Lucius Malfoy x Reader Marriage Law
AN: Draco is 3 years old from this point.
It was two months into the courtship of you and Lucius Malfoy. Although you two haven’t had an official date yet, Lucius and Draco have visited your home on several different occasions and today, you would be visiting Malfoy Manor for the first time. You would be visiting the Manor in the afternoon as Draco was attending a Wizarding Playgroup in the morning.
You couldn’t deny that Lucius was attractive but you were also beginning to see the depths to him. He was intelligent, a master of politics and devoted to his son. Speaking of Draco, the boy was initially shy and reserved the first few visits to your House but had opened up quite a lot. Last week, he had demonstrated his magic, much to the delight of Lucius and your Mother.
Your Father was still slightly wary of Lucius and his beliefs and your sister was stressing out due to the fact that her meeting with her betrothed, Severus Snape, was due to happen in less than a week. She had few memories of the man due to the age gap between them however she remembered that he has a love and dedication to Potions and on a less positive note, she also remembered the stories of the Marauders torment of him.
You cast a quick Tempus and after finding out that it was still early, you stretched and climbed out of bed. After a shower, you walked into the kitchen only to find your sister was the only one in the kitchen.
“Morning (Name).” She said through a yawn.
“Morning (Sister’s Name).” You replied as you sat down to have your breakfast. Mid-way through your breakfast, you noticed your sister staring at you.
“What have I done this time?” You sighed.
“Nothing.” She replied with her hands curled around the cup she was using, “I’m slightly envious of you.”
You sat down with an audible thud, “You are jealous of me?”
Your sister closed her eyes, “Neither of us wanted to be in this position – betrothed to someone by decree of the Ministry but so far you’ve handled it really well. Draco adores you; if his Father isn’t in the room, he follows you around like a lost puppy and you’re really good with him. I see the way that you look at Lucius but I can’t help thinking and worrying about what’ll happen if Severus Snape isn’t like that with me. I know how that sounds but…”
You stood up and engulfed your sister in a hug. “Do you wanna know something? I’m terrified that when I’m with Draco or Lucius, I’m going to say or do something stupid and destroy everything. One minute I feel like I’m on top of the world and the next, reality catches up to me and reminds me of everything that can go wrong. I’m scared too.”
Your sister looked up at you, “Thanks.”
You smiled down at her, “You’re welcome. Besides, you and Severus Snape do have one thing in common already.”
Your sister perked up, “What?”
“You have been pushed into this against your will and if all fails, you can slip in snide remarks about the Ministry of Magic.” You stood up and so did your sister.
(Sister’s Name) groaned, “They should be called the Ministry of Delusional Idiots Who Have Forgotten What It’s Like to Be a Magical Being Today.”
“That’s a mouthful.” You quipped, “Imagine telling someone where you work.” You adopted a pompous tone, “Yes, Master Woldroff. I work in the Accidental Magical Reversal Squad in the Ministry of Delusional Idiots Who Have Forgotten What It’s Like to Be a Magical Being Today.”
Your sister snickered. She then conjured a monocle and squinted. “Ah, yes.” She adopted the same tone as you. “I’ve heard of that department – I personally work in the Magical Law Department where the first rule is, remember our laws but throw them out the window whenever we so desire and we have the approval of our esteemed Minister Cornelius Fudge when doing so. Fudge truly lives up to his name and creates a mess where ever he goes.”
You and your sister were doubled over laughing. It was nice to laugh at your often-crazy world.
You stopped laughing when you heard a very familiar screech. It took your sister a few moments to realise you weren’t still laughing and to stop laughing herself. “(Name)? Is something wrong?”
“I thought I just heard Jupiter screech but I’ve never heard him that angry before.”
Just as your sister was about to reply, the screech reached your ears again and if possible, this screech was louder and angrier.
“Better go see what’s going on.” You stated, moving toward the door.
“Tinker!” Your sister called out and a House Elf appeared.
“You called Mistress?” Tinker asked.
“There’s something wrong with Jupiter and we need you to come with us to find out what it is.”
“Yes Mistress.” Tinker answered, following you and (Sister’s Name) out of the door.
You followed the sounds of your owl screeching and when you saw Jupiter, you saw another owl frantically flapping his wings and barking at Jupiter.
“Jupiter!” You called and at once, Jupiter fluttered down onto your arm.
The second owl flew closer cautiously.
Jupiter spread his wings and barked warningly causing the second owl to stop flying. The second owl just hovered there barking insistently.
Tinker came forward and regarded the second owl who barked urgently.
After a few moments, Tinker turned to face you.
“This owl be Master Draco’s owl. The owl was watching Master Draco during his playgroup time and they went on an excursion to the Muggle World. Master Draco was eager to go and was with several other children. When the playgroup returned Master Draco was not with them.”
You looked at Jupiter, “Will you allow him to come close? He needs help to find his human.”
Jupiter fluffed his feathers and the second owl chirped impatiently, ruffling his own feathers.
