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08 March 2011 @ 10:24 pm
coming home, chapter two  
Title: Coming Home
Author: xxCabalinaxx
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: slash, mpreg,
Disclaimer: All recognizable characters do not belong to me.
Main Paring: Sirius/Draco
Summary: AU after 5th year (ie Sirius never died). When Draco Malfoy is to be involved in Voldemorts latest plan, he fears for his life and the only one he can turn to for help is Sirius Black.
Author’s Note: Just like with Something Worth Fighting For, I've created a site with images of the horses and whatever other things come up that I think are better with visual aides. The link can be found HERE

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CHAPTER TWO

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Sirius had grown up riding horses. Many of the Black properties had land and therefore had stables, which meant riding was a frequent occurrence. Whether it was because he had to entertain guests during a foxhunt, keep his cousins occupied, or because he needed to get away from the house, he spent a great deal of time in the saddle while he was growing up. Coming from the ancient and most noble house of Black, they’d had money and therefore only the finest of things which included their horses and the stables they lived in. The stables he’d grown up in though, they were nothing compared to the building he was standing in right now.

Sirius didn’t have a chance to take in the immaculate stable and all of it’s details. Pulling the barn door closed behind him, he spotted Draco standing near the center of the barn aisle in front of one of the many stalls, gently petting the face of a dark, almost black horse.

Sirius approached them quietly, his footsteps making little noise on the stone floor. Once he was standing next to Draco, he held out his hand for the imposing horse to sniff. “Well, aren’t you a sight.”

The horse in question flared his nostrils dramatically, inhaling and exhaling so deeply you could audibly hear him sucking in the air. He tipped his ears so far forward towards Sirius that it looked like they were going to snap off, earning him amused looks from both of the men. The horse finally snorted decisively and pushed his muzzle into Sirius’ hand.

“His name’s Cole. German bred stallion. He’s a half brother to Aurelia. She’s the mare staring at you right now.” Draco gestured to the horse next door who was watching them with solemn eyes.

Sirius looked back over his shoulder at the mare stalled next to Cole. She was dark bay in color with a thin white stripe running down her face with a large star between her eyes and a white snip on the tip of her nose. Her ears swiveled as she watched them curiously. “I didn’t even know Minerva had horses here.”

“Most of the time, they’re at Hogwarts. They’re only here during the summer. Sometimes during the winter break if we decide to come home for Christmas.”

“We?” Sirius raised an eyebrow. He was very confused by this whole situation.

“You know the way my family behaves around the holidays. Christmas isn’t celebrated in our circle the way other families do. Yule is a time for parties and balls and who can impress the most. I haven’t gone home for Christmas since my first year. Ever since I’ve either stayed at Hogwarts or come to Tabby Manor with Mum and Aiden.”

Sirius moved across the aisle to another stall. The horse inside was also grey, but she was a deep silver shade and of a much stockier frame and build. The name plate on the door said ‘Fiona’ in elegant script. Sirius held his hand out, palm up, for her to sniff, but the mare stayed back in her stall. The animagus kept his hand outstretched and eventually, Fiona stepped forward and hesitantly extended her nose. She jumped when Sirius reached up with his other hand to rub her neck, but she lowered her head again after she understood what the man was doing.

“We’ve only had her a few months. She’s wary of new people. Honestly, I’m surprised she approached you that fast.” Sirius hadn’t even heard the Slytherin come up behind him.

Sirius nodded and after a few minutes turned away from Fiona. “Alright, as much as I would like to stand here talking about all the horses, what exactly is it you’re plan here? I play dumb pretty good, but I’m not that dumb. You know a lot more than you’re letting on. And you wanted me out here with you for a reason. Spill.”

Draco looked hard at Sirius. It was difficult to go against everything you were taught growing up and put your complete trust in a single individual, because that was what was happening here. If Draco told Sirius what he knew, nothing was going to be the same for either of them.

“He’s planning to use Ab Incunabulis.” Draco said softly.

The words had barely registered before Sirius hunched over and vomited on the spot.

He rest his hands on his knees while trying to catch his breath. The aftertaste in his mouth was enough to almost make him gag again. The pale hand that appeared in his line of vision with a conjured cup of water was appreciated. Draco banished away the mess and the water after Sirius rinsed his mouth and spit.

Standing up again, Sirius was speechless as the blood that had rushed to his head while he was hunched over returned to the rest of his body. “That’s, that’s, holy shit! Fuck! How do you know that?”

Draco just looked at him.

“Shit, he was going to do it to you, wasn’t he? Or at least, he’s planning on doing it to you.”

“Yes.” There was no point in denying the truth. “I was summoned to a private meeting two days ago and informed of the Dark Lord’s plans for me. Obviously, as you can tell since I am here right now, I do not agree with his plan.”

Sirius snorted. “If you did, I would be severely worried about your sanity.”

“Precisely. Which is why I am coming to you for help.”

Sirius looked at Draco calculatingly. “Do you mean coming to the Order or me personally?”

“You personally.”

Well, that was surprisingly honest. “And how do you figure I’m the one to help you.”

“Because you are a Black, meaning you are the only one with enough power to help me. And you are the only one I trust to not completely take advantage of me. You’re too much of a Gryffindor for that.”

