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Title: Flutterflies
Author: faviconjilliancares
Rating: Unrated (but I'd say it's NC-17 ^^)
Word Count: 14,600 Approx.
Summary: In which Draco becomes friends with the Golden Trio in first year and seven years later is hopelessly in love with Harry.
Content/Warning(s): Magical AU

This is such a wonderful, wonderful story! :D It's an AU, in which Draco befriends the Golden Trio in first year: back when Quirrel set the troll lose he goes to warn Hermione of it but instead he ends up trapped with her in the bathroom. Then the whole, "There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them" includes him. :)

And so we see them being friendly, a bit of how they are together, their interactions but most of all we see them in 8th Year, Post War, with Draco having all these feelings for Harry, and god, their friendship, along with Ron and Hermione's is truly brilliant. Seeing him insecure about coming out, more so about ever confessing his feelings for Harry. Trust me, this story will leave you with a big smile on your face. :D
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Title: Erosmancy
Author: [ profile] astolat
Rating: R
Word Count: 11,000 Approx.
Summary: Blaise was immune to whatever it was people usually felt around his mother, for which he was profoundly grateful, since no one needed an Oedipal complex on quite that spectacular a scale, but that didn’t mean he didn’t have a thorough respect for her gift.
Content/Warning(s): Canon Divergence (AU, post OotP)

Oh my god, this story is so, so good! It's written from Blaise's POV, and it starts at the end of OotP, when Blaise's mum realises Draco is special. He's an erosmancer, which means Draco is in great danger staying in Voldemort's side. What being an erosmancer means to Draco is, aside from the sexual power he'll have, he can store wizards and witches's powers, and then give it to someone else, ideally his bonded one, but it's obvious that Voldemort won't ask nicely, so his best bet is going to Dumbledore, which he does, and Mrs Zabini starts training him.

Like I said, ideally Draco should bond – and you know where this is going, right? XD

It's really cool! Not only there's some pretty nifty Erosmancy lore that we learn while Draco trains, Harry and Draco's reaction to each other, the way they resist (and fight!) is, well, explosive to say the least. Very intense and super interesting. Also, Blaise, you know? :D
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Title: Plenty of Wits, Plenty of Squids
Author: [ profile] sausaged
Rating: G
Word Count: 4,200 Approx.
Summary: Lucius just wants Draco to be happy. And if Draco wants Harry Potter, Lucius will get him Harry Potter.
Content/Warning(s): AU – alive!James and alive!Sirius.

Oh god, this a hilarious story in which Lucius is a VERY dotting father, and after being witness to Draco's failure in finding the right person (literally witness!), he decides to get the person Draco wants: Harry Potter.

Only Harry also has a very protective and dotting father (and friends), who first must be dealt with. It's every bit of crazy fun as you're imagining. :)
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Title: Timeshare
Author: faviconastolat
Rating: R
Word Count: 14,000 Approx.
Summary: “It’s not for long,” Hermione said. “By the time we get back to Hogwarts, the Unfettering Brew will be ready.”
“Listen to you!” Ron said. “He’s got to get through a month with the Dursleys and a month at Malfoy Manor. With Draco Malfoy.”
“Yeah, thanks,” Harry said, because he hadn’t just spent the last week contemplating just how much more horrible his summer holidays were about to be than they’d ever been before.

Content/Warning(s): Magical AU: Canon Divergence (AU after 6th year, timeline suggested by author.)

God, this story is so amazing, such a surprise! I really didn't know what to expect of a fic in which Harry has to spend half his holiday with the Dursleys and the rest with the Malfoys. I mean, from one shitty situation to a shitter one, right?

Only once I started reading I realised Harry and Draco are somehow bonded (unwillingly) and can't be away from each other.

So! They go to the Dursleys first and Uncle Vernon starts at them telling them how he doesn't want "any funny business" and basically being his charming self, only I completely forgot Draco. He reacts in the perfect way! Oh my god, telling Uncle Vernon stuff like: “Listen very carefully, worm,” he said through his teeth. “I don’t know what sort of behavior Potter lets you get away with, but I am not a pathetic Muggle-loving excuse of a wizard. Which is pretty damn awesome, come on, aren't you laughing yet?

