You are viewing hd_holidays

 
 
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 )
 
 
( 37 kisses — Leave a comment )
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.
(Deleted comment)
(Deleted comment)
cleodoxa: swan mazecleodoxa on January 15th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your lovely comment! I'm so glad you liked it, because at one point I was really worried you wouldn't.
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.
indyonblue: pic#116500206indyonblue on December 24th, 2012 11:00 am (UTC)
This was a very daring idea, and I think you've written an original, rich story. The complexity of the AUs and gradual changes made for a read that was challenging, satisfying and enjoyable.
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!
Forever flirting with sanitydacro on January 25th, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Woah. I think my brain has caved in.
At first, I thought Draco held the key to what was happening, but I should have known Voldemort was still up to something.

The spinning through the different paths was so original if distressing at times. I think I held my breath through that whole north tower scene! I really loved when everyone started putting the pieces together an the solutions just began to flow out like water. I adored Draco and Ron's involvement in ending the chaos.
Also, it was cool to see some things that lingered from the other timelines, like pansy/hermione and Draco's pride in finally standing up to Voldemort.
Well done.
cleodoxa: catscleodoxa on January 28th, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! It's lovely to hear what worked for you.
resident badass, yo.: hello: i am a cupcake!sugareey on January 28th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
This was really intriguing! There's something about all these possibilities...it certainly does give you perspective of what could have been. I do like how you were able to get some many alternate universes in one story. And the way these possibilities can influence reality...well, it does.

Great great plot here. And really clever way of getting Harry and Draco to really see each other. To think about the feelings and things they could/do have.
cleodoxa: Princess and the Peacleodoxa on February 1st, 2013 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed the effect of all the aus.
khalulu: kanjikhalulu on February 11th, 2013 02:13 am (UTC)
That was interesting and thoughtful and had a nicely philosophical, non-goopy happy ending.
cleodoxa: paintingcleodoxa on February 17th, 2013 10:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it!
Conacha: Do the evolutionconacha on April 7th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
I really liked the whole "coming back to reality" and how they gad to deal with all the alternate universes in their heads. Really interesting,
cleodoxa: nightcleodoxa on April 8th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
( 37 kisses — Leave a comment )