the professor!
Getting Over Saving the World
By Organization for Transformative Works

Author: Nattish | Word Count: 44.4k | Rating: NC-17

Summary: Harry was a hero, but now he’s not. Unable to cope with his peaceful, mundane life, he acts out with violence, vandalism, and hedonistic behaviors. He is sentenced to community service for his crimes, and there he finds a reason to move on.

Review: As the summary says, Harry has had a difficult and frustrating inability to cope and figure out who he is after the war, and acts increasingly reckless and self-destructively, hurting those around him with his erratic behaviour. He is flawed and a disappointment to himself and those around him, and he knows it but can’t seem to figure out what to do. 

It’s Hermione and Ron and their strong support that gets him to start changing things about his life. As a part of his community service, he takes up a job as professor for DADA at Hogwarts, with Draco as his supervising officer. But Draco has his own problems and things he needs to deal with, and end up helping each other find their own ways in the process.

The ending is so mushy and adorable, I literally can’t deal!! Despite all the difficulties Harry goes through, this story focuses on the parts where he works to better things for himself, and how in the end he manages to earn and deserve the best thing possible.

Content/Warnings: Alcoholism, Past Harry/Ginny, Harry/OMC

Mood Music: I Wanna Get Better - Bleachers