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05 December 2008 @ 07:44 am
Happy H/D Holidays, rickey_a!  
Author: turningleft
Recipient: rickey_a
Title: The Piano Man
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: They spent the next evening wandering the streets of Johannesburg, marveling in the simplicity of such a Muggle city. There was no magic here, no remnants of a war that had nearly destroyed them both. In which Harry Potter tries desperately to fix a problem that he caused, and Draco Malfoy really just wants to play his piano.
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): Flangst, established relationship (sort of), H/D outside of England.
Epilogue compliant? EWE
Word Count: ~3,700
Author's Notes: Études Op. 10, composed by Frederick Chopin, has twelve parts to it. Three of these are mentioned within this story and if you're interested in learning about them, you can find out more about them here. Title is a reference to the song Piano Man by Billy Joel. rickey_a, I really hope that you enjoy this! Many thanks to B for holding my hand, and to E and A for giving this a last minute beta when I had no where else to turn. ♥!

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serendipity_008serendipity_008 on December 14th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
This is lovely. It had this quite, flowy, relaxed quality to it that I really liked. I don't know if that makes sense. It's hard to put what I meant into words. Just that I really liked how the story was told.
Mordynmordyn4 on December 14th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
I love the way this begins. And I really like the timing.
grey_hunter on December 15th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
Perfect. :)

I usually don't like established relationship fics but this was more about re-establishing, and I love finding out about things that happened in the past and are defining the present but might or might not affect the future.

I think I also like this Harry and Draco characterisation - even though they seem slightly OOC, it's more that they've changed by their past, their relationship and their choices. I think I like Healer!Harry.
herbstwind on December 18th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
too short, but very cute story
starlollie: hugstarlollie on December 18th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Very real and hopeful.
she had the face of an angel & the body of a devil: H/D Cartoonnuclearsugars on December 20th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Aw, I like the idea of Harry and Draco taking care of Teddy together. Warms my cold heart! :D
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Tales from the Looking-glass Houseshiny_crystal on January 2nd, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
Awwww, Draco playing the piano! What a lovely mental image! Poor Harry, though. Guess he did/still does what was necessary.

I have a weak spot for H&D venturing outside England and dealing with life there, so I thoroughly enjoyed reading this :)
your_huckleberyyour_hucklebery on January 5th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
Lovely story.
trichinopoly ash: dan: giant ballsaldehyde on January 13th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
what i like most about this story is how it seems to start in the middle. it gives us a little snapshot of a certain time, it refers to events in the past and [hopefully] those that will follow, but the meat of it focuses on one definite period in harry and draco's lives. it's unique and very refreshing, and i'm really glad you shared it with us :)