Hi!! I was thinking about my favorite scenes/lines from my favorite fics and got to wondering what scenes/lines stood out to the people who wrote them. Lolol. What would you say are your top 10 favorite bits from your fics? ❤
This Ask is cruel and unusual! Which explains why it took me so long to do it. But thank you, Bix! It’s actually a really good question; it’s just not usually easy for creators to say nice things about their own work, so it’s good to be prompted to do exactly that on occasion. I will say though that I couldn’t keep this to ten. That’s not arrogance as much as the fact that I’ve written 180 stories for this fandom, and I found it difficult to narrow down that much just from the sheer volume. I got it to fifteen though! I had to break everything non-H/D down to one each in order to fit everything I wanted to, which means there’s not nearly enough femslash, Harry/Teddy, James/Al, or Sirius/Harry here, but they’re all there once at least. Anyway, enough preamble!
In no particular order, 15 favorite scenes/lines:
1. Touch Me Fall, Harry/Draco. There are two moments for me: Okay, well I’ll admit that the whole first scene still delights me. I rarely get into my own sex scenes as much as other people appear to (you know who you are too!), but this one… Boy howdy, I really really like it. Ahem. But even in just that one scene, it’s gotta be, “Let’s rattle the glass, shall we, Potter?” I’m so happy with that line, I can’t even tell you. :DDD
Also from TMF would be a line near the end at the ball when they’re dancing, and Draco says to Harry, “How did your heart grow so huge in that cupboard they kept you in?” I think I might have written ‘closet’ rather than ‘cupboard’ though, and if I could go back and reword then 'cupboard’ it would be. The sentiment doesn’t change of course. And I love how appreciative and in awe of Harry’s capacity to love and forgive and hope Draco is in that moment – and he’s feeling it directed at himself.
2. So I really love Daddy!kink when it’s done a certain way. And I really love Harry/Teddy. Put those two things together and you’ve got Simple as It Is, Complicated as You Need. I have to admit that I love that whole story and how it came out! But there’s this one moment (which I should probably warn for here – I mean don’t read this if either of the above two things squicks you and just skip on down to #3, k?) There’s this moment when they’re in role and Harry’s fucking him, and Teddy says, all innocent, “Is it going to spurt inside like last time?” And man, that line was so hot to me that I literally gave Harry my own exact reaction after having written it. His eyes roll shut and he groans, “God yes.” So yeah, in that moment, Harry was all me! Hahaha! :P
Honestly, I love Harry in this story: so in control, so Toppy and Dommy in his “bank shoes” (I love that detail), and I looooove that he uses Legilimency to plant Daddy scenes in Teddy’s head after Teddy is a bit of a shit and taunts him in a public place where Harry can’t properly chastise him. I’m super pleased with how the whole dynamic turned out and with the pacing of the piece.
3. Weeds or Wildflowers, Harry/Draco. I’m not sure I can pick a line or scene on this one. What I loved more was just bouncing back and forth between Shelly’s scenes and mine, especially with those first dates where she’s being really funny and then I got to play off her humor with my own, and we’d get on the phone after we’d read one another’s parts and just laugh our asses off and start planning the next scene. And ngl, it was pretty awesome writing the big sex scene and sending it to her and getting a puddle of nnnnggghhh in response. ;) ;) And while I’m referencing the sex, I do think I have a favorite line where that’s concerned: “You like me rough, Malfoy?“
4. In the Shadow of Your Heart, Harry/Draco. I gotta go with Harry Apparating into Draco’s shower, naked with his wand. I agree with Draco: It’s a damned good look on him. ;) But I also love the scene when they wake in the middle of the night and talk about nightmares and the war and in the midst of all this angst and rising tension, they get the giggles.
5. Entropy to Ecstasy, Harry/Draco. Which is a second person POV story told almost entirely through rimming. \o/ I love that moment when Harry’s having his, what do you call, stag night? at the Hog’s Head, and Draco just happens to be there having a drink, and after Harry’s friends all leave, Harry just gives Draco this look and then goes upstairs to a room. Draco follows him, and I don’t even think there are any words; Harry has left the door ajar, and Draco just walks in and they go at it. I love that.
6. Get a Room, Harry/Draco, for drunk slow dancing with Harry’s hands in Draco’s back pockets and Harry flipping off Ron during for suggesting they need to get a room. Honestly, I’d been daydreaming about this scene for weeks prior to actually writing it. Oh plus, trying to have anal sex over the arm of the sofa and Harry explaining drunkenly to an unfortunate Pansy who walks in on it, that he couldn’t get his dick in. Hahaha!
7. High Heels (have got me falling down on my knees), Ginny/Millicent, for Ginny flicking open the buttons on Millicent’s blouse one by one with her wand, for the garter belts, the on-the-desk cunnilingus, the whole butch/femme dynamic. I’m just really enamored of this one.
8. nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate, Albus Severus/James Sirius. This was tough, because this list wouldn’t be right if I didn’t include at least one James/Al, but I literally could have picked any of them because I think I love them equally. Also, they tend to be one shots and so many of them *are* just one scene in the first place. I picked this one at random, but I really do like James being this unrepentant bottom and loving bottoming and loving doing it for his own brother. There are a couple lines that I especially love:
“Come up my arse, you sick little bastard,” James urged him, knowing it’s what his brother needed to hear. He needed to be forced to face their transgressions. He’d come harder this way. He’d fill James up.
He didn’t watch as Al prepared to sneak back out his own window.
But then Al called, “See you back out there.”
James lifted his gaze, saw his brother straddling the window sill, his Radiohead t-shirt slightly askew, and he said, “I’m so bloody sore, Albus.”
(Because I might have a thing for whoever bottoms liking being used, used well and often, and then being sore from it.)
Ahem! Moving on.
9. Right Hand Red, Harry/Draco: Harry in his big gay chair with what’s left of his throbbing gay erection. My heart! :D Also, just those moments when they’re on top of one another during the Twister and they realize they’re both hard. Then the scene with the kissing in Spinning the Bottle. I love that kiss! Then the shower when Draco runs the backs of his fingers over the trail of hair beneath Harry’s navel down to his crotch and says, “I like this.” I love the simplicity of that.
10. check this hand 'cause I’m marvelous, Harry/Draco: The lap dance. I mean, who doesn’t want to see a proud-to-be-super-gay Draco Malfoy lose a bet on purpose so he can give Harry a lap dance in front of everyone?! (Okay, well I do.)
11. Vocabulary, Harry/Draco. It’s only 365 words, but it’s one of those stories where I feel like every word is exactly how I want it, even still.
12. let me see you stripped (down to the bone), Harry/Draco: The over-the-pants blowjob that first time they actually have sex on stage. Gggguh!
13. Side-Along, Harry/Draco: “Fuck!” Draco spat, looking around himself in disbelief.
Potter turned to him and crossed his arms. “By any chance is your life malfunctioning?”
Still one of my favorite lines I’ve ever written! Plus, that sex scene with Draco draped over the bike…
14. Burning the Ground, Harry/Draco: Because all the motherfucking KNOTTING. And the rimming. And the circling they do before they get to it – unf!
15. Not Waving but Drowning, Sirius/Harry: “Sirius’ mouth was sooty and hot. Harry’s clothes rent in his hands, blistering the silence. Harry gasped into his mouth.” To be fair though, I really love how this entire thing turned out. It’s rare, I think, to feel like you get exactly what you wanted to say said in 1k, but this is one of those times.
16. I’m saving this slot for my Erised. So I’ll let you know after reveals. ;)
Thanks again for the Ask, Bix! I’m sorry it took me so long!