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Title: choosing my confessions
Author: faviconquietregulus
Rating: R
Word Count: 38,200 Approx.
Summary: After much deliberation and several unhealthy coping methods, Harry decides to go to a Muggle mental health support group. Who else would be there but Draco Malfoy?
Content/Warning(s): Mental Health Issues, mention of past self harm

This story is such a beautiful journey. As the summary says, it starts as Harry goes for the first time to a Muggle mental health support group and in his very first visit he runs into Draco.

He promised Hermione he'd go though, because for a long, long time Harry hasn't been doing well and his friends have been worried. So he keeps going and making friends with other people in the group, and after one screaming match (according to Harry's new friend Sam, the first ever in the group – trust Harry and Draco to break that record ^^), they finally decide to be civil. They go to a pub together to celebrate Sam's birthday (who is a wonderful OC!) and, well. You know, one things leads to another and they do the deed right there and then.

And then again the following week which turns to so much more. And it's brilliant, to see them getting better together, to see them talking and arguing and moving on.

There's Ron and Hermione who are lovely, and Luna and Ginny who are also beyond awesome. It's a beautiful story.
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Title: Balance, Imperfect
Author: [personal profile] bixgirl1
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 91,000
Summary: When Harry sustains an injury in the line of work, he no longer knows how to navigate the life he loved, and finds help and solace from the most unexpected source.
Content/Warning(s): Physical disability, angst, depression, anger, healing, hurt/comfort, Auror Harry, Healer Draco, dubious medical ethics, romance, domesticity, falling in love, EWE, anal fingering, anal sex, rimming, bottoming from the top, oral sex.

This story is fantastic. Seriously. It's incredibly touching and beautiful. As the summary says, Harry is injured during an Auror raid and now the life he loved, the life he enjoyed, the life he dreamt for himself is no longer possible, at least that's what he thinks.

He sinks in to a deep depression and Hermione, desperate to help, seeks Draco, who is now a Healer with also a Muggle degree who specialises in physiotherapy, and he's the best, so really, it is Harry's best and last chance.

Harry doesn't take this news -- that Draco is his new doctor and will be moving in for the duration of his treatment -- very well. Well, that's an understatement. But really, Draco is the best, and soon Harry's progress start to show and little by little they work together, toward maybe giving Harry his life back, to Harry finding himself again.

But of course isn't easy, because it's them, they have a whole history and they fall in love, which is, at the same time amazing and complicated.

It's truly a journey, not just Harry's physical recovery, but also realising he can be and is loved, that he doesn't have to do things alone, that people want to be there for him and it's OK to let them, to forgive them and most important to forgive himself. And Draco, falling in love with this amazing man and being scared of what it means, afraid of all the unethical reasons why their relationship might not work. It's gorgeous, really.
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Title: Secret Love Song
Author: [personal profile] writcraft
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 21,700 Approx.
Summary: If there's one thing Draco's certain about, it's that Harry Potter's hiding something. When he gets to the bottom of Harry's closely guarded secret, a flippant solution brings them closer together and forces Harry to confront his past.
Content/Warning(s): Internalized Homophobia, Implied/Referenced Homophobia, Implied/Referenced Self-Harm, Implied/Referenced Mental Illness, Consensual Memory Modification

This is a beautiful written coming out story. This is about Harry, growing up hearing Uncle Vernon talking about gay people even worse than he talked about wizard really didn't prepare him to accept his own sexuality. And then there's Draco, who is openly gay and unapologetic, and they are sort of drawn to each other.

They go out this one time (after Draco 'by chance' – as in, Draco knew exactly what he was doing!!!! – was having coffee near Harry's place) to this bar, and he realises where Harry is coming from.

It's very dramatic, the way it's so hard for Harry to accept himself, he suffers and wants and is so confused. But it's beautiful, too, because Draco is there for him, helping being brave. And boy, they have all the sexual chemistry in the world! Really lovely story and it's illustrated by some really amazing art, too. :)
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Title: The Fear is Just an Illusion
Author: [personal profile] x_melodic_x
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 37,800
Summary: Voldemort is dead but the war is far from over. Draco, once again, is torn between protecting his family and doing what is right. Secret meetings, conflicting loyalties, and grey morals bring Harry and him together but it’s also what could threaten to tear them apart.
Content/Warning(s): I don't think there's Weasley/Ron bashing in this fic as such, but there's definitely an unflattering characterisation of Ron and George Weasley. Though they see the error in their ways. ^^

This fic is so good. It starts immediately after Voldemort's defeat. It's in this moment that Lucius makes the decision to hide, and in doing so he looks for other Death Eaters, and so he found a small cell that is still planning to remain active, and Draco is caught up in this, because he hates what this group stands for, but there's so little he can do for the other side, the "good" side , they are eager for revenge, so giving himself (or his family) up is just not an option. He's trapped with no good choices all over again. This time though, Harry found him, by pure chance, and so Draco starts being Harry's spy within this new group.

