Chapter 1 : Meet the Parents
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I woke up with a tingling feeling in my stomache that had nothing to do with the bouillabasse I had the night before. It also had nothing to do with the fact that my boyfriend, Draco Malfoy, was meeting my parents today. It had to do with the fact that I was meeting Draco's parents today.
From what I had heard about Draco's parents, they only wanted him dating pureblood Slytherins. I was a pureblood, but I was nowhere close to a Slytherin, in fact, I was the complete opposite, I was a Gryffindor. Draco keeps assuring me that it doesn't matter, and I really hope he's right.
I get dressed and head down to breakfast. My older sister, Alana, and my twin brother, Adam, are already there.
"Ready for Draco to meet Maman and Papa?" Alana asked.
"Of course I am." I said sitting down. "They're going to love him."
"I still can't believe you're dating Malfoy." Alana said shaking her head.
"Why not?" I asked. "What's wrong with him?"
"Since you started at Hogwarts, every summer, you came back complaining about how much of a jerk he is, and how he's always flirting with you, or calling you a loser. And now, all of a sudden, you're dating him."
I shrugged. "People change."
She shook her head. "Pas toujours." Not always.
I rolled my eyes, wanting to get off that subject. I turned to Adam. "Draco is très excited to meet you Adam." I said smiling.
"Really?" He asked.
I nodded excitedly.
"Is he excited to meet me?" Alana asked.
I shrugged. "He didn't mention it."
Alana's face fell. "What's so special about Adam?"
Adam smirked. "It's the wheelchair," he said. "No one can resist it."
Both Alana and I burst out laughing. "Aria, tell us more about this Draco Malfoy." Adam said after we stopped laughing.
"Yeah." Alana agreed. "You've been keeping really quiet about him all summer."
"It's only been two weeks." I said.
"Whatever, just tell us."
"What do you guys want to know?" I asked.
"Ooh, um, how was your premier baiser?" Alana asked.
"Our first kiss? Um, it was great." I said looking down.
"That's it? No details of how romantic it was? Or how you felt during it?" Alana asked.
I looked over my shoulder to make sure Maman and Papa weren't coming. "Well, the thing is, when Draco and I first kissed, I was kinda…ivre."
"You were drunk?!" Adam exclaimed.
"Shh! Not so loud!" I whispered.
"And everyone thinks you're the good girl." Alana said shaking her head. "And you're out getting drunk and embrasser guys you hate!"
"It's not a big deal." I said shrugging. "It happened like three years ago."
"Oh, so you were getting drunk when you were thirteen! Voilà qui est mieux!" Adam said.
"That is better. I don't do it anymore." I lied.
"I can't wait to bring this up when Draco gets here." Adam said.
"Ce n'est pas drôle!" I exclaimed.
"Actually, it's hilarious." Alana said smirking.
"Don't bring it up." I said. "Another thing not bring up…Nate."
"Why, does Draco get upset when he hears about Nate?" Adam asked.
"Um, Draco kind of doesn't know about Nate." I said looking everywhere,but at my siblings.
"Quio?!" They both exclaimed. "And why not?" Alana asked.
"Never came up." I said. "And Draco doesn't need to know every detail of my life, does he? Besides, I'm never going to see Nate again, am I?"
"I guess not." Adam said.
"So, no problem." I said.
I heard footsteps, that belonged to my parents. "Don't say anything about Nate, s'il vous plaît." I said.
They both nodded, as our parents walked in. "Bonjour, Maman et Papa." I said.
"Good morning sweetie." Papa said sitting down. "So, we're finally meeting your copain today."
"Yes, you guys are going to aimer him." I said smiling.
"Well, he can't be as bad as Alana's last copain." Maman said smirking.
"He wasn't that bad!" Alana said.
"He tried to kiss me the moment you left the room!" I said.
"I know, but that was no reason for you to hex him down the stairs and then give the ears, tail and snout of a porc."
"I thought it was très approriate, since he was a pig." I shrugged.
"Whatever, at least he was French and gorgeous." Alana said.
"Well, Draco is British and gorgeous, which is ten times better." I said back.
"I'll believe that when I see it." She said.
"Oh, you'll see in a few hours." I replied.
