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03 December 2008 @ 12:01 am
Happy H/D Holidays, bryoneybrynn!  
Author: fourth_rose
Recipient: bryoneybrynn
Title: Here's Looking @ You
Pairings: Harry/Draco (established relationship), mention of past Ron/Hermione
Summary: Some Muggle inventions aren't all that useless for wizards after all – or so Minister Shacklebolt claims. His Muggleborn employees suspect that the real reason behind his sudden enthusiasm for magi-technical innovation at the Ministry is the fact that he found out about internet porn, but that isn't terribly relevant for the following story…
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): None
Epilogue compliant? No epilogue, no interviews
Word Count: 1600
Author's Notes: Happy H/D Holidays, bryoneybrynn - I took one of your prompts and ran with it, and I hope you like the way it turned out. Many thanks to my lovely and faithful betas!



From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Cc: H. Granger <h.granger@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:02
Subject: Question

Ron,
Do you have any idea why Draco came home with a black eye last night? I didn't ask him because you know how he gets, but I can't help wondering.
Harry




From: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:05
Subject: Re: Question

Next time give me a chance to answer before you involve Hermione, all right?
Ron




From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:06
Subject: Re: Re: Question

Hey, you weren't supposed to see that!



From: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:09
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Question

Then you should have used bcc instead of cc, mate.



From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:10
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Question

Damn, I want the old memo system back, I'll never learn how to work this one.



From: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:12
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Question

Shacklebolt says paper aeroplanes are so 20th century. Also, I'm told it makes the Ministry's Muggleborn employees feel better.



From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:17
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Question

I was raised by Muggles, and I hate it. Besides, stop dodging my question. Have you two been fighting again?



From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Cc: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Bcc: H. Granger <h.granger@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:19
Subject: FYI

No, we haven't, it was a completely unprovoked attack.
DM




From: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Cc: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:12
Subject: GTFO

Ferret, stop hacking my mail!!!
RW




From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Cc: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:24
Subject: Re: GTFO

Unspeakable, remember? Besides, if Granger, who allegedly still likes and respects you (I'd suspect Imperius if I didn't know you're way too inept to pull it off), has no qualms about going through your mailbox, I don't see why I should.
DM




From: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:27
Subject: Re: Re: GTFO

Hermione is NOT reading my mails, so stop messing with my head, or I'll give you another black eye to go with the one you already have.



From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Cc: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Bcc: H. Granger <h.granger@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:28
Subject: Fw: Re: Re: GTFO

>>Hermione is NOT reading my mails, so
>>stop messing with my head, or I'll give
>>you another black eye to go with the
>>one you already have.

Harry,
Here's the weasel's confession in his own words. Also, please make sure to inform him that his ex does indeed read his mail.
Love,
D.




From: H. Granger <h.granger@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:33
Subject: Re: Fw: Re: Re: GTFO

Draco,
You weren't supposed to tell Ron about that!!!
Hermione




From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: H. Granger <h.granger@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:37
Subject: Re: Re: Fw: Re: Re: GTFO

Whoops.
DM




From: H. Granger <h.granger@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>, Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Bcc: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:37
Subject: Re: Fw: Re: Re: GTFO

Boys,
Stop this at once. Harry, Draco is a grown man, he can take care of himself. Ron, arguments between Ministry employees aren't supposed to be resolved with one's fists, and besides, it's a very bad idea to hit an Unspeakable. (And before you complain about me reading your mail, you know that I have the security clearance to check all unclassified inter-departmental messages.)
Love,
Hermione




From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:42
Subject: Yesterday's little incident

Harry,
You'd better take your weasel to the vet, he's probably got rabies. Also, what do you mean, 'how I get'? You could have just asked me.
Draco




From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:50
Subject: Re: Yesterday's little incident

Draco,
IIRC, I had my mouth full at the time.
Harry




From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:52
Subject: Re: Re: Yesterday's little incident

Innuendo at the office? You must be really desperate to avoid answering my question.



From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 08:55
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Yesterday's little incident

Can we just forget I ever said anything?



