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02 May 2008 @ 12:25 am
Backtracking - 7 of 16 of 'As The Catboy Purrs'  
Title: Backtracking
Author: byaghro
Word Count: 438
Pairing: H/D
Rating: G / PG (one curse phrase)
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Characters are the property of JK Rowling, et al. This drabble was written for fun, not for profit.
Author's note: Beta-ed by dysonrules <3
X-posted to harrydraco, hp_creatures and hp_animagus
Summary: Draco reflects on his actions.

Start at the beginning - Meow

Sequel to Progress?


I have reconsidered your offer of support. Meet me in the Room of Requirement to discuss this matter further.




Perhaps I was a little overhasty in my assessment of the situation on Saturday. I would appreciate your meeting me in the Room of Requirement to continue Animagus training as planned.




When I called you a useless Gryffindor on Saturday, I meant it in the nicest possible way. Please meet me in the Room of Requirement so that we might continue with your gracious offer of assistance.




'Bloody bastard' doesn't begin to cover my behaviour last weekend. I'm sorry.



Draco groaned and threw away yet another piece of very expensive parchment. He'd been trying to compose a letter to Potter for over an hour with no success.

When he'd awakened in the Room of Requirement to discover that (a) he'd succeeded, briefly, in achieving his cat Animagus form and (b) he still had cat ears and a tail in human form, well, he'd thrown something of a temper tantrum. He'd said a number of things that he didn't really mean. Alright, he meant them at the time, but he certainly didn't mean them now, not in light of the new information he'd gotten from Madame Pomfrey.

So here he was, struggling to figure out a way to coax Potter into helping him again. Draco sighed. There was no way this would work. If Potter had said the same things to him that he'd spouted at Potter, all of the begging and groveling in the world wouldn't convince him to offer up his assistance a second time.

He stood and walked over to his mirror. After casting a locking charm on the door, Draco removed the glamour from his ears and looked at himself critically. The ears weren't so bad, really. They were a nice color at least. The tail was a little annoying but he was sure he could get used to it. His shoulders slumped, who was he kidding? He looked ridiculous and his only hope of getting rid of them lay with Harry bloody Potter. Perhaps that's what his letter should say, Help me Harry Potter, you're my only hope.

Draco stared at his ears for another moment then glamoured them invisible again and marched back to his desk. Taking up his quill, he scribbled a quick note, folded it up and sent it with his owl. He'd given up on explaining himself in print. Draco just hoped that he could talk fast enough to change Potter's mind before the Gryffindor hexed him into oblivion.

Next: Renegotiating
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Alaanaalaana_fair on May 2nd, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
Awww... poor Draco. Doesn't he know about harry's savior complex? *g*
Byaghro: Ouran's Honey - With Cake!byaghro on May 2nd, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
I don't know... he said some pretty nasty things. Which Harry will remind him of in the next installment... *cue dramatic music*

Ebil Oneebilgatoloco on May 2nd, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
Awww cat!Draco is adorable.
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you!
krentachronzo on May 2nd, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
This is the cutest story ever! Harry and Draco are absolutely adorable :)
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I'm having fun writing it! I'm glad you're enjoying reading it as well! ^_^
now with seven kinds of ashlyn!pulsebeat on May 2nd, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)

This fic makes me so happy. I'm excited to read more :)
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
Woohoo for happy fics!! I'm glad you're enjoying it! ^_^
luredbyvenusluredbyvenus on May 2nd, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
I'm really enjoying this. So cute!
Byaghrobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
YAY!! I'm glad people are enjoying my silly little arc! ^_^
lijahlover: H/D tieslijahlover on May 2nd, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
Very good drabble XD
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! *grin*
Jaeenchanted_jae on May 2nd, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
Help me, Harry Potter. You're my only hope.

Ha ha ha ha! I love it!
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
WOO! You got my "look how dorky I am" reference! LOL!!!!
(no subject) - geminai5 on May 2nd, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - byaghro on May 3rd, 2008 05:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
thrnbrookethrnbrooke on May 2nd, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
Awwww! And just what did Poppy tell him?
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
I had the sudden urge to respond like a tv show preview, "Was Poppy's news serious? Will the boy hero help our poor distressed kitty? Find out on the next episode of 'As the Catboy Purrs'" LOL!! Sorry! Forgive my brief insanity! XD
sorringmaysorringmay on May 2nd, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
Aww poor Draco. Does he know when kitty is distressed cream and cuddling are the best thing for it?

Loved the Star Wars reference that was classic.
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
He's apparently still trying to get the hang of this whole "kitty" thing - LOL! Maybe Harry will agree to cream and cuddling, if he doesn't hex Draco first. Heh.

Woot!! You got my dorky Star Wars reference!! Yay! I just couldn't stop myself! LOL!
kawanalekawanale on May 2nd, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
Ooh, I like Siamese cats, and there actually was a story that had Draco with a Siamese cat for a pet (Orion was the cat's name).

Keep going! You're doing good. :-)
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Orion as Draco's pet cat sounds vaguely familiar. I may have read that one... *ponders* nope, too early for me to recall. If you find it again, please link me.

Thank you!! I'm glad you're enjoying it!! ^_^
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Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
I keep wanting them to snog but they just keep dancing around one another. LOL!

I'm trying to contain myself. Almost all of my written (but unposted) stories before this have been HUGE O.O tomes that go on forever (and tend to not get finished). I'm hoping that with the shorter format I might reach "The End" at some point! LOL!

(And shouldn't it be *Puss In Boots eyes* for this story? Hahaha!!)
Moon Goddesscyn_ful on May 2nd, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
Do we get the themesong for Star Wars playing? Do they pull out light sabers? *grins* I can't wait for the next one!!!

He is so cute in looking for ways to apologize!
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 2nd, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
*suddenly imagines a Harry / Voldemort light saber battle* Hahahaha!!!

I'm glad you got my silly Star Wars reference! I'm such a dork! *grin*

I can't tell you how many times I rewrote those letter attempts trying to make him sound less & less formal and/or less like a prat! LOL!
(no subject) - cyn_ful on May 2nd, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - byaghro on May 3rd, 2008 05:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
lokifanlokifan on May 2nd, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Awww, Draco, you don't look ridiculous.

I love this arc! Can't wait to see what Harry has to say about Draco's behaviour...
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 3rd, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
Draco was pretty mean, I'm guessing Harry's going to rake him over the coals! Then again, Draco might mewl pitifully and melt Harry's heart right away. ^_^
auroranq: Ohh the yummauroranq on May 2nd, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Harry really is his only hope huh? (damn now I'll have that song in my head for Days! ah.)
Btw "Find out on the next episode of 'As the Catboy Purrs"
LMAO I could see Joey saying that 'days of our lives' style XD
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 3rd, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
I apologize for inadvertently getting Star Wars stuck in your head! Apparently that has happened to several people. DOH!

I think I'm going to call the arc that.. "As the Catboy Purrs"! *grin*
(no subject) - auroranq on May 3rd, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - byaghro on May 4th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
Cheryl Dysondysonrules on May 2nd, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
You know how much I love letter-writing, lol! *adores*

*basks in your brilliance*
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 3rd, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
This was too perfect a spot to pass up a bit of letter-writing!! *adores it too* *same brain*

You are too sweet for words! <3