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27 December 2012 @ 07:46 am
HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, RUROUNIHIME!  
Author: icicle33
Recipient: rurounihime
Title: For Love of a Family
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco , background Ron/Hermione, past Harry/Ginny, past Draco/Astoria
Summary: A series of attacks by a group of neo-Death Eaters causes the Ministry to implement a new set of restrictions on former Death Eaters and their children. When Scorpius falls ill, Draco decides that he will do anything to save his son, even if it means marrying Harry Potter.
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): Post-War AU, Unsavoury Ministry politics and propaganda, non-linear storytelling, sexual content, minor character deaths (occurs before the start of the story), some invented science and magical theory
Epilogue compliant? To an extent. Draco and Astoria married and had Scorpius, but Harry never married Ginny. He always liked boys. ; )
Word Count: ~30,000
Author’s Notes: A special thank you to the wonderful mods and to my lovely betas and cheerleaders: A, A, W, and D. I never would have finished this without your help. Dear rurounihime, I was both thrilled and nervous when I received you as my recipient. You are such a wonderful writer that it would be impossible to match your skilled prose. However, reading your stories has given me such pleasure that I’m glad to be able to give something back to you. I tried to incorporate as many of your requests as possible even the faked marriage. Enjoy.


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HelenaDax: beso 1helenadax on December 27th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
Aww, what a beautiful story. I wanted to kick those assholes from the Ministry but everything else was brilliant. I loved the three of them, Harry, Draco and Scorpius. And I loved even more the fact that Harry was ready to fight against those horrible laws.
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 15th, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading and commenting! I hated those Ministry assholes too. I just needed a believable reason for Harry and Draco to be forced into marriage. I like to think they'll get what's coming to them eventually.
robinellen: owlrobinellen on December 27th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Whew -- I ached for Harry in this. But I loved his continued courage -- and I loved how Draco finally pulled his head out (ha) and starting learning how to love back. Scorpius, of course, was lovely :)
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 15th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading and commenting! I know this wasn't easy for Harry but both he and Draco had a lot of growing up to do first. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Susannah Wilde: pic#118333451susannah_wilde on December 28th, 2012 02:09 am (UTC)
I love this fic! My heart broke for Scorpius, but he's very brave despite his illness. Draco dealt with all the obstacles the Ministry threw his way and still managed to take care of his son, which is a testament to how much he's changed. And Harry, this Harry is perfect. How he goes beyond what is required of him to save Scorpius, not because he has a hero complex, but because he's in love, even if he thinks it's hopeless. The love letter made me cry and is quite possibly the best thing in the fic. Thank you for writing this, mystery author.
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 23rd, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥ No, thank you for reading and leaving such a lovely comment. I was worried about the letter, so I'm glad it worked.
rurounihime: budweiserrurounihime on December 28th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

I am so excited to read this!!! I SHALL BE BACK. O.O
rurounihime: haldirrurounihime on December 31st, 2012 04:45 am (UTC)
*HUGS* Oh wow, you really nailed all my requests! I can't tell you how much I've been jonesing for a forced marriage H/D. Just... *LE SIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH* Thank you very very much!

I really love the Healer angle in this, particularly Draco being very much adept at it, and most of all, Harry going through school to become one! I've read a lot of fics where I see the aftermath of Harry carrying on with some form of higher education after Hogwarts, but rarely (if ever) have I seen him while he's doing it, and this aspect was lovely. I feel like I could have read a whole other fic all on its own of his experiences in this school with these teachers and classmates.

Another thing I loved was being plunged directly into the middle of the story, as if I already knew what was going on. I ADORE it when I, as a reader, am trusted to pick up on cues and I don't have everything laid out for me in advance. Your opening sequence with Harry waking alone and immediately giving me the reasons why this is a sad, sad thing was wonderful, and then his interaction with Scorpius! Made my day!

I enjoyed the dire aftereffects of the war on this society. Maybe "enjoy" is the wrong word... Let me say I appreciated them, then. Because it was really vivid and horrible and lent a lot of credence to Draco's desperation in terms of being out of options to save his son. I love a good deep backstory and world building, and this definitely scored. Like Draco and Harry did, eventually. *snerk*

Harry's letter to Draco broke my little heart, but it was also so very him: sad, but strong, too, not leaning over backwards anymore. That's the Harry I love. He knows what he wants, but he's also not one to sit by and let the world run him over with it. He comes to terms with what he can't have and he moves forward.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this! *HUGS SOME MOAAAAR*
(no subject) - icicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
laissez les bon temp roulez!;: pic#119435776thusspakekate on December 28th, 2012 06:06 am (UTC)
This was so sweet and very touching. My heart ached for both of the boys. Scorpius was such a doll. Sad and heartwarming and a wonderful read! Thank you! <3
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 23rd, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
No, thank you for reading lovely! ♥
♥ winterstorrm ♥: New logowinterstorrm on December 28th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
What a heartwarming adorable story this is. I couldn't put it down. Scorpius is just too cute and the boys... Loved every word! :-)
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 23rd, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it. ♥
Dracones: pic#110756290dracones on December 28th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
This was absolutely heart-warming and wonderful :D and the part where Draco pushes Harry down was really hot.

