My life it's better left to chance ...
Draco sighed as he looked at himself in the mirror. He was nervously fidgeting with the knot in his tie...Merlin I'm getting old he thought to himself with a sad smile...His son, Xavier was graduating today...His heart painfully expanded with love, bursting open with pride as he thought about his prince of the snakes...He walked across the room and sat on the edge of his bed as his mind took him back...
Sept 11th 2000
"Mione" Draco whispered. His nerves on edge as he watched the pain wash across Hermione's beautiful face "Push baby" he pleaded "just a few more... "he begged "that's it baby" he smiled encouraging her as she bared down again.
She was completely drained but she wouldn't give up...she pushed again with all her strength and determination. She felt as if her insides were being torn out as their baby boy slid gracefully into the world...
A tear of joy slid down Draco's cheek as he watched his lil man take his first breath...
"Da Da" Xavier cooed in his sweet baby voice.
"Hey lil man" he smiled down at his angel "Da Da loves you, baby" he whispered placing soft kisses on his chubby cheeks and he gurgled at him reaching up to place a soft baby hand on his cheek. His heart melted and he leaned back to stare into his innocent eyes and nothing else mattered, just him...his troubles vanished and the whole world was forgotten as he got lost in his son's eyes...
Xavier helped him tear open another present and that sweet giggle of his washed over him causing him to involuntarily smile. It was his birthday and his son was helping him open his presents.He was growing up too fast he sighed as he looked down at him Pride shining brightly in the crystal blue of his eyes...The world had labeled him a bully, a Deatheater, a bastard with a huge chip on his shoulder but they couldn't see...they wouldn't see...he was just human...like them...
Xavier only saw his daddy
He paced back and forth as he thought about the latest article written about him not loving his wife or kids...it tore at his insides... how could they write shit like that? Couldn't they see he adore his wife and kids...didn't he deserve to live his life?...He put on his best game face and stepped out into the frenzy of fans and media...that cocky,self assured grin plastered on his rugged handsome face but it was all for show because in reality his insecurities were eating him from the inside out...Hermione's face fluttered through his mind and his insecurities vanished ...his twin daughter's images cleansing him... his son image leaving him whole...
Hermione knew the real man he had become and loved him flaws and all
His son loved his daddy and of course wanted to be just like him
His daughter knew of nothing bad they after all where only a few weeks old
"Daddy" Alexa and Vega called from the open doorway of his and Hermione's bedroom "It's time" They smiled
"Already" he asked as he stared at them through red rimmed eyes.
"Yeah Dad Already"Vega said softly going over to place a soft kiss on his cheek.
"I'm not ready" he said as a tear fell and landed on her Slytherin green school robes.
Vega reached down and felt the wetness from his tear and looked up into his sparkling eyes
"Me neither daddy" Alexa softly said her red school robes perfectly pressed his little lionness with in his snakes
"Daddy me neither"Vega frowned
"I was just reminiscing" he said softly "and I'm not ready too lose any of my babies"
"You won't"They whispered as tears of thier own began to fall
"Will always be your babies, ALWAYS."they said in unison
He grabbed them in a fierce hug and the past washed away. Leaving only the present and his bright, beautiful twin daughters that stood crying in his arms. They had grown up on him but in his heart he knew that he'd never lose any of his kis. He backed up and reached for thier hands squeezing tight.
"Alexa ,Vega" he whispered "I'm so proud of you both..."
"Thanks daddy"both the fifth years smiled
"No let's go find your mother before she drowns Xavier with her tears"
They all laughed heading for the door
The scent of vanilla filled his lungs and all he could feel was his consuming need to be near her, to be with her, in that old, ancient, intimate way.
But Xavier couldn't be.
She was too far away.
Just across the room and too far
Alana Potter was as of right now seven people away.
To Xavier that meant his heart was just out of reach.
Glancing out into the crowd from his spot named just for his head boy postion he could see,his mom,dad Uncle Harry,Aunt Luna and ,his Uncle Severus and his wife Ginny.He watched as Vega smiled over Alexa's head to James Potter and the little git winked at her..He moved on to Alexa and tried to catch his other sister eye but her 's was glued Teddy Lupin .Xavier groaned when the older male lean over kissing his sister cheek.
"And now I give you this years head boy Xavier Malfoy"
He stood from his seat then took to the head of the stage
"I've worked on this speech for months Hermione Granger is my mother"He waited for everyone to stop laughing"Magic has been around me my entire life I've been taught by some of the most powerful wizards like my grandfather Lucius or my Godfather Harry. But even with all the knowledge they've passed on to me I've learned the most from my father.I've watched him take,his fame making good use of it.I've read some of the lame attempt to break his name only to fall short because he never let it get him down.Draco Malfoy is the man that taught me how to walk ,talk and not take anything for granted ever"
He met his father eyes
"I've watched my father throw spells and fist at anyone who tired to make his life a living hell,I've grown up hearing stories that my family was a mistake that my father never loved me or my sisterS and my mother was just a muggleborn witch who sunk her teeth into the Malfoy money"
He let his eyes wonder to his mother's eyes
"And that is the biggest lie of them all,she worked her ass off to make it to were she is today,even before she became the best healer she healed scrapes,cuts and bruise from when I fell of my firebolt. or as she likes to call it 'that old stick'
Xavier laughed when his father's head whipped over to his mother's face
"My seven years here at Hogwarts I've tried to be exactly what my father would have wanted,I've held the seeker postion since my first year,held the highest grades since then aswell. And not because he was forceful or unkind,but because in my eyes my father is the truth.Beside's one of the Malfoy's had to win the cup for Slytherin..And I'm proud to say that every year I've been here we've owned it."
He winked at his Uncle Harry.
"Most of all I want my fellow classmates to look around you,your skin color doesn't matter ,your blood isn't dirty if it isn't pure.Your not stupid if you didn't make it to Ravenclaw.Your not weak if your in Hufflepuff.You don't have to alway be brave to be in Gryffindor .Lastly it doesn't mean your evil if your a Slytherin."
He paused taking one last breath"Because deep down, you know everyone has a dumb moment ,a feeling of being weak.Have the bravest moment of their lives,then turn around and have a thought of being evil to someone...My class of 2018 every last one of us are different,but when it boils down it it we are all human .My dad told me once that one on is perfect.We are all flawed it's what makes us real"
Xavier stood listening to the claps and cheers when he noticed Teddy kissing his youngest sister again