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17 December 2010 @ 05:48 pm
HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, FAITHWOOD!  
Author: emmagrant01
Recipient: faithwood
Title: Five Times Draco Malfoy Got Sacked (And One Time He Didn't)
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Summary: After the Dark Lord was destroyed, Draco Malfoy had to start all over. He had no idea it would be quite so difficult.
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warnings: I don't think there's anything to warn for, but if I missed something offensive, I apologize.
Epilogue compliant? Set immediately after the end of Book 7, and definitely heading toward EWE.
Word Count: ~18,500
Author's Notes: This was probably the most detailed and elaborate fic request I've ever written for, and I really, really tried to write exactly the fic faithwood wanted. I hope I did it justice! Happy Holidays from your porny H/D Santa! ♥



( Five Times Draco Malfoy Got Sacked (And One Time He Didn't) )
 
 
 
Rike: Jpod - Bree OMG!nimielle on December 18th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
SO MUCH YAY for this fic! I am grinning like a lunatic right now and feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. I should be packing my bags and stuff as I am taking the train home for Christmas tomorrow, but this FIC!! It captivated me sooooo very much! I think I am in love!

I loved all the jobs he tried out and how Harry sort of ALWAYS got him fired XD

Those two were sooo adorable and together and just OMG!

I am going to refrain from keyboardsmashing at this point, but awesome writer let me tell you, it'd be the perfect expression of my fangirly joy at this point!

Oh what a great story! ♥
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :-)
LadyDark1 ~ A  Harry and Draco Slash Addict.Periodldydark1 on December 18th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
Well written, well done, sad for draco in the beginning. I liked how they got together with Harry returning Dracos wand. I could feel the emotions throughout the story, and glad they succumbed to hot, physical intimacy, and a developing relationship. I am glad Dracos lot in life improved, and he and Harry are now together. I am also glad Harry gave the interview, but did not do a tell all, saying, 'they are good, personal friends.'

Edited at 2010-12-18 01:25 am (UTC)
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
Coffeejunkii: draco kisses harry [art by lillithium; icoffeejunkii on December 18th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
omg, that was awesome!!! i thoroughly enjoyed this story :D. it was rather bittersweet, and the scene in which narcissa and draco go through his baby clothes made me sniffle. poor draco, always getting fired after harry showed up! although when harry shows up in the potions classroom being all "fancy a shag?", i can see why draco didn't mind getting fired from that job!! i'm glad you included the little epilogue--it provided a glimpse into the happy life harry and draco have together :)
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
The scene with Draco and Narcissa was based on me having a really hard time sorting through my son's baby stuff for a garage sale! I'm so glad several commenters picked up on that scene, because it was a bittersweet one for me. :-)

Thank you!
violet117violet117 on December 18th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Well school is finally out, the kiddos are gone and I am looking forward to two weeks off and reading all the fantastic Harry/Draco stories. This was a great one to start with. It was fun to read and very sweet. A great way to start the holidays. Thank you mystery author.
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
Eanelineaeanelinea77 on December 18th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
I loved this story a lot. Poor Draco getting sacked from so many jobs every time Harry walked into his work space. lol

The sex was hot as hell!

I am in complete love with this story. Good job! I loved this!
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
(no subject) - eanelinea77 on January 10th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
nonajfnonajf on December 18th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
Great story! I loved Draco's evolution, and Harry constantly appearing in his life. So happy that everything worked out so well. Wonderful sex and romance too!
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on December 18th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed that. Thank you.
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for reading!
jaymasteroftrouble on December 18th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
That was adorable and I loved it! poor Draco :D
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
misscake: HarryDracomisscake on December 18th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
I adored this. The build up, with each encounter being more than the last, was delicious and I had the warm fuzzies throughout the second half of this. You packed a lot of story and emotion into this and it is very well done!!
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
poopsicle: freddie kisszoethewarrior on December 18th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
i loved this! i read it at the exact time i needed to read it too -- just the tone of the fic really resonated with me and my current state of mind. i loved the failures draco has to collect before he figures out what (and who!) he wants. and the sex was super hot! thank you so much for writing this!
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :-)
rickey_a: h/d loverickey_a on December 18th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
this is an absolutely darling fic, and the thread of Draco's jobs with Harry's effects pulled it all together with a great big smile.
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
tigersilvertigersilver on December 18th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
My first reaction (in words, aloud, after the moist eyes over Narcissa and the baby clothes, the smiles throughout, the quick grins and the long, slow purrs of pleasure that superb ficcage elicits) is, and I quote: 'Well! That's excellent!'
And it is. Very much so. I can't imagine Faith being anything but ecstatic with this fic; you've done her justice. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us ♥
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks so much!

The scene with Narcissa and the baby clothes was pretty much right out of my life, heh. Except that my son is 3, but still. :-)
altri_uccellialtri_uccelli on December 18th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
I was SO SCARED that Harry was going to find out Draco had been charged to interview him, and then there would be horrible misunderstandings and woe, and I'd lose the warm, happy feeling you'd built up throughout this charming fic. I'm so relieved you let their relationship happen the way it did, without any extra obstacles. I was really invested in both of them--especially Draco, but really both of them--by the time Harry came over to Draco's flat, and you delivered an ending that I could believe and wallow in happily.

