Draco loved his wife dearly, and he knew she loved him too, but that didn’t mean their relationship was always perfect. He and Astoria did get into fights sometimes.
“I hate you!” Astoria interrupted.
That was when Draco broke and said something that made Astoria cry. He didn’t know what to do to fix it, so he just turned around and walked away.
I messed up…. He thought bitterly.
No words were spoken when they went to bed that night.
This was how things always went in their relationship. They fully loved and cared for each other, but they still got into fights. Draco was difficult and stubborn, making him hard to put up with, but Astoria loved him anyway, and he was very grateful for that.
Draco thought about the time he spent as a Death Eater. I made a lot of mistakes I wish I knew how to erase….
He was trying to do the best he could to be a good person. It was hard, but he wasn’t going to give up. He hated his past decisions, and he was going to do whatever it took to make up for them.
Astoria was always there for him when he needed her; she encouraged and inspired him to be a better person – even when he made it difficult. She was patient. She was a ray of light and hope in the darkness of the world.
I love her so much…. He thought, feeling tears starting to stream down his face.
Thoughts continued to buzz around in his head until he fell asleep.
A nightmare struck him out of nowhere, causing him to twitch and whimper in his sleep.
He felt a hand softly brushing his back, and he blinked his eyes open to find Astoria next to him. She brushed her hand across his cheek.
“Thank you…” he cried.
The sun shone brightly through the window. Draco yawned and woke up. Astoria wasn’t in the bed anymore, which meant she had to be up already. He walked into the kitchen and, when he saw her, immediately threw his arms around her.
“I love you!” he said.
“I love you too!” she said, wrapping her arms around him.
“I’m sorry… about… everything…” he said.
“I’m sorry too.”
Draco kissed his wife on the lips. The moment of warmth lasted a while, and when it ended, Astoria gave him that beautiful smile and blinked softly at him.
“Draco,” she said. “You’re going to be a father.”
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“Real relationships aren’t perfect, and perfect relationships aren’t real.”