The sound of the doorbell echoed throughout our mansion. I knew it was Draco, so I quickly ran down three flights of stairs to answer the door. When I opened it, there stood my tall blonde and gorgeous boyfriend, with a nervous smile on his face.
I immediately throw my arms around him and kiss him. "Oh, hun, I missed you so much." I whispered, smiling.
"I missed you too, babe." Draco said.
"Who knew two weeks of not being with you was going to be torture?" I said before kissing him again. I missed the taste of his mouth.
"Are you nervous?" I asked.
"Should I be?" He asked.
"No, you'll be fine, they'll aimer you." I said.
"They'll love me." Draco said.
"Someone's been practicing their French."
He smiled and I led him into the house. "To buy you some time, I'll give you a tour before meeting my family for lunch, okay?" I asked.
He smiled in relief. "Yeah, okay."
The tour took maybe half and hour, and the last stop was my room. "So,here it is." I said gesturing around.
Draco looked around, smiling. "This is exactly how I imagined your room to look." He said. I raised my eyebrows at him.
"You've imagined what my room looks like?" I asked.
He scratched his head nervously. "Um, kinda, you know just once or twice. I mean, I was just imagining if we ever…made love here, what it would be like."
I smiled. "That is the creepiest and sweetest thing I've ever heard." I walked up to him. "And you won't have to imagine making love in here for much longer."
I nodded and kissed him hard on the mouth. He backs up, pulling me with him, until he backs into my bed. Draco stops kissing.
"Nice bed." He said. "Is it as soft as it looks?"
"Why don't you find out?" I asked pushing him down on it and getting on top of him.
"You want to fool around right now?" Draco asked, a smile coming onto his face.
"Depends, do you?" I asked seductively.
He nodded vigorously and kissed me passionately. His hands ran all over me, sending chills through out my body. I wished so badly that we could have sex, but I knew any minute it would be time for us to go down to lunch. So, I tried my best to keep my hands to myself.
I wished Draco would do the same, because he was just turning me on even more. A few minutes passed.
The door opened. "Hey, guys, lunch is-whoa!" Alana's voice said.
Draco and I stopped. "Hello, there's a thing called knocking!" I exclaimed.
"Je suis dèsolè!" She exclaimed. "I didn't know you guys would be-passons sur, um lunch is ready okay?" Alana quickly walked out of the room.
"So, you've met my sister Alana." I said.
"She's not gonna tell your parents, is she?" Draco asked nervously.
"Of course not, now, let's go." I said getting off him and pulling out of the room.
When we entered to large dining room, my family was already there. My Maman and Papa got up.
"Draco." Maman said smiling. "It's so nice to finally meet you." She said before placing a kiss on both of his cheeks.
"Um, you too Mrs. Merona." Draco said flusttered.
Papa held out his hand. Draco shook it quite confidently.
"This is my brother, Adam." I said gesturing to him. Draco walked over to him and held out his hand.
"It's so nice to meet you. Aria has told me so much about you." He said.
Adam smiled. "So I'm told."
"What am I, a stick in the mud?" Alana muttered.
"And that charming girl over there is my sister, Alana, whom you've already met."
"Yeah, sorry about that." Draco mumbled so my parents couldn't hear.
"It's fine, not like I haven't seen Aria do that before-"
"Hèhè, taisez-vous!" I said.
"What does that mean?" Draco asked as we sat down.
"Why?" He asked shocked.
"No,I told her to shut up." I said.
"So,Draco you're Aria's new copain?" Papa asked.
"Yes, sir." Draco answered.
My Papa looked surprised. "You know what 'copain' means?" He asked.
"Yes, sir, it means 'boyfriend'."
Papa nodded impressed.
The house elves started bringing out the food. "So, what house are you in at Hogwarts?" Maman asked.
"Slytherin, ma'am." He said.
"Aria tells us horribles things about that house." Papa said laughing. "Only kidding."
Draco laughed nervously, not sure how to respond.
I looked at Papa. "Hèhè, rappalez-vous, Papa, je l'aime." Remember, Daddy, I love him.
"Je suis dèsolè." He apologized.
Draco looked very confused. I smiled at him.
"What do you do at Hogwarts, Draco?" Adam asked. "I mean, you know, besides learning magique?"