It was brilliant, and Draco's so snarky through it. Then they go to the Malfoys and things get complicated there, the see the bond evolving, we see their feelings for each other evolving. Pretty brilliant, this fic.
capitu: (Drarry)
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Title: All the Important Words Unspoken
Author: [ profile] blamebrampton
Rating: PG
Word Count: 73,500 Approx.
Summary: Narcissa Malfoy and Amarantha Greengrass just want what’s best for their children. But since it’s 1899, their children are 32 and 27 respectively, and sundry magical and Muggle crises are erupting across Europe, the chances of their plans progressing smoothly are close to zero.
Content/Warning(s): Victorian England AU (but otherwise, canon EWE compliant)

This fic is utterly delightful. 73K that just flew by as I read them. :) It starts when Draco comes back to England after living for the last few years in Geneva because her mum and Mrs Greengrass have come to the agreement is quite right time their children get married and they indeed make a great match.

Of course, Astoria and Draco themselves are not very pleased with this decision, and after a slightly off first meeting they finally agree they need to thwart their mothers and for this they have a plan. As Draco is not likely to ever be interested in another woman, they decide to find a better prospect for Astoria. (Charlie Weasley! Who is awesome, by the way.)

At the same time, when Harry and Hermione learn that these two are forced to married they come with their own plan to help them, and their plan is basically to keep them busy. So Hermione, Head of the Magical Law Enforcement Department offers Astoria a Muggle Legal Liaison position, since Astoria is such a spirited activist for Muggle Women's rights. As for Draco, Draco will work along with Harry, Head Auror, in crime scenes and gathering evidence for scientific analysis.

And as all this happens, we see Astoria fighting for Muggle Women's rights and welfare and Harry and Draco investigating an international smuggling ring.

It's really, really entertaining, the characterisations of - oh damn, everybody! - are brilliant, and seeing Harry and Draco ~discovering each other is wonderful. And Victorian Era AU, which just makes the whole thing extra charming. It's lovely.
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Title: The Alpha-Omega Bond (Series)
Author: faviconBecstar7
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 47,000 (adding both parts)
Summary: Harry goes into heat unexpectedly. Malfoy stakes his claim. Contains bonding, knotting and Alpha/Beta/Omega dynamics (and the shades of dub-con/non-con inherently implied). // The war is over, Voldemort is dead, and Harry has his Alpha wrapped around his little finger. So when his body goes into its second heat, it should have been good – easier, even, this time around. But since when is anything ever easy for Harry Potter?
Content/Warning(s): Knotting, marking, soul-bonds, and Alpha/Beta/Omega dynamics. Goes AU after 6th year.

This fic, super hot, let me tell you. It's a little bit AU (story starts in their 6th year and it's AU from there), it's an A/b/o fic and it's very cool and interesting to see this dynamic in the Wizarding World.

The story starts when Harry goes into heat and is recognised as an Omega. Omegas are very rare in the Wizarding World, and Harry doesn't yet know who is his mate is. Of course, the moment Draco is near him – after other Alphas tried to touch him) he knows, and there's nothing else to be done. There's inherent devotion from Harry's side, but so is from Draco. As they mate and then after the heat they realise they are forever bonded, and while Harry tries to fight it at first, their need and passion and even love is undeniable. And they will do everything to protect each other.

It's, of course, the best thing that could have happened to them. :)

In the second part "Second Heat", together Harry and Draco defeat Voldemort, but we learn there's something wrong with Harry and Draco's bond, it's somehow damaged, and we see them trying to do everything they can to fix it, but at the same time dealing with the consequences. It's even hotter, if you believe. :D
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Title: War is Over or here at AO3
Author: [ profile] valinorean
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 10,300 Approx.
Summary: The war ended years ago, but some people are still living in it.
Content/Warning(s): Magical AU: goes AU after 6th year.

This fic it's just, oh, so touching. :)

It starts when Snape, in order to protect Draco and save him from his mission to kill Dumbledore, he Porkeys him far away and Draco ends up alone in a tent away from everything magical. However, a few months later more Slytherins, also protected by Snape, are sent to the tent with the promise that Snape will come back for them when the war is over.

It's years and years after though, and they still waiting for Snape, until one day someone shows up. It's not Snape, it's the Aurors, Harry among them, and soon Draco and the rest learn the war's been over for years.

