shoutout to george, fred, and especially ron weasley for realizing that harry was stuck in abusive and unhealthy household and, in spite of the massive trouble they knew they could get in, taking immediate steps to personally see him removed from that environment, something no adult in harry’s life did.
Hello love, could you rec me your favourite 8th year fics on ao3?
Hello yourself! YES, I can absolutely do this and honestly I feel like I’ve been waiting for this moment my entire life. I am OBSESSED with 8th year fics and I hope I can recommend at least a few you haven’t read already! :)
*warning*: This is an Extremely Long List. It is in literally no order because I love all of these fics so much it is as if they are my own children and I couldn’t possibly rank them
Unexpected Consequences by Lauren3210 (39K)- Harry was going back to school. He was going to play Quidditch, sleep in lessons, hang out with his friends, and generally just enjoy being a kid for a change. And he was also going to do it while being bonded with Malfoy, because apparently life was just going to continue throwing curveballs at him. Harry didn’t know why he expected anything different. This is one of the first fics I ever read and I still remember it clearly; it was THAT good! As an alternative to Azkaban, Draco is allowed to attend Hogwarts provided he agrees to a bond with Harry that makes him to do whatever Harry says. Naturally, once the feelings start this causes a lot of worrying and angst and klsfhd it’s just really really good! Also did I mention they share a private room? I know I can’t be the only one who lives for that.
Right Hand Red by lumosed_quill (73K)- Harry felt Malfoy’s breath on his lips as they came together over the bottle, hands firmly planted on the floor as though they each needed their familiar soil, refusing to cross into enemy territory. Except that Malfoy no longer felt like his enemy. Malfoy felt inevitable. Another of the first ever fics I read (and reread!) and MAN IS IT FUCKING AMAZING. The lust starts right from the beginning and there are *lots* of party games and a secret relationship and sweet moments and teaching of patronus charms and *sigh* I just want to go read it again right now!
Lumos by birdsofshore (41.5K)- Harry never expected to spend eighth year listening to Draco Malfoy wanking. FABULOUS fic in which they are roommates and then Draco wanks and then Harry wanks and then Draco and Harry wank at the same time, and then there are feelings!! A thousand times yes.
Strange Bathfellows by Bixgirl1 (27.5K)- It started with a bath. Or a potions accident. Or maybe it started before that, but who can tell anymore.Featuring: Uncomfortable wanking, more comfortable wanking, mutual wanking, bath sharing, inappropriate betting, secret shagging, those secrets at Hogwarts that everyone knows, and oblivious Harry who knows one thing: he’s falling in love. Harry and Draco being forced to share a bath is everything I never knew I needed until I was blessed enough to find this fic. @bixgirl1 has MANY truly ✨FABULOUS✨ eighth year fics (for example Instruction for a Misplaced Slytherin (8.5K) in which Draco teaches Harry about sex and In Evidence of Magical Theory (43.5K), which features forced bonding) and you should definitely read them all, but Strange Bathfellows remains my favorite! :)
Hey, can you recomend me some fluffy one-shots please??? I would appreciate it soo much
OMG I’ve read soooo many good fluffy fanfictions that I had to condense this post down by so much.
In Need of a Proper Hug - by Faithwood (2k)
Draco rescues a poor, poor koala, which won’t stop hugging him.
(Koala!Harry is the cutest thing ever, and Draco is so adorable when he fawns over Koala!Harry)
‘Arry - by DorthyAnn (2k)
Malfoy had always spoke french, over the years the occasional outbursts of french lessened and his accent became less pronounced, except when he lost his temper and would swear at length and quite colourfully in the elegant language.
(Harry & Draco confess their love through Parseltongue and French)
101 Ways to Heal Your Wizarding Woes - by who_la_hoop (26k)
Harry is a trainee Auror, and Draco is living at Malfoy Manor, bored and petulant with nothing to do, and no career prospects. Draco’s attempt to heal himself via Muggle psychology – including writing a series of ‘why I hate you’ letters to Harry – backfires when an overanxious house elf delivers the results to Harry. Harry is bemused, Draco is angry and together they have a lot of issues to work out.