Scorpius was also too cute for words :D

and the letter was very moving and touching and filled with so much feels! <3

I can't wait to find out who you are mystery author.
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 23rd, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for reading and your lovely comment, dear. I was nervous about the letter, but I'm glad it seemed to have worked. ♥
celya: firecelya on December 28th, 2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
this was a wonderful fic. i had a wonderful evening yesterday, reading this. the nonlinear storytelling worked out great. i loved the characterizations and omg! the sexual tension almost killed me. wonderfully written.
celya: firecelya on December 28th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
forgot to mention that this was most beautiful love letter i've ever read in fiction. it made me cry and my heart ache.
(no subject) - icicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - icicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
bernerbaer: pic#119359574bernerbaer on December 28th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
This was a nice story. I liked the time -jumps and the fact, that you didn't overexplain everything. I would have enjoyed some more details of their marriage though, both fake and real...(just for fun)
Thanks for sharing!
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading and commenting, dear. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. = D
123cariad: pic#116161612123cariad on December 28th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Such a beautifully written story ... Harry's letter just about broke my heart xxx perfect simply perfect x
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:19 pm (UTC)
♥ Thank you so much for reading and your lovely comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
cassie_black: created by <lj user=the_muppet>cassie_black12 on December 29th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
I adored this story SO much!!

Scorpius was just the cutest little boy -- that scene where he tells Harry he loves him...ahh, my heart almost exploded.

I liked the backdrop you created of an oppressive ministry, and either of the boys as a Healer is my favourite career for them. Harry's letter was beautiful and I was so relieved that Draco finally came to his senses. The three of them really do make the perfect little family.

Thank you so much for a lovely read.
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for reading! I love seeing Harry and Draco as Healers too. ♥
Nennenenne on December 29th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
This was a wonderful story. I really enjoyed it.
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, dear. I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for reading and commenting. ♥
vampisandi: vampisandivampisandi on December 30th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
Harry <33333
Awesome story!!!
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for reading and commenting, dear. I'm glad you enjoyed it. ♥
call me trys: me myself and Itryslora on December 30th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
Awww it was so sweet! I'm so glad Draco comes round eventually. And Scorpius is adorable!!
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, dear. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. ♥
Geneva2010: B&W Teasegeneva2010 on December 31st, 2012 05:21 am (UTC)
Delightful. When Harry wondered if Scorpius was the name of Draco's dog or something - that was one of many funny, poignant moments in your fic. I loved how cute and attached Harry and Scorpius were. You did a wonderful job with the structure, it was very interesting how you jumped around in time and it must have been complex to put together. Loved this and enjoyed reading it very much.
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I appreciate that you took the time to read and comment. ♥
Who you set out to be. Isn't always who you become: Freddiedrarryxlover on January 2nd, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)
Gorgeous story! I love the scenes with Harry and Scorpius and Harry's letter just about broke my heart. Such a beautiful read, I absolutely loved the characterisation and I'll definitely read this again. I just fell into this world and their family, wonderfully written!
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥ You are just the sweetest person ever! Thanks for reading and your help, bebe.
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 2nd, 2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
I so loved this story. My heart ached for Harry; his longing for a family, that letter he wrote to Draco. God, just wow, you know?

I fell in loved with Scorpius here. And also! Hermione! I can't believe he got Harry in that situation, I was so mad at her in Harry's behalf! I loved seeing Draco so devoted to Scorpius, and I can see Harry organising a protest against those new policies.

I loved this story. I loved the beginning, well, I loved the whole thing, obviously, but once I started reading it, I knew it was going to be great, and it was! Wonderful job. :D
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, darling, for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. ♥
Appleling: Appleling icon2appleling on January 3rd, 2013 07:19 am (UTC)
I'm starting to really despise that stupid lj goat now. The greedy creature kept swallowing my comments, but I'm a stubborn creature and I refuse to give up until this comment gets through *huffs*

