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04 December 2008 @ 07:01 pm
Happy H/D Holidays, bewarethesmirk!  
Author: _pinkchocolate
Recipient: bewarethesmirk
Title: Out From Under
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Draco/Astoria
Summary: When Draco catches Potter in a compromising position, he reacts in a way only a true Slytherin would.
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): Infidelity, dub-con
Epilogue compliant? No
Word Count: ~17k
Author's Notes: Dear bewarethesmirk, I couldn’t decide between this fic and another one, but nqdonne assured me that secretary!Draco would be more appropriate than unending angst. Hopefully I managed to hit on a few of your requests and avoid your squicks. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Huge thanks to my many betas for putting up with me through the tumultuous writing process.

( Out From Under )
bewarethesmirk: h/d kissingbewarethesmirk on December 5th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)

I can't read until 8:30pm or so, but I will be twitching with happiness and blissful suspense until then. ♥
Ravenaki_hoshi on December 5th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
It's awesome. Trust me. :D
(no subject) - bewarethesmirk on December 5th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
woldy: subtextwoldy on December 5th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
That was lots of fun. I loved the x-ray specs that made him look like Trelawney & Astoria was nicely written.
beatnikspinster on December 5th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
This was so much fun! I loved the x-ray specs and their battle!sex. :D
mahaliemmahaliem on December 5th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed this! I especially liked your version of Astoria.
rickey_a: Dracorickey_a on December 5th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
This was hot and fun! Lots of great little bits and lines. Draco was delectable!
reicheruchanreicheruchan on December 5th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
this is awesome!!!!!
misscake: HarryDracomisscake on December 5th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
Out from Under
So, I loved the little war they had with each other and with their sense of obligations and their acceptance of their sexuality. The dialog between them was hilarious and brutal at the same time. There's a lot of real life issues hidden in here. Very well written.
Black Silkpervyunitwins on December 5th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
I felt on tenterhooks for half the fic because I kept expecting it to turn really angsty. But in the end there there was a nice balance of angst.

I very much liked Secretary!Draco. And I liked that he was a blackmailer. I mean, that was nice manifestation of his Slytherinness. I like how Astoria was presented. And I am glad that when she found out that Draco was cheating on her, she dumped him. Because then he could be with Harry.
Cleocleo_jay on December 5th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
I liked this! I spent pretty much the whole thing wanting to smack Draco and/or Harry upside the head for being such complete idiots, but I liked the dynamic between them. Antagonistic, but with an underlying sense of desire throughout. And the portrayal of Astoria was well done! Thanks!
nolagalnolagal on December 5th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
Really enjoyable story with angst and humor and the strange dub-con and Harry coming back after Draco. Draco all obsessive and not knowing why.
randomidiot: star clusterorions_stars on December 5th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
I really liked the fact that Harry wasn't already entangled in some prior commitment, so I could get a happy ending. (I've convinced myself that it is. I'm sure Harry can be very persuasive.) And I loved your Astoria! I'd be plenty pissed off, too. Loved how Harry and Draco slowly came to their realizations. Thanks for the great read!
I have an Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator: wickedsimons_flower on December 5th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was great. I enjoyed how devious Draco was, blackmailing Harry into sex. And the sex? Yummy.
Spikemoxie574 on December 6th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Very hot, very fun!
Lindsay: H/D marklavillanueva on December 6th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
Gah, I love it. Brilliantly written. You have such a way with one-liners, packing so much into every sentence. I have a great love for down-on-his-luck-Draco!fics, and I love how you took that cliche and spun it on its head, not having Harry swoop in and save him but having Draco work at saving himself - even to the point that he almost sacrifices his happiness. But I like that he isn't such a cold, driven bastard that he lets his sense of duty get in the way of what he really wants - and I love that he's still devious enough to use it to get Harry all riled up. Harry's right, he is doing it on purpose. :D

Also, I adore the way you write sex - it's not glamorized at all, and it's all the more hot for it. I had a discussion with tray_la_la not long ago about why there's a lack of condom usage in HP fic, and the consensus was that most people seem to think it takes away from the eroticism of the act, but I love that you've included realistic details like that. They bring the fic to life - hot n' sexy life.
Kissa: OTP: D/Hkissas_fate on December 6th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Wow, this was great! In the beginning of Draco's "black-mailing agenda" it was a little awkward, but then... Holy hell. I adored it! And the end? Really good! Making it look like they're together due to the Auror business, then like they're not because Draco sees Vesta, and then Harry obviously jealous and getting Draco to come into his office... Draco had it all planned out, I am sure of it! *g*

Also, the fact that Harry had his own office that he kept calling Draco into brought this fic to a whole 'nother level of naughty in my eyes!