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So, this was wonderful! Wonderful. Sexy, poignant, satisfying.
I loved the way the writers used Venus and the rain to remind Harry and Draco of their past and hint at the meanings of their choices. I loved learning what had happened and finding out what was currently happening. It won't take you long, so read it! :D
Rating: Explicit
Relationship: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Additional Tags: Astronomy, Hand Jobs, Anal Sex, Switching, Non-Linear Narrative, HP: EWE, Hogwarts Eighth Year, Post Hogwarts, implied Neville/Luna, implied Ron/Hermione
Collections: Harry/Draco Collaboration Fest
Published: 2015-07-10
Words: 7441

Until It Rains (Don’t Keep Me Waiting Too Long)
By Anonymous
Summary: The last time Draco sees Harry, they’re on platform nine and three-quarters, and that last night in the Astronomy Tower feels so very far away. The first time Harry sees Draco again, it’s five years later, and that same night feels like yesterday. A story of Harry and Draco’s second (and first) chance.
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This was great stuff! This is a murder mystery/investigation plus a whole lotta relationship angst. I kept telling myself I should go back to it tomorrow, after I finished X, Y and Z in real life, but nooooo, I couldn't put it down! (As it were. ;)

A Private Reason for This by Femme (femmequixotic)
Summary: When the wife of a star politician in the Scottish Ministry turns up dead just outside Hogsmeade, Draco Malfoy and his murder investigation team are called in from the Edinburgh Auror force to find her killer. What DCI Malfoy doesn't expect, however, is to have an ex from two decades past end up in his murder room, endangering not only his case, but also his heart.
Rating: Explicit
Relationship: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Collections: H/D Erised 2014
Completed: 2014-12-31
Words: 92,189

Draco Malfoy
Harry Potter
Pansy Parkinson
Lee Jordan
Susan Bones
Anthony Goldstein
Blaise Zabini
Zacharias Smith
Millicent Bulstrode
Hermione Granger
Aberforth Dumbledore
Orla Quirke
John Dawlish
Garrick Ollivander
Madam Rosmerta
Neville Longbottom

Additional Tags:
Auror Harry
Auror Draco
Murder Mystery
First Time
Kink Negotiation
Second War with Voldemort
Ministry of Magic
Police Procedural
Minor Character Death
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You must take some time, set some time aside, I mean, and read "Another Mask Behind You" by lettered. I mean, you really must. Even if you read the first few paragraphs and think "what was TM thinking? This isn't earth-shattering at all?" You must continue reading it because you are going to love it. Just love it. Because Oh. My. Heavens that was so fucking excellent. I think lettered damn near killed me. I was desperate to find out how it would end and horrified that it was going to end. And then it ended. I wish I could read it for the first time again.

I guess the part I loved best was Draco's constant and never-ending determination to keep going, even though he kept fucking up, even though he kept contradicting his previous convictions and decisions. Lettered summed that up so well at the end with one conversational back-and-forth, but you see it over and over again in the fic, and your heart just breaks for him, even as you cheer him on to keep trying.

I also really loved the way Harry kept changing in Draco's estimation. He was ugly, and his eyes were tiny, and he was stupid, and then slowlyslowly, he became the sexiest man who ever lived who should always wear black tshirts and possibly Draco was just a little obsessed. That was wonderfully funny and touching. :D Really, so much of this was wonderfully funny and incredibly touching. Lettered made me laugh and she made me cry.

Go read the damn thing, even if it will take you a couple of days.

