→a favourite fanfic - Isolation by Bex-chan
Inhaling sharply through his nose, Draco could honestly say he fought with everything he had to prevent the tears from falling. His mistake was opening his eyes and looking at Granger. Had he resisted doing that, he might have saved himself some dignity.
"I won’t tell anyone,” whispered Hermione. “If you need to cry because your friend died, then cry.”