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Some recent HP Recs!

I've been reading quite a bit of HP fic over the past few months, and here are some recent favs! We've got some fics from recent fests, [community profile] hpdrizzle & [tumblr.com profile] hd-hurtfest, and also just some fics I found/read in the course of filling out my comment card for the [tumblr.com profile] gameofdrarry Wizarding Hearts commenting game! I've also been doing a bunch of proofing for the upcoming [community profile] hp_nextgen_fest and [community profile] hd_erised exchange and I'm so excited to start posting for both!

Title: The morning left us (both defeated) [interactive fic]
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] laughingd0g
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, background Ron/Hermione
Rating: Mature
Word Count: ~9,000
Warnings/Content: interactive fic, established relationship, Healer!Draco, Auror!Harry, Very Drarry Summer Vibes fest 2020
Summary: They'd had dreams, Harry and he. Harry was going to reform the DMLE from the inside. Draco was going to repay a spiritual debt. Now Harry woke up only to get through the day, Draco realized his debt would never be repaid, Harry never smiled anymore, and Draco found himself in the strange position of holding their partnership together.
Oo, this was so excellent! It's an interactive fic, which is always fun, but then the story just hits you right in the feels! Draco's voice is spot on as he struggles with a relationship that feels like it's in the middle of falling apart, and the case happening in the background is properly creepy! Really had me on the edge of my seat, but no worries, the ending is lovely!

Title: Coming Home
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] nerdherderette
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, background Ron/Hermione
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 9,828
Warnings/Content: major character death, flashbacks, ghost!draco, ghost!sex, Quidditch Player!Draco, Auror!Harry, [tumblr.com profile] hd-hurtfest 2020
Summary: Three years after his world was shattered, Harry tries to pick up the pieces at the place he once called home.
God, this fic was so, so beautiful and so, so sad, but in the best kind of way. The writing here is so gorgeous and descriptive, and Harry's voice and headspace here was so viscerally real. The relationship between Harry and Draco was beautiful and clearly so full of love, and I'm in awe of how much emotion and heart the author managed to fit in less than 10k! The ending was so lovely and poignant and bittersweet, with both of them getting some measure of closure, even if it wasn't quite the ending either of them would have hoped for. I know MCD isn't for everybody but I HIGHLY encourage y'all to give this one a read.

Title: If Wishes were Peacocks
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] SliceOSunshine
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, background Ron/Hermione
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 11,143
Warnings/Content: major character death, ghost!draco, some body horror, mentions of violence, bittersweet ending, [tumblr.com profile] hd-hurtfest 2020
Summary: From the moment he met him, Harry knew that Draco Malfoy had terminally caught pretension from an early age. As it stood, judging by the ghost sitting at his kitchen table with the ankle of one leg resting on the knee of the other, arms crossed against his chest, and two ghostly baby peacocks fluttering around him, death had not managed to disinfect him of this affliction.
This fic was awesome! I really enjoyed the writing here and how the author injects these moments of levity and connection despite the obvious sadness of Draco's murder. The fic was engaging from the get-go and I loved the characterizations here, not just of Harry and Draco, but the glimpses we see of other characters as well. The build between them was lovely and I was so curious to see how things ended and I really enjoyed the direction the author took!

Title: Lubido Mendax
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] MalenkayaCherepakha
Pairings: Draco/Harry, Harry/Ginny, Harry/Astoria, background Ron/Hermione
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 17,802
Content/Warnings: fuck or die, made them do it, dub-con, Curse-Breaker!Harry, Curse-Breaker!Draco, first time, rimming, alley!sex, bottom!draco, *my prompt, [tumblr.com profile] hd-hurtfest 2020
Summary: When Harry is hit by an old and alarming sex curse while on a job with Malfoy, he’s faced with an agonising decision. But it turns out that curing the curse was easy compared to everything that came next.
I'm a *smidge* biased because this was for my prompt, but the author did a truly excellent job with it! Harry and Draco are Curse-Breakers and each married, but when Harry's hit with a fuck-or-die curse, what choice do they have? Lots of fantastic smut (my favorite!) and I really enjoyed how things sort of spiral out of control from the curse, with neither of them seeming to be able to quit each other and feelings growing with each encounter. Some lovely feels all around and a wonderfully hopeful ending!