There's more to it though, because we get to see flashbacks of a moment Draco had with Harry and also learn what happens now that Harry is protecting Draco. Very sweet and touching. Lovely ending.
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Title: Slightly silly costume porn and sequel Bedfellow
Author: [ profile] pingrid
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 6,700 Approx. (adding both parts)
Summary: Night has fallen and Harry finds himself in Lord Draco's bed, providing more than just body heat.
Content/Warning(s): AU magical, rimming, orgasm control, dirty talk, some D/s

This fic, oh man, it's delightfully dirty, in which Draco is a Lord and Harry is a pageboy, and right now he's undressing Draco, finding his scent, and pretty much everything about him, most tempting. Smoking hot.

And the sequel, if anything, is even better! Draco takes Harry to his bed and, well. It's delicious. :D
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Title: Not Through With You
Author: [ profile] dark0feenix
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 11,000 Approx.
Summary: Draco doesn't remember, and Harry doesn't let him forget.
Content/Warning(s): Memory loss, Magical AU: War fic.

I mentioned Snowgall how memory loss is one of my favourite tropes, and she shared several links with me. This is one of those stories, and it was wonderful.

This story is an AU in the sense that it takes place during the war, and Draco is a spy for the Order.

When it's time to report after a mission from the Dark Lord, he goes to Grimmauld Place and stays for a few days. Only this time he starts having visions and dreams about him and Harry being together, so he tries to avoid Harry, Harry who is a bit unavoidable, actually.

We soon learn that these visions and dreams he's been having might be more. It's wonderful, how hard this is for Draco, how lonely he is and how he uses insults as defense mechanism. It's very hot, and the ending is surprisingly sweet.

This fic is bottom!Harry, but there's very mild imply switching, though nothing on-screen.
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Title: Comfort & Safety
Author: [ profile] lordhellebore & [ profile] eidheann_writes
Rating: R
Word Count: 2,000 // 2,200
Summary: Comfort isn't safety, and safety isn't comfort. A Remix of Comfort by [ profile] lordhellebore.
Content/Warning(s): [Past] Major Character Death, depression, grieving. AU after HBP

This is a remix of Comfort (which you ought to read first), which is beautiful, it's a AU after HBP, in which Draco's staying at Grimmauld Place as the war unfolds, finding, indeed, comfort, from an unlikely source. It's touching and gorgeous.

Safety takes place after that, I really don't want to spoil it, but yes, there's Main Character Death, it's heart-breaking but so touching, too. You see Draco thinking back to what comfort versus safety meant back then, how now there's safety but so little comfort, not the way there used to be. But there's also healing, and companionship. Beautiful.
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Title: Chaos Theory
Author: faviconTessa Crowley
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 102,000 Approx.
Summary: Chaos: when the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. One gene varies, one neuron fires, one butterfly flaps its wings, and Draco Malfoy's life is completely different. Draco has always found a certain comfort in chaos. Perhaps he shouldn't.
Content/Warning(s): Magical AU (canon divergence), Genius Draco, kidnapping, torture, gore (see more at story, please!)

This story is so, so amazing.

It's AU, Ravenclaw!Draco, genius!Draco (and if you're anything like me, you're going to fall in love with him and his mind), in which he changes history as we know it when in first year it's him two ventures past the locked door in the third floor. He meets Harry, but even before he realises he's met him, he feels such a fierce protectiveness towards Harry, which is amazing.

Harry becomes Draco's first friend, and seeing this happening; their friendship turning into something so much more it's so sweet and so lovely. There are all these beautiful moments, there's UST but it's so much more than that, it's about love, you know?

There's mentor!Snape (to both Harry and Draco), but there's also danger coming, because Voldemort is coming back, that's no different, in fact, it's more terrible than ever.

I'm going to cut here in case you want to read it without knowing a little more.

Draco does incredible things to protect Harry, and it's while trying to save him that he's trapped and tortured when he takes Harry's place in the Thrid Task in the Triwizard Tournament.

I know some of these tags and warnings [in the fic] can be scary, but it's such a great story. Something to note is that the ~scary part~ doesn't begin until roughly half the story, and when it's about to start, you're warned, and if you want to skip it, the author has written a guide of what happens during the harder-to-read chapters and tells you in which chapter you can keep reading without having missed anything relevant to the plot, however, after having read it, I can tell you that the gory parts, the torture parts, aren't really that long, as in, while Draco spends part of the time under the Imperius, the graphic descriptions of the torture (and all he's forced to do) doesn't expand to the rest of the story, only a few chapters.

