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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 )
beccaoutofthisplace on December 10th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
Ha! Homosexuality Myth! Oh, poor sheltered Draco ;-)
Hmm! Teddy and Andromeda living with the Malfoys! This makes sense well enough, but I dont think Ive ever seen it happen in fic before! neat!
Sigh, this is what happens when you shelter your kids from homosexuality, people-- at their first unexpected encounter with it, POOF: poofter.
Oh, I love Malfoy being a blackmailing little bitch and forcing Harry. :-D
Awwwww!! The little post sex "catch me if you can" flirting is SO CUTE!!!!
I like the sort-of attempt at epilogue-compliance (and I really like your Astoria!) that just goes all fluffy at the end! Fun fic!

(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
Lovely. I haven't found an author who writes good H/D in a while. It was sweet without being fluffy. Not to mention hot. Cheers.
super elle!!!: fashion;  my morning cuppairrevokable on December 10th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
oh wow. that was so good!! the characterisation of everyone was spot-on for me and I loved how manipulative draco was trying to be and how he only ends up getting caught up in his own emotions. and oh harry, so so amazing. he was probably my favourite character here, absolutely perfect. ♥
Pimea Feenixdark0feenix on December 13th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Wow! I loved the twisted power play between Harry and Draco at the beginning and their reluctance to start anything. And then the denial. And the angst. But of course, with the kind of chemistry they had, their ending up together was inevitable.

Your writing was a pleasure, and it's probably the first fic I've seen with Astoria as an interesting character by her own right. But still, no match for Harry, obviously. ;)

Potter turned even redder than before, and Draco couldn’t help thinking that he had never seen so much blood in that end of Potter’s body.

“What if I said you can keep dating women? If you find one you like more than me, we’ll stop seeing each other. I’ll even give you my blessing.”
“Potter, I tried that with Astoria. In case you haven’t noticed, it didn’t work.”
Smiling, Potter brushed his knuckles against Draco’s cheek. Draco fought not to lean into the touch.
“Exactly,” he said.

Awwwww. Clever Harry.

What a fun, hot fic! Thank you!
Truthful Plum Logical Horse: harry potter [would rather not say]megyal on December 13th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Oh I loved Secretary!Draco and all his mixed-up ways. This was such a great read!
zahavahzahavah on December 14th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
omggg aaah that was so good. i love it when their relationship is SO FUCKED UP. this is just... wonderfully and totally dysfunctional. and so appropriate. aaaah.
Carly: hdcarlatron on December 14th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
A very interesting take on what could have been! I generally hit the back button as soon as I see any mention of Harry/Zacharias but I'm glad I stuck it out this time.
grey_hunter on December 15th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
This! This was a very cool fic! I don't know why there aren't more comments here, what?

I loved the beginning, I don't like non-con but the dub-con hit all my buttons and then, there were complications and Draco couldn't decide and Harry wasn't clear on what he wanted, and it was all just so... dunno. Realistic? Me like. :) Hehe the ending was great! I bet Draco is going to try to get under every new skirt even after twenty years. :P
starlollie: messyhairstarlollie on December 18th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Fantastic story! I kinda feel bad for Astoria but oh well. The H/D relationship is way disfunctional and thats what makes this story so interesting.
trichinopoly ash: harry: you're gayaldehyde on December 19th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
very nicely done! i really liked how draco couldn't get the image of harry/zach out of his head and how that initiated all of this. i felt sad during the angry!sex sessions b/c i felt so bad for how draco was feeling used and hopeless, but then you turned everything on its head by having harry admit he was always holding back :)

i really liked astoria too and i'm sad she was hurt, but having the two boys together is infinitely preferable ;)
Meredythmeredyth_13 on December 25th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Love it! How wonderful that you keep the angry, awkward tension between Harry and Draco right up to the end - it's so perfectly them. This has a fantastic, rolling pace, and a snarky, edgy tone all the way through - from Draco's growing obsession to Harry's denial and resentment and underlying need to make something more of it.

The canon slides in and out of the story so strongly that right to the last paragraphs you keep the reader uncertain whether it's all going to align itself again and walk away. But no, it twists again and off we go!

And there was a definite *snorfle* moment over Vesta - which is just close enough to Vespa that I was all 'Bond, Draco Bond' and giggles.

This has joined the keeper file - a great time was had by all. :D
your_huckleberyyour_hucklebery on January 5th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed
capri1225capri1225 on January 12th, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
Gosh I'm so late in reviewing but I have to say I loved this fic. It had all the good H/D that I loved without that pesky Epilouge. Thanks!
E McGeemelusinahp on January 12th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed this from start to finish. I loved the dub-con bits in the beginning and I also enjoyed watching their relationship change into something more intimate in time. I can't say I found it all that believable that Harry would develop romantic feelings for Draco after Draco blackmailed him into sex, but the writing was so engaging that I was willing to ignore that aspect. I loved both of their characterisations and Astoria too. Really nice.
golden_snitch12golden_snitch12 on December 22nd, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
I just came across this fic. Great story. Loved the x-ray glasses and the blackmail sex. I'm glad Harry and Draco seemed to work things out in the end.