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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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larken_1 on March 22nd, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
this is really nice, i sympathize with what draco and harry was going through really well. i've had same thoughts in life.. *exhales*
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
i've had same thoughts in life..

Oh, me too. Me too. A lot of this came from various personal experiences, and let me just say that it is comforting to hear that I'm not alone in these emotional upheavals. I'm so happy you enjoyed the fic. Thank you!
PSparanoidsistah on March 22nd, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Speaking of roller-coaster rides, my legs are shaking! What a wonderful jumble of emotions you put us through in such a small, concise and beautifully written moment. Thank you :)
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for immersing yourself so deeply into my fic! It's such a treat to read your review; probably the best thing a writer can ever hear about his or her work is that it had a deep emotional effect, and that it pulled the reader right in. Thank you again.
spidermoth: Draco-b&wspidermoth on May 14th, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
Here on a crack_brom rec. I'd read this before but not commented. (bad elf!) A lovely, and priveleged look into Harry and Draco's hearts. You brought so much emotion out into the open. I love stories where the encounter is brief but the impact is sweeping.

Another fine story to your credit.
rurounihime on June 2nd, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
I love stories where the encounter is brief but the impact is sweeping.

Wow, that is an amazing, wonderful description of my fic! Thank you so much! I'm so happy you liked the story. Thank you again!
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crosssdxcrosssdx on August 26th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
A friend vs. a lover
I think that's a pretty tough choice to choose between, as appealing as it is to just, drop everything and make that friend a lover, regardless of all the possible consequences that could happen...
I really like it :D It was lovely and the emotions are very realistic -I'd know, unfortunately... =__=;;

Thanks for writing it and sharing it :D
rurounihime on September 1st, 2009 05:42 am (UTC)
Thank you so much first off for reading, and second for letting it in like you have. It's really humbling to find out I've touched someone with my writing, especially on a personal level. Thank you for telling me. I, too, know a little about the friend-lover dichotomy. Hard line to walk.
Fitzettefitzette on August 30th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
ah, that was lovely. visceral and gripping and really just fantastic. so often people act as though love and relationships are a huge confusing mess, but they so are (and all the more for this pair) this really captured that perfectly. While I liked the whole thing, I particularly enjoyed the dialogue, the contrast from the beginning and the middle and all the words and how explosive it was, to the end and how sort of quiet and still they were.

Nicely done. Very.

I've already found your LJ, and your masterlist, and I can't wait to start working my way through it. Do you have a particular story or arc that is your favorite?
rurounihime on September 1st, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
I particularly enjoyed the dialogue, the contrast from the beginning and the middle and all the words and how explosive it was

Draco and Harry always seem to want to go the explosive route, don't they? ^__^ But seriously, thank you so much for pinpointing the dialogue. The way the conversation ended up playing out surprised me while I was writing it.

As far as personal favorites go, I am particularly fond of Nine Days Till Christmas and its sequel, Valentine's in Five (9 and 5 chapter fics respectively). If you don't mind angst, two of my fics that I have always loved are There, in That Silence and its sequel More Than Enough. I am also fond of Tent Secrets (one shot). All can be found in my memories. I've also written for hd_holidays several times, with results I'm very proud of. The comm has a Master List tag where you can find the fics for each exchange.

Thank you for your interest!

Edited at 2009-09-01 06:02 am (UTC)
golden_snitch12golden_snitch12 on December 22nd, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
When we have changed so much about us. Harry pulse slowed. Whatever this was, whatever they’d done a short time ago, they were in it together.

You did a wonderful job of showing Harry's conflicting emotions about talking his friendship with Draco to a different level. I liked that you didn't have them automatically tumble into bed and get right to hard core sex. It felt right that they would start off slowly and cautiously. It drew me in as the reader and kept my interest peaked. I wish there was more; I'd love to read the bit when they finally do progress to the hot, nasty, yet sweet sex.

Well done!!!
nalaellenalaelle on January 20th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
It was so sweet! The evolution of their relationship from friendship to lover felt amazingly and painfully real. I loved Harry's doubts, he was just so human.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful story!
kikumaru_eijikikumaru_eijiku on January 24th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
That was beautiful. I love how the ending isn't definite.

"...he was the only one witnessing the motion of his foot." It's such a simple little sentence, but it grabs me.
Seshetasesheta_66 on November 14th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
This was gorgeous! Had me on edge throughout most of it, and ending beautifully. *sighs happily*
Margot Terc: pic#118300111Margot Terc on May 30th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
I haven't read much like this fic, and I really like it. Their insecurities, vulnerabilities, and mixed emotions feel very real. I could imagine how hard it is for both of them, and that makes my heart tug more. Harry values his friendship with Draco, and he's afraid that Draco cares a great deal for him (and that he will hurt him), and Draco is tired of not knowing where the hell he stands with Harry. I feel and relate to both of their frustrations. I am so late on this, but thank you for writing it.
(Anonymous) on May 30th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
I haven't read much like this fic, and I really like it. Their insecurities, vulnerabilities, and mixed emotions feel very real. I could imagine how hard it is for both of them, and that makes my heart tug more. Harry values his friendship with Draco, and he's afraid that Draco cares a great deal for him (and that he will hurt him), and Draco is tired of not knowing where the hell he stands with Harry. I feel and relate to both of their frustrations. I am so late on this, but thank you for writing it.