This is rather chaotic as I’ve put it together real quick and I’ve plenty favorites - I might add more as I remember or as I go through my reading (some are finished, some are on-going). For now though …
Can you Rec me your favorite long fic drarrys? Any kind tbh but like 75k and up? Sorry I'm like desperate for long ass fanfics. Thank you!!
Omg I’m crying tears of joy at your ask!! Long fanfictions are the reason why I live!! Many of these recs below are classics or very well-known within the Drarry fandom, and all of them are beautifully written. So if you haven’t read them, go read them now!
Twist of Fate - by Oakstone730 (302k) Draco asks Harry to help him beat the Imperius curse during 4th year. The lessons turn into more than either expected. (I cried so many times during this fic - reading it was such a roller-coaster of a ride, spanning from 4th year to post-war! Draco and Harry (eventually) get together, but the looming war causes Draco to wipe every single memory of their relationship from Harry’s mind. I don’t want to spoil too much, but the story is very dramatic with heaps of angst thrown in)
Temptation on the War Front - by alizarincrimson (180k)
Draco Malfoy is forced into hiding with the Golden Trio and dragged into their search for horcruxes. What ensues is a journey of redemption, unexpected friendships and an unwanted, turbulent romance with Harry Potter. (I’ve recently gotten into the whole ‘Draco joins Golden Trio and helps them find horcruxes’ and I’m loving them so much! He’s still overly snarky and insufferable to the Trio - which is amazing. The angst and drama levels in this fic were skyrocketing, and the long slow-burn nature of this story will make you want to scream in frustration, An absolutely brilliant story that’s definitely worth a read!)
Synthetic Bonds - by mypetelephant (116k) Harry has always been the golden boy of Malfoy Corporation, earning the respect of Lucius and the resentment of his high school rival, Draco. But Lucius has a business proposal that involves Harry becoming a Malfoy..by marrying Draco. Non-magic AU. (Ahh this was a magnificent read. I’m not a big fan of non-magic au’s, but this fic was an exception! I completely fell in love with the whole plot, characterisations and dynamics of the whole story)
Mental - by sara_holmes (186k)
Harry has had quite enough of sharing his mind with someone else, thankyouverymuch. A miscast Legilimecy spell says otherwise.
(The storyline of this fic is so original, where Draco and Harry are able to read each other’s thoughts because of a
spell gone wrong.It has one of the best characterisations of Draco I’ve ever seen, and it’s a lovely read)
Azoth - by zeitgeistic (88k)
Now that Harry is back at Hogwarts with Hermione for eighth year, he realises that something’s missing from his life, and it either has to do with Ron, his boggart, Snape, or Malfoy. Furthermore, what, exactly, does it mean when one’s life is defined by the desire to simultaneously impress and annoy a portrait? Harry has no idea; he’s too busy trying not to be in love with Malfoy to care. (Harry is an apprentice under Snape’s portrait to become a Potions Master. Draco is being taught by McGonagall to become a transfiguration Master. And then the two boys create a Philosopher’s Stone together. This story is all about self-discovery for Harry, and realising what he wants in life. It’s such a delight to read!)
Turn - by Saras_Girl (306k)
One good turn always deserves another. Apparently.
(This fic destroyed me! A strange man gives Harry a glimpse into a life where after the Sectumsempra incident, Harry offers his Help to Draco. He’s transported to this alternate reality, but because it’s only a glimpse, Harry has to come back to his real life. It’s devastating when he comes back though, as he’s fallen so in love with the alternate reality where he and Draco are together. All of the characters are stunningly portrayed and I was completely engrossed in the story)
Such Great Heights - by softlyforgotten (93k) Draco Malfoy, wide-eyed and pale and in a decidedly ragged shirt, was crouched next to the pile of whatever the dragon had been eating. Harry threw himself to a halt and yelled, “Merlin, how many times do I have to save your life?” (I fell in love with this story right away because the story’s about a dragon - and not just any dragon - it’s the dragon the Golden Trio stole from Gringotts during the war. And Draco! Omg, Draco’s been caring for this dragon by feeding, protecting and keeping her safe because she’s wanted by the Ministry)
Kiss Me (Under the Light of a Thousand Stars) - by Iwao & Sophie_French (114k)
Harry rescues Draco Malfoy from Azkaban, where he has been imprisoned for three years after the war. Draco is not as Harry remembers, as Azkaban leaves its mark on even the strongest of wizards. With no memory of who he was or how he came to be in Harry’s care, Draco needs Harry’s help if he is to have any hope of making a full recovery. But Harry has his own demons to fight and together with saving Draco, Harry must also discover a way to find himself.