But you see, Harry has little power over the Ministry and everything they are doing for the sake of "peace." So Draco only talks to Harry and, god, there's so much grief and fear and anger, and in between they are knowing each other all over again, and it's confusing and amazing and at time the only good thing going on for the both of them.

I don't know if I'm making this story justice, but it's got great characterisations of Harry and Draco and is amazing and touching and dramatic. Very powerful.
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Title: What We Pretend We Can't See
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] gyzym
Rating: R
Word Count: 131,200 Approx.
Summary: Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought.

This story is simply gorgeous. It's beautiful and Harry and Draco's characterisations are amazing.

The story starts when a very distressed Kreacher shows up crying that Grimmauld Place and its new Master are being attacked. Harry had sold Grimmauld Place after the war, unknowingly to him, Draco had bought it and turned it into The Modern Museum of Wizarding History, and now that it's been attacked (along with Draco), Harry as the previous master of the house is called for aid. Being an Auror of course he goes to help, but the attackers escape and now he has to deal with Draco and some children who were visiting the Museum for the day.

That's how it starts, but, god, there's so much more than that, because Harry is really unhappy, he thinks he's doing OK but slowly starts realising how unhappy he truly is, how much more he could have, and Draco starts being there for him, because the attacks continue on Grimmauld Place and Draco, and Harry protects them, then slowly realising all these feelings he has for Draco (so, so slowly and then all of the sudden and—) and it's gorgeous, truly, this journey of discovery, this journey to happiness. And again, the characterisations are so rich and fun and deep, of Harry and Draco, Ron and Hermione, Blaise, Pansy, even Kreacher. It's amazing, this story.
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Title: The Full Four Seasons
Author: [personal profile] ravenclawsquill
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 49,200 Approx.
Summary: Draco Malfoy just wants a quiet life. He has a successful business, a lovely wife, and a delightfully horrible circle of friends. He’s fine. Or, he was fine until Harry Potter thundered into his life with all the subtlety of a blast-ended skrewt and turned everything on its head. Now he’s beginning to wonder if ‘fine’ is enough, after all.
Content/Warning(s): Infidelity (Draco/Astoria)

This story is amazing. It's truly fantastic. Oh my god. It starts when this one day Draco goes to his favourite coffee shop to get his weekly 'proper' coffee and finds Harry tending the counter. Harry's left the wizarding world some five years before, so it's really a shock to see him out of the blue like that.

But Draco goes back to the coffee shop and though this time it isn't Harry making his coffee (and not as good as Harry either!), Harry is there and they start talking. At first is, you know, Potter and Malfoy, a bit awkward and stand-offish, but as time passes they strike an unlikely friendship, a genuine friendship to the point that Draco encourages Harry to come back to the wizarding word. He suggests that if he doesn't want to navigate the press and all that his coming back implies, he could hire a RP firm to help him with that (Parkinson Zabini). Harry, feeling he's ready to come back and come out – officially, agrees and sets to set up a charity Ascendio, to provide a safe place and support for young LBGT people.

But there's so much more than that. Draco is married to Astoria, who by the way is amazing, she's his best friend and she's smart and confident, and just wonderful all around, and Draco does love her, very dearly, but he's living in denial, denial who he is and who he wants and they both have all this pressure to start a family—and now that Harry's made his way into Draco's life, Draco is simply unable to keep denying who he is.

There are so many feelings, the denial, but in a way that gets to your soul and you understand Draco and where he's coming from, so much UST, just, there, all the time, in every amazing interaction Harry and Draco have, growing and simmering under the surface. Harry and Draco's characterisations are beautiful, but so are everybody's; Astoria, Pansy, Hermione. Slow burn, but not too slow.

