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Now , without further ado…
Narcissa sat silently, staring blankly at her bedroom wall, though her mind was going a mile a minute. Lucius had been over that morning. He had presented her with a necklace; it was pure gold with a large diamond pendent. It had several spells cast upon it that made it nearly indestructible. He bragged about how much it cost him, of course. Which was not at all unexpected. The Malfoy's were known for flaunting their wealth, along with their pureblood status and good looks. Out of obligation she thanked him, and while she had no desire whatsoever to wear it, he had given it to her in front of her family and so, not wanting to cause a scene, she forced a false smile and put it on. It was soon after that Lucius had asked her to accompany her on a walk in the garden, again, feeling obligated, she agreed.
It was a nice afternoon, a bit warm, but there was a slight breeze so the air didn't seem as hot as it really was.
"I have been thinking of you a lot lately, Narcissa," he said, slyly slipping his hand into hers. This caused her to stop walking and look down at their now joined hands. "Do you mind?" He asked.
Yes I mind! she thought, I don't want your slimy hands anywhere near me. "No, its fine." She said though her gaze moved from him back out to the surrounding grounds.
"Good," They then continued walking. "At times I find myself wishing we were closer in age, it would be nicer if you were a little more… mature."
What had he just said? Did he really fine her immature, she knew she was younger, but she had thought she carried herself with more sensibility then many girls her own age.
"Why would you think that?" she asked loosening her fingers allowing her hand to slip from his.
Lucius laughed, shaking his head, "I do not mean in the way you are thinking, I'm sure." He smirked before raising her hands to her shoulders, "You are a beautiful girl, Narcissa Black," He said slowly sliding his hands down her arms. She fought back a shiver as his hands made contact with her skin. "And I would very much like to show you just how your mere presence affects me."
His gaze then lowered from her eyes, to her chest.
Narcissa mentally growled 'that pig', she thought, it was her body that was not mature enough.
"Of course, that will come in time. Until then, there isn't any reason we cannot… practice… prepare ourselves for when the time comes that we can be on more intimate terms."
Narcissa sighed and shook her head. She knew well and good what he meant by "intimate terms" and quite honestly she didn't feel even slightly ready for something like that, or anything remotely close. "Lucius I don't-
But before she could finish her sentence, he had crashed his lips into hers. She tried to pull away, but he wrapped his arms tightly around her waist, locking her arms. Eventually she stopped struggling and just let him kiss her. Finally, Lucius moved his mouth, from her lips, trailing kisses up her neck. "You taste divine, Narcissa," he whispered in her ear.
The young teen gave a soft whimper before slowly pulling away, her blue eyes moistened but she refused to let them fall. "I-I have to go," she stuttered, then turning and dashing back into the house.
She had been in her room for close to an hour now, desperately attempting to think up a way out of this horrid betrothal. How could she spend the rest of her life with a man whose simple touch made her uneasy? She had other options, but really what were the chances she would fall in love with another man before she finish Hogwarts, let alone with a wizard that met with her father's approval. She thought of just leaving, like Andromeda did. Her older sister fell in love with a muggle-born and knowing her parents would never approve she simply packed her things, left a brief note as to why and left. She was disowned by the end of that day. This had happened just weeks ago and of course her family was still going on about it. Her leaving seemed to hurt their father the most and she honestly didn't think she could bring herself to disappoint him like her sister had.
Pulling herself from her daze she stood from her bed and headed downstairs. As she walked down the hall, she began heard her parent's voices from in the parlor.
"You can tell she doesn't care for him in the least," Her father said with a sigh.
"Perhaps not", Druella shrugged, "but he is a good match for her. Besides thanks to you she has the opportunity to choose another, if she likes. Merlin knows I wish I had been given that opportunity," she grumbled.
Cygnus snickered, "Come now, dear, not having that option didn't really stop you from taking another. now did it? Better she find someone she can truly love then spend her life in a loveless marriage and become an adulterer like her dear old mother."
The pureblood witch huffed, planting her hands firmly on her hips, "Well if you had given me what I needed I wouldn't have had to find another. Besides if it wasn't for him, you would even have Narcissa to begin with."
Cygnus lips pulled to a deep frown. He knew his wife was right, he would have never have been able to call Narcissa or Andromeda his daughters had she not strayed all these years, not that Andy could any longer legally call herself a Black, he had disowned her and while it had been one of the hardest things he ever had to do, he had no choice. It was what was expected and had he done otherwise his family could have been labeled blood traitors or muggle lovers and he simply couldn't allow that to happen.
Their argument was interrupted by the sound of a soft knock at the door. In that Bellatrix was out with her fiancé that meant it was most likely Narcissa, or a house elf.
"Come in," Cygnus sighed reaching for his glass of Brandi on a nearby end table.
Narcissa slowly pushed open the door, took a few steps in and looked to her father, "Daddy, can I go visit Sirius and Regulus."
The tall wizard looked to her wife who simply shrugged.
"I suppose that's okay. Um… Narcissa, did everything go okay on your walk with Lucius? He came back in without you, and just briefly mentioned you saying you excused yourself from his company."
Narcissa thought briefly of telling her parents the truth, that the older boy forced himself on her, that his kisses were awful and that she wanted nothing more than to get his taste out of her mouth. Instead, she simply said, "It was fine."
Cygnus knew his daughter well enough to know that she was holding something back, but he wouldn't push the subject at least not at that moment, and not in front of his wife. "Very well, you may go see your cousins but you need to be back by six."