It's really a story of love and sacrifices, at times it's hard to read (previously mentioned) but the ending is so beautiful, it's worth it. Brilliant.
capitu: (Harry/Draco under the rain <3)
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Title: Harry and the Djin
Author: [ profile] nattish
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 29,000 Approx.
Summary: Nothing more than a street rat, Harry expects little from his life, certainly not to stumble upon a djin, who will help him on his quest to court the enchanting Prince Draco.
Content/Warning(s): Magical AU, Disney's Aladdin

This story is just so enchanting. It's like a magical adaptation of Disney's Aladdin, in which Harry is Aladdin, Draco is Jasmine, Hermione the faithful sidekick, and Snape is the grumpiest djin ever. ^^

Oh! And there Cloak, who, aside from being ~invisible can also fly!

So yes, there's Harry, a ~riffraff wanting to go into the city, and with Hermione, they mange, they go pretending to be servants of the palace and meets Draco, who Harry doesn't know just yet is the prince, until he does, and then, of course, he goes to jail until Tom Riddle in disguise frees Harry on the condition he goes into the Lion's cave and retrieves a lamp. And so the story unfolds.

And it's super fun and exciting. Read it. You'll love it.
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Title: It Started in the Shower Series
Author: faviconchickenlivesinpumpkin
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 124,000 Approx.
Summary: When Harry finds Malfoy in his shower at Grimmauld Place, the two boys struggle to keep their hands to themselves, not realizing that their 'enemies-with-benefits' relationship will eventually become considerably darker and more powerful. That relationship will influence the search for the horcruxes--and the war--in unpredictable ways.
Warning(s): Dub con, Dom/sub, elements of AU (canon Divergence)

This series starts as one hot (smoking hot) PWP and then it becomes so much more. Oh, so much more!

The story starts with Harry (and Ron and Hermione) on the run, hiding at Gimmauld Place, which is where Harry finds Draco showering, and he simply can't resist him. He just can't. There's delicious smut, so much dirty talking! Actually, there's dirty talking all through the fic. :D

But like I said, it becomes so much more. Here, a spoiler tag, in case you just want to go ahead and be surprised.

Anyway! Things start turning serious because the effect Draco has on Harry is apparently not natural, but induced, and this effect is magnified by the Horcrux Harry has inside him. But there are many questions to be answered yet; is it only the Horcrux making Harry feel the way he feels about Draco? Is Draco affected in any way or does he simply yield to Harry by his own free will? What will Harry do when he learns all of this?

It's really exciting figuring all this, to see them go in this emotional ride while fighting a war. At times it's devastating for both of them, but it's pretty damn amazing, too, finding the answers, and hot, god, this fic is hot!
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Title: The Secret of the Whole
Author: [ profile] lauren3210
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 18,500 Approx.
Summary: Snapshots in time as Harry and Draco grow up in a world without Voldemort, moving from enemies to lovers. A companion piece to Life is a Twice Written Scroll, for those that liked the last timeline in that story and wanted to see more of it.
Warning(s): Magical AU.

This fic, this is an amazing companionship to Life is a Twice Written Scroll. Which I recced here.

In that fic, (a remix of The Butterfly Effect) Draco goes back in time, never quite managing the happy, bright future he's been longing for, and after many attempts, he finally does.

In this fic, we see that past, how it comes to happen, how Harry and Draco get together, how their lives were different in a world without Voldemort, how their rivalry -- because it's still there, and it's amazing fun to read -- turns to obsession (oh yes), then to curiosity (yes, that kind!), to experimentation (you know what I mean ;)) and finally to this beautiful relationship they have.

I suggest you read first Life is a Twice Written Scroll, and then this, they are both so lovely.
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Title: Just Like Heaven
Author: [ profile] kayladie
Rating: PG 13
Word Count: 14,500
Summary: Harry Potter is trying to recover from a terrible loss. When he moves into a lovely little cottage, he never expected to be living with a ghost. Especially not one who only wants him out!

Based on the movie Just Like Heaven, this fic is a darling.