From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:02
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yesterday's little incident

What, just when I've finally got you to talk dirty to me through the Ministry network? I don't think so.



From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:06
Subject: This conversation ends here

You do remember those Filtering Charms Shacklebolt mentioned, yes? Please stop flirting with disaster, I really don't want to explain to the boss why an inter-dep mail I got set off the obscenity alarm. Also, Hermione might decide to hack into THIS conversation any moment now.



From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:09



Subject: Re: This conversation ends here

No she won't.

…you know, that subject line is somewhat ironic.




From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:14
Subject: *beep*

You're sure? About her not following this exchange from her office, I mean.



From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:16
Subject: Re: *beep*

Perfectly sure. The reason being, she just walked into MY office and is now reading over my shoulder. Please don't forget to mention a few sordid details in your reply, that woman has a most peculiar interest in m



From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:18
Subject: Re: *beep*

Sorry about that, I hit the 'send' button too early on account of having been cuffed over the head by my esteemed co-worker. I must remember to ask the weasel if she already had this spanking kink when they were together.



From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09: 24
Subject: Re: Re: *beep*

You really want that second black eye he offered you, don't you?



From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:28
Subject: Re: Re: Re: *beep*

We'll see about that. Btw, I take it from your lack of freaking out that you don't really have a problem with Granger reading our intimate correspondence? Hmmm…

Also, what kind of retarded subject line is "beep"?




From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:31
Subject: WHATEVER

I doubt she's really all that interested in your dirty little messages.



From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Bcc: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:37
Subject: Interesting

Oh, you'd be surprised. She was all over the mail you sent me on Friday – you know, the one about that new Tickling Charm you were dying to try out on me once you had me out of my clothes and on the bed with my hands tied to the headboard with our old school scarves.



From: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:38
Subject: MY EYES!!!

FERRET, I'LL KILL YOU FOR THIS IF HARRY DOESN'T GET TO YOU FIRST!!!



From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:41
Subject: La vengeance est un plat qui se mange froid

I hope for your sake that you can find a good translation charm, because I doubt that you know any French.

Oh, and given Granger's expression right now there's obviously more than one kind of French you don't know. Hardly surprising that she left you.
DM




From: H. Granger <h.granger@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>, Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>, Ronald Bilius Weasley <r.weasley@dmgs.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:46
Subject: Show's over

All right, everyone, this has been fun, but I think it's time we all got some work done at last. Ron, I'll be over at your office for my coffee break, please try not to hit anyone in the meantime.
Love,
Hermione




From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:48
Subject: Lunch?

Have lunch with me in the cafeteria at half one? I promise I won't ask about the eye if you really don't want to talk about it.
Harry




From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:51
Subject: Re: Lunch?

Fine.



From: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
To: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:52
Subject: Re: Re: Lunch?

Love you,
Harry




From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:56
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Lunch?

Don't get soppy now, please, I hate it when Granger goes "awwwww" on me.



From: Malfoy, D. <d.malfoy@dmyst.mom.co.uk>
To: Potter, Harry <h.potter@dmle.mom.co.uk>
Sent: 12-02-2008, 09:58
Subject: [Encrypted – please cast personal identification spell to access body of message]

Same here,
D.

 
 
 
Anna Fugazzi: Twinsannafugazzi on December 3rd, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
aaaawwwww...

This is hilarious! Thanks for the giggles :D :D :D
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:29 am (UTC)
You're very welcome - I'm glad you liked it! :)
TigerBlaktigerblak on December 3rd, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Oh, god. I laughed my way through this. Excellent email fic!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
sleepingfingers on December 3rd, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
This is so very funny and awesome. ^_^
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Alaanaalaana_fair on December 3rd, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
*snorfles* That is just too much fun! I loved the thought of Hermione peeking over Draco's shoulder. And that last message... priceless!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
I just couldn't see Hermione resist the temptation ;)

I'm glad you liked it!
Robyn: cute hdarobynsung on December 3rd, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Me loves :D
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
leo_draconisleo_draconis on December 3rd, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
Awesome.

Also, what kind of retarded subject line is "beep"?

