Okay regarding your last post, I don't know if you do Recs but I'm super into rarepairs (usually m/m or f/f but open to anything) and I wanted to know your too 5 'holy grail' fics for rare pairs, and maybe your too 5 for drarry? I need new pairings in my life but I also don't want to stray too far from my sweet baby sons which is why I'm asking about them too.
Hey anon :) I’m happy to take recs, absolutely (mostly because I’m not a reccer, and so don’t get flooded with them… if I suddenly get flooded with rec requests, this will likely change, just so everyone knows)
And I am MORE than happy to share the rare pair love. Just bear in mind this comes with a huge disclaimer: except for the two FF recs, I read these a few years ago. I don’t know what I think of them now, but they’re the rare pairs I saved to my computer because I enjoyed them that much. Hopefully that means you will too, and it wasn’t a case of “please god I’ll take anything”.
But I know that I did save these so I’m hoping they’re good. Sadly, FF is much harder to find holy grail fics for, for me… I don’t know if I’m looking in the wrong places? I’d love recs as well for FF. (This is largely why I write FF for my original work, tbh.)
Holy grail rare pairs:
Harry disappears suddenly. Ron finds him hiding out in a small American
town with a new set of friends and a new life and no memory of his old
(I remember it being really sweet, tons and I mean TONS of pining, and pretty sexy in places, and a happy ending)
Ron/Draco: Seachange by girlcalledjane
sea change (n): a marked transformation.
(Malfoy shows up at Grimmauld Place, or something, and I remember it being a sexy/smutty fic with an amaaazingly convincing attraction)
Harry/George: May Contain Nuts by scoradh
After Voldemort is defeated, the script for Harry’s life comes to an
end. Unsure of what to do with his life, he does nothing. Only one
person is on hand to show Harry that a hero is not the sum of his
vanquished enemies, but he’s got problems of his own.
(I remember it being about Harry discovering his sexuality? I think? And pining? Bit of angst and humor?)
Hermione’s away on business, but she leaves Pansy a gift.
both by @lqtraintracks
(Both of these are sexy and smutty, full of love too)
Five Drarry (these are just the ones I read recently and adored. I don’t know that I could ever pick a top five?):
Touch by @bixgirl1
When Harry is referred to a professional cuddler for the soothing power of touch, he’s dubious — even more so when the Cuddler who shows up turns out to be Malfoy. But in the years since the war, Malfoy’s changed, and over the next several days Harry is confronted by how much he still doesn’t know about this new version of his old enemy — and by how much he wants to learn.
(A super sweet and intense exploration of trauma and growth and attraction. So cathartic and wonderful.)
Written on the Heart by who_la_hoop
Harry doesn’t mind that so many Slytherins from
his year have returned to finish their NEWTs, really he doesn’t. It’s
just – do they have to be so friendly? He’s not prejudiced, really he’s
not. It’s just – they’ve got to be up to something, right?
(Okay this would probably be a top five. The Slytherins are amazing in this fic. Sorry, I chopped the summary bc it was so long.)
Headlights in the Snow by Saras_girl
What’s big and purple and smells like tea? Harry is about to find out.
(It’s Saras_girl. Come on. Just what you want in a Christmas fic–light and loving.)
An anonymous benefactor makes a generous donation to Harry Potter’s School for Squibs in exchange for a weekly letter from the Boy Who Lived.
What begins as a chore soon becomes the only outlet Harry has to talk about the war, love, life, hope, redemption, his renewed obsession with a certain blonde nemesis and how he really, honestly, believes that this will be the year Puddlemere United reclaim the Quidditch League Cup.
(THIS FIC. It doesn’t even feel like it’s written completely in letters, the descriptions and overlay of each letter is just so perfect and so deftly done. I loved every second and laughed so hard. It also has a great Luna/Ginny, so this is a holy grail rare pair too.)
‘Muggle AU where Harry is a barista and bartender and keeps running into
his most stuck-up customer’ aka ‘All the times Harry managed to
mispronounce Draco and the one time he got it right.’
(COFFEE SHOP AU! This was so sweet and hilarious <3 Exactly what you want in a coffee shop AU.)
Let me know if the links don’t work :) Enjoy!