slashluv18 (slashluv18) wrote in 1_million_words,

Y is for Yearly Frustration

Title: Yearly Frustration
Author: Samantha
Fandom: Harry Potter
Character/Pairing: Draco/Ginny, Hermione
Rating: PG-13/T
Challenge/Prompt: 1_million_words A to Z Challenge: Y
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 281
Summary: It was the same thing every year.

It was the same thing every year. Ginny searched through stores for the perfect Christmas gift for Draco.

He was so hard to shop for, though. Draco had money. Anything he wanted, he bought for himself.

How was Ginny expected to find anything worthwhile when Draco had the means to get any possible items?

It was the frustration and torment Ginny lived through every year.

"Ginny!" a familiar voice called.

The redhead turned with a forced smile on her face and greeted her friend. "Hey Hermione. Christmas shopping?"

"Yes, I've gotten everyone's present except Harry's. I always save him for last, and this year, I want to get him something really special."

"Same here, but for Draco. He's not the easiest person to shop for unfortunately."

Hermione's eyes softened. "How about you stop thinking about getting something expensive."

Ginny opened her mouth to retort.

Hermione lifted a hand and covered her mouth. "Don't even try to deny it. I know what you're thinking because he's a Malfoy, and you think as a Malfoy, he expects something expensive. If he wants something expensive, he can buy it for himself. Try getting something that comes from your heart. I'm sure that will be much more meaningful to him instead of something with a high galleon amount."

Ginny wanted to argue, but she knew Hermione was right. With a reluctant nod, she decided to start thinking about what gift to get Draco from a different angle.

And she was struck by inspiration. She remembered how close he had been to Severus Snape and decided the perfect gift would be a portrait painted of the late Potions Master.

She was sure he would love it.

Tags: challenge: a to z, creation: fic

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