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10 November 2016 @ 09:00 am
November Daily Deviant Fic  
Another month, another daily_deviant fic! One of my favorite parts about this comm, is that the various themes and the ways they can be interpreted mean that I often get a ready-made excuse to write random plot-bunnies that were already hopping around in my head. I wanted to write something like this after reading a particular scene in a book, but it likely would have languished as a vague desire, never to be realized, if it weren't for the stars aligning with November's theme. This is, again, a bit different from my usual, but I really do think this community is the place to push boundaries and experiment outside my comfort zone! :D

Title: In Plain Sight
Author: gracerene
Characters/Pairings: Hugo, Ron/Victoire, background Ron/Hermione
Rating: R
Kinks/Themes Chosen: Adultery
Other Warnings/Content: outsider POV, infidelity, table sex, accidental voyeurism
Word Count: ~1,700
Summary/Description: The entire family—except for Hugo, that is—is thrilled that Victoire has come to live with Ron and Hermione to watch the children while their parents are at work. Some people seem happier than others. A little too happy.
Author's Notes: In this fic, Ron and Hermione had kids a little later in life, so 18-year-old Victoire is 10 years older than Hugo.

This was inspired by a scene in the book The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Not exactly spoilery, but if you've read the book, you should get the reference. :D

Thanks so the lovely capitu and _melodic_ for looking this one over for me! ♥
my_thestralmy_thestral on November 10th, 2016 04:17 pm (UTC)
I'd love to read it (Hugo, Ron, of course I would, are you kidding me?!) but I can't find the link. Is it because I don't have the Daily Deviant account, you think?
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 10th, 2016 04:24 pm (UTC)
No, it's because daylight savings threw my scheduled posts off, and I thought I had another hour to post this. Should be up now!
my_thestralmy_thestral on November 10th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
I hope you don't mind if I comment here, because I don't have their account and I can't, for the love of god remember my LJ password, LOL!
Anyway - this was overall heartbreaking. Ron's normally my favourite, but I'd love to smack him across the gob with a phone book of China in this one, perhaps it would sort his marbles out a bit. Any parent who goes and cheats on their wife with kids upstairs deserves what's coming to them, so I hope poor overly trustful, overworked Hermione does my job for me. :D If she has raptors flying over Ron's head rather than canaries this time, I won't be surprised, LOL!

You really did a good job portraying Hugo's distress, his feeling that something was off and pushed away as an unwelcome witness to his father's transgressions and how Victoire manipulated nearly everyone into appreciating him at his expense. The hard part is, that even it would be very gratifying for me as an adult reader to see Hermione deal with Ron (because, honestly, once a kid that's frustrated knows, it's only a question of time), it would be no easier on Hugo seeing his family fall apart. I studied child abuse and lots of kids in his situation would rather keep their mouth shut, thinking that they either wouldn't be believed or feeling desperate to keep their family together, than to send it all to the dogs and speak.
I believe that if a story makes you contemplate (even if despair!) it means there was a job very well done! :)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 11th, 2016 08:21 pm (UTC)
No problem at all! I accept comments everywhere! :D

Ron is my favorite as well, but I admit I have a sort of guilty pleasure of him getting it on with younger women...filthy pervert that I am!

I'm glad Hugo's distress came across here, and that it made you think! Definitely not a easy, fluffy piece, but I'm glad you enjoyed.