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30 May 2013 @ 08:52 pm
Post-Hogwarts H/D Recs: 30,000-50,000 Words  
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updated April 18, 2018

30,000-50,000 words

*NEW: 4/18*
Title: Most Arrogant and Loving of Men
Author: lomonaaeren
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, past Harry/OFCs, background Ron/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~30,197
Content/Warnings: first time, bottom!harry, auror!harry, dracotops_harry
Summary: Harry knows very well that he’s showing the mask of the Savior to everyone around him—his friends, his lovers, his enemies—but he doesn’t know how to stop. The part of him that wants things to be different is selfish and greedy. He doesn’t see any way to express it and not have his life explode…until Draco Malfoy, of all people, realizes it’s there.
Oh, this was gorgeously satisfying! I loved reading about Draco spoiling Harry and watching Harry slowly learn that he deserved to be pampered!

Title: Obliviation and Obliviation Outtake
Author: dysonrules
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~26,000 and ~4,200 (~30,200 in total)
Content/Warnings: hd_smoochfest 2010, cursed!draco, mute!draco, bottom!draco
Summary: When Harry decides to quit Auror Training in order to care for young Teddy over the summer, he has quite enough to worry about without Pansy Parkinson dumping a mute Draco Malfoy on his doorstep. Now he has to figure out who attacked Malfoy and why he was Obliviated, all while trying to ignore his growing attraction to the man. // Draco reflects on his sketchy memories while living with Harry and Teddy.
Something has happened to Draco and he is missing a lot of his memories and the ability to speak. Teddy in this was adorable and it was lovely to see Draco getting to know teddy and Harry without this old animosity clouding his judgement, and for Harry to see another side of Draco.

Title: Memory Lane
Author: fulselden
Pairing(s): Harry/ Draco, background Ron / Hermione
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~31,000
Content/Warning: case!fic, auror!harry, 2017
Summary: When memories from the war start surfacing in unexpected places, Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy find themselves spending a surprising amount of time inside each other’s heads.
Really fascinating case fic! I really loved Harry and Draco here, the animosity and prickliness as they work together on the super interesting case that comes up. I'm not usually one for non-explicit works, but this one kept me captivated throughout!

Title: (The Piece) I was Missing All Along
Author: lauren3210
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Harry/OMC, mention of Draco/OMCs, background Hermione/Ginny
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~31,000
Content/Warnings: infidelity, bottom!draco, hd_erised fest 2014
Summary: Draco and Harry have been flatmates and best friends for years, and Draco thinks like is just perfect that way. But when something comes along and threatens to take all that away, Draco has to decide what it is he really wants, and just how hard he's going to work to get it.
This fic is wonderfully written and just gave me ALL THE FEELS. Great friendship between Harry and Draco with lots of angsty pining and eventual resolution. Super hot, emotional sex and an adorable, fluffy ending. :)

Title: Make Me a Headline (I Want To Be That Bold)
Author: dicta_contrion
Pairing: Draco/Harry, brief Harry/Lee Jordan, mention of past Draco/OMCs and Harry/OMC, background Hermione/Ron & Pansy/Blaise
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 31,087
Content/Warnings: bottom!harry, auror!harry, past relationship, semi-public!sex, dracotops_harry 2015
Summary: Draco never expected to see Harry doing that again. Especially with someone else, in a grainy photograph that's landed on his desk one Monday morning.
Really wonderfully written fic that gave me so many feels. Definitely a bit heartbreaking in places, but some seriously wonderful characterizations of Draco and Harry, with a really satisfying ending.

Title: On One's Knees
Author: pir8fancier
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny, Draco/Astoria, Astoria/OFC, Ron/Hermione
Wordcount: 32,239
Rating: NC-17
Content/Warnings: healer!harry, bottom!draco, implied bottom!harry, hd_worldcup round 1
Summary: Five years after the final battle at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy has been paroled from Azkaban and works nights as a janitor at The Daily Prophet. Harry Potter, recently married to Ginny Weasley, is training as a Healer at St. Mungo's. One wastebasket=one head injury=our story.
I was a little surprised by how much I loved this fic, because the original ending isn't my favorite, but it really is perfect and it is beautifully written. Even better with the alternate ending. :)

