Because Harry and Draco’s first kiss was under the stars. It was February and it was the kind of cold that seeped into your bones and turned everything about you a depressing shade of blue. But Draco’s lips were too red to resist and they melted into each other, creating the most brilliant purples. It felt like summer.
Because their first kiss was heated and angry in a secret corridor off of one of the Hogwarts hallways just after midnight. Draco had had enough and Harry’s arms were pinned helplessly to the wall by Draco’s hands. There was biting and sighing and clashing of tongues. Harry could never let go of the way Draco’s breath felt, hot against the crook of his neck.
Because their first kiss was in a muggle bar sometime after the war, drunken and loud, surrounded by the hollering and whooping of their friends who had all seen it coming for far too long. Harry’s eyes were lazy and half-closed when they pulled apart. Draco looked like he’d seen a ghost.
Because their first kiss was over a petty, rigged game of spin-the-bottle in the eighth-year common room. Pansy tampered with it because she was far too bored of the events of that evening and they were all a little tipsy. There was nothing but silence as their lips met curtly across the bottle, neither one of them acknowledging the distinct spark that ignited something in the both of them that night.
Because their first kiss felt like a mistake. They were both vastly unprepared. Neither of them had healed properly. Neither of them felt completely forgiven. The kiss was tender and slow and warm and Draco wanted to make Harry’s mouth into an Every Flavour Bean. He wanted so badly not to fall in love with Harry that day. He was about ten years too late.
Because in the world of a fanfiction reader, there are infinite first kisses. Infinite happy endings. A fresh start with each click of a key, tap of a screen, push of a button. We always give them an opportunity to start over.
Everyone always find it ridiculous or unfounded when people see Harry Potter as bi or pansexual, but you cannot tell me that after growing up in an environment where he felt nothing but rejection, after learning for seven years over and over again how big is the power of love, all types of love, after having his life saved more than once because of it, after being taken in so kindly by the Weasleys and feeling so safe around his friends because of this feeling, that Harry Potter would turn down a chance at loving someone because of their gender.
Author: valinorean | Word Count: 23k | Rating: PG-13
Summary: Within the Ministry of Magic is a department that takes on the assignments that the DMLE cannot. They are composed of an elite group of individuals that specialise in combat, infiltration and reconnaissance. Their identities are classified and missions are top-secret. They answer to no one save the Minister of Magic himself.
Review: Oh wow, this was just the coolest, most intriguing story ever - right off the bat, when Harry and Draco find out that they are selected to be a part of an elite department, to the selection process and training, and of course, their mission. The mystery and action was so well written and plotted out, there simply wasn’t a dull moment.
With this kind of plot and background, Harry and Draco’s attraction also develops, but this fic is about so much more than just the two of them. It’s about their entire squad and all of its members, about how they all interact with each other. This fic is just perfectly plotted and executed, an absolute must-read for an entertaining, heart pounding time.
HI. Okay so I need some new drarry fics although I still have like 400 of them that I still haven't read. But right now I'm in the mood for some obliviate au or memory loss au and well I think this will be a bit of a challenge for you because I have already read a lot of those. But it would be really appreciated if you could help. 'Cause it's one of my favorites. THANK YOU...
Drarry + memory loss fic recs
• Pretty Fond of Not Very Good Ideas by lq_traintracks (4.9k)
Harry Peterson, Orderer Extraordinaire, and his trusty sidekick, Ray. Or: Harry’s been hit with a memory charm, but it’s okay because he realises he’s bent for Draco Malfoy.
(I fucking LOVE this fic, it is HILARIOUS, I am still cackling over it. Harry is hysterical, he and Draco have amazing chemistry, and the writing is A+.)
• An Issue of Consequence by Faith Wood (20k)
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.
(Placing it on this list kind of spoils it, sorry about that, but this fic is absolutely delightful regardless. I love the Drarry in it, they are so passionate together.)
• The Shape of the World by bixgirl1 (48k) Five years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Draco’s life is finally getting back in order. Until, that is, he sees a familiar face that has been missing since that last awful morning of the war. When has knowing Potter done anything other than complicate his life? (Agh, this one makes me cry! It’s very well-written and while it’s occasionally heartbreaking, Harry is super adorbs and I love their relationship in it.)
• Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by November Snowflake (66k)
When the long-missing Draco Malfoy turns up at a Ministry field hospital with amnesia, bitter Auror Harry Potter must confront the shadows of their shared past to shed light on a potentially deadly mystery.
(Slow-paced but somehow really intense and I couldn’t stop reading?? There’s angst, feels, unexpected revelations. Don’t forget to read the coda!)
• Of Fates Entwined: A Story of Love Lost and Found by taradiane (51k) Harry Potter vanished without a trace from his home on a warm summer morning in June 2004. This is the story of how a random visit in a cafe on the other side of the world, six years later, proved that the ties which entwine our fates together can never be broken. (I have mixed feelings about this one, but it’s a must on a memory loss list. The angsty feels! I really enjoy the angst in it, and it turns out oh-so-sweet.)
• Colors by xErised (9.2k)
Tomorrow is the day when Draco will be released from Azkaban. Harry Potter has been desperately waiting. (Excuse me while I cry my eyes out. Okay, so the memory loss is a very small part, but I love this fic so much, it is a must-read for you angst addicts.)