We have Draco here, who never went to Hogwarts, and after living abroad he comes back to a great job oportinuty, only people aren't as forgiving of his Death Eater father, and Draco is attacked. Then we meet Harry, having suffered from a loss, he needs to start over in a way, and in doing so he moves to a new home, a lovely little house, which he loves, only, this house comes with a not-quite-ghotst who keeps throwing him out. Only they start talking and yeah, I won't say anything else because I'd spoil it even more, but it's lovely and sweet, this fic. :D
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Title: Life is a Twice Written Scroll
Author: [ profile] lauren3210
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 23,000 Approx.
Summary: The new world order hasn't been kind to Draco and his family, and he wishes it could all be different. So does Harry, although not for the same reasons. But as Draco works to fix the mistakes he made in the past, he finds his reasons for doing so changing in a way he never expected.
Warning(s): Elementes of Magical AU, temporary character deaths

This is an adaptation of the movie The Butterfly Effect, but don't worry if you haven't seen the movie, I haven't and the story holds on its own, and it's brilliant.

This is Draco, right after the war, about what him and his family suffer, but you see, a bit into his 8th year he realises his dreams are changing the past, and so he tries it, he tries to change his fate, but in doing this it obviously affects everything. He changes it again and again, never quite managing the happiness he was going for, but don't worry, the ending it lovely. It's very powerful, this story, engaging, hopeful and sweet in many ways.
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Title: Put a Price on My Soul
Author: [ profile] lamerezouille
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 12,000
Summary: Harry has become used to being a whore in the crapsack wizarding world that’s now governed by Voldemort. Everything changes when Malfoy becomes his new pimp.
Warning(s): dub-con/non-con of the prostitution variety, sexual violence, Magical AU

I love a good Dark Fic, and this was is great. It's a Voldemort wins AU, in which Harry ends up as a whore in a brothel, and this story starts when Malfoy is the new pimp in charge.

And while Draco improves Harry's living's conditions, his clients only get more vicious, yet he gives Harry something he hasn't had since he landed there; a bit of happiness. And with old friends, it comes hope.

It's really heart-aching though, Harry's life in the brothel, the abuse from his clients, the bleakness of his days until Draco shows at the end day.
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Title: The Ballad of the Merman
Author: [ profile] leontinabowie
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 3,200 approx.
Summary: Voldemort won the war, and Harry was given as a gift to Draco. Draco can put up with the screams of people being tortured, because he has the lovely Harry to himself.
Warning(s): implied torture, non-con, dub-con, drugged sex, Magical AU

Wow. Okay, this fic is as the summary says, Voldemort won the war, and Harry was given to Draco as a gift. And Draco, Draco keeps him, because he loves Harry, you see, and he'd so anything for him.

But the way it's written, it's so fucked up, this reality, Harry so broken, to the point of accepting his imprisonment, accept Draco and his fate, it's heart-breaking and dark, but it makes you feel this fic in your heart. It's amazing and powerful.
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Title: And I Know the Spark
Author: [ profile] firethesound
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 15,000 Approx.
Summary: All Draco cares about is keeping Potter alive, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that happens.
Warning(s): 6th and 7th year AU, infidelity, dub-con/non-con, torture, character death of minor OCs (including children)

I love AUs, this a really great (and angsty!) Hogwarts Era Au, in which Harry and Draco got together in 6th year, until Draco decides to become a spy for the Order so he can protect Harry, only he does it without telling Harry because he knows Harry would stop him, and the only way Harry would leave him is hurt him badly. It happens though, and then when Harry is taken prisoner at Malfoy Manor is up to Draco to save him.

It's hurts, everything Draco goes through while he's trying to protect Harry, knowing Harry thinks the worst of him, it's painful, but it's got a great ending. Lovely story, full of pain, but there's hope, too.
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Title: In Flight
Author: [ profile] eidheann_writes
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 5,000
Summary: What a Malfoy wanted, a Malfoy got. And Draco Malfoy wanted Harry Potter.
Warning(s): creatures, blood, a dystopian Magical AU

This is one of your stories that leave you wanting more in the best of ways.

Draco is determined, he wants Harry Potter to work with him, but he could never predicted he would come to care for Harry, even fall in love, let alone have Harry discover a very guarded secret of Draco.

