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29 December 2012 @ 03:46 pm
Author: alisanne
Recipient: papered
Title: Knockturn Alley Patrol
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, (Ron Weasley/Daphne Greengrass, Theo Nott/Hermione Granger, Severus Snape/Andromeda Black - implied).
Summary: Responsibility weighs heavily on Draco Malfoy's shoulders as he completes his Auror training. He plans to redeem his family name, do his sworn duty, and create a new life for himself. It doesn't help, however, that his new partner is the one man who could be his undoing: 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): AU, EWE, violence, some depictions of the seedier side of life (but nothing too graphic).
Epilogue compliant? Ahahahahaha! Er, no. :)
Word Count: +/- 18,500
Author's Notes: What can I say? This fic fought me at every turn, but, with the help of my friends (you all know who you are) it finally came together. Papered, I hope you enjoy this. I loved your prompts and I hope I did them justice! Mods, thank you for the extra time and support, and, of course, I shall have a long list of people to officially thank at reveals. Happy HD Holidays!

( Knockturn Alley Patrol )
erine_diggz: h/derine_diggz on December 29th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
i'm really loving this fest, lots of good stories... with this one, the formatting seems to be off when i open it up...i keep seeing the html tags. is it just me?

Edited at 2012-12-29 11:47 pm (UTC)
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 04:13 am (UTC)
Sorry you had that issue.
I hope you had a chance to read the story eventually. :)
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isinuyasha: love youisinuyasha on December 30th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
Such a lovely story, mystery author!
Loved the idea, somehow I haven't seen that many fics where Harry and Draco are Aurors like this. The patrolling of Knockturn and the secret investigating, obliviating...they are so lovely together :D
Jealousy suits them both so much haha :D
Meddling Narcissa was awesome as well! Well done!
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 04:16 am (UTC)
Thank you!
*nods* The boys really are lovely together, aren't they? *g* I think they make great partners (once they get over their issues).
*g* Yeah, jealousy seems very them I agree.
Narcissa can't help but meddle I suspect. After all, she's Slytherin. ;)
Thanks again for the lovely comments! I really appreciate them. *g*
shameful_desire: Bows H/Dshameful_desire on December 30th, 2012 12:54 am (UTC)
I love Narcissa, the more she meddles the better. :)
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 04:16 am (UTC)
Narcissa does seem to do well at plotting, doesn't she? :)
Thank you!
hazel_wandhazel_wand on December 30th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed reading this, especially the descriptions of Auror work. I liked your portrayal of Narcissa as well. I enjoyed the fact that Harry and Draco had some respect for each other at the beginning of their partnership - it reflected the way the war had changed their attitudes to each other.
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 04:18 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! :)
I had fun with Narcissa here.
And I like to think that after the war Harry and Draco would have grown up to become mature men. :)
Glad you enjoyed it!
没有你日子很黑白: [HP] h/d foreverpapered on December 31st, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
This is wonderful, ♥. Your Narcissa is fantastic, and I could not stop smiling at how she plots and meddles the entire time :D. The plot itself is lovely as well: I love a well-done Auror partner fic, and Draco jealously thinking Harry has a hot date made me laugh. Thank you so much, mystery author - you've made my day! :)
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 04:22 am (UTC)
I'm so pleased you enjoyed it! *beams*
Thank you for the lovely prompt ideas, and for insisting that Severus be alive. ;) Since he is in my head, that made this an especially fun story to write. *g*
justmine25: pic#45541395justmine25 on December 31st, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
Having trouble reading this story for some odd reason I get what looks like Chinese words in the middle of it so I miss a good bit can someone please send me a good copy :D
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 04:28 am (UTC)
I hope you managed to read the story eventually and that you enjoyed it.
justmine25: pic#45541395justmine25 on December 31st, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
Having trouble reading this story for some odd reason I get what looks like Chinese words in the middle of it so I miss a good bit can someone please send me a good copy :D
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 3rd, 2013 01:14 pm (UTC)
Did you manage to read it or are you still getting Chinese words? I can send it over if you haven't. :)
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Truthful Plum Logical Horsemegyal on December 31st, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed the details of Draco's training and the mission they were on. Narcissa's scheming was so very like a mother, to me, and I like the idea of Snape being an Unspeakable.
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you, hon!
Yeah, Snape's brilliance just screams Unspeakable to me. ;)
*nods* Narcissa is a Slytherin mother. They are even better at plotting. Heh.
Glad you liked it!
sorrel_forbes: stockings 2sorrel_forbes on January 1st, 2013 06:26 am (UTC)
I really like the sense of transition and new experiences that you conveyed for Harry and Draco starting their Auror jobs; it was like the excitement of starting Hogwarts all over again. The new job description that you came up with by addressing the practicality and ethics of Obliviation squads was also interesting.
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
I suppose it really was a lot like them starting Hogwarts, and I'm glad that sense of adventure came across.
I'm pleased you enjoyed it!
Pureblood Princessraitala on January 1st, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
This was a jolly good fun, auror fic. I enjoyed your perspective on Knockturn Alley and it's policing needs. Harry and Draco's immediate mutual possessiveness was very endearing. Thank you, Mystery Writer!
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie! :)
I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.
killerangels13: argkillerangels13 on January 2nd, 2013 02:56 am (UTC)
Auror fics are one of my favorites, and your take on it was just wonderful. I loved that Draco was jealous of Harry spending the evening with Teddy.
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks so much!
It's a pretty classic trope so I was hoping to do something enjoyable with it.
I'm glad this one worked for you! :)
Appleling: Appleling icon2appleling on January 3rd, 2013 07:04 am (UTC)
Grrr! I tried to comment earlier but the greedy lj goat ate my comment so I'm trying again here. Just wanted to say I thought this was superb! Funny and brilliant and compelling and entertaining and... and, ungh, the ust was soooo sexy! I loved all the magical details like your description of Knockturn Alley, the changing entrance of Knockturn Alley and the way Draco meddled about a little bit in that muggle lady's head! Meddling!Narcissa is PURE WIN!! And a jealous!Harry is YUMMY!! Magenta and Smoke were interesting characters too! I was actually a little bit disappointed they were given such little 'screen time' but oh, well... :)

