Hi! Hope you are reading good fics (totally selfishly so you can rec them to us!). Could you please rec me fics where Harry or Draco is turned into an animal? Thanks!!!!
YESSS! YES I CAN! This is one of my favorite tropes! I have read sooo many and have so many left to read, but these are the cutest ones so far.
Drarry + animagus/animal transformations
• Paws of Fury by Veritas03 (92k) “Bellow, bluster… your rage is insignificant. No more than the mewing of a kitten. Do not be afraid. He will save you. Calm you. Love you.” Harry has a furry little problem – but Draco’s scent soothes the savage beastie. Will Draco be able to save him when Harry’s world begins to crumble? (This is the cutest thing in the world, I’ve read it so many times and it makes me MELT. Kitten!Harry is so precious and tiny, and Draco is his fave. ♥)
• Endangered Familiar by ravenpan (8k)
After the war, all he wanted was some peace and quiet. What he got, was a penguin that brought the exact opposite.
(Oh my god, penguin!Draco is so adorable, he’s so grumpy and likes to sleep on Harry’s foot! Harry carries him around in a sling! I am dead from cute.)
• The Owl Who Came For Christmas by dracogotgame (17k)
Draco has a debt to pay off, no matter what Potter thinks. And he has a Very Good Idea to go along with it. Things don’t go as planned.
(So sweet and fluffy!! Owl!Draco is so judgmental and easily offended, which is all kinds of hilarious. Harry is an adorkable cinnamon roll. It’s amazing.)
• Hissy Fitby dysonrules (28k)
Harry is an under-utilized Auror and Draco is an auditor for Gringotts. He lives to torment the Ministry and, of course, Harry Potter. He is also a Registered Animagus.
(I love this fic, it is SO much fun. Draco is hilarious and the banter is gold. Not to mention snake!Draco, who preens and insists he’s a “talented climber”.).
• Catfished by Sara’s Girl (32k)
Draco is in deep water, Harry can see straight through him, and that’s not even the full scale of the problem.
(Only Sara’s Girl can make me all emotional over a freaking goldfish. This story is so so precious and well-written, the angst hurts but is very worth it.)
• The Haumiaroa Magical Society for the Conservation of Indigenous Wildlife by musamihi (15k)
Harry escapes to New Zealand in search of privacy and relaxation, only to find himself caring for an injured (and ungrateful) kiwi chick. After releasing the bird into the wild, he’s more than a little surprised to find it waiting for him when he arrives in Peru for the second part of his vacation – and to discover that it can spell. Poorly.
(Grumpy kiwi!Draco is my fave, he nests in brochures and shoes. Siiigh.)
• Gryffindor for a Weekby xErised (10k)
What happens when Moody’s Transfiguration spell on Draco the Amazing Bouncing Ferret can’t be reversed for a week? Harry Potter has no choice but to take care of Draco, almost like a… pet.
(Ferret!Draco is extremely adorable, grumpily cleaning out Harry’s pockets because “do I have to do everything for you” lmao. Love this one.)
• The Wolf Pack by dracogotgame (13k) Nobody said achieving your animagus form was easy. Draco could handle being a wolf pup for a while, right? How bad could it be? (This shortie has so much personality it could be a novel. Wolf!Harry and pup!Draco reluctantly become oh-so-close. It’s a beautifully sweet fic.)
• Where’s Granger When You Need Her? by playout (11k)
Hogwarts’ Potions Master is working on an experimental brew. He really should know better than to turn his back on an unstable potion. Now if only there were someone in the castle who could help…
(Tiny ferret!Draco is super cute! He’s a total sweetheart but thinks he’s a fierce tiger. It’s amazing. Harry couldn’t resist this lil’ guy even if he tried.)
• He Was He and I Was Bunny by bryoneybrynn (37k) The war is over and “eighth year” is about to begin at Hogwarts. But for Harry and Draco, nothing is quite the same. Harry’s looking for an escape, Draco’s looking for a friend. Does a little black bunny hold the answers? (I love so much about this fic, including the adorable bunny!Harry who wins Draco’s heart. However, serious warning for the Draco/Blaise in this…)
• Wascally by dysonrules (6k)
Draco finds an ickle wounded birdy in the forest…
(So damn cute. A tiny ball of fluff, chirping and cooing, nuzzling into Draco, perching on his shoulder. Bird!Harry with his tiny pea brain. Love it.)
• In Need of a Proper Hugby Faith Wood (2k)
Draco rescues a poor, poor koala, which won’t stop hugging him.
(This is a classic, but that doesn’t make it any less adorable. Koala!Harry is super clingy and Draco can’t resist his cuddles. A fave to reread.)
