You're Not Sorry
AN: In response to a challenge by lunarocks14 in HPFCForum. My first Draco/Astoria :D Wish me luck!
"How many chances could you possible want?" Astoria demanded, one foot already out the door.
"Just one more! Tori, please, I'm begging you. I swear it won't happen again! I'm so sorry, please forgive me." Draco begged, almost grovelling.
"That's what you said last time," her voice had dropped to a whisper, "that's what you said last time, and the time before that and the time before that! And don't you dare insult me by saying you're sorry, because you're not. You're never sorry, Draco Malfoy. And you never will be, and you know why? Because this is all one big game for you, all you want are the prizes and glory, and you don't care who gets hurt along the way."
"That's not true! I do care about you, Astoria!" She turned away from him, unable to meet his pleading gaze, because she knew if she so much as glimpsed those deep, grey eyes, she'd fall right back into his trap of lies and deceit. She almost walked out when she felt a cold hand clutch her arm.
"I do care, Tori. You know I do. I made a mistake, people make mistakes. But they deserve second chances, everyone does."
"Your second chance came and went at the beginning of the term when I saw you with my sister after the first dinner of the year. But I kept forgiving you, over and over and over again, but you know what? It took me a while, but now I know, I could be just fine without you. All you ever do is let me down and I'm sick of it, this is the last straw Draco, I'm never coming back."
"Except for one thing," Draco had become strangely arrogant all of a sudden, his new tone forced Astoria to turn around, she was overwhelmed with curiosity. "You can only never come back if I let you leave, and trust me when I say, I don't plan on ever letting you leave me."
She let out a half-hearted, pitiful chuckle. "You just don't get it, do you Draco? I'm done. You don't own me, you never did but I let you believe you had some kind of right over me, and you don't. I could've loved you forever, Draco. I really was willing to give you everything, but you broke that. All I could do was stand idly by and watch while you tore up my life and left me in pieces. I don't ever want to have to feel that pain again. So I'm leaving you, I'm going to go and find someone more worthy and deserving, someone who doesn't try to break my heart every other day. So you can take that fake apology and shove it up your ass. You can say you're sorry, but I don't believe you anymore, not like I used to. I'm done."
And just like that, she was gone. Draco watched her go, and for the first time, his heart was breaking.
AN: I don't care what ff says, that was EXACTLY 500 words (excluding the ANs and the title). It's short, very short, probably the shortest I've ever written, but I quite liked it. I'm not proud of it, but it's not too bad for a pairing first :D