Title: O Sinners, Let's Go Down
Author: birdsofshore
Artist: raitala
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~32,698
Content/Warnings: first time, religious!kink, dirty talk, semi-public!sex, hd_collab 2015
Summary: It seemed like such a straightforward plan ‒ a trip to Suffolk to research his mother's family tree and spend a few days relaxing by the seaside. Harry wasn't looking for anything more than that. He certainly wasn't looking for Draco Malfoy.
Really gorgeously written fic that handles themes of religion and spirituality and repression and forgiveness fantastically. The sexual tension between Harry and Draco builds beautifully and every scene between them jumps off the screen. Smoking hot and just a really great read.

Title: Renaissance
Author: dysonrules
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~33,000
Content/Warnings: auror!harry, cursebreaker!draco, bottom!harry
Summary: Harry awakens after a long sleep to find things terribly changed. He's not in an alternate universe... it just seems like it.
Very well written and interesting fic. Lovely characterizations.

Title: Catfished
Author: saras_girl
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, background Hermione/Ron
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~33,000
Content/Warnings: EWE, auror!harry
Summary: Draco is in deep water, Harry can see straight through him, and that's not even the full scale of the problem.
This fic was awesome. Funny and sweet and beautifully written. The characterizations are spot-on, which is even more impressive when considering that Draco spends most of the fic as a catfish. Sounds silly, but it really works wonderfully. Super fun read!

Title: Conflict Management
Author: themightyflynn
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Luna/Rolf, Terry/Susan
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 33,424
Content/Warnings: auror!harry, auror!draco, auror!fic, forced proximity, bottom!draco, hd_erised 2015
Summary: After one fight too many, Aurors Draco and Harry are sent off to a counselling retreat. It turns out to not be quite what they had expected.
Really great read! The characters were all great here, and the development of Harry and Draco's feelings and relationship is wonderful. Some super hot sex, and a satisfying ending make this one well worth the read! There are some somewhat abrupt POV changes, but nothing too distracting.

Title: Protect Me
Author: xenadragon_xoxo
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione, past Harry/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 33,500
Content/Warnings: actor!draco, bottom!draco, hd_smoochfest 2013
Summary: Harry Potter has spent the last seven years doing everything the Wizarding World’s saviour and Golden Boy shouldn’t – breaking it off with his childhood sweetheart, quitting Auror training, and living in isolation in Muggle London. Having just gotten out of an emotionally and financially abusive relationship, Harry hasn’t been out of his house in weeks. Meanwhile, after disappearing from the Wizarding World and moving to America for seven years, Draco Malfoy has become a famous Hollywood actor and is back in England to film his latest movie. When Draco begins to receive serious threats, he asks for a Wizard bodyguard to be assigned to him, and who should be more fit for the job than the fallen-from-grace Man Who Lived Twice himself? But can Harry and Draco set aside their differences and work together, or is this just a disaster in the making?
This was a delightful fic! I loved pessimistic Draco slowly thawing and Harry dealing with his issues, and the relationship build up was wonderful!

Title: Systemic Morality
Author: zeitgeistic
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco; Hermione/Ron and later Hermione/Millicent + Ron/Lavender; Padma Patil/Theodore Nott
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~34,000
Content/Warnings: breakup!fic, Auror partners (briefly), unusual jobs, bottom!draco, kid!fic, hd_erised 2015
Summary: One screw-up changes everything. Harry really should learn to lock the door before having sex with Draco when his godson’s around. A tale of hot, steamy, flowing love—for Padma Patil and Theodore Nott. A tale of colossal screw-ups and slow, flangsty (sexy) resolutions for Harry and Draco.
This is such a fun and clever fic! The concepts and details here are really wonderful, and I love how Harry and Draco manage to find their way back to each other, even with some screw-ups along the way.

