hi! could you rec me some life-changing (eighth year maybe) drarry fics in the range of 30-40k? thanks so much!! :)
Omg 8th year fics are my jam! The word range may kinda cut out some of my favourite fics from this list, but maybe I’ll rec them in another list later. Hope you enjoy reading these! :)
Sealed with a Kiss- by Faithwood (46k) Harry Potter will fall in love with the first person who kisses him. Draco knows what he must do. (Ah this story was so cute and lovely to read! As the summary says, Harry will fall in love with the first person who kisses him. Honestly such a fluffy and charming fic!)
A Series of Unfortunate Events - by unmonsterlike (25k) Harry Potter has a tendency to show up whenever Draco’s in trouble. Draco’s not quite sure he hates it as much as he’d like. (This fanfic had me in stitches! Draco always ends up in constant danger, and Harry always saves him just in time. Draco shows his gratitude in the best ways possible ;) Honestly though, this fic is super funny and makes me laugh whenever I think about it!)
He Was He and I Was Bunny - by bryoneybrynn (37k) Harry’s looking for an escape from everyone. Draco’s looking for a friend. A little black bunny is the answer for our boys. (Ahh this fic is one of my all time favourites! Bunny!Harry is so adorable, and I loved how Draco was able to relax and be himself around Bunny!Harry. But then the drama starts kicking in when Draco realises that the little Bunny he’s been caring for his Harry all along and arrggh, I won’t spoil anything more but this story is a must read!)
For all the marbles - by Veritaso3 (28k) Harry receives a long-lost gift when he returns to Hogwarts to finish his last year of school. Draco could be just the person to help Harry understand the gift – if the two of them can learn to talk to each other. (This is such a sweet fic! The idea of the marbles Harry receives is so charming, and Draco and Harry’s relationship is so well-written!)
Lumos - by birdsofshore (41k) Harry never expected to spend eighth year listening to Draco Malfoy wanking. (Apart from masturbating and the sex drive of angsty teenagers, this fic also has many beautiful moments of Draco and Harry’ getting to know each other, and progressively delving into a relationship that isn’t founded on sexual desire. I honestly loved this fic so much!)
The Ties That Bind Us - by Faithwood (27k) An accident leaves Draco and Harry bound tightly together. Literally. (An accident causes Draco and Harry to be bound together in ropes in a very compromising position - and they’re unable to get free. This is incredibly entertaining and funny!)
Not You Face - by khasael (26k) After an unusual late-night encounter with the Mirror of Erised, Harry finds himself with the unexpected (and rather unwanted) ability to see aspects of everyone else’s deepest desires. Harry really wishes things like this didn’t happen to him. (All thanks to the Mirror of Erised, Harry now has the unique ability to see one’s deepest deisres whenever he touches someone. But, Harry wasn’t able to see what he yearns for, that is until he touched Draco Malfoy. This fic is just so enchanting and sweet!)
No Greater Victory - by dicta_contrion (26k) Back at Hogwarts after the war, a defeated Draco Malfoy is prepared to settle for life’s simpler pleasures: snark, sex, and Slytherin scheming. That is until Pansy, newly in possession of Malfoy Manor, offers to return his ancestral home. Just one condition: he has to win, and break, Harry Potter’s heart to get it. That’s no problem. Draco’s got this situation completely under control. (I never knew one fic could hold so much fluff and angst! It’s so lovely to watch Draco and Harry’s relationship grow and develop in this story. And I loved the format it was written in as well - journal entry style is amazing!)
The Potter-Malfoy Problem - by who_la_hoop (28k) The room of requirement’s gone mad - at least, that’s what Harry thinks. There’s no way that Draco Malfoy ‘requires’ him, of all people, but why does it keep dragging Harry there like he’s some kind of furniture, every time Malfoy enters it? (Whenever Draco enters the Room of Requirement, the room magically summons Harry as well. But, the room won’t let them leave until they get along, needing more passionate “getting along” each time they’re stuck together. So good!)