Another Mask Behind You
Summary: Draco is a high-end prostitute who hides his identity. Harry unknowingly hires him. And then there is porn, questions about identity, domestic bliss, more porn, and truth as seen through a web of lies. (And then more porn. Seriously, if you don’t want sex scene after sex scene you probably shouldn’t read this. And please read the warnings.)

almost all of this is dubcon depending on your definition
the non-con isn’t super graphic but it does get quite uncomfortable
Suicidal Ideation
past suicide of a minor character
past death of another minor character
D/s elements
D/s elements but the dynamic shifts back and forth
BDSM but it’s not formalized
threat of whipping
Mentions of past abuse
Homophobic Slurs
negative attitude towards sex work
Pet Names
lots of pet names
the felching isn’t graphic
but the rimming is
infidelity but it depends on your definition
not infidelity in an explicitly committed relationship
Semi-Public Sex
Long Hair
Dubious Consent
Non-Graphic Rape/Non-Con
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This long, delicious fic kept me up too late to write the review it deserved. But I had to finish it! It couldn't wait until tomorrow. ;)
This was wonderful. Really, just so wonderful. I loved Harry and Draco's insecurity. I loved Draco's progress. I loved the way Draco tried all those different approaches, to the problem, to Harry, to the speech, to simply having all that time.
Also, wow, the sex was HOT.

Tea and No Sympathy by who_la_hoop
Summary: It's Potter's fault, of course, that Draco finds himself trapped in the same twenty-four-hour period, repeating itself over and over again. It's been nearly a year since the unpleasant business at Hogwarts, and Draco's getting on with his life quite nicely, thank you, until Harry sodding Potter steps in and ruins it all, just like always. At first, though, the time loop seems liberating. For the first time in his life, he can do anything, say anything, be anything, without consequence. But the more Draco repeats the day, the more he realises the uncomfortable truth: he's falling head over heels for the speccy git. And suddenly, the time loop feels like a trap. For how can he ever get Harry to love him back when time is, quite literally, against him?

Collections: H/D Erised 2014
Words: 70,045
Chapters: 11/11

So many tags! Slow Build
Tea Drinking
Muggle London
Houses of Parliament
Malfoy Manor
Family Feels
Muggle/Wizard Relations
Coming Out
Heartfelt Conversations
Sarcastic Conversations
Competitive Card Games
Falling In Love
getting drunk
Enthusiastic Snogging
Hogwarts Castle
Sex In The Slytherin Dormitory
Time Travel
Time Loop
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This was freaking awesome. AWESOME! I loved so very, very much of it. Watch how ICMezzo integrates Draco's routine into the story. It's positively marvelous.

The conversations Draco has with his mother are usually bloody hilarious. I loved learning about Draco's anger and Narcissa's shock through the description the other gives of their accidental ("accidental?") magic. I also ICMezzo's adorable House Elf, Nettle. She gets to give a little speech partway through the fic, and it's awesome -- especially because of the sound effects!

The premise was beyond unusual, but it makes a frame around which ICMezzo hangs a great story. It doesn't distract or get in the way.

But most of all I was all caught up with Draco and his new life. I loved his awful relationship with his mother. I enjoyed his devotion to routine and control and normalcy. I loved watching him freak out, just a little inside, about how hot Harry is now. And I loved watching them move slowly and inexorably toward each other. LOVELY stuff! So glad I read it, and I bet you will be, too!

Fata Morgana by ICMezzo
H/D Erised 2014
Published: 2014-12-22
Words: 16,290
Summary: “It’s only a mirage,” they tell Draco (and Pepper). “You must be imagining,” they dismiss him in turn. But Draco Malfoy is certain that something is out there, and, come hell or Harry Potter, he’ll find out. He will.
Contains: Dragons, mirages, and Arthurian legends. Also a recalcitrant crup and a house-elf on a tricycle. (I honestly don’t know how these things happen.)
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This was very good. If I may be so partisan, I want to say that this was written rather parentally. I feel an understanding of teenagers from this fic, and generational differences, and even changes in technology.