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
Content/Warnings: bottom!draco, implied switching, first time, seeker!harry, hd_erised 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: With Born Tenacity
Author: dysonrules
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Word Count: 34,700
Rating: NC-17
Content/Warnings: bottom!draco, implied switching, memory loss, disguise!fic, auror!harry, serpentinelion's hd glompfest 2013
Summary: His bruised and bloody body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea with only a wand and a single key as a clue to his identity. Even his name was a mystery. Did he dare to trust the man who found him lying on the beach?
No surprise this was amazing! Dysonrules does a great job with disguise!fic and this one was especially exciting with memory loss, polyjuice, ministry plots, false murder accusations, and cameos from some slytherin and gryffindor friends! Harry and Draco's chemistry in this fic is fantastic and Draco's interactions with everybody are perfect

Title: Just Friends (or Why Draco Malfoy Shouldn't Have Sex in His Office)
Author: ustorycollector
Pairing: Draco/Harry, mentions of Ron/Hermione, brief Draco/Blaise, and past Harry/Blaise
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 34,995
Content/Warnings: Auror Harry, Auror Draco, Auror partners, desk!sex, rimming, dirty talk, wall!sex, friends with benefits, office!sex, bottom!harry, dracotops_harry 2017
Summary: Harry and Draco are Auror partners, friends, and um... well, that's it. Yes, Hermione, that is it. At least it is until Harry catches him doing a certain something that he can't get out of his mind.
Really wonderful fic with Harry and Draco as Auror partners and good friends, until Harry walks in on Draco fucking Blaise in their office and suddenly he can't get Draco out of his mind. The sex is seriously scorching hot, and I loved the build between Harry and Draco here.

Title: The Moon Looks Lovely Tonight
Author: omi_ohmy
Pairing: Harry/Draco, background Hermione/Ron, Luna/Greg
Rating: R
Word Count: ~35,000
Content/Warnings: shared bed, hd_erised 2014
Summary: When Harry moves into the damp and empty Black house, it doesn’t quite feel like home. And then the first owl moves in. After that, it’s a steep slope leading to bed-sharing, more owls, assorted housemates, strange potions experiments, and terrible cooking. And a bit of waltzing, too.
Oh this fic was such a wonderful feel-good fic! There were honestly so many little details that just made the fic that I could go on and on about them forever, and the slowly building relationship between Harry and Draco and the shared bed trope were great! And the side pairings and characters were just perfect. Ron and Hermione were wonderfully characterized both separately and their dynamic as a couple and Greg and Luna were too adorable and I loved how they just really balanced out the house.

Title: Expecto Patronum
Author: writcraft
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, mention of past Harry/OMCs, Draco/OMCs, Draco/Theo
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~35,000
Content/Warnings: mentions of past torture, bondage, rimming, switching, bottom!draco, bottom!harry, hd_erised 2015
Summary: Harry Potter is the most sought after celebrity in wizarding Britain. His every movement is scrutinised, his relationships questioned and his photographs plastered over every paper. Harry's used to everyone thinking he’s a hero and has had plenty of time to learn how to keep his biggest secrets hidden from the press. As Draco Malfoy negotiates his feelings for the wizarding world's brightest star, he becomes increasingly attached to Harry and unravels the secrets he keeps hidden from the rest of the world.
Really beautifully written and super hot post-war fic that has Draco and Harry starting to form a friendship that is tinged with that bit of something more from the very beginning. Some really glorious sexual tension, and the payout is definitely worth it. Fantastic characterizations, and a lovely ending.

Title: Solder
Author: oakstone730
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, mentions of Ron/Hermione; Bill/Fleur; and past Draco/Astoria
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~35,000
Content/Warnings: EWE, potion/alcohol addiction and recovery, nipple play, rimming, dirty talk, artist!Harry, cusebreaker!Draco, past relationship, kid!fic (sort of), bottom!harry, hd_erised 2015
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.
Really beautifully written fic that has Harry and Draco coming back together after years apart. Draco and Harry are both beautifully characterized, and the connection between them is as strong as ever. I love how the author really perfectly captures the complexity of their relationship, and how both Harry and Draco move cautiously, if inexorably, back towards one another. Th tensions between the two is fabulous, and when it finally comes to a head, it's unbelievably hot. Moving and beautiful read.

Title: Fearless locked to AO3 users
Author: melusinahp
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 35,000
Content/Warnings: auror!harry, bottom!draco, hd_holidays 2012
Summary: "There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance." -- John Lennon
Really beautiful and moving fic about Draco facing his fears, with a happy ending!