(This fic will honesty take your heart and tear it up into a million tiny, little pieces! Amnesia!Draco is so devastating, but reading the story is worth the heart-ache you’ll feel)
All Our Secrets Laid Bare - by firethesound (149k)
Over the six years Draco Malfoy has been an Auror, four of his partners have turned up dead. Harry Potter is assigned as his newest partner to investigate just what is going on.
(The characters in this story are all beautifully represented. And I loved the idea of magical tattoos!)
The Light More Beautiful - by firethesound (81k)
Thirteen years after Draco accepts Potter’s help escaping the horror of his sixth year, he returns to England where he makes the unfortunate discovery that Potter is still as obnoxious as ever. And worse, more than a decade overseas hasn’t been enough to dim Draco’s obsession with him. (Time will honestly fly by when you’re reading this story! The characterisations are perfect and the fic is just so realistic - It felt like I wasn’t even reading fanfiction and it was just another part of the HP canon universe (omg I wish though))
A Thousand Beautiful Things - by geoviki (108k)
Draco Malfoy struggles with changed fortunes, shifted alliances, an ugly war, and an unusual spell, with the help of a concerned professor, an insightful house-elf, and an unexpected Gryffindor friend.
(Chapter one detailed events during the war where Draco turns against Voldemort and becomes a spy for the Order. The 2nd chapter was all about life after the war, where Harry is under a curse that makes him verbally insult all those he loves and the only way to break the curse is if someone takes a vow of silence for 7 months. Although it felt like I was reading two separate stories, I loved how the author drew links from each era and connected them together. Fabulous fic.)
“I tell the mourners that he was my friend, and I am honored to have known and worked with him. I don’t tell them that I loved him, and that I love him still, and that if I had one wish in the world it would be that I could make it stop.” Alone On The Water(Mad_Lori)
This is my entry for the cm challenge hosted by @reiding-and-writing aka Hannah’s Classic Criminal Minds Quote Challenge!
Quote: “You’re in the FBI, could you get this entire crowd to stop cheering?”
I went with something short and sweet. I hope you like it!
The noise was overwhelming. People were yelling, screaming, cheering. Beer was being thrown carelessly. Those out on the field were immune to the noise. They’d dealt with it. They knew how to tune out the sound.
Author: tessacrowley | Word Count: 102,700 | Rating: M
Summary:Chaos: when the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. One gene varies, one neuron fires, one butterfly flaps its wings, and Draco Malfoy’s life is completely different. Draco has always found a certain comfort in chaos. Perhaps he shouldn’t.
Review: This is… a whole new level of drarry fanfiction, you just have to read it.
Draco is a child genius, and get’s sorted into Ravenclaw and there are a lot more changes besides - but Draco’s voice, his mind, his personality, his actions and the relationship he forms with Harry (and how it affects both of them)… they’re all so unique and real and perfectly understood and written by the author.
Despite the difficult content and the length, the writing and flow of the plot makes it so easy to read and devour, with just enough lightness and humour to balance the dark and serious portions. It’s so crazy, and definitely AU right from the beginning of the Harry Potter series, but there’s no feeling of wrongness at all because it’s its own story - like a retelling.
I promise you that despite how strange and “not-worth-it” it feels to read an AU (at least that’s how I usually feel), this is one fic worth reading. This fic seriously got me good.
Content/Warnings: AU - Canon divergence, Science, Humour, Torture, Violence, Disability, Mentions of rape
Stories That Snagged My Heart And One That Called Me To Write Fanfiction
The first THG fanfic I ever read back in the summer 2012 was a Galeniss story (there was a link on a THG forum), that I wish I could find again because it was SO funny/strange – Peeta died of heart problems after the war and Katniss ended up with Gale – one chapter detailed the Capitol health insurance plan listing deductibles and co-pays, and elaborated on Katniss’ difficulty paying Peeta’s medical expenses after his death.
