Title: Welcome to the Real World (http://www.geocities.com/michael_malfoy/archive/WelcomeToTheRealWorld/realworld.html)
Series: Harry Potter
Rating: O_o Uhm.... Pg-13, so far.
Genre: Post-war, Romance, Drama
Summary: Draco finds himself sharing an apartment with Harry in the muggle world. It's scary, and new, and a good thing he has Harry to help him through it all.
Snippet:"You're not going to say you've never been attracted to anyone before? That's ridiculous," Harry scoffed.
"Ah, but what is attraction? Take me for instance, I am, outwardly, highly attractive", Draco said, no hint of shame.
"And so modest," Harry muttered. " You might be attractive, but then you open your mouth and the illusion disappears."
"Precisely my point. You, when you despised me, would never have seen me as attractive. It no longer mattered what I looked like, all that mattered was your perception of me."
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You're not exactly breaking new ground here," Harry interposed, determined to play the devil's advocate.
"So you admit, that it is possible to view someone as attractive or otherwise, without any mention of outward appearance?"
"Absolutely," Harry said.
"And that the only true attraction exists outside parameters of physical appearance?"
"For some people, I would say that's true."
"Therefore, for some people, true attraction can exist beyond even male or female distinctions," Draco said, summing up his argument.
"You being one of these enlightened people, I assume?"
"Harry, you know how fussy I am. I spend hours choosing which robe to wear..."
"That's not so weird," Harry interjected.
"They're all identical black robes," Draco explained.
"Oh, yeah, that's messed up."
"So, knowing that, can you imagine how seriously I take a relationship?"
"It's true, you are rather prissy. And fussy," Harry said solemnly.
"Yeah... hey!" Draco said, offended; Harry just smiled.
"Go back to talking about your high and lofty ideals."
"Well, I was just saying that while I may have been momentarily distracted by a pretty face a few times, in all honesty, I've never been truly attracted to anyone, and since I don't know the gender yet of my eventual partner, I refuse to label myself."
"Perfection is hard to find, you know", Harry warned.
"I'm not looking for a perfect person; I'm looking for the person who is perfect for me. And I wager, in that respect, I'm no different then you."