Title: Fast Forward, Two Steps Back
Author: emmagrant01
Pairing: Harry/Draco, background Ron/Hermione, Hannah/Neville
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 36,065
Content/Warnings: professor!harry, time travel, teacher/student relationship, first time, rimming, bottom!harry, dracotops_harry 2011
Summary: Everyone knows that Draco Malfoy died in the Room of Requirement ten years ago. So when he suddenly reappears at Hogwarts ten years later, still seventeen years old, Professor Harry Potter's life gets very complicated.
Really fun and sexy with a cool take on the time travel trope. Loved watching the relationship between Harry and Draco unfold seeing how time travel/age difference impacted their interactions. I also really enjoyed dynamics shift the teacher/student relationship. Fun read!

Title: You Send Me (Honest You Do)
Author: firethesound
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 36,990
Content/Warnings: Auror Harry, Auror Draco, Auror partners, deaged, drunk!sex, tattoos, implied bottom!harry, dracotops_harry 2017
Summary: As far as potion accidents go in general, and deaging incidents go in particular, Draco knew this could have been so much worse. Harry only lost about ten years, and all his memories are still intact. But the sight of him looking as if he’s stepped straight out of Draco’s Hogwarts memories has dredged up a whole mess of complicated feelings Draco thought he’d buried years ago, and Draco really doesn’t know what to do with any of it.
Really interesting take on the deaging trope, with Harry's body being sent back to his late teens, but his mind staying the same. I loved how his transformation is sort of the catalyst for Draco being unable to keep his feelings under wraps any longer, and the banter and relationship between them both as Auror partners (and then more!) was just lovely. I also really enjoyed Ron and the other OCs, which added another layer of realism to everything. Great read!

Title: Defendere
Author: lomonaaeren
Pairings: Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 37,247
Content/Warnings: auror!harry, bonding!fic, bottom!harry
Summary: Harry stumbles into a magical ritual meant to enslave Draco, and manages to change the bond so that it leaves Draco with free will and the ability to make decisions even if he is bound to Harry. But that isn't much comfort when it also leaves him with the ability to irritate the hell out of Harry in the name of "guarding" him.
I like that this fic really delves into all the shit that Harry had to deal with as a kid: the Dursleys' abuse, watching Cedric & Sirius die, and, of course, Voldemort. In the books none of the adults seem to be all that concerned about him, and he seems just fine, which doesn't seem all that realistic. I like that this fic addresses some of the possible consequences of his childhood. Not to mention, I'm a sucker for bonding!fics, and Draco acting as Harry's bodyguard and essentially in charge of taking care of Harry in every way was super awesome.

Title: Another Country
Author: lomonaaeren
Rating: Hard R
Pairing: Harry/Draco, implied Ron/Hermione
Word Count: 37,263
Content/Warnings: issues of disability (Harry has brain damage and Narcissa has missing limbs), auror!harry, bottom!harry, disabled!harry
Summary: Brain-damaged by a Dark curse, Harry is seeing auras that no one else can see and visions that don't come true and speaking Latin instead of English. The Healers want him to go back to normal. Draco Malfoy thinks his future should be different from his past.
Unique take on the disability fic. I just think latin is so interesting and I love Draco acting as his translator.

Title: The Fear is Just and Illusion
Author: _melodic_
Pairing: Draco/Harry, background Ron/Hermione and Ginny/Dean
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 37,805
Content/Warnings: first time, outdoor!sex, bottom!harry, dracotops_harry 2017
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.
This fic was so good, OMG! It starts immediately after the final battle, and I just LOVED how it immediately dives into the aftermath. Just because Voldemort is dead doesn't mean the war is over, and I thought the author did a brilliant job bringing to life the remaining Death Eaters and their cause, as well as showing what can happen to the "good" side when grief and pain drives them to seeking vengeance over justice. I really loved Draco and Harry's voices here, and watching them come together, and seeing their relationship develop was lovely. The plot was absolutely captivating, and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. SO. GOOD.