Title: UnKnown
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] DorthyAnn
Pairings: Draco/Harry, background Ron/Hermione
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 22,489
Content/Warnings: memory loss, kind of identity!porn, mild dub-con (of the identity!porn variety) *my prompt, [tumblr.com profile] hd-hurtfest 2020
Summary: Draco just wanted a second chance, he was willing to work hard, he was willing to do whatever it took, but no one would let him live down his past. But when he recklessly casts a spell promising a new life, he's not prepared for the consequences...
This fic was SO good! Post-war Draco is really struggling and decides to drunkenly cast a curse that has unexpected consequences. I found the whole concept of the wizarding world forgetting Draco Malfoy exists to be super fascinating, and seeing everybody interact with Draco without all the history and bad blood colouring their interactions was really cool to see. The author did a great job exploring how different Draco's relationships could be without the past getting in the way of things, and I just really adored Draco's headspace and the slight conflict within him over his gains and losses as a result of the curse. The ending was perfect, and I honestly just had such a good time reading this!

Title: I'll never be your chosen one & remix Touch my mouth (and hold my tongue)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Andithiel & [archiveofourown.org profile] Etalice (respectively)
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, brief Harry/Ginny, background Hermione/Ron
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 15,309 & 13,183
Content/Warnings: Auror!Harry, internalised homophobia, light D/s dynamics, infidelity, switching, bottom!harry, bottom!draco, first time, rimming, sex toys, hate!sex, rough sex, dirty talk, praise!kink, 2nd person POV (2nd fic)
Summary: Draco doesn't know what exactly he’s doing with Potter, he doesn't know how their unspoken agreement even started, and doesn't know where it will end. The only thing he knows is: he's not in love. // Harry doesn't know what exactly he’s doing with Draco, he doesn't know how their unspoken agreement even started, and doesn't know where it will end. The only thing he knows is: they can't ever tell anyone about it.
These fics were so great! The first is from Draco's POV and the remix is from Harry's and they're both quite different stylistically but work really well to show two different side to their story. I really enjoyed the shifting power dynamics and the way the hate!sex between them grew feelings, because of course it did! The smut was all seriously hot and I so felt for both Harry and Draco here each going through their own struggles. Harry's difficulty accepting his sexuality is definitely something I can see and I really enjoyed the way it was captured and portrayed here. Plus a lovely ending! You can read either fic as a standalone, but I'd definitely recommend reading as a pair!

Title: Seeker, Chaser, Keeper
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] VivacissimoVoce
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 59,181
Content/Warnings: eighth year & post-hogwarts, Quidditch Player Draco, Quidditch Player Harry, secret relationship, first time, bottom!harry
Summary: Rumor has it that a wealthy investor is starting up a brand new professional Quidditch team and he’s looking for players. Harry and Draco both want to make the team, but there can be only one Seeker. Will competing for the position bring them closer or drive them further apart?
Really enjoyable, low-angst read that starts off towards the end of eighth year with a Quidditch recruiter coming to Hogwarts and continues on after the graduate and start their illustrious Quidditch careers. The build and connection between Harry and Draco was great, and I really enjoyed the background characters and the fun ~behind the scenes~ on the making of a Quidditch team. Super hot, lots of fun, and a very sweet ending. :D

Title: His Reward
Author:[archiveofourown.org profile] space_wingding
Pairing(s):Severus/Draco
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 5,062
Content/Warnings: *my prompt, [community profile] hpdrizzle 2020
Summary: All Draco wants for Christmas is protection. And snow.Fantastic fic that takes place over the Christmas holidays during seventh year with a Draco who's terrified of what might happen to him under Voldemort's reign of Malfoy Manor. Love the characterizations here and the whole atmosphere was perfect! This entry was originally posted here on Dreamwidth. Please comment there using OpenID
Tags: fest: hd_hurtfest, fest: hp_drizzle, pairing type: cross gen, pairing type: slash, pairing: draco/harry, pairing: draco/severus, rec: fic
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