(Omg the letters Draco sends to Harry to help “cure” himself are hilarious! Basically the summary says everything, but I absolutely loved reading this story!)
Teddy Bears, Polyjuice and an Overdose of Pink - by Vinyaya (5k)
In which Draco is petulant, Harry is amused, romantic gestures play havoc with the Statute of Secrecy, and everyone wants to steal some of Draco’s hair.
(The banter in this story is so well-written! I loved the friends-to-lovers vibe this fic gives out andI especially loved the scene where Harry walks in on Ron polyjuiced as Draco)
Silent Confessions of the Obsessed - by Windseeker2305 (15k)
Harry wonders why he can’t stop thinking about a certain Slytherin; Draco despairs over why he’s been doomed to fall for a straight Gryffindor.
(So very hot and so very perfect. An absolutely fabulous read!)
The Best Gift - by Crimson_stained (7k)
Harry takes his Secret Santa assignment a little too seriously. (A highly funny and enjoyable fic! So many funny points throughout the story, and I loved reading all the little facts Harry learns about Draco)
Freudian Slip - by jennavere (10k)
Two years after graduating from Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy is still obsessed with Harry Potter. Fed up, his father makes him get therapy.
(Featuring obsessive boys who are too god damn oblivious for their own good)
Storm in a Teacup- by Faithwood (8k)
For reasons he’d rather not think about, Draco is obsessed with Potter’s hair. This cannot end well.
(This was so lovely to read and it’ll leave you smiling for days!)
The Liplock Jinx - by Cassis Luna (21k)
It’s a jinx that renders the victim mute, unless he/she serves the purpose of the jinx and kisses the person that they desire. It’s just Harry’s luck that he’s in love with Draco.
(Just like the summary says, Harry has to kiss Draco if he ever wants to get his voice back. A really nice feel-good story!)
Talk To Me - by Saras_Girl (15k)
When the usual channels of communication are shut down, the most surprising people can find a way in. A strange little love story.
(Saras_Girl seems to do no wrong with her stories! Such a cute fic <3)
The Wolf Pack - by dracogotgame (14k)
Nobody said achieving your animagus form was easy. Draco could handle being a wolf pup for a while, right? How bad could it be?
(A story where two wolves regularly meet in the Forbidden Forest, yet neither of them know that the other is an animagus. Love, love, loved reading this story!)
Hold My Hand - by bafflinghaze (4k) Harry has been with Draco for a number of years now. So when Draco gets injured, Harry has to storm St. Mungo’s.
(A really sweet and wonderful fic!)
Timer - by JulietsEmoPhase (2k)
“If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?” Of course, Harry had to miss the moment his clock ran out.
(Soulmate au’s are always fun to read! There was just the right amount of angst in this fic and the fluff levels were skyrocketing through the roof!)
And a Malfoy in a Pear Tree - by lauren3210 (8k)
Draco works in a coffee shop. Harry drops by every day to get his fix. Of coffee, Ron.
(A coffeshop au with copious amounts of fluff and flirting thrown in)
A Choice of Wings - by Lomonaaeren (18k)
A Choice of Wings is Harry’s matchmaking business for Veela who have trouble finding mates. And Draco Malfoy is his most difficult client.
(I loved how the author put a unique spin on the veela trope - it made reading the story 10x more entertaining! Such a cute and original story!)
Greenhouse Lessons - by Cheryl_Dyson (14k)
Harry and Draco have detention in Hogwarts greenhouse. Dangerous plantlife and several varieties of euphoria ensue.
(Brilliantly written, fantastic plot, and some really fluffy and hot scenes!)