I know people can be wary of infidelity fics, but this story is not about that, or not only about that, it's about coming to terms with who you are, about finally being honest to yourself and the people you love, about understanding and love. It's truly wonderful.
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Title: Evolution
Author: [personal profile] potteresque_ire
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 13,200 Approx.
Summary: Draco Malfoy was condemned to live a Muggle’s life for his three-year probation. His wand was locked away, and he was forbidden to set foot in Wizarding Britain until Hermione Granger secured a job for him in the Aurors’ stock room. Harry Potter, who worked three doors away as a junior Auror, frequently visited Draco to check out supplies, take Spanish lessons, and witness Draco’s resolute—if painful—adaptation to a non-magical life … while falling in love with the man who might be too fragile to love him back.

This story is beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

The summary is already so lovely that you get a pretty good idea what the story is about. Draco works only three doors away from Harry in the supply office, and it's just, so full of feelings. So much gorgeous pining, but it's like, a gentle, melancholic sort of pining, you see. In which we get to see Harry and Draco through the other's eyes, and it's magical. Their interactions, all the things they aren't saying but are so clear, and finally the way in which Harry says them, I can't think of other words than beautiful and perfect.
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Title: Strange Bedfellows
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ravenclawsquill
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 30,000 Approx.
Summary: When Harry encounters a frail and fidgety Draco Malfoy at the Ministry, he just knows something is wrong and he’s determined to get to the bottom of it.
A story about Deadly Nightshade, crippling insomnia, excellent wine … and finding what you need in the strangest of circumstances.
Content/Warning(s): Potions addiction

There's so much lovely hurt/comfort in this fic. It starts when Draco summons Harry to his office for a work-related interview (Draco's working on a reform of Wizengamot Hearing procedures) and he needed to interview Harry about his hearing back from Fifth Year. Anyway, Harry is super curious about what Draco's been up to but once he sees Draco he realises there's something wrong with him. Days pass without hearing from Draco again so he takes a chance and goes to see him again, only to find him unconscious, and after taking him to St Mungo's, learning he had an unintentional overdose of Dreamless Sleep Potion.

He's surprised by how worried he is, how much he cares, and from then on, he's there for Draco every step of the way. There's a lot of emphasis on the comfort here, to the point that Draco practically moves in with Harry. And of course, eventually realising their feelings for reach other. Lovely. :)
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Title: Now My Neck Is Open Wide (begging for a fist around it)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] vampyrerayne
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 79,500 Approx.
Summary: Six months post-war, Harry meets Grayson Wenke, a famous Quidditch player. Harry believes he's found the love of his life, and a Happily Ever After ending suitable for the storybooks. When Grayson slowly goes from Prince Charming to a monster behind closed doors, Harry finds himself trapped, and alone, and fearing for his life. When Harry realizes he's pregnant, the opportunity for escape - and a real Happily Ever After - presents itself as none other than Draco Malfoy. The only question is if Harry is brave enough to take a chance, and strong enough to heal.
Content/Warning(s): Domestic Violence; rape; coerced sex; physical abuse; mental abuse; emotional abuse; animal abuse. (none between Harry and Draco.)


God, this fic is so incredibly emotional. It's about Harry, after the war feeling a bit lost, and finding "love." At first everything seems perfect, that he's found the perfect, loving partner, someone to love, who loves him, someone he can make a life with. But eventually all these illusions are broken, because Grayson Wenke, Harry's partner, shows his true self. Harry is subjected to all sorts of abuse and violations; physical, mental, verbal, unspeakable things Grayson does to him until Harry is nothing but filled with fear. And we can see that, how everything Harry is, is slowly chipped away until there's nothing but a ghost who lives to be someone's punching bag. It's so emotional, so heart-breaking, how alone he feels.

Eventually Harry learns he's pregnant, but Grayson wants to show the illusion of them being the perfect family, so he signs up a contract for a book with the Prophet, and the writer who'll document their life is one Draco Malfoy, who, thankfully sees more than Grayson wants to show, and is determined to help Harry.

There are strong warnings in this story, and are not to be taken lightly, because everything Harry goes through is truly terrible, but if you read it, go through all this with Harry, you'll see there's hope and the possibility of the happiest ending with someone who truly loves him and values him. :)
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Title: The Dragon's Arms
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ani_magi
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 22,500 Approx.
Summary: Since the war, Harry’s been living on the fringes of the Muggle world and alienated from the Wizarding world. Draco’s struggled his whole life to satisfy his father’s idea of what it means to be a “Malfoy Man” in the Wizarding world, never comfortable in the role. Can they help each other find a place where they feel at home?
Content/Warning(s): Please check warnings/tags at the post.


