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04 December 2008 @ 07:37 am
Happy H/D Holidays, celandineb!  
Author: accioscar
Recipient: celandineb
Title: No Happy Ending
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny, implied Draco/Astoria
Summary: If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it. But what if one person loves two people?
Rating: NC-17 to be safe
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): non-linear, random switching PsOV and tenses (including flagrant abuse of 2nd person), brief infidelity, rimming, implied polyamory, wee bit o’ dirty talk, smidgen of het, angst, bisexual!Harry
Epilogue compliant? I’d say this was epilogue-ambiguous, but the next-gen kids do exist.
Word Count: 4,700 approx
Author's Notes: celandineb, it was a pleasure to write this for you. It was also a complete departure from anything I’ve ever written before, but I took your requests for polyamory and ‘at least one of them to be genuinely bisexual’ and this was the result. If you were to ask me to describe this story I would say, ‘It’s like scattered pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, and though some may be missing or incomplete you can still see what the whole picture looks like.’ I can only hope you like what you see.
Major thanks go out to my wonderful beta! *squishes* Any remaining mistakes are mine, not theirs.


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tiger_flametiger_flame on December 5th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
I liked this a lot. It was a bit confusing because of the shifting timeline, but I still liked it. The end was very nice, I liked it a lot.
Scaraccioscar on January 9th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
Thanks, hon! I'm happy liked this, even with the shifting timelines and whatnot. And I'm glad you liked the ending too! :D

Thank you so much for reading/reviewing - 'tis much appreciated! ♥

Edited at 2009-01-09 10:16 pm (UTC)
Re: No Happy Ending - tiger_flame on January 11th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
ura_hdura_hd on December 5th, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
very touching
Scaraccioscar on January 9th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
Thank you so much! I'm very glad you enjoyed it.

And thanks for reading/commenting - 'tis much appreciated! ♥
snottygrrl on December 5th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
i followed several recs that got me here. v. well done.

i adore the ending. ♥
Scaraccioscar on January 9th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
Thank you so much! I'm very happy you liked it. Especially the ending!

And thanks for reading/commenting - 'tis much appreciated! ♥

Edited at 2009-01-09 10:21 pm (UTC)
E McGeemelusinahp on December 5th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
I love the way you structured this, it was like a poem or a puzzle. The meaning sort of seeped in slowly as the story progressed. Lovely.

And I also love the way you wrote Ginny and the slight ray of hope in the end.
Scaraccioscar on January 9th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
Thank you so much! I'm very happy you liked this - especially the structure of it, as it was obviously highly unusual and somewhat of a risk!

Your analogy of a puzzle is exactly how I see this fic myself, so I'm glad that came across and that the structure worked for you. I'm also glad you liked the Ginny in this, as she's normally a character I avoid and I don't think I've ever written her in such a sympathetic light before.

So, thank you so much for reading and taking the time to review - 'tis much appreciated! ♥
Linatranqui on December 5th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
I think this is the first ginny that I've really liked! Excellent work!
Scaraccioscar on January 9th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
*g* Thank you so much! I'm very glad you enjoyed it.

And thanks for reading/commenting - 'tis much appreciated! ♥
Cleocleo_jay on December 5th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
Wow! Just...wow! I'm not sure I can comment coherently because I think you broke me! This was wonderful! I read in spite of the warnings because of several recs, & I'm so glad I did! I loved the structure of this with the constant temporal shifts & different POV's, and these only served to contribute to & heighten the raw emotion displayed by the glimpses we got into this painful/needy/destructive/hopeful situation! Really powerful writing - well done!
Scaraccioscar on January 9th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
Wow indeed! Thank you! I'm very happy you liked this so much - especially the structure of it! And I'm glad you felt the emotion of it all so strongly, as that was something I was keen to portray with this fic in particular.

Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a lovely review! It totally made me smile and is most appreciated! ♥
Auroraauroraprimavera on December 6th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
This was an amazing story. Wow. It had my heart beating so fast through it all. And I loved the shifting points of view. Just wonderful. Great job mystery author!
Scaraccioscar on January 9th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
Thank you! I'm very happy you enjoyed it so much ~ shifting points of view and all! :D

Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to review - 'tis much appreciated! ♥
nonajfnonajf on December 7th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
This is great! The structure of it works perfectly! The single phrases scattered through the story tie it all together. Brava!
Scaraccioscar on January 9th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
*g* Thank you! I'm very happy you liked the structure - I know it's somewhat unusual - and I'm also glad you liked the lines scattered throughout (I have to admit... they are, I think, my favourite part!)

So, thank you so much for reading/reviewing - 'tis much appreciated! ♥
Jesjes: HDkaterina_black on December 8th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Despite my initial misgivings, I really liked this. You pulled off the shifting narrative really well, and all of the characters seem very well developed.
Scaraccioscar on January 10th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
Thank you so much! I'm very happy you liked it!

And thank you for reading/commenting - 'tis much appreciated! ♥
maggie: HP Harry&Dracomarguerite_26 on December 8th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
from my rec:
The author chose a very interesting way to present the fic. The last line, for me, rang very true. And really that is what the entire fic was about: little pieces of stories with happy endings, sad endings, open endings. That’s how real life works.
Scaraccioscar on January 10th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
And this is why I love you!

Because you just got it! You just totally got what I was trying to say with this! :D

Thank you so much, honey - for reading, for reviewing and for reccing! You have no idea how much I appreciate it and how happy it makes me!


p.s. You realise this means that you have recced EVERY fest fic I've written since I've known you? *loves you so hard*
Truthful Plum Logical Horse: draco malfoy [is above your station]megyal on December 8th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
For awhile, the POV changes threw me off, but once I got over that, it really is a lovely fic. Thank you for writing!
Scaraccioscar on January 10th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it, despite the unusual structure.

And thanks for reading/commenting - 'tis much appreciated! ♥
karala on December 8th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
Not 100% sure where all the pieces of this fic fit in (I'm thinking something along the lines of Harry not ready for a relationship with Ginny after the war, Harry becomes friends/lovers with Draco at Hogwarts, Harry reconciles with Ginny... then he tells Ginny about Draco? ... and then she says she's pregnant and that she wants him to move out? Then he stays with Draco for 5 months? Then he moves back in with Ginny and ends it with Draco, giving him back his wand? ... then the last scene with Draco returning the wand? -- do I have the main structure down?) -- anyway despite being slightly confused I ended up really enjoying it. You've done a marvelous job with structuring everything here and handling the different POVs so I can't help but say this fic really stands out as a great read, thank you so much for writing it!
rehsipusrehsipus on December 9th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
It was with trembling hands that I opened this , rather scary title you know? But then ... So intense, so raw, You made the jumps in time and POV work so well. And even make Ginny someone I can feel OK about. Such an elegant twist, perfect moment to stop. Now I don't see a unhappy ending, only a happy continuance! ( And how to get Astoria to understand as well, she must have felt something. This will never be boring, so, happy but complicated! Love it!
Thank you!
Scaraccioscar on January 18th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
*g* Thank you so much! I'm very glad you liked it, Ginny and all! And I'm glad you weren't put off by the title. ;D

Thanks for reading/commenting - 'tis most appreciated! ♥
acromantularacromantular on December 9th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
You're right - all the pieces of the puzzle did fall together well. A tough thing to pull off! Very enjoyable once I got into the flow.

And I loved the ending. Thank you for doing it that way.
Scaraccioscar on January 18th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
Thank you so much! I'm very glad you liked it, and that you felt it all came together in the end.

And thanks for reading/commenting - 'tis most appreciated! ♥
Black Silkpervyunitwins on December 10th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
I loved those two quotes and how well they fit the story. I must admit that when I began reading the story I was confused and not sure how things were moving along and what took place when. But in the end, it all came together and made all the sense. I particularly liked the way that you used Draco's wand, how you infused it with so much extra meaning.
Scaraccioscar on January 18th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
No Happy Ending
Thank you so much! I'm very glad it all came together for you in the end, and that you enjoyed it.

Thanks for reading/commenting - 'tis most appreciated! ♥