Painting Potter’s Portrait - by Yo_mamma (10k)
When a painting of Harry and Malfoy doing the ‘afternoon delight’ makes an appearance at the Ministry. Harry makes it his personal duty to chase down the artist who drew this…disgusting…piece of art. Enter Draco Malfoy who also sees the painting as a personal affront and decides to join Harry in search of the painting and it’s artist.
(Pornographic photos of Draco and Harry are released to the public. Draco seems a little bit too smug about the whole ordeal)
Cruppy Love- by Writcraft (2k)
Harry Potter is forced to rescue Draco Malfoy from being made into soup when he gets turned into a crup in Knockturn Alley.
(Crup!Draco is definitely one of the most adorable things ever!)
Imagine: Draco finding out that you’re staying at Hogwarts during the Christmas holidays, so he decides to join you…
An almost relaxed atmosphere fell upon the school, much needed after such a long term, as the students reminisced over the last night’s banquet and chatted eagerly regarding upcoming plans.
The school was filled with students bustling about, all in a hurry to get home to their families. Even the teachers were grateful for a holiday after the recent events.
As the snow fell outside covering the grounds with white, one lonely Gryffindor girl sat in the Great Hall watching Professor Flitwick enchanting the decorations to hang themselves on the Christmas tree.
“Bye Y/N! Have a Merry Christmas, okay?” called Fred, causing me to turn my head away from the floating baubles.
“And find a way to annoy Snape for us, will ya?” added George as he ran out into the snow after his brother.
I smiled and then laughed. These two always knew how to make me smile. They had even given me tips on how to annoy Professor Snape, who was always around the castle during the holidays.
Not long after, the trio came by, saying their goodbyes and wishing me a Merry Christmas. After a quick chat, with them reassuring that they’d write to me and a final group hug, I watched them depart, out into the snow just as Fred and George has just done not long ago.
I sat back down at the wooden table. It was just going to be me, myself and I for the holidays.
My parents had decided that it would be best for me to stay at school for the holidays, because things weren’t going so well at home. At first I was quite disappointed, but in the past week I’ve had just enough time to brainstorm ways to pass time.
For starters, I could go to the library, I could search for the Room of Requirement that the twins had told me so much about, I could chase down Professor Snape knowing that he couldn’t deduct house points as school hadn’t started.
I let my mind wander until I was interrupted by an abrupt shout from behind me.
I turned around to find Draco coming up to me, pulling a brown luggage with a bag slung over his shoulder. I sighed. It wasn’t that I didn’t like him, but the trio definitely did not approve of him constantly turning up wherever I was.
“Hi Draco,” I said slowly, as he climbed into the bench opposite me.
‘Happy Christmas, Y/N,” he said, overly cheerful.
“What are you doing here?” I questioned him.
“Well, I was about to get on the train, but then I found out that you would be staying here over the holidays, and since there’s basically no one else here for weeks, I decided I should join you.”
“You’re not going home?”
“No, I’m not.”
“And it’s too late for you to go back home now, since the train’s left?”
“Yes, of course, so you have officially become the luckiest witch in the school, because we’re spending the holidays together.”
I frowned. “That’s not…”
“And you don’t need to worry about my parents, Miss Y/L/N, they’ll understand. Now you get to spend time with me without Potter being around” he grimaced upon pronouncing my best friend’s name, to which I had to laugh.
Even though Hermione, Ron and especially Harry were completely against me being friends, if we even were, with Draco, there was nothing I could do to stop myself from laughing sometimes. He could be such a drama queen.
Although Draco wasn’t exactly the best company in the world, at least some company is better than none, I guess.
“Hang on, Draco,” I said slowly, “You couldn’t possibly be jealous of Mr. Potter, could you?” I said with a smirk.
I raised an eyebrow at him.
“No, of course not, Potter has got nothing on me,” he added arrogantly with a hint of agitation.
I laughed, got up and walked around to his side of the table.
“Well, I have a lot of things to do these holidays, so, let’s get started.”
