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12 January 2014 @ 10:35 am
H/D Erised 2013 Fest Recs  
The Draco/Harry Holiday Fest at hd_erised was probably the fest I was most excited for in December. I got into the Harry Potter fandom right at the tail end of last year's hd_holidays fest and then was super sad that it was the last year and I missed my chance to follow a H/D holiday fest as it posted. But then the erised community was opened and announcing their winter fest and I have been excited ever since!

There have been a lot of amazing fanworks this year and a ton of long, porny fics, which are my favorite! My absolute favorites from the fest are below, but there were so many great fics this year, is was a bit hard to choose! Check out their masterlist for a full list of all the wonderful contributions!


Art by misterwalnut | Banner by faithwood



Title: Winners Never Quit
Author: melusinahp
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,200
Warnings: dirty talk
Notes: bottom!draco, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: Sometimes everyone wins.
This was short and hot! Loved the bit of dirty talk and Draco is so delightfully bossy and rude.

Title: On Call
Author: faithwood
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~4,200
Notes: auror!harry, auror!draco, bottom!harry, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: For the rest of his life, Draco will blame what happened this Christmas on the fact that he hadn't thought to bring a book.
This fic is so awesome! Draco was hilarious, the sex was hot, and I loved the ending!

Title: The Trials of a Malfoy Manchild
Author: nattish
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 18,700
Warnings: Dirty talk, face-fucking, "light roughness," assertive Harry, selfish Draco, teacher!harry, kid!fic, bottom!draco, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: Draco's bachelor lifestyle is interrupted when Scorpius is sent to live with him in his London flat. He's no good at being a dad, but starts to cope with advice from his son's new schoolteacher -- Harry Potter -- who is, frankly, not just good with his books.
Draco is selfish, but he is trying to be better and this fic has a lot of really great Draco moments in it. Draco's scene with his father, his interactions with Pansy, his altercation with Astoria's new husband, his slowly mending relationship with Scorpius and the hot chemistry with Harry.

Title: Feeling Lucky
Author: gryffindorj
Pairing: Harry/Draco, past Draco/Astoria, past Harry/Ginny
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~19,500
Notes: spanking, rimming, dirty talk, established relationship, auror!harry, kid!fic, potionsmaster!draco, bottom!draco, implied switching, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: "Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.”
Draco wants to ask Harry to move in with him, but he is nervous about it, so he takes some Felix. Romantic comedy is a perfect description for this fic. I loved Draco's POV and his relationship with Scorpius and with Harry. And the dirty talk! So fantastic!

Title: A Song Without Words
Author: omi_ohmy
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Pansy/Blaise, implied Hermione/Ron
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 20,586
Warnings: switching, unusual jobs, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: When a violin goes missing, Draco has to work with Potter to clear both their names.
This was so great! The careers are so unique (especially Harry's, he is a luthier, a person who repairs/restores violins!) but it so works in this fic and it's actually believable, which I was worried about going into the fic! Love Draco's reactions to Harry and his playing, and their relationship development was so lovely.

Title: Side-Along
Author: lq_traintracks
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Hermione/Ron, Ginny/Dean, past Harry/Ginny
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 22,000
Warnings: possible dub-con, lawyer!draco, bottom!draco, teacher!harry, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: If this wasn't a curse then it was Hell. Because surely, in Hell, all roads would lead to Harry Potter's living room.
This was really great. I loved the characterizations of Harry and Draco in this and the sexual tension between them, especially at the party, was great! And OMG the motorcycle sex scene was so freaking hot!

Title: The Grotto
Author: erin_myecourt
Pairing: Harry/Draco, implied Ron/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Words: 23,342
Notes: referenced switching, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: Three years after Draco’s war crimes trial, the Wizengamot finally decides on his community sentence: help rebuild a village that was destroyed in the war. It sounds simple enough. Until Draco begins to unravel the mystery behind the assignment.
This fic is amazing! I LOVED Draco in this, grown up and trying to be better, but still essentially himself. And the writing in this was just gorgeous, I really felt the sinister, ominous atmosphere of the grotto.