Still laughing at that.
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
*g* I'm glad you enjoyed it!
secretsolitaire: ahahahasecretsolitaire on December 3rd, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
LOL! Funny and sweet.
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
the girl with kaleidoscope eyes: qaf crack uppandoras_chaos on December 3rd, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

that was AMAZING!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Truthful Plum Logical Horse: let no one stop the slashmegyal on December 3rd, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
This was so wonderful! I love the email addresses; I mean, they're just email addresses, but they all seem so official. The whole thing was hilarious and clever, especially the encryption of the last email.

Thank you!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! Since they're all using their work email, I tried to make it look as official as possible ;)
Camdenabusing_sarcasm on December 3rd, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!! How adorable is this??? I love it to pieces!

*hugs*
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)
Thank you! *hugs back*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hp; twontw [me]literati on December 3rd, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
awwwwww! how cute!

I love Draco's BCC to Ron. ♥
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)
Thank you! Draco knows how to hit exactly the spot that hurts most ;)
AMY 凛☆ラブ☆アタックtomatoe18 on December 3rd, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
My favorite thing out of this fic is the e-mail addresses. I want one too! :D

Ron is so adorable. ♥ And the last e-mail... *DIES* It melted me.

Excellent job!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! Perhaps the Ministry has a job opening? ;)

Poor Ron, it's just too much fun to needle him a bit...
Dragonfly_lilydragonfly_lily on December 3rd, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
Very cute!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!
(Deleted comment)
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! I figured Draco would be very careful with statements like this, especially when he's surrounded by Gryffindors ;)
Seshetasesheta_66 on December 3rd, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
Fun and sweet. Nice job!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Mordynmordyn4 on December 3rd, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
Here's Looking @ You
Is w-mail fic a kink? If so, it's one of mine. I especially like the email addresses. That's weird enough to be a kink, right?

Great read! :D
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
Re: Here's Looking @ You
Thank you! I doubt there's anything that can't be a kink - now we just need a fancy name for it! ;)
minavoxminavox on December 3rd, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
Sweet and funny and to the point subject line. Very nice!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
auselysium: happy holidaysauselysium on December 3rd, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
So cute! And funny! Loved the emails. :)
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Lindsay: H/D lillithiumlavillanueva on December 3rd, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
This is just delightful. I was grinning all over my face as I read, it's so funny and the voices are just spot-on. I'm really impressed with how you managed to convey the scenes so completely while relying on what is essentially dialogue.

Also, I'm in love with your Draco. Snarky and sneaky and indiscreet, but just a big ol' softie at heart. The last two emails say it all. *loves*
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:36 am (UTC)
I'm happy that you liked it! Even my usual fics are so dialogue-heavy that this format comes almost naturally to me ;))
ivybelleivybelle on December 3rd, 2008 07:06 am (UTC)
Very fun! I really enjoyed it - well done!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
jacked up on cheap champagne: dorktasticmizbean on December 3rd, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
Hee! I think my favorite part was Hermione reading over Draco's shoulder.
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear! Hermione would totally do that, wouldn't she? ;)
goddessrissgoddessriss on December 3rd, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
Aww, so cute! Funny, too. Thank you!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
I'm happy that you liked it! :)
the center of the room and beyond: computersnottygrrl on December 3rd, 2008 07:44 am (UTC)
v. v. clever. lurved the different email addys. heee!
Rosefourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
The Extra OddNari: Drarry flirtoddnari on December 3rd, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
*SPORFLE*
Nothing like a good letter/e-mail fic. Too cute. What does Ron's domain name refer to, by the way? DMGS?
qafforlifebabe on December 3rd, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
DMGS
I'm guessing Dept of Magical Games and Sports? Sounds like RW to me, anyway. I loved this too, btw. Super cute. Especially the last message.
Re: DMGS - fourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - fourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
your_huckleberyyour_hucklebery on December 3rd, 2008 08:14 am (UTC)
I loved the last email. :)
catharsis14ldcatharsis14ld on December 11th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Just want to say that is an AWESOME icon :-)
(no subject) - fourth_rose on January 14th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC) (Expand)