It took him a moment to process my sentence, but then he replied, “Right, ok, just let me go and unpack and then we can do whatever you like, babe.”
“Ok wait, if we’re going to be hanging out, we need rules. And rule number one, do not call me babe.” I said as he got up and placed a hand on his luggage.
“No can do,” he smirked. “Now stay here and I will be back in five minutes, babe.”
I rolled my eyes at his retreating figure and sat back down. For some inexplicable reason I was actually quite glad that he would be staying with me, though I wasn’t going to let him know that.
In a few short moments, the blonde Slytherin ran back into the Hall with a small package in his hand.
“Open it,” he said, dropping it onto the table.
“Is this for me?”
“Just open it.”
I looked up at him once more, before carefully opening the wrapping to find a beautiful necklace with a single diamond rose.
“Draco, I… I don’t know what to say,” I stuttered, looking back at him.
He had the usual smug little smirk on his face, but this time, I didn’t feel the urge to want to wipe it off his face.
“Here, I’ll put it on for you,”
“You really shouldn’t have, Draco.”
“No, no, I wanted to, Y/N.”
“Now you can think of me, even when I’m not around and you’re forced to look at Potter all day.”
I laughed and allowed him to put the necklace around my neck.
“Merry Christmas, Y/N,”
“Thank you, Draco. Merry Christmas. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun here at the castle.”
Late Nights + Alcohol = Surprising Results? (Draco x Reader Imagine)
Prompt: “Draco x reader where they don’t get along
with each other but when they’re at a party and she’s really drunk Draco takes
her back to his dorm and they’re true feelings come out”
Requested by: Anonymous
Fandom: Harry Potter
CharacterPairings: Reader x Draco Malfoy
A/N: School needs to hurry up and end so I can have more time to
focus on this. To the anon from my old blog, I am still working on your imagine
about the reader being crazy, I just need motivation and the creativity to end
(y//h/c) = Your hair
(y/n) = Your name.
If you are Gryffindor,
please forgive me. The storyline I had in mind required me for the reader not
There he was. The ferret who went out of his way to make
your life as miserable as he could. You sighed, waiting for the snide remark as
he walked by. You brushed your hands through your (y/h/c) hair and braced
yourself. Sometimes, Draco could be nasty and you were wondering which of your
flaws he was going to poke at today.
Surprisingly, he just brushed past you to walk into the
great hall. When you had looked up to watch him walk away, you caught a glimpse
of his face, it was shrouded with concern and thought. You wondered what was
wrong with him – even during the final week of school when everyone had their
final exams, he took time out of his day to insult you at least once. Not that
you particularly minded, you actually found him very sexy. There were rumors
that he fancied you since you first met about a year ago but you brushed them
off, saying they were nonsense and that it was probably just something Pansy
had started to get back at you for when you had embarrassed her in front of the
entire school during your first year.
I was so excited to read Cursed Child, I bought it as a late birthday present for myself, but I was so let down. It just felt as though it was made purely for fan service and almost like a childish version of Harry Potter. So many of the characters where ruined (especially Ron and Harry). However, the best thing about it is definitely Draco and Scorpius. I would absolutely hate it if it were made into a movie.
So this started out as a Drarry Advent drabble but turned into a full blown Muggle Au Barista!Harry story and I loved it too much to wait until December to post it. This is for my lovely @justanotherdrarryblog who loves coffee and barista!Harry.
It has been an unbelievably busy day, Harry thinks to himself as he takes a deep breath and foams the milk for what feels like his one thousandth latte of the day.
“Hang in there, Harry. Just half an hour more and we’re off for the day,” Ron says good-naturedly, clapping him on the back as he passes him by, heading towards the register.
“Easy for you to say mate,” Harry responds with a shake of his head. Ron doesn’t say anything, just waggles his eyebrows at Harry who sticks his tongue out when no one is looking before going back to making the coffee.