I read a lot of altered Games stories, too. One of my favorites was Stacked Odds by @sponsormusings. I loved DustWriter’s fics.
Eventually I branched out to the world of AUs. I enjoyed every single story I read, but never considered writing a fic until three months into my discovery of fanfiction when I stumbled upon Knot Your Fingers Through Mine by monroeslittle. For some reason this U.S. Civil War historical got me thinking that I SHOULD write a story about the Oregon Trail since I’d studied western American history in college. So I credit that fic as the one that turned me into a fanfiction writer.
Knot Your Fingers Through Mine involves a fake marriage during the American Civil War. Both Katniss and Peeta act as spies for the Union as they pretend to be good Confederates. The writing is lovely, the entire story is about 116,000 words; it’s well worth your time. I recently re-read it and after reading about Katniss and Peeta in so many different settings over nearly five years, it stands the test of time. It’s still one of my favorite stories.
The idea of Sherlock Holmes cooking or baking always fills me with dread. He has not the patience for it, which… but let me illustrate my point with a story of my first experience of Holmes in the kitchen.
“Do you know Watson, I believe that Mrs. Hudson has quite surpassed herself,” my companion remarked as he brushed cake crumbs from his clothes.
It is an unusual occurance for Holmes to compliment our housekeeper in such a manner. I looked up with interest. “Has she?”
“Yes indeed. I have never had such a dry, tasteless cake! See for yourself.”
I was about to respond when the sitting room door opened.
“Mr. Holmes,” our housekeeper entered and stood before us with her hands on her hips. “If you wish to make a complaint-”
“Indeed I do,” he interrupted. “This cake is as dry as a bone and quite lacking in flavour. I believe that even I could do better.”
I laughed at this ridiculous last remark, for the very idea Holmes cooking left a great deal to be desired.
Mrs. Hudson turned her icy glare upon me. “You think so, do you? Very well gentlemen, we shall see what you are capable of. Down to my kitchen with you.”
We each exchanged an expression of disbelief. Surely she was not serious!
She was serious. She chased the servants from the kitchen and gave orders that she was not to be disturbed before handing my companion an apron apiece.
“Have either of you baked a cake before?” she enquired with a glare.
I shook my head and turned to Holmes, who was busy turning his apron over in his hands with distaste.
“Then we shall bake something simple. We shall need eggs, flour and sugar first of all.”
Needless to say, we made rather a mess. Holmes is no better at cracking eggs than he is at boiling them and he was not interested in using the scales to measure the ingredients.
“There is no need for scales,” he announced airily with a dismissive wave of his hand. “Years of practice with my chemistry set has left me perfectly capable of measuring these ingredients with my eyes.”
I refrained from reminding him that he has on occasion misjudged the quantities of some of his chemicals, often resulting in explosions.
When we were finished, the kitchen looked like a war zone. There was egg on the floor and flour everywhere (even in Holmes’ hair, though I am not quite sure how he achieved that).
“Well,” my companion said as he tossed aside his apron, “I believe we have completed our task Mrs. Hudson. If you would excuse us…”
Our housekeeper barred our retreat as Holmes made his way towards it. “Oh no you don’t! You have made a terrible mess, which you can now put to rights, and you have a cake to keep from burning.”
I started to sweep up the flour without a word of objection, feeling that the mess was probably my fault as I had allowed my companion to take charge. “Could you wipe up the egg that you dropped, Holmes?”
He frowned at me and hopped up onto the counter beside the sink, as it was the only surface not covered with flour. “Certainly not!”
“Then keep an eye on that cake. Please.”
“Mr. Holmes!” Mrs. Hudson had returned from the larder with cream and jam. “Get down from there at once! You are not to sit upon surfaces that are meant for preparing food.”
Holmes jumped down and was presented with a dustpan.
“Help the doctor with the sweeping, if you please. I shall pick up the egg that you smashed on my nice, clean floor.”
Holmes crouched before me and held the pan steady while I swept the flour into it.
After much complaining and sneezing from my companion, the flour had all been disposed of and the kitchen was clean again.
“Thank you gentlemen,” our housekeeper acknowledged as we washed our hands. “The cake should be ready now.”