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. (SO MUCH UST!! As punishment for his crimes in the war, Draco is bound to Harry (who grudgingly accepts))
Draco Malfoy, It’s Your Lucky Day - by Faithwood (37k) Even though he’s unarmed, injured, lost in the Forbidden Forest, and facing a possible murder charge, Draco Malfoy gets lucky. (A very enjoyable and entertaining fic with heaps of mystery! Harry attempting so flirt with Draco was hilarious. And Draco was endearingly delusional and utterly helpless of being honest to himself)
In plain sight - by oldenuf2nb (37k) Draco Malfoy had stopped believing his wishes would be granted long ago. He could perhaps be forgiven for being startled, then, when one of them came true. (Not gonna lie, I cried a little during the scene where the Board of Governors decided “in the best interest of Hogwarts” to close down Slytherin House - my inner Slytherin Pride weeped tears at this moment. But Draco is so sweet and lovable in this fic, and I loved every word of this story!)
Master Work - by mahaliem (35k) Harry’s eighth-year at Hogwarts is going about as well as all the others. Someone is out to get him, Aurors keep questioning him about the final battle and, worst of all, Draco is determined to repay his life debt to Harry. (Draco becomes a sort of “protector” to Harry for 10 months to repay his life debt to him. The humour in this story is brilliant, and adored it from start to finish!)
The Standard You Walk Past - by bafflinghaze (46k) On returning to Hogwarts for their Eighth Year, Headmistress McGonagall decided to room Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter together. She may have hoped for a leading example of house unity; the other students fully expected insults and fights. But nothing happened. (”But nothing happened” until Harry started sleep walking into Draco’s bed ;) Draco and Harry’s relationship in this fic is a perfect mix of fluff and angst, it’s absolutely perfect!)
& Other Ways that They Can Harm You in the Physical Realm
Mostly my UPG but I have heard similar information from others’ experiences
*Always make sure to look into medical and mundane reasons for any harm that may have occurred before ascribing the cause to spirits. *
A human walks along a craggy coast in the middle of the night. The waves violently churn and sputter beneath their feet as they hop from rock to rock. Under the surf something waits, carefully watching the human’s movements. The being has soft, gray skin and a beautiful cerulean tail whose scales reflect the moonlight, but the human lacks the ability to see this. They also don’t see when the creature darts out of the water, sinking her nails into their etheric body and pulling it into the depths. The human stops, gut wrenching, heart pounding, such weird symptoms seemingly brought on with no reason. But then they collect themselves and continue down the beach, feeling oddly different from before.
Most of the time, when a spirit “physically” harms you the damage will be applied to your etheric body. However, sometimes that damage can be translated over into your physical body in some form. For example, a god of cadavers once touched my arm causing a necrosis in the cells of my etheric body that expanded until my skin was a deathly black and the bone was exposed. My physical body was unharmed and showed no signs of the damage that was done to my etheric body however, I did find that the spot was less sensitive until my etheric body was healed. Even now the spot that he touched occasionally feels “off”.
Just like humans, many entities need to eat to survive. They can eat the etheric copies of organisms and objects in the physical world as well as eating other spirits. Unlike entities, most ghosts don’t need to feed but they can if they want to. When a spirit eats it can be described as them absorbing the energy of their food and assimilating it into their energy. However, there are many different biologies and ways of feeding that might follow a different process.
Humans, physical and ghosts, are often prey for predatory species. Don’t think that just because you have the “energy of a dragon” or whatever that no one will attempt to eat you because of that. There’s always someone bigger.
When an entity eats a human they can either take out chunks of your energy or the whole damn thing. This can leave you feeling strange, empty, not fully “there”, and it can definitely affect the strength your magical workings. If you ever do get eaten, fear not! Energy with ties to the physical world (aka your meat body) will eventually reform over time although this can take up to years and can lead to long-lasting damage if a large amount of your energy was taken. So maybe fear a little.