More importantly, though, this is a really good fic. The H/D is somewhat secondary, but that is not a detraction. Instead, it highlights both men as complete persons, living in a complete world. We see them as citizens, professionals, fathers and friends before we see them as sexual beings interested in one another. And the author writes these roles well, and grabbed my attention from the beginning of the fic.
Author/Artist: oldenuf2nb
Beta: sassy_cissa
Glomp For: lunakat
Title: Leaves of Memory
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: One generation removed from the second great war against darkness, the wizarding world seems in danger of forgetting the lessons learned through loss and pain. Headmistress McGonagall has a plan to both teach the young exactly what the war meant, and to ensure that Hogwarts will always be there to welcome them home.
Warning(s): Can’t think of any.
Epilogue compliant? Yes. This takes place after the Epilogue.
Word Count: 19,577
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I just finished reading a long hd erised fic that I can enthusiastically recommend!

We start in an ordinary canon compliant 6th year, and things quickly change course. This fic is exciting, well-written, and often desperately funny. It is told from Draco's pov, and this Draco is on full display. We learn his insecurities, his fantasies, his weaknesses and his strengths. We watch him watch Harry and be unsure what he's seeing as Harry watches back.

When I got to the end of the first (of 2) chapters, and misunderstood it to be the end, I was in a bit of despair! (So I've linked for you the version that puts both chapters on one page.)
Title: The Light More Beautiful
Author: firethesound
Recipient: lumosed_quill
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 81k
Warnings: [Spoiler (visit fic to view this list)]
Content/Enticements: blowjobs, handjobs, rimming, facials, switching, Auror!fic, clubbing, Quidditch, bad acronyms, bad jokes, ridiculous drinking games, and one exceedingly grumpy owl.
Summary: Thirteen years after Draco accepts Potter's help escaping the horror of his sixth year, he returns to England where he makes the unfortunate discovery that Potter is still as obnoxious as ever. And worse, more than a decade overseas hasn't been enough to dim Draco's obsession with him.
Author's Notes: To those who held my hand as I wrote and offered me endless cheerleading and and insight and reassurance, know that I couldn't have done this without you beside me every step of the way. Each of you is invaluable to me. The sentence Lumosed_Quill gave to describe Harry and Draco was "The light is always more beautiful when it shines through the darkness." And so this is a story told in two parts: first the darkness, and then the light that shines through.
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This was so damn funny and cute! Really, really charming fic! And the title is perfect!
You First, Loser by zeitgeistic (faire_weather)

Summary: When Harry and Draco’s “not serious” three-year relationship results in a one-in-a-million pregnancy, they decide who will be the unlucky one to tell their families in a very mature and adult fashion that indubitably proves their inherently stellar parenting abilities: with a bet over a (probably rigged, let’s be real; Draco is playing) game of Exploding Snap.
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HDS-Beltane signups have been extended through January 3rd!

Sixteen writers have signed up so far, so this fest has none of the overwhelming aspects that some fests do. Your work won't get lost in the shuffle, and the mods are both extremely helpful and experienced. This is a great fest, and it is ending! This is the last year! So I do sincerely hope that one or two of you will bop on over there and read through things, maybe even sign up. That would rock!

HDS stands for Harry, Draco, Severus. It accepts genfic, sexytimes fic, and everything in between. You can write no relationship, any of the three pairings, or a threesome. Beltane is a pagan holiday celebrating spring, warmth and fertility.
Just think about the combinations you could come up with when you add all that together and stir!
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This was positively lovely and it made me cry. It was moving, sweet, interesting and very much worth my time. The main underlying theme is reconciliation, but it's mostly a soft, gentle romance.

The Tapestry of Kinship by khalulu
Summary: Harry is at loose ends, Draco is good with needles, and Draco's young daughter wants to see a certain tapestry repaired. The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black will never be the same.

Career Choices: Harry: unemployed, budding artist?; Draco: single father, architect, acupuncturist

Notes: For phoenixacid and Prompt # 199 in the Harry/Draco Career Fair 2014 Fest.

Why does Draco have a picture of a goat on his mantelpiece? Why does Harry have a Dirigible Plum dangling from his doorknob? What kind of house does Narcissa have in Paris? The answers, dear reader, are within.
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This was adorable!