This is such an emotional fic. As the summary says, Harry's been living in the Muggle world, keeping in touch with only a handful of people, and then this one night he sees Draco after many years. They have this connexion, and have this magical night. I don't mean sex, no, they see each other. Harry shares things about himself with Draco that he never had shared with anyone else. You can see something happening between them, some that changed them. But Draco is keeping something to himself. And before he has a chance to be open with Harry back, his secret is outed in The Prophet.

It's so lovely, reading about all these moments they share, all in one wonderful, honest night, the sexual tension, and though I don't want to spoil it, I'll say the ending is wonderful. :)
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Title: In Fire and Blood
Author: [livejournal.com profile] weight0fmywords
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 15,000 Approx.
Summary: They’re wizards living in Muggle London, and it is the summer after the Battle of Hogwarts. One held out his hand, and the other grabbed on. They’re just boys, really, trying to find their way out of the rubble.
A story in which Draco and Harry are lost after the war. A story in which they find life in love.
Content/Warning(s): depression, self-destructive behaviour.


This is a beautiful story. As the summary says, Harry and Draco are lost after the war, they meet, they see each other, they connect. But you see, Harry is not in a good place, he carries so much regret and guilt on his shoulder, he can't really see past his grief. He is not in a good place to love, nor to be loved, yet Draco loves him, he loves him so much, and as much has Harry tries to push him away, he also loves Draco.

This fic is non-linear. We see their first time, we see how they met again after the war, the trials, we see where they are now, we see how Harry pushes Draco away. But we also get to see gorgeous insights into their hearts and souls, all those things they aren't saying, but feeling. It's very, very touching, and the ending is just wonderful.
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Title: Not Just When You Want to Be
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gracerene
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 37,000 Approx.
Summary: A little over a year after the end of the war, fate seems intent on pushing Harry and Draco together.
Content/Warning(s): Please check A/N and tags at ao3. :)

This fic is completely amazing. It's part of a Series called Are You Mine? This story is a prequel of both What I'm Waiting to Find and Midnight, which are Teddy/James (meaning, this series is Epilogue Complaint). In those stories, while we see Teddy and James getting together – and let me tell you, those stories are effing gorgeous, if you like Next Gen, you shouldn't miss them! – we also learn that Harry and Draco had a history together, something happened between them after the war, before each married Ginny and Astoria. This is that history.

We get to see Harry and Draco starting a tentative friendship, we see them getting to know each other, we see amazing, brilliant character development, there's so much UST, smoking hot sex (OMG, hung!Harry \o/), we see Harry realising there's a whole new side of him he wasn't aware of, and discovering that with Draco, but of course it's not simple, because Draco has obligations, because there are so many expectation on their shoulders. It's beautiful and hear-aching.

This story is mainly bottom!Harry, but there's a switching scene. YUM!
Also: tagged both ewe and epilogue compliant because while the story is ewe, the end-game is EC.
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Title: For a Given Value of Normal
Author: faviconchickenlivesinpumpkin
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 23,000 Approx.
Summary: Realizing he's gay is one thing. This unholy mess with Malfoy is something else entirely.
In which Harry tries to negotiate the path from self-loathing to some sort of happiness, and in the process learns that Malfoy runs a shop, reads Muggle philosophy, and is a dirty rotten liar.
Well, that last one isn't really a surprise.
Content/Warning(s): Rough Sex, Mildly Dubious Consent, Heavy BDSM, Bad BDSM Etiquette (see more at post)

This fic, man, this fic is a journey, really. It starts when Harry, while being drunk, literally runs into Draco, and they fight, violently, only they also have sex while they are fighting (or Harry's fighting Draco, really). Confused and ashamed Harry leaves Draco, but then Draco comes looking for Harry so it can happen again.

It's a bit the wrong way to have BDSM sex, actually, because Harry is full of shame about this thing he's doing with Draco, yet he can't help it, and he's kind of terrible, really (really bad BDSM etiquette), but once he accepts and tries to learn, he just – he does it the wrong way. But it's more than that, because there are feelings, Harry start facing those feelings for Draco, and we also learn the way Draco feels for Harry.

