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20 December 2012 @ 08:59 pm
HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, FAIRE_WEATHER!  
Author: cleodoxa
Recipient: faire_weather
Title: They Do Things Differently There
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, mentions of Ron/Hermione and Hermione/Pansy.
Summary: The night Harry returns to Hogwarts for one last year, he and his companions are thrown into chaos. Draco comes face to face with himself time after time and has to decide who he wants to be.
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, I think
Epilogue compliant? No.
Word Count: 19,825
Author's Notes: Thank you very much to celestlyn for beta reading. I hope you like it, faire_weather!


( They Do Things Differently There )
 
 
 
hazel_wand: queenie crushhazel_wand on December 21st, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, that was thought-provoking and brain-using and really well-written. I really liked all the different AUs and the explanation for them at the end. I loved Draco's inner struggles, and how nothing was gushy or overblown.
cleodoxa: foxcleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it.
omi_ohmy: Winter branchesomi_ohmy on December 21st, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! That was different, in the best possible way. I loved the idea of living through different possibilities, becoming more and more aware of the repetition until by the end everyone is subtly changed. And I loved the way that you made it a shared experience, with everyone a bit shell-shocked afterwards. It was all such an original and compelling read. Bravo!
cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
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(no subject) - cleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Marianne: defaulteidheann_writes on December 21st, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
That was amazing and beautifully done. Lovely!
cleodoxa: lady in blackcleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on December 21st, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
This was truly fascinating. You confused me and surprised me in the best of ways. I admire the work you put into this. It was an amazing journey. Thank you!
cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it!
sisi_rambles: pic#115243331sisi_rambles on December 22nd, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Oh this was really interesting! The AUs were fascinating and I love how living all the AUs subtly changed the characters.
cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it.
celestlyn: DeerLitescelestlyn on December 22nd, 2012 09:39 am (UTC)
I loved this story! It had an interesting plot with twists and turns, some nice character-development and lots of smooth-as-silk dialogue. You did a wonderful job with it. <3
cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you bb!
Appleling: Appleling icon2appleling on December 22nd, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
Wow! What an adventure! This was totally different than the usual H/D fics I've read over the years but in a good way. I loved the whole... "Groundhog Day" plot and all the different Alternate Universes. Most of all, I'm glad that in each AU, Draco was portrayed as someone with the potential for good instead of just a one-dimensional selfish little prat. It was highly entertaining, reading about all the different possibilities (and yay for Draco defecting to the Good Side in most of the AUs) and the way all of them gradually became more aware of what was happening around them... the repetition and all. I grinned at the part where Draco was the one to kill old Voldie instead of Harry. Yay! A compelling read overall :D
cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
ICMezzo: pic#114764502icmezzo on December 23rd, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
OOooh, very cool. This was heavy, thick, and, at times, challenging...but all the richer for it, in the end. It was ultimately rewarding, as everything slowly sorted itself until the conclusion revealed you'd left behind perfectly well behaved strands of memories and chaos. Well executed and original. Extremely well done. Thank you.
cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
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cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it.
Black Silk: clutchpervyunitwins on December 27th, 2012 10:52 am (UTC)
Wow. I must admit that at first I was completely confused (mostly because at the time that that clock thing first happened my mind was not completely on the words in front of me) but I quickly caught on and got into the spirit of things. I really admire how in each universe Draco was the same but different. I also liked how the POV changed from Harry to Draco and back. All in all it was a really interesting and thought provoking story. I liked the end a great deal despite the fact that I still like Hermione and Ron together. But everything else was good. I like the idea of Draco as a spy.
cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it.
Anonymuncule.: h/d black&grey penciltwistedm on December 27th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
that was an awesome way to explain the rapidly shifting timelines. very cool! very believable, too. and i loved the ending. :D
cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
sorrel_forbes: stockings 2sorrel_forbes on December 30th, 2012 09:49 am (UTC)
Sifting through these possible worlds was really interesting - I particularly liked the horcrux-splinter world and all the implications of what we learnt from it - but what followed was equally rewarding: you did a great job of explaining the phenomenon and investigating its effects once it was over.
cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it.
nonajf: Ebenholtznonajf on December 31st, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
I really liked the plot of this. I especially liked that all those realities happened (and weren't just dreams). Very clever! I loved how it gave them all a chance to grown and learn, or to fail.

Great story!
cleodoxa: leaf raincleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Mordynmordyn4 on January 15th, 2013 02:51 am (UTC)
What a trip! Kept me guessing until the end. Heh, some of these people are going to be scarred for life. Great read.
cleodoxa: catscleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!