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09 December 2012 @ 11:28 am
HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, DRARRYXLOVER!  
Author: vampyrerayne
Recipient: drarryxlover
Title: Hatred Bound; Love Learned
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny (briefly and vaguely), Ron/Hermione (off to the side).
Summary: Draco’s whole life was planned for him, right from the start. Even now, with the war over and his life in ruins, he has no choice. At this point, he doesn’t even expect one. All he’s really hoping for…is a second chance.
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): M/M (duh), adult content, language…in other words, nothing too bad! <3 Also, Mpreg, which I’m only warning because I know it squicks some people something fierce.
Epilogue compliant? Nope; this one is EWE.
Word Count: 21,000
Author's Notes: For drarryxlover. I tried my best to incorporate the things you said you liked: Eighth year, Mpreg, forced/accidental bonding, infidelity, angst with a happy ending. In truth, it turned out a bit shorter then I’d originally intended, but I quite like it anyway. And I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. But, you know, hopefully without all of the stress that came from writing for someone whose name I recognized! <3

A huge thank you to my beta, CJ, for everything she did to help me with this, including talking to me at all hours of the night while I was planning and freaking out. To C1 for letting me bounce various ideas off of her and for not getting angry that I was blowing off the fic I’m writing her for this! And to C2, without whom this fic wouldn’t have a title. (I literally spent two days trying to get others to help me name this, with no luck; two minutes talking to C2 and I had my title. She’s the BEST at naming fics for me!) I couldn’t have done this without all of you ladies; you’re amazing and I love you to little bitty pieces! Also, a huge thanks to the mods for running this (even if it is the final year)! And an extra-special thank you to mod-Dyson for being a lovely little cheerleader for me when I was panicking over having to write for someone who’s work I love.

And lastly, a thank you to drarryxlover for the pleasure of writing this and I really do hope you enjoy this just as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s been a blast! <3


( Hatred Bound; Love Learned )
 
 
 
Mab: Emily in thoughtmab on December 9th, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
This was very sweet. Love the fluff.
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
Well, we've already spoken, darling, but I'm thrilled you liked it! As you know, this was something of a deviation from my typical plot-type, but I enjoyed it a lot and I'm pleased you did as well! <3
robinellen: owlrobinellen on December 9th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
Very sweet! And I really enjoyed Ron's 'epilogue' -- nicely done :)
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! <3 Ron's bit was actually written two weeks AFTER I finished this. I had no internet and the fic hadn't gone to beta yet because of it...and the thing was just niggling at me. So I ended up adding it. I was worried people weren't going to enjoy it and I'm pleased I was wrong!
TwinsLove: huffledorktwinslove on December 9th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
Not to undermine the rest of the story - it was lovely and refreshing and made me smile and giggle... but I really think I liked the "extra" at the end best of all. It was such a transformation in such a small space of time but it was spot on with his character and it was a truly perfect "bow" to a wonderful present! Thanks for the share!
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your review! I like your little metaphor about Ron's bit being the "bow" because I wrote it two weeks after I finished the fic itself. So glad you enjoyed it. <3
Minxie: Minxie Brown Eyesthe_minx_17 on December 9th, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
I love forced bonding fics and the way Narcissa played the trump card to force the bond seriously had me smiling. Well done.
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reviewing! Narcissa is always fun for me to write; she has so much depth and such a strong love for her child and I loved getting a chance to show that in the same breath as exhibiting her Slytherin traits. "Motherly love" doesn't have to be sweet...in her case, it's fierce and deadly. And I love it. So glad you did as well!
Who you set out to be. Isn't always who you become: christmasdrarryxlover on December 9th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
I don't have time to read this right now! But I'm so excited!! :D I can't wait to read it!
Who you set out to be. Isn't always who you become: christmasdrarryxlover on December 10th, 2012 05:59 am (UTC)
Oh my! Firstly, I love you.

This is a beautiful story, told so well and with everything I love :D Thank you. It's perfect.

I love the bit at the end, Ron's POV, it shows how he's matured as a character and how he takes time to understand things but then... he's wonderful and I think you captured him perfectly.

I'm so happy about this, and it's brilliant writing that I just want to sit here and cry with happiness, I'm a bit speechless but thank you, so much. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
(no subject) - vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
funkyhm on December 10th, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
i really enjoyed lots of little bits about this fic. I really liked the way it felt like they were guys with the boys discussing kissing and sex and so on. I also enjoyed the fact that there wasn't any Ginny bashing and that she was very accepting. Great work :)
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
I hate Ginny!Bashing. I don't think she's a horrible person. I may not like her grabby, fangirl hands on Harry...but I don't think she's a bad person at all. And I like to write her as a mature, loving person who understands when someone needs something she can't give.

Also, the boys were fun to write. I think a lot of the time the fact that they're "boys" gets lost in them being wizards and the war and everything else, but let's face it. Dorm room, no one around...sex and kissing and such SHOULD come up. I know we don't see it in the books, but I'm willing to bet money it was happening. And it's something "normal" which I think means they'd need it even more after the war when everything was settling down.