Some entities are parasites that will hide in your etheric body and drain your energy from the inside. Parasites can also be large, regular looking entities that subtly drain you when they’re in your presence.
Entities can also feed on the ambient energies that you give off. For example, a despair demon might feed on the ambient energies of someone who is going through a depressive episode. A feeding like this isn’t directly harming you and can actually be helpful if you have a trusted entity feed on energies that you don’t want lingering around. However, it can be the opposite where an entity will try to milk these energies out of you by, for example, instigating depressive episodes and making you feel shitty.
Attacks and Abuse
Just like physical humans, spirits can punch you, kick you, sexually abuse you, etc. This harm usually takes a form similar to my example with the cadaver god. Depending on the extent of the damage sometimes this can manifest physically. Examples being feeling pain in your face after being slapped by a spirit or having scratches appear where they clawed you. They can also emotionally and psychologically abuse you.
*Always make sure to look into medical and mundane reasons for any harm that may have occurred before ascribing the cause to spirits.*
Not as rare as everyone makes them out to be but still not as common as the others. In my experience this can come in three different forms: possession of the body, possession of the mind, and both combined. When a spirit possesses the body of a human, it can control their movements but the human’s mind is still conscious. When a spirit possesses the mind of a human, it can do things such as hack into their third eye, steal personal information from memories and the like, or even rewire their brain. Possession of the mind is usually a more gradual and subtle process than possession of the body. While this is a post about ways that spirits can harm people I figured that it might pay to mention how possessions aren’t always dangerous and can be done with the consent of the human (I loosely use the term “channeling” to describe consensual possessions).
I mentioned earlier that humans can give off ambient energies that attract spirits, well spirits can also give off their own ambient energies. A spirit’s ambient energy is often an extension of its true energy. This energy often blankets wide areas of space, usually around where the spirit resides, and can influence the events or behaviors of organisms and other spirits that enter it. One example would be a species of spirit that I met called lunar soldiers. When they gathered together, they created an ambient energy of lunacy where those who entered it would behave erratically and often violently. Other examples could be the ambient energy of a murderer’s ghost that influences physical humans around them to commit murder and assault or the ambient energy of a forest causing people to be forgetful and get lost easier. Of course, not all entities have negative ambient energies or even ambient energies at all.
The Myths Don’t Lie
My final point is about how the myths and legends of spirits are often correct in describing the harm that spirits can do. Gorgons can turn your body to stone, vampires can feed on your blood, mermaids can drown you (or have ambient energies that make people around them more likely to drown ;D ), etc. It’s just that, most of the time, these things will happen to your etheric body and not your physical one.
*Always make sure to look into medical and mundane reasons for any harm that may have occurred before ascribing the cause to spirits.*
Your highschool AU gives me life so I was thinking, what if the gang and MC are at their school at night because they're going to do a 'test of courage' but at some point mc and their s/o get separated from the other group and a scared MC reveals that they're afraid of the dark aaand what would the scenario be for all of the chars with mc if that happened ?
omg this is so good i HAVE TO
Yoosung and MC alone in the dark? no problem, he’ll be totally cool and-
except that it’s a HUGE problem
because Yoosung is afraid of the dark too
he’s so scared that he cant even enjoy the fact that MC just asked if they could hold his hand
“uh, yea, s-sure…”
oh no their hand is so warm
Yoosung is so laser focused on finding everyone else that every little thing makes him jump
but MC is scared, too, so the two are just a yelping mess, holding onto each other in the darkness
one leaf rustles and all of a sudden its a scream-fest with these two
great, the one time me and MC get close i’m too busy being afraid for my LIFE to enjoy it
just my luck
he makes it a goal to get over his fear of the dark so that the next time him and MC are alone in the woods at night together, he’ll be ready
engage hero mode
“dont worry, i’ll protect you”
MC is clinging so close to him he’s practically carrying them
and boy, he is loving every second
he loves playing the role of protector and he thinks the way MC squeezes his hand is so adorable, and of course he’s not afraid of the dark i mean what reason does he have to-
HOLY SHIT SOMETHING JUST MOVED IN THOSE BUSHES
Zen goes from calm and collected to violently moving his flashlight to point it at a bush
of course, MC freaks out even more
“Zen, what is it?!”