“Harry Styles, get your fat arse here!” Niall’s laugh echo’s in his tiny flat chasing after his best friend since diapers. Niall hates the fact that Harry has longer legs and runs fater than him. It is not fair!
“Never!” The curly haired boy cackles stealing a glance at him with his emerald green eyes over his shoulder before running upstairs taking two at a time.
Niall groans and follows him upstairs. He shuts the door of the smaller boy’s room in his face locking it.
“Harry open the damn door!” Niall exclaims pissed. Well, not really.
Harry hacked in to Niall’s phone and if he sees what Niall has he’s dead. So dead. Harry can’t know Niall is crushing on him. And that he might read fan fictions of his best mate. It’ll ruin everything between them. And the Irish native is not going to risk that.
It’s upsetting that they barely get to see each other because of Harry’s tour along with his band mates Louis, Liam and Zayn. They’re in a band, One Direction, (a/n: even if its not the same without niall) and they’re on their worldwide stadium tour. Niall misses him loads but it’s Harry’s dream who is he to stop him?
“Harry, please.” Niall whines leaning his head on the door.
“Why, got a guys number and been texting him and don’t want me to know.” Harry snorts. “Remember Niall, a key to friendship is no secrets.”
“That’s usually a relationship, ya wanker. Unless we are.” Niall chuckles jokingly.
“Niall Horan, I am offended.” Niall can hear the mock in his voice. “How dare you say we are in no relationship? After everything we’ve been through.”
“Oh, yeah. I almost forgot of the time I woke up with red hair. That was such a highlight in our oh so beloved relationship.” The blue eyed boy snorts.
The lock clicks and before Niall can stand up straight he goes tumbling down to the floor landing right on his face. He groans sitting up and rubbing his sore forehead.
“Oh, shit, Ni! Are you okay?!” The emerald eyed boy exclaims taking Niall’s hand away to examine the spot. He hisses as he touches the spot. “I’m sorry. I’ll get you an ice pack.”
“Harry, I’m fine.” Niall tells him grabbing his wrist and stopping him. He feel the tingles go up his arm and lets go quickly.
“A bump is starting to form. Are you sure?”
“I’m fine, Haz. I think you’ll probably make the perfect housewife one day with how much you worry.” Niall snickers and if looks could kill he’d be one hundred feet underground.
“Very funny.” The taller boy huffs and helps him up before running a hand through his hair.
“Mate, you need a haircut.”
“And you need to dye yours.”
Niall rolls his eyes snatching his phone from Harry’s hands before plopping on his bed and changing the code. Harry plops next to him a little too close. So close their thighs brush, but is he complaining? Not one bit.
Niall scrolls through his Twitter absentmindedly. He has a few followers but that’s because he’s Harry’s best mate. Niall replies to a few and retweets a few before going on Instagram.
“Selfie, please.” Niall pouts knowing he’ll fall for it. The Cheshire native sighs and Niall smiles knowing it’s a yes. He squeals, manly at that, and opens the camera. Just as he snaps the picture he feels something wet and warm on his cheek making him, not jerk back, but his face flush a deep crimson.
Niall covers it with a roll of his eyes, but Harry still sees it making him smile, and demands for a non kiss on the cheek photo. He obliges and Niall uploads it. Not knowing what he is doing to dozens and dozens of fans.
‘Niallhoran: @harrystyles great t have ya back for a while !’
Niall locks his phone and turns to Harry who’s on his phone. He’s smiling wide and it looks like his cheeks might hurt. Niall sighs quietly liying on his bed and staring at the ceiling deep in thought.
“Niall!” Harry yells making him jump.
“What?” He sits up startled.
“I have to go now. I need to catch my flight at three.” He tells Niall and he feels his heart clench in his chest.
“Oh.” The blonde boy mutters disappointed.
“Hey, don’t worry. I’ll be back before you know it.” Harry places his hand on Niall’s shoulder trying to reassure him but it doesn’t work.
Niall knows Harry will be gone for months. And he knows the communication will be two minute calls or late night texts. They video chat once every two or three weeks whenever neither boy is busy.
“Can you walk me to the door, at least?” Harry asks standing.
Niall stands as well and walks towards the door followed by Harry. Niall opens the door but Harry shuts it wanting a private second. He pulls Niall in for a tight embrace. Niall returns it wrapping his arms around Harry’s torso burying his face in the crook of his neck, subtly breathing in his smell.
After a few minutes Harry let’s go, reluctantly. Niall wants to protest but stays quiet as he pulls away as well. Harry kisses his forehead and quickly hugs his best mate, once again, before walking out of the flat.
After Harry shuts the door Niall sulks to his room and lies down on the bed, cocooning himself in his blankets. He tells himself not to cry over his best mate slash man he’s in love with leaving for another three months; who when he comes back he will be busy either way.