It's amazing, I'm not going to lie, a bit frustrating at times (because, Harry! – you'll see what I mean :D), but seeing them coming together, and that ending, man, it's so, so worth it. A journey indeed.

Please check the tags for more warnings, and don't neglect to read the Author's note, this story could be triggering for some readers otherwise. ^^
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Title: Letters Through Time
Author: faviconJulietsEmoPhase
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 5,700 Approx.
Summary: Harry has been gone for the past few years, unable to tell those he loves whether or not he was alive or dead. When he returns home, he is surprised to find he has some very important letters waiting for him.

Oh my god, this fic! It's just so sweet! Though I admit it kind of made all teary. There's gorgeous flangst here.

It's like the summary says, Harry's been gone for several years and he only just came back home and the first thing he does is read the letters that he received from his friends while he was away. And then he finds Draco's letters. We learn they were friends before Harry went on this mission for years and oh my god, I don't want to say anything else, because those letters, man, are so touching and beautiful (and might make you cry in the best of ways, guarantee!), and yes, that's all I'm going to say. It's lovely with the sweetest ending. :)
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Title: Solder
Author: [livejournal.com profile] oakstone730
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 35,000 Approx.
Summary: Seven years ago, Harry disappeared out of Draco and Scorpius's life without a trace after Harry's addictions destroyed his and Draco's marriage. Now, Harry’s back, and Draco wants to believe he’s changed. But Harry isn’t the only one haunted by the past.
Content/Warning(s): potion/alcohol addiction and recovery.

Oh god, this fic, so touching and wonderful.

This story contains mentions of potion/alcohol addiction, but it's not about that, it's about recovery. It actually starts when Harry has an overdose and Draco, not knowing what else to do, decides to leave Harry because he can't see him do this to himself any more, and he also needs to think about Scorpius, whom they were raising together.

Time moves forward and then one day Draco is in Muggle London when he sees an exhibition showing stained glass art. He goes into the art gallery and he's immediately drawn to all the different pieces. He's very curious about the artist and eventually he finds out the artist is Harry, whom he hasn't heard from or seen since that fateful day.

We learn Harry's recovered from his addiction, we learn how hard it's been, how Harry has been coping with everything, and we also learn these two love each other madly.

It's lovely, truly, see them try again, getting to know each other again, learning how much Harry's missed Draco and Scorpius and just seeing them building their live together back. It's wonderful and touching and there's pining and UST and coming back together. Yep, wonderful. ^^
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Title: Almost Like Song
Author: [livejournal.com profile] melusinahp
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 7,000 Approx.
Summary: They were once lovers, but Harry hasn't seen Draco in years, so it's a bit of a shock when he appears to warn Harry about an upcoming Auror mission.
Content/Warning(s): There are spoilers in the warnings in this fic, so I'm adding them here in the same manner the author did but do check the post for more: Character death. There. It's ruined. I hope you're happy with yourself. :P

This story is so beautiful, so achingly beautiful. I almost don't know what to say. It tells the story of how Harry and Draco started their relationship, but it's so much more than that, it's a beautiful look into their lives, too. You'll feel this story in your heart. Just, yeah, it's beautiful.
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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: The Vestigials
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ichigogalaxy
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 23,000 Approx.
Summary: Ron is sent to an abandoned warehouse to respond to disturbances, only to get there and find Draco Malfoy, bloody, naked and surrounded by dead people. In comes Healer Harry, assigned to help him and figure out why Draco Malfoy has shown up in St. Mungo’s after he was supposed to be dead.
Content/Warning(s): Blood, language


This fic is very interesting and intriguing. Draco, presumed dead for years, is found in a warehouse surrounded by dead people, who apparently he killed. Ron found him and, realising how delicate the situation is asks, Harry, who is a Healer, to treat Draco, whom, we latter learn, is malnourished and can't talk, has been experimented and tortured.

As the story develops we begin to understand the whos and the whys, while Harry, who is the only person Draco trusts, helps him.

As I said, very intriguing!