He reaches his right hand out towards the stack of drink cups waiting to be made, picking up the empty paper cup closest to him, ready for his next order. But as he reads the side he can’t help but frown a bit at the ridiculously long list of instructions on the side of the cup which read - 4 shots, whole milk only, two shots of hazelnut syrup, one shot of vanilla syrup, half a pump of classic (added before the shots), extra hot, add whipped cream.
As quickly as possible he fills the order, trying not to make much of a face when he yells out “Draco, your order is ready”, as he sets the drink on the small counter. He can’t help but wonder what the hell kind of name Draco is anyway.
“Did you follow the instructions specifically?” He hears a voice utter, with a rather posh accent.
“Of course I did. I do know how to read,” he replies automatically, unable to keep the sarcasm out of his voice, and not even bothering to look up until he hears a rather loud tut tut.
“Gracious me, what kind of manners are they teaching their employees to have here? The customer is always right you know.”
Harry finally looks up at that, an annoyed frown marring his features as he takes in the man in front of him. He can’t stop himself from looking him up from head to foot, taking in his perfectly tailored suit and fancy shoes to the way his impossibly blond hair falls softly into his grey eyes, such a strong juxtaposition to his otherwise rigid look. As Harry stares he can’t help but wonder how it’s possible to be so pale, and if hair that blonde is even natural. He’s all sharp angles with his pronounced jawline and sharp eyebrows, and he is so ridiculously handsome and put together all it does it make Harry grumpier.
“See something you like?” The man says with a laugh, raising his eyebrow to smirk at him and Harry has the decency to blush crimson.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
“Right, course you don’t. See you tomorrow coffee boy,” he says, raising his drink to his mouth and winking at Harry as he takes his first sip.
991. After the war, Harry and Ron ask the Hogwarts school board to forbid students from bringing in their own brooms for Quidditch matches (to keep the richer families from buying an advantage with more powerful brooms) unless they have valid excuses like medical reasons. In exchange for giving all the Hogwarts Quidditch teams high quality brooms to use for matches and practice, Harry and Ron offer to help advertise the broom companies by being seasonal spokesmen for their ads.
I’m in London for a short trip. I saw “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on Wednesday. It was a long haul - nearly 3 hours in the afternoon then another 2+ in the evening. But it was worth seeing. A fantastic production.
Although it’s possible to enjoy it without seeing the movies or reading the books, but you’d have a richer experience if you have. And if you are already a Harry Potter fans, if you ever plan to visit London you should make it a must see. Tickets can be difficult to get (and are made available a year in advance but if your flexible it’s worth trying to go to the box office - look at me, getting 2 tix only a few days before).
All the lead performers do great jobs (3 won major acting awards this week). I had a front row seat and loved seeing the actors close up. The “special effects” were terrific too - using both old school and modern techniques.
I won’t describe the plot except to say that the central characters are Harry’s son Albus and Draco’s son Scorpius. But Harry, Hermoine, Ron, Ginny and Draco play important too. And there is an important object from the books that’s central to the plot.
Of course you’re not suppose to take photos but I took a shot of the stage before the show started. It represents Kings Cross Station platform 9 ¾. I also took at shot of the final curtain call - the main actors - (from L) Draco, his son Scopius, Ginny, Albus (Harry’s son), Harry, Hermione, and Ron. All were very good. I especially liked Draco, Scorpius, and Harry. Ron was very funny.
do you know any fanfics similar to Inverse by Elesrea? as in a very realistic, slowburn fic spanning over Hogwarts, preferably not too angst but just well fleshed out and relatively in character? thank you
In Between The Linesby DisneyKd4 - T, WIP - The ultimate Dramione story, something I have searched for for years and have decided to write myself. Here it is, the story of Dramione’s relationship throughout the seven books, without changing anything in the books. Everything will be backed up, everything will still happen, we will simply be reading in between the lines. Will be updated every Sunday.