Finally, Jupiter came to a decision and fluttered onto your sister’s shoulder. He gave the second owl a long look and barked once. The second owl flew over to your shoulder immediately and began hooting.
Tinker turned to you, “Orion” here the owl gave a hoot at his name “only overheard “park with equipment” and “Muggle World”.” You frowned and crossed your arms, by the time you searched every park with equipment in the Muggle World – Draco could be in any sort of trouble and you really didn’t want to think about that.
Orion seemed to sense your distress because he perked up and hooted once more.
Tinker gasped, “Mistress (Name)! He also heard “Surrey.”
You turned to look at your sister, “Do whatever it takes to contact Lucius. I don’t care if the court is in session and you have to drop a Dungbomb. Tell him what’s going on and get him to meet me at the park.”
Your sister nodded, “You sure you know where you’re going?”
“Yes, remember? Father took us into the Muggle World after we finished at Hogwarts. He left us in various places and we had to find our way home without magic. One of them was Surrey.”
You looked at Orion, “I’m going to Disapparate now, so hold on tight but not too tight.” Orion hooted and dug his talons in.
You closed your eyes and you felt yourself hurtling through space.
Thankfully, when your feet returned to solid ground, you were hidden behind a building. Orion checked himself over and began hooting insistently.
“Go find your human. I’ll follow you.”
Orion flew off without a hoot and you checked the coast was clear before you followed. The Muggle neighbourhood hadn’t changed much and you were able to find your way to the park.
You started walking faster as you entered the park and just as you were about to stop in the middle of it, you heard a series of hoots. Breathing a quick sigh of relief, you followed the hoots only to find your vision partially obstructed by a morbidly obese man and a very, very thin woman.
“Draco?” You called out, causing the man and woman to turn towards you.
Draco came running towards you as fast as he could. Orion was perched on his shoulder and while Orion looked unhappy at the rapid speed Draco was moving, Orion also looked proud that he was able to find his human.
You knelt down and Draco rushed into your arms, crying and hiccupping. He wrapped his arms around your neck and you rubbed his back and whispered that he was safe over and over again until he calmed down.
Draco sniffled as he drew back and wiped his nose on his hand. Gently, you brushed away the tears that were running down his cheeks.
“Freaks. The lot of them.” The obese man commented scathingly and Draco’s lower lip trembled.
You drew Draco back into your arms and glared at the obese man. Leaves began to swirl on the ground as a wind sprung from nowhere. Branches began creaking, trees began to sway alarmingly and piles of leaves fell onto the ground.
“Draco.” You whispered, “You need to calm down. You’re safe. Don’t listen to what that man is saying.
Draco trembled in your arms, his hands gripping tightly to your clothing. “’S not me.”
A shadow fell over the two of you and you looked up into the furious eyes of Lucius Malfoy.
In that moment, you understood your Father’s concern perfectly. This wasn’t the Lucius you had come to know over his visits to your Manor and begun to fall for; this Lucius could raze the Muggle World to the ground if the obese man dared open his mouth again.
Draco was in no state to move and Orion fluttered onto Lucius’ shoulder, looking every bit the protector that he was.
The obese man took a step forward and Orion flared his wings out.
The thin woman made a grab for her husband, “Vernon, stay back.” The obese man shook off her hand and strode towards Lucius.
Lucius stood confidently. His shoulders were back, his head was held high and his hand was resting on his cane.
The obese man, Vernon, invaded Lucius’ personal space. “You Freaks can’t just leave us normal people alone can you?” He shouted, “It’s not like we ever wanted him in the first place!” He continued, spraying spit over Lucius’ clothing.
Lucius wrinkled his nose and wiped himself down before fixing Vernon with a glare that could have frozen over Britain. Vernon was about to continue his tirade when you sent a silent, wandless Silencio at the man. In any other situation, it would have been hilarious to see the overly fat man waving his arms around but unable to speak. His wife started screaming, so you sent another one her way.
You were very thankful that the park was deserted.
A smirk moved across Lucius’ face as he looked down at you. He took in Draco buried in your arms and then appeared to consider Vernon’s words.
Lucius’ hand tightened on his cane, “You’ve probably realised that you are incapable of speech at the present time. I want you to nod or shake your head to answer the question I am about to ask. Do you understand?”
Vernon stayed stubbornly silent.
Lucius looked like he was about to draw his wand and curse the man when Orion flew off of Lucius’ shoulder and landed on Vernon’s head and flexed his talons. Vernon froze where he was.
“Do you understand?” Lucius demanded again.
Vernon nodded as much as he dared with Orion on his head.
“You weren’t talking about my son, when you made your first mistake in my presence were you?” Lucius asked.
Vernon carefully shook his head no.
Just as Lucius was about to ask another question a fat child ran towards Vernon. “Dad, I found the Freak. I want to go home now.”
Vernon didn’t move.
“DAD! DIDN’T YOU HEAR ME? I WANT TO GO HOME NOW!”
Orion flinched and screeched at the child, digging his talons into his perch.
Soundlessly, Vernon and his wife yelled.
You looked up and behind the fat child was Harry Potter.