HD_Owlpost 2016 Recs #1
Evolution [NC-17, 13.2k]
Summary: Draco Malfoy was condemned to live a Muggle’s life for his three-year probation. His wand was locked away, and he was forbidden to set foot in Wizarding Britain until Hermione Granger secured a job for him in the Aurors’ stock room. Harry Potter, who worked three doors away as a junior Auror, frequently visited Draco to check out supplies, take Spanish lessons, and witness Draco’s resolute—if painful—adaptation to a non-magical life … while falling in love with the man who might be too fragile to love him back.
Note: This is one of those drop-everything-you’re-doing-to-read-this fics, like oh my god. It’s such a beautiful, gorgeous story about falling in love! The pining in this is so heartachingly beautiful!
Thank You [NC-17, 25k]
Summary: Harry is fed up of listening to Draco Malfoy complain about living at home. It’s not like he’ll listen to any of Harry’s suggestions. Although, maybe if he did, things wouldn’t work out exactly as Harry thinks they would.
Note: A super lovely story about fake marriage, friendship, pining, and falling in love! Features Auror!Harry and Healer!Draco and a convoluted fake dating scheme!
Six Christmases [R, 4.8k]
Summary: A year ago— even a few months ago— Harry would have heeded the note of warning in Malfoy’s voice. He would have been more careful. But care, he thought now, twisted and flowed with the change in landscape; like magic, it fed on a continual change of form.
Note: A really heartwarming look at how people change, traditions change, and about learning to care for each other!
This Isn’t Just A Distraction [NC-17, 3.7k]
Summary: Harry hates small space. Really hates them. So when he gets trapped in one with Draco Malfoy there’s really only one thing that’s going to happen…
Note: A brilliant look at partnership and working together, and how much that lets you know someone and know what they need.
The Game [G, 1.6k]
Summary: Harry and Draco engage in a yearly competition to each retrieve an item that the other has specified. Every New Year’s Eve they meet in a Gringotts vault to share their success. This year, Draco is running late.
Note: The game in this is lovely, it’s so great to see how they reveal a little more of themselves to each other!
Sometimes We Take Chances [R, 3.7k]
Summary: In a world where the Harry Potter series was written to throw Muggles off the truth, Draco decides to attend LeakyCon, cosplaying as Draco Malfoy.
Note: This one is hilarious, a total must read if you’re in need of an amusing pick me up! It’s so meta and brilliantly tongue in cheek.