It's lovely, it has some of my favourite tropes, Harry working for Draco, UTS (ohhh!) and bottoming from the top. Steamy hot sex. I should have started with that, actually. XD
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Title: Annus Mirabilis
Author: [ profile] renrenren3
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 40,000 Approx.
Summary: Harry and Malfoy are trapped at Hogwarts around the time the school was founded. Stuck with a different way of doing magic, with no chocolate, and with each other, they have to find a way to work together if they want a chance to go home.
Warning(s): time travel [Elements of Magical AU]

This is such an amazing story.

It's like the summary says, Harry and Draco are trapped in the past at the Founders Era, with only each other for company. They have to figure out how they got there and find a way to get back to their present, but as time passes by their relationship changes, it turns less antagonistic until they realise somewhere along the way they've come to appreciate each other's company, they become friends, they become a lot more than that. The pace is lovely, too, nothing rushed, but it simply evolves into more.

And then there's the settling of the story in the Founders Era, their interactions with all four of them, the huge differences from Harry and Draco's real time and how they have to adjust and adapt to this time feel so real.

I'm not going to spoil it for you and tell you how it ends, just know it's a great story.
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Title: Desperation
Author: [ profile] vampthenewblack
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 13,400 Approx.
Summary: If you had only died when you were meant to, I'd have grown up in a wizarding world already ruled by the Dark Lord. I wouldn't be screaming at you in a sixth floor bathroom. I wouldn't be raising my wand, Crucio on my lips.
Warning(s): AU from the bathroom scene in HBP

This fic goes AU from the Bathroom scene in the Half Blood Prince. Instead of using the Sectumsempra Harry offers Draco help, and together they go to Dumbledore, who decides to fake Draco's death at Harry's hands and hides them both at 12 Grimmauld Place, being alone and together, things don't get any easier for either of them.

It's written from Draco's POV: Draco is the "I" and Harry is the "you", it's really interesting, and it works very well on the story, but more than that, this fic is very dramatic, because Draco is absolutely broken here and Harry is the only thing that gives him hope.

Here's a little excerpt:
I can't meet your eyes. I don't want to say out loud how terrifying it is, and so I just nod. My wrist, my skin, burns where you touch it. You can't be that warm, it's all in my mind, but it makes me forget about my mother and the dream and the fact that you heard me screaming. I shift my body closer to yours, close enough to feel your heat. Close enough that I can feel your quick breath on my cheek. You smell of mint and butter and toast. I lift my eyes and brush away the single crumb from your lower lip without thinking.
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Title: We Are Legend or at AO3
Author: [ profile] vaysh11
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 38,200 Approx.
Summary: Eighty years into the future, Voldemort won. Harry Potter is a renegade wizard, Portkeying Muggles out of London to Hogwarts, last sanctuary in a Britain ruled by the Dark Lord. On a mission he encounters a powerful phoenix Animagus fighting on the Death Eaters' side. He recognises Draco Malfoy whom he thought long dead. But the differences between them are perhaps even greater than before. Enemies may become lovers, but can Harry return Draco the phoenix to humanity? And will they together be able to defeat Voldemort? This is the legend of Flash Man and the Blue Phoenix …
Warning(s): Major Character Death, AU

I think this is the first time I read a character death story and it leaves me with a huge smile on my face and makes me feel everything is right in the world, leave me with such a sense of peace.

I'm always wary of reading these "Voldemort Wins" scenarios, but this story is so beautiful, it's probably like nothing you're expecting. It's filled with such a sense of hope rather than despair all through it you will feel it in your heart.

You can't quite know it from the warnings and the summary, but this story is not about death, it's about hope and life and the future, it's a story about love that goes beyond mortality.

The summary gives you a very good idea of what the plot of the fic is about, but the writing that brings it to life has so much feeling, beautiful in its intensity and so sexy and lovely that you'll meet two people who bring the best in each other, the best of their humanity. Let this story surprise you, people. It's gorgeous.
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Title: Progressive Displacement
Author: [ profile] gatewaygirl
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 20,700 Approx.
Summary: Harry didn't mean the wish that way. From his point of view, it hadn't even worked.
Warning(s): Elements of Magical AU

This is such a cool story. You see, Harry, in a fit of temper wishes he had never heard of Horcruxes, and in doing so he's transported to a different reality where he hadn't, and this Harry is a Slytherin, an evil bigot Slytherin at that, too. But that's not all, that Slytherin!Harry is also transported to a different reality where a different Harry is also a Slytherin, but not an evil one, a very cool one. But that's not all, that one is also transported to another reality where Sirius is alive.