I loved this... soooooo much!
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
First, you are a doll for coming back to comment after LJ ate the original one! *hugs*
Thanks so much, sweetie! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!
I tried to think things through as I was writing this, which is how this evolved. Draco's Obliviation skills made sense to me, he strikes me as the subtle sort. *g*
Narcissa was so much fun to write. She's totally a meddler, bless her, but she knows what she's about. ;)
And it's always fabulous to hear that OCs work. The fact that you'd like to see more of them is incredibly flattering!
Thanks again, hon! ♥
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 3rd, 2013 01:13 pm (UTC)
I knew Harry was talking about Teddy! Well, I hoped he was. ^^

This was precious. I love OC Smoke, Magenta *lol*, Phillippa. And oh, Narcissa! And then, Snape ~lives! Still with his ever sweet disposition. ^^

I loved it. You know, right from the start of I sort of thought the Knockturn Alley Patrol wasn't going to be a good placement for Harry (he can be such a righteous git sometimes! Lol) but then again I knew Draco would keep him in check ;) And when they so well earned their promotion made a bit of a happy dance. ^^

Lovely story. :D
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
Heh. *pets Teddy* He really is a very handy plot device. ;)
I'm so pleased you liked the OCs. I really did have fun with them. *g*
And I'm really glad Snape's disposition came across as...him. *giggles*

*laughs* yeah, Knockturn Alley would be tough for someone as...idealistic as Harry, but I figured he'd learn a lot, and he did. *pets him*

Thanks so much for the lovely, thoughtful comments! :)

Nennenenne on January 3rd, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
I thought I had made a comment days ago, but LJ ate it. Anyway; I enjoyed this.
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! I'm pleased you enjoyed it. :)
i can see your house from herewho_la_hoop on January 4th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
This was very sweet! I enjoyed all the details about the auror routine in particular, and the teasing between our boys. A good read!
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you, hon!
I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
fantasyfiend09: Rain Postcard Red Rahlfantasyfiend09 on January 6th, 2013 03:25 pm (UTC)
This was Narcissa at her best. I love how you started and ended with her but had the rest in Harry's or Draco's pov. It made Draco's meal with his mother so amusing because we knew so much more than Draco did!