Remembering YouBy: pinayflava90 - T, 30 chapters - It started with the necklace. When he was 5, Draco befriended a Muggle the same time little Hermione befriended a boy who was into magic. Years later, they unknowingly meet again. How they going to remember each other when the minds is stuck with hatred? *mixture of cannon/non cannon*
What they never knewby Nitsrek - MA, 12 Chapters - Hermione thinks about her time at Hogwarts and a particularly disliked fellow student. She remembers the secrets she always had to hide from Harry and especially Ron. - Rated for later chapters. Don’t worry, they won’t do anything explicit when they’re still kids ;) - Please assume that in 6th Year, they are both over 16 years old.
We all know McGonagall was a stern, motherly figure, and she loved her kids to death, especially Harry, Ron, and Hermione. We also know she was an animagus who transformed into a cat.
SHE IS THE MOTHER CAT
HER PATRONUS IS HER “KITTENS,” HER “CHILDREN”
HER PATRONUS IS HARRY, RON, AND HERMIONE
Because McGonagall is that badass motherly professor that loves her kids to death so much that taking care of them and watching them grow is the one thing that makes her absolutely happiest in the entire wizarding world.
The Signs as my Favourite Women in Literature pt. 2 (Earth)
Juliet Capulet (Romeo and Juliet) Juliet
Capulet grows during the play from a naïve, childish girl into a mature woman.
Her most outstanding personality trait is her willingness to do and give up
everything for love. However, Juliet is very responsible and she would never
risk her life if she wasn’t 100% sure. Right when she meets Romeo, she knows
that she wants to spend the rest of her life with him. But different from the
Montague-boy, she isn’t the type to rush things. Juliet knows of the necessity
of staying calm and thinking the situation through. She is normally both kind
and respectful especially in interaction with her mother. Before she meets
Romeo her actions are mostly driven by logic and her parent’s expectations. But
as her feelings grow undeniable, she changes into a feisty, stubborn rebel with
her own ideas of life and love. From knowing that she can only be truly happy
while being together with Romeo, she gains an inner strength which makes her
stand up to her parents and beginning to handle things her own way. Juliet is
one of the strongest and bravest women in literature, risking everything for
personal happiness, willing to leave everything that’s steady and known behind
for being with the man she loves.
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) At the
beginning of the story Hermione is a shy, insecure girl. Her steadiest and most
loyal companions are her books, in which she finds comfort. The young witch
absorbs all the knowledge she can find and she is working daily to know a
little bit more than the day before. Determination, patience and hard work make her
one of, if not the most intelligent witch in the wizarding world. As she grows
older, she notices that she can trust and rely on her qualities and she grows
into a self-confident, passionate woman, who always comes up with a plan to a
crisis. She develops a strong emotional connection to Harry and Ron and it is
especially around them, that we see her as a loving and dearly caring friend.
Although people see her as the pragmatic and concerned one of the trio,
Hermione is not afraid of adventure and she would jump right into the most
dangerous situations if it meant she could save the people close to her. She is
very loyal and would probably sacrifice a lot for people or creatures in need
of help. This brave, young woman never gave up on herself and thus grew into
one of the most heroic and admired women in literature.
Antigone (Antigone) At first
sight, Antigone is a rebellious, stubborn woman without respect for the laws of
secular rulers. When it’s said that burying her brother shall be forbidden, her
first instinct is to go and burry him anyway, all by herself. That’s an incredible
act of loyalty, not only in relationship to her brother but also in her duty to
the gods. To get the rightful funeral for her brother is not only a sign of
love towards her sibling but also a rebellion against the damnation of her
soul, which she believes, she would suffer from by betraying the gods and their
laws. To get what she wants, she acts strong, determined and will-full. It’s completely
natural for her to do everything possible to live up to her own beliefs. She
has her own, strict ideas of morals and ethics and everyone stepping out of her
borders of right and wrong, will be defeated by her arguments and philosophical
ideas. Antigone is uniquely powerful for her time and almost superior to others
only through the way she speaks and acts. She is today’s definition of a
feminist. Although mostly hidden by her warrior-self, she is a soft-hearted,
loving woman who craves a stable future with her fiancé Haemon.
