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26 December 2013 @ 12:49 pm
Advent Fics  
In addition to all of the lovely holiday fests, there were also several advent fics I read throughout December. Some authors created an overarching story with a chapter posting each day. Some authors posted an unrelated holiday fic every day. And some collaborated with multiple artists and authors to create beautiful illustrated stories. Below are a few of the advent fics I enjoyed during the holiday season! :)

Title: The Liar and the Mediwizard
Author: lomonaaeren
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: Hard R
Word count: 1,600
Warnings: Hurt/comfort, fluff, established relationship
Notes: advent!fic, bottom!harry
Summary: Harry isn’t always a liar. Draco isn’t always a mediwizard. But sometimes, for their own reasons, they play both those roles.
I loved this! I can totally see Harry as the reluctant patient, and Draco wanting to care for him!

Title: Fear, Beauty, Courage, Glory
Author: lomonaaeren
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Rating: Hard R
Word count: 1,700
Warnings: A bit of angst, but mostly fluff
Notes: advent!fic, eighth year, bottom!draco
Summary: What Harry and Draco feel and see when they wake up together in the Room of Requirement, the morning after.
Gorgeous writing and characterizations with a switching POV.

Title: Hour of Grace
Author: lomonaaeren
Pairing: Harry/Draco preslash
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~3,400
Warnings: Angst
Notes: advent!fic
Summary: Harry and Draco run into each other in Diagon Alley the year after they leave Hogwarts. They make a truce for one hour.
This was written for me as one of the author's advent fics, which was terribly exciting because lomonaaeren is the first fanfic author I ever read and is basically the reason I became obsessed...Anyways, this fic was great! I loved the chance meeting and the 1 hour truce that Draco was timing. Draco's loneliness was so heartbreaking, especially his parents leaving him behind, and deciding on a pet for his gift was wonderful. And his choice in the cheetah! It is beautiful and perfect for Draco and it was nice seeing Draco have a purpose in caring for it. SO, so glad that he didn't just let Harry walk away at the end of the hour! Such a lovely, hopeful ending!

Title: Home for the Winter
Author: lomonaaeren
Pairing: Harry/Draco, past Harry/Ginny and Draco/Astoria
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: ~3,400
Warnings: Slight angst, epilogue-compliant, established relationship
Notes: advent!fic, kid!fic, established relationship, bottom!harry
Summary: Harry and Draco and their children are trying to have a nice Christmas together. Well, maybe “nice” isn’t the operative word…
Loved the more realistic approach to handling a divorce/newer relationship when kids are involved. And the ending was hot and so sweet!

Title: Twenty-four Reasons to Remember
Author: omi_ohmy
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 17,700
Notes: established relationship, switching, holiday!fic
Summary: Harry has almost forgotten what it is to be happy in love and life, until Draco gives him twenty-four chances to remember.
Slightly less fluffy than most advent fics, but not too angsty! Draco and Harry are busy with work and haven't really made their relationship a priority. Draco wants them to be remember why they work well together and fell in love, so he come up with an advent calendar of sorts to help Harry remember. This was touching, and sweet, and realistic, and sexy.

Title: There’s a Light at the Top of the Stairs
Author: dannyfranx
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 45,341
Warnings: original characters, serious obliviousness, earworm Christmas songs. This story is set in Turn glimpse!verse [used with permission of the author!] and while it will stand alone, some parts will make more sense if you have read Turn, by saras_girl.
Notes: holiday!fic, eighth year
Summary: It’s the first Christmas after the war and Harry and Draco have a date with a dead hydrangea bush... they just don’t know it yet.
If you've read Turn (and if you haven't, go read it now!) this fic is especially fun! It is set in the glimpse!verse and details how Harry and Draco get together. It's lovely and sweet and so much fun! The side characters are great and it is lovely seeing all of these background details from the turn!verse get a little bit of back-story!

Title: All Must Draw Near
Author: saras_girl
Pairings: Draco/Harry, Ron/Hermione
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 61,080 in total
Warnings: original characters, pining, shameless festivity, severe lack of high drama, holiday!fic
Notes: holiday!fic
Summary: Harry doesn't have time for rumours; he has a shop to run. Which is just as well, really.
This was a great fic with oblivious!Harry living and working with Draco, realizing he is in love with him and coming to terms with what that means and how that will affect their relationship. The characters in this are all so wonderful and I especially love Draco and the lovely OC Nisha.

Title: Dances With Wolves | favicon dww2013
Authors/Artists: favicon list of contributors
Pairings: Stiles/Derek, Danny/Ethan, Melissa/Sheriff, Lydia/Aiden, Allison/Scott/Isaac
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 59,134
Notes holiday!fic, bottom!derek, sterek christmas calendar 2013
Summary: Two months after the events of the Nemeton, it’s safe to say that Beacon Hills has gone back to the small and quiet town it once was. No animal attacks or strange deaths. No creepy blind man or maniac teacher running about. For the first time in nearly a year, Stiles and his friends can go back to the lives of ordinary teenagers. (Despite half of them not being ordinary at all.) Christmas is coming, and the news of a winter school dance at the end of the semester leaves Isaac terrified and Stiles unbelievably dateless.
It’s funny how both their problems are solved by the same person.
This is such a wonderful holiday fic that takes place after the events of 3A. Loved the development of the relationship and their connection was so well-written!
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