"Well, like Aria, I'm a school prefect, and I'm the Seeker on the Slytherin Quidditch team." He answered smiling.
"Wow, that's cool!" Adam exclaimed impressed. I could tell he already liked Draco.
"Merci." Draco said appreciatively. I was so proud that he learned a little French.
"Isn't he amazing?" I said looking up at him adoringly.
"He's all right." Alana said.
I smiled sarcastically at her. Then I turned to my parents. "So, Maman et Papa, you remember how I told you how Draco's parents are going to Rome for vacation without Draco?" I asked.
"What are you doing?" Draco whispered.
"Shh." I said to him.
"Yes." Maman said.
"Well, I was wondering if instead of Draco being alone, he could stay with us this summer?" I asked in my sweetest voice.
Draco nearly choked on his drink. I hadn't exactly brought the idea up to him yet.
My parents shared a look, and then looked at me. I gave them my sweetest smile. The one that was impossible to say no to. Maman smiled "Well, of course he can."
"Really?" I asked excitedly.
"Oh, um are you sure?" Draco asked. "I'd hate to impose."
"Oh, non-sens!" Maman said. "It it perfectly fine for you to stay with us."
"Okay, merci." Draco said. I noticed how Papa said nothing.
After lunch, I was in our kitchen with Maman and Papa, while Adam was showing Draco something in his room.
"So, what do you think of Draco?" I asked them.
"He's very charmant and suave." Maman said. "He's a good choice for a copain, pour l'instant."
"What do you mean 'for now'?" I asked confused.
Papa sighed. "Look, Aria, Draco is very nice young man, but vouz n'allez pas de l'èpouser." You're not going to marry him.
"Vouz ne savez pas ça!" I exclaimed angrily. "For all you know I could!" I continued.
"Aria, souyons raisonnables-" he started, but I interupted.
"I am being reasonable!" I said.
"Aria, s'il vous plaît, calm down." Maman said calmly.
"What's wrong with him?" I asked. "Why can't I marry him?"
"Oh, honey, you know it's not traditionnel to marry someone who isn't…well, French." Maman said.
"Quoi?" I asked. "I can't marry him because he's not French?! Ce n'est pas juste!"
"It's not supposed to be fair, it's traditionnel." Papa said.
"And look at his family. They are involved with the Dark Lord." Maman said quietly. "Ses parents are Death Eaters."
"They were cleared!" I exclaimed. "And even if they weren't, Draco isn't like them. You can't judge him based on what his parents did!"
"Honey, no one is saying you have to break up with Draco now, all right?" Maman said calmly. "Just know vouz n'allez pas de l'èpouser."
"And I'm sure Draco knows that too. You two are too young to love eachother." Papa said.
I shook my head. "Je n'aime pas ce que vouz dites, nous aimons eachother." I don't care what you say, we love eachother. I walked out of the kitchen.
I was feeling really good about meeting Aria's family. I had imagined it about a million times, honestly, and I never knew it would be this great. I can't believe that I get to spend the rest of the summer under the same roof as Aria. It's a dream come true.
And I'm so happy Adam likes me too. I was afraid he'd hate me cause I'm sleeping with his sister, and that's the principle. But he likes me enough to show me his room. I still can't believe he's Aria's twin, he seems so much younger than me, but I expect it's because of the wheelchair.
I still don't know how Adam ended up in it. Aria never told me about the accident and I'm not stupid enough to ask, but I really want to know what happened.
"Well, here it is." Adam said as he opened the door to his room. It's actually pretty similar to mine,except it's not nearly as boring looking. His walls are covered with posters of Quidditch teams and players and there are loads of pictures of his family too. Aria is in tons of them.
One picture stands out the most to me, though. It's a picture of Aria hugging some guy, who kisses her on the cheek. I'd seen him on the Platform about three years ago. Why was he kissing Aria? And why did this look so recent?
"Hey, who's that?" I asked Adam, trying to sound casual, and not panicked.
"Oh,that's Nate." Adam replied nonchalantly, wheeling himself over to his bed.
"Nate?" I asked.
"Yeah." He says,then suddenly he seems nervous. "Um, he's an old friend of mine, he had a huge school boy crush on Aria a few years back."
