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05 December 2008 @ 07:05 pm
HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, SOFTLY_SWEETLY!  
Author: rurounihime
Recipient: softly_sweetly
Title: Yuletide Treasure
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, mention of D/OMCs
Summary: Harry finds he has a lot to lose this Christmas.
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): none
Epilogue compliant? This fic is EWE. Just some good old fashioned H/D.
Word Count: 10500
Author's Notes: softly_sweetly, I hope you enjoy this flashback to the type of fic that popped up before book 7 came out… I was in the mood for some Auror fic. :)


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zahavahzahavah on December 14th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
aaah, lovely. i love harry's very realistic concerns about the friend/lover line and when to cross it... oh and draco, so vulnerable and in love ♥ - this was really great.
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
I'm so relieved that you felt Harry was realistically portrayed. It's hard not to be melodramatic about stuff like this... Especially when one of them is pining and the other is trying to avoid the whole situation. *laughs* I'm so glad you liked it.
serendipity_008serendipity_008 on December 14th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
That was brilliant! Seemed so realistic.
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much! It makes me feel so happy that you foudn the story to be realistic! Thanks for this comment.
mollyssister: Harry & Dracomollyssister on December 17th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
This was just beautiful! thank you
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
herbstwind on December 18th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
oh wow, very beautiful!
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
SFirresistableplx on December 29th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
this was so lovely!

(note to the mods, I think there wasnt any tags on this post or at least I didnt see it XD ... it would be a shame if someone missed this fic ^^)
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
Ooh, thank you so much for this comment! I'm so glad you liked the fic. ^__^
sassy_cissasassy_cissa on January 1st, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful journey from friendship into more. Incredibly well done.
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, sassy! *hugs*
resident badass, yo.: two fishiessugareey on January 3rd, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
I love classic H/D. And I love how their feelings were just so powerful and real...as if you could touch them. This was amazing...very raw and there are so many dynamics. Lovely. Thanks for sharing!
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading! It's so wonderful to hear my fic described as realistic. I really appreciate it. ^__^
your_huckleberyyour_hucklebery on January 5th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Very nice.
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Thank you!
coolseptember: potter > lifecool_september on January 10th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
I don't know how I missed this but I'm going down the reveals list & reading everything I missed before. And this is just wonderful. I've been reading H/D for years & years now and I can't recall a story that explored their thoughts so vividly and with such depth. I love them both in this story. :] It's definitely going on my favorites list.
coolseptember: capslock fangirlcool_september on January 10th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
And I thought I'd let you know that while tagging this on delicous I noticed that you wrote my favorite fic from last year's hd_hols, Vale Sanare! :] I must love you! Haha.
chuffed4angstchuffed4angst on January 12th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
omg. brilliant. This theme has been done so often that there is sometimes a loss of tension -- a sense of inevitability that dulls the sensations. Not here. Quite the opposite. You hold them on the brink of disaster or delirium; Harry so concerned that a misstep could cause him a cherished friendship. Then, the realization that the whole situation meant so much more for Draco. Tantalizing.

My favorite line had to be "Draco kissed differently when someone’s hand was on him, inside his trousers and stroking, kneading, encircling. Draco’s hips gave tiny, helpless bucks against Harry; Draco wasn’t in control of himself, and the realization made Harry’s breath catch."

just perfect! C4A
just your everyday tragic heroinetray_la_la on January 12th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
lovely job. i don't think i've ever read a story that explored so deeply the possibility and possible consequences of entering into a relationship when one of the boys is much more emotionally invested at the start. i think you really captured the frustration and confusion and fear that often attends taking that leap of faith from friends to lovers, and stayed true to it until the end. great job!
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful review of my story. This one has a lot taken from personal experience, and it's so nice to find out that I'm not the only one who has felt stuff like this... I'm so happy you enjoyed the story!
trichinopoly ash: art: photographaldehyde on January 14th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
oh. i really don't have the proper words to express how much i loved this story, but i'll try my best. i wonder if i would've recognised it as yours if i'd read it before the reveals? i want to think that yes, i would've, b/c it has that amazing intensity that all your stories have, with emotions and description that jump off the page and make me feel like i could reach out and touch them. i love how you describe each minute thought that flits through harry's mind as he tries to assess the situation and his feelings. i find that all too often characters come together very quickly in fanfic without any [or much] mention of the emotional turmoil and confusion they would realistically feel in such a situation. but your story paints a very true and powerful picture. i'm always incredibly tense when i read your stories, it just sort of rises and rises until the end and as usual, i think the conclusion is the perfect release. lovely work, i'm so glad you shared this with us!
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
it has that amazing intensity that all your stories have, with emotions and description that jump off the page and make me feel like i could reach out and touch them.

Wow, thank you SO MUCH. Ah, this is such a wonderful thing to read...

i find that all too often characters come together very quickly in fanfic without any [or much] mention of the emotional turmoil and confusion they would realistically feel in such a situation.

I agree, and often, it just makes me roll my eyes. Therefore, I am really extremely relieved that you think I got around that! *hugs* Thank you so much for this comment. It makes me smile everytime I read it.
jtsbbsps_dkjtsbbsps_dk on January 16th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
oh. my god! Never ever read anything like it!! God!!! So emotional and tender and touching. The way they and their feelings are described are simply very moving. I could just feel it in myself some odd way, their anxiety, the awkwardness, the frustration, the anger, the anticipation, their desperation... This is REALLY an incredible story!!! Thank you so much for writing!!
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
Never ever read anything like it!!

Aww! *hugs* Thank you! And thank you so much for immersing yourself in my story! This review is awesome. ^__^
celyacelya on January 18th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
*sigh* this was beautiful!
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading!
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