It sounds confusing, but it's not, it's actually pretty cool.

Now, while Harry and the people he is close to in each reality are trying to get their own Harry back, our Harry keeps jumping from one reality to the next. And the only thing these all realities have very much in common is that he and Draco are a couple. First an evil couple, then a cool couple, etc. You get the idea, so when finally Harry, our Harry comes back to his proper reality he Owls Draco and asks him for a drink, only our Draco is in Azkaban awaiting trial. Actually, that's how the story starts, with Harry freeing Draco, taking him to his place and telling him the stories of other Harrys and Dracos.

It's beyond cool, don't let my description confuse you, this story is awesome!
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Title: The Burning Times
Author: Dracos_DirtySecret
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 267,000 Approx.
Summary: Six years ago, Draco Malfoy left his new husband with the promise that he would return. Locked away in a Muggle prison for a crime he committed out of rage, he returns years later to what he hopes is a new life with his husband, & finds in his place an empty bed, & a world that has no right to exist.
Warning(s): Mpreg, Character Death (not Harry and Draco), Non Con (not between Harry and Draco), AU

This story is fantastic. (And sorry for what I think it's my longest rec yet. >.<)

It's the Wizarding world worst nightmare. The Muggles are aware of the Magical world's existence, and they are persecuting wizards and witches, keeping the them in prison, witches in camps and bounding their magic.

This fic tells three stories at the same time. No, it's not confusing, yes, it's incredible.

It tells how Harry and Draco got together, back when Voldemort was the threat, not the Muggles. It tells how their relationship was at first secret, and how Draco was a spy for the Order. It tells how these persecutions started, how the Muggles slowly starting killing and trapping wizards, binding their magic, and what happened to Draco while being in prison in a different country and how Harry went through this without him. And these two merge into the main story; Draco returning to England years after, finding the Wizarding World nearly extinct but for those few who have survived by hiding, unaware of everything Harry had suffered and realising how much he had, and all the struggles he endures, all he does until he finally frees Harry and the other prisoners who are barely alive in the Muggle prisons and camps.

It's almost stark, nearly a Dark story, but not because it's hopeless, but because it's so very dramatic, the persecutions of the Muggles, the abuse, mental, psychological and physical wizards and witches suffer is almost disturbing.

It's touching, it's so incredibly touching, the struggles, God, everything Harry and Draco went through, together and apart. Harry constant, growing dread about what's happening in the Wizarding world while the Muggles attack them, and Draco being away in prison, lost from the world, unaware of everything Harry and his world is going through. But I must stress, while there's plenty of Angst, and indeed, I'm tagging this entry as angst, it's not only angst. There are parts, many parts, that will make you smile, parts that will remind you how strong they are, and how together they can overcome anything.

Just like a tragic story, this fic, as it portrays everything the characters go through, it also shows you all these things that are worth going through hell and back, you know?

It's mainly told from Draco's POV, but it switches to others, which can be a bit distracting, but the story is so good even with that distraction.

There's only a bit of a downside, and this that the sequel From the Ashes is incomplete, and probably abandoned, as it hasn't been updated since 2009. But it's not that this fic ends in a cliffhanger, just, you would have liked to know more of their story. But it's really great. One of those epic stories you remember.

Oh, Also, while in this story they switch, it's mainly bottom!Harry.
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Title: Little Secret
Author: [ profile] scarletladyy
Rating: PG 13
Word Count: 4,300 Approx.
Summary: Harry is assigned to Draco by the Carrows, and he thinks Draco is an entitled, selfish git until they spend some time together on their own. Harry realises not all is what it seems, and that power and wealth doesn't always mean happiness.
Warning(s): AU, Voldemort Rules world, background slavery, blood discrimination.

I loved the twisted concept of this story. The idea of Half Bloods and Muggle Borns being assigned to Pure Bloods, as if they were slaves is striking. Actually, there's little 'as if' about it. And of course, Harry is assigned to Draco.

And what makes it so twisted is the nonviolent quality of it, the passiveness and even agreeable attitude about the whole thing. Like, well, like this is life in the Magical World, the Pure Bloods rule and there's nothing to do about it.