“i dont know, but whatever it is, i’ll protect you from it”
please dont be something scary please dont be something scary please dont be something scary
“well…its gone now. we have nothing to fear, sweetheart”
ZEN LOWKEY LETS OUT THE BIGGEST SIGH OF RELIEF
HE REALLY THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO FIGHT A BEAR OR SOMETHING
which, i mean, he would do for MC in a heartbeat
but if it can be helped, he’d rather not
Jaehee would try to comfort MC in all the wrong ways
she says with a smooth voice, while gently rubbing MC’s shoulders:
“a fear of the dark isnt practical”
“even if there was something scary, its dark so we cant see it, therefore we cant be bothered by it”
“if there was a murderer in this forest they would have killed us by now”
“big animals sleep at night for the most part, and they dont like to eat humans”
suddenly in the middle of her “comforting” speech, Jaehee hears sobs
“MC, whats wrong?”
“Jaehee, your’re freaking me out!!”
Jaehee is racking her brain for the right thing to say
she decides to take MC’s hand
“i guess what i’m trying to say is that everything will be alright”
MC pulls Jaehee a little closer and puts their hear of her shoulder
“thats all i wanted to hear”
at first Jumin is kind of like why are you so close to me
can we…..personal space, please?
and then when MC tells him about their fear of the dark he’s more like
once Jumin realizes whats happening, he understands that its important to comfort MC
he may be socially inept but he’s not a heartless robot, no matter what Seven says
he would remind MC to stay close to him
he’d probably be the one to suggest they hold hands
“do you want my jacket, too?”
“dont worry, i’m not going anywhere”
walks with one around around MC
immediately takes advantage of the situation
“why are you walking so close to me? what, do you like me or something?”
“no, you jerk!!”
scaring MC every two seconds
he would probably keep doing it until they started crying, then we would panic
“hey hey whats wrong? i’m just goofing off!!”
“Seven, cant you see that you’re freaking me out?”
“oh i’m..i’m sorry…i just wanted to mess around a little…”
he would put one arm around MC and pull them in while they walk, unzipping his hoodie so that MC is kinda cradled inside with him
“Seven, you’re an asshole, yknow that?”
“yea, i know. but at least now we’ve confirmed that i’m the scariest thing out here”
until they found the other Seven would walk with MC snuggled into his jacket
THANKS FOR READING!!! MORE HIGH SCHOOL AU COMING SOON ^^
Killian Jones’ rather bony elbow dug into Emma’s back. Wincing, she scowled then retaliated by shoving her icy cold right foot backwards until it was wedged between his bare legs, causing him to mutter profanities under his breath.
Today was such a fucking mess. She was cold, tired and mentally drained from an afternoon of drudging through the forest with…
“Swan…” he groaned, the low timbre of his voice cutting right through her body making her gut clench.
“Keep your arms to yourself, buddy,” she snapped, her frown growing deeper.
“Gladly,” he quipped, flopping dramatically onto his stomach. The extra-large sleeping bag that housed the pair lurched in his direction, spinning her onto her back and somehow wedging her arm beneath him.
“Urgh!” she cried, tugging herself free, thanking God and all the stars that the man was at least wearing an undershirt.
He turned his head. Though it was late, it was summer and the night sky still provided enough illumination to see his expression: a smug grin combined with raised eyebrows.
On Tauriel and Her Purpose in the Narrative (And Why She isn’t a Mary-Sue)
(as a preface, I should note that this meta is entirely based on the movies— especially since those are what Tauriel is exclusive to them.)