"Oh." I said as I noticed the other pictures of Aria and this 'Nate' guy. They were holding hands in one, dancing in another, and there was even one of them kissing on the lips. I turned away quickly. It was none of my business if this 'Nate' guy had a crush on Aria, it's in the past.
"You really like Quidditch, huh?" I asked Adam.
"Yeah." He says smiling. "I used to play it all the time, before…" his voice trails off.
"What position did you play?" I asked, hoping that would lighten the mood.
"I was a Chaser, and a damn good one too." He said, the smile coming back on his face.
"That's cool." I said nodding.
"Do you love Aria?" He asked, catching me off guard.
"Um, yeah." I said.
"You're not just saying that, are you? Cause I won't get mad if you don't." Adam assured me.
"No, of course not, I've loved Aria from the moment I first saw her." I said.
"Then why were you so mean to her? She always came home complaining about how much of a jerk you were."
"Because, I didn't want her to know how I felt." I explained. "Or I didn't want everyone else knowing. And I took this sick pleasure in Aria insulting me, because at least she was paying me some attention. It was the only way I'd be on her mind, even if it were for a bad reason."
"Wow, you liked her that much?" He asked surprised.
"Yeah, and you don't even want to know what I went through to become her boyfriend." I said shaking my head.
"Hell and high waters?" Adam asked.
"Worse than that." I said.
"Ouch." He winced. "Look, I just want to make sure you truly care about my sister, because she's been hurt before and I won't let that happen again without someone paying some serious consequences. I like you, so I'm giving you a warning."
I was actually really scared. Adam had a seriousness on his face that made me think he would kill me. "I won't hurt her." I promised.
"Good." A voice behind me said. I turned around to see Aria standing there smiling.
I smiled back. "What are you boys talking about?" She asked.
"A magnifique girl." I answered.
Aria walked over to me shaking her head. "Such a smooth talker." She said before kissing me.
"Really?" Adam said. "I'm sitting right here."
I quickly pulled away, not wanting to upset Adam in any way. Aria noticed. "Draco, don't be scared of Adam, he's a total sweetie." She said.
"Not to guys who are dormir avec ma soeur." Sleeping with his sister. I knew there was the principle.
"What makes you think we're sleeping together?" Aria asked.
"Because there's so much sexual tension between you two, it's disgusting. And Alana told me what she walked in on today." Adam explained.
"It was all Aria." I said quickly.
"Thanks hun." Aria said sarcastically.
"Hey." Alana said walking into the room.
"Why are you telling everyone about what you saw in my room today?" Aria asked her.
"Because it was funny." Alana answered. "Be lucky I didn't tell Maman et Papa."
I feel very lucky about that. Aria rolled her eyes. "Quel que soit." Aria didn't teach me that one, but I assume it means whatever.
Aria looked around the room. "I haven't been in here forever." She said. Her eyes landed on the pictures Adam had. I swear I saw her look at the picture of her and Nate kissing. "Adam you should get rid of some of these pictures, don't you think?" She asked.
"Have you gotten rid of yours?" He asked, smirking.
"That's none of your business."
"I didn't see any pictures on your wall." I said to Aria.
"Maybe because you were too busy groping Aria to notice." Alana said smirking.
I didn't say anything, because odds are, that was the case. "Okay, let's stop with the comments about what Draco and I do in the privacy of my room." Aria said.
"Well, what else is there to talk about?" Adam asked.
"Why don't we share some stories with Draco?" Alana asked.
Aria smiled. "Yes, why don't we?"
The stories they told were hilarious. At first I thought it wouldn't be too fun, because I thought you'd have to be there for it to be funny. That completely wasn't the case. We were having so much fun, I lost track of time.
"Oh, damn, Aria we have to go." I said.
"Aw, okay. See you guys later." Aria said getting off my lap.
"Okay, have fun." Adam said.
"Bye." I said, pulling Aria out of the room. We said bye to her parents and the Flood over to my house.
"Wow, it's so big." Aria said in awe.
"Let me give you a tour." I said grabbing her hand. Considering my house was bigger, the tour took longer. Finally we ended in my room, where we had an amazing snog on my bed, until one of my house elves told us it was time for dinner.