The cake was a horrible mess! It was too wet due to the lack of accurate measurements and there were pieces of eggshell in it. Holmes’ argument was that it was rather good for a first attempt, but he was always careful not to insult Mrs. Hudson’s culinary efforts after that.
Warm Nights & Firelight by Oubliette14 - When in the wake of a messy breakup Emma makes the impulsive decision to return home to her parent’s ranch in the Rockies, she certainly doesn’t expect to find a strange Irish guy living in what was once her apartment over the garage, and she definitely doesn’t imagine that the home she couldn’t wait to be rid of five long years ago would be the very place her heart begins to heal.
To Make Your Heart Race by fergus80 - Killian “Hook” Jones is NASCAR’s bad boy, who is forced to do some community service to clean up his act. Emma Swan is the counselor at the local Children’s shelter who is done with men and relationships after her latest in a long stream of nightmares. http://archiveofourown.org/works/5619112/chapters/12944908
Poem Without Words by totheendoftheworldortime79 - Looking to make some extra money, college senior Emma Swan takes a post as a model for Professor Killian Jones’ art class. Sparks fly on both sides. Will they give into temptation?
Wedded Bliss and Asterisks by EmilyBea - Emma Swan is an enemy of love who just happens to be an up and coming wedding dress designer. She’s convinced that true love is nowhere in her future but then she meets Killian Jones, whose magazine is covering the opening of her new boutique. Suddenly Emma finds herself drawing up new plans for her life, ones that seem to all be leading towards her own form of wedded bliss. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12295382/1/Wedded-Bliss-and-Asterisks
Music of The Heart by InMyEyes2014 - Granny Lucas loves to be both chef and matchmaker for the town of Storybrooke. When she sets her skills on Liam and Killian Jones, she is sure she has found the perfect matches with Elsa and Emma. While some participants are willing and others reluctant, Granny and her cohorts are determined to make each a match made in heaven or at least in lasagna. http://archiveofourown.org/works/6215764/chapters/14240920
Alternate Universe - With a Touch of Canon
Remember When by Emilee Amethyst - "I will find you. I will always find you.“ Says the Charming Family motto. But does it still apply when two centuries separate you from the one you love? Captain Swan story slight universe alterations. Picks up at season 2’s "The Doctor” where Emma already knows Hook from their past, but he has “no bloody clue” whom she is. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12079881/1/Remember-When
Across Time And Space by Annaelle - Seventeen year old Emma Swan unwittingly and accidentally falls through a mysterious portal that lands her in the middle of the ocean, only to be saved by a young, dashing lieutenant, and to be brought aboard the Jewel of The Realm. Will she be able to find her home? And if she does… Will she still want to go? Lieutenant Duckling/Captain Swan. AU. Canon elements. - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9864377/1/Across-Time-And-Space
Until The Fog Lifts by ArtjuiceRP - Cursed!Killian AU: Emma Swan has more than enough to deal with. For one, her son believes the entire town of Storybrooke is cursed. She definitely doesn’t have time for the mysterious pawnbroker, Killian Jones, even if Henry insists that he’s the prince she’s meant to be with. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3448121/chapters/7561955
Canon Universe (At One Point or Another)
Unbreakable by xHookedonKillianx - What if Hook was able to go with Emma and Henry when they left to escape Pan’s curse? With no memory of each other or Storybrooke, Emma and Killian meet in New York as complete strangers, both with broken pasts, and both with clean slates for their future.
Finally. My entry for Hannah’s Criminal Minds Classic Quote Challenge. My quote is: “I’ve got a Glock leveled at your crotch. What’s to stop me from taking you and the little ones out right now?” I’ve been sitting on this for a while and trying to think of the perfect way to incorporate this quote, possibly said by the reader, but it just didn’t feel right giving it to anyone else because it is such an Emily Prentiss thing to say honestly. So here you go, my entry for Hannah’s challenge! Enjoy!
A special shout out to @bitnotgood1895, Izzy, for taking the time to look this over for me!
oswald takes a lot of naps while he’s recovering from his gunshot wound, partially because he’s on hella pain meds for a while. he also sometimes gets really awful nightmares about dying all over again. zsasz goes from ~keeping watch on oswald in case he wakes up in a panic, to sometimes crawling in bed and curling around oswald, careful not to jar his wound. oswald finds he doesn’t really mind it.