So. We’ve all seen those “Tauriel only ditched her kingdom because of a dwarf” posts, which end more often than not with someone pulling shit out of their ass and passing it off like it’s canonical.
Tauriel’s existence in the Hobbit trilogy was not for sake of romance. It was never for the sake of romance. Tauriel’s existence was for the sake of rebellion. The whole “Tauriel only left because she thought Kili was hot” train of thought is flawed because it ultimately shows a failure to comprehend the narrative, and thus, the character.
Teen Wolf AU: Derek’s a wolf and Stiles a fox. Looking for his mother, the youngest finds the biggest danger. The darkest and murderous creature that exist in the forest. It seems like everything will end for the little fox… But then a hunting trap catches the wolf’s claw. That’s when the ingenious Stiles achieves to get Derek free and become friends with him. Or at least the oldest tolerate the hiperactive little fox. Because it’s difficult to have so much patience for the insistence of the child to do the grumpy wolf smile.
Then Comes A Mist and A Weeping Rain by faithwood -
It always rains for Draco Malfoy. Metaphorically. And literally. Ever since he had accidentally Conjured a cloud. A cloud that’s ever so cross.
Storm in a Teacup by faithwood -
For reasons he’d rather not think about, Draco is obsessed with Potter’s hair. This cannot end well.
An Issue of Consequence by faithwood -
Draco has woken up in an alternate universe. Or he has woken up utterly insane. Nothing else can possibly explain why Harry Potter suddenly seems to think he’s Draco’s boyfriend.
Dangerous by faithwood -
Being trapped in a dungeon with Malfoy — who’s a werewolf, a former Death Eater, and a giant git — is definitely dangerous. Harry has no reason to be excited. None at all.
Tea and No Sympathy by who_la_hoop -
It’s Potter’s fault, of course, that Draco finds himself trapped in the same twenty-four-hour period, repeating itself over and over again. It’s been nearly a year since the unpleasant business at Hogwarts, and Draco’s getting on with his life quite nicely, thank you, until Harry sodding Potter steps in and ruins it all, just like always. At first, though, the time loop seems liberating. For the first time in his life, he can do anything, say anything, be anything, without consequence. But the more Draco repeats the day, the more he realises the uncomfortable truth: he’s falling head over heels for the speccy git. And suddenly, the time loop feels like a trap. For how can he ever get Harry to love him back when time is, quite literally, against him?
The Standard You Walk Past by bafflinghaze - On returning to Hogwarts for their Eighth Year, Headmistress McGonagall decided to room Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter together. She may have hoped for a leading example of house unity; the other students fully expected insults and fights. But nothing happened. That was, until Harry sleepwalked into Draco’s bed.
Azoth by zeitgeistic -
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.
Hello, Goodbye (‘twas nice to know you) by tamerofdarkstars -
Draco Malfoy thinks he might know whose thoughts are scrawling themselves on his skin, but that’s crazy. Impossible, even. It has to be a mistake.
Right Hand Red by lumosed_quill - 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.
All Our Secrets Laid Bare by firethesound -
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.
Who Shagged Harry Potter? by faithwood -
One beautiful sunny Sunday the Slytherins wake up after a raunchy night only to discover a very naked Harry Potter sleeping in their dormitory. Naturally, they ask themselves a logical question: Who the hell shagged him?
All Life Is Yours To Miss by Saras_Girl -
Professor Malfoy’s world is contained, controlled, and as solitary as he can make it, but when an act of petty revenge goes horribly awry, he and his trusty six-legged friend are thrown into Hogwarts life at the deep end and must learn to live, love and let go.
Here’s The Pencil, Make It Work by ignatiustrout -
Harry thinks “Why is Malfoy working in a coffee shop in muggle London?” is a much simpler question than, “Are you going to accept that auror offer and, if you don’t, what will you do?”