This is my last rec until the end of the month as I'm going on vacations. Sorry! But I'll see you guys soon. In the meantime, happy reading. :)
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Title: With A Candle To Guide Me
Author: [livejournal.com profile] daftfear
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 29,000 Approx.
Summary: Draco wakes up in a nightmare, caught in the horror that’s haunted him since childhood. Desperate and trying to make sense of all that’s happened, Draco finds the only person who seems to want to give him answers is Potter. But being near Potter holds questions too—ones Draco isn’t sure he wants to ask. Even if it means turning down a way back to solid ground.
Content/Warning(s): Angst, creature!fic, explicit sex, coarse language, mentions of self-harm

I love a good creature fic, like this one. :) This story starts as Draco wakes up in St. Mungo's after he was bitten by a werewolf. And you know, the way it's written, the descriptions of how he feels, how aware he is of every little scent surrounding him, it's quite incredible.

It's written from Draco's POV and it really grips you, through the nightmare he lives knowing, believing he's a monster with nothing but pain and horror ahead of him, he feels his life is over. He suffers.

Harry comes into the story because he works for the Werewolf Support Services, and he tries to help Draco, but that first month, god, you can't know how bad it was for Draco, alone and scared and just ready to give up, and it's just then, when he's truly ready to give up, that Harry come back into the picture to show him that there's still hope.

But oh, I haven't mentioned how Harry's proximity make Draco feel, or awesome Draco's house elf Lottie is, and Teddy, who lives with Harry is. It's incredible. It is angsty, but the ending is so worth it. :)
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Title: Breathe Me
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kedavranox
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 70,000 Approx.
Summary: Since the rather singular incident of being a Horcrux for many years has left Harry with a sensitivity to Dark magic, Harry begins training with Jacob, a Wizard who lives in New York, using this sensitivity to his advantage to cleanse magical spaces of Dark magic.
After a year of training, Draco Malfoy shows up, wanting to learn from Jacob as well, and unexpectedly the two men grow a bond, both magical and physical. But Jacob’s sudden death leaves Harry floundering and growing increasingly dependent on drugs and sex to avoid his problems.
After his brief and tumultuous affair with Draco ends, Harry begins a life of travel, avoiding returning home permanently and continuing his drug habit. He flits from job to job, from place to place, never settling down for a moment, until, years later, Harry is called back to England by his friends to help Draco find his way out of a cursed Manor.
Content/Warning(s): Drug Use and Addiction, Original character Death, sex under the influence and the dub-con associated with that.

This story, it's just so powerful and angsty and amazing.The summary is going to give you a really good idea what the fic is about.

Harry travels to America to become an apprentice for Cleansing Dark Magic. There he meets Jacob, and you're going to love him, he's truly an amazing character, intriguing and brilliant. Harry, well, Harry has feelings for him. But soon after, Draco arrives to be learn with Jacob (and Harry), too. And man, Harry and Draco's relationship, I mean, they way the related, treat each other, how they are at the beginning is brilliant, and more so once they start this thing. It's more than just 'a thing', it's meaningful, and while Harry still feels something for Jacob, there's no denying what he feels for Draco is powerful, too.

Only, after Jacob dies during a job, Harry spirals out of control, at the beginning he starts doing drugs to cope with the loss and the pain and the guilt, but soon it's clear he has a problem, and eventually Draco can't take it any more. He feels he can't reach Harry and leave. And god, it hurts so good. To see Harry hurting this bad, feeling lonely and lost and unable to face his problem, failing his friends (and work), and ultimately facing all the mistakes he's made.

It's a bit hard to read, I guess, but that's because it's very powerful and real and full of feels, but it's amazing, and trust me, the ending is amazing, too. Harry comes a long way, finds forgiveness in a way, finds a place where he belongs, and Draco is there, and his friends are there. It's an amazing journey, this fic.
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Title: And Hope Says, Perhaps Today
Author: [livejournal.com profile] this_bloody_cat
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 10,000 Approx.
Summary: It's for the best, Draco keeps telling himself — over and over like an endless mantra — but self-deception has never been that high on his list of coping techniques.
Content/Warning(s): Mpreg: Draco.

Man, there are so many feels in this fic. ^^

The story starts when Harry and Draco sleep together, and what was a one-off becomes a thing. But it's complicated, complicated because Harry has a girlfriend, and complicated because Draco gets pregnant (oh my god!) and he doesn't tell Harry. And then Harry finds out and they have a fight and Harry leaves, and then Draco leaves.

I'm not making justice to this fic, because the way Draco feels about Harry, and he feels when Harry finds out and acts and reacts is gorgeous and angsty, and it has such a beautiful ending. It's amazing.
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Title: nous avons choisi notre destin
Author: [livejournal.com profile] crazyparakiss
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 11,500 Approx.
Summary: Love is a choice; Draco made his long ago.
Content/Warning(s): Dub-con, Mpreg: Draco.

