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10 November 2015 @ 09:00 am
FIC: To Celebrate Recent Weight Loss (Draco/Harry, PG-13)  
Title: To Celebrate Recent Weight Loss
Author: gracerene
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 500
Content/Warnings: established relationship
Summary: Having a desk job comes with side effects.
Notes: Just a short one this week and shockingly smutless. I know, I know! But I decided to see how well I could do with keeping things brief, and the the sex refused to be written. Don't worry, the next one will definitely have explicit sexy times. ;)

Thanks to capitu for looking this over for me! I played around with it a bit since, so all remaining mistakes are my own.

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"What was our time for that one?" Harry panted as he sat back on one of the large, flat rocks at the top of the hill.

Draco pulled out of his stretch and checked his watch. "Ten minutes, thirty-five seconds." He smiled at Harry. "Not bad. I think this may be our best yet."

Harry chuckled. "Well, after three months we had better be getting some results."

Draco's eyes traveled slowly over Harry's heaving body; Harry could practically feel that gaze like a touch. "I hardly think improved running time is the best result we've been seeing."

Harry shivered at the roughness in Draco's voice. He looked down at his body, running his hands up his stomach and pushing up his shirt to expose his considerably firmer belly. It had only been three months since Harry had taken a look in the mirror one morning and realised just how out of shape he'd let himself get. When he was still a junior Auror, staying fit had been relatively easy, what with all the running about trying to catch the baddies. Being Head Auror, however, meant considerably more paperwork, meetings, and sitting behind a desk all day long. That fateful morning, he'd gone to pull on a pair of his favourite trousers and realised that they no longer fit. It had been a surprisingly upsetting revelation. Harry vowed to start a new training regimen.

After a frankly ridiculous fight with Draco—he'd yelled at Draco for not telling Harry that he'd been putting on weight, and Draco yelled back that Harry was still bloody fit and a little extra padding hardly mattered to him—they'd come up with a plan. It bothered Harry that he wasn't as active as he used to be, and Draco suggested that they start jogging through some of the paths behind the Manor. They used to walk the paths all the time when they'd first started dating, and the scenery was gorgeous. Harry had readily agreed.

Three months of obscenely early morning jogs, debilitating side-cramps, and murderous sprints up the largest hill in the area, and Harry was happy to see the results of their labors. He felt better than he had in years—stronger, healthier, and more alert. His clothes fit again, and Harry was proud of his regained muscle definition. Draco didn't seem to mind the change much, either.

Harry grinned at Draco, who was still blatantly checking him out. This area was almost always completely deserted, especially at this time of morning. "How about we celebrate our recent success?"

Draco raised his brows, but stepped closer. "Oh? And how do you propose we do that?"

Harry reached forward, hooking his fingers into the waistband of Draco's jogging pants, and pulling him flush against Harry. The heat of Draco radiated off of him, warming Harry as his sweat became to cool and chill in the air. He leaned up for a kiss, breathing teasingly against Draco's mouth. "I'm sure we can figure something out."
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on November 10th, 2015 08:28 pm (UTC)
I love this, it's different from all the other ones, because we get to see them under a different light. I love that Harry was so proactive, and I love the Draco fought him about it. :D It says a lot about their relationship. :D
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 11th, 2015 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you, hon! This was definitely a bit of a different vibe from my other fic in the series, so that was fun to work with. :)
Bring forth the tale of dicksbirdsofshore on November 10th, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
Oh YES! God, I love this. I found it burning hot, them both appraising Harry's new fitter body. I know there was no sex, but it was delicious, and it didn't need it - we know what's going to happen, and the UST is MMMMMMMMM, and their relationship is really charming as well as sexy.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 11th, 2015 04:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! I really wasn't sure if this one worked the way I wanted it to, so I'm really glad to hear the tension and their relationship shown through. :D
fantasyfiend09fantasyfiend09 on November 11th, 2015 02:06 am (UTC)
This is equal parts inspiring and hot. I'd be willing to take up morning runs if Draco and Harry would run with me and then let me watch.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 11th, 2015 04:03 pm (UTC)
LOL! I know, right? I might be more willing to exercise if I had Draco and Harry to incentivize me. ;)
Jaeenchanted_jae on November 11th, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 11th, 2015 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
Amoretteamorette on November 11th, 2015 03:24 pm (UTC)
I am obsessed with this. First of all, I LOVE Harry putting on a few pounds, Idk why, I think it's just one of my weird things. And the way you described the reason was so believable and awesome, like, of course as Head Auror he'd be in the office more and would have gained weight. Like, YES! Idk why I find that so hot O.O

And him yelling at Draco LOLOL! And Draco's reaction :D Omg so amazing and sweet and funny and perfect.

And when they did their regimen together (hot) and then timed themselves and set goals (hot) and then Draco admiring Harry's body (HOT!). Omg so hot I can't.

I love this so much, it really is just... gah... perfect.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 11th, 2015 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh this comment is too sweet! I'm so glad you enjoyed this slightly out of shape Harry, and that you thought his reasons for being so felt believable.

I wanted a supportive Draco who didn't mind a pudgier Harry, but who would go out and help Harry lose wight if that's what would make him happy.

Plus getting sweaty together is never a bad thing. ;)

I'm still just so thrilled that you enjoyed this little thing so much! Thanks for the lovely comment, and the rec, darling! <33
piratesmile331: equus danpiratesmile331 on November 12th, 2015 12:04 am (UTC)
This examines such a common thing in our lives. I'm so glad that Draco didn't really mind that Harry had put on a little weight, but that he was so supportive in Harry getting said weight off. And the side benefits are clearly HOT.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 12th, 2015 03:07 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, I really didn't want Draco to be the one pushing for it, but of course he's willing to support Harry in whatever. :D