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06 December 2009 @ 07:19 am
HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, SOUL_BOUND_8686!  
Author: cassie_black12
Recipient: soul_bound_8686
Title: The More The Merrier
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Pansy, Hermione/OMC
Summary: Draco’s determined to make this their best Christmas ever and Harry’s not about to stop him – even if it does mean carol concerts and late-night shopping!
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): Fluff??
Epilogue compliant? Not in this lifetime!
Word Count: ~15,000
Author's Notes: I really enjoyed writing this story, even if I did cut it rather fine doing so! soul_bound_8686, I hope you like it – I tried to incorporate your prompts as much as possible. Many thanks to the Mods for making this fest happen this year (and for giving me that extension.) Finally, much adoration to both D & D for their fabulous betaing skills – any remaining errors are entirely down to me!



( The More The Merrier )
 
 
 
Stéphdragenphly on December 6th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
This is a wonderful, wonderful Christmas fic that made my toes curl and my insides giggle. I love Christmas fics that convey the warmth and togetherness, and yours did, excellently so. I loved how both Harry and Draco wanted to be together but both were afraid to take the step, even though it was obvious to everyone they belonged together. WONDERFUL :) This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Really ace. Loved it :D
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
I'm really pleased you enjoyed this. I'm such a sucker for all things festive, so I had to write something Christmassy. And clueless!boys wins everytime for me *g*

Thanks so much for reading and commenting.
Darry Willis: Happy Holidaysnursedarry on December 6th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
I love Ron & Pansy in this so much - I think they should have their own series! If you don't already write them elsewhere, you should and keep them up in the h/d verse as well! Everyone was so fresh, but still themselves and I loved the warmth and holiday feeling I had from beginning to end. A wonderfully festive fic!

Oh, and l'chaim to Hermione and Anthony in this! Hooray for Chanukah!

Edited at 2009-12-06 01:34 pm (UTC)
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
Thank you, darling!

Thanks for being such an awesome cheerleader, beta, and friendly ear!

♥♥♥
OkyDokyokydoky on December 6th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
I loved this. Love love love love loved this. SO lovely and sweet and Christmassy, it's put me in such a good mood :D
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it - and that it helped improve your mood *g*
misscake: HarryDracomisscake on December 6th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
This is completely, utterly, wonderfully adorable. I am left in a happy puddle of gooey warmth. I loved the characterizations and the way that H & D were so wonderfully oblivious of the other's true feelings. Happy Christmas!
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
happy puddle of gooey warmth

Totally the effect I was going for *g* Thanks so much for reading and commenting.
Keithan: Harry/Dracokeitn on December 6th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Oh lovely and perfect for the holiday season! This has such a nice and warm feeling of the holidays that I just want to curl up with a nice hot chocolate in front of our tree and enjoy the Christmas feeling. I love the characters, each and every one of them has their own charm. And I like how Draco and Harry are dancing around each other. Thank you for such a nice Christmas-y fic.

Oh, maybe I missed it, but what happened on Hermione's wedding? Happy Christmas to you!
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Oh, maybe I missed it, but what happened on Hermione's wedding?

You didn't miss it - It's never specified exactly what happened, just that something did. It was a bit of a drunken fumble, in my mind at least *g*

Thanks for reading and commenting
Meri: HP - Dracomeri_oddities on December 6th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was so adorable. I really enjoyed it. I love Pansy/Ron, too. Well done.
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Ron/Pansy are my het OTP! I can't resist sneaking them into everything I write *g*

Thanks for reading and commenting.
Kendra: heart kissyellownovella on December 6th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
I love holiday fluff- really, THANK YOU for this!!! Your draco and harry and the overall OBLIVIOUSNESS is overwhelming!
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
I'm a holiday fluff girl, myself! I had so much fun writing this. Thanks for reading and commenting.
jegviraag on December 6th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful story! I loved it so much and it left me all warm and fuzzy!

♥♥♥
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
Yay for warm and fuzzy!! That's exactly the effect I was going for. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.
astridfireastridfire on December 6th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
This was so perfect! I loved every single bit of it. I can't stop smiling now. :)
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Awww, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading, and for the lovely comment.
this is witty: ffvii ☆ obligatorybetrayedworld on December 6th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
I'm usually a huge fan of drama!angst!etc, but this fic made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This is a great way to start off the holiday season. ♥

Definitely one of the cutest things I've read in ages. *lovelovelove*
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Skooter: emmaskooterthewhale on December 6th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
This was so lovely and fluffy! :D It really did make me all warm and happy inside (which is good since I just came home from Madama Butterfly).
I loved the big cast and how all the characters got a part, yet you still took the time to develop Harry & Draco in a wonderful way.
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
Madam Butterfly to my fic?!! That's quite a contrast *g* Glad I could be of service.

I think one of the reasons I struggle to write short fics is that I like to include lots of other characters - they just seem to flesh the story out for me. I'm pleased you liked that aspect of it.

Thanks for reading and commenting.
Eanelineaeanelinea77 on December 6th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
This was sweet! Even though it's hard for me to see Ron and Hermione with anyone but each other (hey I'm a Ron/Hermione shipper hard core), this was still sweet and a great read. And I absolutely love Christmas themed stories in the Potterverse.