She gave a small smile to her father, said a quick thank you and left the room. She then headed into the kitchen where she flooed to her cousins house.
Lily had been working on her last bit of summer homework, attempting to get it all out of the way. She was starting the summer league swim team the following week and she didn't want to have to worry about it when she was busy with lessons and meets. She had always been a strong swimmer; she had taken lessons as a kid and even won a few trophies in the junior league before going off to Hogwarts. With Severus gone so much and Petunia spending all her free time with Alex, she thought it would be a good way to occupy her mind and overall just keep her busy. Just as she had finish her essay on the healing properties of Dragon's Blood the doorbell rang. Being home alone at the moment she quickly headed down stairs to answer it.
Needless to say she was quite surprised to see one of her best friends standing on the other side. "Narcissa!" She squealed pulling her into a hug. "What are you doing here? Not that it's not great to see you ,but how did you get here?"
Narcissa grinned as she walked inside. "I told my parents I wanted to visit Sirius and Regulus and once I was there I told them very firmly to cover for me and then I took the Knight bus here. So essentially I snuck out."
Lily giggled as she led her friend into the living room where the two girls sat down on the couch. "So, what made you decide to risk a trip out here?" Lily asked. She knew Nacissa was, for the most part, a rather sensible person and unlike her cousins wouldn't simply risk skipping out to a muggle neighborhood without some sort of plan and a very good alibi.
"Well…" The blond girl's eyes drifted to the carpet as she let out a long, deep, sigh, "Lucius came over this morning."
Simply by her friends tone she could tell this story wasn't going to end well.
"He kissed me. He… He just pulled me to him and kissed me. Oh God, Lily it was awful," she said finally looking back up at her friend.
"So… you came all the way here to tell me Malfoy is a bad kisser?"
Narcissa couldn't help but give a small laugh, but shook her head, "No. when he kissed me… he didn't ask, he just did it and then, when I tried to pull away he wouldn't let me. He just kept pushing his dry, thin lips all over me."
Lily gasped, covering her mouth in shock. What a slime bag!
"Oh Cissy, I'm so sorry."
Nacissa sniffled as she shrugged, "Can't do much about it now, though that wasn't really how I envisioned my first kiss."
"No, I'd imagine not. Did you tell your parents?"
She shook her head and sighed, "No, I… I just couldn't have that conversation with them, at least not then. I needed someone who would listen, someone who would at least try and understand. Oh God, Lily I can't marry that man. I just can't."
Seeing her friends eyes fill with tears she wasted no time in pulling her into a hug. "I have to find someone else, anyone else. God, at this point I would even settle for Potter."
Lily laughed, though in the back of her mind she wondered if James and Narcissa really could work. She was one of the few girls that could put him in his place, plus he was a good looking guy, and a pretty decent wizard. He was also an egotistical brat and a pompous git, still… it was something to think about.
"Don't worry, Cissy, we'll figure something out." Even if Potter didn't work out, they still had three years to find someone.
Sirius had cracked a beeter bat in half, demolished two quaffels, and put a large dent in one of the quidditch hoops. He had never been more pissed off in his life and was, unfortunately taking out his rage on the Quidditch Pitch. He swore to Merlin that if he ever saw Malfoy again he would hex his bloody balls off. The fucking wanker. How dare he force himself on her! That arrogant, self absorbed asshole.
She had come though the floo looking absolutely horrible, her eyes were watery and he could tell she was forcing herself not to cry. When he had asked her what was wrong at first she refused to answer, just that she needed him and his brother to say she had been with them most of the day, if anyone should ask. Well, if he was going to give her an alibi he sure as hell wanted to know why, so he and Regulus refused to agree until she explained why she was upset and where exactly she was going.
So, reluctantly, she did. She explained exactly what happened and that more than anything she needed her best friend. Of course they were both sympathetic to their cousins needs and readily agreed. The two boys, along with Narcissa headed out of the house and towards the Quiditch pitch at the back of their property, once there they haled the Knight bus. Regulus had stayed out and played for about an hour after she left but Sirius stayed, taking out his anger in the only way he could at the moment. He also thought of some really good Jinx's and Hexes, maybe even a few curses. He wondered if Severus knew any good spells… or even potions. He didn't seem to care much for the blond prick either so he was pretty sure he would be all up for helping.
It was a quarter to five when Narcissa said good bye to her best friend and stepped onto the Knight bus. She couldn't help but smile as she thought about her afternoon in the muggle world. They had spent most of the day in Lily's room gossiping and listening to records. They came downstairs once to eat lunch and say hi to Petunia and her boyfriend, Alex. The couple talked briefly about a movie they had seen before getting a quick bite and then leaving again.
They talked a bit about Severus and what he had been working on during his apprenticeship. It sounded interesting enough, she supposed, but she really wasn't in the mood to talk about Severus' genius or Lily's perfect relationship with him. So she shifted the conversation to music, muggle vs. wizarding bands, genres, why so many girls seem to fawn all over rock stars even if their ugly as sin and twenty years older than them. And although what happened earlier in the day with Lucius was not forgotten, the rest of her day was certainly a fun distraction.
Narcissa could help but think that maybe it would be worth the risk to have a few more of them before the summer holiday was over.
A/N: Okay, so Lucius continue so show all he's an ass. No Sev/Lily in this chapter but they will be up next for sure.