Title: A Convenient Impracticality
Author: firethesound
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco (background Ron/Hermione, Dean/Seamus, Ginny/Luna)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~38,000
Content/Warnings: auror!draco, auror!harry, Friends with benefits, fake/pretend relationship, implied switching, shared bed, hd_erised 2015
Summary: Somehow Harry ends up agreeing to a fake relationship with his ex-nemesis-turned-friendly-acquaintance-with-benefits, except for some reason it involves an awful lot of actual dating and, sadly, not much sex. Confused? Harry is too, but when has anything with Draco Malfoy ever been as straightforward as it seems?
Oh my goodness, this was such a joy to read. Draco and Harry are wonderfully characterized, and I loved seeing Harry start to fall for Draco once he was forced to spend time dating him and not just having sex with him. Great side characters and a wonderful ending.

♥ ♥ Title: A Tale of Horns Series: The Inaugural "Tongues of Fire" Photographic Wall Calendar,
Mating Rituals of the Winged Predator: How Mr. February Got Almost Everything He Wanted, Claws That Catch: The Fierce Beast in His Lair, Dragon Riding for Beginners – How the Cover Boy Finally Got It
Author: pushdragon
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Draco/Charlie Weasley, Draco/OMC, Harry/OMC, Harry/Ginny
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 9,000, 20,000, 5,000, 4,600 (38,600 total)
Content/Warnings: switching, bottom!harry, bottom!draco, rimming, seeker!harry
Summary: Commonly described as "dirty", this features smokin' hot gay dragon tamer Charlie Weasley (platonically) on the side.
So this series is pure smut and OMG some of the hottest I have ever read. Draco is this rich playboy who spends his money on doing the craziest stunts and he meets up with Harry again while doing a sexy calendar photo shoot. The series is realistic and sexy and has a sweet ending. LOVE!

Title: Under the Same Sky
Author: writcraft
Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Animal: Dog
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 38,695
Warnings/Content: Puppy play (non-sexual), light Bondage, First Time, Collars, switching, bottom!draco, mostly bottom!harry, auror!harry, past relationship, light praise!kink, light D/s, hd_fan_fair's pet fair 2016
Summary: "It wasn’t…” Malfoy stops and there’s something tentative in his voice, the hint of an apology in his words. “It was never about you, Potter."
With memories of the war still fresh on his mind and Malfoy back in London, Harry's past refuses to stay buried. As Harry tries to grapple with life and love, Malfoy seems determined to make him confront his deepest desires and Harry has to try not to lose his heart all over again.
This fic was seriously so good!! I know puppy play is definitely not everybody's thing, and it's not something I generally look for in fic, but it was so wonderfully written here and I highly recommend you give this a chance, even if it's not a kink you tend to read. It's not even about sex, really, it's about Harry wanting to let go, needing a place where he can feel safe and loved and let go of all the chaos in his mind. The kink negotiation here is wonderful, watching Draco slowly coax Harry out of his shell and getting him to admit his desires. The two of them fit together so perfectly. And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the sex, which is seriously smoking hot on top of everything else. Seriously, give this fic a shot, you won't be disappointed!

Title: dirtynumbangelboy
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, past Harry/OMC background Ron/Hermione, Ginny/Astoria, Pansy/OMC, Daphne/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~39,400
Content/Warnings: fake/pretend relationship, bottom!draco, auror!harry, club!fic, 2017
Summary: After Harry’s unfortunate encounter with his ex, Draco Malfoy makes him a proposition. Draco wants his parents to stop matchmaking him, Harry wants to make his ex jealous. All they need to do is simply pretend they’re in love. Problem is… Draco already is.
Fabulously gritty fake/pretend relationship fic. The characters and side-characters here are amazing, but Draco is the one who really steals the show. He's beautifully captured, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching Harry fall for him.