I love the way the ghosts of the war are literal, somehow making this fic both lighter and heavier. I love Neville! And I love the resolution. This was a very cute fic indeed. Well worth a read!
Wish Upon a Star (As Dreamers Do)
by ICMezzo
Collections: Harry/Draco Career Fair
Career Choices: Harry: Hogwarts Consultant; Draco: Wishmaker
Relationship: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Words: 27027
Summary: There’s plant magic and celestial magic and dark magic and the normal magic that allows Harry to use a spell to clean his socks when Myrtle’s taken up in his laundry room again. Then there are wishes, and dreams, and love, and those are even more magical still.

Harry Potter
Draco Malfoy
Neville Longbottom
Hannah Abbott
Hermione Granger
Minerva McGonagall

Additional Tags:
Post Hogwarts
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Here's a couple of fics I've been wanting to tell you about!

First is Chase the Wind by saras-girl.
Summary: Draco is up to something, Harry has no filters, and Hermione knows everything. AU Hogwarts fluff with no excuses.
Pairing: HPDM
Rating: PG13ish
Wordcount: ~10,500
Warnings: fluffy!verse, Gregory Goyle, all the autumn feels

This fic is sweet and cuddly, but also well thought out, well written, and interesting. The surprises are delightful, but there are nonetheless actual surprises. But that "fluffy-verse" warning is a very fair one. Honestly, I thought this fic had something of an Olivia Lupin feel to it, and since I loved all of Olivia Lupin's H/D fic, I loved this one as well. :D
(If that's a new name for you, here's how you find the works of Olivia Lupin, aka Lovely Slyth: I don't know if she's still granting access to new readers, but you are hereby encouraged to ask!)

Next up is The Bodyguards by dracogotgame
Summary: Harry and Draco are brought together for a seemingly dull security mission. Things however, are not as they seem.
Career Choices: Harry: Bodyguard; Draco: Bodyguard
Words: 51028

This second fic I want to rec is a great deal longer! The plot really engaged me here. This fic relies very heavily on original characters, but they fit well into the known magical universe and simultaneously act like real people, both of which are refreshing. Harry and Draco struggle with their job but also with each other, and you get to watch. ;)
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This fic is absolutely lovely!
Excellent pacing, excellent dialogue, fabulous descriptions of both emotions and settings. I highly recommend this!

The Sun Will Come Out by momatu
Summary: Six-year-old Scorpius Malfoy needs a tutor. Several witches and wizards with the best credentials and impeccable background have been hired--then rapidly fired. Enter Harry Potter, who immediately hits it off with Scorpius. It takes a while longer for the Lord of the Manor to come around.
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omg, this was so, so freaking good.
you want good sex? check.
fascinating plot? check.
good characters that fit how you know them, but have grown and progressed? check.
a believable post war world? check.

Do read the warnings, though. Im sure this fic is not for everyone.

Yours is the Earth (Hold On, Hold On)
by chickenlivesinpumpkin


When they first meet after the end of the war, Draco doesn't want anything to do with Harry. But as time goes by, Draco's growing love may be the only thing that can save them both.

After a serious accident in the Forbidden Forest, Draco's personality begins to undergo subtle changes. At first, Harry credits this to a new enthusiasm for life. But as the days pass and Draco's behavior becomes more and more mysterious, Harry begins to suspect that something bigger--and darker--is at work.


1. Story moves back and forth between current action and flashbacks to the beginning of the relationship. This is why there are tags for both 'first time' and 'established relationship.'

