Thank you so very much to all our amazing writers, artists, and supporters who helped us bring this fest into life. Special thanks to everyone in the Drarry Writers + Artists 18+ discord server and @carpemermaidtales, who helped in the creation of this fest immensely. Chubby Neville Fest would not have existed without you. Without further ado, here are all the entries. We have a wonderful variety of pairings and triads. :)
Where the Warmth Never Grows Dim by @mxlfoydraco (2k, T) Neville/Teddy “Thanks,” Teddy says softly, unaware of Neville’s inner turmoil. “You’re the best.” Neville wishes he could be, at least for the sake of his responsibilities.
A Life In Your Shape by @seefin (7k, G) Neville/Harry Neville moved in early on a Wednesday morning in the rain, waking Harry up while he was at it.
Like a Hero by @aibidil (1k, T) Neville/Ginny
Perpetually stuck on the periphery of Harry’s inner circle, Neville has always felt like an onlooker. But when Harry leaves and war comes to Hogwarts, it’s up to Neville—and Ginny—to redefine what a hero looks like.
ghosting through life by @thealmostrhetoricalquestion (8k, G) Neville/Theo Neville’s speciality has always been in simple magic. Simple, sweet spells that make living a little easier. He doesn’t need a wand to make his clothes more stretchy, warmer, to turn the blankets in his cupboards into the softest, feathery fabric. He’s never told anyone that he can make the jam spread itself on his toast without a word. He’s never felt the need to. Real charms, the big stuff, he tells himself, are the kind that you should be proud of. This is just stuff that makes the world feel kinder.
Flux It by @gingertodgers (4k, T) Neville/Pansy At first Neville thought that the invisible person haunting Greenhouse Two was Draco Malfoy.
In Pursuit of Red Wine by @fleetofshippyships (28k, T) Neville/Draco Ten years after the war, Neville could have quite happily remained tucked away on his estate, away from prying eyes, but an offer from McGonagall has him returning to Hogwarts. Even though Draco Malfoy, his childhood bully, is the resident Potions Master.
Soft by @blasphemousprophet (8k, E) Neville/Draco Neville had always been, well- “Soft,” his grandmother said, not unkindly, but not kindly either. “Wet around the ears,” his great uncle Algie had said, unkindly.
Your Natural State by
PurpleFluffyCat (3k, E) Neville/Luna In the year since the final battle, Neville has gained back all of the weight he lost fighting the Death Eaters, and probably plenty more, besides. At first, he feels self-conscious about it, but Luna has distinctly other ideas…
Unsurprisingly, this was very hard. So you’re getting a list ;)
Turn by Sara’s Girl.Drarry. E. Summary: One good turn deserves another. Apparently. This is my favourite fic period. It’s angsty and love and also Christmas. It’s happy and sad and every emotion in between.
That the Science of Cartography is Limited by Rave.Wolfstar. M. Summary: The whole thing is silly and illogical. There has to be a rhythm. There has to be a sense. Because there are things that make sense about living, and you can’t come to a logical conclusion from an illogical premise, it doesn’t work like that. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Canon compliant. Enough said.
Theft of Assets, Destruction of Property by Helenish.Dreville. E. Summary: Surely it is a mistake to allow a single youthful indiscretion to cloud an already promising career. God, I love this fic. It’s characterisations sparked an obsession with Draco/Neville that I was absolutely not prepared for. It is full of unexpected twists and beautiful hurt.
From Valley Broad and Fen by Realmer06.Founders Era. T. Summary: Of them all, she’d loved him best. But life is not a fairy tale, and love isn’t always enough. Perhaps one of the most unique and beautiful stories I’ve ever read, following the painful tragedy of Helga Hufflepuff and Slytherin. Simply gorgeous.
The Same Species as Shakespeare by Lomonoreen.Drarry. E. Summary: Harry has been casually fascinated by Draco Malfoy for a long time. Draco has wanted to get one over on Harry Potter for the same length of time. When a person who seems intent on getting Draco in trouble for crimes he didn’t commit throws them in each other’s way, neither is exactly averse to the situation. But obsession, whilst perhaps a good idea in the abstract, is going to prove a very ugly reality. As with all Lomonoreen fics, this story is at times so painful and emotion-driven that it becomes uncomfortable. But this story takes so many intriguing turns that it has stayed with me for years.
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