Title: The Full Four Seasons Author: ravenclawsquill Rating:
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):
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.