Harry Potter gang being placed in different houses (while of course still being the most lovely of friends)
Like Harry can still be Gryffindor, but Hermione be in Ravenclaw, and Ron take his rightful place as the ULTIMATE HUFFLEPUFF.
And dunno maybe Draco is dissuaded from his awful upbringing (and self serving drarry reasons) and joins the group as their Slytherin because he needs love and affection (and drarry) and to be shown he is cared for by peOPLE.
Main motivation for all this is transparency of houses like the Hogwarts layout would be opened up to showcase the inner workings of all houses functioning/shenanigans?
Everyone coming up with ridiculous call signs to summon each other after infiltrating their common rooms (with poor stealth skills of course)
Harry Ron and Draco up at night sneaking around trying to get into Ravenclaw so she can be a part of the (put title adventure here) but they can’t figure out the stupid riddle so Ron and Harry are just whisper-screaming gibberish/the names of candy at the eagle because hey that usually works at Hogwarts while Draco just punches the door repeatedly until Hermione whose already outside calls out the answer from behind them because she totally figured out the mystery five minuets ago but there’re bound to be more cause this school is trying to kill them
Ron and Harry aggressively (but playfully) being all competitive over Quidditch matches chanting at each other in full house attire
Ron purposefully teaching everyone the wrong knock for Hufflepuff’s room so they’re doused by vinegar.
Draco literally hissing at being exposed to the overwhelming amount of yellow and brightness and overall pEPPY HUFFLEPUFF INTENSITY until Ron hands over some sunglasses that everyone in Hufflepuff just happens to have on standby saying “you get used to it after a few years,,,sometimes.”
Draco acting as a double agent acting to continue his mission in Half-Blood prince but is aided by Harry because “VOLEDEMORT IS IN MY HOME HARRY WHAT THE FUCK AM I SPOSE TO DO WITH THAT” so he helps a disguised Harry sneak into Slytherin to investigate and spy on which classmates Draco knows are interested in becoming Death Eaters to try and find a link, but Harry of course is all Gryffindor and keeps screwing with everything in the common room much to Draco’s dismay because first and foremost he’s “still a Slytherin bruh could you like not. C’mon I’m breaking a seven centuries “No Outsider Has Ever Been In Here” rule—be nice to the squid don’t taunt the squid the squid did nothing to you we live in a dungeon don’t make this any worse—OH MY MERLIN NO DON’T CHANGE THE LIGHTS FROM GREEN TO YELLOW HARRY IT’S LIKE A SUN (dissolves into hissing fit) we aRE tryING TO Be DiSCreT”
Draco being harassed by some of the Death Eater Slytherins and despite his housemate friends trying to defend him it’s still a lot to deal with especially exposed during sleep so Harry Hermione and Ron all work together to hide him in their house rooms on alternating nights (using magic okay just some magic) until someone discovers him in the Gryffindor common room and get like super Gryffindor vs. Slytherin antagonistic about him being there but before they can kick him out Harry’s ‘nah-uh’ and stands in front of Draco protectively explaining how he’s helping Hogwarts as a whole and honestly “why should we be so uptight about house entrances? Let’s not separate alliances by where we’re from we’re all fighting for the same reasons here” and the Gryffindor’s agree to let Draco stay with them due to the circumstances
but after all that the house communities become more free flowing as the war approaches with people of differing houses being allowed into common rooms to discuss plans and precautions, more people being comfortable sitting at any table in the great hall, rivalries being more like friendly competition than angry battles about which house is the most important
the first time the sorting hat calls out “SLYTHERPUFF”
everyone genuinely applauding whoever wins the house cup