Niall grabs his phone from the night stand and unlocking it. He scrolls through the notifications on his Instagram. He smiles at all the nice comments from the fans. There are a few rude ones but he doesn’t pay attention to them.
'They should really start dating. NOW!!!!’
'Sailing the Narry ship bitches!!!’
*Narry? What is that?*
Niall keeps scrolling and keep seeing the same word over and over again. He wonders what Narry is and what does it mean.
'NiallOfficial: What’s a Narry and why are ya so obsessed with it ? Whats a ship ?’
Niall waits patiently as the tweet loads. He is surprised at all the answers. And they are all saying the same thing.
’@liloshipping: @NiallOfficial it’s yours and Harry’s ship name! N from Niall and Arry from Harry!’
’@narrystoran: @NiallOfficial yours and harrys name together!! And ship is from realtionship!’
The Irish relative is surprised at all of the people shipping them together. His mobile dings in his hand with a new tweet from Harry.
'Harry_Styles: @NiallOfficial miss you already! xx’
He can feel the heat rising to his cheeks and feels his heart swell. Harry misses him already. And he’s been gone for ten minutes or so.
'NiallOfficial: @Harry_Styles miss ya too ! x’
Four weeks later
Niall is going through his mail when he comes across a yellow envelope. He furrows his brows confused when he sees it’s from Harry. He immediately opens and gasps when he takes out a letter and plane ticket. He opens the letter and reads.
First, I hope you get this before Saturday becuse then it’d be useless. I know how you hate it when I do this but I want you to pack your bags and travel to America on Friday. Everything is on the ticket and I really, really hope you will come. You’ll be landing in New York and you’ll be staying with us for the rest of the American leg of the tour. Don’t worry, I talked to Maura and your boss. A man named Preston will be there to pick you up. He’ll have a sign with your name on it. So pack your bags and we’ll be waiting.
P.S. I miss you!!!’
Niall checks the date and scrambles to pack his bags. His flight leaves in three hours! He makes sure he has everything he needs and does a double check just in case. He locks all of his windows and cleans up the small mess he has before grabbing his bags and heading to the airport.
At the airport
Niall is in baggage claim with tired eyes. He couldn’t sleep a wink in the plane because of the mild turbulance. He’s not very fond of airplanes but he wanted to see Harry so he hopped on that plane and made the trip to JFK in New York.
He scans the crowd and spots a man with sunglasses and a sign that says Horan on bold. He’s twice his size and very intimidating. He meekly walks over.
“Niall Horan?” The man asks with a small smile which makes Niall relax immediately.
“That’s me.” He says and follows Preston through the crowded airport and outside to the sleek black van.
Preston helps Niall with putting his bags in the back and climbs in the van. Preston gets in and starts the car. “Harry doesn’t know you arrived yet so it’ll be quite a surprise.” Preston smiles and starts to drive.
The car ride is quiet. Niall looks out the window amazed by the busy streets and tall skyscrapers. It’s not so different from London but at the same time it is. Niall’s eye widen when he sees the massive crowd in front of the hotel doors.
Preston parks in front of the hotel door and gets down before Niall does to get his bags. When Niall does get down, he’s deafened by the loud screaming from the fans.
“Just smile and wave.” Preston tells him.
Niall obliges as they go in the hotel. Niall follows Preston to the elevator and they ride up to the top floor. They arrive at a suite where Preston opens the door and tells him to just walk in after setting his bags in the foyer. Once again, Niall obliges and closes the door behind him. He walks further inside.
“Hello?” He calls out looking around the large hotel suite. Unlike normal people, Niall walks around looking around the suite. When he turns around he almost screams, in joy of course.
“Harry!” He exclaims and jumps on the curly haired boy, wrapping his arms and legs around him like a koala.
Harry catches him in time and hugs him tightly, exhaling happily. “I missed you, Ni.”
“I missed you too Haz.” Niall mumbles in to Harry’s shoulder.
Niall lets go but Harry holds him in place carrying him to his room. Harry lies them down and Niall cuddles in to his side after kicking his shoes off. Harry runs his hands through Niall’s bottle blond locks thinking.
“Harry?” Niall whispers interrupting the younger boy’s thoughts. Harry hums in response. “Why’d you fly me all the way over here? I mean, not everybody does that when they miss their best mate.”
Harry thinks about it for a second and smiles at the cheesiest line ever. “I’m half a heart without you.” He whispers cupping Niall’s cheek softly and placing a soft kiss on his lips.
A/N: It’s not as long as I though it would be but I hope you liked it. I promise they will get better along the way :) and please send in some prompts! Ask box is always open!