It's really fascinating.
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Title: A Gentleman's Gentleman
Author: [ profile] elpin
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 39,500 Approx.
Summary: The Malfoys lost their fortune and disappeared years ago. When Draco returns he uses a different name and decides to become a valet. Harry has inherited a fortune and is in need of a servant. A match made in heaven? Based on "Jeeves and Wooster" and set in 19th century wizarding London.
Warning(s): Magical AU.

I really enjoyed this story. I just love it when Harry or Draco is working for the other. In this fic, Draco, whose family left England for many years, returns to London and becomes Harry's valet. Harry, an orphan, has very recently inherited his 'Lord' title, along with his fortune from a long lost relative, which coincidentally would have been Draco's had he not been missing.

It's placed in the 1900s in London, and one of the things I loved the most about it, it's the writing; it really transports you back to that time, the language used is very formal and even candid, and it fits perfectly with this setting.

Draco as Harry's valet is priceless, not only because he's so properly and composed all the time, but also because of his gentle guidance Harry feels more comfortable with his new title and the life he has now. And their conversations and observations they fall in love, a love not completely accepted in that society, but they will fight for it.

It's a charming love story.
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Title: On the Last Day of Our World
Author: Sansa
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 85,000 Approx.
Summary: During a detention, Harry and Draco get locked in a strange room together overnight.
When they escape the next morning, they discover they are alone.
Love, angst and adventure abound as they struggle to survive in an empty world.
Warning(s): Elements of AU

This story has a really cool premise. During a detention, Harry and Draco travel through a light and wake up in a world empty of people.

It moves through several years in which they fall in love, explore this lonely world, and experiment with magic. They both become very powerful, and they learn to love living like this, just the two of them, but then comes the moment in which Harry has to come back and face Voldemort once for all.

I really loved the men they became while they were exploring the solitary world, and their bond and love are beautiful.

It's really interesting, and it's one of those known-by-all classis in the fandom.

This author has written Three Drabbles on this Universe.
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Title: Plus One, and Only
Author: [ profile] olimakiella
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 32,800 Approx.
Summary: When the love of Draco’s life sends him an invitation to his wedding, Draco desperately tries to find a date for it that’s hot enough to make the man jealous so he can break up the wedding and keep the groom for himself. Then he meets Harry Potter in a cafe one early morning, among the Knockturn Alley crowd, and takes a chance to hire him as a date. When Harry eventually says yes, Draco rejoices, but as he spends a week with the man by his side, and as they learn more about each other, Draco realises his love for the groom is slowly disappearing.
Warning(s): Magical AU

An adaptation from the movie The Wedding Date, this fic is very entertaining. Draco hires Harry to be his escort to his ex-boyfriend's weddings. But half way through the wedding celebration, which takes several days, he finds himself more smitten with his Plus One, than with the groom. And Harry, a smitten kitten himself, is keeping all sorts of secrets.

And there are all sorts of misunderstandings and shenanigans. A very enjoyable read.
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Title: Survival Instinct
Author: [ profile] lavillanueva
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 39,000 Approx.
Summary: Voldemort has issued a proposition: if Harry Potter will return to Hogwarts for his seventh year, no harm will come to the students’ families. Harry’s saving-people-thing won’t let him say no. (AU 7th year)

This story is an AU, as Harry, instead of going hunting for the remaining Horcruxes, goes back to Hogwarts so the rest of the student's families aren't harmed, as was Voldemort's threat.

And it's really, really cool, because Harry becomes sort of the leader of the rebellion against the Carrows, who are deeply horrible, along with Neville and Ginny and the rest of the DA. The tactics they use are super original (Graffitis, Polyjuicing themselves into Snape, etc.), and of course, there's Draco, who is a constant obsession of Harry's, and who is much more subdued this year, hardly surprising as he's living with the threat of torture and death over his head.

Eventually though, Harry offers Draco his help, and though not gracefully at all Draco ends up accepting (I mean, don't you love it when Draco makes it sounds like he's the one doing Harry favours??), and he hides Draco in the Room of Requirement where much smut ensues.

And really, fumbling, awkward, wonderful smut! It's got an awesome snarky Draco and the Harry, brave, loyal and earnest we all love.

The ending it a little bit abrupt, or maybe I just didn't want it to end just yet. ^^

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