Rating: Explicit
Archive Warning: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley

Additional Tags:
First Time
Non-Linear Narrative
Established Relationship
Horror Elements
Not Epilogue Compliant
Explicit Sexual Content
Semi-Public Sex
Oral Sex
Mental Health Issues
Altered Mental States
Light BDSM
Emotional Hurt/Comfort
Explicit Language
Anal Fingering
Rough Sex
light gore

Published: 2014-08-03
Completed: 2014-11-24
Words: 127,165
Chapters: 11/11
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Way back in 2005, pir8fancier decided that Harry didn't feel guilty enough for nearly murdering Draco in the bathroom that day. This excellent short fic is the happy result.

(Just to be clear, this is not going to make YOU feel guilty! Hubba hubba!)

FIC: Picture This (H/D, R)
Pairing: H/D
Rating: R
Word Count: 5,375
Status: Complete
Disclaimer: For fun not profit
Beta: The pool boy at the hotel. You see any errors, holler.
Author's Notes: ... This is sort of my attempt to address what I find is an appalling lack of remorse in the HPB when Harry slices and dices Malfoy. For all the pointless guilt Harry suffers in previous books, in the one case where I think a whole hell of a lot of guilt would be entirely appropriate, it's given short shrift. So I'm torturing Harry here.
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I somehow missed this when it was first posted back in 2009. Thanks to the [ profile] hd_prophet I learned about it today, however.

(Just to be clear, the prophet posted about it in August. I am way behind!)

I am so glad the prophet highlighted this fic as an "Older Fic of the Day." It's poignant, well-written, and romantic. I like the way we jump right into the action at the beginning and the way the author swiftly carries us through Harry's life changes, learning and thought process. He's got a lot going on, as it turns out! We learn the backstory of his life right along with him, and then see how he decides to handle it. I cheered for him. :D
Author: oldenuf2nb
Title: Moving Beyond Regret
Word Count: 9900
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Slash, language, illness, misunderstandings. Hard-headed boys. OOC Kingsley.
Summary: What happens when we let others define our relationships for us?
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Birthday fic for Firethesound! ♥
Title: Breaking the Curse
Author: sophie_french
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~5k
Summary: Potter has been hit by a mysterious curse and he needs Draco to break it.

This was damn funny! It's also cleverly written, so that more than one thing could be going on. Nice! You aren't sure which sneaky thing you're getting into, even though you can tell the author is definitely being sneaky at you. Somehow....

Then you find out and you're all HAH! And also HOT!

Good stuff!
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Title: check this hand 'cause I'm marvelous
Author: lumosed_quill
Cliche: club!fic/bets and wagers/morning after
Word Count: ~8,000
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s) (Check page to view)
Notes: ... The title comes from Lady Gaga's "Poker Face". I also blatantly stole from the bar/darts scene in the movie 'Mystic Pizza'.
Summary: Harry's had a crush on Malfoy for months now. But it will take a bar full of his friends, some Firewhisky, wagers made on his behalf, and Malfoy himself to get him to act on it.

Omg, this fic is so freaking fun! I left the web page open last night after I finished it, knowing I was going to post this rec today, and then instead of posting it, when I got to the web page I just couldn't help but read the last half all over again. :)
This fic is funny, hot, entertaining, and sweet. Could you ask for more?
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I just finished reading a very hot fic! It was posted all the way back in August. I'm slow this fall!

Good sex is always better when it's well written, and this is well written, indeed. We get Draco's first person perspective in this short fic, as he gives us the quick-and-dirty summary of his trajectory with Harry. I highly recommend it!

"Make Whole the Ruined", Harry/Draco, NC-17
by lumosed_quill
Cliche: bdsm/scar!kink/coming without being touched
Word Count: ~2,700
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s) (See web page to view): **

Summary: How to explain that even though they'd never offered me any sensation before, good or bad, when Potter touches them, I'm electrified with the possibilities?
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I thought this was just lovely. The uncertainties and certainties of life.

At the Crossroads There We’ll Meet
by firethesound
Summary: Potter keeps dying; Draco keeps saving him.
TROPE: Time Travel
HD Tropes Exchange Fest
Published: 2014-07-28
Words: 24,508


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