Title: In the Company of a Rubber Duck
Author: birdsofshore
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione, implied Ginny/Dean
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 34,695
Warnings: bottom!draco, implied switching, first time, seeker!harry, gettingtogether!fic, EWE, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: War makes for strange bedfellows. However that doesn't fully explain how Harry ended up sharing his bath with Draco Malfoy... nor why Malfoy was a rubber duck at the time.
OMG this was so great! The concept was super interesting and Draco is so great in this. He's funny and witty and so hilarious in all his object reincarnations. The relationship between Harry and Draco is well-paced and believable. And the Snape cameo at the end was perfect.

Title: The Voldemort Manor
Author: kedavranox
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Harry/OMC, Ron/Hermione, past Draco/OMC, past Harry/Ginny
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~41,000
Warnings: Past Sexual Coercion (not H/D), switching, auror!harry, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: The Malfoy Manor is a state run museum, renamed The Voldemort Manor by the Ministry for Magic. As part of his probation, Draco is assigned as sole caretaker. When the Manor hosts a series of high class events celebrating the Wizarding World’s fourth Yuletide season Post War, it brings with it a swathe of people Draco hasn’t seen in years; including one, Harry Potter.
I really loved this fic, and I was a bit nervous going into it. Draco in this was fantastic, how much he has had to live through and how he manages to survive. But I love that it isn't just a generic strength, that it falters and gives a bit after awhile and that he kind of has to be forced to not give up. And Harry is a bit messed up too, making poor decisions and not really thinking about the consequences of his actions, but still good, still recognizable as himself. There's some angstyness here, but the ride is totally worth is, and there is a happy and satisfying ending to look forward to!

Title: Azoth
Author: zeitgeistic
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Hermione/Milicent, Ron/Lavender, past Ron/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 88,700
Warnings: Eighth year, animagus!fic, bottom!draco, implied switching, portrait!snape, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: Now that Harry is back at Hogwarts with Hermione for eighth year, he realises that something’s missing from his life, and it either has to do with Ron, his boggart, Snape, or Malfoy. Furthermore, what, exactly, does it mean when one’s life is defined by the desire to simultaneously impress and annoy a portrait? Harry has no idea; he’s too busy trying not to be in love with Malfoy to care.
This fic was truly fantastic. There are a lot of things here that I wasn't sure would work (Ron and Hermione with different people, Harry as a potions master, Ron breaking away from the Trio) but it so, so does and it all works out and you don't feel sad about things at ALL. Harry in this is well-written and his interactions with everybody were perfect. And the potions work as a foundation for the story was wonderful and interesting!



Title: Taming Dragons
Artist: isinuyasha
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: PG
Notes: hd erised fest 2013
Summary: After Voldemort’s demise dragons have started returning to Britain due to the absence of Dark Magic. The Ministry is overwhelmed by the need to keep them from wreaking havoc but due to the regulations on Magical Beings implemented by one Hermione Granger, they are unable to hurt or export the invading creatures. Enter Harry and Draco who have, to the surprise of the Wizarding World, become business partners. While they still haven't managed to agree on whether their acronym stands for Dragon Trainer or Dragon Tamer, they certainly enjoy the perks of their job.
Wow everything about this is gorgeous. I love their uniforms and they way Draco is holding onto Harry and the landscape and overall tone is so fitting. And Harry looking back at Draco! So beautiful!

Title: Shoreline
Artist: dustmouth
Rating: G
Notes: comic, hd erised fest 2013
Summary: Harry's doing his best not to make things difficult.
This was gorgeous! Loved the scenery and that last frame...it's all fantastic.
 
 
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sophie_frenchsophie_french on January 12th, 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
So many awesome fics to read!!! And I just don't have the time!!! Arghhhhh
Avid Supporter of the Booty Floolq_traintracks on January 12th, 2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the lovely rec!!! :-D
kedavranoxkedavranox on January 12th, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the rec! <3
Bring forth the tale of dicksbirdsofshore on January 12th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you, grace, I'm really flattered to see my fic up there among those fabulous ones!
la, zeitgeist!: [default] december zeitgeisticzeitgeistic on January 12th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the rec! <3
isinuyashaisinuyasha on January 20th, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the rec <3