Another's Child Title:Another's Child Pairing: Pansy Parkinson/OMC, Draco Malfoy/Astoria Greengrass Rating:PG Disclaimer:I own nothing and make no profit. Word Count:360 A/N:for my 100 girls table :) Prompt:32 child Summery: Pansy had accepted that she and Draco didn't work out but when his son is born that changes. She starts to convince herself that she should have done things differently and then maybe she would have the baby she appears unable to give her husband.
When it is announced that Draco has married another woman Pansy copes with it well enough. She realises that their time has passed and things have not worked out the way that she had originally hoped. She married well, despite not marrying Draco and the connection to neutral Spanish purebloods probably does her a lot more good than a marriage to a Malfoy ever would have done. When it is announced that the new Mrs Malfoy is with child, Pansy accepts it because such things are expected. She herself hopes that she will soon fall pregnant. It is only when the child is born that she begins to feel bitter. Friends have seen the baby and tell her of how beautiful he is, how blond his hair is, how strong his cries are. Her pregnancy tests continue to come back negative and her husband grows more and more concerned. They struggle to communicate properly when push comes to shove, not able to grasp the other’s language to get across what they really mean and Pansy’s thoughts turn to what might have been.
She convinces herself that it must be her husband that has the problem, if there is one at all, and Draco’s son drifts into her thoughts more often. Every conversation after the war seems to flash through her dreams, taunting her with the words she should have used to turn things around and keep Draco’s attention, his admiration and his love if she had ever truly had it. If she had played her part differently things may well have worked out. Perhaps she wouldn’t have the same status, and perhaps she would have been regarded with far more suspicion but at least she would have been a mother. At least she would have fulfilled what she feels is her duty as a pureblood woman. When it is announced that the Malfoy child has turned one year old, Pansy’s healers are urging her and her husband to undergo tests and a picture of the boy appears in a society column of the paper. It turns Pansy’s stomach because Scorpius is perfect, and in her mind, he should be hers.