isn't the usual animgaus of a lion or a stag or something like that! *Luffs you!*
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 4th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
YAY! I'm glad you like the new terms! I know everyone wanted snogging or smex (heck, I wanted snogging or smex!) but Harry just couldn't be convinced. LOL!

I'm glad you like the form. I debated making him a cat as well but his personality in this arc just seemed more like happy, clueless dog. XD
pleiadesst4r_pl314d3s on May 4th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Lol. it's a very funny image, Draco throwing stick for Harry in dog form =>
And cat and dog...so that's why they always fight each other...
Byaghro: Puppy!Harrybyaghro on May 28th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
Look who is finally getting around to replying to comments! *headdesk* Sorry about the long delay!!

I thought the idea of an exasperated Draco throwing a stick for eager, puppy Harry was hysterical!! LOL!

And yes, their dog and cat personalities explains a lot I think. But I've known some dogs & cats to get along so here's hoping they can work things out! *grin*

LOVE the strawberry icon by the way!!
auroranq: I'm The Toddauroranq on May 4th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
The Boy who lived to play fetch indeed! And Hissy Fit!Draco FTFW!
*giggles* So cute. Harry IS very puppy-ish in this story. *wants-to-snuggle-him* Love it!!!
auroranq: pinkauroranq on May 5th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
Had to do it.
Cause what's Kitty to do without his playmate? XD
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Faithfaithwood on May 4th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
He wanted to play ... fetch?


That's so awesome, I forgive you the lack of smut! :D
Byaghrobyaghro on May 28th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
Look who is finally getting around to replying to comments! *headdesk* Sorry about the long delay!!

I shall reward your forgiveness for the lack of smut with... SMUT!! Or at least a few lusty thoughts. Heh! I hope to *FINALLY* post another update tonight!

So glad you liked the fetch idea!! It certainly cracked ME up! LOL!
|A.z.a.z.e.l º I.a.m.s|iams on May 4th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
awww Puppy Harry totally make it worth a no hot sex scene

*-* -pats Harry's head-

hahahaha he should have make Draco wear a Gryffindor's girls uniform, but Harry you shouldnt call that humiliating that's kinky X3

hahahaha Harry should watch out were does he puts his paws.. mmm >3 he isnt that lost as we all thought, using as and excuse being a dog so he can put his paws on draco xD
Byaghro: StarSailor H/Dbyaghro on May 28th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Look who is finally getting around to replying to comments! *headdesk* Sorry about the long delay!!

I'm so glad everyone is forgiving the no smut because the cuteness factor is so high! LOL!! *wipes brow*

And yes, Draco in the uniform definitely qualifies as kinky!! WOOT!

And yes, while Harry's original intent might have been innocent, I'm sure he'll soon learn the value of being able to put his paws all over Draco! Haha!!
Alaanaalaana_fair on May 5th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
*giggles happily* That's just adorable.
Byaghro: Puppy!Harrybyaghro on May 28th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
Look who is finally getting around to replying to comments! *headdesk* Sorry about the long delay!!

Yay!! I'm glad you liked it! I was worried the level of silliness might be too much! Heh.
eyes-of-bloodanimelover1988 on May 5th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
haha! i like those terms! lol Please update this soon! i can't wait to read more!
Byaghro: Puppy!Harrybyaghro on May 28th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
Look who is finally getting around to replying to comments! *headdesk* Sorry about the long delay!!

OKAY! I'm finally back in the swing of things I think. I hope to update later tonight! Woo!

Glad you liked Harry's silly terms! ^_^