I could feel Aria tense up. "Babe, you'll be fine." I said encouragingly. She nodded nervously. We walked into the dining room,and there were my parents.
"Mother, Father, this is Aria, my girlfriend." I said.
My mother smiled and walked over to her. "Oh, it's so lovely to meet you,Draco has told us so much about you." She said hugging Aria.
"Thank you, it's wonderful to meet you too, Mrs. Malfoy." Aria said.
"Oh, please dear, call me Narcissa." Mother said.
Aria nodded as my Father reached us. "Hello, sir." Aria said holding out her hand.
My father took it. "Hello." He said. "Very nice to meet you." He said smiling slightly.
"You as well, sir." Aria said smiling nervously. She told me my Father scared her.
"Why don't we sit down?" My mother said. We walked to the table, and I pulled Aria's chair out for her.
"You raised quite the gentleman." Aria said smiling.
"That's so good to hear." Mother said. "Since Draco is our only child, we made sure to teach him manners and respect."
"You did a wonderful job." Aria said.
"Thank you." Father said.
We were silent as the house elves brought out the food. I could tell Aria was really nervous, she kept playing with her hair, and her leg was shaking.
"So, Aria, Draco tells us you transferred from Beauxbatons in your second year, what was that like?" Mother asked.
"It was extremely nerve wracking, honestly." Aria answered. "Coming into a new school, not knowing anyone is never fun, but it was worth it, because I knew Hogwarts had an amazing educational system."
Both my parents seemed impressed by her answer. Thank Merlin too, because the last girl I brought home wasn't very smart, and my parents weren't impressed with some of her answers.
"What house are you in, Aria?" Father asked. I was hoping that question wouldn't be asked.
"Gryffindor, sir." Aria said, quietly.
"And you're dating a Slytherin? Very brave, very brave indeed." He said quietly.
Aria looked extremely uncomfortable, so I stepped in. "Actually, I think it's pretty brave on my part." I said. "I was the one who had to work up the courage to ask her out."
"Right." Father said quietly.
Dinner went on, and more questions were asked, but none were as akward as the house question. Then my parent's vacation came up.
"Oh, yeah, about that, I'm staying at Aria's while you guys are gone." I said. "Aria's parents said it was okay."
"Oh, Aria, dear, you must tell your parents thank you from us." Mother said.
"I will." Aria smiled.
"Um, excuse me, but I need to use the restroom." Aria said politely.
"Do you need me to show you where it is?" I asked.
"No, it's fine." She said getting up and walking out.
"So, what do you guys think? Isn't she amazing?" I asked my parents smiling.
"She's lovely, dear." Mother said. "But do you really think she's your type?"
"What do you mean? Of course she's my type." I said. "She's the only girl I've ever truly wanted to be with."
"Well, that doesn't mean she's right for you." Father said.
"I don't understand, what are you guys trying to say?" I asked.
"That while Aria is splendid, it will never work out between you two." Mother said softly.
"Why not?" I asked.
"Well, you don't expect to marry her, do you?" Father asked.
"Actually, I kinda do." I said.
"Well, you can forget about that." He said dismissively.
"But why?" I asked. "What's wrong with her?"
"Nothing, dear, but you must think about your future." Mother said. "Draco, she doesn't fit in your future."
Father sighed. "Draco, the Dark Lord shall return soon, and we must be ready to serve him. Do you think Aria will stay with you once she finds out you serve the Dark Lord?"
"O-of course." I stuttered uncertain.
"Oh, please, Draco, you know she won't. She's friends with that mudblood Granger and Potter, she'll be on their side."
That was true, but she said she'd love me no matter what. That means even if I'm a Death Eater, right?
"You know it won't last, Draco." Mother said quietly. "So, please don't fool yourself into thinking so."
"No." I said. "I love Aria, and she loves me, nothing is going to change that."
"Draco, you must be reasonable." Father said. "You will never have a future with this girl. So you should end it before you get hurt."
"Of before you hurt her." Mother finished.
"I will never hurt Aria." I said firmly.
"If you continue this relationship for too long, you will." Father said.
I shook my head. "I won't let anything come between us no matter what happens." I got up and went to find Aria.
Hey. So, here it is, the first chapter. Hope you guys love it as much as "What Happens". Tell me what you think. Thanks for reading!
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