Jun. 13th, 2011

boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: dramione is full of cute)
The ship that ate my brain. I don't even remember how I fell into this one less than two months ago; I think I was running around someone's rec post, saw 'Draco/Hermione,' laughed at the ridiculous impossibility of it, read it on a whim, and then was eaten by a giant obsession for this ship.

At it's best, Draco/Hermione is all the deliciousness of rivals-turn-to-romance, all the humor from two clever people snarking at each other, all the tragedy of a world that has experienced two devastating wars, and all the amazing world-building of the Harry Potter canon world. It can also be quite dark, given the amount of war-AUs, but even then the personalities carry over into painfully sharp interactions.

All I can say is, hell, try it. There are some incredible authors who have written for this pairing, including one who wrote what is probably one of my favorite works of fiction, never mind fanfiction, for this ship.

Note: I meant to go through the entire [livejournal.com profile] dmhgficexchange archive, but this post was already threatening to explode under its own weight. That exchange will get its own rec post at a later date. I also have an working draft post entirely for Veela!Draco fic. (SOS: Send help, life consumed by this ship. Help me!)

If you find busted links, please let me know! Also, as always, if you have a rec, let me know! I <3 reading fic. :)

Fics That Taste Like Canon

Nothing Like the Sun | MA | by [archiveofourown.org profile] musesfool
Summary/Excerpt: "The war was going badly. Hermione could admit that in the silence of her own head, even if she would never tell Harry."

Only the Cold | PG | by blue movies
Summary/Excerpt: While in Charms class, Vincent Crabbe muses about Draco Malfoy's feelings for Hermione Granger.

Prisoners (2140 words) / on H+V | MA | by faviconningloreth
Summary/Excerpt: When Harry and Ron escape from Malfoy Manor, Hermione’s left behind.

The Gentle Strains | G | by yesterday4 / [livejournal.com profile] yesterday4
Summary/Excerpt: Astoria witnesses a moment between Draco and Hermione.
Note: Epilogue-compliant.

Lights Out | MA | by [archiveofourown.org profile] phoebe
Summary/Excerpt: And that’s why they’re there this first Tuesday night, he and Granger. They walk through the dark places of Hogwarts, after all the dormitory lights go out, and Hogwarts’ students resign themselves to whatever waits in their dreams.

My Handful of All-Star Favorites

The Politician's Wife (65871 words) / on H+V | R | by faviconpir8fancier
Summary/Excerpt: This story is set twenty-three years after the fall of Voldemort. Our main characters are Ministry employees, middle-aged, and the majority of them not very happy.
Notes: This is the story that is one of my favorite works of fiction. I just. I can't even. It's twenty years later, it's about mid-life crises, about marriages falling apart, about questioning what you want, and about what defines us. Seriously. Read the damn thing.

The Rest of My Favorite D/Hr Fics, Five Billion More Recs, Author Recs, Archive Recs, Community Recs, and the shattered pieces of what feels like a kajllion hours of time. )
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