A/N: I am going to continue this fic under the assumption that book 5 never came out. So no characters in the fic will be taken out. Thanks and enjoy the part.
The Prince and the Slave
Harry was in the process of walking back to his room. He was thinking back over all the current events, but mainly he was thinking about Draco. What was he going to do? He had to get Draco to talk, no matter what. He was just turning the corner when he ran into Ron.
Ron helped Harry off the floor, noticing the troubled expression on the prince’s face. “Harry, is something the matter?”
Harry looked at Ron for a moment before telling him everything that had happened in the meeting, including what he and his father had talked about. He looked over at Ron. “What do you think?”
Ron thought on it a moment. “I would have to say that your father is right. I mean, Peter wouldn’t have shifted targets like that just for anyone. And there is the fact that Peter called Draco a traitor.”
Harry sighed. “I know. It’s just that every time I think I am starting to get to know Draco, things shift, and I am back at square one.” They continued to walk down the hall together. After a moment Harry spoke again. “How do you think I should get him to talk?”
Ron shrugged. “I don’t know. But I do know that you are going to have to get something from him though. If he is sent to the interrogators, you won’t be getting back the same person.”
Harry nodded. “I know. Do you think I could do this alone, Ron?” They had made it to his bedroom door.
Ron looked over at Harry before nodding his head. “Sure, I will be in my quarters if you need anything.”
“Thanks, Ron.” Harry watched as Ron retreated down the hall. He took a deep breath before opening his door and walking in. He glanced around the room and noticed that Draco was sitting in front of the mirror, combing through his hair. He was already dressed in his clothes, which Harry was glad for. He didn’t think he could talk to Draco seriously if he was to busy looking him over.
He walked up to stand behind were Draco was sitting. He noticed that Draco glanced up higher in the mirror to look him in the face. He then noticed that Draco put the comb into his lap and then diverted his eyes down to it. Harry had never seen him look so submissive. His protective side kicked in. “Draco, is everything ok?”
Draco glanced up in the mirror a moment before turning his body around to face Harry. “I can see it in your eyes. I assume I am going to be sold.”
Harry placed his hand on Draco’s chin and raised his head so that he was looking into Harry’s eyes. “Draco, you are not going to be sold. But I do have some bad news. Come, let’s go sit at the table and talk for a moment.”
Draco stood up and walked over to the table. He took a seat and waited for Harry to do the same. Once he noticed that Harry was sitting he spoke. “What did you want to talk about?”
Harry looked him in the eyes and said one word. “Peter.” It seemed to have a dramatic effect since Draco immediately tensed up and adverted his eyes.
Draco’s voice came out a little panicked though it was hard to tell. “I - I don’t know what you are talking about.”
Harry sighed. “Draco, I know you know what I am talking about. When we confronted Peter, he called you a traitor. I need to know what he meant.”
Draco stood from his chair and walked over to the window looking out upon the land. He stayed there for a moment. He seemed to be thinking very hard. After a few moments he turned back to Harry. “I come from a rich family. My father was in the family business. Peter was one of his contacts.”
Harry sat there for a moment pondering what Draco was saying. “So why was he calling you a traitor?”
Draco bit his lip a moment before responding. “I ran away from my father and the family business. Since Peter is one of my father’s contacts he knew me and when he saw me here he knew that I had run away. That is why he called me a traitor.”
Harry thought on this a moment. He had the instinct feeling that Draco was not telling him everything. There was one question though he had to know. “Were you aware of the plot to try and kill me?”
Draco quickly shook his head. “I swear I did not know about it. I didn’t even know Peter was here until I met him outside of your room.”
Harry stood up and walked over to Draco. “Draco, are you telling me everything? I must tell you that my father told me if I didn’t get information from you he would have no choice to send you to be integrated.”
Draco tensed at these words. He turned to face away from Harry. “I am telling you all that I can. I did not have anything do with or knew about anything do with an assassination attempt on you. I rarely ever saw Peter.”
Harry stepped closer to Draco and put his hand on his shoulder to turn him back around. “Do you have any idea on who could have hired Peter?”
Draco adverted his eyes and started at a point past Harry making sure not to look him in the eyes. “I know Peter came from the Dark Kingdom. Other than that, I can say no more.”
Harry knew this would not satisfy his father. Even Harry could tell that Draco was holding something back. “Draco, my father is not going to accept that. I know you know something. Why won’t you tell me? Are you afraid that someone will come after you?”
Draco gave out a short laugh. “You could say they would come for me, alright. It is better if I say no more.” Draco walked over to the bed and curled into a ball facing the wall and away from Harry.
Harry knew he had to push Draco for more information. He walked up to the bed. “Draco that is not good enough. You are going to have to answer me.”
“Just go away.”
Draco still had not turned around. Harry reached over and grabbed a hold of his arm forcing him to turn around and face him. He knew that he had to be strong and make sure Draco understood he had no choice in the matter. Couldn’t Draco see that he was trying to save him here? He collected him self and tried to speak in a commanding tone. “You will answer me.”
Draco tensed in anger. “Why should I?”
Harry was starting to get frustrated and aggravated. “Because you are my slave and you will do as I said (say?).” As soon as the words left his mouth he noticed the hurt expression cross Draco’s face. This was the first time that he had ever ordered Draco to do anything. He knew that this probably would jeopardize any friendship he might have formed so far, but this was a very serious matter.
He noticed that Draco looked away from him again. Harry called his name a few times but it was obvious that Draco was back to not talking to him. Harry’s anger got the better of him. “Fine, you want to be treated like a slave, that is fine by me.” Harry walked around to the other side of the bed and reached underneath it to grab the leash that was still attached to the bed. He then brought the leash to Draco and attached it to his collar. “Let’s see how you like being treated like a slave for a few days and see if it changes your mind.”
Harry started to walk out of the room but stopped when he got to the door. He trained his ears back and caught a faint sob coming from the bed. He wanted so bad to go back and comfort Draco, but he knew that this was for the best. He walked out of the room and shut the door behind him. Only there did he let himself voice his feelings. “I am so sorry Draco.”
A/N: The next three chapters are going to be very important. A lot of questions will be answered in them.
Now for the dreaded teaser:
A pin could have been heard in the room after that statement the shock was so paramount. Sirius and Remus were just floored and James was leaning back in his chair with his own shocked face. It took a moment for James to recover. “What of the royal family?”
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