Little Talks by femmequixotic, noe -
Draco’s been shagging the Head Auror for months now, and he’s sure it’s just a fling. Until Harry asks him to a Quidditch match, that is, and things go horribly wrong.
At Your Service by faithwood -
Hogwarts students are in danger; Harry is determined to save them all. There’s only one thing he knows for certain: Draco Malfoy is somehow involved.
Draco Malfoy, It’s Your Lucky Day by faithwood -
Even though he’s unarmed, injured, lost in the Forbidden Forest, and facing a possible murder charge, Draco Malfoy gets lucky.
Hungry by birdsofshore -
The first thing Harry knew about it was when he woke up lying on a bed in the hospital wing, with his arm firmly stuck to the scrawny, milk-white arm of Draco bloody Malfoy.
House Proud by astolat -
His house liked Draco Malfoy more than him.
Chaos Theory by tessacrowley -
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.
Hey, Potter by SunseticMonster -
Harry returns to Hogwarts for his 8th year, determined not to let Malfoy get to him. But when the snarky teasing starts up again, Harry finds that returning the jibes with compliments has a far more interesting outcome.
Warnings: mentions/descriptions of murder and grotesque descriptions. TW- rape. Requested: yes A/N: this is a little different but I really like it and I am very proud of it, I hope you like it too. also, whenever “her” or “she” appears and refers to Jughead’s girlfriend, that is you, reader.
It was a Monday morning, 4th period at Riverdale High when Cheryl Blossom was arrested for her brothers murder. Since that day, all of Riverdale were on edge, worrying that the killer would strike again.
I'm going to be dming for the first time fairly soon and I was wondering if you had any good quest ideas for a group of first/low level adventurers?
Really depends on your story and what your players are in to.
Fighting their way through an underground graveyard?
Escorting a chatty Kathy through a dangerous forest?
Doing detective work, figuring out who murdered the only other literate person in town because they read their embarrassing diary?
Menial tasks like catching a certain fish in the middle of a storm on a secluded beach that turns into an ambush by fish people, etc.
Fetching a dangerous item or two for a baker.
And If you really want to use a cool monster thats way, way higher leveled you could always make it weak and fudge your rolls and the monsters stats. For instance, your players run into a dragon. But its weak and injured from a fight it just escaped from. Its slow, tired, and one of its wings has several large holes in it.
Conflict of Interest by @amyeatscake is another of my favourites. Ladybug is a spy trying to figure out if Gabriel Agreste is Hawkmoth so Marinette works at his fashion company and Chat Noir is an assassin who technically works for Hawkmoth but also not really, and Marinette is kinda half in love with Adrien and Chat but isn’t allowed to be with either and I just love it.
@amyeatscake’s other fic To Be A Hero was also really good. I read it a while ago so I’m a little fuzzy on the details, but Marinette, Adrien, and Alya go to a future where Marinette and Adrien have basically gone crazy and destroyed Paris and killed a bunch of people and there’s murder and conspiracies and human sacrifices and it’s dark and gritty and great.
Over the Wall by @imthepunchlord was really good. Marinette gets banished over the wall (like in the title) to pretty much die in this murder forest but then she makes it out of the murder forest and meets Chat Noir and they have crazy adventures running away from Prince Felix who wants to lock Chat Noir up for generally being evil and doing a bunch of evil things that he either didn’t actually do or did by accident. And they fight monster using a dragon. Which is pretty cool. It’s super cute and fluffy and definitely recommend.
Le Papillon Rising by @sophiacrutchfeild is also good. Adrien is Papillon and the bad guy and Gabriel is Chat Noir and Ladybug’s partner slash the head of the PTA pretty much and Marinette is torn between being in love with not-actively-evil-but-slightly-creepy Adrien and literal supervillain Papillon everyone is not quite sane and nobody makes good decisions but they’re usually funny decisions.
That’s all for now since I’m terrible at keeping track of fics I like but I hope this helps! :)