I got teary at Draco's conversation with Narcissa about his baby clothes because (and this is weirdly coincidental) I took 3 bags of my daughters' old baby/toddler clothes to Goodwill today, and at the last minute, in my car, I had to take out of the bags a few things that just brought back so much nostalgia or affection or something. It's like it encapsulates a whole period in your life, and your child's life, and it's just a jumper or a little robe or whatever, but...anyway, I got Narcissa's emotions there so acutely. I really loved Draco's relationship with Narcissa throughout this, so much.

This was an enchanting read, and perfect for the season...thank you for sharing it &hearts
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Several people have commented that they were relieved there was no actual angst over the interview, which is interesting because I didn't mean to tease there; it was supposed to be about Draco and Draco both rising above the way they would have handled that situation at an earlier time. Or something like that. ;-)

The scene with Narcissa and the baby clothes was right out of my life. A few weeks before I wrote this, I went through all of my son's baby clothes (and I had kept every. single. thing.) for a garage sale. I cried my way through it, and had a really hard time watching people walk away with all his little rompers, each of which I so acutely remembered dressing him in. *sniffle* But really, there was no reason to hang onto them, you know?

Thanks so much!
(no subject) - asherlev1 on January 10th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
andinocaraandinocara on December 18th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
What a sweet story :)
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Ana Ranoanarano on December 18th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
Thank you for "Five Times Draco Malfoy Got Sacked (And One Time He Didn't)"
I enjoyed your story very much; especially it's slow pace, quiet humour and overall composed mood...
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you for "Five Times Draco Malfoy Got Sacked (And One Time He Didn't)"
Thank you so much!
ura_hdura_hd on December 18th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
What a fun cute story! It made me smile many times and put me in a good mood. Very lovely!
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! :-)
Bubba: Leochi's Dracoabsynthedrinker on December 18th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
The pace,mood,voices and finish were all pitch perfect. A truly wonderful read! This is very, very well done.

Peace,
Bubba
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
diadumdestroyerdiadumdestroyer on December 18th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
I liked this fic a lot. It had just the right amount of angst, porn and happy at the end.
I can definitely see myself rereading it in the future. Lots of times.
Favorite Draco's job - the one at Twilfitt and Tatting's - erotic measurements taker lol.
Thank you Author!
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
astridfireastridfire on December 18th, 2010 06:52 am (UTC)
This was exactly what I wanted to read. *sighs happily* I loved it.
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
Oh, that's such an awesome comment! Thank you. :-)
Kittykitty_fic on December 18th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
Oh that was so very wonderful! I can't even tell you how happy this made me! It's everything that is so right about h/d!
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much!
maya231maya231 on December 18th, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)
:D♥
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
♥ back atcha!
asherlev1asherlev1 on December 18th, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)
Um. Holy Shit. This might be my favorite H/D story ever. I love how you made Draco's story and his coming out so - plausible. A big problem I often have with Post-War stories is the characters suddenly coming out as gay or being best friends without the subtle machinations employed that explain how this or that came about, and you definitely delivered on that count. Your story was equal parts heartbreaking and heartwearming, and it was beautiful to see both the development of Draco as a character and Harry and Draco's relationship. I loved so many little things about this story, but if I think if I went into all of them, we'd be here a long while. I will say that I adored Narcissa's characterisation, as, (just from my admittedly limited experience), she is too often portrayed as a cold-hearted aristocrat or detached socialite or as a humourous caricature of what she is in the books, but you gave her real - heart. And the way you delved deep into the mores of Wizarding Society after the war via Draco's jobs - brilliant. <3

I have *nothing* bad to say about this story.

P.S. I shall be stalking your fic master list after the reveal. :D
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much!

I developed a fondness for Narcissa after the last book. It was like JKR decided to make her human in that book, and she did it through demonstrating how devoted Narcissa is to Draco, and that really had an impact on me (as a mom with a son). I hope they do her justice in the last film. :-P
Azure Jane Lunaticazurelunatic on December 18th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
This was a delight! Poor depressed Draco, and it was always Harry spoiling it all!
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
As it should be! ;-) Thanks!
biffes: lee_boyd_HDbiffes on December 18th, 2010 11:07 am (UTC)
I love that Draco got to experience this harder life, looking for work, paying bills and I was glad he was up for the challange after he got over his depression. I thought the measuring scene was really hot. Really liked the jobs you put Draco in, they felt plausible with Draco's past. It was nice to have Harry pursue Draco. And of course the hot sex afterwards. Nice to see Draco as a sexgod, but a rather unexperienced teenage boy. Also loved the domesticity of the last scene. ♥
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! I have to credit faithwood with the idea of having Draco struggle and build a life for himself on his own, as that was her prompt. And heh, inexperienced-fumbling sex is one of my ironclad kinks... ;-)
Lia: fandom → h & d kiss.awakejupiter on December 18th, 2010 11:28 am (UTC)
Fantastic fic. It was really well written and I'm glad everything worked out for the boys in the end.
Emma Grantemmagrant01 on January 10th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :-)