Nice job, author. This was all warm and homey. =)
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
LOL! I have the opposite problem with Ron/Hermione to you!! Thanks for reading though, and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Viola Swampms_mindfunk on December 6th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
This was so sweet and romantic, absolutely lovely. They've created a family of their own without really noticing.
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
Yes, that's exactly the sense I wanted to portray, so I'm glad it worked. Thanks for reading *g*
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on December 6th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Perfect. Especially the snow scene! Thank you.
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks. Glad you liked it.
veritas03: h/dveritas03 on December 6th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
This was WONDERFUL!! Your Harry and Draco were both fantastic! Of course Draco is adorable in his warm winter pj’s, stuffing Belgian chocolate into his mouth! How can Harry not think so?? Heh - Draco drunk dials - er, floo calls! I really liked Ron in this and that he and Draco get along now - but kind of pretend they don’t. Very funny when Draco moved to the other side of the room BEFORE he insulted Ron.
This was great: “Harry reined in the laugh that threatened to erupt, along with the unbidden image of Lucius Malfoy attired only in Speedos, and clutching his pimp cane.” - OMG - what an image!
Love Draco watching Harry sleep and thinking it was adorable when he rubbed his eyes with his fists. They were just so cute together. The scene on the roof terrace, kissing as the snow fell *sighs happily* - perfection! Wonderful fic!!
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
*blushes*

Aww, shucks! Thanks so much for your lovely comment ♥♥
boy, why are you crying?: <3 harry/dracoashe_frost on December 6th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, my heart! I'm pretty sure it grew three sizes today! This fic is beautiful. Simple handholding and people in love and Christmas and it's beautiful. All of your characterizations are wonderful.

Great job!
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
monster_o_lovemonster_o_love on December 6th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
That was so very heartwarmingly sweet, I really enjoyed reading this!!! Adorable, clueless boys!!!! :)
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
I do love my boys when they're clueless! Thank you so much for reading.
Soul Boundsoul_bound_8686 on December 6th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, mystery author, this is EXACTLY what I was hoping for. This story had everything I love in a fic, and you’ve made my hopes and wishes for this fest come true. To start with, I loved, LOVED the setting. Harry and Draco as flatmates/friends/maybe more just makes me warm and gooey. I always imagine that theirs is a long road… to change, learn, and grow enough to be together. To go from enemies to lovers would take a lot, and while I do enjoy stories that walk us through the entire journey, this is my favorite leg of the trip. And you wrote it so, so well.

I loved your characterizations of both Draco and Harry. The flippantly superior Draco with the childish undertones… *sigh* And the desperately in love but afraid to do something about it Harry… and just the way he talks to everyone. Classic Harry.

I love the hint that something has happened between them previously, and I loved the delicious little lines about them finding the little things about each other adorable. When Draco heard Harry was going out on a date, I could just feel his heart breaking—so understated, but it just stabbed me right in the chest… in the best way. The way they danced around each other and then how they finally just jumped each other in a moment when their emotions were overflowing… Perfect! I loved how they did things for each other like Draco trying to make it the best Christmas for Harry… and Harry’s gift to Draco. So, so sweet.

I also loved the rest of the gang here. You made them all so believable. If I peeked in on everyone years from the end of book seven, I could totally imagine seeing this picture. Ron and Hermione not together… Thank you for that, by the way. I never could see them having enough in common to make it work. I love Ron/Pansy, and that was a great touch. Blaise’s struggle with accepting his mother’s murderous side was lovely. I really adored how although this piece was about Draco and Harry first and foremost, you included everyone else their story. It made it complete and just… rich. Also, I laughed out loud so many times. You have a very clever humor, I have to say.

Overall, you wrote my favorite versions of these characters in my favorite setting with just the right tone. This gift left me with the same feeling I get cuddled up in a blanket, sitting on the couch in front of the fire, sipping a cup of hot cocoa with my family all around, laughing. I can’t thank you enough for that. I loved this. Loved it. Thank you again.
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
I can't begin to tell you how much I loved reading this comment (I may even have re-read it a few times!) If I ever get the wibbles about my writing in the future, then I will come back here and read your lovely words again.

Thank you so much. This fic was a joy to write - I'm so pleased that you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed the process of writing it.

♥♥♥♥♥
Soul Boundsoul_bound_8686 on December 6th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, also just wanted to say I loved the hand-holding, and I can't wait until the reveals come out so that I can go digging through your work... if I haven't already!
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
The hand-holding was just adorable, wasn't it *g*
Coffeejunkii: draco kisses harry [art by lillithium; icoffeejunkii on December 6th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
this is going into my memories as one of my favorite h/d christmas stories!! i pretty much loved everything about it, from harry and draco's flat sharing to the increasing number of guests for christmas. plus snow kisses :D
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you for the lovely comment. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.
alovelycupofteaalovelycupoftea on December 6th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Fabulous UST and the resolution was just darling. Adorable.
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
You know me, I have to have a fluffy, happy ending *g*

Thanks for reading ♥
the indescribable moments of your life: slytherin meetingstonights on December 6th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
D'AWWWWWWW. Just like everybody else, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now. That was like the fic version of a warm cup of cocoa!
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Thank you. That's completely the effect I was going for - I'm such a fluff bunny myself - so I'm glad it turned out okay.
Jesjes: HDkaterina_black on December 6th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Lol! That was completely adorable. I loved it. :D
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
a raisin girl: hp: h/d if i could have a second skincetacea on December 6th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ah, this was such wonderful Christmas fluff! Like a fuzzy kitten or something. Love, love, love.
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
Like a fuzzy kitten or something

Lol! I love that description. Warm and fluffy was what I was aiming for *g* Thanks for reading.
prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on December 7th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
Oh, how heartwarming and sweet!
♥ ♥ ♥
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 17th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon! Glad you liked it!