This story is great. The thing is, during Draco's trial Harry learns that Draco can carry children and to save him from Azkaban he tells the Wizengamot Draco is his lover, and after Draco is released they bond.

It's a bit angsty, because this is definitely not the life Draco pictured for himself, but then, the life he pictured for himself was never going to be after the war. It's not easy for Draco, living with Harry, being bonded – married – to Harry, a near stranger in many ways. But there are so many feelings in between, ones that neither are ready to face, not at first, not for a long time.

This is a story about choices. It's about Harry and Draco's life, and how what started as a lie became happiness. It's lovely.
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Title: come with me into the light
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tryslora
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 21,000 Approx.
Summary: Everything has changed by the time Harry returns to Hogwarts for his second attempt at his final year. He no longer wears glasses, he mourns dead friends from the war, and Draco Malfoy walks the halls as if he is a ghost as well. When Pansy asks Harry to help snap Malfoy out of his silence, what else is he supposed to say? Malfoy needs to be saved, and that's just what Harry does.
Content/Warning(s): Non-graphic descriptions of rape [not between Harry and Draco]. Depression.

This story, oh, it's just so wonderful. It's sad and beautiful and so hopeful.

It's an 8th year story, and it starts as Harry noticed Draco's not himself, he hasn't been for a while. He's hardly around, and when he is there it's like he's a ghost, going through the motions. He wants to help him. Then one day Ernie, Draco's roommate, tells Harry Draco can't wake up. Harry takes him to the Hospital Wing and that's how they discover Draco is pregnant. Only Draco doesn't remember this happening to him.

Little by little though, prodded and pushed, Draco lets people to be there for him. Harry, Pansy, Luna, Ernie, they are there for him and it's gorgeous. I won't say anything else because I really don't want to spoil it, but read it, it's a gorgeous hurt/comfort story, and the ending is wonderful.
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Title: Born Sick
Author: [livejournal.com profile] writcraft
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 6,500
Summary: Draco has been raised to believe homosexuality is a sin. When he encounters an out and proud Harry Potter, his world turns upside down. He is forced to question his beliefs, his values and himself.
Content/Warning(s): internalised homophobia, self-hate, infidelity, angst, self-punishment, self-denial, non-linear timeline, shifting POV


This story, well, it's beautiful. The way it's written works so, so well. From Draco's pov, non linear, it tells the story of Harry and Draco in two times and ways. One, when they are already together, Draco in love with this amazing man Harry is, and the other part of the story, how it all started.

But among all of it, there's so much about Draco feeling wrong, not daring to be honest about who he is and who he loves. How painful it ultimately is for himself and for Harry. So many feels.

I must warn you though; it's not your HEA fic, but it's gorgeous all the same.
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Title: Hero
Author: [livejournal.com profile] leontinabowie
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 17,900
Summary: Harry is a drug addict, and helping him proves more difficult than Draco initially thought.
Content/Warning(s): Drug addiction, drug usage, referenced rape (not between Harry and Draco), non-con due to drug use (not between Harry and Draco), violence, language, sex


This story is just heart-aching, it's so visceral and real, it's incredible.

As the summary says, Harry is a drug addict, and at first Draco tries to help him for selfish reasons, he didn't truly know anything about addictions, but then he starts to see how afflicted Harry really is, how bad and deep his addiction runs. It breaks the heart. Of course, it stops about being Draco's reasons and it's all about helping Harry, trying to help him, and discover again and again how far Harry's fallen into this.

I'm telling you, it's amazing. Yes, it hurts, it hurts so bad for Harry, for Draco, but read it, it's amazing, it's real and the ending is wonderful.
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Title: Comfort & Safety
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lordhellebore & [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com 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.
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Title: Kiss Me (Under the Light of a Thousand Stars)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sophie_french with illustrations by [livejournal.com profile] iwao
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 115,000 Approx.
Summary: Harry rescues Draco Malfoy from Azkaban, where he has been imprisoned for three years after the war. Draco is not as Harry remembers, as Azkaban leaves its mark on even the strongest of wizards. With no memory of who he was or how he came to be in Harry's care, Draco needs Harry's help if he is to have any hope of making a full recovery. But Harry has his own demons to fight and together with saving Draco, Harry must also discover a way to find himself.
Content/Warning(s): Mildly Dubious Consent

This is such a beautiful story. Gosh, it's going to take you in a rollercoaster of emotions.