Title: Boom Clap (The Sound of My Heart)
Author: femmequixotic and noeon
Pairing(s): Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter; Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley; background Blaise Zabini/Cho Chang
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~39,600
Content/Warnings: assistant professor!harry, assistant professor!draco, pining, bottom!draco, hd_erised 2016
Summary: Post-war Hogwarts has been energized by its new teaching fellows program. Where once bitter enmity divided the wizarding community, Malfoy and Potter chummily patrol hallways together whilst Granger and Zabini seek lost parts of the castle at McGonagall’s behest and Chang supervises Quidditch when not lecturing in Charms. It’s a veritable wizarding utopia and life is predictable for the first time in years. Which is, of course, when everything blows apart as the result of a drunken dare and Malfoy’s life is ruined beyond his capacity to repair it. Ever. In a million years.
Gosh, this fic is just wonderful! Harry and Draco and a handful of other students from their year are back at Hogwarts as teaching fellows, and it’s wonderful to get that Hogwarts vibe, but with all of them being a little older and wiser. There is some really delicious pining, and Draco is wonderful as he comes to terms with his feelings and the possibility that maybe Harry feels the same. Fabulous read!

Title: Annus Mirabilis
Author: renrenren3
Rating: NC-17
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, background Ron/Hermione
Word Count: 39,679
Content/Warnings: first time, bottom!draco, hd_fan_fair's book fair 2013
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.
This was so so good! I thought the Founders era was so well done and fascinating, and I absolutely loved the evolution of Draco and Harry's relationship.

Title: Stepping Stones
Author: lomonaaeren
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione, brief Draco/Astoria
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 39,939
Content/Warnings: infidelity, auror!fic, bottom!harry, implied switching, auror!draco, auror!harry, first time
Summary: Harry agreed to marry Ginny because he honestly believed that he couldn't fall in love with anyone. And then he found himself falling in love with Draco Malfoy. From there, the next steps may be inevitable.
I love how this fic just takes you into Harry's mind and how he honestly believes he is incapable of falling in love, so he marries Ginny so that at least she can be happy. And then Draco comes in and he realizes that he has fallen in love with him, and you watch him struggle to do the right thing by Ginny, and himself, and Draco. It's lovely and a bit sad.

Title: Coffee, Cakes and Doorknob Snakes
Author: omi_ohmy
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 40,900
Content/Warnings: auror!harry, bottom!draco, cursebreaker!draco, hd_holidays 2012
Summary: Harry's house is trying to kill him, and only one person can help him: pity it's Draco Malfoy.
Lovely fic. Believable build up with wonderful sexual tension that finally breaks.

Title: As Souls From Bodies Steal
Author: femmequixotic
Pairing: Harry/Draco, past Harry/Ginny, background Ron/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 40,991
Content/Warnings: auror!harry, mentions of past rape/non-con, minor character death, implied bottom!harry, hd_holidays 2010
Summary: Hope may be found in the oddest of places, even in the bleakness of winter.
Oh, this fic was just beautiful. Draco's voice is fantastic here, and I thought the author did a really wonderful job handling some difficult subjects. The death of Draco's father and the memories of Draco's past sexual assaults hit Draco hard, but watching him work through his grief and pain was a very moving and cathartic experience. I also really loved Draco's relationship and interaction with Blaise and Millie and his mother, and little James Sirius Potter was adorable. Harry here shines in all his wonderful goodness, and the whole fic was just immensely satisfying.

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
Content/Warnings: Past Sexual Coercion (not H/D), switching, bottom!draco, bottom!harry, auror!harry, hd_erised 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: "What You Do With Your Life, A.H.K.B.C.B." (After the Hero Kills the Batshit Crazy Bastard)
Author: oldenuf2nb
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, past Harry/Oliver Wood, brief Draco/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 41,170
Content/Warnings: auror!harry, bottom!draco
Summary: Draco Malfoy had waited years in hope of seeing Harry Potter utterly humiliated...
Just amazing. You get to see Draco helping a humiliated Harry after his public breakup with Wood, and how that basically changes everything for Harry and then he gets to return the favor for a heartbroken Draco, and they just come together beautifully.

Title: On a Clear Day
Author: saras_girl
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 41,519
Content/Warnings: EWE, unusual jobs
Summary: Draco Malfoy is waiting for his real life to begin, and it appears that he’s not the only one. Coffee, charity, and the wisdom of the elderly.
This fic is such a delight! Harry as a shut-in was a very interesting read, and Draco here is fantastically characterizaed. I loved his voice, and his banter with Harry, and his humour in general as he worked to restore the Malfoy name. Sort of a gentle story, but so lovely, and a really wonderful connection and build between Harry and Draco.

