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Earthbound Spook
By Organization for Transformative Works

Author: cest_what | Word Count: 57.5k | Rating: PG-13

Summary: Two months after Draco Malfoy was reported dead, Harry and Ron found him tangled in Strangler Ivy on the grounds of Hogwarts.

Review: Wow what a cool, delightful story! It’s basically the Deathly Hallows, reimagined with a slight twist. 

Don’t worry, this isn’t a ghost! Draco or Death fic. While the Draco we know is dead, we are introduced to a Draco from another reality, a Draco who has been sorted in Gryffindor and is best friends with Harry and Ron. And of course, everyone is very suspicious.

I loved the characters, because despite the alterations to reality, the author has been amazing with making them all true to their canon personalities, with the actions and reactions you’d expect them to perform as well. Every single character is a person defined by emotions rather than actions, something even JKR failed to do herself. Narcissa, McGonagall, the Slytherins, Ginny and Draco himself were highlights

Something very unique and loveable about this fic though is the way the feeling of friendship is so evident, and all the emotions attached to that are pervasive throughout the story - possessiveness, faith, forgiveness, happiness (and in Harrys case, the most intense need to snog him - the kissing scenes were glorious). Draco is such an outsider at first, but then eventually over time builds ties with everyone in very different ways, resulting in a big, messy and strange group of friends that just fits.

Content/Warnings: AU (Deathly Hallows), Gryffindor! Draco

Mood Music: Welcome To Your Life - Grouplove