As the summary says, the story is about Harry saving Draco from Azkaban, who instead of being there the one year he was supposed, he was imprisoned for three years and placed in complete isolation. And from then on, we live with both Harry and Draco the hard road to recovery, because, again, as the summary says, Draco has lost all his memories, he's locked himself in a place in his mind he feels safe, and leaving the comfort of his cell and his routine is traumatising.

In one hand we have Draco trying to cope with these changes, all these little mechanisms that help him (OCDs), and little by little, he start reacting to Harry. And then we have Harry, trying to hard to do well by Draco, to help him, find him treatment, comfort him, and working through his own issues as well -- for Harry is something of a recluse himself, and ultimately falling in love.

And the thing is, them falling in love with each other seems it's happening from the beginning, because they find comfort in each other. It's hard for Harry, because Draco doesn't remember anything, and then it's harder still when Draco finally does.

But don't worry. It's beautiful, it's gorgeous, see them healing together and apart, it's such a beautiful ride, painful at moment, but worth every second.

This story has beautiful illustrations by [livejournal.com profile] iwao. Most are safe for work, though there are a couple of steamy one that you're just going to love, but every single one gorgeous and make this story even more beautiful.
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Title: Yours is the Earth (Hold On, Hold On)
Author: faviconchickenlivesinpumpkin
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 127,000 Approx.
Summary: 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, because 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.
Content/Warning(s): Mental Health Issues, violence, some elements of horror.

This story, kind of tells two stories at once. It's starts with an accident in which Draco nearly dies. We see Harry suffering, seeing his lover of two years seizing and convulsing without being able to do a thing. But miraculously Draco survives, only, it's not that simple; something claimed him, a Creature is in control of his body and now he's not really himself. He now only lives in a small part of his mind, and he'll do anything to protect Harry because he soon realises this creature that lives in him has no mercy.

At the same time, we see how Harry and Draco met for the first time six years after the war when Draco, Potions Expert gives the Auror Department a lecture. Harry's reactions when he sees him, God, those are gorgeous. You see, Harry is obsessed, and not in the usual way, he's determined to find out what Draco is up to, but Draco is not up to anything. Draco's just Draco, he has issues, social anxiety and once Harry starts seeing this different part of Draco, well, he can't help himself. He wants. And this is how we see the beginning of their relationship.

It's amazing, those first weeks of Harry being absolutely obsessed with Draco are awesome, see this thing they start having become something else, how they built their relationship. And at the same time we see and live Draco's anguish at not having control of his body, at trying to fight the Creature without putting Harry in danger, hoping Harry will realise this Draco is not really him, the ending, after everything they've gone through, worth it.

Also, this story is mainly bottom!Draco. There's some switching though! ^^
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Title: Another Mask Behind You
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lettered
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 120,000 Approx.
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.)
Content/Warning(s): dub-con, D/s elements but the dynamic shifts back and forth (not formalised), prostitution (and please, read more at post in the fic).

Well! ^^ The summary pretty much tells you what this story is about.

Draco is a high-end escort and yes, Harry unknowingly hires him. You see, the thing is, Draco has created a potion that, unlike Polyjuice, doesn't turn him into someone else, it rather modifies his features just enough to make him different, and once Harry starts taking Draco to places (usually Ministry or private events), well, it's obvious he's interested, and then he's obviously more than interested when he asks Draco (Tristan as the guy who Draco 'turns' into is called) to spend a month with him. And yes, at first Draco does it for revenge, he wants Draco to love Tristan, and then Draco would reveal himself. Only it never happens, because while Draco might deny it, he starts having feelings for Draco.

Eventually Harry discovers the ruse, but by then Draco admits he loves Harry, but Harry, well, he's hurt and upset and more than that, he's bloody furious, but Draco's going to try to win him back (Hermione is awesome btw). There's a lot to be said, a lot of things happen, but I don't want to spoil it.

Just now this story is incredibly intense and raw and it's filled with feelings and self-discoveries. It's an emotional rollercoaster. And it's hot too. There's so much dirty talking, so much, there's sex and it's hot and intense and rough and filthy but also loving at times, and I know it comes with a lot of warnings (mind those, by the way), but it's the story is awesome.

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