Title: Before the World Was Made
Author: daftfear
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, background Hermione/Ron
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 42,576
Content/Warnings: auror!harry, accidental bonding!fic, bottom!harry
Summary: Draco has done everything in his power to leave the past behind him. He’s established himself a successful business and built a reputation around the quality of his work and the breadth of his knowledge. But when aurors show up at his shop one afternoon, seeking his expertise on a peculiar item of questionable origins, they completely overthrow the precarious balance in Draco’s life. Trust Potter to bring danger and destruction in his wake, along with a painful reminder of all the things Draco is trying to forget.
Bonding!fics are one of my favorite tropes and this one was really wonderful! I loved Draco here, and watching him come to terms with the bond, fighting it but also writing it at the same time, was great. The sexual tension between them is really fabulous and the plot was interesting and well-paced. Fun read. :)

Title: Because Potter Is Allergic to Poppies
Author: lomonaaeren
Pairings: Harry/Draco
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 42,774
Content/Warnings: healer!draco, auror!harry
Summary: Auror Harry Potter is in hospital being treated for a curse when someone tries to kill him. Obviously it is up to bored, trapped Apprentice Healer Draco, who was only admitted to the Healer Program in the first place to do the menial work, to find out who did it. Because then they will promote him. No, it's for no other reason, thanks.
Draco is just adorable is this fic. Fairly lighthearted, despite all the death-threats. :)

Title: Chaos Theory locked to AO3 users
Author: melusinahp
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~43,000
Content/Warnings:switching, bottom!harry, bottom!draco, table!sex, recreational drug use, cursebreaker!harry, unspeakable!draco, hd_erised 2014
Summary: When an ancient spell book is discovered in an abandoned vault, Harry--a Curse breaker--and Draco--an Unspeakable--are called in to examine it. Draco does everything in his power to resist Potter's advances, despite his growing crush. Potter just wants sex, he assumes, and Draco doesn't want to be used. He discovers, however, that some things simply aren't within our power to control.
This fic is amazing. The characterizations are actual perfection, from Harry and Draco to all the fabulous side characters. The plot was interesting and intriguing and the relationship between harry and Draco, the banter and the UST and Harry's chaos against Draco's order was so beautiful. I could not stop once I started!

Title: Collect Your Courage
Author: mervab
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny, mentions of Ron/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 44,000
Content/Warnings: mild voyeurism, infidelity, switching, bottom!harry, mostly bottom!draco, office!sex, healer!draco, auror!harry, hd_holidays 2012
Summary: Potter needs control; Draco needs forgiveness. They shag; Lavender gives advice; they yell; Seamus makes muffins; they fight; and everyone else drinks far too much coffee for their own wellbeing.
Infidelity fics normally don't do it for me, but this one is just amazing. Draco is just trying to make up for the mistakes of his past, and you see Harry being kind of a bastard and using him, and then Draco standing up for himself, and Harry realizing he needs to change. And god, the office sex was scorching.

Title: Touch
Author: bixgirl1
Pairing(s): Draco/Harry, background Ron/Hermione & Dean/Seamus
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 44,791
Content/Warnings: switching, bottom!harry, bottom!draco, first time, rimming, unusual jobs, shared bed, 2017
Summary: When Harry's Mind Healer suggests a professional cuddler for the soothing power of touch, Harry is dubious; even more so when the Cuddler who shows up is Malfoy. But in the years since the war, Malfoy's changed, and over the next several days Harry is confronted by how much he doesn't know about this new version--and how much he wants to learn.
Oh my goodness, this fic was so good! I was a little unsure of how the author would be able to pull off this scenario, but they do it beautifully. Harry and Draco are wonderful here, and the connection and relationship build up between them was just lovely. I thought the concept of the professional cuddler for both of them really worked well, and the sex was UNF!! seriously hot. Wonderful read with a very satisfying ending.