You did such a great job of building up mutual respect between them before layering the attraction. It made the affection sweet and genuine. The Auror plot made a great backdrop and added so many opportunities for jealousy and banter. Great fun!
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, my dear!
Yeah, I definitely wanted to have there be behind the scenes matchmaking since that was one of the prompts from my recipient that I loved, and Narcissa cooperated very nicely. *G*
I'm so glad the steady buildup worked since I was working hard to make it make sense. I don't ever think of them really HATING each other, but getting them to snog can take some doing. Heh.
And yay that you liked the plot. I had fun with that, too. :)
Thanks again, hon! :)
쉘리 Unmistakably Oatmeal: secret garden - ra im happinesssdkshelly on January 7th, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
Ahaha Narcissa! The ultimate Slytherin, she knows how to get what she wants. I found her few scenes delightful, especially when she was chatting with Draco about the Greengrass girls and Draco was all 'ugh' on the inside, having no idea what her true intentions were! That tickled me.

I loved all the detail about the Auror patrols too and the training and special assignments. I had a feeling Cho was one of the villains in the piece, but was relieved at the end to learn it was against her will (poor Cho!).

And Harry and Draco were so cute together with their jealousy and general obliviousness and I loved that Harry's hot date was Teddy! Haha! And that everyone assumed they were a couple. :D Enjoyed this, thanks!
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Narcissa knew that if she'd just come out and told Draco, "You should marry Potter," he'd have dug his heels in, so she chose the (more Slytherin) craftier approach. Can't say I blame her. Plus, it was pretty amusing to see Draco struggle to not cringe at the thought of girl bits. Heh.

Poor Cho indeed. *pets her*

LMAO! Teddy is such a great plot device. *cuddles him* And it was handy to have Draco all upset and jealous. He's usually so self-contained, you know? Well of course you do. ♥

Thanks, bb! I'm so glad you liked it!
adonis_flammea: weeping angeladonis_flammea on January 8th, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
Aw, wonderful! I really enjoyed this. I love the plot and all of the characters and the development of Harry and Draco's relationship. Great work!
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
And it's lovely to hear that the Harry/Draco relationship development here worked. :)
vampisandi: vampisandivampisandi on January 8th, 2013 07:26 am (UTC)
I love Narcissa! She is awesome :D
Lovely story!
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Yes, she's a clever mom. Draco's lucky to have her. *g*
Marianne: defaulteidheann_writes on January 8th, 2013 09:17 am (UTC)
This was lovely. <3 Meddling mothers are win! Also, I want to read more about Magenta.
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha! Magenta was SO MUCH FUN to write, but she started taking over.
We'll have to see if I can manage some outtakes. :)
Thanks so much!
snowy_owl: pic#112616875snowy_owl_000 on January 9th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
YESSS! I love aurora fics and this one was brilliant... :) I was also very happy that you let Severus live, his death in the books always felt incredibly unfair to me. Over all, well done, mystery!author! <3
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
Oh Severus always lives in my fics. *pets him, neatly dodging hexes* ;)
Thanks so much! There are so many fabulous Auror fics that it's nice to hear that mine was enjoyable!
nonajf: Ebenholtznonajf on January 10th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
Way to go, Narcissa! It's lucky she uses her powers for good. :-)

I especially love when the romance is tied up in a juicy plot!
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
Heh. Yeah, they are lucky Narcissa wasn't the Dark Lady. She would have kicked their asses. ;)
Thanks so much! I'm pleased you enjoyed it!
Forever flirting with sanity: snitchdacro on January 12th, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
Oh, Narcissa! Always with a plan! Love it. ;)
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
*nods* She's definitely a Slytherin. ;)
Thanks, hon!
justbecause421: treejustbecause421 on January 14th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
This story was just full of unexpected delights- Narcissa and her scheming, Snape as an Unspeakable, the Marwoods planting the idea of Harry and Draco as a couple not to mention great mystery that kept me guessing ♥ great story
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
I have a definite soft spot for scheming!Narcissa and Severus as an Unspeakable, and the OCs here were fun to write.
I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)
oakstone730: pic#118166040oakstone730 on January 14th, 2013 01:28 am (UTC)
So many wonderful details in this story! I loved Narcissa's machinations in the background and all of the interactions between Harry and Draco. I really liked how the mystery was part of the story but didn't overwhelm it. Such a great story!
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 16th, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Yes, I did my best to have there be just enough plot for the story to move along nicely and allow for some occasional snogging. ;)
Yay that you enjoyed it!