Sirius turned away from Draco. He took a few steps across the aisle, then stopped and looked back at the blonde. “Peter Pettigrew was a Gryffindor.”

Draco understood what Sirius was trying to say. “He was a spineless idiot looking for power that he was never going to get. You’re not him. You have no need to do anything like that. You’re a Black. And like it or not, that still means something.”

It was almost a shame that very few people realized just how brilliant Sirius Black was. Forget Harry Potter almost being sorted into Slytherin that first year, Sirius was the true snake in lion’s clothes. He’d played the fool so well sometimes he forgot that he was only playing. Sirius found it extremely amusing that Draco Malfoy was the one to see through him.

Adstringo?” Sirius asked finally.

Draco nodded.


Adstringo was one of the most ancient and powerful bonds in the magical world. In Latin, the loose translation of it was, ‘to commit oneself to’. The bond originated as a type of marriage bond and would bind the participants together until death. Which doesn’t sound like a very big deal, except that the magic in the bond had different results for every couple and the outcome could never be fully predicted. The resulting bond could range from a typical marriage with equal partnership, to one person being completely submissive to the other and with no way out. During the time when arranged marriages were prominent, Adstringo could be disastrous.

Gradually, the use of the bond died out, but not because of the results like the history books say. It ended because Adstringo requires an immense amount of power on behalf of the bonded pair. Except in extremely rare cases, the only people with enough magical strength to perform Adstringo are the most pure of purebloods.

Sirius leant back against the stall wall. Cole stuck his head out over the lower half of the door and pushed his nose against the man’s shoulder. Automatically, Sirius lifted his hand to cup the stallion’s jaw, his fingers lightly scratching the short coat. “You realize this can’t be undone?”

Draco approached Sirius slowly, stopping directly in front of the older man, barely a foot of space between them. “I understand that what I am asking is astronomical,” he said quietly. Draco’s voice wavered and the young man paused and inhaled shakily. “But, I am out of options. I am begging you,” Sirius could see Draco’s eyes glaze over just so, “begging you to help me.”

The only sounds that could be heard after that were the horses rustling in their stalls, a loud sigh or snort filling the silence now and then. Sirius and Draco’s eyes were locked on each other. Sirius trying to think of all possible outcomes; Draco barely breathing and ready to pass out from sheer fear that Sirius would say no.

Finally, after what felt like an eternity, Sirius reached out and lay his left hand on Draco’s hip. The hand slid around to rest on the small of Draco’s back and Sirius slowly pulled the younger man forward so he was flush against him. He used his right hand to tip Draco’s chin up. The height difference between the two wasn’t a large one, but Sirius still had to tilt his head downward as he eased his lips gently over Draco’s.

Draco’s breath caught in his throat and his eyes slid closed. Sirius made no move to deepen or back off from the kiss, giving Draco a chance to respond. After a brief moment of hesitation, he did. Draco’s right hand moved to grip Sirius’ left biceps, his left arm going around Sirius’ neck. Their bodies pressed closer and at Sirius’ urging, Draco’s mouth opened and the two got lost in the kiss that had suddenly turned deeper than either had expected.

The need for air broke them apart, and Srius’ lips quirked up when he saw the flush on Draco’s cheeks and the Slytherin’s chest heaving. Not that he was totally unaffected either.

Unnoticed by both of them, a few tears had leaked out of Draco’s eyes and Sirius used his thumb to wipe them away. “Alright.”

Draco’s mouth dropped open and his eyes widened, not quite believing what he was hearing. “Really?” he breathed.

Sirius nodded and kissed Draco’s forehead, drawing the slimmer body to his own. “Yes, really.” Draco shuddered in Sirius’ arms and pressed his face into Sirius’ neck.

Sirius tightened his hold when he felt wetness on his neck.


A/N: Ab incunabulis will be explained in the next chapter. For know, just know that it’s bad.

 
 
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emeraldpanther: chalk heartsemeraldpanther on March 9th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
First commenter!!! Or I think I am. New comments can't be seen by me right now. Lol. Anyways, you can't just leave me hanging here! I really want to know what Ab incunabulis is. Also, the relationship between Draco and McGonogall is interesting. I don't think I have read a story where the two of them are close during Draco's school years. Really curious to see how this story will progress. I like what I see so far although I don't understand why Sirius would acquiesce so fast to Draco's request. Maybe once you explain the spell, I'll understand a bit better. Can't wait for the next chapter.
xfoolishxxjust_a_foolx on March 9th, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)
this is interesting ^_^
can't wait for more ^_^
anakmayanakmay on March 9th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
I love it!!!
green_is_lovelygreen_is_lovely on March 13th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
really interesting. i like the descriptions, and the accompanying photos for the horses. i am curious about the relationship between minerva and draco- he called her mum right? wouldn't mind a side-fic/flashback with it. i like the idea that sirius was a true slytherin in lion's clothing. did draco not tell severus what voldemort's plans were? or was he waiting to confirm that he had protection before telling them the plan. can't wait for more explanations of this spell. thank you for sharing and looking forward to the rest.
Alhenaalhena_mira on March 20th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
lovely! can't wait for more
internet_selfinternet_self on March 20th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
i love it will there be more?
smexxylyssasmexxylyssa on April 6th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
So far I really like it. the concept and the way you've fleshed out the characters. Can't wait for the next update!