Title: Blood and Fire
Author: lq_traintracks
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, background Ginny/Pansy, Hermione/Ron
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~45,000
Content/Warnings: past relationship, switching, bottom!draco, bottom!harry, rimming, 2017
Summary: Harry has spent the last twelve years in Romania, not returning to England as often as he knows he should. It's complicated. But when Ginny asks him to be her best man and help her plan her wedding, he can't say no. Having a reckoning with his choices, with himself, won't be easy. To say nothing of seeing Draco again.
Oh man, this fic! It made me feel so much! All the angsty heart-achey feels you'd expect from a good past relationship fic, and the emotions from both Harry and Draco are just fabulously captured. Beautiful and satisfying.

Title: Expectations (And Their Undoing)
Author: keeper_of_stars
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, past Draco/Astoria, Draco/Blaise, and Harry/Ginny
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~45,000
Content/Warnings: mentions of past minor character death, past relationship, professor!harry, kid!fic, hd_erised 2015
Summary: Draco thought planning a charity ball would be easy. (It wasn't.) He thought Scorpius would be great at flying. (He wasn't.) And he thought Harry Potter would treat him like he did when they were kids. (He didn't.)
This was such a wonderful read! Draco and Harry had a fling years ago that Draco broke off to marry Astoria and restore the family name. And now they have to meet up to discuss Scorpius's flying issues, and there are ~feelings. I love the quiet maturity here, how steadfast Harry is in his desire to be with Draco. It's lovely watching Draco come to the realization that Harry is who he wants and somebody that he can have. Beautiful read, and a really excellent Draco/Pansy friendship to boot!

Title: The Full Four Seasons
Author: ravenclawsquill
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Draco/Astoria, background Pansy/Theo, Ron/Hermione, Lucius/Narcissa, very brief Millicent/Padma
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~49,200
Content/Warnings: Infidelity (Draco/Astoria), Coffee shop!fic, rimming, bottom!harry, first person POV, hd_erised 2016
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.
This fic is just amazing! The pacing is fantastic, the characterizations are amazing, the relationships are wonderfully captured, and the chemistry between Harry and Draco leaps off the screen. I seriously enjoyed every word of this fic, and I really enjoyed the way the relationships between Draco/Astoria and Draco/Harry were written here. Everything felt very organic and believable and the ending was incredibly satisfying. Just read!

Title: Here's The Pencil, Make It Work
Author: ignatiustrout
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Neville/Ginny, Draco/OMC
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 49,493
Content/Warnings: implied bottom!draco, hd_holidays 2012
Summary: Harry thinks "Why is Malfoy working in a coffee shop in muggle London?" is a much simpler question than, "Are you going to accept that auror offer and, if you don't, what will you do?"
This fic really is just as fabulous as everybody says it is. One of my favorite "muggle living" tropes with a delightfully eccentric Draco. I loved the more gritty, realistic approach to Harry being bisexual and how his relationship with Ginny could play out. It's real and a bit heartbreaking and so in character for both of them. Ron and Hermione are also fantastic in this and really wonderful friends. Plus the relationship development and pacing here between Harry and Draco is so believable and lovely.

Title: And the Clock Keeps Ticking
Author: nherizu
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione, Neville/Hannah, Ginny/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 49,892
Content/Warnings: auror!harry, implied bottom!draco, ghost!draco, cursed!draco, hd_fan_fair's book fair 2013
Summary: Harry Potter knows three things. One, Voldemort can still cause chaos even after his death. Two, Draco Malfoy is one of the last two missing survivors. Three, Harry’s creepy dreams every night are the only key to finding Malfoy. And yet ... maybe Harry shouldn’t be so sure, for the truth about Malfoy is not what he thinks it is.
This fic is so intricate and well thought out. There is the mystery of what happened to Malfoy and the unusual curse that is killing off Death Eaters. And then we have Harry and Malfoy and Raines, the slow build romance and figuring out their feelings...Oh it is so good!
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hd_fanfair_mod: Book Fair glasseshd_fanfair_mod on October 29th, 2013 05:54 am (UTC)
Thank you for adding stories from the H/D Book Fair to your awesome list of H/D recs. ♥

Edited at 2013-10-29 05:57 am (UTC)
Goosey: (Sports Night) Thank you!keeper_of_stars on January 13th, 2016 04:16 am (UTC)
It is such an honor to be included in your list of recs. Thank you so very much. :')
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 13th, 2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! :D