What I've been trying to say (4 times now, this is the 5th) that I thought this was awesome! Definitely one of my top faves for this year's hdhols' fest! It's sweet flangst at its best and I am in love with it! Most of all I am in love with your Harry! He was.... soooo perfect! I loved that Harry was ready and determined to fight against those stupid, horrible ministry laws. I loved that Harry was obviously struggling with his healer studies and yet he persevered because he loved it. I loved that Harry was so smitten and so protective of Draco and Scorpius. I loved that Harry considered Draco's son as his own. I loved that when Harry looked at Draco and Scorpius, he saw family. I loved that despite how much he wanted to play happy family with Draco, Harry was strong enough to realise that he deserves more... and that he was brave enough to leave Draco for that. Harry's letter made me cry but I am incredibly pleased that everything worked out in the end. Oh, I loved this fic sooooo much
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 15th, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
*glomp tackle hugs* Thank you thank you and thank you for your amazing kind words! You have NO idea how much this comment made my day, especially because I've been going through a kind of difficult time at the moment. I just knew you would like this type of fic, but I need to know something... You have been so good at guessing my fics. I think you guessed correctly for my last two fests. Did you know this one was me too? I'm just really curious.


Anyway, thanks again bb! I hope you're feeling better and sorry you had to deal with that evil LJ goat. I don't endorse cruelty to animals, but that goat is just too mean.
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(no subject) - icicle33 on January 23rd, 2013 12:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
midiilovesyou: Godric provokemidiilovesyou on January 5th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
I loved this story. Scorpius was such a darling, and I loved watching Harry slowly realize his feelings for Draco. I did want to punch all those bastards at the Ministry though. Glad to see some sort of protest being planned at the end! In my mind, I'm going to assume it works haha. <3
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
I think that the protest definitely works. It just takes time to bring about change. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, dear. I'm glad you enjoyed the fic. ♥
Black Silk: clutchpervyunitwins on January 6th, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
This was such a wonderful story. And I really enjoyed reading it. My heart really went out to Harry. First he get completely humiliated on his first day after missing three weeks (that really was unfair of Hermione) and the he practically get his heart broken. At least he finally had the courage to admit to Draco his feeling. I think I might have become misty eyed when I was readi g Harry's letter to Draco. I am glad the Draco finally got a wake up call and went after Harry! I love Scorpius in this; he was just precious. But I felt so sad that was sick. And those bastard at the Ministry were just horrible. I liked the way you presented the story. I just really loved the story and really loved that Harry got his family in the end.
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 30th, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
Aww thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed this story. ♥
embolinaozembolinaoz on January 7th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
Heart wrenching and now I want more!!
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 31st, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading, dear. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
nonajf: Ebenholtznonajf on January 8th, 2013 03:45 am (UTC)
Such a heartfelt story! I really became emotionally involved in these three.
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 31st, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. ♥
Marianne: defaulteidheann_writes on January 8th, 2013 09:30 am (UTC)
I loved this. I loved all of this. The characters were perfect, the pining!Harry was perfect, Scorpius was perfect, confused!Draco was perfect. gah.
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 31st, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, darling. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. ♥
(no subject) - eidheann_writes on January 31st, 2013 12:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
fantasyfiend09: Rain Postcard Red Rahlfantasyfiend09 on January 10th, 2013 03:49 am (UTC)
What a great story! I loved the structure; I felt like I was doing a jigsaw puzzle. This felt like the companion piece to OotP with the horrible Ministry. Thank goodness Healer Edwards was less loathsome than Umbridge! I actually liked him and his Snape-like ways, but it was great to see Draco put him in his place. Anderson was a wonderful character; I felt like the world needed more people like him. Your Scorpius was insanely cute. Such a poppet! It was so cute that he and Harry liked to lie in and Draco was a morning person.
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 31st, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and like my characters. Scorpius was particularly adorable. I wanted to squish him as well. ♥ And I adored your dragon fic as you already know. I had a funny feeling that you were the one that wrote it, but I wasn't 100% sure. I'm glad to know I was right. = D
(no subject) - fantasyfiend09 on January 31st, 2013 01:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
emrys_mk: baby harry - destinyemrys_mk on January 11th, 2013 04:48 am (UTC)
If I were to tell you, Mystery Author, that this is one of the best hd fics I've ever read, it would be the truth. You have written a fic that tugs at my heartrings and makes me want to read it again and again because it is so heartbreakingly sad yet has such a hopeful ending.

As much as your Draco and Harry had me from the beginning--and I mean from the very first scene--it was Scorpius who melted my heart and had me tearing up when he was being read to by Harry. This is an image I can see so very clearly in my head.

Thank you for writing this fic!
Anastacia: hot chocolateicicle33 on January 31st, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
*blushes* Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for your kind words and the lovely rec you left for me on your journal. I'm so glad you enjoyed this story so much and were able to become as emotionally involved with the characters as I was. I think your praise is my to hefty as there are so many amazing H/D fics out there, but I do love to love angst. I just think that real love isn't easy and it's worth fighting for, so even though things were impossibly hard for them, they were able to get a hopeful ending. Thank you again and I look forward to checking out your fics as well. I love meeting people that love angst as much as I do. ♥
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