Glad you enjoyed and thanks for commenting. ^_^
claes14: Fuuclaes14 on December 10th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
Lovely story.
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! <3
Anastaciaicicle33 on December 10th, 2012 05:51 am (UTC)
That was a sweet story. I'm so glad Harry and Draco got their happy ending. While Ron's short character vignette was unexpected in an H/D fest, I greatly enjoyed it. You wrote him so well. I loved seeing him slowly mature and how his perception of Harry and Draco's relationship changed. Thank you for not Ginny bashing either. She was mature and strong, a side of her that's rarely seen.
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
I don't like Ginny!Bashing, so I do my best to paint her in a better light.

I was actually VERY worried about Ron's bit being accepted, because of it being an H/D fest. The positive response to it was such a lovely surprise and a great relief. I'm so glad you liked it! <3

Thanks so much for commenting; fluff and sweetness aren't my forte, so I'm pleased I did it well enough that everyone enjoyed it!
Appleling: Appleling icon1appleling on December 10th, 2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
Aww! This is so cute! And fluffy! I'm glad that Ginny's mature and generous enough to... well, to not make a big deal out of everything. And I like the way you wrote Blaise and Draco's friendship... cuddling up together on bed while discussing Harry? That's just so cute! I can totally picture Draco, all long and pale slender limbs curled up beside a sturdier and darker-skinned Blaise! That made such a cute picture in my head *happy sigh* Harry's almost the perfect gentleman in this story. I have to say this had been a truly enjoyable read!
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO much, sweetie! ^_^ I love when someone enjoys multiple fics from me and you've now read two fluffy ones of mine since I know you read my Smoochfest. XD

You can see my theme of not-Ginny!Bashing, lol. I just can't see loving someone that much and seeing them love someone else so much more and then NOT wanting them to have that. Not wanting them to have the person they want above everyone else, even if it's not you. To me, loving someone is wanting what's best for them...even if it's someone else. And Ginny sees that.

I love Blaise and Draco's relationship. Sandbox love never dies, you know! They've been best friends their whole lives in my mind - since they were in nappies - and I just adore the idea of the two of them being able to relax around each other. Like Draco would NEVER cry in front of Crabbe or Goyle or Theo...but around Blaise? Sure. Because he knows Blaise will just snuggle him and help him plot.

And Harry directly post-war was interesting to write. I'm glad you liked him! <3
isinuyasha: love youisinuyasha on December 10th, 2012 12:19 pm (UTC)
That was very beautiful, loved their relationship, very romantic <3
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! Fluff is still pretty new for me; Dark!fic is more my style. So this was a fun little foray. Glad you liked it!
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on December 10th, 2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
So sweet! Trust Draco to lie about his experience. :D

Mpreg! You know, I didn't read the warnings and then as I got closer to it I got so excited about it! <3 Mpreg, thank you for writing it! :))
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 15th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
lmao; but OF COURSE Draco lied! XD I was like, "OMG...so much lying!" when I was writing it. It was hilarious. But it totally fit his character.

And yes, MPREG! <3 I write Mpreg ALL THE TIME!!! XD I can't help it; it creeps into my fics, lmao. I'm glad you liked it and thanks for commenting. ^_^
Leela: Solemnly swearleela_cat on December 11th, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
I love that Ginny was the adult in this, that she wasn't happy, but also didn't turn into a complete bitch. And it was really lovely to see Narcissa throw the trump card to take care of Draco. Nicely done.
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 16th, 2013 05:21 am (UTC)
I adore Ginny. I don't think she and Harry belong together, but I like her as a person. So I don't like to turn her into a bitch or a slut just to break her and Harry up. I prefer to do it neutrally. Narcissa is one of my favorite Slytherins to write and having her show her claws was a LOT of fun. So glad you liked it! <3
Hueyphoenixacid on December 12th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
Sweet, lovely, and I love that Harry and Draco got their happy ending!
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 16th, 2013 05:24 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! <3 I enjoyed giving them a happy ending as well. ^_^
evening12evening12 on December 12th, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
I adored this story. I loved so many thing from how Harry didn't just hop on board to protect Draco to how you didn't bash Ginny. You wrote every character convincingly and might I add that I enjoyed that little extra part from Ron at the end. Thanks for sharing.
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 16th, 2013 05:31 am (UTC)
I don't like bashing Ginny, so I'm glad so many people like that aspect of this fic. ^_^ As to Harry - I just couldn't see him jumping on board to protect Draco after everything that happened. I'm happy you enjoyed it; it was a real pleasure to write. <3
your_hucklebery: trust meyour_hucklebery on December 12th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
I really liked the way Harry refused the bond and the way Narccisa forced the bond, I liked the way Draco fibbed a little to get Harry to talk, I loved Ron's epilogue.
vampyrerayne: pic#119742239vampyrerayne on January 16th, 2013 05:32 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun thinking up a way to have Narcissa force Harry into compliance. Draco fibbing just seemed SO natural. XD And Ron's bit just wouldn't get out of my head. <3